Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.
So What Did I Think Of Salvaged by Jay Crownover?
Easily Drawn In
Overcoming Trama & Hurt
Won Me Over
Friends to Lovers
This story dealt with traumatic pasts and harsh upbringings that sadly so many go through. But it was also about going through the worst things and surviving things that try to tear one down. Despite all of the bad things it was also about hope, happiness and finding a true home.
I was very interested in seeing this couple find their happiness and my interest continued steadily throughout. I liked that the writing was so smooth and it was easy to get into the story. The scenes were interesting enough to hold my interest. It had a good impact on me with the way that the characters struggled to move on from their horrible pasts to make a better future for each other.
The strong emotions really showed throughout the story. There were a bit of acton and danger that happened during the climax that intensified things. The resolution was strong with the issues being resolved in a way that was satisfying. The characters were really developed and I was very curious to see how things would work out with them. The romance really stood out for me, Wheeler and Poppy had great chemistry despite all of the drama they had to deal with. Overall I enjoyed reading Salvaged by Jay Crownover.