Wreck Me by JL Mac!
Synopsis: Life can be cruel. People can be ruthless and evil. The world can be cold and uninviting. No one knows these things better than Josephine Geroux. By her own definition, she is a twenty-five year old “nobody with nothing,” and she is content to stay that way. Growing up an orphan has made her tough and indifferent to the people around her until she meets a strangely familiar man with a face that haunts her for reasons she can’t understand.
Despite the pain that will inevitably ensue, she makes it her mission to discover what parts of her tragic puzzle she is missing. On her journey to discovering why the she feels an alarming connection to an absolute stranger, her greatest fear is reawakening the demons and darkness from the past that will surely overtake her if she lets her guard down.
Little does Josephine know that the past should be the least of her worries. She is toying with a man who has already broken her heart once. She just doesn’t realize it.
Although she makes it a point to avoid interactions with others, Josephine’s life becomes entangled with the enigmatic stranger. Before she realizes it, she has given herself over to the one person who is close enough to wreck her.
Jen’s Review: Josephine was orphaned at a young age when her and her parents were in a car accident. A driver had hit their car head on and her parents were both killed. Life has been cruel to Jo ever since. She’s struggled on the streets and warded off unwanted advances from foster parents. She knows life isn’t fair, but she’s trying her hardest to make it in the world. And her one thing that she has in life that means anything right now is her job. She works in a bookstore and the grumpy old owner was brave enough to take a chance on her. She practically runs the store. One day she stops a shoplifter from stealing a book and in the process runs into a beautiful stranger. She’s all about hooking up and it has been a while since she’s had a little fun. So she takes a chance and has coffee with him. There seems to be something so familiar about him though, but she can’t place it.
Damon feels like they have this connection. From the moment he saw her he never wanted to let her go. He takes her back to his place and the magic flies. He’s never felt like this with anyone and she realizes the same. They’re good for each other, but Damon has figured out how they know each other and hasn’t told Jo. Jo still can’t figure it all out though, until one day she finds out from someone else and her whole world crumbles. Will the secret that Damon has kept be the end of them? Can’t Jo live with this information and still be with Damon?
This book draws you in with it’s melancholy story of loss, but there are a lot of smiles to be had as well. Definitely worth reading. I give it 4.5 stars!