Daily Deals: Freebie from Lynn Raye Harris, Awkward teen love, gritty western
Note: Jayne liked this one and gave it a B+. I couldn’t find it on sale anywhere else, but figured it was too good of a deal not to mention. Sorry non Amazon folks.
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. $ 1.99
From the Jacket Copy:
In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale, narrator Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl at Pound High School. But inside, she knows she’s a freak; she can’t stop thinking about former loner Logan McDonough, who showed up on the first day of tenth grade hotter, bolder, and more mysterious than ever. Logan is fascinating, troubled and off-limits. The Pound High queen bee will make Anika’s life hell if she’s seen with him. So Anika must choose—ignore her feelings and keep her social status? Or follow her heart and risk becoming a pariah. Which will she pick? And what will she think of her choice when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, changing her forever? An absolutely original new voice in YA in a story that will start important conversations—and tear at your heart.
Wild for You by Sophia Knightly. $ .99
From the Jacket Copy:
WILD FOR YOU is Book One in Sophia Knightly’s popular Tropical Heat Series. Discover the passion, suspense and humor that unites Clay and Marisol together in an unexpected way…
To Love, Honor and Protect
Detective Clay Blackthorne has his hands full when he promises to safeguard an old college pal’s sister without letting her know what he’s up to. He never imagines that lively Marisol Calderon will knock his socks off and put a ring on his finger—and all at his suggestion! Their marriage of convenience is meant to protect her and Clay doesn’t plan on being hitched for long to the tempting beauty. But the honeymoon sure feels real to him…
Sassy Marisol is used to doing whatever she wants—and right now her plan is to shake up the hot detective’s hard-edged demeanor. But the fun turns to danger when a mystery stalker bent on marrying her marks her as his prey. Temporarily becoming Clay’s wife seems like a practical way to thwart the stalker. But as passion ignites and Marisol falls for the tender heart buried beneath the tough detective’s chest, Clay’s true identity is revealed and she begins to wonder who—if anyone—she can trust…
Overall I’d say it was a good book. Not too long, I read it in one day, but not so short I felt cheated. Nice, smooth plot with a non predictable bad guy!”
Seduced by Molly O’Keefe. $ .99
From the Jacket Copy:
A gritty and emotional historical western romance by RITA-award winning and Bestselling author Molly O’Keefe.
Melody Hurst’s days as a Southern belle are over. Now she’s widowed and alone in the foothills of the Rockies, struggling to make a life in a dangerous world. She’s determined to secure a future by marrying – but love is out of the question.
Cole Baywood has turned bounty hunter after serving in the horrors of the Civil War, but the ghosts of the men and women he’s killed still haunt him. He’s drawn to the beautiful widow trying to seduce him, only the darkness in his soul forces him to reject her. Is it possible that Melody’s touch can heal the demons of his past? And how can he convince a woman who has lost so much to risk her heart?
The story takes a little while to unfold, as the Melody and Jimmy situation had to resolve before the romantic conflict between Cole and Melody could be really be addressed as this wasn’t a case of forbidden attraction. It was almost a story of three parts. Part 1 was how would Melody and Annie survive on their own. Part 2 was Cole convincing Melody that being with a man, working with him to create a farm was worth another chance. Part 3 was conflict between Melody and Annie deciding what their future would hold. While it’s a compact story and has a satisfying ending, each part seemed to take be given too little attention.
Cole, in particular, moved from the thought of cider being too bittersweet due to the loss of his family farm to contemplate to wanting to plant everything Melody and Annie had brought with them. The story even managed to pack a small burgeoning romance between Annie and Cole’s brother, Steven.
The prose is lovely, as always, and I enjoyed the fresh setting and the authentic characters. I just wanted more.”
The Hostile Operations Team Military Romance Series Box Set by Lynn Raye Harris. $ FREE.
From the Jacket Copy:
GET THE FIRST THREE STORIES IN THE BESTSELLING HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES!
Collect the first three stories in the Hostile Operations Team military romance series!
600+ pages of exciting reading!
Featuring stories that have been in the Top 100 bestsellers on B&N, Amazon, iBooks, and the USA Today list.
HOT PURSUIT (#1)
He was the last man in the world she wanted to see…but he might be the only one who could save her…
Ten years ago, Matt Girard did something he shouldn’t. When sweet Evangeline Baker offered him her virginity, he took it. Then he left town and he’s never looked back.
Until now. His future as a black ops soldier with the Hostile Operations Team is in jeopardy, and he’s come home for a few days before going back to face the consequences of a mission gone wrong.
Matt still makes Evie’s heart pound, but she wants nothing to do with him. She’s had enough of men who lie and promise things they don’t deliver. But when her sister goes missing and her ex-boyfriend turns up dead, she’s in need of Matt’s special military skills.
With time running out, Matt will put everything on the line to protect Evie and find her sister. Even if it means sacrificing all he’s worked for with HOT. Sometimes, the reward is worth the price. Especially when it’s the one woman he can’t forget…
HOT MESS (#2)
English professor Dr. Georgeanne Hayes has a problem. Her star pupil, an Army sergeant who works in a Top Secret government program, is missing—and someone tried to push her in front of a train last night.
Sam “Knight Rider” McKnight is used to looking out for Georgie. When they were kids, she was just his best friend’s baby sister. But Georgie’s not a baby anymore and Sam is getting some very male—and very dirty—thoughts about the girl he knows he can never have.
When someone threatens Georgie’s life again, Sam will do anything necessary to keep her safe. Even if it means spending the next few days locked up in a remote house on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with her.
Sam might be used to denying himself what he wants, but he’s about to find out that being cooped up with Georgie will push him to the limit. And maybe beyond.
HOT PACKAGE (#3)
When public relations expert Olivia Reese stumbles onto evidence of a dangerous conspiracy right before Christmas, there’s only one man she can call for help. Billy “The Kid” Blake is a member of an elite military unit—the Hostile Operations Team—and he’s Olivia’s former lover.
Billy never forgot the sexy woman who rocked his world—and his bed—before she walked out on him. Now that she needs his help, he’ll do anything he can to keep her safe. But as time runs out and the snow piles up, can Billy and Olivia work together to thwart a lethal plot against the Pentagon without getting involved again?