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, Lorri ...more
Hello readers, welcome to the town of dramaville. If you like your story to have more unanswered questions than a celebrity version of mastermind then head right into this new-adult, dramatic romance. I felt confused over my feelings of how to rate this story and I'm still wondering whether I disliked this book or if I'm so distracted by its storyline that I can't stop thinking about it. Here are my 'Wrecked' book thoughts ...
What's it all about?
Lorrie is a student at Arrowhear ...more
Upon adding this to my “currently reading” list I received several responses from concerned Goodreaders regarding the state of my wellbeing. What can I say? Even a girl like me likes to read a little . . . .
every once in a while *shrug*
What actually . . . . ummmmm perked my interest was the original cover I saw while perusing NetGalley . . .
Yeah. Wow. Didn’t even need a synopsis to get me to pound on that Read Now button. I wa ...more
I know I said this reminded me of Beautiful Disaster but I may have spoken too soon. Except for the similarities with the MCs and the setting, this story is definitely more tragic than BD.
I won't be summarizing the story since the blurb is pretty straightforward. I will say this though: Lorrie is very difficult to like. This book could have ended up a DNF for me if not for the last 30% where the story really picked up. I sympathize with the her plight but the constant "I don't want to ...more
Lorrie has returned to college after taking a few semesters off to deal with the murder of her mother and the subsequent suicide of her father. She's teetering on the brink of sanity. When she inadvertently falls into freezing water, nearly drowning, she is saved by Hunter, who's out for a jog. From that point forward, I was completely hooked on this story!
Hunter likes Lo ...more
I bet you're wondering why I've used this particular graphic for my review. No? Well, OK, but let me tell you anyway. As an unapologetically lazy person (that should be whipped for such laziness), I decided to be a cheating cheater that cheats by using a graphic I made from my old fandom days (which was kinda applicable to a particular scene in this book, which is why I used it :P).
Honestly, this easily could have been two stars for me. For the first 70% of the book, you're stuck in ...more
- Both characters are in college - Check
- The male main character (Hunter a.k.a. Tattoos and Muscles a.k.a Tom a.k.a Gunther...don't ask :P) is a fighter (MMA) - Check
- The female main character (Lorrie a.k.a. Dorothy) is a little damaged and keeping secrets from him - Check
- The female main character has lost both parents - Check ...more
I was very excited to start this book when it caught my eye. It had many factors that I love when it comes to a great romance book. The couple in this book meet when Lorrie is in a dangerous situation that requires outside help immediately. Hunter happens to come across her, and jumps right in to save her without any thought to his own well being. He saves he ...more
WOW! When will the next book be out?
I really need it, like right now..
This book was so good.. I loved the first 70% it was before all the crazy drama started making my poor stomach hurt and my vission blurry.. Lorrie was so witty and adorable, i liked being in her mind, towards the end though she was too stressed out.. Over exaggerating.. And i wanted to kill her.. How could she leave..
Hunter has everything i like in a male character..
Both fighter and a physicist!SOLD! Looks and br ...more
When Priscilla West had contacted me to ask if I had wanted to read her book, I jumped on it right away!! Being the MMA junkie that I am though, I was a bit skeptical about how it was going to turn out since often at times I see the same habits and set ups played in a lot of these reads.
“Wrecked” did have some typical elements I see in NA romances:
1) a broken heroine && a bad boy
2) girl heroine is reluctant to start anything with guy but he relentlessly pursues her for a “real” relationship ...more
Author - Priscilla West
Publication Date - December 16, 2013
Type - Part of Series (Must read in order)
Genre - Romance, Angst
Rating - 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars
ARC provided by Blackbird Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
"There's no Rocky montage for overcoming obstacles in life....more
Not for me. Or anyone else. I've seen the best fall.
I've seen my own dad lose after fighting so hard,
struggling for so long. Can't you see, Hunter?
It's not that I don't want to get
I had so much hope for this book as the blurb excited me. But all my hopes went down, as for me it felt like a copy of Beautiful Disaster. Many similarities in it but just a change of concept.
Hunter was delicious and didn't give much pull factor. He was sweet, hot, sexy and mysterious. And Lorrie, on the other hand, was broken and become annoying and selfish by the time I finished the book.
I would still thumbs up to the author for her writing style. It was very nice written read and ev ...more
Lorrie returns to collage after a year away due to the death of her parents. Still grieving and unable to handle all the rumors about her mother's murder trial, Lorrie sticks to herself. An unfortunate event leads her to meeting Hunter. Even tough attracted to him, she run away from him. Fate brings them together again, where Hunter talks her into being friends when Lorrie refuses to start any type of relationship with him.
The two embark on a friendship and become very close r ...more
I hate giving bad reviews and I hate to add a book to my DNF shelf even more. I do it very rarely maybe once or twice a year. I really tried to give this book a try even when I wanted to give up I would try to hold on just a little bit longer. I finally decided as much as I love to read I shouldn't waste time on something that I'm not enjoying. This being an ARC made it really hard for me not to finish. I really feel to give a good review you have...more
I'm sorry but the female character, Lorrie, is just beyond irritating. I get she's broken, it's sad what she's been through and she doesn't want to get involve but she likes Hunter but only as friends.... Then when she found out that Hunter got BJ from other girls, she blows a gasket, and it's all Hunter's fault!
To start with, it ...more
An enjoyable, but highly angsty read.
Lots of heartache and sorrow. Lots of drama and college craziness. Despite the fact that this style of story is not overly original, I did find enough differences to make this one stand apart. I really felt that there was quite a bit of realism to this story.
The slow build between the two main characters is terrific, even though some of the sexy times felt a bit awkward to me. I didnt fall in love with either of these characters ... I didnt hate the ...more
WARNING! (view spoiler)[There’s a cliffhanger in this book. If you don’t like these, I’d wait to read this until the second one is released. Expected release is early 2014. (hide spoiler)]
Lorrie is back at college trying to recover after a tragic and devastating period in her young life. To clear her mind one day s ...more
At first Wrecked reminded me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. But I thought that this story was a bit more deep and emotional.
I would of given this 5 stars if Lorrie wasn't so fickle. Her fear of getting into a relationship hurt Hunter a lot, and I could of just gone without all that back and forth. Other than that, I really enjoyed the characters and the plot.
Lorrie is extremely confusing. I understand that she wants some space due to her parental situation, but whenever she sta ...more
I liked Wrecked, however I didn't fall in love with it. Lorrie was okay, but after all the ish she has been through she was too calm for me, I wanted to see her breakdown and put herself together. Harsh? Maybe! I know people grieve differently, she was just "too" everything...
The end though? It messed with me. I was like really?! You're going to do that t ...more
Lorrie is a small town girl going to a small town college. She has had a horrific year and things just seem to keep getting worse. She has suffered a lot of loss and she is the center of the gossip machine at school.
Hunter is a tough guy MMA fighter who is in his senior ...more
So this is definitely one of those books where that, if the two leads communicated instead of holding off their secrets, it would have been so much better. Their lack of communication didn't make it angsty (which is what it's usually aimed at doing)....just made it irritating. I guess you could say it wasn't executed very well. I could have seen this story really taking off. I mean who does ...more
I need to read the second book as soon as it comes out!
That was a really good read with an awesome storyline even if there were little details bothering me sometimes. I couldn't put it down because I needed to know the end.
I didn't expect this book to be so emotional. At first, I thought it would be an usual romance with a fighter, but then the author adds THAT to the story. You'll know what I'm talking about when you'll read it, because here I ...more
This was an alright read. I enjoyed it, but I thought it could have been way better. The storyline was just okay for me. Nothing really big hit me. Also, I thought Lorrie was an okay character. I could not really relate to her. However, I did truly love Hunter. He was the reason for me continuing to read this book. The ending could have been better. I thought it was a bit predictable. I will continue the series to see if these ch ...more
Ok, I have to attempt to put into words how totally great this story started out, how by the middle I was ready to give up, then it perked up once H/h got their act together. Then I was rolling my eyes at the fact a 1/4 of the book was a power session in passion, all of it, just shoved into one part of the book, then its love, then its tragic again, then we have the--wait for it--misunders ...more
I came upon Wrecked on NetGalley as a "read now" book so I downloaded and decided to give it a try.
I'm not sure if I should be writing a review or not because I probably should have just decided to not finish it but I kept at it hoping that in the last 50% of the book things would change but in the end I was still left feeling a bit frustrated.
Wrecked is Lorrie and Hunter's story. Lorrie has decided to return to college to try and put her life back together. What has happened in Lorr ...more
ARC provided by Blackbird Publishing via Netgalley
**May Contain Spoilers**
Story Rating 3.5 Stars
Hero Rating 4 Stars
Heroine Rating 3.5 Stars
Romance Rating 3 Stars
Heat Level 4 Stars
Overall Rating 3.5 Stars
Well…where to start. I received this book through Netgalley, and I was very excited to read it. Ratings were kind of meh, but the story looked promising, and it was…towards the end of the book. But, the first half of the book, not so much. I actually wanted to quit reading it a few times, but pu ...more
Wrecked starts off with college student named, Lorrie. She is starting school again after taking off 2 semesters to deal with the death of her parents. Her mother was murdered by Lorrie's stepfather, and her dad killed himself because he couldn't live without Lorrie's mom. While contemplating her life, Lorrie sees a cat and falls i ...more
Lorrie finally is coming back to school after the loss of both of her mother and father. On her first day back Lorrie i ...more
I am becoming very used to the NA formula, so much so that I am almost weary of it. Damaged hero, damaged heroine find each other. The struggle, they balk at what they feel, and then eventually come together.
It is a given that most of these NA books have some or all of the following:
1. bad boy
2. damaged/good girl/virgin
3. angst and misunderstandings
4. Sudden revelations that give them their HEA
I found some similarities to BD and I realize that authors will ...more
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Her next book, Fearless, the sequel to Reckless, will be released on November 17th, 2014
She enjoys: cuddles, men in suits, eskimo kisses, life-sized teddy bears, and eggs over medium.
You can find her at priscillawest.com
The Forever series currently follows three different couples. You can c ...more