Audio Book Review: Salvaged by Jay Crownover
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Publisher: Harper Audio
Length: 10 hours 46 minutes
Narrator: Burke Stevens, Carmen Vine
Genre: Fiction / Romance
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Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée, who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He's tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment, with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He's set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he's ever seen hook him right away. Wheeler can see Poppy's pain, and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can't remember a time when she didn't see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt by the men who swore to protect her, Poppy's determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm's length. Wheeler's sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn't captivate her, but every time she's with him, she can't help being pulled closer to him. Though she's terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out - and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she's convinced he's the only man with the tools to fix it.
Review:Poppy is the broken battered sister of Salem Cruz (Rowdy: A Marked Men Book). She is slowly piecing her life back together and finds that sad broken hearted Wheeler speaks to her and she is starting to feel herself wake up and trust him. Wheeler understands broken lonely and abused, abandoned when he was 4 he has had to fend for himself and has a strong idea of how women should be treated.
Despite being abandoned at a young age Wheeler has found his calling in putting old forgotten things back together. He is a car genius and runs his own business with a little help from silent partner Rome Archer. Ever since Wheeler set eyes on Poppy Cruz he has been fascinated by her. Despite being dumped by his finance and then finding out she is pregnant Wheeler still finds the time to Woo Poppy, allowing her to take the lead and take things as fast or slow as she needs.
This is a beautifully done story of finding love after abuse and rejection. Its one of my favorites of the series. There is still hot toe curling sex and a little bit of intrigue thrown in for good measure.
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