Author: Lexi Ryan
Pages: (75) (343)
Publisher: Ever After, LLC
Source: AToMR Promotions
“You need a good guy. A long-term guy. One who does dates and romance and emotional strings…I’m just an asshole who wants to tie you up, make you come, and walk away.”
Samuel Bradshaw is a man with a reputation—the kind of reputation that should have me running the other way. Instead, it has me searching for the shortest distance to his bed. I won’t be the starry-eyed girl who thinks she can change a man like Sam, and despite what he thinks, forever is not what I need. I need the things he makes me feel, the way he turns me on, and the promise of pleasure in his eyes. I need SOMETHING WILD.
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.
Flirty Review: Five Lip Bites
I was loving the fact I got to read the novella for Something Wild in Something Reckless. Such a treat! Anyhoo, Something Reckless tells the story of Liz and Sam, two characters already seen in both of Ryan's series New Hope and Here and Now. Liz is just coasting through life at the moment. She's unlucky in love and takes a chance at a new dating site. There she meets and starts a hot anonymous relationship online with a man who turns her on like nobody else. But she has her thoughts on who the man could be. The town they live in is small and there are only a certain few who fit the descriptions her online friend has let slip. It's Sam, the man she has been in love with since she was a teenager.
Sam is not looking to get involved with anyone. He has his own problems that he's trying to deal with. But when Liz walks into his life again, there is no turning back. He can't stay away from even if he tried. She works for his dad, after all.
What I loved about this book is that it kept me guessing. I thought I had a good guess on what was going to happen next and then Ryan totally blew my mind by the end. I was left yelling, NOOOOOOOOO!! when I got to the last page. I need the next book yesterday!
Ryan crafted rich characters and a complex plot driven book that I found to be again, fresh and well-down. The flow was very good, the writing amazing, and the editing was spot-on. I really don't have much to complain about this book. I strongly urge everyone to pick it up and get involved with whatever Ryan has up her sleeve.