Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wrecked by JB Salsbury


When you can’t trust yourself, how can you ask anyone else to?

It’s been months since Aden Colt left the Army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a 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 laidback 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.  

My Review

Wrecked by J.B. Salsbury is a sexy & emotional contemporary romance.  Aden is struggling with loss in his past & is dedicated to protect those he loves from himself in the future.  Loss is in Sawyers to near future, as she struggles to make good on a promise to the one she holds most dear.  Both drawn to the California coast to find if they are truly "Wrecked beyond repair."

Told in first person from dual perspectives, with minimal flashbacks, this is a story that is a beautiful combination of tragic & heart felt as well as sexy & funny.  This is a fast paced read with difficult themes including post-traumatic stress syndrome, & sadness of loss due to terminal illness.  “Life can change so quickly and in such abrupt ways that we never get a chance to see it until it’s over.”  Heart wrenching & tear jerking, J.B. beautifully intertwines tough circumstances with funny & light hearted moments that honor sacrifice & cherish life.  Seriously sexy, angsty, beyond butterflies, these characters have an instant connection “like an anchor in a sea of madness.” as they journey to learn to take back the lives they once had & become more then they thought possible.  To work past deception-with no regrets, to embrace heroism, overcome fears & to live life to its fullest – trust, take a risk, try something new,
“Life’s too short to let fear keep you from living.” 

I couldn’t get enough of the soul-deep chemistry between Aden & Sawyer.  “she sees past the darkness in my soul to the man I was before.” “…he makes me feel like I’m the only woman in the world.”   I definitely don’t want to give anything away – so will only say that between the sultry romance, the self-sacrifice & the ways these characters are given wisdom & strength through cherished friends & family, allowing tragedy & loss to be turned to beauty & love ~ this is a full range of emotion romance that I simply loved, down to my bones:

“Life is beautiful and terrifying,”…”And we deserve to feel that down to our bones.” 

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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