Blackberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne is $1.99. This book is the first in Thayne's Hope's Crossing series, and is a mix of small town contemporary setting, older heroine-younger hero, and starting over themes.
Claire Bradford needed a wake-up call. What she didn't need was a tragic car accident.
As a single mom and the owner of a successful bead shop, Claire leads a predictable life in Hope's Crossing, Colorado. So what if she has no time for romance? At least, that's what she tells herself, especially when her best friend's sexy younger brother comes back to town as the new chief of police.
But when the accident forces Claire to slow down and lean on others—especially Riley McKnight— she realizes, for the first time, that things need to change. And not just in her own life. The accident—and the string of robberies committed by teenagers that led up to it— is a wake-up call to the people of Hope's Crossing.
The sense of community and togetherness had been lost during those tough years. But with a mysterious “Angel of Hope” working to inspire the town, Riley and Claire will find themselves opening up to love and other possibilities by the end of an extraordinary summer….
The Forbidden Lady is $1.99. It was originally published in 2002 as For Love or Country. This is an American historical set in pre-revolution Boston – the original cover copy called it, “The Scarlet Pimpernel meets The Patriot.” This book has very strong reviews.
Virginia Munro could not believe her ears. This bewigged, bejeweled, and bedeviling man was trying to buy her? As if she were some trollop on the Boston docks? Before she's fully able to give in to her outrage, the fop moves on—and Virginia refuses to spare him another thought.
But Quincy Stanton is not what he seems. By day, he poses as a carefree Loyalist with an army of wigs and a wardrobe that favors lavender. By night, he wages a secret war against the British with an impressive collection of eighteenth-century spy gadgets.
If anyone were to discover the truth, Quincy would hang, yet he can't seem to stay away from the lovely and saucy Virginia.
Will their attraction lead to love . . . or danger?
No Tan Lines is $1.99, and is a contemporary romance set in two rival beach communities in Florida. There's family rivalry, class differences, and beach time – which makes it sort of ideal for summer.
There's a place where the ocean meets the shore, where kicking off your shoes and baring some skin is as natural as sneaking under the boardwalk for an ice cream cone and stolen kisses. But life isn't all a beach for Shaye Cates, even if her idea of an office is a shady umbrella at the water's edge equipped with cell phone and laptop.
Steely-eyed Trace Saunders is the incredibly irksome fly in her coconut tanning oil. And running a kids' softball team with her long-time rival is going to have everyone in her little Florida town buzzing.
Her scads of laid-back relatives and his whole uptight clan know that Shaye just wants to play ball while Trace thinks only of business. But beneath the twinkling lights of the ferris wheel, the magic of sea and sand can sweep away every inhibition…
Suddenly, it's summertime, and the lovin' is easy.