Thursday, December 4, 2014

Review: Wreck Me by Jessica Sorensen

When Avery Hensley met Conner Wellings, she thought she’d found the guy she was going to spend the rest of her life with. She got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world. 

Life seemed perfect. 

But not everything is what it seems. 

Turned out Conner had another side to him, a darker side that Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked and broke her into a thousand pieces, leaving Avery to put herself back together. From then on, Avery vows never to let a man into her life again. 

But then she meets Tristan Morganson. He’s sweet and sexy and wrecks Avery in a different way than Conner did, the kind of way that makes her feel alive again, the kind of way that makes her think maybe not all guys are bad. But can Avery trust him enough to let her walls come crumbling down?

4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

I loved the Nova series by Jessica Sorensen. It was dark, gritty and at times heart wrenching.  I could not wait for Tristan’s story.  We knew part of the reason why he ended up a drug addict but I wanted to know so much more about him.  But most of all I wanted to see him get his life together and find some sort of peace and happiness.   Jessica Sorensen did not disappoint with Wreck Me.

When we first met Tristan he was living in a very dark world of drugs and sex.  He lost his sister in a car accident.  His cousin Quinton was driving the car the night of the accident.  And when we meet Tristan, him and Quinton are on a downward spiral but by the end of the series we see Tristan start to clean up his life.  And this is where Wreck Me begins.

Tristan is living in a motel with Quinton and Nova while they work on another house for Habitat for Humanity.  He is still living life day to day and fighting the urge to do drugs every day.  Sobriety is not easy for him but he is doing the best that he can.  He also has Nova and Quinton by his side.  If anyone knows the struggles that Tristan faces every day with staying sober it is Quinton and Nova.   For a long time sex never meant anything to Tristan.  He associated sex with drugs and has never really felt anything for a woman, except for Nova.  But then he meets Avery and that changes for him.

Avery has her own past and issues that she has had to face.  She grew up with a drug addict for a mother, and basically took care of her younger brother.  Now she is a single mom and just trying to make something of her life.  She is still taking care of her brother and wants to give him the best that she possibly can.  She meets Tristan when he helps build her house.  Tristan saved her once and she can’t stop thinking about him.  When they meet again she feels the connection but she knows she needs to stay away.  After everything that she has been through the last thing she needs is to fall for a broken guy like Tristan.  She has trust issues when it comes to men and she needs to focus on her family.  But staying away from Tristan is not an easy task.  She has feelings for him, and no matter how hard she tries she cannot help how she feels. 

What I really loved about this book was Tristan.  When we first met him we saw the broken guy who was addicted to drugs because of his past.  There was always something about him that I really liked but seeing the sober side of him I have to say he completely captured my heart.  I loved the flirting between him and Avery, I love the emotions that he brought out.  He wanted to be a better person.  His road to recovery was not an easy one and mistakes were made along the way but I loved him and was rooting for him to get his happy ending.  He is such an amazing hero and my heart broke for him.  We get to see more of his past and see why he is the man that he is today.  We see the hurt that his parents caused and the pain he felt over his sister’s death.  But the heartbreak in this story wasn't all for Tristan. Avery had a tough life herself.  All that she has gone through, between her childhood, her ex, and having to grow up way too quickly.  She is such a strong heroine and I admired her strength.

I loved this story.  Anyone who has read any of Jessica’s books knows how well she can write a broken and damaged character.  She knows how to bring out all of the emotions in the reader.  She knows how to write a dark and gritty novel and after all of the pain and hurt manages to leave you smiling.    Tristan and Avery’s story felt so real.  I loved watching them fall in love.  Loved seeing them fight their demons and be there for each other.  I would love to see more of this couple in the future. Perhaps a novella so we can see more of their happily ever after.  And I cannot wait for Jax’s story.  I think I fell in love with him just as much as I did Tristan. 

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