There are so many awesome deals going on right now! It was a relatively quiet release week, so I thought I’d share a list of 15 of the best current freebies and deals. It’s the perfect time to read those books you’ve been meaning to get to, or to discover a few you didn’t know that you needed in your life.
Fair warning: the deals are active as of this moment – no guarantees they’ll still be happening when you check out this list!!!! If I’ve reviewed a book in the past, I’ve included that. If not, I explained why it made the list.
And don’t worry – the regular deals list will still be refreshed on Sunday!
Jeeves’ Top 19 of 2019 selection
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Banter and chemistry are perfection
Loved, loved, LOVED the off the charts chemistry and fantastic banter that began the moment our couple meets in this book!!! I’ve enjoyed every book I’ve read by Adriana Locke, but this is by far the best I’ve read from her. The story follows Haley, a woman who wholeheartedly believes in love, and knows that she’s fallen into it too quickly in the past. She’s trying to work on herself and be single for a while, so that the next guy she falls for will be the right one. When she meets Trevor, they have instant chemistry and attraction sizzles between them. But Trevor is a commitment-phobe (though an adorable one), who hates when women don’t heed his warnings and catch feelings for him. They know that romance between them could never work, but that doesn’t stop the connection they feel, and as they have a series of run-ins, it becomes more and more difficult to resist the attraction.
Trevor is such a great guy, so relatable, and that is a true testament to Adriana Locke’s skill as a writer, because a guy who goes around inadvertently breaking women’s hearts should not be a likeable character. His treatment of Haley is great to read, because it becomes clear pretty quickly how women keep falling for him, but also that his feelings for Haley are unlike his past experiences. It’s a slow burn with plenty of heat along the way, and the tension between the two is palpable. There’s never a more tense situation than two people who are feeling the same thing, want each other… but know that they can’t go there. Thank you, NetGalley, for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved reading this fantastic book that shows the complexities of finding love. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series.
$1.99 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mmBvg3
Freebie with potential:
I’ve been meaning to try this author’s sexy rom coms, and this is the perfect incentive to do so!
In hindsight, maybe I should have known my biggest nemesis would end up locking up my heart.
Believe it or not, running a fertility clinic in Auburn Hill, located right next to a prison, isn’t the worst thing. Nope, the worst thing is the infuriatingly sexy warden of the new prison – who doesn’t care that his newly-released inmates are stopping by my clinic on their way out of town to make a “deposit” for some quick cash. Sure, it’s his circus, but according to him, those clowns aren’t his responsibility once they walk out the door.
Until one of them pulls a gun on me in a desperate robbery attempt and I realize I have to be a little more…ahem…persuasive with the warden. Stumbling upon him in a compromising position is just the leverage I need, and I’m not above a little blackmail. Turns out, he’s not above pushing me up against the door and kissing the hell out of me either.
Adding in ex-lovers, magical goats, scheming mayors, gossiping mail carriers, a man-hating mother, and nonstop seagull shenanigans makes me realize one thing.
Don’t bank on love developing here in Auburn Hell.
Love Bank is a laugh out loud small town RomCom featuring a prison warden who barks orders and a bumbling business woman with more sass than sense. Love Bank is book one in the Jobs From Hell series.
FREE on Amazon: https://amzn.to/33mZmU4
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved this hero
Get ready to fall for this hero; he is everything you could ever want in a guy! Tripp is a widower and single dad who is adorkable but strong at the same time. There are some really sweet (and hilarious) moments featuring him being a good dad AND a great guy, which will melt your heart. As with any book by Pippa Grant, there is quirky humor and so much lightness, but I felt like this one also had a more serious tone than anything I’ve read from her in the past. It wasn’t QUITE the escapism I was looking for (especially given our hero is terrified of germs, which struck a little too close to home at the moment), but it’s a solid addition to the series and a fun, sweet read.
The story follows Tripp, a former boy band member turned husband and father who lost his wife a few years ago. He’s been focusing on his kids ever since and might be SLIGHTLY overprotective. When he meets Lila, it’s the perfect opportunity to get away from his reality for a little while, and the attraction sparks immediately. Things take a turn for the steamy, but they’re interrupted… which might be for the best since they soon learn they’ll be working together. As a workaholic without a family of her own, Lila isn’t quite sure how to handle Tripp, but she knows that she can’t stay away.
Pippa Grant is one of my go-to authors for rom coms because she always brings the funny while sneaking in some heartfelt moments as well. This had all of that, but I almost wanted it to be quirkier. Lila’s not the kind of heroine I normally gravitate towards, and she brings a seriousness to the book that sometimes gave it a somber feel when paired with the heaviness of Tripp’s past. She does open up later on, and I loved the intimacy that builds between these two. I also loved the cast of characters – there are appearances from other Bro Code members and an introduction to the sports team we’ll be hearing more about in future books. I can’t wait for Davis’ book, because I think that’s going to be a good one, and I love a good sports romance so you can count me in for Grant’s next book. All in all, it’s a great addition to the series that stands on its own but is better when you’re familiar with the other characters. I received an ARC via Give Me Books (then purchased it for my collection) and am voluntarily leaving a review of this funny, heartfelt book.
99 cents on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mfWYqQ
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Unique story, fulfilling HEA
Such an original storyline! I loved the concept of a guy so desperate to win his wife back that he’s willing to read romance novels to figure out all the ways he went wrong. I can honestly say I’ve never read a romance quite like this one before, and the journey was both hysterical and heartwarming. The overall tone is heavier than I expected it to be, though I guess that goes along with the concept – rebuilding a marriage from the ground up is not a light and easy task. It’s well written, interesting, and unpredictable with characters who are sometimes frustrating (neither one is without fault in the demise of their marriage). I was rooting for these two from the start, and I loved how committed Gavin was to making things right.
The story follows Gavin, a pro baseball player who fell for his wife, Thea, fast and hard. Thea got pregnant within a few months of them getting together, so they rushed into marriage without developing a solid foundation first. Three years later, and Thea has asked for a divorce… after blindsiding Gavin with the revelation that she’s been faking her O’s in bed since they got married. Reeling and unwilling to give up on his marriage, Gavin seeks the help of a group of guys who read romance novels in order to gain insight into the minds of the women in their lives. Without a better option in sight, Gavin begins reading and soon discovers all the reasons his marriage was doomed from the start.
Gavin is really what makes this book – he is such a great guy, unwavering in his love for Thea but without the confidence to gain her trust back. It’s a slow burn of sorts, with these two building up true intimacy before things turn physical again. There are some excerpts from the book Gavin was reading that parallel their relationship well and also add an element of humor, which was a welcome relief from the sometimes overwhelmingly heavy storyline. If there’s one thing that I didn’t like about the book, it would be the toxicity of Thea’s sister. I really didn’t like who Thea became when she was around her sister, but it just shows that Gavin wasn’t completely at fault in the demise of their marriage. If you’re looking for a solid, emotional read with shots of humor, this is definitely worth your time.
$2.99 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/35voJp9
Freebie with potential:
I always enjoy Stewart’s laugh out loud rom coms, and this is one that I haven’t read yet!
“They say nice guys always finish last. I say the only place that should apply is in the bedroom—it’s just good manners, after all.” – Brett MacKinnon, nice guy and frequent resident of the friend zone
LIV: There are really only three things I need in life: sex, baseball, and winning. My hot boyfriend and season tickets take care of the first two, while I always do my best to cover the last. So developing an unexpected crush on a new friend is more than a little inconvenient. I don’t have anything but friendship to offer Brett, but with the way he looks at me, he has me wishing I did.
BRETT: I’ve been put in the friend zone so often, they’ve got a sandwich named after me. You’d think I’d be used to it by now. But when it comes to the delectable Liv, I’m determined to ditch the friend zone and show her I’m boyfriend material. Too bad the position’s already been filled by a ball-playing caveman who could flatten me with his pinky.
What will it take to show Liv that nice guys can be more than just friends, and that love is the one game truly worth winning?
Fans of hot nice guys and friends-to-lovers romance will love The Way You Are!
FREE on Amazon: https://amzn.to/35rAfC8
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sexy and fun
The Wild One indeed! This book is aptly named because it’s waaaaay sexier than the first book in the series, and a whole lot of fun. It’s a love (or heavy lust) at first sight sort of story, where our couple falls hard and fast then builds on that connection. I’m not normally one to like an insta-love-style book, but the way this one plays out was certainly entertaining.
The story follows Mauricio, a charming guy with a wild past. He used to be a huge playboy but stepped away from that lifestyle while his family was in need. Now that things are better at home, he’s at a crossroads – does he return to his old ways, or find a different way to live? While visiting Paris, he meets Wren, a woman who has a lot of family responsibilities at home and is looking from a break from her daily burdens. Sparks fly between them instantly, and what starts as a purely sexual connection evolves into something deeper. Wren doesn’t let Mauricio get away with his smooth-talking ways, and Mauricio doesn’t let Wren get weighed down by life. They couldn’t be more different, but something about them just works. The only problem? They’re both on vacation, and will have to get back to reality at some point.
I’ll be honest and say that I don’t really love sex without feelings in my reads, so I didn’t have high hopes for this – but it exceeded my expectations. Mauricio may come off as aggressively sexual (and he is), but there’s more to him than that and feelings were involved before their clothes ever hit the floor. I loved how much time was spent on their first days together, so that the reader can really see the connection there before moving forward. That means that the end of the book felt a bit rushed, but it’s sort of worth it to see everything play out at the beginning. This book does focus a lot on the sexual relationship between them, so be prepared for a lot of laughs, one totally original meet cute, and plenty of heat. And I’ve gotta mention that prologue – if you’re new to the author’s work, the prologue will have little to no connection to this story, but will have plenty of meaning to longtime fans. Feel free to ignore it and move forward with the story. I received an ARC via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy, fun romance.
$1.99 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/33mGioJ
Deal with potential:
I’ve been loving Hughes’ writing recently, but want to read this series in order. I snatched up this deal for when I’m ready for a binge!
Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right? Oh, sh*t.
Five years ago, Colm Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and made me believe it. He made me feel it.
Now, he’s the hot, angry, hockey player on the mend.
I’m the physiotherapist who’s supposed to get him back on his feet.
I don’t think our night together was what his doctor prescribed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t dreamt of him every time I close my eyes. I woke up beside him with my body still singing from the way he fanned the flames of my desire, but I couldn’t stay.
His lips on my neck. His hands wrapped around my waist. His impressive…ahem, touch leaving me breathless.
One moment of wild inhibition and it’s come back to bite me in the butt. Kind of like he did that night.
But a baby? Our night was supposed to be a one time thing, closing a door on the future I couldn’t handle.
Will this new bump in the road be everything we needed to find our forever?
Heartless King is a standalone friends to enemies to lovers, accidental pregnancy romance that brings all the laugh out loud, angsty feels!
99 cents on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bY1Yvy
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dirty banter and sex mixed with fairytale sweetness
Happily Never After is a fairytale for the modern age – featuring a strong, sassy heroine who has been burned by men in the past, and a steadfast, confident hero who knows what (and who) he wants and works to get it. The story is loosely based on Cinderella, featuring several characters and scenes readers will find reminiscent of the classic tale, with modern twists abound. Charlotte grew up with a stepmother and stepsister who treated her poorly but put on a show in social settings, and she has separated herself from that environment by opening up her own bakery. She meets Lance, a formal Naval officer who has come home to help with the family business, at a gala. Charlotte’s stepmother has been plotting to set her daughter up with Lance, but Lance only has eyes for Charlotte. He is persistent in his pursuit of Charlotte, secure in the knowledge that she is the one that he wants and working to prove that he is worth taking a chance on. I loved Lance and it was refreshing to see the hero as the one pursuing more than sex (though there is plenty of that too).
This is not your mother’s fairytale – the sex scenes are dirty, the banter is filthy, and our heroine is no angel. It was perhaps a little TOO dirty for me, but the banter was fantastic (soooo many baking-related innuendos), and the humor throughout the book kept things pretty light. I was a little surprised by the amount of suspense in this book. I have not read the first two books in this series, and that was the one area where I felt I would’ve benefited from reading them first. It can certainly be read as a standalone, but I imagine that particular subplot would’ve been much more meaningful if it had been built up throughout all three books (which it seems like it was). Overall, I liked the book quite a bit but wouldn’t say that I loved it. For fans of Lauren Landish, this is definitely a worthy conclusion to the series and wraps up the storyline perfectly. As a standalone, I would’ve preferred that some of the action was eliminated in favor of making the book a bit shorter – had the romance remained at the forefront of the book, I don’t think it would’ve dragged at all, but all of the action took away from that.
99 cents on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Fg3g9k
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Light and easy
Definitely one of the better books I’ve read by this author! You can depend on Reynolds for light, low angst reads with loving and protective alpha males. She’s not breaking the mold with her books, but is delivering solid, easy romances that read quickly and wash away the troubles of your day. I loved this hero – he’s absolutely got some alpha tendencies (as all of Reynolds’ heroes do), but there was nothing over the top or aggressive about his actions. Just a really great guy who falls quickly, and that made this such a good read.
The story follows Anna, a woman who grew up in a wealthy family and was encouraged to become a trophy wife. She wanted to keep her parents happy, so she spent too many years with the wrong guy. After making a change to her life, Anna is now single and living in a small town, where she’s finding her own slice of happiness. Trouble seems to follow her around, which is okay because the new guy who has caught her eye is a detective. Calvin has never fallen so fast, but something about Anna just gets to him, so it’s not long before he can picture a future with her – despite all of the drama from her past.
I read this in one sitting because it flows easily and there’s never a dull moment. It’s an uncomplicated romance that doesn’t linger on any real angst, and sometimes that’s exactly what hits the spot. I loved Calvin and really appreciated that Reynolds toned him down so that nothing felt extreme. I also loved that so much of the story is told from his perspective. There’s definitely an instalove vibe, but it’s the perfect kind of light and easy read for the end of a long workday. I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sweet, low angst romance.
$1.99 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZvsG9C
Freebie with potential:
I’ve been enjoying Madison’s writing recently, and this is the kind of surprise pregnancy romance that just might work for me!
Getting pregnant after a booze cruise hookup was not what any parent wanted to hear, so I picked up my entire life and moved to Paris to start over. Six years later, I was ready to go home.
I was a single mom and the only thing I knew about my son’s dad was his name—Luca. I didn’t need to know anything else.
The universe had other ideas because on our second day back home, the man came crashing back into my life.
Attending a welcome back party for my boss’s daughter wasn’t how I wanted to spend my Sunday. But walking in and seeing my hookup from a cruise six years ago knocks me on my ass.
It was a weekend of fun and now I’m seeing a pair of eyes, identical to mine, staring right at me. The boy standing next to her is my son.
Now we’re living next door to each other and attempting to co-parent something that would be easy to do if the pull that brought us together wasn’t still there making things more complicated.
For six years she haunted my dreams, now she’s haunting my every waking moment.
I let her get away once, now I want to make her mine.
This time, permanently.
Only one thing left to do. I have to tempt the hookup.
FREE on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3k3SktY
Jeeves’ Top 19 of 2019 selection
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ SO GOOD
Complex and captivating, Resist draws you into a storyline that is anything but typical. Normally, I’m not someone who would enjoy a book featuring a madam of a escort service and a client of her service – it’s truly a testament to how outstanding K. Bromberg’s writing is that I loved this book. The story follows Vaughn, a normal woman who has found herself in a totally abnormal profession – she needs to pay off the mountain of bills she’s acquired taking care of her family, so she’s running a business that will help her expedite the process. When one of her girls is injured on the job, she finds herself stepping in with an important new client. Ryker, a successful divorce attorney, has been burned by women too many times (and sees the wreckage they leave in the wake every day at work), so he’s enlisted the services of an escort. Ryker finds himself drawn to the strong and fiery Vaughn in a way that he never expected, but she resists his advances at every turn.
The push-pull relationship between Ryker and Vaughn takes center stage here, and the story just pulls you in. Vaughn has become jaded by powerful men, so Ryker’s money and power don’t impress her, and Ryker’s skills as a lawyer mean that he knows how to wear down her defenses. This book wouldn’t work if both characters were not truly likeable, and that is definitely the case here. Neither one is perfect, but they are extremely relatable, and as we begin to understand their motivations better, it becomes difficult not to root for them. Please be aware that this is in no way a light or easy read (and there are plenty of triggers relating to sensitive subjects), but it’s an engrossing story that’s hard to put down. And yes, it does end in a cliffhanger – I cannot wait to read the next book. Thank you, NetGalley, for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is a fantastic book and hopefully the wait for the conclusion will be a short one.
$1.99 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FnmYQf
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Steamy and sweet
We’re running out of single Loveless brothers and I am not happy about it! Sweet and steamy all at once, this forbidden romance is a great example of why I love Roxie Noir’s writing. Written by anyone else, this easily could’ve veered towards feeling dirty and wrong (the story is not nearly as illicit as the blurb would have you believe), but Noir focuses on the emotional connection between these two and just how right they are together. Yes, it’s a professor/student relationship, but the age gap is only 6 years and I never felt like he was taking advantage. The chemistry is there from the start, and the reader gets to know these two as individuals before things take a turn for the steamy (which they definitely do).
The story follows Caleb and Thalia, two strangers who have a chance encounter that sets off immediate sparks between them. They share one chemistry and banter-filled evening together, then agree to a date, both looking forward to the potential for more. Except things don’t go quite as planned, because when Caleb starts teaching his first class as a professor… he sees a familiar face in the room. Knowing they can’t pursue anything, Caleb and Thalia call things off, but that doesn’t stop the feelings that continue to grow as they get to know each other better.
I’ll openly admit that I do not read teacher/student romances unless they’re written by authors I know and love, because they can easily veer into over the top territory, but I’ve been loving this series so far so there was no way I was going to skip Caleb’s story – and I’m glad I didn’t. The whole thing felt real and natural, not farfetched and outlandish. I loved the connection between Caleb and Thalia – the chemistry is obvious. Noir’s writing is great so I was rooting for them the whole way through. This doesn’t get 5 stars from me because Thalia and Caleb didn’t spend enough time on the page together early on and it got a little too sexual towards the end, but neither of those had an impact on my overall enjoyment of the story. I’m absolutely looking forward to wherever this series takes us next, because I love this group of characters. I received an ARC via the author and am voluntarily leaving a review of this steamy/sweet romance.
99 cents on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bPxGeg
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ True romantic comedy
As much a comedy as it is a romance, The Suite Life finds the humor in a lazy playboy being exiled and forced to clean up his act. I’ll openly admit that at the start of the book, I wasn’t convinced our hero had any redeeming qualities whatsoever, but Leo most definitely won me over by the end. When paired with an overworked, independent single mom, Leo stepped up to the plate and turned into a great guy. As a super slow burn and (mostly) clean romance, if you’re looking for steam then you’ll probably want to look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for a light and fun read that features a couple whose connection gets deeper with every page, look no further.
The story follows Leo, a 27-year-old who is taking retirement in reverse. He’s living the good life while he’s still young enough to enjoy it, happily living off his wealthy parents and keeping his act just clean enough that his father won’t cut him off. Unfortunately, his latest tryst crossed the line, and now his father has given him an ultimatum – get (and keep) a job, find a place to live, no sex, no booze… and if he can keep that up for 6 months, life will go back to normal. As Leo enters the workforce for the first time, he begins to realize just how good he’s had it – especially compared to the way his coworker Bree has been living. As a single mom working her way through law school, she has zero free time and no patience for a guy whose entire life has been a vacation. But these opposites attract, and once Leo starts helping Bree, the differences between them start to fall away.
There’s something about Melanie Summers’ writing style that just works for me – it’s light, funny, romantic, and makes the pages fly by. I wasn’t completely sold on this one at first, because these two took a while to grow on me, but by the end I was loving the story. Leo redeems himself in a big way, and proved himself many times throughout the book. This is true romantic comedy, focusing on the humor as much as the romance, and The Suite Life takes it one step further by forcing our hero to abstain from sex. It’s possibly too slow of a burn, but I also liked that the focus was on the couple’s emotional connection. I’m glad I stuck around to see that connection bloom throughout the course of the book.
FREE on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FeGEWB
Deal with potential:
It’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by Daws, but she’s got the first three books in her Harris Brothers series on sale for 99 cents each right now! It’s the perfect opportunity to snatch these up for a binge read.
They were best friends until they became roommates.
Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own.
As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention.
Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University.
Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker’s youth. She has been replaced by a stunning woman with secrets. Secrets that Booker is desperate to know.
Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.
99 cents on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3k948Lr
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ LOVED this
What a breath of fresh air!!! J.T. Geissinger’s writing is always fantastic whether she’s ripping your heart out with angst, getting your blood pumping with suspense, or – in this case – making you smile with a banter-filled, light, and playful rom com. While Rules of Engagement might come off as slightly over the top at the start of the book, the further in you get, the deeper and more impactful the story. I loved this opposites attract romance, and couldn’t believe how quickly I devoured it.
The story follows Mason, a pro football player with a bad reputation. He’s a giant of a man with a temper, a penchant for blondes, and the tendency to lose himself in liquor. When his team threatens to drop him if he doesn’t clean up his act, he seeks out a matchmaker to find a wife who will provide him with a more stable appearance – at least publicly. What he doesn’t expect is the impact the matchmaker herself, Maddie, will have on his life. She’s surprisingly feisty for a woman who gives off the impression of being uptight, and it’s not long before Mason realizes he’s met his match in her.
Tonally, this is a huge shift from what Geissinger has been writing recently, and while her romantic suspense is great, I loved this just as much. The book flies by, with palpable chemistry between Mason and Maddie, a lightness and easiness that pairs well with the shots of emotion, and a story that gets richer and deeper as it goes on. It’s everything you could want in a rom com, and I would have zero problems with Geissinger launching a new series with this football team as the centerpiece. If you’re looking for a rom com with heart, I recommend it without hesitation. I received an ARC via Social Butterfly PR (then purchased it for my collection) and am voluntarily leaving a review of this rom com goodness.
99 cents on Amazon: https://amzn.to/337ZcQo