Blog Tour (Book Review & Excerpt): Something Reckless by Lexi Ryan

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Title: Something Reckless
Author: Lexi Ryan
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release: December 22, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
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Synopsis
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 tonight the anonymity ends. Tonight 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.

Michelle's Review
Liz Thompson has always had a crush on Sam Bradshaw, so much so that she offered her V card to him when she was 17. For Sam, Liz was off limits, Liz was his sister’s BFF. As much of a temptation Liz was for Sam, he didn’t want to go there with her.

Moving forward seven years, Liz is trying to move forward with her life. Yet, that “what if” status with Sam is hanging in the balance. After seeing each other at a mutual friend’s wedding, Liz and Sam devise a plan to a “no strings” attached affair. Liz has been dating but hasn’t found the one to thrill her. She might as well get her rocks off with Sam. Sam is going through some serious stuff in his life that he will not share with anyone, so to distract himself from his “issues”, he gladly takes Liz offer. After one night together, Sam’s past comes to bite him in the ass and again will ruin any chance with Liz. Also Liz’s “indiscretion” also will put a damper on whatever relationship she wanted with Sam.

Almost two years after their “affair”, Liz tries online dating. After meeting up with a string of losers, she interacts with “the one” that reminds her of Sam. Riverat69 is a dirty talker regarding his wants and needs. Liz is so intrigued by this Riverrat69, that she fantasizes it’s Sam.

Throughout this, Liz starts working with Sam father’s campaign for Governor. She is paired up with Connor (whom was her Best Friend). Since working for Sam’s dad, Liz and Sam see each other frequently and the attraction is molten. They can’t help gorging on each other.

These two are slowly falling for each other, yet Liz can’t help thinking about her “online admirer”. He seems to be so much like Sam. 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.”

Yes, this book ends in a cliff hanger and it’s a dozy. What will happen with Liz and Sam after all is revealed.

These two individuals have some serious issues going on. I really liked the plot and fluid and how it all is falling together. This is my first time reading a Lexi Ryan book, and I cannot wait for the second book of this series.

– Michelle

*An ARC was received for an honest review.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22434551-something-reckless

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Excerpt

“You look amazing in this dress. I’ve been pretending all night that there’s something I want to do more than get you out of it.”
“What would you do with me if you got so lucky?”
“I’d keep you up all night, for starters.” He slides a hand into my hair and traces the side of my neck with his thumb. His groan rumbles through me. “Tell me what you came here for.”
I thought that was pretty clear. “I’m wearing extremely slutty underwear. What do you think?”
His nostrils flare and his breathing goes thready. “I think I’m going to have to up my game, because now I want to see it.”
I have to bite back a smile. “Good,” I say. My heart thumps out a beat, probably Morse code for please and thank you.
“How slutty is this underwear of yours?”
I lick my lips. “Oh, it’s damn near whorish.”
“Let me see it, Liz.”
I lift my chin and prop my hands on my hips. “Seriously? That’s all the seduction I get? Let me see it?”
He steps closer until I have to crane my neck to look at him, and holy hell he smells good. “What game are we playing here, Rowdy?” he murmurs against my ear. “Is this the one where we pretend we don’t want each other and sleep alone . . .” His fingers skim down my shoulder and my eyes float closed. “Or is it the one where I make you come so hard you scream my name and tomorrow you act like you want nothing to do with me?”
“Are those my only choices?” I ask, but I keep my eyes closed, focusing on the feel of his rough fingers dancing across my skin.
The truth is, I don’t want to play either game. I’m done playing games when it comes to Sam. I’m done pretending I don’t want him when I do, and I’m done pretending our annual one-night stand is enough for me.
“Tell me you aren’t going to run away in the morning. Promise me you won’t shut me out again.”
I don’t know what that means, and I’m too scared to analyze it. My eyes are still closed when he takes my chin in his fingers and tilts my face up to his, still closed when he brushes his lips over mine and when I open under him because I’m helpless to this man’s kiss.
“Promise me,” he repeats.
“I won’t run away.” Then I unzip my dress and let it fall to the floor in a puddle, and my boldness is rewarded. Sam’s lips part and his breath escapes him in a rush.
He steps back and takes me in. The bra is strapless, black lace demi-cups that lift my breasts until they threaten to spill out. The panties—what there is of them—are a thong in matching black lace. Their fine lace straps sit in a sharp V high on my hipbones.
A ringlet of hair escaped my up-do, and he takes it between his fingers and twirls it around. I deserve a medal for not melting right here at his feet.
He hooks his index finger under the black bow between my bra cups. “Did you wear this for me?” His voice is a husky whisper that I can’t deny.
“Yes.”
His fingers skim my belly, trace over my hip, following the lace of my thong behind me to where the straps meet at the small of my back. My breath catches as he takes the fabric path over the curve of my tailbone and down, his fingers bringing every nerve ending to life as they pass. Electric pleasure whips through me.
“Fourteen months since I’ve touched you,” he says. “Fourteen months since I’ve gotten to hear the way you breathe when you’re turned on, since I’ve gotten to listen to you scream as I make you come. Tell me you haven’t thought about it.”
“I’d be lying.”
“Don’t lie,” he says, eyes hot and intense. “Just tell me you want me.”

Copyright Lexi Ryan, 2014

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Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
“You need a good guy. A long-term guy. One who does dates and romance and emotional strings…I’m just an asshole who wants to tie you up, make you come, and walk away.”

Samuel Bradshaw is a man with a reputation—the kind of reputation that should have me running the other way. Instead, it has me searching for the shortest distance to his bed. I won’t be the starry-eyed girl who thinks she can change a man like Sam, and despite what he thinks, forever is not what I need. I need the things he makes me feel, the way he turns me on, and the promise of pleasure in his eyes. This promises to be SOMETHING WILD.

About
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.
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