This 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 insu
bordination 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.
Pages: 212 pages
Release Date: August 28, 2012I'm a huge fan of the Syrena Legacy series, so when I found out Anna Banks wrote an adult book, I knew I had to read it. Degrees of Wrong turned out to be an amazing read that I'd highly recommend!
The dilemma in this world was the spread of the HTN4 virus, a disease similar to the Black Death. It kills thousands of people and Elyse was undercover to try and find a cure for it. Her reason for being undercover is due to the fact that this virus was spread by terrorists, making the cure invaluable.
Elyse was one of the best main characters I’ve read about in a while. Her snark was amazing, along with how she said exactly what she thought. There are definitely some hilarious moments, considering she’s undercover on a military ship, yet she still refuses to respond to authority that much. I especially admired her dedication to finding a cure to the HTN4, largely because her parents had died from it.
Oh my gosh, Nicoli Marek was one of the most amazing guys I’ve read about in a while. It was so sweet how he tried to win over Elyse the entire book. Their banter was hilarious and I was rooting for them to get together the entire time. As the summary says, Nicoli does have a fiancé, whose pretty much a complete stranger to him that he just plans to marry for a political alliance. Despite the reasons behind his engagement, I really admired the fact that Elyse resisted his advances and wouldn’t do anything with him, due to him being engaged. I thought that showed just how great her character was, especially with how often Nicoli tried to change her mind.
I feel like I say this a lot, but the twists towards the end of the book completely took me by surprise. The last 50 pages or so I couldn’t stop reading. The ending was great, but there were so many things I was left wondering about. Degrees of Wrong kind of left off in the middle of some drama. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be a series, but I’d read any other books set in this same world.
With Anna Bank’s signature snark, Degrees of Wrong is a new favorite. I loved it and I’ll definitely be rereading it sometime in the future! I’d give it 4 out of 5 flowers.
Anna Banks generously provided some signed chapter samplers for Degrees of Wrong to giveaway. I’m also giving away a paperback of Degrees of Wrong to one US/CA winner. I’ll pick 4 winners for the signed chapter samplers and one for the paperback. Good luck!
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