I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Reckless by Priscilla West
Series: Forever #1
Published by Self Pub on August 4th, 2014
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.
This is a mini review so I’m going to keep it short and to the point…and with as little rant as I can manage. You see I can sum Reckless up in one word…
The sexy yet intangible rock star, the sweet yet sassy girl who “just can’t stay away” and a trip that “makes it impossible” for them to keep their distance. Usually a story that has been “done before” doesn’t bother me too much. I can see it for what it is, which is typically mindless entertainment, and can still find something good about it. I just couldn’t with Reckless! The characters, the sub characters, the plot, the logic. All of it just came together and forced me to roll my eyes so hard they were pretty close to being stuck that way permanently.
There’s even a part where Riley (lady MC) complains about how badly her back hurts so Jax (rock god) comes up with the solution that she can just sleep in his bed. Because obviously it’s totally ok for the accountant for this budding yet hugely popular band to sleep with her client, who is as sexually attracted to her as she is to him. Oh and don’t forget the staple “I’m damaged from my childhood so don’t ask or else I’ll push you away” piece. It was every single adult story I’ve ever read, but it ended in a way that left me like
I can forgive a character for being cliched. I can forgive a character for their mistakes too! But I can not forgive a character that does something completely WRONG and illegal and doesn’t think twice about it. When it comes to protecting my kid I would do anything to keep her safe and probably wouldn’t think twice. But Riley has known Jax for a couple of weeks and already she has crossed a line she can never come back from. What will happen to him? To you? To THEM because of what you’ve done? I don’t want to spoil anything but I can guarantee you that book 2 isn’t going to address the very real issue here and that is reason enough for me to skip it.