Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett (aka Anna Banks)
Format: Paperback, 212 pages
Available: August 28th 2012
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
SynopsisThis time, the straight-and-narrow path could be the road to ruin.
Dr. Elyse Morgan’s mission: find the cure to the HTN4 virus. The compensation, courtesy of the United Nations: a lab stocked with hi-tech goodies, limitless resources and enough chocolate to make her rear look like a cellulite farm. Bonus: she gets to live.
Rescued (kidnapped) and secreted (imprisoned) on an undersea warship, Elyse adjusts to her assumed identity as a cadet with the finesse of a toeless ballerina. Her sulfuric temper and blatant insubordination capture the unwanted attention of the ship’s captain, the gorgeous, infuriating, engaged Nicoli Marek.
Elyse would rather perform her own autopsy than become the other woman, but Nicoli—who’s as full of himself as he is of secrets—regards his impending marriage as a mere political transaction. And Elyse as fair game.
As Elyse’s suspicions about the UN’s true agenda mount along with her attraction to the relentless, chronically shirtless captain, she must choose between the murky path to everything she’s ever wanted, or the squeaky-clean path of self-sacrifice—which could mean taking the secrets of the virus with her to the grave.
Warning: Features a strong, chocolate-loving heroine who takes no prisoners on the way to saving the world from an epidemic and winning a captain’s heart
Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Background: Dr. Elyse Morgan is kidnapped, sort of, and forced to finish finding the cure for the new Black Death. While working she is designated to an underwater ship owned by the government. While aboard she meeting Captain Marek, who is...well...engaged but determined to gain Elyse's affection.
Review: Wow not what I expected-- what I thought would happen, I would be upset because an engaged man was being creepy and trying to sleep with another women, and maybe even a little weirded out if there were sex scenes... happily surprised by this whole story.
Elyse is hilarious and her whit and aggressiveness kept me reading. Marek's attempts toward her really bothered me at first for the above reason but later you learn a lot about him and the situation changes greatly and you have no choice but to swoon over him. Happy to say that there were not sexy scenes looming over the pages...even though they may have been fun. This was a great example of a romance, fantasy, as well as a mystery. I never knew where it was going to go and I was pleasantly surprised. Degrees of Wrong surpassed all of my expectations. I would say this is more of an adult read however the sarcasm and cleverness of the characters would really make in enjoyable to a wide audience, older YA's as well as adults.
Ebook provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Details: An Ebook of Degrees of Wrong will be awarded to the winner via an account with Samhain Publishing. The Prize will be awarded by the Publisher.
Details: Signed bookmarks and chocolate from the Author