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Friday, 26 April 2013

Giveaway & Review: Reckless Abandon by Andrea Randall

**Giveaway a bottom of post**

Warning! This review contains spoilers to the first book in the series, Ten Days of Perfect. So if you haven’t read it yet I’d recommend jumping down to the end of this review and entering the giveaway, it was one of my favorite reads last year (4.5 stars for me)! If you have read Ten Days of Perfect I would highly recommend re-reading it or re-reading the last few chapters because Reckless Abandon picks up right where it leaves off and if you don’t remember what’s going on, you’ll be a little confused.

My Rating: Date! (4 – 4.5 stars)

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Steam Level: Hot!

Reckless Abandon isn’t what I was expecting; there is no easy make up here. It’s packed full of raw heartache and chaotic emotions. It will pull on your heart stings until they snap and just when you think you can’t take it anymore, the unbelievable happens and changes EVERYthing...

I learn in an instant that sorrow isn’t the absence of passion. Sorrow is the darkest, most intense form of passion hidden in the recesses of the human spirit.”

In Reckless Abandon November is hurt, confused, and sad. She’s trying to pick the pieces of her life back up and figure out what happened and what she wants now. Her emotions are all over the place which leads to couple of decisions that honestly kind of pissed me off and had me shouting NOOO at my kindle. It took too long for her to realize what she wanted and where she belonged and in the process she hurt a lot of people, especially Adrian. I think she gravitates towards Adrian because he is something she knows and is comfortable, safe, she is thinking with her brain and not following her heart.

I wasn’t a big fan of Adrian in Ten Days of Perfect but he really grew on me in this book. He loves and cares about Em and does a good job of supporting her without forcing himself on her. He really seems to have her best interests at heart and I hurt for him when Em makes a series of decisions with him. (You’ll see what I mean).

Bo, I wanted more Bo in the beginning of this one! I fell in love with him in Ten Days of Perfect and I hated seeing him so hurt and broken here. He obviously made bad judgment calls that led to the situation they’re in, but he truly regrets it. He is still in love with Em and is torn between doing whatever it takes to get her back and respecting her wishes.

“But you were the best thing that happened to Bo, and I don’t care what anyone says about how fast, crazy and reckless it was. It was you two. It was your story, no one else’s” ~ Rae (Bo’s sister)

The first 60% or so read like a 3.5-4 star book and then the last 30%, WOW, 5+++ stars for the emotional intensity. Andrea Randall really has a way with words, the descriptions are beautiful and you feel what the characters feel. You will laugh, cry, and swear, your heart will break, then it will be put back together just to break again. Do you love angst? You will get a heartbreakingly healthy dose in this one. I highly recommend it if you read Ten Days of Perfect

The ending was a little quick for me, after all the angst and drama I wanted a little more happy! But no worries, a third book in the series is set to release late august, I can’t wait!

Series Reading Order:

Ten Days of Perfect (November Blue #1) --> Kindle Edition I Paperback
Reckless Abandon (November Blue #2) --> Kindle Edition 
Unamed (November Blue #3) --> Coming Late Augus

Check out this trailer for Ten Days of Perfect: CLICK HERE

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I highly recommend you give this series a try! :)



  1. I look forward to reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :D

  2. I didn't read this review when I saw that you put in spoilers. I can't wait to read this book.

  3. Love new adult books and excited that this one is hot too! Thanks for the chance to win! Adding it to my to-read list!

  4. Thank you for your review/post of this book. It's on my TBRs. But I better hurry up & grab Ten Days of Perfect & read that first.

  5. Love all the feedback u give all all the new and up coming books! Keep up the good work!

  6. I wasn't aware the sequel to Ten Days of Perfect had already been released. Thanks for the review and update!

  7. Thank you for the chance to win!