Wrecked (Wrecked #1)
By: Priscilla West
ebook: 286 pages.
Published: Dec 11, 2013 by Blackbird Publishing
Summary via Goodreads.com: 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?
This was so well written, I have very few complaints about it. First of all, I didn't feel like we were thrown into a relationship starting with page 1. This book moved along gradually, watching Hunter and Lorrie build a friendship and then a relationship.......
We meet Lorrie as she's heading back to college after losing both of her parents,tragically. She's trying to find her new normal in life. Early in the story, she is standing near a pond reading a letter from her dad, when she gets distracted and falls in. She is saved by Hunter, who, off the bat seems like a great guy with a guarded past. Lorrie takes off after their first meeting without even knowing his name.
A while later she stumbles upon him cage fighting in a bar. They end up talking and sparking a friendship. Hunter would like to take it further, but Lorrie is in no place to do so. Hunter shares a little bit about his past with Lorrie. Lorrie shares nothing other than her parents are both dead.
As time goes on, its obvious that Hunter is head over heals for her, and really she feels the same but is so afraid of hurting him, or being hurt that she goes to extremes not to start a relationship with him. Eventually though, she can't deny her feelings any longer and the 2 share an intense couple of weeks together.
Then things take a hit. Lorrie gets some unexpected news from her past and goes almost into seclusion. When she finally snaps out of it Hunter is no where to be found. When she does finally find him, she is filled with questions he can't seem to answer.........
Where to begin? I liked Hunter off the bat. I liked Lorrie too although her hesitation to fess up to Hunter about her feelings did start to drive me crazy. Hunter was so clearly over the moon for her and I was so glad when she finally owned up to her own feelings.
The ending of this book had me longing for more. It was the most intense ending I've read in a long time. Thankfully, the next book comes out soon. I don't want to write too much more than this because I don't want to give anything else away.
There were just a few things I didn't care for. Ada. She was kind of a piece of work. I felt like when Lorrie finally found Hunter and he was walking outside with Ada, Ada's attack on Lorrie was so uncalled for. And then Hunter walked away with Ada instead of explaining anything to Lorrie.
Gary's attack on Lorrie in the end. How was any of this her fault? Hunter is an adult, capable of making his own choices. I didn't feel that was warranted. If anything, Gary should have been glad she showed up when she did.
I didn't like the way she left things. I get she had her own demons to fight, but the man she loved just took a beating during a cage fight in front of her. Instead of going to see him in the hospital she took off..... I felt that was a strange thing to do. Postpone your own stuff.
Alas, that will make book 2 even better I am sure!
This book was an easy 5 stars for me!