Sunday 2 March 2014

Shredded (Extreme Risk #1) - #review
Shredded (Extreme Risk #1)

In this intense and exhilarating New Adult series debut, a hotshot snowboarder and a vulnerable rebel with a cause try to let go of the past—and find a future in each other.

Twenty-one-year-old professional snowboarder Z Michaels is the bad boy of Park City, Utah. He’s always had his pick of any girl in town—and on the competition circuit. But underneath his cool exterior is a young man in turmoil, trying to take the edge off tragedy by overindulging in sex and shredding the slopes. In fact, Z’s reckless behavior is a thinly veiled attempt to blunt his emotional suffering with physical pain.

Ophelia Richardson isn’t like any girl Z has ever met. Though she’s from New Orleans high society, she’s no Southern belle—and she’s not shy about being miserable in frozen, godforsaken Park City. But laying low is her only option after her ex, a rich boy who couldn’t take no for an answer, nearly killed her in a jealous rage. Following that terrifying encounter, the last thing Ophelia needs is a boyfriend—especially one as rich and arrogant as Z. But Ophelia soon discovers that he isn’t what he seems. If anything, Z may be even more damaged than she is.

Tormented by their pasts and feeling alone in the world, Z and Ophelia find a connection unlike any they’ve ever known. But with Ophelia hiding the details of her life in Louisiana and Z’s death wish reaching terrifying new heights, their relationship seems to be going downhill before it even begins—unless they can find the strength in each other to trust, grow, and love again.

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Flirt via NetGalley
Genre: NA Contemporary

My Review...

Well this is the first snowboarder book I have read.  It had the elements that I like.  Zee -Male Lead gorgeous, broken with loads of tattoos and baggage.  Ophelia - Female Lead with baggage as well but a strong character.

Zee is the typical womanizer on the mountain and can everyone he wants until he meets Ophelia.  Ophelia has her own demons and doesn't seem interested in Zee which only makes him want her more.

As Zee pursues Ophelia he starts to feel more for her than he has ever felt.  It is coming to the anniversary to one of the worst moments of his life and all his demons are coming at full force but this year he is able to deal with them with the help of his friends and his new found relationship with Ophelia.

Ophelia is drawn to Zee but has already barely lived through one extreme risk male and doesn't want to go through the same thing twice but there is something different with Zee.

Zee and Ophelia are good together.  With each other they are forced to help each other deal with their past together and move forward.

I liked the way Zee and Ophelia ended but holy shit the ending WTF now I have to read the next book to find out what happens.  Tracy Wolff was quite the trickster there with her ending forcing me to be hooked onto this series which is kind of ironic since the book was a slow start with me but by the end I was hooked into it and now I am hooked into the series.

3 Shredded Thumbs up!
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