In Three Words: I’m dying. Hard.Wounded begins in Iraq 1993 … Desert Storm I believe? (Hey! I was only in third grade, don’t judge!) and swiftly progresses through devastatingly heartbreaking events in both Rania and Hunter’s lives. Wounded is told in the alternating point of views of Rania, an Iraqi woman, forced into prostitution – just to FEED herself. And Hunter, an American soldier, just trying to get through his last mission overseas before his tour is over.We are privy to the horrors that Rania faces after her parents are killed and her brother abandons her to join the Iraqi Army at 12. We glimpse Hunter’s life outside the military and the devotion he has to his fellow Marines…Rania and Hunter finally cross paths during a vicious, bloody battle in the middle of the street.Both Rania and Hunter are beautifully broken and AMAZINGLY written. I was caught in the relentless grip of their lives and their struggles to triumph through a seemingly win-less situation.“It’s the only word I know, in that moment. All I know is her. Her name. Her body, her love. Nothing else has ever existed.”Wilder holds NOTHING back- you will be gritting your teeth and overcome with emotions through the last page!Wounded is ruthless, devastating and intense.Wounded is completely romantic and beautiful. Laugh, cry… hyperventilate.Just. Get. Ready.Wounded is painful, heart-wrenching, absolutely enthralling book… Jasinda Wilder hit this one out of the park!