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Recklessly - A.J. Sand

Surf, sex, drink and sleep.  These are the 4 keywords that round out this book.  Wes, his brother and his friends surf.  Sex, there’s all kinds going on.  Drink, so many parties.  Sleep, yep, they actually do take the time to nap and get a good night’s sleep.  In the midst of all of this is the love story of Wes and Lana.  Agreeing on a no strings attached sexual friendship; it was bound to go further.

A.J. Sand brings to us the 3rd book in her Documentary series.  I have not read the first two and find that there was nothing in this book that had me stumped on who, what or why.  This book works very well as a standalone and is quite a welcome relief.

I had read the blurb of this book, but it didn’t register on just how much sex would actually be in the book.  Well, not the amount but the graphic detail of it.  In some ways this book seemed much more in the lines of erotica than New Adult.  There is quite a bit of casual sex going on but the relationships do evolve making it seem not so in your face after a bit.

The story itself has been done and redone numerous times.  Couple hooks up, no strings, keep hooking up and suddenly things change.  Jealousy pops up.  An ex-boyfriend who is also an archenemy appears.  You name it, it probably happened.  The saving grace for this book is the details throughout.   It was like being blind and having someone telling you what was happening in such a way that you felt like you were right there with all your senses wired.  You felt for all the characters and wanted the doomed couple to not only survive but press forward.

This book is not for teens.  18+ is a good category due to the sexual situations and use of alcohol in exuberance.  I recommend this book to anyone who likes the New Adult category of books mixed with plenty of erotic moments.

Source: http://wordtodreams.blogspot.com/2013/09/review-recklessly-by-aj-sand-plus.html