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4.57  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  88 reviews
FOUR swoon-worthy never before published, standalone stories. HEAs guaranteed.

You’ve done what’s expected.
You’ve stayed in the “good girl” lane.
How’s that working for you?

If you have a chance at falling in love . . .
Will you take matters into your hands?
Kiss a stranger with wild abandon?
Throw caution to the wind along with your clothes?

Don’t think about the cons
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Published November 6th 2018
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This review is for Layla’s Chance part of the Reckless Anthology

For a novella, this had so much feeling and depth. Add in plenty of sexy times, a hero and heroine that are well developed, and you’ve got the makings for an amazing read.

I loved reading about Layla and Chance. While their relationship starts off fast and their time together is limited, this wasn’t really an over the top insta-love romance. It’s more like an insta-let’s-see-where-this-thing-goes thing. That in itself was refreshing.
Selina Durio
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is rare to read an anthology where every story is captivating and exciting. This book includes four complete, never before published, stories. They are all well written and kept me captivated.
Layla’s Chance (Mika Jolie)—this is another great read by this author set in Martha’s Vineyard. When lawyer Layla is professionally devastated on her birthday, she escapes to the Vineyard to lick her wounds. Little does she know that a chance meeting with a much younger Chance will turn her life upside d
Stephanie Rose
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read Layla's Chance by Mika Jolie and loved it. It was a hot as hell read, but deep and emotional at the same time. Layla meets the much younger Chance and forgets to be the good girl who doesn't break any rules, and how could you not fall for Chance Santos, holy hotness!

This novella was exactly what I needed, the perfect romance to heat you up and warm you heart and soul!
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
RECKLESS: ANTHOLOGY featured four amazing stories. Four different troupe, with some strong badass women, making life changing decisions and equally strong and charming men, who fell in love with them. The stories were fresh and intriguing, with maximum amount of heat. I highly recommend this book. I guarantee you, you will love it!

LAYAL’S CHANCE by Mika Jolie, was magnificent!! LOVED IT!! This was my absolute favorite! What’s better than a story that centers around an older woman and a cool you
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*This review is for the Spy Who Kissed Me.*

The Spy Who Kissed Me was the first book that I've read from Sharla Lovelace, but it will not be my last! This novella is action-packed, sexually-charged, and unpredictable. It contains all the factors need to make it an amazing read... which it was!
Ava is a lawyer with the goal of becoming a partner at her firm... which is her only goal. With no friends or family she starts to realize how empty her life has become. After being thrust in the middle of p
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you like a smorgasbord of romance possibilities, this anthology will fit the bill. The four stories are hot with alpha males to die for and the women that they want will have you cheering for them to succeed in their adventures. My favorite stories were Layla's Chance and Into The Deep. In Layla's Chance, Layla is passed up for a promotion in the law firm she works at, she takes a weekend vacation to Martha’s Vineyard where she meets Chance a young man that is thirteen years her junior. She i ...more
Cathy Geha
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reckless – An Anthology

Hot…HOT…H O T ~ You know that fantasy you might have had from time to time that had you doing something naughty and totally out of keeping with your normal day to day choices? Perhaps a little bit reckless? Perhaps something you might have done in the past but not in the present? Well, this book has four such wonderful rather steamy stories that had me on the edge of my seat unable to stop reading. Whew! I hope YOU enjoy them all as much as I did!

Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an earc of this book from Mika and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
All the stories have a red thread I really loved them all. I will review every one of them, because they were amazing and have a few words that need to be said.

Layla's Chance by Mika Jolie
O my god what an amazing story.
What fascinated me the most was that Chance was sure of himself. He fell something for Layla and didn't want to let go of her. There wasn't any beating around the bush, he was straightforward an
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Sharla Lovelace stories and The Spy Who Kissed Me was action packed, sexy, fun. Circumstances lead Ava on a reckless rerouted trip into the arms of a handsome stranger. Dominic wants to protect this beautiful stranger while doing his job. These two had heat and sexual tension but beyond that was the chance for something real.
Sharla packed a lot into this little novella. Characters to fall in love with and her trademark perfect storytelling that will grip you from the very first page. I lo
Kathy Rouchelle
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Four stories, four couples, four sets of people who are determined to make the decision to live their lives and make every moment count. Eight people who take a leap of faith and take a chance on love, pushing their doubts and pain away and just go for it. Some it takes a little longer to come to that decision, but when they finally clear the doubt form their minds and decide to follow their hearts, it's pure magic. Love will definitely fill your hearts just as it does the characters in these we ...more
Grab a towel, it’s going to get steamy as four couples find love and romance and four authors come together in RECKLESS, an anthology about finding LOVE, of course!

Younger guy falls for older woman, wait, successful, hot and famous younger guy falls for a hard-headed woman who is far more cautious than he about giving away her heart, even if it is screaming PICK HIM! In a slow burn romance, Chance must convince Layla they belong together, but can he?

Absolutely a toe-
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Reckless Anthology is a collection of romance novellas from 4 different authors. This review is for Layla's Chance by Mika Jolie. I'm a huge fan of this format, sexy little novellas by different authors and Layla's Chance did not disappoint. Layla Benedict is a successful lawyer who has spent the last 12 years of her life focusing solely on her career and catering to the needs of others. She thought she was on track for partner at her prestigious firm, but a turn of events as left her not on ...more
Sharing My
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved all four of these stories, but my favorite was Layla's Chance. I loved their explosive chemistry. My next favorite was Into the Deep. I loved Gemma and Grayson's instant connection. I also enjoyed Dirty Martini. Drew and Rachel were two alphas trying to get to the top in the corporate world. Does business and pleasure go well together? The Spy Who Kissed Me was also great. Dominic was just trying to protect Ava, but who would protect his heart from falling for her? Four great stories by ...more
Gladys Mills
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Layla's Chance. This book was a lovely love story about a older woman meeting a younger man and not believing she could fall in love and he would want her. Layla was at a crossroads of her life and needed more to fulfill her life. She takes an unplanned weekend vacation to Martha's Vineyard to clear her head and meets Chance, a singer in a rock band. Can this be what Layla needs or even want? What does Chance see in her? This is a good book to read. *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this b ...more
T. Rosado
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In all honesty, I approach novellas with trepidation. I'm a lover of big books and can be hard to please in stories shorter than 200 pages. Imagine my surprise when I started reading the first of the four stories within this anthology and I was completely in love. Below are my quick reviews of the separate stories (not in order of appearance.)

Layla's Chance by Mika Jolie: This was my first story by author Mika Jolie and afterwards I was scrambling to check out her back list. This was an older wo
Isha Coleman
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
There are no rules when it comes to love and these couples are determined to make every minute count. In a moment of heartache these people find that the chance of pain is worth the risk of happiness. The heart wants what it wants and the Reckless anthology is great reading with a bit of naughty fun. WINNER.
Donna Flint
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Layla’s Chance by Mika Jolie
Layla is passed over for a promotion on her birthday and so she takes off for Martha's Vineyard where she meets a young rock star. She has to decide if he is right for her, or if she's just being a cougar. This one was really good. My first by this author.

Dirty Martinis by P.M. Carson
After phone calls, texts and Skyping for months, Rachel and Drew finally meet in person. Sparks fly. Their date ends up lasting much longer than either of them expected, and when an emerg
Lene Norway
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Mika Jolie, Kylie Stewart, P M Carson, and Sharla Lovelace have put together an amazing collection of four romantic and intriguing stories.

Mika Jolie's Layla's Chance is an amazing story filled with thrilling moments and enjoyable characters you'll fall in love with instantly. This author has a knack for writing stories containing well developed protagonists and a plot that feels real. And this is no exception.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
Becky Claxon
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mika Jolie
Layla’s Chance
I enjoyed this book. I felt bad for Layla since she did not have such great parents. Then to work for a law firm for so long and get passed over for partner, that was awful. Chance seems like a great guy and knows what he wants. I can understand how Layla felt since she was so much older than Chance. It was a feel good romance that I encourage you to read. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book.

P.M. Carson
Dirty Martinis
Drew and Rachel were so alike. The
Mary Dean
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woo! Give me a fan! It's hot in here! What a collection! I am a big fan of collections. I love getting stories from different authors in one book. This anthology is a romance lovers dream. These four stories are by four amazing authors. I am so glad I read it. I have new to me authors I need to check out further now. That is another thing I love about these collections. This collections is also diverse. Each story is totally different from the other one.
LAYLA'S CHANCE by Mika Jolie ~ This is an
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reckless Anthology first story Layla's Chance by Mika Jolie was a sexy enjoyable read. I enjoyed this older woman , younger man story. Layla is at the crossroads where her job is concerned. Overlooked once again regardless of her dedication. She takes a break and goes to Martha's Vineyard. While checking out the sights ,Layla and Chance physically runs into each other. Falling to the ground laying on each other. .And their story begins and it's hot!! Check it out..... ... The next story is Dirty ...more
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was super fun to read... I read the hole Anthology and really enjoyed it remember these are novellas. All 4 stories were unique in there own ways and each author did awesome. Each couple tests boundaries in different ways and in the end they all get there happiness.
Gina StyleRocks
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A round of applause for Layla's Chance by Mika Jolie! I absolutely loved this story. I rarely read books about older women/ younger men, but after reading this one, I may try a few more. This book was very well written and it flowed effortlessly. The story held my attention from beginning to end. I try to avoid putting spoilers in my reviews, so I'll just say Layla and Chance....yes honey! Straight fire! This story is worth checking out. You will not be disappointed. Awesome job, Mika Jolie!

I re
Jill Urbanek Gauger
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This review is for Layla’s Chance and Into the Deep. Both of these were romantic and showed that age differences were not deterrents when love is involved. I truly loved both of these books and the characters were amazing.
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
An Anthology filled with novellas that make you want to be a little bit RECKLESS . . .

Layla's Chance - Mika Jolie

Dirty Martinis - P.M. Carson

Into the Deep - Kylie Stewart

The Spy Who Kissed Me - Sharla Lovelace
Autumn Bryant
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A must read. Four books by different authors and each one gives you something completely different. Filled with strong women, swoon-worthy men, and stories that keep you on the edge of your seat. You will not be disappointed.
Lindsay Clark
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED this Anthology! ❤️ 4 steamy Couples that left me Swooning until the very last page. Adored Into the Deep by Kylie Stewart! Fantastic writing! Check this one out!
Erin Lewis
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
These were all new authors to me so I was excited to read their stories and I enjoyed them.

Layla’s Chance by Mika Jolie: This was a good story that is about an older woman, Layla and a younger man, Chance.
It’s not often that you see this type of story line so I was interested to see how it played out. This was a fast paced read about Layla, a lawyer who has retreated to Martha’s Vineyard. When she meets the much younger Chance, a rock star, she is wary but Chance slowly but surely breaks down h
Lisa Hemming
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Reckless anthology is a collection of steamy and romantic stories from four very talented romance authors: Mika Jolie, P.M. Carson, Kylie Stewart, and Sharla Lovelace.
The men are all sexy, including a rock star, a businessman who finds love on a dating app, a rugged silver fox with a dreamy voice, and a spy who saves the damsel in distress.

Layla’s Chance
Layla is an overworked lawyer who runs away to Martha’s Vineyard where she accidentally bumps into Chance, a hot rocker who only has eyes fo
Jackie Wright
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This review is for Layla’s Chance book 1 in the Reckless Anthology.
This novella is set in Martha’s Vineyard and it’s Layla and Chance’s story, Layla a lawyer has escaped to the Vineyard after being professionally devasted on her birthday she needs some space she needs time to lick her wounds and work out where her life is going what she doesn’t expect is a chance meeting with a younger guy will not only turn her life around but it will also make her future very clear. Chance maybe younger than
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Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evo ...more

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