20 May 2015

Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

Series: N/A, Standalone
Publication date: March 17, 2015 (orig. February 25, 2015)
Publisher: Ginger Scott, self published
Genres: NA, Contemporary
Format: Digital review copy
Source: The author, Ginger Scott, in exchange for an honest review
Pages: 338

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.

Just like any other book by Ginger Scott this was a roller coaster of emotions. This is also a book, I feel, that you have to keep reading instead of putting it down because I definitely lost some of my interest in the story once I'd put it down for a couple of days.

This is probably one of the more 'tough' books from Ginger Scott; the life Owen has is awful and you definitely feel sorry for him. To see what he has to go through every single day and what that do to him is heart-wrenching and I definitely teared up at times.
Kensingtons life looks great to the outside but turns out that her life is also quite screwed up and it definitely surprised me the way that her life unraveled. You also feel sorry for Kensington but she's such a strong character that you don't really have to. She takes care of herself and takes shit from no one - and I quite admired her.
Their relationship is the biggest roller coaster of emotions I've ever encountered. It's packed with ups and downs and you kept rooting for them throughout the entire thing. Seeing Kensingtons will to keep them together is so admirable, even though he treats her like hell sometimes she doesn't back down or give up. Even though it is quite tough for our hearts to read about a relationship like that you come out on the other side and feel great - like you've been through it with them and everything works out in the end.

I don't really know if I cared that much about the actual storyline, my focus was probably on the relationship between the two main characters. Obviously the storyline is quite important and the reason as to why their relationship progresses like it does but you definitely care more about Kensington and Owen.

I ended up giving Wild Reckless a 4 star rating, I really enjoyed it when I was reading it but when I put it down I lost my interest quite fast and it was a bit hard picking it up again.

WARNING: not for delicate or sensitive souls - this book will wreck you.

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