Something Reckless (Reckless & Real #1) by Lexi Ryan: Review

Something Reckless (Reckless & Real #1) by Lexi Ryan: ReviewSomething Reckless by Lexi Ryan
on December 22nd, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 248

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 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.

**SOMETHING RECKLESS is book 1 in the sizzling new Reckless and Real series and includes the prequel, SOMETHING WILD, for your convenience. Liz and Sam's story concludes in SOMETHING REAL, coming in March 2015.**

Casey says…

Something Reckless is the first installment in a new series brought to us by New York Times Bestselling Author Lexi Ryan. A novella titled Something Wild was included and begins to set up the story between the two main characters Liz and Sam. Fast forward two years in the epilogue and we are looking at the direction their lives went after a brief hookup- which derailed when Sam’s wild ways took a turn that no self proclaimed bachelor wishes upon his worst enemy.

I must set a warning- Something Reckless does end with a pretty huge cliffy. Most people have no issues with cliffhangers- I am not one of those people. However, I still really really enjoyed this read. Lexi Ryan gave me surprise after surprise in Something Reckless. Just when I thought I had something figured out- there was another twist lurking behind that one that would completely blind side me and leave me blinking at my screen thinking- WOAH, really???

After a few yearly hookups when they would cross paths, Liz and Sam are thrown together when she starts working on Sams fathers campaign trail to become governor. However, Liz is unwelcome by Sam and his sister Della because of one lonely and low night in her past that involved Dellas then “on a break” boyfriend and now husband Conner. After forgiveness from Sam for what happened in the past- they start to slowly build a relationship that will scorch the sheets, yet one that is still built on lies. Lies that come from an online dating service romance with Liz and her unknown admirer and an ex that continues to show up from Sams past.

What is Sam hiding? What is Liz hiding? Can their feelings and love overcome everything when it is brought out into the light or will they both continue to be reckless?





About Lexi Ryan

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. Her books are described as fun, flirty, and wickedly sexy. A lover of learning, Lexi has been in the classroom all her life and remains there as an English professor. A proud member of Romance Writers of America, Lexi lives in rural Indiana with her husband and two children.