Series: Stories of Serendipity #8
Author: Anne Conley
Publish Date: 06.10.14
Publisher: Anne Conley
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing: book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused
Received from: Anne Conley (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by: My Family's Heart Book Tours
Date completed: 07.14.14
Goodreads link: Wrecked
Description from the publisher:
Welcome to Serendipity, Texas, where the days are hot and the nights are steamy. Meet real people with real problems, as they live life and find love in a small town.
One moment of distraction, and Renae causes Jason to wreck his motorcycle, setting into motion a love affair that could be her undoing.
She has big plans for her empty nest, but one night of passion changes everything. He's perfect. Too perfect, but her own stupidity entwines their lives together forever. What if she finds out he's gassy, doesn’t like kittens, has a terminal illness, or…hates babies?
Jason is just visiting his dad in Serendipity, not staying. But his plans change when things with his dad are worse than he thought. Renae is a pleasant distraction, and the more he gets to know her, the more she becomes another reason to stay.
When their lives entwine, they both have choices to make, hurts to get over, and ideals to let go of. Is it possible for them to do it, in order to get their happily ever after? Or will things be wrecked?
After it was over, Jason let out a pent up breath. “I forgot how freaky that damn movie was.”
“Not me, I remembered. I won’t be sleeping tonight.” She laughed nervously and unfolded herself from the ball she’d curled up into on the couch, standing and stretching.
He nodded soberly, waited a beat, then his face cracked into that grin that made Renae willing to do anything. “Great, huh?”
She laughed. “Stud-muffin caliber sex.”
Renae nodded. “Yes, I think so.” It was something she’d considered, repeatedly. Especially at night when she was supposed to be sleeping.
“No control around you… so fucking perfect… want more.”
I kept wanting to holler at Renae to get out of her own way! I understand the feeling that you need to control or be controlled. She chooses to control, in all things, because she has never before had someone on whom she could depend… until she meets Jason. Jason has seen the happy life of his brother and wants the same. All he has to do is convince Renae to take a leap of faith when she has trouble with the baby steps of faith (baby steps, hehehe).
I love the realism of the characters. I especially loved that this time our main characters are in their mid-forties and portrayed as vital, sexually available, active, and desirable people. I have loved my visits to Serendipity, TX and will continue to visit as often as we are all invited.
A huge thank you to Ms. Conley for another terrific escape from our busy lives to her small town!
Stories of Serendipity Series:
- Neighborly Complications
- Dream On
- Chef's Delight
- Hot Mess
- Falling for Him
- Gambling on Love
- My Mistake
The Four Winds series:
- Falling for Heaven
- Falling for Grace
- Falling for Hope
- Falling for Faith (coming soon)
- Falling for Sin (coming soon)