From the author of Love & Other Disasters, named a “must‑read” by USA Today, PopSugar, SheReads, and Harper Bazaar, comes a sparkling grumpy-meets-sunshine rom-com featuring two men’s sweeping journey across the Western wilderness.
Alexei Lebedev’s journey on the Pacific Crest Trail began with a single snake. And it was angling for the hot stranger who seemed to have appeared out of thin air. Lex was prepared for rattlesnakes, blisters, and months of solitude. What he wasn’t prepared for was Ben Caravalho. But somehow—on a 2,500-mile trail—Alexei keeps running into the outgoing and charismatic hiker with golden-brown eyes, again and again. It might be coincidence. Then again, maybe there’s a reason the trail keeps bringing them together . . .
Ben has made his fair share of bad decisions, and almost all of them involved beautiful men. And yet there’s something about the gorgeous and quietly nerdy Alexei that Ben can’t just walk away from. Surely a bad decision can’t be this cute and smart. And there are worse things than falling in love during the biggest adventure of your life. But when their plans for the future are turned upside down, Ben and Alexei begin to wonder if it’s possible to hold on to something this wild and wonderful.
Something Wild & Wonderful releases on March 7, 2023.
Folks who pre-order from the following bookstores will receive this INCREDIBLE art print by Mars Lauderbaugh of one of my favorite scenes and an Anita Kelly bookmark along with their signed copy:
- Vintage Books in Vancouver, Washington (Alexei’s hometown!)
- The Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles (you can order signed copies of any of my other work here, as well)
- Meet Cute Bookshop in San Diego
- East City Bookshop in Washington, DC (these orders will include signed bookplates)
For those of you who have already preordered from elsewhere, or who can’t afford to preorder but have requested your local library purchase it, hold on to that info! I might have extra goodies down the line. ❤
“Brimming with tenderness, hope, humor, and healing, this romance is truly something wild and wonderful. A must-read for those looking for stories with a big heart.”
– Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care
Something Wild & Wonderful is the follow-up to Love & Other Disasters, and exists in the same universe, but can also be read on its own.
While Something Wild & Wonderful is a romance, and contains all the ideals I most love about romance—humor, heart, and hope—this book also contains difficult subject matter. Take care of yourself if any of the following might be tough for you.
Content Warnings: familial estrangement due to queer identity; religion and strict religious upbringing (Christianity); alcohol usage; harsh homophobic language (used in Chapter 16); mentions of Alzheimer’s/dementia care; brief references to past toxic romantic relationships.