Review: Shattered by Tracy Wolff

Posted May 20, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Shattered by Tracy WolffShattered by Tracy Wolff
Series: Extreme Risk
Published by Flirt on May 20, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Pages: 176
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Series Rating:
Also in this series: Shredded, Slashed
Also by this author: Crash Into Me , Ruined

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

Review

As soon as I finished reading Shattered I tweeted Tracy Wolff and let her know that she broke me.  There were a few times where tears slipped out, and others when I couldn’t hold the tears in. It’s taken me a few days to write this review because it’s hard to put into words the love I have for this story, and these characters.
In Shredded I always thought Ash was overbearing.  I know he was just trying to keep his friends in line, but I thought he needed to relax a little.  I still think he needs to relax a little after his world is turned upside down.  He has a tense relationship with his brother.  I like how they go back and forth with each other, and how Logan isn’t scared to tell his brother how he feels. I freaking ADORE Tansy.  She’s not afraid to take chances after finding out she’s in remission.  She has no idea why Ash effects her, but he does.  I love her relationships with her siblings, especially Anna.  She’s a freaking riot.
There is so much heartbreak and pain within the pages of Shattered.  There are also hilarious, and embarrassing moments.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a character blush as much as Tansy. 😀 I love the way Wolff weaves the stories between her characters.  Nothing goes unnoticed, and you want to root for them from the beginning.

I highly suggest this series to everyone.  I can’t wait for the next one.

 

Favorite Quotes

“‘Yeah, well, your sister sends you to whacked-out porn sites. I’d fight with her, too.'”
“I had my whole future mapped out. I knew what I was going to be doing and where I was going to be doing it for years to come. And fate came along and basically gave me a big, giant fuck you. And you know what, it was rough.”

 

Katrina Sig

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About Tracy Wolff

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where–and sometimes who–she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story–something with a rainbow and a prince–and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes contemporary romance and erotic romance as Tracy Wolff, paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Tessa Adams and young adult novels as Tracy Deebs.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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