Sunday, July 30, 2017

Review: Wrecked by JB Salsbury

"I'm a man, freckles. You say 'eat meat,' my head goes to the best possible translation. Don't blame me, blame my DNA." - Aden Colt

Author: JB Salsbury
Publisher: Forever
Published: July 18, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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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.

I don't think I've ever read a book whose title fit it so perfectly more than this one. Going into Wrecked, I knew it was going to an emotional book just by reading the blurb. Haunted ex-military hero? Check. Heroine that doesn't quite know her place in the world? Check. Two characters learning how to open themselves up to each other? Check! What I didn't know was that JB Salsbury was going to absolutely wreck me. I was up at all hours of the night getting my ugly cry on. These characters... JB's writing style... Everything sucked me in from the first page and held me hostage until the very end. Now I don't normally like characters that knowingly keep the truth from another character, but Sawyer's situation was unique. It was something she had to do in order to find herself. She spent so much of her life hidden in the shadows that she doesn't know how to live. And while she tries to make everyone else happy, it is slowly wearing her down until her sister steps in with the seemingly perfect solution. Of course, things don't go quite as planned and life threw her a curve ball in the shape of Aden. I loved Aden. The man is a tortured soul and I just wanted to gobble him up in a bear hug. He survived the worst and he too doesn't know how to live. Together, they healed each other's wounds. They were the rock, the emotional support needed to get through the darkest days. And I absolutely loved that.

Wrecked also made me laugh at some points, especially watching Sawyer out of her element in the water. Sometimes you gotta laugh through the tears and that's what the characters did. They found joy and laughter. As a reader, that made me smile and giggle. Amazing job by the author. 

Wrecked was originally featured on Crystal Blogs Books as a release blitz. If you'd like to visit the blog post and read the excerpt, please follow the link below.

New York Times bestselling author JB Salsbury spends her days lost in a world of budding romance and impossible obstacles. Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. Since 2013 she has published six bestselling novels in The Fighting Series and won a RONE Award. JB Salsbury lives with her husband and two kids in Phoenix, Arizona.


  1. I have seen this reviewed around the blogosphere I think I may have to seriously think of adding it to my pile :)

    1. It is so good. I need to read more of JB's books. I know I have Split as an arc.