Leda ist fast fünfzig, geschieden, sie unterrichtet Englisch an der Universität in Florenz. Die erwachsenen Töchter sind jetzt beim Vater in Kanada, und Leda muss sich eingestehen, dass sie statt der erwarteten Sehnsucht vor allem Erleichterung empfindet. Den heißen Sommer verbringt sie in einem süditalienischen Küstenort: Bücher, Sonne, das Meer, was könnte friedlicher sein? Am Strand macht sich neben ihr allerdings eine übermütig lärmende neapolitanische Großfamilie breit, darunter eine noch junge Mutter und deren kleine Tochter. Leda beobachtet die beiden über Tage, zunächst fasziniert, wohlwollend. Allmählich aber schlägt ihre Stimmung um, irgendwann folgt sie einem Impuls und tut dem kleinen Mädchen und der Familie etwas Unbegreifliches an. Und wird selber heimgesucht, von lange verdrängten Erinnerungen – an gravierende Entscheidungen, die sie zu treffen hatte, ganz zum Leidwesen ihrer eigenen Töchter ... Was bedeutet es, eine Frau und Mutter zu sein? Mit frappierender Ehrlichkeit ergründet Elena Ferrante die widersprüchlichen Gefühle, die uns an unsere Kinder binden.
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
Presents a comprehensive guide for librarians and readers' advisors, provides a brief history of the romance novel, and offers reading lists and subgenre definitions.
A Guide to the Genre
Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
My name is Gemini, and my life is a bloody mess. I almost kill my mother; my overbearing father exiles me out of the nest; one of my sisters wants to neuter me so stupidity doesnt breed; my dead grandmother wants me to complete stupid missions for her, and a witch thinks Im an arrogant and rude dragon, so she turns me human. Then I get captured by guards from a kingdom notorious for being cruel to males, and they make me their slave for three years. Their queen decides shes had enough of my sarcastic idiocy and sells me to a neighboring kingdom where I get stuck in a new dungeon: kinghood. Apparently I make enemies wherever I go. I have dragon slayers poaching in my kingdom and my armys commander desperately wanting to kill me so he could be king. All I want is to find a way to break my curse and get my scales back . . . and for my father to stop treating me like a hatchling. Is that too much to ask for?
. . . . Until You Lose Your Scales
Author: Stephanie Collins
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Four snowboarders. Four races. Four chances at love. Read all four Gold Medal Romance books for one low price. His Last Race Remington Jonsson, tall, gorgeous, blue eyed, Icelandic. I hit the jackpot of boyfriends when I met Remi. Did I mention he’s a pro snowboarder? I’ve supported him through three previous snowboarding Winter Games and three gold medal wins. But time and the sport have taken a toll on his body and our relationship. Remi promised this is his last race, but I've dealt with his broken promises before. How can we build a future together when I can't trust him? This is Remi's last chance. -------------------------- His Last FallKnox Keaton, best smelling pro snowboarder on the circuit, and my brother's best friend. He's been a staple of my life for years. He's also totally off limits. Remi would kill us if he knew about the passionate night we spent together two years ago. By the way Knox is back to acting like I'm nothing but a little sister he's forgotten anything happened at all. But I'm tired of being bossed around by my older brother. I've been in love with Knox since we were kids and now I plan to make him notice me. Fingers crossed it doesn't blow up in my face. This might be my last chance to make Knox fall for me. -------------------------- His Last Hill Cyrus Hanson, pro snowboarder, my next door neighbor, and best friend in the world. We’ve been snowboarding together for years without a problem. I pretend I’m not madly in love with him and he dates every girl in town. But now we’re both competing at the Winter Games and tensions are mounting. The deep seeded love I feel for Cyrus has bubbled to the surface. If I make a move and he turns me down our friendship will be ruined. Is the chance of losing him worth the possible reward? Together we’ve boarded down a lot of hills, but now it’s my turn to climb one. -------------------------- His Last LoveOliver Hanson, funny, sweet, and a great guy to hang around. Being a PR assistant for the Gold Medal Winter Games has been a challenge, but Oliver is the last snowboarder on my list. I’m almost ready to hand in my clipboard and fly home. Oliver and I click like no one else I’ve ever met. Spending time with the laid back snowboarder doesn’t feel like work. But I can’t let myself get distracted. My job is to keep Oliver out of trouble until he finishes his event, no matter what. I’m not being paid to screw around and fall for the hot snowboarder. As things heat up and the games come to a close will there be enough time for me to become Oliver’s last love? While each book in the Gold Medal Romance Novella series contains an individual happily ever after for the best experience they should be read in order.
Author: Megan Matthews
Publisher: Megan Matthews
His strong hands kneaded my bare flesh, rubbing in the lotion and massaging my muscles at the same time, leaving me tingling and ready to melt right through the chair Brandi has been having very naughty thoughts about her brother's best friend Jeff for ages, but after he heads off to college she figures she'll be stuck with just her fantasies of him forever. But things start to heat up when she finds out that Jeff is going to be alone at the beach house for two weeks. With no adults in sight and the skimpiest bikinis money can buy it's the opportunity of a lifetime. Can Brandi make him see that she's all grown up now and ready to play big girl games? 7200 word coming of age erotic romance. Includes excerpts from the Kelli Wolfe stories Seducing Lucas, Roommates with Ryan, Luke's Desire, and Stealing Dad's Best Friend. This is a mirror edition of the original story Wet for My Big Brother that has been updated to remove all taboo content.
Author: Kelli Wolfe
Publisher: Pink Parts Press
Four Romances for One Amazing Price Stranded together by a blizzard, scholar-turned-farmer Willow Reade and bad-boy ski champion Dane "Danger" Hollister generate enough body heat to make it through the night. But the sparks don't stop flying when the snow does…. When stressed-out single mom Kayla Clark hires "retired soldier" Ronnie Brown from Man Maid to whip her household into shape, she's not expecting him to be young, hot and willing to take care of her more personal needs…. Veterinarian Sarah Tyler isn't going to wait another eternity for hotshot photographer J. D. Damico to kiss her again. And she's gambling that what happens in Vegas will change her luck! Bakery owner Marissa Llewellyn has always been sweet on sheriff Jax Carlisles, but her efforts to help a wayward teen have her bending the rules he's bound to uphold…. Indulge your craving for fresh contemporary romance with this collection of four full-length novels! Coming in from the Cold by Sarina Bowen Maid to Fit by Rebecca M. Avery (Man Maid, Book 1) Calling His Bluff by Amy Jo Cousins Baker's Law by Denise McDonald
Coming in from the Cold\Maid to Fit\Calling His Bluff\Baker's Law
Author: Sarina Bowen,Rebecca Avery,Amy Jo Cousins,Denise McDonald
A BOND THAT NOT EVEN TIME CAN BREAK... As kids, Emily Quinn and Matt Malone were thick as thieves in the tightly knit community of Cassabaw Station. Then Emily's world crumbled into tragedy, and she was sent away. She's just returned to run a beachside café she now owns. A free spirit... with a guarded heart.
Author: Cindy Miles
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
"I'm going to make this really simple for you, Emily," he breathed. "I'm not going to stop until I get what I want." The annual family reunion is always a pain to get through, but when Emily finds out that her brother's best friend Luke has decided to show up she's completely flustered. Even after two years of separation the chemistry between them leaves her helpless with a desire that she can't act on and she's too scared to even admit to. Luke seems to have other ideas, though, and when he tells her in no uncertain terms that he intends to have her Emily quickly finds herself more torn than ever. Her mind tells her to avoid him, but at night her body aches for him until she can barely sleep and she doesn't think she can last through the week. Will she be able to live with herself if she gives in to Luke's sweet temptation? Will she be able to live with herself if she doesn't? 8100 word new adult erotic romance. Includes excerpts from the Kelli Wolfe stories Roommates with Ryan, Wet for Jeff, Hot for Jason, and Julie's Obsession. This is a mirror edition of the original story My Brother's Desire that has been updated to remove all taboo content.
Author: Kelli Wolfe
Publisher: Pink Parts Press
View BookEDIT BOOKDirty BillionaireThe Dirty Alpha Series, #3by Apryl Rose Digital List Price: $2.99 ISBN: 9781524263843 Books2Read Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/b5OoyO My cock was hungry, and I knew that only Frankie could wet its appetite! Frankie Billionaire Brad Powers said that I could stay at his apartment because I had a job interview. I didn’t tell him or my brother – his best friend - the truth: I had no place to stay.Ever since I’d lost my business, apartment and my car I had been sleeping on my friend’s sofa. It was supposed to be temporary, only for a few days. Days turned into weeks and, before I knew it, I was stuck and felt as if I had nowhere to turn. That was until I had an interview. It meant leaving the sofa and getting my own apartment. That was the plan, but Brad came back from his business trip early and showed me another option. His intoxicating smile and chiseled abs gave me a more exciting offer. One that I couldn’t refuse, especially when he got me under his sheets and told me that I was under his roof. Brad My cock was hungry. I had a failed business trip, and there she was in my apartment, looking like something I could devour. I don’t waste time on relationships; I have a black book that fulfills my needs. But this time was different. This time, I realized that I didn’t need to make a call. I had what I needed under my roof. I didn’t know that after one night. I would want more. That had never happened until now. Especially, because she was my best friend’s little sister and I wanted to make her mine. ***Author's Note:*** This book is steamy wet your panties hot and it is a love story. Have no fear there is no cliffhanger, no cheating and it has a happy ending. This is a standalone romance novella. This book was previously published as Under His Roof by Jessica Evans.
A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance
Author: Apryl Rose
Publisher: Apryl Rose
Romance Box Set - Three Romantic Suspense Thrillers Deadly Fun - Take a cruise with a beautiful sleuth to the Caribbean with her boss. Also aboard is a deadly Mafia family. Envision collision? Deadly Memories - When Andrea is in a car accident after a posh Hollywood party and can't remember how it happened, a chain of events enfolds, leading to her marriage to an Ambassador's son in France. But what she can't remember might kill her. Midnight Reflections - When Julia's brother goes missing she has to find out what happened. She finds help from a handsome mechanic. But he's hiding his identity and has secrets he won't reveal. Can she trust him?
Author: Pamela M. Richter
Publisher: Pamela M. Richter
15 Tage. 2 Freundinnen. 1 Mord. Zehn Jahre ist es her, dass Nic ihre Heimatstadt von einem Tag auf den anderen verließ. Doch die Erinnerungen an die Nacht, in der ihre beste Freundin Corinne spurlos verschwand, haben sie nie losgelassen. Hatte jemand aus ihrem Freundeskreis etwas damit zu tun? Eines Tages erhält sie eine geheimnisvolle Nachricht: „Dieses Mädchen. Ich habe es gesehen.“ Nic weiß, dass nur eine damit gemeint sein kann – Corinne. Sie fährt zurück in das von dunklen Wäldern umgebene Städtchen, um herauszufinden, was damals wirklich geschah. Doch schon am selben Abend verschwindet erneut ein Mädchen – das Mädchen, das ihnen allen damals ein Alibi geliefert hatte ... Zwei Wochen später wird die Leiche einer jungen Frau gefunden. Wer ist sie? Was ist in der Zwischenzeit passiert? Auf unheimlich geschickte Weise erzählt Megan Miranda diese Geschichte rückwärts. Von Tag 15 zu Tag 14 zu Tag 13 bis schließlich zurück bis zu Tag 1 offenbart sich uns nach und nach, was seit Nics Rückkehr passiert ist – und was zehn Jahre zuvor mit Corinne geschah. Das perfekte Geschenk: aufwendig veredelte Ausstattung
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH