I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wrecked by Sherilee Gray
Series: Axle Alley Vipers, #3
Published by Entangled: Indulgence on February 8th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Entangled Publishing
Reading Challenges: 2016 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge, COYER Back to Basics
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
He's driving her crazy...
Piper West is finally on her own, and it's time to get crazy. Except that her overprotective big bro has enlisted his ex-cop best friend to keep an eye on his baby sister. With every move monitored and reported back, Piper's life has gone from "going crazy" to "being driven crazy." But a searing-hot kiss with her sexy and scarred watchdog is just the game-changer she needs...
Cole Black owes Piper's brother big-time, but there's nothing easy about his new assignment. Piper is all feisty sexiness and curves meant to tempt a man beyond reason, and Cole can't stop himself. Now he's caught up in a hunger like nothing he's ever known, and he can't get enough...
Even if Piper's the one girl he's not allowed to have.
I first came across this series last year when I got a copy of Revved, the second book in Sherilee Gray’s Axle Alley Vipers series, which centers around three girls who own and run their own automotive restoration company. In the third and final book, Wrecked, we finally get the story of the youngest West sibling, Piper, and the man of her dreams, Cole Black.
Cole has been in the background as an ex-NYPD cop who’s returned home after being severely injured on the job. Covered in awful scars on his body, Cole has become a shell of his former self. Yet despite his injuries, Piper sill carries the same torch for him that she’s had since she was 17 years old. However, thanks to his low self-confidence and pain over what happened to him, Piper has no idea if Cole will ever return her affections.
You probably know by now how much I love a love story with a prior relationship between the two characters, which Cole and Piper have in spades. Cole is her older brother Deke’s best friend, and almost a member of their family. Having grown up together, these two know each other inside and out. Yet, the much of the novel they spend at cross-purposes. Not only does Cole suffer from low self-esteem thanks to his injuries, but Piper does as well. This angst was believable considering the two have the history that they do, and only added to the realism of the story.
The other aspect of the story I loved was how much a role the other characters played in the story. Not only do we get the chance to read about Cole and Piper’s story, but fans get the opportunity to learn what’s been going on with the other couples in the series. This was great, as this appears to be the final book, and readers get some closure with the series. If you’re a fan of this series, then you don’t want to miss this one.