Monday, December 12, 2016

The Lovely Reckless - Review

I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Book Breakdown

Frankie's life has turned upside down since seeing her boyfriend killed. She can't remember who did it and she can't seem to move on as the same girl. She's suffering PTSD and all her mother seems to care about is herself. Until Frankie gets a DUI. 

She moves in with her dad, she goes to a new school. Her whole life changes even more. She then meets Marco, he falls for her super fast but it takes her a wee bit longer. But she gets caught up in street racing, and then with Marco. It all gets worse.

Her dad tells her to stay away from him as he's a bad kid. She doesn't listen, her father uses her to nab him and take him in to the police. Her father is an undercover cop and then he gives her the deal of breaking it off with him and he'll let Marco go. So she does...

It's not good for him, he goes insane after that, drinking and lashing out at a friend all for losing a girl? Ugh. They fall in love way too fast if you ask me. Their relationship is cute and the ending was wrapped up so perfectly. 

This book just feels like a surface book to me. It's a fast paced read, never boring. It just feels like it could have been deeper. This book could have been so much better in my opinion. It's not bad by any means, I still enjoyed it, I just... with all the hype, I just expected more. 

This is one of those cases where the hype was bad for the book, at least in my opinion.