Review: Reckless Longing by Gina Robinson


Title: Reckless Longing
Author : Gina Robinson
Publication Date :  
ISBN9780989109642
  • EditionEbook (ARC)
Ellie Martin hates her beautiful, man-crazy mother. Her mother’s wild and wanton behavior has left Ellie with a deep longing. To escape. To belong. To know who her real dad is. To really be loved. Her mother finally crosses a line that sends Ellie running, escaping to college with one, focused goal–to find and confront her bio dad, who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she meets Logan. Hot, charming, and troubled. He turns her world upside down and puts all her plans in jeopardy.

Logan Walker is hiding a shameful and painful secret. One that nearly cost him everything. When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ellie at a Week of Welcome event, something inside him awakens and he finds himself drawn to her.

But the attraction they both feel for each other is as delicate as the web of secrets they each hide behind. And as the truths are revealed, their reckless longing may not survive the fallout.

Damn Ellie, I have never been so envious of a heroine! I wish I had Logan next to me when I had my piercings done, what an experience would that be, huh? Thumbs up for Robinson though, now I have a quirky reason to show my belly-piercing *smirks*
Ellie and her not so nice friends was attending freshers event when she stumbled upon black-eyed Logan, who kindly came to her rescue, holding her hands while she nervously awaits 'till her belly pierced.

This is the clever bit...

Ellie didn't go to that specific university without a purpose. she has a goal, a secret goal.
Logan, who have the whole holy trinity going on (smart, sexy, and chivalrous) has infact skeleton behind his closet too! *que the gasp*
Unraveling this mystery was totally a page turner, Robinson creatively twist and turn the plot - it was hard to predict what is the next move. Oh what a dramatic climax it was... my jaw was down the floor by the end of the book!

Character wise, it was so nice to like everyone of them, yes I admit I even like the villains - yes double villain indeed. They have properly acted out their 'evilness' purpose (if you get what i mean). 
Ellie and Logan was such a star-crossed character, they have each dark secret they buried behind the closet - throughout the ups and downs of the story, they slowly began to reveal themselves to each other, reaching equilibrium.
Supporting characters were not shadowed, each individual was awesome on their own way. I personally love the revision gang, hear me out... they are not any ordinary revision team - they're like super spy and Stephen Fry's love child! apparently, baking goods + revision makes a very good grades~ I'd backed up this preach completely.
Something that i should mention to highlight is the way Robinson approach to unravel the story. She hasn't 'dropped the hot pot' at the introduction nor does she wrapped up the book in sugar fluff. Reckless Longing has its gritty deep angst Robinson cleverly slow stirred throughout the story - creating this very juicy, tender, and oh la la awesomeness!
Reckless Longing is one of the New Adult book people should read, especially those who like Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire or Real by Katy Evans. It's a more grown up version of 'Teenage Dream', with the flair of angst a la New Adult. Delicieux!

Rating: 5 Stars!

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