Was the boss blind…to love? Craig Locksley thought he couldn't be charmed by his beautiful business associate, Delia because he couldn't see. However, temporarily parted from his young daughter and his beloved dog, Craig was forced to accept Delia's offer to act as his guide. Delia found Craig impossibly grouchy and incredibly attractive! It seemed Craig, too, was unable to deny his feelings of attraction, though he insisted to Delia that they could only ever be colleagues. He was about to undergo an operation, but the chance of his sight being restored was very small, and his stubborn pride told him that Delia shouldn't be asked to sacrifice her life for a blind husband…. Marrying the Boss From boardroom…to bride and groom!
Researcher Maggie Donovan has no luck with men, and it doesn't help that she can't keep her eyes off of her sexy boss – the one everyone else in the office calls The Beast. Relationships in the office are forbidden. So no one is more surprised than Maggie when she pretends to be his fiancée to save him during a difficult situation. Not only has she put her job on the line, but the future of the company. Billionaire Benjamin Gale III doesn’t believe in love or romance, but the look on his mother’s face when Maggie tells her that she’s his fiancée is worth millions. Instead of firing her for her insubordination, he goes along with the ruse. In his arms–and in his bed–she’d be everything he could ever want...which is why he can’t have her. But if he doesn’t let her go, they’ll lose everything...
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Author: Erica Storm
Publisher: Erica Storm
If you needed an A to pass a class would you be willing to sleep with the professor if he were handsome and had a body to die for? If he doesn’t know you’re alive and he’s not really your professor, but your boss, will you take the chance to approach him with an offer that’s too good to refuse? All Taylor Page wanted was two things, a name change to maybe Kesha or Tonya, and for her handsome professor to change her grade from a D to an A. When he asked for what he wanted, she was too shy to ask him for what she wanted. All Noah wanted was a date with the lovely Taylor Page and he didn’t care what her name was when he got the chance to be with her. Will she refuse him when she discovers he is the boss of a firm that has just hired her?
THE FORTY-EIGHT-HOUR-FIANCÉ… When Livvy Farrell asked her boss to masquerade as her fianceé for the weekend, Conal Sutherland was more than willing to further employee relations. He'd long been envisioning schemes that moved Livvy from her desk and into his bed. Now Conal could kiss the black-haired beauty to his heart's content and, well, there really was nothing engaged couples didn't do. Sounded like a no-risk arrangement to this shrewd bachelor, who'd rather think about mergers and markets than the forbidden "M" word. By Monday morning, this disheveled and thoroughly distracted man knew otherwise. Uh-oh. And now his highly enterprising employee had another proposal for him….
Zoweh or Zo for short was nothing short of an amazing mother and friend to everyone who knew her. She hid her scars from the world while she tried daily to be the best woman and mother she could be. Although her life had been nothing but complex being in an abusive relationship with her child's father, Darius the abuse began taking a toll on her life daily. Zoweh didn't feel she would ever be able to escape the wrath of her worst nightmare. She had no attachments in Chicago to anything besides her daughter and at this point, Promise was the only thing in the world keeping her sane. Zoweh never knew she wanted..NO NEEDED a boss; that is until she met the alluring Truth D'Stefano. With a flourishing drug empire that he shared with his brothers, Chosen and Legend, Truth was the man to see in Chicago. Nothing moved in Chicago without Truth's say so. He never had a shortage of money nor women, and never planned on slowing down on getting to the paper. Truth was living proof that life ain't always hardcore and that money makes the world go around. That was until one unexpected encounter with the unforgettable Zoweh. Chosen, the middle and most deranged of the brothers, made sure his name held weight in the streets. He was a fuck love get money type of nigga and he made sure any women he came across knew that. There was just one woman he couldn't seem to shake for the life of him. Legend, the youngest brother with the most to prove had tangled a web for himself and his brothers that he wasn't quite sure he would make it out of alive. With his marriage and relationship with his brother's on the line will Legend make the right decision? It was a roller coaster ride for Truth and Zoweh since the fateful night they met. Will they be able to withstand and hold down that spot of being 'The Beauty and the Boss of Chicago?
Working for reclusive author Alex Markoff sounded like Kelsey Albertelli's dream job…until she met her new boss. Alex might be movie-star handsome, but his gruff grouchiness makes it clear that Kelsey is not exactly welcome. Kelsey's a fighter and she refuses to tiptoe around a man who clearly needs looking after, even if he's too stubborn to admit it! As cracks gradually appear in Alex's forbidding exterior, for the first time Kelsey feels dangerously close to belonging. Can she hope for her own happy-ever-after…?
An innocent beauty, a scarred hero… Could she be the one to open up his heart? Handsome but guarded former Hollywood star Deacon Santoro prefers the confines of his mansion since an accident left him scarred both inside and out. But he promised to protect sparky beauty Gabrielle Dupré, his new PA. Can Gabrielle convince Deacon that love will give them the fairy-tale ending they deserve?
Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards, 1905–1935
Author: Arnold Arluke
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
From fairy tales to photography, nowhere is the complexity of human-animal relationships more apparent than in the creative arts. Art illuminates the nature and significance of animals in modern, Western thought, capturing the complicated union that has long existed between the animal kingdom and us. In Beauty and the Beast, authors Arluke and Bogdan explore this relationship through the unique lens of photo postcards. This visual medium offers an enormous and relatively untapped archive to document their subject compellingly.
Can she cook up the perfect recipe for love? Jolie Gardener, personal chef by day, aspiring romance writer by night, likes to talk and does it a lot. She has to because if she stops, all the pain, disillusionment, and abandonment of her AWOL mother, question-mark father, and foster-care childhood will rise up like a chocolate soufflé on steroids, sweeping away the fragile infrastructure of her life. But she's fine. Really. She is. Or so she thinks. Todd Best isn't fine. He knows it. And doesn't care. After his wife died—the woman who believed in him when he was a struggling artist—he put painting aside, moved from their home, and lost himself in the minutiae of daily life. Alone. Private. The way he likes it. The last thing he needs is some chatty cook seeping into the perfectly bland canvas of his life. Or so he thinks. So when Jonathan, a guardian-angel-in-training, turns himself into a kitten to help these two lonely souls find a happily ever after together, it ought to be a piece of cake. Or so he thinks… *** Praise for Judi Fennell’s stories: "Fun and flirty. Judi Fennell will make you believe in … the magic of happily ever after." ~ Jennifer Estep, USA Today best-selling author "Readers will adore the joy and humor and romance from Judi Fennell's creative pen." ~ Jill Barnett, New York Times best-selling author “Fennell’s light and lively writing is full of humor and cleverness.” ~ Publishers Weekly, 9/15/11
May the Best Man Win…the Maid of Honor? Lassiter Media millionaire Matt Hollis never let a woman stand between him and his career. But now Matt's best friend is marrying the Lassiter heiress—and her insufferable maid of honor has stolen Matt's heart. Kayla Prince is way more than this skilled negotiator bargained for. But Kayla's conflicted. The man left her in the lurch for his L.A. gig; now he wants her back? Fool her once, shame on Matt, fool her twice…well, actually, this second chance feels like the real thing. But a fateful night is about to put that feeling to the ultimate test…. Beauty and the Best Man is a DYNASTIES: THE LASSITERS prequel novella. The story continues in The Black Sheep's Inheritance by USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child, only from Harlequin Desire!
Beauty And Her Boss - Jennifer Faye Handsome but guarded former Hollywood star Deacon Santoro prefers the confines of his mansion since an accident left him scarred both inside and out. But he has promised to protect sparky beauty Gabrielle Dupr�, his new PA. Can Gabrielle convince Deacon that love will give them the fairytale ending they deserve? Her Las Vegas Wedding - Andrea Bolter When hotel heiress Audrey Girard's safe, convenient wedding to a business partner is called off, she's left to contend with her ex-fianc�'s brother - wild, brooding chef Shane Murphy. And there's certainly nothing safe about Audrey's attraction to Shane - every day they work together is even more dangerously tempting! Could there be a Las Vegas wedding on the cards after all?
When girl next door Beth Rogers pounded on Detective Kevin Grove's door in the middle of the night, she awakened not only the cop, but also the die-hard protector. His spunky neighbor had uncovered scandalous secrets about a murder and someone was threatening to silence her…permanently. After one heartbreak too many, Kevin was ready to call it quits. With his brawn and tough-guy looks, no woman had been able to see the caring soul that lurked beneath. But with one look into Beth's frightened eyes, the true-blue hero couldn't turn her away. Now, with every step leading them closer to danger, the safest place was in each other's arms.
Beauty and the Brooding Boss Working for reclusive author Alex sounds like Kelsey’s dream job, until she meets her new boss. He might be devastatingly handsome, but he’s certainly not welcoming! Yet, beneath his gruff exterior, could guarded Alex be Kelsey’s Prince Charming after all?
Boss and Her Billionaire: A Love on Deck Book by Michele De Winton Cruise director Michaela Western has everything she wants—everything except a sex life. But there are no secrets on cruise ships. She risked her job once for a dalliance with the Captain, and won't do it again for a few minutes of toe-curling pleasure. Until a devilishly handsome new staffer with a body made for sin tempts her to walk on the wild side... Investment billionaire Dylan Johns always gets what he wants. He is used to giving orders—not taking them—until he's forced to go on hiatus from his investment company. To bide his time and carry out an old dream, he takes a job on a cruise ship—and ends up taking orders from his gorgeous, but uptight, new boss. He is determined to loosen her up with a fun onboard romance, but their no-strings fling turns serious and Dylan is forced to confess his lies. When the affair threatens to shatter Michaela's own career dreams, she finds herself caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
BEAUTY AND THE…MAN WHO'LL NEVER LET HER GO Elise Bravo needed a job, desperately. And soldier turned thriller writer Jed Walsh burned through—almost literally, it turned out—assistants like hellfire through brimstone. Turned out he had some…unusual work habits to go along with his giant talent and ego. He threw knives to relax. He cleaned his guns as he acted out scenes. And more than anything, he hated cats… Enter Elise, crack typist, master plotter and perfect for the live-in job in every way but one…two if you counted Mr. Wiggles, her furry companion. For though Jed had sworn he would never get "involved" with a woman who worked for him, it took only a day or two with the perfectly professional, pencil skirt–wearing Bravo beauty to realize that his interest in Elise broke all the rules. He had to make her his—even if he had to win over her kitty to do it…
Beauty & Her Billionaire Boss -- Barbara Wallace Paris might be the city of love, but it's a lonely place for apprentice chef Piper Rush! Only her tentative bond with her boss, brooding billionaire Frederic Lafontaine, gives her the sense of belonging she's craved... Gradually losing his sight, Frederic keeps everyone at arm's length. But as Piper brings laughter and light back into his heart, she also opens his eyes to what life could be like together. Can Piper convince Frederic that she is the missing ingredient to his happily-ever-after? Time For Love -- Melinda Curtis Coming from a broken family, Kathy Harris couldn't wait to get out of Harmony Valley. But she is back, determined to rebuild her life and regain her young son's trust. But she doesn't expect to work miracles, unlike Dylan O'Brian -- the enigmatic cowboy rumoured to be a healer of misfit horses. As they heal an injured colt, Kathy starts to believe in a future with Dylan. But one of Kathy's new rules is no secrets -- Dylan has a big one. One that could destroy the life they're building together...
Loving The Boss MEMO To: The Single Women in the Office From: Cindy Cooper, Former Ugly Duckling Re: My Plan To Marry My Boss As you know, I have been in love with Kyle Prentice, my boss, for several years. And not once has that handsome executive glanced my way. Well, thanks to my head-to-toe birthday makeover, I finally caught Kyle's eye. But I've found there's quite a jump from the boardroom to the altar. And since Kyle has "confirmed bachelor" written all over him, guess I'll just have to work hard at proving true love is right outside his office door! Six friends dream of marrying their bosses in this delightfully new continuing series. Watch for Olivia's story in February.
Bright lights, big city and the rush of falling in love await you in these three fabulous stories. Kelsey & Alex Working for Alex Markoff sounds like Kelsey Albertelli’s dream job, until she meets her new boss and realises how stubborn he truly is! But when cracks start to show in Alex’s forbidding exterior, Kelsey’s unable to resist their obvious attraction. Could this be the perfect ending she’s always longed for? Abby & Hunter Hunter Smith likes to keep out of messy situations. He’s not one for the knight in shining armour role — that is, until he meets Abby Gray. Accepting Hunter’s job offer is a step in the right direction for Abby — but is she ready to believe that happy-ever-afters do truly happen? Delilah & Simon Delilah St. Germain fell for Simon Cartwright the moment she met him. Years later, her heart still flutters every time he saunters into the office. Thrown together with him for a working weekend, Delilah’s determined to uncover the secrets he’s hiding. But will her life ever be the same once the truth is revealed?