Reckless Love (Hard to Love #2)
(can be read as a standalone)
By : Kendall Ryan
Releases March 17th, 2015
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.
Reckless Love can be read as a standalone novel, but is a follow up to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Hard to Love.
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?
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 4.5 Hard Not to Love Stars ~
This series of books really should’ve been called Hard Not To Love instead of Hard to Love, because both Cade and now Ian are AMAZING!!!! You can’t help but fall in love with these two men.
So let me ask you this, what do you get when you mix a MMA fighter with Kendall Ryan??? You get one OUTSTANDING book!!!! With every book I read by Kendall, she just solidifies why she is one of my favorite automatic read authors. I will stop what I am reading just to read her new releases!! Her writing style, to me, is flawless and spot on. She always gives us just the right amount of detail to make us feel everything the characters are feeling without weighing the story down. Anytime I pick up a Kendall Ryan book, I know I am in for a great book. One that will bring out many of emotions, but will also leave me happy and with a smile on my face. Reckless Love was no different. And let me tell you…Kendall knows how to bring on the steam. A fan is definitely necessary when reading her books 😉
In Reckless Love we meet Ian and MacKenzie. I have to be honest and say I don’t remember them in the first book , Hard to Love, but I read that one so long ago, that with the background of these two characters and how they are linked to Cade and Alexa, I am sure they were probably in the first book. With that said, this can totally be read as a standalone. I would recommend reading the first book just to give you the backstory on Cade and Alexa, because they do play a big part in this book. But if you don’t want to, you will for sure be fine reading this without it. Kendall does a great job connecting the dots and filling in any spaces you might miss with not reading book 1.
Ian and MacKenzie were amazing characters, but truly had serious issues with communication. A lot of their problems could’ve been solved had they just talked to each other. But then we wouldn’t have a story that was filled with angst and sexual tension. I will say I was a little surprised by the direction Kendall went in this book. I don’t want to ruin anything, but because she went in this direction I couldn’t give it a full 5 stars. It is something I just don’t really enjoy in my books. But with that said, don’t let that deter you from reading this book, because I truly did LOVE this book aside for those two aspects.
I would recommend this book 100%. Kendall Ryan really can do no wrong when it comes to her writing. Even when she adds elements I normally don’t enjoy, she still is able to create a story that totally sucks me in and doesn’t let go. I end up loving the book in the end 🙂
So if you are looking for that MMA fighter love story that will warm your heart and melt your panties, then you should definitely give Reckless Love a chance!!!!
Cade’s always taken risks…
Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best–cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the director, he can’t get the pretty little nurse who treated him out of his head, even though he knows she’s so far out of his league it should be illegal.
Alexa’s always played it safe…
Tired of being pigeonholed as the sweet, innocent one, hardworking nursing student Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her Goody Two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified. But then when Cade refuses her proposition, she finds herself pissed off and embarrassed. When she tracks him down to give him a piece of her mind, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. Watching him care for his little sister tugs at her heart, and suddenly it’s no longer just about losing her virginity, but about helping Cade. Because Lord help her, she might actually be falling for a porn star…
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Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
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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