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Something Wilder
Something Wilder | Christina Lauren
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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 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. 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.
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morgan_krahn
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Audiobooks make a 12 hour Saturday shift just a little easier 📖

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coffeebooksandchaos
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Something Wilder is a fun, adventure-filled tale that makes for a quick read. Influenced by movies like Romancing the Stone, whose heroine Joan Wilder lends her name to this book, Something Wilder takes the reader on a fast-paced adventure filled with treasure hunts, double crosses and of course a love story. Can being thrown back together rekindle the lost love between Leo and Lily? Led by tough, strong women, Something Wilder is a good time!

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monalyisha
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I read this quickly. Sexy, per usual. I will never be mad about pages that prompt me to imagine a lanky, dark-haired man with strong thighs, setting up a tent while wearing only boxer briefs.

Because it‘s a Wild West adventure, this book focuses more on plot than other romances by Christina Lauren, which means there‘s less space for dialogue and banter. I *always* prefer more of the latter than the former. 👇

monalyisha 1/1: The main characters are very sweet and refreshingly direct (once they reunite, past misunderstandings are cleared up almost immediately). Unfortunately, they‘re also pretty serious & I like ‘em a bit more goofy. Also, any book about hiking through the desert that doesn‘t feature a terrifying moment with a scorpion, spider, or snake is pure bullshit in my eyes. 😅 (edited) 1mo
peanutnine Love this review! 💖😂 1mo
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MaggieCarr
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Second chance lovers × bad friends × National Treasure × Fenn Treasure Fandom

Absolutely love the west setting as a change from most of their urban storylines.

keys_on_fire Sounds fun! 1mo
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Julsmarshall
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Fantastic! Loved this fun filled romantic suspense novel. Different than their past books, I loved every minute of the adventure. 142nd book read in 2022 and only 1 more book to go to blackout my #Bingo card! #romantsy #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I had a little trouble with this one because it went so different from their other books, but it's one I may enjoy more the second time around now that I know where things are going lol 2mo
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This was different than the other books I read of theirs. I liked it. This book was a quick, easy read.

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BennettBookworm
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Sixth #owlsreadingchallenge subject passed!! All of my books in this subject were coincidentally love stories!

TRANSFIGURATION:

🌟Transfiguration: a book to screen adaptation - Pride & Prejudice
🌟McGonagall: strong female characters - The No Show
🌟Vanishment: a bestseller - Something Wilder

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BennettBookworm
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I love Christina Lauren‘s writing. They use such vivid similes and metaphors to describe the heat and passion of being in love, and this book particularly made me feel so in awe of them.
The plot, though - just a little too wacky and implausible for me! Wasn‘t my favorite of theirs.
Definitely made me want to go camping with a sexy man, but what else is new 😂

mabell Love the last sentence 😂 2mo
BennettBookworm @mabell a girl can dream 😂 2mo
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Arvena
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A western adventure in Indiana Jones sort of situation isn't my cup of tea, but the book was enjoyable, pretty fun.
In my personal opinion it wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't Christina Lauren's best book - the romance felt flat, so many unnecessary things added...

CaramelLunacy I enjoyed it (I love an Indiana Jones style treasure hunt), but I did find myself wanting more witty banter in the romance 2mo
BennettBookworm Yeah fully agree 2mo
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TLuvs
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I am excited for my next installment of CL! I love everything of their's ❤️

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TheAromaofBooks
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This one was another soft pick for me, but honestly I think it's partially because the book just went a direction I wasn't expecting. I might enjoy it more the second time around with a better idea of what is going to go down. There's a big plot twist about 100pgs in that isn't even vaguely hinted at in the synopsis, and it kind of threw me off balance. I guess in a way this book was a little... sillier? than I was expecting, with some situations⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) purposefully over-the-top for fun. It was an entertaining read, but not exactly what I was anticipating haha

Pictured with some of the rocks we've collected from various hikes over the years. Love me some rocks. 😁

@Read4life - I feel like you wanted to know my thoughts on this one LOL
#RoadTripUSA2022 - Utah @megnews
#RoaringWolf - Heat Wave @Roary47 @LittleWolf1
#WickedWords - May (May) @AsYouWish
#BookSpinBingo
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Roary47 Yay! I like that you label your rocks. I‘ve never thought about doing that. 💛 2mo
Read4life I did! Thank you. Now I‘m intrigued to discover that plot twist! Hopefully my hold comes in soon. 🤓 2mo
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Graywacke I love your rocks too! 🧡 2mo
UwannaPublishme I always knew you rocked! 😆 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Roary47 @Graywacke @UwannaPublishme - Thank you!! You'd be amazed at how much time we have spent finding THE ROCK to bring back from some of our hikes! 😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Read4life - You'll have to let me know what you think!!! 2mo
BennettBookworm Fully agree with this analysis! Such a strange turn of events for a CL book! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @BennettBookworm - I feel like even hinting at it in the synopsis would have made me better prepared. I don't always mind plot twists, but I don't usually expect them at that level in my chick lit!!! 2mo
BennettBookworm Exactly! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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So I actually had a pretty good reading week, although I'm behind on reviews!! I finished Magic for Marigold, Book Lovers, and Something Wilder, as well as two of my chapter-a-day reads, Gone With the Wind and Kon-Tiki. I bailed on one of my #22booksin22 Kindle reads (The Missing) because it was just plain ridiculous. I also read the first chapter or so of Book of Night and decided to send it back to the library because (a) it wasn't clicking for⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) for me and (b) I found out that it has a cliffhanger ending and is going to be the first book in a series so no, thank you haha Reviews for Something Wilder and Kon-Tiki to come soon, but today is a very beautiful/productive day here at home (Bathroom progress! Garden progress! YAY!) so it will have to wait for later! @Cinfhen @jb72 2mo
jb72 Great job! 2mo
thereadingpal great job! 2mo
Cinfhen Yay for home project progress!!! And for clearing some room on the windowsill xxxx 2mo
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Read4life
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Day 5 of #BigJuneReadathon photo challenge
*Wild/Crazy

This one is on my TBR. I have enjoyed other Christina Lauren books so I have high hopes for this one.

Clwojick This one looks great! 🌼 2mo
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KristiAhlers
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ read. It wasn‘t mind blowing but it wasn‘t horrible. I think the issue I had with it was the pacing. Otherwise the story was good and at time steamy. This is only the third time I‘ve read these authors and I have to say for me they are a hit and miss. 🤷‍♀️ #romantsy #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I find them rather hit or miss as well. This one just came in from the library for me so I should be reading it soon. 2mo
KristiAhlers @TheAromaofBooks I hope you enjoy it. 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was a fun quick adventure romance. I enjoyed the second chance romance and the treasure hunting aspects of this story. No big surprises and more just contemporary romance then rom-com - there isn‘t much comedy in here, not sad just not super funny moments. I did enjoy it though and would recommend if you are looking for a nice easy summer read. 4⭐️
#NSR22 - contemporary romance
#20in4 #readathon 1st book done

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
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CaramelLunacy
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An Indiana Jones quest for hidden outlaw treasure, a second chance reunion between two former lovers, a band of misfits on an adventure vacation & a tribute to Romancing the Stone. This basically came emblazoned with *stuff Caramellunacy likes* and it wasn't wrong!
I missed some of Christina Lauren's witty banter, but the adventuring made up for it. More like this, please!!!

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Preciouz29
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Different than the last couple of ones, but in a good way. Really very enjoyable!

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marleed
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It‘s always fun a when Christina Lauren takes the reader to Utah for the setting of their romance. Picture if you will this writing team decides to meander into the thriller genre…. Well, it would be something wilder!

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nitalibrarian
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Second chance romance with a treasure hunt. Unfortunately the treasure hunt overshadows the romance and it feels very surface level. This was one of Christina Lauren's darkest books as it has a bit of suspense. Out 5/17

#dangerbang

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nitalibrarian
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Next up is an ARC of Christina Lauren's next book. The description sounds amazing. I'm excited to read it.

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Sara_Planz
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A combo of Lara Croft, Indiana Jones, and the Davinci Code with some good steamy scenes, lots of adventure, a couple “what the heck just happened” moments, and the second chance romance that I totally love!!!

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Like seriously I am gonna go broke this year on New Releases!!

Ahw06 Yes!! I can‘t wait for this one!! 6mo
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