Here's my review for 'Wrecked' by Priscilla West, I was given an advanced reader copy by Net Galley.
A New Adult Romance Novel by USA Today Bestselling Author Priscilla West
“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?
Review:So lets start this review with the cover! it certainly grabs your attention for all the right reasons, a built half naked man on the front is always an automatic pick up for me! lol
I don't usually go for New Adult (NA) books as at 28 I think i'm a bit past the 'New Adult'! but with this book I was pleasantly surprised.
Despite being set in an American college for the whole of the book I didn't feel that it was un-relateable to me at all. Both characters have a depth and maturity to them which would appeal to an reader of any age.
The plot was a typical one for this genre of book, female lead character has a tragic past, goes to college and meets a gorgeous and strong guy who persuades her to take a chance on love. That being said there were definitely a few unexpected twists and turns in the book which takes it past the typical NA book. I don't want to spoil this book for anyone so I won't reveal what these are but there will definitely be trials and tribulations for the characters in the future!
The banter between the two characters was fun and there is a whole sub plot where the two main characters are taking care of some kittens which is cute.
The downsides of this book in my opinion is that it take too long for the female lead to wake up and realise she wants a relationship with the male lead. This may be because this book is a two parter which is another downside!
I'm not a fan of cliffhangers and this book does have one, the second book also isn't out until early next year so if you aren't a fan of the cliffhanger like me wait to read this book until the second comes out.
Overall Plus Points: The depth of the characters, the flirty banter, the book cover!
Overall Minus Points: Cliffhanger, second book not out until next year, female taking to long to get her act together
Release Date: 16th December 2013If you are a fan of the NA genre you will like this book and if your not, well it might just be worth a read this isn't the typical NA book.
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