Wild Child by Molly O'Keefe is .99c right now. This is a contemporary romance, and the first book in the Boys of Bishop series. It has a 3.7-star average, but I really liked this review from Michelle:
Ignore the cover. The cover is miles away from what this book actually is, which is fucking BRILLIANT. Not that it isn't sexy. It is. O'Keefe writes some seriously hot sex scenes. But the thing about this book is that she just claws her way right through the usual shallow, barely realized romance tropes to the stripped down core of her characters, and then she digs some more. She reaches in and digs around and pulls out great bloody handfuls of REAL.
Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America’s teenage “Wild Child,” with her own reality TV show. Now she’s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica’s presence is just too . . . unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while.
Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting—and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama.
But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful.
A Pig in Provence by Georgeanna Brennan is $1.99. This is a nonfiction memoir about a woman who relocated to a small farm in the south of France, and it's mixed in with recipes from the region as well. It has a 3.4 star average; readers who liked it enjoyed being transported to a new place, and a different way of living.
From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new lifethis time in the South of France.
Thirty years ago, James Beard Award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigsand so began a life-affirming journey.
Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal traditionan entrancing tale that will whet the appetite and the spiritperfect for foodies, Francophiles, or anyone who's dreamed of packing their bags and buying a ticket to the good life.
Too Hot to Handle by Robin Kaye is $2.99 right now. This is a contemporary romance about a one night stand that ends oddly. The hero, Mike, is a consummate caregiver, and is pretty sure Annabelle is the one for him, but Annabelle has a problem: Mike looks just like her late fiancee, who died two years prior. This book has a 3.9-star average, and some readers loved the sweetness and humor of the story.
He sure would love to have someone to take care of…
Dr. Mike Flynn's single mom taught him early how to cook and clean, and there's nothing like vacuuming or doing dishes to help a guy relax. Annabelle Ronaldi is an artist without a domestic bone in her body. Since her fiance's death, she can't paint, and life looks hopeless.
Until the day after her sister's wedding, when she wakes up with Mike next to her in bed, and then she's really beside herself – because the handsome stranger is a dead ringer for her dead fiance.
After their mind-blowing one night stand, Mike is sure this is the woman he wants to take care of forever, but she acts like she's seen a ghost. While Mike sets to work wooing Annabelle, she sets to work sniffing out the truth of the convoluted family secret that turns everybody's lives upside down.
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts is still $5.00 for Kindle – elsewhere it's priced at $9.99. Whiskey Beach is a contemporary romantic suspense about a man suspected of murdering his almost-ex-wife, and the yoga instructor/massage therapist he meets in a small coastal town. This book has a 3.8-star average on GR; readers really liked the strength of the characters and the setting. This would make a lovely gift for someone you know, especially if they like suspense and romance.
For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore – and its secrets.
To summer tourists, it's the crown jewel of the town's stunning scenery. To the residents of Whiskey Beach, it's landmark and legend. To Eli Landon, it's home…
A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigation after being accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife. And though there was never enough evidence to have him arrested, his reputation is in tatters as well as his soul. He need sanctuary. He needs Bluff House.
While Eli's beloved grandmother is in Boston, recuperating from a nasty fall, Abra Walsh has card for Bluff House, among her other jobs as yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist. She is a woman with an open heart and a wide embrace, and no one is safe from her special, some would say over-bearing, brand of nurturing – including Eli.
He begins to count on Abra for far more than her cooking, cleaning, and massage skills, and starts to feel less like a victim – and more like the kind of man who can finally solve the murder of his wife and clear his name. But Bluff House's many mysteries are a siren song to someone intent on destroying Eli and reaping the rewards. He and Abra will become entangled in a centuries-old net of rumors and half-truths that could pull them under the thunderous waters of Whiskey Beach…
Passion and obsession, humor and heart flow together in a novel about two people opening themselves up to the truth – and to each other.