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Traditional Romeo and Juliet-but with hilarious comments on the margins explaining what's going on in normal English, and funny descriptions of the characters along with definitions and explanations.
Rosalie Ronaldi doesn't have a domestic bone in her body ... All she cares about is her career, so she survives on take-out and dirty martinis, keeps her shoes under the dining room table, her bras on the shower curtain rod, and her clothes on the couch ... Nick Romeo is every woman's fantasy - tall, dark, handsome, rich, really good in bed, AND he loves to cook and clean ... He says he wants an independent woman, but when he meets Rosalie, all he wants to do is take care of her. Before too long, he's cleaned up her apartment, stocked her refrigerator, and adopted her dog ... So what's the problem? Just a little matter of mistaken identity, corporate theft, a hidden past in juvenile detention and one big nosy Italian family too close for comfort ...
In USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels's compelling Regency trilogy, former privateer Ainsley Becket and his adopted brood of rescued orphans retreat to Romney Marsh when they are targeted by a madman set on revenge. In a world of pirates and smugglers--and an evil enemy bent on their destruction--Chance, Morgan and Elly Becket struggle to establish themselves and to find enduring, fulfilling love. Bundle includes A Gentleman By Any Other Name, The Dangerous Debutante and Beware of Virtuous Women.
When sexy Texas rancher Beth Harman hires strong, tan, and ruggedly handsome Jo Merrick to build a room onto her remote cabin they both know there's trouble ahead. Two years after the death of her beloved partner, Jo tries to resist Beth in order to honor her commitment to the past. As Beth and her daughter Tracy begin to chip away at the walls Jo has built around her heart, Jo begins to believe that she could find love again. But Beth's past, too, threatens this new passion: when Jo learns Beth's terrible secret -- and discovers that Beth has another lover -- she tries to protect her heart and walk away. Were it not for the series of dramatic events that follow, and Beth's commitment to their fledgling relationship, Jo might never again make room for love.
In 1963, four women become roommates in a Manhattan townhouse and cannot possibly know that the decisions they make will be challenged later as the world around them undergoes major change.
Olivia Callender needs to rehabilitate her hotel but she's been daydreaming through the past few years until her uncle threatens to take over the hotel. And Rhys Spencer isn't helping her either.
When Carrie arrived as a wide-eyed freshman at Stanford University, she thought she knew what to expect. After all, she was the golden girl, one in a long line of her family to attend the hallowed school. But no one could have prepared her for the monumental changes she would face when she met her new circle of friends. For once their lives intertwined with one another and became woven into the tapestry of the times, they would never be the same. ...
Rosamund Bolton is the heiress to the manor of Friarsgate on the wild Cumbrian border between England and Scotland. More than a splendid inheritance, Friarsgate will chart the fate of the orphaned beauty widowed at a precious young age. It will take her from the treacherous custody of a devious uncle, sweeping her into the magnificent court of Elizabeth of York, into the confidence of Katherine of Aragon, and past the intimate chamber doors of a young, handsome Henry VIII. It's an adventure that will test the limits of passion and betrayal, change the meaning of the word enemy, and turn even the most daring fantasy into true love.
A lonely woman prays and yearns for reconciliation with the son who left her many years ago. Her trust in God is shattered when she learns that this beloved son has been killed in a tragic accident. A knock on the door produces a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter she never knew she had, leading to a restoration of her faith in God but opening old wounds as they discover a dark family secret. Conflict builds to the breaking point until only God can bring grace and healing.
In the summer of 1947, war widow Kate Herrick returns to her childhood home, the tiny, tranquil Rose Cottage. But she soon discovers that someone - perhaps one of her strange, elderly neighbors - has broken in and stolen some important papers. Gossip spreads across the small village, as Kate enlists her childhood friends to help her uncover the truth. This quest opens up old family bitterness, jealousy, and revenge, forcing her to confront her own past. Along the way she finds true happiness in her humble beginnings and discovers romance where she least expects it.
[From the back cover] A deeply enthralling, richly romantic novel of passion and adventure by a stunning new voice in historical romance... A ROSE IN WINTER At sixteen, Lady Solange had pledged her love to Damon Wolf, had dreamed they would be together forever. But when her ruthless father threatened Damon's life unless she agreed to marry another, Solange did the only thing she could: she scorned her true love and sent him away...never imagining the fate that awaited her, never knowing that one day her destiny would be entwined with Damon's once more. For nine long years, Solange has lived a nightmare, wed to a wealthy lord whose handsome face hides a soul of darkest evil. Yet now, just as she is poised to finally make good her escape, Damon suddenly appears at the castle gate. Gone is the gentle hero of her childhood, replaced by a fiercely attractive, thunderously angry knight, who makes it clear he has never forgiven her betrayal. Convincing Damon to escort her to safety will take all Solange's ingenuity-but the real challenge lies in breaching the walls that Damon has built between them, to win back his trust ... and his hardened heart.
This haunting "Beauty and the Beast" tale set in the remote British moors tells of beautiful Erienne, whose father forces her to wed the richest suitor. Now Lady Saxon, she is the mistress of a great manor all but ruined by fire, wife to a man whose mysteriously shrouded form arouses both her fear and her pity. Yet even as she falls in love with her adoring husband, Erienne despairs of freeing her heart from the dashing Yankee who can't forget her. Once filled with young dreams of romance, now a wife and woman she must make a devastating choice: between love and honor...duty and desire.
Britain and Scotland during the reigns of James of Scotland and Henry VII and VIII of England. reference is acording to print book. I checked as many of the names as I possibly could.
Like a heroine in an ancient tale, Vivienne waited in the highest chamber of Kinfairlie's tower for her fated lover. In the darkness he came for her, cloaked and hooded so that she would not see his face. He loved her sweetly, thoroughly...and Vivienne knew she had met her destiny. But in the morning light, her dream is shattered, Erik Sinclair of Blackleith is no romantic hero but a disinherited warrior who arranged her abduction to regain his own legacy. Outraged by Erik's insistence that he needs her solely to beget a son, yet ensnared by the passion he awakens, Vivienne realizes that there is more merit in her taciturn spouse than he would admit. Erik is sceptical of her growing faith in his honour and her desire to recapture his stolen birthright... Little does he suspect that his rare gem of a bride intends to capture his barricaded heart as well.
When heiress Hastings Trent is joined with warrior Severin Langthorne in marriage, she must uncover the mystery surrounding a secluded estate known as Rosehaven.
A tale of family strife, dark secrets, and eerie legends among mountain people torn between tradition and change.
An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical--most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent--and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie--and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper. The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.
Lt. Torolf Magnusson and his team of Navy SEALs have gone back in time to eleventh-century Norselands on a search-and-destroy mission, but when they find they've landed in a sanctuary-filled with women-well. Their plans are put on hold, much to the distress of Hilda, the head of the sanctuary. At first resistant to Torolf's pursuits, she soon succumbs to his passionate advances. But with victory in sight for Torolf, Hilda must face the fact that their love may not survive the test of time.
Thrown out of her house because her father can no longer tolerate her constant delinquency, Roxy wanders the streets of New York, living in a flea-bag hotel that required no documentation. Spotted by an "agent" for Madam Brittany, a sophisticated woman who runs a high priced escort service, Roxy is taken into the Madams "school for escorts" and trains and educates her and sets her up with her own boutique apartment. When Roxy takes her sister in after their parents death, she doesnt expect it to be for long. Her plan is to get her sister to Paris where she can live with their relatives. But along the way, Roxys own life becomes complicated when she falls in love with a wealthy young Frenchman while she is on holiday. . .
In the Tudor Court of 1518, your friends and enemies can be one and the same. . . During the annual celebration of the Order of the Garter, Sir Michael Devereaux arrives in King Henry VIIIs court on a mission for his benefactor. The celebrations endless feats and sumptuous women delight the charismatic newcomer, who becomes captivated by the enigmatic Princess Renée of France. But evil, it seems, has followed Michael to the court. Shortly after his arrival, an unknown killer claims several victims, including the Queens lady-in-waiting, and the powerful Cardinal Wolsey asks Michael to help with the investigation. As he searches for the killer, Michael is haunted by disturbing images of the victims--flashes of violence that lead him to doubt his own sanity. Michael soon realizes that the key to solving the crime is connected to both the Popes Imperial vault in Rome and a mystery from Michaels own past--revealing a secret that is so damning, it could forever alter the future of mankind. Powerfully evocative and steeped with detail from the breathtaking era of the Tudors, Royal Blood is historical storytelling at its richest--an unforgettable tale of intrigue, passion, and danger.
Thanks to Pippa Middleton, we are more fascinated than ever by bridesmaids . . . especially the ones in Royal Weddings. Now, in this original anthology, New York Times bestselling authors Stephanie Laurens Gaelen Foley Loretta Chase tell us what it really takes to get the bride to the royal altar. They need to do more than "smile, wave, and look delighted"! Stephanie Laurens: A Return Engagement Lady Nell Daughtry has her hands full getting her reluctant bride sister safely married to the Prince of Lautenberg. Then she learns she's paired with Robert Knightley . . . the fiancÉ who walked away. Gaelen Foley: The Imposter Bride Lady Minerva must ensure her country's princess is wed to handsome Prince Tor. Then the bride bolts, and bridesmaid becomes--bride! Loretta Chase: Lord Lovedon's Duel When Chloe Sharp hears the handsome Earl of Lovedon say her sister's royal marriage is a match made in money, she challenges him to a duel--for love
Jeffrey Rodinov is descended from one of the oldest families in Alaska, and a Rodinov has been protecting a Baranov for generations. No one ever sees Jeffrey Rodinov coming, and no one-not even a mouthy, illegitimate princess-is going to keep him from playing bodyguard when his king decrees it. But no Rodinov ever had to protect Princess Nicole Krenski. Her credentials? Hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness. Smart. Stubborn bordering on exasperating. The lady says she doesn't need a bodyguard, but that's where she's wrong. Someone needs to watch her and show her the royal ropes. Someone who can make her feel like a queen-in and out of bed. Praise for MaryJanice Davidson "Unwavering in her humor. . . " -Romantic Times
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