Tuesday, July 18, 2017

seriously romantic: wrecked by jb salsbury

when adam lost his entire unit in iraq it destroyed him. he'd trusted the wrong person and had been betrayed. and that betrayal compounds the guilt and the grief that he feels daily. in wrecked he meets sawyer, except he believes that she is her twin sister celia, and because sawyer is fulfulling her sister's dying wish, she doesn't correct the misconception.

and this is the one thing that comes between our lovers. because from the moment sawyer and adam meet there is a clear connection. sawyer has spent her life feeling responsible for the terrible things that have happened around her. like her grandmother dying after catching the flu from her. or the time she accidentally ran over a dog. and now her identical twin is dying and there is nothing she can do.

nothing except honor her wishes. even if this dooms her romance with adam.

adam carries that same sense of guilt too. his wounds are deeper and more traumatic. he's got nightmares and anxieties and a drinking problem to boot. and all of these things are caught up in the fall out. because celia is dying. and sawyer knows that she can't tell adam the truth, it will only traumatize him further. so she has to disappear. and when celia dies, if adam ever finds out he will need that she is dead too.

this is actually a pretty tangled net that salsbury weaves for our characters. and how she gets them out of it is quite satisfying. adam and sawyer are so well-suited to each other, and how they survive the loss and the guilt and build something worth treasuring is well worth the time.

**wrecked will publish on july 18, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/grand central publishing (forever) in exchange for my honest review. 

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