An addictive page turner full of secrets and suspense!
I was kindly gifted a copy of this book by Welbeck Publishing in exchange for an honest review and to take part in the blog tour.
Reckless by R.J. McBrien
You think you’ll stay the same – you won’t. Infidelity will change you forever. There can be no going back.
Kirsten Calloway knows she should be grateful. She has a stable marriage, decent job, and a wonderful teenage daughter. But she also has a raging libido that won’t shut up, and a husband who’d rather go on a bike ride.
She bumps into an old friend at a school reunion who faces a similar problem. Dianne, though, has found the answer: a discreet agency which arranges casual sex for people just like them, people who want to keep their marriages but also scratch that itch.
Enter Zac: younger, handsome and everything Kirsten could hope for in bed. For a while, they seem to have it all. Kirsten even finds herself becoming a better wife and mother. But Zac wants more – a lot more, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it.
I thought I had an idea where this story was going to go after reading the synopsis but instead this book took me on a completely unexpected journey which I loved!
It immediately draws you in with a police report and these are scattered throughout the book. From the outset you know something bad has happened and from there it takes the reader back to how it all began.
As you learn more about Kirsten and her marriage you start to understand why she makes some of the decisions she does. I actually found her to be a pretty ruthless character, even though she claimed she felt guilty, especially near the end she really comes into her own and (no spoilers) but the ending really shone a light on this and I really enjoyed how the author ended it, I thought it fit perfectly.
It is a little slow paced at times but it really added to the tension as everything starts to unravel and I would say the last third of the book is when it really picks up pace as secrets and twists are revealed.
Overall this was an addictive story full of suspense and secrets which will have you eager to discover just what is going on. Whilst it does have thriller elements I would say it’s a toned down thriller, for me anyway, but despite this it was still highly enjoyable and definitely worth a read if you love books full of suspense and secrets.