Book Title : A Reckless Affair

a reckless affair

Release Date : 2011-07-15
ISBN Code : 9781459263550
Book Author : Alexandra Scott
Book Publisher : Harlequin
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

A forbidden love? Ginny has come to Manhattan expecting to find the father she never knew. Instead she finds Jake Vanbrugh—his son! Jake is the most arresting man, and when Ginny discovers the instant attraction is mutual, she knows she's in deep trouble. Somehow she has to keep her true identity a secret until Jake leads her to the man she's come to see. But will Ginny be able to control her forbidden feelings for Jake—and keep his avid attentions at bay? It seems impossible and also imperative—but then, Ginny doesn't know the whole truth about Jake….

Book Title : A Reckless Affair

a reckless affair

Release Date : 2005-08-25
ISBN Code : 9781595781475
Book Author : Blaise Kilgallen
Book Publisher : Liquid Silver Books
Total Pages : 133

Book Summary :

Enter the glittering world of Regency England in Blaise Kilgallen’s sizzling tale of young bucks, beautiful women, and unbridled passion. It was to be a simple arrangement, a wild fling, a reckless affair. It turned out to be anything but! “Forgive me, Grandmama, but I have never seen you dodder.” Despite his aging grandmother’s wishes that he marry and sire another heir for Pennyworth’s earldom, Clarance “Rance” Burgoyne leads the footloose life of a well-heeled bachelor, associating with five other Regency bucks. They call themselves the Lunar Society--a notorious group of young men with secret connections to England’s Home Office and the Crown--but they are known more notably by their devilish and amorous escapades. Although his grandmother’s apparent frail health bothers him, Rance is not about to live his life by her dictate--especially when there is so much that he has yet to experience. Recently widowed Patience Hartford has returned to England and family, having endured five years lacking in sexual concourse within a marriage of convenience to a much older man. Newly independent, she purchases a permanent residence in London with the proceeds of her husband’s will and decides to acquire a virile lover who will satisfy her suddenly awakened needs. But the arrangement has to be on Patience’s terms, terms that don’t allow for love or commitment. Rance is at first attracted to Patience’s beauteous younger sister until he meets Patience and learns that she is an experienced widow. He is ready for a short-lived fling, and it turns out, so is Patience. When Patience and Rance come to an arrangement and consummate their affair, both realize that their carefully planned agendas will never survive against the fiery carnality that consumes them when in each other’s arms. It seems Fate turns the tables on unsuspecting lovers who begin a reckless affair.

Book Title : A Secret Affair

a secret affair

Release Date : 2010-05-18
ISBN Code : 9780440339564
Book Author : Mary Balogh
Book Publisher : Delacorte Press
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton since she was nineteen years old. Now her husband is dead and, more beautiful than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom at last. To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover—and not just any lover, but the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine’s illegitimacy has denied him the title of earl, so now he denies himself nothing. Rumored to be living the easy life of a sensualist on his country estate, he always chooses recent widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will fit the bill nicely. But once these two passionate and scandalous figures find each other, they discover that it isn’t so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire—without getting singed.

Book Title : Unholy Joy 50 Years On A Short History of the Profumo Affair

unholy joy 50 years on a short history of the profumo affair

Release Date : 2013-06-01
ISBN Code : 9781611859768
Book Author : John Lawton
Book Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

Named after John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, the Profumo Affair was the biggest British political scandal of 1963. His affair with Christine Keeler, the reputed mistress of an alleged Soviet spy, followed by his lying in the House of Commons when he was questioned about it, forced the resignation of Profumo and damaged the reputation of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's government. Here, John Lawton explores how the scandal evolved and the effect it had upon the population of an increasingly liberated Britain. Unholy Joy went on to become the basis for a novel. A Little White Death has its roots in the Profumo affair, the correspondences will be apparent to the reader... but the 'buds and leaves' are Lawton's fiction. This kindle edition includes an extract from A Little White Death.

Book Title : The Nightmare Affair

the nightmare affair

Release Date : 2013-03-05
ISBN Code : 9781466800670
Book Author : Mindee Arnett
Book Publisher : Tor Teen
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

The Nightmare Affair is the first in a gripping new urban fantasy trilogy by Mindee Arnett. Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she's a criminal. No, she's a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother's infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker's house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He's hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn't get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. Then Eli's dream comes true. Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli's dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she's up to and marks her as the next target. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book Title : A Covert Affair

a covert affair

Release Date : 2011-11-01
ISBN Code : 9781439163535
Book Author : Jennet Conant
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 395

Book Summary :

Chronicles the iconic chef's contributions as a member of the OSS during World War II and her efforts at the side of her husband to support an agent accused of being a spy, describing how their wartime experiences shaped their characters, relationships, and ambitions.

Book Title : The Revenge Affair

the revenge affair

Release Date : 2009-09-01
ISBN Code : 9781426845819
Book Author : Susan Napier
Book Publisher : Harlequin
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Joshua Wade was convinced that Regan was plotting to disrupt his wedding. Why else would she have agreed to organize the big day--when she clearly had a grudge against him? Regan had to admit there was unfinished business between them: a reckless one-night stand.... Regan wasn't out for revenge, though she did have a hidden reason for getting close to Joshua's family. Only she could never reveal her secret plans--not even when Joshua confessed his engagement was a sham and he wanted his ring on Regan's finger!

Book Title : The Wedding Night Affair

the wedding night affair

Release Date : 2011-07-15
ISBN Code : 9781459251960
Book Author : Miranda Lee
Book Publisher : Harlequin
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

She'd fallen in love again—with her ex-husband! Fiona was the successful co-owner of Five Star Weddings—the wedding coodinators as far as Sydney's society set was concerned. Which was how she got to organize her ex-husband Philip's forthcoming marriage. Fiona quickly realized she still loved Philip, but she was determined to resist the chemistry that still bubbled between them. Her job was to make sure that the wedding of the year went without a hitch…even after the bride made a stunning revelation—and Fiona found herself agreeing to be Philip's stand-in wife! they're gorgeous, they're glamorous…and they're getting married!

Book Title : I Must Confess

i must confess

Release Date : 2007-09-03
ISBN Code : 9781573448482
Book Author : Rupert Smith
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

A stinging satire of tell-all showbiz memoirs starring a self-deluded gay icon who has managed to ride every pop culture trend of the last forty years. Marc LeJeune has had a remarkable career in the entertainment business. Despite the carping of critics, cruel twists of fate, and the treachery of former friends who were blind to his exceptional dramatic and musical talents, he has remained true to his unique artistic vision. From his early days as the face of Swinging London, to the late 1960s avant garde theater scene, through the sexually liberated cinema of the 1970s, to his current status as a much-loved household name and TV favorite, he tells all in this, his own astonishing story. Through this fabulous parody of the showbiz confession, Rupert Smith has created a witty and scathing satire of popular culture and entertainment over the last forty years. Marc LeJeune is a brilliant comic creation, inspired by Smith’s many years of interviewing celebrities for Time Out and writing about showbiz in The Guardian (U.K.).

Book Title : A Vintage Affair

a vintage affair

Release Date : 2010-06-29
ISBN Code : 9780553907704
Book Author : Isabel Wolff
Book Publisher : Bantam
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. BONUS: This edition contains an A Vintage Affair discussion guide and an excerpt from Isabel Wolff's The Very Picture of You. Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of elegant suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Mrs. Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the poignant tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

Book Title : Whirlwind Affair

whirlwind affair

Release Date : 2008-12-10
ISBN Code : 9780307493088
Book Author : Jacquie D'Alessandro
Book Publisher : Dell
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

Can an unconventional liaison turn into the love match of the season? After the scandalous duel that made her a widow, Alberta Brown was left destitute--and in possession of a cache of ill-gotten goods. Determined to right the wrongs of her thieving husband, she sailed to England to locate the owner of a gentleman’s ring bearing an intriguing coat of arms. But a series of mishaps on- board soon convinced Allie that she was enmeshed in a perilous game. Yet none was more dangerous--or irresistibly tempting--than the dashing stranger waiting on the dock. The marriage-minded Lord Robert Jamison was searching for a woman who aroused that certain something. He never expected to find her in this uncommonly pretty, fiercely independent American he’d been asked to escort back to a splendid country estate. Allie was in grave danger--worse, she vowed never to marry again. Yet Lord Robert’s will was just as strong--and he planned to make this maddening creature his wife, even as passion drove them into each other’s arms...and a reckless liaison flamed into the season’s most indiscreet and irresistible affair of the heart. From the Paperback edition.

Book Title : The Three Day Affair

the three day affair

Release Date : 2012-09-04
ISBN Code : 9780802194398
Book Author : Michael Kardos
Book Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

A gripping debut thriller about four longtime friends who make one mistake, forcing them to face down old grudges and make horrifying choices that could haunt them forever. Will, Jeffrey, Evan and Nolan have been friends since their undergrad days at Princeton. Since graduation they then have each forged new lives and careers. Will is a failed musician still reeling from the tragic death of a bandmate, Jeffrey got lucky and then rich from the dot-com boom, Nolan is a state senator with national aspirations, and Evan is about to make partner at a major New York law firm. Their friendships have bent without breaking for years, until one shocking moment changes everything. One night on a drive, they make a routine stop at a convenience store. Within moments, a manic Jeffrey emerges, dragging a young woman with him. He shoves her into Will’s car and shouts a single word: “Drive!” Shaken and confused, Will obeys. Suddenly four men find themselves completely out of their element, holding a young girl hostage without the slightest idea of what to do next or why she’s there to begin with. They’re already guilty of kidnapping and robbery; it’s only a matter of time before they find out the terrible depths of what else they might be capable of. For these men, three days will decide their fate—between freedom and prison, innocence and guilt…and life and death. The Three-Day Affair marks the emergence of a truly talented new crime writer in Michael Kardos.

Book Title : The Kammersee Affair

the kammersee affair

Release Date : 2012-10
ISBN Code : 9781291094787
Book Author : John Holt
Book Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 436

Book Summary :

The lake was flat and calm, with barely a ripple. Its dark waters glistening, reflecting the moonlight as though it were a mirror. Fritz Marschall knew that neither he, nor his friend, should really have been there. They, like many others before them, had been attracted to the lake by the many rumors that had been circulating. He thought of the endless stories there had been, of treasures sunken in, or buried around the lake. He recalled the stories of the lake being used to develop torpedoes and rockets during the war. Looking out across the dark water, he wondered what secrets were hidden beneath the surface.

Book Title : A Father s Affair

a father s affair

Release Date : 2012-12-20
ISBN Code : 9781782110828
Book Author : Karel van Loon
Book Publisher : Canongate Books
Total Pages : 264

Book Summary :

What happens to the father of a 13-year-old son, when he discovers that he has been infertile all his life? That intriguing question is the starting point of A Father's Affair. On his quest to discover the biological father of his son, the protagonist, Armin Minderhout, takes the reader on an extraordinary journey, one in which he is forced to reconsider everything he has ever believed in. With the page-turning suspense of a 'whodunnit', A Father's Affair probes the eternal question of how well we know the ones we love. Touching, at times extremely funny and erotically playful, it is a story of universal appeal - a stylish, acutely insightful and utterly captivating read.

Book Title : An Affair with Mr Kennedy

an affair with mr kennedy

Release Date : 2012-01-31
ISBN Code : 9781451629071
Book Author : Jillian Stone
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

A scorching Victorian-era romance featuring a stoic Scotland Yard investigator and a beautiful painter—the debut novel from 2010 Golden Heart Award winner Jillian Stone. Detective Zeno “Zak” Kennedy is considered a hero in London after breaking up a plot against the Crown. But villainy never sleeps, and he’s now after a ring of Irish anarchists plotting a bombing campaign. When he discovers that one of these treacherous lords is acquainted with his new tenant, widowed Cassie St. Cloud, he sets out to get closer to the lady. Cassie is no Victorian prude; the daughter of two prominent doctors, she is a freethinking artist and a volunteer at a girls’ school. She’s set her sights on her handsome new landlord, and soon they’re enmeshed in the most passionate affair of her life. But when she discovers that their meeting was not purely accidental, will she be able to forgive him?

Book Title : Getting Through the Tough Stuff

getting through the tough stuff

Release Date : 2006-09-10
ISBN Code : 9781418515256
Book Author : Charles R. Swindoll
Book Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

We live in a time when things are tough for a lot of folks. The boomers are beginning to feel anxiety as they move toward retirement. Many people are facing financial pressure and are up to their ears in debt. We are having to care for both our kids and our parents. The pace of life, and the demands of life, just keep getting more intense. And for many, these tough times bring life crises. This is a book of encouragement, hope and freedom... an invitation to meet Christ at the crossroads of our lives and move beyond the tough times.

Book Title : The Galapagos Affair

the galapagos affair

Release Date : 2011-06-30
ISBN Code : 9781446467886
Book Author : John E Treherne
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Over half-a-century ago fanciful and exotic stories began to appear in the world's press about settlers on the remote Galapagos island of Floreana. The tales were of nudism, free love communes, stainless steel dentures - a latter-day Garden of Eden. But the truth was even stranger. Friedrich Ritter, an eccentric German intellectual, and his long-suffering companion Dora Strauch, were the first arrivals. Once established, they were soon joined by others. Most bizarre and dangerous was the self-styled Baroness Wagner-Bosquet. She ruled her three young male lovers with a riding crop, a pearl-handled revolver and insatiable sexual demands - terrorising other settlers. Her mysterious disappearance and the discovery of unidentified bodies on a nearby island perplexed the world. Now The Galapagos Affair unravels the whole incredible story.

Book Title : A Reckless Character and Other Stories

a reckless character and other stories

Release Date : 2009
ISBN Code : 9781465590091
Book Author : Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Book Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Total Pages : 55

Book Summary :

There were eight of us in the room, and we were discussing contemporary matters and persons, I do not understand these gentlemen! remarked A. They are fellows of a reckless sort . Really, desperate . There has never been anything of the kind before. Yes, there has, put in P., a grey-haired old man, who had been born about the twenties of the present century; there were reckless men in days gone by also. Some one said of the poet Y zykoff, that he had enthusiasm which was not directed to anything, an objectless enthusiasm; and it was much the same with those people their recklessness was without an object. But see here, if you will permit me, I will narrate to you the story of my grandnephew, M sha P lteff. It may serve as a sample of the recklessness of those days. He made his appearance in God's daylight in the year 1828, I remember, on his father's ancestral estate, in one of the most remote nooks of a remote government of the steppes. I still preserve a distinct recollection of M sha's father, Andr i Nikol evitch P lteff. He was a genuine, old-fashioned landed proprietor, a pious inhabitant of the steppes, sufficiently well educated, according to the standards of that epoch, rather crack-brained, if the truth must be told, and subject, in addition, to epileptic fits . That also is an old-fashioned malady . However, Andr i Nikol evitch's attacks were quiet, and they generally terminated in a sleep and in a fit of melancholy. He was kind of heart, courteous in manner, not devoid of some pomposity: I have always pictured to myself the Tzar Mikha l Fe dorovitch as just that sort of a man.

Book Title : A Risky Affair

a risky affair

Release Date : 2008-03-01
ISBN Code : 9781426813979
Book Author : Maureen Smith
Book Publisher : Kimani Press
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

No more secrets Following the deaths of her adoptive parents, Solange Washington is finally ready to move on. But after she has a run-in with magnificently bare-chested Dane Roarke, a private investigator hired to run a routine background check on her, Solange's pulse goes wild—even as questions about her past surface.… Dane knows there's more to Solange's story than meets the eye, and he suspects it has to do with secrets about her real parents. Torn by his desire for this vibrant lady and his growing suspicions, Dane walks a thin line between trust and truth…because passion has made this case personal.

Book Title : An Affair To Remember

an affair to remember

Release Date : 2007-10-01
ISBN Code : 9781426807107
Book Author : Karen Kendall
Book Publisher : Harlequin
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Of all the ships on the Med, she had to sail on his? As captain of the cruise ship Alexandra's Dream, Nikolas Pappas is used to navigating his way through rough waters. But he hasn't been able to steer his heart in the right direction since the day he ran out on the only woman he has ever truly loved. The daughter of a shipping tycoon, Helena Stamos lived a life of power and privilege back then, and Nikolas knew a lowly deckhand had no future with a woman like her. Now, after fifteen years of heartbreak and regret—as suddenly as he had left her—Nick is back in Helena's life. While the years have passed and they have both moved on with their lives, the pull of their mutual attraction hasn't weakened. But even if they can see beyond their past and resolve their incompatible lifestyles—Nick left her once. What's to stop him from leaving her again?