Review: Perfect Wreckage, Catherine Cowles

"Catherine Cowles creates a world you'll want to stay in forever."
- Grahame Claire, USA Today bestselling author

Perfect Wreckage, an all-new, emotional and unforgettable 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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Catherine Cowle's writing never fails to completely reel me in from the first chapter. And this prologue was a hard one to read, she had me tearing up already and it proceeded to happen a lot in the first half of the book. Perfect Wreckage really was an emotional read for me, there were scenes that just really got to me and I couldn't help but tear up. My heart hurt so much for Kenna and everything she has been through in life. Her story is sad and she did not deserve any of it because she was such an amazing person who just wanted to love freely. Just thinking about her past and then everything she is put through in this book has my heart hurting. 

Crosby was such a ray of sunshine in her life and in the book though. I loved him to bits. He is such an amazing man. Of course he too has been through something that has him a little broken when it comes to love. He refuses to open his heart again to a relationship but it's impossible to not fall in love with Kenna, specially when they spend so much time together and she lets him in.

These two were so swoon worthy. Their friends with benefits deal and their growing friendship and all the feelings they had for each other and the fact that Crosby was just there for Kenna every step of the way, fighting with her, for her and having her enjoying life and stepping out of her boring and safe routine. I absolutely love Harriet, she's an absolute gem and I am so glad Kenna had her. She was the only true family she really had, besides Bell and Caelyn. 

Perfect Wreckage was the perfect emotional read. A swoony, funny hero that you'll fall for in a blink of an eye, a heroine you will feel so much for and a truly beautiful story about giving love a second chance, living life to the fullest and fighting for justice and the people you love. Crosby and Kenna had an amazing chemistry, a beautiful connection and such a fun banter. Y'all will love these two <3 

I gotta say this was not your usual romantic suspense from Catherine, you knew exactly what the problem and who the bad guy were, we were really just waiting to see the outcome of the situation and how far that awful family was willing to go for money they did not deserve. But even though, it's a little different from Catherine's MO, it was a BEAUTIFUL emotional story that will make your heart ache but also make you smile at the beauty of life and love. And as always, the writing is magnificent.

About Catherine

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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