Reveal + Excerpt: Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

Genre: Very Mature YA Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 17, 2015
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24500775-wild-reckless?ac=1

Kensington Worth had a
vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh
private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until
her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music
programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It
didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread
that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from
her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in
an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the
inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her
neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of
her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past
the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was
always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her,
ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes,
though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart
needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul
for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten
good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced
life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good
things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all.


      I know I
shouldn’t, but I turn around anyway, and I give Owen my full,
undivided attention. His friends have already
left, and he’s slowly
walking backwards, showing me his middle finger
and smiling with that
faint half-grin I’ve seen far too often over the
last three days.

     I
don’t know what makes me do it. In fact, I don’t know why I am the way I
am with Owen. I’ve been careful and timid and
obedient my entire life, my
only mission to please everyone—please my
father, Chen, my mother, my
friends, my teachers. Please, please, please,
please, please. That’s all I
do. And all it’s done for me is land me in
Woodstock, away from my friends
and the senior year I was expecting to have. I’m
not pleasing Owen Harper,
too. So I stand with my tray and raise my arm
slowly by my side, my eyes
zeroed in on his until I’m pointing at him. I
close one eye and cock my
head slightly to the right, like I’m making sure
I have him in my
sights—and then I pull the trigger.


     “Jesus H
Christ, Kensi! What’s wrong with you?” Willow asks. She pulls my
arm back down, but I keep my eyes on Owen,
staring into his gray-blue
eyes—eyes that look like a wolf’s. “What are you
doing?”

      “I’m
starting a war, Willow,” I say, my heart speeding up and my breath
growing more ragged as reality catches up with
me.

      I’m
starting a war with a guy who doesn’t lose; a guy who doesn’t play by
the rules.

      A guy who scares me, and who knows where
I sleep at night.

Ginger
Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of
four young and new adult romances, with her fifth title, This Is Falling, set
to release in late August 2014.

Scott has been writing and editing for
newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the
stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and
towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that
she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop
flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona
Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU
(fork ’em, Devils).

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