Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Title: Reckless
Author: Lex Martin 
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 20, 2018



For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss.

I'm a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don't want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him.


Between us, she's the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce.

What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice.

My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't want, no matter how much I crave her.

Whew. This was an emotional read. There was so much for Ethan and Tori. You wanted things to be better for each of them, you like them, you sympathize with them, and you want all of the good things to happen to them. You are angry at the things that happen to them, frustrated with them, there is some angst, and there are moments when Ethan shows just how much Tori means to him that just leave you a little in love with him, and how much he cares for her.

Ethan is a good guy. The way he treats Tori, the way he respects her, the way he loves her for who she is and appreciates her, it's wonderful. Tori is a handful, and there have been some things in her life that have made her feel that who she is as a person isn't quite good enough. I loved that Ethan doesn't see this. Yes, he sees her faults, but he doesn't want her to be anything but who she is.

There is a lot going on. Kids, brothers, ex wives and boyfriends, sisters and parents. It could have felt crowded, but the secondary characters were balanced well and really didn't feel like there was too much time spent with them.

Tori and Ethan have chemistry. They strike sparks against one another from the beginning...although, Ethan's first appearance might have been the hottest first impression of any hero, ever. They fight the chemistry and there is a lot of them ignoring and pretending they don't feel the attraction.

The night under the stars is hot, and romantic, and different, and I loved not only the way it was handled, but the glimpse into how much Ethan really feels for Tori by his actions and the things he does, and doesn't do. I loved the choices he makes for her, the things he does out of respect for Tori and the relationship they are building.

I enjoyed this book, and I recommend it.

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Author Bio

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's lived all over the country but currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and twin daughters.

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