TITLE - Wrecked
AUTHOR - Jeannine Colette
Releases June 21st
Take one sexy bartender. Add a badass cop. A splash of sweet, that's me. One sour, that's him... and serve over ice.
That’s how you’ll get to my current situation.
You know the girl - the one who commands the scene, bottle of liquor in hand, pouring liquid fire into the willing throats of patrons as they let loose at the local bar?
That's me. Leah Marie Paige.
I may be known as the town party girl, but in reality I'm this close to my dream of opening my own bar - McConaugheys. Yes, it will be named after the acclaimed actor. What can I say? I’m a sucker for that sexy Texan.
Everything was going as planned until the night I had a few drinks and accepted a ride home from a friend. A misunderstanding leads to an arrest, and now I'm at the mercy of the one man I can’t stand, and trust me, the feeling is definitely mutual.
Adam Reingold is six-feet-tall and built like a stallion -- the man is the epitome of male. He also happens to be the town narc and hates my guts. There’s a story to our past and it's not a pretty one.
So, now, here I am, chained to him for the summer like a hardened criminal, doing whatever he tells me to do. Problem is, I can’t help but look at him when he’s not watching and wonder what our future could be like if things were different.
There are so many reasons why he’s all wrong for me. Even more reasons why I need to stay away from him.
It’s a cocktail of trouble. Best served shaken, not stirred.
This book had me entranced! I started this book on a Saturday morning and had it devoured by dinner time. What a page turner! Wrecked is a wonderful novel with some pretty amazing characters. This book has humor, romance, feisty women, alpha men, and some action. There is some scenes that can be a bit darker, but I think it was a nice balance to make this novel feel complete.
I love the plot of this book. Sexy bartender gets in trouble with the law and ends up at the mercy of a hot police officer? Sign me up! What is even better is that the author does an amazing job of taking this plot and elevating it to a whole new level. I love the added layers of the characters past along with some mystery about the current situation and the future. All in all, I loved this aspect of the book.
The characters were even better than I imagined. Leah is one badass woman. She is the type of woman that would make me think she could kick anyone’s butt. She also happens to be a sexy as sin bartender. I loved her character. She is such a strong female character with good morals. She also is very humorous.
Then you have Adam. He is very uptight and takes the law very seriously, as one would expect from a police officer. He just so happens to be sexy as well. These two have a shared past and a lot of developing to do, which is done beautifully in this novel.
The minor characters in this book are just as great as the main characters. My favorite would have to be Leah’s Grandma. She is beyond funny. I can see where Leah got her humor from. Then you have Luke, Leah’s brother. He is just as funny as Leah. My only complaint would be that I wish we got to meet more of Adam’s friends. I guess we kind of did with a couple of the guys, but I felt this would have added another layer to the story. With that being said, it did not really take away from the story for me.
The heat in this book is flaming hot! These two characters start off hating each other. As a reader, I know that when a book starts off like this, sparks are going to fly. This author did not disappoint. You can literally feel the sexual tension melting the pages as you read. If you like a lot of steam in your book, this book is for you.
The author kept the pace of this book steady. She allowed layers to be peeled back for the readers so they would better understand the characters, but not get too much information too fast as to ruin the story. I loved the action aspect of this book. It was just enough to get your blood pumping, but not enough to overpower the book. The only compliant I have is I wish we got to read more from Adam’s point of view.
Overall, this is one flipping amazing book. I am so glad I got the chance to read it. I would recommend this book to others and cannot wait to read more from this author. This book has a little bit of everything for readers. I loved the feisty attitude and the hate to love relationships. I also loved the action and mystery. What a wonderful novel!
Writing Style: 5/5