Author: Priscilla West
Genre: Romance, MMA, Young Adult
Release Date: 12/16/2013
Rating: 4 stars
Steam factor: 3/5
I started off really loving the way the story was headed. A strong female going through the worst imaginable losses trying to get some normalcy in her life meets hot MMA fighter when he saves her from drowning. He seems like the biggest man-slut around and she runs (I can't say I blame her). It becomes obvious that he has something else pulling him to her. She doesn't want anymore drama in her life so she tells him they can't pursue a relationship. He begs/insists they at least be friends.
Being friends works for a while. Until they kiss. She runs again. I recall this happening a few times. Ultimately they end up together. The whole time they both admit they have secrets and neither pushes the other to share them. Of course a relationship like this could never work. We as readers know that the secrets need to come out, especially when we know hers are really not going to affect the relationship.
After hers are revealed she can't find him for a week. She, of course, thinks its because of her past. She hears that he is seen with his ex girlfriend at the campus hospital. Having her own issues to deal with, her past coming back to haunt her, Lorrie was headed back home. The rumors are confirmed and he doesn't get a chance to explain why.
It is at this point that we start reading Hunter's POV! We learn his secret and how similar it is to hers. Similar in that it isn't something to destroy their relationship. He participates in a MMA fight when he realizes he has lost Lorrie. She finds him mid fight. He is taken to the hospital and she leaves for home unsure if she will ever return to college.
I have left out a ton of details! You will have to buy the book to get them. I really do love the story in Wrecked. The writing is fluid and you have no trouble slipping right into their environment. The characters are relatable. Like most books I read, I was thinking about the characters even when I couldn't be reading about them.
I wished we had Hunter's POV sooner in the book. I also was bummed that it was a cliffhanger. This wasn't a short book really so I had assumed there would be some kind of closure. I'm honestly not sure if I will buy the next book. I have read reviews that it was disappointing.
If you don't mind getting attached to characters and are OK with buying 2 books to get the whole story this one is FANTASTIC!!
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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.