DAILY DEALS: Scary bugs, boss/secretary trope, enemies to lovers
Stroke of Midnight by Olivia Drake $ 2.99
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The infamous Laura Falkner has returned to Regency London society in disguise. Determined to clear her father’s name, she becomes a companion to elderly Lady Josephine–only to learn the woman’s nephew is none other than Alexander Ross, the devilish Earl of Copley, the man Laura once loved with all her heart. The same man who’d accused her father of theft and forced them to flee England.
Alex has never forgotten Laura–or forgiven himself for letting her go. Today, Laura is as lovely–and stubborn–as ever, and her attempts at crime-solving are putting her in danger. The only way Alex can keep her safe is to marry her. But how can this notorious rake convince Laura that his heart is true…before the clock strikes twelve?
The Tycoon’s Make-Believe Fiancée by Elizabeth Lennox $ 0.99
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It’s wonderful to be engaged! Or at least it would be if he actually had a fiancée…
Royston is reunited with his sister at last – and she’s married and expecting! He is thrilled, but so caught off guard when she questions him about his love life that he makes up a story about a non-existent fiancée, just to protect her gentle heart. Now he has to produce a fiancée in a matter of hours when they meet for dinner!
It had always been Miranda’s priority to avoid the CEO of her company, Royston Carmichael, at all costs. He might be sexy, rich, and powerful, but he was also intimidating, arrogant and unreasonably demanding. Which is why she was unhappy at being caught submitting a monthly financial report at 12:15, when it was due no later than 12pm.
When Royston finds her in his office submitting a report after the deadline, he questions her and is impressed with her financial knowledge, not to mention her long legs and enchanting eyes. He quickly decides she’s just right for the role of fake fiancée. She’s beautiful, smart, can think on her feet, and she has a spark that captures his attention in all the right ways.
Will she accept his real proposal to be his faux bride to be, and will their act become more than that?
“It was a shorter and lighter piece that offered up a fairly diverting plot, attractive characters and a quick yet passionate romance with the expected ending. It is tied to another book by the author, The Prince’s Resistant Lover (also free and should be read first though they work as standalones) which tells Wyndi and Tamar’s story.
This worked for a nice lazy afternoon quick read and a change of pace. Those who enjoy a quick ‘career girl/her boss marriage of convenience’ plot should give it a try.”
Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart $ 1.99
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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foescreatures that infest infect and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the worlds most painful hornet to the flies that transmit deadly diseases to millipedes that stop traffic to the bookworms that devour libraries to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures. With wit style and exacting research Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. Its an A to Z of insect enemies interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives (Shes Just Not That Into You) creatures lurking in the cupboard (Fear No Weevil) insects eating your tomatoes (Gardeners Dirty Dozen) and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs (Have No Fear). Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history science murder and intrigue that beginsbut doesnt endin your own backyard
Bedding The Bachelors Boxed Set by Virna DePaul $ 0.99
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This book bundle includes three contemporary romance novels from the bestselling series, Bedding The Bachelors.
(Bedding The Wrong Brother, Book #1)
A USA Today Bestseller and #1 Bestselling Contemporary Romance!
Determined to find her inner sex diva, Melina Parker enlists her childhood friend, Max Dalton, to tutor her after hours. Instead, she ends up in the wrong bed and gets a lesson in passion from Max’s twin brother, Rhys Dalton, a man Melina’s always secretly wanted but never thought she could have.
(Bedding The Bad Boy, Book #2)
This bad boy is ready to work some magic…
Identical twin and Las Vegas performer Max Dalton has always been the number one bad boy in his family, and he’s appreciated the women and fame that comes along with his reputation.
Grace Sinclair is on a mission when she comes to Vegas, one that involves asking Max, her best friend’s brother-in-law, to give her the pleasure no man’s ever been able to. She suspects Max has more layers than he lets people see, but she’s determined to keep her heart safe even as she offers him her body.
What neither of them plan on is love–or the triangle the media stirs up with Max’s blonde bombshell actress friend.
Will Grace see beyond Max’s bad boy façade long enough to trust him with her heart? And will Max figure out what he really wants before he loses the one woman who makes him believe in love again?
(Bedding The Billionaire, Book #3)
Free-spirited Lucy Conrad enjoys her friends but keeps others at a distance, especially her affluent and judgmental family…and the billionaire she once dated, Jamie Whitcomb. Despite their explosive chemistry, experience has proven she’ll never fit into his world.
Charismatic Jamie enjoys work, women, and wealth. When duty demands he take over running the family business, he jumps in full-throttle; his only regret is Lucy’s refusal to take the ride with him.
Then tragedy strikes and Lucy realizes that in order to gain custody of her orphaned niece, she must prove she can fit back into the high-society world she once rejected. The solution? Accept Jamie’s make-believe marriage proposal, and be seen as the type of mother her niece deserves. Respectable. Controlled. Willing to play the game.
With her faux-fiancé by her side, Lucy exchanges dirty martinis and leather for champagne and silk. But when the passion between Lucy and Jamie only grows greater, they have to make a choice: back away from each other and not get hurt…or risk everything for the kind of love money can’t buy.