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: 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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
As Sheikh of Kharastan, Malik has no time for distractions. But when Sorrel, an Englishwoman in his care, wants to explore the pleasures of the West, Malik decides he will be the one to teach her the ways of seduction! Malik wants Sorrel, but he will not dishonor her. Yet, as sheikh, he is expected to marry and his bride must be pure. Is the answer to make Sorrel his virgin queen?
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.
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: Kim Lawrence
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Needed: bride-to-be for a short-term contract—bedding optional… Within twenty-four hours of meeting Greek tycoon Mathieu Demetrios, Rose's life is in chaos. Mathieu is convinced he threw Rose out of his hotel bedroom years earlier, branding her a scarlet woman! But Mathieu is looking for a wife of convenience, and taming the wild Rose into gracing his marital bed will be more pleasurable than he ever dreamed!
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