Author: Kim Karr
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 3 Nov 2016
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
Every girl has had a broken heart.
Every girl knows love hurts.
Every girl has a story.
This is mine…
My name is Maggie May and I met him under a haze of purple lights. As cliché as it sounds he was tall, dark, and handsome as hell, and I had fireworks in my eyes…literally.
It was New Year’s Eve and beneath the magic of all that glitters and shines, I fell for him and his wicked ways. The way he moved, the way he touched me, the way he brought me to orgasm over and over.
You should know that I don’t believe in love. Fairytales and happily-ever-afters are never anything I’ve dreamed of…until him.
Bedwrecker is fantastically tongue-in-cheek, complete with Taylor Swift song titles as chapter headings. If you are like me you will have the songs playing in your head as your reading.
Maggie is quick to fall in lust and fully aware of her appeal to the opposite sex, which she takes full advantage of. Flitting from one man to the next, with a whole lot of non-labels in between. However, seeing the relationship between her best friend, Makayla and Cam (No Pants Required) has left Maggie feeling slightly envious of their connection, something she hasn’t allowed herself to consider before. It is soon very noticeable that Maggie has extremely high emotional barriers in place stemming from her lack of father figure in her life. Opening herself up to a relationship would involve dealing with all the emotional trauma she has kept bottled up from a young age. Avoidance is the key where Maggie is concerned.
Keen is the male equivalent of Maggie in all ways, from his lack of relationships to his emotional baggage stemming from a parent, in this case his mother. If avoidance is Maggie’s usual MO then Keen takes it to a whole new level. Keen avoids dealing with his emotions by fixating on something else to the point of obsession, whether it is work or gambling, Keen takes it to the extreme. Keen also happens to be Cam’s best friend from New York and Maggie’s roommate, Brooklyn’s, brother.
Maggie and Keen meet on New Years Eve at a party with Makayla, Cam and Brooklyn. The attraction between them is sizzling, insta-lust at it’s very best. Yet, there is no denying both Maggie and Keen feel a deeper connection from the beginning. Unfortunately, real life severs the tentative bond forming between them before it has a chance to take root. That is until they are forced to work together and confront not only the connection between them but all of their emotional issues as a result.
The direct address to the reader from the main characters adds to the personal connection to the story.
Bedwrecker shows how the perfect person for you can alter your perspective on love, relationships and how you want to live your life. Bedwrecker brings the romantic fairytale to life and provides a serious case of the warm and fuzzies 🙂