Cris Reads | Reckless (Renegades #1) by Skye Jordan

A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, her years of polish and hard work are finally about to pay off. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker who makes her realize how much living she’s sacrificed for her success, one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life.

Jax Chamberlin has been screwed over by gorgeous gold-diggers one too many times. Though he runs his own stunt company, all of America knows his Hollywood face even years after he’s given up acting. Finding a woman who doesn’t plan to use him as a stepping stone to success is virtually impossible, so when the charming and mysterious Lexi offers him a chance at a totally anonymous hook-up during an out of town trip, Jax accepts. Only Lexi is more sextacular than charming, and Jax wants more. Lots more.

But Lexi’s got a major hang-up over his renegade lifestyle. And if she finds out his connections could catapult her to the top of her career, he’s afraid the fantasy woman he’s falling for might just end up like all the rest.

Reckless had me hooked from the very moment Lexi saw Jax outside of the airport and began an anonymous flirtation with him via text. These two were playful, flirty and incredibly sexy together. They both had a bad history of being used by significant others for their looks and notoriety and it left them both more than a bit mistrustful. The fact that their romance begins anonymously and through text allows them to bypass some of their worries while causing several miscommunications.

When Lexi and Jax finally give into their flirtations and meet in his hotel room, Lexi requests that the lights be left off to keep her identity a secret and protect her reputation. Jax complies and their encounter leads to some phenomenal dirty talk. Skye Jordan writes some fantastically intense and commanding sex scenes that leave even the most seasoned romance readers fanning themselves. And even with the incendiary passion, Jax and Lexi still have moments of sweetness and affection, doing little things for each other to show they care.

What bothered me about the novel was that Lexi and Jax are both gorgeous, famous, successful people who constantly complain about how hard it is to be gorgeous, famous and successful. They're not exactly relatable, even though I can empathize with their struggle of feeling used by significant others and wanting to be loved for who they are. They both just seemed a bit too perfect, even if they did have some very human insecurities. I think I would have enjoyed the story a bit more had they had some flaws or struggles I could connect with.

That said, I still really enjoyed the novel and couldn't put it down. I loved the use of technology as a mode of building the connection between Jax and Lexi and allowing it to bloom. The heroes were both good, hard-working people that I genuinely wanted to succeed and find love. The love scenes were hot as hell and I think Skye Jordan has a gift for seducing you with her words. This was my first read by Skye Jordan but I can definitely see myself picking up the rest of the series, though hopefully the rest of her characters will be a bit more relatable.


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I am a New York Times Bestselling Author writing under the pseudonym Skye Jordan for my more … sexually heated … works.

My Skye Jordan novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love. Because even as Skye Jordan I’m just a happily ever after kinda gal. (Or, in some cases, happily for the foreseeable future.)

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