Friday, May 30, 2014

Wreck You by Abby McCarthy with Excerpt & Review


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“My name is Maura McCafferty. I take men who love me and I destroy them. If there was a scarlet letter I could wear to keep the men at bay, it would be a W. I would wear it proudly, to let them know I am a wrecker. If you love me, I will wreck you.” 

Raised within the Devil’s Crusader’s, Maura has been exposed to many of life’s uglies and sheltered from any real relationships. She has all but given up on the idea of love. Until she meets Corbin Marx, a sexy beast of a Marine who refuses to back down from any challenge. He is the type of man Maura has craved, the type who might just be strong enough… 

This journey will be brutal, littered with violence, deceit and heartache. Maura must learn to navigate through the bumpy roads that life has paved and hope that at the end she will find her happiness. 

Warning: Due to Violence, language, drug use and sexual content this book is not suited for anyone under 17. If those things offend you, this might too.


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Finally, after several moments of silence, Corbin lifts my tear-drenched face upwards so that I am looking at his icy blues.

"I’m not sure if I can forgive you.  I want to.  I want what we had back so bad. I just don’t know if I can trust you.”  His voice has softened and I feel a small amount of hope, that he at least wants to forgive me.

“I’d do anything for you to trust me again.  I’ll prove to you….”

He cuts me off as I am pleading, “I have to leave, the phone call I was on was my superior.”

He pulls away from our embrace and I try to cling to him again, feeling like he is leaving for good.

“Will you call me?” My lip quivers as I ask the question.

“I don’t know.”

He heads for the door to leave and I instinctively follow him.  He walks outside to the Navigator and I throw my arms around his neck before he gets in.

“Please tell me this isn't goodbye?”

He doesn't answer my question.  He pulls me in closer to him.  I breathe him in, wanting to capture every part of this moment with him in case it’s my last.

My Review: 4 1/2 stars
This is Abby's first book that I've read, and I've got to say a great read. I loved the way that Anny combined the strength of both the MC and the Marines, so that Maura had a wonderful support system. Maura and Corbin were very charismatic together. Yes, everything happened really fast, sometimes it does. They fall in love quickly and then unexpected things happen. I do understand why Maura did what she did. However, in the end, Corbin was right, she should have talked to him without assuming things. If she had, things wouldn't have happened that she couldn't take back. This is Maura's first chance at a relationship, so she's bound to mess it up. Given the fact that she grew up in an MC, it's all she knows. The ways that Corbin treats her are so outside the norm for her, she is in wonder of it all, because that's not how women are treated in her world. Maura felt that she was being used, she was wrong in that assumption. Corbin loved her with every fiber of his being. Although, to be fair, since Maura was in the middle of what happened, maybe Corbin should have let her know what was going on as well. Both of them, I believe, are at fault for the events that occurred afterwards. 

Maura was correct, Corbin is everything that she needed outside the MC. She just needed the insight that Mickey provided to her. I loved the Miskeyism's throughout the book. They made me laugh, and they brought another level of insight into what Maura has been taught. I loved the ending, how Maura went through all of that for Corbin not knowing either way what his reaction to her would be. He had never forgiven her for what she had done, but she was still there him because she was raised to be a fighter and protect her family. Turns out Corbin is the family she wanted. So she fought for Corbin when he pushed her away. She fought, and she fought to win her man. Excellent story line, loved the characters, and I really can't wait for more from Abby. I'm hoping this is just the beginning of a series, not certain, but it was good enough to be, intriguing and left enough questions about other characters that I'd love the answers to. I'll keep an eye out for Abby's name, I really don't want to miss her work.

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I am a reader and a lover of words. I am a blogger turned author releasing my first novel in May 2014. I am a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. I have always wrote, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood I have found my voice to help keep my sanity. Words have flowed from me, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community I have decided to pursue my dream of writing! I love to write and read romance, because isn't that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn't that what life is about? The human connection?

Connect with Abby:
Twitter: @abbyemccarthy

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