Monday, 21 April 2014

Wrecked (#1) by Priscilla West

Received for review via NetGalley
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2822 KB
Print Length: 329 pages
Language: English

“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?

Cover:  It's kind of relevant, but it's not the hottest-meant-to-be-hot-cover I've ever seen.

When I saw this on NetGalley I requested it right away.  I love my New Adult novels so jumped on this.
The classic damaged heroine meets damaged but alpha type male has worked for so many New Adult novels I've read, but for some reason, it completely fell flat for this one.
I didn't conntect to either character.
Lorrie is attracted to Hunter but won't let herself actually date him, so instead they're friends for much of the novel with UST.
When they finally do give in, and by this point, the was the pulling back was seriously irritating, we have pages and pages of unrealistic sex...which was cringey.
The long wait for the two to actually get together, made any chemistry there was to fizzle out.
The supposed angst just didn't do anything for me, and the big reveal at the end, I saw coming but the cliffhanger?- hasn't really left me wanting to pick up book 2.
2/5 stars.

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