Monday, May 18, 2020

Reckless Memories By: Catherine Cowles

Reckless Memories (Wrecked #1)
Author: Catherine Cowles
Publisher: Pagesmith LLC
Published: May 2020
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 330
Rating: 4/5
I loved him before I knew what the word meant. 
From skinned knees to first dates and everything in between. 
But he was never mine to love. 
I settled for friendship, even though I always wanted more. 

That was before. 
Before he ripped my world apart and didn’t bother sticking around to help me pick up the pieces. 
I knit every last shred back together all on my own. 
And I’ve all but forgotten his name. 

Now, he’s back, and everything is torn apart once more. 
But he’s not the only one doing the tearing this time. 

And there might be no stopping the person who has it out for us both. 

First, I would like to thank Social Butterfly PR for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Now I have to say I almost didn't even give this a 4 star rating, and I'll tell you why.

So right from the start you dive into this story of these best friends that were closer than ever, only to fall out of touch, mixing hate, anger, and broken hearts, only to come back face to face in a town where everyone knows everything.

While I will admit, I really do think that this story could have been even more amazing in my opinion, I just couldn't really connect to the characters as much as I tried.

Paul Rudd Whatever GIFI feel like the dramatic moments within the book were more of an add in to the rest of the story, (If you know what I'm talking about *scarf*) and honestly would have been fine without it. There was a lot going on that sometimes it felt like I wasn't sure where these two were at. Like one moment they're speaking and then next chapter they're kissing? 

I also felt like the story just kind of ended. The epilogue picked it up enough to entice me some more, but for something that is a series, I really want that hook. That major thing that happens that MAKES me want to get the next book.

Now the reasons why I ended up giving this a higher rating, even though there was an ongoing battle in my head... Their relationship is definitely unique, and of course you see them both grow from the beginning to end. You can tell that Ford loves Bell with everything he is, not to mention his entire family is AMAZING! That whole dynamic with Bell's parents definitely left a sour taste, and I'm so glad about what ended up happening towards the end. It was emotional over what they both went through and you see them trying to move past their heartbreak.

Overall this was a good book. It took a while to get to the juicy stuff, and the epilogue lifted the ending for me, but I didn't love it as I couldn't fully connect. It pulled at the heartstrings enough and I'll definitely been on the look out for book two to see how that ones turns out!

That's all for my review, I know that mine may not be a popular opinion, but hey... I speak the truth, and like I always say, you may end up enjoying it more than I did, so give it a chance!

So until the next time, Keep Reading!
Your Graduated Bookworm!! :)

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