Bounty (A Humorous Romantic Adventure)

Bounty (A Humorous Romantic Adventure)

by Elise Sax

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Abby Williams has got it made: First a new job as magazine editor in London, and now a trip to an exotic island to review a five-star resort with poolside service. Unfortunately, on day two of her vacation, Abby finds herself bound and stuffed into a burlap bag and dragged across two continents. And worse than that? Her hottie abductor has got her distracted. Maybe escape is overrated.

Iain Brodie is a muscle-bound mercenary. He just helped a despotic dictator take over an island. He's also Abby's kidnapper, and he has his own problems. Framed for a murder he didn't commit and a boss who's out to get him, he has to face facts: Early retirement is out of the question and Abby Williams looks damned good in a burlap bag.

Elise Sax delivers another hilarious page-turner, filled with adventure, murder, mayhem, and love. BOUNTY is a sexy, wild ride.

Praise for the novels of Elise Sax:
"Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie."--Booklist
"A fun read sure to entertain."--RT Book Reviews
"Elise Sax will win your heart."--NYT bestelling author Jill Shalvis

"Elise Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out."--Christie Craig, New York Times bestselling author of Texas Hold 'Em
"This fast-paced, zany story provides great fun and features some impressive ingenuity."--RT Book Reviews

"In the tradition of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series . . . a funny, sexy ride."--Valerie Frankel, author of Four of a Kind

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149006267
Publisher: Elise Sax
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 75,479
File size: 342 KB

About the Author

Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris, France. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before trying her hand at writing fiction. She lives in Southern California with her two sons. She is also the author of the Matchmaker Mystery Series.

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Bounty 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Stacey1 More than 1 year ago
This novel has all the elements I love in a story. Everything from nail biting danger to laugh out loud moments-and of course some steamy romance. It’s a zany adventure of kidnapping and mystery that leads all over the world and back again. I found the plot to be just the right amount of “over the top” to be amusing but not ridiculous. The heroine is thrown into outrageous and dangerous situations, yet proves to be surprisingly competent despite her naiveté (as well as being slightly prone to hysterics). And to top things off the hero is tall, dark, handsome and dangerous. Who could resist? Well done Ms. Sax!
ysar More than 1 year ago
Journalist Abby Williams has it made. Her new job with London’s High Life magazine is sending her to a tropical island to report on a luxury hotel. She’ll spend her days by the pool, drinking daiquiris, eating five-star meals, and soaking up the sun on the magazine’s dime. Or maybe she’ll just be kidnapped, transported to Chechnya, and sold off as a bride to a geriatric psychopath. So much for that dream assignment. Iain Brodie is only interested in two things — the money he’ll get for delivering Abby to Chechnya, and getting her to shut up. He’s got bigger problems, like being framed for a high-profile murder he didn’t commit and keeping alert while his former comrades turn against him. But while any other woman in Abby’s situation would turn into an emotional mess, she challenges his every move and keeps him guessing. And she looks damned good, even when she’s been through hell. Abby does more than take things in stride. She’s not about to just lie down and accept this crazy fate; she’s going to figure out an escape, even if it means running through a forest minefield with the sexy as sin man who kidnapped her in the first place. I leapt into midair and landed on him, wrapping my limbs around his waist, holding on for dear life. Drunk men in kilts who set themselves on fire and persistent South African stalkers are no match for her, though, especially when she falls head over heels for her mercenary kidnapper, a man who can’t talk her into staying safe while he tries to figure out who’s behind the attempts on his life. What follows is an insane adventure, filled with mishaps, mysteries, double-crossing, and some sexy times with her gorgeous kidnapper. The Verdict... Love love LOVE this book! I’ve already read it three times now, and I’m going back for more. It’s that good! This might just be the craziest story I’ve ever read, and I loved every hilarious second of it, from Abby’s insane escape attempts to the best character EVER, her mother. Abby’s nutty observations and refusal to be meek made for some truly laugh-out-loud moments, and Iain is beyond swoon-worthy. I can’t wrap my head around how a story can straddle ridiculous hilarity and erotic hotness all at once, but Bounty certainly does that. Unfortunately, my word power is too limited to explain the incredible awesomeness of this book, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. If you like your romance with a heaping side of adventure and a big daub of fun, Bounty is a keeper. And I’m off to get my hands on everything else Elise Sax has ever written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Very quirky and funny. I love how Elise Sax has her characters say and experience the things most try to hide.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
This is a rollicking fun romantic suspense. Strong alpha male meets quirky girl reporter.  Love and laughter is not in the playbook but somehow they end up there.  Another fantastic read from Elise Sax 
TangelB More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this auhor and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! The two main characters were perfect for each other and there were moments where I caught my breath. The hero is a man of few words, so it's saying something that his declarations were what made me lose my ability to breathe for a few seconds. I love their interactions, even in the beginning where things weren't going well at all (a kidnapping can be kind of hard on a relationship). I will be reading more by this author, especially if the next reads are similar in quality to this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elise Sax really knows how to make me laugh! Great story and I'm hoping she'll make more in this series! A fun read from start to finish.
ChrisE1 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!  Elise Sax has quickly become one of my favorite authors.
beeLG More than 1 year ago
Outstanding reading!! Loved the fun & lighthearted theme to this read. Recommend reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bounty is the perfect book for travel, vacation and bedtime reading. Fun, light and super cheeky, it's the perfect mix of sauciness and adventure. Oh, and it's sexy too!
Anonymous 12 months ago
I enjoyed this book very much! I like the way the author lets the heroine narrate the book especially since she’s very funny and snarky! I loved the heroine...and I really fell in love with the hero! I would recommend this book, and I’m definitely buying at least one of the books that were in here as a sneak peek! I love the way this author writes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute and funny. I enjoy this author very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept reading as I just knew it would flesh out the characters better and be a really good book...never happened. Why did the 2 characters fall in love? I have NO CLUE! There was nothing there to explain how this happened...he was grouchy and gruff and she really acted too stupid to live multiple times. The plot twists just kept getting stranger and stranger. Another reviewer said it was pornographic....that was NOT the case. There was animal cruelty but it did fit in this far fetched mess...I didn’t like the animal cruelty but at that point, it was another outlandish twist to this craziness. Glad I finally finished and am done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Serious fun, love and intrigue! I love these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jbjfan More than 1 year ago
My favorite kind of book. Laugh out loud, mystery, action, sexy romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story line. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I want a sequel!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this quirky suspenseful and romance story. (Pg. 221)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was funny, it was sad but most of all it was gripping! I couldn't wait to see what would happen next!
emesscee More than 1 year ago
Cute, but me, it kind of dragged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was extremely fast paced with a lot of intrigue, romance, and humor. I needed something funny, and the author's skill at adding humor  even during dangerous situations was amazing. It was a great read!
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ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Bounty by Elise Sax is full of adventure, action, humor and romance with some strong sexual tension between Abby Williams and Iain Brodie. Abby is likeable,sassy, feisty and so compassionate, funny but often clueless and when she is nervous she talks non-stop. She often acts first and then thinks it out later. Iain is tall, dark, handsome, powerful and dangerous. Abby tells him that she thinks of him as "Superman". He is former SAS and is currently a mercenary. They meet in the first chapter and he is the strong and silent alpha hunk. Readers will find out that he is so much more as the story progresses. And at the end, oh my, he was so charming and funny. "You think I can't say 'I love you". You think my mouth will blow up". Elise, you do know how to write those alpha males. The plot is well thought out, filled with twists and turns and laugh out loud humor. Elise takes the reader from Africa, to Eastern Europe, England and New York and never slows down. This book is fun, often hilarious, and over the top with action and world wide intrigue. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down! If you are looking for romance, intrigue, danger and humor, then this would be perfect reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this book thinking it will be a fun romantic read, it was more violent than the latest Clive Cussler. I particularily hated the graphic violence towards animals at the end of the book. Will not be buying any more of her books in the future, which is a shame her other books are good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the sickest books I have read - should be labeled pornographic also.