Friday, May 2, 2014

Shredded by Tracy Wolff

Source:  Purchased
Genre:  New Adult
Publisher: Flirt
Date Published:  February 4, 2014
Number of Pages: 304

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.  (from Goodreads)

Shredded shredded my heart, literally.

This book is everything that I needed while visiting family for Easter.  It was everything that I could wish for, and now I want to go snowboarding!!

Love doesn't seem to say enough about how much I enjoyed this book.  The story was so well executed, Z is the perfect book boyfriend, and you kind of fall in love with Ophelia too.  You feel for their pain, and want them both to be happy.  The snowboarding lingo put you there, and at points I could even feel the cold breeze of Park City (because I was so enthralled in this book!)

The POV goes back and forth between Z and Ophelia, and you get a really good sense of connection between them.  Z's friends were pretty awesome, and so welcoming to Ophelia that it felt like they were written about some of my friends.  You can't help but love the atmosphere, every feeling that both character has is expertly explored, the events were awesome, and I think I need more Z in my life.

                                      4 out of 5 Happy Clouds :)

I would HIGHLY recommend this New Adult/ College Romance novel.  It's book one in a series (Extreme Risk) and book 2 is about his best friend Ash,who you get to know very well in Shredded!!  


Post a Comment