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Against the Wall by Rebecca Zanetti. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

Never challenge a cowboy in the courtroom…
Surveying the proposed site for a high-end golf course should have been a breeze for spunky Landscape Architect Sophie Smith. But when this born-and-bred city girl is suddenly—and quite literally—swept off her feet by a sexy cowboy on horseback, she realizes that the country life has some serious (and seriously steamy!) possibilities. That is, until she finds out exactly who her smokin’-hot wrangler really is.
Cowboy and Tribal lawyer Jake Lodge is desperately trying to block the development. And if that means playing hardball—and being every inch the shark lawyer—so be it. But Sophie is a distraction he didn’t expect. A distraction that makes his blood burn.
Two different worlds. Two opposing sides. And when they finally give into the exquisite temptation, the consequences will shake the foundations of both of their lives…

I keep telling myself that someday I’m going to read Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protector series. I have bought at least a couple of them so maybe I’ll pull one out. I don’t really know if I can bring myself to read this given that hero is a lawyer and a Tribal one that. (If it is on reservation land they have their own set of laws).

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Saving Dallas by Kim JonesSaving Dallas by Kim Jones. $ .99

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When the self-righteous, millionaire bachelorette, Dallas Knox walks into Hattiesburg’s largest night club she is looking for one thing – a one night stand with no strings attached. What she doesn’t expect is to find herself at the mercy of the Devil’s Renegades Motorcycle Club and their President-Luke Carmical.
Luke is dangerous, sexy, and dark. The life he lives is far different from the privileged life Dallas is accustomed to.
Can she accept the lifestyle of an MC?

Can she handle the domineering nature of Luke?

Or is it too late to save Dallas from the path she has chosen…

I can’t remember why this series is one that I’ve not read. I don’t think it is price either. according to the reviews that are several editing problems and a heroine is the stereotypical socialite. The second book “Saving Dallas Making the Cut” is also on sale for $.99 at Amazon.

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Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen PuleoDark Tide by Stephen Puleo. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston’s North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-“Oh my God!” he shouted to the other men, “Run!”

A 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses had just collapsed on Boston’s waterfront, disgorging its contents as a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that at its outset traveled at 35 miles an hour. It demolished wooden homes, even the brick fire station. The number of dead wasn’t known for days. It would be years before a landmark court battle determined who was responsible for the disaster.

This is the very first I’ve ever heard about the molasses flood in the early 1900s. The reviews say the book is really well written and that the subject matter is fascinating.

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Sugar Rush (Cupcake Club Romance Series #1) by Donna KauffmanSugar Rush by Donna Kauffman. $ 2.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Devil’s Food. . .Angel Cake. . .Red Velvet. . .Praline Crunch. . .Lemon Chiffon. . .
How’s a woman to choose?
Luckily, the members of the Cupcake Club are about to taste it all. . .

When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia’s sleepy Sugarberry Island, she didn’t expect her past to follow. Yet suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, aka Chef Hot Cakes, the man who taught her everything pastry, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. The same Chef Hot Cakes whose molten chocolate brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani’s mouth water and her cheeks blush the color of raspberry filling—stirring all kinds of kitchen gossip, much of which Lani wished was true. . .

Lani’s friends are convinced that this time around, Baxter is the missing ingredient in her recipe for happiness. But convincing Lani will be a job for Baxter himself. And he’ll need more than black velvet frosting to sweeten the deal. . .

Donna Kauffman has three books in a series called Cupcake Club and they are on sale for 2.99. Although it Amazon the sale for $2.51. Kauffman’s Books have always been a little too sweet for me but perhaps fans of Laura Florand will love these books.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and 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


  1. Emily Jane
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 11:04:34

    In Saving Dallas, is that Hattiesburg in Mississippi? Can you tell without reading the book?

  2. Jo
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 11:36:25

    @Emily Jane: yes, it’s set in Mississippi.

  3. Carolyne
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 12:00:46

    I’d heard of the molasses flood, and the physics of it, and still find it hard to grasp how terrible it must have been. Maybe I’ll read the book, though it might just make me sad.

    It’s–um–a little . . . inappropriate that right after that comes “Sugar Rush . . . Devil’s Food . . . Angel Cake . . . Red Velvet . . . Praline Crunch . . . Lemon Chiffon . . .” Just sayin’.

  4. Anne
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 12:02:58

    My mom just finished the molasses flood book. It’s next in my TBR folder as she is begging my dad and I to read it so that she has someone to talk to about it.

  5. Christine
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 12:45:29

    Regarding the molasses flood I’ve heard people say on particularly hot days in certain areas of Boston they can still get a smell of the molasses. I don’t know if it’s merely imagination or urban legend but it always gave me a bit of a chill and a sense of how huge and pervasive the damage was.

  6. AlexaB
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 13:32:54

    When the author can’t be arsed to have a proofreader look over the blurb designed to sell readers on the book, count me out of the sure pain of reading the novel. No thanks, Kim Jones.

  7. library addict
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 15:45:28

    The portrayal of the Native American culture in Against the Wall was superficial IMO. The hero was the male equivalant of a Mary Sue. But despite the books flaws I really enjoyed it.

  8. Beth
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 20:01:08

    @Emily Jane:

    ooohhh I live in Hattiesburg. anyone read it?

  9. Kaetrin
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 22:53:42

    I listened to Against the Wall on audio. It was a while ago but I remember it being a mostly harmless, engaging-enough contemporary if you didn’t think about it too hard. But I also remember being troubled by the description of the hero (who is a Tribal lawyer) as “primitive” and “uncivilised”. It was (from memory) in the context of his sexuality (and therefore, not something I haven’t seen before in numerous books) but given the racial connotations I was uncomfortable with it in this one.

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