Blog Tour and My Review: Wrecked by Sherilee Gray

Blog Tour and My Review:  Wrecked	 by Sherilee GrayWrecked by Sherilee Gray
Series: Axle Alley Vipers #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis

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 received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Review

Wrecked by author Sherilee Gray is book three in the Axel Alley Vipers Series, but can be read as a standalone. It is a taboo, frienemies to lovers novel.

Cole and Piper have had a secret infatuation with each other for quite some time. However, friend/family ties and life have not allowed for them to explore or pursue their relationship. An unexpected window of opportunity opens, and we know that this is their chance of a lifetime.

Wrecked was a quick read that was told in third person point of view. This perspective does not tend to be my favorite, however the author’s writing style and representation of character personalities did hold my interest and give me reason to read and discover what happens with Cole and Piper. Cole was a strong male character that, in spite of his self-perception of a broken man, continued on and did not allow himself to become completely lost to his grief. He was at his best when he was with Piper, because she saw him for who he was. I love that he was so protective of Piper, but recognized her strengths and purposed to build her up in these areas. The introductions of various plot twists pushed Piper and Cole to their limits, making them address their long-standing attraction, and giving a new beginning in each of their lives.

Excerpt

“May I have the rest of the bridal party on the dance floor?” the MC called.

Rusty and the other groomsman hit the floor, which left just her and Cole sitting at the table. The guy had visibly paled, lips thinned, expression grim, back and shoulders so stiff he looked cut from stone.

That excited to dance with me, huh?

It looked like they were just going to sit at opposite ends of the table and pretend they weren’t the only ones in the bridal party not dancing. Neat-o. That wasn’t embarrassing at all.

But then she felt rather than saw him turn to her, tingles dancing across her bare shoulders. She twisted in her seat to face him. Cole stared back, then stood suddenly and started toward her. In that moment his limp became more obvious, and she realized what his hesitation had been about. It had

nothing to do with her. Why would it?

He was worried about dancing in front of all these people. Sympathy churned inside her, but she kept her expression wiped clean. That was the last thing he wanted.

When he reached her, he extended his hand. The urge to tell him not to worry, that they could sit this one out was on the tip of her tongue. But she somehow knew her refusal would batter his damaged pride more than struggling through the dance with him would. So she took his outstretched hand and smiled up at him.

Despite their currently strained relationship, she’d do anything for Cole. He was a good man. A man who’d been through hell and back. He was also her brother’s best friend, someone she’d known most of her life. He needed her

support, not her petty feelings of rejection—not when those feelings were hers alone. He hadn’t actually done anything.

His biggest crime against her was not wanting her back.

As they walked out the song ended, changing to one with a slightly faster tempo. Piper inwardly winced as the other guys started spinning their partners around the floor. She glanced up at Cole. Her tough ex-cop looked stricken, cheeks darkening.

Shit.

With her only thought to ease his embarrassment, she stepped in close and wrapped her arms around his neck, so her body was flush with his, like they were a couple and this was the most natural thing in the world. He stiffened, staring down at her, gaze searching hers for several painful seconds. She couldn’t read his expression, but for a split second she thought he might actually push her away.

But then he lifted his arms, sliding them around her waist, causing a delicious tingling sensation wherever he touched. They didn’t speak, just held each other and began to sway to the music.

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3.5 Stars

About Sherilee Gray

Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.

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