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Book two of Tales from the EdgeCatherine Rodgers doesn't like Mercy spaceships, or the courtesans who work on them-not after her husband left her for a Mercy woman. But after her luxurious transport ship gets blown up to prevent her from cracking the lid off a corporate scam that's left hundreds dead and a few people very rich, the only vessel around to save her is the Bonnie Belle.Sean Harrison has worked as one of the Belle's courtesans for years, bringing happiness to countless women along the space lanes. When he's asked to look after Catherine while the Belle brings her to safety, it should be just another job. Somehow it's anything but.Sean is captivated by Catherine's sense of justice and responsibility. And Catherine finds a softer, more emotionally intelligent man in Sean than she expected. Drawn together in darkness under the threat of death, they find the beginning of something lasting. But with pirates after the Belle and a price on Catherine's head, that beginning might be all they get.89,000 words
John "Monty" Montgomery is a workaholic. The oldest of the Montgomery children, he's been working by his father's side building the family hotel chain almost his entire life. His commitment to the business leaves no time for romance. But that's about to change.Georgia Lennox has been fantasizing about Monty ever since she started her gig as handywoman at Montgomery Manor. She figures Monty is way out of her league, so she hasn't dared to act on her feelings-until he offers to help fill a volunteer shortage on her latest project, building houses for families in need.Sparks fly as they spend time together, first on the job site, then off. But Georgia's not your typical frilly and feminine society girl. Hoping to find a way to fit in with the Montgomerys, she agrees to be made over by Monty's sister for an event. But if she lets her rough edges be smoothed away, will she be letting go of the very thing that attracted Monty in the first place?Read about the other Montgomerys in If I Stay and When I Fall, available now.102,000 words
A powerful novel about trauma and forgiveness, from the winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction During the violence and chaos of the Lebanese Civil War, a car pulls up to a roadblock on a narrow side street in Beirut. After a brief and confused exchange, several rounds of bullets are fired into the car, killing everyone inside except for a small boy of four or five. The boy is taken to the hospital, adopted by one of the assassins, and raised in a new family. "My father used to kidnap and kill people ..." begins this haunting tale of a child who was raised by the murderer of his real family. The narrator of Confessions doesn't shy away from the horrible truth of his murderous father--instead he confronts his troubled upbringing and seeks to understand the distortions and complexities of his memories, his war-torn country, and the quiet war that rages inside of him.
Kindle bestseller The Oyster Catcher is Jo Thomas's first irresistibly feel-good novel, set on the coast of Ireland. 'A world you long to live in with characters you love' Katie FfordeDooleybridge, County Galway: the last place Fiona Clutterbuck expects to end up, alone, on her wedding night.But after the words 'I do' have barely left her mouth, that's exactly where she is - with only her sequined shoes and a crashed camper van for company.One thing is certain: Fi can't go back. So when the opportunity arises to work for brooding local oyster farmer, Sean Thornton, she jumps at the chance. Now Fi must navigate suspicious locals, jealous rivals and an unpredictable boss if she's to find a new life, and love, on the Irish coast. And nothing - not even a chronic fear of water - is going to hold her back.Join Fi as she learns the rules of the ocean - and picks up a few pearls of Irish wisdom along the way... characters you love' Katie Fforde
This is the story of Sebastian Horsley's life. Growing up at High Hall, in Hull, with his alcoholic mother, who regularly attempted suicide, his stepfather, a cult member dressed in orange, and his father, a crippled millionaire, Sebastian Horsley couldn't wait to leave home. Searching for happiness, meaning and a good outfit he embarked on a doomed career as a punk guitarist, had a stormy relationship with a notorious Scottish gangster, enjoyed a wildly successful period as a stock-market entrepeneur and experienced a near fatal stint as a shark-hunter. Sebastian charts his years as a dandy, an artist, a male escort and a brothel connoisseur. There are the love affairs, with Rachel 1 and Rachel 2, and a harrowing descent into heroin and crack addiction. DANDY IN THE UNDERWORLD evokes his desperate attempts to get clean, culminating in his crucifixion in the Phillippines. Sure to shock and surprise, Sebastian Horsley recounts his story with excruciating self-knowledge and a savage wit.
An eBook short.From Jonathan Lethem's classic collection, Men and Cartoons, a haunting, playful story about dress-up, superheroes, Mafia, love and treachery. "I first met the kid known as the Vision at second base, during a kickball game in the P.S. 29 gymnasium," the narrator, Joel, explains. Decades later the Vision returns to his old Brooklyn neighborhood, no longer a young boy who dresses up in superhero costumes but a confident adult. But at a party with several mysterious visitors the Vision reveals some secrets still lingering, as the partygoers turn from party games to the uneasy weight of truth. This is an exemplary story from a modern master--poignant, witty, and entirely original.
In Kelly Jamieson's seductive new Chicago Aces romance--perfect for readers of Sawyer Bennett and Toni Aleo--a fun-loving free spirit tempts an uptight hockey star into opening himself up to love. As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he's ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can't exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl's no random puck bunny. She's Duncan's little sister--and she's moving in. Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc's chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what's going on inside his head: When he's not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team's bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl's self-esteem--especially since she's finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he's worth another shot . . . because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc's heart, it's Lovey.Advance praise for Major Misconduct "Steamy, sweet, and a whole lot of fun! I loved Major Misconduct!"--USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
USA TODAY BESTSELLERIn a novel that's perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be "just friends"? When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate--and platonic. Six years later, they're still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland's trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker's boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben's no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can't seem to get the hang of casual sex--until she tries it with him. The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker's ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can't go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.Praise for Blurred Lines"I just finished Blurred Lines and I absolutely adored this outstanding story."--New York Times bestselling author Sandi Lynn"I devoured Blurred Lines in one sitting. It's my kind of book, sexy and witty, and the banter between the characters is off the charts. You'll fall in love with their chemistry from page one."--USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston"Lauren Layne is the queen of fun and sexy all rolled into one. She knows how to write smart and hilarious characters that I want to read over and over again. Blurred Lines is her best yet!"--Cassie Mae, bestselling author of Doing It for Love"I read Blurred Lines straight through in one sitting. Ben and Parker are fabulous together."--USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry"Lauren Layne books are a guilty pleasure, and Blurred Lines is no different. Ben and Parker's friends-to-lovers romance is sinfully sweet, wickedly provocative, and brimming with playful, witty banter that had me laughing, crying, and swooning from beginning to end."--Tessa Teevan, author of Incinerate "A raw, no-holds-barred portrayal of two best friends making the choice to become lovers . . . the best I've ever read!"--The Romance Reviews"[A] beautiful, fantastic book . . . another huge win."--Star-Crossed Book Blog "Fresh and fast-paced, Blurred Lines is a perfect escape/comfort read, and guaranteed to cheer a girl up when she's feeling down."--Unquietly Me "Layne is one of the best authors writing today and I was reminded of that as I read this book. . . . It was hot and sexy and sweet. I laughed and shrieked and cried, exactly what I want from a book."--Obsessed with Romance "I was pulled further and further into this book by great writing, developed characters, and their witty and humorous ways. I look forward to more from this author in the future!"--The Sassy Bookista Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Minimalist design--maximum style! In the middle of the last century, a new generation of designers sought to render furniture to its most essential forms. In doing so, they created timeless designs that defined Mid-Century Modern Style. From the sleek geometric lines of Bauhaus-inspired design to the sculptural shapes of Danish masters, this furniture captured the imagination of the era and enjoys growing popularity today. Now for the first time, author Michael Crow has carefully detailed 29 seminal works by the era's foremost designers, including Hans Wenger, Finn Juhl and George Nelson. At their best, these spare, often sculptural designs transcend their period and are at home in a variety of settings. Each piece has been selected carefully so it can be built in an average workshop. Inside this book you'll find: More than 100 drawings with exploded views, elevations and details for projects to fit every room in your house. Practical advice on wood selection, hardware sources and contruction and finishing techniques. Two step-by-step project builds. A richly illustrated historical overview tracing the evolution of the style and exploring the designers and makers who shaped it.
Loosen up and nurture your colorful spontaneous expression!Bold Expressive Painting offers the fresh approach you're been looking for. Through step-by-step projects, learn to paint traditional subjects--still lifes, florals and landscapes--in a loose, modern and sometimes whimsical way. Working in acrylic or oil, you will learn the expressive approach to creating personal work that reflect your emotions and passions using techniques such as gesture painting, negative shape painting, and intuitive painting.In addition to 10 stepped-out projects you'll also learn:Methods of handling vibrant color, creating a personal palette and trying out new composition formatsWays to develop innovative compositions by incorporating personal symbols and imageryHow to breath exciting new life into previous workTechniques for working with collage, stencils, stamps and monoprintingRelease realism and embrace a colorful and new personal, expressionist style!
Be Prepared to Survive Everyday Emergencies! The keys to your everyday survival are: situational awareness, knowledge, and practiced preparedness skills. Sure, it's important to have trustworthy survival gear, but possessing the mindset that you are prepared for anything, and that you will survive no matter what happens, is your secret weapon that will help you to stay alive in an emergency. Everyday Survival Kits contains clearly outlined packing lists for what you need for specific survival situations. A situation will arise when you'll require more than just a bug out bag or a get home bag--with the help of this guide you'll be prepared to stay alive. Inside you'll find: detailed packing lists for a variety of kits including: everyday carry, hip bag, pocket survival kit, emergency 72-hour bag, urban survival bag, day hike kit, emergency car kit, vacation kit, student kit, purse kit, extreme weather kit, maritime kit, and the ultimate bug out bag practical applications and detailed instructions of how to use each item in the kit a resources section to take the guesswork out of finding and buying the right gear for the kit non-branded gear recommendations so you can select gear that fits both your need and your budget real-world scenarios in which the kits will be useful The only person you can fully rely on in a survival situation is you. The more you think about possible emergencies now, and prepare for them before they happen, the more likely you are to survive. The future belongs to those who are prepared, so be ready.
FROM THE FIELD TO YOUR TABLENorth America is blessed with a diverse landscape and wide variety of game and fish species offering sportsmen and women the chance to experience the hunt, the preparation and ultimately the ability to eat some of the healthiest meat available.Hunting for Food is a practical field guide that will teach new and experienced outdoor enthusiasts how to hunt, fish, clean and cook delicious, hearty meals of wild game. Learn what you need to enjoy the full field-to-table experience with chapters on popular species such as deer, hogs, rabbits, turkeys, pheasants, ducks, fish, frogs and more.INSIDE YOU'LL FIND:Tips and tactics for finding and harvesting gameThe best firearms, ammunition, archery gear and fishing tackle for each game speciesEssential equipment for each step of the processDetailed photos and step-by-step instruction on field dressing and preparationEasy-to-follow recipes for delicious table fare everyone will want to taste
Inspire your type designs with the side-by-side travel photo comparisons in Culture+Typograhpy by Nikki Villagomez. Each image features examples of typography in culture and is accompanied by cultural and historical commentary. Explore how design choices can be informed by the language of the cultural surroundings, and learn more about type selection, color usage and more with this book.
"Toss in a stone and begin your own ripple of influence." --Joy Cooper Featuring more than 100 artists and 130 quotes, Lesley Riley has created the ultimate book of "quotespiration." With quotes from artists, authors, philosophers and cultural icons, there are words of wisdom to speak to everyone from every walk of life. Each quote is paired with a powerful piece of art created by artists from all backgrounds to serve as creative prompts for anyone in the need of an art-making jumpstart. You'll find digital art, collage, art-journal pages, quilt art, assemblage and much more to inspire the artist in you. "When we look at art we are looking for ourselves." --Lesley Riley Find yourself in Inspirational Quotes Illustrated. Features: Perforated pages so you can tear out and frame the art and quotes that most inspire you! Art from your favorite artists, including Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Seth Apter, Mary Beth Shaw, Pam Carriker and more! 130 quotes and beautiful art to motivate artists and non-artists alike.
Easy colored pencil techniques for your nature-inspired mixed-media collages!Discover the beautiful bits of nature all around you and learn unique ways to incorporate them into your mixed-media collages with the help of Colored Pencil Collage. You will learn all the basics you need to use colored pencils in your nature paintings. Then you will practice creating and arranging appealing designs and compositions. Finally, 17 collage projects demonstrate mixed-media techniques for a variety of surfaces as well as featuring in-depth instruction for creating life-like nature drawings. Whether it's feathers, butterflies, flowers or leaves, you'll be inspired to look to mother nature for future projects!28 lessons teach composition, design and colored pencil techniques17 mixed-media projects21 drawing templates to help you get started
Everything you need to start drawing manga!In the jam-packed pages of Manga Crash Course, popular YouTube artist Mina "Mistiqarts" Petrovic shares with you all the techniques you need to create not just manga figures and faces, but full characters and scenes. After learning the basics for drawing and coloring eyes, hands, feet and other body parts, you'll move on to facial expressions, hair and clothes--the things that will make your characters stand out from the rest.Then, you'll put what you learned to the test as you play the Character Idea Game. Roll the dice to create wacky character combinations like Scary Vampire School Girl or Noisy Winged Knight. Finally, put your characters together in full manga scenes and paneled pages to create a dynamic story.Your crash course to manga drawing begins...NOW!More than 25 step-by-step demonstrations to guide you through creating each body part of your manga characters.Over 130 lessons for facial anatomy, poses, clothing and accessories, and common hairstyles and emotions.Turn your your full-sized manga characters into chibis with easy techniques.Try the character invention game to help you create your own endless supply of unique manga characters and stories.
In graphic design, creative thinking skills are undoubtedly important, but sometimes the importance of critical thinking skills is overlooked.Nimble will help you discover how to develop a creativity that is strategic and also able to cross platforms, industries or sectors. You'll discover a creative thinking process that allows you to generate scalable ideas that are both sticky and stretchy.As you develop a ﬂexible mind that is ideal for visual communication, digital marketing, or social media, you'll increase your value as a designer - to your clients, your employer, or simply your own work.
Everyone can draw and paint, including you! Even if you have never drawn or painted before, you can start creating your own beautiful artwork. Let the Willenbrinks show you how! Beginning with materials and basic techniques, these pages will teach you everything you need to know to get started in drawing, watercolors and oil painting. Follow along with 75+ demonstrations and mini-demonstrations as you learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects: people, landscapes, buildings, still life and more. Every essential art topic is covered, from sketching and shading to composition and color. Simple step-by-step instruction and many enormously useful lessons and tips will have you making your own masterpieces in no time! You may be an absolute beginner, but great results are absolutely within reach!
Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne's Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who's strictly off-limits. A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he's retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career--and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he's starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can't stop thinking about the one person who's always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister. Mollie Carrington can't say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie's just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago--or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson's mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can't win if she doesn't play the game.Advance praise for I Wish You Were Mine "A smart, sexy, and absolutely irresistible read!"--USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly"I Wish You Were Mine is a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story with a unique twist of my-sister's-ex-husband. A hot and sexy read with a strong bond of friendship make this a book you don't want to miss."--Keri Ford, author of the Turtle Pine series Praise for the novels of Lauren Layne "Fun, sexy, and sharp as a spike heel."--New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox "Packed with loads of sizzle and Snickerlicious fun, Lauren Layne's After the Kiss is a knock-your-stilettos-off, total page-turning treat that had me fan-girling up within the first chapter."--USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly "Spunky, flirty, and full of sass, Love the One You're With is everything a romance should be! Lauren Layne has a winner."--New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig "Sexy, sassy, and surprisingly sweet, Lauren Layne's Just One Night is a total page-turner!"--New York Times bestselling author Donna Alward "The Trouble with Love is a heartwarming read I devoured in one sitting and haven't been able to stop smiling over since."--New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke "Irresistibly Yours has it all: fun banter, hot chemistry, and a couple that you just can't help but want to be together!"--New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne's Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance. Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he's got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes--and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can't take his eyes off her. Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she's learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope's resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they're just fooling around--or starting something real.Advance praise for Irresistibly Yours "Irresistibly Yours has it all: fun banter, hot chemistry, and a couple that you just can't help but want to be together!"--New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine"Lauren Layne had me at baseball, and I stayed up way too late devouring Cole and Penelope's story. Sassy, sizzling, and sexy (with sports!). This one's a grand slam!"--Tracy March, author of Should've Said No "After reading the irresistibly sexy, funny, and fantastic Irresistibly Yours, Lauren Layne is a new auto-buy author for me. I can't get enough of the men of Oxford!"--Christi Barth, author of Risking It All Praise for the Sex, Love & Stiletto series "Fun, sexy, and sharp as a spike heel."--New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox "Packed with loads of sizzle and Snickerlicious fun, Lauren Layne's After the Kiss is a knock-your-stilettos-off, total page-turning treat that had me fan-girling up within the first chapter."--USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly "Spunky, flirty, and full of sass, Love the One You're With is everything a romance should be! Lauren Layne has a winner."--New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig "Sexy, sassy, and surprisingly sweet, Lauren Layne's Just One Night is a total page-turner!"--New York Times bestselling author Donna Alward "The Trouble with Love is a heartwarming read I devoured in one sitting and haven't been able to stop smiling over since."--New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Samantha Kane's Birmingham Rebels series--perfect for fans of Shayla Black and Lexi Blake--proves that three's never a crowd . . . at least not for the hard-bodied football all-stars who give teamwork a sexy twist. Quarterback Tyler Oakes plays hard and parties even harder. That reckless lifestyle nearly derailed his career, and now the Birmingham Rebels are Ty's last shot at football immortality. But staying out of trouble can take its toll--especially for a man with a taste for girls and guys. Because curvy, gorgeous Randi McInish is just the kind of trouble he'd like to get into. A tough-as-nails undercover cop, Randi meets her match in Ty. After they get wrapped up together in a drug bust and a high-speed car chase, Randi's eager to take the notorious bad boy for another wild ride. Turns out Ty already has something in mind. When he introduces her to the Rebels' sexy new quarterback coach, things start heating up a little too fast for Randi. Brian Mason coached Ty in college, and boy do they have history together. With Brian taking control on the field and in the bedroom, they were an unstoppable team. But Brian, blindsided by love, ran from his feelings for Ty. He won't let Randi make the same mistake. Both men agree they need more than each other. They want a woman they can share. And when they make a pleasure play for Randi, all three are sure to score.Advance praise for Calling the Play "Fast-paced, fun, and fiercely hot! With her Birmingham Rebels series, Samantha Kane deftly blends football and sensual fantasy, and I can't wait to read more!"--New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul"Samantha Kane's Birmingham Rebels series continues to deliver steamy, heart-pounding reads with Calling the Play, a devilishly delicious book that scores both on and off the field!"--Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of Breaking a Legend "Kane's second Birmingham Rebels contemporary sizzles. . . . Scrappy Randi charms with her take-no-prisoners attitude, and Ty and Brian are appealingly imperfect."--Publishers Weekly Praise for Samantha Kane's Broken Play "Samantha Kane brings her A game to this scorching yet sweet tale. Broken Play will leave you in need of a towel boy!"--New York Times bestselling author Jayne Rylon "Samantha Kane writes the kind of books that suck you in and won't let you put them down until you're finished!"--USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce Praise for Samantha Kane "Samantha Kane's delightful characters and sizzling sexual tension always make for a great read."--New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries Calling the Play is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Perfect for fans of Shayla Black and Lexi Blake, the deeply sensual new Birmingham Rebels series introduces an unforgettable team of chiseled football gods--and the daring, provocative games they play behind closed doors.Birmingham Rebels offensive linemen Beau Perez and Cass Zielinski are inseparable, on and off the field. Cass, the captain with the cowboy swagger, is a loose cannon. Beau, the veteran tight end, is cool under pressure. And ever since they were caught on tape in a steamy threesome, their exploits have fueled more than a few tabloid headlines--and naughty fantasies.Marian Treadwell knows all about the video. And now that she's the Rebels' new assistant offensive coach, she can't look at Beau and Cass without picturing their hard, naked bodies--with her pressed in between. Marian would like nothing more than to indulge those impulses, but she knows better than to get too close to her players, a bunch of adrenaline-fueled alpha males who don't always follow the rules.Just the thought of sharing the gorgeous yet guarded Marian drives Cass wild. At first, Beau isn't sure she's right for them . . . and lately, all he desires is a little alone time with Cass to explore their new intimacy. But it's only a matter of time before Cass breaks through both of their defenses. Because when seduction is the game plan, he always plays to win.Broken Play is intended for mature audiences.Advance praise for Broken Play"Samantha Kane brings her A game to this scorching yet sweet tale. Broken Play will leave you in need of a towel boy!"--New York Times bestselling author Jayne Rylon"Samantha Kane writes the kind of books that suck you in and won't let you put them down until you're finished!"--USA Today bestselling author Kate PearcePraise for Samantha Kane"Samantha Kane's delightful characters and sizzling sexual tension always make for a great read."--New York Times bestselling author Sabrina JeffriesIncludes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
As Lauren Layne's salacious Sex, Love & Stiletto series returns, a jaded columnist discovers a steamy way to get over an old flame: falling for him all over again. As Stiletto magazine's authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair writes from personal experience. Five years ago, Emma was Charlotte, North Carolina's darling debutante and a blushing bride-to-be. Now she's the ice queen of the Manhattan dating scene. Emma left her sultry Southern drawl behind, but not even her closest friends know that with it she left her heart. Now Emma's latest article forces her to face her demons--namely, the devilishly sexy guy who ditched her at the altar. After giving up everything for a pro-soccer career, Alex Cassidy watches his dreams crumble as a knee injury sidelines him for good. Now he's hanging up his cleats and giving journalism a shot. It's just a coincidence that he happens to pick a job in the same field, and the same city, as his former fiancée . . . right? But when Emma moves in next door, it's no accident. It's research. And Alex can't help wondering what might have been. Unlike the innocent girl he remembers, this Emma is chic, sophisticated, and assertive--and she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. The trouble is, Alex has never wanted her more.Praise for The Trouble with Love "The Trouble with Love is a heartwarming read I devoured in one sitting and haven't been able to stop smiling over since."--New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke"Sharp, sexy contemporary romance at its best, The Trouble with Love satisfies in the best kind of way."--Elisabeth Barrett, author of the Star Harbor series"[Lauren] Layne produces winner after winner and The Trouble with Love is no different."--Fiction Vixen "One of Layne's best works . . . I found myself laughing and crying simultaneously in a matter of seconds."--Star-Crossed Book Blog "I honestly can't say enough about how much I love and adored this book. It takes a rare breed of author to make me go out and purchase all of their backlist without even reading blurbs or reviews."--Ramblings from This Chick (five stars)"These books are reminiscent of Nora Roberts' and her trilogies, with the complex situations, three-dimensional characters, grand sense of humor and hot sex scenes."--Urban Girl Reader "It was very difficult not to instantly like this book, because it had all the things I loved all rolled up into one: sass, humor, underlying sexual tension, as well as suits and office romance."--Fifty Shades of Books "Sultry, funny and heartwarming . . . This book is the fourth in the Sex, Love & Stiletto series, but can be read as a standalone and is perfect for anyone who loves second-chance romance."--TJ Loves to Read Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
In Laura Marie Altom's scorching new Shamed novel, perfect for fans of J. Kenner and Tracy Wolff, a broken heart pushes a rugged loner to the breaking point--until a not-so-innocent affair changes everything. When the woman he loves marries billionaire Liam Stone, Nathan Black swears off dating and playing by the rules. He's also tired of being broke. His new gig as a male escort isn't exactly legal, but the cash will help him build a solid future. Then there's Carol Moore, Liam's personal assistant. She and Nathan always seem to get paired up at Stone family functions--and always seem to end up in bed together. She's definitely intriguing. But how could a good girl like Carol settle down with a screw-up like Nathan? After Carol's dreamy boss gets hitched, crushing any chance of them getting back together, she finds herself hooking up with the bride's best friend. Nathan is hot, adventurous, and just a little bit dangerous. But when one of their sexy games goes too far, Carol discovers how out of control Nathan's life really is. And before long Carol is forced to choose between her safe old life and the bad boy who makes her feel like the woman she's meant to be.Advance praise for The Escort "I couldn't put The Escort down! Laura Marie Altom delivers one hell of an exciting and wickedly hot story."--Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series Praise for Laura Marie Altom's Shamed series "Touching, sad, sweet, and sexy, Control will have you cheering for Ella and Liam right up to the end. Then you'll start counting the days until we get to find out how their story really ends. Or begins."--Laura Drewry, USA Today bestselling author of Prima Donna Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Ella Patton and Liam Stone return in the breathtaking conclusion to Laura Marie Altom's Shamed series, the steamy, contentious love affair that began in Control. Will you marry me? Those four little words should be a dream come true. But for Ella Patton, they're the start of a waking nightmare. For despite the insatiable desire she feels for Liam Stone, marriage is out of the question--divorcing her abusive husband, Blaine, would be too dangerous to even contemplate. Besides, Ella couldn't ask for anything more than the life she and Liam share: a scalding hot passion that's totally outside the bounds of "I do." Liam has hit a brick wall. His fortune can't buy Ella's freedom from the oppressive monster the law recognizes as her husband. Blaine will take any opportunity to bring Ella back under his authority, no doubt exacting a terrible revenge as punishment for nearly slipping away. But Liam has a force greater than money and influence on his side: Ella's love. She sparks his most unstoppable determination--and ignites pleasures that no man should be able to possess.Praise for Possess "Emotional, passionate, engaging . . . Liam and Ella are a couple to root for. Readers who loved Control will devour Possess in one sitting!"--Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of Desired "The author puts you 'on your toes' for most of this book with the ex-husband coming back into the scene and finding Ella. What happens next is a series of events that will curl your toes."--Sportochick's Musings "Talk about a roller coaster, this book took Ella and Liam through the wringer!"--Saved by Suspense "This book grabbed hold of me and refused to let go. I lived Ella and Liam's life, I felt the pain and loss and love. I loved the first book but amazingly this book was better. An easy five stars from me."--Gemma Reads Too Many Books For It to Be Normal "One word of warning . . . You will become addicted to this book!"--Brit Nanny Reads Praise for Control "Touching, sad, sweet, and sexy, Control will have you cheering for Ella and Liam right up to the end. Then you'll start counting the days until we get to find out how their story really ends. Or begins."--Laura Drewry, USA Today bestselling author of Prima Donna Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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