Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wrecked By Priscilla West

Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Sports and Games
Release Date: December 11, 2013
Publisher: Blackbird Publishing
Format: ebook                     Pages: 286
Series: Wrecked #1             Sources: Netgalley

Goodreads Synopsis:

Wrecked (Wrecked, #1)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?

My Thoughts:

I was tempted by this book before, but had decided my to-be-read list was too long. When Netgalley made it “read now”, I decided I needed a little weekend contemporary reading. I am still not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing. While the jury is still out on this story, I wouldn't say it was a complete waste of time. At times, I thought I had a new favorite and at other times, I felt it was just a pleasant way to pass the time.

The story line is fair, a little predictable, but at times Priscilla threw in some twists that I couldn't resist. The MMA boxer angle definitely did it for me. Our protagonist, Lorrie, has gone through a whole lot of crop and you really want something good for her, but you know that Hunter is bound to hurt her. What do you do? Such is love, right? Our characters are well defined, Lorrie, our innocent naive protagonist; Hunter, the bad-assed boyfriend. Then, of course, you can’t forget Hunter’s ex, who really seems to be more than the ex. Cause what would a contemporary be without conflict? You must have some major heartbreak.

While I won’t be rereading Wrecked anytime soon, it was not a bad book. It just was not my cup of tea. Fans of contemporary will enjoy it for sure.

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