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Perfect Wreckage

(Wrecked #2)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  635 ratings  ·  280 reviews
My past taught me to play it safe.
To stay far away from handsome men who promised it all.
My life was good without them. Stable, secure, predictable.

But one kiss showed me that I’d been playing it safe for far too long.
One night, and all I wanted was more of his wildfire.
One challenge and my carefully constructed walls tumbled down.

Amidst the rubble, I realized there was m
Published September 22nd 2020
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Perfect Wreckage is book two in the Wrecked series by Catherine Cowles. In the first book, Reckless Memories, we met three best friends, Bell, Caelyn and Kenna. The first book was Bell and Ford’s story. Now it’s Kenna’s turn.

Kenna might not have been very lucky in who her biological mother was, but she was very lucky to have Harriet in her life, the woman that has raised her since she was eleven years old. Ever since Harriet took her in, Kenna has lived with her on her estate, The Gables. It’s K
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

4.5 Stars

‘I’d been left in wreckage, broken pieces that would never fit together perfectly again.’

Perfect Wreckage is the second standalone in the Wrecked Series by Catherine Cowles. We’re loving our journey through the series, getting to know the characters through each book, and you can bet we’ll be here for the whole series! A small town emotional romance that encapsulates friendship, love with a powerful message about not letting your past define you. Not to mention the wonderful writing!

Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-books
Yet another Catherine novel that I am 100000% sure will emotionally destroy me... this will be me...

ARC kindly provided by Catherine Cowles, in exchange for an honest review, coming closer to release date...

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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 With Everything I Am CROWNS

Perfect Wreckless is the epitome of what contemporary romance should be. I swooned, I sighed, and I laughed. I was swept away by the romance and completely entertained by the plot. It was the perfect book to get me out of my slump.

Crosby was utterly dreamy. The man who doesn’t want to settle down, but unlike the playboy hero we tend to meet often in romance, Crosby had legitimate reasons for his need to be single. He couldn’t hide his heart of g
Meredith Wilson
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-arc-reads
Perfect Wreckage is the second book in the Wrecked series by Catherine Cowles. Told in dual perspectives. This is Kenna Morgan and Crosby McCoy's story. A sweet, sexy and suspenseful story that I absolutely loved!

Crosby was completely swoon worthy. He was a sexy, charming, easy-going and fun-loving guy with a heart of gold. But he had no plans to settle down, and for good reason too. He was burned in the past, which is why he moved back home to Anchor Island. A place where he practiced law, but
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
5 stars for Perfect Wreckage!

Leave it to Catherine to leave me wrecked again with another stand out release! This is contemporary romance. I feel like I experienced every emotion, heavy on the swoon. Just when I think I have found my perfect CC hero, she goes and creates Crosby. Help. My. Life. Damn he loved Kenna good! He truly made her broken pieces whole. She was hurt so badly. I mean my own heart ached over her experience and I could feel and understand the walls she erected to protect her h
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.3 Stars

Catherine Cowles shares such an endearingly addictive read, immersed with entertaining characters, full of heart, and a hint of danger.

Cloaked with a fierce and sassy exterior, we are introduced to a heroine broken from betrayal, abandonment, and tragedy. When devastating news upends her life, she finds herself fighting to keep things together. However, when she accepts a challenge from the smouldering sweet-talker Crosby, Kenna unexpectedly discovers herself embracing uncertainty, risi
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 5/ 5 stars

Catherine Cowle's writing never fails to completely reel me in from the first chapter. And this prologue was a hard one to read, she had me tearing up already and it proceeded to happen a lot in the first half of the book. Perfect Wreckage really was an emotional read for me, there were scenes that just really got to me and I couldn't help but tear up. My heart hurt so much for Kenna and everything she has been through in life. Her story is sad and she did not deserve any of i
The Book Bee
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Don't let other people's ignorance influence your value."

I know without a shadow of a doubt that any time I pick up one of Catherine’s books, I’m in for a good read, a great storyline, and some amazing characters. Once again, she allowed me the comfort of a small town romance with sweetness while throwing in some drama, but all the while keeping me entertained. I feel like she’s a great go to for me when I need to slow down and settle into a sweet and sexy read, when I need
Elle's Book Blog
My Rating: 5 Stars
Tropes: Contemporary Romance | Emotional

Catherine Cowles has once again written a book that hits you right in the feels. Had I not already been a fan of her novels she certainly would have turned me into one with this book. Perfect Wreckage is an emotional read, one that will immediately break your heart until midway, when it starts to heal. It’s not an easy read and it has to potential to turn any reader into a blubbering mess, but it’s handled so well that you can’t help be
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020

4.5 Stars

‘I’d been left in wreckage, broken pieces that would never fit together perfectly again.’

Perfect Wreckage is the second standalone in the Wrecked Series by Catherine Cowles. We’re loving our journey through the series, getting to know the characters through each book, and you can bet we’ll be here for the whole series! A small town emotional romance that encapsulates friendship, love with a powerful message about not letting your past define you. Not to mention the wonderful writing!

Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Catherine is back with the second installment in the Wrecked Series, and I have to say I was totally blown away!

The chemistry between Crosby and Kenna is unbelievable. I would name their troupe as “Frienemies”. Mutual friends, but Crosby is a total jokester and the banter between them is unreal. When we first met Crosby in Reckless Memories, I just immediately lumped him into the “jokester” or funny guy of the series. In this book you really see the man behind the jokes and banter. You see his
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Kenna has recently lost someone dear to her heart, someone who has taken care of her and shown her the unconditional love she never received in her own home. As she struggles to deal with how life will change and go on now she receives news she was not expecting. Her future doesn’t seem as uncertain now and despite her grief, she hopes to move forward with some plans she has.

What she was not expecting was her slimey ex to come knocking on her front door. This is not a friendly visit, she has so
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.5 Stars

This story was so good! I loved Kenna and Crosby and this had the perfect amount of angst to keep me anticipating what was going to happen next.

This series is just soooo good! I can't wait for the next one!
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has absolutely consumed me. It has been half a day now since I finished it and I am still trying to find words that will do justice to this amazing story.
Perfect wreckage is book two in the wrecked series. We follow Kenna, and discover her heartbreaking past, her devastating present and hopefully her journey to a brighter future.
Crosby is guarded but is an easy going thrill seeker, intent on pushing all of Kenna's buttons!
Once again Cowles has managed to completely take over my soul wi
Randi (randi_reads)
This is such a wonderful small town romance. Perfection. I loved everything about it. It is such a strong follow-up to Reckless Memories. I loved Kenna and Crosby's story so much. I felt that he was the portrayed as the funny guy in the first book and that is so not the case. His story developed him so much more and, besides his hang-up with commitment, he was a pretty great book boyfriend.

Kenna has had a rough life. Her drunk of a mom was pretty non-existent in her life. She went to live with H
Vanessa (nessreads)
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read a Catherine Cowles book I’m guaranteed to be floored. And that was exactly the case after reading Perfect Wreckage. From the very first page I was hooked with the prologue and it was only a matter of time before this story and the characters overtook me.

My heart was a complete mess over Kenna. Everything that she endured cut me to the core. Not only did I want, but I needed for her to find happiness. She was so strong and resilient—a true fighter. All she wanted was stability a
Cassidy (cassidyreads)
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Catherine WRECKed me! She continues to literally pull me into every book she writes and I’ll be here as long as she writes.
This book follows Kenna and Crosby. Kenna is a beautiful character who has been to horrible places and back, yet she continues to try and move forward. Crosby has a bit of a past too and it becomes hard for him to truly open up to Kenna but Crosby is what Kenna truly needed in every way. He was just there for her and he helped her see that not everyone is terrible like the p
4.25 Stars

Once again, author Catherine Cowles brought a book that warmed my heart and was just what I needed at the moment.

When I came across the Prologue of this book, I thought I knew which direction the story was going, but when I read the first chapters I saw that the story took a different direction which I liked a lot because it ran away from the cliché I was waiting for.

Kenna is a character who has suffered several disappointments and losses in her life and has learned to deal with them i
Pam Nelson
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I shouldn’t have second guessed myself. I listened to book 1 and loved the writing the narration and the story.

I started this book because I didn’t really know what I wanted to listen to and I have all the warm fuzzes. I loved Crosby way of getting Kenna out of her shell. It was a great story of life after loss, of life after hurt, of learning who you are.

Catherine Cowles spins this story with hope and love and friends who are family. I loved how open and friendly the town is. I wanted to
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-books-read

Small town romance perfection!!

Perfect Wreckage is SO good! I loved every bit of this book. From the crushing moments to the hot steamy ones I couldn’t put it down!

Crosby is a care free thrill seeking lawyer who does not want to be tied down. Kenna strives for perfection in all aspects of her life due to past circumstances. Between having an embarrassing drunk for a Mom and being taunted all her life it’s no wonder she hides from the world. When an unlikely deal is struck between these two thin
The Romantic Rush Blog
Perfect Wreckage is a small-town, opposites attract charmer. This story is chock full of emotional resonance and complicated, but lovable characters who fall into a romance that will sweep you away. The storytelling is beautifully done and will have you feeling ALL THE FEELS - smiles, tears, anger, and joy- and will hook you from page one.

Crosby is the small town lawyer- a man who gave up his privilege to live his life on the island. And, he wants to stay unattached - he lives a life of adventur
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Kenna has been burned badly by taking a chance, so since then she's gone the safe route. Then she meets Crosby, a man who craves his freedom with no strings. She gets under his skin, and he drives her nuts. Sounds like the beginnings of the perfect opposites attract romance. But, things will not be that simple, because not only are there people who don't want them together, people who want something Kenna has, but Crosy's fear of being tied do
Books Wine and Besties
“I love you with everything I have and everything I am. Please let me love you.”

Wow ... what day it is because once I started this book, I didn’t stop. Gah! Kenna and Crosby are the a Perfect Wreckage.
Kenna, a strong ‘I can take care of myself and depend on no one’ woman. Crosby, fun loving easy going guy who won’t ever let his life go back to feeling like it’s not his to own. These two will have you swooning and smirking the whole time.

“Life is messy and terrifying, but it is also crazy beauti
Island Girl Romance Reads
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another beautiful book by the amazing Catherine Cowles.
Perfect Wreckage is the second book in the wrecked series and this is Kenna and Crosby’s story.
Love it so much. Everything about this book was perfect. Catherine has a way of breaking your heart and then put it back beautifully together.
Kenna Abbot had a heartbreaking childhood. But thank God for Harriet, her grandmother’s best friend that took her in.
Kenna is one of the strongest heroine’s by Catherine. She went through so much.
She has a
Izzie d
It's okay.
No intimate scenes other than the Hero and heroine.
Ex drama for Hero.
Heroine's ex is on the scene trying to cause issues.
Breadcrumbs dropped for future books in series and previous characters from previous book mentioned.
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Life is messy and terrifying, but it is also crazy beautiful. You taught me that. You showed me that my wreckage could be perfect in its own way, that all those little cracks in my soul just made me stronger, more beautiful. Truly and authentically me. You taught me what it means to truly live.”

What a beautiful slow burn romance (and a little suspense) this story was! This was my first book from this author but it definitely won’t be my last! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC and I’m so glad
Elle (literary.ya)
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Word.

I have NO WORDS.

I FLOVED this book. I FLOVED these characters. I FLOVED this story!!

Crosby is legit my new book boyfriend. Holy crap. It was like I was reading a fictional version of my husband. And it was marvelous! And Kenna. Oh my sweet Kenna, that girl pulled on every heartstring I had. And them together. They were literal perfection. The banter, the feels, the explosive energy between them. I laughed. I cried. I absolutely adored every second of this beautiful read.
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect Wreckage is a emotional rollercoaster with the best kind of ending. Straight up consuming, beautifully written with the right amount of humor. The type of book where you clutch the pages tight and feel all the things. I cant wait to see what's next!
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This series just keeps getting better and better! Cowles really knows how to weave together an emotional storyline and has definitely become one of my auto-buy authors!! And I am SO EXCITED for the next one omggg the grump & sunshine trope. I can’t wait. ...more
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Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she's not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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