Wrecked / Rescued (Wrecked 1 & 2) by Priscilla West-a review

Wrecked / Rescued (Wrecked 1 & 2) by Priscilla West-reviews

Wrecked Series
WRECKED (Wrecked #1)
by Priscilla West
Wrecked #1
Release Date: December 2013
Genre: New Adult, contemporary, MMA,
Wrecked

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”

Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.

The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.

Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”

Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “the Hammer.”

Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.

Lorrie knows that Hunter is the exact type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.

As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked

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REVIEW: WRECKED is the first storyline in Priscilla West’s contemporary, new adult duology Wrecked series focusing on MMA fighter Hunter Jensen and Lorrie Burnham-the woman who has stolen his heart. Both of our leading characters are haunted by their own pasts; mired in the muck that continues to pull them down; and in the end, their demons will rear up and kill any chance of forgiveness and love. This is not a story with a happily ever after-this instalment will leave you reeling and wondering where it had all gone wrong.

Lorrie has recently returned to college following a leave of absence due in part to the death of her parents-two deaths that have affected her life in more ways than the perceived obvious-her mother was murdered by her step father and her father, who still loved her mother, killed himself after leaving a note asking for his daughter’s forgiveness. Lorrie had to endure eighteen months of lawyers, court cases, television cameras and her own grief only to return to campus where she will become the fodder for gossip and innuendo. Meeting Hunter Jensen was something Lorrie had never expected. Hoping to keep their relationship at the friendship level only-Lorrie pushes Hunter away at every opportunity only to watch him go from woman to woman when she refuses to acknowledge her feelings and emotions.

This is a story about two people whose lives are snowballing out of control. Lorrie refused to admit she was falling for Hunter and at every opportunity she would purposely push him away only to realize that in the end it was too late.

Much of the storyline follows the emotionally draining back and forth of a growing relationship that was destined to end in tragedy and disaster. And Hunter’s big secret-well, it will become the last brick in a wall that has been slowly building since the beginning of their friendship-a wall of secrets that will find our couple spiraling out of control and lost.

Priscilla West has written a storyline that is gritty, emotional and painfully heartbreaking. It is also a story that is predictable as are many of the new adult storylines. The impassioned need of one man for the woman who has captured him heart and soul is tempered only by the demons and truth he refused to admit.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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RESCUED
Wrecked #2
by Priscilla West
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Rescued

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“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”

“Wrecked” should be read before this book.

Lorrie’s semester started off hopeful but ended in disaster. Now, she’s even more lost and confused than she was at the beginning of the year. As Lorrie flees to the only family she has left, she has to come to terms with how things ended with Hunter.

Hunter has fought for so long to keep the truth from Lorrie in an effort to protect her, but that has only caused more heartache and pain.

Realizing his mistake, Hunter has made a vow to get Lorrie back, but is it too late?

Will Hunter be able to overcome his own demons and help Lorrie through her pain, or are they destined to keep hurting each other?

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REVIEW: RESCUED is the second instalment in Priscilla West’s new adult, contemporary, romance series focusing on art student Lorrie Burnham and MMA fighter Hunter Jensen. At the end of WRECKED Lorrie ran, after receiving a letter from the man who destroyed her life, leaving Hunter alone to deal with a medical crisis that will affect both of their lives.

The storyline follows Hunter and Lorrie as they try to come to terms with Hunter’s disease and how it will affect their future-both his and as a couple. While Lorrie continues to battle her demons, Hunter is in a battle for his life. Not only does he have to deal with his illness but he must be strong for the woman who has stolen his heart.

Part of the story focuses on Lorrie and her inability to deal with what has happened to parents. When the person responsible wants to meet face to face, Lorrie is convinced she will find the answers to all of her problems but in reality, there will probably be no closure for a young woman dealing with so much hurt and anger. In this, Lorrie is an emotional wreck and does not handle her demons well. She is a difficult character to like knowing that the man that she loves will suffer until the end of his days.

RESCUED is a story about two people who must focus on the present when the past is determined to pull them under. Priscilla West has written another heartbreaking storyline of betrayal and startling realizations; a dramatic look at a young couple who have suffered more in their lives than most people in a lifetime; and of a building relationship where an intense love for one another is hindered by a future with a promise of the unknown.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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