Into the Wild by Beth Ciotta
Published September 1, 2010 by HQN
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She tells her friends she is heading to Peru to reconcile with her ex-fiancée David and convinces herself that once she finds Henry she really will contact him. So with an over abundance of sunscreen and antibacterial gel she embarks on a journey that will change her life forever. Did I mention after her Mother’s death she was raised by her grandparents who reinforced her Father’s beliefs that she was “delicate” and should be raised in a protected environment?!
Enter treasure hunter Spenser McGraw. Bound by the promise made to his sister to watch over River, his protective instincts are in overdrive from the moment his strong arms catch her mid-swoon- at the wrong airport, no less! When he learns her father’s identity and realizes that he is seeking the Lost Treasure of Llanganatis, his own demons rear their ugly head. He has experienced the “gold fever” first hand. Years ago when searching for this very treasure he misinterpreted his friend's odd behavior to alcohol. By the time he realized it was acute mountain sickness it was too late and his friend had walked off a cliff.
Their journey to find Henry is fraught with danger and surprises- least of which is their growing attraction for each other. They are not the only ones looking for Henry and the treasure and there are a few surprises and a final twist that will leave you winded but satisfied! Join River and Spenser on their enlightening adventure in love!!