“Catherine Cowles writes characters that are real, relatable, and will have you rooting for their happily-ever-after with all your heart!”
– Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author
Perfect Wreckage, an all-new, breathtakingly beautiful small-town romance from Catherine Cowles is available now!
My past taught me to play it safe.
To stay far away from handsome men who promised it all.
My life was good without them. Stable, secure, predictable.
But one kiss showed me that I’d been playing it safe for far too long.
One night, and all I wanted was more of his wildfire.
One challenge and my carefully constructed walls tumbled down.
Amidst the rubble, I realized there was more to this man than I ever dreamed.
When everything fell apart, he showed me what it meant to stay.
How to truly live.
But some demons don’t stay buried.
The past can come knocking when you least expect.
And the life he’s showing me might be shorter than either of us expected…
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Perfect Wreckage is another fantastic emotional standalone in Catherine Cowles’ Wrecked series. Poor Kenna’s story is so heartbreaking, but she’s got an amazing support system in her friends and in Crosby who lift her up when she’s feeling so very alone.
Crosby is a adventure-seeking lawyer not looking for commitment. Kenna is a play-it-straight accountant, so determined to never again veer off course and be left looking like a fool or have the town think she’s just like her alcoholic mom who’d abandoned her. When Kenna’s foster mom of sorts dies and leaves her a large estate, Kenna has to face the demons of her past in the form of her egomaniac HS boyfriend and his hoity toity parents, who are contesting the will. As Crosby defends Kenna in the case, he gets her to loosen up and learn that it’s okay to let go — even when her life seems to be a wreck, there are people around her who will catch her when she falls.
I really enjoyed this story. There was a great subplot with a foster child, Zoe, and that really echoed Kenna’s own childhood, at the same time giving a nice depth to Crosby’s background — he was once a corporate lawyer and now he’s working on a small island on cases that truly make a difference in peoples’ lives.
These characters are so well written, and I love the small-town feel that this book gives off, just like the first one. There is some OW drama when Crosby’s ex resurfaces, and a big part of the story is Kenna having to face her ex-boyfriend and come to terms with how that breakup affected her and impacted her life. But as for Crosby and Kenna, it’s a nice evolution from friends to friends with benefits to something much, much more. There’s not a lot of push and pull between them, and he really is by her side every step of the way, first as a friend and then as a boyfriend. The bond between girlfriends Bell, Kenna and Caelyn is explored further as well, and I love how these three have each other’s backs no matter what.
Perfect Wreckage is emotional, heartfelt and wonderful! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.
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