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?
I can’t recall ever beginning a review this way, but hey, there’s a first time for everything. So right now, I’m going to tell you stop reading this, don’t waste your time. By continuing to read this, you are taking away valuable moments that could be spent reading the book! Because trust me, you’ll regret not having already started this one.
Wreck Me is one of those novels that I finished with such a book hangover that I can’t possibly even consider picking up another read for at least a few days… maybe even a week. It’s a novel with so much tragedy and pain. But despite that all, it’s filled with such hope that it rubs off on you, sticking with you for weeks.
First things first. I loved the set up of this novel. Jessica Sorensen brings us from past to present, unveiling the history of the characters while at the same time making us fall in love with the present. It’s such a wonderful way to tell a story, and frankly not every author can pull it off but Jessica Sorensen does more than simply pull off this style of story telling.
Avery is one of the strongest, most caring and genuine characters ever. She has a past, a pretty gruesome one at that. But she’s trying her hardest to be the person she wants to be- to be the mother that her son deserves, the sister that her brother deserves and the friend that Tristan needs. Like so many of the best people the world has to offer (both in fiction and reality) she doesn’t realize that she already all of these things and is constantly striving to be… more. As a whole, Avery is extremely relatable, despite all that she’s been through. She’s a character that you can’t help but be drawn to, the kind you wish were real because you want that kind of person in your life.
Tristan doesn’t realize how good he has become because he’s stuck in the past. He’s too focused on how bad he was and horrible things he’s done and he has trouble accepting that he’s changed. I loved the side of Tristan we get to see in this novel- I love who he is when he is with Avery. She has a way of bringing out the best parts of him and making him want to change, but not just for her, for himself too.
Together these two have a beautiful thing. Avery began cautious, having been burned (or wrecked) in the past, she wanted to protect herself- and it’s not just herself she’s protecting, she has a son to think about. I loved that it wasn’t a sort of instalove. Instant attraction? Certainly, even Avery couldn’t deny that no matter how much she wanted to. But they began as something very strictly friends and grew into more, into something real. It was genuine and lovely; full of harmless flirtation and stolen glances that last just a little too long for something platonic and when they finally got there, it was that much more special.
“You did that on purpose,” he murmurs while eyeing my mouth and moistening his lips with his tongue.
“No I didn’t.” I suck my bottom lip into my mouth.
What the hell am I doing?
Stop leaning in Avery.
But we move like magnets. He leans in a little. I lean in a little. Me. Him. Me. Him. There’s hardly any space left between us. I can feel the warmth of his breath. Smell the delicious scent of his cologne. He’s still holding the cigarette and smoke circles around us mixing with the intensity of the moment. Am I going to do this? Let my wall down for another guy?
♥READ THE SERIES♥
Book 1 – Breaking Nova
Book 2 – Saving Quinton
Book 3 – Nova and Quinton: No Regrets
Book 4 – Wreck Me
Delilah: The Making of Red (Nova 2.5) and Tristan (Nova 3.5) can be found in the Take Chances Trilogy
Pre-Order Book 5 – Ruin Me