Liberating Rhonda is a sensual, sometimes explicit, coming-of-age tale of teen curiosities about guys, romance, and relationships featuring Rhonda and her BFF Gwen.…

Approaching the thick dark tall pine trees, the dense blackness made Rhonda uncomfortable. She heard twigs crackling as something moved slowly through the brush. Owls hooted from the branches high above. Doubts about meeting Marc began to creep into her mind. Stomach churning, her breathing accelerated as she heard the continuous snapping sounds getting closer. What if it was a bear? A mountain lion?

She had spent enough time at the local lake and surrounding forests with her father to know considerable wildlife roamed the area, at least a few brown bears and bobcats, let alone skunks. Rhonda could just imagine getting sprayed by a skunk in the woods in the middle of the night. Trying to explain that one to her mom would be impossible.

Fifty yards from the forest she spotted a silhouette standing at the edge, looking in her direction. Her heart skipped a beat and her body didn’t relax until she got close enough to make out more features in the faint moonlight.

“Marc? Is that you?” her voice hushed and tentative as she gradually approached.

Liberating Rhonda, Beau Johnson, Author, Kindle, KU