Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Recklessly by A.J. Sand - Book Tour, Review, Interview & Giveaway

Recklessly by A.J. Sand
Mature New Adult - Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 8/28/2013

Book Description:
Surfing and sex. This is Wes Elliott's life. And it's just the way he likes it. `After seeing his parents stay in a loveless marriage his entire life, and burying away a heartbreak from his past, he knows where romance is best left: crappy chick movies. He'd rather lust and eventually leave, and that's exactly what the plan was when he met Lana Langston.

Except…turns out she’s only in it for the thrills, too.

She's always only in it for the thrills: life in the literal fast lane on her motorcycle, and the hot nights in forbidden places without the awkward talks in the mornings after. She's Wes Elliott in way tighter jeans.

So, this should be perfect, right?

But the more time Wes spends with her, the more he wants the nights to turn into mornings. And maybe even longer. Suddenly, it isn't so perfect for him anymore.And the things he thought were buried are digging themselves up.

Now Wes is in a lot of trouble.

He’s falling in love with the one girl who might be a bigger risk than even a guy who gets barreled by the most dangerous waves in the world is willing to take on. Can Wes and Lana figure out a way to make it work? Or is he headed for something far more reckless?

Due to the sexual content, language and violence, this work is not recommended for readers under 18.

My Review:

Recklessly (Documentary #3) by A.J. Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay let’s just get one thing clear A.J. Sand is a great author and she has written a phenomenal romance novel. This was the first time I have read a book written by her so now I have to go add the other books in this series to get caught up.

This was my kind of book, hot surfer Wes Elliott and a carefree biker girl named Lana with all of their best intentions of having a casual, no strings, and sexual relationship/fling. But right from the start you see that this is not going to happen. Wes if feeling things he never has before and Lana was very interested in this hot surfer dude but she stands by her convictions of keeping this relationship casual. I loved Lana’s personality and loved that the story was told mainly from Wes.

Recklessly is a must read, it is full of romance, humour (laugh out loud at times), some drama added and of course some hot sexual tension with a mix of great chemistry between Wes and Lana.

I have rated Recklessly and A.J. Sand 4.5 stars. I loved it and cannot wait to go back and read the first two books in this series. I highly recommend anyone who is reading this to go pick up these books.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.

1. Did you always want to be a writer? Yup. I won a young author’s award in first grade. That’s how far it goes back =) And what inspired you to write? My imagination.

2. How would you describe Recklessly? Love getting messy for two people who thought they had their “situation” figured out.

3.  Which character you had most fun writing? Lana, easily.

4.  What was your main source of inspiration for the story? I went to a surfer’s movie premiere three years ago and absolutely fell in love with the lifestyle, and I combined that with wanting to write a story about falling in love when you least expect it and how sometimes that can be scarier than we’re really prepared for.

5.   What should readers expect from Recklessly? It’s pretty sexy, but I also think it shows the realities of bringing your “baggage” into a relationship. And I like to think I showed people as we are and sometimes that’s not very pretty.

6.   How did you come up with the title of your book? Well, “reckless” was the word that had been floating around my mind for a while regarding Wes and Lana, and I also liked that there were two L’s in the adverb form of the word, and it reminded me of Lana’s full name, which is Lana Langston.

7.   What books have most influenced your life most? Hard to say, but I like books that really show human strength, weakness, cruelty and perseverance, books that really get at all shades of human nature. I really like books that aren’t afraid to make me uncomfortable or angry.

8. Do you hear from your readers much? Yes, thankfully LOL! What kinds of things do they say? Mostly, I get comments about how relatable my characters are but also they want to know what I’m writing about next.

9. Where do you hope to take your writing in the future? Probably moving into edgier storylines. I’m sort of bored with contemp romance right now.

10. Are you working on any books/projects that you would like to share with us? Yes! Sometime in the fall or winter, I’ll publish A Fighting Chance, which is the story of a former (and reformed) underground fighter who is forced back into that world to save someone he cares about.

11.  What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing your book? Just the vast number of interpretations readers will have LOL! There are things I’ve written in a story as throwaway comments and people will actually write to me about them and have it be significant in their perspective. So cool.

12. Is there anything additional you would like to share with your readers? My gratitude never ceases.

A.J. Sand - Author Bio:

A.J. Sand grew up an only child whose parents bought her many, many books to keep her busy, so it was only natural that she would start writing her own stories. She is the author of “Documentary” and “Remake.” She lives just outside of Washington, D.C.

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