on March 3rd, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
After everything blew up on Christmas, Liz walked away from me, and I let her. She said she needed space and a chance to pursue her dreams. But we both knew she was running from the mess she made. Now the political campaign she used as an excuse to leave is bringing us back together and I’m proving to her what she really needs—not just the hot nights, greedy hands, and undeniable physical chemistry. What she really needs is something real. What she really needs…is me.
What an absolutely fantastic conclusion to Sam and Liz’s story.
In the first book Something Reckless, we were smacked with droves of emotional drama and a heartbreaking cliffhanger- that left me bursting at the seams. I could not wait for this book to release. I knew immediately that I needed some type of closure. I have to admit that I was skeptical going into this read, because a lot of times the second book in a “cliffy” doesn’t hold a candle to the first book. What we usually get is a book that drags on and on just to finally get to the end result. That WAS NOT the case with this series. Lexi Ryan gave me way more than I would have asked for and exceeded my expectations in Something Real.
The story opens at the same place we left off in Something Reckless, Sam’s heart has just been crushed by a secret that was kept from him, by the very people he thought he could trust. He ends things with Liz and the story fast forwards five months after their relationship is no more and we find Liz living in a different city, working for Governor Guy on the campaign trail and struggling to get by day to day.
Forced back into Sam’s life when a scandalous video is leaked to the press of him and a mysterious woman made out to be Governor Guy’s daughter Sabrina. Liz finds herself having to work closely with the “couple” to help minimize damage to the Governor’s campaign.
Never able to deny their physical and emotional connection, things quickly take a turn and their feelings can not be denied.
“I never stopped loving you” he says. “Even when loving you hurt more than I could bear. I didn’t have a choice. It would have been easier to choose to stop breathing. Loving you is a part of who I am”
Writing with a plot that brings you through all deceitful twists and turns one can expect when dealing with politics and love. This was one heck of a roller coaster ride I did not want to get off of. I love nothing more than a helping of Mystery served with my romance and Lexi Ryan surely did not disappoint. My only disappointment with this book was that it ended………..