Published by Entangled, Embrace on September 19, 2016
Series: The Renegades #1
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
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.
Wilder is the first book in the new adult sports romance ( but a different kind of sports- think x games, not football or hockey) by Rebecca Yarros. It is also the first book in the Renegades series. The Renegades are group of extreme sports junkies that are youtube stars. I can’t wait to read the rest of their stories. I love that the renegades are a mixture of guys and girls. That will make for a great series, I think. Every now and again you read a book that gets you really excited for the books to come. Wilder is one of those books.
Wilder is told in dual narrative between Paxton Wilder and Leah. Pax and Leah stole my heart! The book starts out great, but it is the slow burn romance sizzling between these two that really kicks it up a few notches in my book. First of all, the book is set on a year long school study cruise going around the whole. Umm, can we just pause for a moment to digest that? Is that not THE COOLEST THING IN THE WHOLE WORLD?! Where was that option when I was in college? Man, I feel like I really missed out. Pax is on the cruise filming a documentary to capture the renegades stunts all over the world, but also keeping his grades up to keep his dad appeased. That is where Leah comes in. If you are thinking this is just a fluff book, you are wrong.
Yes, it is a lot of fun, but Wilder has a depth that really surprised me. Both Leah and Pax’s backstory surprised me. The multifaceted sides to all of the characters personaliities pleasantly surprised me. Overall, I just flipping loved Wilder. This book utterly captivated me. There were so many surprise elements that I didn’t see coming. Yes, there are hints about Leah’s “secret” but I was still surrpised. And Wilder was the biggest surprise of all. I just love this book. If you are on the fence about picking this one up or not, pick it up. Read it now. You will thank me for it. Wilder is another one of my top picks for 2016 books.
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