Guest Post: A Wreckless Playlist by Bria Quinlan + Giveaway! (US/Canada)



Wreckless by Bria Quinlan

Release Date: 6/12/13
About the Book
Wreckless…Where obsession and rebellion collide. 
Bridget Larson’s never met a rule she didn’t like. Drawing inside the lines isn’t just a way of life – it’s the only way she can make it through the day. And through it all her BFF Leah has stood inside the lines with her through the unspeakable. Then Bridget catches her boyfriend with Leah–and the last thing on her mind is staying safe. 
Salvation… A bad boy and his jacked up pickup. 
Jake Moore was everything she needed and nothing he claimed to be. With one night of freedom and a spontaneously scribbled Rebellion List, Jake leads Bridget down every path she thought was forbidden… And into the one place she’d thought was lost to her forever.
The Wreckless Playlist

Some books have a song that plays over and over while you write it, others have an entire playlist. Wreckless was one of those great playlist books. 

Being set in rural middle America, Wreckless’s playlist is all country. It was a little weird for me to be in a Country Only Zone, but still a lot of fun.

So let’s kick it off!
(Here’s a link to the playlist if you want to listen along. Thanks, YABC, for putting it together!)



I love this song. If you grew up where the fair was a big deal, this song will totally speak to you. Confession: I was a 4-H nerd! Fairs were work-during-the-day and flirt-with-the-boy-you-were-eyeing that night. (Sigh). A perfect combination!


WHITE HORSE – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has almost too many songs about getting dumped, overlooked, or cheated on but this one has the sadness to it – the lack of anger – that leads to self-doubt and self-blame. This was where Bridget starts… so thank goodness for that boy and his truck.

Speaking of which…



Really? Do I have to say more? I mean, there just always has been something about a boy and his truck for me…which never caused me any trouble. Nope. No trouble at all. *wanders away looking dazed*



We all have nights like this. Nights so free that they just live in our minds as A Moment. Bridget will remember her night for a lifetime… And we all want one of those, don’t we?


DRINK IN MY HAND – Eric Church

I love this song. It’s such a Forget About It And Hit A Party song. 



I grew up on a dirt road… annnnnd I also grew up racing those roads like the cops were on our tails. People keep asking me about my own recklessness. This was definitely one of the places I may have pushed some lines. Picture swerving through the woods, lights off, fog rising, turns coming up on you sooner than you remembered and all you cared about was making darn sure you weren’t letting the boys’ car win. Yeah.

I’m not saying I was like that… but if I was like that, you know, ever—I probably didn’t lose very often. Just saying.

But the laidback vibes of DIRT ROAD ANTHEM are the other side of that crazy rush feeling. The getting lost in your own backyard, following the stars with the music blaring side. 

Jake gets this – he knows all about the going nowhere fast joy of the open road, with your world vibing down to just you and that person sitting next to you. 



There’s a moment in each of our lives, sometimes it sticks and sometimes it’s just that time Right Then when you realize you have to do something and not let an opportunity pass you by. It’s a call for freeeeeeedooooommmmmm! 



I listened to this one a lot – it was on replay for a big portion of the Bridget’s night. Just that desperation to be with someone who was probably not the best thing for you. That gut-deep feeling that keeps you coming back. …yeah. Bridget was feeling it because Jake was new. Jake was feeling it because of an inner battle going on we don’t know about right away. But they both just had to come back to each other. But how long will that pull win and who will be able to walk away?



Luke. Bryan. LUKE. BRYAN. And also, if you were out with Jake Moore, would you want the night to end? Just saying.


So, what happens next, right? That’s the real question in any night like this. You take the risks, stretch the rules… or maybe just plain out break them. And when the sun rises the next day, who are you? Forever changed? Just the same? Only you will know. 


So, what song makes you feel a little “wreckless” – a little epic and invincible? Let us know in the comments!



About the Author

Golden Heart finalist Bria Quinlan writes Romantic Comedies for teens that take hard topics and make you laugh through your tears. Her stories remind you that life is an adventure not to be ignored. You can contact her find her at OR on twitter @briaquinlan.
She also writes sweet & sassy Contemporary Romances as Caitie Quinn.
Both personalities are represented by the awesomely amazing Laird Lauren Macleod of the Clan…. Oh, wait. Of Strothman Agency.
Check out her books and join the conversations at Goodreads.
Giveaway Details
1 US/Canada winner will receive a copy of WRECKLESS (ebook or paperback — your pick!) and 5 Wreckless tattoos (shown below).
Winners will be announced in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) as well as this page after the giveaway ends. They will also be notified by email. 
Good luck!


26 thoughts on “Guest Post: A Wreckless Playlist by Bria Quinlan + Giveaway! (US/Canada)”

  1. Margay says:

    Hmmm…good question. Super Massive Black Hole, maybe.

  2. Viviana Ortiz says:

    Well for the book playlist LIVE LIKE WE’RE DYING – Kris Allen OR Like a teen’s spirit – Nirvana

  3. Jen, Editor says:

    While I am not a huge country music fan, I do have my moments and Kenny Chesney always helps. SOMEWHERE WITH YOU is a favorite of mine but if I had to pick my own, it would be, HANDS IN THE AIR by Timbaland/Ne-Yo. 😉

  4. Heather says:

    I have read this book and loved it!!! I would love a paperback copy for my shelf!

    hmmmm, my parents were really strict in high school, my curfew was 10:00! I would probably want to go to a crazy party, get drunk and not remember the night before forgetting about curfews!!

  5. Erika says:

    Maybe something darker like something by Metallica or other heavy metal/hard rock! Thanks!

  6. Karyn says:

    Anything by The Cult especially Wildflower and Born To Be Wild

  7. Tammy says:

    Icona Pop, I love it!

  8. Nemo says:

    this looks cute 🙂

  9. Nemo says:

    shut up by simple plan >:)

  10. Danielle Schneider says:

    Red Dirt Road by Brooks and Dunn. Really good song.

  11. Suveda P says:

    the song fearless by taylor swift makes me feel wreckless in a good way 🙂

  12. Bria Quinlan says:

    I just got back from RWA (and doing my first author signing *faints*) and these songs are awesome! They deserve to be a whole playlist 😉

    Now I’m running through all my favorite “get Wreckless” non-country songs and thinking about a blog post. That absolutely isn’t me procrastinating on these edits. Nope. Not at all.

  13. Becca says:

    Most probably supermassive blackhole.

  14. Courtney Smith says:

    Fast in My Car by Paramore

  15. Dalia Shaaban says:

    Bring The Pain by Mindless Self Indulgence lol

  16. Maggie Reid says:

    Drink in my hand by Eric church ….. It’s kind of self explanatory

  17. Sandra Lam says:

    Make me wanna die by The Pretty Reckless

  18. Sandy Steckler says:

    The song would have to be Live Like You’re Dying. My philosophy is having fun and I try to have fun in everything I do and I try to make the most of out every day so I think this song says it all for me. You never know what tomorrow will be and even though some days are horrible, you still need to find some good in them as others have worse days then you.

  19. Sharon Kaminski says:

    Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire

  20. Christine Simons says:

    Right now, I Love It 🙂

  21. Megan Roxy Peterson says:

    Nothing better than a bad boy in a jacked up truck 🙂

  22. Megan Roxy Peterson says:

    I Don’t Want This Night To End – Luke Bryan

    Best country song ever for when you’re off-roading and mudding.

  23. Julie Link says:

    Nothing But a Good time by Poison

  24. Ashley Taylor says:

    Some Beach by Blake Shelton

  25. Simran Klar says:

    ummm… probably Supernova

  26. Nikki D. says:


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