Monday, April 28, 2014

Shattered by Tracy Wolff (Extreme Risk #2)


Written by: Tracy Wolff
Series: Extreme Risk
Sequence in Series: 2
ISBN-13: 9780804177757
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/20/2014
Pages: 176
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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The Extreme Risk series—Tracy Wolff’s edgy, emotional take on the New Adult genre—continues with the story of a lost soul and the fearless beauty who inspires him to take a flying leap back into life.

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

Shattered (Extreme Risk, #2)My Review
Shattered by Tracy Wolff

Tracy Wolff blew me away with Shattered. Her extraordinary ability to bring such a realistic depiction of life tragedies while masterfully capturing the pure essence of the human heart. Why did that blow me away, well Wolff also manages to bring us an extreme sport, action packed, romance. Shattered is story telling at its best!

Shattered is the perfect name for this story. Ash Lewis is a snowboarder, whose life was forever changed when his parents died in a car crash, leaving him guardian of his now paralyzed brother. Guilty and racked with loss, Ash abandons his boarding passion.

Tansy Hampton is a cancer survivor. Personally understanding the loss of your childhood due to illness. Tansy now works for the Make a Wish Foundation to give those terminally ill children their dreams. Tansy's first assignment is to convince Ash Lewis to grant a child his dying see Ash, his hero, snowboard in person

The story beautifully reveals two difficult journeys of two amazing children. One child is dealing with his own mortality, losing the battle with cancer. The other child is dealing with being paralyzed and the loss of his parents. Wolff captures the heart ache but also amazing strength of each child's marvelous fortitude.

Wolff tackles so many intensely charged situations but still hold true to the extreme sport theme. She provides a rocky and difficult romance, that will also touch your heart and keep you invested till the very end.

You can't help but be moved by this emotionally jarring, edgy, realistic, extremely touching story. I would swear that Wolff has personal experience in similar circumstance to bring such realism to her characters plights. A MUST READ!!!

I also recommend that if you ever have the opportunity to participate with the Make a Wish Foundation or the Ronald McDonald Foundation, that you take it. It is a life alternating experience.

I received this ARC copy of Shattered from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 20, 2014.

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