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When Avery Hensley met Conner Wellings, she thought she’d found the guy she was going to spend the rest of her life with. She got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world. Life seemed perfect. But not everything is what it seems. Turned out Conner had another side to him, a darker side that Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked and broke her into a thousandWhen Avery Hensley met Conner Wellings, she thought she’d found the guy she was going to spend the rest of her life with. She got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world. Life seemed perfect. But not everything is what it seems. Turned out Conner had another side to him, a darker side that Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked and broke her into a thousand pieces, leaving Avery to put herself back together. From then on, Avery vows never to let a man into her life again. But then she meets Tristan Morganson. He’s sweet and sexy and wrecks Avery in a different way than Conner did, the kind of way that makes her feel alive again, the kind of way that makes her think maybe not all guys are bad. But can Avery trust him enough to let her walls come crumbling down?*Can be read as a Standalone*...

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ISBN : 21949187
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Number of Pages : 350 Pages
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Wreck Me Reviews

  • Christy
    2019-06-21 04:17

    4 stars!Since I first read the Nova books, I’ve been dying to get Tristan’s story. I wanted to know more about him, what caused him to turn towards the path he’s taken and most importantly, if he could become sober and turn his life around… Tristan is Quinton’s cousin, and a recovering addict. He hasn’t had an easy life. Living in the shadow of his sister, never being good enough for his parents, never being loved, constantly using and being used. I don’t know why, but it just seemed like everyone was suddenly walking forward in a straight line while I was moving against them in an unsteady and crooked path that no one else could see. And the more I stayed on that path, the more my family, and everyone else didn’t want me around anymore.I became invisible. 
Sobriety is not easy for Tristan. If it wasn’t for Quinton and Nova, sometimes I think he wouldn’t bother. Life is so much harder when you have to deal with the realities sober. Something happens to Tristan. Something, or rather someone, that makes him want to try a little harder. To be a better person. Someone who makes him feel like there is someone out there that really cares and isn’t out to just use him. And her name is Avery. Avery’s life hasn’t been much better than Tristan's has. Honestly, it’s been worse in a lot of ways. A single mother, recovering alcoholic, full time student, and bartender with an abusive ex-husband to boot. Avery has enough on her plate. She hasn’t been in a relationship in a long time and she is not looking for one. But there is Tristan. There is something about this broken boy that calls her. She doesn’t want to have feelings for him. She doesn’t need these complications. But for some reason, she can’t not care. She can’t stay away. Through all Tristan’s struggles, I wanted him to get his happy so bad. He is one of the broken boys that ended up stealing my heart. You can’t help but to root for him. To stay clean, to get the girl, to feel loved and wanted. I’m so happy he had a woman like Avery come into his life. Avery is a survivor. I admired her strength. That poor girl. Hearing her history broke my heart. The flashbacks on her life were hard to read. Avery and Tristan were both in places in their lives where they needed someone. And they found each other. Their chemistry was off the charts and their bond was intense.Even though the story ended in a good place, I’m really hoping we get something else about this couple. There was no cliffhanger or anything, but there was a lot left that I wanted to know. I would be happy with another book or novella, but if we don’t get one, I’m okay with that too. There was a lot I loved about this story- but there is one thing I have to point out. I hate to even mention this because it’s something that doesn’t bother me terribly, but there are quite a few errors I noticed in this one. If you’re particular about that, just an fyi.Jessica Sorensen’s Nova series is one of my favorites. It’s emotional, a tad bit depressing at times, and these characters are broken with a lot of issues. But to see them grow, see them heal, it really is a beautiful thing. It makes their happy ever afters that much more special.

  • Ilze
    2019-06-01 06:16

    Heartbreaking but truly touching and inspiring <3I wanted Tristan saved as much as Quinton since Breaking Nova, and I felt for him as much as I felt for Quinton and Nova. Tristan has always been such a huge part of Quinton's and Nova's story, and I couldn't help myself but fall in love with him. Therefore, I was stoked to finally read his story, where he gets saved <3"I am damned. Ruined. Wrecked. Forever."Tristan met Avery three months ago while he was building her house, and they shared a moment then. Although Tristan left the town where Avery lived, he couldn't forget her, and Avery still falls asleep reading Tristan's message to her. Now that they are building another house together, they cannot ignore the connection between them. They both have very dark secrets and tragic pasts, can they trust each other without losing anything? "I'm not scared of death, just tired. So fucking tired of being alive yet never fully breathing."Wreck Me is the fourth book in Nova series, but it can be read as a standalone, because it is about different couple. However, I would recommend reading first three books, which are about Quinton and Nova, very heart-wrenching, but beautiful. Plus, by reading first three books you get to know Tristan too. Nevertheless, if you want to read just Tristan's story I would highly insist you readTristan: Finding Hope first, it is a short novella about the first encounter of Tristan and Avery."I feel like no one sometimes."While reading this, I really felt like my heart was ripped out, smashed against a wall and then put back in. Those past flashbacks were so bloody painful, the self-hatred they felt and the hopeless situations they were in, gutted me. Jessica Sorensen really knows how to write a tragic past for her characters, that you can't help but feel for.I loved Tristan and I liked Avery too, they both were very interesting characters, with different pasts, but very similar emotions and opinions about themselves. I loved how they flirted with each other all the time, but that they also could have a nice serious conversation. I just wish we had more time with them in relationships rather than just as friends. There were more Avarey's POV chapters and her past flashback were longer. I understand that is because we already knew what Tristan was up to, but I wished we still had more of him in the book. "Life is confusing.Life is hard.Life is... life."As dark as the book was, I really enjoyed it, and I had a hard time putting it down, because I just needed HEA for them. This is a story of two damaged people struggling to deal with their addictions and their pasts. Devastating, but beautiful ♥

  • Celeste
    2019-05-29 02:17

    This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.**I received an advanced copy of this book,but that did not influence the review**100 million stars ~ raw, gritty, and real Ok, ok, I know star ratings top out at 5, but if I could give this book, or any book in this Nova series more I would. You guys. YOU GUYS. I loved this series so much. Each and every single installment has owned a piece of my soul and this one was just as amazing as the rest. I can’t get enough of this series, of these characters, of their world, of their struggles. The way these books are written, it’s just magical the way I’m drawn in. I LOVE THESE BOOKS.I’d met Tristan in the previous books, but now it was time for his story. While we didn’t go through his addiction battle (he was clean when this story started), it was still always there, leering around every page turned. He had demons that he was trying to fight with all he could, and I just wanted to cheer for him, tell him it was ok, tell him to keep going, tell him he was worth it. Because he was worth it, and yes, he feels so real to me.Avery was burning the candle at both ends and I don’t know how she did it. She just never gave up and worked so hard and finally FINALLY things were going her way. I loved that we met her after she kicked Conner out of her life, because I don’t think that would be a story that would be easy to read, the flash backs were hard enough. But she was strong and she was determined, and she finally got to realize that she was really special too.The romance in this story is amazing, and it’s just as simple as that. A romance that touches you. It’s all about the hand holding, the kissing (omg, the kissing!!), the touching, the holding. Yes, we get to the hot stuff too, but when we do it means so much at that point that you’ll probably be wiping a tear or two from your eye. This book is about love and trust, and then smexy.Any critiques? Actually yes, but I still loved this book so much that it couldn’t even put a dent in my 100 million star rating. Avery is not really a great mother, and while she was constantly worried about this, she just never seemed to love her son. I guess that is coming from me being a mom and having my world revolve around my kids, and that was not the vibe I got from her. She was more concerned with her brother, Tristan, or anything else. It seemed like Mason came really far down her list.The ending was amazing too, just the right pacing, just the right *omgs!* and just enough heart clenching. I’ve read other books by Ms. Sorensen and while they are good, these have some type of spell cast over them and each one is divine, yet so gritty and raw. Every single character has scars, deep scars, and their journey to show them to another human being to start is truly amazing. I can’t wait for Jax’s book, I’m sure I will read that in one sitting because the Nova series owns me.Thank you for writing this, Ms. Sorensen, I adore you!

  • Shania Tasker
    2019-06-09 22:11

    This is probably one of the most depressing series I have read. At least eight people died, and there was just so much pain and suffering and emotion! All the pain I went through reading about Nova and Quinton and they didn't even really get the HEA they deserved. I mean, they did fall in love and stuff, but we as a reader did't really get to see them once they finally did admit their feelings, which was kind of disappointing. Avery and Tristan were very much screwed up as well. For myself, I would say their journey was a lot more enjoyable than Nova and Quinton's. Avery absolutely broke my heart, so I was happy to see her get the HEA she deserved. This was my favourite book of the series, however, I most likely won't continue with the rest of the series.

  • C.K.
    2019-06-05 23:29

    I was hoping that Tristan would get a story. Tristan also has a short story called Tristan: Finding Hope that is out now. It's Free! It's kind of a prequel to Wreck Me.Here is the link to the story on Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Tristan-Finding...Here is a link about it on Jessica's Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...

  • Yael
    2019-06-03 23:23

    Quinton's cousin story! Woohoo

  • Zandalee
    2019-06-10 06:26

    Wreck Me is the Nova series’ fourth book which features Tristan and Avery. Though this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. In fact, I haven’t started any other books in the series, but I was still able to get into this story. So rest assured, you won’t be confused or feel out of the loop while reading if you haven’t read the other stories either. However, I always encourage people to read the first books if possible so that you can get a better understanding of everyone’s story and get deeper into their world."I'm not scared of death, just tired. So fucking tired of being alive yet never fully breathing." Avery Hensley found hope, love, and an escape when she met Conner Wellings. She thought this boy from the good side of the tracks was going to be able to provide her with a happily ever after. Unfortunately for her, the old life she had under her mother’s roof sunk back into her new life with him.Conner used and abused Avery in the worst ways possible. He wrecked her to the point of wanting to die. During a life-threatening situation, Avery has an epiphany and realizes she needs to kick start her life in a positive direction. Starting with getting far away from Conner. Years later, with her “No Guy Policy” and strong work ethic, Avery assures herself that she’s doing well. Yet there’s still something missing from her life. Complete happiness. Her past continues to haunt her and it’s something Avery needs to control and extinguish from her life. A great fear still lurks within Avery. Conner still poses a threat to her and she never knows when he’ll strike.Tristan Morganson walked into Avery’s life months ago while building a home for her. Since then, their connection has never been severed despite the distance and lack of communication.Three months later, they’re reunited and the bond goes even stronger. As much as these two try to stay apart, there’s this unseen force that draws them back. Is it fate? Are they soul mates? Avery and Tristan’s dark pasts bind them together. They need one another to help each other and themselves. Starting off as friends is always a plus for me and that’s just what they did. Their friendship allowed them to really get to know one another and understand each other’s pain. It also helped them overcome their pasts and heal individually. Their romance was so sweet and subtle, and then BAM! Steamy doesn’t even cover it. When it finally happens it’s amazing and meaningful.The flashback moments with Conner gutted me. It’s hard to read stories like Avery’s, and there was one particular flashback that had me pausing for a break. Nevertheless, those flashbacks strengthened the story and enabled me to comprehend what she went through and what led her to the current point she was at in her life. Even Tristan’s scenes were heartbreaking to read. Of course his story was more detailed in his prequel novella.The pacing was okay, but for me personally I would’ve liked to have had it a bit more fast paced. There were moments that seemed repetitive, but perhaps it was meant to reinforce ideas into the readers head. The back and forth between time periods threw me off a bit at the beginning, but I got used to it fairly quickly. The only other thing that bothered me was Avery’s love for her son. I questioned it a lot of the times during the book. I didn’t feel like he was her number one priority. Instead, her brother seemed to top her list every time. She was always going on and on about him and his well-being. I understand that she felt obligated because of what they had gone through by the hand of their mother, but her son should be mentioned just as much, if not more.I liked that there wasn’t one character who was messed up and needed saving from the other. Both Avery and Tristan had problems to deal with and they fed off each other’s energy. Even the supporting characters had flaws! This book was just so real in every sense of the word. There were various aspects of the story that resonated with me and for that reason this story was a winner in my eyes.If you’re looking for a dark, painful read with two struggling characters finding love and a happily ever after in one another, then pick this book up.*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sandy
    2019-05-31 22:06

    First off, I don’t know that anyone would want to pick up Wreck Me without reading Tristan: Finding Hope first. At the time that I read Tristan: Finding Hope, I kind of wondered the same thing. I mean that’s where Tristan and Avery actually meet, and there’s a good bit that happens as setup that is really necessary to know when going into Wreck Me. I can’t say that I was fully paying attention to whether or not someone could read Wreck Me without having read Tristan: Finding Hope first, but I can definitely say that I wouldn’t advise it.As often happens when I’m reading a series and there’s a side character that has a pretty prominent role, I tend to try to figure out what that character is thinking and feeling based on their actions. But often times once I’m able to read from that character’s perspective, things aren’t quite the way I imagined them. I’ve been getting mixed messages about Tristan throughout the series. During Breaking Nova and Saving Quinton, Tristan seems to be Quinton’s gateway into this life of drugs and various other horribleness. While meth is a no joke drug, Tristan’s preferred drug of choice seemed to be heroine, which Quinton doesn’t branch out into until he’s hit rock bottom. But yet, Tristan didn’t ever seem to have the emotional reasons that Quinton did to get into drugs in the first place. And Tristan went to rehab and got clean first. Yet as I said, all is not as it appears. Turns out, Tristan does have emotional reasons (even though no reason is good enough) to seek solace in drugs. And just because Tristan got clean first doesn’t mean anything. He shows how truly difficult it is to stay clean and how addiction always stays with you.Avery’s history is no picnic. She grew up around drugs. Her mother is an addict and all she ever wanted to do was “get out”. Get out of that house, get out of that town, get out of that lifestyle. So she latches on to the first hope she sees for escape. It just happens to be via an unworthy man. Though Conner doesn’t appear to have any addictions when he and Avery first meet, he gets dragged into that world, and Avery allows herself to get pulled in as well. Avery would have to have had such a background, I think, in order to make a good match for Tristan. Tristan would have a much harder time trusting that she’s not going to view him as complete trash had she not had her own history of mistakes behind her.Tristan and Avery’s story does have a little too much parallel for me. Jessica Sorensen not only swaps narrators between both characters, but she also chooses to insert flashbacks from both characters too. For some reason, I don’t seem to mind when a character is having a memory. Yet, I find myself annoyed when the past is written as if it’s the present. You know…like time-jumping. That just doesn’t always sit right with me. So add to that the fact that Tristan and Avery were often experiencing very similar circumstances and events “at the exact same time” throughout their pasts and present. I don’t know…I guess when two characters’ lives are too similar or they think the same word-for-word thoughts I just find that hard to believe. So this aspect of Wreck Me wasn’t my favorite.I did enjoy that Tristan and Avery had a pretty slow building relationship. A connection was already there from when they met before, but they took time to get to know each other. Each one had to come to terms with their past and find a way to share what they’d been through with the other. It felt authentic. But once things start happening they happen perhaps a little too quickly. The physical boundaries are blown. And the conflict of Avery’s ex-husband, Conner, just seemed to be solved too easily for me.Wreck Me was a pretty enjoyable read. I was hooked into the story quickly once I got started, and I didn’t really want to put it down. I had a few small issues with the parallels of Tristan and Avery’s pasts, the jumps in chronology, and with how quickly things wrapped up, but that didn’t really change my overall feel of the book. Wreck Me gets 4 Stars. Do be aware about language though. Jessica Sorensen’s characters have no qualms with the f-bomb. Have you read Wreck Me? What did you think? Let me know!

  • BookHookup
    2019-05-26 01:04

    This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.**I received an advanced copy of this book,but that did not influence the review**100 million stars ~ raw, gritty, and real Ok, ok, I know star ratings top out at 5, but if I could give this book, or any book in this Nova series more I would. You guys. YOU GUYS. I loved this series so much. Each and every single installment has owned a piece of my soul and this one was just as amazing as the rest. I can’t get enough of this series, of these characters, of their world, of their struggles. The way these books are written, it’s just magical the way I’m drawn in. I LOVE THESE BOOKS.I’d met Tristan in the previous books, but now it was time for his story. While we didn’t go through his addiction battle (he was clean when this story started), it was still always there, leering around every page turned. He had demons that he was trying to fight with all he could, and I just wanted to cheer for him, tell him it was ok, tell him to keep going, tell him he was worth it. Because he was worth it, and yes, he feels so real to me.Avery was burning the candle at both ends and I don’t know how she did it. She just never gave up and worked so hard and finally FINALLY things were going her way. I loved that we met her after she kicked Conner out of her life, because I don’t think that would be a story that would be easy to read, the flash backs were hard enough. But she was strong and she was determined, and she finally got to realize that she was really special too.The romance in this story is amazing, and it’s just as simple as that. A romance that touches you. It’s all about the hand holding, the kissing (omg, the kissing!!), the touching, the holding. Yes, we get to the hot stuff too, but when we do it means so much at that point that you’ll probably be wiping a tear or two from your eye. This book is about love and trust, and then smexy.Any critiques? Actually yes, but I still loved this book so much that it couldn’t even put a dent in my 100 million star rating. Avery is not really a great mother, and while she was constantly worried about this, she just never seemed to love her son. I guess that is coming from me being a mom and having my world revolve around my kids, and that was not the vibe I got from her. She was more concerned with her brother, Tristan, or anything else. It seemed like Mason came really far down her list.The ending was amazing too, just the right pacing, just the right *omgs!* and just enough heart clenching. I’ve read other books by Ms. Sorensen and while they are good, these have some type of spell cast over them and each one is divine, yet so gritty and raw. Every single character has scars, deep scars, and their journey to show them to another human being to start is truly amazing. I can’t wait for Jax’s book, I’m sure I will read that in one sitting because the Nova series owns me.Thank you for writing this, Ms. Sorensen, I adore you!

  • ✿kawehi.reviews
    2019-05-25 02:07

    ☆ I received an ARC via Shh Moms Reading in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆3.5-75 stars!!Life isn’t always hearts and flowers. Sometimes you need to hurt before things can get better.♫ “I came in like a wrecking ballI never hit so hard in loveAll I wanted was to break your wallsAll you ever did was wreck me” ♫The aftermath of Avery and Connor’s relationship kind of reminded me of Miley Cyrus’ song, Wrecking Ball, in how it left her broken and in tatters. Avery Hensley once thought that she had the perfect love with Connor Wellings, but boy, was she dead wrong!He breaks her, wrecks her, and makes her into a shadow of the person she once was.Determined to never let a man devastate and disappoint her, she develops a NO GUY rule policy and stays clear of all men.That is, until, she meets Tristan Morganson and the two develop an irresistible pull that neither can seem to shake off or deny. They start off as friends, but as they both begin to learn more about each other, the bigger they realize that each has their own set of obscurities that they need to overcome. What will become of their newfound love? Will they find the redemption they seek in each other and find their HEA’s? Can they piece together the pieces and make each other whole? Or will their union wreck each other along the way?Read and you will find out!♫ “I'm here again, a thousand miles away from youA broken mess, just scattered pieces of who I amI tried so hard, thought I could do this on my ownI've lost so much along the wayThen I'll see your face, I know I'm finally yoursI find everything I thought I lost beforeYou call my name, I come to you in piecesSo you can make me whole” ♫Pieces by Red

  • Tangerine
    2019-05-29 22:14

    4-4.5 ★sThis series has been my absolute favorite by Jessica Sorensen. There are moments in each one of the books that I won't forget, I find myself thinking about them from time to time. Out of all the books I have read these are the ones that I can probably relate to the most. Depressing, I know. I loved Tristan and Avery. My only complaint with this book is I would've liked more Tristan and Avery moments. I absolutely loved them together. I didn't need all of the "past" chapters. I also would've liked more with Avery and her son. Other, than those little things I loved it.

  • Always Addicted
    2019-06-19 22:16

    I love this series! I stopped after the third book waiting for this to come out and then it got down on the bottom of my list. Why did I wait so long!? I love Jessica Sorensen! All of her books are amazing! This was Tristan story... He deserves a HEA.

  • Nicole Rousseau
    2019-06-06 22:01

    I am so happy to have read Tristan's story and that he also found his deserved happy ending.I have been a huge fan of the Nova series and this one did not disappoint.Dare I ask if Jax's story might come too?

  • Chris
    2019-06-09 00:20

    Avery and Tristan's stories were heart breaking, but this was a story about to broken people saving each other. I loved it and wish I could of gotten more of Avery and Tristan.

  • Diane plourde
    2019-06-17 02:01

    Great book

  • Erika
    2019-06-09 03:12

    Tristan's story is a heart wrenching one. Unloved and unwanted he finds someone who sees him. Emery sees Tristan but she's falling. This is a story about falling, getting up and finding love.

  • Georgia Mathers
    2019-06-21 01:20

    I can’t say I liked this new adult book. I wanted to like it, but unfortunately, I didn’t. It is the fourth book in Jessica Sorensen’s Nova Series. It portrays Tristan and Avery as people who successfully find love despite the circumstances that threaten to destroy them. The novel begins with the stereotypical characterization of sixteen-year-old Avery, whose mother is a drug addict, an alcoholic, and beyond help.Sixty-three pages into this book, I became tired of the same message being repeated. That is, the innocent Avery will pick up all the pieces in her mother’s place, and despite becoming an alcoholic too, Avery has become a martyr who has suffered the world’s evil despite deserving none of it. More …

  • Michelle
    2019-06-10 23:01

    Holy crap! This book was amazing! Jessica you did it again! The way your writing pulls you in, like you are right there in the story! I couldn't put it down! Definitely recommend this book!

  • Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
    2019-06-21 00:20

    *** 5.5 Star Review ****The Nova series by Jessica Sorensen is one of the most emotional series I have read. I have become invested in the characters lives. I feel like they are like my children or friend’s of my children that I care very deeply about. I was devastated by their poor choices and elated when they began to turn their lives around. I watched them struggle with their past family lives and mistakes that led them down the road of destruction. My heart broke as their lives sank to the lowest points. I breathed a sigh of relief when they finally reached the turning point that would turn their lives around into something positive. I wanted to hold their hand while they struggled to overcome their addictions and become better people. Each and every one of the characters in this series has a piece of my heart. One of these characters stood out throughout the series. He was a lost soul and yet there was something special hidden away from the world. Although he was a leading character throughout the series, his background was lightly touched upon. It has made readers curious as to what drove him over the edge. We are finally getting the full story in Wreck Me. We are finally getting to know the real Tristan Morganson.Tristan Morganson is finally clean and sober. He is drug free but struggles daily to remain so. His life doesn’t have much direction and he really doesn’t have any personal goals other than staying clean. He is basically existing day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute. Part of his struggle is that he really doesn’t know who he is or where he fits in. He lived in the shadows of his older, overachieving sister. His parents set their expectations of him through her standards, rather than encouraging him to find his own path and strengths. When tragedy strikes the family and his sister is killed in a car accident it sets his downward spiral motion into warped speed. After several close calls with death he finally wants to live. He wants to find his purpose in life and a place to feel like he belongs. He is on a new path in life and that path leads to Avery Hensley.While working for Habitat for Humanity, Tristan meets Avery when their crew goes to North Carolina to build her a house. One night out with her changes the way the thinks. He has met someone that somehow understood the daily struggles he faced and believed he could make the right kind of choices. He doesn’t have to spill his sordid past or validate his actions. Somehow he senses that Avery has experienced some of the same kind of ugly things he has.Avery has had a very abusive past. Her ex husband not only ruined her life, he abused her in so many ways. She gave up her hopes and dreams for him. Through their horrific marriage one thing good came out of it. Her son. She will do everything in her power to stay sober and give her son a good life full of love. She struggles daily to keep her head above water, keep the bills paid, and give back the second chance she was given in life. When she meets Tristan she realizes this is her opportunity.Tristan and Avery begin a beautiful friendship that is built upon their faith in one another. They both seem to understand one another. For the first time they are not only finding what true friendship means, they are finding the good things about themselves. Their past does not define them, it is only one small part of who they are. Together they can conquer some of their demons, find a way to put the past in the right perspective, learn to accept and give love, and look to the future.When the past comes back in a very threatening way, they will face it together. They will not let it destroy the new lives they have worked so hard to get. They will learn to accept the things they cannot change and move forward.Wreck Me was a powerful story. It is a story of redemption. It is a story of healing. It is a story of learning to love oneself. It is a story of learning to give unconditional love.Tristan’s story was well worth the wait and my favorite in this series. Jessica Sorensen gave him the future he desperately needed. She gave him Avery Hensley.I highly recommend Wreck Me. It can be read as a stand alone novel or in series order. I love the Nova series. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Avery’s younger brother Jax needs to find his personal happily ever after. He’s a great guy that also survived a very ugly past and came out better than most would of.

  • Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
    2019-06-06 03:16

    This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets ReviewsTristan Morganson is constantly battling his addiction to drugs. He's doing better, they call to him every single day. The only thing keeping him straight now is that night three months ago when an intriguing lady gave him the choice of taking his drugs back or allowing her to flush them down the toilet. He doesn't know why exactly, just that that particular moment keeps floating back to him when he thinks about finding more drugs. Avery Hensley, the intriguing lady, has had a bad life up until the past few years. She followed her heart as a teen and ended up married with a son before she became legal. Then Conner, the man of her dreams, started showing his darker side and suddenly things are falling apart. She has managed to get her life back together, but she swore she would never again allow a man in her life. That leaves too much up to question and life with a 5 year old son just isn't up for that. Then she meets Tristan and he's so different from Conner. He's real and sweet and fighting an addiction she understands too well. The more time they spend together, the more she longs to break her rules, but is she brave enough to really give it a try?I think we've covered how much I like Tristan in past reviews, right?K, so I'll skip the over the top gushing about how awesome he is. I may even like him more than Quinton...maybe...I'm not sure. Either way, he's that sweet, flirty guy who manages to be both cocky and vulnerable flawlessly. He perfectly captures that inner debate I think everyone can relate to, that "Am I really good enough" thing. Besides that, he's, you know, hot.I sympathized with Avery immediately. This girl is just trying to better herself and enrich her son's life. And she's working her ass off to do it. Balancing school, work, a kid, and helping Habitat build a house to repay them for building her one is nothing to joke about. I don't know how she manages to do it without falling apart. She was in such a bad place and she's come so far. She's a fighter and a lover and she's so determined to do what's right by her kid that her wants and needs don't factor in at all. It was admirable, even when it was infuriating because I know how much Tristan wants to be more than friends and I know his intentions are far from nefarious and I just want her to realize that. JUST GET IT ON ALREADY! ::coughs:: I mean, you know, talk it out....I think what makes me love Sorensen's characters, and work in general, is her ability to make perfectly flawed characters. She writes characters that have been through bad shit and manage to keep breathing every day. She writes characters that have serious problems and yet I never dislike them. You just don't understand how amazing that it because I have serious issues with drugs and their users. I am also incredibly unforgiving in real life, but somehow Sorensen makes me love her characters even with their addictions and their pasts. I mean, Tristan has done terrible things for drugs. Fuck, Quinton did terrible things for drugs. And yet I love both of them.This has everything you could want in a contemporary romance. It has love, angst, and just the right level of smut. It's written in that highly addictive way we've all come to expect from Sorensen. I'm being to think that it is impossible for her to write something that I won't love intensely. This one can be read as a stand-alone, but I think it'll mean more if you've read the first three books in this series. Reading the earlier ones also helps set the tone for this. Though Sorensen has delved into dark and disturbing places before, this particular series is more heartbreaking than the rest. Nova and Quinton's story is more brutal than the others and I think knowing that helps you set the stage for this one. Bottom line? Read it. If you're a romance fan at all, you won't be able to stop yourself from loving it!

  • Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
    2019-05-29 01:10

    Avery has one rule, and that’s "no men". She’s been burned before and she’s not going to go through that again. She’s focused on her own recovery, her son, online classes, an assortment of low to no-pay jobs, a brother who lives with her and her obligations to give back to Habitat for Humanity by donating her time to build the next house. Her plate is full of lots of unrewarding activities, and she’s mostly just tired. She doesn’t time to think about relationships, especially Tristan, the guy she met three months ago. But he’s in her head, and she drops her guard once in a while to read the note he left for her before he moved on.Tristan is still struggling with his drug addiction, and although he’s clean, he still feels the pain and loneliness that made him turn to drugs. But he’s never met anyone like Avery, and she’s on his mind too. When Tristan returns to build another home in Avery’s town, he finds himself working side by side with her. What follows next is their falling in love story, and it’s not an easy one. Avery still has a “no men” rule, and Tristan is convinced he doesn’t deserve her, but they can’t stop their attraction for each other.The story is told in alternating POV’s, and also switches between present day and the past so the reader can get Avery’s backstory. It’s a sad tale of a drug addicted mother, absentee father and a marriage that was probably doomed from the start. There’s abuse, drug dealing and alcoholism. My heart really went out to Avery because she really had a lot of bad things happen to her, and yet she’s still determined to make a better life for herself. But she can’t deny her feelings for Tristan, and eventually agrees to be friends with him.There’s still a struggle regarding drugs when it comes to Tristan, and it’s such a great moment when he interacts with the drug dealers next door and recognizes his past, realizing that he doesn’t want to go back to that place. He’s come so far with his recovery, and even though he slips a little, he’s got great support around him in Nova, Quinton and Avery to not chuck it all away.Tristan has a lot in common with Avery, especially a cruel mother and being in recovery. They both share a brittle hope that things will get better for them, while carrying around shameful secrets that they have trouble sharing with each other. Gradually, they learn to trust each other, and it’s such an uplifting moment when Avery gives him a chance and their relationship blossoms into something real.Their new-found relationship hits a bump when Avery’s ex-husband comes back into the picture and his storyline merges with Tristan’s in a devastating incident that had me holding my breath for a few pages. I really love this series for its realism, and I was so happy to read their happily-ever-after. Much like Tristan himself, the story plays out in a semi-quiet fashion until the very end.I think Nova sums up this story (and series) best when she says... “Drugs are easy to sink into. It’s the coming out part that’s hard.” It certainly is a tough journey for Tristan and Avery, which only made the ending all that much sweeter. ARC provided for review.This review also appears on my blog at: http://redhotbluereads.blogspot.com/2014/11/review-wreck-me-by-jessica-sorensen.html

  • Atalia • FMR Book Grind
    2019-06-13 06:10

    ★Received ARC in exchange for an honest review.★Rating: 4.5 Stars"Where are we going?" I ask as she takes my hand and pulls me to my feet. "I'm not sure," she says with a shrug. "But does it matter?" As I look into her eyes, I realize it doesn't. Nothing really does when I'm with her.Jessica Sorensen never seizes to amaze me. I guarantee that once you read one of her books, she will become one of your go to authors because her writing is just that captivating!Wreck me is one of those books that draws you in from the very first page. While reading, it was hard not to become immersed in the story and want to spend as much time as possible with these characters. What I loved about Wreck Me is how real this story is. The tragic things that occur to the characters can and do occur in real life. These characters can easily be any stranger walking by you on the street. This, is what makes this novel amazing along with the characters themselves.“I know that the moment I chose to take the first hit, not only did my life standstill, it crumbled, taking whoever I was with it. That my life was never going to be the same again."Avery is the definition of a survivor. I can’t explain how much I love this girl. She is strong willed, kind, loving and has such an immense strength. Life has not been so kind to her but yet she keeps moving forward for her loved ones. Every decision she makes is done for the benefit of them. Since childhood, she’s fought to survive each day longing for a time when she could finally leave it all behind. And when that moment presents itself, he life changes but not for the best. Her dream of freedom became a nightmare. From this nightmare came two good things: her son Mason & Tristan."When I'm sober, life is harder than when I'm high. When I'm sober, I feel more alone than when I'm high. When I'm sober, I feel lost."Tristan is the definition of damaged. All he’s ever wanted was to be loved and accepted as he is. Growing up all he ever heard was that he wasn’t good enough. An outsider. If his own mother didn’t like him, who would? In order to dismiss painful remarks and forget his less than loving home, he turned to drugs. Drugs became his family, his friends, his lovers. Always there when he needed them. After a couple of close calls, he finally starts turning his life around. Every day is a struggle. The pull is strong but his love for Quinton, Nova, and Avery is stronger. He no longer has to seek drugs to escape, he has a new one, Avery.Wreck me will wreck you in the most amazing way. The feelings it provokes while reading, make it an unforgettable experience. This novel would be a great introduction to Jessica Sorensen for those who haven’t a read a book of hers yet. And a new favorite for fans of Jessica!

  • Lelee Dow
    2019-05-22 22:20

    Wow I loved every single moment of this book!!! I love Tristan & Avery this book had my emotions all over the place in a very good way. I can't wait to finish off this amazing series with book 5!

  • Rebecca
    2019-06-13 02:30

    Tristan Morganson and Avery Hensley - two people whose lives were wrecked due to the paths that they chose for themselves.Two people who lost the desire to live and were willing to succumb to the pain if only they didn't have to feel like disappointments or damaged.Two people who are brought back but don't quite understand why and constantly struggle with their sobriety and keeping their demons at bay.Two people whose paths cross in the most unexpected ways and find reason in one another to fight through the guilt and the torment and find a new direction in their lives - one that will take them to a place they're not sure they can go but one that continues to pull them together whether they want to be or not.Wreck Me takes readers through Tristan and Avery's pasts and sheds light on what has led them to the lives they are currently living, and even though they do not cross paths in their pasts nor deal with the same type of addiction, there are many similarities between the struggles they endure and the feelings of self loathing that consume them, leading them both into dark and dangerous lifestyles.In the present, both Tristan and Avery are clean and sober, fighting every day to not be their own worst enemies. Their lives intersected three months before, and ever since that day, they haven't been far from each other's minds, and as much as Avery tries to keep her distance from Tristan and stick to her no guys' rule, when they meet back up, their mutual attraction is something that can't be denied.Tristan and Avery are both searching for answers and praying that their nightmares go away; they need purpose and salvation, and they might just have found it in each other, but they have to be willing to put themselves out there again and risk the chance of being wrecked again - but this time, if everything works out, the wreckage will actually result in positive outcomes instead of negative, which is all Tristan and Avery have ever wanted their lives to be.Wreck Me is a story about second chances...a story of redemption...a story filled with darkness as well as the hope of light, waiting to break free. It's a story about not letting the past define who one is in the present and grabbing hold of a future that may not be clearly defined but it's one that will undoubtedly be so much better than the hellishness of the past. It's about finding one's way out of the wreckage and learning to live again for oneself and for those who willingly stand by and lift them up instead of bringing them down.Tristan and Avery's story may not be an easy read but it's one that offers up even in the most deplorable of situations, and that alone makes it a good read.A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.4 poison apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)

  • FMR Book Grind
    2019-05-28 22:25

    ATALIA'S REVIEW:RATING: 4.5 STARS"Where are we going?" I ask as she takes my hand and pulls me to my feet. "I'm not sure," she says with a shrug. "But does it matter?" As I look into her eyes, I realize it doesn't. Nothing really does when I'm with her.Jessica Sorensen never seizes to amaze me. I guarantee that once you read one of her books, she will become one of your go-to authors because her writing is just that captivating!Wreck me is one of those books that draws you in from the very first page. While reading, it was hard not to become immersed in the story and want to spend as much time as possible with these characters. What I loved about Wreck Me is how real this story is. The tragic things that occur to the characters can and do occur in real life. These characters can easily be any stranger walking by you on the street. This, is what makes this novel amazing along with the characters themselves.“I know that the moment I chose to take the first hit, not only did my life standstill, it crumbled, taking whoever I was with it. That my life was never going to be the same again."Avery is the definition of a survivor. I can’t explain how much I love this girl. She is strong willed, kind, loving and has such an immense strength. Life has not been so kind to her but yet she keeps moving forward for her loved ones. Every decision she makes is done for the benefit of them. Since childhood, she’s fought to survive each day longing for a time when she could finally leave it all behind. And when that moment presents itself, he life changes but not for the best. Her dream of freedom became a nightmare. From this nightmare came two good things: her son Mason & Tristan."When I'm sober, life is harder than when I'm high. When I'm sober, I feel more alone than when I'm high. When I'm sober, I feel lost."Tristan is the definition of damaged. All he’s ever wanted was to be loved and accepted as he is. Growing up all he ever heard was that he wasn’t good enough. An outsider. If his own mother didn’t like him, who would? In order to dismiss painful remarks and forget his less than loving home, he turned to drugs. Drugs became his family, his friends, his lovers. Always there when he needed them. After a couple of close calls, he finally starts turning his life around. Every day is a struggle. The pull is strong but his love for Quinton, Nova, and Avery is stronger. He no longer has to seek drugs to escape, he has a new one, Avery.Wreck me will wreck you in the most amazing way. The feelings it provokes while reading, make it an unforgettable experience. This novel would be a great introduction to Jessica Sorensen for those who haven’t a read a book of hers yet. And a new favorite for fans of Jessica!

  • Daniela
    2019-06-16 02:08

    I wish I'd known what happened. Sadly I don't, so I'm making a list of Love & Hate. The bitchy side of me wants to start with hate, so here I come:*HATE*-Sometimes I actually forgot that Avery has a son, why? because she barely mentions him through the whole book. -I seriously don't get why you wouldn't like people to know that you have a son. crappy mom ringing bells. (sorry, that was bitchy)-Dear Nova: I used to love you, I hate positivism but you ruled! You were awesome! Now, I realized that everytime you showed up through this story was to say a very lame or depressive sentence and then you were like: oh, I'm sorry! I shoudn't have said that (but you did anyway) what can I do to make it better? You were so hypocrite. -Dear Quinton: I used to be in love with you! But you barely spoke 10 words in 320 pages. -Tristan's parents are definetly terrible parents. I didn't hate them, they were a good part in story, I just didn't like his mom's breakdown at the end, just too dramatic and meaningless. -Charissa's role was there just because Avery needed a job by the end of the book. She was not necessary.-Tristan getting involve into drugs again, was cool (not in the bad way) but I didn't like the whole fight a the end.-Conner exists only to give drama, and drama, and drama, and drama, and drama. Oh, I almost forget drama. -Ialmostkillmyselfeverytimethishappened.Why,Jessica why?-Oh gods! I almost forgot Tristan: finding hope. TOTALLY UNNECESSARY! But ever bad story comes with an i-almost-melt-like-ice-cream-for-love part (the good parts)*LOVE*-Avery and Tristan relationship was genuine. I love them together."You know if you were a guy, you'd be the kind who uses cheesy pick up lines on women all the time." "You mean I'd be you?" -Mason and Jax. AWESOME they should've been more in the story.-Tristan with Mason, I would've liked more of this too.-Tristan's mom, now I understand his reasons. -Avery's story. It had a lot of drama, but I believed it, I cried. Because sometimes, life is a little dramatic too.I wish I could give it more but I'm already doing a lot by giving it 2 stars. I'm looking forward on reading the next one, and with that I'll add the #Bookplaylist ------------------------------------------------------------------------For the #bookplaylist go on twitter or Spotify or go to myNova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova, #3) review!

  • Julie
    2019-05-21 03:30

    MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSOh man these poor kids & what they've been through at such a young age! My heart bleeds for them & I desperately want them to find peace & happiness, forgiveness for their pasts & to have someone to love for the future like Nova & Quinton. Tristan is Quinton's cousin who saved Quinton the night he forgave him for the car accident that killed his sister. Tristan knows how it feels to be an outsider - he feels invisible, empty, lonely. It is no wonder he used drugs & sex to numb his pain. When he worked on the Habitat for Humanity house, the home built for Avery, he felt like someone, for the first time ever, saw him & accepted him. While Tristan fights his addiction he feels even more lost & alone, just like Avery who battles her alcoholism. I see these two as soul mates - their bodies are physically attracted to each other but their hearts long to have that deep connection & love instead of being constantly beaten down by the world. Avery's story, if it is possible, is even more sad than Tristan's. She meets a young handsome Conner once night & he is such a gentleman he talks about love & seduces her right out of her panties. Who would have thought that sweet boy would be the opposite of who Conner is today. Be prepared - Conner's actions toward Avery are unbelievable, absolutely disgusting, & it is a wonder Avery had the strength to go on. But she has a few people in her life who completely support her & even though she barely knows Tristan there is something inside her that calls out to him. While working on a Habitat for Humanity project together they have a major makeout session that confuses them both, & then decide to be friends. Avery thinks Tristan looks like a "construction porn fantasy" & makes the rule that during their friendship he cannot take his shirt off anymore. LOL When Tristan asks about all the rules to their friendship Avery replies, "Because they'll keep me from getting wrecked again." Tristan is so sweet & caring, trying to score brownie points so Avery will go out with him. Don't worry, even as "friends" there is lots of heavy flirting & a physical pull they can't resist. What is really important is Tristan's thought process, "What would Avery think of me? I really need to start making better choices." And isn't that what it is all about, someone you love who makes you want to be a better person? Fantastic story, and can't wait to read more about Jax, Avery's half-brother who was always by her side.

  • Natasha
    2019-06-19 03:05

    Meet Avery, a girl who lives in The Subs with her drug addict mother and her younger brother Jax. Avery meets Conner & thinks he's the guy who is going to sweep her off her feet and get her out of The Subs and away from her awful mother. So she gets married, knocked up and finds out Conner isn't the saint she thinks he is. He broke her, he ruined her, he wrecked her. Can she be unbroken? Enter Tristan! Tristan is a guy who has been through a lot. His sister died in a car accident & his parents, particularly his mother, wishes it were him instead. Tristan turns to drugs and doesn't care about anyone or anything. After a long time of not caring Tristan decides to get help. He then decides to join his cousin Quinton and Quinton's girlfriend Nova as they travel around and help Habitat for Humanity. This is where he meets Avery. From the moment they meet Tristan is drawn to Avery. There's just something different and mysterious about her. They have a moment but Avery has a "no guy" rule she has set for herself vowing that she will never let another man in after what Conner did to her. When Avery was with Conner something tragic happens to her but she's given a second chance at life & she can't help but think just maybe she's supposed to be helping Tristan. The closer they get the more Avery becomes worried that she won't be able to keep her "no guy" rule. But the real question I think is, is Avery supposed to be helping Tristan or is Tristan supposed to be helping Avery?Ok so I get that Avery has been through some serious tough times in her life but I kept thinking, "damn girl, you got a hot, somewhat broken, generous, caring guy standing in front of you. You better jump on that like 5 minutes ago." Now I'll be honest, when I was reading the Nova series and we were getting to know Tristan, I wasn't that interested in him. His character just didn't seem like he was someone I wanted to read about and that's why it took me so long to start Wreck Me. My God was I wrong. I think I'm in love with Tristan now. So...will Avery keep her wall up forever or will she knock it down and allow Tristan into her world? Well I guess you will just have to read it to find out. Trust me, you want to read this story. Jessica Sorensen never ever disappoints me and I should've known that since she was writing this story it was going to be good. I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to read it.

  • Danielle Choffrey
    2019-05-28 05:19

    3.5 Stars This is my first book by this author. I picked it as my free monthly prime book. With those I like to try someone new. I enjoyed this book, but I do have a few complaints. Summary - Avery is trying to start her life over. Her and her son have tried to move on from her abusive ex-husband. She wants to help build houses for charity to pay it forward since the same program built her house. While working she runs into Tristan, a guy who helped build her house. Avery struggles with whether she is ready to move on after everything she has been through. I'm always drawn to what I call darker reads. By this I mean where the topic steers towards abuse or alcoholism, not your sunshine and rainbow topics. I even liked the characters. Which leads me to my first complaint. I wanted Avery to be more flushed out than she was. I felt like her story was being told via flashbacks and other means, but I think it was lacking. We got more of a look into Tristan's life and his struggles. Which is good, but I just wanted more from Avery because her story intrigued me. The story itself was good. I wanted there to be more between Avery and Conner. I feel like if you fear him and you want me to fear him, give me a reason to. Make me believe he should be feared. Yes, there were a few interactions between Avery and Conner, but if he is who she claims him to be then he should be pounding down her door every chance he gets. Make me feel that fear. All the reader has to go on is the narrator's memories and a few small incidents. I just wanted more. When there were those interactions I found it grabbed my attention, dragging me deeper into the story. My last complaint was the ending. Too abrupt. To easy. I was just sinking my teeth into what was happening and... BAM It was over. I was hoping for a lengthy ending. One where everyone's dirty laundry is dragged out into the open, but that didn't happen. There was only two small incidents that were soooo easily solved. I think if those things were focused on a bit more than the book would have been great. Still a good read. I will also be reading more from this author.

  • Shirley Verdin
    2019-06-07 03:07

    Another great read by Ms Sorensen!Avery has a past that keeps her on edge, wondering if she is doing the right thing. One memory from her father, he told her to trust the stars. She always was fascinated by the stars. She believed they would guide her in the right direction and I guess in a way it did. Her father left when she was young. He left her in the mess that was her mother's life and she always hated him for that. The stuff she had to put up with at such a young age was horrible. She also had a younger brother who she took care of because her mother was never in a fitful state to care for anyone let alone herself. She vowed that she would not live that kind of life and she would make sure her brother didn't either. Unfortunately things didn't happen that way. Her way out, she thought was a young man who she believed would make a better life for them, Conner. That ended up being a nightmare within itself. He beat her constantly which caused her to become addicted to alcohol to make the pain go away. Together they had a son, who she wanted a better life for. Conner became addicted to drugs, one of Avery nightmares come true. She was in the same predicament as her mother. Then one day things took a turn for the worse, Conner owed someone money and they wanted her. What happened that day haunted her dreams for years to come. Until she met Tristan. Tristan also came from a horrible past but he was determined to never go down that road again. He never did do the girlfriend thing. His one night stands were good enough for him, well until he met Avery. But he could tell she had her own walls put up just like him. Time would give them both the encouragement they needed. Tristan stood up for Avery every chance he got. He was only staying in the area for 3 months but we all know things can change. Tristan and Avery began letting there walls down for each other. They just may be what the other needed. Wonderful story of trust, love, and making a better life while leaving the past in the past.