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There were shadows I was running from. Ones that haunted and taunted. Ones that made it so I had no choice but to disappear. 

I’d spent years hiding from the world. My little island haven, the only assurance of safety. 

It all changed the moment he showed up at my door. The hint of pain in his eyes told me that something haunted him, too. And I couldn’t help but be drawn closer.

But finding the person I needed most came with risks I never expected. And when our ghosts find us again, neither of us may make it out this time. 

©2020 Catherine Cowles (P)2021 Catherine Cowles

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Epic suspense

My heart after this book! Seriously! It gripped it, tore it apart, and put it back together beautifully. Shay is hiding herself on the island, taking care of it and keeping everyone at an arms length. Brody becomes the new owner and keeps her on as a caretaker. They are both hiding. They both have pasts they are trying to hide from. But soon those pasts catch up to them and it's dangerous. Along the way they find love with each other and it's epic!! These narrators were the perfect voices for Brody and Shay. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!

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One of my favorites now!

I've listened to all but the last book in this series. All of the books are good... this one was awesome. The suspense with the romance..❤️ throw in Sebastian York's sexy voice and I am swooning. This is one of my favorite books in the romance genre now. Just enough steamy too. Highly recommend!

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Phenomenal Writing & Flawless Narration!

Catherine Cowles continues to blow me away with her Wrecked Series!! Brody and Shay’s love story is so unique and special, it is a top favourite of the series. Shay is incredibly strong, what she has endured no woman should never have to. She is the pillar of strength and survival! Brody is also battling scars and the two of them together were magic. The beauty and pain they share together makes their relationship so very special. Each moment they share is precious and the build up and development between them is incredibly written. From the moment I began listening I was so invested and couldn’t stop until I finished. The suspense and emotion is one of the best I have ever listened to or read. This is a top 2021 favourite!

Sebastian York and Ava Erickson delivered flawless narration! I could not imagine a better pair then these two to bring the voices of Brody and Shay to life! Fantastic job!!

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Pure Perfection!

First, Sebastian and Ava were perfect as Shay and Brody. They were brought to life in a way that made it easy to get lost in their story. Speaking of story. WOW! There really is no other way to put it. Just WOW! Their broken pieces fit together perfectly, but in a way that makes you build a connection with each character individually. You are rooting for their HEA before they even realize it is a possibility. Catherine has a way with character development and it is executed incredibly in Reckless Refuge. I love the world she has created in the Wrecked series and this book fits in perfectly with the rest of them. To avoid spoilers, I'm just going to say that this book is a beautiful mix of emotions that will leave you better than when it found you.

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Another amazing story from Catherine Cowles

Brody and Shay are so amazing. Sebastian York and Ava Erickson were the perfect choice to bring these two complex characters to life. They took this amazing book of two lost individuals and made them even better. This book will keep you guessing till the very end. A must listen!

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Dragged on

It took atleast 16 chapters for me to get interested in this book. Was very easy to drown out. Not worth a credit.

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All the stars!!

Okay, I know I say this about all of Catherine's books, but this is my FAVORITE story to date!! It never ceases to amaze me how well Catherine can weave a story together and make it feel so real! I'm hooked from the very beginning and no matter how hard I may try, it won't let me go until after I've read the last word! I LOVE listening to her stories! The narrators are always perfectly paired up with the characters and it's a whole experience from beginning to end! Brody and Shay are no different when it comes to falling in love with the friends that Catherine shares with us.  Their troubled pasts and their fight for the future will break your heart, but Catherine always provides that happily ever after we crave!

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Simply amazing!

Every time I think Catherine Cowles can't possibly write a better story, she proves me wrong. Reckless Refuge included some difficult topics and while some parts were incredibly intense and hard to take, I wouldn't change a thing. With absolutely breathtaking story-telling and wonderful narration, this is one I will definitely be revisiting. SO very worthy of a credit!

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A second chance and forgiveness

Holding on to the love of your life with a heavy burden on your shoulders. Time and second chances. Time and forgiveness. It's hard to say anything else without giving the book away. Always a great read.

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5+⭐ Romantic Suspense!

Catherine Cowles does it again! Every book in this series is fantastic! This story has all the emotions and feels with Brody and Shay. They are both running from something in their past and it was great seeing them trust each other to begin and build their wonderful relationship together. I loved seeing the friends from the other books in this story. They always just make the family larger and it's one of the things I love most about Catherine's books. I loved Sebastian's and Ava's narration, as they are always great! Their voices were perfect for Shay and Brody and really made the story come to life. As with all Catherine's books, I wish the story didn't end! I totally loved this book and it is a must listen!

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  • 05-18-21

Amazing book

I can’t say enough good things about this book and series. The emotional investment in this series is so rewarding. The characters draw you in and keep you hooked from the first page to the last. The sense of community you feel whilst reading these books especially this one, show you what an amazing world Ms Cowles has imagined. I’ll definitely be rewarding and listening to these books many times int he future. Wonderful narrators too. I loved their voices

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  • Diane S.
  • 05-11-21

What a wonderful addition to a favorite series

Wow! What a wonderful addition to this series. Reckless Refuge is a complete standalone but we do get a cameo or two from some familiar characters.
Shay McCabe is caretaker on a private island off the coast of Washington. She is a bit of a recluse and keeps to herself, not letting anyone close enough to see what she was hiding and hiding from.

“The only thing those scars prove is that you can walk through fire and survive I can’t think of anything more beautiful than that.”

Brody James is both running away from something and also searching for peace and the return of his creativity. He buys the island and keeps Shay on as caretaker. The attraction is immediate but they both fight it in the beginning.

We look out for our own.”
And I was one of theirs. A member of this pieced together family. One that wasn’t linked together by blood but by choice. And wasn’t that the greatest gift of all?”

I loved the suspense in this story. I was kept guessing till the very end. I listening to this story on audiobook and the narration was great, entertaining and engaging from start to finish.
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  • Jane Woods
  • 05-11-21

Wonderful Story

Catherine has written another wonderful book in the Wrecked series.
For Shay it is all about remaining in background, anonymous and leading a quiet existence. She lives on Harbor Island as the caretaker, an idea place to hide from the tragedies that have happened in her life. Until a new owner occupies the island and then her safe haven is disturbed.
Brody is an artist and the new owner of Harbor he moves to Harbor to look for more inspiration to his work. A talented artist is intrigued by Shay and her life on the island. His creativity is inspired when he gets to know Shay.
As Brody gets to know Shay he realises she is hiding from a dark past and wants to protect her.
Can Shay's past catch up with her as she develops feelings for Brody and begins to open herself to make friends?
The book is an amazing read with suspense, twist and turns along the way.
Cannot wait for the next book!
Narration was great, expressive and clear.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 05-11-21

Totally wrecked!!

Catherine Cowles has done it again! Pulled me into one of her original stories, and made me feel part of it! This is the fourth book in the Wrecked series and each is incredible! We meet Shay and Brody in this one. Both with unspeakable pasts, very broken, unwilling to share or trust and definitely not willing to fall in love. Until it happens. Now, faced with danger, we need to see who is behind it, and how it will all play out. I love strong female leads, and Shay is certainly strong. Willing to stop living a full life to survive, she puts one foot in front of the other everyday to help chase the demons away. Brody is running, and landing on the island could be the answer or his demise. He is swoony and brave. I love them both, and especially enjoy getting to see the characters we have gotten to know in the previous books. It's a pleasure to get to witness how their lives are turning out. Pick up your copy of Reckless Refuge, you too will find this love story exciting, suspenseful and romantic!

You cannot have a more perfect team than Ava Erickson and Sebastian York. These seasoned performers know exactly how to root into the minds of their characters and give them each the best voices. From the riveting suspense to the unmistakable romance, these two bring it alive. It's always an enjoyable listen with these two.