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The Lovely Reckless
by Kami Garcia


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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, a contemporary romance full of loss, love and redemption

Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters Read more...


 
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Overview

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, a contemporary romance full of loss, love and redemption

Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. At least, that s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Your own heart will race with each page turn of this heart-stopping star-crossed love story.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250079190
  • ISBN-10: 1250079195
  • Publisher: Imprint
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 384
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Frankie Devereux is plagued by PTSD after witnessing the fatal beating of her lacrosse captain boyfriend, but the details of Noah’s death are foggy. After a DUI jeopardizes her Ivy League future, Frankie moves from her upper-class Maryland neighborhood of the Heights to the grittier Downs with her father, an undercover cop. She immediately falls for the first bad boy she sees, an inked-up brawler, and the story leaps headfirst into their melodramatic love story as Frankie swiftly trades her obsession with finding Noah’s killer for her infatuation with the smoldering Marco. Garcia (Unbreakable) gives her characters enough backstory to make them three-dimensional, and themes of class struggle are threaded throughout the novel, but the narrative is so clouded by Frankie’s yearning that other characters, relationships, and plotlines seem to fall away as the story careens toward a too-neat finale. Overblown dialogue, including trite warnings from Marco that he is no good and cheesy promises that their love is “the always kind,” further weakens an exciting but overly formulaic romance. Ages 15–up. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Oct.)

 
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