by Lia Riley
Lia Riley’s Off the Map series comes to a stunning conclusion.
Love is their best adventure yet . . .
Talia Stolfi is deeply in love with the brooding Aussie surfer who stole her heart-but their infrequent letters only get her so far. While she fulfills her dream of being in the Peace Corps, a dangerous condition jeopardizes her life . . . and threatens to shatter her heart.
After nearly losing Talia forever, Bran Lockhart sailed to the stormy seas at the ends of the earth. Deep down, he knows that all roads worth traveling lead back to the beautiful California girl with the sunny smile. There’s no denying that he belongs with her, but to have her by his side means Bran must dare to do something he’s never done before: hope.
Everything they’ve fought for has come down to this moment. Can Talia and Bran discover the courage to claim their future and learn that sometimes, in order to earn true love, you need to venture off the map?
Talia thinks her life is about to end while serving the Peace Corps, and her heart is about to break into a million pieces knowing she will not be seeing this hottie Aussie lad who recently captured and damaged her heart.
Bran who was across the miles and icebergs. Bran who was at the Arctic defending the marine life and Mother Nature.
But love seems to always find its way to one’s heart. Talia once again finds herself looking into Bran’s eyes, crying, falling, hoping and loving. They need to come up with a definite decision, but they also need to be strong with their choice, because along with this decision, their future is also at stake.
My whole life I’ve fought love.
Some battles deserve to be lost.
I love Talia more than my next breath.
And I hurt her worse than any enemy I had.
I can’t do that anymore. Not again.
The stunning story about love, loss, pain, suffering, acceptance and moving on has come to an end. Talia and Bran deserve everything they have achieved in the end, and I couldn’t agree more with Lia Riley. This is indeed a stunning conclusion. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
Lia Riley writes offbeat romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.
A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn’t mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound pretty sweet.
She and her family live in Northern California.