Saturday, 26 January 2013

Latitude Extreme, Jackie Nacht and Stephani Hecht


Like reading the LGBTQ version of the Amazing Race. Easy to read and nice characters.

-Review by Kazza K


I did not read the first book in this series but this sounded light and interesting. I don't believe I missed anything by not reading book #1, Latitude 45
Latitude Extreme (Latitude Series, #2)
The MC's in this book are Craig and Luke. Craig's twin, Lana, is also a main player in the book. The theme is that the characters are on a LGBTQ reality program. There are contestants, in pairs, much like The Amazing Race. The contestants/characters travel to different locations, receive relevant information through the 'rainbow envelope,' have different challenges to meet, and move closer to winning the show. The difference being that this is solely for those from the LGBTQ community.

There are seven couples as contestants and while you do learn about them all, it is a short ebook. Craig knows who his sister is teamed up with but what he doesn't know is who he will be paired off with. It turns out to be Luke, a person from his school days, someone he has an unhappy association with and he is pissed to have Luke as his challenge partner. He believes Luke was mean-spirited and teased his sister at school and was homophobic. He really doesn't want anything to do with him. The thing is he's signed a contract for the show and he's stuck with him as his partner. Lana shows Craig that things may not have been as he suspected at school, and that tolerance and understanding should be shown. Lana is a nice character who has had her own life issues to deal with, but has not let that colour her badly. She has found a good partner in Angel.

The story was a little on the unrealistic side - most of the competitors helped each other out way too much for a competition. One where a million dollars is at stake to the winners. However it was nice. Sometimes I like people just being decent. I get sick of bitchy, backstabbing, conniving individuals. So I liked it.

I'll definitely read another in the series as it's easy to read and sweet.

This book was supplied to me by Extasy Books through NetGalley in return for an honest review.


  1. This looks really good. The Amazing Race is one of my faves so I could really see me getting into this book. Great review, as always. :)

    1. Thanks Cindi. It's a nice book that is easy and quick to read with decent characters in it.