Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

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Let’s talk about Something Wilder by Christina Lauren. This page-turning adventure full of second chances, complicated relationships, and the breathtaking beauty of the American Southwest will take fans on one wild ride.

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Something Wilder
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Romance, Fiction
Pages: 384
Released: 2022

Book Summary:

Growing up the daughter of a notorious treasure hunter and absentee father, Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah. It pays the bills but doesn’t leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago and not enough to deal with the sight of the man she once loved walking back into her life with a motley crew of friends ready to hit the trails. Lily wants to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there.

Leo Grady knew mirages were a thing in the desert. Still, they’d barely left civilization when the silhouette of his greatest regret came into focus in the flickering light of the campfire. Ready to leave the past behind him, Leo wants nothing more than to reconnect with his first and only love. Unfortunately, Lily Wilder is all business, drawing a clear line in the sand: it will never happen. But when the trip goes horribly and hilariously wrong, the group wonders if maybe the legend of the hidden treasure wasn’t a gimmick after all. There’s a chance to right the wrongs—of Duke’s past and their own—but only if Leo and Lily can confront their history and work together. Alone under the stars in the isolated and dangerous mazes of the Canyonlands, Leo, and Lily must decide whether they’ll risk their lives and hearts on the adventure of a lifetime.

From the author of the “heartfelt and funny” (Publishers Weekly) sensation The Unhoneymooners, this page-turning adventure full of second chances, complicated relationships, and the breathtaking beauty of the American Southwest will take fans on one wild ride.

Patty’s Review:

This book is for you if you like a second chance at romance stories with adventure and suspense. It’s hard to give a label for the genre of this book. It has a little bit of everything. 

Lily and Leo’s romance ended unexpectedly ten years ago. Their lives are thrown together ten years later when Leo and his friends go on a treasure hunt along the trails in Wyoming. The trip is led by all people- Lily. 

Things go wrong quickly. There is a lot of adventure and characters turning on each other. Who will find the treasure first?

Reading this book, you will learn a lot about Butch Cassidy and his hidden treasure.

I give Something Wilder by Christina Lauren 5 out of 5 stars. 


3.8/5 Goodreads

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