Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Book Review : Shredded (Extreme Risk, #1) by Tracy Wolff

Extreme Risk, #1
by Tracy Wolff

February 4th, 2014




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.

Extreme Risk Series

Shredded (Extreme Risk, #1)

Shattered (Extreme Risk, #2)


A few weeks ago I read my first book by author Tracy Wolff, which was Drive Me Crazyand I absolutely loved it! I was anxious to start reading the Extreme Risk Series. I loved the blurbs for both books and did you see those covers?!?!?! Hot!! 

Two broken souls. One emotional ride. In Shredded we meet Ophelia and Z. The bad boy of the snowboarding circuit meets his match!

This was such a great read! I really did not know what to expect of this series. A few things happened when I started reading Shredded. I think it's actually the first book that I did not connect with both main characters from the start. Z was a big jerk and Ophelia got on my nerves with her attitude at the beginning. Even if my connection with Ophelia and Z was slow, my connection with Cam, Luc and Ash was instant! I just wanted to jump in the book and hang out with them! With that being said ... I did end up connecting with Z and Ophelia. I know exactly the moment that I did. I don't want to give anything away, but from that moment I really started to see the layers of pain that both characters were hiding. 

Ophelia and Z had instant chemistry, but their romance was slow building. I actually liked that. You could actually see them fall for each other. They learned to let go of their past by trusting each other. Even if I did not connect with them at the beginning, I can't deny that their chemistry was HOT! Eeeep!!! The sexual tension at the beginning of the book was CRAZY!!!! 

Z, Cam, Luc and Ash's love for snowboarding was contagious! I don't know much about the sport, but my heart was beating fast when I was reading the scenes about it. The only thing I would have to say is that all those snowboarding terms left me confused. I'm totally Team Ophelia and will say that Z ''Spins around a bunch of times.'' LOL!!!

Overall, I really enjoyed reading about Ophelia and Z's journey. The ending of this book is not an actual cliffhanger for this couple, but it leaves you hanging for the next book. My heart broke with the last words of the Epilogue :( I can't wait to start reading Ash's story and off course about Cam and Luc's story as well :)


I give, Shredded, by Tracy Wolff 3.5 enjoyable, flirty, I-want-to-learn-to-snowboard stars! 

About the 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 romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense. 

And for all of those who want the unedited version: Tracy Wolff lives with four men, teaches writing to local college students and spends as much time as she can manage immersed in worlds of her own creation. Married to the alpha hero of her dreams for twelve years, she is the mother of three young sons who spend most of their time trying to make her as crazy as possible.


  1. I loved Crash Into Me by Wolfe, so I'm very excited to give this series a try too.
    Thanks for the review, Mikki!

  2. Not a fan of cliffhangers but as long as this couple is resolved, I guess I could be okay with it.

  3. Just like a Valerie, I dont really into cliffhangers ._.


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