Wild Reckless

Wild Reckless

by Ginger Scott


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Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn't happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly-a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn't choose-one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn't help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that's spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington's, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who'd gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too-good things...things to admire.

Things...to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things...they were the scariest of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692392928
Publisher: Ginger Scott
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 513,382
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of seven young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After and Wild Reckless.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger's other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She's also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard...the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Wild Reckless 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
I've loved all of Ginger Scott's books, and if you haven't read anything she has written yet, you will definitely want to check out her writing.  I think that Wild Reckless is my favorite book that she has written to far.  I absolutely loved it.  It is one of those books that just sucks you in from the get-go and keeps you there the whole time you are reading it, causing you to experience a plethora of emotions from one end of the scale to the other.   I loved Owen Harper so much.  He is one of those characters that you want to devour, hug and comfort, occasionally slap up-side the head, and then just melt into, while your heart breaks and times and then flutters at other times.  Kensington Worth was a great female lead and the things she went through, while different than what Owen experienced, were emotionally gripping as well.  My heart broke for her, and then did the happy dance with her.  Her relationship with Owen was intense, and I have to say that she handled things with a grace and maturity that I don't think I would have had.  There were great secondary characters that added so much to the book and I enjoyed getting to know them also.   The romance was awesome...very hot at times, making this a mature YA read, but also something that NA and Adult contemporary romance fans will love.  There are so many deep (and I mean deep) issues that were addressed in this book, and Ginger Scott did an awesome job with each and every one of them.  While heartbreaking at times, Wild Reckless is also beautifully written, perfectly balancing out the bad and the good.  Scott will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, and let me say that she ended the book so very well, leaving you both satisfied and sighing.   Wild Reckless is one of those books that just marks you, something you know will stay with you when you think about those memorable stories that you're so glad you read.  I can't recommend it highly enough. 
csingh More than 1 year ago
This book took me by surprise.  I haven't read a Ginger Scott book in quite some time. I was very eager to read Wild Reckless and the book captured my interest from the first page and held it through out the book. Kensington "Kensi" and Owen had some crazy good chemistry!  I really felt Kensi's pain at having to move away from the city and her friends and her confusion as to why they'd moved to such a remote location.  I've been the new girl before and it's no fun.  I went from loving Owen in the prologue to now liking him much soon thereafter.  Especially since he wasn't making Kensi's painful new beginning any easier.  In fact he just made it harder on her.  I felt even worse when the truth behind Kensi's move came to light.  Truthfully, I was devastated by the double betrayal.  It was shocking and so painful to read about.  And in a way, Owen was the catalyst for the betrayal coming to light and everything that happened afterwards. It only felt fitting he be there for the aftermath too. That's not to say I never liked Owen.  I did.  I liked him a lot when he was there to support Kensi.  I liked him even more when it became clear he wasn't really an a-hole, well not to everyone.  I loved how much he cared for his family.  That totally won me over.  I came to understand his motivations for the things he did.  No teenager should have that much responsibility on his shoulders.  I loved how Kensi began to see Owen in the same light I was, and how she became his biggest cheerleader and supporter. There were lots of raw moments in this story; moments when I thought my heart was going to beat right out of my chest, or even when the tears flowed freely.  Even though these moments were painful, they were beautiful.  It was wonderful to see Kensi and Owen go through painful growth spurts, but come out stronger in the end.  I would love for Ginger Scott to keep writing about these two.  Or even perhaps a book featuring Andrew, Owen's younger brother.  There's just something really special about all of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book left me breathless. Read it. You won't regret it.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Couldn't put this book down! Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid reader and often read certain authors who write stories that capture my heart. You know those authors, your "go to" writer. Well, Ginger Scott now tops my list of those writers. This story was fantastic and had me with that first paragraph. The love story tugged at my heart and made me wish that I could read the story non-stop. I was captured by the push and pull of the characters, their love story and the obstacles that tried to keep them apart. Purchase this book...you will not be disappointed. Total page count is 304 of a wonderful story that will give you all the feels! Highly recommended!
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The_reading_wolf More than 1 year ago
The synopsis The story follows Kensington Worth as she is trying to finish her senior year at her posh high school. All Kensington wants to do is finish out her last year with her best friends and perfect her piano audition for music school. It's then by fate that Kensington finds herself moved to a small town and resenting her parents. From day one her neighbor Owen Harper and all his bad boy charm has it out for her. He starts trying to ruin her life even further but yet Kensington seems to be falling for him and his wild reckless behavior. The review This book pulls you in from page one and refuses to let go till the last word. I am officially a fan of Ginger Scott. This is the second book I've read by her and I love them! This book pulled at all of my heart strings and I was completely enamored with every page. The characters are so beautiful and you can't help but fall for Owen. She touches on so many emotional topics. From addiction, mental illness, and suicide to infidelity, she does such an amazing job of showing you these topics for every painful truth. The romance is written so beautifully raw. The plot was dark and heavy and full of angst and yet still so hauntingly beautiful.I have never felt so many emotions from one book and I loved every second of it! 5 stars from me on this one!
BookPlusHeart More than 1 year ago
What I liked about this book was – it’s different. Yeah you have your typical boy-meets- girl, girl-meets-bad-boy, a girl that sheltered and naïve. What is different about it, is all their external crap that beats up at them and how much they beat up at each other. They purposely do things to hurt the other one, but it ends up becoming a game of flirting. I love how Owen becomes Kensi’s rock. No matter all the crud that was happening in Owen's life he was constantly there as a support and help for Kensi. When Kensington's father and mother have difficulties - I'm not going to tell you what happens - no one was there to help her get through it and feel better. There's a few twist and turns with different characters. For Full Review go to http://bookplusheart.weebly.com/contemporary-ya/wild-reckless-harper-boys-1-by-ginger-scott
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gahhh, love this book. I had just finished up the last book in falling series which I loved too but this story gave me everything I want in an romance novel. Thanks Ginger Scott keep doing what you do so well.
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Whoever said this was a ripoff was mistaken. 303 pages. Amazing story. Couldnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Unique. Captivating. Heartrendering. Hooks you from the start. I am already rereading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm proud to say that I've read all of Ms. Scott's books and I have to agree with her: this is my favorite! Don't miss out on reading a truly beautiful love story that will leave you grateful for it being written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect amount of angst. Heroine was smart and hero had the bad-boy exterior with the marshmallow center. Will be reading more of Ginger Scott.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really 68 pages for $3.99. What a joke! BN should not Allow this to happen!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far my most favorite of all Ginger Scott novels. I was hooked from the very beginning. This is a must read. You won't regret it. You will fall in love with Kensington Worth and Owen Harper, and you will hurt with them too. Their story will captivate you. They both are so young to have to deal with the situations they are dealt. I wish I could say more but I do not want to ruin the experience of reading such an amazing story.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Young Adult Romance  received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This seemingly stereotypical bad boy/naive girl romance will surprise you in many ways. Prejudice  Reputation Barriers . . . Letting go  Starting over Owen Harper is handsome, athletic, and bad to the bone. He smokes. He drinks. He takes drugs, and he has a gun. Or not… If he would let people in, if he would let himself care again, everyone would know he is caring, protective, courteous and honest, but there is a lot of risk in making oneself that vulnerable. It is a lot easier to put on a show so that people don’t want to know you. Kensington (Kensi) Worth is a thoughtful, obedient daughter with a loving close knit family. She is naive and unexperienced. She is a classically trained musician who is solely devoted to her achieving her goals. And then her life, as she assumed it was, is exposed for the lie her family has been living. Sometimes things aren’t black and white. Sometimes what you see is an illusion created by only acknowledging some of the facts while ignoring contrary information. Owen is Beast to Kensi’s Beauty. Ginger Scott has created a beautiful balance in these characters. A balance of love and sweetness to darkness and anger. Ms. Scott has again perfectly captured the tumultuous extremes of young adults—their ability to be thoughtful and giving and then behave like petulant children when confronted with the powerlessness of their age. The cast of secondary characters—friends, family, town folk—give Owen and Kensi ample opportunity to showcase the depth and breadth of their character, however, it is their unconditional acceptance of one another that lets them really shine. Kensi becomes Owen’s anchor, and he is her bastion. Wild Reckless is a well written with purposeful plot points, compelling characters (some engaging and some onerous), ample description to really get the feel of the small town of Woodstock, and a perfect pace that will keep you reading. Ginger Scott’s book is deemed YA (young adult) due to its high school setting, however, it has an edgier feel that makes it more appropriate for NA (new adult) audience. My emotions ran the gamut of chuckling to misty-eyed while reading. I highly recommend this ultimately uplifting story of first love and growing up.  ***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.