Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.
Instead, a nightmare took over.
It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.
Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.
Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.
And those things…they were the scariest of all.
This book has made it official, Ginger Scott is an automatic “one-click”.
There are things I have come to expect when I read a book by Ginger Scott. First, I am going to be totally sucked into the characters and the story; may as well put up a sign that says “Sorry family, the laundry isn’t getting done and we are eating leftovers until I finish!” Second, I think I know where the story is going and “poof” complete u-turn into a direction I never saw coming.
Wild Reckless had me sucked in at the prologue, breaking my heart for Owen Harper and wondering where could his story go from there. I knew life was not going to be easy for him after just reading a few pages. At times I wanted to hate Owen; really, he wasn’t nice. Luckily Kensington Worth, Kensi, was strong enough to see through his facade.
Despite the stories and rumors, Owen Harper didn’t scare me. Everything he did was predictable; all show with no real threat, and nothing I couldn’t easily ignore.
After moving in next door to Owen and being bullied relentlessly by him, a time came when she didn’t care what he did but needed him to get her away from her crumbling life. As her world was coming apart, she needed someone and Owen somehow became who she needed.
I’m always careful; it’s why I did exactly as my father said for most of my life– played things carefully, classical…perfect.
I loved Kensi from the very beginning. She was tough and stood her ground when she needed to, but also knew when to let some things go. She developed an understanding and patience for Owen that I loved; she could see beyond his hate and bitterness and see the man he truly was.
Since the moment my eyes met Owen Harper’s, he has owned me, terrified me, consumed me, and I don’t even remember the girl I was before him any more.
This book was told solely from Kensi’s POV. Even with that, I felt such a strong connection to Owen as well as Kensi. I usually love a dual POV book, but in this one, a single POV worked. Seeing Owen through the eyes of Kensi as she truly met and understood Owen gave us a true insight who Owen was and how people perceived him. Even if I wish I could have had his POV, I didn’t need it at all.
So many things happen in this story. The angst is balanced throughout the book, keeping me on my toes and wondering what will happen next. Not only did I fall in love with Owen and Kensi, the secondary characters also bring so much life to the story; each one of them could have their own book. This book is a standalone, all questions answered and storyline finished, but I want MORE! I was not ready to give up Owen and Kensi… Hence the total book hangover!
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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of six young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling and You and Everything After.
A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).
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