Sunday, 29 December 2013

Wrecked by Priscilla West (ARC)

Hello There!
This is my second post of the day, you lucky cows! This time however, it is a review on an ARC I was fortunate enough to read.

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 exactly the 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?

My first thought after reading this book was; did they get this plot from Wattpad? The amount of books that have a similar storyline is unreal. A girl with a tragic past + hot guy with a great body (as you can see on the cover) who has secrets + bitchy ex = a supposedly "complicated" love story. Sound familiar? I think yes.

The book was well written I have to say. I liked the way the author set the scene in a therapists room way before she started on the main protagonist's life story which was interesting.  She also gave a good insight into what the main character, Lottie was thinking throughout the book and you can't help but like her.

My favourite character however, quite surprisingly, was the antagonist Ada. I felt for her. Seeing her friend, the guy with the hot bod, go through his ups and downs in the relationship and she was the only one who knew his secrets. I also saw from her point of view when Lottie was adamant in not talking to the guy with the hot bod (that is what I am going to refer to him as as he is a guy with a hot bod and, I forgot his name) because she thought something was going on with him and Ada. Ada thought she was being a stubborn girl who was dragging the whole "my mum was murdered" thing and I completely agree. I think I would have liked this book a whole lot better if Ada was the main character. Yes, she can be quite blunt sometimes but it's better than being the damsel in distress and feeling sorry for yourself like Lottie was. Bravo Ada.

Now onto the negative opinions I have of this story:

I feel like I have been really negative about pretty much every book I have reviewed,  but there hasn't been a book which I really have enjoyed yet, and that also includes Wrecked.

As I have said before, this storyline has been done so. many. times. All you have to do is search "Romance" in the genre option  into Wattpad and you'll get zillions of "Wrecked" clones. It was like the author gave up on writing a book with an original plot and just did what pretty much every author does; follow the crowd.

It also had very mature content which ruined the book for me. Yes, I did read beforehand that it would be but my golly, it was written porn. I don't understand why authors feel the need to write so much detail on that particular scene but every other one just add a description about what the characters are wearing and that'll do. Whyyyyyyy?

But other than that, the book was a good read, I wouldn't read it again unless the writer makes Ada, the main antagonist the main character which obviously won't happen by a longshot.

I will give this book a 6/10


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