Published by Entangled Publishing on September 12th 2016
Genres: Adult, College, New Adult, Road Trip, Romance, Sports Romance, Suspense
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He's Paxton Wilder.
Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.
Five time X Games medalist.
The world is his playground-especially this year-and for the next nine months I'm stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.
He's too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.
But if I can't get him to take academics seriously, I'll lose my scholarship...if I don't lose my heart first.
Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren't taught in the classroom...but in the heart.
“It’s love, Pax. It’s what some people spend their whole life searching for. Do you know what a miracle it is to love someone and actually have them love you back? You have a chance at something epic.”
Ahhh, this book was so good and so much fun! I loved it!!! I swear, Rebecca Yarros writes the best heroes ever. Her men, oh my God, her men are always the hottest, most amazing book boyfriends. After all, this is the woman that created Josh Walker, my #1 book boyfriend ever. So, even though Josh Walker will always be my main man, Paxton Wilder is at the top now too. He’s an amazing hero, in every sense of the world, not to mention ridiculously hot and an alpha through and through.
“She was better than the hit of adrenaline I craved, took me higher than any rush of endorphins at a victory. She’d become more than the thrill, she’d become the air, the only thing I absolutely needed to live.”
See what I mean? Ridiculously swoony and hot. So I guess it’s pretty clear, I love Rebecca’s men, lol. I also love her books, so well written and edited to perfection, her attention to detail is astounding. I’ve always said, Rebecca is one of the main reasons I blog, so yeah, if she writes it, I’ll read it.
So, what else can I tell you about Wilder? It’s such a thrilling ride. The book follows a group of extreme sports athletes called The Renegades, as they embark in a study abroad cruise around the world while performing super cool and dangerous sports along the way! Super fun, right? It totally is, and it totally doesn’t disappoint. This team of daredevils is simply amazing. Like I said, Rebecca’s details are on point. You get a super cool insight at not only the super cool stunts they’re performing but also a glimpse into the cities they visit along the way. You totally feel like you’re there. So cool!
Paxton Wilder is the leader of the Renegades and in order for him to continue on the trip, he needs to pass the semester so he hires a tutor to help him with that. What Paxton doesn’t imagine is that he will fall for his tutor. Enter Leah. Leah has had a rough couple of years and as a result she’s super guarded with her feelings. Leah sees the trip as her opportunity to start over and try something different and she never imagined what a thrilling ride it would be. To be honest, I got frustrated with Leah at times. She’s definitely the reason this is not a 5 star for me. While I felt bad for her and her past circumstances, it just took me longer to connect with her.
The romance moves a little slow, but for a reason. But when it happens, bam, it’s pretty perfect. I also loved all of the secondary characters, especially the rest of the Renegades. There’s also an element of suspense and some twist and turns that you definitely don’t see coming. That was definitely one of my favorite parts of the book!
So, I super recommend Wilder, it’s an awesome, thrilling ride and you will enjoy every second of it. I can’t wait for Nova’s story!!!!
“God, I loved her—and not a little kind of love. My heart was practically glowing. I probably looked like a warped glowworm or something.”
**An ARC was generously provided by Entangled in exchange for an honest review**