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Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely Series #1) by Melissa MarrWicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention.

But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning 21st century faery tale.

I believe this book has been on sale before. I liked this book and thought it had an interesting story at the time that it was released. If you read it now, it might sound a bit derivative.

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Her Billionaires: Boxed Set by Julia Kent. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

FROM NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIA KENT–all FOUR episodes of the bestselling series in ONE boxed set!

$.99 for a limited time (regular price $5.99)

COULD SHE REALLY FIND THE RIGHT GUY ON THE INTERNET?

“Hot, luscious woman who can suck a golf ball through forty feet of garden hose seeks rippling-ab’d firefighter who has a tongue that thrums like a hummingbird and enjoys painting my toenails and eating Ben & Jerry’s out of the carton while watching Orange is the New Black.”

Curvy business analyst Laura Michaels stared at the online dating site’s registration screen and frowned. That’s what she really wanted to write. By the time her best friend, Josie, edited and clicked “Send,” her personals ad was more fantasy than reality.

OR WOULD SHE GET MORE THAN SHE BARGAINED FOR?

When two different guys — Dylan Stanwyck and Mike Pine — replied within two days, she seemed doubly blessed. After a first date with model-turned-firefighter Dylan that ended in bed — and with a huge misunderstanding — Laura came home from her Walk of Shame to an invitation for a hike with ski instructor Mike. The Great Outdoors became the setting for so much more…

Caught between two men — literally — who turned out to be roommates and secret billionaires, Laura makes a startling discovery about her own capacity for passion.

And, maybe, long-term love in an unconventional romance with two men that pushes every boundary.

Including her own.

This 122,000 word/450 page boxed set includes all four parts of the Her Billionaires series (Her First Billionaire, Her Second Billionaire, Her Two Billionaires, Her Two Billionaires and a Baby).

Honestly all I can do is stare at the ruching on that dress and imagine what Michael Kors or Heidi Klum would say if that showed up on the runway during a Project Runway show. It would not be good. And there isn’t just one dress with that awful backside, but several photoshopped dresses apparently. Anyway, this boxed set is really a compilation of four novellas to make one story. Also there appears to be a love triangle. Does this end in menage? Because we all know the only satisfactory conclusion to a love triangle is a menage.

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Sheltering Rain Jojo MoyesSheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes. $ 1.99

From the Jacket Copy:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You comes the touching, unforgettable story of three generations of Irish women faced with the fundamental truths of love, duty, and the unbreakable bond that unites mothers and daughters.

Estranged from her mother since she ran away from her rural Irish home as a young woman, Kate swore an oath that she’d always be a friend to her daughter, Sabine. But history has a way of repeating itself, and Kate now faces an ever-widening chasm between herself and her daughter. With Sabine about to make her own journey to Ireland to see her grandmother, Kate is left wondering how they ever made it here, and what she can do to close the gap between them.

For Joy, seeing her granddaughter is a dream come true. After the painful separation from Kate, she’s looking forward to having time with Sabine. Yet almost as soon as the young woman arrives, the lack of common ground between them deflates her enthusiasm. And when Sabine’s impetuous, inquisitive nature forces Joy to face long-buried secrets from her past, she realizes that perhaps it’s time to finally heal old wounds.

I have heard so much praise for Moyes’ books particularly “Me Before You.” This one doesn’t look as romantic as Me Before You but it might be a good place to start.

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The P.U.R.E. by Claire GillianThe P.U.R.E. by Claire Gillian. $ .99.

From the Jacket Copy:

No one ever said Gayle Lindley’s first job would be a killer.

Fresh out of college, Gayle’s career path should follow the yellow brick road straight to the top. Thanks to a menial errand gone wrong, a wayward tongue, and a randy supervisor who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, Gayle’s stuck in corporate hell.

Discovering a company secret only turns up the heat.

The one part of her life not going down in flames is her friendship with the gorgeous, but intensely private, Jon Cripps. Jon would make the perfect consolation prize for Gayle’s pity party if dating a co-worker wasn’t career suicide. Then again, with all Gayle has been through, maybe falling in love is the lucky break she needs.

I don’t know anything about this book but it’s about an accounting audit. I’ll just leave that there.

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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

10 Comments

  1. EGS
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 14:05:12

    Wicked Lovely and the entire WL series has an interesting premise but that’s about it, imo. The author also has a tendency to write things so abstractly that oftentimes I didn’t know what, precisely, was happening. She also falls into the pit of giving all the characters everything they want by the end with no real consequences. Meh. Honestly, I think the series has been so popular because the covers are gorgeous (no, seriously).

  2. Eliza Evans
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 14:16:05

    Sheltering Rain is coming up $7.49 at amazon. Too bad, because I’d like to try Moyes.

  3. emaginette
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 14:51:07

    Wow. I love Claire’s work. This is such a deal. :-)

  4. Julie Reece
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 14:55:11

    I haven’t heard of Sheltering Rain, so thanks for the heads up.

    I have read both Wicked Lovely, which I liked, and The P.U.R.E. It was clever and funny. :)

    Thanks for the post!

  5. cleo
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 16:44:20

    The cover for Her Billionares isn’t showing for me, but I followed the link and holy crap is that a bad dress. Wow. Imagining Tim Gunn’s face looking at that dress is making me giggle. Hee.

  6. maria
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 17:02:39

    I don’t know if it is my type of book or not but for 99 cents I’m willing to try. Mostly because this “roommates and secret billionaires,” had me in stitches. Sounds like the perfect antidote to a bumpy Monday.

  7. Ros
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 17:20:31

    Maybe her billionaires will buy her a new dress eventually?

  8. Brigid
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 17:28:06

    @EGS:
    I quite disagree with that. Her characters were not given everything they wanted in the end. Those books dealt with the issue of deciding your own fate, and not having the guy do it for you (cough Twilight cough). The greatest consequence in those books was Irial.

  9. Sunny
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 20:52:04

    Just reading the sample of the Billionaires books made me bleh — the lack of editing shows. Weird thesaurus use, constant brand name references, and the slut-shaming/fat-shaming did me in. In the first chapter.

    I’m grumping because generally this is my catnip, and I’m willing to ignore a WHOLE lot of wonky for it, but this just made me make a face.

  10. CD
    Sep 30, 2013 @ 23:17:52

    You mean accountants can feature in a romance?!! SOLD!!

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