Reckless by Priscilla West
Series: Reckless # 1
Published: August 4, 2014
ARC provided by author for review
Everything about him warned me to stay away.
I’d seen bad boys before, but he had it all and more. The rippling muscles covered in tatts, the piercing eyes hiding dark secrets, the silky voice that could make a girl come with just a whisper . . .
He was exactly the type of guy that would get me in trouble, but when he jumped off the stage, inked skin glistening with sweat and breathed his seductive words into my ear, I couldn’t resist the temptation.
It was supposed to be the best one-night stand of my life, but fate didn’t let it play out that way. Things happened. I got upset. I got hasty. And worst of all, I got reckless.
After that disaster, I thought it was the last I’d see of him. But what I didn’t know was that I’d started something.
Something that could shatter the very thing I had worked so hard to protect.
I should have known back then that the most seductive things in life are also the most dangerous.
Reckless - Book One of Two
Reckless 2- Book Two of Two (Coming Fall 2014)
“Everything about him told me to stay away”
This book starts off with Riley witnessing the 'Jax Effect' as she called it, where women fall all over themselves for him, want him, and are practically hypnotized by his presence. Riley is with a friend at a bar and suddenly there is a band announced, the crowd goes crazy so she tries to go to the front row to see the band and what is causing all the ruckus. It was crazy getting to the front, there were women going hysterical, their boyfriends had to hold them back, a girl fainted, it was complete chaos in that bar. So when the band is done, since Jax noticed Riley he asked her to go backstage and I swear she almost got cut by all the crazy girls that were seething because they didn't get picked. When she gets backstage Riley finds out that Jax is an ass, even though he's a rock god, sex on a stick, beautiful specimen of a man. So she's not impressed. I swear the beginning had me so hooked that I wanted to read faster and faster to find out what happened next.
Riley just got her certification on accounting and her assignment is to be the tour accountant for a band called the Hitchcocks, which in turn is Jax's band, she didn't know it was them because at the bar they were announced as 'The Cocks' (clears throat.) Anyways... Riley has to fight against her desire to be with 'Rock Star Sex God' because she isn't there for that, she wants to be professional and it works for some time, until, well, it doesn't, and that's when the story gets even better. We start to see Jax's romantic side, where he is seriously swoon worthy, along with his look, hmm heaven.
"W-What are you doing?!" - Riley
"Making us even. You wanted higher stakes. Here it is." - Jax
He ripped back the leather flaps, exposing himself. I cup my hand over my mouth.
He wasn't wearing any underwear.
I picked my jaw up off the floor and collected myself.
"This is the opposite of making us even. You humiliated and embarrassed me. But this isn't embarrassing you. It's more like you're flashing me!" - Riley
"Embarrassed or not, I'm naked. You weren't." - Jax
I loved that part, so funny, I can't believe that happened and neither did Riley cause she was in freaking shock, so was I and my jaw dropped too, lol.
As the story progressed we saw a different side of Jax, he was sweeter and it was unexpected to Riley because he was this larger than life rock star, so she was pleasantly surprised. Getting near the end I was getting nervous because I didn't want things to turn dark and have a really surprising ending, there was still a kind of cliffhanger ending but some things get resolved and I was so grateful. The ending satisfied me and it was badass.
I've read the Wrecked series before I read this book and I love her writing, it's familiar to me and her writing flows so well and I'm completely drawn into her stories. I also recommend the Wrecked series, it's about a super hot fighter.