31 Jul 2019

#Review: RECKLESS by Lex Martin


Author: Lex Martin
Series: N/A
Source: Audible
Publisher: Audible Studios
Publication Date: February 20, 2018
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Reckless features Tori and Ethan and is a standalone companion to the USA Today bestseller Shameless.

For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss.

I'm a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don't want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him. 

Between us, she's the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce. 

What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice.

My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't want, no matter how much I crave her. 
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I am in the minority with this one because it was kind of meh for me. I thought the romance didn't quite work for what the author was going for and the set up was disappointing. Romance in general isn't my favourite genre (although I'm trying to read more of it this year) but I was hoping for a bit more from this one since so many people said it was amazing.

This book had a lot of tropes, which generally is fine! But I felt like it didn't do anything with them. It just made it feel pretty boring and as though I had already read this one. There was nothing extremely special about this one or anything that I can pinpoint about it - and I read it only a couple days ago. It didn't feel like I needed to pay attention or really care about it because it was just like every other book.

The characters were really shallow and didn't have too much development over the course of the novel. Both main characters swore off of relationships and romance, but then as soon as they saw each other, they were back into relationship mode. And I understand that there can be instalust and instalove, but it didn't feel genuine. It felt like the author wanted to get to the sex scenes (which were A++++) rather than build up a genuine romance.

I gave this two stars because of the sex scenes but there are so many other, better romance novels that you can read instead of this one. Definitely not the book for me and I don't recommend it.

Have you read this one? What was your favourite part?


  1. Honestly I don't really read that many romance books, I'm all about YA contemporary and high fantasy!!! x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy this one! I happened to love it, especially since single dad and nanny romances are my kryptonite. I agree the sex scenes are A++++++. Hopefully you enjoy the next romance you read more!


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