She's a walking, talking disturbance of his peace...
When former Navy SEAL West Donovan trades covert ops for small-town cop, he craves calm and order. Rescuing a sexy, law-bending hitchhiker during a rainstorm raises his gut-level trouble detector--plus a few things south of his gut--into the red zone. He vows to help this particular tumbleweed find her way and keep it professional, but when she becomes his downstairs neighbor, professionalism is sorely tested. He's got red lingerie infiltrating his laundry, sultry songs invading his bedroom, and suddenly he's the one in need of rescue.
Aspiring singer/songwriter Roxy Goodhart ventures to Bluelick, Kentucky to outrun her latest mistake. It's a doozy, involving a lying ex-manager, a dire lack of cash, and a teensy bit of grand larceny. Landing in the long, strong, entirely too tempting arms of the law is no way to keep a low profile while she re-builds her "L.A. or bust" fund. Taking an apartment that--oops--puts her under West...er...in his path every day doesn't help. Testing his impressive reserve is beyond reckless, but she'd love to test it...all...night...long.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
Reckless got off to a bit of a cringey and slow start. The pace didn't really pick up until almost halfway through but once that ball started rolling it was game on.
I really liked Roxy. Even from the first time I met her, when she was down on her luck and on the run, there was this undeniable spark she had. Yes, she had made some questionable choices, but she owned them and was doing her best to make up for the past mistakes. If only her new neighbor and town cop would cut her some slack.
I'm not going to lie, West was a tough nut to crack and it took me a while to warm up to his brand of doing good. He wore his badge as a shield but Roxy tore right through it. He never knew what she was going to say or wear or do and it infuriated him as much as it turned him on.
I could sense that bubble of tension between them getting ready to burst and when it did...ohhhhh was it well worth the wait. But when trouble found her and disrupted the happy life she was building, it brought up all her old fears. I liked how West stepped up and proved to Roxy, with his actions that he was in it.
I will say that while this is a standalone, there are elements of this book that will carryover into the next one of the series. And I'm curious to see what Samanthe Beck has in store for the small town of Blueclick.
About the Author
Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her long-suffering husband, Charles, and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja assassin named Gander, a few hundred Nerf blasters, one electric guitar, (with amp!), and...well...you get the picture.
When not dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks ways to get her characters to happy-ever-after, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with ASMR podcasts.