Review: Uncharted by Julie Johnson

January 29, 2018 Adult, Book Review 6 ★★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
UnchartedUncharted by Julie Johnson
Published by Self-pub on January 10th 2018
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
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From internationally bestselling author Julie Johnson comes an action-packed story of survival and forbidden love... 

“When we crash-landed on the island, I thought my story was over. Turns out, it was about to begin.” 

He was an asshole from the first moment we met.

I took one look at the stranger in the airport terminal and knew he was exactly the kind of man my mother spent seventeen years warning me against. Gruff, grumpy, and far too good-looking to stare at without experiencing heart palpitations.

Thankfully, I’d never see him again.

Or so I thought.

I couldn’t have known our plane would crash.
I couldn’t have predicted we’d be the only survivors.
I couldn’t have ever, in my wildest dreams, anticipated that the asshole from the airport would become my only source of solace in the darkness.

It’s so wrong to want him, for so many reasons. But as the months slip by and our hopes of rescue grow dimmer… the spark between us kindles into something impossible to ignore.

Sometimes, survival requires swimming in uncharted waters.
But if salvation doesn’t come soon…

I might just drown in him.

** UNCHARTED is a full-length story of survival and forbidden love. Due to action elements, adult language, and sexual content, it is recommended for readers ages 16 and up. **

It’s pretty crazy how this book fell into my lap at precisely the right moment! I had just finished a survival romance and was in the mood for another right as this one released this month. It was an easy decision to one-click and I’m ever so glad I did!

Needing an escape from what she feels is a monotonous life, Violet agrees to nanny for a family for the summer before she starts college. She is whisked away on a swanky private jet to cross the Pacific when things go wrong and the plane suddenly crashes. The jerk she had a run in with at the airport, Beck, is the only other survivor besides a flight attendant they rescue that’s in bad shape. Together they must all fight to stay alive.

This story was so much more than a romance. I love how it got into the gritty details of survival and didn’t push past all of those important details to get to the love story brewing between Violet and Beck. The injured flight attendant and Violet’s determination to save him was one of my favorites aspects of the novel and something I didn’t expect. She was so present in every aspect of their fight to stay alive and she never gave up on him, no matter what the cost and how devastating things became. Her fearlessness and fierceness made her a character to love. She was so take charge and someone to admire in the face of such tragic circumstances.

There is a romance that develops between Violet and Beck. At first they share a huge dislike for on another, despite the instantaneous connection they obviously shared. It does have a touch of forbiddenness to it. There is a bit of an age gap and Violet is only 17 when the novel starts out but it’s not long until she is of age and the romance is enough of a slow burn with building tension that it’s nothing to worry about. Beck is definitely the quiet and brooding type but I loved the banter between these two and how their romance develops.

I’m so pleasantly surprised by the story that unfolds in Uncharted! I had a hard time putting this one down as I was so invested in the characters and what would become of them. The ending was so bittersweet as I wasn’t ready for the story to end just yet. I will be checking out more from this author!



About Julie Johnson

JULIE JOHNSON is a twenty-something Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found adding stamps to her passport, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and Instagramming pictures of her dog. (Follow her: @author_julie)

She published her debut novel LIKE GRAVITY in August 2013, just before her senior year of college, and she’s never looked back. Since, she has published five more novels, including the bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series. Her books have appeared on Kindle and iTunes Bestseller lists around the world, as well as in AdWeek, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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