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Something Wilder

By Christina Lauren
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Publisher Description

The “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar) and New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners present a charming and laugh-out-loud funny novel filled with adventure, treasure, and, of course, love.

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 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 treasure hunt of a lifetime.

This page-turning adventure full of second chances, complicated relationships, and the breathtaking beauty of the American Southwest will take you on one wild ride.

450 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“An incredibly fun book to read! Swoony slow burn romance with plenty of banter. Close proximity trope 🫠. Great writing and story planning - so many twists and turns. I can appreciate how much planning was needed to tie all of the loose ends together along the way and at the end. There wasn’t a single moment that I felt like I could predict what was going to happen. I really enjoyed the thrill with this one.”
Multi-layered charactersEasy to readFunny writingOriginal writingWitty banterFast-pacedRomanticThrillingVividHopeful
Slightly Smiling Face“i thoroughly enjoyed this book!! the last 40% though felt a lil different to me which is probably why it’s only 4 stars, but i also set the book down and didn’t touch it for like 3 days so that’s also probably why lmao. anyway! i loved leo so much and lily, and walt, and nicole and duke!! mwah such good characters and the treasure hunt plot was so so fun!! i had a great time reading it and will for sure recommend it to others <3”
Characters change and growCuteRelatable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readOriginal writingWitty banterFast-pacedRomanticSuspenseful
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Not my fave book. The ending letter did make me cry tho, but i didnt feel invested till then 😅. It was an okay read (:”
Easy to readFast-pacedTwisty
Expressionless Face“I’ve read Christina, Lauren Books in the past, and I always hated them. I wanted to give this new one a chance, but unfortunately, this one fell flat for me. It was way too sexual for my liking. The two main characters they didn’t really have a good chemistry they just lusted after each other. I don’t see anything more, but a attraction based on looks. I just didn’t like this book. I wanted to cause this book is different from their others and that’s why I wanted to try this one.”
RomanticFlat charactersObstacles overcome too easilyRushed endingSlow plotStereotypical charactersUnengaging charactersUnsatisfying ending
Slightly Smiling Face“this book even had my bitter black heart swooning and blushing. the adventure was so fun, i loved how fast-paced it was, AND LEO omfg. everything about that man. i seriously couldn’t put this book down. 6/5 stars if i could!!!”
CuteRelatable charactersAction-packedAddictiveFast-pacedRomantic

About Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night StandThe UnhoneymoonersTwice in a Blue Moon, The Soulmate Equation, Something Wilder, and The True Love Experiment. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com and @ChristinaLauren on Instagram or Twitter.

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