Friday, February 10, 2012

Free Book Friday - Valentine Edition

Valentine's Day is in the air on the Playground. Everywhere you go, there's cards, flowers and red foil-wrapped candies just waiting for some desperate man to come scoop them up at the last minute. Like mine. Bless his heart. :)

So, perusing my freebie shelf, I spied a title that just screamed Valentine's Day - Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl.

To win, comment with the phrase "I'm crazy for free books" and tell me about how far you've gone to avoid doing something you didn't want to do!

Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl
Chloe Turner thought she was going to marry the perfect man--until her fiance's plane crashed. And then she got the "really" bad news: he'd tried to fake his own death to avoid marrying her. Now America's most famous bridezilla (a tag she most definitely does "not" deserve), Chloe escapes to a remote island to avoid the paparazzi. And right next door is a man who just might be the cure for Chloe's heartache....

A magnet for wild, complicated women, Max Sullivan is relieved to have finally found someone "normal." Chloe is his girl-next-door fantasy come to life, and best of all, she "gets" him. With her, he can be himself, a treasure-hunting millionaire who desperately wants out of his sexy but reckless job. But when Chloe's notoriety catches up with them, will their torrid romance make it to the mainland?
Wow. Faking your own death to avoid marrying someone. That's pretty drastic. Have you ever faked being sick or something to get out of doing something you didn't want to do? I've done that a time or two. I've also faked someone else's death. My grandmother "died" the day before Thanksgiving, so I missed my college chemistry test. Very sudden and tragic and strategically timed for me to leave campus early and go to Tucson. If you know my grandmother, you know that's just wishful thinking on my part. Fortunately, he didn't ask for a death certificate. And yes, karma bit me. I got a C in that class. Stupid chemistry.


Laurie G said...

"I'm crazy for free books"

When my 4 children were young 5,7,9, and 12, we skipped my niece's October wedding. She was getting married in Wisconsin and we lived in Florida. I didn't want the hassle: airplanes, missed homework, travel expenses etc. I do want to add that we are not a close knit family so no feelings were hurt. She did get a very nice present.

Quilt Lady said...

"I'm crazy for free books" I guess we have all played that sick thing at some time in our lives. I know I also use that excuse that I don't like to drive after dark to get out of thing a lot of time. I really don't like to drive after dark though but will when I have to.

Sara said...

"I'm crazy for free books"

When I was younger I hated picking things up off the floor. I blamed it on equilibrium disruption because of my allergies and subsequently filled sinuses. Of course at five it sounded more like, "I can't pick it up, my buggers make me dizzy"

linda winstead jones said...

I would fake my own death to get out of taking chemistry. -- LJ

Playground Monitor said...

I plead the Fifth. ~grin~


catslady said...

"I'm crazy for free books." I'm afraid I can't think of a time although I do procrastinate and hope if I wait long enough someone else will do it lol. My husband has used the sick thing many a time to avoid going out or to family events. blah he rather stay home. I use to go along although not happily but if possible I will now go without him.

Anonymous said...

I'm crazy for free books
Whoo, love Victoria books,
I have not that drastic thing, maybe just a little white lie, sayin sick, when aim not lol,
Gave a great weekend all!,,

Smarty Pants said...

Our winner is Sara and her dizzy buggers. :) Email me at to claim your prize!