After everything blew up on Christmas, Liz walked away from me, and I let her. She said she needed space and a chance to pursue her dreams. But we both knew she was running from the mess she made. Now the political campaign she used as an excuse to leave is bringing us back together and I’m proving to her what she really needs—not just the hot nights, greedy hands, and undeniable physical chemistry. What she really needs is something real. What she really needs…is me.
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My Review

I’ve read ever book that Lexi has written and to say I’m a fan girl would be completely accurate… From Asher & Maggie, William & Cally, Hanna and now Liz, I couldn’t love these characters and this family more.  Each family members book brings a new challenge, new loveable character and new twists you’ll never expect!

Liz & Sam are no different they go through the wringer in this Duet!  In the first book we were left with quite the cliffhanger!  Liz found out a shocking truth about who she was chatting with in the new online dating site… She would have sworn it was Sam the way the talked the things she said.  She never thought for a minute it wasn’t him, until the shocking ending slapped us all in the face!  I had my theories but never saw that coming… This book picks up several months in the future and Liz is doing everything she can to move on from Sam.  He hurt her, said things that haunt her waking moments and her dreams… Liz is stuck in a perpetual state, she can’t move on, she doesn’t want to move on, but she has really no choice… She’s moved away, but her heart remains in New Hope.

Sam is a hot mess!  Since finding out about the betrayal of someone he should be able to trust, Sam’s drowning in self loathing, hatred and betrayal….  Once again the political mayhem that has plagued him all his life has come back to haunt him and he’s forced to make some decision to protect many people, his family, and hers… And by hers I don’t me Liz.  Oh no, that would be too easy, Sam has made a MESS of things and everything you see, isn’t what it looks like at all!!!!  I was in shock once again at what transpired and unraveled…

My only complaint is that I thought that this one was a little too short.  I would have loved to have seen a little slower reveal and some of the other plot lines that pop up throughout develop a little further.  I absolutely adore Sam & Liz and really would like to see more of them in the future… I give this one 4 stars.  I really enjoyed the storyline and I couldn’t love the girls in this story anymore then I do.  Maggie, Liz, Cally, Hanna, Nix and all the guys are simply Amazing!  Through all their stories you feel the kinship of being friends and sisters… I can’t wait to read Nix’s story!




Previous Books In the Series…..

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Reckless & Real #1

Adult Contemporary Romance

Release: December 22, 2014


He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.

He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.

He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a crowd.

I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and tonight the anonymity ends. Tonight I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.

Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a stranger at all.

Lizzy Thompson met riverrat69 online through Something Real, a service promising to deliver meaningful relationships by forbidding its users to share names or photos until they’ve reached a certain benchmark. She was looking for love. He was researching an investment. They hit it off. Talked and flirted, hid behind screen names and cartoon avatars.

Now they’re breaking the rules and meeting in person. But Liz is prepared. She’s picked up hints and followed clues.

She’s ninety-percent convinced she’s discovered the identity of her dirty-talking online friend.

She wonders if her ex-lover Sam Bradshaw knows her identity too.

When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her chance at something real could crumble.






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About Lexi Ryan

New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.