MEMO TO SELF: SECOND CHANCES ARE FOR THOSE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SEIZE THEM. Since the betrayal that had upended her life, Breena Quinlan hid. Hid her feelings in the pages of a journal. Hid her body beneath baggy clothes. Hid in an out-of-the-way Oregon town. But Seth Tucker found the woman within. His every look, his merest touch told her that he wanted her. Everything about him, especially the way he tried so desperately to be a good dad to his daughter, screamed that he could be trusted. So Breena took the plunge and shared his address, then shared his bed. That had been easy. Sharing her secret required a leap of faith.
She had everything she ever wanted. Why was she so tempted to throw it away? From the author of Prelude and Interlude, Reprise concludes this exciting trilogy about one woman's challenging quest for enduring love.
For Tina Ryan, falling in love is the worst thing that could ever happen to her. Love is a refuge for the weak, lonely and needy. Once she was like that herself - but no longer. Recovering from a turbulent, tormented childhood, she has reinvented herself as Chrissie: strong, self-reliant and firmly in control. She is everything she ever wanted to be and nothing will ever be allowed to threaten that. But she is also human. So when love does force its way into her life, leaving her utterly shocked and exposed, her new and carefully constructed personality is in peril. And nothing can ever be allowed to do that. Control must be maintained and feelings must be on her terms. No matter how dreadful those terms might be.
All She Ever Wanted is the emotion-packed story of three generations of women: Kathleen, her mother, Eleanor, and her grandmother, Fiona. Each woman left home to escape her family's past and to start a new life. Kathleen has been estranged from her family for 35 years, and she is torn between the need to forgive and the urge to forget. Hoping to find answers that will patch the wounds of her tattered heart and salvage her relationship with her daughter, Kathleen embarks on a journey into her family's mysterious past.
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan returns to The Hunted series Ben Knight has spent his life protecting those in need and helping abused women escape their terrible circumstances. He’ll stop at nothing to save the lives of his clients, especially the hauntingly beautiful Kate Morrison, a woman threatened by a man whose wealth allows him to get away with everything—including murder. Kate’s days spent as a social worker, fighting for those unable to help themselves, means she’s spent her fair share of time in a court room. She and Ben have crossed paths, but never that professional line. When he agrees to aid her in putting Evan Faraday behind bars where he belongs, she must trust the sexy lawyer with her life and that of a precious baby’s. Will Kate learn to trust Ben in time to save herself, and will they have a chance to explore the love blossoming between them before it’s too late? An Avon Romance
?A punk rock Scheherazade” (Margaret Cho) shares the zigzagging path that took her from being a member of a harem to motherhood Jillian Lauren is not your typical mom. In Everything You Ever Wanted, she recounts her journey of starting a family after a radically untraditional beginning that was fraught with sex, drugs and rock and roll and immortalized in the internationally bestselling memoir Some Girls. With the same unflinching honesty displayed in Some Girls, Lauren chronicles how, after she loses her best friend to an overdose and her parents disown her, she is saved by her love for her adopted son with special needs. Exploring complex ideas of identity and reinvention, Everything You Ever Wanted is a must-read for everyone, especially every mother, who has ever hoped for a second act in life.
'Wry, beautiful, surprising and deeply moving' Rachel Seiffert, Guardian 'Captures so excellently the low level anxiety that hums through everyday life' Daily Telegraph ____________________________________________ You wake up. You go to work. You have strategy meetings about how to use hashtags. After work you get so blackout drunk you can't remember the circumstances which have led you to waking up next to your colleague. The next day you stay in bed, scrolling through your social media feeds and wondering why everyone else seems to be achieving so much. Then you hear about Life on Nyx, a programme that offers the chance to move to another planet and start a new, meaningful way of life. But there's a caveat: if you go, you can never come back. ____________________________________________ 'An acute satire of our social media-dominated times and a haunting examination of depression and anxiety rendered in diamond sharp prose' i 'Sauma has the horrors of the workplace nailed with satirical precision' Sunday Times Culture 'Weird, wonderful and beautifully written' Daily Mail 'For fans of Black Mirror' Elle 'Millennial angst meets sci-fi' Stylist 'Uplifting, unputdownable and mordantly funny' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti
“Sara Shepard delivers the perfect read….A brilliant storyteller.” —Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Very Valentine and Brava, Valentine “[Written] with unflinching honesty and unstinting compassion.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, author The Deep End of the Ocean “This riveting, provocative and well-crafted family drama surprised and delivered at every turn. I could not put it down.” —Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) Sara Shepard, the bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars, delivers a powerful novel of family dreams, lies, and delusions. Everything We Ever Wanted begins with a phone call with allegations that rock an upper crust Philadelphia family to its very foundations, unlocking years of secrets and scandals that expose the serious flaws in outwardly perfect lives. A moving, intelligent, and unforgettable novel, Shepard’s Everything We Ever Wanted is exceptional contemporary women’s fiction that will be embraced by book clubs everywhere.
1861 - 1866 It should not be. Young men marching off to war. Mothers and fathers left behind to worry. Sisters packing boxes of mittens, scarves and pies to send to their brothers on the fields. Young women with hopes of marriage and homes of their own left to wait and wonder if their dreams will ever come true. Yet it is the life of many as President Lincoln calls up Northern troops to keep Union together and the South prepares to defend their homes. Henry Harris cannot deny the call of duty. He puts on the Union blue and marches South to War. His family and beloved Olivia are left behind. Overnight, it seems, everything changes. Olivia cannot accept Henry's choice of duty over his love for her. Father is left to worry for his son's safety. Sister Sarah puts on a brave face, packs boxes full of good things, and tries her best to be an anchor as the waves of War wash over their lives. Henry must do his duty. As the years rush by, the South is destroyed and the North receives a battered victory. Letters from Henry are the only line connecting him to the changing lives of his family back home. But are those letters enough to protect the hearts of the ones he loves? Or will the many miles and long days of separation destroy all hopes and dreams?
You're invited to spend the weekend with three extraordinary sisters... When she was sixteen, Dee Fortune kidnapped her two younger sisters and ran from danger. Now twenty-nine, she's still trying to control her shape-shifting power—no easy task when Danny James shows up one Friday morning with his deadly smile and dangerous questions about the past. Lizzie is determined to save her family from financial ruin by turning straw into gold; now if she could only stop turning forks into bunnies. Then Elric, a sorcerer, appears one Friday—annoyed with the chaos Lizzie is creating in the universe and in his heart. . . . The youngest Miss Fortune, Mare, towers above her sisters but her telekinetic power is dwarfed by their gifts. She spends her days at Value Video!! and her nights contemplating the futility of her existence. But then a gorgeous Value Video!! VP and Mare's long lost love turn up. . .and they all turn up the heat on a weekend that no Fortune will soon forget!
Love has been arranged. When Nicole returned home from college, she wanted to fall into normalcy, to find her world rebuilt in her absence. And she finds it that way, her parents happy and her home full of love. She even begins dating Justin, her childhood crush. Justin loves dating Nicole. He even hopes to find true love with her. But things aren't quite what they seem, and other arrangements have been designed. Soon, Nicole learns her father has only a short time to live and receives the shock of a lifetime--her father has arranged her marriage to Justin, who will inherit his business when he dies. Nicole and Justin marry, on the condition that after a year Nicole can choose to leave if the marriage isn't working out. Unable to find love their own way, the two attempt to make marriage work. But the condition never leaves their minds, slowly driving them apart. Justin can turn to God, but with Nicole's faith gone, she feels alone. With their emotions locked away but only each other to turn to, is till death do us part a possibility in Love Arranged?
Nothing would stop U.S. Marshal Harlan Cole from capturing an escaped fugitive. Not even being forced to work side by side with his ex-lover, Wyoming Deputy Callie Glass, on a murder investigation. Harlan knows the case will open old wounds, but none as raw as the ones he infl icted on Callie long ago. Still, establishing an amiable partnership is vital if they are to complete their assignment. But the fury in her eyes and the fever in his blood prove too lethal a combination. The deeper they ride into the mountains on a manhunt, the more Harlan has to protect Callie from the chilling secrets of her past. Sensing the rekindling of an old fl ame, Harlan establishes one goal: keeping Callie alive long enough to win her back.
This book describes the author’s personal journey. Over the course of the year prior to writing this book, he discovered what being in love truly means – but questions why he had to do so after losing his wife, Lorna, the love of his life. Lorna took him on at his worst, brought out the best in him, and saved him from the pain of his traumatic childhood. And yet, just when they had discovered each other’s true purpose, she was taken away by a tiny mole on her leg. The discoveries the author made have occurred quickly, overwhelming him at times and consuming him with grief and despair – as happens to most of us when we lose the one we love. Turning to the church for help only complicated things for the author. “Is there no help for me now in this world, or in the next where is she now?” he wondered time and time again. Having learnt so much about himself and realising that he was wrong in so many ways is bittersweet, as he cannot tell her or hear her response. True love, indeed, only comes once. Although this book reflects many complex, disturbing, and truly embarrassing moments, the author nonetheless remains undaunted in providing a tribute to his one-and-only love. Most of all, he wishes to make sure Lorna did not die in vain.
Kira Gunn remembers nothing about her life before Vincent Carson. He's been her guardian, her protector, her business partner and her passion for 15 years, yet he remains an enigma who seems to exist solely to give her everything she wants and needs. Who is he? Where did he come from? Who is she and where did she come from? The vague nightmares she's had as long as she can remember--gunshots, utter terror and the gentle eyes of salvation--and Vincent's tender resistance to help her discover the answers of her uncertain past are taking its toll on her body, her heart and her soul. How can she trust a man whose past is as gray as her own? But how can she leave Vincent, the only home she's ever known? Kira has become the sole reason for Vincent's existence. As she struggles with unseen demons, he fiercely guards the truth. To seek out the truth of her past would be to put both of their lives in danger...and could mean losing the only thing in the world that matters to Vincent-Kira's love.
Someone has started unleashing mythological creatures to wreak havoc and spirit away children amidst unnatural weather patterns. Experts claim the events are unrelated but a supernatural bounty hunter, Haydeez Blackhawk, knows better. Following the trail left by an enraged Loup garou, Haydeez travels to the British Isles in search of the keys to release the one being that can stop him, the Celtic god Cernnunous. Her only problem: the Loup garou wants the god too, and hopes to destroy him.
Kick off the next generation of Summerhills with this friends to lovers novel about love and the power of cake. Cake is like sex: delicious and spicy. And, according to Henriette Buchanan (wedding cake baker extraordinaire), a wedding cake should be doubly so. After all, it represents the lusciousness of a couple’s future, laced with intentions for a happy, fulfilled life. If only someone would bake her a cake like that. Only the intentions she’d ask for would be success, because unless she manages a MAJOR coup, her fledgling cake business is going to take a dive before it’s even taken off. Enter Liam Buckley, aka Hot Chef and Henri’s what if? For Liam, Henri was the one who got away. Now he wants a second chance. Knowing her business is at a critical juncture, he creates an elaborate plan to help her. Step one: have his big shot sister pretend to have a celebrity wedding (ordering a big cake and inviting big media to spotlight it). Step two: invite Henri to their old Irish manor house to make it (the better to woo her). Step three: steal kisses from Henri as they get cooking (yum). Henri is tempted by what Liam is serving, but with the media coverage the wedding promises, she’s focused on her masterpiece. Love can wait, right? She doesn’t have time to have her cake and eat it too. But things get out of hand: add a fake fiancé, an irreverent plumber, and a few Summerhill cousins into the mix, and it’s chaos in County Mayo. Will Henri and Liam be able to create their own perfect future, or will it collapse under the pressure? 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