His mission: help improve her dating game Her target: his teammate The problem: he’s falling for her Aria Nixon doesn’t need a man, but when her Aunt Serenity predicts Aria will find love via a makeover, it’s game on to prove this understated wallflower can land a man as is. Superstition Springs newcomer Isaiah West is just the guy to help since she’s set her sights on his SEAL brother. This quirky small town is just a temporary stopping place for Isaiah. As soon as the former soldier comes up with a plan for his life, he’ll move on—but suddenly he can’t deny a fierce attraction to blunt, feisty Aria. Sure he’s only her practice man. But sometimes practice makes perfect. Welcome to Superstition Springs...town in progress
The New Motherhoods: Patterns of Early Child Care in Contemporary Culture offers innovative perspectives in psychotherapy that accommodate emerging pathways to parenthood, changing roles of mothers, and evolving patterns of family structure. Moms come in all shapes and sizes, and psychoanalytic developmental theory could be modified to better embrace modern mothers and today’s childcare practices. In this volume, distinguished clinical psychologists and psychoanalysts offer divergent conceptual perspectives on what shapes contemporary mothering, including the increasing number of single mothers in our society, the additional challenges faced by immigrating mothers, how technology affects the parent-child relationship, and gender identity in families today. Incorporating the most current research along with engaging clinical vignettes, The New Motherhoods provides mental health professionals with an invaluable collection of insights into modern motherhood and its essential role in the care and healthy development of children.
Thats What You Think chronicles Sara Elliss journey from independence to dependence. Although the story is based on her own mothers dilemmas in aging, beginning when her mother turned eighty-eight years-old, Joyce found the writing to be both joyous and cathartic to fictionalize. The writing helped me to believe that my mother really thought these things that make this book my heartfelt gift to her memory. For a long time, sadness blocked me from finishing our story, but my mothers dignity and the time I spent with her encouraged me to translate the traumas of aging into a story of love and respect. Thank you, Mom, for taking me with you in your final hours.
A true story of love, betrayal, and healing, The Girl from Purple Mountain begins with a mystery: The Chai family matriarch, Ruth Mei-en Tsao Chai, dies unexpectedly and her grieving husband discovers that she had secretly arranged to be buried alone-rather than in the shared plots they had purchased together years ago. In this extraordinary and moving family epic set against the shifting tides of twentieth-century China, Ruth's first-born son, Winberg, and his daughter, May-lee, explore family history to reconstruct her life as they seek to understand her fateful decision.
When 16-year-old Tessa suffers a shocking accident in gym class, she finds herself in heaven (or what she thinks is heaven), which happens to bear a striking resemblance to her hometown mall. In the tradition of It's a Wonderful Life and The Christmas Carol, Tessa starts reliving her life up until that moment. She sees some things she'd rather forget, learns some things about herself she'd rather not know, and ultimately must find the answer to one burning question--if only she knew what the question was. Written in sharp, witty verse, Wendy Mass crafts an extroardinary tale of a spunky heroine who hasn't always made the right choices, but needs to discover what makes life worth living.
To escape the Civil War, Jessica Hale heads to the Nevada Territory with her family, only to lose them in a fire set by Unionists. Can Jess forgive her "kidnapper," cattleman Jake Bennett, for failing to save them?
Ellis O’Neill, a young drifter withdrawn from the world, is subsisting at the base of the Pyramid of Needs. He wakes up on a lawn in southern Illinois with just enough recollection of the night before to get him to a bus station, Cincinnati, and Danny, his last friend and makeshift brother, waiting with a sedan pointed two thousand, two hundred miles west. Officially, they’re checking on Danny’s sister, Angie, missing in action for months, her whereabouts finally verified by a vague letter postmarked California. The two have cause to be worried about her safety sans chaperone, but the knights-in-armor motive is a front. For Danny, the trip is an excuse to get his friend back, to pull Ellis back into the world. Ellis isn't sure about the world, but he's sure about Angie, his only proven solution to a life shaped by alienation and neglect.
Murder during a burglary? In fi nding out the truth about Sarahs death, Th e Baron (world renouned for his eff orts helping people, cities, and even countries) and the crew uncover a plot more sinister than a burglary. Government connections. privately funded and no government control. Its up to this group of extraordinary people to do whats necessary and put a stop to it, when the government and nations cant! As the bad guys move closer to their goal, so does Th e Baron and Th e Associates. Working in a gray area at the edge of law and order. Who will get there first?
In Close Your Eyes, The New York Times bestselling duo Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen are back with a suspenseful novel about a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers The FBI doesn't usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand. Former FBI agent Adam Lynch, known as The Puppetmaster, has weapons of his own. He's a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. Now he needs Kendra's special brand of help, but she's not interested until Lynch reveals that Agent Jeff Stedler—Kendra's ex—is missing and may have run directly into the path of a serial killer. What began as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi-million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again and again.
New York Times bestselling author of It All Began in Monte Carlo From the Hollywood Hills to the streets of Barcelona, from lush vineyards and wineries to the most exclusive homes in Europe, let Elizabeth Adler take you on a journey with a story that will hold you spellbound. Bibi Fortunata was the hottest ticket in town: singer, actress, and celebrity. Two years ago she was arrested on suspicion of murdering her lover and his new mistress, who was also Bibi's best friend. Bibi was front-page news in a way her publicists had never dreamed of. But the police were never able to prove anything and she was set free, with the cloud of suspicion and murder still hanging over her. Bibi left for Barcelona where she quite simply disappeared. But when Bibi's daughter comes to private investigators Mac Reilly and Sunny Alvarez for help, they can't resist the temptation to solve this mystery once and for all. Who really killed Bibi's lover? Who would want to frame Bibi? And who is beckoning them from Barcelona? Filled with Adler's trademark lush descriptions, twisty plots, and decadent luxury, From Barcelona, with Love will transport you.
Karri Lewis is happy with her life. She has a beautiful daughter, a nice home and a good job. She is completing her education at the nearby college and in a few months will graduate and take the bar exam to become a lawyer. Her life is peaceful and uncomplicated. She likes it that way. She has no wish or desire to disrupt her life with the devastating force of Nathan Marshall. She had experienced his brand of emotional Hell before. He had crushed her once. She has no intention of allowing him to walk back into her life and wreak havoc with her emotions and her world again. Nathan Marshall has never forgotten the only woman he has truly loved. When Karris daughter, Lauren, leads him right to Karri he can hardly believe it. He and Lauren plan a way for him to make his way back into Karris life. He knows it isnt going to be easy convincing Karri to let him into her life again. They have eighteen years of unanswered questions and heartache to overcome. The only thing Nathan knows he has going in his favor is the fact that he and Karri had always been drawn to each other with an undeniable attraction. For him it had always been an untamed love and he had every intention of using that force to get her back into his life where she belonged.
Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard resorts once again to his housekeeping super-sleuth, Mrs. Jeffries, when a girl flower-peddler is killed on a foggy night in Victorian London.
Longarm gives a bunch of kidnapping killers a taste of hot lead. Beautiful, blushing bride-to-be Casey Summerville was all set to say, “I do!” after “Till death do you part.” She never expected her groom to die before the vows, gunned down in the streets of Arapaho by the bank-robbing Drummond Gang on their wedding day. And being carried off by the outlaws is no honeymoon. It’s up to Longarm to catch the mangy murderers and rescue Casey, who just happens to be best friends with his lovely lady friend, Cynthia Larimer. But when Cynthia lights out on her own in pursuit of her abducted friend, Longarm has to save both of them—and wipe out the wedding crashers one slug at a time.
In New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’s classic, revised novel, originally written as Deborah Martin, London Theater’s newest actress is determined to find out secrets about her past. Arriving in a cloak of mystery, London Theater’s newest actress, Annabelle Taylor, quickly became known as “The Silver Swan.” While she loved performing for her adoring audiences every night, Annabelle secretly longed to draw out the aristocratic father who abandoned her and her mother years ago. Sent to unmask her identity, Colin Jeffreys, Marquis of Hampden, had only his dashing good looks and desirable kisses to use as bait. Sparring with wit and half-truths, Colin and Annabelle soon realized what they truly wanted was a night of passion. But when Annabelle’s vengeful quest traps her in a nest of deceit and treachery, she realizes she must place her faith in Colin—a man she doesn’t trust, but can’t resist.
All she wants is a man who will stay She thought she'd found the man of her dreams in Hunter Bristol. Sandy Evans planned to settle down with this handsome, ideal father figure for her two little girls. And she had no problem helping him get back on his feet. It's not his fault his ex-girlfriend abandoned him, embezzling his earnings as she vanished. Except Hunter does have a problem accepting her help. And getting on without him is Sandy's only option. And then when events conspire against her, she's glad he pushed her away. Why cause Hunter more stress? Unless changing his mind about forever won't take…forever.
A chef and a wealthy businessman heat up the kitchen in this deliciously sexy romance about lust, trust, seduction—and other sizzling dishes . . . Burned by an unhappy childhood, Tiffany Matthews always plays it safe. She never intended to fall into bed with entrepreneur Dominick Rollins in a wildly sensual European encounter. But now that she’s landed a job as a sous chef at Dominick’s prestigious hotel, Tiffany is determined to keep things professional . . . Dominick knows his new sous chef is keeping him at arm’s length, but he can’t resist coming back for seconds. Tiffany’s honesty is the one ingredient none of his glamorous exes has ever served up. He intends to use every tempting touch to melt Tiffany’s defenses and show her the caring man under his sophisticated image. But is what they have enough for Tiffany to risk her heart—or will this love prove too hot to handle?
Da'Quan would do anything to be in with "them"—the ones having the best time at lunch, going to the best parties, and getting the hottest girls, like Ashantay. When the mysterious guy gives him the gift of channeling, he begins to work his way into the inner circle. But what if channeling his friends' best traits comes with unpleasant glimpses into their true lives?
Lillian Hunt has never truly lived. Always sensing more to the world than is easily perceived, she fears that her instincts are stubborn flights of fancy, or worse, mental instability. But some things—disappearing strangers, tangible dreams, and visits from malevolent creatures—cannot be ignored. Before it's too late, Lillian is ripped from the only existence she’s ever known and thrust into a reality that she always suspected, but could scarcely believe. She must learn the truth about who she is, the powerful beings that wish to destroy her, and the two men who would die to protect her.
A compendium of advice from the producers, writers, and actors of The Office, Saturday Night Live, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Knocked Up, Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, Reno 911!, and The Hangover along with other people who should really never give advice. In these pages Fred Armisen offers help telling your dad you’re a lesbian—give him the phone number and he’ll do it for you. Mindy Kaling provides guidance on ending things with your mistress—dude, you totally have to kill her. Rainn Wilson offers insight on contacting that girl you dreamed about last night—he has created all-purpose web portal for such interactions. Amy Sedaris identifies the best way to a man’s heart—bone saw through the chest cavity. Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Samantha Bee, Michael Ian Black, Andy Borowitz, Michael Cera, Vernon Chatman, Rob Corddry, David Cross, Larry Doyle, Paul Feig, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Handler, Todd Hanson, Tim Heidecker, Ed Helms, Buck Henry, Mindy Kaling, John Lee, Thomas Lennon, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Marc Maron, Adam McKay, Eugene Mirman, Morgan Murphy, Bob Odenkirk, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, Martha Plimpton, Harold Ramis, Amy Sedaris, Michael Showalter, Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Sarah Vowell, David Wain, Eric Wareheim, Rainn Wilson, Lizz Winstead From the Trade Paperback edition.
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in Janet Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet! FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her. THEN THE STRANGER REVEALS HER SECRETS The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso ...street name, Ranger. NEXT, SOMEBODY DIES The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer. SOON, THE CHASE IS ON Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in. Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve, or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum...forever? Filled with Janet Evanovich's trademark action, nonstop adventure, and sharp humor, Twelve Sharp shows why her novels have been called "hot stuff" (The New York Times), and Evanovich herself "the master" (San Francisco Examiner).
Paranormal crime stories by bestselling fiction writers like Kelley Armstrong, Anne Perry, Simon R. Green, Patricia Briggs, and more. A massive, monumental volume of paranormal crime fiction by bestselling authors. Gripping tales of mayhem include both novellas and short stories like “Stalked by,” by Kelley Armstrong, “The Judgment” by worldwide bestselling author Anne Perry, “Appetite for Murder” by Simon R. Green, “, “Road Dogs” by Norman Partridge, “The Hex Is In” by Mike Resnick, “Doppelgangster” by Laura Resnick, the chilling “If Vanity Doesn’t Kill Me” by Michael A. Stackpole, and many, many, more. Compiled and edited by the world’s most prolific anthologist—the award-winning Martin H. Greenberg—this is the biggest paranormal crime book on the market and the ultimate collection for crime lovers, ghost hunters, and thrill seekers everywhere. Also included are multiple stories by New York Times bestselling authors. The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told is a new book in the series, which includes The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told and The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told.
In the latest from the author of Always the Bridesmaid, Cate and Ethan are happily married at last-but it looks like the honeymoon is over. Cate Padgett is no longer a permanent bridesmaid. Having found a love of her own with Ethan, she's enjoying newlywed bliss. Life is so much calmer now that the wedding mayhem has subsided. Just one problem: as the last of their friends to marry, Cate and Ethan are now the only ones who don't have a kid, aren't expecting a kid, and aren't even trying. There's not even a bump on the horizon. They were just cozying up to being a twosome, and now there's pressure to make it three. Those carefree bridesmaid days are starting to look good.
Appearances. . . A sad, strange coincidence. . .that's Dr. Kacey Lambert's initial response to the deaths of two women who bear an uncanny resemblance to herself. It's not like there was any real connection between Kacey and the B-movie actress or the elementary school teacher. But Detective Selena Alvarez suspects otherwise. Can Be. . . One of the bodies contained traces of poison at the time of death. Selena and her partner, Detective Regan Pescoli, can find no motive for murder. But Kacey has started to notice ties between the dead women's lives and her own--all close in age, born within miles of each other. And all have links to Trace O'Halleran, the man Kacey just started dating. Deadly. . . The deeper Kacey digs, the more reason she has to fear. More look-alikes are dying, and the killer is getting bolder and more brutal. And Kacey knows it's only a matter of time before hers is the next name on a list of those who were born to die. . .
Someone is killing Hispanic men in a small town in north central Alabama. Who is killing these men and why? With little or no evidence found at the scenes, progress is slow in solving the crimes. Could the deaths be gang or drug related or something more sinister - - like hate crimes. Local authorities havent a clue. Special Agent Marco Moretti and Special Agent Dr. CC Cannon along with three other agents from the FBIs New Orleans elite task force have been called in on the case. The agents team up with local law enforcement to try and apprehend those who are responsible. Morettis archenemy Ivan Milkovich sees him on an Alabama televised news briefing and contacts him. Will the two men finally come face to face and finish the long time feud between them?
The telephone call started it all; started that old anxiety, the bile rising in the throat. It brought back the fear, anxiety and insecurity that Jake had felt most of his life. That phone call pitched him back in time and propelled him on a cross-country trek that was sure to end in disaster. It ripped him from the family and the happy life he had built back to the unforgiving and manipulative family that he had left. That phone call was so much more than a summoning for reconciliation. It was an order to dance again to the old tune that he had been raised listening to. It was a command to return to drama and dysfunction, to anger and a world of bitter resentment. Across the country the deadening roar of his motorcycle plays counterpoint and backbeat to the memories of the history of his life; a life of chaos, destruction and frustration playing in his head. His motorcycle and his mind wander aimlessly into the Arizona desert, through the wilds of New Mexico and into the reassuring mountains of Colorado before shooting boldly across the plains with the focus of a bullet to face his appointment with an uncertain future, and to bury an unforgiving past. Jake returns to the fold to set things right once and for all, but that call is much more than a telephone call. It is an insistence that Jake recognize a new order; to acknowledge a fundamental reorganization of role and rank, and ultimately to accept and embrace this novel dynamic. People, places, and events spin out of control quickly upon Jake's arrival, and he is conveniently there to spin with them, or to finally put a stop to the twirling disorder.
Once upon a time, he was just a hopeless cause from the wrong side of Glory, Kansas. And he'll be damned if he'll let anyone drag him back down after finally clawing his way out. Everyone knows that Gina Townsend is a saint, always taking care of everyone around her. And now she's trying to be a mother to her six-year-old niece, Amanda Jane. But the girl's biological father isn't helping matters. The scruffy, gangly boy Gina remembers has returned to Glory a sexy, successful man, but Reed Hollingsworth is the only thing standing between her and losing Amanda Jane to foster care. Betrayed that neither Townsend sister bothered to tell him he was a father until he had money, Reed's still not about to shirk his responsibilities. So when he demands Gina move in with him as part of Amanda Jane's custody agreement, he tries not to notice pretty much everything about her—especially the way his solemn-faced daughter laughs when they play together. Raising a child together, Reed and Gina learn that some dreams come and go, but some are a spark that burns eternal…
The world is a terrible place not to have a best friend. Scarlett was always the strong one. Halley was always content to follow in her wake. Then Scarlett’s boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant. Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it. Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever. * “Dessen has written a powerful, polished story.”—School Library Journal, starred review Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye
‘A heartbreaking tale’ THE SUN ‘Exceptionally beautiful’ MIRANDA DICKINSON They’ll always have each other...won’t they?
The year is 1989. Lamar L.A. Davis the 3rd has a vision that can impact a generation. His religious father Bishop L.A. Davis, Jr., considers the vision a threat to his church so he does whatever it takes to destroy it. And Eugene, a young millionaire and proud supporter of Bishop, is on a mission to damage L.As image. Despite the plans of Bishop and Eugene, L.A. goes forth with the vision, assisted by his best friends V and Chazz, and supported by his love interest Deanna and his aunt Lucy. Success and favor come quickly, but then hell breaks loose. L.As past comes back to haunt him, family secrets are revealed, and the integrity of L.A.s crew is questioned. Will he allow his goals to abort, or will his faith remain unshaken?
She has the magic to save her friends—but it’ll cost their trust to use it… Lallie Nonsire Cobbleson is no stranger to prejudice. From the orphanage that kicked her out for not quite being human, to those who spurn and shun her because she’s different, she knows full well how most folk like people they find strange. So when her friend, the illegitimate Evonalé Yunan, gets a crown and a husband, it doesn’t surprise Lallie that assassins soon follow. Assassins that Lallie can kill, herself…if she dares admit what she’s become. But folk fear and hate what Lallie is with good reason. People who use magic commonly go insane, and her magic is far stronger than most. Strong enough that it’s taken control of her before, and done things she never would. Protecting her friend the queen will force her to stop playing human and to admit what she is, abandoning the only life she’s ever known. And that’s only if she survives those friends whose trust she’ll shred by admitting her lies—and the magic she’ll have to use in doing it. · · · • • • · · · Sequel to A Fistful of Fire Followed by A Fistful of Water Contains some mature themes, including violence. · · · • • • · · · Keywords: epic fantasy, elves, high fantasy, literary fantasy, sweet romance, female protagonist, classic fantasy, traditional fantasy, young adult, new adult
Ellie is not a serious relationship kind of girl. She’s perfectly happy with her friends, her parties, and her meaningless hook-ups. In her experience, anything more than that leads to trouble. All she has to do is look at her mother to be sure of that. Fred has made a career out of worrying. He worries about his parents, his burn-out sister, his screw-up best friend. When he starts hooking up with Ellie, he’s ready for nothing more than some no-pressure, worry-free fun. Which is just the way Ellie likes it. So long as they stick to the plan, both can get out unscathed. So long as they stick to the plan, both can get what they want. But life has a way of messing with the best of plans…
A coming-of-age story, based on a recent shocking chapter of Argentine history, about a young woman who makes a devastating discovery about her origins with the help of an enigmatic houseguest. Perla Correa grew up a privileged only child in Buenos Aires, with a cold, polished mother and a straitlaced naval officer father, whose profession she learned early on not to disclose in a country still reeling from the abuses perpetrated by the deposed military dictatorship. Perla understands that her parents were on the wrong side of the conflict, but her love for her papá is unconditional. But when Perla is startled by an uninvited visitor, she begins a journey that will force her to confront the unease she has suppressed all her life, and to make a wrenching decision about who she is, and who she will become.
Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition. But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected. Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!
Jay Sand moves to a small city in Nebraska looking forward to his new job in the district attorney's office. He soon becomes the target of assassins and Sergeant Cindy Jackson is assigned to work out of his office and watch his back. They stumble onto a multiple homicide in progress and are caught up in the search for the killers. The pursuit takes them from a gun battle on the streets of Omaha to a jail break in Harrisburg as they stay one step ahead of organized crime and an intelligence spook gone bad. This is a story of contemporary fiction about two professional crime fighters, their families, their peers and their opponents. It is also about their failures and their successes.
"Talented McKenna delivers excitement and romance in equal measure." —RT Book Reviews She's caught in her past until he shows her a future… Some things can never be forgotten. A helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Capture. Torture. Now U.S. Navy nurse Skylar Pascal is struggling to regain control of her life after a trauma that nearly destroyed her. After losing so much, an ideal job at the Elk Horn Ranch in Wyoming offers Sky something she thought she'd never find again…hope. Former SEAL Grayson McCoy has his own demons. But something about Elk Horn's lovely-yet-damaged new nurse breaks something loose. Compassion—and passion. And even as Gray works with Sky to piece her confidence back together, something deeper and more tender begins to unfurl between them. Something that could bring her back to life. But not even the haven of Elk Horn Ranch is safe from dangers. And all of Sky's healing could be undone by the acts of one malicious man….
Being led astray never felt better Banker Kylie Kent is looking for a hookup. Granted, a rehearsal dinner isn't the best place to find a little man-action…until she spots Devon McKee. Devon is all temptation, right down to his melt-your-panties smile that always gets him what—and who—he wants. And he wants Kylie. But after a scorching encounter, Kylie makes it clear this is a one-time deal. That is, until she learns that she's his account manager. That could spell disastrous results for her upwardly mobile career. Worse, Devon's sinful suggestions that they chase their business with a giant shot of pleasure can't be ignored. Would it be so wrong to give in…and blame it on the bachelor?
Queen Mab's niece, Fiona, has long been bored to tears by the intrigues of Court life. She'd prefer to cut loose at a punk club, knock back a few Thai beers, and hook up with a likely lad of similar interests. But when Fiona goes AWOL, she only gets as far as Manhattan's Inwood Park before a nasty demon nearly puts a permanent crimp in her plans—and a dark stranger sparks her desire... All work and no play make Tobias Walker one cranky werewolf. After six months of doing his part to keep the peace during the delicate negotiations between the Others and humankind, he'd like nothing more than a good night's sleep—preceded by an enthusiastic mating session. The alluring woman he rescues in the park might be the answer to his most lustful prayers, but only if they can both stay alive long enough to find out who wants her dead and why. Now, Fiona and Tobias must unravel a tangled web of treachery that spans branches of the Fae, Other, and mortal worlds, all the while falling into a dangerous attraction that could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship—or the end for them both...
"Plumley's humor sparkles in this thoroughly engaging tale about what's real and what isn't." --Booklist (starred review) Nationally bestselling author Lisa Plumley has charmed readers and critics alike with her gift for sparkling screwball romance. Now, she turns reality TV upside down with a totally different take on prime-time love... After her long-running sitcom is cancelled, actress Marley Madison finds herself a typecast has-been at the ripe old age of twenty-seven. Her career needs a jump-start, fast--and an incognito appearance on the hit reality game show Dream Date will prove her acting ability to the world. But before long, she finds herself wanting to prove something entirely different to her fellow contestant, Jake Jarvis. There's something decidedly un-Hollywood about Jake, a sportscaster whose laid-back charm belies something deeper than an intimate understanding of box scores. And the better Marley gets to know him, the harder it is to remember her motivation. Because she's beginning to realize that what makes her career could break both their hearts--if reality and honesty are on different wavelengths... "Engaging, well-developed protagonists and an abundance of appealing secondary characters, especially an adorable four-year-old and the heroine's geeky twin sister, who definitely needs her own story, add to the fun. This effervescent and heartwarming comedy will appeal to fans of Rachel Gibson and Elizabeth Bevarly." --Library Journal "Perfect Together is the perfect recipe for an entertaining and satisfying romantic read. I'm hastily jotting down this author's backlist for my next trip to the bookstore, because this one was so delightful." --The Romance Reader's Connection "Lisa Plumley scores another big winner with Perfect Together. An ensemble of fabulous characters, smart and often very funny dialogue, fine pacing and some great comedic scenes is an expert combination that will often have you laughing out loud and smiling long after you turn the last page." --Bookloons "Plumley is becoming a master at blending silly and poignant. She hits all the marks with 'Perfect Together!'"--The Oakland Press newspaper "I enjoyed this book from beginning to end!" -- Romance and Friends "Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" -- USA Today best-selling author Rachel Gibson "Lisa Plumley is a comedic buried treasure! Screwball comedy with sizzle, Perfect Together blends laugh-out-loud antics and touching romance." --Romantic Times BOOKclub "Perfect Together is a perfectly spontaneous, perfectly fun fish-out-of-water splash!" -- Stephanie Bond, author of I Think I Love You
Lisa Maselli and Alex Griffin were the newest officers on the Highlands Regional Police Force-a twentysomething duo townspeople thought didn't belong in a "man's" profession. When accusations of nepotism marred the appointment of Lisa Maselli, the county commissioner's daughter, the Police Board went beyond the county line to find its next officer. An ex-park ranger, Alex Griffin longed for a laidback life in rural Pennsylvania. What she got was more than she'd bargained for. Partnered by the police chief as a ploy to challenge their "competence," Lisa Maselli and Alex Griffin laid down the law in no uncertain terms and became best friends in the process. Then, one night, the unthinkable happened. Alex Griffin had an encounter she would never forget-with a masked intruder seeking to settle a score. In a town unreceptive to female cops, suspicions ran rampant; it seemed a lot of men had a motive-including the sleazy chief of police himself. For Alex Griffin, the search for her assailant was living hell. For Lisa Maselli, it became probable cause for blood-a personal serving of justice fueled by a dark secret that threatened to destroy everything and everyone around her.