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Reckless Longing (Reckless #1)

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Book One of the Reckless Series
A Contemporary New Adult College Romance

Ellie and Logan's love story begins one hot August night…

Ellie

My mom betrayed me in the worst way possible. I can't forgive her, but I can outwit her. I'm going to unravel the family secret she's been keeping from me my whole life. So I'm going to college across the state from her, to the place that has
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Paperback, 1, 317 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Gina Robinson
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Patrycja
Sep 07, 2013 Patrycja rated it really liked it


When I decided to give this book a chance I didn’t know a lot about it as I’ve never read anything by this author and blurb doesn’t give much away. So you can imagine that I was unearthly happy when Reckless Longing was extremely satisfying and interesting read that keep me on my toes to the last page. I can’t wait to dive into sequel and I hope I won’t have to wait long for it.

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his very pleasurable story follows Ellie. She’s a nineteen year old girl who just dumped her cheating boyfriend and fo
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RomReader❤️Spoiler Giver❤️
19y.o. college transfer-student is flattered by good-looking college-senior Hero’s attention and support in getting her belly-button pierced.

She’s not ready to embark in another romance, however, after her ex-boyfriend’s recent betrayal. And she has a greater motive for attending that particular university. She wants to meet her biological father who will be her boss on her job on campus and she’s not sure if she’ll reveal herself to him. So it was a big surprise to find on her first day at wor
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Kellie Maddox-Ward
Sep 10, 2013 Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-na, netgalley

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. From the Synopsis I thought it sounded Okay..
But the Synopsis hardly covers anything!

This is the story of Ellie and Logan.
Ellie has just dumped her cheating boyfriend and finally stepped away from her mother.
Her Mother and her have never had the best relationship. Ellie's Mother never talks about her real Dad. Ellie's Mother is man crazy and therefore thinks everyone is competition, even Ellie. So in her eyes Ellie is not pretty enough, skinny
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Anesha †Curious & Obsessive Bookworm†
FIVE RECKLESS STARS!!!!

What an amazingly, clean, realistically wonderful read!

I am so happy I stumbled across this!

I dived into this book recklessly without shame, and I am honestly glad that I did. From the moment I started this, I couldn't pull myself away from it. Even when I was constantly interrupted, my thoughts always drifted back to this lovely book.

The chance of meeting was the spark of something real. I love Ellie from the start, and Logan just had the hypnotic personality that made
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Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic
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This is book 1 of a 3 book series.

This was a cute read. Ellie was betrayed by her mother in the worse possible way. Her mother was always trying to outdo her with clothes, looks, and boyfriends. Now she's on her own at college and she's determined to find the truth about a family secret.

While going to a college outing called WOW she makes up her mind to get her belly button pierced and there is where she meets Logan. He's nursing a black eye and ends up being her support and holdi
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Amber (Cosying Up With Books)
Almost perfect. The pacing was the reason I gave 4 stars opposed to 5 but the romance was of the slow burn variety and the characters definitely made the story enjoyable bar a few. I'm definitely writing a full review for this one. I really liked it and it brought a very very important subject to light. Something that I didn't even fathom would be the final secret. Definitely made me think more than the usual books. It's quite hard to explain without spoilers but expect a full (spoiler free) rev ...more
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

Source: eARC for Honest Review via NetGalley

So here is a tale with two people who have a shitloads of secrets. These secrets are hindering them from living in the present and moving on in the future.




Ellie has one purpose and one purpose only which is to find her biological dad. She had no plans of falling for someone who has the potential to break her heart.


Logan also has secrets but his are more heartwrenching than Ellie's.




After a chance meeting the two of their worlds collide causing the poten
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The Book Breeze
Sep 04, 2014 The Book Breeze rated it really liked it
Score: 4.5

This review covers the three book series.

In these three New Adult college romances, nineteen-year-old Ellie Martin meets Logan Walker, who is everything that she didn’t know she wanted. Ellie has recently transferred across Washington State to a new college, one that bears a striking resemblance to W.S.U. or perhaps that’s just me remembering my days and years there. The setting is terrific from the cliff-diving days of summer to the all campus snowball fights to the fabulous cheeses a
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Jeneva
Feb 23, 2015 Jeneva rated it liked it
I will start by saying that prior to reading Reckless Longing I was in a bit of a funk for a new book. I had read a few good ones and a couple bad ones that I couldn't even finish so I was very uninspired to read anything while I was looking for 2 hours to find a new book.

After reading the synopsis I was definitely intrigued. Although there isn't very much information given, I felt there was enough to draw me in and peak my curiosity to what all the secrets could possibly be.

I will start with
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Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
For more of this review and others like it, check out my blog, Rampant Readers.

Why I Picked It Up

I’ve been on a contemporary New Adult kick lately and this one fit the bill!

Plot

Reckless Longing is a book full of secrets. Ellie’s mother had been keeping the secret of her father’s identity for years and Ellie has just now figured it out. So she enrolls at the college that he works at and applies for a student job working under him before she decides whether to tell him or not. But she never expe
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Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
Reckless Longing by Gina Robinson was pleasant surprise. She stepped out of her comfort zone and plunged into the New Adult genre. Normally Gina writes contemporary romantic suspense/ mystery romance. She embraced the New Adult genre and gave it her own special blend with some mystery, interesting villians, unique characters, and sizzling romance.

In Reckless Longing we meet Ellie Martin. She is a strong young heroine. She has grown up in the shadow of her mother. Her mother is beautiful, insecur
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Emiko Rei
Damn Ellie, I have never been so envious of a heroine! I wish I had Logan next to me when I had my piercings done, what an experience would that be, huh? Thumbs up for Robinson though, now I have a quirky reason to show my belly-piercing *smirks*
Ellie and her not so nice friends was attending freshers event when she stumbled upon black-eyed Logan, who kindly came to her rescue, holding her hands while she nervously awaits 'till her belly pierced.

This is the clever bit...

Ellie didn't go to that s
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Michelle  novelsontherun
Sep 20, 2014 Michelle novelsontherun rated it really liked it
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 3rd April 2014:

RATING: 4 STARS!

I enjoyed Reckless Longing. Ellie and Logan are great characters.

Logan had me scratching my head a couple times with his behavior. I really liked him, but he kinda made up a bullshit reason at the start when he met Ellie, which I didn’t see necessary. Then later on in the book he was on a date, yet he didn’t want to date Ellie, due to his reasons.

WT!

When he is switched on with Ellie he is a really nice guy. He has some painful secrets that m
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Linda Sims
Sep 08, 2013 Linda Sims rated it really liked it
LIKED THIS VERY MUCH

Ellie Martin is a transfer student at university, well away from her hometown, and more specifically her mother. Ellie's issues with her mother run very deep. She's also recovering from a bad breakup with her boyfriend Austin.
Then she meets Logan Walker, he's a senior and he's gorgeous, kind and very popular, and he seems interested in Ellie. But she has got too many personal problems, to consider a relationship. Logan seems to have his own demons as well. So they agree to be
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Michelle
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Laura
Sep 23, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
First read for me by this author. I didn't realise when I first started reading that it's part of a trilogy. However, it kept me hooked. Both Ellie and Logan have secrets. We find them out in this book but it does end quite abruptly. The author does a good job of keeping the tension going. I liked both Ellie and Logan. Their romance in this book is a very slow burn..there are very few 'make out' scenes.

Some of the other characters could have been fleshed out a bit more but as it's a trilogy, may
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Shawna Shauntia
Sep 21, 2013 Shawna Shauntia marked it as to-read
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The evening was going about as well as I expected. How likely is it in any given mating-game situation that the wingman will fall for the girl's moral support sidekick? In this case, given my mindset, the odds were exactly zero. With the pounding music, even trying to make idle conversation was pointless.
We got our subs and energy drinks and found an empty patch of lawn to sit on. Bre cooed to Dan. Jake and I were awkward and ate mostly in silence. My gaze landed on an Up All Night sign adv
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Lisa
May 19, 2017 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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So much of her life has been in a disarray since she and her stepfather found her mother in bed with her boyfriend. Now can she learn to trust any man? especially one hiding secrets even if she has some of her own. Has Ellie really found her father his daughter looks exactly like her when she was a baby could that be all the proof she needs?
Kathryn Pimentel
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Celeste
really good! a few things that could have been done differently, but really good. Full review soon.

This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

4 stars! Reckless Longing is a great story, with so many 5 star parts. I loved Ellie and Logan, I loved the parts of their lives that they had to deal with, and I loved their romance. With just a few tweaks on small issues it could easily catapult to the next level.

The story and the romance: This story was about Ellie and Logan, and the serious b
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BookHookup
Apr 08, 2014 BookHookup rated it really liked it
This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

4 stars! Reckless Longing is a great story, with so many 5 star parts. I loved Ellie and Logan, I loved the parts of their lives that they had to deal with, and I loved their romance. With just a few tweaks on small issues it could easily catapult to the next level.

The story and the romance: This story was about Ellie and Logan, and the serious baggage weighing each them down individually. While the attraction they felt for each other was unde
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J.
Dec 12, 2015 J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, color me very, very impressed.

I downloaded this book on a downloading spree from several BookBub free book deals. I figured, they're free, so I'll download them and give them all about a chapter or so before I decide whether to continue or not. Based on the title, cover, and even the first line of the description for this book, I thought this would be one of those very stereotypical, poorly-written, way too sex-driven romance novels, and I was totally ready to shelve it immediately.

Imagine
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Carver's Book Cravings
Oct 08, 2013 Carver's Book Cravings rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Ellie Martin is your basic college student at Washington State except for, her man crazed mom. Her mothers raised her by herself but that doesn't mean she did a good job doing it. She was all about competing with Ellie any chance she got but she does a little too much competing that causes Ellie to run. She heads to college in hopes of meeting her bio dad that doesn’t even know she exists.

Ellie's friends try to get her to go hang out with some guys at a college Week of Welcome even but, decides
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Maria
Dec 14, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-love
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Jennifer Shiels
Dec 19, 2015 Jennifer Shiels rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good book and start to a series. Elizabeth Martin transfers to a college her second year in to get away from home, heartbreak, and to find her biological father. Her first year in college, she wasn't far from home but she was betrayed by people she was supposed to trust and love her. Her mother was always younger and more beautiful than most of the mothers. She had Ellie pretty young and she wasn't particularly loving. She competed with Ellie for most things so Ellie didn't wan ...more
Dee
Jun 20, 2016 Dee rated it it was amazing
Ellie and Logan's love story begins one hot August night…

My mom betrayed me in the worst way possible. I can't forgive her, but I can outwit her. I'm going to unravel the family secret she's been keeping from me my whole life. So I'm going to college across the state from her, to the place that has the answers. I hope. But I have to be careful or I'll blow everything. I can't tell anyone what I'm doing. I didn't mean to fall in love. I can't afford to give my heart away or open up to anyone, lea
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K.
Oct 07, 2016 K. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for an honest review. Gina Robinson does a fantastic job with this story and the characters. I have never read anything by her and I am a fan now. The story was smooth, put together nicely and the characters are lovable.

The story follows Logan and Ellie. Ellie Martin is a strong young beautiful woman who has had some major problems in her short life. Her boyfriend Austin cheated on her in the worst possible way, so she has sworn off men. How can you put your heart out there
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Novels On The Run
Mar 23, 2014 Novels On The Run rated it really liked it
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 3rd April 2014:

RATING: 4 STARS!

I enjoyed Reckless Longing. Ellie and Logan are great characters.

Logan had me scratching my head a couple times with his behavior. I really liked him, but he kinda made up a bullshit reason at the start when he met Ellie, which I didn’t see necessary. Then later on in the book he was on a date, yet he didn’t want to date Ellie, due to his reasons.

WT!

When he is switched on with Ellie he is a really nice guy. He has some painful secrets that m
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Gina Robinson is the award-winning author of both the Reckless and Rushed contemporary new adult romance series and the Agent Ex series of humorous romantic suspense novels.

She was born in Baltimore, Maryland but grew up in the Pacific Northwest and considers herself a native of Washington State. Since her debut novel was published, her books have delighted readers and received positive reviews in
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