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Something Reckless (Reckless & Real #1)

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He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.

He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.

He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.

I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.

Because I suspect this
Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 22nd 2014 by Lexi Ryan
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“Elizabeth Thompson is my downfall. My temptation. My shouldn’t-want-it-but-can’t-stay-away.”

From the epilogue in the previous book in the series (two years later) we know that Sam and Liz tried to forget about each other. They never really did, especially when they saw each other all this time.

Liz started dating a couples of months ago, but she had bad luck in this department, so she decides to try the new online dating website, very popular in their small town called “Something Real”. This
Jan 23, 2015 April rated it it was amazing
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I love it when I get an ARC that blows me away !!!!!

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I don`t want to give too much away about this story, so my review is going to be pretty vague (I hope). I`ve added teasers, cause when I love a story, I can`t help myself.

Liz Thompson doesn`t have the best relationship luck.
She`s been in love with her best friends` brother since she was a teenager and those feelings still remain.

Burned by a past betrayal, Sam Bradshaw vows to never settle down, and his no-strings of one night stands suits him
~ Stéphanie ~
Dec 25, 2014 ~ Stéphanie ~ rated it really liked it

Review as soon as I can but with Christmas and the end of the year I dn't have much time :(





Pre-order links:

Something Wild (Reckless & Real, #0.5) by Lexi Ryan:Prequel
Something Real (Reckless & Real, #2) by Lexi Ryan: Sam and Lizzy's story end (coming March 2015)
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

4 “protect my heart” Kisses

Any self respecting sweet-n-sexy romance lover has to love Lexi Ryan. It’s like…a law or something. I have been an absolute devotee since Unbreak Me and I don’t see my obsession for her novels lessening any time in the future. With her New Hope series and subsequent spin off’s, she has pulled me into this incredible world with fantastic characters that I cannot stop myself from loving…and The Reckless and Real Series is another
¿Os he dicho ya que me encanta esta autora? Pues os lo digo ahora. ME ENCANTA!!!
Esta es la segunda serie que leo de ella y sus historias tienen todos los ingredientes sobre los que me gusta leer. Y para postre lo hace de maravilla, todo bien hilvanado y bien desarrollado. Además, para aderezar, escenas súper hot y drama por un tubo! Caray que culinaria estoy hoy xDDD
Creo que en breve caerá un post sobre ella en el blog :)
Gitte & Jenny - TotallyBookedBlog
Dec 27, 2014 Gitte & Jenny - TotallyBookedBlog rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014

‘He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.

He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.

He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.’

Well, weren’t we excited to jump into this book after having our appetites whetted and our interest piqued in Something Wild. And yes….our pulses were still racing from the thought of more Sam. Something Reckless did not disappoint; the twists, passion, mystery and intense emotions, well it had a bit of everything and we really enjoyed it.

We c
Jan 04, 2015 Valerie rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2015-reads
Let me start by clarifying that the prequel novella Something Wild is included at the beginning of this book. I was confused at first because the promised texting between Lizzy and riverrat69 doesn't happen. Then the novella ended and this book started. And the texting began.

I went back to check after I started this one to make sure it was contemporary romance because it sure read like erotic. I'm not a fan of erotic. I need more of a story than the sex. I need more than a page or two between ei
Mar 02, 2016 Samantha rated it really liked it
What the fuck did I just read?
Jun 07, 2015 Alp rated it really liked it

I couldn't believe what had just happened. Please tell me this didn't happen!
What an ending! I hate this cliffhanger.

It seemed like Sam, Liz, Connor, and Della; they all had a complicated relationship and history. It was hard to imagine a happy ending for everyone.

I don't know what to think anymore because I'm dying to know what will happen next. So... off to next book now!
Jenny & Gitte - TotallybookedBlog

‘He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.

He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.

He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.’

Well, weren’t we excited to jump into this book after having our appetites whetted and our interest piqued in Something Wild. And yes….our pulses were still racing from the thought of more Sam. Something Reckless did not disappoint; the twists, passion, mystery and intense emotions, well it had a bit of everything and we really enjoyed it.

We c
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Dec 30, 2014 Christine (Shh Moms Reading) rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
I absolutely LOVE these series that Ms. Ryan has created centered around the town of New Hope. Sadly, I haven't had the chance to read the New Hope series (the very first series that started it all) but I did read the Here and Now series which was one of my top faves of 2014. The Reckless & Real series is another spin off that focuses on Lizzy Thompson and Sam Bradshaw, characters I have met previously and couldn't wait to learn more about. I do want to pause and say I have every in
Jan 04, 2015 Aurelie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: both-pov, series

Lexi Ryan never failed to write a wonderful book. This one is no exception. She always amaze me with how much incredible and unique story she comes up. The story of Liz and Sam is really something and I enjoyed every second of it. It was sweet and really really hot. ;))

I'm surprise at how little we knew about Sam, I mean, we first met him back in the New Hope series and never I would have imagine him like that. I really thought he was more like a laid-back kind of guy. No, No, how I was wrong, o
Dec 17, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5+ stars

When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble.

Liz Thompson has been looking for love and now she is trying to find it in a new online dating service. She thought she found a true connection once with Sam Bradshaw, the man she crushed on and spent and amazing night with, but it did not end up how she hoped back then. And another mistake made later rocked the world of her and their friends adding more complications. Now she has been chatting w
5 "Oh What Tangled Webs We Weave When We Practice To Deceive" Stars! I loved both the mystery and passion angle of this new adult romance gem!

Please note that Book 1 of Reckless & Real includes the 75-page, prequel novella, Something Wild, which is also presently available for free on Amazon. In order to understand the history of the hero and heroine it is vital to read Something Wild before Something Reckless. Additionally, this book ends in a cliffhanger. So if you want know the conclusio
Dec 19, 2014 ✿ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC via ATOMR Tours (on behalf of the author) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

3.5 stars!!

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The plot of this story was pretty straightforward, entwined with some foreboding and a highlight of suspense. While it did ooze mystery and sexuality, there were a couple of *I knew it!* moments and lots and lots of heat and intrigue.

Author Lexi Ryan, writes a compelling and invigorating read, made up of mysteries along with devious twists and turns, and people not always seeming
While this book is a new series, many of the side characters are from two earlier series by Lexi Ryan (the Here and Now series and New Hope series); it might be a bit more helpful to read those series first, just to make it easier to figure out how everyone is tied together.

And now on to the good stuff; this book is hella hot! Sam Bradshaw is quite the dirty talker, and he can most definitely back up everything he says. The chemistry between him and Liz hasn't abated, no matter how much time has
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
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Jan 02, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
What was supposed to be one wild night where Liz went after the one man she wanted has now spiraled out of control and left a reckless disaster in its wake where lines have been crossed and unwanted feelings have been felt that refuse to go away. Lust quickly turned into genuine feelings, but with outside influences, secret correspondences, and feelings of betrayal running rampant, a real relationship between Liz and Sam doesn't seem feasible or perhaps even wanted after more truths are learned ...more
Jan 03, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
* A review copy was provided by the author for an honest review *

Amazon Link (Pre-Order) Releases 12/22/14---->> Something Reckless (Reckless and Real Book 1)

~~ 5 Stars ~~

What an intriguing story!!! This is a story about lies, secrets, sex, betrayal, and love. Lexi Ryan definitely keeps you on your toes for the whole book. What you think you know to be true isn't and what you think is going to happen doesn't.

This review is probably going to be vague and short, because I don't want to spo
Ali *The Black Heart*
Feb 05, 2015 Ali *The Black Heart* rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I definitely recommend starting with Something Wild. It gives an exciting set up to how Sam and Lizzy's relationship and relationship problems started. It's a quick, sexy read. Don't skip it!

Something Reckless is written with Ryan's signature style. She delivers such relatable characters. They all have some insecurity that is easy to understand.

For Lizzy, it's a confidence issue. It's not that she has low self esteem, or a flawed view of who she is, it's more of a wonder as to why she h
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
WOW!! Just WOW!! This book had me on edge the entire time. If it wasn’t for the battery dying on the iPad and it being New Year’s, I would’ve finished this book in one day. IT WAS THAT AMAZING! Sam *sigh* I love you forever!

This book starts two years after Something Wild. Liz is trying desperately to set her life in order. Find a new job and a man to settle down with but that has been very difficult because of Sam. Liz keep comparing every man with Sam and that is setting the expectations very h
Susan W
Jan 24, 2016 Susan W rated it liked it
Shelves: free, 2016
From the beginning I felt I was in the dark. Author kept mentioning the summer event and I had no idea what the characters were talking about. Not sure if Connor was a MC in a previous series but there were too many holes in this storyline. It was a book .5 and 1 but there are definitely some key events that happened on pages not in this book.

Because of that and the "bad" previous behavior by H, I never felt a connection with her. Sam was alright but only alright. Book ends in cliff and I was in
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Just couldn't wait to read more of Sam & Lizzy's story so I went from Something Wild right straight through Something Reckless and am now reading the last one, Something Real! I believe it's called bingeing!! I swore I wouldn't do it, but this one was just too heart-touching to put down. Hot, erotic, intense, - a story of missed chances, miscommunication, mistrust, and a lot of manipulation by people with their own agenda. Sam & Lizzy don't have a snowball chance in hell of making it...o ...more
Theresa Alberts
Jan 05, 2015 Theresa Alberts rated it really liked it
Something Reckless is the first book in Lexi Ryan's new series Reckless and Real that focuses on the story of Lizzy Thompson, the twin sister of Hannah from the series Here and Now. As I have come to expect from Lexi Ryan's books, this story was full of suspense paired with the discovery of who the characters are; making this a four star read for me. I highly recommend all of Lexi Ryan's series, as I promise you will not be disappointed. Something Reckless ended in a cliff hanger that has me yea ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Another fabulous read from author, Lexi Ryan, filled with mystery, drama, and plenty of romance! I'll admit, was a little skeptical coming into this story because for some reason the prequel (Something Wild - FREE) just did not jive for me. But I ended up loving Something Reckless, and I couldn't put it down!

Lizzy Thompson was humiliatingly rejected by her teenage crush. In the years since though she's had a few chance hook-ups with Sam Bradshaw that didn't end up much better. And no matter how
Between The Lines  Book Blog
Dec 30, 2014 Between The Lines Book Blog rated it really liked it
Liz Thompson tried to give her virginity to the one guy she has always had a crush on but in a moment where he is the unusual good guy her turns her away. After years of the occasional hook up and one bad decision she is now trying to find mister right. Liz has signed up for multiple online dating sites. After multiple bad dates and many losers she finds a dating site that is completely anonymous. She meets a man that she is convinced is the man that keeps getting away. Sam Bradshaw.

Sam has been
Dec 22, 2014 Kellee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+++ stars

I waited days to write this review after finishing Something Reckless and I'm still at a loss for words.

This is a spin off of Lexi Ryan's New Hope and Here and Now series. All the old favs characters are updated, but this one is about Lizzy Thompson, a sassy, outgoing and gregarious Thompson sister and Sam Bradshaw, a quiet bank executive, son of New Hopes Mayor.

As Liz sees her sisters and friends partner up and have babies she is envious. She searches for a dirty-talking, dominant m
Ali Crean
Lexi Ryan has me all effed up inside again and if I'm never right again it will be okay!

Another crazy amazing book by a fav author of mine, the major jerkface, Lexi Ryan. Once again she made my heart soar and my body tremble with a face paced, suspenseful, Erotic Romance that ends with a twist that would make Agatha Christie proud--she is still a jerkface. Come read my review and see the deets of the new Reckless and Real Series and return to all the peeps joo wub from New Hope. I’m here to push
Curly Carla Celebrity Readers

I gotta admit, this book changed my mind because when I first started reading it all I could think of was, “another sex means love book, Ugh.” Little bit of advice Lizzy, when a man tells you no strings, he isn’t saying it to get you to think you can ‘change’ him. He is telling you so when he actually acts like an asshole and you get all indignant about it, he can say, “I told you no strings.” (That’s what I call the CYA response) I never get that kind of
Dec 21, 2014 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it!!!!

Every time I read a Lexi Ryan book, I think to myself this is the best one yet and then she writes another book and I am blown away all over again!!! I absolutely love all the New Hope characters I just really can’t get enough of them! I have been waiting for Sam and Liz’s story since we got a tiny tidbit of them in Lexi’s Here and Now Series and it was totally worth the wait. I was not expecting the story we received at all, but I enjoyed every damn minute of it to the po
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“Is there a ladylike way to say, “Hey, you seem a little down. Want me to ride you until you can’t remember her name?” 4 likes
“A couple of years ago, I would have agreed that she did need to protect her heart from me, but now I don’t want her to. I want her to let down her defenses and take a chance. I want her to hold my hand and fall with me.” 0 likes
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