Published by Gallery Books on May 17th 2022
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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.
Are you ready for an adventure? If so, Something Wilder delivers an amazing one! What was so great about this book was the second chance romance that revolved around a life changing quest for fortune and happiness.
There are multiple reasons why I couldn’t put this book down. I thought the main characters were interesting. Lily is one of those heroines that you will come to admire for her strength and tenacity. I thought Leo was the perfect match for her. They bonded not only on a physical level but an intellectual capacity as well. In my mind, there wasn’t a better pair who could figure out the intricate puzzle that they come upon.
The adventure was another reason why I thought this book was terrific. Duke, the renowned treasure hunter, didn’t make it easy for Lily and Leo. I loved how the authors kept me guessing until the very end.
Speaking of the ending… it couldn’t have ended on a better note. I definitely would recommend this book. It had the perfect amount of romance wrapped in a suspenseful storyline. Go and grab this book as soon as it is released!