Survivor Meets True Love!
Mason Brenton lived most of his life like a scared mouse. Suffering from anxiety and asthma, he rarely ventured from his mundane routine. He lived vicariously through his books and TV shows, envious of the exciting lives others led. But when Mason is involved in a car accident that almost claims his life, he realizes hiding from the world to protect himself was a fool’s game all along. Mason decides it’s time to truly live his life. He tries out for a spot on his favorite reality TV show Devious Island and he gets accepted.
Jack Harrison teaches people how to survive in the wild. He’s everything Mason isn’t: confident. Commanding. Cunning. The minute Jack sets eyes on Mason, he enjoys making life difficult for the city boy. He thinks Mason is sexy, but in over his head. In his opinion, the sooner the wimpy city boy is sent home, the better.
~ * ~ Mari‘s Review ~ * ~
I really liked Mason, even if there were a couple of instances in which I wanted to shake him, especially near the end. I found him very relatable most of the time. It took me a while to warm up to Jack, mostly because since Mason didn’t really trust Jack and we were seeing him through Mason’s eyes, it was a bit difficult to connect to him. Add to this that there was a lot going on in the actual game, which might have prevented me from getting as invested in the romance as I would’ve liked.
I’m not much of a fan of Survivor-like type of shows, so I didn’t quite know what to expect from this book. The whole Devious Island concept was intriguing, although I felt a bit let down that since Mason was the story’s narrator, we didn’t really get to see the final part of the show filming play out.
Still, even if the romance portion didn’t quite work for me, Surviving Love was fun, fast-paced and interesting and I have no trouble recommending it!
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***