Series: Salvage #1
Published by: Self-published
on August 2, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Stereotypical trailer trash. That’s how people saw me. I’m Karmen Butler, the girl everyone teased, tortured, pranked—bullied.
After graduating high school, I left my shithole of a town behind with no intentions of ever returning. My dreams were within my grasp. Or so I thought…
Luck. That’s what was on his side. Brayden Stephens was on top of the world and the biggest prick of all. At least that’s how I remember him. Then he lost it all. His vices took over and now he’s a washed-up has-been with a cocky smirk and arrogant attitude.
Valued. That was how he made me feel. One night changed everything for us. In an instant I was lost to his touch, his voice. Everything about him captivated me.
Against my better judgment, I let him in. I let him see the real me. Since he’d walked into my office, he’d been trying to redeem himself of his past mistakes.
Glimpses of a love and life I’d never known before were all he had given me. Now he’s done it, the one thing he said he wouldn’t. He’s broken me. AGAIN.
Excuses are what I was fed. The truth restrained him, bound him to his past, and now, I’m left to deal with the aftermath.
Is there anything left to SALVAGE?
I don’t know…
You tell me.
As an avid seeker of happily ever afters, I have an affinity for stories that feel ‘real’ to me, stories that never hold back, are never sugar-coated. They are raw, honest, and beautiful. The first book in the SALVAGE duet will always be a beloved book to me. It’s not a love story with a big red bow at the top. Aleman plans to make us work for the fairy-tale ending we crave. This one did put my heart through the ringer. My chest ached, my heart soared, and my tears ran true. Aleman gives us so much more than a hero and a heroine, she gives us real people, people who we can relate to and identify with. I laughed, cried, and got angry with these people. I connected with them, and I’m heavily invested now. I know a happily every after is at the end of the rainbow, but in this case, it is the beautiful journey that means the most to me.
Brilliant writing, gut-wrenching story line, and characters that will forever be in my heart. Salvage, Book 1 is just the beginning, and I can’t wait to continue this journey in the sequel.