Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined #1) by Aly Martinez (Review by Tina – #NerdGirlMama)


Title: Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined #1)

Author: Aly Martinez

Published Date: January 26th 2014

Genre: New Adult Romance


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I met Sarah Kate Erickson when I was twenty-one years old. I was lucky enough to keep her for seven years before a tragic accident stole her from me. She didn’t die, but sometimes I think it would have been easier if she had. 

I lived in a haze for those four years after the accident. Catering to her every need, even though she hated the very sight of my face. I tried to hold on to her and the future that we were supposed to build together. But you can’t hold on to someone that doesn’t exist anymore. 

It wasn’t until I met Jesse Addison, a barista at the local coffee shop, that I realized I didn’t just lose Sarah that tragic night, I lost myself as well. Jesse taught me how to let go of the past and learn to love again. But what happens when your past haunts your present and the woman you used to love refuses to accept the woman you can’t live without? 

*Intended for readers 18+. Each book in this series can be read as a standalone.*


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***

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***Tina – #NerdGirlMama’s Review***
Changing Course is not your usual second chance love story, and that is wonderful and refreshing because it is better than the average predictable one.  Aly Martinez writing flows right off the pages and she knows just what to give you and when to give.  This story grabs hold of you and reels you in from the first page and keeps your interest and guessing until the very last page.  You can picture everything as your reading along and you feel every bit of the emotional roller coaster Aly take you on.  For some (me included) will need a box of tissues handy as you go through many emotions; you will cry and laugh, you will feel pain, anger, heartbreak, gut wrenching angst, pity, happy, sad, loss, joy, forgiveness, romance, and many more.  Aly balances all these emotions,  tragedy, romance, friendship, some hot sex, and plot twist, so well with her writing style.

The main characters are well written and the story is believable.  Brett is you hot sexy alpha male who is your all round honest, loyal, good guy and just want to do the right thing.  Sarah is his wife who after a horrible accident went into a deep depression and now is a tortured soul who is abusive and dangerous.  Jesse is Brett’s future and she is shy but feisty, strong and very understanding person.  Caleb is Brett’s best friend that is going through his own healing from the accident and you can feel that this is a great friendship that stands the test of time and forgiveness.  Aly give you the back story of the characters, but I think for me I would have like a little more of Sarah side of the story after the accident.

This book I highly recommend to anyone and everyone who loves this genre.  I cannot wait to read Caleb’s story in book 2.  4.5 starts from me and I round up.


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