All Angel wanted was to help poor nerdy Max break into the popular crowd. But somehow the wires got crossed and she ended up granting all of Gabi's secret desires instead. Not that Angel has anything against Gabi getting what she wants. It's just that the things Gabi dreams about—starring in a reality TV show with Angel at her side and dating Angel's boyfriend, Cole—just happen to be the stuff of Angel?s worst nightmares. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Be Careful What You Wish For, the fourth instalment in Jeffrey Archer's The Clifton Chronicles, opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Have you ever out of anger wished someone dead or hurt in some way? This is exactly what happened in the town of Deadington. Sarah Phillips was teased by the townspeople because of her hideous face from a fire that destroyed her family. Sarah was placed in a foster home where she was abused on a constant basis by the sons of the family she was living with. Sarah finally reached her boiling point, and one late night when she was running from her foster brothers fearing for her life. Sarah came upon a cabin in the woods and fell to her knees out of breath knowing in her heart this was probably the last time she would take her last breath. The brothers were hot on her trail and wanted her dead because their parents were spending more time with her and the boy’s jealousy took over and they both snapped and planned for this night to be Sarah's last. Just as the two brothers were ready to pounce on Sarah and do her in an old woman stepped in front of the two boys and said "Is there something I can help you with?" The two boys laughed and said "Don't you have some knitting to do?" The old lady looked over at Sarah and said "What would you like me to do with these two boys?" Sarah replied "I want them dead!!" "How would you like them to die?" asked the old lady. "I want their heads to twist off of their shoulders," said Sarah in an angry voice. The boys were laughing hysterically at Sarah and the old woman. Then the old woman said an incantation, and the two boys heads twisted right off of their shoulders. Then their dead bodies dropped to the ground. Sarah was in shock. The old lady told Sarah to stand up. Sarah did as the old lady asked and Sarah said "Why did you do that? I didn't really want them dead, I was just mad at them for tormenting me." The old lady answered, "Haven't you ever heard someone tell you to be careful what you wish for?"
Be Careful What You Wish For is an impactful page-turner from the memoirs of Adele Bijour as she depicts her battle with life and lupus while still trying to make sure her family stays intact. She takes you on an emotional journey, giving you a glimpse of her daily struggles physically, mentally, emotionally, professionally, and financially. Adele shares her life story with admirable strength and courage. She takes you through many of the most private moments of her life until the very end.
As a young girl she had always fantasized that vampires were real. Witches, warlocks, and ghosts were real. As she grew older she still fantasized vampires were real. She wished she could be a vampire. She felt her life would be so much easier if she was a vampire. After a trip to Romania a mysterious stranger entered her life. He sent her books and presents. She began having dreams of a past that seemed like hers. Then after a trip to Salem, Mass and a second trip to Romania her biological parents and sisters were in her life along with another mysterious stranger. Her life was filled with witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. Did she become a vampire? Yes she did but she became more than just a vampire. She didn’t count on that. Was her life a lot easier when she became a vampire? Far from it. Witches, warlocks, vampires, and werewolves were trying to kill, possess, or kidnap her. They wanted to take her away from her world and bring her in theirs. Even her own father was trying to kill her. She was the only one of her kind. This book is the first chapter of her life. Who knows what other chapters of her life will unfold in the books that follow.
Multimillionaire at 32 Youngest Premier League football club owner at 36 His club and a fortune lost at 42 Owning your childhood club - that's the dream, isn't it? Simon Jordan made his fortune building a mobile phone company from scratch. When he sold it for £75 million, he bought Crystal Palace FC, the club he'd supported as a boy, and led them into the Premier League. Ten years later Palace was in administration and Jordan had lost nigh on everything. Be Careful What You Wish For lifts the lid on being the owner of a football club and how the game really works. Hopes and dreams sit alongside greed, self-interest, dodgy transfers, boardroom fights and dressing room dressing downs. Throughout no one is spared, least of all Jordan himself. A finalist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Award for best autobiography
Thirteen-year-old witch Sarah Connell uses her powers to find a boyfriend for her best friend, but the same powers spell trouble when a careless remark by Sarah makes the high school disappear.
In lyrical, evocative prose, Myrlin A. Hermes tells the haunting story of a Southern woman whose life is forever changed when she invites her husband's biracial mistress to move in with her family.
How do you measure the worth of a woman? Or determine the value of a man? In this sexy, suspenseful novel, Cheryl Faye takes on the hot-button issues facing men and women as they struggle to build meaningful, lasting relationships. In this novel about two friends -- and the man who plays a key role in both their lives -- Cheryl Faye tells a compelling story of friendship, jealousy, ambition, self-deception, and love. Jamilah Parsons and Sabrina Richardson are roommates and unlikely friends. Jamilah is a voluptuous, down-to-earth graphic artist who knows what she wants -- a man to love her for herself. Gorgeous and model-thin, glamorous Sabrina is beset by doubts and insecurities. She uses her beauty to reel in the kind of man she thinks will give her the good life, without having to give anything in return. When Sabrina brings home sexy attorney Darius Thornton, the stage is set for conflict and drama. Jamilah is attracted to Darius; but Darius only has eyes for Sabrina, who is determined to keep him at arm's length until she has him right where she wants him. Then she meets someone even better -- or so she thinks. What she doesn't know is that beneath this new suitor's suave exterior is a man filled with pain, ready to lash out at those closest to him. Now Sabrina must discover a courage she never knew she had, while Jamilah grapples with her own complicated feelings for both Sabrina and Darius. Intense, provocative, and intricate, Be Careful What You Wish For introduces complex, flesh-and-blood characters that readers will relate to, root for, and remember long after the final page.
'I wish I could get a seat on the tube... I hadn’t eaten that entire bag of Maltesers... I could meet a man whose hobbies include washing up and monogamy...’ Heather Hamilton is always wishing for things. Not just big stuff - like world peace or for a date with Brad Pitt - but little, everyday wishes, made without thinking. With her luck, she knows they’ll never come true... Until one day she buys some heather from a gypsy. Suddenly the bad hair days stop; a handsome American answers her ad for a housemate; and she starts seeing James - The Perfect Man who sends her flowers, excels in the bedroom, and isn’t afraid to say ‘I love you’... But are these wishes-come-true a blessing or a curse? And is there such a thing as too much foreplay?
Just one month after saying “I do” to the woman of his dreams, JJ found himself in a compromising predicament. Could temptation cause him to stray? If so, she would have to be all of that and a bag of chips to make him forget his vows. But is it possible he joined the Navy to live up to the old adage “Sailors have a woman in every port?” Well the game got real and the stakes were higher than ever on deployment. In the meantime, Joy is back home with her mama floating on cloud nine. Missing the love of her life, but she waits patiently and faithfully to reunite with her husband upon his return. When the sins of darkness come to light, all hell is sure to break loose. The tale of wishing upon a falling star fades into Be Careful What You Wish For!
An Air Force NCO is first captured, escapes in a C-130, is wounded, hospitalized, chastised and belittled. Convinced his career is over, yet he continues to do his best for others. Will he received his just reward?
When Nina Morey gets her perfectly pedicured toe on the first rung of the highly-competitive magazine publishing ladder, she can't believe her luck. Then she lands the hottest man in town AND her best friend relocates from the other side of the world to help her paint the town neon pink. Nina's life has suddenly turned from dull to dream come true. Soon she's scaling the magazine ladder faster than you can say 'Anna Wintour', securing dream job after dream job, while schmoozing her way around Sydney's hottest spots. Life is good. What could possibly go wrong? Strap on your highest heels for a fast-paced peek inside the glossy world of the Australian magazine industry.
Once the Welsh goddess of love and beauty, Branwen has lost her powers (most of them), moved to the middle of nowhere, found an obsession for cupcakes, and gained twenty pounds (okay, fifty). She's not having a good millennium. So when her next door neighbor, cross-dresser Ryan Roberts, makes a simple wish, Branwen decides to grant it. Ryan is about to find out that where cupcake obsessed ancient goddesses are concerned, you should be careful what you wish for.
When a sexy genie magically materializes in her kitchen, Ravine Patton, a lawyer and single mom, refuses to make her three wishes because it means that he will be gone from her life forever with a single "poof." Original.
Rick Smith has a fantasy of seeing his wife with another man. Liz Smith dreams of being with a black man. They never speak of their desires for the first six years of their marriage, afraid of what the other might think. But their marriage has grown stale. Rick thinks he is to blame - he can't satisfy his wife in bed. He finds relief in cuckold fantasies online while his wife sleeps. One fateful night, they confess their secret desires. Liz is content to let her fantasy remain just that, but Rick decides to find her the man of her dreams - and he has just the guy in mind: A handsome African-American named Darrell who used to work for his company. Liz allows herself to be talked into meeting him, outwardly cool but secretly excited. Sparks fly between Liz and Darrell. Rick just observes, the cuckold in him enjoying the show. Liz and Darrell make love - and everything changes. Liz finds the sex more powerful than anything else she has experienced in her life. Rick gets off on watching - and the jealousy and inadequacy he feels. But Darrell isn't a prop; he's not content to be at Rick's beck and call. He decides to take advantage of the power he holds over Liz - and she's helpless to stop him. Rick finds his cuckold hobby becomes a lifestyle, one that he's not sure he can escape from. Nor is he sure if he wants to. A rich tale of love, lust, chastity and acceptance.
Joanie Tilton seems to have it all—a loving marriage to a wonderful man named Rich, two beautiful daughters, and a life most people would envy. Joanie, however, is not satisfied. Her marriage is beginning to stale, and she is becoming bored with being an at-home mom. So when she takes a part-time job at a call center, she considers it a step in the right direction. When Joanie meets a good-looking man named Danny, she finds it hard to resist his charms. Although devoted to Rich, she finds herself yearning for this young man; and after they find themselves alone at an out-of-state class, she finally succumbs to his flirtations. When she returns home, she is devastated by what she did and calls it off with Danny, but he has much different plans. A fatal attraction story with a twist, it leaves you anxious to find out what happens next.
From a master storyteller, here is a warm and funny, yet heartfelt, novel for younger readers. 11-year-old Ruth is stuck with a family who just don't understand her. It takes a magical encounter with the sharp-nosed and even-sharper-tongued Rodney the Rat to help her see what's really important.
Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Be Careful What You Wish For showcases the master storyteller's talent as never before – when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.