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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review:Wrecked by Priscilla West




Print Length:286 pages
Publisher: Blackbird Publishing (December 11, 2013)

From Goodreads.com: “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 the exact 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?


WARNING: This book is recommended for MATURE AUDIENCES (18+) ONLY due to explicit sexual content. 
                              
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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

FINALLY. A full length novel from Ms.West that ended on a perfect cliffhanger and didn't leave me feeling unfulfilled. After reading her Surrender series, I was left wanting to read more by this author, and yet, hoping that when I finally did I wouldn't be left with the same feelings I had after completing that series. 

Because I am giving this novel a 3 star rating, I feel that I should first talk about the things I didn't like about the series, before I get into what I did like (because if it hadn't been for the final chapter or two the rating may have been lower).

To begin with Lorrie was horribly whiny and immature for a college student. Yes, I understand that she was dealing with the loss of her parents, and yes, I understand that she kept saying she wasn't ready for (nor did she want) a relationship with Hunter - but then she would turn around and get jealous over things that he did and fly off the handle at him for no reason, or she would take off and start avoiding him instead of being honest with him. Not the way to endear yourself to anyone. 

Another thing that got to me was that the premise specifically mentioned Hunter being a cage fighter, and Lorrie dealing with her grief issues, I expected both of those things to be touched on more than they were. In fact, Hunter is only involved in two fights during the entire book, and instead of dealing with her grief, Lorrie continue runs away from her problems - or worse, uses them to justify treating Hunter horribly. 

On the flip side of this, the last two chapters revealed a twist that I did not see coming! It became clear why certain things had been done on Hunter's end, and I felt that those chapters brought the story around and made it interesting again (at least for me). However, I am still unsure at this point as to whether or not I am interested enough to continue on with the second book in this series. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 



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Wrecked is available from Amazon.com


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