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BLOG TOUR: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on THE LOVELY RECKLESS Blog Tour!

*hands you a cookie dough cupcake* 

Photo: Jenuine Cupcakes

Author: Kami Garcia
Publication: October 4, 2016
By: Imprint 

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.

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review*


Edgy, sexy, and completely addicting! 

Once I started this, I couldn't put it down--I didn't want to either. My dad is a retired cop so I could easily relate to Frankie's relationship with her dad. I enjoyed the setting, the characters and the friendships that developed, especially between Frankie and Cruz. The scenes where she's teaching Frankie how to drive a stick cracked me up! (I would love to see Cruz get her own book. Hint, hint, Kami.) 

The romance between Frankie and Marco was immediate and intense, but not surprising under the circumstances.  

Grief and guilt play key roles in this story, both of which, often lead to rash decisions with lasting--and sometimes--serious consequences. Kami handled both in a way that felt realistic and believable. And it's true, sometimes people make bad choices for the right reasons. 

This is perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout's Don't Look Back, Katie McGarry's Crash Into You, and Simone Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry series.

At a recent signing, Kami mentioned that Marco is hot, and she was not lying. She also said Marco is mine...


"A perfect blend of electrifying romance, pulse-pounding street racing, and page-turning suspense.” ―Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Problem With Forever 

“The Lovely Reckless is a thrilling ride full of twists and turns and a love story that will melt your heart!” ―Katie McGarry, award-winning author of Nowhere But Here

“With a feisty heroine, an irresistible bad boy, and an attraction so sizzling the words practically burn up the page,The Lovely Reckless is an insanely addictive, sexy, rush of a read you’ll return to again and again!” ―Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals series 

PHOTO CREDIT: Vania Stoyanova

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Kami’s solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller UNBREAKABLE, and the sequel UNMARKED. Her forthcoming YA contemporary romance THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases on October 4, 2016, followed by THE X-FILESORIGINS: AGENT OF CHAOS, a novel about a teenage Fox Mulder, in January 2017, both from Imprint (Macmillan).

Kami was a teacher for seventeen years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Visit Kami at and on Twitter and Instagram @kamigarcia.


September 27 - Lost in Literature Blog (Blog Review + Insta Feature and ARC giveaway)
                        - Mara @bookmarauder (Instagram Review + Feature)
                        - My, My Shelf and I Blog (Review & 25 things you don't know about Kami)
September 28 - Mundie Moms (Review + Interview)
                        - Bookworm Boutique Blog (Review + BookTag)
September 29 - Vilma's Book Blog (Review)
                        - Page Turners Blog (Review)
September 30 - Benjamin of Tomes (YouTube Review)
                        - Once Upon a Twilight (Review and Interview)
October 1        - Courtney @LibraryCutie (Review and Instagram Feature)
                        - Schmexy Girl (Review)
October 2        - Nose Stuck in Book Blog (Review + Interview)
October 3        - Taylor @Taylorreads (Instagram feature + review)
                        - Ursula @Ursula_Uriarte (Instagram review and feature)
October 4        - Oh The Book Feels Blog (Review + Insta feature)
October 5        - Supernatural Snark Blog (Interview)
October 6        - Hikari @foldedpagesdistillery (Insta feature and review)
October 7        - Jenuine Cupcakes Blog (Review)
October 8        - Caden @athousandbookstoreads (YouTube booktag + Insta feature)
October 9        - Evie @eviebookish (Review)
                        - Reading Teen Blog (ARC Giveaway)
October 10      - YA Bibliophile Blog (Review)
                        - Casey @caseyannbooks (Insta feature)
October 11      - Fangirlish (Review)
                       - Young Adult Book Addict (Review + Insta feature)
                       - Supernatural Snark Blog (Review)


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