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Wrecked

(Blind Man's Alibi #1)

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She was destined to show him the joy and pain of living.

Joe Campbell has it all: money, success, and fame. As lead singer of alternative rock band Blind Man’s Alibi, he holds the vague conviction that life on the road, and nights filled with meaningless sexual encounters, is enough. Until her – Emma Travers. She is a breath of fresh air. Sunshine to his darkness. The one w
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Published January 29th 2016 by Sarah Grimm (first published January 19th 2016)
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Sarah Grimm
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
As the author, my completely unbiased 5-star review of Wrecked is: I love this book!
Dilek VT
Nov 04, 2019 marked it as nope
Readers say it is a very well written book but (view spoiler) sounds too sad for me, so nope... ...more
Jessica
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

What can I say about this book. It completely Wrecked me (no pun intended). I love everything by Sarah Grimm but this book is her best yet. I can't get the characters or the story out of my head. It is one that will stay with me forever.

Joe Campbell...hmm what can I say about him. Holy Hotness. Front Man for Blind Man's Alibi. He is fighting demons and is stuck in a dark place.

Emma Travers a huge fan of Blind Man's Alibi and her best friend get
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Donna
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
10 Shining Stars

 It Has Taken Me 3 Hours To Be Calm Enough To Write This Review Whilst Still Sobbing At This Beautifully Heartbreaking Book, I Have Never Cried Like This At A Book Ever!!!!!

The Story Is A Tradegy And My God A Beautiful Love Story, Emma Is A Beautiful Soul That Has Been Given Months To Live But In That Diagnosis She Decided To Really Live And Not To Go Out Quietly. When She Meets Joe Lead Singer Of A Band After Being Asked Back Stage No One Not Even Joe Would Have Believed That T
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Bloggers From Down Under
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**arc received for honest review**

First we want to say how much we loved this story, not very often do you pick up an arc and start read and think omg this is going to ruin you but you have to read it anyway just to read there story knowing your not going to get that white picket fence, 2.5 kid happy ending story?

Yeah well this is one of them books!!

Do you ever just flow through life just doing the same routine the same daily grind and never actually stopping to smell the roses?

Dance under the
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Dianne
The gift of love, for another person, for life, for everything around you, this is the gift that one young woman left for the man she loved when they finally parted. Grab a huge box of tissues or even a roll of papertowel, because the power in the words of author Sarah Grimm will leave you a heaving puddle of goo.

Joe had almost everything, fame, fortune, and females offering themselves up for a moment of passion with him, to touch the magical façade that is a super rock star. And then she blew i
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Marina Skinner
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

W.R.E.C.K.E.D is how I feel after reading this story….


Wrecked from the emotions this book gave me.


Wrecked at how Joe will cope…


THIS BOOK. I loved Emma Travers, her desire to take her life by the horns and live every day to the fullest she possibly can, while struggling with certain pain from her illness.
She is at the concert of band Blind Man’s Alibi with her friend Alison. Joe, the lead singer sees her in the audience. What eventuates between the two will have you biting your nails. The whole b
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Jackie Wright
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review
I was given this book for an honest review
I'm not sure if my words can do this book justice, this book is titled WRECKED and that's what it will do to you.
Joe Campbell is front man for Blind Man's Alibi and he is hot as hell but he like most rockers is fighting demons and is in a bad place.
Emma Travers friend gets her front row center tickets for a BMA concert and Joe spots her in the audience. Emma has her own secrets and demons but will that stop her helping Joe after all maybe th
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She's a Lip Biter
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An ARC was received for an HONEST Review

10 Shining Stars

It Has Taken Me 3 Hours To Be Calm Enough To Write This Review Whilst Still Sobbing At This Beautifully Heartbreaking Book, I Have Never Cried Like This At A Book Ever!!!!!

The Story Is A Tragedy And My God A Beautiful Love Story, Emma Is A Beautiful Soul That Has Been Given Months To Live But In That Diagnosis She Decided To Really Live And Not To Go Out Quietly. When She Meets Joe Lead Singer Of A Band After Being Asked Back Stage No One
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Lisa Dean
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Best book I've ever read!!
I was given an ARC for an honest review
Joe the big rockstar & Emma the girl he falls hard for are such an awesome couple. The sex & the tension between them is the best they've ever had! She's covering up her issues but all the while helping him with his!! I liked how she linked Gary in there as a great man also. With out giving it away I have to say I have never had a full on cry for a book before! This one did it & I didn't want to put it down until it was over. Then
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Karie
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wrecked! That is exactly what I was during the book and afterwards. Ms. Grimm did a wonderful job of telling this story, it's not an subject to write or read about. Emma our lead female is a strong young woman who has a fatal diagnosis and has a limited amount of time left of her life. Joe, lead singer of Blind Man's Alibi is pretty much in his own dark space. What he loves, no longer really brings him joy. Emma decides to live life to the fullest while Joe, decides to drown his pain away, with ...more
Morilyn
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Wrecked by Sarah Grimm is without doubt one of the most emotionally beguiling books that I have read. I was totally enraptured from the first page & do not hesitate to name it my "Book of the Year 2016". Yes, I do realise that the year is barely begun but just as I felt in April last year (with my choice for 2015) Wrecked is superb. When it was finished, I had to turn round & read it again & I know that it will be reread over & over again. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an hon ...more
Vero Stro
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you for starters that I never read a book if it doesn't have a HEA but the plot of this one seemed compelling enough and I love Ms.Grimm's writing style.

Oh My God! I couldn't put it down. I devoured it and I cried a lot but it is so beautifully written that I enjoyed immensely and I am sure that this one will stay with me for a long time as the historicals I used to read as a teenager. That moving was this book. I don't to spoil the read for anybody so I will only say that it is tota
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Incy Black
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If your read for a HEA, leave this book the fuck alone--Ms Grimm, I can't forgive you.

The characters, Joe and Emma in the lead, others as secondaries are fabulous. I didn't much like them for the first 15% of the book, but then they overtook me. Utterly. I think this must be why I'm in shock and hurting. Hurting, so damn much, I want to rip the last chapters from the book and demand a re-write.

You can kill off a slew of characters in a book and readers will mourn. Ms Grimm kills off one and it f
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Shelly
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. It will make you laugh and cry, so make sure you have tissues handy. When you put a woman who wants to live her life and not be alone with a guy who is a rock star who drowns himself in alcohol together you have this book. Their journey is one you will easily get lost into and grow to love. Emma has sass and no filter which is hilarious. Joe is Hot and is enamored with Emma. She tries her best to bring him out of his darkness but can she do it without her secret putting him ...more
Laura Hampton
Where oh where do I start with this one? For starters this is the first book I have read by Sarah Grimm and to say I am hooked is an understatement. I am still trying to process this one to be honest. I found it to really well written, an emotional roller coaster ride. It takes a lot for a book to emotionally exhaust me and this one definitely did it. It is a book that I loved so much that i had to put it down every so often because I didn't want to believe what the end result was going to be. I ...more
Teri Caiazzo
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: No one
I have to start out by saying this book is amazing! It made me laugh, it made me angry, it made me cry.
Joe Campbell is the lead singer in a band named The Blind Alibi. He has it all, he's handsome, he's rich, and lives the life of a rock star. He could have any woman he wants, at any time, and has had many women, but only for a few hours, none have ever held his heart.
Until one night he noticed a pretty blonde in the audience, the pull to her was so strong, that he forgot the words to the song
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Christine
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wrecked by Sarah Grimm is suitably named heartbreaking last chance at life & love romance. Emma Travers is beautiful, young and has everything she could ever want even with a painful upbringing. When she receives a horrible diagnosis she decides to live life the fullest and that includes rocking out front row at Blind Man’s Alibi tour stop in her town. Joe Campbell has it all - fame, women at every stop and all the money anyone could want so why is it he feels so alone? When Joe lays eyes on Emm ...more
Deb Carroll
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book literally wrecked me emotionally!

Joe Campbell is the lead singer of Blind Man's Alibi, like any rock god he has it all, fame, money, women, but the one thing Joe no longer has is his light. That internal little flame that we all have inside of us that is fragile and easily snuffed out if not cared for.

Emma Travers is front row center for the Blind Man's Alibi concert and she catches Joe's eye. When he meets her though she is unlike anyone he has ever known. Emma doesn't fall his lines,
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Renee at Book Happiness
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review.. I have to say I cant believe I have read this amazing story.. Another blogger called this heartbreakingly beautiful and I 100% agree with that sentiment because this book and this author managed to wreck me and my emotions. This is a beautiful story that will leave you absolutely breathless.. SO breathless that I can not talk or write about it right now...

Note to the author I am gonna need the next one pretty soon if I want to stay a calm blogger.. #dontbre
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Laura  ~Swoon Worthy Books~
Where oh where do I start with this one? For starters this is the first book I have read by Sarah Grimm and to say I am hooked is an understatement. I am still trying to process this one to be honest. I found it to really well written, an emotional roller coaster ride. It takes a lot for a book to emotionally exhaust me and this one definitely did it. It is a book that I loved so much that i had to put it down every so often because I didn't want to believe what the end result was going to be. I ...more
Books Laid Bare
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Emotionally wrung out, that is the only description I can possible give you for the way I felt as I read the last few words of this book, I think other may have already said it and if they haven’t then I am sure they will in reviews to follow but if ever there was a more apt title for a story then I am yet to find it because this book will wreck you!
Blind Man’s Alibi is the band but Joe Campbell is the main man and it is not a title he wears comfortably. Because like many that have stood in the
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Anne Dawson
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars – a beautiful but heartbreaking read.

I had to wait 24 hrs to write my review because I found it so hard to put into words how this made me feel. I knew from the start that this was potentially going to break me and it did. I finished this book consumed with emotion and tears rolling down my face at the heartbreaking but inevitable end to this truly wonderful love story

Emma is beautiful both inside and out and having been given only months to live, she has decided not to sit back and let
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Bookaholics Reading
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars – a beautiful but heartbreaking read.

I had to wait 24 hrs to write my review because I found it so hard to put into words how this made me feel. I knew from the start that this was potentially going to break me and it did. I finished this book consumed with emotion and tears rolling down my face at the heartbreaking but inevitable end to this truly wonderful love story

Emma is beautiful both inside and out and having been given only months to live, she has decided not to sit back and let
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Shakera
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you ever want to be completely wrecked and love it, READ. THIS. BOOK! This book will absolutely ruin you and you will love it! This book … sigh… I don’t know how I survived. I’ve cried myself to sleep, I’ve sat in my office crying and couldn’t verbalize why!

I have to admit (and I’m almost embarrassed to do so…) this story completely broke me. I try not to cry, but I just couldn’t help it. While this is a beautiful, heart-felt love story, it’s also tragic. Emma Travers, so full of life but dea
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Rebecca Austin
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-sassy
Wrecked is probably the most accurate title for this book as I was so emotionally wrecked at the end of this book with tears pouring down my face. Yes, I said pouring.

I love Emma. Her character is strong and feisty and due to her illness she is trying to live the last of her life with no regrets. Yet, she also doesn't want to watch Joe surround himself with the wrong people or watch him get used. She does her best to support him but knows it will be his own strength at the end that has to get hi
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Melissa Ann PA
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewing for Book Boyfriend Heaven

So Wrecked by Sarah Grimm is the first book I have read from this author and let me just tell you the book’s title matches what it will do to your emotions. I was so wrecked and ugly crying by the end of Emma and Joe’s story the way that the book ends does leave it open for another book and I truly hope that she does write another to this group of characters that I have just fell in love with. I loved Emma and how she was so bright and tried to be so strong and
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Samaris Creech
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When you find out your life is on a timer so to speak what do you do? Emma has decided to live everyday as if it were her last, since that could very well be the case. One of the things she wants to cross of her bucket list is meeting her favorite band Blind Man’s Alibi. When Emma’s wish comes true she is not the only one who gets more than she bargained for. Joe is floored when he looks into the crowd and sees what can only be angel in the first row. This woman shines like a beacon of hope in h ...more
Mindy
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow.
Sarah did an amazing job on this book! I think its one that will always have a place as one of my favorite books.
Joe the hot rock star and Emma the regular girl. You would think that they live in two different worlds and some how they make perfect since.
Its so hard for me to think of words to describe this book because I don't want to fill this review up with spoilers and Im emotionally wrecked after just finishing the book.
This book is filled with emotions. Love, hate, anger, happin
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Donna
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wrecked is a rockstar romance that will leave you wrecked and crying your eyes out but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I am not one of those whose reads the last page first (my husband does that and I hate it) but you go into this book and even knowing how it ends you have to turn the next page and keep on going. If Emma can keep on going and enjoying the time she has you must keep her company on her journey. This book is superbly written with a fabulous mix of angst, humor and hot sex tha ...more
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Sarah Grimm is an award-winning, best-selling contemporary romance author addicted to fast cars, reading and laughter. She lives in West Michigan with her husband, two sons, and three dogs and has a penchant for dropping F-bombs like the rock stars she loves to write about.

She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and Novelists, Inc.

Visit Sarah at http://www.sarahgrimm.com
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