Salvaged (Saints of Denver #4) by Jay Crownover
Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.
I’ve been waiting to get to Wheeler and Poppy!
Finally, we get to one of my favorite couples in this last installment of the Saint’s of Denver series.
What a way to end.
I absolutely love both Poppy and Wheeler. Poppy because she’s had some seriously fucked up shit happen to her and she’s still trying to just get through the day without totally losing it. She is my fucking hero and my idol of strength. Even if she can’t see it in herself. And Wheeler, he’s the guy we all want to find. The reasons behind his being such a great guy are many but he could have been shaped so differently by his past. And instead of being a total douche he did everything he could to be the fiancé he thought he was supposed to be to get his HEA. Even if he should have cut and run long before he did, in my opinion.
Both of them go way beyond what’s expected of them and find a kindred soul in the other. I love how Wheeler had endless patience with Poppy and I cheered for Poppy each time she allowed herself to trust in Wheeler. Neither thing was easy for them.
Jay Crownover has wrapped up this series with characters that will live on in your heart long after you’ve finished the book.