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Written during the Depression, this book is a humorous and acid-etched look at the people of that time. A wealthy socialite adopts one of the "forgotten men", a homeless person, and introduces him to her family as their new butler. All kinds of consequences ensue and, by the end of the book, nothing is what it appeared to be at the beginning. This book became a popular movie of the time with the same name.
Knocked out in one world, he'll take on another.<P> On the verge of a title shot match, fighter Michael "Mallet" Manchester is injured in a car accident. And just as quickly as his career was taking off, it's over. Then Kaylie Raine appears, offering him a second chance at becoming whole. Even though Mallet thinks it's the pain medication talking, he accepts her challenge. And on an extraordinary journey with Kaylie, he'll get a chance to fight again--to save the woman who has saved him.
Aspiring psychologist Amanda Rykowsky's schedule is certifiable. Between study, bartending, and an internship with a sex therapist whose techniques would make a Playboy bunny blush, there's zero time for romance. Still, Amanda is flattered to receive an anonymous Valentine ... until the messages take a sinister turn.
Abigail Lee, the beautiful assistant to Harrison Montgomery, walks into Ethan Maddux's law office. With obvious attraction, Ethan wonders what she could possibly be doing in here. But when Abigail tells him that Harrison is in trouble, and needs his help, what is Ethan suppose to do? Ethan hasn't talked to his father in years nor does he want to, and so he definitely doesn't want to help him save his business. Will this woman convince Ethan to help his father, salvage their relationship, and maybe create a new one of her own?
All Darcy Bennett wants for Christmas is for her family's upscale Atlanta department store to stay in the family. No man, especially a stubborn-and deliciously sexy-Scrooge is going to edge her out without a fight. Bent on vengeance, new store owner Eli Austin has no problem using power to get his way. But is Darcy's feminine charm and a dash of holiday cheer enough to convince Eli to let her keep her legacy?In a world full of mergers and takeovers, Eli does what it takes to stay in control. However, he doesn't count on the irresistible urge to unwrap Darcy like a holiday surprise. And he definitely isn't prepared to compromise with a woman whose family destroyed his own. With the magic of Christmas surrounding them, will Darcy and Eli be able to put aside their differences and realize that love is the only gift worth wishing for?
Sexy, easygoing Rosie Bliss may look like an innocent flower-shop owner, but former vice cop now police chief Sam Maguire is suspicious of the so-called herbs she grows along with her blooms. So the serious detective launches an investigation into Rosie and her very mysterious past. But his most disturbing discovery? He's irresistibly attracted to free-spirited Rosie. Then cool, controlled Sam accidentally drinks a cup of her special brew and loses it completely! Not only does he end up sleeping with his suspect, he craves more-of Rosie, the most potent drug of all.
Kate looked up and felt her face grow warm at the realization that she was standing directly beneath the ball of mistletoe hanging from the ceiling. "I haven't seen one of those in years," Ethan murmured, slowly moving to her. Kate knew she should step away, run away, yet was incapable of moving. "Connie saw one for the first time while watching an old romantic holiday movie,' she said. "She insisted we had to have one." "Then it would be a shame to waste it," he said closing in on her. Kate started to turn away, but Ethan lightly grasped her waist, holding her still. He lowered his head. "Ethan." Kate's voice quavered and she drew in a quick breath, scenting the cold night air clinging to him. "Merry Christmas, Kate," he murmured as his lips brushed hers. Though his lips still held a chill from the outside, Kate felt a jarring charge of sexual electricity sizzling through her entire being. She curled her fingers into Ethan's chest and mindlessly arched her body against his, wanting more, so much more . . .
Connie Brockway draws readers into the breathtaking love story of a dashing Scotsman who is duty bound to protect the one woman who incites in him a wild passion. How exactly can he save her from himself? By day, celebrated beauty Helena Nash works as a proper companion to one of London's most disagreeable ladies. By night she acts as an illicit messenger between two separated lovers. Masked and disguised, she falls into the path of a shadowy stalker. Fearing for her safety but unwilling to halt her nocturnal forays, Helena seeks out Ramsey Munro -- one of three men who pledged years earlier to serve her family in times of need. Handsome and elusive, the notorious Scotsman is London's most accomplished swordsman and represents everything Helena wants but can't have -- freedom, adventure, and passion. Now she demands that he teach her his formidable skills, a commission that may prove cool, collected Helena's undoing. For Ramsey has seen through her disguise...and soon vows to teach her both the way of the sword and the deliciously wicked pleasures of the flesh.
[From the back cover] LADY'S VENGEANCE Determined to avenge her father's death, fiery Princess Shana lures Thorne de Wilde, Earl of Weston, into the forest to have him killed. But face to face with the earl's devilish good looks, Shana is compelled to spare his life and take him prisoner instead... a decision she quickly regrets. LORD'S DESIRE The sheer power of Weston's presence has been known to strip many a brave man of courage and will, but this bold Welsh beauty meets the mocking black eyes of this giant of a man with defiance, accusing him of crimes he hasn't committed. Furious with his lovely and brazen captor, Weston manages not only to escape, but to take Shana as his hostage. And with tempers clashing and passions flaring, nations collide, binding the two in a searing alliance that will either destroy them both, or unite them in love for all time.
In My Scandalous Viscount, the rogue nobleman of the title is discovered in a compromising position with a ravishing miss--a notorious "busybody," or rather "lady of information," as she prefers to be called--and must defend her honor with a wedding proposal. Romance fans simply adore a good "marriage of convenience" story, and My Scandalous Viscount is a great one, filled with kind of wit, surprise, and sensuality.
Acclaimed author Jen Holling presents the stunning final novel in her sensual trilogy, set against the windswept hills of Scotland, about a trio of sisters with witchcraft -- and passion -- in their blood. Rose, the youngest of the MacDonell sisters, is more concerned with her father's mysterious illness than with her impending marriage to her childhood sweetheart. A gifted but frustrated healer, she decides to beg help from William MacKay -- a reclusive laird who is renowned not only for his ferocity, but also for his healing powers. Denied entry to his fortress in the cold, harsh mountains of the far northwestern highlands, Rose uses cunning to force her way in, and William is duly intrigued with this bold slip of a girl. But securing his help may not be enough to save Rose's father. For there is something darker at work in the glen, something more powerful than William's and Rose's magic combined, and only the soul-deep passion that shadows their mutual desire can help their love prevail.
Every love leaves an echo. . . What do you do when you discover your whole life was a lie? In Mary Carter's unforgettable new novel, one woman is about to find out. . . At twenty-eight, Lacey Gears is exactly where she wants to be. An up-and-coming, proudly Deaf artist in Philadelphia, she's in a relationship with a wonderful man and rarely thinks about her difficult childhood in a home for disabled orphans. That is, until Lacey receives a letter that begins, "You have a sister. A twin to be exact. . . " Learning that her identical, hearing twin, Monica, experienced the normal childhood she was denied resurrects all of Lacey's grief, and she angrily sets out to find Monica and her biological parents. But the truth about Monica's life, their brief shared past, and the reason for the twins' separation is far from simple. And for every one of Lacey's questions that's answered, others are raised, more baffling and profound. Complex, moving, and beautifully told, My Sister's Voice is a novel about sisterhood, love of every shape, and the stories we cling to until real life comes crashing in. . . "At once a story about love and loss, family and friends, the world of the hearing and that of the deaf, My Sister's Voice satisfies on many levels. " --Holly Chamberlin, author of The Family Beach House"Gripping, entertaining and honest. This is a unique, sincere story about the invisible, unbreakable bonds of sisterhood that sustain us no matter how far they're buried. " --Cathy Lamb, author of Henry's Sisters
Sharie Kohler dazzles with the dark, sensual world of the Moon Chasers, where two half-breed lycans are locked in deadly combat over the fate of the world--and their own hearts. Sorcha is no longer the pitiful teenage orphan who roamed the streets of Paris after her pack was destroyed, but despite all she now has--wealth, beauty, strength--she is still haunted by memories of Jonah, her fellow half-breed who broke her innocent young heart years before, and who now believes her dead. Determined to drive Jonah from her dreams forever, Sorcha vows to kill the witch whose curse first condemned the lycans to soulless immortality . . . doomed to be ruled by their dark passions, yet never truly able to love or be loved. Still devastated over the girl he failed, Jonah has found purpose as a demon slayer. When a stranger starts stalking the world's most powerful demon witch, he is assigned to kill the huntress before her meddling releases an evil that threatens all mankind. Face-to-face again at last, can Sorcha and Jonah put their anger and hurt behind them to defeat the darkness . . . and dare they hope to find a love neither dreamed possible?
"If she was going to die, I'd already be screaming. I'm a Banshee. That's what we do. " When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies. So when teen pop star, Eden, croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul. The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls for a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune, ending up with eternity in the Netherworld -- a consequence they can't possibly understand. Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk. . .
My Splendid Concubine is a love story. " ... those who are interested in unconventional romances with an out-of-the-ordinary setting will find plenty to enjoy
"I'm afraid a hospital can't help you. You were bitten. " - Jack After centuries alone in darkness, how far will a vampire go for Sunshine? Jack VanAllen has spent his long life following the rules and, as a member of the Vampire Committee, he also enforces them. So, when he awakens in an alley next to an illegally-turned vampire who resembles his late wife, he must prove his innocence or suffer the punishment: death. The problem? He doesn't remember a thing. Sunshine Petersen's life as a vampire isn't getting off to a great start. She's got no control over her powers, can't find a job, and sexy Jack is being stand-offish. The only thing she'd like more than catching the creep who turned her is getting Jack into the closest bed. But, could Jack be the one who turned her? When he and Sunny team up to find the culprit, Jack discovers feelings he hasn't had in years. But once Sunny finds out he's keeping a major secret, she disappears. Unfortunately, the man who turned her still has plans. . . CONTENT WARNING: Some graphic violence, sensual sex scenes, and a vampire who's finally found his 'sun' A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance
Five years ago, Laura Townsend's life was nearly destroyed when a head injury impaired her ability to use language and forced her to abandon a brilliant career. Despite her difficulties, however, she never lost her vivacious spirit or sunny disposition. Now she has a great new job at an animal clinic-and a handsome new boss who fills her heart with longing. But veterinarian Isaiah Coulter deserves a woman who can meet all his needs. Battling her feelings, Laura decides that sometimes a woman must love a man enough to walk away... When Isaiah hired Laura, he wasn't expecting her to be such a breath of fresh air. Impressed by her healing touch-and captivated by her dazzling beauty-Isaiah finds himself falling in love. And he'll move heaven and earth to convince Laura that she's the woman he needs...the only one who can bring joy to all his days.
Meet Venus Gilroy: twenty-five, carefree, irresistible, and with a nasty habit of getting hitched to the wrong guy. Husband No 1 would have been a winner, if it hadn't been for the forgery and embezzlement charges. As for husband No 2: well. . . meeting a husband in a strip bar could never end well. But now Venus has met the potential No 3, and he's the real deal. Isn't he? Surely sexy, rugged, principled Tremaynne is finally the right one for Venus? With her crazy family only to keen to weigh in with advice, it's time for Venus to learn for herself -- how you know that Mr Right! won't turn into Mr Wrong
Alexander Norton loathes the festive season. The revelry of the ton is a reminder of Christmas four years ago, when his first love, Thomas Bennett, broke his heart and fled to New York without a word. So when he encounters Thomas at a holiday ball, Alexander is determined not to let on how much he still hurts. Thomas has returned for one reason only: Alexander. Having finally come to terms with his forbidden desires, he will do whatever he must to convince Alexander to give their love another chance. But instead of the happy, carefree man Thomas once knew, Alexander is now hard and cynical. Saddened to know he's to blame for the man's bitterness, Thomas resolves to reignite the passion he knows lies hidden behind the wall of disdain...28,000 words
Alba has spent her entire life pleasing others. As an upper-class woman in Ancient Rome, that is her place in life. But when her husband, Lucius, the owner of a prestigious gladiatorial school, uses her body as a bargaining tool to increase his fortunes, she is faced with doing as he demands-or finding herself on the street. Forced to lie with masked gladiators chosen by Lucius, Alba is surprised to discover pleasure in being powerless. Only in the forbidden arms of Caius and Marcus does she find comfort, however temporary it may be. But with Lucius' demands looming and the threat of death for her gladiators ever present, will Alba's fleeting pleasures be enough? Or will she finally grab hold of her own desires, no matter the consequences?
With Scotland in the grip of a nationwide witch hunt, Isobel MacDonell is hiding in England. But when Sir Philip Kilpatrick arrives to escort her to her betrothed in the Highlands, Isobel must face a harrowing journey through a land of fear and suspicion. Soon, however, Philip grows reluctant to deliver Isobel to the noble intended she has never met. Isobel has charmed her way into his heart...and yet her determination to use her magic to solve the dark mystery of Philip's tortured past could destroy them both.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander, a captivating new romance in which a daring young woman must choose between her past and her future. . . Evelyn Hadley-Attwater has it all--a genteel Victorian life replete with loving husband, ball gowns and elegant parties. No one, including the man she married, suspects that she was once "Eve," a spy for England's most enigmatic intelligence agency. Summoned for one final assignment, the excitement of her former life and memories of her mysterious, flirtatious boss "Sir" prove too tempting. . . Adrian Hadley-Attwater is a respectable, dignified gentleman. But even the most proper gentlemen have secrets of their own. Secrets from the rest of the world, from their families, from their wives. Secrets that have a price. Now, as a veil of secrecy frays, a tantalizing game of cat and mouse will test the bounds of unfailing love. . . "For love, laughter, and lots of fun, read Victoria Alexander. " --Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling authorPraise for The Perfect Mistress"Smashing. . . very close to a perfect read. " --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "With a delectably dry sense of humor that rivals Oscar Wilde at his best, Alexander fashions the perfect romance, featuring two splendidly matched protagonists engaged in an exceptionally entertaining literary and romantic battle of wills. " --Booklist (starred review)
Four paranormal romances featuring zombies.
Return to a town of bewitching seduction and sensual demons. There''s a spellbinding witch of love who wants to make one man hers; a vegan having trouble adapting to vampirism; Satan''s emissary, who is looking for steady work in Colorado; and angelic triplets feeling a wee touch of the devil.
Contains three romance novels: This Magic Moment; Search for Love; The Right Path.
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