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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 Pacific as the maid-of-honor is exactly what Daisy needs to forget her upturned life and focus on the positive.

That is until Daisy meets the best man.

If you take tall, dark, and handsome, and add a dash of rugged, a pinch of brooding, and a whole lot of sexy, you’ve got Tai Wakefield. Unfortunately he’s also a major grump, total alpha, and seemingly out to antagonize Daisy at every turn.

As if being part of the wedding party with Tai wasn’t bad enough, Daisy’s bad luck soon resurfaces when she ends up on a cramped sailboat with Tai and the newlyweds.

Which then shipwrecks on a deserted island near Fiji.

Okay, so they aren’t completely alone. There’s an oddball research scientist who has been isolated for far too long, they have rundown bungalows as shelter, stores of water and canned food, plus a feral goat named Wilson.

It’s Lost…without the smoke monster.

But with rescue weeks away, Tai and Daisy realize the only way they’re going to get through this mess is to stop fighting and start working together.
And with their guards down, they get closer.

A lot closer.

Soon, Daisy realizes that the only thing worse than being stuck on a deserted island, is being stuck on a deserted island with a man she hates to love and loves to hate.

A man that can break her heart.

332 pages, Kindle Edition

First published April 23, 2020

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Karina Halle

131 books15.7k followers
Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of River of Shadows, A Nordic King, and The Royals Next Door, as well as seventy other wild and romantic reads. She holds a Bachelors degree in Journalism.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia during the summer, and in Los Angeles in the winter. For more information, visit www.authorkarinahalle.com/books.

Halle is represented by Root Literary and is both self-published, and published by Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Penguin, and Montlake. Her books have been published in numerous languages around the world.

Karina isn't on Goodreads and does NOT check her messages here - please contact her via Instagram (@authorhalle) instead :)

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3,757 reviews32k followers
May 8, 2020
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 grouchy best man to the wedding, Tai.

I love those couples that love to hate each other and hate to love each other. That is the best way to describe Daisy and Tai. These two didn’t get along at first, but you could tell something was there between them. There is nothing I love more than a grumpy hero, and Tai was the best!
The only thing worse than being stuck on a deserted island, is being stuck on a deserted island with a man she hates to love and
loves to hate.

I loved that the first half of the book, but the second half was my favorite. Watching these two fall in love while they were shipwrecked had me smiling so big. I adored the two of them and even though their lives were in totally different places, I rooted for them to be together.

If you’re looking for a great escape and a fabulous rom-com that will leave you with a smile on your face, I recommend picking up Lovewrecked. I truly enjoyed this one!
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1,654 reviews984 followers
May 18, 2020
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 man and Daisy is the maid of honour! They don’t exactly like one another in the beginning; but when they end up going on the honeymoon with the bridal couple... circumstances put them in extremely close quarters!

When the four characters set sail on Tai’s boat for a ten day excursion to Fiji, it’s smooth sailing until a storm hits. They end up on an island stranded... and things get bumpy during their stay!! A huge shout out to Wilson the goat who adds great comedic relief during the story!!! And I can’t forget to mention Daisy’s vibrator, which took on a life of its own! LoL!

I highly recommend this romantic comedy! It is definitely worth the read and I guarantee it will put a smile on your face while reading!

Thank you to Karina Halle for offering an escape during this chaotic time in our world ❤️
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1,306 reviews220 followers
May 16, 2020
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 this book for me....I felt that Lacey was a little bit too "one dimensional" as a character and what did translate to the page was mainly her bitchiness towards her sister which IMO was totally undeserved and didn't always make sense but maybe that is just me....not all sisters are close I guess.

Tai and Daisy our hero and heroine were much more fun to observe...a grump and an optimist...a match made in heaven. I loved them both.

I think I must have read about three "new" rom-coms so far this year and this one probably ranks third....but only because the other two just gave me more of those wonderful "feels" consistently throughout the entire book and also made me smile more as well but this book was still very much worth reading .
I do recommend reading all three of these books...the other two are:
1. Rules of Engagement by J. T. Geissinger and
2. Not my Romeo by Ilsa Madden Mills.
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1,493 reviews3,627 followers
May 9, 2020
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...it was just meh.

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Daisy and Tai’s story. Daisy is down on her luck when she gets laid off and finds her long term boyfriend cheating on her right before heading to New Zealand for her estranged sister’s wedding. She isn’t thrilled to have to deal with the grumpy (but hot) best man, Tai, when he picks her up at the airport and the feeling is mutual for Tai. Daisy gets stuck going on her sister’s honeymoon sailing trip with Tai and the newlyweds and that is not where her bad luck streak ends. There are some suspenseful scenes, some funny moments, and some sexy times...and they get a HFN ending.

Point Of View (POV): This alternated between Daisy and Tai’s POV.

Overall Pace of Story: Good until the abrupt ending. I never skimmed an I thought it flowed well.

Instalove: No they take a while to develop stronger feelings.

H (Hero) rating: 3.5 stars. Tai. I liked him, but he was definitely a jerk to begin with.

h (heroine) rating: 3.5 stars. Daisy. I liked her, but I also wanted her to stick up for herself a little more.

Sadness level: Low, no tissues needed

Push/Pull: Yes

Heat level: Hot. They have some hot tension, chemistry, and scenes -- but not so much it takes away from the story.

Descriptive sex: Yes

OW (Other Woman)/OM (Other Man) drama: No

Sex scene with OW or OM: No

Cheating: Not between mcs

Separation: No

Possible Triggers: Yes

Closure: This ended kind of abruptly with what I would call a HFN ending

Safety: This one should be Safe for most safety gang readers
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424 reviews20.8k followers
April 7, 2021
this was a super fun "stranded on a deserted island" romance with the best grumpy/sunshine characters
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2,434 reviews4,562 followers
April 26, 2020
<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!!


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304 reviews117 followers
April 29, 2020
I can’t do ex wife/ husband at all. Sorry, but this guy is like I can’t fall in love again like I did with my ex, I don’t want to get hurt. Ugh the same ol thing.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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455 reviews258 followers
January 4, 2021
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 time but he didn't seemed to mean it, especially after he kept reminding her of the mistake.
I agree , she is exhausting, childish, reckless and a bit stupid, but still..
Anyways..not my best of reads.
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686 reviews13.5k followers
April 29, 2020
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 best banter. Tai gives Daisy a hard time and she gives it back to him. There's back and forth. A slowburn that is torturously amazing. And the steam factor is 10 STARSSSSSS (once things start happening).

It's just a fantastic read from start to finish. I loved it. I've never read a storyline where the characters have been stranded on a deserted island, and I never thought I would like that storyline, but leave it to my FAVORITE author--Karina Halle--to make me FALL in LOVE with this trope! I just loved it. SO SO SO much. Definite must read. 5 STARS for me.
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647 reviews230 followers
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April 29, 2020

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.
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799 reviews1,009 followers
April 30, 2020
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 reality.

Lovewrecked is Karina’s newest standalone romance and it’s a romcom about two people who supposedly hate each other and they get stuck together on a desert island with two newlyweds. Daisy Lewis needs a break, she is not on her best moment and her sister’s wedding in New Zealand sounds like the perfect destination. Enter Tai Wakefield, the grumpy and sexy best man. Sparks fly between them and not the good kind. Imagine when they are forced to spend time together when they get stuck on a desert island. Will we find out if is it really hate what they feel? Or will the truth come to light after their layers start peeling off?

“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.”

Oh yes, this is the type of romance I am loving right now! I love me some light on drama stories with awesome characters, funny moments, banter, sexual tension and a couple with burning chemistry. This is exactly what Lovewrecked is and I loved every second of reading it. It sure went fast since I read this in one afternoon basically and that is the sign of a good read for me! I loved the humor, the development of the characters personalities, their relationships and the connection between Daisy and Tai.

Even the old times were never easy. If we weren’t flirting, we were fighting.
For once I’d like to do neither. I’d like to just…be with him.

What seems to start as hate sure goes to a deeper bond that neither Daisy nor Tai expected. When these two really get to know each other and leave the supposed hate aside, their feelings are just so beautiful. I loved getting to know the layers of this couple and what is built on that relation they start having. And of course, do not doubt for a second that the chemistry between Daisy and Tai is off the charts. SO, SO hawt! I loved them together and I am so glad they found each other.

“How are we going to get through this?” […]
“One sunrise at a time,” I tell her. “One sunrise at a time, and with me by your side.

Therefore, I am rating Lovewrecked with 4.5 STARS because, as I said, it’s the perfect light romance read we all need to disconnect from what is happening and to give us hope everything will be okay in the end. I have to say, I really enjoyed all these characters and the love story between Daisy and Tai. Their chemistry was so adorable and intense and I loved all their moments together. Be sure to check out this romcom if you want to find the perfect escape and have fun with it!

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2,007 reviews9,928 followers
May 15, 2020
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 Daisy's relationship. They get off on the wrong foot from the very second Daisy lands in New Zealand and it only gets better when they get themselves into trouble (along with Daisy's sister and her new husband) by getting shipwrecked on their way to Fiji and forced on an island together.

I had a grin on my face pretty much the entire time I read Lovewrecked. Daisy and Tai are so funny and charming together, and once the romance picked up, I was swooning! There were times when I genuinely laughed out land over the craziness everyone gets up to while stranded on the island (like a certain someone using some poisonous leaves when there's no toilet paper around). This book was truly a blast to read and I already can't wait for another rom-com from Karina Halle!
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349 reviews52 followers
May 23, 2020
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, it essentially fetishised Tai and his "golden tan skin" and even referred to him as a "sexy ass warrior". There really isn't enough time to unpack why that statement is gross. Finally, the author literally referenced Māori funeral ceremonies or prayers before eating yet continued to write a completely Western wedding scene (that was thrown by Māoris on Māori land). IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. It's clear this love interest was only written to be fetishised by his culture instead of approaching a criminally underrepresented minority with respect.

White authors really need to either know their place or do research outside of Wikipedia and Google Translate.
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485 reviews37 followers
April 27, 2020
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.
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370 reviews234 followers
April 26, 2020
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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2,305 reviews121 followers
February 9, 2021
ספר חמוד ומצחיק.

דייזי, פוטרה מעבודתה ותופסת את בן זוגה בוגד בה עם חברתה. זה לא הרגע הכי זוהר בחיים שלה, אבל דייזי טיפוס אופטמי ושמח מחליטה שהיא תיסע לחתונה של אחותה בניו זילנד לבדה ולא תישאר עם בן זוגה הבוגדני.

דייזי מגיעה לניו זילנד יום לפני המועד המתוכנן ופוגשת בטאי, חבר משפחה שהסכים לעשות לאחותה טובה. המפגש עם טאי לא הולך בדיוק כפי שדייזי מצפה. טאי מתגלה כגמד רגזני. לא רק שהוא עצבני ורגזני הוא גם שתקן.

טאי שקיבל מידע מוקדם על דייזי מאחותה, לא שמח למפגש. למעשה הוא מתוסכל מהמפגש ובנסיעה של 4 שעות ברכב הוא עושה מאמצים לאטום את עצמו לפיטפוטים והשאלות החקרניות של דייזי.

כשדייזי פוגשת את אחותה והוריה, יום לפני החתונה, זה אחד המפגשים העצובים ביותר בספרות. אחותה, מתנהגת כמו כלבה שעקצו אותה בתחת. אמא שלה מעולם לא היתה טיפוס חם ונראה שרק אביה שמח לקראתה. נוסיף על כך את טאי הרגזן ומקבלים סצנה חמוצה כמו לימון. אבל לא דייזי תיכנע לחמיצות ומהלימון תעשה לימונדה.

ואז אחותה מציעה שהיא תצטרף אליהם לעשרה ימי שייט לפיג'י. טאי ישיט את הספינה וכך הם יהיו ארבעה. ארבע זה מספר זוגי ממוזל ואחותה של דייזי לא אוהבת מספרים אי זוגיים. ועל כך נאמר פחחחחח.

דייזי לא היתה אמורה להסכים, אבל היא מסכימה. האווירה הדחוסה ממילא הופכת לאווירה טעונת חשמל ופיצוצים. מערכות היחסים שגם כך היו מדורדרות הולכות ומתדרדרות יותר ואז מגיעה הסערה והזוגות נסחפים לאי בודד כמו באבודים.

ספר משעשע ומחמם את הלב. סצנות הסקס בו ל ו ה ט ו ת, אמא'לה אש. אין הרבה סצנות, אבל מה שנכתב פשוט רותח.

דייזי מצחיקה בטירוף במיוחד הדיבור הפנימי שלה והטמטמת שאופפת אותה בעיתות מצוקה. וטאי, כשהוא משתחרר ממה שחונק אותו מתגלה כבחור טוב ומקסים.

אהבתי את הכתיבה ואת העלילה שיכלה להיות בנאלית אבל היא לא. אין ספק שאקרא עוד ספרים של הסופרת.
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548 reviews84 followers
June 19, 2020
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 when they opened up to each other. They had a lot of chemistry and I smiled so much reading their scenes.
• Daisy! I loved loved loved her so much! She was so funny and I loved seeing her growth and seeing her find herself and go after her dreams! She was such a great character and definitely my favorite in this book!
• A few of the side characters, like Wilson and Fred. Those two were great and added to the story, making it funnier!
• I loved the writing, it was very romcom-y, reminded me of R.S. Grey’s writing a little bit! It was my first Karina Halle book but it definitely won’t be my last!
• perfect summer read. like, if I enjoyed the beach, I would’ve driven there just to read this. If you’re looking for a book to take on a beach trip, this one is perfect!
• I liked some of the more serious conversations in this book a lot! It’s a funny romcom but there are some deep moments in it and some beautiful quotes!

What I didn’t like:
• although I enjoyed the romance, I also felt like everything happened so abruptly. The beginning with their banter was fun, but Tai specially changed his opinion of Daisy/his feelings toward her without much development in between in my opinion. It wasn’t at all insta love, they have quite a few moments before anything really happens between them, but at the same time, after the 60% mark, everything just happened too fast for me. When they realized they were in love with each other, I had a hard time believing it because their relationship lacked a little bit of development.
�� Lacey was terrible. She was just a terrible side character. I hated her. She treated Daisy terribly, always putting her down, acting like her life was perfect. She was so judgmental. Even when she apologized, it felt so forced due to the circumstances. Liked, it genuinely didn’t feel like she meant it or would’ve ever apologized if she had not been put on the spot. Richard was also so one dimensional and annoying. Those two made me not love the book as much as I wanted to. They were in it so much of course, as they were in the wreck with Tai and Daisy, but the scenes with them were just so unbearable to read and made me so frustrated.

Overall, this was a pretty fun book! It’s not going to become a favorite, but I’m glad I read it and I had a really good time reading it and getting to know Tai and Daisy. I’m also excited to read more Karina Halle in the future!
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886 reviews277 followers
May 10, 2020


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, you guys. Yes, he was grouchy, brooding, and didn't smile much but underneath that tough exterior laid a man filled with pain and so much loss. He loathe feeling one ounce of attraction towards Daisy. He saw her as this selfish and self-centered woman. Meanwhile, Daisy lets her light shine through. She remains positive and happy no matter what is thrown her way.

I truly loved these two characters!! Their fights, their bickering back and forth. It was exasberating and simply kept me glued to the pages. A slow burn that takes a lot out of you, but the end result is so worth it. And of course, let's not forget the main premise of the story, our characters get stranded on a deserted island after their sail boat crashes during a storm. The island brings them many adventures including meeting a goat named Wilson.

Lovewrecked was entertaining to boot! If I could gift this book to everyone, I would. It broke the monotony of everyday life, especially the times we're living in right now, provided the perfect escape, and reignited my desire to take a tropical vacation myself one day 🌺.

Lovewrecked quickly became a favorite read!! I didn't want to put it down for one second!
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686 reviews160 followers
May 19, 2020
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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!
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164 reviews82 followers
March 8, 2022
This book was FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!

Has a slow pace - that it's perfect for - with the grumpy and sunshine trope.

At the end Daisy and Tai won my heart!

PS: Round of applause for... The goat Wilson > Hilarious and a real protagonist.

➛ 4.9 stars
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59 reviews18 followers
November 27, 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 her. Daisy meets Tai at her sister's wedding and they get off on the wrong foot from the moment they register each other's existence.

I fell in love with Tai, he's so swoonworthy. He is initially quite guarded due to his difficult past and tries so hard to avoid his feelings about Daisy. Hence you would see him grumpy in most of the story. But when these two finally give in, its like FIREEEE!!!! Lacey, Daisy's sister, and her husband Richard only add to this mix with their geekiness.

I particularly hated the scene where Tai just puts the whole blame of the shipwreck on Daisy and was extremely hostile towards her. Though Daisy asked for forgiveness several times he kept on bringing it up to mock her. I just wish he would have sincerely apologized later.
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420 reviews60 followers
April 29, 2020
-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
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June 27, 2022
I don't know if it's a Karina Halle thing or a me thing but I really couldn't stand our heroine and felt bad for her at the same time. She was treated like absolute garbage by her own sister and her close family. I could not stand the mistreatment but I also saw why people treated her like shit since she did seem materialistic and bratty a lot of the times. Our hero was grumpy but stoic but not in the good attractive way. More like just quiet because he has nothing to say lol. This is my second Karina read and this one I didnt like the characters. The last one I didnt like the plot...should I even bother with more?
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February 27, 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 wasn't as excited when they finally got together as I'd originally thought I would be.

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April 27, 2020
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 attend her sister’s wedding in New Zealand. Things are looking up when she meets sexy best man, Tai, but he’s grumpy and broody and seems to hate her on sight, which makes things awkward… especially when, post-wedding, she ends up on a boat with him and the newlyweds sailing to Fiji.

Trapped and alone with three other people all living on top of each other, it’s not an easy trip, but Daisy relishes her moments with Tai as they open up and get to know each other. But things take a dramatic turn when a storm hits and the foursome end up shipwrecked on a deserted island. It’s not all scary imminent death and survival (though that shipwreck scene is fantastically and realistically written) - they have supplies, they have shelter, and they even have a friendly researcher on a neighbouring island. But they are stuck there together until they can be rescued, and that’s when things get really up close and personal.

“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?”

This is such a gorgeous love story. The romance develops beautifully, with heaps of chemistry, and you can feel the emotion brewing between Daisy and Tai. Of course, they’re attracted to each other from the beginning, but Tai is such a closed-off guy, and he can’t stand Daisy’s perkiness and non-stop chatter. It takes them time to get used to each other and to get to know each other, but as they bicker, banter and flirt, they develop this fantastic dynamic, and their feelings develop naturally and realistically from that, and I loved watching everything build between them.

“You found my vibrator!” I yell…
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he says, rubbing his lips together. His poker face is still terrible.
“Yes you do! I hid it in my shoe!”
“Gingersnap, there was no hiding that thing. Sweet Jesus, way to give a guy a complex.”
“You know perfectly well that your, uh, that it’s comparable.”
A dark brow arches. “Oh is it?”
“I’m not comfortable complimenting you right now.”
“I see,” he says, taking a step toward me. “It’s hard not to do, isn’t it?”
“Shut up.”

As fun and sexy as this book is (and damn, it’s sexy), there’s also some deep emotion as both Daisy and Tai open up about themselves, deal with past hurts and come to terms with their present. They are both hiding a lot of pain, and the intensity of their situation forces all of that to come out, with some pretty heavy scenes where they realise that it’s okay to not be okay. I loved those moments, which not only showed great character development, but that also are very timely with the world being as it is, and is the whole reason that Halle wrote the book in the first place.

But those little hints of our present reality don’t overshadow the fun of this story. Daisy is bright and perky with a great sense of humour, and watching sex-on-a-stick Tai open up to her and come out of his own funk was just awesome, and I loved seeing them come together.

“Gingersnap,” he says, pressing his forehead against mine. “I’ll go wherever you go. All I know is that I’m going to be with you. I told you that. One sunrise at a time, with me by your side.”

This is a really great read. Fun, sweet and sexy with a touch of drama, Karina Halle has delivered a fantastic escape story that had me completely hooked.

4 stars!

An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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May 3, 2020
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 where Tai looks for the bad. Once her sister gets married, there is an issue with traveling for the honeymooners, so Tai steps forward to help. Daisy gets talked into travel with them which of course ends bad when they all get shipped wrecked. Now Tai and Daisy either have to work together or kill each other....with their attraction. Enjoyed their story and hope to read more from this author!

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