Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wrecked by Shiloh Walker

Title: Wrecked
Author: Shiloh Walker
My RatingA

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Abigale and Zach
Release Date: April 2013
Publisher: Berkley
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Previously titled WRECK THIS LIFE

In the nineties, Abigale Applegate and Zach Barnes were the most beloved sitcom child stars in the world. Then they grew up and left Hollywood behind…

Whatever happened to Abigale Applegate?

She’s been wondering the same thing.

With her Hollywood dreams long gone, Abigale now has a nice, neat, uncomplicated life—until the day her perfect fiancé needs to talk. Dumped, a little more than shattered, and totally confused, Abigale turns to Zach, her best friend since forever, to help her pick up the pieces. He does it with a gift—a copy of Wreck This Journal. She can vent her frustrations, and sketch out a new plan. Zach just hopes he’s part of it. Because he’s been in love with Abigale his entire life.

When the journal falls into Zach’s hands, he discovers Abigale wants a new man. And fast. Nothing more than a hot distraction. Zach has a strategy, too. He’s going to be that man. It’s his last chance. Abigale might be out to shake up her life, but Zach’s out to reinvent it. Now, all he has to do is convince Abigale that life can go as planned.

My Review:

What a wonderful, creative premise for a story. LOVED this book. 

Zach and Abigale grew up together in Hollywood on a hit sitcom. Neither one is part of that life now, but they remain best friends. Abigale is now a caterer and Zach is a tattoo about changes in careers, right?

From their time on the set until present day, seventeen years, Zach has been secretly in love with Abigale. He's never wanted to ruin their friendship by letting it out there although all their friends are aware of it. Only Abigale has her head buried in the sand, but after her fiance breaks up with her, Abigale begins to re-examine her life and along with that is a new view of Zach and it's much sexier than she remembers it being. 

This is absolutely my favorite trope and this book is a fantastic example of why I love it so much. These two characters know every little nuance about each other, so watching them discover each other sexually is so much fun. They both absolutely want each other, but are terrified of messing that first, but after a bit Zach pushes. He refuses to sit by and watch Abigale fall in love with someone else again. 

For Abigale, this is all so foreign. She's never looked at Zach that way before, but now that she's begun, she has a hard time letting go of the idea. I loved the relationship between these two ...they're good together in all ways. It's just a really fun entertaining book to read. I love the dichotomy of Zach's change in career and that he's this tattooed bad-boy now...that made him all the more attractive. I liked the addition of the Wreck This Journal idea to the story...incredibly creative and a great impetus for the story. I liked it... a LOT!

1 comment:

Brianna (The Book Vixen) said...

Glad you enjoyed this one, as I liked it too. I'm a fan of the friends-to-lovers trope as well.