This was more than a love story!!
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.
Expected publication: June 20th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Jay Crownover‘s foreword said it all. Hudson Wheeler and Poppy Cruz were genuinely good people, Poppy deserved to be wooed and Wheeler deserved to finally find the right woman. Both were at points in their lives when it could only get better. And meeting again was just the beginning.
Both Wheeler and Poppy deserved more. They deserved the HEA that many of their friends already found. And both deserved a break of all the shitty stuff that has happened lately.
And they definitely deserved each other. I would even go so far and say that they needed each other to leave everything behind and start fresh.
Wheeler and Poppy had met before. At that time Wheeler was in a relationship and Poppy was barely recovering from the damage that her ex-boyfriend did on her. Now much later, Poppy was the one that took the first step and approached Wheeler. She was fascinated by him even though she had a hard time being comfortable around men.
Her inner strength grew with each chapter. Poppy’s journey was incredibly emotional and inspiring. And seeing her with Wheeler was just the icing on the cake.
I adored Wheeler. He was so very patient with Poppy. And when he put it out there that he was interested in more than just being friends, even though their chances seemed to be nonexistent, I swooned. I love a guy that isn’t afraid to say what he wants and feels. It’s incredibly attractive to me.
Add a puppy to the mix and Salvaged was an almost perfect blend of sweet and sexy.
It was wonderful catching up with old characters. It’s like a big happy family now since almost everyone had found their HEA. And I’m looking forward seeing what JC comes up with next.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.