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War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival. Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal.

The one impossibility in my
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 270 pages
Published December 16th 2012 by Jasinda Wilder
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Aestas Book Blog
Apr 10, 2013 Aestas Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites




Absolutely BRILLIANT book!

Wounded was a beautiful, realistic, heart-wrenching and erotic love story that took me out of my comfort zone, wrapped me up in the characters’ journey and worked its way right into my heart.


It was absolutely NOT what I was expecting on so many levels but I LOVED IT!!!!

I’m done the book but I can’t even think about moving on yet, my mind keeps drifting back to Rania and Hunter….

This book caught my attention because it just seemed so DIFFERENT from so many others I’d r
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Jan 02, 2014 Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for something DIFFERENT.

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A million amazing stars! This book consumed me!

Okay, here it goes but right now my expression is a bit like.....

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Literally, reading this book was the...

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What makes this book so extraordinary? It's totally unlike anything I've ever read. Once I started it, I could not put the damn kindle down. Why oh why I waited this long to read it, I don't know.

The book is based during the Iraqi War. It's alternating POV between a Marine Corporal Hunter Lee.....

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and an Iraqi girl Rania....

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The book starts ou
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Let's play a game of 'Spot Stacia' with this picture.


Yep. That's about how I feel right now. Do you need a parade rained on? Give me a call and I'll trek on over with my portable cloud.

I wanted to like this book. I was hesitant going in but dammit, I wanted to like this book. I was the one who even suggested reading Wounded to a friend because it seemed like this might be one of the few hyped books which would actually work for me.

The slight recap that I'm about to give you will probably echo
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Candace
As I write this review, I'm feeling a little bit torn. I listened to the Audible version and I think that I would have enjoyed this story more if I had read the Kindle version. Somewhere around 75% in, the male narrator seemed to go into a "roid rage" or something. Both the narrators seemed to become extremely animated, making the story, especially the sex scenes, seem overdone. The male narrator, especially, killed it for me. He was just too much! He took an emotional, heartfelt and serious sto ...more
Smitten's Book Blog




You're going to have to excuse my language... This book. Is Fucking Amazing!!!

"You are so beautiful. Do you know that?"
"I know that men think - "
"Man. One man. Me. I'm all that matters. No one else can have you. You're mine."




Honestly, I've never read anything like it and I can not get it out of my head. Sometimes, I wonder if I'm a little too free with my 'Five Stars', and this book only compounds those worries, because it's in a league of it's own. Five Stars. Six Stars. Ten Stars... it was
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Beverly
5 Beautiful Stars


Wounded is the beautiful story of Rania and Hunter.

Rania, an Iraqi girl, has lost everything. Her family has been killed, her home destroyed, and she has no hope of survival. There is one thing Rania has, and when she is offered food for her body the only choice she has is to sell herself or die.

Hunter joins the Marines after losing his family in a car accident. The only semi-family he had was his girlfriend and shortly after joining he loses her too. During his tour in Iraq he
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Louise
“Hearts Live By Being Wounded”
― Oscar Wilde



Hackhackhack …an AK-47; crackcrackcrackcrack… an American M16A2 returning fire.

Be Your Everything - Boys Like Girls

Four letter word
But I don't have the guts to say it
Smile 'til it hurts
Let's not make it complicated
We've got a story
But I'm about to change the ending


this book triggers me by a prayer and I let myself sink into it and I was I caught in the crossfire.
The gut-wrenching depiction of war is crucial to read and I cried most part
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Christy
This book blew me away! I cannot stop thinking about it! Hunter and Rania’s story touched my heart. I absolutely loved this book!

In the middle of a war zone, love blossoms.
Hunter is an injured American Marine who speaks no Arabic.
Rania is an Iraqi prostitute who doesn’t speak English.
An unlikely romance sparks between two people from two totally different worlds. They meet by chance and fall in love.

wounded

Rania has lost her entire family to the war. Her parents, uncle, aunt... all dead. She has even
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Jamie
Dec 28, 2012 Jamie rated it it was amazing
ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!!!!!! 5 BEAUTIFUL STARS!!!

If there were 6 stars available.. this book would get 6 of them , hands down one of my all time favorite books and definitly my favorite book this year. I cannot stress how perfect this book was. It was so gritty and so dark for the first half..really the first three quarters.. but there were slivers of hope through out the darkness...

She was a wounded soul in a war ravaged city.. selling her body was the only way she could prevent herself from st
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Jacqueline's Reads

5 Stars

I need your kisses to make the memories disappear



OMGAH, where do I begin?

Disclaimer - I finished Wounded while I was on vacation, which was over a week ago, I usually like to write my reviews the day or day after I finish a read so it’s fresh on my mind so… I promise I’ll do my best to write a justified review.

First off, if you haven’t done this, PUT JASINDA WILDER on your list of Authors to watch out for!

I absolutely loved Falling Into You, and I was a little hesitant with Wounded, on
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JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
What an amazing book. I knew from reading the synopsis this book would be different. I am so glad I read it. It did not disappoint. This was an amazing book. I loved ever page it kept me engaged from the beginning until the very end. Job well done Jasinda Wilder. I will be looking to read more of your work. A huge 5 stars!!!
A. Bookzilla.
Jan 16, 2013 A. Bookzilla. rated it it was amazing
This book...I can't even.
It's pretty heavy, the subject of it. It's certainly different than anything I've read before. It made me feel for the heroine so much.

The blurb is pretty vague, so I'm going to tell you what it's about (no spoilers or anything about how the story unfolds).
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And it's somehow heartwrenching. I m
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Ash Wednesday
3.5 Stars

I had to pause before actually rating this.

I really like stories that are set to occur in situations such as this. Mostly because you run the gamut of human emotion that you won't likely find in fictional Homecoming Dances or a filthy bar where the heroine works. I loved how the author depicted war-time Iraq with believable grit and vividness it was hard to not pay attention. When she describes Rania's clients and when they are doing their business, you can SMELL the place AND the per
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Supreet *The Cupcake Queen*
3 TO 3.5 STARS

I write this with a very heavy heart that I liked this book but did not love it. Needless to say, I had extremely high expectations from this one.



The story seemed to have everything that I absolutely adore in a book - an innocent but strong heroine that doesn't throw fits every five seconds and a sexy, alpha marine. The setting was amazing. I will give you that. A war zone filled with death, hopelessness and exploding bombs. And i was so damn happy about the fact that I knew the lo
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Kellie Maddox-Ward
What a beautifully heart wrenching devastating real love story.

”The greatest thing you will ever learn is to be loved, and to be loved in returned.”

Set in Iraq in 1993 – 2003.

1993

Rania has lost her parents to the war. Killed by American Soldiers.
She has lost her Uncle to the war. Killed by American Soldiers.
Her Aunt is next to go, from a broken heart for her husband who was killed by American Soldiers.
When trapped and shot at herself, Rania kills an American Soldier.
Her brother Hassan de
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AJ
Jul 23, 2014 AJ rated it really liked it
OMG, what a beautiful, beautiful story! Set against an Iraqi war zone, it is the story of two lost souls from very different lives who are thrown together in vicious circumstances, and end up saving each other.

We meet Rania when she is a child, growing up in war-torn Iraq. She has lost both of her parents to the war, and is left with just her younger brother and a mentally absent Aunt. By the age of 14 she is alone, homeless and starving. Without any other options, she turns to prostitution in
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Lena Isabelle
Jan 07, 2013 Lena Isabelle rated it it was amazing
Cannot deal with the perfection that comes with this book. I was taken back to the feelings and emotions I felt when I read 'The Bronze Horseman' and when a book manage to get UP THERE with that series I AM GONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. EUPHORIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's 3:08am, will review at a normal hour.

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Omg you guyssssss, you have to read this story! It is so AMAZING, HEART WRENCHING, MOVING, TENDER, EMOTIONAL and overall just FLAWLESS. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! It kept me up till the early hours of the morni
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Lise *friends don't flag*
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee

Say your ten hail marys because this story will grab you from the first word and not let go until the last…

Intense, rapid-fire emotions: Raw. Disgust. Sad. Beautiful.
An incredible portrayal of the atrocities of war through the eyes of an Iraqi young women and an American soldier; both souls broken by the hand that life has dealt them. Hunter and Rania find themselves together in a situation of survival and fall in love as they save each other from
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Leea
Jan 25, 2013 Leea rated it liked it
Shelves: buddy-read
He fills me. My heart, my soul. He fills the horrible emptiness that has gaped inside me all my life. The moment that he slid into me, I knew. It has just taken me this long to understand the strange feeling flowing in my veins in place of blood: Happiness.


Wounded has me a little torn. There are parts of this book that had me mesmerized, unable to tear my eyes from the words. Then at time I felt like it was an US Marine recruitment video. In the end I split the star rating between these two
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Kirsty
Jan 26, 2013 Kirsty rated it it was amazing
This book was truly one of a kind! I had no idea what I was going to get when I started, I had read reviews where readers were saying they were physically sick.. I get it, and I completely understand why now that I have finished. However, I managed to refrain from running to the nearest toilet.. that doesn't mean it was easy though. It wasn't, it was very hard at times, it was so raw, so gritty.. so real.

Wounded is the story of two broken souls from polar opposites of life, coming together in t
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*Book-Lover*
BEAUTIFUL...TRAGIC...PURE..DARK...INTENSE..PERFECTION


Wounded was far more gripping, dark, beautiful, captivating than i imagined it would be.

We are introduced to two characters who are in a very dark place in their lives.

Rania- Is a beautiful dark haired brown haired beauty, living in the war torn country of Iraq, she finds herself losing everyone she cares about: father,mother,aunt, uncle, brother. She is left to fend for herself, wandering the streets looking for food, water, shelter. Unfortu
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Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
4.5 stars

One of the most realistic, breathtakingly beautiful books I have ever read. Jasinda's brilliant and vivid depiction of the horrors of war serves as the dark, gritty canvas for this epic love story. Rania's fight for survival amazed me, Hunter's quiet resilience astounded me, and their undying devotion to one another overwhelmed me.

To risk everything for love is a timeless tale, fraught with a myriad of emotions - hope, fear, joy, sorrow. But Rania and Hunter prove that the beauty is
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Sam
Jan 30, 2013 Sam rated it it was amazing
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Melissa Novicio
Jan 24, 2013 Melissa Novicio rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
OMG! Wow! That was unexpected! Reading the synopsis of this book I'm thinking this is a love story of a girl struggling to get by meets a military guy dealing with the demands of being in the war... Boy was I ever wrong!! I was hating this book & loving this book at the same time! Hating it because my heart went out to Rania and what she had to endure from the early age of 12. From losing both her parents, her uncle and then her aunt to deaths. Then her little brother leaves her to join the ...more
Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Principessa*
This book was so well written, I had tears in my eyes half the time. I almost didn't finish reading because I found it so hard to read some parts in the book, but I couldn't stop because I needed to know what was going to happen. I thought this book was so beautiful and real. The only thing I could say is wrong with this book is the cover, its misleading this book is not a raunchy, trashy read. Its one of the best books I've ever read, its a story about love, loss and overcoming the worst kind o ...more
C-Money
6 "magnificent, im speechless"stars


This book has changed me a as a person. This story will stay with me forever. It was nothing I was expecting. It was everything I wanted.

Hands are the medium of expression, as eyes are windows to the soul


To read a person's expressions on their face is to know their soul


Raina, she is beautiful, tragic, sad, courageous, she is "wounded". I loved everything about her. She did everything in her ability to survive. Her story is a very sad story. It broke my
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Cindy
Two beautifully tortured characters that I loved! Wonderful story!
Rania is 12 when the first Iraqi War breaks out and the war is devastating to this bright beautiful girl. She losses almost her whole family most are killed. Her brother decides that he should be part of the War and abandons her. Rania can not find work or anyone to take her in. Life is hard for everyone. Rania is so alone and so so very hungry. At times you feel like she would like to die, but no, human instinct proves you want t
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Jill
Mar 05, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
Reading this book was at times very hard. My heart was in my throat, I felt Raina's panic and her utter desperation. I felt angry at the world that let a young girl face an existence like this, even though I know that this happens, it was a harsh slap in the face to read about it.
This book starts in 1993, the first Gulf War, the war that took everything from a 14 year old girl. Raina is starving and is forced to do the unthinkable to survive, if you could call it surviving. She leads a bleak exi
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Renee
Jan 20, 2013 Renee rated it it was amazing
A MUST READ!! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ‘til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ‘til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life


She was an Iraqi whore...

He was an American solider...

They from different worlds...

They fell in love.....

The story of Rania and Hunter is a beautiful heart wrenching lo
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Oana

The amount of cheese in this story was overwhelming.

Still, given all the glorious reviews, it's quite possible it's me. Maybe I haven't read the same book as everybodoy else.
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NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, ...more
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