Extreme by Lark O’Neal
Publication date: December 20th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
When snowboard queen Kaitlin Bouvier gets a weird text from her friend Tyler—who has been missing for months—she tracks him to Iceland, where a volcano is threatening to blow any second. She’s been in love with Tyler since childhood and the two shared a few very steamy nights last summer in Italy, giving Kaitlin hope that there might be a real chance for them.
Unfortunately, Tyler is as elusive as the wind. When the volcano does erupt, Kaitlin is trapped in Reykjavik with a group of young travelers who each have their own reasons for being on the road, including the very sexy, very smart grad student Gabe Walsh, who teaches her how hot her blood can boil. She tells herself he’s just a diversion—there’s no way their crazy lives can work.
You know, this book didn’t follow the path I expected for it at all. And I’m glad, because it was a great read.
I made an immediate connection with the characters and the story as a whole. The author transports the reader to a land of drama and beauty which pales beside the beauty of the developing relationship between Gabe and Kaitlin. There was a real depth and intensity of feeling between the two which was perfectly imagined for me.
My only criticism (and it’s really more of a niggle) was the ending – out of the entire story, that was the one part which felt a little contrived, and perhaps a little too convenient. But apart from that, a thoroughly enjoyable tale.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Lark loves books, travel, and romance, so it’s only natural that they should all come together in a series of books. She lives with her British partner in Colorado, where she writes from a studio overlooking the mountains. She has won many awards for her books, and loves to hear from readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.