From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, a contemporary romance full of loss, love and redemption…
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 public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls 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?
Your own heart will race with each page turn of this heart-stopping star-crossed love story.
Summary from Amazon
"The Lovely Reckless is a fast-paced, fresh read that you'll want to devour in one sitting. I'm obsessed!" ―Anna Todd, Internet Sensation & New York Times Bestselling Author of the After Series
“The Lovely Reckless has everything I hope for in a book. Packed with the perfect blend of suspense, drama, romance, and heart, Kami Garcia has truly topped herself.” ―Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author of November 9
“A pitch-perfect story of surviving loss, finding love, and saving oneself―all set in a world of fast cars and smooth criminals. The Lovely Reckless thrills from beginning to end.” ―Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series
Rating: 4/5 stars
Wow. I havent't read a contemporary book in a while and I'm so glad I started it up again with this book!
Honestly, this book has everything. It's dangerous. Suspenseful. Murder. Theft. Action on action. Forbidden love. You name it, it has it!
This book reminds me of a love story mixed with a little bit of Fast and the Furious and I just couldn't put it down. Kami's writing style is flowingly flawless, and the way that everything connects is genius. I could literally see this book playing out in my head like a movie (please get picked up)!
After Frankie lost her boyfriend to a horrible crime she witnessed but can't exactly remember, she's sent to live with her dad who is an undercover cop. Her life basically flips upside down when she switches from a higher class high school and thrown into a public school - one which is covered in illegal street racing. Her dad Shortly after, Frankie meets Marco, and things escalate from there! I feel like the story really picks up after the two meet, and it went from 0 to 100 real quick!
The only thing I deducted from the rating was the insta-love. Though I looved Frankie and Marco together, insta-love in books throw me off. I think it's because realistically, that stuff just doesn't happen as easy in real life, and occasionally, I'll find myself either rolling my eyes or skipping over a part. BUT... I did get over it real quick while reading this book!
So if you're looking for a quick read, or a book to help you get out of that horrible book slump you're in (like myself), this book is the one for you. It's fast paced and addicting, and it's one book you won't stop reading until you're finished.
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Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Kami’s solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller UNBREAKABLE, and the sequel UNMARKED. Her forthcoming YA contemporary romance THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases on October 4, 2016, followed by THE X-FILESORIGINS: AGENT OF CHAOS, a novel about a teenage Fox Mulder, in January 2017, both from Imprint (Macmillan).
Kami was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Visit Kami at www.KamiGarcia.com and on Twitter and Instagram @kamigarcia.