Thursday, January 25, 2018

Release Blitz & Book Review: Reckless by Michelle Horst

by Michelle Horst
Series: Enemies to Lovers Series #2
Release Date: January 25th, 2018
I was in love with the boy. I’m obsessed with the man.
Logan is my older brother’s best friend.

My teenage years were spent dreaming about our future together.

He taught me how to kiss. He stayed up late with me while I studied. He escorted me to the prom.

But he is one of the Screw Crew and they only have one rule. I’m off limits.

I went to college and he started working. The secret messages stopped and I lost my first love before it even had a chance.

I’ve spent the past four years trying to forget the only man I’ll ever love. Just as I start to make a life for myself, guess who comes barging back into my life?

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Michelle Horst is a Bestselling Romance Author who likes her books hot, dirty, and with a touch of darkness. She loves an alpha hero who is not scared to fight for his woman.

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My review:

Oh my. This is so hard to rate because I got really emotional with part of this story. It's no secret that the author is a great writer because I loved some of her previous books and she manages to touch me deeply with her words. So, I tell you what happened here...

I started reading this book and got confused right at the beginning because it moved so fast, I could not get young Mia out of my head and I pictured her most of the time as a teenage girl. And then everything happened seemingly all at once with her best friend, with her brother and with Logan. Maybe I'm getting old but my mind was spinning from all the events. I wish it would have slowed down because there was so much going on in this book but everything was rushed and some heavy topics just grazed and not dealt with properly. Maybe the author wanted to keep the story as 'light' as possible but I would have preferred for a few things to have more focus on instead of a ton of stuff just passing through, i.e. I didn't believe how Mia easily dealt with what happened to her without really dealing with it; if you get what I mean. Anyway, also the thing with the cell phone numbers and how Mia reacted on it. I don’t need so many things happening to give me whiplash but I want an honest story that shows me how the characters deal with their problems in life and how they work through them. Sometimes it actually felt surreal.

Like I mentioned before, the beginning was confusing for me, with how Mia and her brother separated for a few years which felt like no time at all and how she and Logan – without any real history besides friendship through her brother – were head over heels in love after years of separation. They did not waste any time either and jumped right into EVERYTHING there could be.
And since I still kept picturing her as a young girl, because there was just no development of her character, I had a hard time liking how fast and easy her romance went.

Suddenly the story changed course and Mia and Logan weren't in the center anymore. Although it was a bit strange to rush through their story and have other characters 'take over', I liked that we got more of the boys from the screw crew and no matter how sad it got later on, I enjoyed the chapters closer to the end more than the rest – which ultimately also changed my rating.

The writing was good and I liked a lot of the scenes separately but I can only repeat myself and say that it was too rushed and not enough elaborated.

No matter what, I will stick to the author because I know how awesome her books can be and I like her writing. I just wish she would focus more on one thing, although I know how hard it can be because my mind wanders all the time from one thing to the other. =P

-- I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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