The first time I kissed Scarlet, I knew I was in trouble.
The night I slept with her, my life changed forever.
The day I found out I was going to be a father, I ran from her.
Now that I’ve been given a second chance I won’t be so reckless.
Will my love be enough to prove to her that even in the darkest times I won’t repeat the past?
Romance | New Adult | Contemporary
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour in exchange for an honest review***
I cannot believe this series is over – that is always a bittersweet moment for me honestly, when a series you have read since the beginning finally comes to a close. Yet, here we are for Reckless Love. After reading it I was definitely on edge with my feelings… obviously. So I might be the minority here on opinion. So let me explain myself…
I was beyond excited for Trevor and Scarlet’s romance. Honestly the build since the beginning on Trevor’s high school love runaway, then Scarlet randomly showing up at the house, it was like BAM, this is going to be good. Cue the angst I was hoping. Unfortunately this was where it really disappointed me. Majority of the book is constant retelling of the actual family and their romances. It was almost as if Trevor and Scarlet took a back seat to everyone, their own story and they were the secondary characters. On top of this, when there was a romance it was rushed. And I don’t mean just insta-love rushed, I mean, one minute there is one plot happening then there is a twist then another. It was server plot holes with their actual relationship that it sent my mind in a tizzy.
This unfortunately made it rather difficult to get a feel for either of the main characters. Both characters annoyed me, both had a level of immaturity and stupidity that I just could not for the life of me, wrap my mind around. Their personalities at some points seemed fun, they had a type of chemistry but again I couldn’t get a read on it long enough to enjoy their romance.
Overall, I loved the series, I did, however Reckless Love let me a little less than satisfied. Especially considering the build up towards Trevor and Scarlet. I don’t know, I was expecting something more, something else perhaps than what it was. I know, that sounds rather strange, but unfortunately for me, Reckless Love was more about the retelling of the other siblings, there was random dialogue, and just lack luster on the romance. Simply not enough and yet drastically rushed.
I have become a huge Kelly Elliott fan, I plan on continuing my obsession, and I did enjoy her Cowboys & Angels series immensely. I would definitely still recommend the series, if you want light, with some feel good flutter love romance, this is definitely right up your alley.
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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.