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You & Me & Why We Are in Love by Aurelia Alcaïs
Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone
Annelyse Gelman - 2014
Every day we're the strongest we'll ever be. What doesn't kill you hasn't killed you yet." From Greek mythology to Top 40, Pavlov to Sartre, the space station to the zoo, "Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone" collides dark humor and unexpected sweetness.
77 Love Sonnets
Garrison Keillor - 2009
29, 'When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state' for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon. I come in peace, I depart in gratitude."–Garrison Keillor Features music by Rich Dworsky. Please note content contains adult themes.
The Italian Millionaire's Virgin Wife
Diana Hamilton - 2005
Mercy Howard's childhood was sheltered, and her job as housekeeper to sexy Italian businessman Andreo Pascali makes her realize that she needs a makeover!A new haircut and some clothes later, Andreo discovers his housekeeper is no longer a mouse -- but a fox! He wants to add mistress to Mercy's list of duties, but she's not going to settle for a no-strings affair....
One Night With the Millionaire
Shannyn Schroeder - 2019
Indulging in a one night stand is just what she needs. She doesn't expect to meet anyone she would introduce to her kids, especially not some rich playboy who acts like a big kid himself. Even if he keeps giving her the best sex of her life.Millionaire Miles Prescott can't get the sexy nurse he met at a fundraising gala out of his head. For the first time ever, he doesn't want a woman with no-strings-attached. He wants everything—even it comes with a ready-made family with a woman in her forties. Suddenly, helping with homework doesn't sound like the worst thing in the world, especially if it means being near Tess.But what happens when he’s ready to step up and she says no?
Rendezvous With Revenge
Miranda Lee - 1996
So Abby shouldn't have been surprised when Ethan, her boss, offered to pay her to attend a conference with him--and demanded that she pretend to be his lover!There were plenty of shocks in store during that weekend. Suddenly, Ethan wanted Abby in his bed for real. Bill it also became clear that he had another date on his mind, too--with an old flame .... Was Abby just a pawn in his game of vengeance ?
Right. Mr. Wrong is right here...You love to hate me. Cocky. Playboy. Rich. Handsome. The next big thing in Hollywood.You might think I'm a scumbag, but you still can't resist me. She sure as hell can't.Her name is Nora Valencia, and I'm about to take her on a date that will give her nightmares.She's my friend's crazy ex-girlfriend, so I'm all too happy to make her life a little harder.She deserves it, right? ....WrongTurns out she's gorgeous. Smart. Funny. And innocent of all the accusations. Predictably, she also hates my guts after what I put her through.But I’m going to show her everything she got wrong about me.She's working on my latest movie, and I'm determined to prove it only takes so many wrong turns to make it right.
Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay
Bella Osborne - 2018
This is the complete story in one package. ‘Bella Osborne has such a nice touch with description that I was utterly charmed by Ottercombe Bay’ Sue Moorcroft ‘Absolutely brilliant. It's funny, heartwarming, entertaining and I couldn't put it down. It's exactly what you need if you want a delightful summer read’ Phillipa Ashley Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past? Authors and readers love Bella Osborne’s gorgeous novels: ‘I really enjoy Bella Osborne’s books’ – Katie Fforde‘A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!’ – Talli Roland‘Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story… a great read’ – Jane Lovering‘Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel’ – I Read That Book!‘A great read, with some really special moments… so beautiful and romantic’ – Annie’s Book Corner‘A well-written and charming tale.’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook'Makes me feel like I should be reading it while wearing a tea dress, drinking posh coffee from a china cup and eating Victoria sandwich cake with a dainty little fork. It's charming, adorable, amusing and all those sorts of words' – Escape Into Words
Emily Harper - 2013
Make sure the caterers don't serve devil's food cake to the Christian Women's Alliance- check. Tell my mother that having a séance to get rid of any unwanted spirits in the kitchen during dinnertime is not okay- check. Send a friendly reminder to all staff that the pens are colour coded for everyone's enjoyment, and therefore it is not a good idea to put them all in one jar in order to spice things up as was anonymously suggested- check. But, when an acclaimed hotel critic dies at the Inn, just before she's about to publish a scathing review that would ruin the business, Kate's life and checklists are thrown into disarray. And it doesn't help matters that the detective assigned to the case is messy, unorganized, and too charming for his own good. Now Kate has to prove her innocence and save her Inn, or else the only thing that she'll be organizing is the prison's next bake sale.
T.C. Matson - 2020
There’s nothing wrong with being single. I’m not a woman scorned. There’s no heartbreak I’m recovering from. I just enjoy not having to answer to anyone and doing what I want when I want. Unfortunately, my two wonderful best friends think the opposite and decide to meddle. Just because they’re both happily taken, they believe I should be too. Their “wonderful” plan? Speed dating… A bunch of men and women tossed into a room for a night of awkward dates. Sounds horrific, right? But because my signature was forged on the contract, there’s no canceling. Three men catch my attention. One steals my heart. Another steals my time. And the last one steals my patience. It doesn’t take long for my heart to betray me and I fall for a wealthy man who shatters me. Now I’m left picking up the pieces and he won’t leave me alone. Great…Just frickin’ great.
Claimed by Her Boss
Flora Ferrari - 2019
I don’t have time for a relationship, especially not at work. Which is why I should never have hired Emilia. I knew I’d never be able to keep my hands off her. Besides, she’s too young for an old man like me. But I want her too bad to let her slip away, and now she’s working beside me weekend after weekend, and I keep feeling that urge to make her mine. I want to own her, and let the whole world know she’s taken…by me. Emilia My boss might be hot, but he’s older than me…and he’s my boss. That makes him a definite no-go, right? But being at college for the first time has me thinking about exploring, and experiencing new things. I don’t want to be a virgin forever. And I might just have to admit to myself that I’ve finally found a man who is worth giving everything to. But is he giving me the truth, or just telling me what I want to hear…thinking that’s all it takes for a young, naïve girl to make him her first, and only? *Claimed By Her Boss is an insta-everything standalone instalove romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Gerald's Wish (Virgin Surrogates, #4)
S.E. Isaac - 2020
Her dream has come true. Or at least that’s what most in her shoes would think. However, Kaylee’s stomach is in knots as she tries to come up with a way to pay for her dream school and life in the Big Apple. She’s from a small town where those who are born there, generally stay there forever. Kaylee dreams of so much more. She’ll stop at nothing to reach those dreams. That’s why when Kaylee’s friend, Lauren, tells her about the amount of money people are willing to pay for a surrogate, Kaylee sees her big chance to pay for college-- but at what cost will it come to Kaylee?Gerald Mason has never gone without anything his entire life. If it could be bought, his parents bought if for him. Now that Gerald is the owner and CEO of his family’s iron fabrication business, Gerald is the one with the overflowing bank accounts. He works hard and plays even harder. That is until his mother sits him down and reminds him that he has no heir to take his place. What does a bachelor, who wants no strings attached to a woman of his child, do? Simple-- he contracts with a surrogacy agency to find the perfect candidate to have his heir.When Kaylee and Gerald’s paths cross, sparks fly and passion ignites. After sharing their current problems, Gerald pitches the idea to Kaylee of her carrying his child for him in exchange for him paying for her schooling. Will Kaylee jump at the opportunity and grant Gerald's wish? Or will Kaylee run back home to the life she was born into?
Charity Parkerson - 2017
Love will forge them like steel. The last thing Benny expected was to find himself in the middle of an active shooter event on campus. Canyondale University isn’t the type of place he imagined becoming the center of such brutality. After getting shot in the thigh, he would’ve been dead if not for the SWAT member who rushed to his aid at the moment one of the gunmen was bent on finishing the job.An explosion of violence is a typical day for Wyatt. It’s his job to charge headfirst into the worst situations. This time is different. Downed by several bullets and left for dead, he might not have made it out alive if not for an unlikely hero—a young college student named Benny. Now, Wyatt can’t stay away from Benny. The man’s dry wit and courageous heart has him mesmerized. Unfortunately, Wyatt’s near-death experience has his ex seeing the light and wanting him back.Relationships built under such stressful circumstances aren’t known to last, especially when meddling exes are involved. Thankfully for Wyatt, Benny isn’t easily budged, and he’s not giving up his knight without a fight.
The Disciples: A Dark Romance Collection
Izzy Sweet - 2020
Then comes love and a baby carriage...Rich, powerful, and untouchable, Lucifer and his merry band of killers rule the streets of Garden City, their sheer strength and brutality unmatched.Possessive and obsessive, they take the women they want, knowing no one will stop them.Stealing them from the very bed they share with their husband...Or grabbing them as they walk down the aisle towards another man.No deed is too dark or twisted to ensure they completely own the women that fall unwillingly into their hands.In this life, and into the next..."I'll never let you go. Never. They'll have to pry you from my cold, dead hands."The first five books available for the first time in one collection, these ruthless men will leave you breathless, and questioning what you would do if you were suddenly taken.Would you hold on to your morals and everything you've ever believed in?Or, like Lily, would you accept your new fate and give in?"This book is all kinds of wrong - but that is what makes it a fun read in a very dark way" - Amazon reviewer, Keeping Lily."Please please please write hundreds...no, no, thousands of these! You've made me obsessed now!" - Amazon reviewer, Stealing Amy."If you want to run away for a couple of hours to a place that's dangerous and exciting then BUYING BETH is it and Garden City is the place." - Amazon reviewer, Buying Beth.Includes: Keeping Lily, Stealing Amy, Buying Beth, Breaking Meredith, and Taking Meghan.Plus an exclusive, extended preview of Trapping Sophia and five never before published short stories.Before God Himself - LuciferHo, Ho, Ho - AndrewRun Lily - LilyPromise - AbigailThe Bad Man - James