Author: Adriana Anders
What I’m Talking About:
I first fell in love with Adriana Anders’ writing while reading her Blank Canvas series and then again while reading Thirst through the Radish app (I really hope she releases it on Kindle at some point since I didn’t get to read the last five chapters of the story before my free trial ended.) So reading Whiteout was a no brainer.
Whiteout is an action pack ride in the middle of nowhere Antarctica. Our hero, Ford Cooper, is an ex-army sniper turned PhD scientist, who is socially awkward, grumpy, and a loner. Our heroine is Angel Smith, who is a cook. They both came to Antarctica for the same reason, to start over.
Ford just wants to be left alone on the ice with his research and Angel wants to start over after a terrible marriage that ended leaving her a widow.
Angel has a crush on the grumpy doctor, and he does his best to avoid her because he feels the same, even if he doesn’t know how to show it. But he doesn’t want to want her; he thinks he is better off alone. He only seeks out companionship with females to scratch and itch and that’s far and few between. Angel takes his avoiding her to mean he is not interested and he doesn’t like her at all. Her last night at the Pole she decides, with some liquid courage, to ask him to dance at the party they have when the summer crew leaves until they return the next summer (apparently Antarctica only has summer (all day) and winter (all night) with nothing really in between) leaving a skeleton crew for the winter months.
Ford’s refusal to dance is just the tipping point of the end of summer. Murder and mayhem follow putting Angel and Ford together on a race across Antarctica to the next station. While on the run for their lives they get to know each other and their sexual chemistry helps keep them warm in their tent at night in the middle of ice and snow.
Whiteout is a high-stakes rush to safety from murders, with a developing romance ending with a HEA. It also starts off the Survival Instincts series, which seems like it will circle around a group of ex-military men and women trying to take down a corporation who plans on using a virus found by Ford, but they don’t know what their end game is yet. I look for to learning more about the group who saved Ford and Angel and who happens to work with Ford’s brother.
My Rating: A- Enjoyed A Lot
About the Book:
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.
Release Date: January 28, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: Survival Instincts #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format(s): paperback (352 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Netgalley
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