ARC Review: High Passion by Vivian Arend

Posted September 4, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: High Passion by Vivian Arend
High Passion
by Vivian Arend

5 Stars


Released: September 3, 2013
Series: Adrenaline Search & Rescue #2
Published by Berkley
Pages: 315
Format: ARC

“HIGH PASSION is full of adrenaline and chemistry.  Alisha and Devon were melting the pages (and me!) but also melting my heart.  This book was truly perfect! ” ~Under the Covers

I loved the concept of this series when I read the first book, HIGH RISK, and of course it was hot as hell.  But I was anxiously awaiting to read about this couple.  Alisha and Devon were always bickering and you could just tell once they gave in to their desires they would sizzle.

And sizzle they did!  HIGH PASSION is full of adrenaline and chemistry.  Alisha and Devon were melting the pages (and me!) but also melting my heart.  This book was truly perfect!  Everything I wanted for them and from them.  The story kept me on my toes and turning the pages.

Alisha has a secret.  Who she is and where she comes from.  And that all catches up with her in HIGH PASSION.  She has to deal with her sense of inadequacy that her father always leaves her with because she’s not living up to the society standards he wants for her.  Instead she’s risking her life climbing and rescuing people, living in a small apartment in a small town.

Devon has decided it’s time that he confronts the passion they’ve had between them.  It was long overdue.  Little did he know it’s always been more than that.  Alisha challenges him to be better, and he’s been rising to that challenge for years.  They both admire each other and drive each other forward.

I enjoyed the suspense element in this book.  It wasn’t over the top but kept things interesting with just the right amount of romance and suspense.

HIGH PASSION was one of my recommended reads from what I read last month and I highly encourage you to take a look.  One of my favorite Vivian Arend books!

Favorite Quote:

“I’m seeing stars.” Devon chuckled. “I left the stars a few hundred miles back.  I’m into the outer reaches of the galaxy already.”

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Vivian Arend

Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA bestselling author of over 30 novels and short stories in both contemporary and paranormal genres, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well-entertained.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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This sound like a hot book and anything Vivian write you can bet I’ll read. Nice review.


Thanks for the review Francesca!


Adrenaline+chemistry+romance+suspense= very good book
Looking forward to read this series 🙂

Thanks for the great review Francesca 🙂