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“A tortured hero, an inspirational heroine, suspense, and a slow-burn romance are the perfect recipe for a book that will utterly captivate readers. A must-read for 2021!”

Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author

One night was all it took for everything to change.

From college student to guardian in a single breath.

My siblings became my world.


No time for date nights or romantic dreams.

I traded quiet weekends for sleepless nights. 

Giving my all to make sure they were cared for.


But Griffin had a brokenness that called to me—one that mirrored my own.

Gruff and just a little bit reckless.

He was the last thing I needed. But everything I wanted.


Only someone isn’t happy about this new life I’m building.

Deciding to set fire to everything I hold close.

And when the smoke clears, there might be only ashes left behind… 

BlueSeal’s Review of Wrecked Palace

The Wrecked Series by Catherine Cowles is a five-book series revolving around a group of friends living on a small island off the coast of Washington state.  The four books are Reckless Memories, Perfect Wreckage, Wrecked Palace with Reckless, Refuge and Beneath the Wreckage still to come.  I joined the series with Perfect Wreckage but plan to go back and read the first book before the next two are released.  Grab your afternoon coffee and let’s chat about Catherine Cowles’ Wrecked Palace.

After being the lone survivor of a sailing accident and realizing that most people just want access to him for a story or money, Griffin has become a recluse.   He is single-handedly restoring his family’s farmhouse on Anchor Island while escaping his demons and shutting himself off to the world.  What he had once seen as a palace had been reduced to 10 acres of vandalized mess that Griffin was going to restore while working through the ghosts that haunted him.  Griffin typically stayed away from people, Caelyn’s life-is-beautiful positivity fascinated him drew him into the General Store on an almost daily basis.

Most people on the island knew Caelyn’s story and they either looked down on her or loved her for the amazing woman that she was.  After dropping out of college and giving up on her dreams to step up and raise her three younger siblings, Caelyn was a force to be reckoned with.  She worked two jobs to make sure that her brother and two sisters had everything that their parents were not able to provide – a stable and normal childhood.  There were always things to worry about…an increase in rent, paying for Mia’s gymnastics, taking Ava to therapy, how to cover Will’s upcoming college, their mother getting out of jail, the location of their missing father, and so many more things.

Don’t be fooled by my summary of Wrecked Palace, this is no simple contemporary romance.  Catherine’s books always involve a little mystery and a lot of suspense.  When the past comes back to haunt Caelyn, Griffin’s protective nature kicks in but that’s all that you will get from me because I will not ruin the story for you.  I fell in love with Griffin, the gentle giant, when I met him in Perfect Wreckage and think that you will enjoy watching Caelyn and her siblings pull him out of his protective shell.

My rating of Wrecked Palace by Catherine Cowles, 5 out of 5 stars.


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About Catherine

Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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