So Kendall Ryan released Reckless Love this week and I had the opportunity to read and Advanced Copy. I loved it, was frustrated with it, then loved it some more. This book is a standalone but it has some of the characters from her previous book Hard to Love which by the way is totally awesome and has a dude sporting a 4hr hard-on.
Synopsis: One reckless fighter.
One night of passion she can’t forget.
The battle for sex and love is fierce and unrelenting.
And love is about to knock him on his ass.
Review: I’ve read a couple of books by Ms. Ryan and I am definitely a fan. This book didn’t disappoint. It is written in both characters POV and I totally love that. Ian is our hero in this book and he does one helluva sexy job at it. Not only is he loyal to a fault he is a totally awesome big brother.
So Ian and MacKenzie have this wild and crazy attraction to each other but because she is his friend’s girlfriend’s close friend (lot of friends right) he doesn’t want to just pump and dump her. That and he has a fight coming up and he has a NO PUSSY RULE:
The worst part about training mode was the no-pussy rule.
My intense training schedule, brutal workouts, and strict diet were nothing compared to the hell of not being able to satisfy my needy cock. I had a fight in less than a week, which meant I wasn’t going to see any action anytime soon, and the beautiful girl bouncing before me pushed every button I had. Pornographic thoughts ripped through my brain, making it difficult to concentrate on anything but the pulse throbbing in my erection. A one-way mirror in the office faced the gym’s solitary treadmill. I’d come in to grab a drink from the mini fridge and was in the office when MacKenzie arrived, so when she jumped on the treadmill for her morning run, I figured I might as well sit for a minute and take in the view. But it was such a fucking cocktease, I wanted to punch someone.
Her body was a twelve out of ten. My dick was telling me to pull her hot ass off the treadmill, take her in the shower, spread her legs, and give her the best fuck she’d ever had. MacKenzie was a treat for all the senses. From the breathy gasps of exertion pushing past her parted lips, to the rhythmic way her tits bounced, and the delectable feminine scent of deodorant and sweat I could smell whenever I was stupid enough to wander near her.
Though it wasn’t just about her fantastic tits and perfect ass. She had those in spades, but there was more to her. I could see it in her now. When most people went for a run, their faces relaxed and their eyes became unfocused as they zoned out. Their body might be running, but their mind was somewhere else as they bobbed along to their music. When Kenzie ran, it wasn’t just her body in motion. Behind her gentle expression was a sense of determination. Initially I thought she was running away from something, but there was no fear in her eyes, only clarity of purpose. No, she wasn’t running from anything, she was running toward something.
Strength and determination in a woman were sexy as hell. I added those attributes to the list of things I liked about this girl, as if there weren’t enough already. I loved watching her push forward. Her confidence and her zing, combined with her…
Well, combined with her amazing tits. Perky and palm-sized, they were perfect. I couldn’t stop watching them bounce as she ran, the same way they would bounce if she rode me. Who invented one-way mirrors? I could fucking kiss them. But I’d had my chance with her, and I screwed it up. Now she wouldn’t give me the time of day.
So this was all I could do—sit and watch from afar. Or nearby, now that she worked at the gym I trained in every single day. I should have switched gyms when she started working here, but all my fights were set up through the owner, Chris. Besides, Chris had worked hard to get me where I was today. Leaving him now that I was finally on the verge of breaking through would be a dick move. So I was stuck. Who could dream up a more frustrating hell?
Ian can tell that Kenzie is different then any other woman so she wouldn’t just be a fling but he has to stay focused on going Pro in the MMA world and a relationship just isn’t in the cards.The way they push and pull makes this book totally enthralling and the fact that you know what they both are thinking makes you so frustrated!
Mackenzie is an awesome, well written heroine. She isn’t weak or a push over and I adore that in female leads. So often they are portrayed as needy and that sucks. Anyway, Kenzie’s job is to keep the fighters as injury free as possible at the gym where they train. Hard part about that is being around Ian, who she is crushing on in a big way. Again this is where the frustration kicks in while reading both characters POV. You know what they both are thinking and feeling and all you want to do is yell. I found myself screaming “No you BIG DUMMY” several times.
What I really liked is how even though circumstances keep them apart they continue to work together towards common goals, helping Ian’s sister and rehabbing his shoulder, making it even harder for him to stay away. Angsty to the max ladies and gents so a whopping 4 stars for this one. I definitely would recommend it.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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