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Fortune's Children:The Brides:Meet the Fortune brides-six special women who perpetuate a family legacy greater than mere riches!THE CINDERELLA ASSIGNMENTWhen Jack Fortune's motherless daughter moved in with him, this ever-so-competent CEO needed Amanda Corbain, his faithful assistant, to become Lilly's temporary live-in nanny. Suddenly this natural-born nurturer was living out her ultimate fantasy, but no amount of dreaming had prepared Amanda for the feelings he aroused. And now Amanda had one final wish before this Cinderella assignment ended....
He's her boss. . . Italian tycoon Fabian Moritzzoni needs to marry--but not for love. He'll take a convenient bride, and his new assistant fits the bill. She's pale, shy and skinny, but delicate English rose Laura Greenwood fires his hot Italian blood like no woman has before. . . . so he'll make her his bride!Laura has come to Tuscany to rebuild her shattered life. She blossoms under the heat of Fabian's desire, but will he ever see her as more than his suitable wife?
Kane Lindley is a regular customer at the restaurant where Shannon works. When an incident results in her getting the sack, Kane comes To The rescue and offers her a job!As well as being his secretary, Shannon also finds herself caring for his young daughter. In fact, he even persuades her to move into his home! But all the while Shannon is fighting her attraction to her boss, playing the part of a responsible, diligent employee-until Kane propositions her, daring her to act on the overwhelming attraction between them. . . .
He'd desired her--and denied himself her company--for far too long. Now Marcos Allende finally had his secretary right where he wanted her. He'd convinced her to play the role of his lover while he conducted the deal of his life. And once the pretense was over, Marcos would move heaven and earth to make Virginia Hollis his true mistress. She longed to be more than merely Marcos's dedicated assistant. Yet she'd readily agreed to play along, hoping to ensconce herself in his bed. . . and then his heart. But could she keep a permanent place in his life once he discovered her secret?
Sleeping with Nick Bateman wasn't the smartest thing Zoë had ever done. He was her boss! And since they had crossed the line, she had to make some rules and stick to them. One night was all they would ever have. His assistant's passion had astounded him, and now Nick knew one night with Zoë would never be enough. Yet, with his track record, he couldn't chance ruining the only relationship that meant anything to him. Then his secretary revealed a little secret. . . .
Expecting a secret bundle of joy! With one last look in the mirror, Kit Mercer prepares to face her boss-surely he can't wait to sweep her into his arms again and declare his love? Actually, what Alex Hallam does is tell her their fling can't continue. He knows it's the right thing to do-after his ex-wife's lies, is he really ready for a relationship with sweet, lovely Kit? Until Kit reveals she's pregnant! Swapping the boardroom and working lunches for the baby clinic and wake-up feeds, they'll get more than they bargained for.... Maybe even swapping their business contract for a marriage certificate!
He gives "secret service" a whole new meaning. . . . How is the president's daughter supposed to have any fun while living in a gilded cage? Kelly would gladly trade the view from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and all its perks for what she really wants: an earth-shattering orgasm. But one perk Kelly would never give up is Michael Weston. Shes sure the sexy secret service agent can give her what she desires though falling for Kelly's seduction could cost him everything. . . .
Pilot Trent McBride had always been a little too brash, too cocky for his own good. But that was before his recklessness almost cost him his life. After a plane crash leaves him permanently grounded, he doesn't know-or care-what he's going to do with his life. Then he meets Annie...Annie Stewart has come to Honoria to start over. After dumping one fiance, the last thing she's looking for is a man. Then again, she's never come across a man like gorgeous, grumpy Trent McBride before. Only, he won't give them a chance, insisting he's not the man she needs. But when Annie's past catches up with her, Trent's definitely the man she wants....
When a beautiful, sexy Boston socialite goes public with the videotape details of her private life, it makes her lover, a brilliant criminal lawyer, look guilty of Murder One.
Shows how the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in our careers or private lives take us to the heart of the critical questions of private and public morality.From the Trade Paperback edition.
At age twelve, Cassandra Madden fell in love with Jefferson Ames, a young man she met at one of her mother's business conferences. Over the years, during periods of loneliness and struggle, Cassie held on to this unrequited love in order to cope with her isolated heart and the pain of a cold mother. Even when Cassie grew up, went off to college, and met a man she thought she'd marry, her heart yearned for Jeff. In a decisive moment, she breaks off the pending engagement and travels to Williamsburg, Virginia, where the now-widowed Jeff lives with his young daughter. Cassie becomes the child's nanny, but, even though she sees the object of her desire every day, Jeff has yet to even notice her. Then, one day, she hears shots coming from the mansion of Althea Fairmont, an eccentric woman who is thought of as the world's greatest living actress. Cassie runs to investigate, and, in an instant, her safe little life is turned upside down. She begins to learn that all the people around her aren't who they claim to be. Everyone has secrets -- and until Cassie unravels those secrets, she and Jeff will never have a chance to be happy together.
What makes a family? T. J. feels that he is a disappointment to his father since T. J.'s mother died years earlier. He spends most of his free time at the zoo where zookeeper Nancy Champion takes a special interest in him. Eventually, Nancy reveals to T. J. that she is his natural mother, who gave him up for adoption when he was born. When his father wants him to get a summer job, T. J. begins to baby-sit for his new found sister, keeping his employer's identity a secret. In Nancy's home he finds the family he never had. But when his father discovers the truth and forbids T. J. to see his mother, he must make a painful choice: Will he live with his natural mother or with his adoptive father?
A breathtaking tale of duty and desire from one of romantic fiction's most sensuous voices-Brenda Joyce Injured during a train robbery, Regina Shelton, the daughter of a British earl, awakens with no memory of who she is-and in the arms of the most handsome man she has ever seen. The dangerous stranger calls her "Elizabeth," and his touch sets her blood racing, impelling her toward a romantic destiny not rightfully her own. Slade Delanza has finally found the missing heiress who was meant to wed his brother James. But now James is dead-and the rugged loner is expected to marry wealthy "Elizabeth Sinclair" himself in order to rescue his family from ruin. Though he aches to possess his innocent young bride, Slade's honor demands that he deny his own desires. And he vows to resist temptation, unaware of the stunning secrets that, if revealed, could seal their love . . . or tear them apart forever.
Struggling to recover from the trauma of her husband's death, Emma Bellamy was shaken anew when her friends and family began receiving vicious letters signed by her-letters that she swore she hadn't written-letters that revealed horrible truths about the people in her life. He'd turned Emma into a bestselling author, but the price he'd exacted almost destroyed her. She'd always accused Emma of stealing her father's affection, and she would stop at nothing to hurt her. Although the lawyer found himself hopelessly attracted to Emma, he feared she was going insane. Terrified by what she might discover, Emma desperately searched for answers to the secrets that haunted her life and threatened everything she loved.
The stunning new summer besteller from Freya North. They drive each other crazy. And they both have something to hide. But we all have our secrets. It's just some are bigger than othersâ ¦Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments â " and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is a blank and she's something of an enigma. But there's something about her â " even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks as though she's here to stayâ ¦
Waldo Templeton was, at best, a mediocre organist. He was also careless, so his killer was able to follow him to the sanctuary of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Church in Picketsville, VA, and dispatch him. Then the Vicar's secretary follows Waldo to an early grave. The Vicar, the Reverend Blake Fisher, sent to Picketsville when his ambition overcame his common sense, had had enough trouble in Philadelphia. He did not need a corpse behind his altar. He did not need his gun to be stolen, and he definitely did not need the local police breathing down his back as a suspect in a double murder. Aided by the computer wizardry of his newest deputy, Sam (Samantha) Ryder and the country wisdom of Billy Sutherlin, Sheriff Ike Schwartz must sort through false leads, the unsolicited helpfulness of a politically connected parishioner and missing counseling files belonging to Blake's predecessor. Then the Vicar himself becomes the killer's third target.... Secrets is the sequel to Ramsay's first novel, Artscape, featuring Sheriff Ike Schwartz.
Danielle Steel, America's number-one best-selling novelist, has held millions spell-bound with such novels as Family Album, Full Circle, and Changes. But with Secrets she takes her readers beyond the tightly knit world of the family, into the heart of the nation's most glamorous industry: television. Here is the drama behind the creation of Manhattan, a first-of-its-kind prime-time television series produced by Melvin Wechsler. Tempered by tragedy, seasoned by success, a man with a Midas touch, Mel Wechsler will assemble a dazzling cast: Sabina Quarles at forty-five has managed to maintain-by dint of spunk and surgery-the body of an eighteen-year-old. Tough, spirited, and self-sufficient, she has survived twenty years in Hollywood, never marrying, never quite succeeding, never deigning to work in television. Yet Manhattan may bring her both the stardom she craves-and the security her very special needs require. Jane Adams is an earthy thirty-nine-year-old beauty. Devoted to her children, dominated by her abusive and violent husband, forced to choose between her husband and her acting career, Jane may find that her role in Manhattan has cost her everything that matters most. Zack Taylor, the leading man, is a paragon of professionalism. Yet beyond the smooth good looks, the easy warmth, and the slick charm of the eligible bachelor, he remains an enigma. The charming ingenue, Gabrielle Thornton-Smith, seems to have appeared out of the blue. Beautiful, talented and on the brink of success at twenty-five, what can she have to hide? And Bill Warwick, plucked from the ranks of struggling young actors, is now slated to be the nation's new heartthrob. But he has lied about one issue in his background. Not only will Bill's future hang in the balance, but the success of the whole series may be jeopardized when he is forced publicly to confront the consequences of his little white lie. Set in Los Angeles and New York, Secrets carries the reader behind the scenes into the making of a major television series. Probing even deeper beneath the polished surfaces, Danielle Steel explores the dilemmas both men and women, in and out of the searchlight of the media, confront today. She paints a vivid, compelling picture of a sophisticated world and the surprisingly real problems of the people who inhabit it. Here Danielle Steel delineates her richest and most complex cast of characters, people forced together by extraordinary circumstances who must perform even when they're torn apart by their deepest secrets.From the Paperback edition.
India lives in a large, luxurious house with a mom she can't stand and a dad she adores, although he hasn't had much time for her recently. She seeks solace in her journal, which she keeps in sincere imitation of her heroine, Anne Frank. Treasure lives on the low-income council estate with her loving and capable grandmother. She is devoted to her nan but lives in fear of having to go back to live with her mother and violent stepfather. A chance meeting sparks a great friendship between the girls, and so when Treasure has to run away to avoid her stepfather, India comes up with a hiding place inspired by her favorite author. India doesn't have a real Secret Annex but she does have a hidden attic.
It's Mary Camden's senior year and that means she has to beef up her game. But After the coach decides that the team's season is over due to poor grades, Mary and a handful of other Wildcats decide to get revenge. Will Mary get away with her plan or will this hasty decision change her senior year and how her family views her? Will Simon and Ruthie stop her after overhearing her plan? Will Matt move back home? Will Lucy's position on her school's student court influence her principals decision on her sister's future? Find out in this book about Glenoak's most exciting family.
Here's the book you'll wish you read before your very first date. Renowned relationship expert Barbara de Angelis, Ph. "d reveals: -Secrets about sex that men will never tell you -Which men spell trouble from the start -How to get the man you love to open up -The six biggest mistakes women make with men -The five biggest mysteries about men -What men say versus what they really mean -Why men always want to be right -Men's top twenty sexual turn-offs -How to get as much as you give How much do you really know about men and sex? Take the quizzes and see. Here are exercises, checklists, dos, dont's, and proven-effective tools and techniques that can turn you into a more powerful woman and absolutely transform your relationships with men.
Secrets and Leaks examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How then can we ensure that this power is used responsibly? Typically, the onus is put on lawmakers and judges, who are expected to oversee the executive. Yet because these actors lack access to the relevant information and the ability to determine the harm likely to be caused by its disclosure, they often defer to the executive's claims about the need for secrecy. As a result, potential abuses are more often exposed by unauthorized disclosures published in the press.But should such disclosures, which violate the law, be condoned? Drawing on several cases, Rahul Sagar argues that though whistleblowing can be morally justified, the fear of retaliation usually prompts officials to act anonymously--that is, to "leak" information. As a result, it becomes difficult for the public to discern when an unauthorized disclosure is intended to further partisan interests. Because such disclosures are the only credible means of checking the executive, Sagar writes, they must be tolerated. However, the public should treat such disclosures skeptically and subject irresponsible journalism to concerted criticism.
By the author of Walking on Eggshells, a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and those who discover what has long been hidden. Secrets, large and small, are a fact of human life. This book explores the impact of keeping secrets and the power of truth. Secrets can damage our sense of self and our relationships. Even so, Jane Isay has found, people survive learning the most disturbing facts that have been hidden from them. And secret keepers are relieved when they finally reveal themselves--even the things they are ashamed of--to the people they care about. Much depends, Isay writes, on the way of telling and the way of hearing. Jane Isay was both a secret finder and a secret keeper. After fifteen years of marriage her husband admitted he was gay, but together they decided to keep it a secret for the sake of their two sons. Building on her personal experience, sixty intimate interviews, and extensive research into the psychology of secrets, Isay shows how the pain of secrets can be lightened by full disclosure, genuine apology, and time. Sometimes the truth sunders relationships, but often it saves them. Powered by detailed stories and Isay's compassionate analysis, Secrets and Lies reveals how universal secrets are in families. The big ones--affairs, homosexuality, parentage, suicide, abuse, hidden siblings--can be ruinous at first, but the effects need not last forever, and Isay shows us what makes the difference. With specific guidelines for those who keep secrets and those who find them out, Isay's book reveals the art of surviving a secret.
He's a bad boyFamous criminal defense attorney Jackson Moore thought he had left his bad-boy past behind him-but his childhood sweetheart had different plans for him.Rachelle Remont thought she could forget her tragic small-town history by writing about it in her nationally syndicated column. She hadn't counted on Jackson Moore's return, or on the way her blood ran hot at the sight of him. He was determined to discover the town's secrets with Rachelle-and in doing so, uncover some secrets of their own....He's just a cowboyFor six agonizing years Heather Tremont Leonetti tried to make a lie of the breathless summer when rodeo rider Turner Brooks broke her innocence and branded her heart. But now only the truth could save her most precious, cherished memento.Which meant she'd have to beg the help of the one man who could drive her to her knees-the proud, unforgiving loner she'd loved...the unforgettable cowboy who'd sired her son.
In her debut novel, Secrets and Lies, Rhonda McKnight delivers unforgettable characters and page turning drama when a couple whose troubled marriage is pushed to its limits amidst secrets, lies and an enemy set on revenge. Faith Morgan is struggling with her faith. Years of unhappiness due to poor communication and neglect leave her doubting God will ever fix her marriage. The trust in her husband, Jonah, is shattered deeply when she discovers he's kept the childhood death of his twin brother a secret. When a coworker accuses him of sexual harassment, she begins to wonder if she really knows him at all, and if it's truly in God's will for them to stay married. Pediatric cardiologist Jonah Morgan is obsessed with one thing, his work. The death of his brother has intensified his desire to heal children at any cost, even his family. When a nurse on the job blindsides him with a sexual harassment charge, Jonah finds himself at a crossroads in his life. He must decide whether he will continue to allow the memories of his brother to haunt him, or find healing and peace in a God he shut out long ago.
Former Secret Service agent Alex Stone was the best of the best, so impersonating missing foreign dignitary Thomas Barde seemed easy. Convincing the world that rough-and-rowdy Melusine Brand was actually Katerina, Thomas's ultra-feminine bride and the president of Tantilla's beloved daughter, was another story. And while Alex was no stranger to difficult assignments, hiding his history with Melusine bordered on impossible. Physically, Melusine could have been Katerina's twin, but the resemblance ended there-something Alex was grateful for when their simple plan turned dangerous. As they tangled with terrorists in the Texas desert, Alex wondered not only whether a future without Melusine was worth living, but would they survive to see any future at all?
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