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 creator, a Dr. Anderson, to help her complete the prototype, and he’s been missing for decades.
James Anderson has clung to the quiet, pain-free existence he’s made in the mountains since his father’s death years ago. But when the determined scientist he rescued gets snowed in at his cabin for an undetermined time, his world is turned upside down.
As their chemistry sets their libidos ablaze, Bethany struggles to convince James the world needs this invention, despite his fears of re-entering public life. Will exploring this attraction mean she needs to sacrifice her long-held dreams and beliefs? Before the rescue team arrives, they must each make some hard decisions about what’s most important.
Sensuality Level: Spicy
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Micah Persell holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a double master’s degree in literature and English pedagogy. She is an avid reader of all types of literature, but has a soft spot for romance. She currently teaches high school language arts classes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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 their HEA was sensitive - and steamy. I also applaud the author and her editor for a clean manuscript, with no typos and gaffs. Another engaging book from Ms. Persell. Well done!
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 the system is a Dr. Anderson. Her company learns that Dr. Anderson lives high in the mountains now. So a search party is formed with Bethany as a member. James Anderson has lived in this small cabin in the mountains since he was six years old when his father decided to leave civilization for the solitude of the mountains permanently. His father has long since passed on so now it’s just James. He goes in to a small nearby town once in a while for supplies and to get his mail. But otherwise, he’ll sometimes go weeks on end without muttering a word. Such was the case when he was checking his rabbit traps but instead of a rabbit, he found a woman in one of his snares. With a blizzard hot on his heels, he rescued her and with no other choice, took her to his cabin. James has no idea how to deal with a woman. How to talk to her, how to take care of her. And Bethany has no idea how to get home. She is stranded in a remote cabin with a mountain man that barely speaks. She has no idea what happened to her team. No one knows where she is. In time, though, she realizes just who this man really is, the son of the man she was searching for. That James is a genius in his own right. But even more than that, that he’s a good man, a caring man, a very good looking man. No matter what her libido says, she must resist the pull she feels towards him. It wouldn’t be right. She needs the information from him. James is immediately taken with the beautiful Bethany. He has no experience with women, he’s never touched a woman or been touched by one. The longer he and Bethany are together, though, it becomes tougher and tougher for him to resist the need to be closer to her. This book was a pleasant switch on the usual virgin romance. It was nice that this time the Hero was the virgin and the heroine was the experienced one. James was a quick study, though. Those romance novels are such good teachers. And James most certainly was an avid reader. Or perhaps it was just that he and Bethany were made for each other. That their bodies fit perfectly. That it was instinctive to him to please her. But James still doesn’t know who Bethany really is and why she was on this mountain in the first place. She knows she needs to tell him, she wants to tell him. But the words just don’t come. Bethany has always thought she knew what was most important. That is until she met James. And James has been growing increasingly tired of the solitary life he leads. But does he really want to open himself up to the world and risk the hurt others could inflict on him? The hurt that Bethany alone could inflict on him? This was such a sweet story and I loved the ending. James most definitely filled the shoes of any sexy mountain man fantasy. At times I thought Bethany was a little rough around the edges but in the end, I loved who she discovered herself to be. I definitely will look for more by this author in the future.