Review: Reckless by Priscilla West

Posted August 20th, 2015 in book review / 17 comments

Review: Reckless by Priscilla WestReckless by Priscilla West
Series: Forever #6
Publisher: Self-Published on August 4, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: 328
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: two-stars

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.

At A Glance

Started out good then went downhill from there.

The Good

The beginning was melodramatic but I thought it was fun and sexy. Not something that would happen in real life, but I am okay with fiction exaggerating things from time to time.

Riley seemed boring at first but was really spunky and determined. Jax was moody but he had his moments. The sex was pretty hot. I loved the hot-tub scene. Yowza! I also loved the music/band aspect. I usually do with rock star romances.

The Bad

First, the plot sucked. There wasn’t much of one and then the ending takes a 180 and it left me feeling weird.

The characters were not that likable and very one-dimensional. Riley was okay but she could be an airhead. Jax was often unbearable. I would never put up with his shit. I like me a sexy, brooding alpha, but Jax was too much. You can only do emotionally closed off for so long. The biggest thing though is that they had very little chemistry. They had good sex, but I never felt like they should be together. Nothing about them made my heart pitter-patter.

The writing was very cliché. I often rolled my eyes. I never got lost in the story because of it.

The Snuggly

The sex was the best part. Very hot and detailed.

Final Thoughts

A lot of people love this one, which is great, but I need something more out of my rock star romances. I need character connection and an interesting plot. We don’t get that here. Not recommended.

Quotes

“A shiver moved through me. My last boyfriend couldn’t make a woman come if he had half a sex toy store and a map at his disposal.”

“Whether you say yes or no tonight, there won’t be any groupies-not as long as you’re around. Since the moment I saw you, I’ve wanted you. No one else.”

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17 Responses to “Review: Reckless by Priscilla West”

  1. Kristin

    Phew. I came this close to reading it because Netgalley kept telling me it was the most requested and sought after book. Every time I read the synopsis though, something always turned me away. Glad I listened to my subconscious. I’m sorry that you read it and didn’t enjoy it though. It sucks when you are not enjoying what you’re reading. One of these days I’d like to meet a non-douchey rock star and a bad-ass tattooed female 😉 That would be cool.

    • Nathan

      Sorry it wasn’t a good read. If your interested in a bad-ass tattooed female, there is Fallon Keene, a werewolf from Chloe Neil’s “Twice Bitten” I recommend reading “Some Girls Bite” and “Friday Night Bit’s” first though.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I know, the cover tricked me! It did sound like something I would like though.

  2. kindlemom1

    I’ve read one of her other books and liked it but it sounds like this definitely wasn’t one of her best works. Sorry this wasn’t better.

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