Book: Wrecked (Wrecked Book 1)
Author: Priscilla West
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
Genre: Mature New Adult Romance (18+)
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“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”
Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.
The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.
Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”
Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “The Hammer.”
Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.
Lorrie knows that Hunter is exactly the type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.
As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?
Thanks to NetGalley, I was allowed to read this book for an honest review. I have never read any of Ms. West’s work, so I had no idea what to expect. Wrecked was every bit an emotional read and lived up to it’s name. My emotions were a total “wreck” by the time I finished it.
The story is, as I said, a very emotional one. Just the back story of Lorrie is emotional. With Hunter, we know throughout the book that he is keeping some secrets of his own but those aren’t revealed until near the end of the book. When those secrets are revealed, you realize that his story is just as emotional as Lorrie’s, just in a different way. The story of the two of them together is extremely emotional. Exploring the journey of the two characters trying to find their way to each other without “wrecking” the life of the other is emotional on all sides.
You will feel happy and sad throughout the book. You will laugh at things and you will cry. Most of all, you will enjoy it. This is a great book about two young people who both have tragic events unfold in their lives. Spoiler alert: it is a cliffhanger. Good news: there is a book #2 coming! I give five stars to this story simply because I couldn’t put it down until I was finished. Eagerly awaiting #2 now!
Priscilla West is the author of the Sandstone Affair and the Surrender series. She likes to write stories with sassy heroines and strong but flawed heroes.
She enjoys: cuddles, men in suits, eskimo kisses, life-sized teddy bears, and eggs over medium.
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RESCUED (WRECKED BOOK 2) Coming Spring 2014