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4.39  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  24 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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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
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 feel
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Bookphenomena (Micky)
4.5 stars of grumpy male, bright happy female, the antarctic and the most compelling chase/suspense.

Review to come for the blog.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Angel Smith fled her life back in the States to find a new beginning after giving her all working in a high end restaurant. Traumatized by her world failing apart and dreams shattered, Angel finds a peace in the crystalline sanctuary of ice and snow in Antarctica. Ready to head back on her last day as the research station’s cook, Angel witnesses a horrific scene knowing that if caught by these seriously evil guys, her life is forfeit. The tension starts quickly in this story and does not let up. ...more
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I kinda love when surly, growly folks (male or female, honestly, although I do have a particular soft spot for grumbly men) who try DESPERATELY to avoid romantic entanglements end up finding their special someone. Ford certainly fits the bill, in this case.

While he's growly and stern and comes across as cold, Angel is his polar opposite. Heh. She's outgoing and warm and she kinda likes the Iceman even though he's given her ZERO reasons to believe he does more than tolerate her out of necessity.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A chef running the cafeteria for an Antarctic science research facility finds herself caught in a deadly trek across the ice with the one man she couldn't stand after rogue mercenaries try to kill everyone to obtain ice cores holding a deadly virus.

Both thrilling and steamy, this is a delicious forced proximity romance.

I adored the awkward, tall scientist Ford Cooper, who is so afraid of his own feelings he had to run away to the Antarctic to escape them, until he finds Angel Smith who is also a
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First book that I’ve read by Adriana Anders and she blew me away! Whiteout was a nail biter that had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Angel and Ford were an unlikely duo that were oh so perfect together. Excellent read! Can’t wait for more in this series.

*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed, e-book
Holy moly. What did I just read? I finished this book two nights ago and I STILL have a book hangover! Adriana Anders needs to write faster. That's all there is to it.
One of the things I adore about her books is that her heroes aren't perfect. She's written about a blind man, an amputee, and in this one, a socially awkward loner. It's better than it sounds though.... Ford Cooper is all THAT and more. Angel calls him the Ice Man, because he is like a frozen shell of a man. No emotions, no
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whiteout by Adriana Anders was a heart pounding romantic suspense that kept me turning the pages until the final chapter.

Angel Smith has escaped to Antarctica to rethink her life by being the cook for a research station. Ford Cooper is a glaciologist that is running from life after serving in the military. Both Angel and Ford are broken complex people who must work together to survive after the research station is taken over by a group of mercenaries. Ms. Anders' narrative was so clear that I
Jill Hart
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Whiteout was a page-turner like nothing I've read in a long while. Coop was the brooding hero we all want and expect to find working as a scientist in Antarctica. And Angel is a refreshing, full-of-life, chef that challenges Coop in ways he doesn't know he needs. What could possibly go wrong, right? Well, the answer is 'just about everything.'

Coop and Angel find themselves out on the ice, on the run for their lives, and by this time they can barely stand each other. Not the greatest start
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ebooks, netgalley
Whiteout is a book about 2 people living at a research facility in Antarctica. One is a chef, the other a scientist. They couldn't be any more different. Winter arrives and they find themselves in the middle of a government conspiracy fighting for their lives. This book was full of action and suspense. Then throw in some steamy romance along with a super sexy "Ice Man" and you have a nice combo. I've got a thing for the freakishly smart, quiet, yet slightly scary ones. Overall, I enjoyed this ...more
Nov 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss, 2019
Classic romantic suspense.
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was generously provided an ARC by the publisher for an honest review.

Adriana Anders is one of the most original and thoughtful romance novel authors on the market today. Full stop. Her Blank Canvas and Love At Last series masterfully explore trauma and healing, our political system, and how communities can provide safe haven and opportunities for personal growth. When I pick up an Anders novel I expect to be challenged. I look forward to the creatively developed characters who experience real
3 - 3.5 Stars

Darn, I thought I’d never feel warm again after (finishing) this book. That was one heck of freezing cold premises I read in a while. Even the opening chapter was cold; figuratively and literally. The cover of the book illustrated the general situation perfectly; all those white cold surrounding and the thick red outerwear (our poor MCs wore). I guess I just didn’t expect all those attributed to the protagonists’ braving the element while running (well, skiing, shuffling, walking,
Lauren Kaznowski
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 ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whiteout is the first full-length book of the Survival Instincts series and features Ford and Angel. The first story, Deep Blue, is a novella about Ford's brother, Eric. I wouldn't say it is necessary to read the novella first, but it is available for free so why not? It will provide some background info for parts later on in the story.

Ford and Angel are in Antarctica when their station is attacked in order to steal dangerous research. They find themselves trekking across the ice to another
Debra Dowling
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An action packed thriller!
Like so many others, Angel and Ford go to South Pole for their own reasons, Angel to escape her life and Ford to be as alone as possible. Angel calls him "Ice Man" as he is completely unemotional. All that will change as things start getting deadly in the South Pole. Ford had unearthed a hidden virus deep within the ice, and people will do anything to obtain the deadly weapon. With nothing but frozen ice before them, Angel and Ford must embark on a dangerous track
Claire Scott
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whew...what an action packed story. I have to admit, it took me a few chapters to get used to the style of writing, especially when describing the characters feelings. The author uses many descriptive words that can sometimes seem unnecessary, however the premise and the story was intriguing enough that it didn’t bother me after awhile. I felt cold reading it and was exhausted after I finished it. Can’t wait to see if Leo is okay in the next book
Karyn Good
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great first book for new series! I enjoyed it. Lots of heart pounding action, well fleshed out characters, and a look at what it takes to survive, both physically and emotionally, in a remote, ruthless location like Antarctica. And that's before the bad guys. Prepare for a wild ride!
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Adriana Anders is the award-winning author of the Blank Canvas series. Under Her Skin, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017 and a two-time winner of the Holt-Medallion, has been featured in Bustle, USA Today Happy Ever After, and Book Riot. Today, she resides with her tall French husband and two small children on the coast of France, where she writes the gritty, emotional love stories of her ...more