Author: Kat French
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
Release Date: 2017-08-07
Alice ist wieder Single, doch wie soll sie es sich leisten ihr geliebtes Zuhause zu behalten? Da hat sie eine grandiose Idee: Sie wird Borne Manor über den Sommer vermieten und selbst in den kleinen Wohnwagen im Garten ziehen. Allerdings hat sie nicht mit sexy Country-Star Robinson als neuen Mieter gerechnet. Dabei will Alice gerade gar keine Beziehung. Zum Glück geht es Robinson ganz genauso, da kann eine harmlose Sommerromanze ja gar nicht kompliziert werden ... oder etwa doch? "Kat French kombiniert Humor so frisch und spritzig wie Zitroneneis mit einer fantastischen Besetzung. Ich kann mir kein perfekteres Urlaubsbuch vorstellen." Claudia Carrol
Author: John Haylock
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
Release Date: 1998-07-01
Hot and sticky describes the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto in summer. And that is just the situation Peter Meadowes finds himself in when he flees to Kyoto for his summer vacation. During the rest of the year the middle-aged Meadowes teaches in Tokyo, a circumstance which conveniently enables him to leave his commanding wife (who hates Japan) back in England. In the old capital Meadowes also expects to find relief from Noriko, his grim Japanese mistress. But in the small wood-and-paper Japanese house he has rented, he finds something unexpected: another woman to desire. Kazumi is seductive, yet she always manages to slip away. Then Noriko arrives, oddly possessive but sharing giggles with Kazumi--perhaps about Meadowes's prowess? Next on the scene is Miss Goto, polite, apologetic, a serious lover of theater who turns an elaborately staged seduction into a comedy of errors. When wife Monica shows up from England, Meadowes must choose...and fast. John Haylock's novel vividly evokes the languid torpor of summer in the fabled city of temples and gardens. Yet hidden within this steamy farce about obsessive lust is an underbelly of duplicity, discontent, and fear. When making his choice, Peter Meadowes confronts the love-hate relationship that afflicts the typical gaijin--foreigner--in Japan. Remaining in Japan may be impossible, but escaping only creates the desire to return. John Haylock was educated at Cambridge University and spent 14 years in Japan as a teacher and writer.
Author: Rosemary Ashton
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Great Britain
A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "The Great Stink" together While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, historian Rosemary Ashton reveals in this compelling microhistory, 1858 was marked by significant, if unrecognized, turning points. For ordinary people, and also for the rich, famous, and powerful, the months from May to August turned out to be a summer of consequence. Ashton mines Victorian letters and gossip, diaries, court records, newspapers, and other contemporary sources to uncover historically crucial moments in the lives of three protagonists--Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Disraeli. She also introduces others who gained renown in the headlines of the day, among them George Eliot, Karl Marx, William Thackeray, and Edward Bulwer Lytton. Ashton reveals invisible threads of connection among Londoners at every social level in 1858, bringing the celebrated city and its citizens vibrantly to life.
"An effervescent city child dances through a hot summer day until a thunderstorm brings welcome relief. Executed in collages made from color photographs, imaginatively redefined in unexpected juxtaposition....A wonderful concept book, grounded in ordinary events yet touched with magic, that will strike a familiar chord with preschool audiences while enlarging their perceptions. An auspicious debut!"--Horn Book.
Author: Eve Asbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2006-02-01
A Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read Sky-eyed farmer Beau Jessup and rich little princess Charlie Aldrich Thornton are about to reunite. Seven years earlier, Charlie's dad, the sleazy mayor, set up Jake Jessup, Beau's father, who subsequently died in prison. Now Charlie is back, the divorced wife of a California lawyer. Her own life is in shambles, yet her memories of the hired hand that one hot summer remain unfaded. When sparks start to fly under the hot southern sun, their passion is powerful and immense. But danger crouches in the shadows, old enemies and new ones threaten to destroy everything, as Charlie and Beau risk it all to defy the odds against them. The ONE HOT SUMMER Titles: ONE HOT SUMMER [ONE HOT SUMMER BOOK 1] SOUTHERN MOON [ONE HOT SUMMER BOOK 2] FALLING FOR YOU [ONE HOT SUMMER BOOK 3]
When the temperature rises… Be careful what you wish for, Jillian Sanderson learned that lesson, in spades, the day sexy-as-sin Kit Malone breezed into Key West and turned her world upside down. Suddenly, she'd inherited fifty percent of an inn, and one hundred percent of a problem. Because Kit couldn't stay in Key West for long and Jilly couldn't leave. Still, a fever raged between them…. …passions flare Kit Malone didn't know what hit him. He couldn't be in a room with gorgeous Jilly Sanderson for more than five minutes without wanting to kiss her…ravish her…consume her. So their life-styles didn't mesh? That could be worked out. But first he had to convince Jilly that those hot summer nights were meant to last forever….
Welcome to Dulcet, Texas, home of the legendary Briscoe Ranch Resort, where one woman will discover that even love is bigger in the Lone Star State. Celebrity wedding planner Remedy Lane is Hollywood royalty—until a scandal sends her packing to the wilds of Texas. She has a knack for leaving disaster in her wake, but she’s determined to reboot her career at Briscoe Ranch, a luxury resort known for extravagant weddings. Little does she know that weddings don’t happen at the resort without the approval of the town’s cowboy-swaggering, too-hot-for-his-own-good fire chief, Micah Garrity. ONE HOT SUMMER Micah knows trouble when he sees it, and all it takes is one glimpse of Remedy’s princess airs for him to know he’s met his match. Too bad he can’t stop thinking about her—even when she brings about one disaster after another at the resort. He and Remedy clash at every turn, but they can’t stop the sparks flying between them. They come from such different worlds—does love stand a chance or will this fire burn too hot for either of them to handle? Don't miss the first book in Melissa Cutler's One and Only Texas series!
Facing discontentment in her thirties, Margarita finds herself falling back in love with a college flame, a situation that compromises her marriage and forces her to choose between her family and the passion of her life, while her friends Vivian and Anabel traverse similar journeys of self discovery. Reprint.
Lexi is haunted by her past… One hot summer night, Lexi takes a chance and surrenders to temptation. She’s been interested in mysterious Gabe for a long time and isn’t surprised to discover he understands pleasure well enough to have invented it. But secrets come to light in the morning: Gabe and Lexi have met before—he remembers what she has tried to forget. He doesn’t know about the baby she gave up and she didn’t know about the wife he took to honor his brother’s memory. Gabe wants Lexi in his future… Fourteen years ago, Gabe found the woman of his dreams and spent a perfect night with her—only to wake up alone. Meeting Lexi again, as the sister of his new partner, was bittersweet, since she didn’t remember him. Gabe knows that he and Lexi belong together, just as he’s aware that he has to help her heal from a secret wound before they can have a future. Caught between his principles and his love for Lexi, can Gabe find a solution that ends happily for them all? ***** Deborah Cooke's Flatiron Five World. Once upon a recession, five friends banded together to find success. Ten years later, their exclusive fitness club, Flatiron Five, is the hottest destination in Manhattan. People flock to F5 to get fit, to get lucky, and even, to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune to F5’s spell—at least, so far... The Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies are set in New York City, and feature the partners in a successful gym. The books should be read in order. 1. Simply Irresistible Tyler needs a fake date for his sister's wedding and the pretty woman who works in his building seems like the perfect choice. Little does he know that Amy has a taste for hot romance novels, much less that he'll take on a secret identity to ensure that he's the one to fulfill her fantasies. What if Amy wants his alter ego more than Tyler? 2. Addicted to Love Kyle has always known that Ty's sister Lauren is the One, even before he realized she was Ty's sister. He also knows that he isn't the right guy for her and that he'll only let her down. When Lauren's marriage collapses, though, and she asks Kyle for sexual satisfaction, he can't say no to a fling. In this second chance romance, both Kyle and Lauren have to reconsider their assumptions. Can they find a happily ever after together? 3. In the Midnight Hour Haley wants to learn therapeutic massage and the guy who visits his mom at the hospital and eases her pain with his touch is clearly the teacher she needs. He's also incredibly hot. She learns a lot more from Damon than she anticipates, when his touch awakens her sensual side, but Damon knows his nightmares mean he can never fall asleep with anyone. He thinks he's better off alone, but can Haley heal him with her love? 4. Some Guys Have All the Luck Cassie returns home to the small town she couldn't wait to leave, only to meet the high school bad boy one more time. Reid is a local success, against all odds, but just as tempting as before. Cassie surrenders to a fling, just to satisfy her curiosity, not realizing that Reid wants a whole lot more. In fact, he's hoping to convince Cassie to stay this time... 5. Going to the Chapel This short story is subtitled Two Weddings and a Baby, which pretty much tells you what it's about. 6. Bad Case of Loving You (January 2019) In In the Midnight Hour, the partners add a tattoo shop to F5's services for members. A legendary tattoo artist, Chynna, runs the shop and gives away a tattoo on each full moon. The rumor is that the tattoo will bring true love to the recipient. Cassie gets the first one in In the Midnight Hour. The Secret Heart Ink series are shorter contemporary romances, telling the stories of those full moon tattoos and their bearers. They should be read in order. The first three feature three friends who were on a girls' weekend in NYC when one of them won the first tattoo. 1. Snowbound Olivia doesn't believe in magical tattoos or relationships lasting forever, but the tattoo is a good reminder to take advantage of everything life offers. She's always wanted her best friend's brother, Spencer, and she's leaving the country. Her best friends help her plan one seduction, an hour with Spencer that will disguise her identity from him - but once Spencer realizes it's Olivia who is seducing him, he changes all the rules in his determination to turn this fling into forever. 2. Spring Fever Reyna wants a taste of the new resident in town, a hot guy who walks like a cop and is just what she believes she needs to end a long run of celibacy. But Kade wants more than just sex with the gorgeous woman who runs the most successful business in town, selling cupcakes - he intends to unravel Reyna's secrets and once he starts, there's no stopping him from falling love. Can he convince Reyna to take a chance on love again? 3. One Hot Summer Night One hot summer night, Lexi takes a chance and seduces Gabe, whose intensity and principles have interested her for a long time. Little does she realize that Gabe has been waiting for her to make a choice, so that he can share a secret with her. The revelation changes Lexi's life, but can she find a way to have a future with Gabe? 4. Under the Mistletoe (coming 2018) Chynna, the tattoo artist, travels to Honey Hill for Gabe and Lexi's wedding, never guessing that she'll find some romance of her own over Christmas. Can Trevor convince her to try for forever, or are Chynna's scars too deep? ***** stranded, contemporary romance, best friend's brother, return to hometown, disguise, friends to lovers, fling, secret baby, fling to forever, reunion, second chance, tattoo, disguise, fake date, bad boy, secret, new york, small town
Author: Kat French
Publisher: Avon Books
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Being married to a celebrity isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when that celebrity has a very public affair with his co-star Alice McBride is determined that the one thing she won't lose in her marriage breakup is Borne Manor, her beloved home, but she gets more than she bargained for when she rents it out for the summer and a sexy cowboy comes to stay. Country music star Robinson Duff has had his own share of heartbreak and needs somewhere quiet to hide out for the summer. Neither Alice nor Robinson are in any position for romance; the timing is terrible and they're both rebounding like out of control frisbees. Can a holiday romance help mend their broken hearts. Or will it just make things even worse when the long hot summer comes to its inevitable end?"