Wrecked by JB Salsbury
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Forever (July 18 2017)
Synopsis: 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’d found the perfect place to escape life. Then Sawyer shows up and turns his simple life upside down. Beautiful and sophisticated, she 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.
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Written in alternating points of views – between Aden and Sawyer – this love story will break your heart and put it back together again. This raw emotional, dramatic and beautiful story grabs your attention right from the first page. Aden is a solider suffering from PTSD, while Sawyer is dealing with her own family drama (minor spoiler – Sawyer’s “family drama” was sad… so much so that I thought I about putting the book down at the beginning).
One thing I really loved about this Romance (borderline New Adult…) book is that it deals with serious issues – like PTSD and Sawyer’s “family issues”. It brought a level of realness to the story and made it more serious than some other Romance books.
The characters are more than likeable and their struggles are so real that you can’t help but sympathize and route for them (both individually and together). There was a little predictability closer to the end of the book, but it didn’t ruin the story and enjoy-ability of the book. This is my first JB Salsbury novel and it will not be my last.
* I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Hatchette Book Group Canada *