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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  4,315 ratings  ·  479 reviews
From the NYT bestselling author of A Nordic King comes an all-new standalone romantic comedy.

A grumpy groomsman. A surprise shipwreck. Stuck on a deserted island together? Worst maid-of-honor gig ever.

Daisy Lewis is experiencing a relentless string of bad luck.

Fortunately, Daisy has her sister’s destination wedding coming up. A week of sand, sea, and sun in the South Pacif
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published April 25th 2020 by Karina Halle (first published April 23rd 2020)
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Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-four-stars
4 stars

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Lovewrecked is the stand-alone enemies to lovers story I needed right now! I wanted something light, fun, sexy, with just a bit of emotion and this hit the spot.

Daisy has had a rough go of it lately. After catching her longterm boyfriend in bed with another woman, and getting laid of from her job she’s had for ten years, she’s ready to get away from life for a while. She heads to New Zealand for her sisters wedding and the timing couldn’t be better. It’s at the airport she meets the
Ever since I read “The Island” many years ago, I have a weakness for stranded on an island romances! When I saw that Karina Halle had written a Rom-Com about a shipwreck and it’s four passengers... I just had to read it! I am very glad that I did!

First of all, this is a wonderful book to read during our stressful circumstances surrounding the pandemic. It is light and funny enough to take you away from extremely stressful times! Daisy and Tai meet at her sister’s wedding where Tai is the best ma
3.75 stars.

Entertaining rom-com and it was so nice to see a return to the type of writing that I generally expect from this author.
I really loved the first half of the book ...lots of witty banter and it was fun to read.....a fairly lighthearted read overall... I did enjoy the whole stranded on a desert island scene...makes for a perfect summer read....a little spicey at times but nonetheless sweet.... we have two very different sisters here though and that was probably the only letdown with thi
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was kind of meh. I love marooned romances and was super stoked to have a new one! It just wasn’t really what I come to expect from those that I consider “marooned romances”. There weren’t struggles or much danger to bring them closer. There were some heavy themes going on, but I felt like we never really got that deep into them and it all just seemed too easy (if that makes sense 🙈). I’m bummed it wasn’t a winner, but don’t get me wrong — I didn’t hate it either...i
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<3 5 STARS <3

Do you need a fun,sexy,fast paced and heartwarming read? This is exactly what you get with this one!I was looking for a great escape and this is exactly what I needed!Karina Halle did it again, she takes the reader to a roller coaster full of emotions!


Apart from the story I also loved hard the characters!Tai and Daisy are both interesting characters!I liked their connection.They make me laugh and swoon and melt!

This is another fantastic read from Karina!I highly recommend it!!

❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
2.5/3 Stars

Meh...not impressed with this one. I suppose its one of he cases its not you its me problem.
I thought it started promising but then the moment they meet, everything went downhill for me.
I didn't understood the hostility the H had towards the h from the very first they met. He didn't get any better,at some point,because she makes a mistake that causes the shipwreck, he calls her imbecile, stupid and yells obscenities at her. Well..this is not my kind of H, he apologized after some tim
Nova B
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
I loved this book. It was EXACTLY what I needed. It's all sweetness and sunshine and feel-goodness! It's so fun and funny, light and easy! Really, you guys, the swoon, the romance, the smart, sassy dialogue, the juicy steaminess... GAH. SO. DAMN. GOOD. It's a one sitting read. An escape. And again, it is so FUN!!

Tai is grumpy hero but deliciously swoonworthy! And Daisy (our heroine) is happy and positive! It's the best combination. When these two meet.... OMG! THE SPARKS FLY!!! They have the be

I think I just have a different sense of humor. I could tell this book was trying to be funny, but it just wasn't to me.

I'm also a little surprised at the low quality of writing in this one. Wasn't expecting that with this author.
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'One sunrise at a time' Stars!
ARC provided via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

I completely understand why Karina Halle decided to stop working on what was supposed to be her next release to start writing Lovewrecked. In these difficult times, I do believe all of us romance lovers need a happy place to get lost in and this light romantic comedy was just the solution for me. Being a huge fan of Karina’s contemporary works, I knew she would give us the perfect escape from
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars 🌟
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
If you ever wanted to read a rom-com about getting shipwrecked and stuck on a deserted island, and NOT have to worry about anyone dying on that deserted island, Lovewrecked is your book! This was a hilarious, low angst/drama, entertaining romance that I highly recommend.

I'll admit, if you ever show me a romance with the grumpy hero + sunshine heroine trope, I will read it 99% of the time. This trope just always gets to me! I love the dynamic and Karina Halle writes it wonderfully in Tai and Dais
May 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
not going to write an in-depth review because most people will probably say it's not that deep (disclaimer: I'm Māori myself), but the Māori representation in this book was... tragically under-researched. I mean, the author even included some of the language and ongoing traditions, but failed to put the accent over the "a" whenever she referred to the culture. Stereotypes (think: Polynesian people being great survivalists because they're indigenous to the land etc.) and a lack of research aside, ...more
Apr 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-romance
this was a super fun "stranded on a deserted island" romance with the best grumpy/sunshine characters ...more
Apr 26, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.75 stars
I liked this but at the same time it wasn’t anything special and for sure wouldn’t be memorable in a few months time. A few things were missing for me when I read this.
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3.8 Stars)
♡ jules ♡
Karina does it again!

If you are in the mood for a quick, funny, adorable and heartwarming romance mixed with close forced proximity, witty banter, a goat, not much drama and a complex sisterly bond this is the book for you. I had the best time reading this. It has everything I love from Karina's books and even more. Absolutely recommend this one.
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I am getting The Unhoneymooners vibes from this synopsis and I totally love it. Hopefully this will be good 🤞🏽🤞🏽 I haven't had too much luck in the past with this author but we will see. ...more
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦


Lovewrecked by Karina Halle was just what the doctor ordered; a hate-to love contemporary romance filled with laughs and sexy moments!

Daisy's life isn't quite going how she'd planned. She's heading to New Zealand for her sister's wedding whom she has an estranged relationship with. Arriving at the airport is like a new world. That's where she meets the most grumpiest hero that I've ever read... and he just so happens to be the best man for her sister's wedding.

Tai was truly special,
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sweet and spicy, fun and flirty...Lovewrecked was everything I needed to brighten my mood! Once again, Karina Halle takes us on a tropical ride in her special way that makes you feel like you’re visiting with the characters. So good!
I think this is more of a 3.5 star rating for me!

Here I am, doing reviews in bullet points again, but what can I say? These are fun and also super practical!

What I liked:

• the plot was so unique! I have never read a book with the stranded on an island plot and I really enjoyed it! It was one of my favorite parts of the book.
• sunshine and grump alert!!!! I love this trope and Tai and Daisy were SO cute. I really enjoyed their banter and flirty moments, as well as their more emotional moments w
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Perfect escapist read!

This book is a great pick-me-up that would warm your heart and cuddle you up. It was light and fluffy yet it had weight. Though I may be partial because it had my favourite trope i.e survival romance. The author really did play well with the stranded on the deserted island trope.

Daisy who has just been laid off at work comes home to find her boyfriend cheating on her. She is a mess and to add to it her sister's wedding is coming up, a sister who is more like a stranger to h
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
-grumpy/sunshine trope
-maid of honor x best man trope
-the way she takes pictures when shes drunk,,, u guys,,, the pictures are soooo cute??? 🥺
-richard is such a dork lol,,, he funny that one,,,
-tai’s pov y’all 🥺
-there’s only one bed trope,,,,yeet,,,
-omg the epilogue u guys,,,, 😩,,,

so yeah this was such a funny, touching, and hot read woot
Feb 27, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021
It's been way too long since I've last read one of Karina Halle's books and I'm glad I finally picked up another one because I really enjoy her writing. Lovewrecked was definitely a good book and it was such a quick read that I finished it in pretty much one sitting. I liked the relationship between Tai and Daisy though I have to say that while I really loved the tension between the two of them in the first half of the novel, it kind of disappeared in the second half of the novel and I sadly was ...more
* Meli Mel *

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 4 STARS ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Such a cute read. Loved both characters. As well as the secondary characters. Very enjoyable.
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic, steamy, arc
4 stars!

Karina Halle’s latest standalone is just what we all need right now – fun, sexy escapism with depth and a lot of heart. Daisy and Tai’s story made me laugh and smile, yet still brought the feels, and I was so captivated I read it in one sitting. I loved it.

Daisy Lewis has just lost her job and her boyfriend, and for a girl who always tries her best to be smiling and positive, it’s hard to keep her spirits up. But that’s exactly what she’s doing as she travels halfway across the world to
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Lovewrecked by Karina Halle is the story of Tai Wakefield and Daisy Lewis.
Daisy traveled to her sister in New Zealand for her sister's wedding. Which Daisy already had some bad luck via a cheating boyfriend but then she meets Tai who came to pick her up to take her to her sister. They rub each other the wrong way right from the start. Tai is a grumpy, hard headed and just all out rubs Daisy wrong. Daisy, even though has had a run of bad luck is a loving easy going person who looks for happy whe
Vanessa (nessreads)
Lovewrecked brightened my mood right from the start. This sweet and fun loving story was exactly what I needed. Karina Halle takes us on a journey with these characters. I was hooked right from the beginning—so good.

Tai and Daisy’s story is filled with sexual tension and sass. It wasn’t smooth sailing from the start, but there was no denying their chemistry. Scorching, sizzling, and explosive. The passion between these two was fire. And even though they were definitely opposites, it didn’t matte
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„Every sunrise has meaning. Every sunrise is a chance to start again.”

Once again Karina Halle graces us with an unconventional, beautifully written tale that's full of emotions and gorgeous scenery. Every time I pick a book from this author I'm transported to the most beautiful places in the world and I discover the most heart-melting love stories. Lovewrecked is one these books. It’s original, full of banter, steam and laugh-out-loud moments, but it also contains life wisdom. And that’s wha
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so cute and funny!! I loved Daisy and Tai's grumpy/sunshine relationship ...more
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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia, where they operate Raven Ri

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“How are we going to get through this?” she asks, her voice quiet against the roar of the downpour, the rain running into her eyes, her mouth. “Not just this storm, but all the days ahead of us?”
“One sunrise at a time,” I tell her. “One sunrise at a time, and with me by your side. Okay?”
“We have no idea how important this is,” I find myself whispering, my voice feeling rough and raw. “The sunrise?” Daisy asks. She’s in awe as the colors change before our eyes. I swallow the lump in my throat. “To see the dawn of the new days. Sometimes it feels like the world around us is collapsing. Sometimes it’s the world inside us. But the sun always rises. It always promises that we can start again. It’s the one thing we can count on when we can’t count on anything else.” 1 likes
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