Book Review: Wounded by Jasinda Wilder

Wounded
Goodreads synopsis of Wounded

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Asian Chick, Karmen’s Review on Wounded

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

YOU MUST ADD THIS TO YOUR “TO BE READ” LIST!

This book blew me away. Going into this book, I had no idea what it was about because the synopsis is vague. But I heard so many positive reviews; I had to dive into it myself. And wow…Wounded turned out to be a unique love story and so well-written, that at times, I felt like I was there. It was heart-wrenching, emotional, and powerful!

Without giving away too much, Wounded is about a blossoming love story between two complete opposites during the middle of a war. No, it’s not just a simple love story about a girl falling for an American Soldier; it goes way deeper than that.

It starts with Rania, a beautiful Iraqi girl, whose family was torn apart in the war. She’s left alone to survive and over the years, she struggles (and I mean seriously struggles) to keep herself alive. She resorts to prostitution, not by choice, but the only way to feed herself and live. It becomes the only life she really knows.

Hunter is an American soldier (serious alpha male), who ends up wounded on Rania’s doorstep during a gun battle. Immediately drawn to Hunter, Rania is unable to leave him there to die. So she takes him in to care for him as best as she can. The interesting part about their relationship is their communication (or lack of). Hunter does not speak Arabic nor does Rania speak English. But overtime, they slowly learn to communicate with each other. During his stay with Rania, Hunter begins to figure out what she does for money and quickly becomes protective of her (all while falling for her). Rania doesn’t understand Hunter’s protectiveness, because she has only known what men really want from her—her body. Their relationship slowly develops, but not without the chaos!

I highly recommend this book, it’s not your typical romance/erotic novel, all hearts and flowers—it was so out of the box and well written; I finished it in a few hours. Of course it does have a HEA, but getting there was definitely a page turner. And hands down, Rania, is probably the most heroic heroine in a book.

Favorite Quote: “He does not just fill my body, my womanhood. He fills me. My heart, my soul. He fills the horrible emptiness that has gaped inside me all my life.”

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