Prepared to be ‘Wrecked’ in JB Salsbury latest book

Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc from Netgalley
Series: stand-alone
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contempory Romance
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32941294-wrecked

Oh boy, I don’t know how she does it, but JB Salsbury is able to hook you from page one and not let you go until the end of the book. Her characters have broken pieces but not so far broken that they can’t be healed by a little bit of love.

It’s going to be hard to have this review remain spoiler-less so if you don’t want any inkling, then I might hold off on reading the rest.


Most books really have one place for conflict, but this one has so many it’s close to emotional overload. There is this family thing that Sawyer needs to come to terms with, then Aden’s got his stuff with his PTSD (this is not so much a spoiler as it’s hinted at in the blurb), while the big twist wraps it all up. You know that things are going to end badly. I mean you can’t have this much going on without something bad happening. But while there is a lot of sadness, the story does have a HEA. So keep that in mind.

While there are many books that make me sad, there aren’t many that have actually made me cry (outside of the ones I’ve read during a certain time of the month). This is one of those stories. I ugly cried about at the 90% mark and it didn’t really end until the end of the book. The story touches on the fact that no matter how dark things in life can get (and they get pretty darn dark for Sawyer), there is always light to be found if you are willing to look for it.

Aden’s got some bits and pieces going on. He’s swallowed up in the guilt of a mistake that haunts him every day since he’s left the war. PTSD is something that we as people can’t really understand unless you’ve lived through it yourself. JB Salsbury’s writing is so realistic that you get a taste of what it’s like for these people who suffer and it makes you really appreciate how hard life is for these soldiers when they return back from war. For him, he is trying so hard to move past what happened and the way he is with Sawyer is so adorably romantic, you just feel bad for him when he can’t move past the demons. He always puts Sawyer first and does what he can to help her live life to the fullest. 

 

Sawyer is too afraid to live life, thinking that the worst will happen every time that she does (considering some of the stuff that’s happened, it’s easy to see why she thinks that). I related to her on so many levels because my OCD is legit and I need to plan every single detail out from start to finish. It’s like that with Sawyer and it’s stopped her from living life. That is until she takes a step in someone else’s shoes and let’s Aden in. But that struggle of wanting to live and going against our nature is ever present.

This story is grade A top notch. While I know it is a stand-alone a part of me would be ok if there is a sequel because I would love to see more of Sawyer and Aden. They complete each other and give the other what they need. I love these stories that Salsbury has written and I can’t wait to see where she takes us next.

Review: A


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury spends her days lost in a world of budding romance and impossible obstacles. Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. Since 2013 she has published six bestselling novels in The Fighting Series and won a RONE Award. JB Salsbury lives with her husband and two kids in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Top 5 books coming out in July

Top 5 books coming out in July

 

#5 – Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland

Out: 7/17

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.
He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.
When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.
You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend–smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.
He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.
Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.
Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy.
Oops. My mistake.
Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.
I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?
That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.
Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.
I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.
Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.
This was going to be interesting…

#4 – Wicked Grind by J. Kenner

Out: 7/11

Sometimes, it feels so damn good to be bad …

From New York Times and #1 International bestselling author J. Kenner, the first in an all new series of fast-paced, provocative novels centering around the ambitious, wealthy, and powerful men who work in the glamorous and exciting world of the Stark International conglomerate … and the sexy and passionate women who bring them to their knees.

Photographer Wyatt Royce’s career is on the verge of exploding. All he needs is one perfect model to be the centerpiece of his sexy, controversial show. Find her, and Wyatt is sure to have a winner.

Then Kelsey Draper walks in. Stunning. Vibrant. And far too fragile for a project like this. Wyatt should know—after all, he remembers only too well why their relationship ended all those years ago.

Determined to break free from her good girl persona, Kelsey wants spice. Adventure. And she’s certain that Wyatt is just the man to help.

But when Wyatt agrees to give her the job only if he has complete control—on camera and in his bed—Kelsey can’t help but wonder if she’s in too deep. Because how can a good girl like her ever be enough for a man like Wyatt?

#3 – The Darkest Sunrise and the Brightest Sunset by Aly Martinez

Out:

The Darkest Sunrise

 

The Brightest Sunset

#2 – Jilted by Sawyer Bennett

Out: 7/11

Hollywood hath no fury like a woman scorned. In this fun, flirty second-chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, an aspiring starlet reconnects with her first love.

Eden Goodnight went to Los Angeles to make it big, not to be publicly humiliated by her cheating fiancé at a red-carpet premiere. But when Eden returns to her hometown to put the scandal behind her, she can barely find a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Turns out the locals are worse than the paparazzi, and they all think she’s turned into a spoiled brat. But in a strange twist of fate, the one person who seems to understand what Eden’s going through is Cooper Mayfield . . . the boy she left behind.

Small-town charm is no match for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. At least that’s what Coop’s been telling himself all these years. As Eden’s old flame—and the landscaper for her family’s historic home—Coop feels some responsibility for getting her out of her funk. But as soon as he sees that million-dollar smile, he’s a goner. Soon they’re making out like teenagers again. But when a life-changing role falls into Eden’s lap, Coop just hopes she doesn’t give up on a love that’s meant to be.

#1 – Wrecked by JB Salsbury

Out: 7/18

When you can’t trust yourself, how can you ask anyone else to?

It’s been months since Aden Colt left the Army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a boat off the California coast, he thought he’d found the perfect place to escape life.

Then Sawyer shows up, and turns his simple life upside down.

Beautiful and sophisticated, she seems out of place in this laidback beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can—including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk.

For Aden, the past doesn’t stay there; it shows up unexpectedly, uncontrollably, and doesn’t care whose life it wrecks.

Other books coming out is Stubborn as a Mule by Juliette Poe (7/18)

 

The cover for ‘Wrecked’ by JB Salsbury has a man looking torn

wrecked cover

WRECKED 

Release Date: July 18, 2017

Blurb:

When you can’t trust yourself, how can you ask anyone else to?

It’s been months since Aden Colt left the Army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a boat off the California coast, he thought he’d found the perfect place to escape life. 

Then Sawyer shows up, and turns his simple life upside down. 

Beautiful and sophisticated, she seems out of place in this laidback beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can—including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk. For Aden, the past doesn’t stay there; it shows up unexpectedly, uncontrollably, and doesn’t care whose life it wrecks.

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Pre-order links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jUHqHD

B&N: http://bit.ly/2ke62fy

iBooks: http://apple.co/2kzV3Os

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2kzUoMP

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