JB Salsbury has been a favorite author of mine since I first opened the pages of Fighting for Flight. She was my fighter romance writer and I loved it.
Then she stepped off the path she had traveling and wrote Split. Some people freak out when “their” author(s) try new things, but I personally LOVE it. So I read Split and was bowled over. Then came Wrecked…
Guess what I didn’t do?
I didn’t read the blurb.
*GASP* I know! But for realz… I didn’t need to. I did not care what the book was about, it was by Salsbury and I was totally in. Balls deep.
And guess what?
IT PAID OFF! I got to jump in blind, and read with no expectations. I think it made it even better. Like, I wanna try one of those “blind date” shelves at a book store.
I fell in love with the struggle each character. As I swiped left (not that kinda swipe people) a beautiful story of pain, torment, guilt, and fear developed before my eyes. As the H and h each were forced out of their comfort zones, I was right there, hanging on by a thread. There were moments I smiled to myself. Moments I got a tad misty-eyed. And moments where I simply couldn’t breathe.
I can’t say that I couldn’t put the book down. I did. A few times. But – and this is important – I read this in the middle of my book funk. So just the fact that I didn’t walk away proves (to me) just how fab this book really is.
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 tiny 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 laid-back 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.