DEGREES is an adult paranormal/semi-dystopian/romance (yeah, that's so not the official genre, lol), and a thoroughly enjoyable read!
Without further ado, here is a bit about the book, followed by my review!
pub date 8/28/2012
product description from goodreads.com
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 is admittedly the first adult book I've read in...quite a while (what can I say, I loves my YA!), and I couldn't be happier to delve back into the world of adult with this one!
It's the story of Elyse Morgan, a totally funny and snarky Super-doctor who is charged with the task of discovering a cure for a massively deadly virus that is sweeping the globe. For fear of her safety, she is sent to an undersea warship/lab, where she can work on her research in peace. Um, NOT.
Once there, Elyse meets the super-suave and super-sexy Nicoli Marek (that's him in the image at the top of this post. Yeah.), the ship's captain. Nicoli is dark and brooding and sweet and fun all rolled into one, and he makes Elyse (and the reader!) swoon in almost every scene. Right away we feel the connection between the two of them--even if Elyse refuses to see it, lol. I found myself rooting for the two of them from the start, which is always fun.
Some of my favorite scenes were in the ship's gym, where we get to see a shirtless Nicoli (aah) and a perturbed Elyse (seriously you guys, her quirkiness is hilarious). Thus begins the real "pursuit" of their relationship, and it's a mind game all the way to the end!
To me, the romance between these two was first and foremost the story in DEGREES, but there's also the little matter of the deadly virus--and the United Nations' secrets. I won't delve too much into it for fear of giving something away, but the plot moves along at a very nice pace and ends with a sort-of cliffhanger (I love cliffhangers, and have been known to see them when they're not really there, so I could be wrong, lol) that makes you want the second book NOW.
I happily give DEGREES OF WRONG 4 Stars, and cannot wait for the next book. Hurry up and write, Anna! ;-P
The lovely Anna and her publisher Samhain have been kind enough to offer an e-galley to one lucky follower here on my blog (yay!).
And since I'm totally clueless about that whole Rafflecopter thing, I'm making entry into the giveaway really simple: Just leave a comment here on the blog by Wednesday 8/22 at midnight, telling me about a great ADULT book you've recently read, and you're entered! You don't have to follow my blog, but it's appreciated! ;-) (winner will be announced on Thursday)
sidenote: the winner will have to create an account on Samhain's website to receive the e-galley. no worries--it's free to set one up! :)