Saturday, March 21, 2015

Review: Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

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. 

My Thoughts:  I've loved all of Ginger Scott's books, and if you haven't read anything she has written yet, you will definitely want to check out her writing.  I think that Wild Reckless is my favorite book that she has written to far.  I absolutely loved it.  It is one of those books that just sucks you in from the get-go and keeps you there the whole time you are reading it, causing you to experience a plethora of emotions from one end of the scale to the other.  

I loved Owen Harper so much.  He is one of those characters that you want to devour, hug and comfort, occasionally slap up-side the head, and then just melt into, while your heart breaks and times and then flutters at other times.  Kensington Worth was a great female lead and the things she went through, while different than what Owen experienced, were emotionally gripping as well.  My heart broke for her, and then did the happy dance with her.  Her relationship with Owen was intense, and I have to say that she handled things with a grace and maturity that I don't think I would have had.  There were great secondary characters that added so much to the book and I enjoyed getting to know them also.  

The romance was awesome...very hot at times, making this a mature YA read, but also something that NA and Adult contemporary romance fans will love.  There are so many deep (and I mean deep) issues that were addressed in this book, and Ginger Scott did an awesome job with each and every one of them.  While heartbreaking at times, Wild Reckless is also beautifully written, perfectly balancing out the bad and the good.  Scott will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, and let me say that she ended the book so very well, leaving you both satisfied and sighing.  

Wild Reckless is one of those books that just marks you, something you know will stay with you when you think about those memorable stories that you're so glad you read.  I can't recommend it highly enough.

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.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

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).


  1. I have enjoyed everything I have read by Ginger Scott and this one, despite sounding emotionally intense sounds like something I'd enjoy.

    A great review Ellen!

  2. I really enjoyed this one too. It wasn't my favorite of hers, I prefer her more sweet and innocent romances but it was definitely a great read!

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