The Right Side of Reckless
They were supposed to ignore each other and respect that fine line between them…
Guillermo Lozano is getting a fresh start. New t ...more
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Firstly the most important thing for me at romance readings are characters and second one is chemistry. Thank ...more
Let's start with the positive: I was really invested in this story! I got mad when I was supposed to and I grew very attached to the characters. I really liked how this book talked about "bad" kids, kids who go to juvie or get in trouble, and how so many really want to be better. We see the "bad boy" (I say that because this story is very good girl-bad boy) gets constantly judged for his past, while he is a much ...more
After making a final mistake, Guillermo is put on parole, and set to community service. Never having made a mistake, Regan is his exact opposite. Sometimes though, opposites attract, and sparks fly. Despite people determined to keep them apart, Guillermo and Regan are willing to play a bit reckl ...more
Author: Whitney D. Grandison
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars
I would like to thank the publisher, Inkyard Press, for sending me an ARC.
Even though I am reading more and more adult books these days, I still have a very soft spot for YA contemporary reads. It just makes me feel all of the right feelings and makes me feel good. This one was no exception. While we do have the light nature of a high school romance, we also have the deeper layer of trying to discover who we ar ...more
W0w. For a book that started off really slow, I actually need up enjoying it so much more than I thought I would, What I dislike about a lot of romances is that they are plot rather than character-driven, and that is not the case in this book.
This book follows Guillermo, who has just gotten out of juvie and is on probation, determined not to waste his fresh start, and Regan who is the perfect daughter, student, and girl ...more
Pros: The concept? Beautiful. The diversity? Beautiful. I LOVED Guillermo and his characterization. He was well developed, and it flowed well with the plot and his rehab. I fell in love with him and his self-gro ...more
Anyway, this book has an amazing plot. It's your good girl-bad boy troupe, which is a classic troupe. And the book in itself has that classic story also, but i ...more
Such a cute story! The bad guy meets nice girl combo is always a favorite. One character is rebellious and one is your typical A student, They are put together to help each other out and begin to grow fond of each other, Very relatable for young adults for sure. I enjoyed how this book showed both sides of the story as opposed to one perspective. We really got a good feel fo ...more
*Guillermo is the “bad boy”. I really liked watching Guillermo grow and do his best to turn his life around after what happened in his past. I grew up with male cousins with bad tempers who got into lots of fights at school and out of school. There were a few times I thought Guillermo was going to fall into his bad habits but he really came out inspiring others, which is really nice to see.
*Regan is the “good girl”, who listens ...more
The Right Side of Reckless is a dual first-person POV centered around good girl Reagan London and in-the-process-of-reforming "bad boy" Guillermo Lozano. Reagan is stuck in her life and Guillermo is trying to dig himself out of the probations hole he dug himself into. I liked both of the leads for the most part, especially since the two leads aren't the typical bad boy/good girl. Guillermo has done a few things in his past, but he ge ...more
Guillermo is on probation and determined to not waste his fresh start.
Regan teaches Guillermo that he's not a monster, and Guillermo teaches Regan to stand up for herself and take her life back.
The odds are against them, but they're determined to take their lives back.
This is an own voices story and I appreciated everything about it. I liked the characters, the wri ...more
This book was fun, cute, and easy to read. I enjoyed being able to want better for both main characters actively. The book is character-driven rather than plot-driven, which I liked - es ...more
Thank you to Inkyard Press for providing the ARC for an honest review.
This is a cute story that I wanted to enjoy more than I did. It has all the elements there to be amazing but just doesn't quite reach it's potential. The opposites attract concept isn't new but the way these two continue to struggle together with their problems makes it interesting. Having the chapters narrated by both Guillermo and Regan definitely increased the sto ...more
I really enjoyed The Right Side of Reckless. You have a bad boy, a good girl and some disapproving parents. Throw in a "perfect Jock" boyfriend and you have a great story. I love a good bad boy story and Guillermo was a great bad boy with heart of gold. I really enjoyed his character. The chemistry between Guillermo and Reagan was awesome. I loved reading about their friendship and watching it grow. The writing was gre ...more
I liked Regan overall, and in many ways I identify with her as a rule-following people-pleasing girl. I am glad she finally stood up for herself.
What I didn't like: PG-13/R language. I teach in a public high school so I know kids say those words a lot. However, I felt like some of it was a bit on the gratuitous side.
Would I recommen ...more
This book has the classic "bad boy nice girl" trope. The book follows Guillermo Lozano who is trying to have a fresh start after getting into some trouble. Him and his family move to a new town and he starts working at the local community center where he meets Regan. Regan is someone who appears to have a "perfect" life and has her future all figured out. However, she's tired of doing what everyone expects of he ...more
Thank you to Edelweiss and Inkyard Press for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.