A backpacker with big plans. A flirty and insatiable sailor. Will a change in the tide bring a shift of fate? 

This is my chance! Finally, I can shake off the hold of my overprotective mother, not to mention career obligations, and have a real adventure. 

Backpacking through the Panama Canal. 

Embracing my wanderlust. 

It sounds like sheer bliss. 

Then . . . I meet Eivind—a sexy, charismatic sailor who invites me aboard his vessel with the promise of breathtaking scenery and tantalizing nights as we sail to far-off ports. 

Twenty-five days at sea. The prospect is equal parts terrifying and thrilling. Can I convince myself to let go and sail headlong into limitless possibilities? Or will I embark on a journey to heartbreak?

The Hitchhiker in Panama features an Australian backpacker, a Norwegian sailor, and the forced proximity of a sailboat. Full of adventure and slow-burn steam, this standalone will take you to exotic tropical destinations with plenty of flirty attraction between these two travelers. 

The Love and Wanderlust series is contemporary romance for everyone who wants their wanderlust to continue into the happily-ever-after.


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Early Reviews


“Liz Alden has written an escapist romance for anyone who dreams about lush tropical breezes and the blue of far-off oceans. With its sunny landscapes and the steamy slow-burn between a plucky traveler and her sweet, swoony sailor, The Hitchhiker in Panama will satisfy your cravings for romance and adventure. Alden weaves lived-in details about life on the ocean with a rich cast of characters that will whisk you away on a vacation without leaving your living room.”

-Sara Whitney, RWA Golden Heart award finalist and author of the Tempt Me Series. 


“The Hitchhiker in Panama is a delicious cocktail of sailing, wanderlust, exotic destinations, and steamy romance. Be warned: Once you step aboard, you may never want to leave!”

—Trish Doller, author of Float Plan


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