TITLE: Reckless Abandon
SERIES: Damaged Series (Book 2)
AUTHOR: J.C. Hannigan
PUBLISHER: Booktrope Publishing
RELEASES: Jan 29th, 2015
About the book:
Everly Daniels has never gotten over Grayson Dixon or what happened between them. Having avoided home for years so she doesn’t have to think about the past and the people in it, Everly isn’t quite sure how to return. But tragedy strikes and she has no choice in the matter.
When Grayson learns Everly has returned home, he knows he has to see her. He has to find out if there is anything that can be salvaged.
However, with so much pain and so many years between them, it seems impossible to work things out. Fate forces them to take a closer look at what they lost, and they both begin to realize that they may be able to pursue a future together with reckless abandon.
Reckless Abandon picks up with Everly after five years of separation from Grayson. Her life has moved on for the better and his…for the worst. Unfortunately, Everly has to rush home due to the death of her sister and that is when her fears and worries come rolling back in as she sets her eyes on the little girl who changed her world forever…five years ago. This fragile little girl who’s life could have been lost along with her sister’s in a fatal car accident. She must decide where her heart lies since there is no one to raise her sister’s daughter, but her dream career would be over if she stayed in her hometown. And then…not only is she back, but so is Grayson and she is keeping a huge secret from him.
In this story, both Grayson and Kyle’s characters are much more distinctive in desire and personality. Both characters know exactly what they want now…and it is a little easier to breathe with less tension between the two. My favorite character is Grayson, just because he has really changed and attempting his hardest to win Everly back. He feels that he can’t live without her, but doesn’t know how he can win her heart after breaking it so completely. The emotional turmoil is a lot more serious in Reckless Abandon as opposed to the high school drama in Damaged Goods.
This book targets women of all ages. I really enjoyed reading about both characters, understanding the hardships and restraint that both of them took to get back to each other. Kyle and his new woman, someone from another book series, are wonderful together too! I would really love to read about their relationship as well as Crimson and Cole. This story was very well written and creative. The author took a lot of time with the detail and expanse of character development which I liked as well. I rate this story with five stars since I did enjoy this series; however, I still feel that her Collide series was more adaptable to my personality and I am able to relate to it at a different level.
About the Author:
J.C. Hannigan’s love of reading was spawned from a very early age. She inhaled novels with an unquenchable thirst. Eventually, that love of reading turned into a love for writing. She started to pen stories at the tender age of nine while sitting at her white desk, pencil posed over lined paper, writing countless stories about a girl, her best friend, their horses and the adventures they’d have going on trail rides together. Born with a chronic pain bone disorder called Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, she didn’t get to play sports or run amuck like her siblings and peers. Writing kept her company amid a world of surgeries, bad pain days, and isolation.
She started a blog when she was fifteen-years-old, chronicling the challenges of high school, dating, and coping with her chronic pain bone disorder. That blog went on to win a Bloggie for Best Teen Weblog, and J.C.’s ego inflated quite a bit over it (enough to continuously mention it even today).
J.C. currently resides in a small town in Ontario with her husband, their two sons, and dog. When she isn’t trying to wrangle the kids and dog, she can be found writing. In addition to writing new adult romance and suspense novels, J.C. writes a blog for the MHE Coalition, discussing the struggles of living with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses. She also contributes to several other websites, including her personal blog, the OCH Literary Society, and she is the content manager for Stigma Fighters Canada. Through her writing, J.C. brings to light awareness of mental health and social challenges. Her writing has been described as edgy, bold, poignant, and raw.
Other hobbies of J.C.’s include hiking, camping, binge-watching shows like Outlander, Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries, and The Walking Dead, eating dill pickle chips and daydreaming of travelling around the world. J.C. adores interacting with readers, so don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi! She tries her best to respond to every message. To learn more, visit her on Facebook and follow her personal blog of random ramblings.