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After being ditched at the altar, Emmy Shaw’s heart, like her dented food truck, is definitely not open for business. Deeply in debt to her parents and evicted from her apartment, she takes a friend’s drunken dare and fills out an application for a new dating-adventure reality show. She never expects to be chosen—or to get a chance at the show’s huge cash prize, which could put her life back on track.

But when she’s abandoned in the middle of the jungle two months later wearing only a bathing suit and a backpack, she wonders if being on the show might be even worse than the #emmytrashtruck hate brigade she left back home. Then she meets her fellow cast members—including sexy, inscrutable Wes—and starts to reconsider, wondering if maybe money’s not all she stands to gain from this experience.

After a year of abysmal failures, this summer of cave treks, jungle hikes, impromptu talent shows, and a sexy flirtmance turns out to be just the thing to help Emmy rebuild her shattered confidence. She signed up for the show to hide from the mess her life had become, but this escape from reality might be just what she needs to find herself.


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The adventure begins June 20, 2022

Big Wild Love Adventure
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If you've read Big Wild Love Adventure (and, I suppose, even if you haven't), there's a scene in which Wes makes a drink called the Emmy Winner. It's a real drink (though I renamed it) and it's super delicious and refreshing! I made mine with gin that's coloured indigo so you get that great purple colour, but it tastes the same with clear gin, too. The angostura bitters aren't essential, but they do add a wonderful aromatic quality that I really enjoy. Have fun!