Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Book Tour: Something Reckless by Lexi Ryan

Title: Something Reckless
Author: Lexi Ryan
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Reckless and Real #1

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 now the anonymity ends. 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 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 nearly 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.

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5 Stars

Once again, Lexi Ryan has spun a story that leaves you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails in anticipation of what is going to happen!! 
So many twists. 
So many turns. 
What you thought you knew, you apparently did NOT.

We got to know a little more of Sam at the end of Lexi's Here and Now Series, and he was a sexy-no-strings-attached kinda man. 

~No one can tell me I lead women on to get sex. I've never needed to. I take women to bed without any promises and make damn sure they don't regret it. I don't do commitment or forever, and I don't hide it.~

Lizzy is the other half of Hanna. The twin with the body and the beauty, full of life and fun. Everything had to be easy for her, right? She was able to get by and she is just happy the way she is....or so we think. 

~All my life, I've been the fun one, the wild one. The stupid one. No one takes me seriously.~
~But looks have never been my problem. My insecurities are about what's on the inside.~

I loved seeing the growth of these two characters. I loved getting inside their heads and going through all the emotions they were. Foreign and common. 
It was all there. And the way it all played out; superb.

Lizzy was trying to find her way in the world after leaving the job she had. She needed to find a job that she wanted that fulfilled her, but she was also looking for Mr. Right. She knew what she had in the past, but knew that what she had wasn't possible anymore. She was determined to find him

With a political family dictating life as he should live it, Sam has to adhere to certain expectations. Those expectations seem to be getting in the way of who he thought he wasn't....how can HE fall in love with someone?? That isn't who HE is....or is it? Well, guess what Mister!!! Sam is a Mr. Right!!! He was so swoony sexy hot lickable yummy. Yes....all that and more.

I couldn't put this book down. I was nervous for Lizzy and Sam, I was excited and I was blown away. I really needed them to realize they were meant to be....they were just so perfect!!

The pull, the draw.....the pure sensual intensity between these two is so palpable. Moth to flame. It was just so angsty and good!! I loved it. I couldn't get enough of these two. Their time together was so sacred and pure and it was SUPER HOT....just ridiculously sexy. Not over the top, drawn out scenes, but purely seductive and intimate. The feelings....oh gosh, the feelings I felt between the two of them was absolutely beautiful. 

Of course, with every good story, there is some drama. And unfortunately, this drama was *NOT* their doing....it was crazy how a little thought or misconception can turn into a HUGE problem. 

~I don't want to go back there, to that kind of vulnerability. Not for anything. Except for her. I might just go back for Liz. Because once a woman owns a man's heart, it never really returns to him.~

I know that their love will see them through, but I am eagerly anticipating the next book REALLY bad. Like.....REALLY bad. As I saw everything play out, from the outside looking in, I just knew that they were going to have some questions to answer to. Sadly, this was the perfect example of how things play out when we only have half the story and we are in the middle of it all. Lexi Ryan has a way to spin a story and make you fall deep into the storyline and be immersed in all the happenings surrounding her characters. I love that she keeps me teetering on the edge with all her stories.....love it!

~We don't get to choose who owns our heart and we don't get to choose who has the power to break it.~

The Reckless and Real Series Includes:
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SOMETHING WILD (Liz and Sam’s story begins - novella) **FREE**
SOMETHING RECKLESS (Liz and Sam’s story continues) 
SOMETHING REAL (Liz and Sam’s story concludes)

If you haven't grabbed the FREE prequel, Something Wild, grab it NOW. This quick prequel is a 5 star beginning to this amazing series. The set up and delivery is perfect! This is the perfect prequel to get you up to speed on all things Sam and Lizzy. It's a fun and quick novella that sets up this series perfectly. I can't recommend it enough. This series will be one of my favorites. Easily.

Title: Something Wild
Series: Reckless and Real 0.5

**Author’s Note: This is the free prequel to the full-length romance novel SOMETHING RECKLESS, coming December 22nd! If it's not showing as free yet, please be patient while we wait for the price match.** 

“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. I need SOMETHING WILD. 

Title: Something Real
Series: Reckless and Real, book 2
Releases March 2015

Return to a world of secrets, scandal, and temptation. Read the second novel in the sizzling Reckless and Real series from NYT bestselling author Lexi Ryan... 
Something Real is book 2 of the Reckless and Real series and intended to be read after book 1, Something Reckless. This book concludes Liz and Sam’s story. 

After everything blew up on Christmas, Liz walked away from me, and I let her. She said she needed space and a chance to pursue her dreams. But we both knew she was running from the mess she made. Now the political campaign she used as and excuse to leave is bringing us back together and I’m proving to her what she really needs—not just the hot nights, greedy hands, and undeniable physical chemistry. What she really needs is something real. What she really needs…is me. 

The Reckless and Real Series Includes: 
SOMETHING WILD (Liz and Sam’s story begins - novella) **FREE**
SOMETHING RECKLESS (Liz and Sam’s story continues) 
SOMETHING REAL (Liz and Sam’s story concludes)

“You look amazing in this dress. I’'e 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.


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 ringing 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

~Lexi Ryan~

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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