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Elisa Lorello - 2012
He’s dating a movie-star bombshell and his latest screenplay is a shoe-in for an Oscar. But he’s empty.With few accomplishments to her credit, longtime bookstore employee Sunny Smith celebrates her fortieth birthday by setting forty goals for herself. Sleeping with her writing idol, Danny Masters, makes the list.At the premiere of Danny’s new film, the two have a brief but enchanting exchange outside the theater. And after Danny insults the audience during the post-screening Q&A session, he’s thrilled to see Sunny in his autograph line. But as he gently takes her hand, Sunny spits Danny’s insults back at him.The next day, to her horror, Sunny discovers a video of her tirade has gone viral. Instead of being angry, Danny is more determined than ever to find Sunny — and apologize. And once their lives intersect again, there’ll be no turning back.
Last Chance Summer
Shannon Klare - 2020
When she's caught drinking at a party by her dad’s deputy, she’s in deep trouble. With an already incriminating incident in her past, Alex’s parents ship her off to her aunt’s summer camp to work as a counselor.What's worse than spending your summer deep in the mosquito-infested woods of Texas?Being paired with an obnoxious co-counselor who wants nothing to do with you.Alex is determined to make the best of her summer, even if it means putting up with Grant, who has secrets of his own that he's determined to protect. Can Alex and Grant put their egos to the side and find the bright side of a summer that neither of them signed up for?
A Cornish Summer
Catherine Alliott - 2019
The trouble is, he's been married to someone else for the past fifteen . . . Now she's been invited to spend the summer in the shady lanes and sandy coves of Cornwall. It should be blissful.There's just one small snag: she'll be staying with her former mother-in-law, Belinda.And Flora discovers she's not the only one invited when her ex-husband shows up out of the blue, complete with his new wife. So now there are two small snags.Can Flora spend the summer playing happy families with the woman who stole her husband's heart, and the mother-in-law who might have had a hand in it?Or will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all? If you like Fern Britton, Katie Fforde and Sophie Kinsella, you'll love this heartwarming read. _________ 'Oh how I enjoyed this! Yet another fabulous book, packed with glamour, delicious characters and myriad family complications!' Jill Mansell'I LOVE it. Catherine's writing is so warm, funny and heartfelt and no matter what's going on in your own world, you can curl up in Catherine's and feel her warmth like summer sun' Cathy Kelly'I've loved Catherine Alliott books since the first one. They're always a delight and this one's no exception' Carole Matthews'A magical mix of wit, warmth and poignancy' Trisha Ashley, bestselling author of The House of Hopes and Dreams
The Bad Boy Has Fallen: A My Bad Boy Neighbor Bonus Chapter
Desirae Clark - 2016
And for whatever reason, he couldn’t find the courage to ask her out. So much for his playboy status. Who’s the lucky nerd? Will the bad boy ever get to make an impression? Find out these and more in this intriguing good-girl-meets-bad-boy short story, and be sure to follow them on Desirae Clark's new book, My Badboy Neighbour. Grab your copy now.
Searching for Neverland
Monica Alexander - 2013
In fact, if she could have stayed twenty-two and blissfully ignorant about life, she probably would have. But life doesn’t allow you to stand still. So at twenty-eight, with not a marriage worthy guy in sight and suddenly jobless, Taylor decides to stop trying so hard to grow up, especially since searching for Mr. Right sucks anyway. She wonders if maybe it’s time to just have some fun. And when her best friend, Josh, talks her into opening a pub with him, she finally feels like her life is falling into place. Josh is a perpetual bachelor who Taylor knows won’t get serious with anyone. He’s holding onto his youth as tightly as she is. Then one night everything changes, and Taylor starts to realize that Josh might not see her as just a friend. But does she feel the same way? And is she willing to take a risk on a friendship and a partnership with a guy who might never grow up? Then again, maybe a guy like Josh is exactly who she’s been searching for all along.
Lucky 13: Matchmaking and Misunderstandings
Cat Gardiner - 2014
DarcyNew York City advertising executive, Elizabeth Bennet is determined to find a respectable date to take to Christmas dinner with her insane family. So, what’s a girl to do with only 26 days remaining? She and her best friend embark on a mad-cap dating blitz. Speed dating and blind dates become a source of frustration when one man continually shows up, hell-bent on either annoying her or capturing her heart. Fitzwilliam Darcy, wealthy, hunky, part time New York City firefighter is Elizabeth’s new client, one of thirteen men chosen for a fundraising, beefcake calendar. Sparks fly and ignite as misunderstandings abound. Sit back and laugh as friends and family play matchmaker, conspiring to bring these two together for an unforgettable, hot, holiday season in New York City. Lucky 13 is a fresh and fun Pride and Prejudice inspired, steamy, holiday romance. Imagine "You’ve Got Mail" meets "Sex in the City" in a sexy tale where the secondary characters are as lovable as our hero and heroine. Let the holiday season come to life with romance, comedy and a ton of feel good moments that'll leave you smiling and dancing.Authors Note: This novel has a companion blog that Elizabeth writes and all our characters comment in. You can follow along through page links at the bottom of each e-book chapter and table of contents. Paperback purchaser will find the blog address at the beginning of the book, along with the story's Spotify soundtrack and Pinterest inspiration. *This novel contains adult language, adult themes, and sexual situations.*
Home for Christmas
Debbie Macomber - 1996
He was now a successful Seattle contractor, who happened to be renovating the office where Cait worked as a stockbroker. But one thing hadn't changed - Joe Rockwell was still a terrible tease, telling everyone he an Cait were husband and wife.On, sure, they'd been "married" in a pretend ceremony when she was eight. She wished Joe would stop bringing that up. Couldn't he see he was embarrassing her - especially in front of her boss, Paul? She was in love with Paul.No, Joe insisted, she was in love with HIM. And on Christmas Day, he proved it....Christmas Angel by Shannon WaverlyThey'd been friends, best friends, and then they'd been lovers...But Jon had left, never looking back, and Angela had never forgiven him. Or forgotten him.Well, he was back now, just in time for Christmas. And obviously planning to pick up where they'd left off nine years before. Handsome, mercurial - with a confidence that bordered on arrogance - Jon hadn't changed.Angela had. She'd finally found her own niche in their sleepy New England town. Along the way she'd also found a man who wanted to marry her. She wasn't about to give any of the up to go traipsing down memory lane this Christmas. She didn't need to be Jon's sidekick anymore, or his friend. Or his lover...A Cowboy for Christmas by Anne McAllisterColorado cowboy Jess Cooper knew better than to believe in Santa Claus. And if he ever made a Christmas list, "wife and family" would never make the cut.Still, ever since Alison Richards had returned to the Rocking R, he was finding it hard to resist her charms. Alison had changed - grown up. Worse, she was intent on settling the unfinished business between them.Jess took one look at the reflections of home and hearth in her eyes and set off like a spooked stallion on the run.He had to be careful. Alison had set her sights: She aimed to rope herself a cowboy and haul him in in time for Christmas.
Nicole Hite - 2016
“Stick to the plan, Kat,” is what I always told myself. I was never a risk taker or chanced anything to fate. That’s until I was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. All of my hopes, dreams, and aspirations fell by the wayside. I was dying. What else did I have to look forward to? Definitely not love.That’s until Lee Daniels came tapping at my window.Determined to push him away, the jerk kept coming back, over and over and over. There was no way I was going to give my heart to a man that would eventually leave me worse then I already was.But he didn’t see it that way.He saw strength, determination and a stubborn woman ready to give up on love.Why wouldn’t he just let me give up? For one very simple reason.Love, my friends.An unimaginable love. A love that didn’t require rules, stipulations, or even expectations. A love filled with dancing on Mardi Gras floats, three a.m. breakfast sessions and swimming with pigs in the Bahamas. That’s my kind of love, and it all started with a stupid paper crane.Perhaps it was time to take chances because…If not now, then when?
The Lonely Hearts Club
Brenda Janowitz - 2014
So when Jo is fired and her boyfriend breaks up with her, Jo doesn’t get upset — she just wants to rage. Dusting off her computer, Jo writes a blog entry, pouring her heart out about the shortcomings of love. But as Jo hits “publish,” she accidentally sends a mass e-mail to the entire mailing list for her former almost-famous band The Lonely Hearts Club, announcing to everybody that she's been brutally dumped. To her surprise, supportive e-mails start flowing in — many of them from complete strangers. Apparently, her anti-love rant has struck a chord. The Lonely Hearts Club Blog develops a huge following and Jo becomes an icon for all things anti-love. Now the poster girl for lonely hearts and writing music again, Jo has one problem: the web programmer developing her site is simply dreamy. Jo's never been very good at depriving herself of anything, but if this budding romance is exposed, she'll be revealed as an anti-love fraud and risk losing the fans who have found a voice in her music.
Between the Raindrops
Susan Schussler - 2013
As a famous actor at the prime of his life, he has an endless supply of money, and countless females vying for his attention. But Hollywood has another, darker side, full of clamoring paparazzi and relentless "journalists," not to mention the women who are simply trying to use Jonathan's celebrity to boost their own social statuses. But he's learned to adjust accordingly, never trusting anyone around him...especially women.All that changes, however, when he meets twenty-year-old college student Sarah Austin online. Chatting anonymously with her over the Internet and on the phone, he quickly falls for her. As their relationship deepens, he realizes that he must confess his identity. But he struggles with guilt over bringing an innocent woman into his frenzied celebrity life. Memories of a car accident caused by the paparazzi haunt Jonathan and cloud his every thought. Will Jonathan find in Sarah the love he desires? Or will celebrity prove too big of an obstacle to overcome? Between the Raindrops is a story of fame, tragedy, and above all, love.
The Waffle House on the Pier
Tilly Tennant - 2020
With its pretty painted chairs, sweet smells, and the warm advice of her beloved grandparents, the waffle house is like a second home.But when Sadie’s grandfather dies, leaving her grandmother without an anchor, Sadie must make a difficult decision. She quits her job and moves back home, determined to keep things going. The trouble is, she knows nothing about running a business, and learning at a million miles an hour with a shop full of hungry people isn’t easy. When she nearly burns the waffle house down, she has to admit she needs to get some help.Her ex-boyfriend Declan promises to be there for her but Sadie worries that getting too close is a mistake – especially as he has a new girlfriend now. And anyway she’s just met newcomer Luke, with his gorgeous suntan and mellow voice…Sadie’s family have always loved Declan and they’re not too sure about Luke, leaving Sadie unsure which way to turn. A terrible accident at sea forces her to look into her heart, but what if it’s already too late to tell the right man that she loves him?If you love stolen kisses under the pier, walking along spray-capped shores eating ice cream, and books by Lucy Diamond, Jill Mansell and Jenny Colgan, you will fall in love with this romantic, heart-breaking read.
Probably the Best Kiss in the World
Pernille Hughes - 2019
But being fished out of a canal in Copenhagen by her knickers is definitely NOT on her to do list.From cinnamon swirls to a spontaneous night of laughter and fireworks, Jen’s city break with the girls takes a turn for the unexpected because of her gorgeous, mystery rescuer.Back home, Jen faces a choice. A surprise proposal from her boyfriend, ‘boring’ Robert has offered Jen the safety net she always thought she wanted. But with the memories of her Danish adventure proving hard to forget, maybe it’s time for Jen to stop listening to her head and start following her heart…
Adele Parks - 2001
And why should she bother with relationships when she can manipulate just about any man for sex? The steely-hearted TV producer plays with other people's love lives and orchestrates unscripted fireworks on the edgy reality show Sex with an Ex -- a ratings blockbuster that is sending her already-hot career skyrocketing. Now, the woman who has all the answers meets the man who, for the first time, poses questions other than "buy you a drink?". Stunningly handsome Darren would be a sensation on Sex with an Ex -- and Cas needs him to ensure the show's success. So why is she wining and dining the sexiest man she's ever met -- and talking about family values, marriage, and fidelity? Darren's principles are changing the rules of attraction. And this may be one game Cas won't mind losing....
The One Saving Grace
Julie Houston - 2015
For her, her family and, at times, it seems most of the West Yorkshire village of Midhope.Giving birth only two months after Harriet, her lifelong best friend Grace has her own craziness to contend with. As both women hurtle down unexpected and very different paths, they flounder in a maelstrom of passion and confusion, perilously clinging on as the chain of events threatens not only their comfortable, ordinary lives but also their very existence...Warm, witty and wonderful, the unputdownable bestseller from Julie Houston is perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Milly Johnson, Katie Fforde and Jill Mansell.