Brenda Novak's Whiskey Creek series is contemporary small town romance with a heavy dollop of angst. If angst were fog, Whiskey Creek would have no airport traffic in or out for lack of visibility. There's a lot of emotion and very realistic characters, however – which is a requirement of good angsty romance because it's not angst if you as the reader don't give a whiff, right? Right. When Summer Comes is book 3 in the series, and is on sale for $1.99.
One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances of finding a compatible donor aren't good. Determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out to her late grandparents' farm. She's always wanted to live there. But the farm hasn't been worked in years and she begins to fear it's too much, she'll have to return to town.
One night, a stranger comes knocking at her door… He's an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud who offers to trade work for a few nights' shelter. Callie figures she doesn't have anything to lose. He needs a place to stay until he can fix his motorcycle; she needs an extra pair of hands. The arrangement seems ideal until what was supposed to be temporary starts to look more and more permanent. Then she realizes she does have something to lose — her heart. And, although he doesn't yet know it, Levi stands to lose even more.
The Wanderer is on sale at Amazon for $1.99 today. I have a review for this book going up Monday. I liked it a lot, and enjoyed the establishment of the town for Carr's new series, the people who lived there, and the main characters. But be aware, the romance is secondary to the development of the setting. This book came out 1 April 2013.
Nestled on the Oregon Coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.
Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town.
And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful. With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
Getting Lucky is on sale for $2.99. Originally published in 2003, this is book #2 in Andersen's Marine series. Some reviewers thought the hero was cliched and ridiculous, while other reviews loved the humor and the completely off-the-wall zany plot.
Road trip! It started out as an impulsive lark for Lily Morrisette, fueled by her strong chemical reaction to sexy Zach Taylor. A tough, blustery, yet tender-in-spite-of-himself career military man, Zach's determined to break up his darling “baby sister” Glynnis's wedding engagement . . . and Lily's coming along for the ride.
But there's no Glynnis waiting for them at the end of the line–only a ransom note . . . and a death threat. Amid a dangerous nest of family secrets, the heat between Zach and Lily soon becomes unbearable as a kidnapper's dark and twisted scheme pulls them closer than either dreamed possible.
And when passion explodes, Lily's reckless act could prove to be either the best risk she's ever taken . . . or her last.
Beach Colors, which is women's fiction, is $1.99, as part of HarperCollins' Book Club Girl collection.
While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business.
Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame.
When she's stopped for speeding by local interim police chief Nick Prescott, Margaux barely remembers the “townie” boy who worshipped her from afar every summer. But Nick is all grown up now, a college professor who gave up his career to care for his orphaned nephew, Connor. Though still vulnerable, Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore through young Connor's eyes . . . and, thanks to Nick, finding a forgotten place in her heart that wants to love again.
But as she continues to work on a bold new line that will get her back into the game, Margaux realizes that soon she will have to make the most important, most difficult decision of her life. . . .