Uncharted (Survival Instincts #2) by Adriana Anders


Blurb: 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...


Review: Adriana Anders knows how to do romantic suspense. This is the kind of read that will literally have you on the edge of your seat wondering how many more times they can snuggle naked without having a dick slip in somewhere...


Wait. That's not what I meant.


Her first book in the series, Whiteout, was an epic tale of grumpy vs. sunshine traveling together through the Antarctic wilderness on the run from bad guys while their food supply slowly dwindles down. I was on the edge of my seat with anticipation and nerves the entire read, but also thoroughly enjoyed the sexy slow burn tent-sharing situation.


When Uncharted popped up on my Kindle I couldn't wait to start reading (and then stayed up far too late reading and was very tired the next day at work, whoops). What we get is yet another amazing, strong, capable heroine and a bigfoot-esque mountain man who surprisingly isn't really grumpy. He's lonely. And somehow I loved that even more than him being a grump.


This book is very suspenseful and very nerve-wracking. Our hero and heroine are being chased down by bad guys intent on, well, killing them. There's cliffs and thin ice and guns and explosions and at least three near-death experiences. At this point you may be questioning why you'd even want to read this book, but... did I mention the nakedly warming each other up after said near death experience? Did I mention sharing sleeping bags? Did I mention cuddling to keep warm in the icy wilderness? Did I mention he's lonely and hasn't felt human touch in a really, really long time?


I mean...did I?


Uncharted is exciting and sexy and thrilling and romantic. Another amazing addition to the Survival Instincts series and another amazing read by Adriana Anders. She never disappoints.


Out May 25, 2021.