A short tale of wild love and wilder regret ...
Fifteen years ago, park ranger intern Julianne set off by herself on a hike deep into the Pacific rainforest--where she encountered a surprising man who was beautiful, mysterious ... and altogether untamed. Her mother had warned her this would happen one day. She'd go off into the forest alone and be killed by an escaped inmate or deranged mental patient.
"Who are you?" she whimpered. "Don't hurt me. Please," she whispered. The gung-ho park ranger-in-training in her was gone now, bolted back down the trail. What was left was a slight young woman in a decidedly precarious position. She had her phone with her, but the idea of bars out here was laughable.
The man frowned. Julianne was close to tears now and growing lightheaded. She tried to breathe, but could only manage weak mewling gasps. He shook his head and made what sounded to Julianne like sad barking noises.
Oh god, he's crazy. That was the last thought to pass through her mind before she fainted and fell back onto the floor of the lean-to.
Their love couldn't survive the civilized world. But now--fifteen years later--a chance encounter in a crowded shopping mall reveals the secret Julianne took with her when she left.
About Julia Gabriel
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Published December 24, 2013
by Serif Books.
Erotica, Literature & Fiction, Romance.