Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: Wrecked - Jeannine Colette

WRECKED by Jeannine Colette
 New Adult Contemporary Romance

Take one sexy bartender. Add a badass cop. A splash of sweet, that's me. One sour, that's him... and serve over ice.

That’s how you’ll get to my current situation.

You know the girl - the one who commands the scene, bottle of liquor in hand, pouring liquid fire into the willing throats of patrons as they let loose at the local bar?

That's me.

I may be known as the town party girl, but in reality I'm this close to my dream of opening my own bar - McConaugheys. Yes, it will be named after the acclaimed actor. What can I say? I’m a sucker for that sexy Texan.

Everything was going as planned until the night I had a few drinks and accepted a ride home from a friend. A misunderstanding leads to an arrest, and now I'm at the mercy of the one man I can’t stand, and trust me, the feeling is definitely mutual.

Adam Reingold is six-feet-tall and built like a stallion -- the man is the epitome of male. He also happens to be the town narc and hates my guts. There’s a story to our past and it's not a pretty one.

So, now, here I am, chained to him for the summer like a hardened criminal, doing whatever he tells me to do. Problem is, I can’t help but look at him when he’s not watching and wonder what our future could be like if things were different.

There are so many reasons why he’s all wrong for me. Even more reasons why I need to stay away from him.

It’s a cocktail of trouble. Best served shaken, not stirred.

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5 Stars

Leah wants to prove she's more than the girl who didn't go on to college and stayed in her hometown forever, she wants to go from bartender to bar owner. McConaughey's is her dream, but when a poor decision threatens her dream and her reputation, she bargains with all she has. Adam, the cop that ruins everyone's fun, allows her to work community service building homes alongside him. 100 hours should've been easy, but Leah isn't prepared for the memories and feelings that come back to life after being pushed away years prior. The fun bartender and the strict cop are mixing their lives together, it's a cocktail you'd never want to order, but it just might bring out the best in both of them.

"Like two ends of a magnet, our souls are being drawn toward one another. I am the negative, and he is the positive."

I won't deny it, I picked up Wrecked up for the cover and the blurb that I thought gave away a lot of information. I still think it does (and that it's a little long), but it doesn't give away it all. The blurb doesn't tell you that Jeannine Colette's writing in Wrecked is incredible, that you'll both laugh and try to hold onto some tears, that the plot has so much more to it than first meets the eye. Wrecked reads like a rom-com with a bit more of a punch to it. Main characters Adam and Leah are in a fight against their emotions and their past, one that holds so much more weight to it as the story unfolds. Told in first-person from Leah's POV, readers follow a story that is so relatable; the characters question their self worth, learn how to heal from tragedy, and accept love into their hearts.

"Funny thing about trying to distance yourself from someone when you're in a tight space is, the further you move away from each other, the closer you become."

I tend to read similar story lines over and over, I have a thing for bad boys and good girls, Wrecked definitely doesn't follow the cliche. There's no alpha, jerk male and Leah is not a meek heroine. There's so much more to both Adam and Leah, their love story is one that grows while they each overcome and grow as well. Wrecked has the perfect character development, each situation moving the story forward and making the characters a bit more complex. Driven mostly by dialogue, Leah and Adam revisit their past, right their wrongs, and fix a broken-connection that should never have been severed in the first place. I laughed often, fell in love with tough-but-sweet Adam, and cheered for Leah as she overcame her insecurities. 

"If he's being wrecked by me, then I've been shattered, damaged, destroyed by him."

Wrecked is my first book from Jeannine Colette, thanks to Lauren Runow's suggestion, and it definitely won't be my last. It's a feel good story, but written in such a way that you won't want to put it down. Readers will find themselves invested in Leah's story, feeling all the same emotions as she faces life head on with a few Matthew McConaughey quotes to cheer her on.

The Abandon CollectionCheck out Jeannine Colette's other works!

About Jeannine Colette

Jeannine Colette is the author of the ABANDON COLLECTION – A series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She is now a full-time author who spends her days at Starbucks, writing and listening to way too much Snow Patrol. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

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