Thursday, April 14, 2016

Swoon Thursday # 180 ~ Reckless Longing (Reckless #1) by Gina Robinson

Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound.
Since they are no longer with us, Naomi @ Naomi's Reading Palace has kindly created a central meet up point for those of us who wish to continue to share our swoons.
So ladies (and any gents who feel so inclined) please leave a comment below, and then head on over there to link up and spread the love.

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Reckless Longing
(Reckless #1)
Gina Robinson

First - The Blurb:

Ellie and Logan's love story begins one hot August night…


My mom betrayed me in the worst way possible. I can't forgive her, but I can outwit her. I'm going to unravel the family secret she's been keeping from me my whole life. So I'm going to college across the state from her, to the place that has the answers. I hope. But I have to be careful or I'll blow everything. I can't tell anyone what I'm doing.

I didn't mean to fall in love. I can't afford to give my heart away or open up to anyone, least of all charming, rich, former bad boy baseball star Logan Walker. But he looked so adorable sitting there nursing a black eye the night I met him at my very first campus event. The way he held my hand made me flush in the suffocating heat of August and feel really beautiful for the first time in so long I can't remember. My scar didn't even hurt.

But Logan's moods are mercurial. He's keeping secrets of his own that are too dark to share, even with me. We agree to be just friends. But our hearts and bodies have minds of their own. Before I know it, I'm in too deep with him and the answer to the family secret I came to campus to find may be the thing that tears us apart.

Second - The Swoon:

He lifted the hair off my neck and nibbled softly, moving slowly to my ear, my cheek, tantalizing and teasing the edges of my lips. His simple kisses, his hot mouth on my skin against the cool of the night, rose pleasure like waves pulsing through me. His hand remained on my stomach, but I ached for his touch, full of longing I hadn't ever felt.

I rolled over on top of him and stared into his eyes, almost pleading with him to make another memory that would never be ruined. The moonlight was reflected in his deep brown eyes. He cupped my face and pulled it to his. And then he kissed me like I'd never been kissed before: leisurely, gently, and without tongues, as if we had forever to build to something more.

I picked up Reckless Longing when it was free on Amazon. It was a quick read but not an overwhelming favourite. Although Logan was hot and a total catch in the eyes of Ellie, I had a difficult time figuring him out. There's a lot going on with him and he's a little hard to read.
Ellie has some issues of her own to deal with, but because the story is told from her POV, it's easier to see where her thoughts are at. I think my most favourite character was Dex... Ellie's close friend and chem partner. He seemed the most realistic to me. Overall, an enjoyable read.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. I like the slow gentle kissing. Good swoon!

    My Swoon

  2. Yum! I am in love. Hope Elle kicks her moms butt.

  3. That is a great swoon. I haven't heard of this one before, but I'll have to check it out!

  4. A shame you are finding Logan hard to figure out.