Friday, August 11, 2017

"Wrecked" by J.B. Salsbury


SERIES: Stand-alone
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: Publisher

It's been months since Aden Colt left the Army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a tiny boat off the California coast, he thought he's found the perfect place to escape life. Then Sawyer shows up and turns his simple life upside down. Beautiful and sophisticated, Sawyer seems out of place in this laid-back beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can—including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk. For Aden, the past doesn't stay there; it shows up unexpectedly, uncontrollably, and doesn't care whose life it wrecks.


I knew this would be the kind of roller-coaster read I like to immerse myself in, but I didn't know it would deliver more than a touching story with a broken hero. Indeed, dear Sawyer put me in a very unexpected emotional state with an extremely delicate situation to face and an unbearable thought.

War is already horrible, being haunted by the memories of it is quite dreadful. For Aden nothing makes much sense anymore, and nothing and no one seems to keep him sane, until the arrive of Sawyer does something to him and gives him what might be—a barely recognizable—hope. But when your worst enemy is yourself, it's hard to be saved. However, Sawyer could have what it takes to achieve the impossible. She is different and on a mission of her own, nothing to do with Aden and his past, but shocking and though nonetheless. I honestly don't know what kind of strength possessed her to do what she does here, I don't think I could be able to accept such a request, but I still put myself in her shoes and it wrecked me...

A heart-warming read that makes you contemplate life and how important it is to make the best out of every moment you got, even—and perhaps more so—when you think all is lost.

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