"A heartbreakingly beautiful story about loss and the power of second chances." Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author
"Heartbreaking and heartwarming... one of the best friends-to-lovers romances that I've read this year." Corrine Michaels, New York Times bestselling author
When you can't trust yourself, how can you ask anyone else to?
It's been months since Aden Colt left the Army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a tiny boat off the California coast, he thought he'd found the perfect place to escape life. Then Sawyer shows up and turns his simple life upside down. Beautiful and sophisticated, she seems out of place in this laid-back beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can-including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk. For Aden, the past doesn't stay there; it shows up unexpectedly, uncontrollably, and doesn't care whose life it wrecks.
Imperfect people overcome real emotional obstacles to build a future in this uplifting contemporary. The Ocean Beach section of San Diego has a laid-back, hippie vibe that doesn't fit Sawyer's cautious personality. But her vibrant, identical twin sister, Celia, is dying from brain cancer and wants to keep the news a secret for now, so Sawyer reluctantly agrees to masquerade as Celia and to pack up her rented bungalow. Celia's friends believe she's merely clearing out the house so she can go on an adventure. Veteran Aden Colt, Sawyer's temporary landlord, isolates himself on his fishing boat because he can't escape the memories of war and his violent tendencies, but Sawyer's willingness to overcome her timidity in order to mimic Celia's outgoing personality makes him want to try to battle his own demons. Aden and Sawyer both have fragile psyches, but Salsbury (Split) brings them together thoughtfully with enough heat so that readers are rooting for their happy ending. This review has been corrected; a previous version listed an incorrect agent.
Highly emotional, but so good
Oh my goodness, this book was unbelievably incredible. There was so much intensity, so much emotion, I felt it on every page. Sawyer heads to San Diego to pack up her sister's house, when she meets Aden. After losing most of his team in a mission gone bad, Aden keeps to himself on his boat. As the fill-in manager/repairman for his uncle's townhouses, Aden and Sawyer cross paths. They have an instant connection that grows stronger every day they're together. Wrecked had me on the edge of my seat, and also shedding tears. It's definitely a five-star read, and highly recommended.
A love story built around a lie...not my normal cup of tea but I couldn't put it down I loved every second of it.