Z Michaels, a professional snowboarder who’s torn up more hearts than mountains, collides with Ophelia Richardson, a southern girl with a serious don’t-mess-with-me-attitude.
The story immediately hooks you with its sizzling connection between Z and Ophelia against the frigid backdrop of Park City, Utah. This is Z’s playground to burn up the slopes and melt more than snow with his “too-gorgeous-for-his-own-or-anyone-else’s-good” looks. But beneath the layers of protection, Z has dark secrets and scars that he hides from the world. Ophelia, who ironically works at the Lost Canyon ski lodge, is truly lost; she has come to Park City from New Orleans in hopes of escaping the reckless tragedy that killed her boyfriend and left her physically and emotionally scarred. She has no desire to hook up with another adrenalin junkie, especially with the resident bad boy like Z. But has Ophelia misjudged Z? And why is Z so determined to gain Ophelia’s trust?
The sexual tension is palpable between Z and Ophelia as they peel back their secrets and expose their vulnerable sides. Are they too shredded to heal? Or can they cling to each other and ride into the future together?
Shredded is sexy and intense with emotionally charged characters. I highly recommend this story.