Mar 14, 2016

REVIEW of Reckless Temptations by Janine Infante Bosco

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I am no stranger to biker romance novels with bad boy characters and motorcycle clubs. However, I would have to say that Reckless Temptations is one of the most brutal I've read. First of all, I don't have any firsthand experience with bikers, or more specifically motorcycle clubs, so I have no idea how real or accurate the scenarios are in this book or any other novels tackling the same subject matter.
 
But I will say this, Janine Infante Bosco really did a wonderful job on this. I will share with you my reasons in a little while.

Title: Reckless Temptations (Tempted #4)
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC Given by Tour Organizer

SYNOPSIS:
Riggs

Heart.
It’s what keeps you from being reckless. It’s what keeps you breathing.
 
Money, power and respect… they were my god given right, not the reason I joined the Satan’s Knights. I tied myself to my club and nothing else. Give me my bike, the open road and a different woman every night and I was happy. 
My life was great.
Until the chaos exploded.
 
One night.
One reckless temptation and I finally found my reason for breathing. 
I never saw her coming. The girl that would turn my world upside down and give me my heart.
 
Only it was too late.
One mistake can take it all away.
I’m about to lose my heart.
The thing that keeps me breathing.
The thing that keeps me from being reckless.
 
Lauren Bianci

Drop out of nursing school? Check.
Have no idea what you’re going to do with your life? Check.
Disappoint your family? Double check.
Meet a biker and have crazy sex against a wall? Check. Check. Check.
Get knocked up by said biker? Check.
I was always the good girl, the prodigal child, the girl who said and did all the right things.
Things like this didn’t happen to me.
Until him.
Until he smiled.
 
Until he tempted me to find out what made me happy.
Too bad it’s him.
We’ll never work, but, I can pretend can’t I?
Just for a little while.
Just until it’s over.

CHARACTER BACKGROUND:
Riggs is every inch a bad boy; he has a dirty mouth, doesn't want commitment, and is not afraid to take lives. The two things he values in life are his "brothers" and his motorcycle club ... that is until a certain glasses-wearing vixen came strutting in his life. His world is turned on its head, and the things he thought he wanted in life doesn't appeal to him anymore and the things he steered clear of are now what gives him happiness. But what will he do when everything is taken away from him in a blink of an eye?

Lauren is a fierce and straightforward woman who is not afraid to speak her mind. She's smart, confident, and stubborn -- unfortunately it's not always the best combination. When her life isn't going the way she envisioned it to be, she holds on to something she knows, something that she believes in ... no matter how many times she gets hurt in the process.

REVIEW: 
For my review to make more sense to you guys, let me share with you my mental checklist of "What Makes a Great Romance Book?"
  1. Interesting characters who hold a lot of spunk.
  2. Steamy make out or love scenes that will have my heart beat faster.
  3. Witty dialogue.
  4. Turn of events that will make me tear up (the harder the better).
  5. Satisfying ending that will leave me smiling and not thinking of an alternate one.
This checklist is simple and logical, and I'm sure other readers who are into the same genre will agree. Did Reckless Temptations tick the boxes?
 
1. Interesting characters = Riggs is a complete a-hole and does not apologize for it. He does not pretend to be someone else and does not deny that he will f**k any other woman if the one he wants does not show up. But then he develops--and I say develop as he didn't really have it before--feelings. Deep and meaningful feelings for someone and wanting for more in life. And then we have Lauren, who can be sweet and insecure one minute and a total vixen the next. She doesn't back out and is not afraid to speak her mind--which I can totally relate to. Also, let's not forget about the supporting characters, namely BONES. *sigh* Bones...how I would love to have him.
 
2. Steam = Oh trust me when I tell you that there are some hot and heavy scenes in this book; foreplay in the midst of many people and rough sex outside a building, check and check. That's all I'm going to say. *wink*
 
3. Dialogue = There are sharp tongues lashing all over (no sexual pun intended), threats and insults flying everywhere, and lets not forget about the witty comebacks.
 
4. Excellent climax = I will not tell you what the climax was but there are bullets, blood everywhere, and people fighting for their life.
 
5. Satisfying ending = It was a good ending; I mean, in my opinion it could've gone a little better but it was a good, happy ending.
 
SUMMARY:
Reckless Temptations has been a satisfying read for me--I laughed, I cried, I got turned on, I cried again, I got mad, then I closed my e-reader with a smile on my face. If you think you know where the story is going then you might want to think again. There are things happening left and right that will leave you questioning the following events.
 
Come get a copy of this 5-star read everybody; you won't be disappointed, I assure you.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
 
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.
 
She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she's made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.

AUTHOR LINKS:

BUY LINKS:
Reckless Temptations (Tempted, #4):
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PREORDER LINK for Lethal Temptations (Tempted, #5):
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Uncontrollable Temptations (Tempted, #3):
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Forbidden Temptations (Tempted, #2)
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Illicit Temptations (Tempted, #1)
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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
 
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Title: Lethal Temptations (Tempted #5)
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Preorder: Amazon (Only $1.99!)

SYNOPSIS:
Leather. 
 
Lace. 
 
Me. 

Her. 

A temptation so lethal, neither of us would survive.
 
(Full Blurb Coming Soon)
 
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Title: Uncontrollable Temptations (Tempted #3)
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon (#FREE with #KindleUnlimited)
 
SYNOPSIS:
Jack “Bulldog” Parrish
 
Crazy: Mentally deranged, especially as manifested in a wild or aggressive way.
 
I was thirteen when I discovered the definition of the word I’d forever be labeled.
 
Some used it as a figure of speech but for me it was a scar I’d carry through life.
 
Or so I believed until I was diagnosed a manic depressive.
 
I’m the president of the Satan’s Knights Motorcycle Club, a man of power and control.
 
A man with enemies near and far.
 
But the truth, my truth, is my biggest enemy— my mind and I live most of my life with no control whatsoever.
 
I’m just a man who battles his demons, a man destined to live a life full of darkness.
 
Until her.
 
She’s the light beckoning me, calling me home, away from the torment.
In a world as dark as the one I live in, sometimes I can’t help but crave Sunshine.
 
Reina DeCarlo
 
I was lost, broken and a prisoner of my scars.
 
A shell of the woman I used to be, who didn’t know the difference between living and merely existing.
 
Until a stranger found me, fixed and freed me. He breathed life into my soul, reminding me I was a survivor and still had life to live.
 
My savior is a biker.
 
A man tortured by his own scars. A man broken like me, maybe even a little lost too.
 
I want to be his remedy.
 
I want to heal him.
 
I want to return the favor and be his savior.
 
This is our story, a story neither of us knew how to write until we found each other.
 
#GETTEMPTED

Title: Forbidden Temptations (Tempted #2)
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon (#FREE with #KindleUnlimited)

SYNOPSIS:
Anthony Bianci
 
Since I was a kid all I ever wanted to be was a gangster. I wanted to be feared, to be respected, and for everyone to know my name.
And then she came into my life.
 
I never planned on falling in love with the mob boss’ daughter. She was forbidden but somehow she became mine. She made me crave things I didn’t even know existed and made me forget about the things I thought I wanted. My quest for power faded away and was replaced by my undying love for her.
 
Until reality bit me in the ass and I was sent to prison for three years, doing time for a crime I didn’t commit.
 
Now I’m out and she is creating a life for herself, just like I always wanted for her. Only I’m not a part of that life. I won’t ruin her any more than I already have with my poisonous lifestyle. 
 
No matter how tempted I am.
 
Adrianna Pastore
 
I wanted him from the very first time I laid eyes on him. 
 
He was everything to me, my first love and probably my last.
 
Then my father ruined our perfect little life, and he walked away from me.
 
I tried to fight for him, for our love, but he pushed me away.
 
When the love you crave is beautiful, yet forbidden, you can’t help being tempted.
 
So I’ll fight for him. For us.
 
Even if I’m the only one fighting.

#AMERICASNEXTMOBSTER
 
Title: Illicit Temptations (Tempted #1)
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon (#FREE with #KindleUnlimited)
 
SYNOPSIS:
Michael Valente...
 
My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family. He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best friend, recruited me to work for him.
 
Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had. Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life.
 
The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees consuming my mind, body and soul.
 
She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most illicit.
 
Nikki Pastore....
 
My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle.
 
There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey.
 
He’s wild. 
He’s reckless. 
He’s hot as hell.
 
He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.
 

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