211 pages, 106 of 127 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Thanks to a scandalous affair, NYC girls Chrissy and Cami were banished from their usual beach vacation in the Hamptons. Needing to get away, Chrissy begged her stepfather for the keys to his family’s Outer Banks beach house. Darren needed to get out of LA, and his best friend Nick was delegated to keep an eye on him. Hoping to stay out of trouble, the boys flew off to the Outer Banks to spend a week at the family beach house. When the boys discover that the house is already occupied by two beautiful NYC girls, the fun begins.
What happens when these four very different, and very headstrong, people are forced to share a beach house? Will wild child Chrissy set her sights on one of the eligible bachelors? Has Darren learned his lesson and learned to behave himself? Will Cami and Nick survive the week with their undisciplined friends? More importantly, what will they each take with them from their week at the beach?
172 pages, 18 of 22 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A modern-day Shakespeare in Love
Rather than kill myself, I have decided to pour my grief into a letter this night. Would only that you had done the same upon finding your lover dead with lips still warm and touched with poison.
As it is, you are not only fictional, but extinguished. I only hope your spirit paid no heed to these cruel tricks of paper fate, so that you might yet provide the comfort I seek.
I spill ink instead of blood because, although my true love lives, her love for me has died. I do not wish to compound my tragedy with desperate measures that would stir only contempt within her breast. As the target of my rejection has rejected me, any harm I do myself, I do only to myself. It is a lesson well learned before the act is done.
LIA CATTANEO never thought she’d be living back home in Verona, Italy, at 28. But here she is, hiding from the world and her philandering husband in her father Salvatore’s apartment for yet another day as she works up the courage to take an intensive cooking class she’s had her eye on. Lia admires her father’s sweet nature, but believes she’ll never find love again. The old widower watches his daughter strangle her shoulder-length raven ringlets with an elastic band as if daring the world to find her beauty. Yet he knows it will prove impossible to hide. Lia might briefly disguise her sharp mind with a sharper tongue, or even mar her radiant face with a scowl, but her loveliness is irrepressible. Even though it will mean losing her again, Salvatore can’t wait for the day happiness will find her and coax her joyous life force back into bloom.
NICK MOORE, a literature grad student at Southern Oregon University, home of the well-regarded Ashland Shakespeare Festival, meanwhile has written the above letter as a seminar assignment. Every year, the professor sends the best letter to Juliet’s Club in Verona, where volunteer scribes reply to letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet. Nick has recently ended a long-term relationship, and he drew on this pain to craft his note.
Soon, Nick receives a reply so moving that it inspires him to meet the real woman behind it during Verona’s annual Juliet festival, setting in motion a series of events that leads to a dramatic, romantic and suitably Shakespearean climax on the festival’s closing day…
354 pages, 18 of 22 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes an emotional and romantic story of love and family.
Rachel fell in love at nineteen with a man who came into her life on a whirlwind of sunlight and romance. She married Gary Tanner, had his son, and thought she would live happily ever after. But fate had other plans. Gary died in a tragic accident … at least she thought it was an accident. Now, there are questions that need to be answered, and only one man she can turn to, Gary’s best friend, Dylan.
Rachel was everything Dylan Prescott wanted in a woman. But Gary met her first, so she became untouchable. For years he stayed away from her. Now Rachel is a widow, her marriage is over, and she turns to him for help. The passion he feels for her is no longer out of his reach. The life he always wanted is beckoning to him, but when the secrets come out, will their love find a way to survive?
361 pages, 10 of 11 reviews are 4 or 5-star
IN A TIME OF RASPUTIN’S MAGIC AND ROMANOV MYSTERY, A YOUNG GIRL FINDS HERSELF AT THE HEART OF THE ROYAL FAMILY
She was an orphan, ushered into the royal palace on the prayers of her majestry. Yet, decades later, her time spent in the embrace of the Romanovs haunts her still. Is she responsible for those murderous events that changed everything? If only she can find the heir, maybe she can put together the broken pieces of her own past-maybe she can hold on to the love she found. Bursting to life with the rich and glorious marvels of Imperial Russia, The Last Romanov is a magical tale of second chances and royal blood.
352 pages, 5 of 6 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Patsy Lee Clark knows what she wants – out of Daisy Creek and away from everything country. That is until Will Barnes rolls back into her life. This bad boy from her past spent fourteen years making up for teenage mistakes. Now he’s ready for a fresh beginning.
The harder Patsy tries to escape her Ozark roots, the more Will reminds her of what makes them special. The harder Will tries to start over, the more Patsy and her family get in his way.
Can Will convince Patsy they belong together in Daisy Creek or will she follow her dreams and leave him and the Ozarks forever?
223 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
When a marriage ends and a first love reappears, Celine Lewis is about to find out that moving on is as complicated as going back.
Three years after seeing her first love, Patrick, quite by chance in London, Celine’s ten-year marriage to Mike is over. She is running her own business, a professional matchmaking service called The Love Market, in Northern England, and coping with the unanticipated heartbreak of a marriage ending – not to mention her quirky twelve-year-old daughter who blames her for the split.
Then, out of the blue, Patrick emails. Celine is tempted to find out if all the old feelings can still possibly be there, but then Mike has an unusual proposition for her. One that forces her to question whether a divorce really means it’s over.
271 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
When your life plan falls apart, you turn to plan B; but if you don’t have a plan B, then you turn to the Comfort Club. Four women. Four stories.
Zoe Robinson—a control freak mother of four—has been celibate for the past two years after her husband decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. She’s come to like sleeping in the middle and has no intention of shopping her granny panties and ultra-support bra around anytime soon. Her focus remains on taking her party planning business to the next level, despite her ruthless competition. Zoe is determined to succeed without the help of her persistent mother, her meddling comfort club sisters, or the charming doctor—Chaz Anderson—who’s more than willing to help with an offer she’s finding hard to refuse. As if that isn’t enough, a phone sex bandit is circulating 1-900-DO-ME-NOW flyers and Zoe’s rebellious daughter is the main suspect. Zoe must decide whether to stay in control and in the middle, or choose a side and let someone in.
366 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When a farm-girl of uncommon beauty becomes queen, a hag of unrelenting spite conspires to take everything from her: her husband, his kingdom and the baby daughter she so desperately desires.
This is an expanded retelling of the classic story of Snow White, suitable for all ages – although certain scenes might be too scary for younger children!
Summer Fling by Serenity Woods
186 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
Chloe Jackson is fed up with being sensible. A tandem skydive seems like the perfect opportunity to prove she’s not as boring as her ex declared, but when she gets to the doorway of the plane, panic sets in and she freezes. Luckily, the gorgeous instructor’s happy to come up with an ingenious way to distract her. Following a kiss like that, she could have jumped without the parachute and still floated to earth.
After escaping from captivity in Afghanistan, Garth Rowland spends most of his time outdoors, trying to forget the terrifying memory of being imprisoned and tortured. He finds solace in Chloe, who embodies freedom with her sky-blue eyes and hair the colour of the summer sun. As a chocolatier, she smells and tastes of chocolate, and soon Garth can’t look at a truffle without thinking about kissing her.
A one-night stand on the beach after a party quickly becomes a summer fling. Growing up with a bipolar mother who was always falling in and out of love, Chloe fears her powerful emotions will fade when the excitement of her new relationship wears off. She tries to take things slowly, but Garth wants more and is determined to convince her what they’re feeling is not a fleeting emotion.
But they both have ghosts to exorcise before love can set them free.
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