Description : London is the place to be in 1851. The crisp spring air is vibrant and alive with excitement in anticipation of the unveiling of the magnificent Crystal Palace. But can a star-crossed love finally bloom in the midst of the tumult? Mimi Marsh has adored the brilliant and dashing Nathan Price in secret for years. One brief, rapturous moment is all they have shared, and she yearns passionately for more. But since that night, Nathan has known the exhilaration of triumph...and the pain of personal ruin. How can Mimi hope to win back his trust and affection in light of all Nathan has been through? With her soft gaze and gentle words she invites him back into her soul -- and Mimi sees the desire that burns in his eyes whenever she enters the room. The only woman ever to have captured this wounded man's love, Mimi is now the only one who can save him. But will proud, wronged Nathan ever embrace the power of her passion -- and open his guarded heart to a miraculous, once-in-a-lifetime romance?
Description : When Mia gets a summer job at a prestigious country club, it's hard work, but fun, especially as a romance develops with fellow student Dan. However, from the beginning she is drawn to the sexy, rich and bored Jamie--he's got everything he could ever want, and enjoys nothing more than messing with people's lives for his own entertainment. Mia knows getting involved with Jamie is a bad idea, but there's something so dangerously exciting about Jamie she just can't resist.
Description : A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s--and 70s and 80s."--The New York Times Book Review Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as "Lily" in Lima in 1950, when she flits into his life one summer and disappears again without explanation. He loves her still when she reappears as a revolutionary in 1960s Paris, then later as Mrs. Richardson, the wife of a wealthy Englishman, and again as the mistress of a sinister Japanese businessman in Tokyo. However poorly she treats him, he is doomed to worship her. Charting Ricardo's expatriate life through his romances with this shape-shifting woman, Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession.
Description : A trio of romantic tales follow three reluctant brides--Anne Moore, who finds herself attracted to her childhood crush Jud Cammeron, even though she is engaged to someone else; Tina Merritt, who tries to deny her feelings for Dirk Tanger; and Tara Schmitt, who has vowed to dedicate her life to her career and ignore the advances of sexy Alek Rykovsky--as they confront many challenges and temptations before they succumb to wedded bliss. Original.
Description : Ben spends the holidays with his nose in the sand and bottom in the air. It's not because he's shy - though some of his classmates do call him the Shrimp. It's because he's got a great idea for his wildlife project. A competition is on! The class projects are going to be judged by a famous TV wildlife presenter, and the prize is irresistible. Ben would love to win it, but others have their eyes on the prize too...
Description : In this irresistible new novel by Mary Ann Marlowe, one woman’s up-close and sexy encounter with a tabloid sensation reveals the dizzying—and delicious—dilemma of dating in the spotlight . . . Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. That’s a problem, since snapping pics of the stars is how the pretty paparazza pays the rent. So when Jo attempts to catch a money shot atop the broad shoulders of a helpful bystander, the only thing she notices about the stranger she straddles is that he’s seriously hot. Only later does Jo learn that he’s also Micah Sinclair—one of rock’s notorious bad boys… Soon Jo is on the verge of getting fired for missing a Micah Sinclair exclusive. Until she’s suddenly being pursued by the heartthrob himself. But how can she be sure the musician’s mind-blowing kisses are the real deal? Her colleagues claim he’s a media whore, gambling on some free PR. But something has Jo hoping Micah’s feeling the same powerful pull that she does. A pull so strong, she can’t resist becoming his latest love, even if it means she might become the media’s latest victim . . . Praise for Mary Ann Marlowe’s Some Kind of Magic “Marlowe makes a name for herself in this hilarious and sexy debut.” --Booklist “Frisky, Flirty Fun!” –Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of The Total Package
Description : As the British state begins to unravel, and as journalists compete to pronounce on the death of Britain, a schoolboy from suburban Surrey who lives for most of the year in a semi-parallel universe becomes the most popular figure in contemporary world literature. Now read on – everyone else does... Harry Potter is English, a home-counties suburban child. An orphan, oppressed and abused by the adults around him, he retreats into a fantasy world where his problems are more elemental; everyday rituals, magic spells and supercharged broomsticks with only the occasional homicidal wizard to worry about. Ironically, as Andrew Blake makes clear, J. K. Rowling rescues her character through the reinvention of that apex of class privilege, the English public school, a literary conceit that problematises Harry Potter's status as a role model and raises important social questions about the state of education in Tony Blair's Britain. Andrew Blake's examination of the Harry Potter phenomenon also raises serious questions about the condition of the publishing industry, the state of bookselling and filmmaking, and the ways in which the Potter consumer campaign has changed our ideas about literature and reading. Blake reflects on how these connections, while drawn up in Britain, act as a template for Harry Potter's international success.
Description : *DON'T MISS THIS NEW SHOW-STOPPER OF A NOVEL FROM ISABELLE BROOM* ____________ One spark will light up both their lives Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy - her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother - even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled. Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure. A trip to Sri Lanka is Alice's last hurrah - her chance to throw herself into the heat, chaos and colour of a place thousands of miles from home. It's also the moment she meets Max. Alice doesn't know it yet, but her whole life is about to change. Max doesn't know it yet, but he's the one who's going to change it. ____________ 'An irresistible love story' Daily Express 'Left us with tears in our eyes and a smile on our face' Heat 'We devoured it in one sitting' Closer 'The ultimate will-they-won't-they. Be sure to have tissues ready' Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call 'You can always expect an exotic location, some heart-melting romance and maybe even a few tears from an Isabelle Broom novel' Red Online 'Pack your passport, because Isabelle Broom is about to take you on a beautiful emotional journey' Adele Parks, author of The Image of You 'Goregously romantic. This book will pick you up and sweep you into its pages' Milly Johnson, author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman 'Her beautiful writing is romantic and evocative and totally transported me to paradise' Cathy Bramley, author of Hetty's Farmhouse Bakery
Description : Despite his fiancée's chilling betrayal, developer Ryan Beardsley provided for Kelly Christian when he sent her packing. So he's livid to find her working in a dingy Houston diner, desperate and pregnant. Regardless of whether the baby is his--or his brother's--Ryan demands that Kelly return to New York with him. Now. For the baby's sake. Or maybe because the woman's as irresistible as ever...