(Extreme Risk # 2)
Pub. Date: May 20, 2014
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 is the second book in the Extreme Risk series. I haven’t read the first book, but I don’t think it took anything away from the story. Shattered was a fast paced and emotional read, which I really enjoyed.
Ash is at the top of his snowboarding game. He is one of the best in the business, but while on the way to watch him compete, his parents are killed in a car accident and his younger brother is left needing constant care. It’s hard not to feel for Ash and what he was going through. His thoughts were so broken, I just wanted to be able to fix him. When Tansy came around, she was just what he needed to begin the healing process and get his life back under control. Tansy was a wonderful addition to the story. She has overcome a lot in life, including battling cancer. Between both of their issues, this story was full of angst and emotions, but I really enjoyed every minute of it.
These two characters deserved so much happiness in their life, and while reading I sometimes felt that they wouldn’t get it, which scared me! I am looking forward to seeing these two again in the next book. I definitely want to go back and read the first book in the series!