Wild At Heart—Wild Love, #1

They each hit the trail solo in search of themselves…

Overworked entrepreneur Jules Martinez is sick and tired of men leaving her for their exes. Determined to wipe the giant, scarlet R for rebound off her forehead, she kicks off a yearlong vow of celibacy with five, blissful weeks backpacking her favorite trails through Washington State. Solo.

Out-of-work financial analyst Evan Davenport hasn’t been happy since camping in Scouts as a kid—before his wealthy parents and now ex-fiancé made all his major life decisions. Hoping to find joy and purpose, he buys all the latest ultralight backpacking gear, flies to Washington, and sets off alone on a weeklong speed hike through the wilderness.

Mother Nature has other plans, though, and keeps shoving Evan and Jules in each other’s paths. Usually naked. When sparks fly, can they find what they’re looking for in life together instead of apart?















“Wild at Heart is a beautiful, slow-burn love story about where we come from and how we view the world. I loved the role reversal… This book made me want to strap on a backpack and go have an adventure of my own!” – USA Today bestselling author Pippa Grant

“WILD AT HEART is a fun romp in the wilderness with stunning vistas and witty dialogue. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!” – JoAnne/Novels Alive

“A modern-day flip on a damsel in distress romance where the heroine saves the hero in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Her narration is so full of life, you’ll be yearning to explore outside just by reading Wild at Heart. A brilliant romance, Wild at Heart is your next bucket list read.” – N.N. Light’s Book Heaven

“Gold’s (“Emerald Mountain Ski Romances” series) latest is a sexy nature read full of camping tidbits and steamy nights. Romance fans who love the great outdoors will find this a pleasant escape.” — Judy Garner, Library Journal

“…as I started diving into the story I was hooked. I love the development between Jules and Even and how this isn’t a typical’ guy rescues girl ‘… Also the spice in this book is great, just the right amount and is written beautifully. Overall this book was an amazing read.” – Izzy S Bookshelf on IG

“I found it difficult to stop reading, and I love how the book transitions between Jules and Evan. I recommend Wild At Heart to readers who enjoy a suspenseful romance filled with the imagery of tackling the unknown.” – Stephanie Chapman for Readers’ Favorite

“A great read… I liked how it is told from both of their points of view, and they have support – him from his brother and her from friends. Looking forward to the next book in the series!” – NetGalley Reviewer

“Wild at Heart is a quick and fun read that dips its toe into the deeper topics of self-reflection, worth and loss. While this is a romance, it also is a story of self-discovery… (love that Jules is the rescuer and not a damsel in distress)… I found it refreshingly sweet and funny. The banter between Evan and Jules is delightful and story itself was entertaining” – NetGalley Reviewer

“It’s hilarious and totally not what you would expect putting him in the damsel in distress role… I’m starting to doubt my devotion to the typical “alpha-male” characters…” – NetGalley Reviewer

“I love how Jules is such a competent and fierce main character. The author does an amazing job painting a picture of their surroundings and the beauty of nature. This was a quick and enjoyable read and I loved the authors writing style…” – NetGalley Reviewer

“…a wonderful read for those interested in second chances, romance, and the crazy paths that life can take us on.” – NetGalley Reviewer

“I especially love when male protagonists aren’t toxic and Evan nailed that to perfection! Pick this up for a lovely and romantic times outdoors.” – NetGalley Reviewer


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