Review ~ Something Reckless by Lexi Ryan

Title: Something Reckless
Author: Lexi Ryan
Series: Reckless & Real #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: December 22nd 2014

He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.

He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.

He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.

I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and now the anonymity ends. I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.

Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a stranger at all.


Lizzy Thompson met riverrat69 online through a service promising to deliver meaningful relationships by forbidding its users to share names or photos until they’ve reached a certain benchmark. She was looking for love. He was researching an investment. They hit it off. Talked and flirted, hid behind screen names and cartoon avatars.

Now they’re breaking the rules and meeting in person. But Liz is prepared. She’s picked up hints and followed clues. She’s nearly convinced she’s discovered the identity of her dirty-talking online friend.

She wonders if her ex-lover Sam Bradshaw knows her identity too.
When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble.

Something Reckless is part one of the Reckless & Real series. Part two, Something Real will be released in 2015.
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After getting a taste of Lexi Ryan in her Here and Now series, I knew I had to read more of her work. The next series, Reckless & Real, are Lizzy and Sam’s books and I was excited to see these two get together. They have intense chemistry and it was interesting to see how far back their connection began.

This book actually begins with the novella Something Wild, and it is everything you are thinking! It was a quick and steamy read as we go through a short time where Lizzy and Sam hook up. They have amazing chemistry and I could see the passion between them building. But circumstances arise that force them apart. I really enjoyed this insight into Lizzy and Sam; it showed me enough of them to see that they are good together, but neither of them are confident enough to put their feelings on the line.

Something Reckless
I was happy to dive into the next book immediately because I wanted to see what happened between Lizzy and Sam, and whether or not they were able to get back together. Two years has passed since that original hook up, and there have been a few things that have occurred since then, but these two still have chemistry.

I liked seeing the dating app twist throughout this book and I followed Lizzy… trying to figure out the clues. I didn’t side with her as to who she thought it was and even though I figured it out, it was still a shock. I loved seeing Lizzy and Sam together, and seeing them grow together and open up. But all those twists and turns kept me guessing!!

I loved this first book in the Reckless & Real series!! It is told in dual POV’s from Lizzy and Sam, and I was hooked to the storyline immediately! The characters have great chemistry and don’t realise they are looking for the same thing, but the more time they spend together the more comfortable they become. I am dying for March to get here! Thank you for hooking me in once again, Lexi!!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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. / 

Something Wild, a novella in the Reckless & Real series is FREE!! 
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  1. It is a really interesting premise. I'm reading this soon. Glad you enjoyed.

  2. This sounds incredibly hot! Like the mysterious dirty talker. Lol.

  3. Nice Review :D I add it this book to my TBR list ...

  4. Hey, I've recently bought Something wild :) Looking forward to reading it ! And I loooove dirty talkers...

  5. oooh, now this sounds really good. I love the whole online/texting aspect. And I love the heroines name heheh. I am definitely reading this one!

  6. Woohoo! I'm glad this new series is off to such a good start, Naomi! I'm gonna read the Here and Now series first, though. ;)

  7. I actually prefer romances that stands the test of time like this one. It's more realistic than hot and heavy affairs.

  8. I bet this is the kind of online dating our Liz does. Don't tell her I said that! :P I like the sound of this.

  9. This definitely sounds yummy, Naomi! I think I need to read some Lexi Ryan stories myself *fans self* you know I enjoy a steamy read, and even more so when there's a series that follows one couple over the span of several years!
    Great review :)
    I hope your last day of 2014 will be amazing! Happy, healthy and amazing New Year to you :)

  10. Oh my! What a sizzling sounding book! After reading your review it really makes me want to pick it up!

    :D *hugs* Lovely review as always!

  11. I keep meaning to read something by her. Glad to hear that it was sizzling and made you want the next right away, always a sign of enjoyment

  12. She's one I haven't tried yet. I remember the name though. They do sounds pretty dang good. Maybe this year :D

  13. I did! i am really enjoying Lexi's books. Enjoy!

  14. Mmmm... It is hot! And the dirty talking was fun *wink*

  15. Hehe... me too! I hope you enjoy Something Wild!!

  16. Haha! Of course she has a brilliant name!! *wink* The online aspect was interesting... loved the twists!

  17. I agree! And the characters in this one have come a long way to be together.

  18. I think I would like to go back to the beginning, someday! I need more time to read!

  19. Haha!! I bet she does too... No wonder she enjoys reading about it so much!

  20. The beginning to this relationship was just about the sex, but I am glad it is growing!
    Thanks Lexie... although I am very late reading your comment! It was a nice day, relaxing with the family!

  21. Hehe! Thanks girl! I really like Lexi's books... she sucks me into her incredible, sizzling worlds every time!

  22. I have my fingers crossed for you!! lol


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