In Review: Something Reckless (Reckless & Real #1) by Lexi Ryan

Posted December 22, 2014 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Something Reckless (Reckless & Real #1) by Lexi RyanSomething Reckless by Lexi Ryan
Series: Reckless & Real #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: December 23, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 248 pages pages
How I got it: From the author
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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 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 nearly 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.


In Review My Thoughts

I was lucky to have received an advance copy of Something Reckless, so once I got done with Something Wild, I was able to launch right into the nitty gritty of the story. I’m not sure how well I would’ve handled having to wait any longer for another dose of Lizzy and Sam. And, if I’m being perfectly honest, I’m freaking out at the thought of waiting two months to get the conclusion with Something Real.

I loved Lizzy and Sam in Something Wild. They were exploring their connection and things were super spicy hot. In Something Reckless, things are a mess between them. There were misunderstandings, mistakes and miscommunications. They barely speak to each other and whatever I hoped they were building in Something Wild was over. Lizzy was carrying on a flirtatious, hot and somewhat dirty relationship with a total stranger via an online dating service. As time goes on and Sam reenters her life, she wants desperately for her chat buddy to be him, but only time will tell.

There’s all kinds of drama in this book. Between Lizzy and Sam’s second chance, so to speak, Sam’s drama with his family… and the woman who is blackmailing him, there’s a lot going on. The story could’ve easily gotten bogged down in all of that, but it didn’t. If anything, these other relationships and situations just added more dimension to the story. Of course, I’m really only here for the chemistry between Lizzy and Sam, but I enjoyed all of the other goings on all the same. There’s also a healthy dose of *seriously* hot sexy times. Sam is a dirty talker and Lizzy is his perfect match. I *LOVE* them together. They are smokin’ hot.

If you’ve ever read one of Lexi’s series, you know she has a tendency to leave readers with massive cliffhangers and a serious book hangover. Something Reckless is absolutely no exception to this. There were twists and turns and a big ol’ reveal at the end (which I guessed, but nonetheless, I need to know what’s going to happen next) and when I hit the end of the book, I kept trying to turn the pages on my iPad to make sure there wasn’t more. There wasn’t. The wait until Something Real is here isn’t all that long, but it’s going to be painful. I need more now!

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


About Lexi Ryan

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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