Thursday, September 18, 2014

Shattered by Tracy Wolff

Source: Purchased 
Genre:  New Adult
Publisher: Flirt
Date Published: April 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 299

 Ash Lewis has poured every last ounce of his blood, sweat, and tears into reaching the very top of the professional snowboarding world—until the unthinkable happens. After the biggest competition win of his career, Ash’s mother and father are killed in a tragic accident. Unable to handle the idea of going back out on the snow to pursue the dream his parents shared with him, Ash feels that he has no choice but to walk away from snowboarding forever. Then he meets Tansy Hampton.

Wild, fun, and impulsive, Tansy has a different look and a new passion every week. As a cancer survivor who spent the past several years waiting to die, Tansy has a fresh perspective on life—even if she doesn’t have a clue about what she actually wants to do with it. But she’s determined to find out, and that means making the most of her time while she still can.

From the very beginning, their chemistry is intense. But while Ash can’t stop chasing the ghosts of what can never be, Tansy stays firmly focused on the possibilities the world holds for her—and for them. She’s already picked up the pieces of one shattered life. Now she’s determined to help Ash do the same.  (from  Goodreads)

It wasn't what I was expecting.  To be honest, I kind of expected more.  I LOVED Shredded and that Z's feelings for Ophelia blossomed over time.  This was...a week and then he loved her.  Eh.  Take it or leave it.

Tansy was a great representation of a cancer survivor who just wanted to live for once.  Ash was a realistic guy grieving the death of his parents while trying to protect his injured brother.  And Logan was a fantastic catalyst for everything that happened. 

The romance in the story is sizzling hot and there were definitely points where I got the feels (when he tells her her scars just add to her beauty...swoon!!).  Those moments just made me so happy inside.  But those moments were few and far between. 

The ending seemed rushed, though completely understandable, and I just didn't care anymore.  Don't get me wrong, I like the characters and burned through this book in a little under 5 hours, the ending just kind of killed it for me. 

All in all, Shattered is a very enjoyable read if you overlook the kind of "love after a week" aspect.  Very hot love scenes plus a dash of humor had me closing this book and hoping for a sequel for Luc. 

I'm sure I'll be picking up some of Wolff's other series. 

                                       4 out of 5 Happy Clouds :)


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