- Author Brittainy C. Cherry
- Release Date September 8, 2020
- Publisher Montlake Romance
- ISBN/ASIN 9781542017862
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
THE WRECKAGE OF US had me turning the pages when I should have been doing other things so I could see what would happen next! The characters had a depth to them, as did the story line, which has multiple stories woven nicely together.
The story is set mostly in the small town of Eres, Nebraska, but also Los Angeles. There is a lot of darkness offset by periods of light. The story is told in alternating chapters by Ian or Hazel’s perspective. While they make an unlikely couple, they connect on many levels. Hazel has had a rough life, and her family life is often held against her. She always tries to stay positive and help others, even when others are doing their best to change her outlook. It’s also hard for her to accept help.
Ian is part of a band with members who are both related by blood and by friendship. His grandparents have a love beyond words, and I loved their interactions with each other especially.
THE WRECKAGE OF US is a rich contemporary romance filled with family and friends, dreams fulfilled, and emotions swirling in a small town setting. I love how the title connects to the story—with the band’s name, Wreckage, in it. The happily ever after was portrayed nicely in the epilogue. There is a nice sense of closure, but I would love to revisit Eres, Nebraska to see what everyone is up to. (hint, hint)
Ms. Cherry is a new to me author. If this is her caliber of writing, I will be reading more of her books.