Tuesday, October 8, 2019

BLOG TOUR - Reckless Girl

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Reckless Girl by Emma Tallon.


Fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane will be hooked by Reckless Girl.

She’s back and this time she has a score to settle.

Anna Davis and Freddie Tyler are finally getting their lives back on track when an unexpected face turns up on Freddie’s doorstep. Someone from the past. And she delivers a blow that will tear their lives apart.

Reeling from the news, Anna throws herself into her work. Her clubs are doing well and she’s opening a new business venture with best friend, Tanya. But she’s worried that her relationship with Freddie could be about to fall apart.

Freddie’s got big problems with the business. A new gang is in town, and they’re muscling in on Tyler turf and need to be dealt with. Plus, he’s still being closely watched by a Met detective determined to bring him down.

As Freddie plots to take out his rivals, tensions between him and Anna grow. Could this spell the end of their relationship? And will the rogue detective finally get the chance to arrest Freddie – burning the empire he’s built from scratch to the ground?


Title:   Reckless Girl
Author:  Emma Tallon
Series:  Anna Davis #5
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers 
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   396
Date of Publication:  October 8, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars

Finally. Finally. Life is back on track for Anna Davis and Freddie Tyler. Well, that is as it appears. Even though the danger and threats they have been facing are gone, there are other things that are hitting the couple.

For starters, Anna is finally accepting the loss of their baby and is ready to move on with life. All Freddie wants is for Anna to be happy, even if it means they will never have children together.

On a business level, Freddie has competition with a new gang trying to take over his business and is interfering with his drug trade. Freddie is proud to be a mob boss and has gained major respect. With Anna busy working on a new business venture with best friend Tanya, Freddie is determined to remove the new gang. If that is not bad enough, there is a detective willing to do anything to bring Freddie and his family down.

Wait...things were going great...but it gets worse. Freddie learns something about his past that will throw a wrench into everything - his future, no doubt. But what is worse, this really affects his relationship with Anna and everything they have worked towards just might come to a crashing halt.

This fifth book in the Anna Davis series is incredibly thrilling! It touches on so many things. Of course, the fact that this is a crime family will hardly escape anyone's notice. The loss of their child and the devastating blow Anna copes with was truly emotional. Then, with the sudden change in Freddie's life, it came to no surprise, although truly heartbreaking, that their relationship might not survive. Add in the battle between the rival gang and the police and we have a well-rounded book that certainly kept me captivated from the very first page.

As much as I love, love, yes, LOVE this series, I am a bit unsettled by the cliffhanger! No, it does not detract from my rating. Not at all. However, what it has done is to keep me thinking about Freddie, Anna, Tanya, Paul and everyone else. Kudos to Emma Tallon. I am eager for whatever is coming next.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Emma Tallon is a British, gritty crime writer, adventurer, Londoner and mother to a young son. Starting her career a few years ago as a ghostwriter, Emma crafted some of the most adventurous, edgy and heart-wrenching stories you can find on the shelves today.

In March 2017 Emma stepped out of the literary shadows and self-published her first book, Life Game. The book was an instant success, the results far exceeding anything she had expected. As news of Life Games popularity spread, she joined forces with W.F.Howes and the audiobook was launched in October 2017.

In December 2017, Emma signed a three book deal with publishers Bookouture. This included Life Game which was changed, re-edited and re-released as Runaway Girl.

Drawing inspiration for her books from a mixture of her own observations and an active imagination, the characters Emma paints are colourful and larger than life. Her story lines are an interesting recipe of deep emotion and violent grit, that keep her readers engrossed.

With more books in the works for this series already, Emma has many more stories planned out for the future.

Social Media Links:

For more information on Emma or to join her mailing list, please go to: www.emmatallon.com, or alternatively, follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/emmatallonofficial, or on Twitter: @EmmaEsj


  1. You had me drooling until I saw the heinous word cliffhanger - that stopped me in my tracks - those things are vile!

  2. Reckless girl sounds really good! Great review.

  3. Great review! I think this would be a good series to start from the beginning. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I think I should give this a try. Thank you!

  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed it even if there is a cliffhanger.

  6. Great review, I do like the sound of the book and that green really stand out and makes the cover noticeable.

  7. This is my favorite book in the series.

  8. Great review Robin, this book series looks and sounds absolutely amazingly fantastic and very intriguing as well. I'm glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.