Thanks to Kim for the heads up: three Judith McNaught classics are .99c at BN right now. Woo! I'm not sure why they're .99, or why they're not anywhere else yet. Did she sign an exclusive deal with BN? Is there tricksy witchcraft afoot? Either way, that's AWESOME. Few of her books have been legitimately digitally published to my knowledge, too.
RECOMMENDED: Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught is .99 at BN right now. This is a classic historical romance, and a reader favorite. It has a 4+ star average on GoodReads — if you haven't read it, and you like historicals, grab this one and try it. McNaught's heroes can be… McNaughty, which is to say they have alpha pout-stomp tendencies some of them, but the emotion and the writing are powerful stuff.
The Countess of Havenhurst possessed a rare gentleness and fierce courage to match her exquisite beauty. But her reputation is shattered when she is discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, a notorious gambler and social outcast.
A dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, his voyage to Elizabeth's heart is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge.
Destined for each other, yet wary of each other's motives, Elizabeth and Ian engage in a dance of suspicion and passion that tests the very soul of their star-crossed love. As a twisting path of secrets takes them from London's drawing rooms to the mysterious Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth must learn the truth: is Ian merely a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?
Double Standards by Judith McNaught is .99 at BN right now, too. This is another classic – but it's a contemporary romance, with a boss/employee romance and a dastardly alpha-hole hero who runs…Global Industries. I love business names like that. I think this review from Zeek at GoodReads, where this book has a 3.9-star average, says it best:
This one totally follows the author's McNaughizing plots, with the hero eventually going into jerk mode over the big misunderstanding then having to come crawling back on his knees when he realizes how wrong he was.
In the exclusive, glittering world of business superstars, Nick Sinclair was a legend…
The ruggedly handsome president of Global Industries handled his business the way he handled his women — with charm, daring and ruthless self-control. A man used to the very best, Nick hired Lauren Danner, and assumed the proud beauty would soon be another easy conquest.
But Lauren's flashing wit and rare spirit dazzled him — and slowly, against his will, he was intrigued, challenged — and in love. Yet Lauren was living a lie, a charade that became more dangerous with every passing moment.
Trapped in a web of deceit, she fought her growing love for Nick. Her secret could destroy his fragile trust — and the promise of life with the most compelling man she had ever met!
RECOMMENDED: Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught is .99 at BN right now, as well. I have to be honest – this isn't one of my favorite McNaught novels. This is also a contemporary, with a lot of wealth fantasy and opulence, but the hero goes from zero to controlling in a way that I didn't like when I read it the first time, and liked even less when I read it again a few years later.
That said, if you want digital copies of all your McNaught favorites, .99 is an unbeatable price. (And if this is one of your favorites, please feel free to argue for it in the comments!)
On Friday, a sensuous stranger entered Katie's life. By Sunday, her world would never be the same…
Stunning Katie Connelly submerged her painful past in a promising career, an elegant apartment, and men she could keep at a distance. Yet something vital was missing from her life — until she met proud, rugged Ramon Galverra.
With his urbane charm and his passionate nature, he gave her a love she had never known.
In his arms, she came fully alive to his every touch. Still she was afraid to surrender her heart to this strong, willful, secretive man — a man from a different world, a man with a bold, uncertain future…