Uncharted by Julie Johnson

Title: Uncharted

Author: Julie Johnson

Publication Date: January 10, 2018


“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. 

Natalie’s 3.5 Star Review

There is nothing quite like a perilous journey, fraught with danger and the unknown to bring two people together. It also creates great reading material.

Violet is young, just out of high school and looking for an adventure – a chance to get out of her small town and experience something new before starting Community college. Accepting a last minute job as an Au Pair, she is excited to be traveling to the South Pacific.

On her way to her destination however, she is confronted with not only a broody, yet sexy stranger but also with a harrowing plane ride that had me gripping my Kindle. Now stranded on a beautiful island with a man she is equally attracted to and repulsed by, Violet must survive both the mental and physical toll she is now faced with.

I really liked Violet, she was younger than I typically enjoy but she was brave and resilient with a captivating spirit. Beck on the other hand was harder for me to connect with. I also had a hard time feeling the pull between the characters. The story is told only in Violets POV so you only know her inner thoughts. While the author does a good job with the non verbal actions between the characters – lingering looks and subtle glares, there is very little actual conversation. At 70% into the story I still felt as if I knew nothing about Beck or his feelings. When his feelings are revealed it is quick and everything comes out all at once.

While I would have liked a bit more character building I was impressed with the authors ability to create such riveting action scenes. I was rooted to each word, my own heart beating fast in anticipation and fear.

Overall Uncharted was a very enjoyable book. You aren’t going to want to put this one down until the very last page. I love survival type romances just like this. Think about what it must take to live through such an ordeal. Would you be able to stay calm under such bleak conditions, make tough life or death decisions or would you crumble to pieces? The need to survive brings out a unique set of dynamics in people and I love seeing it explored in books just like this one.

I am eagerly looking forward to the next book in series and the continuation of Violet and Becks journey!

About the Author

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.

You can find Julie on Facebook or contact her on her website www.juliejohnsonbooks.com.


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