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Review: Reckless by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Review: Reckless by Aurora Rose Reynolds

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes a steamy romance about what happens when a risk-taker tries to follow the rules.

Jade has always been the reckless type. But after her relationship implodes and her business goes under, she realizes it might be time to change her ways. She decides on a fresh start in a new place: Montana.

But shortly after her arrival in Big Sky Country, she meets headstrong wilderness retreat owner Maverick, whose name, fittingly, means “dissenter.” Jade tries to convince herself he’s not the type of man she needs in her life. The problem is, she wants him in her life. She wants him more than anything.

For Maverick, his attraction to this out-of-towner is undeniable. But he’s sworn off relationships—until he gets to know the fiery-haired, fiery-tempered Jade. He can’t help but wonder if it’s worth opening himself up to her. It’s a gamble, sure. But is it reckless?

Or is love a high-stakes game of risk and reward that just might pay off in the end?

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4.5 Stars!

I absolutely adored this book! After just coming off a reading a really heavy read, I was looking for something light and filled with romance, and Reckless was just what the doctor ordered.

When we first meet up with Jade, Jade is fresh off a disastrous relationship and has found herself homeless and without a job. She’s headed to Montana looking for a fresh start. But what she didn’t plan on was Maverick. Despite the obvious chemistry between the two of them, Jade has convinced herself that they could only be friends. But the more time they spend with one another, the more Jade questions herself. Will Jade and Maverick take a chance on love or are they destined to remain friends? There’s only one way to find out…

Reckless is a fast-paced second-chance romance filled with the insta-love/instant chemistry that we’ve come to know and love from this author. This story is filled with depth, angst, and uncertainty. The characters are perfectly imperfect and deserved not just a second chance in life, but in love as well.

I loved the angst and uncertainty. Jade was looking for a fresh start and men were nowhere on her radar, but Maverick was a force to be reckoned with. Their chemistry was instant and despite their better judgment, neither character was about to let what was happening with them pass by. I just loved watching these two characters fall.

If I had one complaint, it would be that the ending felt a bit rushed. While I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome of this story, I just felt like with all of the angst and heartache, we could have seen Maverick grovel just a little bit more.

Reckless is a fantastic small-town, second-chance romance. I loved the characters and the secondary ones as well. I loved how accepting everyone was of Jade and how willing they were to help her. Jade and Maverick’s story gave me all the feels and delivered delicious angst and romance, but kept the drama on the light side. Ultimately, this was a great book to spend my day getting lost in.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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