Sunday, September 8, 2013

ARC Review: Reckless Longing by Gina Robinson

Title: Reckless Longing (Reckless #1)
Author:Gina Robinson
Reckless Longing (Reckless, #1)Release Date: 23rd September

Rating: 4.5 stars

Ellie Martin hates her beautiful, man-crazy mother. Her mother’s wild and wanton behavior has left Ellie with a deep longing. To escape. To belong. To know who her real dad is. To really be loved. Her mother finally crosses a line that sends Ellie running, escaping to college with one, focused goal–to find and confront her bio dad, who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she meets Logan. Hot, charming, and troubled. He turns her world upside down and puts all her plans in jeopardy.

Logan Walker is hiding a shameful and painful secret. One that nearly cost him everything. When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ellie at a Week of Welcome event, something inside him awakens and he finds himself drawn to her.

But the attraction they both feel for each other is as delicate as the web of secrets they each hide behind. And as the truths are revealed, their reckless longing may not survive the fallout.

When I decided to give this book a chance I didn’t know a lot about it as I’ve never read anything by this author and blurb doesn’t give much away. So you can imagine that I was unearthly happy when Reckless Longing was extremely satisfying and interesting read that keep me on my toes to the last page. I can’t wait to dive into sequel and I hope I won’t have to wait long for it.

This very pleasurable story follows Ellie. She’s a nineteen year old girl who just dumped her cheating boyfriend and for the first time in her life she has told her mother to fuck off. Ellie has never had a great relationship with her mother, who always thought Ellie is unnecessary competition for her. Ellie’s mother is man crazed. And she has never loved her enough to be there for her. Ellie was always not good or pretty enough to be her daughter. So when Ellie’s mother does horrible thing that literally breaks Ellie heart, she decides to leave her mother and find her biological father who’s IT in some college a cross country. Ellie packs her things and transfers there to meet the her father, the man she has never seen or talked too. Thanks for her old prof. Ellie gets a job in IT college section, where she’ll be working for her father. This gives her great opportunity to see her father and finally find answers to her questions. What kind of man is her father? Does he have a family? Wife? Children? Would he love her if he knew about her?

Of course, being this a romance story, Ellie meets a boy. Another college student who supports her and helds her hand while she pierces her bellybutton. Well, Ellie was shocked when a strange with black eye wanted to help her with getting a piercing she wanted but was to afraid of doing it alone.

Logan is charismatic, sexy and amusing, but he is also incredibly broken. He has a dark secret no one’s know about. Secret that makes him push Ellie away. No matter how much he wants her to be his, he has to stop before they will be hurt.

I loved this story! It was spectacular and amusing as well as shocking! I didn’t expect that plot will go this way. And finding out what makes Logan reclusive toward Ellie was extremely fascinating.

The best in this book was the fact that every part of this story is a puzzle that at the end just finds it place and everything starts to finally make sense. I love figuring out things, especially when even my Sherlock mind can’t do it. It gives me thrill to not know what’s going on, why is this happening or why something so normal like mean chemistry profesor has an important place in plot. And when finally everything was solved I was speechless. I was wowed! Nothing is rushed, every little thing has it’s own time and place, and everything in the plot is well explored, which made Reckless Longing fantastic read.

Another thing I loved was characters. Every one of them was realistic and unique in it’s own way. I adored Ellie, who’s a great normal girl who wants to be loved and find her place. My heart ached for her more than few times and I absolutely fell in love with Logan.
Gina Robinson has a nice style of writing, that isn’t overwhelming or shallow. It’s easy and effortless and extremely enjoyable.

Overall, Reckless Longing was great! I had a blast and I can’t wait to read more of the story, because it doesn’t end in the first book. At the end we have lot of answers but there are still questions and mysteries that need to be unraveled. Ellie and Logan relationship’s fresh, and she stil needs to find closure with her parents. And I can’t freaking wait to read next installment in Reckless Series.

* ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review *  

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