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Reed's Reckoning

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  4,850 ratings  ·  381 reviews
Reckoning- Noun
" the time when your actions are judged as good or bad and you are rewarded or punished "

Arianna 'Ari' Williams thought she experienced the depths of true love until the man of her dreams dismissed her with no explanation. Heartbroken and humiliated, she found herself changing the course of her life and picking up the pieces of her shattered heart. Now four
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Published August 28th 2014 (first published August 26th 2014)
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I should have DNF'd this book at 10%. Instead, I powered along hoping for it to get better. I let the high ratings and reviews trick me yet again. I hate when a book has all the promising elements that I normally love yet still turns out to be a disappointing wreck. Sure, let's hire a private detective to find out which mean girl ruined our college relationship. SURE, let's throw in a stalker, gunfight and a sacrificial grandma while we're at it. Dazzle me with unnecessary drama. I wish I had th ...more
Ari Williams was the love of Reed Matthews life, a talented football player on the rise into the NFL, but then it all crumbled. For Ari she thought Reed was her happily ever after, until he left her and finding out she was pregnant with his child was a constant reminder of what they once had.

Four years later a chance moment has Reed realizing they have a son. He wants answers and when they come Ari and Reed quickly realize someone broke them up on purpose, but who? Trying to rebuild a relationsh
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
It was okay. I know Reed and Ari are young but still it seemed as if they (well mostly Reed) were behaving like teens and not parents. Also, leaving a 3.5/4 year old child in the tub alone isn't safe and that really bugged me. American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not leaving a child unsupervised until around 6 years.

Then there was the tedious trope where (view spoiler)
Anna Jackson

This is my first book I have read of Ahren Sanders, & it certainly will NOT be my last! I wish her more amazing and wonderful stories ahead.

I'm a sucker for a good second chance romance. I just can't help it, any and all things second chance I will for certain pick it up. This was a really enjoyable read, it hit all my buttons making me a very happy reader.

We have the two mains Reed Matthew's and Arianna (Ari) Williams.
These two were just amazeballs
Loved it. Second chance romances aren't my favorite genre but Reed's Reckoning was awesome. Very addictive read. I didn't want to put it down. Reed was an awesome hero. He loved Ari so fiercely. Ari was a sweet heroine. I do think their college breakup was a bit unbelievable and that both of them could have tried harder to talk to each other back then. But I love how now they talk through their problems and once they get together they stay together.

HEA (view spoiler)
re-read 3.5 stars. Super sweet story. Reed is an awesome hero. Except for being a total d-bag by giving up Ari without trying to keep her 4 years prior. Their breakup was just so unbelievable to me. And frustrating. I wish she had made it harder on him because he really handled the event. BADLY! Not that Ari handled it well either. But she did not turn into a whore weeks later! No matter how awesome Reed was, i felt so betrayed by his past behavior, it clouded by like of him.
3.5 Reed and Ari Stars

If you love a second chance romance then you absolutely should pick this book up.
Ari and Reed were college sweethearts but something happens to divide them and their relationship is torn apart. Fast forward 4 years and they reconnect with Reed realising just how much he lost but danger is lurking in the shadows .....

This book was enjoyable with romance, sexy stuff, humour, friendships, forgiveness and family.

HEA ? Yes
Cheating? No
Stephie Walls
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ahren Sanders has done it again. I didn't think I could love a character more than I loved Declan in the Surviving/Surrender books but Reed topped him. You can't help but love both Ari and Reed and hurt for the misunderstanding that tore them apart years ago. As a reader, I rooted for Reed and wanted to beg Ari to cut him some slack and open her heart to open. When she finally does, holy hell at the connection that jumps off the page. And Davis, oh my gosh, little Davis. I heart him so big but e ...more
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I should really make an effort to post reviews immediately after finishing a novel (as opposed to my current method of jotting down thoughts & ratings in the "Notes" application of my phone). I read this novel back in March, & to say that I was left unimpressed is a HUGE understatement.

Notes for Reed's Reckoning ==>> read March 4, 2015:
"Cliche & predictable. I predicted approximately 90% of the novel’s plot twists very early on. The writing was amateurish…. I’ve read this type of storyline befo
Ahren Sanders
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
1/25/17- Edited for Sale

Nov 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
11/27/2020. Attempted reread... DNF
Bookish.Midnight. and. black
Jun 25, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Dnf at 10%
Went in blind without reading the blurb, reviews , seeing the cover or the ratings. I found the book and I thought to give it a try. This is the second book by this author that i try to read and it is , certainly, the last
Jac K
3.5 Sporty-Trainwreck Stars
Re-read Oct. 2020
I have a weakness for whacky trainwrecks plots; they're my go-to when I need a mental reset.
Reed's Reckoning is a second-chance sports romance with a secret baby for college sweethearts Reed and Ari. I read this about five years ago, but I always remember it because it has almost a lifetime movie/soapy feel to it. The conflicts are far-fetched, and the villain is like a HP wannabe evil OW level of crazy. I also like when outsiders split the couple up,
Shadi ***save your ratings use disclaimers**
Book Facts: Reed’s Reckoning

Genre: Second Chance Romance

Part of a Series/Installment: No
Standalone/Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
M/F-M/M-M/M/F-etc: (view spoiler)
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)
Contains Cheating: (view spoiler)
Amount of Sex in The Book: (view spoiler)
Overall Steam Factor/Chemistry: (view spoiler)
3-3.5 stars. Although I constantly mention I often skip second-chance stories, I choose to read this story because I like Ahren Sanders's Surrendering too much.

I can't help but compare this story to Ms. Amy Muscat's Enticed By You: Both heroes and heroines are separated by misunderstanding that caused by certain villain's scheme; both heroines have to raise child by themselves, and both heroes have no idea the heroines' pregnancy. Both the heroines have only been with the hero even after they br
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed-it
1.5 stars

***This Review May Contain Spoilers***

This was my first read of 2015 and let me just say that the ONLY reason this book didn't hit my 'dnf' shelf was because one of my many resolutions is to finish every book I start. Do y'all see my pain? To say that I was in agony while reading this book is actually an understatement, but it's done, I've managed to finish reading this and now it's time to move on to something that will completely erase every memory I have of this book.

On to the actua
I really enjoyed this book! I'm a sucker for second chance romances and especially with a kid. The big secret in the book is actually kind of easy to spot but I wasn't bothered by it. Reed oh God I want one he was the best. He was darn right sexy with Ari and so sweet with Davis. I really liked the supporting cast. I wonder if Luke would ever get a book. Mmmmm well anyway I am going to check out this author and see what else she's got going on because I was really into this! ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a wild, wreck of a story. Every possible scenario you can thing about in a twisty book is here from manipulation to secret kid to kidnapping to murder to raids to psychos. I’m not exactly sure what the point was especially since this second chance romance happened in like one second after seeing each other again. I looked up and we were at 10% and I though the book was over since they forgave and were in love. This is a loooong read. Oh and there was non stop crying. So annoying.
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May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Still don't like Cara but at least I stopped hating her.

Don't like the fact that for 4 years Ari was cellibate whilst Reed was well... fucking around.

The fact that Ari is so damn forgiving kinda gets on my nerves.

But I LOVED the fact that Reed is SO understanding about Ari. The fact that his love for her was never questions. Hell reading this book j knew one thing for certain and that was that he, no matter what was always in love with Ari.
Southern Sky
Sep 01, 2017 marked it as do-not-read
This author just isn't for me. I don't think she knows what romance is, just kinda throws out a bunch of horrible tropes and calls them a book. ...more
Second chance/silly reasons caused breakup/manwhore hero/celibate h= #smash
Lustful Literature
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it

Reeds Reckoning by Ahren Sanders was an enjoyable read. I could feel the connection between the characters and could feel what they were going through. I truly was taking on an emotional roller coaster. I was happy, mad, sad and downright crying so much so that I had to regroup at times. I was completely hooked after reading the prologue right up until the very end.

Ari was deeply in love with Reed and thought he felt the same way until he shattered her heart. Whe
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog

I loved this book. This is a new author to me and I am a sucker for second chance romances so I knew I would enjoy this book. What I did not expect was to fall in love with it as much as I did. This was a beautiful second chance love story about two people who were torn apart by lies and secrets. I will have to say this book is full of ups, down, twists, turns, romance, sexy times, and has one delicious football player who will stop at nothing to reclaim his one true love.

Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it

Once upon a time, a guy met the love of his life. He was at the cusp of his dream career as a pro football player. She was willing to follow him anywhere. It was a love meant to last a lifetime. But manipulation & deceit got in the way, crushing the fairy tale.

Four years later, their paths crossed again. With an added bonus in the mix.

What I love about this book was the straight-up confrontation of what went wrong. They didn't avoid each other and the issue too long, which can get frustrating. T
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Amazing stars!

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I really loved this book! Such a beautiful story about the reconciliation of two college sweethearts.

Arianna was deeply in love and head over heels for Reed and he felt the same way. They had their whole lives together mapped out until one day it all went to shit. Both believe the other was responsible for leaving the other broken and shattered. What they didn't realise is outsiders forced them apart with a series of unbelievable shit! What Reed doesn't know is that Ari is
Big Joe  Rossi
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I frigging loved this 2nd chance romance novel. Reed's Reckoning was everything and more. My first book by author Ahren Sanders...definitely not my last! 5 stars

Four years ago Ari Williams and Reed Matthews broke up. One chance encounter on a beach and he knows she hid a bigger secret than why she broke up with him when he comes to see the spitting image of him and her in childlike form. Davis Luke Williams.

When the two reconnect she is for it for him to know their son. She tries to stay away a
Ebony (Eb's Dirty Diary)

I LOVED this book.
I didn't know what to expect when I first started to read it because I thought it was a continuation of the previous Ahren Sanders books, but I soon realized it was not.
This love story may have been one of the best I've read recently, and I'm happy I spent my money on it. I loved the push and pull relationship between Ari and Reed, and I love that even through their hardships and loss, they were able to withstand and fight together. It's awesome to see them building
Ari and Reed. This wasn't really what I was expecting. It was more of a suspense book and (view spoiler). Reed and Ari met in university and fell in love in a very short time, until Ari is told some things by the OW that make her take off. She was pregnant at the time but never tells Reed. This I just can't forgive. I liked that Ari has a close friend who was a guy (and REALLY) just a friend. That was cool for a change. But frankly the only time ...more
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