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Wrecked by JB Salsbury
Published by Forever
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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. - via GoodReads
I was interested in reading Wrecked by JB Salsbury because there aren’t very many books about contemporary veterans (people my age) and the more of these types of books I read the more my own personal history is put into perspective.
I was a sophomore in high school when the Twin Towers were struck. During my lifetime my country has been at war with one country or another half as long as I’ve been alive. Becoming an adult during it I have to admit that for a very long time I didn’t really know what that meant. I knew it was “bad” but trying to understand war and invasion as a 16 year old girl in the Midwest who lived in a town with 3,000 people in it? Yeah I’m still working on it.
Wrecked shredded me! It was awful in the most wonderful way possible. It was a bit tropey a la The Parent Trap but I will most definitely be picking up more by JB Salsbury! Aden and Sawyer were so great to watch come together and heal.
To be honest I felt that Sawyer’s issues were diminished in the light of Aden’s. Aden has got himself some serious issues and not through any fault of his own. I imagine he’d argue that point but he isn’t here so I win! I could identify with “safety Sawyer” and it made Wrecked that much more special for me. There were sad moments but the highs were just as good.
Salsbury gave us the gift of watching two broken people heal themselves and each other. I am so very glad I picked this book up!