Christina Lauren is an author duo that I just continue to enjoy reading books by! Their most recent book to be released, Something Wilder is a fun, action-packed romance, and I really enjoyed it! This is the first book I have read by them that I would classify as a Romantic Suspense, and I thought they did a great job with it!
The story alternates between two perspectives. We have Lily Wilder, daughter of a famous treasure hunter, and now running “treasure hunting” tours in the Utah canyons. Then, there is Leo, heading to the canyons for a guy’s trips, and soon to find out he’s being led on this treasure hunt by someone from his past (Lily).
So, of course, I’m on board with a solid romance, but I really enjoyed the treasure hunting action in this one. There’s some crazy stuff that happens that causes danger and surprises, and it made the story so fun. It also made the steamy moments so much more needed! A great release for all 😉!
I would absolutely recommend this for readers that enjoy romance reads as well as any Christina Lauren fans!
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Growing up the daughter of 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 definitely 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. Frankly, Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there.
Leo Grady knew mirages were a thing in the desert, but they’d barely left civilization when the silhouette of his greatest regret comes 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’s never going to 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.
Just the Facts:
Something Wilder by Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pub Date: May 17, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.