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ARC Review | Wrecked by: JB Salsbury

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Title: Wrecked
Author: JB Salsbury
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ANGST
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: July 18th, 2017

My Rating: ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮


Wrecked is the new standalone novel of deliciously dark, deeply emotional contemporary romance from J.B. Salsbury, the New York Times bestselling author of Split and The Fighting Series.

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 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 laidback 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.

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This novel will wreck you in the best way possible!

It has been a long time since I’ve read a novel written by JB Salsbury. Now I remember exactly why I love her writing so damn much. My emotions were all over the place while reading Wrecked. I was happy and laughing one minute and then literally the very next I’m a sobbing mess.

Wrecked weaves a tale of heartbreak and tragedy.

Aden Colt is an army veteran that suffers with PTSD. After his final tour in Iraq ends badly, Aden is a guilt ridden broken man who lives his days deep-sea fishing in solidarity and the nights drinking himself into a stupor that he can only pray will help him forget the horrors that live behind his closed eyes.

Sawyer Forrester is a twin who is set out to fulfill her sister’s final wish. head to California, fake being her twin sister Celia, pack and tie up any loose ends. Even if that means Sawyer has to push back all of her fears and let go of all inhibitions.

When Sawyer and Aden’s paths cross, the two will quickly learn that fate has a way of stepping in and intervening when its least expected.

Two lost and broken souls are intervened by fate.

The fact that this novel is brutally realistic is one of the many reasons I loved it and rated it 5 stars. The detail to the flashback scenes had me holding my breath and fighting back tears. Aden’s situation broke my heart. I can’t imagine going through something as traumatizing as he did and then living it over and over again through PTSD. I feel for the soldiers that come back from tours and suffer through this mental disorder.


There is not a damn thing that I would change about this novel. It deserves every star that I gave it and then some. The story is flawlessly written. JB Salsbury definitely did her research when sorting through the internal struggles that both Aden and Sawyer were going through.

Wrecked is brutally honest when it comes to demonstrating and describing PTSD. Some of the scenes may be to graphic for those that experience triggers with this subject. If this is a trigger for you, I highly suggest you go into this novel with your eyes wide open and prepared.
ARC received through the publisher via netgalley for review


Peace Love and Happy Reading,

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