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Reckless

(Yoga in the City #2)

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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  33 reviews
One workaholic CEO. One free-spirit yoga teacher. A thousand miles of temptation.

Crystal Ananda is fed up with her parents’ expectations. She has more to offer their yoga brand than just a pretty face. A wedding in the Adirondacks sounds like the perfect escape. But when a thunderstorm grounds her plane, she’s stuck hitching a ride with the bride’s brother. Bradford T. Hun
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Published June 26th 2018 by Heart Bay Publishing
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E-Reader Addict
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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WARNING: do not read this book at night when your significant other is trying to fall asleep. Attempting to snort-laugh silently is painful, and also shakes the bed. 😁

Reckless is a delightful, fun story. Although it started off slowly, things picked up considerably once our hero and heroine, Bradford T. Huntington and Crystal RainWater Ananda, began their journey/adventure from Colorado to his sister’s/her cousin’s wedding in upstate New York. And while their constant bickering could have been a
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Amy
This was a solid romance that I liked. It didn't blow me away but it was a good opposite attract romance. It had a little bit of everything - humor, emotional depth, and a quite solid HEA. I love the yoga hippie/workaholic interactions that were interwoven into the story. The extreme differences between the heroine and hero really made for an interesting read. Although it's the second in a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone. I liked this one but didn't love it. If the opposites at ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Aug 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author. (netgalley) I found this story ok, I didn't really agree with tall the five stars but to each his own. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone. We also have an opposites attract situation or/and an enemies to lovers story. We have Ford who is a workaholic and trying to save his families empire and the last thing he needs his his attraction to Crystal a yoga hippie. Ford's sister is marrying Crystal's cousin Josh, and they are both a ...more
Giselle
Jul 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Sebanti
Crystal and Ford is so much opposite of each other that even God could not have made such perfect opposite people even if he tried. Crystal is all about inner peace and aura and psyche, yoga loving, anti-materialistic hippie to be precise and Ford is the CEO of a booming (supposedly booming) watch empire. Even their families does not see eye to eye. So when they are thrown together in for the wedding of their cousin and sister they have no other choice but to play along. And that is not somethin ...more
LJT
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!

Besides a wedding on the great lawn; lots of yoga, high-level business, and family dysfunction occur at the Huntington household in Upstate New York. There is also a love story, a few secrets, and an amazing loyalty to family members. So you may want to free up some time and pick-up up a copy of Reckless, the second book from Leigh LaValle's contemporary series, Yoga In The City. This book can be read as a standalone.

Along with a few friends, Crystal Ananda owns a yoga studio in Boulde
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Reckless is the second book in the Yoga in the City series, and this time we focus on Crystal Ananda, one of the partners of the Yoga Studio. She is the one that is always dependable, even if she really doesn't actually want to do it! The reasons for this become clear as the story progresses. And then we have Ford, the workaholic CEO who doesn't spare anyone's feelings in his quest to get the family business back on track. Both their stories - wildly opposite at the start, actually start to show ...more
Terry
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Sunshine Stars!

Crystal can't seem to say no to her hippie parents, but she's tired of doing things their way. Ford became CEO of the family business when his father died and all he does is work so that his family, and his extended family, can live in the way they have been accustomed to. When Crystal and Ford get stranded in an airport on their way to a family wedding (Crystal's cousin to Ford's sister), they decide to drive the rest of the way. Even though they come from opposite worlds,
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Johanna Sawyer
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC to read and give my honest opinion.

This is one of those books I found difficult to get into but then it turns amazing. In the beginning, the author introduces Ford as one of those boring, workaholic, CEO types, that have a girl on the side with no real entanglements. The friend with benefits can't attend his sisters wedding with him so he is going it all alone, and it doesn't even bother him enough to care. The author almost tells his tale a little too well be
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Ruth
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reckless was so much fun to read. It was one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. In Reckless, we meet Crystal who is a happy go lucky yoga hippie. Then we meet Ford who is a hot shot CEO with no time for anything else but work. Ford and Crystal couldn’t be anymore different, they are polar opposites. One thing they both did have in common though was the fact they needed to find themselves throughout the book and do what made them happy and not others. I loved their little banters, ...more
Aimee
While I still wish this series involved yoga more, the second book was much better than the first. Where the first lacked the rehabilitation the blurb promised, this one was exactly as described. Kinda. That road trip to the wedding had way more shenanigans than I imagined. But it was fun.

I had kinda hoped to see Crystal more at home with the girls for her story (centered around the yoga studio). She spends all her time on a road trip or at the wedding. The mix of one overly judgemental family (
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Marcela Sotelo
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally in love with this one!!! Makes me want to read all the author's books. I haven't read the first book but I felt like I didn't need to (although I do wanna read it).

This book tells the story of Crystal and Ford, two different people who fall for each other in a road trip to a wedding. Crystal is a yoga instructor who's always positive and trying to help others; Ford is the CEO of his family business, a workaholic who doesn't like to be distracted. There are sparks everywhere when they are
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Tracey
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first read from this author and she has easily been added to my "must read" list of authors! This was everything I love in a contemporary romance with lots of feels, intensity, heart-warming moments and hot, sexy times as well! I loved the slow development of the relationship between Ford and Crystal and the easy, sometimes really hot, banter between these two characters. The supporting characters were just as well thought out and developed and added to the storyline without taking a ...more
Paula Pugh
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The wedding of two polar families brings foes Crystal Ananda and Bradford T. Huntington face-to-face as they combine efforts to make it to her cousin’s and his sister’s wedding. The forces of nature have forced them to find alternative ways to the venue and inclement weather causes them to spend time together on the road and off. Crystal and Ford are like oil and water: she’s freedom and he’s all business, she’s fluid and he’s uptight. Both are under extreme family pressure to do the right thing ...more
poppy
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had a great storyline and really great characters this is the first book I have read from this series and I will be checking out the first one. It was well written and really funny at times it was a little bit slow at times but once it picked back up it was really good. If you are looking for a fun cute read then give this a go I enjoyed it.
SCBookAddict
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book to read. Even better if you love yoga.
Crystal is a free spirit and Ford is a CEO that only knows how to work. This opposites-attract story is fun and sexy. It also has the important lesson that we are ultimately responsible for our own happiness.
Ashley
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thought this was fantastic! I had an absolute blast reading about these two characters and their differences. I do think it was a little slow in moments though. :)

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily reviewing.
Amy
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story. I know nothing about yoga but after reading this story I want to learn! Loved this story of two opposites drawn together after they let their guards down and get to know each other.
Bookfiend88
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute story! A little too slow in the middle but it was funny, cute and sexy. 4 chilli peppers of hotness!
T
Barely 3 stars.

A decent follow up to the first book in the series - but you don’t have to read sequentially as it’s basically a stand alone. However, this one didn’t resonate with me as much as the first did. It also felt like the yoga aspect in this one was really watered down. On top of that, it was about 75-100 pages too long and in desperate need of a decent editing job. Full disclosure, I thought the 1st book could use some trimming as well. All in all, it’s an okay follow up but one with
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Melissa
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC received from Netgalley.

I really enjoyed the first novel from the Yoga in the City series, so I was excited to read Reckless. Crystal and Ford have great chemistry once they get past the hating each other stage, and all the supporting characters are really entertaining. This would be a 5 star review except for the fact that it's about 40-50 pages too long.
Katie Hansen
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good read that I stumbled upon and I am glad that I did. I highly recommend that you read it.
sbtbkb
Nov 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the premise of this book but not the execution. The heroine was amazing but the hero was an asshole. He never redeemed himself to me. I loved the setting of the Adirondacks but felt like the hero just dragged the story down
Stella Thompson
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in Leigh LaValle's Yoga In The City series. This book can be read as a standalone and I hadn’t read the first book, but did not feel I missed anything.

Crystal is the co-owner of a yoga studio in Boulder Colorado. She’s also the spokesperson for her parents' new book about tantra. Crystal is overwhelmed and needs a break to get herself back to peace. Conveniently, she is scheduled to go to the Adirondack’s for her cousin's wedding.

Ford is a workaholic, control freak CEO
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Marcela Sotelo
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Totally in love with this one!!! Makes me want to read all the author's books. I haven't read the first book but I felt like I didn't need to (although I do wanna read it).

This book tells the story of Crystal and Ford, two different people who fall for each other in a road trip to a wedding. Crystal is a yoga instructor who's always positive and trying to help others; Ford is the CEO of his family business, a workaholic who doesn't like to be distracted. There are sparks everywhere when they are
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Lianne James
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily read this title in exchange for a review.
A feel good book if ever I saw one.
It’s light hearted, has some truly funny moments, and with out giving too much away, let’s just say the parents are the highlight and steel the show.
Michelle Harris
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it, a lot. Good characters and decent storyline. Characters are polar opposites and just too good together. Overall, it was really well done! Would recommend.
B.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second of the author’s series about four women who own a yoga studio together. I really enjoyed the book and reading how this unlikely couple came together.

It has a bit of a Pride and Prejudice vibe to it with two very different people from very different backgrounds have to find out that they have more to bind them together than cast them apart. Crystal comes from a very woo-woo family with parents who write books about yoga and sex. She’s tired of taking care of them and being the
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Sabdul
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This right here is a slice of sunshine pie ..................

What happens when a stuffed shirt and a free spirit are forced together? fireworks! That's what. And when their equally "noses in the air" and "I am one with nature" families meet as well? Let's just say a LOT is going on.

This is a happy book. From the great characters, to the backdrop, the author weaves a story around you that just gladdens the heart. This is the first book I've read by Miss LaValle but it wont be my last. If you're l
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♥ Kym
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unique, unpredictable and uncontrollable!



5stars



I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest book review.



Crystal and Ford, two opposite individuals bound to annoy and get into each other’s nerves. Yoga is her past time, while work is his passion – put them together, they become each others’ distraction and they don’t give a damn single thing being reckless.

I totally LOVE it! You don’t get so bored easily and there are tons
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Leigh LaValle is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance. She lives in Montana with her family. When she is not chasing kids, bemoaning the laundry, or carving out time to do yoga, she is sneaking away to write. She would rather read than sleep, and cannot imagine a better job than writing romance. She is also a certified yoga teacher, but is not nearly as flexible as ...more

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