Series: Wild Love #1
Published by Onyva on May 2, 2022
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Overworked entrepreneur Jules Martinez is sick and tired of men leaving her for their exes. Determined to wipe the giant, scarlet R for rebound off her forehead, she kicks off a yearlong vow of celibacy with five, blissful weeks backpacking her favorite stretches of the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) through Washington State. Solo.
Out-of-work financial analyst Evan Davenport hasn’t been happy since he was camping in Boy Scouts as a kid —before his wealthy parents and now ex-fiancé made all his major life decisions. Hoping to find joy and purpose, he buys all the latest ultralight backpacking gear, leaves a note, flies to Washington, and sets off alone on his first week-long speed hike through the wilderness.
Except Mother Nature has other plans and keeps shoving Evan and Jules in each other’s paths. Usually naked. When sparks fly, can they find what they’re looking for in life together instead of apart?
Tent Sex for Beginners
Yes, You Can Have Amazing Sexy Times in a Tent
By Stacy Gold
Camping, hiking, and backpacking with your SO can lead to romantic vistas, cuddling by the campfire, and maybe even a roll in the sleeping bags. But if you want to have sex in the great outdoors (or great sex in the outdoors) it helps to follow a few simple guidelines.
- Be prepared. You don’t want to get all worked up and then have to dig out necessities and kill the mood. Have whatever you need (condoms, lube, etc.) in a stuff sack close at hand. A bandana or small pack towel for cleanup is also always a necessity. When you’re done cleaning up, either stash it in a spare baggie or rinse it out in a lake or stream.
- Get the grime off. For most people, sex is better when you’re clean, or at least smell like it. So, once you’re more than a day into a trip and you’ve gotten sweaty or dirty, you’ve got a few options: Wet wipes are your friend (good for both before and after); use biodegradable soap and a little heated stream water for a quick scrub of the important bits; jump in a river or lake for an exhilarating, fresh feeling. If you’re using soap—even the biodegradable kind—always wash and rinse onshore at least 200 feet away from water.).
- Consider sex outside your tent—weather permitting and assuming no one is around. Sure, you could lay your sleeping pad or bag out under the stars, but the outdoors offers many other options as well. Lean against a tree or sit on a branch (be sure to check for sap, hornets nests, and ants first), bend over a nice round boulder, prop a foot on a ledge or stump and do it standing, or simply lay on grass or moss. Be cautious about getting busy in a camp chair—you might exceed the weight range and they are prone to tipping over.
Sex outdoors can add zest and spice to your life. So, on your next camping trip, do it like the bears do…In the woods.
Stacy Gold is an outdoor adventure athlete and contemporary romance author. Her latest book is Wild at Heart (May 2022, Onyva)