Friday, September 30, 2016

Blog Tour with Giveaway and Review: Wilder by Rebecca Yarros

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by Rebecca Yarros
The Renegades #1
Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis: 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.




Rebecca Yarros
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for fourteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.


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Leah is offered the chance of a lifetime: cruise to exotic locations for a year while attending University on board. Who wouldn't jump at the chance? She's given a full scholarship and a luxurious cabin, and there's only one small, insignificant catch. Tutor a fellow student and make sure he passes or she's out of the program. She has a 4.0 average and at the top of her class at Dartmouth, so she's got this handled. But the last thing she was expecting was a reckless wild boy who would tempt her to throw her caution to the wind and push all of her boundaries.

He made me feel anything was possible, like there was a whole shiny world waiting for me to step inside and explore. He was everything I wasn’t, but he made me feel like I could be.

Leah is still suffering from a very traumatic event in her life and though she's functioning and getting by, her nightmares are still haunting her. She's developed a fear of heights as well that makes her feel trapped in the past and unable to break free. An attraction to a daredevil that lives for an adrenaline rush is not something that she finds very appealing. But from the moment they see each other there's an undeniable connection that keeps pulling them closer.

I really loved Leah, she was strong and bold when pushed to the limits by Pax and I really admired her ability to stand up to him and put him in his place. He wasn't used to getting denied anything he wanted and it was something that made her even more appealing.

She was so much fun to piss off. That’s when her shell peeled back to reveal a fire I desperately wanted to feel, to witness her burning.

Although she survived something that would break most people, she get up every day, puts one foot in front of the other and challenges herself to succeed and conquer her fears. Even when her best friend can't join her on the trip for the first three months, she has the courage to continue on and force herself out of the safe world she's been living in. She's not about risks and danger, and Pax may be her biggest risk yet.

Paxton Wilder is bold, sexy as sin, and the definition of determination when he sets his mind on something. Seeing Leah's courage in conquering her phobia, her intelligence and her drive, it makes him zero in on her and there's no stopping him once that happens. I Loved him so much, he was so set on making her his and you could tell in every thought and action he made. There was no second guessing with him and wondering where she stood.

As of this moment, I was committed, and I’d never failed at something I worked for. Eleanor Baxter wouldn’t know what hit her.

It's pretty clear throughout the book that there's more underneath the surface of Pax than a carefree extreme athlete. He's covering something up and his silence is only causing the anticipation of the fallout to grow with increasing speed. It's not a question of if the reveal will be disastrous, it's when. The added mystery of the stunt accidents brought another layer to the story that kept me guessing. I honestly had no idea who the source was, as much as I kept turning things over in my mind. I really enjoyed that there was that surprise at the end when everything came together and knocks you sideways.

Ah, the writing was just exquisite at times too, there were so many great quotes I needed to highlight. It really solidified my love of Rebecca Yarros' books that developed from my very first introduction in Full Measures.

I kissed her like I’d left a piece of my soul with her and I needed to explore every line of her mouth to find it.

What did I love most about this book? There was so much to enjoy, but the beautiful and unique backdrop of the cruise to such beautiful destinations was such a fun thing to read. The secondary characters, all of the Renegade friends were developed excellently and have me looking forward to the following books in the series. The main characters both passed with flying colors for me, and their chemistry and connection were both incredibly good. It was a fast paced, light read with plenty of steam, I recommend it to anyone who wants a book that stands far apart from any other book in the NA genre you've read. I'll be watching for Nova's book with excited anticipation.

Under the sun of Mykonos, with the sand of Kalafatis Beach under us, I gave in to the adventure of my life. What a way to fall.


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