Title: Paradise Forbidden
Author: Natalie E. Wrye
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
When Trevor Cassidy steps foot on a bus to "Nowhere," Tennessee, he boards with a singular purpose: to leave the life he led behind.
A desolate girl on the ride catches his eye, but he wants almost nothing to do with the ten-foot invisible wall that she's built around herself.
But when calamity strikes deep inside the Tennessee forest, Trevor and the lonely girl, Kat, must learn to trust each other if they want to make it back to civilization intact.
Breaking down Kat's walls will prove to be the hardest thing Trevor's ever done, and on top of that...she's hiding something: something that may threaten their very existence, their dwindling survival.
But how does Trevor uncover Kat's hidden agenda without bringing his own to light?
Foxy Rating = 3.5 stars
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
This was a unique and intriguing storyline and my first read of this author.
Kat and Trevor are travelling on the same bus out of their past, taking a chance on the unknown. Trevor finds himself attracted towards the ice princess on the bus and cannot understand the complexity of her standoffishness. Kat on the other hand notices the ‘Zeus’ on the bus but ignores him and the unknown pull she feels towards him. But then along comes one hell of a cluster eff that throws them into each other in more ways than one. Their journey just took a turn for the worse, throwing them into the Tennessee Forest! Both need to learn to survive and find salvation but to do that they need to trust and in order to do that Kat needs to let down some of her protective walls and Trevor needs to find a way to help her do that.
The majority of the book was of Kat and Trevor’s long trek through the forest, with barely any possessions and coping with their injuries. The storyline interweaves a little suspense along with their growing camaraderie and attraction to each other which stays resolute until later in the book when they eventually reach salvation.
I did enjoy this but for me personally I would have liked a little more romance and intensity between the pairing. At times Kat did annoy me with her attitude towards Trevor but was recovered when the romance factor kicked in.
Overall a good distinctive story that was engaging and enjoyable.
Natalie Wrye is a math geek by day, writer by night. She is a quirky, former Yankee living in Northwest Georgia with nothing but her Friends and Gilmore Girls reruns to keep her company. Natalie started writing nonsensical stories at the ripe age of 6; she hopes things have changed since then. She loves chocolate, cuddly things, and large libraries. Oh...and she thinks it's pretty cool to talk in 3rd person.