Sophia Rose is here with Uncharted by Adriana Anders, the second novel in the romantic suspense series, Survival Instincts. Grab a tall glass of iced tea and read her thoughts.
by Adriana Anders
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Hotshot pilot Leo Eddowes is afraid of nothing and no one. So when she's asked to evacuate a man from the wilds of Alaska, she doesn't hesitate. But with enemies in close pursuit and the weather turning sour, what should have been a simple mission quickly shifts to disaster.
And there's only one way out.
When Elias Thorne disappeared, he was America's most wanted. Now he's spent more than a decade in one of the most remote places on earth, guarding a dangerous secret. Leo's arrival, quickly followed by a team of expert hunters, leaves him no choice but to join forces with her—and run. Neither is prepared for their reluctant partnership to flare into something as wild and untamed as the frozen world around them...but as desperately cold days melt into scorchingly hot nights, Leo and Elias must learn to dig deep, trust in each other, and forge a bond as strong as the forces of nature.
Stranded together in a frozen wilderness,
There's nowhere left to run...
Sophia Rose’s Review
Whiteout blew my mind, and I was ready for that heady rush once again when I picked up Uncharted. Adrenaline pumping, edgy thrills, and slow-build spicy romance are brought together once again for incredible results.
Uncharted is book two in the Survival Instincts series of closely connected books. Read in order to get the best result.
Leo and the rest of her team have separated to track down the one other source of the virus code. She has followed a lead to a remote Alaskan resort village and the other two will check out leads and return for her. Struggling with a stomach virus, she is in no great shape to begin with and then the Chronos Group shows up on the same trail she is following. A wizened old woman gives her cryptic directions and an antique small sea plane to go get a man out in the wilderness. With a powerful Sikorsky helicopter on her tail full of a team of mercs, she doesn’t argue and gets plunged into a death-defying struggle for survival with a man she isn’t sure she can trust at first and the hits just keep coming.
Elias has lived off grid to keep the past from catching up, but it all comes rushing back when he saves a woman’s life from some pretty serious fire power, realizes he is their target, and that he must keep what he knows from those on his trail at all costs. Leo is a sassy, gutsy, and courageous woman that he feels both attraction and distrust for and knows the feeling is reciprocal. He’s not sure where that leaves them, but they’re stuck with each other on the race of their lives and there just might be time along the way for friendship and more to develop.
Like Whiteout, Uncharted takes the reader into survival-mode right alongside her characters. Elias has wilderness survival down to a science and Leo is a former Navy pilot who can hack a tough mission. They get a lot thrown at them between the well-heeled mercs and the Alaskan wilderness. It was breath-taking each time they fell into and barely scrambled out of situations. I loved their animal sidekick, Elias’ pet malamute- husky Bo and Bo didn’t miss the danger either. Plus, there is fab side-story for Elias’ godmother and her village as they don’t let the mercs have it all their own way.
The romance is just how I prefer them when it comes to a romance paired with a thrilling suspense plot. It came on slowly and I liked that trust had to happen through shared experience before they even considered anything but fantasizing and staying alive. They were a great team, and I loved them together. Leo really brought Elias back to life after he thought his life was taken from him when he was framed, and Elias respected and accepted Leo for the skilled, amazing woman warrior she was.
Things got pretty drastic, and I was flipping pages madly at times. I am oh so curious about a certain character and really hope he gets his book next. Neat seeing how things finished and getting more of the team. I am antsy for more from this series and can definitely recommend it to those who love lusty, raw off-grid survival adventure-style romances that just happen to include a formidable big bad.
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Yes! I agree, this was a wild, breathtaking ride! The series is sooo good! I can’t wait for the next one! Wonderful review, Sophia!
I can’t wait for book three and I don’t even care whose book it is. 🙂
Same here! I didn’t really register Leo much in the previous story and so I think anyone she chooses to focus on will shine.
This sounds good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
You betcha, Martha!
I like the sound of this. Have pre-ordered.
Super, Barbara! Hope you have a blast reading this one, too.
I haven’t read anything from the author, but I’ve got to say this series indeed got me curious. Awesome review Sophia Rose 🙂
Yay, glad to pique your curiosity, Vanessa. 🙂
I have this one on my reading list. Glad you enjoyed it. Now you have me eager to pick it up.
Yes! I know you’ll have a blast with these, Nadene. 🙂
Oh I need to read this author! I love suspense and this sounds amazing! I’m definitely adding Whiteout to my TBR!
Be prepared to not want to let that book go once you get started. 😉
Anne - Books of My Heart
Definitely a great one. Fantastic review! I think we are both fascinated by that other guy.
Thanks, Anne! Oh, yes indeed. He needs to appear in another book. Okay, the whole gang must. 🙂
I love a good thriller, especially the kind that keeps the pages rapidly turning. I’m glad to hear this one lived up to your expectations after such a strong first book!
Whew, this one doesn’t let you stop to breathe, Ethan. 🙂
Thanks Sophia, this looks like a really good series!
Sure thing, Wendy! Definitely so for me. 🙂
Just bought book one on audible and pre ordered book 2
Oooh, now that is how to go. I want to try these on audio eventually.
Um OH WOW I am getting this right NOW Thanks pal for toppling my towering tbr pile 😉 Great review you book pusher you.
Woohoo! Glad to hook you in to another fab series, Debbie. 🙂 It’s a rush!