Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Review: Reckless (Renegades #1) by Skye Jordan

One sure fire way to get me to read a book is to put a half naked tattooed guy on the front. Yup, that sucks me right in! Jax Chamberlin is a former actor turned stuntman. He is tired of women using him for his Hollywood connections to further their careers. Lexi LaCroix, model and dress designer, does not just want to be a piece of arm candy to the guy she is dating. So both of them are wary of getting involved with someone right now. Some anonymous text flirting while waiting to board their flight from L.A. to New York leads to one night of anonymous passion. But will one night be enough for either of them?

Reckless is written in my favorite style of alternating first person point of views from the hero and heroine. This gives the reader a chance to connect with both characters. Jax realizes pretty early on that he wants more from Lexi and while he may deny himself for a little bit, he ultimately tells her. I loved that he was honest about his feelings. Lexi on the other hand, is way more stubborn. She is too busy letting image control what she does and she is afraid that Jax's bad boy look will hurt her business. Besides that one flaw, I did like Lexi a lot. Especially when she let her sexy side free.

Jax is my typical book boyfriend: bad boy, cut body, tattoos - everything that makes my mouth water. And to be honest, I find the name Jax to be pretty damn sexy all on its own. Combine that with this blatant sex appeal and... wow, you get some super steamy scenes!

"I'm going to ease your ache, Lexi." He bit her earlobe gently. Soothed the spot with his lips. "But I don't have a lot of time, so tell me what kind of release you want. Hard and fast? Fast and deep?"

This was a quick and enjoyable read for me. It has a little bit of angst, some good characters that get your emotions flowing and of course some good hotness. And I really liked that way they started off their relationship with flirty banter via text while keeping a level of anonymity to protect themselves. I'm looking forward to the next book in the Renegades series, which I am hoping will be Wes's story.

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Title: Reckless
Author: Skye Jordan
Series: Renegades #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/18240407-reckless
Website: www.skyejordanauthor.com
Twitter: @Skye_Jordan
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SkyeJordanAuthor

Book Description:
A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker makes Lexi realize how much living she’s sacrificed for her success and one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life. When that touch fills far more than just Lexi’s physical needs, she finds herself torn between the career she needs and the bad-boy she craves.

Jax Chamberlin gave up the superficial life of acting for the thrill of running his own stunt company years ago. But a recent betrayal proves he’s still too close to the limelight to find a woman who doesn’t plan to use him as a stepping-stone to success. When the charming and mysterious Lexi offers him a totally anonymous hook-up during an out of town trip, Jax accepts. Only Lexi is more sextacular than charming, and Jax wants more.

But Lexi’s got a major hang-up over his renegade lifestyle, and Jax isn’t willing to change his ways. Especially not when he discovers who she really is. Because if she finds out his connections could catapult her to the top of her career, he’s afraid the fantasy woman he’s falling for might just end up like all the other gold-diggers. And this time, it’s not just his bad-boy reputation at risk, but his heart, too.


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