t takes a heavenly creature to change a rebel with a cause into a…
A decade of working for the high-powered Gilchrist family empire has made sassy Katy Wade determined to open her own business. But there’s one last problem she must solve before she can leave. The Gilchrists need an heir apparent to save their mysteriously floundering fortunes, and there’s only one man for the job: Luke Gilchrist. All his life the Gilchrists have made Luke pay for his father’s scandal, and now he’s a renegade who’s sworn he’ll never go home — except to get even. Katy must persuade Luke to use his business expertise to rescue his family, but one look in his sexy green eyes, and she knows why they affectionately call him “the Bastard.”
Meanwhile, Luke’s decided he wants her even more than he wants revenge. He agrees to play savior, but only with Katy at his side. It’s a strategy sure to make this red-haired angel madder than hell, but she’s the only one who can turn this devilish rogue into a family man. Now he must trust Katy with his secrets — and she must believe in his love.
Penny Vincenzi - Something Dangerous
The dazzling Lytton twins, Adele and Venetia, are born into the great Lytton publishing empire. In 1928, on their eighteenth birthday, they are rich and admired, with a confidence verging on arrogance. But the spectre of Nazi Germany is growing... Gradually their privileged world darkens in unimaginable ways - but it is not just the twins whose lives have been irrevocably changed. Barty Miller, rescued from the London slums in babyhood by Celia Lytton, is clever, ambitious, and a complete contrast to the twins - and she faces temptation of the most unexpected kind...
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - Fleur (angol)
The year is 1851, and Victorian England is at the height of its self-confidence: the greatest industrial nation in the world, vigorous, inquisitive, self-reliant, generous. Young Fleur Hamilton is truly a product of the era.Intelligent and independent, she is also utterly innocent in matters of love and the ways of men. So she is unprepared, while visiting St. Petersburg, for the feelings provoked by Count Sergei Kirov, the vibrant, enigmatic Russian with a tragic secret. In the gilded splendor of his city, Fleur falls in love with Kirov and with the mystical, barbaric beauty of Russia. But their two countries are on the brink of war, and Kirov is on the verge of a marriage of convenience with the daughter of Fleur's host. From the sophistication of Imperial Petersburg to the rustic simplicity of the Crimea: from elegant country house parties to the agona and squalor of besieged Sebastopol, Fleur follows her heart and tries to unravel the mystery of Kirov, to learn what binds the threads of her life so closely to his. Rich with historical and romantic drama, Fleur is a worth sequel to the acclaimed Anna.
Bella Andre - Just To Be With You
Ian Sullivan, the powerful and wealthy CEO of Sullivan investments, has never failed at anything in his life...apart from love and marriage. Certain that he'll never take the plunge again, the last thing he expects is for a beautiful actress to turn his perfectly organized world completely upside down. Tatiana Landon, one of the hottest talents in Hollywood, has been waiting for true love her whole life. When she meets Ian, she's certain she's finally found it...along with a passion that sizzles hotter than anything in her wildest dreams. All she needs to do now is find a way to convince him to take the risk of loving again. Ian soon realizes that Tatiana is just as determined and focused on winning his heart as he is on locking it away. But when unexpected circumstances thrust them into a world where "real life" rules don't apply, will Ian finally recognize Tatiana as his one true love?
Bella Andre - It Must Be Your Love
Mia's Story (Seattle Sullivan #2) Successful Seattle Realtor Mia Sullivan is nobody’s fool…apart from that one week five years ago when she gave away her heart to a sexy musician who gave her nothing in return but a few sinfully perfect days—and nights—in his bed. Though she swears she never wants to see him again, he’s the one man she’s never been able to forget. One of the hottest rock stars in the world, Ford Victor can have any woman he wants…except Mia Sullivan. But now he knows millions of strangers singing along with his songs can’t fill the hole inside of him. Only Mia’s love has the power to do that—so he vows to do anything and everything it takes to win her heart again. From the first moment they see each other again, intense sparks of attraction fly. Between irresistible kisses, a romantic Sullivan wedding in Napa Valley, and a deeply sensual connection that neither of them can deny, can Mia and Ford finally rediscover a love—and a friendship—strong enough to last forever?
Bella Andre - Kissing Under The Mistletoe
For Mary Sullivan Christmas is, and always has been, about family. And this year is no different. As she awaits the arrival of her eight children and their partners at the cottage in Lake Tahoe, she hangs the ornaments that they made for her over the years. Each decoration brings with it a tide of memories, all of which she holds dear to her heart. But when she comes across the oldest ornament, the one her beloved husband, Jack, gave her on their very first Christmas together, Mary is immediately swept back to the first days of their whirlwind romance, to the love that would be the foundation on which they built the family she is so proud to call her own. Join the Sullivans this Christmas for a story that explores the wonder of the holidays, the meaning of family and a love that transcends time.
Bella Andre - The Way You Look Tonight
As a very successful private investigator who has caught most of the cheaters in Seattle with their pants down, Rafe Sullivan believes true, lasting love only happens once in a blue moon. Needing to get away from the city to clear his head, he finds the lake house where he spent the best summers of his life is now a wreck...but the sweet girl next door is all grown up and prettier than anything he's ever seen. While Brooke Jansen is happy making and selling chocolate truffles in her small Pacific Northwest lake town, she secretly longs to experience something wild. So when her favorite “Wild Sullivan” moves in again next door after more than a decade away, and sparks fly between them, she can't stop wondering if being bad is really as good as it always seemed...and just how long it will be before she can find out. But when their summer fling quickly spirals into deeper emotions than either of them were expecting, can they survive the heat between them? Or will Rafe make the biggest mistake of his life and end up losing the best thing that's ever happened to him?
Bella Andre - One Perfect Night
Can he convince her they are destined to be together in one perfect night? One touch... One kiss The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion – and a desire she can't control – Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she's gone. When they serendipitously meet again in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can't make the mistake of losing her again. One night... One forever love Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. But how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they're destined to be together? Especially when he's intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he’s willing to keep proving it to her every day...and every sweet and sinful night.
Bella Andre - Always On My Mind
Lori “Naughty” Sullivan finally falls in love in ALWAYS ON MY MIND, the new book in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling series about the Sullivan family. After a tragic loss three years ago, Grayson Tyler left his life in New York City behind and started over in the rolling hills of the California coast. He's convinced himself that all he'll ever need again is the blue sky, a thousand acres of pasture, and the crashing waves of the ocean. Until one day, Lori Sullivan barges into his life and promptly blows his emotionless and solitary world to shreds, driving him crazy as only a woman nicknamed “Naughty” can. But will Lori be able to convince him that it's safe to love her...and that forever isn't actually out of reach?
Bella Andre - If You Were Mine
Can two people who have both sworn off love find forever in each other's arms? Find out in IF YOU WERE MINE, the fifth book in Bella Andre’s bestselling Sullivan family contemporary romance series. The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother's new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can't stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him. Heather Linsey can't believe she's stuck working with one of the city’s top dogs, auto-shop tycoon Zach Sullivan. Especially when his focus is clear from the start—not only to learn how to deal with his temporary puppy...but also to make Heather his. Having sworn off love at seventeen when she realized it was nothing more than a pack of lies, she has stuck to her vow never to fall for a charming man. But as Heather's determination to push Zach away only fuels his determination to get closer—and the sensual and emotional connection between them grows more and more undeniable—will the biggest Sullivan bad boy of all tempt her into believing in love again? The first 4 books in the Sullivan series are also available! Book 1: THE LOOK OF LOVE (Chase) Book 2: FROM THIS MOMENT ON (Marcus) Book 3: CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (Gabe) Book 4: I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (Sophie) REVIEWS: "I like the personality Ms. Andre injects into her characters, even the secondary ones. Coming from a large family myself, I find myself giggling and shaking my head in agreement over the dialogue and hijinks. Add in some sexy loving, and you've totally won me over." ~ HeroesAndHeartbreakers, Tori B. “A great combination of smokin' hot sex, emotions, and a great secondary cast. I am absolutely smitten with…the Sullivan family. I can't wait to read the rest of their stories." ~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews "The Sullivan's will be a great family to follow." ~ Happily Ever After Reads, Jess “The perfect combination of sexy heat and tender heart.” Barbara Freethy, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Bella Andre writes warm, sexy contemporary romance that always gives me a much needed pick me up. Reading one of her books is truly a pleasure." New York Times Bestselling author Maya Banks "I can't wait for more Sullivans!" Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author “Loveable characters, sizzling chemistry, and poignant emotion.” Christie Ridgway, USA Today Bestselling Author “I’m hooked on the Sullivans!” Marie Force, Bestselling Author of Falling For Love "No one does sexy like Bella Andre." Sarah MacLean, New York Times Bestselling Author * * * AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she'd found her perfect career. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publisher's Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they'll love forever, many of her 20+ titles have charted on Top 10 bestseller lists around the world. Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine Red Hot Reads twice and have been translated into nine languages. She won the Award of Excellence in 2011 and the Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America.” She has also been featured on NPR, USA Today, Forbes.com and in The Wall Street Journal.
Bella Andre - I Only Have Eyes for You
Fall in love with the Sullivans in Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance series! Over a million books sold so far! In I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, Sophie Sullivan, a librarian in San Francisco, was five years old when she fell head over heels in love with Jake McCann. Twenty years later, she's convinced the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. That is, when he bothers to look at her at all. But when they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's long past time to do whatever it takes to make him see her for who she truly is...the woman who will love him forever. Jake has always been a magnet for women, especially since his Irish pubs made him extremely wealthy. But the only woman he really wants is the one he can never have. Not only is Sophie his best friend's off-limits younger sister...he can't risk letting her get close enough to discover his deeply hidden secret. Only, when Sophie appears on his doorstep as Jake's every fantasy come to life--smart, beautiful, and shockingly sexy--he doesn't have a prayer of taking his eyes, or his hands, off her. And he can't stop craving more of her sweet smiles and sinful kisses. Because even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn't the right thing to do...how can he possibly resist? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love) THE SULLIVANS series: Book 1: The Look of Love (Chase & Chloe) Book 2: From This Moment On (Marcus & Nicola) Book 3: Can't Help Falling In Love (Gabe & Megan) Book 4: I Only Have Eyes For You (Sophie & Jake) Book 5: If You Were Mine (Zach & Heather) Book 6: Let Me Be The One (Ryan & Vicki) Book 7: Come A Little Bit Closer (Smith & Valentina) Book 8: Always On My Mind (Lori & Grayson) Book 8.5: One Perfect Night (co-starring Mia & Rafe Sullivan, The Seattle Sullivans) Book 9: The Way You Look Tonight (Rafe & Brooke, The Seattle Sullivans) Book 10: Kissing Under The Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas (Mary & Jack) Book 11: It Must Be Your Love (Mia & Ford, The Seattle Sullivans) Book 12: Just To Be With You (Ian, The Seattle Sullivans) ~ coming March 5, 2014! Author's Note: While I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the earlier Sullivan books, too. REVIEWS: "How could you not love Bella Andre and the Sullivans? If you asked me to pick just one of the Sullivan Series that would be my favorite, I would have to laugh. There is no way to choose. Each story is wonderfully written and flows into the next book seamlessly. 5 Stars!" ~ Ann M, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews "Bella Andre writes warm, sexy contemporary romance that always gives me a much needed pick me up. Reading one of her books is truly a pleasure." New York Times Bestselling author Maya Banks ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Having sold more than 3 million books, Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages.
Bella Andre - Can't Help Falling In Love
Get ready for another Sullivan bad boy to fall in love in the third book of Bella Andre's bestselling contemporary romance series! Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire...and can't stop thinking about. Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving - and losing - a man with a dangerous job again. Only, when Gabe and Megan meet again and uncontrollable flames of desire ignite between them, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination, and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter.but the way his sweetly sensual kisses are challenging her to risk everything she's been guarding for so long? This winter, if one - or both - of them aren't careful, they just might end up falling in love.
Bella Andre - From This Moment On
With FROM THIS MOMENT ON, bestselling author Bella Andre introduces you to Marcus, the second Sullivan bad boy, whose life will never be the same from the moment he meets Nicola…. For thirty-six years, Marcus Sullivan has been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings after their father died when they were children. But when the perfectly ordered future he's planned for himself turns out to be nothing but a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all. Nicola Harding is known throughout the world by only one name - Nico - for her catchy, sensual pop songs. Only, what no one knows about the twenty-five year old singer is that her sex-kitten image is totally false. After a terrible betrayal by a man who loved fame far more than he ever loved her, she vows not to let anyone else get close enough to find out who she really is...or hurt her again. Especially not the gorgeous stranger she meets at a nightclub, even though the hunger - and the sinful promises - in his dark eyes make her want to spill all her secrets. One night is all Nicola and Marcus agree to share with each other. But nothing goes as they plan when instead of simply tangling limbs, they find a deeper connection than either of them could have anticipated. And even though they both try to fight it, growing emotions - and sizzling attraction - keep drawing them closer together. Close enough for them to wonder if stealing one more secret moment together can ever be enough?
John Galsworthy - To Let
John Galsworthy's nine Forsyte novels span fifty years of family decline, from the 1880s to the 1930s. In seeking to insulate themselves by property from the reality and the disintegration of their class,the Forsytes are gradually blinded to the threats of social change and 'the stealthy march of passion'. Galsworthy tackles his huge theme - the death of the upper middle classes - with a unique blend of irony and understanding. 1920: The old Forsytes are dead except Timothy, now a centenarian reverting to petulant babyhood, and the Forsytes are split into two camps: those of Soames, the tight-lipped lawyer, ; and of Jolyon, his opposite in temperament. When Soames's daughter, Fleur, and Jolyon's son, Jon, fall in love, the Forsyte armistice is over, and old wounds are mercilessly reopened.
John Galsworthy - In Chancery
John Galsworthy's nine Forsyte novels span fifty years of family decline, from the 1880s to the 1930s. In seeking to insulate themselves by property from the reality and the disintegration of their class, the Forsytes are gradually blinded to the threats of social change and 'the stealthy march of passion'. Galsworthy tackles his huge theme - the death of the upper-middle classes - with a unique blend of irony and understanding. Soames, the arch-Forsyte, 'The Man of Property', is separated from his wife, Irene, and at loggerheads with his cousin, 'Young' Jolyon, who is largely emancipated from the Forsyte credo. Both feuds are dramatically resolved against the background of the Boer War, itself a portent of violent upheaval.
Tracy Chevalier - Falling Angels
1901, the year of Queen Victoria's death. The two graves stood next to each other, both beautifully decorated. One had a large urn - some might say ridiculously large - and the other, almost leaning over the first, an angel - some might say overly sentimental. The two families visiting the cemetery to view their respective neighbouring graves were divided even more by social class than by taste. They would certainly never have become acquainted had not their two girls, meeting behind the tombstones, become best friends. And furthermore - and even more unsuitably - become involved in the life of the gravedigger's son. As the girls grow up, as the century wears on, as the new era and the new King change social customs, the lives and fortunes of the Colemans and the Waterhouses become more and more closely intertwined - neighbours in life as well as death.
Louisa May Alcott - Good Wives
The novel is a sequel to L. M. Alcott's other novel "Little Women." This story follows the little girls into adult hood. There are autobiographical elements in the book as Jo's struggles in her writing career and other events are depicted. The novel created four most beloved women in American Literature.
Colleen McCullough - The Thorn Birds
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller since 1977 THE THORN BIRDS is a robust, romantic saga of three generations. It begins in the early years of this century when Paddy Cleary moves his wife and seven children to Drogheda, an Australian sheep station, owned by his autocratic and childless older sister. For more than half a century we follow their fates, particularly those of Meggie, the only Cleary daughter, and the one man she truly loves, Ralph de Bricassart - stunningly handsome, ambitious, and a priest. As background to the Cleary family's lives there is the land itself: relentless in its demands, brilliant in its flowering.
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights
In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere... As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young. How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge - and continues to torment those in the present. How love can transgress authority, convention, even death. And how desire can kill.
Jill Mansell - Open house
Love is always just around the corner in a Jill Mansell novel - with a few surprises and a lot of humour on the way to happiness Nell O'Driscoll's known Marcus Kilburton for years - according to her diary, she even had a crush on him as a teenager. When he decides to open Kilburton Castle to the public, Nell takes a job as his assistant - and soon sparks are flying between them. But is Nell free to pursue Marcus, when a figure from her past refuses to let go? Meanwhile, Nell's best friend, Hetty Brewster, has other problems. Her husband has abandoned her for a bitchy but successful writer. Now the press is full of stories about the frumpy, boring wife losing out to a younger, slimmer model. But Hetty's about to get her chance for sweet revenge - if she can stop being a nice person long enough to take it!