Book Review: Wrecked by Shiloh Walker

Wrecked by Shiloh WalkerTitle: Wrecked
Series: Barnes Brothers, Book 1
Author: Shiloh Walker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy from publisher
Published: April 2, 2013 by Berkley

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 fiancĂ© 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.

Why I Read this Book: I really enjoy reading Shiloh Walker’s contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. She writes well-defined characters, great storylines, and most importantly - great smut. 

What I Liked: I absolutely LOVE a good friends-to-lovers romance. It’s like the characters get the best of both worlds - they have their best friend and lover all in one package. There’s also this special kind of connection between them that not all couples have. And on top of that, Abby and Zach were both very likable people. They're good peeps with big hearts and great personalities.

Zach’s a tattoo artist. That’s hot! And when he inked Abby, HOT! Can you tell I have a thing for tattoo artists in romance novels? I also liked the aspect of the characters both having a prior celebrity status. I enjoy reading about celebrity characters, especially when they fall in love with a commoner, and this was kind of a mishmash of those two things. 

I thought the 'Wreck This Journal' itself was a very interesting plot device. It was almost like the journal itself was a character in its own rite. I thought the inclusion of this journal upped the ante on the level of interesting fun for these characters and the storyline. 

I am definitely interested in Zane and Keelie’s story. I need that book. So much so, I made notation of this TWICE in my ebook copy. Hell, I want a book for Travis, Sebastian, and even Trey too. Trey deserves another chance at love.

What I Didn’t Like: It took Abby a while to see what was right in front of her but it challenged Zach and made him work a little harder to get his girl.

I have to admit that Zane, Zach’s brother, taking sensual pictures of Abby was a little weird. I can definitely see how that might bother Zach.

Memorable Moment: The 6th item on Abby’s ‘Wreck This Life Plan’, which I cannot divulge. You’ll just have to read Wrecked and see for yourself. *wink wink*

Overall Impression: Wrecked was a cute and fun romance to read with a very interesting plot device. If you love a good friends-to-lovers romance, like I do, then Wrecked is the book for you.

Brianna’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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1 comment:

  1. I really like your perspective of the Journal! You're so right - it WAS almost a character!


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