Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Author: J.B. Salsbury
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
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 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 laidback 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.
This was my first JB Salsbury novel and it didn’t disappoint.
I’m not typically one for super emotional reads, partly because I’m always worried they are going to fall flat (I’ve been burned before) or it’s going to be overwhelming.
I read romance novels for the escape that they provide and if an angsty romance doesn’t fall flat, that usually means it knocks the wind out of me, and that’s not what I typically consider a good escape.
I’m the same way with movies. While I appreciate a really well-done emotional-rollercoaster-of-a-movie (I’m looking at you The Departed), I tend to lean more toward movies and TV shows that make me feel good.
Anyway, all this to say that somehow Wrecked was an emotional romance novel that didn’t make me want to curl up into a fetal position and cry. It also didn’t fall flat. It was somewhere in an in-between that I wasn’t expecting and I can’t quite pinpoint why.
I liked all of the characters and the chemistry was on point, two things that are on the top of my list when I’m reading.
Aden and Sawyer had a whole hell of a lot of… well… hell to go through in this book, and a lot of unique obstacles to go through and I was right there with them the entire time.
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
This was my first time hearing these two readers. I really liked Bunny Warren and Matthew Holland was pretty good as well!
Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars
I’m not too sure why, but this book gave me very few butterflies.
Re-read Worthiness: Probably Not
This was a one-time read.
Bookshelf Placement: Nah
Book Boyfriend Rating: 2 stars
While the relationship in this book was wonderful, Aden had waaaay too many issues for me.