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Wild Reckless

(Harper Boys #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  8,073 ratings  ·  785 reviews
Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 17th 2015 by Ginger Scott - Little Miss Write (first published February 24th 2015)
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May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!!

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Ginger Scott, you have a new fan-girl in me! Wild Reckless was an audio book I picked up on a whim, and it completely overtook my life for two days. I couldn’t ‘read’, because all I wanted to do was listen to this story. Last year, I read a book by Ms Scott called The Hard Count and it blew me away. After reading this, I have to say Wild Reckless is by far my favorite Scott book. And I feel like I need to binge all of her other audio books asap!

Kensington Worth has just moved at
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**** 4,5 stars ****

It's no secret that I adore Ginger Scott, she is just the perfect story teller. And once again, she delivered wonderful coming out of age novel. But not only she wrote a great story, but also created fantastic characters. I can say without a doubt that Owen here is my favourite of all her heroes by far.

Kensi is the new girl in a small town called Woodstock, she has recently moved from Chicago, she misses her friends, her piano teacher and her old school. She is miserable
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4.5 stars!!


What a ground-breaking YA romance! I was always under the impression that sweet and sappy was this author’s forte, but she’s really deviated this time and written a dark and angsty romance that left me gasping for air by the time I finished. Very few books have left me this breathless and have made my heart ache so badly, and since I normally don’t do well with stories that have tons of angst, this book really surprised me. The characters were frustratingly endearing, the type where n
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angst, emotional

When Kensington “Kensi” Worth is forced to move to a small town for her senior year of high school, she isn't happy. And things just get worse when she meets her infuriatingly good looking neighbor, Owen Harper, a trouble maker who also happens to be a bit of an asshole. These two do not get off to a good start, and in spite of their confrontational relationship, Kensi finds herself fascinated Owen.

"Haven't you heard Kensi? We're all fucking nuts. Harper boys are all fucked up in the head."

**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

4.5 stars

Title: Wild Reckless
Series: Standalone
Author: Ginger Scott
Release date: March 17, 2015
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

After reading and enjoying Ginger Scott's Falling Series, a wonderfully written New Adult series, I decided to give her new release a try regardless of the fact that I'm not the biggest fan of the Young Adult sub-genre. High School is not a place I care to revisit, especially w
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
IT'S LIVE <333


What a lovely story! From the first page I knew this book would be as fantastic as it ended up being!! I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn't put it down till the end! Ginger Scott has this way with her books like How We Deal with Gravity,She took me on a heartbreaking ride! You may think it's like the typical books you read about the bad boy and the naive girl but this book is even more.. This book is abo
4.5 STARS! ★★★★☆

"And as much as I should be careful, I kind of want to be reckless."

So when I was told Ginger Scott is writing a dark and angsty book, I ran off to Amazon to make sure I had this one-clicked as the inner dark angst whore in me demands this to be read. And boy am I surprised because this author totally went out from her usual sugary sweet element and hit me in the head with this emotionally charged read.

Wild Reckless centers around Kensington “Kensi” Worth who just shifted fro
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing

“I’m starting a war with a guy who doesn’t lose – a guy who doesn’t play by the rules. A guy who scares me, and who knows where I sleep at night.”

Kensi Worthington has just moved from the city and will spending her senior year attending a rural public school. This world is so much different from the one she left behind. She is a gifted pianist and was attending a private school in the city, with the wealthy and privileged. Kensi is very mature for her age, she is an only child and s
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it

Title: Wild Reckless
Series: Standalone
Author: Ginger Scott
Release date: 17th March, 2015
Rating: 4 "trigger finger" stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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What I truly enjoyed most about reading this was how unexpected it was. Firstly, this is the first time I've read anything by Ginger Scott and if all her books are as wonderful as this, she’ll be a great addition to my go to Authors. Secondly, because of it’s Young Adult label, I had my preconceived notions as to what i
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 heartbroken stars for the Harper boys***

This was my first book of Ginger Scott and i'm pretty sure that they will follow much more!!!
I loved the story even though in the most part of it, it was breaking my heart.

The two main heroes were such sweethearts but they were having lots of ugly shits in their backs to deal with... It was very difficult for me while i was watching them struggling with their lives and i admire the way that they were trying to save one another and return back t
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Owen has My Heart Stars

Wild Reckless is a standalone and is part of the Harper Boys series. Each book will be about a Harper brother.

Okay, so let me just get all the gushing out of the way. I super love Ginger Scott books. They always make me FEEL and I never know what kind of FEELINGS I am going to get. I can’t even describe to you in words on how much I LOVED this book.

I SUPER loved Wild Reckless. I smiled the ENTIRE time. Right when I finished, I wanted to read it again! You get the point?

Kelli C
4.5 recklessly Wild & Young Love Stars!

First time reading Ginger Scott and I am impressed! I love a young adult romance that is rough, edgy, age appropriate even when the subject matter spans way beyond the young lives it encompasses.

Wild Reckless is about Kensinton Worth, the new girl in town, musically talented, uprooted from the city to the middle of nowhere and Owen Harper, town bad boy, basketball phenom, existing in a family of heartbreak and strife.

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Neighbors...enemies perhaps. Kensi a
What an absolute beautiful story that is full of "Feels!!" This is my first time reading a book by Ginger Scott, and it most assuredly will not be the last! I can't urge readers enough, to bump this story up and give it a go. Yes, it is classified as a Young Adult book; but it did have a more mature feel to it. There are some heavy duty topics that are touched on between these pages. From mental illness,suicide, all of the way to addiction. It is a book that will make you feel all sorts of emoti ...more
4-4.5 Ken Doll stars!

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" It's because the Harper brothers have wild hearts."

Moving away from the city, high school senior Kensington Worth, is leaving everything and everyone behind when her family decides to move to the small town of Woodstock. Her only stability is playing piano, which she loves and excels at. So far her new life is going better than expected...except for her new neighbor. The boy is a jerk to Kensi, and seems to like giving her hell.

Tragedy occurred in Owen Harpers li
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Kensington's (Kensi) parents have uprooted her from her home, her school and her piano instructor to a small town where she just happens to live next door to the town bad boy. He makes his presence known quite quickly and things get off to a rough start.

To tell you the truth, I couldn't believe that Owen was Kensington's love interest. He's just so mean to her and makes out with other girls in front of her. But we all know what that means...he's wounded and vulnerable and I loved how Kensi was
Sep 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, romance, ya

actual rating 3.5 stars. maybe, not sure

I had a hard time deciding a proper rating for this book. I kinda feel guilty for not liking it as much as everyone did. Seeing that none of my friends on Goodreads gave it less than 3 stars and these many positive reviews. I may not have been in a mood for a romance while reading it, I don't know, but I wasn't satisfied. It was sometimes so predictable. The story was sweet, but it didn't attract me.

Kensi is a city girl, she moved with her family to a n

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TITLE: Wild Reckless
AUTHOR: Ginger Scott
GENRE: Romance | New Adult | Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: March 17th 2015
MY RATING: ★★★★★


No surprises that I am a huge fan of this authors, I love her easy flow pull you into the story writing style, her well developed characters and how you live and breathe along with these characters is no different to previous books from this amazing author..
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

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Without a doubt, I absolutely adore Ginger Scott and her books. Ginger has a magical way of making your heart's race and giving you all the warm fuzzies. When a book can capture your heart right off the opening pages, then you know this book will bring out all the FEELS. And that's what Ginger had managed to do in Wild Reckless.


Be still my beating heart because I am wildly and recklessly in love with Owen Harper and Kensin

**Wild Reckless generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

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5+++ ”You want me to buy you pie?” Stars

Ginger Scott makes you want to fall in love all over again. She opens you to remembering the beauty of the time when you first meet the love of your life. Ginger Scott forces you to recognize the depth and darkness of great love to remind you this kind of once in a lifetime love means facing your fears in the wake of knowing this kind o
5 stars - I love, love, love this book!!!

From the moment I read the blurb of this book, I had that 'tingly' feeling, a sense of anticipation, and I couldn't wait to start it. And I am happy to say that it did not disappoint! Both heartbreaking and heart-warming, this book took my emotions for a ride and I loved every moment of it! I was sucked in from the very beginning and I devoured every single page.

While technically this book features younger characters that are still in high school, I wou

Loved this just as much the second time around! 1/5/2019

5 Stars
I love Ginger Scott's books! I will read anything she writes! She has a way of just pulling you into the stories she has written right away.

One of my GR's friends asked if there is sex in this book. (Yes there is sex in this book) I laughed because who needs sex in one of Ginger Scott's books?? Not me! My panties melt right off every time this author writes about their first kiss in any of her books. A kiss! Whew!!! lol

We start of
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

4.5 heartfelt stars!

‘Just then, I realize, he’s not really wild at all. He’s heartbroken. And maybe I don’t hate him as much as I thought.’

The prologue for Wild Reckless is told in young Owen Hartley’s pov about a day he will never forget and what a way to draw us into a story! It was unbelievably sad and just about broke our hearts. What a tragic, gut wrenching introduction it was, and from that moment on we were emotionally and inexplicably drawn to this young boy who had our hearts inst
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
4 Stars

“I’m starting a war with a guy who doesn’t lose – a guy who doesn’t play by the rules. A guy who scares me, and who knows where I sleep at night.”

I haven't read a YA romance in ages, this was a real delight to read....I really enjoyed it!!

Shannon Moore
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ginger Scott does it again! I really shouldn't be surprised, she's awesome at everything, but this book is a helluva lot of magnificent so... Good stuff. :) ...more
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Lucia by: Mollie
Enjoyable high school haters-to-lovers romance. Even though Wild Reckless belongs to YA contemporary genre, teenage heroine didn't frustrate me which earned this story plus points. Add dark hero who truly isn't jerk and you had an enjoyable read! ...more
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***5 STARS***

When Kensington "Kensi" Worth is forced to move to a small town Woodstock, and give up her hometown, her friends, and her piano teacher, she is downright miserable. It's not helping that Owen Harper, the hot neighbour, is a huge asshole, and takes pleasure in pissing her off. He's known as a troublemaker, and the rumours around town intrigues Kensi.

"I think I knew the first time I looked into his eyes that there was nothing normal about Owen Harper. But what scares me is I had this
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This is such a heavy YA that touch on suicide, drug abuse, infidelity, prejudice and etc.

Kensi, the heroine is new to town and move in next door to Owen, the black sheep of the town. She is dealing with her father infidelity and her new fascination with the boy next door. I enjoyed Kensi's POV, her innocence and naivety when it comes to her discovery of first love.

Owen is a much more complicated character. He was first introduced as the jerk, as if the author wanted to make you hate him at fir

I love him. I want him. I need him. I breathe him. Since the moment my eyes met Owen Harper's, he has owned me, terrified me, consumed me, and I don't even remember the girl I was before him any more.

This book was so difficult to rate, but mostly because I know how much people love this. I can't deny that it had some entertainment value to it, but there were problems and inconsistencies I caught in the beginning with characters that I just couldn'
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-nut, top-fav, emo
5 stars!!

I really enjoyed this one. It was a kind of coming of age story. Heavy angst BUT make you feel angst, not make you wanna dick punch someone angst.

Ginger Scott is very hit or miss for me as an author, but I'm happy to say this was her best work yet.
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

Ginger Scott is quickly becoming a must read author for me, she gracefully straddles the line between sweet romance and tragic love story – allowing for an immense range of feelings to flow throughout the story.

Wild Reckless starts off with Kensi finding herself in a new town, ripped away from a life she was comfortable in. Now she’s in a strange place with an even stranger boy living next door.

First impressions of Owen, for both Kensi and the reader, are a basket of mixed emotions. He’s a mys
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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling, Goodreads Choice Award and Rita award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including The Waiting Series, The Falling Series, The Harper Boys, The Hard Count, Cry Baby and her recent Varsity Series. A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. When she's not writing, the odds a ...more

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