Author: Sierra Riley
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary M/M
Page Count: 228
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
“The best gifts are the ones you didn’t even know you needed.”
“Everyone in the wedding party gets laid. It’s tradition.”
Roger “Beck” Beckworth grew up with a strict, homophobic father who was always changing the rules just to keep Beck on his toes, but now he’s made a well-ordered, predictable life for himself that he’s perfectly happy with. Perfectly. When he finds himself waiting to take his place as a groomsmen at a friend’s wedding, the last thing he expects is that the final attendant—the one who’s running late, a sure sign that the two of them will be like oil and water—will turn out to be the first man he ever loved.
“Surprises are some of my favorite things.”
Liam Hart lives on his boat, free to go wherever the wind blows him. He’s almost allergic to the idea of being tied down to any one place… or any one person. That had been different, once, but loving Roger Beckworth was half a lifetime ago, and the pain of losing him taught Liam a valuable lesson about the risk of trying to hold onto something after its time has passed. Finding him again might just teach Liam something else altogether, though.
“You have to believe. Love will never let you down.”
When fate brings them together again, their differences seem destined to pull them apart… unless Beck can finally learn to let go, and Liam figures out that love really is worth holding onto, no matter what the cost.
Wrecked is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers. It is set in the same series-world as “Someday,” Danny and Mace’s story, “Delicious,” Gavin and Ben’s story, “Falling,” Jeremy and Nick’s story, and “Again,” Cash and Robin’s story.
I liked this one a little less than the other books in this series. It wasn’t a bad story per se, but I never felt all that connected with either Liam or Beck. I was even having trouble picturing them in my head. They both ‘sounded’ kind of the same.
Liam and Beck were boyfriends when they were 14 and 15, but when Liam moved away they never saw each other again. That’s why it is quite a shock to them both to see each other at Robin and Cash’s wedding.
The attraction is definitely still there and it feels very natural for Liam to go home with Beck after the wedding. These guys know each other, despite not having seen each other for 15 years. So when Beck asks Liam to not fly home on New years, when he is supposed to, Liam stays.
But after a few weeks Liam really needs to get back to his boat in Cabo. And Beck knows Liam is not the person to settle down anywhere, he is a real drifter.
But once Liam is back with his boat and Beck is sitting in his home all alone, both realize they cannot live without each other..
These guys were really sweet together. As expected from Sierra Riley, there isn’t any angst in this book, so that was a big plus.
I was a little bit bored with this one and I didn’t feel all that connected to the guys. I was also having a bit of trouble believing that these guys had so much sexual experience with each other at ages 14 and 15. They even did rimming at age 14.. Darn, these guys were adventurous at a young age.
But overall this was still a very enjoyable read in comparison to a lot of other books I have read. Sierra Riley does know how to write nice sweet stories.