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?
**Each book in this series can be read as a stand alone.**
Buy the Books
Stolen Course (Wrecked and Ruined #2)
Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined #1)
This book can be read as a standalone; however I suggest starting with Changing Course, so you experience the full emotions of what has transpired to get to this point.
Caleb, fell in love eight years ago with Manda who was tragically killed in a car crash in Changing Course. Five years later Caleb can’t let go of Manda and has yet to move on. He blames Sarah and until she pays, he won’t rest. Caleb is broken.
“I loved her harder than any person should be allowed. If I’m being honest with myself, I still love her like that. It’s been almost five years and Manda Baker still owns my heart.”
He is incredibly sexy, sarcastic, strong headed 100% Alpha Male. Honestly he is the perfect blend of rough and polished. We get to see deep inside his dark, grieving, tortured soul and really learn who Caleb is and what makes him tick. Can he move on from the events in the past and find happiness, even though it may be with the one person he hates?
Emma Erikson is ironically person that can provide comfort to Caleb is the sister of the person that he holds responsible for Manda’s death. She is hilarious, witty, fun and super sexy. She will do anything to protect Sarah and knows that Manda was Caleb’s heart he will always love her. But she can’t help the pull she has to him and becomes completely infatuated with Caleb. He is everything she could possibly ever want, the question is, it he anything she can ever have?
“I don’t know the what, when, where or why about my life, but… I suddenly know the who.”
The characters in this story have been through a lot all because of one horrific night. The story is deep, will rip at your heart and you will every single emotion of the characters. You take a ride on a fantastic rollercoaster, so many twists and turns. Love and Fate are REAL. This book will make you realize that you will find the one you love, regardless of what has happened to get there. This story was beautiful, captivating and fantastically written!
“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.
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.