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.
Author: Julia James
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Promised to the Greek tycoon…as his bride As the illegitimate granddaughter of a famous Greek billionaire, Andrea Fraser was disowned at birth and grew up in poverty. Now, at the age of twenty-five, she is unexpectedly called to Greece, where shocking news awaits her… Andrea's grandfather has found her a husband! She's promised to tycoon Nikos Vassilis as part of a business deal. But Andrea is strongly independent and has no intention of meekly accepting a marriage of convenience. Nikos may be the most sophisticated man she's ever met, but she'll be leaving him the first chance she gets…won't she?
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.
Danielle arrives on Everis excited to meet her new mate. She watches as her friends find happiness while haunted by dreams of an Everian Hunter who will not come for her—a mate who refuses to claim her. But something isn't right. The dreams turn dark. Tortured. Her mate is suffering, and nothing will stop her from finding him—especially not his stern orders to choose another, to protect herself above all others, and cherish her life above his own. Gage of Everis is heir to a seat on the Seven, the ruling council of families that have held power on Everis for thousands of years. He's the last prince of his line, the last surviving heir, and someone doesn't want him to rise to his place on the ruling council. Betrayed, tortured and alone, Gage has found solace in knowing he's protected his Marked Mate from sharing his fate. But his stubborn bride refuses to listen to reason. When she finds him, there will be a reckoning. Not only is Gage determined to find those who betrayed him, but to conquer the wild huntress who came for him in the dark and stole his heart.
After a life on the streets, Katie chooses the Interstellar Brides Program for a chance at a new life, a new identity. But when she arrives on Everis, her Marked Mate refuses to claim her. As an Elite Hunter, Bryn has to travel to Hyperion, a known world of gangs and vicious evil to bring an assassin to justice, and leave her behind. She might be innocent in body, but Katie knows her honorable mate is walking into a foreign world, a world she knows all too well. If she must seduce him, she will. If she must steal away on his ship and follow him to another world, she will. And if she must seduce the sexy-as-sin leader of the criminal legions they meet to save her mate? Well then, her innocence is a weapon, and she's not afraid to use it.
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.
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!
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….
Kate and Price Lewis had the perfect marriage—love, fulfilling careers, and a great apartment in the city. But when Price’s work takes him overseas and his plane goes down, their happily-ever-after goes down with it. A year later, Kate is still trying to cope. She’s tied to her grief as tightly as she was bound to Price. When her sister-in-law coaxes her into an extended girls’ trip—three weeks on a remote island in the South Pacific—Kate agrees. At a villa as secluded as the island, they’re the only people in sight, until Kate sees a ghost walking toward them on the beach. Price is alive. Their reunion is anything but picture perfect. Kate has been loyal to the husband she thought was dead, but she needs answers. What she gets instead is a cryptic proposal—go back home in three weeks, or disappear with Price...forever. Emotions run high, passions burn bright, and Kate faces an impossible choice. Can Price win back his wife? Or will his secrets tear them apart? **** Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
Author: Joan Johnston
Publisher: Bitter Creek Novels (Paperback
Release Date: 2013
Hannah Wentworth, who is newly widowed, pregnant, and alone in the Wyoming wilderness, agrees to marry Flint Creed, a bitter man who is in desperate need of a wife, and together they face the dangers of the frontier.
Author: Ian Morson
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Release Date: 2012-02-01
A Nick Zuliani Mystery set in Kubilai Khan’s court - Cathay, 1268. Nick Zuliani, Venetian adventurer and newly appointed Investigator to the Mongol Emperor, is sent to investigate a murder in a remote town. But Nick soon realizes that he has been sent on an impossible mission by a deadly rival – for a girl has confessed to the crime and is due to be beheaded. If Nick uncovers the truth, and saves her life, he risks undermining the local Mongol governor, with terrible diplomatic consequences. He will have to use all his wiles if he is to escape the trap laid for him.