Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library February 2014

By Peter SM RSS Thu, March 6, 2014

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in February 2014.

With the Polar Vortex (hey, there's a GREAT name for a suspense thriller!) blanketing Philly in frigid temps and snow storms for the entire month of February, it's no wonder there were more than 53,450 ebooks checked out and downloaded. What better way to stay warm and entertained than reading a good ebook in the comfort of your home!

It was a pretty even 50/50 split among our readers' top selections this month, with Romance and  Mystery & Suspense titles galore and not one nonfiction book to be found.

The following list comprises titles from across all genres, downloaded from both our website and mobile site.

1. Dream Wedding by Susan Mallery Dream Wedding (fiction, romance)
by Susan Mallery

Dream Wedding is actually two stories in one, Dream Bride and Dream Groom, involving two sisters who find love through the magic of a nightgown passed down through their family. The legend is that if the nightgown is worn on the night of your 25th birthday, you will dream of and find your one true love. Susan Mallery combines modern romance with tried and true fairy tale ideals for a quick, lighthearted read.

2. Informed Risk by Robyn Carr Informed Risk (fiction, romance)
by Robyn Carr

Robyn Carr's story of a firefighter who falls in love with a single mother after rescuing her from a burning building will set your heart ablaze. A complex story with emotionally charged characters, Informed Risk is a real tearjerker, so have those tissues ready!

3. Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman Don't Ever Get Old (fiction, mystery)
by Daniel Friedman

87-year-old Baruch "Buck" Schatz may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of "action hero", but once you read Daniel Friedman's debut novel, Don't Ever Get Old, you'll be rooting for this cranky anti-hero. A gritty crime drama with just enough black humor, snappy dialogue, and characters with actual character that would make Elmore Leonard proud!

4. Indigo Slam by Robert Crais Indigo Slam (fiction, mystery)
by Robert Crais

Hired by three kids to find their missing father, P.I. Elvis Cole becomes immersed in a lethal world of mobsters, Feds, conspiracy, and crime. Can Elvis bring their father back home safely or will he perish in the process? This California-set underworld will keep you on the edge of your seat, page after page!

5. Private L.A. by James Patterson Private L.A. (fiction, suspense thriller)
by James Patterson

Another SoCal-set suspense thriller, James Patterson serves up another action packed Jack Morgan novel with Private L.A. When the news of the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood hits the streets, gossip and secrets spread fast. This book is like a murder mystery reality television series that plays out on the page.

6. The Favor by Megan Heart The Favor (fiction)
by Megan Heart

The Favor is a shattering small-town story about what can turn brother against brother, and the kinds of secrets that cannot remain untold. When Janelle Decker and her twelve-year-old son return to her hometown to look after her ailing grandmother, relationships from the past will be rekindled, and skeletons from closets will be exposed in this gripping and highly emotional novel.

7. A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh A Matter of Class (fiction, historical romance)
by Mary Balogh

Another sizzling historical romance from bestselling author Mary Balogh. Reginald Mason is a wealthy playboy who sees an opportunity for social advancement in Lady Annabelle Ashton. This tale of dark secrets, deception, and drama is deliciously debaucherous!

8. Sunset Express by Robert Crais Sunset Express (fiction, mystery)
by Robert Crais

Robert Crais makes his second appearance in this month's top 10, again with a novel in the Elvis Cole series. This time around, Elvis is hired to clear prominent restaurateur Teddy Martin of murder charges against his wife. Teddy says he was setup by the cops. As Cole and his partner Joe Pike work their way through weird witnesses and gawking media heads, they begin to suspect that it may not be the police who are behind the setup.

9. Release Me by J. Kenner Release Me (fiction, romance)
by J. Kenner

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance. Damien is a former tennis star turned bazillionaire entrepreneur. Nikki is a strong, self-sufficient, and independent woman. When the two meet, sparks not only fly, they explode! For mature readers.

10. The Survivor by Greg Hurwitz The Survivor (fiction, thriller)
by Greg Hurwitz

Greg Hurwitz, author of You're Next, takes you on an adrenaline-charged trip through a bank heist in The Survivor. Nate, a former soldier suffering from PTSD, goes to the 11th floor of a building to end his life, but instead winds up in the midst of a bank  robbery. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside and with military precision takes out the robbers. But can Nate deal with the thwarted theft's mastermind, a notorious Ukrainian mobster who vows to brutally kill him?

You can check out these ebooks, plus browse for audiobooks, music, and videos, across all kinds of different genres, all from your desktop, tablet, or smartphone!

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