Bob, who loves outdoor adventure, marries Sue, who prefers the city. He needs solitude. She enjoys a crowded room. Opposites attract, but can they blend? When Bob suggests a backpack/canoe trip in British Columbia, Sue accepts even though he has warned her that this demanding seventy-mile adventure involves hiking trails, paddling mountain lakes, and running whitewater rivers. Bob has made the trip several times before, but even he cannot anticipate all they will encounter: storms, bears, stealth-attack loons, insomniac porcupines, naked Germans, and bloodshed. How will the city girl fare? Into the Wild with a Virgin Bride is a warm, humorous adventure story with an undercurrent of self-realization as this couple uses a wilderness experience to bridge the gap between their worlds.
Althea Farraday is a thirty-eight-year-old divorced mother of three who's got a teenage son who's a Buddhist, a hypercritical sister who knows how to push all her buttons, a job on the endangered species list, and a love life to match. Just as she's settling in to a comfortable level of chaos, a near-perfect man enters her life. Equipped to steal her heart and help turn her passion for designing gardens into a new career, Patrick Donahugh may be too good to be true. Amid wild roses, California poppies, scarlet flax, sweet rocket, love-in-mist, and, of course, plenty of dirt, Wild Designs is a refreshingly honest and funny read that celebrates the almost-ready-to-bloom aspect of all our lives.
Author: Sarah Morgan
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Commanded back to her husband's bed...Women did not walk away from Sicilian billionaire Rocco Castellani. All he'd wanted was a lovely, biddable wife. Instead Francesca had taken off before the first dance at their wedding breakfast! But Rocco has tracked down his runaway young bride, and now she's back by his side--where a good Sicilian wife should be! Rocco was cheated out of his wedding night--and now nothing's going to stop him from taking his virgin bride....
Author: Sarah Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Sultan Tariq bin Omar al-Sharma can have anything, and anyone, he wants. The one exception is heiress Farrah Tyndall, whom he lost after their passionate affair ended. Farrah was crushed when she discovered Tariq only wanted her in his bed.
Author: Denis Donoghue
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Metaphor supposes that an ordinary word could have been used, but instead something unexpected appears. The point of a metaphor is to enrich experience by bringing different associations to mind, by giving something a different life. The prophetic character of metaphor, Denis Donoghue says, changes the world by changing our sense of it.
The billionaire's bride—by Christmas! Blossom was not the type to attract eligible rich men and keep them—her marriage lasted six months before her husband dumped her…on Christmas Eve! So when Zak Hamilton—a billionaire businessman—demanded a date, she was determined not to get involved. But Zak found Blossom's modesty a challenge. In fact, he decided he would claim her as his bride—by Christmas!
From mousy housekeeper… Italian billionaire Raffaele de Ferretti had many beautiful women at his beck and call. But when he needed a fiance of convenience, the only woman for the job was his mousy, dowdy housekeeper! …to sexy siren! Natasha needed a makeover—and what a result! Raffaele had no idea such a beautiful, sexy woman had been right under his nose all this time! They had to pretend to be engaged, but neither of them had to fake the explosive attraction that sparked between them….
The marriage was over… but what about their baby? Five years ago, Jane's marriage to Demetri Souvakis ended. Devastated and betrayed, she left him and started a new life. Now Demetri needs an heir and demands a divorce. But they have one last night together—for old times' sake…. However, that one last loving has dramatic results. How can Jane tell her soon-to-be-ex-husband that she's pregnant with his child?
WIFE-WRANGLIN' BRIDE-SEDUCIN' COWBOY Sam McCants was a steer-ropin', dust-on-his-britches kind of cowboy. So what in tarnation was this purebred Texan thinking, getting himself hitched to a citified bride—even if the arrangement was just for two months? Why, Faith Courtland had barely uttered "I do" before she took off for Lonesome Rock Mountain, muttering about some family inheritance. And if she hadn't been so surefire sexy, Sam might just have let the little spitfire head for the hills. But this husband wanted his wedding night. So he saddled up his stallion, and with a mighty "Giddy up!" and a yank on the reins, he set off through the mountain mist to rustle up one wily wife in need of proper seducing.
Author: June M. Woodring
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2005-02-23
The rocky road to Lynette and David's wedded bliss is filled with danger, sexual tension, tears, and laughter. Wild and dangerous best describe the Colorado Territory from what Lynette Cavanaugh had encountered so far, but that doesn't frightened her as she nervously awaits the arrival of the stranger who married and then left her still a virgin. She fears the coming nighttime when her husband, David Cavanaugh, slakes his passions on her body. David Cavanaugh, with dreams of a loving dutiful wife and a cabin filled with strong sons and beautiful daughters, hurries to join his virgin bride. He is unpleasantly surprised to discover his bride doesn't share his enthusiasm. Worse yet, her fears are so great he feels pity and promises to allow her enough time to adjust to the marriage before he consummates it. Logic sets in and he concludes that might take forever. He must find an honorable way to cancel the vow. David thinks of his log cabin and the hard work that is in store for his skittish bride. His pampered wife will surely complain. The solution is clear. He gives Lynette one year before she becomes his wife in the full sense of the word. But, she must run the household properly without a single complaint or that night she will fulfill her wifely duty in his bed. Lynette eagerly agrees. David almost feels guilty that he plans to court her until she begs him to take her virginity. David's kindness and consideration soon wins Lynette's friendship, but as time goes on David's southern drawl gives her tingly feelings that turn her legs to mush. His kisses send strange cravings to her lower regions that frighten and tempt her to seek relief she senses only David can satisfy. Their burgeoning romance is aided when David's rebel cousin captures Lynette. Lynette comes to appreciate that David is honorable and understanding, while his wicked cousin only seeks to fulfill his own selfish desires. She escapes and flees into the wilderness in hopes of finding her way back to David. Lost, ill and close to death, she vows that if she ever finds a way home she will fall into his arms. Lynette is returned safely only to learn that her husband loves a redhead he visits regularly. Lynette worst nightmare become reality when she is forced to tend a close friend giving birth to a stillborn child. The reality is worse than what she has imagined and reinforces her fear of childbirth. She knows now that her aunt is correct; men seek satisfaction and women suffer heartbreak. She is more than ever determined to escape that fate. David is seriously wounded defending Lynette. While delirious, he mistakes his wife for another woman. Raging with jealousy, Lynette wonders whom his fickle heart truly loves, his first love that ran away with his cousin, or the redhead in the valley? Her future is at stake. She is David's wife and the daughter of a military hero. She will not surrender without a battle. The time has arrived when she must fulfill her wifely duties, or lose David. But has she waited too long?
Sheikh Tajik al Zayed bin Aman needs a convenient bride, and custom demands that she must be pure. So when he first sees Morgan Fielding and is intrigued by her straitlaced style, an idea begins to form…. Morgan doesn't understand why Tajik is pursuing her—such a virile man could have any woman he desires! But once she arrives in Tajik's desert kingdom, he announces he will take her as his wife—and bedding her is only the beginning!
She lived and loved with fierce abandon, surrendering to the deepest pleasures of passion . . . Princess Yasaman had been blessed with rapturous beauty, fierce intelligence, and an innocent sensuality that captivated two formidable men -- her scheming half brother, Salim, and her loving husband, Prince Jamal. But her days of bliss and nights of steamy passion were shattered when Jamal was murdered, and Yasaman feld to England and the court of James II. Calling herself Jasmine, there she would be reunited with her gloriously beautiful mother, Velvet, and her grandmother, the legendary Sky O'Malley de Marisco . . . #1 bestselling author Bertrice Small has outdone herself with this long-awaited sequel to THIS HEART OF MINE. WILD JASMINE is a novel of high romantic adventure that spans two continents, taking us from exotic seventeenth-century India to the scandalous court of James Stuart -- two enticing worlds teeming with colorful characters and consuming desire . . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.