Tuesday, July 18

***RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW*** Wrecked by JB Salsbury




Author: JB Salsbury

On Sale:  July 18, 2017

Publisher: Forever

Trade Paperback: $13.99 USD

eBook: $3.99 USD

Audio: $24.98 USD

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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.




Oh no, fuck no!

I thought he was kidding. I should’ve known better. Aden’s intentions with me since I stupidly boarded this boat have been my torment for his enjoyment. He loved watching me squirm over the bait tank and when I proved I wouldn’t shy away from a challenge, he pulled out the big guns. From his flirty smiles to his teasing touches, he’s discovered my weaknesses and is exploiting them for his own entertainment.

Now this? Raw fish probably still warm from fighting for its life.

And now I’m God knows how many feet above water sitting on a two-seater bench held up by rusty ladders and staring down a piece of glistening pink meat.

“You have to eat it, it’s a rite of passage.” He offers the meat to my lips and I quickly turn my face away.

“I’m really not hungry.” As if the idea isn’t enough to turn my stomach, watching him clean the fish before sectioning off enough for lunch wasn’t much of an appetite builder.

“Of course you are.” He brings the piece to his own mouth and takes a bite, closing his eyes with a moan as he chews.

I feel a rush of bile hit my throat, or maybe it’s beer, either way it’s warm and it burns. “That’s disgusting.”

“You’re telling me you don’t like sushi?”

My eyes widen. Sawyer would say she’s never had sushi. But Celia’s a different story. She ate a live cricket in the eighth grade on a dare. She didn’t even flinch. “I like sushi, just not directly from the…um…source.”

“Doesn’t get fresher than this.” He takes another bite and I can’t deny that his response to eating it does give it some appeal.

“I think I need soy sauce or that green stuff.” What’s it called?

“Just try it.”

“I really don’t want to.”

“Oh come on.” He smiles in that cute crooked way that makes my heart dip and dive. “Live a little.”

I chew the inside of my mouth debating the cost/benefit of taking a bite of this fresh-out-of-the-ocean fish. On one hand, I’ll impress Aden. That in and of itself is worth the ick factor. But what if I throw up all over his boat? Is the chance of impressing him worth totally humiliating myself? I groan when I realize what I’m doing, exactly what I swore I wouldn’t do. I’m making an internal pros and cons list. I close my eyes and steel my resolve and my spine. Don’t think, just decide. I pop open my eyes followed by my mouth.

“Yeah?” He stares at my parted lips.

I nod, hoping he’ll hurry before I change my mind.

Lifting the rose-colored flesh forward, he places it between my teeth. It’s a small bite so I close my lips around his fingers expecting him to pull away…but he doesn’t. For a moment I’m suspended in his gaze, totally stuck while his hot fingers rest between my lips. This should be grossing me out; after all, I watched him gut this fish with his bare hands and to wash off all the blood he merely dipped them into the ocean. But all the thoughts of raw fish and a stranger’s finger do nothing to stave off the warmth blooming in my belly. My tongue pulls the meat deeper into my mouth, brushing against the rough pad of his forefinger. He bites his lip but finally drops his hand.

He watches intently while I chew and swallow.

“How was it?” His voice is low and gruff.

Lost in the heated moment, I barely tasted it. “Good.”

His hand cups the back of my head and he pulls me toward him, stopping just short of our lips touching. “I can’t fucking take this anymore.” His breath is sawing in and out, bursting against my mouth with impatience. “Let me.” It’s a demand, not a question.

A kiss. I don’t need to channel Celia or flip a coin…I know what I want.

I lick my lips and close the slight distance between us.

A steal a part of your soul sweet read! Loved it!

After being discharged from the army Aden is struggling to cope with feelings of guilt. Thinking isolation is his only option he takes a job from his uncle working on a fishing boat and running his property management business. Spending his days at sea and nights in a bar Aden thinks that's all there is for him. That and an old man he's befriended called Jenkins.

After being forced to spend time with one of the tenants from the housing he runs he starts to get something he never thought he'd feel again. Hope.

Sawyer has to do a favor for her sister. She really doesn't want to but agrees none the less. Spending most of her life being scared of one thing or another this favor is bringing her way out of her comfort zone. Her sisters advice is to leave everything to fate. Tossing a coin to decide all decisions leaves Sawyer unsettled. 

Meeting Aden she uses the coin to decide the course of the their relationship. Feeling out of control doesn't sit well with her and her normally organized sheltered boring life, but she does it anyway. For her sister.

The first few chapters made me feel a bit of dred of what was to come. My heart broke for varying reasons for both Sawyer and Aden. To be honest this feeling continued through most of the story. There's a great big fat elephant that sits in the room for the majority of the book and i really did feel anxious waiting for it to make itself known. 

It's hard not to give spoilers but there are a couple of sub-plots that are running alongside Aden and Sawyer's relationship and both made me shed a little tear. The feels in this book grab your soul and take a little piece to keep forever. By the end i had a teary, smiley, awwwwwww, thank god look on my face! 

I was fully invested in this book. At times i kind of didn't want to read it because i was afraid what would happen next. The writing as always from this author was engaging and easy to read and i know i will always remember this book. 

Its not all action packed and full of drama, it's kinda sweet in parts, it's sometimes hard to read and accept that this happens, it's sometimes a reality check on what life can and does throw at you, but most of all i think it's a fantastic love story. Its not sunlight and roses it's more like fish guts and choppy sea! But it leaves your heart full after it's been chipped and cracked.

I loved Aden and Sawyer together. They counter-balanced each others personality which sometimes made for some really funny times. The shark chase had me laughing along with Aden. 

I also loved his relationship with Jenkins. To be honest i think that was a pivotal relationship in the story and ultimately brought Aden around.

Also Sawyer's relationship with her sister was gut wrenching and although she inadvertently brings Sawyer and Aden together it was sometimes a difficult relationship to read. You could feel their love and their pain but sometimes i couldn't help but feel resentful to her sister. I'm probably in the minority on that one and maybe it was because i loved Sawyer so much, but she really did annoy me at times but in the end i forgave her so i can't be too mad lol

Overall a beautiful read that made me very happy i picked it up.

5 shooting stars!

Reviewed by Kerry

 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



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