Bouncing the Bustle
by Maryanne Ross
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 15 Oct 2021
Lilwen Jones bounces her bustle down the stairs—she is finally free! But her father has gambled away her plant nursery, her sole livelihood. She has one chance to save her fortunes and her dreams: to seek the legendary white waratah in Australia's wild southern island of Tasmania.
Sawyer Thane is a wildlife hunter, explorer, and a man with secrets. He organizes a luxurious ship journey to remember. He plans their expedition to the last detail. He doesn't lose his temper—not totally—when lovely Lilwen insists on her own way. And he absolutely won't fall for a contrary, plant-loving witch in trousers, as he is not the marrying kind.
As Lilwen and Sawyer scour the wilderness for the elusive plant, rules are optional, danger mounts, and their scorching attraction threatens to set the entire forest ablaze.
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Average rating from 2 members
Lilwen Jones is taking care of her late father's nursery but dreams to be a plant collector and enjoy freedom by traveling to different places. Unfortunately, she has to pay her father's debts to be able to do what she wants. The money lender's son, Sawyer Thane is a hunter that hunts animal to be put in a zoo. Their first encounter is very funny and thrilling. Soon, Lilwen and Sawyer travel to Tamasnia to search for white waratah and Tamasnian tiger. I like Lilwen's personality. She's outgoing and a feminist, even though it's a bit irritating when she rejects some of Sawyer's advances. It is still tolerable since she doesn't want to feel trapped by marriage. It would be great to know more about the relationship between Lilwen and her father. That way, we could understand why Lilwen dislike him so much. Nevertheless, Lilwen and Sawyer are very cute together. Overall, I enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.