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Dirty, Reckless Love

(The Boys of Jackson Harbor #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,157 ratings  ·  275 reviews
I’m in love with a man who tried to kill me. At least that’s what they tell me . . .

Six weeks ago, paramedics found me unconscious in my apartment. Beaten. Bruised. Hardly breathing. When I woke up, I couldn’t remember the last three years or anything about my life in Jackson Harbor. They tell me my fiancé, Colton McKinley, is on the run for what he did to me. They tell me
Published August 14th 2018 by Ever After, LLC
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Beneath The Covers Blog
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, kelly, 2018-reads
Pure, raw emotions cascade from the pages of this book!

In complete honesty, I had no idea what this book was about before diving into it. I had read the previous books in The Boys of Jackson Harbor Series (which were amazing!), so reading this book was a no-brainer. Expecting equal parts heart and sizzling heat from the storyline, I was blindsided with a more emotional and heartachingly anst-filled love story. Dirty Reckless Love highlights the excruciatingly painful and tormenting side of love,
Tasha Mahoney
This is the 3rd book in the Jackson Harbor series and while I would like to read the whole series, I did not feel that I needed to in order to enjoy this instalment.

How many ways can a book make you feel very emotion? Trust me, if you want the answer to that the pick this one up! happy, sad, confused, tense, enlightened and more!

Told in a dual point of view this story is so much more that the sexy tale that the title and cover may have you assuming. Dirty, reckless love is suspense filled from t
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

Wow. Wow. Wow. This book was so ridiculously good. I went into Dirty Reckless Love expecting Lexi Ryan's signature style of steamy romance and delicious angst. What I absolutely was not expecting was a masterfully crafted suspenseful storyline that would completely consume me with its twisted secrets and stunning revelations. I could not put this one down, guys. This book had me eagerly turning the pages, desperate to see the shocking truths reveal themselves as the memory of our heroi
Sofia Lazaridou
I have been waiting for this book since the very first time I saw Levi and Ellie together. I started reading it as soon as I could, but I had to stop at some point because I couldn't take it anymore. It's rare, but I was willing to move past the scene where Ellie and Colton are having sex because it happened in a flashback (but still, who wants to read that, right?). I was willing to accept all the (pointless) flashbacks and just keep reading. Around 60% I gave up because I realized that Ellie w ...more
3.5/5 Just-Okay Stars

Review to come.
Paula  Phillips
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it

I have to admit at. First I thought that this book was going to be a side story of the Jackson Family but turned out to be the love story of Levi Jackson and Ellie. Levi fell in love with Ellie, the same night his best friend and crime partner Colton McKinley did. Colton got there first, and Ellie helped Colton to try and become a better man, Levi stood by as a man of integrity but let Ellie know for certain his feelings for her. Then tragedy occurred, and Ellie ended up clinging for her life, a
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ellie doesn’t remember the last three years. After being found unconscious and beaten on the floor of her apartment she has a fight ahead of her even without the memories. She just wants to put those forgotten years behind her and move on, but a stranger from her past shows up and won’t let her forget.

Levi regretted that he fell for his best friend’s girlfriend, but with Colton missing, he doesn’t want Ellie to be alone. The problem is she doesn’t remember him, or anything about the life she ha
Carmen Rae
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Its been a while since I have been so desperate to get my hands on a book. I even put this one in my kids appointments calendar and when I woke up this morning to the reminder I created my hubby an amazon Australia account and read it on my phone.

And it was totally worth it. Bring on the rest of the series please Lexi.
Three Chicks
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I love this series. I knew that this was gong to be Lev’s story and I went in thinking we would get the steamy filled love story that has both angst and drama that I love from Ms. Ryan. But this book was so much more than I expected. It was filled with drama and angst but she managed to weave in a suspenseful story that had me glued to my Kindle.

Ellie has been violently attacked and as a result cannot remember the last three years of her life. Basically the years th
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
This installment is about Ellie and Colton and Levi and even Molly. These characters lives really got all twisted up together. There are secrets, lies, omissions, danger, mystery, and suspense affecting them all.

Ellie wakes up in a hospital room after being attacked. Her fiance' Colton is missing and so is her memory from the last three years in Jackson Harbor. So she is anxious, lost, fearful, and has no idea what her life really has been like. She does not remember her friends or her fiance'
Kimberley C.
I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more if I’d read the others in the series. Instead, I felt like I was a little out of the loop, and consequently didn’t now what the heck was going on. 3 - 3.5 stars from me.
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
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This one was not really my cup of tea. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 books, but this one fell flat for me. I am not a big fan of the back and forth to the then and now.....It disrupts my reading pleasure. And this was also a bit of a love triangle and I dont do those at all. The heroine was very wishy washy and went back and forth from Levi to Colton.....I dont like that at all....because at the end of the day someone gets hurt and even though Colton has his demons, he was still a nice g
Cherry Bob*omb
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, romance
Levi is in love with his best friend's fiancé.
When Ellie is attacked in her home and can't remember the last 3 years of her life - including meeting Levi - he thinks he's lost her for good. But she comes back to Jackson Harbor and recruits his help to discover what really happened that night. Did her fiancé really hurt her? Or are their other dangers she can't remember?

➸ POV: 1st Person, Levi & Aprils POV's. This is also told in dual timelines and jumps back and forth between the
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Having read the previous books in The Boys of Jackson Harbor series I thought I knew what I was in for with Dirty, Reckless Love but I was so wrong.

Ellie wakes up in hospital after been attacked leaving her with no memory of what happened or who attacked her, her boyfriend Colton is missing, and she can’t remember the last three years of her life. She’s afraid, doesn’t know who to trust and withdraws into herself as she struggles to come to terms with what’s happened to her.

Levi is C
Vanessa (nessreads)
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

4.5 "Topsy Turvy" Stars

Suspense. Suspense. Suspense. Dirty, Reckless Love was filled to the brim with suspense and mystery that had me guessing at who and why at every turn. I was on the edge of my seat trying to piece together every detail that was thrown my way. Chaotic and filled with drama, oh boy, was this a whirlwind of a ride. Strap on tight, it's going to be bumpy.

Since the very first moment Levi saw Ellie the zing and sparks were ther
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book three in The Boys of Jackson Harbor series, and boy do I love these men. They're the kind of guys that if you met them in real life you'd say they were definitely raised right. They're sweet, devoted, funny, some times not always rule followers, but always at their core good guys. Levi was just the newest of the men I had the opportunity to get to know better, and I loved him.

This story had its sad, almost heartbreaking moments. There were some really hard things for the characters
Romance Between The Sheets
Levi, Ellie, and Colton each brought their own vulnerabilities to this love story which makes you fall in love with all of them.

Dirty, Reckless Love is full of twists, lies and lust and love that goes deep in your bones.  Ellie is passionate, confused, headstrong and determined for a better life full of love.

The story is past and present and we move between the two effortlessly as the author weaves her tale.  As the ending nears the gap in Ellie's memory connects the two periods of time until th
Dirty Reckless Love is the third book in the Boys of Jackson Harbor series. I would recommend reading this series in order for greater enjoyment.

THIS BOOK. This book. This book packs a punch I was *not* expecting. It’s a bit darker and way more emotional than the previous books. I found it was suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat, while Levi and Ellie stole what little breath I had left.

Dirty Reckless Love was an incredible story, it was surprising and twister than I expected. The ch
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book hard! Sexy, suspenseful and steamy! What is the truth about what happened to Ellie? Now Levi has stepped in to help her and her feelings are all mixed up! What a great read!

Happy reading!
Shasta Hope
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book!

Stunning! Purely Stunning! Lexi Ryan truly outdid herself to deliver an amazing and beautiful love story with true depth and overpowering soul deep love. This story will bring you to your knees and have you crying one minute (or a few) and diving deeper into the pages enthralled the next. It was way beyond a smash hit! It was the hit!

Poor Ellie endured a traumatic and forgetful experience that had her questioing the existence of her la
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I liked this book a lot and it was hard to put down most of the time. I especially loved how it started because it pulled me right in, but Ellie was anything else than the woman introduced at first (though who could blame her with all that happened).

The story jumped from the past to the present (before and after the incident) every few chapters and told parts of the past every time when Ellie remembered them. After a while I could have done with a few less chapters but was captured ag
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

I have been madly in love with the Jackson brothers since the moment they were all introduced. What's not to love? They all have a bit of mystery surrounding them and they are the sexiest beer brewing brothers around. I couldn't wait to step back into this fictional world in Dirty Reckless love and get to know Levi Jackson on a more personal level. I went in knowing that there would be lots of heat and angst between Lev
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Love & Lavender Book Review
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was AWESOME! I haven't read a suspenseful romance like this in forever. I've never read Lexi Ryan before, so Dirty, Reckless Love was a complete SURPRISE that I devoured! Page after page, I couldn't stop - you will be ENTRANCED by the web she weaves.

I was actually a little surprised that the romance actually came second for me to the dramatic story-line. Ellie, Levi and Colton are such dynamic characters on their own, but once they created a love-triangle, I was hooked on their attrac
Avidez Literaria
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“As the pile of lies between us grows, I realize that sometimes the truth can’t set us free. Sometimes, it’s the very thing that can destroy us.”

Impossible to stop reading. This is the first phrase I think of when I remember Dirty, Reckless Love.

Even for those who have not read the previous books of the series, it is possible to perfectly follow the story of Ellie, the ex-shop seller of an art gallery, trapped in a complicated plot of intrigue involving her boyfriend Colton, his best friend Levi
It’s amazing the things we endure when we fall in love with the best version of a person. We become afraid to lose them even at their worst.

Nobody writes amnesia like Lexi Ryan. No one.
Gah I loved this book. I like the others in this series - but they felt a lot lighter, kind easy breezy romance. This felt like classic Lexi Ryan. A little bit of suspense, an attempted murder, flashbacks, amnesia.... and oh amnesia when it's done well is such a page-turner.
I liked Ellie in the previous book. I d
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Candice

Dirty reckless is book 3 in The Boys of Jackson Harbor series but can be read as a total standalone.

However, I recommend reading the series in order from the beginning because it really builds up the intrigue and anticipation for the next book and couple in the series.

This was a great read!

It was quite angsty and full of suspense and mystery all while being expertly intertwined with romance.

I'm not usually a fan of love triangles, but this book was well written and I was
Enticed by Romance
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
WOW……..I’m really finding it difficult to put the words together for this review. Lexi Ryan has truly out done herself with this amazing story. This is a beautifully written love story with so much emotion flowing off each page. Once I started I just wasn’t able to put this down and if I needed to take a break and check back into reality, I was left wondering where Lexi was going to take the story and characters.

Hooked from the first page, I instantly made a connection to our heroine, Ellie. Ha
Susan (susayq ~)
I think it's time I move Lexi Ryan up my favorite author list, closer to the top spot. She totally had me with this one. Dirty, Reckless Love has a definite romantic suspense/thriller feel to it since Ellie wakes up in a hospital bed not remembering anything that has happened in the last 3 years and she's told her fiancé tried to kill her. Lexi gives us the present and flashbacks of what happened with Ellie, Colton and Levi as Ellie gets her memories back. It's not just that this was a hard push ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.

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The Boys of Jackson Harbor (6 books)
  • The Wrong Kind of Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor, #1)
  • Straight Up Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor, #2)
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