Mar 18, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review + Excerpt} of Reckless Love by Kendall Ryan

Reckless Love by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Sports, Romance, Mature


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.


I’m such a fan of Kendall Ryan’s Filthy Beautiful Lies series but I have such a major weakness for MMA fighters. I was super excited for the second installment and seeing how Cade and Alexa’s BFFs were going to work out their attraction.

Reckless Love follows MMA Fighter Ian who is training for his first big fight in Las Vegas. But he has one distraction, it comes in the adorably attractive package of Mackenzie, who he got hired at his gym as their nurse. But he has a rule of no women before his fights and after one night he pushes her away, which she takes hard. Now she is dating someone who she thinks she has a connection with but cant get Ian out of her head. Their attraction and troubles keeping brining them closer and pushing them apart, they must decide if they will cave to their attraction.

Ian is an alpha and a fighter down to the core, he’s waited a long time to get into the pros and his big fight coming up is his dream. But he’s dealing with his lust and attraction towards Kenzie as well as dealing with his sister’s problems. I loved this big guy, he pushed Kenzies buttons constantly, they had such great chemistry but he was not one to break his rule. I liked how he treated his sister; he put her straight knowing he needed to stop helping her to have her realize that she needed to help herself. But he also was there for her when she truly needed him. He was also the more levelheaded one when it came to the “relationship” with Kenzie, he knew what he wanted and she was kind of a mess. In the end he put it straight and was a serious gentleman and alpha when it came to defending Kenzie.

Kenzie was a tough one for me; I liked her sweet nature and how she was with Ian’s sister. But her decisions were not smart, she made tough situations worse and also confused Ian with her she likes him one moment and doesn’t the next. When it came to Chris she really handled it wrong, I know she meant well but I just didn’t like what she did. She was hard to connect too because of how she acted but I did love her cute and hot moments with Ian.

Overall I enjoyed the tension, the fights and the growing romance between to stubborn people. The secondary characters from the first book were back and I loved seeing their progress as well as their support in Ian and Kenzies relationship. I’m really hoping the next book focuses on Jonah, his character was a huge support for Ian in the end and I can’t tell he was a really sweet guy and great fighter.

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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?

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About The Author:
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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