Title – Wrecked
Author – Priscilla West
Publication Date – January 15, 2014
Series – Wrecked Book #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 exactly the 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?
After reading the synopsis, I was quite intrigued about this book. I love a good healing journey; a bad boy and a lost character. However, I was left wanting so much more than I got with this one. I felt like there was a lot of potential but it just fell flat for me.
As separate people, I did enjoy the characters. I thought Lorrie was so strong for going back to school after such traumatizing events – I don’t think I could have that courage. I also admired that she stayed so strong in her convictions for so long. She didn’t rush into things with Hunter just because he was this hot MMA fighter. I also loved Hunter. I like a good bad boy, especially one who has a mysterious past. There was also something about him in the way he was written that was just so easy to love. It made his reputation much more believable. However, once they got together, I had a few issues. It almost seemed like they were in a bubble of their own, then some drama happened, and the book was over. I just felt like there wasn’t enough description of their relationship (because of the abundance of unbelievable sex), so it left me wondering how exactly their relationship got to where it was. I think Gary said it best – but they were just so unhealthy in their relationship practices. I hated to see that with two characters who had so much potential.
I also would have liked more of Hunter’s point of view. Only having the couple of chapters at the end left me feeling so bereft. I like to know the motivations earlier on in the book and then see how the characters come to the standstill or resolution of the conflict. I also wasn’t too crazy about how it all came down on Lorrie at the end. Everyone blamed her, rather than seeing as a lack of communication on both character’s parts. Something about the blame game just really rubbed me the wrong way. Overall, this wasn’t a horrible book and there were parts I definitely enjoyed – how the characters met, Hunter’s secret, the kittens, etc! I just wish that there had been something more for me. I will probably read the next one just to see how their story concludes, but I don’t feel an overwhelming desire to run out and start it right away.
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