He’s Paxton Wilder.
Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.
Five time X Games medalist.
The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.
He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.
But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll lose my scholarship…if I don’t lose my heart first.
Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren’t taught in the classroom…but in the heart.
Rebecca has been saying all along that she is scared because this isn’t Flight and Glory. She’s right – it’s not Flight and Glory but seriously two words. Paxton. Wilder.
We meet Leah and Pax on board The Athena, the study abroad ship that they will be on for the next 9 months. Leah is being forced to do this solo as her best friend and roommate, Rachel, isn’t able to come just yet. We find out that Leah is Pax’s new tutor and her scholarship and place on the ship is directly tied to how well Pax does.
Leah is terrified of life. With good reason. Pax is completely opposite of Leah. Take life by the horns. No regrets. No height is too high. Leah decides that this trip is the perfect chance to take the chance and LIVE. She asks Pax to help her with that.
Through this we see Pax and Leah getting closer and closer but there is always something hanging in the back that Pax knows will destroy his life with Leah. All I have to say to that is – WOW! I never saw that one coming.
Amazing story!! Can’t wait for more in the series!! It’s not Ember and Josh angst but there is still some angst and the perfect amount of heat. Love love love it!!!
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years. They finally can call Colorado home along with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog.