Wild Encounter


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★★★★★ "This is by far one of the most well-written book I've read this month. It is dynamic, intriguing, interesting, unafraid to go there and most of all touching."

★★★★★ "I personally wouldn't call this book JUST a romance novel because it's so much more. I 100% recommend it no doubt in mind."



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In a world where love is tested by life’s obstacles, Wild Encounter captures the essence of trust, hope, and resilience as two souls navigate the tumultuous journey of fate together. A tale of passion and perseverance that will leave your heart racing and your spirit soaring.

 When Chicago native Tucker Philips unexpectedly enters southern girl Addison Wilde’s life at their best friends’ bachelor/bachelorette party, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him, despite her resolve to stay away from men after she got her heart broken more than once. Tucker’s charm and confidence prove to be too alluring for her to resist. Even though she knows he could be her downfall, Addison struggles to fight the fiery attraction between them. Tucker, once a renowned womanizer, slowly becomes her ultimate weakness, challenging her wild spirit and captivating her heart as they embark on an unexpected friendship.

As they navigate unforeseen twists and turns, Tucker and Addison realize they need each other more than they ever imagined and that their attraction could lead to something greater than what they both ever expected. Both of them have been burned by people they loved before, and together, they will need to overcome their fears and learn to be vulnerable if they want a chance at a happily-ever-after.

Wild Encounter is book one in the BreathLess duet. This is the introduction to Tucker and Addison’s wild and heartbreaking love story.

*Due to mature subject, this book is only suitable for people over 18 years of age.

Excerpt (Wild Encounter)

We ate like royalties. The food was insanely delicious, our wine glasses and tumblers always full.

Addison stared at me from across the table, the blue of her eyes hypnotic. I'd felt the heat of her gaze on me from the moment we sat down. For the last hour, I'd been averting mine, doing my best to avoid locking eyes with her, no matter how tempted I was. Somewhere between the third and fourth course, she rubbed my shin with her foot under the table. I pulled my leg back. No, I wouldn't go there. Not a chance. I was strong. I gave my word to my best friend. Addison was out of reach. And I loved my life way too much to risk Dahlia putting me into an early grave. Way before my time.

With one mission in mind, veering as far as possible from the troublesome maid of honor, I went to the restrooms, needing time to cool down. And give my overzealous teammate a stern talking-to. I usually never backed down from a challenge. Even less, a lady's challenge. I loved women. Always had. A little too much, according to my friends. And I could never stay away if they gave me the come-hither looks. But I didn't do relationships. Never. And I never saw more than one woman at a time. Those were my rules. And to wear a rubber. All the fucking time.

I was freakish about catching some disease or shit. Heard they made your junk red and itchy. No thanks, I'll pass.

In front of the mirror, I adjusted the collar and rolled the sleeves of my Esteban Fu button-up shirt, my everyday go-to clothes and my designer of choice, my jacket already discarded. Yeah, I looked elegant. And fucking hot. I smirked at the image the glass reflected.

Too bad I couldn't use my charm on anybody tonight. I would enjoy a good chase. Get my blood boiling and more. But no, not tonight.

When I exited the men's room, the blonde temptress cornered me, drawing a hand over my chest, her long pink fingernails toying with the buttons of my dress shirt. I held my breath, curious about this encounter. Wearing a steel-blue gown that tied at her nape and ended mid-thigh along with strappy high heels, she looked gorgeous. Even with those extra inches, I towered over her as I watched the goddess in front of me. A star amongst a sea of dark dresses, her blonde hair fell over her shoulders like a radiant aura around her. She sported an intoxicating smile, and her heavy-coated lashes made her irises appear bluer than before. More alluring.

"Tucker, right?"

"Yep," I said. A server walked by and offered me my drink of choice. I accepted and brought the tumbler to my lips, studying her features and the fire in her eyes. "At least it was the last time I checked."

"Oh, a sense of humor. I like that." She laughed and lost her balance on her four-inch heels. I clamped my fingers on her waist to steady her. Something coiled inside me, warming my core where our bodies connected.

"Ooooopsy. So sooorry," she slurred, revealing how drunk she was.

Addison pushed her hair over her shoulder, her smile devilish and enticing.

"Stop looking at me like this, Tuck. I can call you Tuck, right?"

"Guess so," I shrugged, keeping my back straight and doing my best to look unaffected by her antics. I had made a promise to my best friend. And my words counted for something. But Jesus, this woman.

"Anyway, Tuuuck," she said, her voice sultry and sinful, putting emphasis on my name, "just so you know, I'm over men."

Every molecule in me woke up, reacting to the intimacy of her touch. To her tone. And the luring energy emanating from her.

The heat circulating in me reached a searing point.

My grip tightened around the glass in my hand.

"You are?" I asked, my voice a loud growl, my interest in her growing with every passing second.

"Yes," she said with a firm slant of her head. "Men break hearts. No matter how much you love them or how many times you suck their dicks in a week, they always end up breaking your heart." She waved her fingers over me. "This means you too break hearts. I can tell. You have this thing that makes women crave you." She leaned closer and sniffed me. Yes, she fucking sniffed me. I blinked, wondering if Addison was for real or if she was playing a game. "Oh, and you smell too," she added, her voice a whisper against my skin.

With a step back, I lifted my arm blatantly and took a whiff of my armpit, scared I really did smell, then dropped it back down.

"You're crazy, sweetheart. I don't smell."

She scrunched up her nose and sighed, then waggled a finger at my face. "Nooo...not like that. You smell like sex. You probably have a big dick and are very capable with your tongue. Am I right?"

Other Books by the author
Cast Away (Wrecked #1)
Ride for a Fall (Wrecked #2)
False Promises
BlindSided (Heart Song duet book #1)
Sweet Agony
Cruel Destiny (Second Tear duet book #1)
Beautiful Salvation (Second Tear duet book #2)
Wild Encounter (BreathLess duet book #1)
Brittle Scars (BreathLess duet book #2)
Last Hope
Midnight Sparks
Fallen Legend (Lonesome Heart duet book #1)
Rising Star (Lonesome Heart duet book #2)
SnowBound (Two of Us duet book #1)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
BF alert!!!!!!!

Tucker is definitely my new book bf. Not sure where he stands next to Nick (Cruel Destiny) and Carter (False Promises) but right now he is my new favourite one. So spicy+++

Tanja OMGReads's review

Both Addi and Tucker stole my heart right from the get-go. Their story is filled with ups and downs all of us have to make in order to be happy. When they meet, the spark ignites a blazing fire, and they embark on a journey that will leave your heart broken, sad and feeling like nothing is going to be OK.

But their love is not like any other and despite all the mishaps and trials, it's too strong to let anything stand in their way. They fight together to come out stronger on the other end. I didn't believe that anyone can top Nick and the way he loved Dalia but boy how Tucker proved me wrong. That man deserves everything that Is good in life. Hopefully Addi will be that good for him.


Formerly Wild & Country - Brittle Scars is now part 2 of the Breathless Duet.

I’m so invested in The Carter Hills Band series - and most of these books have chewed me up and barely put the pieces back together after finishing them (especially all of Dahlia’s stories)…. Even saying that, I wasn’t prepared at all this time. The blurb mentions nothing about where it goes, how it turns on it’s axis - there’s a huge plot twist. I’m pretty sure tears were streaming down my face from about 52% until “The End”! Wild is a tame title for Addi and Tuck’s tale.

Be prepared and forewarned - while the first half is fun, flirty, and lighthearted, and the story could come to a close at that point (the halfway mark), Snow writes beyond where the fling might normally conclude and both parties go on their merry ways, and she really digs into the deep issues, feelings and harsh reality of coupled-up life. About what happens when they decide to stick together and truly try to have a relationship after discovering the little accident that happened the night of Dahlia and Nick’s engagement party (when they got black-out drunk…. After betting each other who’d be the first to get a girl back to their room. You know). Even when it comes out not to be the case. Or maybe?

The story continues all the months later as relationships and friendships are truly tested, ups and downs and highs and lows… when the family history of mental illness comes out to haunt and sometimes it’s just too hard to get out of bed and function and do life as an adult and - (here’s the trigger warnings not mentioned anywhere; depression with a family history, parents leaving kids behind, post-partum depression, it all makes for a heck of tear-jerker story). They have to figure out if they can all carry on and stay and try to make it work as a family, after fighting so hard in the beginning. Watch out for your tears with their tears, your low mood and feeling everything they are (mark of great writing to feel all their emotions fully)!

I definitely do recommend this read, especially if you’re a fan of the series. But!make sure you’re in the right mental head space to read the second half about a big struggle with depression before getting into that, first! This is my trigger warning for the second half! First half, fun and light, second half, heavy and gets you in the “feels”!

I received an advance copy from the author and all feedback and review is my honest opinion. Thank you, Emmanuelle!

Sara Jacobs

This book was definitely wild.
I am not sure how Emmanuelle does it, but every character she writes I end up relating to in one way or another.
Addison went through so many heartbreaks and worries and at the end I related with her and what she went through, but Tucker is such an amazing guy (again he is very similar to my husband).
I connected to this book in so many ways, that it got the best of my emotions and the tears flowed.
The chemistry between Tucker and Addison is so strong and nothing to be messed with. The wild girl taming the womanizer. Being able to become close then best friends.
I honestly loved this book way more than I thought that I was going to. I always love an amazing HEA, even when it doesn't seem like it is going to happen.

Amanda Glaeser

This is the spiciest book in the series! Addison and Tucker are explosive together. She's the fire and he's the dynamite.

Addison is the type of friend everyone needs. She's caring and loving with a big heart and even bigger ideas. She's supportive and spontaneous. Always down for a good time or a quiet night watching movies. She's there for you whenever you need help but doesn't always ask for help when she needs it.

Tucker is the type of guy that'll always have your back. He's sweet, organized and a secret romantic. He's there for you when you need a shoulder to cry on or an extra player for poker night. He loves the ladies but loves his friends more and will drop everything to help you out. He may be gun shy in the relationship department but when he finds his one and only, he goes all in.

While the chapters were long and a few felt rushed, Addison and Tucker do go through some real life situations. I don't want to spoil anything but there's one in particular that a lot of couples go through and most don't get the help they need. Thinking that it will go away on its own.

However, between all the spice and heartache, you get to follow two people with broken hearts, learn to heal and love just by getting