Title: Something Real
Series: Reckless and Real #2
Author: Lexi Ryan
~ SYNOPSIS ~
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 an 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.
~5 Incredible Stars~
~DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ SOMETHING RECKLESS~
I have been waiting for this book, and Lexi Ryan did NOT disappoint!!! OMG!! This book was everything I needed in a wrap-up story.
Liz and Sam had a HUGE falling out in Something Reckless, one that could have been avoided but circumstances got in the way. When someone you love gets caught in a compromising situation that isn't easily explained....it is very hard to digest.
~ Because "Sam's father is kissing me" is about as easy to digest as someone screaming, "Run, that Yeti is gonna get you!"~
This story was one of some crazy twists and turns. The political aspect to this story really added some very interesting elements and restrictions to their love. When you find that you must 'do for your family' because people are watching you....that really makes it difficult to digest within your heart when you know who your heart really belongs to. I really liked this restriction because it added that much more angst to the storyline and really made me settle in deep as I tried to see how it would all play out. The problem here is, Liz wants Sam, Sam wants Liz and neither are willing to fully admit it. Too much has played out that neither of them can get to the root cause of it all.
~Maybe a good person would step away before things went too far, but when it comes to Samuel Bradshaw I am neither good nor bad. I'm only his.~
~She owns me. And I need her to know it.~
These two are so in love with each other and they need to let each other know, but how do they go about it without hurting their families and their future careers? How do they tell each other and get past the hurt they have caused and felt? I really enjoyed the angst in this story....the pulling from one another to the next, the way they tried to be 'good' for the family's best interest, but found that their love was stronger than just a feeling....it was a need.
~I want to fill her with so much pleasure there's not room for anything else in her mind. I want to claim her. To own her, the way she owns me.~
I loved the depth of their love....their love knew no true boundaries and was making it's own way in this world and eventually, it was going to be known that they were in love and nothing was going to stop it. I loved Liz and Sam's story and once again, Lexi wrote such a loving and complex story that kept you on the edge of your seat not wanting to put the book down. Brilliant. Excellently written book, as usual!! Lexi Ryan has yet to put out a book that I haven't been in love with. Her stories flow effortlessly and she has a way with sexy angst. She is such a great read.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*
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)
~Lexi Ryan~Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids--a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.