Monday, 30 November 2015

Reckless Hearts (Wicked Games #2) by Sean Olin

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Reckless Hearts (Wicked Games, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
What do you do if you find yourself fantasizing about kissing your best friend? Sensitive guitarist Jake has been asking himself that same question for a long time, and there’s no easy answer. Telling his dream girl –talented anime artist Elena– about his feelings might lead to the ultimate rejection, but not telling her just might kill him.

Before Jake can make his move, though, a new mysterious guy enters the picture in an unexpected way. In Elena’s mind, Harlow is excitement-personified: a rebellious yet kindred spirit who she instantly connected with online. Jake’s gut is telling him that something about Harlow is off, and that Elena is in way over her head, but the more Jake pushes the issue, the more he pushes Elena right into Harlow’s arms –and into a tragedy that neither of them would ever see coming.

Reckless Hearts by Sean Olin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Reckless Hearts (Wicked Games, #2) “When I’m with him, I feel, I don’t know. Reckless.”

This was an interesting story, but it wasn’t as gripping as the first in the series.

I felt quite sorry for Jake and the position he found himself in; not knowing whether to confess to his best friend that he was in love with her, for fear of losing her altogether wasn’t easy for him, and I could understand his indecision.
I didn’t feel for Elena quite the same way I did for Jake, but I could sort-of understand her hesitancy to start something with Jake, even if she came across as a bit flighty.

“No way would he betray her by falling in love with her.”

The storyline in this was mainly about Jake having secret feelings for Elena, and Elena not really having quite the same feelings, and instead chasing after a guy called Harlow who she’d met online. This online guy did have a bit of mystery surrounding him, but in my opinion he wasn’t exactly a nice person!
There was a bit of romance in this, but I didn’t really like it all that much. There was too much hurt mixed in with the romance for me, with Jake’s feelings not really being returned, and Harlow who wasn’t exactly nice to Elena.

“Jake, you’re my best friend. You mean more to me than anyone in the world.”

The ending to this was okay, and there was a bit of a twist, it just didn’t have quite the impact it was intended to though.

6 out of 10

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