Wilder by Em Petrova
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Length: Short Story (76 pages)
Other: M/F, spanking
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Carnation
Elle Bekker’s goal is to become certified as a professional hunter on her father’s African ranch. Her final challenge is to stalk and harvest the most dangerous and elusive game there is—Cape buffalo. When the ruggedly handsome and legendary Peter Dumont is brought in to train her, she finds his manner annoying, even as he believes her a spoiled know-it-all. Together they face the rigors of the landscape, wild beasts and poachers. But only after Peter teaches her a lesson with the flat of his hand on her round little ass does she simmer down and agree to let him guide her in her training—and in the ways of the heart.
Wild child, Elle Bekker, raised in the African bush, whose father owns an exclusive hunting lodge in Mozambique is so close to earning her certificate as a Professional Hunter, she can almost taste it. He hires a famous P.R. as a personal guide and teacher on safari for her and other hunters. Then suddenly, the man she has idolized and dreamed of is standing before her.
But this man of her hottest fantasies turns out to be a personal challenge to her pride, and a war of wills ensues. Peter Dumont, a ruggedly masculine, and extremely attractive man is the best P.R. in Africa. He is trying to be professional in his thoughts and actions concerning Elle, but is erotically challenged by her wild, sexy beauty and independent strength from the moment he lays eyes on her. However, she makes it impossible for him to get along with her for reasons he can't imagine.
She sees his authority and confidence as arrogance, and her stubbornness takes over. When out on a dangerous hunt, her hotheadedness endangers herself and the other hunters and the two are forced to confront their differences...but not before Elle is nearly killed in a horrible stampede of dangerous Cape Buffalo, which forces Peter to rescue her gorgeous butt and confront his intense feelings for her.
I am so delighted to have discovered the wonderful talent of Em Petrova. Her elegant and richly fluent prose is captivating and packed with imagery. Reading Wilder felt just like being in the bush of Africa. I was totally captured into the sensually fragrant, vivid and emotive world of Ms. Petrova's making in such an absorbing and exciting way that I not only observed the story but felt the experience of it. The lovemaking scenes were beyond delicious. The sexual tension built throughout the story, fueled by descriptions of fantasy and individual self-fulfillment which erupted in an emotionally powerful episode in the grassy wilds. Wow. I just don't think this affair can be beat for sheer primitive desire and heat.
There is so much detail and emotion and hope in this story that it demands to be read. I must encourage everyone to get this fascinating and erotically thrilling story of two very different personalities with one very insistent attraction. Get a copy of, Wilder by Em Petrova and you will be transported.