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Something Wild & Wonderful

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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 Northwestern wilderness.


When Alexei Lebedev finally comes out to his conservative community, it does not go well. That's how he ended up on the rugged Pacific Crest Trail, hoping he can figure out a new life plan in the thousands of miles it'll take to walk the famed hike. He's prepared for rattlesnakes, blisters, and months of solitude. What he's not prepared for is the ray of sunshine named Ben Caravalho.

Charismatic and outgoing, Ben's personality and infectious laughter is a stark opposite to Alexei's quiet, reserved demeanor. But no matter how determined Alexei is to hike the trail alone, it seems he and Ben can't avoid being drawn to each other. Through snow crossings and close calls with coyotes, Alexei inches closer to letting Ben in. As Alexei learns of Ben's loving family and supportive friends, he begins to get a taste of what found family and belonging could truly feel like. But just as Alexei starts to let down his defenses, a sudden change in plans reawakens his fears - and he must discover if he has the courage to face something even scarier than the trail less traveled: letting himself fall.

Readers gave Love & Other Disasters⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐!

'This book had so many great elements that it's no surprise I fell absolutely head over heels for it . . . the unabashed queerness in this book made my heart so happy . . . there was so much joy in this book that had me smiling from ear to ear'

'Funny, uplifting, true to life, relatable, and cheerful. If you need cheering up this is the perfect book for you'

'Such a fun read!'

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'Wildly charming, exquisitely vibrant, and achingly tender . . .
I can't wait to buy it for everyone I've ever met' Rosie Danan

'With only one book,
Anita Kelly has landed among my all-time favorite authors' Meryl Wilsner

Anita Kelly has the perfect recipe for romance . . . I didn't want it to end and I'm so hungry for more' Ruby Barrett

'A nonbinary protagonist in a mainstream romance is cause for excitement and the characters spark with chemistry. The heartwarming result will leave readers eager for more from Kelly' Publishers Weekly

Genre: Romance

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