Responsible for protecting her younger siblings from their abusive father, Bethoc Matheson is in no position to rescue another soul in Scotland. Yet when she sees a bleeding man on the verge of drowning, that's exactly what she does, securing him safely in a cave where she can return day after day to tend to his wounds.Sir Callum MacMillan can scarcely believe such a slight lass as Bethoc could save him from the grasp of death. But he knows the telltale marks of an angry fist on her skin, and he knows she has the soul of a fighter within her feminine frame. Raised to be a protector of the weak by his Murray clansmen, Callum would prefer to be the one saving her--and save her, he will. If he can first survive the treacherous attack that led him into her irresistible arms . . .
Patience, faith--and the hopes and dreams within their hand-carved hope chests--help to bring three young Amish women, one by one, the blessed futures their hearts desire...Rachel Kauffman and Jarred Zimmerman seem to have nothing in common. She's the outgoing youngest of a large, close-knit Amish clan, and longs to raise a brood of her own near those she loves. Estranged from his family by tragedy, Jarred is a young veterinarian who trusts the animals he heals far more than he trusts people. However, when Rachel's beloved horse falls ill, Jarred's struggles to save him show Rachel he's a man who cares deeply. And the respect he feels for her gentle warmhearted ways soon becomes an irresistible bond...When Rachel tries to help Jarred reunite with his parents, it is an unexpected blessing--with one complication. If he takes this chance to put his past to rest, it could separate him and Rachel for good. Now, with prayer, love--and her hope chest's small miracles--Jarred and Rachel must find the courage to reconcile their wishes into a joyous life together.
From the prestigious dormitories of Westfield to the irresistible socialite scene of present-day London: everywhere Allegra McCorquodale goes, scandal follows her. And in Allegra's shadow are her closest friends since school, the Midnight Girls. Romily de Lisle: super rich, brilliant and bored. She's as blessed as Allegra when it comes to looks, but she's a force to be reckoned with. And Imogen Heath: pretty, timid and hopelessly drawn to Allegra's reckless charm. She longs to be a part of the glitzy high-society world where her friends move with such ease. Once free of the cloistered worlds of school and university, the Midnight Girls face new and different challenges, but they are for ever bonded by a terrible secret they've sworn never to break. Bitter rivalries arise as their professional lives soon cross paths. Greed, tragedy and sinister passions threaten their allegiance and each of them stand to lose what they love most...
La joven protagonista de nuestra novela, una periodista recien salida de la facultad y del cascaron, se ha criado, literalmente, entre la flor y nata de la sociedad, esa misma que cada semana aparece retratada en las paginas de la revista de su familia. A raiz de un providencial encuentro en Paris, debera enfrentarse al primer reto importante de su carrera: conseguir el reportaje del compromiso y la boda de un irresistible lord con una insoportable (y bellisima) novia italiana. Para lograr el exito de su mision, nuestra intrepida heroina tendra que enfrentarse a situaciones que pondran a prueba no solo su temple sino tambien sus principios, pues entraran en conflicto el deber profesional y los dictados de su descontrolado corazon. La flor y nata, a medio camino entre la autobiografia novelada y la comedia romantica, descubre desde dentro, con simpatia e inteligencia, el inaccesible mundo que se refleja en la cronica social o en las peliculas de Hollywood.
Erotismo sin limites, amor apasionado y unas gotas de misterio se mezclan en este cocktail irresistible y adictivo, escrito por una de las maestras indiscutibles del genero.Sylvia Brooks es una mujer emprendedora y en apariencia muy segura de si misma que trabaja a las ordenes del magnate Damien Stark. Acostumbrada a moverse en un mundo de hombres poderosos, Sylvia recibe de su jefe un encargo que puede suponer su definitiva consagracion profesional: la urbanizacion de una isla paradisiaca del Caribe llamada a convertirse en un complejo vacacional incomparable.Ella es consciente de que el exito radicara en encontrar al arquitecto adecuado y de que no hay otro mejor que el viril e independiente Jackson Steele, el apuesto hombre con quien mantuvo una relacion a la que ella puso fin cuando intuyo que los sentimientos que albergaba hacia el podian derribar todas sus barreras y sacar a la luz sus secretos mas intimos.Pero ha llegado el momento del reencuentro. Y Sylvia teme tanto a una negativa airada de Jackson como a dejarse arrastrar hacia un abismo de placeres inconfesables que trastorne su vida para siempre.
The Hogwarts Classics box set contains two essential wizarding works no Muggle home should be without. Regularly consulted by students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Quidditch Through the Ages is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to the popular wizarding sport. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of five fairy tales loved by generations of wizarding families, accompanied by wise, witty and learned notes from the esteemed Professor Albus Dumbledore. Both titles include illustrations from J.K. Rowling. A handsome addition to any magical library, these gorgeous, hardback gift editions of two magical classics from J.K. Rowling's wizarding world come in an irresistible slipcase, and make the perfect gift for any seeker of learning, Muggle or wizard. Every purchase will benefit two charities important to J.K. Rowling - Comic Relief and Lumos.
A charming reprobate willing to do anything for a headline. A dazzling heiress who never takes no for an answer. And a journey where they both discover more than they're looking for...Owner of the nation's most powerful newspaper, Calvin Cabot thrives on adventure, loose women, and a hot lead.Infamous heiress Lillian Davies leads a charmed life, no stranger to boundless parties, impressive yachts, and exotic travel. But when her equally notable brother disappears, Lillie knows that blood runs thicker than champagne and she'll spare nothing to bring him back alive.Calvin has strong connections all over the world, and Lillie believes her brother's friend can be trusted to lead her rescue party. Calvin agrees--but it'll cost her. The price is a tell-all exclusive and doing exactly as he says along the way. Can she keep him at arm's length long enough to get her brother back and protect her secrets...even when he turns out to be irresistible?
Two irresistible novellas about men so bad, they're everything you don't need--and exactly what you want...I Need a GangstaKIKI SWINSONMelody Goldman isn't about to let her rich, cheating, ungrateful husband walk out and leave her with nothing. Fortunately, ex-con Scotty has no problem disposing of her problems in exchange for plenty of cold, hard cash--and hot, hard sexing. But when Scotty crosses one line too many, Melody's revenge will be a hustle he never saw coming ... Gentlemen Prefer BulletsDE'NESHA DIAMONDSuccessful publicist Blake Scott survived by playing the Hollywood game...and keeping far, far away from her gangsta kingpin father. But now the only person who can protect her is his enforcer, Eli Hardwick. Good thing this thug cleans up real nice--and is even better when he gets down and dirty ...
The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is now staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he only has a year or two left. He's busy as hell keeping the news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years... the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends... his son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure... Doug Raymer, now chief of police and still obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been having an affair with before she died in a freak accident... North Bath's mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, who also has a pressing wife problem... and then there's Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upwards might now come to ruin. Everybody's Fool is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters you can't help but love for all their faults. It is classic Russo--and a crowning achievement from one of the greatest storytellers of our time.
Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that's irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef (Philadelphia Inquirer), is now a major motion picture. Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto. The film is written and directed by Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia.
Logan spent two years paying for the mistakes he made. Now, he's ready to start over. He has a great apartment, a good job, and plenty of women to distract him. Except the only woman he's really interested in is way out of his league.... Grace escaped her manipulative family by moving to a new city. Her new life, made to suit her own needs, is almost perfect. All she needs to do is find her Mr. Right--or at least figure out a way to ignore her irresistible yet annoying womanizer of a neighbor. Grace is determined to have nothing to do with Logan until a life-changing surprise slowly begins turning the wild heartthrob into exactly the kind of strong, stable man she's been searching for. Only just when she begins to give into his charms, her own messy past threatens to derail everything they've worked to build...
Ashley Montgomery is used to being different. After years of trying to fit into her family's political machine and falling short, she's decided to spend a year as a relief worker on an African refugee camp. But when she's taken hostage by Somali pirates, her parents need someone to get her out, while keeping things quiet. Brody Baxter is used to being on the outside, serving as a bodyguard for movie stars and politicians, including a stint with Ashley's family ten years ago. So when he learns that the one truly good and optimistic person in his life has been kidnapped, he doesn't think twice about coming to her rescue. After being returned to safety, Brody takes Ashley to recover in his small hometown of Bishop, Arkansas. But being there forces him to face his own issues; namely, a distant relationship with his brother and his adopted father. Not to mention that he and Ashley have their own past to contend with--an intense connection that Brody struggled to resist. But Ashley isn't a teenager anymore, and the close quarters are making their explosive attraction for each other even more irresistible.
Available in English for the very first time, In the Kitchen with Alain Passard is the first graphic novel to enter the kitchen of a master chef. Over the course of three years, illustrator Christophe Blain trailed acclaimed chef Alain Passard through his kitchens and gardens. With simple yet sublime drawings and thousands of colorful panels, this book gives the reader an inside, uncensored look at the world of Passard, who shocked the food universe in 2001 by removing meat from the menu at his celebrated Paris restaurant, L'Arpege, and dedicating himself to serving vegetables from his own organic farms. This irresistible hardcover combines a portrait of an amazing chef, an inside look at his creative process, and a humorous riff on fine dining culture - plus fifteen recipes for the home kitchen - in one haute cuisine comic book for foodies!
Over two hundred years ago Bookholm, the City of Dreaming Books, was destroyed by a catastrophic firestorm. Optimus Yarnspinner, who witnessed this disaster, has since become Zamonia's greatest writer and is resting on his laurels at Lindworm Castle. Spoilt by his monumental success and basking in adulation, he one day receives a disturbing message that finally reinvests his life with meaning: a cryptic missive that lures him back to Bookholm. Rebuilt on a magnificent scale, the city is once more a vibrant literary metropolis and Mecca of the book trade teeming with book fanatics of all kinds. On the track of the mysterious letter that brought him there, Yarnspinner has scarcely set foot in the city before he falls prey to its spirit of adventure. He is reunited with old friends like Inazia Anazazi the Uggly and Ahmed ben Kibitzer the Nocturnomath, but he also encounters the city's new marvels, which include the mysterious Biblionauts, the warring Puppetists, and the city's latest craze, the Invisible Theatre. Yarnspinner strays ever deeper into the Labyrinth of Dreaming Books, which seems to wield a strange power over Bookholm's destinies. He is eventually drawn into an irresistible maelstrom of events far more sensational than any of the adventures he has previously embarked upon.
When Klaus Shawano abducts Sweetheart Calico, the seductive Indian woman who has stolen his heart, and takes her far from her native Montana plains to his own Minneapolis home, he cannot begin to imagine the eventual ramifications his brazen act will entail. Shawano’s mysterious Antelope Woman has utterly mesmerized him—and soon proves to be a bewitching agent of chaos whose effect on others is disturbing and irresistible, as she alters the shape of things around her and the shape of things to come. The Roy and Shawano families have been inextricably intertwined for generations and, unbeknownst to them, the mysterious Antelope Woman is a part of their fierce and haunting history. Antelope Woman ingeniously illuminates how that history affects the contemporary descendants of these families who are the products of two cultures, Ojibwe and white, which sit in uneasy relationship to one another. In this remarkable updated edition of her acclaimed novel, Louise Erdrich weaves an unforgettable tapestry of ancestry, fate, harrowing tragedy, and redemption that seems at once modern and eternal.