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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  7,418 ratings  ·  791 reviews
Can love come from pain?

Evie always dreamed of seeing the world, but her first night at a motel turns into a nightmare. Hunter is a rugged trucker willing to do anything to keep her—including kidnapping. As they cross the country in his rig, Evie plots her escape, but she may find what she's been looking for right beside her.

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Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published April 14th 2013
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Lashuri Chan Yes there is. Though it might depend on your definition on HEA when it comes to these kind of stories. Since it is abduction and all.
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~ Becs ~

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Wanderlust is a dark erotic novel that explores dubious consent, captivity, and power play. Please do not read this if you're uncomfortable with the subject matter or under 18 years of age.

Can love come from pain?

I think it’s very important that you take the content warning at the top of the post seriously. This is dark erotica and contains scenes of sexual violence, abduction, dubious and non-consent. But, if all of that piques your interest and you’re over eighteen, then read on
"Maybe I'll let you go? Not gonna happen. You're mine. I caught you, and I'm not giving you back."

"Like Alice, I had stepped through the looking glass into a whole new world, foreign and sinister."

Dark. Twisted. Highly disturbing. Wanderlust was a captivity story that kept me enthralled the entire time I was reading it and I ended up finishing it in one day. Although the story started out as a darkly erotic thriller, along the way it turned into a much meaningful kind of
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female

Hunter Bryant was a trucker driving around his eighteen-wheeler across the country. At a deserted rest stop, he saw something he wanted, and decided to make it his.

Evie grew up with in a sheltered environment with her mother feeding her with the notion of how bad the world was out there. But as she celebrated her 20th birthday, she was determined to get out of her shell and see the world. Soon enough she discovered that
Sarah Toussaint
Most of the book, I found dull, what redeemed it was the twist almost at the end, when we find out what really happened to Hunter and who he was...

This is mostly a dull read. I feel like nothing happened.
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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*turns in feminism card*

Skye Warren can be very hit or miss with me. This is one of her better works and I actually did enjoy parts of it quite a bit. Evie is the daughter of a neurotically overprotective mother who has catalogued all the bad news stories of girls getting abducted as a means of keeping Evie close to home. One day, Evie decides she's had enough and wants to go on a road trip to Niagara Falls, her dream destination.

At a tr
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark, abuse, 2013
3.5 - 3.75 Stars

"But the truth was, I just wanted you. I saw you looking at the sunrise, and I wanted to have that. To have you. So I took you. I knew full well how wrong it was, and I did it anyway. And the most f@cked up part about it all is that I still don’t regret it. no remorse."

Well, I had mixed up feelings about this book. at first I hated it. I mean I hated H and h. H for what he did to h and h for her weakness. But after a few chapters I beginning to like it and I’m glad to continue re
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
There is nothing I love more than finding a book that I didn't have the greatest of expectations and end up DEVOURING IT. This is such a book......

Wanderlust is a dark tale chocked full of mind fuckery. It parallels The Dark Duet in a lot of ways. It also has an Original Sinners series similar twist you'll find later in the book. This is not a romance in the true sense of the word but it grows to something loving with goodness.

Truck driver/nomad Hunter sets eyes on Evie in a quiet deserted truc
May 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

Nope, you did not redeem yourself, Hunter.

Once an ass, always an ass.

Given his background, he should have been the polar opposite of what he was, don’t care what he went through…..

Ah, well!


1,5 stars just because I forced myself to finish it.

This short novella is an eldorado, a greenhouse for all supposably existing cliches.
Unfortunately I don't mean it positively.
It started really good, besides nothing can attract me more than the simple warning like this:

Wanderlust is a dark erotic novel which explores dubious consent, captivity, and power play. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under eighteen.

Why I was disappointed:
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Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not what I expected at all!!

I expected your average non-con "I've been kidnapped but I like it!!" And that's about it. But there was soooooo much more to it. In fact it's not like that at all, I loved the writing style too, that poetic beautiful style. It was completely different to what I thought, the blurb made me think it would be a good but y'know expected kidnapping read. NOOOOO so good!!!! It's not 'action' heavy, more mind mel
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Warren and it was great! If dark romance isn't your thing, this book won't be for you. This book's content contains scenes of rape, dubious consent, violence, etc. Be forewarned.

Evie finally leaves her mother's home, setting out for the first time after being imprisoned by her mother's fears of the outside world. One day into her great adventure, and she catches the eye of Hunter, a convicted rapist. Hunter kidnaps Evie and the two embark on a road trip sp
Amber Rose
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First I want to say, I been looking forward to reading this book since it came out. The description had me. I wanted it!!!

This is not for the faint heart. This takes me to a total mind fuck situation. I couldn't figure out where this was going to take me.

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Evie is on her own journey to search the world she has never gotten to know. Been very hidden in her own home due to her mother being paranoid. Her mother is afraid of everything in the world out side of her home. So, finally having en
4* new horizons STARS!!

Review @ Midnight Romance

My first read from Skye Warren because many people recommend this book to me. I always fascinated with dark read and it has been the most popular genre. Wanderlust isn't like what I've expected. It was crazy and rough ride; not for everyone.

The story told from Evie's POV; a sheltered girl from outside world. Despite her over-protective mother warnings, Evie hold on her final decision to leave. Her destination is the Niagara Falls, from the only bo
Lise *friends don't flag*
"He was the god of thunder, retreating from the world that had rejected him. I was the maiden he’d caught going over the edge, who he’d secreted away in his lair beneath the falls"

I could not put this book down… I had delayed reading this one because I thought it would be too painful and dark. Yes, there were things that made me uncomfortable and I was a bit squeaked out around 24%, but I still could not stop reading. The author wove a story of a socially stunted and sexually abused young wome
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Akanksha❤ Søren♰ by: Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Shelves: dark, fucked-up
I seriously loved weird books toooooo much.
The base plot was amazing, should have maybe been longer, towards the ending. But none the less... dark fucked up and I enjoyed it :P
He was twisted, justified. She was crazy.. justified too. I like how the author writes. Gets you really into the book. Like the whole waterfall myth! Great thing going.
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5 Dark, but deliciously Twisted Stars

Wanderlust is a standalone novel written by Skye Warren.

This is my second book by Skye Warren. It’s no secret that I love dark books. I have a high threshold in the dark department. I do not cringe during rape scenes. I do no turn my eye away from beatings or the Heroine crying her eyes out. All of that makes it more alluring and it completely consumes me. Does Wanderlust have any of that? Well, you will have to read it to see.

I will
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.75 Stars

And I was helpless to resist, too weak to fight the mounting pleasure, too relieved to find myself spread and held and wanted, oh finally, someone did want me, and even if it was perverted and dirty, at least it was new.

I don’t know what it is about Skye Warren’s books, but they are like crack to me. So when I was presented with an opportunity to receive this ARC, I was all over it. I dropped everything I was doing, including my current read, just to dive into this story. I am a h
5 Dark and delicious stars!!!

Re-read in one sitting in June 2015 and upped my original rating from 4.5 to 5. LOVE this book! 3.59 overall rating Goodreads? Really? Maybe that's my prob...I need to start looking at the lower rated books!! That must be where all the gems are hiding!

Check your morals at the door with this one. Sometimes I think something might be wrong with me b/c I really liked this book! It's Stokholm all the way but (call me a sick puppy), I loved it! Dark, evocative, disturb
Apr 15, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The hero is a frickin rapist, when Hunter forces the heroine to reveal how she lost her virginity (she was raped) he says

(picture this guy saying it)


I shook my head—no, no. I didn’t want him to be angry.

"That's right. It will be okay. You let boyfriend number one touch your tits. You let non-boyfriend number two fuck your cunt. Now you're going to let the dangerous stranger you met on a road trip tie you up and fuck you.

If you are into seriously forced rape read this book...for those of you
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
3.5 Weird Stars

This story is about a girl who grew up with a mother suffering from mental problems. At 20 years old, she finally had enough living with her paranoid mother and not being allowed out of her house. She takes off to see Niagra Falls (a book about the Falls got her through her childhood)and ends up being raped and abducted by a truck driver (Hunter).

Now I started out thinking this was a GREAT story line but I had a problem with how fast Evie gave into Hunter and constantly questioned
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

So Evie leaves here gilded cage ignoring her mother’s outpourings of doom and gloom and decides to venture out into the real world alone.
But all of her mother's predictions come painfully true for Evie as she finds herself drugged and kidnapped from a truck-stop and now under the control of trucker Hunter.

What follows is a descent into mutual dependency mixed with a big dose of Stockholm as she and Hunter together fall deeper down the rabbit-home.
Both of them dealing with past demons the two for
I had wanted to wander, to flit, and I’d flown right into a spider’s web.

-Their relationship started in tangled knots but it ended up woven in a simple lace...

Evie was held captive all throughout her life because her mother won't let her go out from their house, her mother always tells her that the world outside was harsh and cruel, that someone will hurt and abuse her...but Evie had enough of that, she wanted freedom until a stranger grabs that freedom from her hands again...

after reading t
Not all those who wander are lost.

Oh my god !! Talk about disturbingly addictive .. Skye Warren definitely knows how to rock the not-sure-why-I-like-it-but-its-soooo-good boat !!

There aren't enough stars to give here on Goodreads !

Wanderlust is the story of Evie , who has lived in a complete isolation for most of her life .. Her Mom was of the idea that she is a magnet for trouble and attracts the wrong kind of men , thus putting her under risk of coming face to face the evils of the socie
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
"Not all those who wonder are lost..."

This book started off really well, I could feel how frustrated and suffocated Evie was in the life she and her mother were living. So when she left I was like YES!!! Until Hunter entered the scene... wait I'm lying. When Evie first saw him she was scared, I wasn't, I was smitten.

"His tan T-shirt hung loose while jean hugged long legs. He was large, strong-and otherwise unremarkable." Yep that had me going... Until he opened his mouth! Hunter was sinister, co
***Could’ve been quite good***

Lets just clean out the air with this little bucket of misery. I would like to point out that the story had a lot of potential to be pretty damn good. Unfortunately, it lost its appeal pretty early on. Leaving me wondering if this was going to be a predictable disaster. OHHH and that ending was just WTF.. It just ended so abruptly without any closure or direction.

What I didn’t like about the story was that it was filled with sporadic, inconsistencies throughout the
May 29, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wanderlust by Skye Warren was one of my most anticipated reads for a long time. I finally scored it as a freebie and dove right in. I’m not sure if it is where I have had certain expectations of this book for such a long time, but it just didn’t work for me. Let’s talk about it.

Evie, after being extremely sheltered as a child, has escaped and is on her way to finally explore freedom. Her VERY FIRST NIGHT she gets targeted by a trucker who offers to buy her dinner. She politely declines and runs
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I literally devoured this book in one morning. Wow! This is such a dark and twisted book, but it pulls you in and will not release you until you finish. First I must warn those that if kidnapping and sexual abuse are not subjects you can handle then this book is not for you.

Evie has lived a sheltered life because her mother was a bit paranoid and overprotective. The only place she was allowed to go was to the library. There, Evie found books and pictures of places she dreamed to go, like Niagara
Elizabeth (Liz)
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

4 Stars

GENRE: Dark Erotica


WARNING FROM THE AUTHOR: Wanderlust is a dark erotic novel which explores dubious consent, captivity, and power play. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under eighteen.

Can love come from pain? This is the question explored in Wanderlust. And, is it answered? In a way. Maybe not to my absolute satisfaction, but we do get an answer.

Evie grew up isolated in a house with a mother who was afr
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When I was a young girl, one of the first movies I can recall is one where Martin Sheen plays a mentally unstable man who takes a post-Exorcist Linda Blair hostage. The name of that movie is Sweet Hostage and I do believe that this is where my love for dark erotica began. You see, while many might have seen Martin's character as some type of monster for abducting the young girl - I saw him as misunderstood, tortured, sick...and Lovely Linda was hi
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