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Author Catherine Cowles brings you an addictive small-town romance series full of protective heroes and suspenseful twists and turns. Wrecked Beginnings contains the first three stand-alone novels in the Wrecked series.

Reckless Memories

I loved him before I knew what the word meant. From skinned knees to first dates and everything in between. But he was never mine to love. I settled for friendship, even though I always wanted more.

That was before. Before he ripped my world apart and didn’t bother sticking around to help me pick up the pieces. I knit every last shred back together all on my own. And I’ve all but forgotten his name.

Now, he’s back, and everything is torn apart once more. But he’s not the only one doing the tearing this time. And there might be no stopping the person who has it out for us both.

Perfect Wreckage

My past taught me to play it safe. To stay far away from handsome men who promised it all. My life was good without them. Stable, secure, predictable.

But one kiss showed me that I’d been playing it safe for far too long. One night and all I wanted was more of his wildfire. One challenge and my carefully constructed walls tumbled down.

Amidst the rubble, I realized there was more to this man than I ever dreamed. When everything fell apart, he showed me what it meant to stay. How to truly live.

But some demons don’t stay buried. The past can come knocking when you least expect. And the life he’s showing me might be shorter than either of us expected....

Wrecked Palace

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....

©2020, 2021 Catherine Cowles (P)2021 Catherine Cowles

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AMAZING LISTEN

I LOVED these books so much!!!

The narration of these books is spot on!! Narrated so wonderfully that I couldn't stop listening!

These books broke my heart and put it back together. It is so beautifully written.

These characters will have you falling in love right along with them.

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Amazing!!

I absolutely loved this series. I would read them again and again. The narration was perfect and the story lines hit close to home.

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3 for 1 I this box set!

Loved these books so much I grabbed the audio box set so I could re-listen.
Catherine has quickly become one of my absolute favorite authors. Not only are her books fantastically written, she always picks the perfect narrators for each book!!
Narration by Joe Arden/Andi Arndt, Maxine Mitchell & Ava Erickson.


Don't miss this chance to get this steal of a deal while it's on sale.

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A must buy all in one!!

3 gorgeous books in one!! I mean you just can't go wrong with this set.
First, you have Reckless Memories and get to meet Bell & Ford who are just one of my favorite second-chance romance couples. Which is one of my favorite types of books to read. I looked back at my review from Reckless Memories and this is still true "I was so excited to begin this series. I absolutely loved Catherine's Sutter Lake series so I knew this one had to be amazing too. I wasn't wrong 🙂 "

Next, you get Perfect Wreckage with Kenna & Crosby. They bring all the emotions and I loved their amazing chemistry. In my opinion the most sizzling chemistry of this series.

Last but in no way least Wrecked Palace oh this book I just can't say enough about it. Well at least that I haven't already said haha. I read my review back for this one and just yes... so a quick review recap.

"Wrecked Palace is the third book that we get to visit Anchor Island. It's already full of fantastic characters, but In Wrecked Palace we have my favorite broody hero that I’ve been waiting anxiously for.

Griffin and Caelyn tore at my heart, as I knew they would. Catherine is extremely gifted in making you feel like you are in fact visiting her small town and getting to know all your neighbors. I LOVE THAT!!

Griffin and Caelyn are wonderful together. Griffin’s story really got to me. It was so emotional to read of his heartache. But that’s what made it so wonderful to see his story progress when Caelyn entered his life. She is such a strong character. I have tremendous respect for what she did for the “tiny terrors”. I'm such a sucker for a story with adorable kids. Griffin’s relationship with each of them was so special. It made all the feelings come. Terrific book!!!"

I highly recommend this set. It truly has it all. Doing a reread now and this time with audible... *sigh* Joe Arden does a fantastic job. You just can’t go wrong there. Andi Arndt is her amazing self, Maxine Mitchell, and Ava Erickson make for 3 great listens. I’m enjoying this reread tremendously.

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Loved all 3 audiobooks included

These three audiobooks I couldn’t listen to fast enough. The narrators were spot on the for characters and brought these stories to life. All these books are set on a small island named Anchor Island and are about a core group of friends and some family on the island who found their hard deserved happily ever afters with some suspense thrown into the mix.

Reckless Memories - Ford and Bell had a past that tore them apart. Everyone handled it all differently and when Ford came back to Anchor Island he had his hands full but they found their way.

Perfect Wreckage - Kenna and Crosby stole my heart. The banter between them, friendship that bloomed, all the new things we leaned about them just had me loving them and even more.

Wrecked Palace - This is such a great grumpy/sunshine book. Griffin is my current all time favorite hero Catherine Cowles has written and he’s mine😉. Caelyn had the loving and soothing soul that Griffin needed and Griffin was so protective when Caelyn and her siblings needed someone and seamlessly fit into their family.

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Great series!!

I really enjoyed all 3 of these books! Would love to see the other books in this series in a box set also!

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Absolutely Perfect

Loved the narrators, the stories. Loved it all!!!! Catherine has a way with words and suspense! It’s addicting!

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Engaging storylines & great narration!

Plenty of romance & just enough suspense to keep it interesting. Highly enjoyable & satisfying!

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love it

great series, love her books,
she is a great author. can't wait to read more of her books

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Great way to binge the start of the Wrecked Series

This box set is the perfect way to binge listen to the first three books of the Wrecked Series! I got swept away to Anchor Island and fell in love over and over again!

Reckless Memories:
I was immediately emotionally invested and wanted to see how the story of love would unfold between Belle and Ford. Falling for your sister’s former boyfriend is not ideal, especially when he is also your best friend and is fiercely protective of your heart even if he never sees you as more. So not only is this a beautiful slow burn, second chance romance, it has the unexpected element of the mystery surrounding Belle and Ford and the person out to seek revenge on them. Together they find forgiveness, redemption and love, proving even through tragedy there is always a way of healing broken hearts.

Perfect Wreckage:
This friends to lovers romance is beautifully written and the casting for narration was outstanding. Kenna and Crosby are opposites in every way, control versus chaos, stability versus adventure, they may not seem a likely pair but together they form a bond that is soul deep, creating a love both desperately needed. I swear Maxine was the perfect Kenna - her strength and determination shown through so perfectly with her voice. And JOE - that man is just pure joy for my ears - Crosby is even more swoon worthy with his voice. Through the turmoil, Kenna shows how nothing can keep her down for long, and with a man like Crosby at her side, she is unstoppable.

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This slow building, friends to lovers romance had the perfect amount of suspense and was a heartbreakingly beautiful story of opening up to love and finding the one that makes the risk worth it all. I loved that the story unfolded with them building a friendship based on the mutual need to protect and care for Caelyn’s siblings, eventually turning their friendship and attraction into a forever love.⁣ There was no way I couldn’t fall in love with this story, Griffin and Caelyn’s romance was all consuming, a love that left me with a smile on my face and a happy heart.⁣

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  • Diane S.
  • 08-26-21

Wonderful narration, great value

Wrecked Beginnings is a box set of the first three books in the Wrecked Series:
Reckless Memories
Perfect Wreckage
Wrecked Palace
This whole series is packed full of angst, suspense, humor and swoon. It is heart and heat with storylines that kept me interested and invested.
The audiobook narration with each of these stories is wonderful and the three books for one credit makes it a great value.
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  • PATRICIA
  • 08-17-21

Incredible stories!

When a book can both break your heart and put it back together, you know it is a good one! Catherine Cowles has written an amazing series that does just this! Book 1, Reckless Memories is a story of loss, pain, redemption and love and brings everything full circle. Ford, Violet and Bell are a childhood trio until the unthinkable happens. Now years later, Ford returns to town to help his family's bar from going out of business and finds Bell there. Their bond from childhood still in place despite the circumstances cannot be extinguished and now there is the possibility of more. Or is there? This complex story has so many twists and turn, and emotional pulls that I could not stop listening. I was intrigued by Bell. She is not only pretty, but she is smart and talented! Ford carries a lot of weight on his shoulders, but we can see the man he is and chooses to be. Add in a little suspense and a twist that makes you cringe and worry, and this story has it all! Book 2, Perfect Wreckage is another that will pull you in. Kenna has had her share of hurt and grief over the years, and her heart is guarded. Living with Harriet has been her safeguard and the one place she feels loved. Crosby is Harriet's lawyer, and nothing excites him more then riling Kenna up. Friends to lovers, these two find their relationship changing when circumstances change. Nothing prepares them for the storm that is coming, and the feelings that result.. Their romance is passion filled, and full of bumps and I love that in a story. Then we have the story outside of the couple, and it's intriguing. I love the power play,the desperation and suspense it brings. Book 3 Wrecked Palace pulled me in and kept me captivated. Caelyn's life as a college student takes a complete turn when she becomes guardian for her three siblings. Willing to sacrifice her life to give them a stable, happy home, she does what she needs to get by. Griffin, a tortured "giant" of a man, struggles everyday with his past. Cowles lets us watch how two souls compliment each other. We also have the fabulous cast of siblings adding innocence. Love and humor. It's a culmination of all emotions with cameos from our favorites in the series. You too will love this box set!

Andi Arndt, Joe Arden, Ava Erickson and Maxine Mitchell are magnificent in their narration of these stories. These consummate professionals make all the characters so real. They have our hearts with and pull us into the story with all the emotions and all the love. They find the essence of the characters and give them life. Better casting could not have been chosen for this storytelling.

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