a few books that i have won in various contests deserve their own posts, but here are a couple that were average...
Basically, a reporter uncovers some secrets about an assassin, and he is sent to kill her. it sounded like a great romantic suspense, but fell a little flat. there was a lot of the paranormal stuff mixed in, which i don't mind, but in this case felt a little forced and unnecessary. overall, eh. it is the second in a series, and while normally i love series and the chance to get to know characters better over the course of several books, in this case i just didn't care at all.
Basically, this was a twist on the romeo and juliet set-up. their families are at war because of seomthing that happened many years ago. she goes sailing with some friends and winds up shipwrecked on his island. then her dad finds out that she is in love with him. can their love survive? that's it in a nutshell. not terribly inventive plot-wise, but it was entertaining.
this one had the most inventive plot, mainly because it was on a completely fictional planet. it twisted arthurian legends about the holy grail into something futuristic and life-saving. there were still plenty of elements that made my eyes roll, but the story was interesting and kept me turning the pages to see what happened at the end. this was the first in a series.