Title: Stolen Course (Wrecked and Ruined #2)
Author: Aly Martinez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 19, 2014
I fell in love with Manda Baker eight years ago, and I loved her to the core of her soul. We were supposed to have that elusive happily ever after and spend a lifetime together. But that was all before she was STOLEN from me.
Her best friend, Sarah Erickson, killed her. It wasn’t intentional. It was far worse. Everyone claims it was just an accident, but I can see through the lies. Even if it’s with my dying breath, I will make her pay for what she did.
Fate hates me. It robbed me of my first love and left me to navigate through this world emotionless and numb. Then, one day, spiteful fate gave me a woman to fill my shattered soul and make me feel again. It gave me Emma Jane Erickson. Now I spend my days searching for the answers that will ruin Sarah and my nights falling in love with her sister—the one person who is bound and determined to save her.
But what happens when everything you know to be true explodes around you? Who will be left to pick up the pieces, and who will need to be saved from the wreckage?
INTRIGUING AUTHOUR’S & THEIR BOOKS REVIEW:
WOW!! What an amazing journey that is filled with a roller coaster ride of emotions that this book will take the reader on. What I absolutely love about this book is that it is filled with real emotions and issues that can happen in everyday life. It pulls you in from the very first paragraph and keeps you captive till the end.
In Stolen Course we get to learn more about Caleb and how his life changed the night of the accident, which took his fiancée. Even though the details of the accident are still in question and not completely known for fact, Caleb will not stop until the woman he believes caused the crash pays for taking the love of his life away, Sarah Erikson.
Five years after the accident, Caleb is still unable to move on from the past. His life consists of work; a never ending string of one night stands, building furniture, and his own investigation into the accident that stole the love of his life away. He had to sit by and watch as his best friend Brett finally left his destructive wife in the past and moved on to fall in love with Jesse (Changing Course, Wrecked & Ruined #1). Even though he feels a pang of jealousy as he watches them become the happy couple, he can’t imagine ever feeling that way about another person ever again. That is until the night Brett’s ex-wife, Sarah, finally goes too far and completely self-destructs and causes huge scene ending with time spent in the hospital. Brett calls Sarah’s sister Emma to let her know what happened. Emma immediately comes to town to see her sister and figure out how to help her, even if that means moving there permanently for her.
Emma and Caleb meet at the hospital and the attraction is nearly combustible between them. They have a lot going against them, including the fact that Caleb hates Emma’s sister and wants her punished for killing his fiancée, but the pull is just too much for them to walk away and forget meeting each other.
What ensues next is all the drama, lust, heartache, secrets, and twist and turns that keep you glued to the book and turning the page to find out what is going to happen next.
Can Caleb finally put the past to rest and live in the present? Will Emma’s love for Caleb overcome all the pain, grief, and hatred that are holding Caleb to the past?
Aly Martinez has created another great book. The way she writes pulls you into the story along with the characters. As the reader, you experience all the emotions that the characters are going through. This book captured my attention and held it till the end. I cannot wait to see what Aly comes up with next for us to read.
Stolen Course Excerpt:
“Do you always act like a kindergartener when you like a girl?”
“Who said I like you?” I mock surprise.
Yeah, I gave myself away. She knows that I think she’s hot, but wanting to have sex with someone is very different than actually liking them. At least it is in my world. I’ve had sex with numerous women since Manda. Never once have I even thought twice about them though. That is until Emma ran into my life.
“You called back, didn’t you?”
Damn it, busted again! She’s right. I like her even though I know absolutely nothing about her. I need to remedy this without acting like a broody, sullen teenager. Who knows. Maybe I will be able to shake her once I get to know her a little better.
“What’s your favorite color, Emma Jane Erickson?”
“What is this, the get-to-know-each-other portion of the night? I never thought you would be so cliché, Detective Jones.” She laughs for a second before answering, “Orange.”
“Oh, come on. No one likes orange.”
“Why not? It’s different and bold. It stands out amongst a blank world of black, white, and gray. Orange is the early morning sun stretching across the sky and the color of a burning ember standing tall in the middle of a beach bonfire. It’s leaves in the fall, carrots in Nana’s vegetable soup on a cold winter day, tulips in the spring, and the ladybugs in the middle of the grassy park on a hot summer afternoon. Orange is life. It’s unexpected but beautiful.” She stops talking, and her depth silences me too.
I consider myself a very artistic person. I draw, paint, and build. Creation is my escape. And to listen to this woman wax poetic about a single simple color steals my breath. It embeds itself somewhere deep inside. A place where no woman, especially an Erickson, has any business being.
“Oh, and it’s my favorite flavor of candy too.”
And with those simple words, I know I’m in trouble. So fucking much trouble. I begin to laugh, and I mean really laugh. The kind that sticks with you even after the joke is long since forgotten, and I do it for the first time in almost five years. Fuck.
Buy the Book
Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined #1)
**Each book in this series can be read as a stand alone.**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?
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in Chicago, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.
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