Review: J.L. Mac’s Wreck Me
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.
J.L. Mac truly captured the essence of this girl that has lost her whole world at such a young age. Now, as an adult, Jo is trying to get on with living day by day and realizes she has everything she needs and more. That is until new memories resurface and she is forced to relive feelings she wants to keep buried for good.
Jo is the girl you want to see things happen for. You hope that things will turn around and change for the better because you feel for her tremendous loss. You can’t imagine losing your parents right in front of your eyes and then fight to survive and make them proud. Her flaw is that she’s too quick. Too quick to judge, too quick to say no, and too quick to notice or see what’s right in front of her.
Damon comes into her life at the perfect moment. He opens her eyes (and heart) to new emotions she never thought she’d feel for anyone. It also doesn’t hurt that she feels this unexplainable bond and similarity to him. He quickly becomes her light in this dark tunnel that she’s living in. He’s also the first one she turns to when she loses her second family tragically, so soon after she realizes she HAD a family all along. Sadly, once again, you wish that things will go great for Jo and then BAM, she’s disappointed again. However, this time she has Damon….that is until old secrets are revealed. Like the description reads, “she has given herself over to the one person who is close enough to wreck her.”
This was a very interesting read and like I said, you can definitely feel and hear the emotion of this girl that is bitter about losing the only people she’s ever cared for and known. I can’t wait to read what’s next in store for Jo’s future in Restore Me (Wrecked #2), out March 27th!
Be sure to try Josephine’s “Poor-man Cheeseburger Casserole” inspired by the book!