Dirty Reckless Love
A few constructive criticisms:
1. The format of before/After
2. Ellie’s neediness and weakness, even though that was the moral of the story.....she had to find herself, but she was pathetic
I loved Levi, even though it’s unrealistic to keep pining for someone like Ellie
3. Wash, repeat. Every book in this series is the same story, different characters.
Twists and turns, intrigue, murder, drugs and forbidden love!!! This book has it all and what a ride! Awesome.
I am addicted
You seriously never disappoint!! Great read:)
So far my favorite book
This is by far my favorite series of books I have ever read. Each book leaves me thriving for more and I cannot wait for the remaining of the books in this series to be out. I have pre ordered them and counting down the days until it is released!!!! I cannot wait to see what shays love story is all about.
Best book of the Series
This was the best book so far in the Boys of Jackson Harbor series!!!!
My favorite in the series
Well, well, well. I never would have suspected that Levi’s story would be like this. I honestly wasn’t sure how this story could play out in a way I was ok with. In the first two books in this series we know that Levi is in love with his best friend, Colton’s girlfriend, Ellie. I couldn’t imagine how their story would end in a way I would be happy with. Dirty, Reckelss love was full of twists and turns and I devoured every word. Lexi Ryan outdid herself with this book. I would say that this book is my favorite in the series and I can’t imagine the following being any better. I love a little suspense with my romance and this story was full of it. Levi was freaking amazing and Ellie was very relatable. I even still like Colton. It was also nice to see how everyone else in Jackson Harbor was scoring. I highly recommend this book and this series to everyone!
I loved Levi!!!
The third book in The Boys of Jackson Harbor Series surprised me, and delighted me with it gradually revealing mystery, it’s nerve wracking suspense, and of course it swoon worthy Jackson Boy and his protective and loving, sweet, sexy ways.
Levi Jackson and Colton McKinley have been best friends for a long time. Both thrill seekers, both getting into trouble. But Colton went further and got into pain pills, and became addicted. Then along came Ellie. Colton met her first, but they were both in love with her. Levi, though loving his friend, backed off. But it went on for years. She was the first girl Colton ever took seriously. He was trying to cleanup his drug problem for her and everything.
Three years after Ellie met the boys, she is found in her apartment unconscious. Beaten. Bruised. Hardly breathing. She was in a coma for a while. And then when she wakes up she can’t remember anything from the last 3 years. Levi, Colton, Jackson Harbor where she lived. On top of all that Colton and his father both have gone missing.
The first person that is familiar to Ellie is Levi. She has little clips of memories of him. Plus she just has this feeling about him. So when she starts to remember and decides to go home to Jackson Harbor and solve the case of what happened, where’s Colton and his father, are they dead? She decides to turn to Levi for help. The mystery and suspense in this book are really well done!! With all the twists and turns, you aren’t sure what to think! I thought Lexi did a beautiful job with this! And as usual, the love story part of it was so beautiful! Levi is one hell of a guy!!! He is such a protective, sweet, kind, thoughtful, gentleman....until he gets the green light and then he’s a real alpha in the bedroom, in the shower, and almost in the kitchen (someone interrupted). Levi loves his family. He’s loyal. How can you not love Levi?!
I loved this book! Another 5 Star in this Series!! I can’t wait for book 4!
The Boys of Jackson Harbor
I was honored to be selected to read and review this book with an advanced copy. I have loved all of Lexi's books for years, but she just keeps getting better. Her Jackson Harbor series combines a picture perfect town as a perfect backdrop to a picture perfect family of Jackson boys, their sister Shay, and their significant others and kids.
In this book, you have Levi and Ellie. Levi has loved her since the moment they met, but she's currently dating his best friend and Levi is firmly in the friend zone. But when Ellie is hospitalized after a brutal beating and Colton, the best friend, is missing, Levi vows to protect her with everything he has. There's suspense, intrigue, gaps in memory, laughter, tears, heartbreak, and being made whole (with or without a man).
Lexi always has a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat and begging for more. This time is no exception. If you're new to this author you can't go wrong with any of her books. Each is a standalone but best read in order. The Shattered Hearts series and Here and Now series have been my favorite, but Jackson Harbor is quickly edging into the lead, thanks to brothers like Ethan, Jake, and now Levi. Can't wait for Brayden, Carter, and Stay to tell their stories.
Incredible Story that is a MUST read
Dirty, Reckless Love
By Lexi Ryan
This book had me at the first page. I had so much trouble putting this book down.
I do NOT give away spoilers so if you looking for that…sorry!
Lexi Ryan out did herself in this book. Without a doubt she deserved the RWA RITA award. She brought out the kindness in her characters and the not so nice characters that kept you on the edge of your seat wondering what would happen next. Levi, Ellie, Colton, Ava, Jake, Brayden, Molly, and so many more wonderful characters to enjoy.
Her characters had many things to conquer in each their own way. They had the task of trying to find out who they are and who would hurt someone they all love. There are many twists and turns in this book but it is what makes your putting down the book so difficult.
I cannot stress enough how good this book was and the best book I have read in a while. Don’t take my word for it…..read it!!
An undeniable must read!
By Kelly_BTC Blog
Pure, raw emotions cascade from the pages of this book!
In complete honesty, I had no idea what this book was about before diving into it. I had read the previous books in The Boys of Jackson Harbor Series (which were amazing!), so reading this book was a no-brainer. Expecting equal parts heart and sizzling heat from the storyline, I was blindsided with a more emotional and heartachingly anst-filled love story. Dirty Reckless Lovehighlights the excruciatingly painful and tormenting side of love, and the tragic and disturbing actions taken to ensure secrets and lies are kept hidden.
A more suspenseful read verses the previous books in the series, Dirty Reckless Love centers around Colton, Ellie and Levi and their quite complicated “love-triangle” relationship. After an assault leaves Ellie with no memory of the past 3 years, she doesn’t know who attacked her or why it happened, let alone who Levi even is. But for a chance that her memories might return, she must rely on Levi and the unexplainable connection she feels when with him. But with missing memories comes the question: is Colton the one responsible?
This book was a mysterious and dramatic romance, featuring chilling, devastating, and heartbreaking details that layered the storyline with complexity. Told from dual POVs with multiple flashbacks, Ellie and Levi were exceptionally intricate characters. The more you learned about their entangled past as the timeline jumps from present to past, you become more invested in their lives and finding out the real reasons behind all the unknowns in the story. But as the focus was more on Ellie and her recovery, I couldn’t help but commiserate with Levi. The friend, the third wheel, the rebound guy, his own emotions and unrequited love was what truly hit me right in the feels. His unrelenting love and devotion for Ellie was unquestionably heartfelt and completely selfless. He stole my heart from page one. Love shows no bounds when it comes to this story, and just how dirty and reckless it can be.
An undeniable must read, Dirty Reckless Love will leave you breathless, with a newfound appreciation for unconditional love.