Degrees of Wrong
Publisher: Samhain Publisher
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Rating: 5 stars
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 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.
Since I first heard that Anna Scarlett was a pen name for Anna Banks, I was one excited girl. I loved Anna Banks’s debut, Of Poseidon, some fierce amount so I was excited to see what she could do when she meandered into the realm of sci-fi/futuristic romance. All I can say is damn Anna Scarlett, can you write!
I just fell in love with Elyse Morgan’s story. Degrees of Wrong was exactly the find of book I was looking for. I’ve been really stressed out and life has been nuts, but Degrees of Wrong was a book I could put aside everything and just focus on reading a great book, which was just what I needed. It was funny, charming, and all around just a really great story.
The plot was epic. There was a perfect balance between the high stakes associated with Elyse’s work and also with the politics of the world and the slow building romance between Elyse and Nicoli. There are so many absolutely adorable scenes between the two of them. There was so much tension at times you could probably cut it with a knife. It’s a really cool set up Anna Scarlett has going – in this futuristic world, it takes place under the sea. Instead of exploring space, the world has turned to exploring the ocean and all the mysteries that are down there. I loved how well integrated the world was.
The characters in Degrees of Wrong were all so endearing. I seriously just loved them all. Elyse, Nicoli, Lt. Horon, and Ryon were my favorites of the book. They all brought something different to the book and were just a hoot.
Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett is one of those books that is perfectly acceptable to stay up all night reading or to read in one sitting. I cannot wait to see what Anna Scarlett comes up with next, but whatever it is, I can guarantee I’ll be reading it.
ALSO. The cover. It is SO GORGEOUS.