Monday, January 12, 2015

Something Reckless by Lexi Ryan ~ Review

Source: Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Adult Contemporary Romance

Release: December 22, 2014

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 tonight the anonymity ends. Tonight 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 Something Real, 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 ninety-percent 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.


Let me start by clarifying that the prequel novella Something Wild is included at the beginning of this book.  I was confused at first because the promised texting between Lizzy and riverrat69 doesn't happen.  Then the novella ended and this book started.  And the texting began.

I went back to check after I started this one to make sure it was contemporary romance because it sure read like erotic.  I'm not a fan of erotic.  I need more of a story than the sex.  I need more than a page or two between either having sex, talking about sex or thinking about sex.  Such is not the case in this book.  Lots of thinking, talking and doing in this one.

I didn't really care for Lizzy.  I don't get her really.  She's fallen for Sam but when he turns her down because she's a seventeen virgin, she jumps into the arms of another college guy THAT night.  I guess it could be a seventeen year-old issue but later she makes equally stupid decisions.  There's too much that seems like cheating to me in this book.  I just can't deal with that.

Sam doesn't make sense to me either.  He's a player with a problem.  But he wants the problem to stay.  Then it doesn't and he hates them for it.  I get the hating thing but I don't understand why the player boy would want this problem to stick around.  Yes, I know I'm being vague.  *shrugs*  Trying not to spoil it for ya.

The whole mystery of who she's texting was just disgusting to me.  I never thought it was Sam.  And when I found out who it was, I was even more unhappy with the whole feel of this book.  No thank you.  No more.  I will not read the next one.

I think this book just wasn't for me.  Not everyone agrees though.  Checkout the different opinion below.



  1. Hmmm I'm not sure this is one for me either... the cheating thing would probably bug me and I am not a big fan of the whole mystery guy behind a screen name thing. Thanks for the honest review!

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Valerie. This doesn't sound much like my kind of read either.

  3. A shame you didn't like this one, but I really think it is a love or hate kind of read. I have to agree with you on the texter though, I didn't think it was Sam either, but secretly hoped it wasn't who it was. Great honest review.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace