Thursday, January 30, 2014

Shredded by Tracy Wolff

Shredded (Extreme Risk, #1)
Release date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Flirt
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: 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.

My Rating: 5 Roses

An intense and emotional New Adult romance, Shredded was a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this book! From the hot romance to the dark secrets, this book was amazing.

Ophelia was a lovely heroine. She was realistic and likable. I loved how she was just not going to take crap from anyone. My only problem with her was that she tended to be a bit judgmental. But, she knew when to admit she was wrong. I ended up really liking her.

Z was so sweet. His past has a horrible secret, once that haunted him and had him living with a death wish. So, he was reckless, impulsive, and prone to doing life-threatening stunts. But, behind all that guilt, he was a truly good guy who cared deeply for his loved ones. He was perfectly flawed and I adored him.

The romance was wonderful. Ophelia and Z were so sweet together. I loved how, despite both of their pasts and both of their reluctance, they still fell for each other anyway. And, the chemistry between them was hot. Definitely some steamy moments.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were a ton of tense moments that had me on the edge of my seat, due to Z's fondness for extremely dangerous stunts. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was a perfect wrap up for Ophelia and Z's story, as well as a fantastic lead in to Ash's story, which is coming up next in the series. Can't wait to read it!

Shredded was a brilliant New Adult romance. I completely and totally loved this book! Every bit of it was wonderful. Romance lovers, this book is not to be missed.

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*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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