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Uncharted Waters

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  28 reviews
When a hermit and a scientist are snowbound in a cabin in the woods, the sparks they generate just might melt it all down in this scorching and sensual romance.

Scientist Bethany Morgan discovers the schematics to a world-changing recycling system that will help her realize her greatest dream: providing clean water to the world. The only problem? She must track down the cre
ebook, 224 pages
Published September 11th 2017 by Crimson Romance
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Uncharted Waters is the first book I’ve read by Micah Persell. If you know me, I’m a sucker for a good mountain man romance. And I loved the cover of this book, so I couldn’t resist diving in.

Bethany Morgan is a scientist. The study of water is her life, how to provide safe drinking water to countries that need it. In the lab where she works, Bethany discovered an old computer long forgotten with the schematics for a gray water purifying system but there are some things missing. The inventor of
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
' “Just hold me until we go to sleep.”
“I’ll hold you forever,” he mumbled into her hair.'



This was such an unexpectedly hot and adorable read... I found myself laughing, tearing up, fanning myself, and smiling all in the span of minutes! The atmosphere was refreshing in its uniqueness and I enjoyed experiencing the tone that this novel set out. I loved every second of it and Ms. Micah Persell is officially on my radar.


The Story
"Eugene Anderson had written ignotumque aquas. She
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This was a hard one for me to rate. The premise sounded intriguing, and the characters were not your run of the mill protagonists either. The setting was rugged and real and the plot outside the box but something about it just didn't resonate with me as strongly as I wanted it to. After salivating over that insanely hot cover, I was highly anticipating this read, maybe my expectations were just too high...

The story follows scientist, Bethany as she treks the wilderness in hopes of finding Dr And
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 "Sciencegasm" Stars!!!

Scientist. That’s all you have to say, and I’m sold on a book. Throw in a Hermit and I’m a goner. This book was all kinds of me. Nerdy is the new sexy, and these two are so nerdy, adorable and HOT.

Bethany. She is a woman in the science field, which means she is automatically fighting to prove herself to every man in the science field (I feel ya, sister). She is on assignment to find a man in the mountains and retrieve his theory from him, but she has no idea what she is
Becky Lower
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"She was, apparently, out of the woods. Figuratively speaking, that is. Literally speaking, not so much."

So begins the spicy story of Bethany Morgan and mountain man James Anderson. In a profession still populated by a predominance of males, scientist Bethany has a compelling reason for creating a system that would turn gray water into usable drinking water. James’ father, a genius at design, had begun such a system before he disappeared with his young son, his overwhelming grief at losing his w
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Micah Persell writes characters you can't help but love!

When reclusive James is stranded with super-geek Bethany, their chemistry heats up the cold winter. James has been alone since his hermit-father's death; Bethany is working on a filtration system for those in the wilderness. Together, James and Bethany find that not only can a recluse and a scientist make sparks together, but they might also make a great romance.

The tension between the characters makes you turn the pages; once you start,
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found it to be fun, flirty, and sexy. I liked how Persell developed the characters. Bethany and James were equals in their intelligence and science abilities; James was definitely the "alpha" in terms of survival skills; but Bethany was the "alpha" when it came to the relationship and social skills and James was so naive and innocent. It was endearing. And I loved that sort of role reversal. Overall, I felt it gave the characters a nice balance with one another. ...more
Heather 123
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Eh....this book was just okay for me.

I struggled with Bethany's character and the reason she sought out James to begin with. First that the head of scientific research and all her colleagues suggest that the only way to get their hands on this information is for Bethany to essentially seduce James' father. There's no mention of other attempts to gather the information including legal options but we're supposed to believe that they just jumped to seduction being the only option?

The fact that Bet
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The Blurb of the story misled me to believe it was a kind of reclusive/hermit story when in fact it was more of a tarzan story which is a huge difference in my book. I tried to get into the book but the interactions between ALL the characters were just to strange for me (its not the right word but I am not sure how to describe it) - I could have worked with the story being more of a "tarzan meets jane" thing if that had been the only issue but I could not feel any kind of relationship or love de
Diane Jewkes
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every book Micah Persell has written has been a great read. Uncharted Waters is even better.
In many ways the story reminded me of the John Belushi movie "Continental Divide" in all the best ways. You have a fish out-of-water with Bethany, and James is the sweet innocent, but strong and sexy hero. The book is brimming with humor, action and sexual tension.
It's a fast, fun read. Once you pick it up, you will not want to put it down until you've reached that perfect ending.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Uncharted Waters is a cute piece of fluff with an adorable, sexy hero. Bethany is a scientist whose boss has tasked her and her team to seduce the details of a potentially life saving water device from its inventor. The next thing she knows, she's waking up in a strange place, after having been rescued by James, our hero, her hero. Apparently a bear had attacked her team while they were on the mountain where the inventor lived, and she was left for dead.

Bethany knows she should tell James, who t
Harlie Williams
I know that authors hate to hear that their book is cute, but this one really is cute. I love that our reluctant hero, James is a virgin. I won’t go into the whole “why” he is but to say that his back story is fantastic would be an understatement. I love how Ms. Persell slowly let us get to know James in the book. We get to know him through his thoughts, feelings and eventually his budding relationship with Bethany. There are moments in the book that just makes you want to reach out and tell Jam ...more
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My expectations were high because Ms. Persell always delivers on HEAT and her stories are always as unique as they are engaging. Uncharted Waters delivered and then some! The story completely drew me in and I finished it in one sitting. I love smart, sassy, kick-butt heroines, but I need to feel the vulnerability in them, too, and Bethany had it all. I liked her from the start. And James. Oh James! Let me just say that if I wasn’t happily married with kids, I’d be off backpacking through the Roc ...more
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read of Micah Persell's. I got this book through Netgalley for an honest review. This book was more indepth than the books I have read lately. That said, I couldn't put it down. Bethany was a scientist after a clean water system. James was a mountain man whoe father designed the original system, but it needed improving on. James had been on the mountain since he was six and had no social skills or interaction skills. What he knew, he learned from books (including roma ...more
Deborah Cordes
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Ms. Persell's writing for several years, especially her Operation: Middle of the Garden series. She has the ability to create a full world in a small space, with characters who brim with personality and interesting backstory. I loved her hero, James, an innocent who possessed a good soul. He'd survived and prospered despite a strange and challenging coming of age, but it took the complex, conflicted, yet engaging Bethany to bring him fully into maturity. The journey toward the ...more
Jaye Shields
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this book down and read it in two sittings and I LOVED the stuck in the wilderness aspect of this book. I do think the cover is a bit misleading, but the title makes sense after you read it. If you want a romantic "snowed in" type of romance then Uncharted Waters is for you! Both the plot and the characters were written beautifully by Persell. I wasn't ready for this book to be over!
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating Story Beginning To End

I liked this book! I found captivating the hesitancy both characters struggled with regarding sex/involvement/hope for the future. Each wrestled with these issues for vastly different reasons, however, authentic reasons nonetheless. It kept me involved, beginning to the very end. Nicely done, Micah Persell
Nicole Johnson
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Uncharted Waters is the first book I’ve read by this author and it won’t be the last. This book is fast paced, with a fiery, strong willed heroine, Bethany, and a sweet mountain hermit, James. I loved the pace of how their relationship evolved - it was a steady pace filled with several steamy and sexy moments. I loved every moment of this book!

I read an arc and willingly wrote my review.
Linda Morey
Plot bit unbelievable and I guess I like true to life but sweet love story after get over plot doubts -Scientific hermit in remote cabin rescues scientist.He had been alone there 10 years so sweet and funny to see how he reacted to a woman
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was goood. All the right amounts of anticipation and steaminess, with pretty good writing for the genre. Even Bethany didn't annoy me too much, which is saying something, and I absolutely adored James. Um, hello, a hot mountain man living on his own? YES, PLEASE. Love.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading about Bethany and James. They were equals as characters and their individual strengths are what give us the meaning to the story. I thought there was a great mix of fun, lightness, humor, play and heat.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it
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Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A. Jones
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Smart, funny, and sexy.
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