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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,050 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Wreckless... Where obsession and rebellion collide.

Bridget Larson's never met a rule she didn’t like. Drawing inside the lines isn’t just a way of life – it’s the only way she can make it through the day. And through it all her BFF Leah has stood inside the lines with her through the unspeakable. Then Bridget catches her boyfriend with Leah--and the last thing on her mind
ebook, 243 pages
Published June 12th 2013 by RogueGiraffe Books
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LeighAnn Kopans
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wreckless was a sweet, poignant romance that, at it's heart, was about learning that keeping yourself safe isn't the same as keeping yourself closed off from everything.

Bridget was just taking the first baby steps out of a brittle shell she's formed for herself when her first-ever boyfriend shattered it in one fell swoop. Jake is her knight in a shining pickup truck who challenges her to face the dragons surrounding her head-on instead of trying to shield her from them.

Of course, being a teen
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Esta es una de esas historias que es más de lo que parece (aunque al final se queda corta). No me esperaba un tema tan espinoso, ni un punto de vista tan abierto y acertado. Esta es una de esas historias en las que te preguntas qué habrías hecho tú en su lugar. Y yo no he sabido contestarme…

Bridged Larson ha pasado por mucho. Ha pasado por lo inimaginable y por lo que nadie debería tener que pasar. Ella y su familia. Y cada cual lo ha llevado como ha pod
YA about being wronged and rebellion against oneself

Bridget is a beautiful silver blonde that dresses like a school teacher and lives by her rules, they make her life safe, easy and controlled. Bridget catches her best friend and her boyfriend making out, they've been having an affair. After seeing them she hides from confrontation, behind 'bad-boy' Jake's truck.

Jake looks and acts like a bad-boy. Though he is kind to Bridget and offers her a ride home after her ordeal. The world collides in
Jeannie Lin
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
At first this story reads like a light-hearted adventure: perfect A student Bridget discovers her boyfriend cheating on her and happens to run into bad boy Jake, who seems like just what she needs to shake her goody two-shoes persona. What good has it done her anyway? Apparently it's lead everyone to think they can walk all over her. Suddenly Bridget's putting together a Rebellion List and acting out in little ways as she starts to break out of her shell.

Gradually, you start to see that there's
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-stand-alone
What a great story. This author is becoming a favorite. :)

“I couldn't believe this guy—the one who had been my knight in shining armor just thirty minutes ago—was calling me boring. And a coward. And a nun!
A nun was just too far. We were Lutheran, for crying out loud.”
Codi Gary
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I met Miss Quinlan at RWA where she signed a copy of Wreckless for me and it said "Codi, who gets to read this one first! Bria Q"
Okay, I'm just gonna say this loud and clear so there is no mistaking my meaning....
Yeah, that's righ, this book is so freaking awesome it's on my to be reread as often as I want! It's a young adult novel about a good girl (for very sad reasons she has made up these rules for herself)and the one wild night where she steps outside her comf
Nidhi Bhatt
A sweet and fast read!

Really simple story with some unsatisfactory endings like how she manages the ex boyfriend and ex best friend for cheating and betraying her. But I liked the underlying theme of nothing stops the life if you don't give up, life moves on! And of course everyone like happy endings so a movie-ending type declaration of love was really fun to read! :D

Recommended for fast reads.
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary-ya
I read this a few years ago, I was going through my shelves and accidently deleted my review. GRRRR...
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary
The premise of this was really interesting. I liked the balance that was struck with the hero being protective, as well as pushing the heroine out of her comfort zone.
This was a fun YA adventure.
Content: mostly clean. References to sex. Some underage drinking.
heather - NightlyReading
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and in my personal opinion, believe that anyone whom enjoys the contemporary/romance genre should read it!!!
The book itself was written beautifully and I really connected with the main character of Bridget Larson. Bridget is definitely a goody goody:) Everyone knows one…she is the girl that will “accidentally” let it spill to your parents that you weren’t really at your best friends house last night. OR, the girl that will remind you that underage drinking is against the law an
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! That sums this book up nicely. I have read Bria's books under the alias Caitie Quinn and loved them, but didn't know what to expect under the YA label. She did not disappoint! Being wayyyy past young adult, I still enjoy the genre because the stories remind me of a time when love seemed so complicated, but it really wasn't. I always finish a YA novel with a great feeling and a smile. While reading Wreckless I found myself thinking that Bridget could have been me, and Jake, well he wasn't li ...more
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was part light hearted, funny, romantic comedy and part serious drama, and I loved it all. The pacing was perfect, and the characters were endearing and authentic. I'm kind of attached to Bridget and Jake now. I wish I could read more of their story. :) Bria's writing is skillful, fun and engrossing. I couldn't put this book down. I read it in one day. The storyline kind of surprised me. I thought it would be a bit predictable, I didn't expect things to get quite that deep, but it was ...more
Valerie Cole
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clan-macleod
Bria Quinlan's stories can easily be described as teen romantic comedies that pack a whole lotta heart. What I liked most about WRECKLESS was the story was fun and sweeps the reader up in all the excitement of the Rebellion List...until you realize just what's at stake for Bridget.

WRECKLESS is the perfect read to kick your summer off right. Throw a little Luke Bryan on your playlist and get ready to go to the country fair, drive around with a cute boy in his jacked up pickup truck, and cause som
Key R.
Feb 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
So I gave this book 1 star. I didn't like it at all and find myself rolling my eyes way too many times. I couldn't connect with the characters or the plot. I didn't care what happened to them. Nothing drew me in; nothing speculator happened. To me this felt like the type of movie that Disney would make if you took out all of the PG-13 stuff. I seen that a lot of people really enjoyed this book, so maybe it wasn't my genre.
Nerissa Ayala Lesko
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I started this book I was wondering where it was going. I am so glad I found out!! I loved it! Jake, Jake he was sweet, sexy, clueless, and mysterious. Bridget was real, closed off, and adventurous. The two of them together were dynamite.
This story had all emotions you want to feel when reading a YA book. Trust me when I say you want to add this one to your collection. Give it a read ;)

PS. I'm waiting for a Andy and Jamie story!!
Kristen Koster
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, young-adult, 2013
Loved this story of Bridget's night of rebellion. The power of this book is not in the main plot, but in the seemingly effortless way Bridget's backstory is woven into the fabric of the tale and her character.

Hard topics that leave you laughing through your tears is such an accurate description of this author's approach that grounds her stories in a realistic world. The glimpse into high school world struck me as highly plausible and not like the always glamorized one you see in YA or aimed-at-t
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Janani by: Anu CN
Shelves: ya
we are always taught to colour within the lines, to write on the line, do what is expected of us. some of us take it to the heart and do everything just as told. we have so many untold rules and principles that we formulate for ourself as a defensive mechanism. we all try to do the same thing. protect ourselves from the world in the way that we know, we think is fine. we choose different ways, but hope to acheive the same thing.
this is the story of a girl whose life revolves around the rules bui
Alissa Evanson
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a great story for teens... well actually for anyone who holds themself back to much. You have to allow yourself to have fun, let loose, and be yourself. Take risks and push yourself to test the you can get to know you. All of that can be done while being safe and not turning into a delinquent. I'm 30 years old and I was like the girl in the story. I always held back, never let anyone know the real me...hell I didn't even know the real me. I'm still working g on that part ...more
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those YA books that you read as an adult and just cringe because the character is making choices that could go SO wrong. In another story, if a character escaped from those situations without needing to make a police report (or worse), we'd think the author was pulling their punches.

In this story, everything is the way it is for a reason. The non-main characters have reasons for what they do (or don't do), and it's not because the author needed them to for the plot to work. Now th
Oct 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
It was just to immature for my taste which I why I typically refrain from reading young adult books about high school but once again I find myself a victim of raving reviews that don't live up to my expectations... : (
❤️Melanie G.
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
****4 Let's Burn His Truck Stars****

This was such a wonderful story of a girl discovering who she is and coming out of her self-made shell. The mini adventures, Jake, new friends, new hair and new found strength was just a few things this book offers. Beautifully written and a great read.
Jodi Meadows
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: agent-siblings
Loved this book! Quick, fun read. The part about lighting trucks on fire made me snortgiggle.
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
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Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
I enjoyed this overall. It's an entertaining contemporary romance. The thing that brings the rating down for me is the sense that comes across that if you're always the "good girl" who never rebels or drinks or makes out with guys at parties as a teen then you'll have no memories or anything interesting to look back on. I realize that there are larger issues at play in Bridget's story, and the ending sort of diminishes this message, but as a "good girl" myself, I really don't feel like I missed ...more
Tiffany Copple
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good book about a girl who’s life changed 3 years ago. She is a 16 year old girl with so many rules she doesn’t know how to have a life . However these rules are in place for many different reasons. Then she sees her boyfriend and best friend commit the ultimate betrayal. In comes Jake who seems to be a knight in shinning armor but maybe looks can be deceiving . This is a book about a girl who faces what has been handed to her . She learns that some rules are made to be broken . It is ...more
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I don't know if it was done on purpose o because the book is based in the south or because the author just simply feels this way, but this book contained many sexist elements in it that I didn't enjoy reading. Not only that, but the chemistry between th two of them seemed less genuine and insta lovey. However, this book contained many umprous elements as she was transformed into a "normal" teenager.
Tierra Jenkins
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness

Oh my goodness! Let me count the ways I freaking loved this book! Jake and Bridget were perfect. I loved loved loved how she handled the cheating boyfriend and best friend. And darn you for making me feel bad for the cheaters! Haha I guess that shows how great this writer is.
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it
A little insta-lovey without the actual declarations of love. But it was definitely cute. The main characters had chemistry, but I do wish there was more to the story. I guess if it expanded more than just a week and had more substance to it, it would have been better.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
-‘There were betrayals that I'm sorry didn't fix. Trusts that, once broken, couldn’t be repaired.’-

I laughed. I cried. It was excellent. I’m so glad I got to read this while it was available on Kindle Unlimited.
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Bria Quinlan is an award-nominated bestselling author of eight Romantic Comedies and YA Issue Books (that she swears are funny...really. They are.) Her books make you snort Diet Coke out your nose or tear up and curse her name.



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