Very Mature YA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: March 17, 2015
Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.
Instead, a nightmare took over.
It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.
Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.
Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.
And those things…they were the scariest of all.
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This book took me by surprise. I haven't read a Ginger Scott book in quite some time. I was very eager to read Wild Reckless and the book captured my interest from the first page and held it through out the book. Kensington "Kensi" and Owen had some crazy good chemistry!
I really felt Kensi's pain at having to move away from the city and her friends and her confusion as to why they'd moved to such a remote location. I've been the new girl before and it's no fun. I went from loving Owen in the prologue to now liking him much soon thereafter. Especially since he wasn't making Kensi's painful new beginning any easier. In fact he just made it harder on her. I felt even worse when the truth behind Kensi's move came to light. Truthfully, I was devastated by the double betrayal. It was shocking and so painful to read about. And in a way, Owen was the catalyst for the betrayal coming to light and everything that happened afterwards. It only felt fitting he be there for the aftermath too.
That's not to say I never liked Owen. I did. I liked him a lot when he was there to support Kensi. I liked him even more when it became clear he wasn't really an a-hole, well not to everyone. I loved how much he cared for his family. That totally won me over. I came to understand his motivations for the things he did. No teenager should have that much responsibility on his shoulders. I loved how Kensi began to see Owen in the same light I was, and how she became his biggest cheerleader and supporter.
There were lots of raw moments in this story; moments when I thought my heart was going to beat right out of my chest, or even when the tears flowed freely. Even though these moments were painful, they were beautiful. It was wonderful to see Kensi and Owen go through painful growth spurts, but come out stronger in the end. I would love for Ginger Scott to keep writing about these two. Or even perhaps a book featuring Andrew, Owen's younger brother. There's just something really special about all of them.
*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
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About the Author:
Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of six young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling and You and Everything After.
When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).
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