“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”
College student Lorrie lost both her mother and father in separate and undeniably devastating circumstances. Trying to put the pieces of her life back together, she decides to go back to school and ignore the gossip and stares that surround her. When she meets cage fighter Hunter, handsome but rumored player, she insists their relationship never go beyond friendship territory. Realizing that Hunter has monsters of his own and that they are both victims of exaggerated rumors, Lorrie finds herself falling for Hunter and crossing the boundaries she set for them both.
Wrecked has a lot of five-star reviews, and I found the synopsis interesting; but for me, Wrecked is the perfect example of a good premise but not a great execution. I thought I’d really enjoy reading about the life of a cage fighter, but that part of the story was underdeveloped and put on the backburner for the romance… which unfortunately didn’t sweep me off my feet, either. I had no issues with the writing of the story itself, but the conversations between the main characters were awkward and came across much younger than that of two college students. There were some sweet moments, and it kept me interested enough to finish the story… but when that story abruptly ended and I was left with a note to stay tuned for the rest of their story coming 2014?? I was done. There is a difference between an exciting cliffhanger and a story that just stops – especially if the stopping point makes absolutely no sense to me. The tagline hints that there will be no happy ending, but to end like this? It just comes across as a ploy to sell more books… and I’m simply not buying.
My Rating: ★★ 1/2
I received a copy of this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.