The Wreckage of Us
Brittainy C. Cherry
Never in a million years did I think it would be Ian Parker who saved me…
I know I should stay away from Ian Parker.
But when my drug-dealing stepdad kicks me out, I have nowhere to go. Squatting in an abandoned shed on Ian’s grandpa’s farm seems like as good a plan as any.
Ian finds me there, of course, and he insists on me moving into his spare room. I should say no, but the appeal of a roof and a warm bed is too much. Not to mention Ian’s brown eyes and strong arms.
We’re nothing alike, but the spark between us is undeniable. My life is finally looking up.
Until I call the cops on my stepdad and unintentionally get my pregnant mom arrested.
Now I have to sacrifice my dreams to take care of my mom’s baby. She’s the only family I have left. Meanwhile, Ian’s band is taking off; his dreams are coming true.
Ian is my one chance at love. I just hope he doesn’t become the one chance that got away.
~ My Thoughts ~
As with all of her books Brittainy C. Cherry writes relatable characters that embedded themselves into my heart. From the characters who play the leading roles, to the characters who guide when they stray from the correct path, to the minor characters, each holds a special place which enhances the overall reading experience.
The story of Ian and Hazel is simple, complex and tender. Their connection, their untold secrets of the past, the way the slowly burn into each souls is written in such a touching and heartfelt way.
The troubles and tribulations they both face add drama, longing and healing.
The band adds excitement and showcases the dedication between what’s real and what’s illusion. The combined efforts of the band members within the story plays a pivotal role and one that I really enjoyed.
The family aspect, good and bad adds realism and truth and brings the story full circle.
The Wreckage of Us is the perfect love story. Romance with a bit of angst. The struggle to right the wrongs of the past. The slow and difficult breakdown of the walls the characters erect to protect themselves.
For anyone who loves a good romance, don’t pass up the beauty that is The Wreckage of Us.