Wrecked. Priscilla West
Wrecked. Priscilla West
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book Reviews.
Occasionally I like a foray into the new adult market. I love plenty of angst in my reading, and usually this provides it. Wel,l Wrecked sounded a good candidate so I began it looking forward to some heavy emotion. And it delivered!
Lorrie – ah Lorrie, she’s trying so hard to pick up her life after the tragedy of her parents death and the ensuing scandals. A real tough time for her, but she’s trying to move on. She’s not ready to date though – just day to day living provides more than enough for her to get through, without adding relationships into the mix. Then she meets Hunter, in an unusual way. There’s an attraction on both sides, but he respects her decision that they will be just friends. Hunter has some hidden secrets too though, and combined with Lorrie’s problems will they prove too much for them? Hunter – the campus man all the girls want, cage fighter, tattooed, laid back – he’s all the things girls like Lorrie need to avoid. Yet underneath he’s a different person, and he desperately wants to get closer to Lorrie.
I love the dance of two people attracted to each other and yet running away from it – its two steps forward, one back, a sensual tangle of words and actions. Slowly events pile up, until without my noticing they’ve become on the verge of a relationship. There was some intense drama here – I loved that. I loved Hunter too, but at times found Lorrie irritating. Maybe that’s harsh on my part as she had so much to get over from her past, and she seemed to be doing it and moving on with Hunter into a relationship, and then it all went badly wrong..Arghh – I wanted angst and I got it in spades! This book is really moving when things go awry, and I felt so much for both of them. It was as if life was conspiring against them 😦
There’s a part two – and regular readers of my reviews will know how I hate the cliffhangers! Gah! Thankfully though Priscilla gives us a strong indication of what’s going to happen, and some hope for the two, and a really good point is that this is out in Dec 2013 and book two soon after in early 2014, so hopefully not too long to wait. When readers have to wait months – sometimes more than a year – I find books lose their momentum, and when second or third parts finally released I have to go back and remind myself of the story, and somehow it never quite gels properly. Still, a couple of months is fine so I hope that the release date stays, and doesn’t get – as happens too often – postponed. It’s a good long book too at 350 pages, I love that so we can really get to know characters and background issues. I don’t yet have price info.
Stars: loved this book, five stars.
ARC supplied via Netgalley