Reckless by S.C. Stephens

As much as this series has grown on me, this book is a bit over the top, but I still truly adore Kiera and Kellan

13600318Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?

There’s no doubt that the romance between Kiera and Kellan sizzles, but they do a lot of crazy things *cough* get married in a bar (which isn’t real) *cough*. I struggled to see the romance in this without thinking that they were just crazy, naïve kids. Although this aspect irks me, what saves this book for me is Kellan. I love seeing his inner demons and how they affect the relationship. At times, I could care less about Keira but Kellan’s inner thoughts fascinate me. The balance between the experienced and damaged with the inexperienced and unfaithful is a crazy combination.

Now that the band has made it big, Keira and Kellan have a variety of obstacles to overcome, the paparazzi and the gorgeous pop star Sienna. I thought this aspect was unique with the exposure of the dirt and greed of the music business. How Keira and Kellan make it through everything is true to their characters and makes for a sigh-worthy ending.

One issue I had at the end (and this is a minor spoiler) is nowadays love stories end with marriage and a baby. Why can’t it just be happily ever after? I may be the only girl in the world that this bothers (I’ve yet to get baby fever and I’ve been married almost three years) but babies just turn the romance into the mundane of everyday life. Maybe it’s just me though.

Anyway, this series started off rocky. The second book renewed my belief in this series and in the author and this final installment really wrapped up the trilogy nicely with a satisfying ending. If you’re looking for a New Adult romance, give this one a try.

STARS: 4 out of 5


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