Book Review: Wrecked (Wrecked #1) by Priscilla West

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?

Release Date: December 11, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed By: Kelli
Contemporary New Adult fiction is my latest obsession.  I can't seem to get enough of this genre: the books are easy, fast reads and great escapist fiction for me.  Wrecked was a good read, but not a favorite of mine.

I liked the premise of Lorrie's family situation and Hunter's history.  I really felt for Lorrie, losing both of her parents, and feeling so alone in the world.  Hunter was more of an enigma to me.  I simply couldn't figure him out...and while that was intriguing, much of his behavior was outright baffling and infuriating to me.

Wrecked was full of indecision and games between Hunter and Lorrie.  I didn't like that.  And I didn't like Hunter's causal treatment of his sexual encounters.  I won't go into details, but he was very cavalier about his sex life and that didn't sit well with me.  Hunter and Lorrie's relationship progression was unrealistic and at times, unhealthy in how obsessive and consuming it was.  They made their declarations to each other way too quickly. 

I thought the conflict was appropriate to the story and the conflict resolution was good too.  Several times throughout Wrecked, I found myself thinking that the writing just didn't flow well.  I'll still read book two, but I'm not on pins and needles waiting for it, like I am with other contemporary fiction books.



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