Title: Wreck Me
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Series: Nova #4
Release Date: October 22, 2014
When Avery Hensley met Conner Wellings, she thought she’d found the guy she was going to spend the rest of her life with. She got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world.
Life seemed perfect.
But not everything is what it seems.
Turned out Conner had another side to him, a darker side that Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked and broke her into a thousand pieces, leaving Avery to put herself back together. From then on, Avery vows never to let a man into her life again.
But then she meets Tristan Morganson. He’s sweet and sexy and wrecks Avery in a different way than Conner did, the kind of way that makes her feel alive again, the kind of way that makes her think maybe not all guys are bad. But can Avery trust him enough to let her walls come crumbling down?
Wreck Me is not your typical love story. Our couple doesn’t fall quickly and madly in love. They don’t have some outside force keeping them apart. Their battle is internal. Avery and Tristan must face their inner demons and learn to accept themselves and the lives they’ve led in order to move forward and accept each other. Their greatest enemies are the monsters in their own heads; holding them back, cutting them down, and making them feel unworthy. Jessica Sorensen has once again crafted a beautiful and heavy story that is both gripping and heartbreaking in its brutal honesty.
“Never forget the strength it took to free yourself.”
Both Avery and Tristan are so unbelievably tragic. These two characters are haunted by ghosts of their pasts and drowning in a constant downpour of self-doubt and pain. Jessica Sorensen has an incredible talent for creating and nurturing characters that are unique, imperfect, raw and unexpectedly powerful. Avery and Tristan are no exception. These two characters have such definitive voices and despite their darkness, they shine from the inside out. Jessica takes our hero and heroine through stunning transformations, allowing her readers to watch them grow, change, and mature over the course of the story. Their authenticity tugged on my heartstrings, giving them my complete and undivided attention.
“Sometimes there’s more to life than just loving what you do. Sometimes you have to do things in order to make it though life.”
This journey takes place in both the present and the past. Jessica Sorensen alternates between the two, carefully piecing together history to reveal the truth about how Avery and Tristan became so broken. Jessica did an amazing job at piecing together the past at a pace that kept me curious and engaged without disrupting the flow of the story happening in the present. I felt like the parallel telling of Avery and Tristan’s backgrounds with their current journey really made this book something special. This couple was simultaneously falling and flying; their shadowy pasts juxtaposed against their hard-won present-day lives.
“This is reality, and it’s brutal and ugly and bumpy and doesn’t sweep me off my feet.”
Wreck Me isn’t pretty. It’s gritty and hard and devastating at times, but it is real and breathtaking and emotionally satisfying. This story has a darkness to it, cast by the seedy pasts and uncertain futures of our main characters. In the darkness lie a hundred different questions that demanded to be answered as I read Avery and Tristan’s story. Jessica Sorensen delivers answers in a way that only she can, thoughtfully and heart achingly. She has impressed me yet again with Avery and Tristan’s story. Wreck Me will take you on a haunting and stunning journey of heartbreak and revival.
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Don’t miss the other books in the Nova Series:
Breaking Nova (Nova #1)
Saving Quinton (Nova #2)
Delilah: The Making of Red (Nova #2.5)
Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova #3)
Tristan: Finding Hope (Nova #3.5)
Ruin Me (Nova #5)