Reckless by Kimberly Kincaid

Posted June 16, 2016 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

RecklessTitle:  Reckless
Series:  Rescue Squad #1
Author:  Kimberly Kincaid
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 26, 2016
Publisher:  Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Zoe Westin may be a fire captain’s daughter, but feeding the people in her hometown of Fairview is her number one priority. Running a soup kitchen is also the perfect way to prove to her dad that helping people doesn’t always mean risking life and limb. But when she’s saddled with a gorgeous firefighter doing community service after yet another daredevil stunt, the kitchen has never been so hot.

Alex Donovan thrives on adrenaline, and stirring a pot of soup doesn’t exactly qualify. He’s not an expert at following the rules either, not even when they come from the stubborn, sexy daughter of the man who’s not only his boss, but his mentor. Determined to show Zoe that not every risk ends in catastrophe, Alex challenges her both in the kitchen and out. One reckless step leads to another, but will falling for each other be a risk worth taking, or will it just get them burned?

Read on for my thoughts on Reckless.  No true spoilers, promise.

It was bound to happen one day, Alex finally took that risk that sent the consequences over the edge.  Now he has two choices, work with his captain’s daughter in her soup kitchen and help those who need it most in an unpaid capacity for a month – or lose his firefighting job for good.  When put that way there really is no choice for Alex.  Trouble is he tried to blow it off as unimportant and when he makes mistakes, costly ones, his eyes are opened to another kind of risk – messing with people’s lives and the anger of one beautiful, totally non-risk-taker.

Zoe has a need to comfort those in dire need.  Sure she could still be working in a high end restaurant and making a nice paycheck – but this, the soup kitchen, was her dream, her personal mission… and she’d keep it running as long as she could find the pennies needed to keep them open.  What she didn’t need was a cocky, arrogant firefighter who doubled as an adrenaline junkie.  Thanks so much, Dad!

Alex and Zoe are such opposites.  One believes that to live is to take risks – the other feels that without risks you have a better chance at living.  Each will learn that a little of the other’s philosophy would do them a world of good.

I enjoyed Reckless very much.  The groundwork in world building was set down nicely and we have some very interesting characters to look forward to in the continuation of the Rescue Squad series  Now I need to get my hands on the next story about Station 8 and their very interesting firefighters.

*I received an e-ARC of Reckless from the publisher, Kensington Books -Zebra and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

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