Book – Reckless (Reckless #1)
Author – Priscilla West
Publication Date – August 4, 2014
Type – Part of Series
Genre – Romance, New Adult
Rating – 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars
Everything about him warned me to stay away.
I’d seen bad boys before, but he had it all and more. The rippling muscles covered in tatts, the piercing eyes hiding dark secrets, the silky voice that could make a girl come with just a whisper . . .
He was exactly the type of guy that would get me in trouble, but when he jumped off the stage, inked skin glistening with sweat and breathed his seductive words into my ear, I couldn’t resist the temptation.
It was supposed to be the best one-night stand of my life, but fate didn’t let it play out that way. Things happened. I got upset. I got hasty. And worst of all, I got reckless.
After that disaster, I thought it was the last I’d see of him. But what I didn’t know was that I’d started something.
Something that could shatter the very thing I had worked so hard to protect.
I should have known back then that the most seductive things in life are also the most dangerous.
Reckless - Book One of Two
Reckless 2- Book Two of Two (Coming Fall 2014)
And…..again…..Ms West delivers on another one of her romance novels. Who could have thunk that the pairing in this story could have really worked, but with Ms. West’s uncanny ability to mesh two opposites together….it more than worked!!
This was a fast and easy read and I had no trouble at all connecting with the main characters. I fell in love with Jax and Riley from the moment of their encounter. Ms West takes us through a spiral of character developments, showing how Jax is portrayed as a stereotypical “rock star” but in actuality, he is a sweet, down to earth guy. While Riley first comes off as a boring accountant who in fact is the complete opposite, loving fun, trouble and is a bit of a bad-ass. Well at least until we learn about the demons she is hiding deep in her persona.
One thing about Ms. West’s heroes is that when they find their soul-mate…they love and they do it fiercely…this is another thing I love about her style of writing and her characters. Every time I pick up one of her books…I fall in love with the hero and dream about a man exactly like that in my life.
The ending is explosive and doesn’t disappoint…well except that I can’t wait for the next book in the series…this ends in a cliffhanger but it’s not as bad as you think.
Riley and Jax meet while he is playing at a club that Riley is at. Eyes meet while he belts out his sexy alluring voice and next thing you know…he is asking Riley backstage. Riley being the lover of fun and trouble..accepts and this sexual encounter is marked up there as a “one night stand”.
Well, that is until Riley finds out that she has been assigned to be the accountant for The Hitchcocks and who do you think the lead singer of this band is? Yup, you guessed it….Jax….and not only does Riley have to work with them, but she also has to go on the road for their tour. Don’t mix business with pleasure is Riley’s mantra in the beginning but the sexual tension and innuendos causes Jax to love breaking Riley down to be seduced.
How do you think this will end for the two of them?
A touching, sensual love story while fighting so many demons from the past.