The Stranger I Married

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758290667

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2014

Together For All The Wrong Reasons. . . The Marquess of Grayson never felt a twinge of guilt when he stole the beautiful Lady Pelham right out from under his best friend's nose. After all, they were well matched in all things--their sensual appetites, wicked wits, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal to ruin their marriage of convenience by falling in love. But then a shocking turn of events sent her roguish husband from her side. Four years later, he has returned a powerful, irresistible man who is determined to seduce his way into her affections. No, this is not at all the man she married. But he is the man who might finally steal her heart. . . "Day plays on sensual themes with a lush grace." --RT Book Reviews

Married to a Stranger

Author: Nahid Rachlin

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872866629

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 4506

A woman's struggle for self-realization in contemporary Iran, a novel with "the clarity and spare sensuousness of Persian poetry or miniature painting."-Ruth Prawer Jhabvala When Minou Hakini marries a man of her own choosing—an intellectual and a radical—and moves to Abadan, a thriving oil town near the Iraqi border, she imagines her life will be adventurous and liberating. Before long, however, she becomes aware of her husband's suspicious liaisons and dangerous activities. Her struggle to forge her own identity as a woman in contemporary Iran is charged with passion, anger, and finally a need to escape. “The ecstasies and disillusionments of first love are the stuff of great tragedies and cheap romances, but Nahid Rachlin has done something else with this familiar theme, and something more, though her style is elegantly simple . . . ” —The New York Times Book Review ". . .Rachlin (Foreigner) tells her story with economy and suspensefulness, weaving strands of unstable political life and sexual secrecy--in a small, vivid closeup of life in Iran at that fateful hour, within a society that had become its own prisoner." —Kirkus Reviews Nahid Rachlin is an Iranian-American who lives in New York and teaches at Barnard College. She is the author of Foreigner and The Heart's Desire, both novels, and Veils, a collection of short stories.

The Historical Romance Collection

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718178483

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 3035

Four historical romance novels from bestselling author, Sylvia Day, now available in one exclusive e-bundle Seven Years to Sin - The book that inspired the international bestselling sensation, Bared to You. Seven years ago, young Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scandalous seduction by the roguish Alistair Caulfield that remains constant in her dreams. So when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard Caulfield's ship for a transatlantic passage, years of denied pleasure and passion are unleashed in the most provocative way . . . The Stranger I Married - Lady Isabel Pelham and Gerard Faulkner, Marquess of Grayson, are well matched in all things - lusty appetites, constant paramours, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal to ruin a marriage of convenience by falling in love. It is a most agreeable sham - until a shocking event sends Gerard from her side. When, four years later, Gerard returns, he is no longer the man she married - but is he the one to finally steal her heart? Pride and Pleasure - Pursued by fortune hunters, heiress Eliza Martin is the victim of diabolical scheming to get her to the altar. She won't be bullied, however, and she will get to the bottom of this plot. She needs a man to infiltrate her suitors and find the villain. The devilish and dangerous thief-taker Jasper Bond might just be the man for the job . . . Bad Boys Ahoy - Three classic erotic tales of wicked rakes and the flawless aristocratic young women whose hearts - and bodies - they melt. Including Stolen Pleasures, Lucien's Gamble and Her Mad Grace. Praise for Sylvia Day: 'Move over Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins, this is the dawn of a new Day' Amuse 'Several shades darker and a hundred degrees hotter than anything you've read before' Reveal

Scandalous Liaisons

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1617730556

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 5958

“Three sexy rakes wreak havoc in the romantic lives of three Regency ladies” in these “wickedly entertaining” tales by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author (Booklist). Oh, those naughty rakes. With their wicked winks, sensual smiles, and bad boy habits, you just can’t take them out in polite society. But who wants to go out when you can stay in. . . ? Stolen Pleasures Sebastian Blake, Earl of Merrick, long ago fled the responsibilities of his title to become the infamous pirate Captain Phoenix. But the booty he’s just captured on a merchant ship is a fierce-tempered minx who claims to be a bride . . . his bride, married to him by proxy on behest of their fathers. He could shame his hated family and return his beautiful wife untouched, but no treasure has ever proved more tempting to Sebastian, and making their marriage a true one—in every sense—is his one urgent desire . . . Lucien’s Gamble Lucien Remington’s reputation as a debauched libertine who plays by no one’s rules—in business or the bedroom—is well deserved. He gets what he wants, social repudiation be damned. But society can keep from him the one thing he truly desires, the untouchable Lady Julienne La Coeur. Until she sneaks into his club dressed as a man, searching for her irresponsible brother. Suddenly she’s in Lucien’s grasp, his to take, and his mind is filled with the most wickedly sinful thoughts. A gentleman would walk away from the temptation she presents. But then, Lucien has never claimed to be a gentleman . . . Her Mad Grace Hugh La Coeur never wanted to be the Earl of Montrose. Wine, women, and a hefty wager are preferable to responsibility of any kind. It’s certainly preferable to spending the night in an eerie, neglected mansion owned by a legendary madwoman. The duchess’s companion, the fiercely independent Charlotte, is another matter altogether. Hugh would be happy to spend as many nights in her bed as possible. He knows she’s hiding terrible secrets, but for once in his life, Hugh has the desire to take on someone else’s burden as his own, no matter what the danger . . . They’re mad, bad, and totally irresistible . . . “Day provides plenty of richly detailed love scenes . . . and her wickedly entertaining combination of steamy sex and bold language is certain to be appreciated by readers who like hot historicals by Virginia Henley and Susan Johnson.” —Booklist

In the Flesh

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1617730572

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1356

A story of seduction and surrender by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author . . . Dear Readers, Some of you may remember this story as Sapphire’s Worth. Written in 2004, a few brief excerpts were posted on my website and they were never forgotten—I’ve been receiving emails about Sapphire and Wulf ever since! In the Flesh was my second completed novel and although I have written many more since then, this Arabian Nights tale of seduction, power, and ultimate surrender holds a special place in my heart. Wulfric remains one of my favorite heroes. I hope he’ll become one of yours as well! With love, Sylvia

Seven Years to Sin

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1617735310

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4987

"The book that inspired Bared to You."--Sylvia Day "Day plays on sensual themes with a lush grace."--RT Book Reviews Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scene so scandalous she could not erase it from her memory. Shocked, yet strangely titillated, she nevertheless walked down the aisle into a life serene yet unremarkable. But what she kept hidden fueled wildly imaginative and very illicit dreams. . . "Her books are a luxury every woman deserves."--Teresa Medeiros Alistair Caulfield ran far from the temptation of the prim debutante--all the way to the West Indies. As a successful merchant, he has little in common with the rakehell youth Jessica once knew. But when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard his ship for a transatlantic passage, seven years' worth of denied pleasures are held in check by nothing more than a few layers of silk--and the certainty that surrender will consume them both. . . With a special letter from Sylvia Day

Marry Me, Stranger

Author: Novoneel Chakraborty

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184006675

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 1793

HE HAS NO VOICE, NO FACE, NO NAME, NO IDENTITY. BUT HE HAS AN INTENTION. I’m Rivanah Bannerjee, a young and independent girl living alone in Mumbai. My parents love me, my boyfriend adores me, and I have a great job. But here’s the thing: my life is in danger. Someone’s been following me around, watching my every move, trying to get control over my life. At first I thought it was a silly prank to gain my attention. My roomie suggested he must be a secret admirer. Is he? What he doesn’t know is the police have set a trap to nab him. Soon I’ll know if it’s simply a lover’s obsession or there is more to it. BTW, I call him Stranger. From the bestselling author of EX, How About A Sin Tonight?, That Kiss In The Rain, and A Thing Beyond Forever comes a racy tale gravid with emotional twists, relationship quirks, and mind-numbing revelations.

Pride and Pleasure

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758290659

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3688

Wealth Has Its Dangers. . . There are disadvantages to being an heiress, as Eliza Martin knows well. Fortune hunters corner her, friends become opportunistic, and lately, someone is engineering "accidents" to propel her into marriage. Not one to be bullied, Eliza needs the right man to infiltrate the nest of suitors. . . . . .So Do Certain Men By all measures, Jasper Bond is the wrong man for the job. He can't dance, isn't known for his restraint, and his blood heats whenever he's near his latest employer. Eliza Martin insists no one will believe an intellectual like her could be seduced by a man of action like Jasper, but the combination of his desire and her mystery makes the case one he can't resist. Client satisfaction is a point of pride and it's his pleasure to prove he's just the man she needs after all. . . "Everything romance readers expect and more." --RT Book Reviews

Married to a Perfect Stranger

Author: Jane Ashford

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492601918

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2959

Brand new Regency romance from RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee Jane Ashford Time and distance have changed them both... Quiet and obliging, Mary Fleming and John Bexley marry to please their families and John immediately leaves on a two-year diplomatic mission. Now John is back, and everything they thought they knew about each other was wrong... It's disconcerting, irritating-and somehow all very exciting... Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! "Charm, intrigue, humor and just the right touch of danger." -RT Book Reviews, on Charmed and Dangerous "Jane Ashford is an excellent writer-her prose is a joy to read." -Regency Retro Reads "Jane Ashford's romances are bewitching, filled with those elements that delight a reader: good story, intrigue and dynamic tension." -Romance Communications

So I Married a Sorcerer

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250108241

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8933

“Mixed with paranormal romance and humor...Sparks clearly has a style [that] readers love.”—USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog From the New York Times bestselling author of the Love at Stake series comes a novel of the Embraced—an epic tale of two star-crossed lovers destined for doom—or desire... Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knew that she was born with the magical powers of the Embraced—even if she did not know how to wield them. But she has finally learned the truth: Brigitta is the lost princess of the kingdom of Tourin. She was sent into hiding as an infant to escape the wrath of her half-brother, the king. And now he knows just where to find her. . . Rupert is a notorious pirate and sorcerer. He’s spent most of his life plotting revenge on the evil king—and Rupert believes that Brigitta could be the key to finally destroying his enemy. But what begins as a kidnapping of the innocent beauty escalates into something deeper, and more passionate, than either captor or captive could have imagined. Rupert soon vows to protect Brigitta against the king—but will they survive long enough to find their happily-ever-after. . .or does fate have something else in store?

Married to a Stranger

A Novel

Author: Patricia MacDonald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743269594

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2473

Inspired by today's headlines, this riveting new novel by the Edgar Award-nominated author of "The Girl Next Door" tells the story of a young newlywed who survives a brutal attack and must confront the possibility that her husband tried to kill her.

I Married a Mob Boss

Author: Shandi Boyes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975968663

Category:

Page: 290

View: 671

I thought waking up hungover with no recollection of the previous twenty-four hours was going to be the worst thing I'd encounter during my whirlwind trip to Vegas. It wasn't... not even close. Not only did I wake up in a strange room with a gold band wrapped around my finger, I witnessed something no woman should ever see. If that wasn't unscrupulous enough, the unspeakable act was done by my husband; the stranger I married.With freshly signed alimony papers and a guilt-riddled heart, I left Vegas praying that what happens in Vegas truly does stay in Vegas. My hope was left for dust when the small fragment of my life I tried to forget collided into the present.Can the guarded, tortured man I married keep me safe when he is the one I need protecting from the most?A heart-clutching, spine-tingling romantic suspense story that will have you gasping until your very last breath.From the author who brought you the Perception & Enigma series comes the next installment.Recommended for audiences above the age of eighteen due to sexual content, swear words, and adult only scenes.

Sylvia Day's Favorites

Pride and Pleasure; The Stranger I Married; Ask for It

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Brava

ISBN: 9781617733833

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9481

Collects three of Sylvia Day's novels in a boxed set.

Don't Tempt Me

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758290640

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7360

SOMETIMES TEMPTATION . . . A hardened mercenary as adept in bed as in battle, Simon Quinn can have any woman he wants, but he prefers those who know the rules of the game. That way it’s easier to leave them behind . . . CAN’T BE AVOIDED But Lysette Rousseau is one female he can’t figure out. Beautiful, sensual, seductive, she should be the perfect match for Simon, yet something about her ties him in knots. Bold and manipulative one time, sweetly innocent the next, she is an enigma bound to bring trouble . . . impossible to resist. Praise for Sylvia Day and her novels “Bared to You obliterates the competition . . . unique and unforgettable.” —Joyfully Reviewed “Daringly original, boldly sensual and brilliantly plotted.” —RT Book Reviews on Don’t Tempt Me “Dangerous liaisons and deceptions are the key ingredients.” —Booklist on Don’t Tempt Me

The Meaning of Marriage

Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

Author: Timothy Keller,Kathy Keller

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 1594631875

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 330

View: 9925

Describes what marriage should be according to the Bible, arguing that marriage is a tool to bring individuals closer to God, and provides meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage.

How I Married a Marquess

Author: Anna Harrington

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 1455534064

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9322

A SHOCKING DECEPTION . . . Josephine Carlisle, adopted daughter of a baron, is officially on the shelf. But the silly, marriage-minded misses in the ton can have their frilly dresses and their seasons in London, for all she cares. Josie has her freedom and her family . . . until an encounter with a dark, devilishly handsome stranger leaves her utterly breathless at a house party. His wicked charm intrigues her, but that's where it ends. For Josie has a little secret . . . . . . LEADS TO AN EXQUISITE SEDUCTION Espionage was Thomas Matteson, Marquess of Chesney's game-until a tragic accident cost him his career. Now to salvage his reputation and return to the life he loves, the marquess must find the criminal who's been robbing London's rich and powerful. He's no fool-he knows Josie, with her wild chestnut hair and rapier-sharp wit, is hiding something and he won't rest until he unravels her mysteries, one by one. But he never expected to be the one under arrest-body and soul . . .

Ask for It

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Brava

ISBN: 9780758214737

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 9947

An agent of the Crown, Marcus Ashford, the Earl of Westfield, must protect his beautiful former fiance, Lady Hawthorne, who has in her possession a diary of secrets that many would kill to obtain, while igniting the flame of passion that still lingers between them. Reprint.

The Stranger

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 0451414136

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9796

The Stranger appears out of nowhere. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information in undeniable. He whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving your world shattered. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage, two wonderful sons, and all the trapping of the American Dream. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret from the Stranger about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her. Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne's deception, and realizes that if he doesn't make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he's stumbled into will not only ruin lives - it will end them.