reckless memories by catherine cowles

Don’t tear me down for all I need

Make my heart a better place

Give me something I can believe

Don’t tear me down

You’ve opened the door now, don’t let it close

All I Need
Within Temptation


I loved him before I knew what the word meant.
From skinned knees to first dates and everything in between.
But he was never mine to love.
I settled for friendship, even though I always wanted more.

That was before.
Before he ripped my world apart and didn’t bother sticking around to help me pick up the pieces.
I knit every last shred back together all on my own.
And I’ve all but forgotten his name.

Now, he’s back, and everything is torn apart once more.
But he’s not the only one doing the tearing this time.
And there might be no stopping the person who has it out for us both.

Ford Hardy terrified me. He was the tallest cliff I could jump off of, the greatest rush and worst potential for injury.


I won this book in a giveaway, and let me tell you… if I hadn’t won it, I would have bought it! As my first book by Catherine Cowles I was unsure what to expect. I have no familiarity with her writing and was eager to pick up this gorgeous story. LOOK AT THAT COVER!

I was immediately lulled into a false sense of security from page one. Bell is a misunderstood young teen who longs for her best friend and her sister’s boyfriend. I was ultimately shattered when everything that matters to Bell is ripped from her hands and she is forced to live a life without two people who she loves above all others. When Ford Hardy, her long lost best friend returns to Anchor, all those forbidden feelings resurface. Faced with anger, pain, betrayal, and lust, Bell must must face the truth of what she is feeling, what really happened and learn to overcome her pain.

Ford is the quintessential brokenhearted, tortured man forced to return home to a place that stole all his happiness. Seeing Bell sparks life back into his lonely being. For the first time in forever he experiences feelings of longing and attachment to the one person he never expected to lust after –– his best friend. The sister of his dead girlfriend.

These two have been circling around in their lives, searching for something. Searching for their bond, their comfort, and ultimately, their undeniable spark. The slow burn that ensued between these two had be fanning my face and racing through these pages to experience their fiery connection. When they finally gave into the flames I was NOT disappointed!

Reckless Memories sent me through a riptide of emotions. My heart has been shattered, stomped on, repaired and then burst all within the hours it took me to consume it. My amazon cart is currently overflowing with all of Catherine Cowles’ novels because I cannot wait to devour more of her words.

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