Diablo Lake: Protected
RECOMMENDED: Diablo Lake: Protected by Lauren Dane is $1.99 at Amazon and $2.49 elsewhere! Sarah read this one and gave it a B+, though she definitely suggest reading the first book, Moonstruck, before this one:
I don’t think I can communicate how much I found this story inspiring and comforting, not without spoiling some major plot points and ruining the joy of discovering the intricate connections between the characters.
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane welcomes you back to Diablo Lake, Tennessee: a town founded by witches, governed by werewolves and full of secrets
Tensions are building in Diablo Lake as the two main rival Packs vie for control, and the town is divided along lines of Pack loyalty. Aimee Benton and Mac Pembry are on opposite sides and he seems to find excuses to spar with her daily. He’s infuriating—not to mention charming, gorgeous and oh-so-lickable.
Mac can’t resist pushing Aimee’s buttons. She’s always been incredibly sexy, and the wolf in him craves a female with fire in her belly. When a heated argument ends with a sizzling kiss and Mac gets a taste of her, he craves more—and she can’t seem to get enough of him, either. The forbidden nature of their attraction stokes their desires until they’re secretly hooking up whenever they can.
But then Mac’s clan goes too far, and Aimee shuts him out. She’s hurt and angry—but that’s nothing compared to the rage Mac is feeling toward his own Pack. A fight is brewing that will plunge the whole town into chaos, and someone will have to cross Pack lines to keep the town’s fragile peace from breaking apart for good.
The Next Best Bride
The Next Best Bride by Kelly McClymer is 99c at Amazon! It’s not price-matched, which could mean it’s expiring soon. This is the fifth book in the Once Upon a Wedding Series, though it can be read on its own. It was also originally published in 2002 with a different cover. This historical romance has a marriage of convenience. Here’s a fantastic Goodreads review:
Honestly this felt like mostly just a lot of sex scenes strung together by an absurd plot that didn’t even make that much sense…
This USA Today Bestseller is the tale of an unrepentant rake’s marriage of convenience turned upside down when twins switch place at the altar.
When his fiance informs him that she can’t go through with their marriage of convenience Rand Mallon, Earl of Dalby, agrees to marry her twin sister in her place. After all, what difference does it make to him, an unrepentant rake in need only of a legitimate heir?
Helena Fenster looks forward to the earl’s promise to allow her her freedom once he has his heir. She draws the line at giving in to his desire to make sure their attempts for an heir bring her pleasure. Neither one of them can afford to complicate their practical plan with the dangerous fall into true love.
Miss Grimsley’s Oxford Career
Miss Grimsley’s Oxford Career by Carla Kelly is $2.99 at Amazon! For some reason, it’s been removed from previous retailers. Maybe because it’s now in KU. This book has a 3.8-star average on Goodreads, and is a classic Signet Regency republished in digital format. Hold on to your catnip alarms: the heroine dresses in her brother’s robes to attend Oxford in secret.
School For Scandal
Beautiful and brilliant Miss Ellen Grimsley considered it a scandal and a shame that she as a female could not attend Oxford, while a dashing dunderhead like her older brother Gordon could. On the other hand, society would reel in a scandalized shock at the idea of Ellen donning Gordon’s student robes to do his work.
But an even greater scandal loomed when a handsome lord in humble scholar’s disguise learned Ellen’s secret and set out to give her a most advanced lesson in love…
Rogue’s Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy is $2.49 at Amazon and $3.99 elsewhere! This is the first book in an erotic fantasy romance series and you can grab all three books for less than $7. The heroine is a scientist and the cover model for the hero looks like Keanu Reeves, which is a good thing in my book. However, some readers didn’t feel the world building worked very well in this one.
This is no fairy tale…
Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiance, I impulsively walked out of my life–and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can’t control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price–my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself…
With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils–including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…