Whiteout (Survival Instincts, #1) by Adriana Anders
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 28th 2020
Angel Smith is ready to leave Antarctica for a second chance at life. But on what was meant to be her final day, the research station is attacked. Hunted and scared, she and glaciologist Ford Cooper barely make it out with their lives…only to realize that in a place this remote, there’s nowhere left to run.
Isolated in the middle of a long, frozen winter with a madman at their heels, they must fight to survive in the most inhospitable—and beautiful—place on earth. But the outside world depends on what Ford and Angel know and, as their pursuers close in and their new partnership burns bright and hot, they will stop at nothing to make it out of the cold alive.
ARC provided by Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review
“Almost dying tasted hot and mineral, like rocks and dirt and rusted metal.”
Typically I am not one for suspense or adventure novels, even within the Romance umbrella; but Whiteout by Adriana Anders has turned me into a true fan of the romantic sub-genre. Action packed and exhilarating, the story follows Angel, a chef who is one step closer to getting back to civilization after spending the summer working as head chef at an Antarctic research center, and Ford—a glaciologist who hides from life and the shadows of his past. After witnessing a robbery heist gone bad, Angel and Ford find themselves stranded and on the run in the worlds most deserting and unforgiving places.
I was HOOKED. From the very first page Anders had me instantly pulled into the storyline and the lives of these people who live out in the cold. The narrative and writing style was so fresh and captivating that when I started reading, I didn’t want to stop. The characters were deep and the development was so beautiful that I swooned before they even had an interaction. The forced closeness and the use of the cold as an external conflict for both the thriller side as well as the romance side is what chef kisses are made of. It wasn’t until I read this book that I realized just how much cold weather could be a cock-block.
With the plot twists that I never saw coming, to the ending that I desperately wished wasn’t, this book sent shivers down my spine. I am head over heels in love with this series and am in desperate need for more. So, if you like thrilling suspense or romance that is packed with action and a slow burn that is rot with sexual tension, I highly highly recommend giving Whiteout a try.
Huge thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me an ARC for my honest review! Quotations taken from an uncorrected proof and may change upon final publication. Graphics used with permission and are not my own.
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