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Whiteout

(Survival Instincts #1)

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Angel Smith is ready to leave Antarctica for a second chance at life. But on what was meant to be her final day, the research station is attacked. Hunted and scared, she and glaciologist Ford Cooper barely make it out with their lives…only to realize that in a place this remote, there's nowhere left to run.

Isolated in the middle of a long, frozen winter with a madman at th
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Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Kylie D
The first half of this book was excellent, an attack on a south pole scientific base, leaving two people stranded and on a survival mission to overland to the next base with the odds stacked against them. It was a gripping rollercoaster ride of adrenalin and I was glued to the pages.

Unfortunately the second half let this book down. The two main characters spent the whole time acting like horny teenagers, the baddies ridiculous and incompetent, the dialogue cheesy, and the whole plot turned out t
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Amanda
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: I've read the final version of Whiteout now, and it is SO FREAKING FANTASTIC!!! I love, love, love this book! The survival plot is amazing, and the sexual tension is off the charts. I was literally fanning myself at times. The first make-out scene is...OMG. I've already read this book twice now, and I would totally read it again. SO good!

Action-packed, full of twists and turns, danger, adventure, and steamy romance! A hot, reclusive scientist and a plucky, resourceful chef find themselve
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PamG
WHITEOUT by Adriana Anders is the first book in the Survival Instincts romantic suspense and adventure series and is set mainly in Antarctica. The author brought this reader an intense and action-filled adventure story.

Angel Smith has spent the summer as a chef at a remote research station and is ready to leave before winter sets in when the station is attacked. She and glaciologist Ford (Coop) Cooper barely escape, but there are few places to go. They have no power, no way to contact the o
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JenReadsRomance
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This. Is. What. Romantic. Suspense. Should. Be. Like!

I loved this book, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I definitely if I think about it too hard probably feel like "there is no way this could have happened" BUT GUESS WHAT I DO NOT CARE. it's was propulsive, I was on the edge of my seat, and there was danger banging in a cabin at the South Pole.

IT IS EVERYTHING.
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Mo
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my usual setting for Romantic Suspense... Antartica! An enjoyable read but it really seemed to drag towards the end... at one stage my kindle told me there was over an hour and a half left and I said to myself "no way can there be that much left in the book ... what's going to happen?" - it turned out that there is an excerpt from another book/novella that fills the end of the book.

I know, recently, I have been in a bit of a book funk and cannot seem to find a FIVE STAR read... here's hopin
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h o l l i s
Chalk and cheese strikes again!

Micky read this super early and it was her being all excitement over it that inspired me to request, hoping I might catch it before the release date, and be able to swoon alongside her for this new title, and new series opener, from a new-to-me author.

But I pretty much didn't get on with anything about this story. The only thing that worked for me was the realistic weather experience, the harsh conditions, and the very practical conversations surrounding said real
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Katie
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Picture The Thing where the alien is actually a diabolical elderly woman and there’s lots of sexual tension and hot make out sessions.  You’ve got it?  Perfect.  That’s Whiteout by Adriana Anders.

Ford Cooper is a raspy-voiced grump (yes, please).  He’s the perfect hero for those romance readers who like their men challenging to work with because it’s all the more satisfying when the heroine finally convinces him to indulge his desires.  I wanted to wrap Ford in a hug and tell him, “It’s okay to
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Robin Loves Reading
Angel Smith's life was at sixes and sevens. So she took on a very unusual assignment in Antarctica. She is an excellent cook and she fed the unique group of scientists and researchers. Her time has come to an end and she must get back to her life.

However, the research station is attacked and she has missed her flight. Left to freeze to death she is rescued by glaciologist Ford Cooper. When Ford realizes why the station was attacked, he knows that he and Angel are not safe. They must make a dange
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
4.5 stars

I don’t know about you, but a survival story with romance has my hands grabbing. I saw this book blurb and cover and knew I had to have it. Not one thing about this book disappointed, in fact, it surpassed by expectations. Get your running shoes on because this book has a fast-pace from start to finish.

What’s so special about WHITEOUT is that it was set in the antarctic and I really don’t think I’ve read a book based here (I’ve read a few thrillers set in the arctic). The time was take
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Dianne
Antarctica, a frozen sea of hidden discoveries, a scientific haven for the brave hearted, or as in Angel’s case, those looking to hide away from life for a while. The subzero temps and total isolation would be more than enough adventure for me, but for a scientific outpost and two of its occupants, it is about to become a chilling race to survive in a frigid hell.

WHITEOUT by Adriana Anders snowballs into a searing hot romance as two people trek through miles of ice and snow, knowing they could b
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Yodamom
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley, suspense
Get a blanket, warm slippers and something hot to drink before snowshoeing into this read. Baby it’s cold inside this book and then it HOT but that has nothing to do with the weather. It’s about two people who are running away from their lives and a horrendous plot to kill millions.
Favorite line “The Iceman Cometh” < wink >. So the story is set in a remote scientific station near the pole, frozen beyond cold. Angel is the new hire, the cook for the station. Coop, one of the scientist, is the st
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Jessica
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Growing up, I was fascinated with Mount Everest and fictional survival stories taking place there. After I read The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan and loved the parts when the main character was in Antarctica, Kennedy Ryan recommended this book! I immediately went to netgalley to request a copy and couldn't wait to start this romantic suspense.

When this book started, it took me a few chapters to really get into the story and actually want to start reading. I was a little confused by what was going o
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Jennifer
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Source: Netgalley

I first fell in love with Adriana Anders’ writing while reading her Blank Canvas series and then again while reading Thirst through the Radish app (I really hope she releases it on Kindle at some point since I didn’t get to read the last five chapters of the story before my free trial ended.) So reading Whiteout was a no brainer.

Whiteout is an action pack ride in the middle of nowhere Antarctica. Our hero, Ford Cooper, is an ex-army sniper turned PhD scientist, who is socially a
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Mara
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it
I struggled to get into this one, but at about the 20% mark, I got into the groove. This is a survival thriller with a good dose of romance thrown in, and was a perfectly fun way to pass some time. I didn't find it particularly memorable, but was a nice variation on the romantic suspense genre ...more
♥Rachel♥
4.5 Stars

Angel Smith is just about to end her time as the cook for Burke-Ruhe research base at the South Pole in Antarctica. Winter is about to start and instead of all days they’ll switch to all nights and only a skeleton crew will be staying on, but before she can get on the plane the base is attacked leaving her and Ford Cooper stranded. Now they must get to safety and survive in the harsh elements before their food runs out and before the bad guys hunt them down and finish them off.

Ford Coo
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Marta Cox
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Angel we meet here is a woman whose world was turned upside down when she became seriously injured, losing everything that she thought was precious. She’s dusted herself off and taken a temporary assignment cooking for researchers at the South Pole. What she hadn’t expected because frankly who would ,is to witness a murder that leaves her stranded and alone in the abandoned station.
Ford Cooper is a committed scientist who adores the isolation that the “Ice” give him but he’s also a man who s
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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
3.5 STARS rounded up to 4

WHY I ENDED PICKING UP THIS BOOK :
Survival Romance? —A romantic suspense with a survival trope. That sounds nice.
Opposites attract couple —Like enemies to lovers? I'm okay with that.
Jerk, distant hero —Yes, please. No questions.
Bubbly/sunny heroine — Mkay, we need levity after all. Please don't be empty headed.
Forced proximity you say? —Even better, I want my heroes all over each other!
A romance set in Antartica —But all that ice... surely they can't...

OH BUT THEY
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G.
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Good: everything to do with ANTARCTICA WILL KILL YOU.
The Not So Good: everything else.

And that's all I have to say.
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NMmomof4
DNF @ 68%

I decided to stop when I was skimming more than reading. It became too slow. I was intrigued by the setting and situation that these two were in but was bored with the suspense. Their love for one another seemed to come out of nowhere too. This definitely could be attributed to my book funk — so please don’t just take my word for it since others seemed to like it!
Shatarupa  Dhar
Synopsis:
In the Ice Tunnels of Burke-Ruhe Research Station in the South Pole, a dying man tries to keep himself alive in order to warn the others. Twenty-two miles away from that man, Ford Cooper is at the field drilling site. His mind filled with the suspicious new crew and the station's cook, the bubbly Angel Smith who will be thankfully gone by the next day. She invaded his thoughts at the oddest of times and he didn't need the distraction.

Angel is a chef who had taken up the job at this
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Dísir
4.5 stars rounding up...

Adeptly written, full of thrilling moments showing superb narrative control, ‘Whiteout’ is putting Adriana Anders on my romantic-suspense-authors list. Truth is, I had a damn good time with this. Few stories use Antarctica as a setting; even fewer delve so deeply into and write so convincingly about the endless, brutal, frigid whiteness and the fragility of humanity against the unrelenting harshness of nature.

Both Angel Smith and Ford Cooper are in Antarctica for various
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Lauren
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WHITEOUT is the first book in a series aptly named "Survival Instincts". On her last day as a chef at a remote research station in Antarctica, Angel Smith is faced with the impossible: make a 302 mile trek across the ice with a surly scientist, Ford Cooper, or die. As I followed Ford and Angel on their harrowing journey, I found myself astounded by Angel's grit and determination. I often found myself asking whether or not I'd be able to push through if I were in her shoes. Anders paints a stunni ...more
CD {Boulder Blvd}
I read the paperback version. Although the book is 494 pages, Whiteout is 388 pages. There is 100+ pages of an excerpt (or maybe the full book) from Katie Ruggle's book "On His Watch". I did not read Ruggle's book.

Whiteout started out really strong and I was totally pulled in but then the adventure ended and the romance element began. The plot sort of stalled out as the h/H trekked across an ice field. For the most part this ended up chapter after chapter of being in each of the h/H heads as the
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Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Haley Renee by: Ruby Jo
Shelves: earcs
Holy cow, so this was recommended to me by a friend. It's not often I go straight for a 'romance' book but this book did an incredible job at blending romance and adventure/thriller. The action is nonstop but without feeling overwhelming and the characters are unique and well fleshed out. Definitely enjoyed reading this and would recommend it to any romance reader.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for an earc of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Sam (AMNReader)
In short, meh. The cold is brutal. I know what 60 below is and I'd have little will to survive let alone romance. Well written in a pace sense, but couldn't care less about the characters, romance, etc. Too long, hate a switch of POV in final chapters--and was that a cliffhanger end? Nope. ...more
Adriana Anders
Feb 22, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
WHITEOUT is LIVE ON ALL PLATFORMS!
Looking for book #2? Get a one-time notification when UNCHARTED goes live! >>> http://subscribepage.com/uncharted
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Laura
This is one exciting, hold your breath, action packed, edge of your seat romantic thriller. When an Antarctic research station is attacked two workers, Angel and Ford, are forced to flee across the ice to safety hundreds of miles away. They battle the weather, hypothermia, and starvation as well as the enemy searching for them. Through all the peril they develop a very realistic romantic relationship I was totally sold on. I was hooked from the first page and look forward to the next book which ...more
T. Rosado

5 Stars!

Typically, I don’t seek out romantic suspense and only read it on occasion. But when one of my top-5 favorite romance authors pens a book in this sub-genre, I'm all in.

When it came to the romantic story elements, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed, but I was especially surprised and pleased with how much I enjoyed the suspense. Whiteout started with a gripping opening and kept me riveted throughout. It wasn't only intense because of the obvious suspense and vile antagonists, but also due
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Anita
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

I have never read a book where the setting played such a major role is the story. Antarctica is a major character and overwhelms so much that the plot and the characters take a distant second place. I have also never encountered such a hero like Ford. Tightly wound, distant, antisocial and so totally closed off that the nicknames Angel gives him, Lone Wolf and Ice Man, fit like
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Lisa
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the fact this book was such an adventure. I can’t imagine having to trek across Antarctica on skis the foot to flee from bad guys, all the while carrying a deadly virus they’re after to use for no good. Plus, there is no place to hide in all that white snow and ice. You are a sitting duck in your bright red coat. This is what the two main characters go through. I loved all the characters. I felt like it was too long at times, though it held my interest. What I didn’t like, and why I’m no ...more
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