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Reckless (The Story of Samantha Smith #2)

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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  2,008 ratings  ·  158 reviews
Now that Samantha Smith has confronted the demons from her dark past in Fearless, she’s excited to jump into adulthood with newfound confidence and friends Romeo, Madison, and Kamiko.

Samantha passionately hopes that her dreams of becoming an artist are more than girlish fancy. All she has to do for them to come true is change her major from Accounting to Art, but she fears
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406 pages
Published October 5th 2013 by Devon Hartford
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So...This is me after I finished reading the book:

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Seriously though, what a cliffhanger!!! Devon, you're killing me! :D
nounoumie
I have to re write my review.
I read the books, both books, again from back to back. And it seems I wasn't fully into reading the first time I read Reckless.
I would give it a 4.5 star now. Fearless still is the best in my eyes, but Reckless is very profound and Needed to continue the story of Samantha Smith.
I take back the comment of not being able to disconnect with Real Life. I sailed through those chapters even after reading it the second time. Flashbacks made it really worthy to see Christo
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Rating: Top Shelf from Guest Bartender, Hayley

I am doing a review on this series of books by Devon Hartford, as this is a bad boy/tattoo'd hunk/motorbike hero, that everyone would love to know personally. When I first started reading these books, I was taken in by how much the main character, Adonis (Christos), appealed to me. He's the bad boy you love, with the tattoos and his attitude. He is every girl's "heart-throb". As the story deepens, Adonis shows
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Sarah
Devon what are you doing to me. Talk about cliff hanger. We get more of Christos Adonis Mannos and Samantha Smith. In this the second book they are a couple, finally. What a couple, very sexy and over the top one of the funniest and most natural feeling couples. Christos is so good for Samantha, the love and encouragement he gives her is beautiful.

The writing style is captivating and fresh. We get more of the same crowd as in the first book, plus an addition of new characters. Samantha has no id
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Helen
Well I must have been reading another book because I found this almost unbearable, every page was hard work, I guess the author thinks that the quick quips and word play are clever and it seems like the other readers agree, but it's not for me. I found that the story dragged and what little interest I did have in the characters has withered away. I usually like to finish a story but honestly I don't think I can continue

Utter pants

PMSL at the write up

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WARNING!! The steam factor in RECKLES
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Anna Salamatin
This second installment of The Story of Samantha Smith was just as well written as " Fearless", where it all begins and I strongly recommend reading it first.
So much is going on here for our beloved Christos, Samantha, Madison, Romeo, Kamiko and even Tiffany! Some of the ups and downs are just crazy intense!
Sam makes some life altering decisions which starts the war of the Smith's with her parents, but I'm hoping they come to see that Sam is never going to fit into the mold they are trying to fo
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Jennifer
Holy mother of cliffhangers. In the continuation of Christ is and Samantha's story you follow the couple continuing to face Samantha's demons as well as her crazy controlling parents as well as learning of Christos' past and the current situation he finds himself in. Told from dual POVs Reckless will leave you "patiently" waiting for Painless to be released.
Marie- Naughty Moms' Story Time
LOVED Fearless & Reckless. Sucks I'll have to wait a few months for the next one. Loved the characters & the comedy had me laughing out load & had people thinking I was crazy. Can't wait for Painless. I need to know what happens.
Saskia 'follow my shoes' Smith

When I received this book, I took my time and read it over a few days – what a pleasure it was to read! I wanted to take in everything that was written and compare it to book #1; I can say I'm not disappointed. Devon Hartford does it again!! Enchanting us with yet another captivating read.
It continues on from book 1, its very well written, and very well put together story line. The characters are so well developed and written in to this book, it’s almost like you are there with them, feeling the
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Nichola
I read Reckless straight after reading Fearless. I'd recommend it that way
Well! What to say about this one!
Christos and Samantha are so sweet in this book. Christos comes across as a real romantic. He's so into Samantha it's not funny. She still can't really believe her luck!
The struggles in this book are epic. Samantha's struggling with her parents, following her dreams, her confidence in her own talent, and watching other women fawn all over Christos. Christos himself is struggling with his ow
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Krystal C
Reckless (The Story of Samantha Smith #2) by Devon Hartford is an amazing read. Each book within this series makes me fall in love with the characters a bit more. This is a story about finding love in all aspects of life and not just in the traditional “true love” sense. It truly makes you believe that you can fill the gaps in life left by past, present and future trauma with unconditional love and support by people who become your family and not the ones you were born into.

Samantha is becoming
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Suzanne Critelli
Oh Christos!

I received an ARC from the author. Reckless is the second installment of The Story of Samantha Smith. I'm so glad to continue reading the love story between Samantha and Christos (also known as Adonis.)

I love that the author included both viewpoints of the heroine and hero. With Christos, the begining part of the novel had his recollection of him first meeting Samantha. Then his view points continue to present day.

Samantha is teetering the thought of whether or not to switch her maj
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Lindsey Melia
OMG I LOVED this book! It basicly starts off not far after the last book. Just a couple of days later and Christos and Samantha are getting ready to spend new years eve together. Nothing can ruin there night. Not even the b*tch Tiffany. She's just everywhere they are. If it's not to throw drinks at Sam it's to make put the move's on Christos. Pain in Sam's ass! Anyhoooo after yet ANOTHER run in with Tiffany on new years eve they move past it. Tiffany isn't gonna just change over night and want t ...more
Jennifer
Talk about unexpected! That's how I felt when I finished Reckless by Devon Hartford. It took me a few days longer than I planned to read this, but let's face it, life happens. When I did finish, I was not disappointed. The story picks up where Fearless left off with Sam and Christos back in San Diego for the remainder of winter break. While Sam continues to struggle with what to do about her art career, Christos is being the loving and supportive boyfriend. The story goes back and forth from the ...more
Steffini
I received an ARC for my honest review.....

I was so excited to receive an ARC of this book and Mr. Hartford did not disappoint.

I thought it was amazing! I was semi in love with Christos after reading Fearless, but I am totally in love with him now!! And have elected him to be my current book boyfriend ;) Yes, I realize this is The Story of Samantha Smith, but whatever.

Again, the humor in this book is fantastic! And I appreciate good humor, I like to have a good laugh! And I did several times wit
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For the Love of Books
Reckless by Devon Hartford is book 2 in his series, The Story of Samantha Smith, and I was not disappointed! 5 Stars all the way! This book continues Samantha and Christos’s story. I liked how the author flipped to the past and told Christos’s story about what happened that first day he met Samantha. I was constantly on edge, just wanting him to tell Sam what was going on with him so that she could help him. Like most men, he was being stubborn. LOL. Sam is still struggling with following her ow ...more
Melissa
Reckless tells Christos' side of the major events from the day that he met Samantha. It's basically his story of being pulled in different directions and the demons that haunt him.

Devon Hartford does a great job of telling a romantic story, not just from a male's perspective, but also written by a man. His writing style is the right combination of humor, romance and drama. I loved the flashbacks that he did and loved the different points of view that he offered.

The only thing that left me unsa
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Mandy Jamerson
WOW! Mr. Hartford is such a talented writer. This book had everything a girl could possibly want. A good story, a sexy caring hot man, a good amount of humor, and enough twists and turns to keep you coming back for more. The characters had me yelling from the sidelines as I mentally tried to make them do what I wanted. Of course, that's not the way it works, so I had to keep reading.

The story of Samantha Smith continues......

Samantha is still growing up and Christos has gotten into a bit of tro
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Dawn Rock scumaci
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

OMG! I love this book. Once I started I couldn't put it down. I love Christos and Sam together. Their love story is the best but the personal conflicts that these two characters have to deal with makes my heart ache. I loved the little comments made that had me cracking up and the next I was in awe of the love these two have for one another. The one thing I am not happy about is the end. I am not a big fan of cliffhangers. I am
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Kim Heyer
I gave it 4 stars because of the CLIFFHANGER!!!! Great book, picked it up as soon as I finished Fearless. I love Christos he's so patient and open w/Sam (well about his feelings anyway)Oh and can we mention HOT!!!! And I love their group of friends especially Romeo; he adds another level to the book. I enjoy the fact that it's not so focused on Sam & Christos but also includes the other characters experiences & feelings. But DAMN!!!! did I mention what a cliff hanger!!!! I'm hoping Mr. H ...more
Polly
Surprisingly (or maybe not) a man can write a great romance story. "If Wishes were Horses" was written by a man and it was well done too.

Devon, great character building. All people I would like to know (maybe not her parents); however I think I understand them too! Cannot wait for the rest of the story and maybe some of the other characters as well. Kamiko and Romeo are great characters (even Tiffany, if you must).

Great, great, great story. Love it.
Dawn Gee
I really get a kick out of Samantha's friend Romeo. He has some of the funniest lines. A lot happens with Sam and Christos relationship. I hate Tiffany. She is a horrible person. I wasn't expecting what happens with the new character Hunter but it was interesting adding another person. Sam's parents are unbelievably selfish in this book. Christos just makes everything so much harder for himself. This book ends with one heck of a cliffhanger. I can't wait for the Painless to release.
Kelli Fritz
OMG!!! can you say cliffhanger. I can't stop thinking about this book. I hope that it doesn't go the way it looks like at the end of this book. If it happens that way i will never read another word you write. Do you hear me Devon????
Jodi
holy cliff hanger batman!!! Didn't realize it would be this bad.. now I have to wait for the third book to come out.. blah!!!

Christos and Samantha seriously need to sit down and have a heart to heart... this random communication between them is redic.
Jojoruns
Better than the first. But still not happy that I have to buy several books to get one full story. Lots more sex in this book and you finally get what Christos sees in Sam. Yes I will read the next book in the series, but with reluctance. Also completely baffles me that Christos won't ask Sam to help with his trial or that he can see that she was innocent in her situation but he is not innocent in his. Too many contradictions.
Alison Lau
love love love!!!!
Sarah
This book again had me hooked from the start! It started with a prologue of Christos from when he first met Sam and was then arrested. It showed his thoughts, what was going on and explained, as the story went on, why he was arrested and all the things he has been hiding from Sam about his past. Despite the fact that Sam could be the one to help him hes still putting her first and not wanting to ruin her life, as he thinks he would if he told her. It was great reading from both their POV's, read ...more
Delia Steele
Just as Fearless I loved it. Christos never stops wowing me. Ready for book 3!
Jamie
A lot of times sequels usually just aren't as good as the original books but that wasn't the case here. As much as I loved Fearless, I enjoyed Reckless even more. I'm really amazed at Devon Hartford, he's already a very good writer but I think it's pretty rare and wonderful to see an author who's already very talented become so much better in such a short time. Fearless was really good but Reckless was even better. It had all the things that I loved from the original and also so much more. More ...more
Rhonda Bergamo
Devon Hartford has a way with words, I feel so connected to Samantha and Christos as well as the rest of the gang.

Reckless continues where Fearless left off, with a little twist. In Reckless you get the story from both POV's. Love when authors do that.

I can't wait for Book3, Can you write faster and move it up like for Christmas, Thanksgiving or hey even Halloween would be good time for it.

If you haven't read Fearless or Reckless, add to your MUST READ NOW list.

Devon Hartford as definitely prove
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