Can love come from pain?
Evie always dreamed of seeing the world, but her first night at a motel turns into a nightmare. Hunter is a rugged trucker willing to do anything to keep her—including kidnapping. As they cross the country in his rig, Evie plots her escape, but she may find what she’s been looking for right beside her.
Wanderlust is a dark erotic novel which explores dubious consent, captivity, and power play. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under eighteen.
“The man over there has paid for your meal. He’d like to join you.”
I blinked, not really understanding. The gentleness of her voice unnerved me. More than guilt—pity.
“I’m sorry.” I fumbled with the words. “I’ve already eaten. I’m done.”
“You have food left on your plate. Doesn’t matter how much you want to eat anyway.” She paused and then carefully strung each word along the sentence. “He requests the pleasure of your company.”
My heart sped up, the first stirrings of fear.
I supposed I should feel flattered, and I did, in a way. He was a handsome man, and he’d noticed me. Of course, I was the only woman around besides the waitress, so it wasn’t a huge accomplishment. But I wasn’t prepared for fielding this kind of request. Was this a common thing, to pay for another woman’s meal?
It was a given that I should say no. Whatever he wanted from me, I couldn’t give him, so it was only a question of letting him down nicely.
“Please tell him thank you for the offer. I appreciate it, I do. But you see, I really am finished with my meal and pretty tired, so I’m afraid it won’t be possible for him to join me. Or to pay for my meal. In fact, I’d like the check, please.”
Her lips firmed. Little lines appeared between her brows, and with a sinking feeling I recognized something else: fear.
“Look, I know you aren’t from around here, but that there is Hunter Bryant.” When I didn’t react to the name, her frown deepened. “Here’s a little advice from one woman to another. There are some men you just don’t say no to. Didn’t your mama ever warn you about men like that?”
Praise for Wanderlust:
” It was emotionally harrowing yet had bursts of humour, so extremely dark and disturbing yet sensual.”
“Brace yourself for an unlikely and intense love story. There are no heroes in this tale, only disturbingly beautiful monsters.”
“I loved the story; I loved that it made me feel, that it turned me on, turned me off, made me pause and think, twisted my stomach into knots, and, at times, believe it or not gave me some warm fuzzies…”
“I love how Ms. Warren is able to make the angst of these two people so real…downright heartbreaking.”
“Reading this book, I had similar feelings to how I felt when I read Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas. I loved this dysfunctional couple and couldn’t get enough of them.”
“I fell in love with Hunter, not sure if I was supposed to, but I did.”
“And Hunter – you psychotic, tortured and oh-so complex beast of a man…how I adore you! How I would give anything to hear the rumble of your 18-wheeler behind me and the squeal of your brakes beside me.”
“I would say this was dark and disturbing…..and it kind of was but for me, when it counts, it’s a seriously sweet emotional book.”
“This story is indeed dark, but the writing is absolutely stellar and thoroughly evocative.”
“This book affected me emotionally in ways I never thought it could. Great edge-of -your-seat writing, touching emotional introspection, and enlightening… even in it’s darkness.”
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