Wrecked

J.B. Salsbury. Forever, $13.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-4555-9636-2
Imperfect people overcome real emotional obstacles to build a future in this uplifting contemporary. The Ocean Beach section of San Diego has a laid-back, hippie vibe that doesn’t fit Sawyer’s cautious personality. But her vibrant, identical twin sister, Celia, is dying from brain cancer and wants to keep the news a secret for now, so Sawyer reluctantly agrees to masquerade as Celia and to pack up her rented bungalow. Celia’s friends believe she’s merely clearing out the house so she can go on an adventure. Veteran Aden Colt, Sawyer’s temporary landlord, isolates himself on his fishing boat because he can’t escape the memories of war and his violent tendencies, but Sawyer’s willingness to overcome her timidity in order to mimic Celia’s outgoing personality makes him want to try to battle his own demons. Aden and Sawyer both have fragile psyches, but Salsbury (Split) brings them together thoughtfully with enough heat so that readers are rooting for their happy ending. Agent: Trident Media Group. (July)

This review has been corrected; a previous version listed an incorrect agent.

Reviewed on: 05/29/2017
Release date: 07/18/2017
Genre: Fiction
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