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Maddy's Oasis [Kindle Edition]

Lizzy Ford
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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With an ill mother in need of expensive surgery, Madeleine flies from NYC to the west Texas desert to take on the doomed Desert Oasis resort project in hopes of earning the bonus attached to finishing it on schedule. She soon finds there's only one thing hotter than the desert sun: Jake, the infuriating Texan whose dislike of the fast-paced city puts them at odds at everything from her high-heels to her to-do lists. When the Oasis reveals its dark secret, Maddy finds she must choose between money and those she cares about.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 306 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Guerrilla Wordfare (1 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0059JF6BU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #167,813 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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July 19-20 release: "The Underworld" (#4, Rhyn Eternal Series)

Now FREE: "Gabriel's Hope" "Katie's Hellion" "Rebel Heart" "Damian's Oracle"

***About Lizzy***

Lizzy Ford is the author of over thirty five books written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

Lizzy has released her books under her imprint, Guerrilla Wordfare. Lizzy's books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords.

Lizzy lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

***Lizzy's Books***

History Interrupted - new adult time travel (series of standalones)
"West" (2014)
"East" (2015)
"North" (TBD)
"South" (TBD)

Sons of War - contemporary, military romance (series of standalones)
"Semper Mine" (2014)
"Soldier Mine" (TBD)
Heart of Fire - dragon shifter, paranormal romance
"Charred Heart" (2013)
"Charred Tears" (2013)
"Charred Hope" (2014)

Starwalkers Serials (with Julia Crane) - new adult science fiction
"Severed" (2014)
"Trapped" (2014)
"Exiled" (2014)
"Revealed" (2014)
"Escaped" (2014)

Hidden Evil - paranormal romance with angels
"Hear No" (2013)
"See No" (TBD)
"Speak No" (TBD)

Rhyn Trilogy - sweet, new adult paranormal
"Katie's Hellion" (2011)
"Katie's Hope" (2011)
"Rhyn's Redemption" (2012)
"Rhyn Trilogy: Origins" (Sep 2011 as part of the Indie Eclective's "Halloween Collection")

Rhyn Eternal - sweet, adult paranormal
"Gabriel's Hope" (2012)
"Deidre's Death" (2013)
"Darkyn's Mate" (2013)
"The Underworld" (2014)

War of Gods - - sweet, adult paranormal
"Damian's Oracle" (2011)
"Damian's Assassin" (2011)
"Damian's Immortal" (2011)
"The Grey God" (2012)

Damian Eternal (War of Gods Spinoff) - sweet, adult paranormal
"Xander's Chance" (2013)
"The Black God" (TBD)

Witchling Series - YA paranormal - Published by Evatopia Press
"Dark Summer" - (2012)
"Autumn Storm" - (2012)
"Winter Fire" - (2013)
"Spring Rain" - (TBD)

Incubatti - Urban Fantasy - Published by Evatopia Press
"Zoey Rogue" (2013)
"Zoey Avenger" (TBD)

The Foretold Trilogy - YA fantasy
"Elle's Journey" (2011)
"Shadow Rising" (TBD)

Anshan Saga - new adult scifi
"Kiera's Moon" (2011)
"Kiera's Home" - novelette (2013)
"Kiera's Sun" (TBD)

Non-series:
"The Warlord's Secret" (Apr 2011)
"Maddy's Oasis" (Jul 2011)
"A Demon's Desire" (Oct 2011)
"Rebel Heart" (Feb 2012)
"Star Kissed" (2013)
"Black Moon Draw"

***Contact Lizzy***

She love hearings from her readers, so feel free to follow her on Twitter (@LizzyFord2010), Facebook (LizzyFordBooks), email: LizzyFord2010@gmail.com, Google+ or contact her through her site, www.guerrillawordfare.com!

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unexciting 3 Aug 2011
By Helen Hancox TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's hard to know quite how to review a book which is a free Kindle ebook. Is it fair to level any criticisms against something when it's been provided at no cost?

I suppose the answer has to be 'yes'; after all, people are going to spend time reading the book and, as we often hear, "time is money". And in this case I think this book wasn't worth the time spent reading it.

There were bits to like about the story. The setting is an unusual one, in the middle of nowhere in the Texas desert. The premise was reasonable - a woman sent to oversee a building project (she knows nothing about building projects) who finds herself alternately battling with and falling for one of the builders (although a brainy one, of course) whilst knowing the building project is bound to fail. But the story failed to deliver.

Firstly, Maddy/Madeleine. A woman I couldn't bring myself to like, even though we gather that she's working like a maniac out of selfless motives. Her behaviour toward Jake, the handsome builder, seems so rude most of the time. What he sees in her I don't know. She also seems to have an appalling work/life balance, despite the urgency of her financial situation. Surely she realises that you have to take a break sometime else your ability to work is seriously impaired. As I didn't like Maddy I didn't care what happened to her.

Jake was better - perhaps because we don't really find out that much about him, except he doesn't like city people and had a rather shallow girlfriend previously. I can't see what he sees in Maddy though.

I had big problems with aspects of the storyline, such as an unexpected dead body which barely seemed to cause a ripple in the self-absorption of the main characters.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 23 July 2011
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This is a quick easy reading romance which I enjoyed,Its free for the Kindle, no spelling mistakes and I have downloaded more from this author.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maddy's Oasis 23 July 2011
By Bunny
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Madeline thrives on being part of the New York corporate life, she thinks and breathes work 24/7 and is one cool customer. She is sent as a trouble shooter to bring a doomed project back on track, in the depth of the Texas desert. She takes it all in her stride as she's 110% driven by the need to earn money to pay for her mother's health care as she battles cancer. Quality chick lit, which sees Madeline battle in an alien environment as she knows nothing about construction, as well as sex on legs Jake, her weasel ex Mark and Duke(her guard dog who she renames princess). This book has it all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little Gem 6 Aug 2011
By Trish
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Downloaded this because a) it was free, and b) I wanted a change of pace genre wise.

This for me, was romance with an edge. Since acquiring my kindle, I have been in a reading Oasis. I like the fact that there is the mutual attraction and the sexual tension without being over the top. I like that this book reminded of the old mills and boon where you were left to your own imagination as far as the bedroom was concerned.

Yup, for a quick read, it dotted all the "Is" and crossed all the "Ts".

For me, enjoyable
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars easy read - bit predictable 1 Aug 2011
By amenpen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
bought this book because it was free on the kindle, and i have a new kindle.
It was a quick reading book. woman meets man, they dont like each other, then they do like each other, you know the format. harmless read, like i said easy and quick to read, sat and read in the garden on a sunny day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable little story. 18 Sep 2011
By Mole TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Madeline (Maddy) has been tasked with taking over the management of a project to open a new hotel for her wealthy investor boss. She arrives in the Texas desert to find that very little work has been completed and she struggles to get the project back on track. She finds herself a bit out of her depth and a bit too attracted to the head of the construction company.

Is this "chick-lit"? Possibly, but I think that it's still a worthwhile read. The story is well constructed, most of the characters are reasonably well rounded, and there is a sense of humour throughout. I found it easy to read, and although I wouldn't call it gripping, I did find that I wanted to continue reading, right to the end.

It's a light-hearted book, suitable for a rainy Sunday afternoon, and the sort of thing that could fill the odd hour waiting or travelling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fairly mediocre and predictable. 12 Aug 2011
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Ok so this was a Kindle freebie, i'm fairly new to the world of kindle so this is my first review of a kindle book.

I was bored by this book, the characters extremely predictable & stereotyped, hardworking stressed out city girl, gorgeous texan laid back builder, set in a background of corperate bullies, uber masculine token characters. Yawn. Oh look they fall in love. Big whoop.

Theres was an extremely irritating habit of the author of using the phrase "This day" to begin sentences rather than "today" or other alternatives: As in "This day Maddie was wearing high heels and a suit" This was repeated several times and made my teeth itch each time.

Nothing new here, it was a enjoyable enough that I finished it, an extremely light read that needs nothing and gives very little to it's reader.
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4.0 out of 5 stars OK 29 Jan 2014
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It was my choice and it is well made - Delivered before the expected date - and well packaged - Nothing else I can say
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4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable, but a fair read
Took me a while to get into, as I didn't warm to Maddy. Quite predictable, but once I was 'involved' in the storyline, I was compelled to keep going to see how it would end. Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2011 by Joanna Gawn, Author of The Lazuli Portals
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Finished this book this morning, it was a nice light easy read, very enjoyable! but this is afterall what ive come to expect of Lizzy Ford's books. Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2011 by shelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read
Although enjoyable, this story is the type of book to read if you require some light reading. As it was for me sitting on a beach. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2011 by blueapple
4.0 out of 5 stars OK for a freebie, easy to read - great beach book
Enjoyed this book, ideal for taking to the beach, airport etc. Not too taxing to read. For a freebie from Amazon it was great - well worth having if you want something easy to read... Read more
Published on 5 Sep 2011 by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, Romantic,Chick-Lit
If you spend all day dashing from meeting to meeting, and all you want in the evening is to curl up with a good book and a good glass of red, then this is for you. Read more
Published on 3 Sep 2011 by Jacqueline
2.0 out of 5 stars obvious but ok for a nothing read
stuck in an airport I turned to the books I'd got on my kindle for free. This was fine to pass the time - totally predictable and safe. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2011 by benthecat
3.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous
This was a reasonably good book. Bit predictable in parts, but I just wish the hero and heroine were not so gorgeous. Read more
Published on 16 Aug 2011 by guinessbabe
3.0 out of 5 stars Readable and but unbelieveable
Its a nice romance. I liked the characters. Interesting concept for a story. But one aspect of the book annoyed me, here she is, supposed to be a high level project manager, and... Read more
Published on 11 Aug 2011 by Mrs. S. E. Harman
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