- Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis
YES! I have a Team Chest romance novel cover as the intro image for this post, however this is NOT a Team Chest post. (I know! I'm gutted, too!). So why do I have a Katie MacAlister novel listed here, then? So glad you asked and, as usual, I'm going to take the scenic route as a form of an explanation, and drag you along for the ride. Every morning I shuffle through my various piles of library books to decide which ones I have to take back immediately. For some reason what is meant to be a simple task turns into me sitting there for about a half an hour while I flip through and re-read various passages (I have no idea why I do this, I just know that I do, and it invariably has me running late for work and skipping along like a dork to catch my bus. Aahh, good times). When I got to MacAlister's novel and read the book's tagline - "He'll need to bare more than his soul to get a mate" - I snorted. Out loud. And then guffawed. Most heartily. I couldn't help it. Don't get me wrong. I genuinely enjoy MacAlister's books. They're funny on purpose. But that tagline? It has about as much cheese as a seventies fondue party. Maybe even more. Which made me wonder...out of all the romance novels I currently have out, which ones have taglines that would work just as well for movies? Et voilà - this list :) (Good grief, I do believe this is a short post. What is the world coming to?). Happy Monday, people, and enjoy today's Top 5!
Tagline: Those we love never really leave us...
The departed / Shiloh Walker
A lifelong obsession - FBI Special Agent Taylor Jones has made it his mission to save those in harm's way by any means necessary-including employing psychic agents like Desiree 'Dez' Lincoln, who can communicate with the disembodied spirits of the dead. Taylor is haunted by his own ghost, his kid sister, gone missing at age six. For a quarter of a century he has been tortured by her loss and the mystery of her disappearance. A night's indiscretion - When Dez is seriously wounded, Taylor can no longer hide his feelings for her. Getting involved could spell disaster for both of them-not to mention those who rely on them for help-but once Dez lays her hands on him, he can't resist the fierce attraction. But after giving in to his desires, Taylor pulls back, and Dez strikes out on her own. An inescapable passion - Responding to the call of another anguished spirit, Dez is led to Taylor's old hometown. As the two are forced to come together to save a girl in peril, Dez may be able to help Taylor finally find the answers he's been looking for... Tagline: One night. No limits
Deadly sins / Lora Leigh
Witnesses to a shocking crime, three men must face the dangers of the past to unlock the passion in their hearts... Logan Callahan has fought hard to forget what happened that fateful day, so long ago. But every night he tries to sleep, he relives the nightmare. Every time he closes his eyes, he sees the woman whose life he could not save... A newcomer in town, Sky O'Brien is a mystery to Logan. Like him, she is a night owl. Like him, she is fighting her own demons. Like him, she hides a secret in her eyes - a fire that consumes him with every glance. Could she be the one to heal him? When Logan's ex-girlfriend is brutally murdered, his past implicates him as suspect - and his new neighbor Sky may be the only person he can turn to. Together, they share an attraction that can't be denied. But as he searches for the real killer, he discovers that Sky is tracking down a murderer too - and she intends to use him to do it... Tagline: A man of many secrets and only one truth...
A seal in wolf's clothing / Terry Spear
While her overprotective brother is away, Meara Greymere intends to play and the last thing she needs is one of his SEAL buddies spoiling her fun. Finn Emerson is a battle-hardened Navy SEAL and alpha wolf. He's a little overqualified for babysitting but feisty Meara is attracting trouble like a magnet. As the only responsible male in the vicinity, Finn is going to have to protect this intriguing woman from a host of questionable men, and definitely from himself. Tagline: Passion has no limits
Darkness bound / Stella Cameron
After her husband's tragic death, Leigh Kelly arrives on Whidbey Island determined to start over. Yet the tiny town of Chimney Rock is not as peaceful as it seems. Women have been disappearing, and Leigh can't shake the feeling that she's being watched - especially at night. As the leader of the Team, a pack of werehounds forced to hide their very existence, former special ops soldier Niles Latimer is desperate to prove a man's heart beats beneath his predator's body. And Leigh - the mysterious beauty possessing powers she doesn't yet understand - may be the one woman who can help him. Tagline: What do you get when a cross a Viking with a Navy Seal?
Wet and wild / Sandra Hill
What do you get when you cross a Viking with a Navy SEAL? A warrior with the fierce instincts of the past and the rigorous training of America's most elite fighting corps? A totally buff hero-in-the-making who hasn't had a woman in roughly a thousand years? A dyed-in-the-wool romantic with a hopeless crush on his hands-off superior officer?