Reckless Times by Michelle Hercules – A Book Review

Posted February 27, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Reckless Times

(Paragon Society – Book 1)

by Michelle Hercules
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

PNR, Duet
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Even if you haven’t indulged in other works in this world, Book 1 in this crazy Duet is fairly easy to follow and appealing. Furiously fast and engaging, it rarely slows – presenting a breathless story that is free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)


Those are the words used to describe me. I’m an Idol who can’t see, and in this savage world where power is everything, being born with a disability makes me an aberration. Idols are the direct descendants of the gods. We’re supposed to be perfect.

My parents kept me protected behind walls most of my life. They fear I won’t survive in the real world. They have no idea what kind of power runs through my veins.

Stephan Silverstone—the most perfect Idol I’ve ever met—does. He’s cocky, annoying, and pushes my buttons like no other. But he sees me, the real person behind all the preconceived notions. Without effort, he’s breaking all my barriers; he’s claiming my heart.

When I’m with him, sparks fly. I want to be reckless and forget everything. If only things were that simple. We’re both keeping dangerous secrets that could tear us apart. War is coming, and I’m not sure if what we have will survive.


*This is a spin-off of Gifted Academy Series. This is not an RH romance.

Thoughts on Reckless Times

Not what I was expecting

Honestly, I’m not quite sure what I was expecting here, but this surpassed whatever those expectations were. Fast paced, a bit diabolical and emotionally twisted, it runs the gamut while playing god with the characters lives…. in the most interesting game ever. And it is a game, a macabre one with deadly stakes and players that move across the board far too cleverly. Except when they don’t. Sometimes the truth is right in front of your face, and you can’t see it, no matter how good of a strategist you normally are.

In other words… it’s Intense.

Favorite Line

Lust ruins everything. (11%)


  • Very intense plot.
  • Curious world building. I don’t quite get it, but I like it.
  • Characters are captivating, if not wholly likable.
  • That Cliffhanger…


  • Andy needs to grow the F up. Seriously.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



R to Mature

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Reckless Times

I keep tagging this novel as ‘Fast’ – but that is just what it is. Not only does the plot move forward at a breakneck speed, but the emotional aspect does as well. The world is changing and the characters, as well as the reader, are left to catch up. Overall fascinating, though at times a bit confusing if the other series in this world has not been enjoyed. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published February 18th, 2020
290 Pages 

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Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? How about other books by Michelle Hercules? Side note…. don’t you just LOVE that name? Hercules? It’s fantastic! Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


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