Reckless by R.J. McBrien

Reckless by R.J. McBrien

Summary:

You think you’ll stay the same – you won’t. Infidelity will change you forever. There can be no going back.

Kirsten Calloway knows she should be grateful. She has a stable marriage, decent job, and a wonderful teenage daughter. But she also has a raging libido that won’t shut up, and a husband who’d rather go on a bike ride.

She bumps into an old friend at a school reunion who faces a similar problem. Dianne, though, has found the answer: a discreet agency which arranges casual sex for people just like them, people who want to keep their marriages but also scratch that itch.

Enter Zac: younger, handsome and everything Kirsten could hope for in bed. For a while, they seem to have it all. Kirsten even finds herself becoming a better wife and mother. But Zac wants more – a lot more, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it.

Sexually charged, shocking and relatable, Reckless is a profound exploration of marriage, motherhood and desire.

My Review:

Kirsten Galloway is bright and intelligent, and she is successful. She is happily married to Mark. She has a teenage daughter is just wonderful. What more in life could she possibly want? Reckless (Welbeck Publishing) by R.J. McBrien tells the story of Kirsten who is an Occupational Therapist at her local hospital, and this is the brilliant tense fast paced thriller that tells the story of a woman who has it all but knows there is something missing in her life.

Kirsten’s marriage is happy and stable but there is just that one thing missing and that is a spark, that physical part is missing, and Kirsten needs that part, but on the other side of the marriage is Mark and he just seems no longer interested in the physical aspect of the marriage.

It is then that Kirsten meets Dianne her friend from her school days and Dianne tells her of an agency that arranges linkups for one thing only and that is sex. All very discreet like it is wrapped in that plain wrapper and no-one will know what is going one not even the husband at home. Kirsten knows she wants this and then it becomes like a drug, that she cannot get enough of. Mark would much rather watch porn on a secret laptop in the loft, but Kirsten wants the real thing and is now in too deep. What started as a discreet liaison is now a full-blown nightmare.

Throughout the book there are sudden police reports about a body found along the railway line, so you are the reader, and you are reading and at the back of your mind you are putting this complex puzzle together. So, what does Kirsten really know about the body that has been found.

There are so many intriguing characters that you will come across in Reckless, I loved the way the story has been crafted and the characters you will want to scream at one minute yet feel for them the next. We all love a twist in a thriller and Reckless has it. But I am giving no clues here. The tension will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Marriage and desire and the risk of losing everything you have is all here. The perfect summer beach read.

448 Pages.

My thanks to Sophie Ransom (Midas PR) for the review copy of Reckless by R.J. McBrien

Reckless by R.J. McBrien is published by Welbeck 22nd July 2021. It is available to order through Waterstones, Amazon and through your local independent bookshop or through Bookshop.org that supports your local independent bookshop. UK Bookshop.org

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