Sunday, July 20, 2014

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

Extreme Risk, #2
by Tracy Wolff

May 20th, 2014


Publisher via NetGalley


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.

Extreme Risk Series

Shredded (Extreme Risk, #1)

Shattered (Extreme Risk, #2)


Shattered, by Tracy Wolff was a beautiful and heartwarming reading escape! When I read the first installment in the Extreme Risk Series, which is Ophelia and Z's story, I got to know and love all the characters that Tracy Wolff created. I knew that Ash was going to get his book next, but what I never expected was how heartbroken I was going to be by the end of Shredded. Yes, it was a ''take the virtual dustpan out'' moment. My heart was in a million pieces and I wanted to reach out and give Ash a hug! I knew that Shattered was going to be an emotional ride. Tracy Wolff exceeded all of my expectations for Tansy and Ash's story.

After tragedy strikes and leaves him feeling numb, snowboarder Ash Lewis' life spirals out of control. He puts his dreams on hold to take care of his little brother. When Tansy Hampton walks into his life she's like a soothing balm. Her sweetness, her support and the way she sees life makes him feel again. As the days go by, they start to get closer and neither of them can deny the attraction between them. Will Tansy find a way into Ash's heart? Will Ash be able to let go of the past and move forward with Tansy? 

Tracy Wolff's writing style captivated me from the first moment I read Drive Me Crazy (Shaken Dirty Series) The chemistry between the main characters is electrifying, the secondary characters are all involved in the storyline, which brings an extra touch of awesomeness to the story and her writing style is fantastic! I am so happy that I discovered her amazing talent and her awesome books!

My connection with Tansy and Ash was instant. I crave that connection with the characters! For me when you establish that connection from the start you just don't read the story, you feel it! And, that's exactly what happened with Shattered. I not only read the story, I felt it! In many moments my heart was breaking for both these characters who have stolen a piece of my heart. Ash was so broken and lost when Tansy found him. She was like a breath of fresh air to him. Tansy was exactly what Ash needed to come out of that dark place where he was hiding since his world came crashing down. 

Tansy was remarkable! Her strength is out of this world! The continuous support she has given Ash since the first moment she met him was inspiring! With everything that has happened to her, she was looking for who the real Tansy was, and by meeting Ash, and helping him out with his struggles she found herself. It was all about fun with Ash, until he literally swept her off her feet and made her feel all kinds of different emotions. It was beautiful, sweet, heartwarming, and might I add that these two have some extremely sexy moments together! Holy Moly! My kindle was on FIRE! 

Ash was exactly who I expected him to be. He had such a tender heart! I loved how he took care of his little brother, his friendship with Z, Ophelia, Luc and Cam. The way he slowly, but deeply feel in love with Tansy. He was an incredible character to follow and I loved to see him grow has an individual. He was stubborn at times, but with the support of his friends and Tansy he understood that life has many twists and turns. No matter what it throws your way, you have to stand up strong and fight!

I had so much fun reconnecting with the whole gang from the Extreme Risk Series. They are awesome characters that I would see myself hanging out with! I love how I learned so much about snowboarding! Tracy Wolff makes it fun and interesting! I can't wait to read the next installment in this series! I haven't seen anything about Cam and Luc's story yet, but I'm crossing my fingers we will get a blurb and a release date pretty soon! :)


I give, Shattered, by Tracy Wolff 4.5 exciting, moving, fast-paced, emotional, sexy 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 love it when you are so invested in the characters that they can effect you so strong. I'm glad you enjoyed.

  2. The characters sound fantastic, and I am so glad book two delivered for you!


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