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Archer's Voice  by Mia SheridanArcher’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

** USA TODAY Bestselling Book **

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

So I thought I profiled this sale before but it turns out it was a different book but that I mentioned I had read and enjoyed Archer’s Voice in the blue box text thingy. Definitely worth the 99c despite the Disney ending.

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Most Unsuitable Match, A by Stephanie Grace WhitsonMost Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson. $ .99

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An unlikely attraction occurs between two passengers on a steamboat journey up the Missouri River to Montana…

She is a self-centered young woman from a privileged family who fears the outdoors and avoids anything rustic. He is a preacher living under a sense of duty and obligation to love the unlovable people in the world. She isn’t letting anything deter her from solving a family mystery that surfaced after her mother’s death. He is on a mission to reach the rejects of society in the remote wilderness regions of Montana. Miss Fannie Rousseau and Reverend Samuel Beck are opposites in every way… except in how they both keep wondering if their paths will ever cross again.

Light on the romance and rather slow. Not Whtson’s best per the three and under star reviews.

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Best Man by Matt DunnBest Man by Matt Dunn. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

He’s your best friend. She’s the love of his life. You’ve got six weeks to convince him otherwise. Adam Bailey is appalled when his best friend Nick announces that he’s about to marry his new girlfriend, Sandra. Can’t Nick see just how wrong the loud-mouthed, bossy, gold-digging Sandra is for him? Somehow Adam has to make his friend see the error of his ways—without losing his friendship in the process. With only six weeks to go until the wedding, there’s not a lot of time. But amidst the chaos, carnage and confusion which ensue in the run-up to the big day, Adam himself meets someone who will change his life in ways he could never have expected.

The hero and his BFF run an internet porn shop. There is “women and shopping” in the story in addition to the bromance.

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Collaboration (Backlash)  by Michelle LynnCollaboration by Michelle Lynn. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

This is not your typical rock star romance. For one, the “rock star” is a rapper. And not just any rapper. Trace is the hottest ticket in the music industry right now, regardless of which definition of ‘hot’ you choose.

Taryn Starr is not the girl-next-door who unknowingly meets a celebrity. Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” the reigning country music princess and world-renowned superstar knows exactly who Trace is…or does she?

Their worlds collide when the musicians whose paths were never destined to cross are forced by their joint record label to collaborate on a song. The sparks fly and ignite a fire that blazes hotter with every minute they spend together—for better or worse. One thing’s for certain, the two media magnets can’t deny their explosive chemistry, but will life in the spotlight ultimately bring Trace and Taryn together or force them apart?

***This contemporary romance new adult novel is for mature audiences. The language alone would make a sailor blush (the guy’s a rapper, remember?) so 18+ only, please.

A multi cultural rock star/New Adult book. The negatives include conflicts that resolve quickly but positives are a fresh setting and an atypical story.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

11 Comments

  1. Kati
    May 08, 2014 @ 14:12:05

    I really enjoyed Archer’s Voice. I hope more readers will pick it up.

  2. Amanda
    May 08, 2014 @ 14:55:37

    “A virgin, a preacher, and internet porn mogul….” sounds like the beginning of a joke

  3. JewelCourt
    May 08, 2014 @ 14:57:13

    I think I’m the lone dissent on Archer’s Voice, everyone else seems to really love it, but it didn’t work for me. I put it down halfway through because I was bored. However, I admit to being a really picky reader.

    For me, first person needs a strong, distinct voice for the narrator, but I found the heroine to be dull, despite what could have been a compelling backstory . Plus, the writing needed to be tightened up (every other paragraph she was putting on a tank top and shorts), and the secondary characters were all instantly accepting and best friends to the new girl in town heroine (something I find unrealistic and annoying). She gets a job at the diner just by walking in and saying she wants it (instantly hired, no references/application needed), she has a two second conversation with two girls her age and they’re calling her and asking her out for drinks (in Maine? Have you ever met a New Englander?), the hot womanizing sheriff is all over her (that one I buy, because dudes like that are about novelty)…

    Anyway, I can see why other people liked it though. I really wanted to, because I love a hero that isn’t in the alphahole mode. I also liked that (at least in the first half of the book which was all I read) the heroine was the pursuer (although it was a little inconsistent with her backstory, maybe?).

    I’m almost more annoyed when I find a book that’s a near miss for me than one that is just terrible. This could have been a really good book if it had more rounded characters, interesting dialogue (dialogue was dull), and tighter writing (all my opinion, which is frequently wrong, of course).

  4. Cassandra B.
    May 08, 2014 @ 15:18:13

    @JewelCourt: Thanks for sharing. For a variety of reasons, Archer’s Voice doesn’t appeal to me as a reader (I don’t see the appeal of NA and I don’t like first-voice). I am glad that people share that they like the book and I hope that others like it, but when everyone raves about a book and your reaction is “ugh”, you can feel a little outside looking in. So, it is nice to have the contrasting voice that the book isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

  5. jewelCourt
    May 08, 2014 @ 15:39:58

    @Cassandra B.: Thanks for your comment! Right after I hit post, I started to feel as though maybe I should have kept my mouth shut, because I was coming off as bitchy about a book many people loved.

  6. Darlynne
    May 08, 2014 @ 15:41:16

    @JewelCourt: Yes, a thousand times yes. You are not alone.

    I hated this book; well, that might be a little strong, perhaps attributable to my keen disappointment over a book that everyone else raved about. So, so much telling, as you said, and the shorts and tank top were just the start.

    I wish it had been otherwise, but this was not the book for me. Lesson learned.

  7. Jane
    May 08, 2014 @ 15:54:35

    @Amanda: If I was any good at jokes, I would’ve included a punch line. Alas, I can only do the setup.

    @jewelCourt: Oh no, always feel free to disagree with anyone’s opinion of a book, especially mine.

  8. CK
    May 08, 2014 @ 17:44:18

    @JewelCourt@Cassandra B.: TY. Really, I felt the same way and you’re right, it does feel a bit alienating when everyone loves a book that you can barely get through w/o permanently becoming cross eyed.

  9. Christine
    May 08, 2014 @ 18:23:25

    Archer’s Voice was a DNF for me, too. It really irritated the crap out if me for reasons I can’t remember now, and I had to go back to the internets to try and piece together why I picked it up in the first place… Too bad, because I was excited to read about a mute (?) protagonist. Oh! I remember that the way she learned ASL seemed ridiculous to me–that was one thing.

  10. RLG
    May 08, 2014 @ 18:55:29

    @Amanda: Or a country song…

  11. Melissa
    May 08, 2014 @ 19:39:25

    Picked up the Whitston novel, despite/because of the review mentioned here. I am slowly moving away from romance and could use something different.

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