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?
Hardcover: 384 pages
Published: October 4th 2016 by Imprint
Source: Finished copy from publisher
Rating: 4/5 stars
The lovely Reckless is a sweet cliche novel about a troubled girl and bad boy. Frankie, the good girl is struggling to cope after witnessing the brutal murder of her boyfriend, Noah. Her constant flash backs and memories causes her to become “reckless”. The next thing you know, she’s at a new school. There, she meets Marco, your typical “bad boy”, with a past.
I did enjoy The Lovely Reckless. I enjoyed some of the thought provoking lines. Also, it’s very well written and super sweet. The book made my heart melt.
On the other hand, the book is super cliche, so, I would totally expect this book to be on Wattpad of so sort. I was expecting a lot more then just the typical bad boy and good girl story. If you like cliche, this is the one for you! In addition, the ending is too brief and was super abrupt. When other reviewers say “fast-paced”, they really mean fast, but too fast. But I still love it! Therefore, my rating would be around a 4/5 stars.