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New Release Review: SOMETHING RECKLESS by Lexi Ryan (Reckless and Real series)

Warning! Major drama, flawed but fantastic characters, and a cliffhanger ending ahead… 😉

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Adult Contemporary Romance

Release: December 22, 2014


Dive into a world of secrets and temptation. Read the first novel in the sizzling Reckless and Real series from NYT bestselling author Lexi Ryan…

He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.

He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.

He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.

I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.

Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a stranger at all.


Lizzy Thompson met Riverrat69 online through Something Real, a service promising to deliver meaningful relationships by forbidding its users to share names or photos until they’ve reached a certain benchmark. She was looking for love. He was researching an investment. They hit it off. Talked and flirted, hid behind screen names and cartoon avatars.

Now they’re breaking the rules and meeting in person. But Liz is prepared. She’s picked up hints and followed clues. She’s ninety-percent convinced she’s discovered the identity of her dirty-talking online friend.

She wonders if her ex-lover Sam Bradshaw knows her identity too.

When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble.




Whoa.I did not see that ending coming…and gosh darn it, the next book doesn’t come out until March?


It’s the characters that kept me turning the pages of Something Reckless. I loved both Liz and Sam, and was just dying for them to get (back) together. When they made questionable choices, it was all I could do not to shout, “No! Don’t do that!” at my ereader. (Okay, I might have said it once or twice. Maybe.) When I thought they were jumping to erroneous conclusions, I tried to warn them, but they didn’t listen.

There were major twists here that I didn’t see coming, and Lexi Ryan had me really caring about what was going to come next for both of them the entire time.

And then I got to the end, and…GAH!

Saying anything more would constitute major spoilers, so I’m going to leave it there.

Something Reckless is the second in the series, but the first full-length novel. The prequel novella Something Wild was free last I checked, but is also supposed to be included in the novel–it’s a short read, and tells you some things you need to know to get the most out of this one. It’s set in New Hope, so if you’ve read herNew Hope series, or the Here and Now one, you’ll see some characters you recognize. If you haven’t, though, it’s not a big deal for this one (though you might be tempted to increase the size of your TBR with them while you’re waiting for the next book in this series to come out. I’m just saying.)

Hurry up, March! What do you mean it’s only January?

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

**SOMETHING RECKLESS is book 1 in the sizzling new Reckless and Real series and includes the prequel, SOMETHING WILD, for your convenience. Liz and Sam’s story concludes in SOMETHING REAL, coming in March 2015.**


The Reckless and Real Series Includes:

SOMETHING WILD (Liz and Sam’s story begins – novella)

SOMETHING RECKLESS (Liz and Sam’s story continues)

SOMETHING REAL (Liz and Sam’s story concludes, coming March 2015)


About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.

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