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Wrecked Palace

(Wrecked #3)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  762 ratings  ·  292 reviews
One night was all it took for everything to change.
From college student to guardian in a single breath.
My siblings became my world.

No time for date nights or romantic dreams.
I traded quiet weekends for sleepless nights.
Giving my all to make sure they were cared for.

But Griffin had a brokenness that called to me—one that mirrored my own.
Gruff and just a little bit reckless.
ebook, 358 pages
Published January 19th 2021 by PageSmith (first published January 18th 2021)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Wrecked Palace is book three in the Wrecked series by Catherine Cowles. In this book, we get Caelyn’s story. We’ve gotten hints of what her life was like and also the mysterious man she’s drawn to. Now it’s time for the whole story!

Six years ago, Caelyn O’Connor was in college when she got the call that changed her life. Her parents hadn’t been home in days and her siblings were in danger. She never hesitated for a second. She would be there for her two little sisters and her brother, give them
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Catherine Cowles has been the best new-to-me find of 2020. Her stories combine everything I love in a book - suspense/mystery, small town romance with steam, and gorgeous prose.

Griffin is a tortured hero to get behind, a man plagued by past mistakes with a heart. Seeing him succumb to his emotions for the heroine as well as the kids will have hearts melting and his protective nature will have you swooning.

Caelyn is an honorable heroine, struggling and moving along to take care of her sibl
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
Alright, diving into another emotional read by the queen and my hands are itching of excitement...

ARC kindly provided by Catherine in exchange for an honest review

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Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Such exceptional character development, engaging storyline, and relatable struggles, Cowles breathes life into her characters that is sure to capture hearts. Characters that not only demonstrate selflessness, but exudes unconditional love. Whether you’re a fan of small town romance or just want to be swept away, Wrecked Palace is a must read!

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Samantha Young
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
From the moment Griffin was introduced in the first book of the Wrecked Series I wanted his story. There’s nothing quite like a brooding hero to grab my attention. Yet, Wrecked Palace was beyond my expectations. Caelyn is a strong, likeable heroine blessed with a family of adorable kids who had me grinning throughout. And Griffin is so much more than I anticipated. He's more proof that good, kind heroes are sexy as hell! Their emotional small town romance is sizzling, addictive, and comforting t ...more
Spoilers ahead, 3.5*

Caelyn is the third of the trio of friends, she is guardian to her 3 younger siblings after her parents drug habits put them in danger. Working 2 jobs she still barely keeping their heads above water.....until grumpy Griffin,the man she secretly has a crush on, offers her a perfect job opportunity.

Griffin has been a loner for years, during a sailing his family all died with his young sister dying right in front of him. As his family were well known he's gossip fodder for year
Elle's Book Blog
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Genre Contemporary Romance

If you’re in the mood for a breathtaking new romance, then you need to pick up Wrecked Palace by Catherine Cowles. It’s an amazing novel filled with emotion and I devoured it in one sitting. I love recluse heroes and Cowles hit the nail on the head when she created Griffin (who I fell deeply in love with). He is the epitome of everything I love in a hero and if I could experience his journey and love story all over again for the first time I would.
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I am so completely and utterly in love with this book. Feels upon feels upon feels. This book wrapped me up in the biggest hug and comforted me in its warm embrace.

I was not at all surprised that I was taken with Caelyn. From the moment she was introduced in Reckless Memories I needed to know more about her. Caelyn’s story is one that touched my heart to the core. Her life changed in an instant and it made her grow-up faster than she was ready. But she took that change and made the best lif
Meredith Wilson
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wrecked Palace is the third installment in the Wrecked series by Catherine Cowles. Told in dual perspectives, this is Caelyn O'Connor and Griffin Lockwood's story. A sweet, swoony, angsty and suspenseful story that was a major hit to the feels.

Caelyn is such an awe-inspiring character. She is so strong, selfless and caring. When her parents proved to be unfit and a danger to her siblings, she took on the role of legal guardian. She put her own dreams aside to make sure that they were cared for a
The Book Bee
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Tell me the good things."

There’s something to be said about the first book of the year to give you the butterflies and the giggly smiles. That one that pulls at your heartstrings because you can only imagine the pain the characters have been through, only to be rewarded with a book-worthy HEA sent by Catherine Cowles. Cheesy? Maybe, but this girl can write! This book was that book for me. I honestly needed this book. I had wanted it for so long, but I didn't realize how
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5* Emotional Stars

Caelyn and Griffin’s story was so heartfelt and emotional that I was captured from the first page until the last page was read.

Both of them had been dealt such hardships in their lives and their wounds were so deep that they did not believe that they were worthy of love or happiness. It was magical watching Caelyn and broody Griffin transform from friends to lovers. This slow burn romance had some suspense to it which I enjoyed.

This wonderful story was abundant with family
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
omg this was just so wholesome and pure!!
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
➳ Rating: 5/ 5 stars

This series just gets better and better. This couple omg. They just might be my new favorite by CC! The grumpy/sunshine vibes were so on point. I adored these two and watching them fall in love.

And the fact there were kids in the scenario melting Griffin’s heart just melted mine too! It was so amazing. I can’t wait to reread this one!

Seriously, the emotion, the amazing friendship between our MCs, the way Griffin would do anything to protect Caelyn and her brothers!! Gah, I
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Catherine Cowles delivers another heart stopping read! Wrecked Palace is another perfect read from this amazing author! This series just keeps getting better and better and I want all the books!

Wrecked Palace feature our favorite gal pal Caelyn and her siblings. The story is so full of emotion and heart that I could not put it down. I literally sat on the couch and devoured this book over the course of 24 hours.

This is the couple I've been waiting for! I knew from the very beginning that I'd l
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it

‘Her touch, her words, they seeped into my bones. The warmth of them was so hot it burned. And I never wanted to forget the feeling.’

This was our third book in the Wreckage Series by Catherine Cowles, (Reckless Memories the first, – Perfect Wreckage the second) and once again this author has delivered a heart-warming and incredibly beautiful slow burn romance with a wonderful small-town community atmosphere.

Wrecked Palace is a story of betrayal, loss, love and family. With Griffin Lockwood, Cael
5 stars and a new fave!

Oh, I love this book! An absolutely beautiful slow burning romance between two people who have been through so much – Caelyn, who is a pseudo-single mother to her three siblings, and Griffin, a grumpy recluse with a tragic past. Add three gorgeous kids to the mix, and I was completely swept up in this amazing story of love, family and healing. I already know it’s going to be a fave for 2021.

Caelyn is the third of a trio of best friends to have their stories told in this se
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
6 years ago, Caelyn O’Connor was in college when she got a call that changed everything, her parents hadn’t been home in days and her 3 young siblings (Will, Mia and Ava) had been left alone. Determined to ensure they are safe and cared for she gets custody. Two jobs help her just about keep their head above water. Now working as manager at the General Store in town, her cooking is popular with those who come in, something that delights her even as she wishes she could get some culinary training ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Blow away, really loved this one. Spoiler FREE Review & my Teaser on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Caelyn is the same age as her girlfriends but she has had a very different life experience thus far. She has sole custody of her three younger siblings and although things are a struggle for her, her incredible friends have been there every step of the way supporting her. The only thing that Caelyn hasn’t had is that great, unconditional love that her girlfriends have found in Ford and Crosby. She has the odd pang of jealousy when she sees how happy and loved up they are and hopes that one day s ...more
Randi (randi_reads)
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-2021
Wrecked Palace is the third book in the Wrecked series. This story is about Caelyn and how she came to be raising her three younger siblings. It's also how the love and protectiveness of a broken and private man helped her and her siblings in all the ways that matter. Whew! This was an emotional journey! I even had a tear in my eye at one point. (which I don't do much or hardly at all with books.)

Griffin Lockwood is the town recluse. He is a private man who had an enormous tragedy happen to him
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Everything I see in you challenges me to do better, to be better. To not run away from life because I was hurt in the past. I want this with you. I don't know for sure where it will lead but I want to find out.”

This slow building, friends to lovers romance was a heartbreakingly beautiful story of opening up to love and finding the one that makes the risk worth it all. Catherine has the ability to not only weave a beautiful story that gets me absolutely addicted, but she also hooks me on side ch
Cassidy (cassidyreads)
4.5⭐️ absolutely loved reading this book! Not only a romance between hero and a herione but also a love story between family and friends! Caelyn and Griffin are a perfect match and I love seeing them get their happy ending.
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+ rainbow and unicorn stars!

Catherine Cowles knows how to pull on my heart strings. Wrecked Palace is the third book in the Wrecked series, and these books keep getting better and better. Griffin and Caelyn were so right for one another, and their story was one that took me through highs and lows, but I loved every page.

Caelyn returned to Anchor Island from college at 21 to be the guardian of her three younger siblings, Will, Ava and Mia, after a horrific call from Will to say they had been aba
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„No one has more power to hurt me than you do.”

Utterly romantic, delightfully charming and highly suspenseful, Wrecked Palace is a perfect small-town romance that gets us back to the picturesque Anchor Island, a place that quickly became one of my favorite fictional locations. I was looking forward to Griffin and Caelyn’s story and Catherine Cowles told it in such a wonderful way that I couldn't contain my emotions while reading it. This book is completely enchanting, filled with heartwarmin
4.5 Stars

Wrecked Palace is the third book in the Catherine Cowles Wrecked series and so far I can say that it is my favorite. The author managed to bring readers a fun, emotional and romantic book in the right measure that made me fall in love with all the characters that appeared in this book.

Here we have the story of Griffin and Caelyn, two characters marked by their past, each in their own way. I loved them both, it was impossible not to fall in love with the quiet Griffin, a man who lost his
Mar 03, 2021 rated it liked it
I liked it but I didn’t love it. The dramatics were getting to be a bit much and it was too slow of a slow burn. We barely saw them as a couple! I wanted a lot more out of this and I’m sad it wasn’t what I expected. 3.5 stars
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

Hi, just give me 2 mins to tidy myself up cause I’m a mess after reading this book. Oh who am i kidding it might take me hours to get myself in the right mindset so if this review doesn’t make sense, i love you, okay?

Now where to start? Lets start with the fact that I had my comfort teddy bear (don’t judge i need hugs) but that still didn’t help me or stop me from crying my eyes out. This was an emotional read for me. A very, very emotional read for me. I was crying for Caelyn and Gri
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, arc
This one has so many things that I loved--a broody, broken hero that's has a soft spot for the heroine, a heroine that's a little broken but holding things together the best that she can, kiddos that give the story extra humor and heart (and soften the hero's heart, as well,) and friends that come together to form a family. I cried and laughed and couldn't put it down. Ms. Cowles has outdone herself with Wrecked Palace, and in my opinion, it is her best work to date.

ETA: The audio brought this b
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
I LOVE the Wrecked Series by Catherine Cowles, but I have to say that Wrecked Palace is my new favorite book by this author! The whole time I was reading, I kept pausing to inwardly gush about how about the story and the characters were. Everything from the drama-filled storyline to the swoon-worthy romance to the fun-loving, fiercely loyal supporting characters came together into one heartwarming, achingly sweet, emotional love story. ⠀

If you’ve read previous books in the series, you’ll know t
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for a honest review.

4.5 Stars. I got teary eyes a lot of times while reading this book. Catherine captured the hurt, brokenness, of Griffin and Caelyn perfectly. It was such a beautiful love story.

Caelyn had to drop out of college to watch over her younger siblings when their parents were wanted for doing drugs. There were a lot of responsibilities for her that she basically doesn't have a life outside besides her siblings and her close friends. She always sees the best of ever
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