Author: Priscilla West
Release date: Dec 16th, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Wrecked pretty much is the quintessential NA book. If you’re looking for a book with believable, likable characters with tragic pasts, then Wrecked is for you! I really enjoyed reading this book, and even though the story moved a bit too slow for my taste, overall this was a sweet romance that had my attention from the start.
Lorrie is a girl who has basically lost all the important people in her life. I felt very sad for this girl, but I didn’t connect with her as much as I wanted to. Still, I liked her character, how she wants to be normal and overcome her past. And Hunter is… WOW! I found myself so intrigued with his character. He and Lorrie meet when he saves her from drowning, and there’s obviously some strong tension between them. He’s a bad boy MMA fighter, which I totally adored, because I LOVE fighter heroes! They make me swoon so much, and add that he’s a bad boy? Even more swoon. He’s slightly clichéd, but I really did like him, and found myself more curious about his character. I didn’t fall in love with him, but his character is portrayed really well, and I was so shocked at his secret! Usually I can end up guessing what sort of tragic past a character has, but this one blinded me, so props to the author for that!
I really liked how the characters formed a strong friendship first. Lorrie knows that there is some sexual tension between them, but she’s afraid of what will happen if she does form a relationship with bad boy Hunter. But slowly, she finds herself falling more and more in love with him everyday. You can tell that Hunter wants more, but this sweet boy goes along with this friendship Lorrie wants. But then finally the two come together, and a sweet romance forms.
Unfortunately, Lorrie and Hunter are not done with the heartbreak from their past, and they have even more obstacles to face, mainly Hunter’s secret. I was really hoping his secret would come out sooner than it did, but what can you do? The ending part of the book was crazy, was so emotional and intense and full of angst. But… cliffhanger!
I had a great time reading Wrecked. The writing style is easy to follow, the characters were believable, the romance was heartfelt. And the drama was so intense! Now I really need to read the second book because the cliffhanger is a major one!