February 22, 2014

Title: Reckless Secrets
Author: Gina Robinson
Series: Reckless #2
Publisher: self-published
Published: November 11, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: At nineteen, Ellie Martin is finally happy. Deliriously, delightfully, delectably happy. Her junior year in college, while not without some major issues, is turning out better than she ever dreamed. She’s finally found closure to a question that has bothered her for as long as she can remember. She’s even been able to put some serious distance between herself and her twisted mother. Best of all, she’s in love with the hot, handsome, and mysterious Logan Walker.

If only she could share with Logan the one thing she must keep secret. The one relationship that, if he finds out about it, will blow apart everything that brings her happiness.

Even as Ellie and Logan learn to open up to each other, even as they get closer than they’ve ever gotten to anyone else before, the reckless secrets they’re holding on to may just be the thread that unravels everything.

**I received an ARC of this title,
but that did not influence the review**

3 stars There were so many good parts to this story: from a swoony romance with a reformed bad boy to secrets all over the place.

This picked up right where book 1 left off, and I enjoyed the fact that I could read these two back to back. Logan and Ellie both have secrets, but it appears most of Logan’s secrets are out. Ellie, on the other hand, holds Logan to a different standard than herself and keeps secret after secret after secret from him. I will admit, I was pretty frustrated with Ellie in this book and wanted to shake and yell at her. I loved Logan almost the entire book…he had that temper that we got to see erupt, and while I wished he wouldn’t fly off the handle, I still loved him so much.

I also really loved Ellie’s relationship with Jason, and found it was a storyline that I really couldn’t get enough of. He was such a great guy. I didn’t get the relationship with Logan’s mother though. It seemed like there might be a story there, but I wasn’t sure. She was definitely a bitch though.

I wasn’t crazy about the Byron storyline, as it seemed a little over the top and too coincidental with Logan’s chemistry teacher issue. However, while I loved Dex before, it showed me that I loved him even more after this story. He is a fantastic friend to Ellie and a fantastic secondary character.

The ending was in a good place for some things, but almost a cliffhanger as it set up book 3. I feel disappointed in Logan for doing what he did, but maybe all the reasons will come out in the next book. I honestly have no idea where it will go! There are still so many secrets between Ellie and her mother that I can’t even begin to guess.

Would I rec this series? Yes, it’s a nice love story with a very swoony guy and loads and loads of secrets. While many parts are predictable, it was a fun, sweet, and great read.


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