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The Right Side of Reckless

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He’s never met a rule he didn’t break… She’s followed the rules her whole life… When they meet, one golden rule is established: stay away. Sparks fly in this edgy own voices novel, perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon, S. K. Ali, and Kristina Forest.

They were supposed to ignore each other and respect that fine line between them…

Guillermo Lozano is getting a fresh start. New t
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: July 13th 2021 by Inkyard Press
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    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Bad boy meets descent girl who never does anything wrong! Polar opposites premise, enemies to friends and friends to lovers theme plus boiling, tempting chemistry! Sign me in! This promising formulation always widens my smile and warms my ice cold blood who are getting tougher each day after binge reading mind bending thrillers! I need urgent romance cure to brighten my pitch black mood!

    Firstly the most important thing for me at romance readings are characters and second one is chemistry. Thank
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    Grace✨
    May 01, 2021 rated it liked it
    Thank you, NetGalley for providing me with an EArc in exchange for an honest review!

    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
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    Brinley
    Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
    As soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I knew I would love it. I was praying I'd get accepted, and thankfully, I did! I was in the mood for a fluffy romance, so this was everything I was looking for!

    Blurb
    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
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    Alyson Stone
    May 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc, teen-fic
    Book: The Right Side of Reckless
    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
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    Young Adult Social Themes
    Shelby (Grace with Books)
    Arc provided by netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review
    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
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    Caylie Ratzlaff
    May 24, 2021 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arcs
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC! 3/5 stars. I really liked this book, and honestly it lost stars simply because the TOXICITY of the relationship of Troy and Regan. I know that was one of the main points of the novel, but it took FOREVER for Regan to get over her fears.

    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
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    Megan
    Apr 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I’m conflicted about this one. I really loved the teens she created and the realistic world she created for them. There was just enough teen emotion to fill authentic without being too much. However, I have a problem with the legal aspects that one of her characters has gone through and her hurtful comments regarding public defenders. Perhaps she had a legal reader, but her comments seem stereotypical rather than informed. The vast majority of public defenders are dedicated public servants who s ...more
    Alyssa
    Mar 08, 2021 rated it liked it
    This book got me so excited! It has been awhile since I read an ARC. So this book was special because I got to read this for Black History Month! I was so compelled because February is both Black History Month and Love Month. So I am happy that I got a chance to read this book! (I know, I know, it's contemporary not historical, but still!)

    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
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    Victoria
    Feb 19, 2021 rated it liked it
    *thank you very much to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!*

    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
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    Yolanda
    Apr 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
    **Review will be posted on my blog on 6/28/21**

    **3.5 STARS**

    I Liked:
    *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
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    Caitlyn (delightful.reading)
    Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc, netgalley, to-review, ya
    This was a mostly fun read with some John Hughes vibes! (Yay!!)

    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
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    Nikki
    May 14, 2021 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc-reviews
    The Right Side of Reckless follows two main characters, Guillermo, a teen with some anger issues that landed him in juvie. At the start of the book, he is on probation and trying to make amends with his family by making a fresh start in life. The second main character, Regan, is a people-pleaser who does what is expected of her while sacrificing her own happiness in order to pursue the dreams her father has planned for her life. These two teens meet and find that their families and friends are s ...more
    Ashley Dang
    Jun 02, 2021 marked it as to-read
    Opposites attract, and sometimes the good girl and the bad boy just work. Guillermo Lozano is working towards a fresh start after his third arrest charge and being on probation, this is his chance to start over and get his life together. Regan London is the girl next door, a sweet and nice girl who is constantly being pressured to “be perfect”, the perfect daughter, the perfect girlfriend, the perfect everything. Guillermo moves in next door to Regan and is part of her mother’s probation program ...more
    Taylor
    Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Regan is the perfect daughter, perfect student, perfect girlfriend. Her life is set out for her. But what if it isn't what she wants?
    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
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    Makenna | KenniReads
    Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Guillermo and Regan are total opposites. Guillermo is starting fresh in a new school and promises not to engage in any reckless behavior. Regan has always followed the rules, but she isn’t sure that where she is and what she is doing is right for her. Together, they might learn a little something from each other.

    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
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    Michelle
    Mar 03, 2021 rated it liked it
    My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog!

    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
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    DJ
    Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    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
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    Pattie
    Apr 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: i-read-2021, kindle
    What I liked: The alternating POV. Seeing inside of Guillermo's thoughts as he reasoned through his own recovery through his probation was fascinating and insightful.
    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
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    Shyleen
    Apr 20, 2021 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc
    First of all, thank you to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for providing me with an ARC.

    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
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    Erin Quinn
    Dec 21, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    DNF @ 27%. There’s nothing wrong with this book, per se. I just found the plot boring and slow, the characters boring and unmemorable, and the writing boring and kind of clunky. It wasn’t for me, though it might be for somebody.

    Thank you to Edelweiss and Inkyard Press for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
    Cleo Harper
    This is such a sweet love story that tackles so many more big issues. I loved the chemistry between all the characters and got so invested so quickly!

    *3.5 stars

    *ARC provided by Netgalley for review*
    ♛primadonna♛
    I loved A Love Hate Thing.! I'm so ready for this.! Thank you to the publisher and the author for my ARC.! ...more
    Ram33+33+33+33 test
    Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Good to Read
    Jelena
    Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
    4.25/5
    RTC
    Steph
    May 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Thanks for the ARC NetGalley. Cute read, loved all the different characters. Really digging the books coming out with Latinx influence. Different side of the bad boy trope.
    Nat
    May 03, 2021 rated it liked it
    good read
    m.
    Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
    good girl x bad boy + some twists
    Gary
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    Apr 28, 2021
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    Whitney D. Grandison is an American young adult fiction writer. Some of her works can be found on Wattpad, one of the largest online story sharing platforms, where she has acquired over 30,000 followers and has amassed over sixteen million reads. Outside of writing, she is a lover of Korean dramas, all things John Hughes, and horror films. Whitney currently lives in Akron, Ohio.

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