Reviewed by Amber
AUTHOR: Adrienne Wilder
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 326 Pages
RELEASE DATE: September 1st, 2017
August Vallory had it all. A modeling career, a man he loved, and the extended family he’d acquired in the business. Then the world he knew was torn away when the plane he was on crashed en route to a photo shoot.
Lost in the Alaskan wilderness, August doesn’t stand a chance.
No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter.
Every day was a fight for his life until he stumbled upon a downed plane with a lone survivor. Now it’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival.
It’s his heart.
Adrienne Wilder’s mind has got to be the most horrifically bizarre, most fascinating place to be. Where she comes up with the idea of her stories I can’t possibly imagine. All I know is that as a reader of her works and a humongous fan, I am benefiting greatly for her WILD imagination (heehee, see what I did there.)
WILD is another story that is captivating, enthralling, and grabs your attention from the very beginning and doesn’t let go. This is suspenseful to the extreme and the desperation is suffocating. I loved how hopeless and hopeful this story was and I loved how the two extremes were in a constant battle. This story is just so friggin good…there was no predictability here and I loved it.
A victim of circumstance, Keegan Brooks hasn’t had an easy life. No longer wanting any part of the horrors he was born into Keegan decides to disappear. His life in his icy prison is beyond hard and extreme…and that’s what he prefers. Plane crashes aren’t new to him in the remote wilderness but survivors are. And a survivor is the last thing Keegan expects to find when he comes across the crash site.
August knows he should have died in the plane crash that killed several people close to him. He also knows there’s no way he can survive in the frozen hell he wakes up in. The last thing he expects is a mountain man who stops at nothing to protect, nurse and care for August.
Keegan has never known the emotions that August inspires in him. Their paths have crossed in the most unpredictable way and a bond forms that both men are unprepared for. Keegan and August cling to each other and their bond grows stronger and stronger as more time passes. Both men know that their time together has an expiration date and Keegan’s future is questionable considering the horrors of his past.
Survival. Love. Escape. Hope. Life/Death.
Keegan and August build a foundation that can only survive once they both face their pasts to move forward.
WILD is not some super sweet story with hearts, flowers, and rainbows. There’s pain…immense pain and situations some people wouldn’t be able to come back from. Keegan and August are remarkable, though….just like this story!