I never expected to fall for Riley, but she's all I think about.
She knows how much I want her, too. That's why the beautiful tease is trying her best to break me.
Like being caught in the riptide, she's impossible to resist.
And no matter how hard I try, I can't stay away.
She's completely wrecked me.
*This is a steamy standalone romance with a HEA.*
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A second chance
I absolutely loved this book. Riley is a complex character that has lived through hell and blames herself. Brody is a talented photographer who is trying to build a relationship with his daughter Sara after years of separation. Sara visits and bring a group of friends, Riley being one of them. The chemistry is scorching hot and the forbidden factor increases the heat. Brody is conflicted and the two part ways only to reconnect months later but their HEA doesn’t come when secrets are kept and they almost lose the live they’ve found. Can the truth set them free to love one another. The epilogue was sweet and full of love
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3.5stars—erotic and sensual
3.5 stars-- WRECK ME by Lane Hart is a contemporary, adult, stand alone, erotic romance story line focusing on forty- two year old professional photographer Brody Harrington, and twenty two year old, liberal arts grad Riley Yates.
Told from dual first person perspectives (Riley and Brody) WRECK ME follows an older man/ younger woman trope that focuses on the building but forbidden relationship between forty- two year old professional photographer Brody Harrington, and twenty two year old, liberal arts grad Riley Yates. School is done, graduation behind them, four college friends (Riley, Cheryl, Sara and Allison) head to North Carolina in the hopes of some well –earned rest and relaxation at Sara’s father’s beach front home only to come face to face with the man himself. Enter Brody Harrington, and the man with whom Riley will fall in love. What ensues is the secret affair between Brody and Riley, and the potential fall-out as past sins, the possibility of rejection, and the glaringly obvious age difference come into play.
Riley Yates’ college reputation continues to beat at our heroine’s fragile sense of self-esteem, a reputation fuelled by Sara Harrington’s need to destroy Riley at every turn. Meeting Brody Harrington offered Riley a chance at friendship, love and a possible happily ever after but keeping their affair a secret felt dirty and wrong. Brody Harrington barely knew his own daughter, a young woman who has never forgiven her father, for his many absences in her life but given a second chance at his own happily ever after meant hiding his relationship from the other woman in his life.
WRECK ME is a highly erotic and sensual story line of forbidden love; older man/ younger woman relationship that struggles in the face of potential backlash from Brody’s only daughter. The premise is engaging; the romance is passionate and sensual; the characters are coloful and charismatic.
My only concern is the author’s need to brow beat the reader using the term ‘slut’ twenty-three times, as a descriptor for a young woman caught in a world of betrayal and abuse. It is hard enough for women to be independent or enjoy themselves without fearing repercussions or attacks from men but to continue to perpetuate the attack using women as the weapon of choice, it disconcerting and heart breaking.