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'A truthful, exciting, agonising adult love triangle. An emotional labyrinth, with monsters, great risks - and survival' - Laline Paull, author of The Bees For Lucy, marriage to Mark provided an anchor after several years of drifting casually across countries, into jobs and out of relationships. Now forty-two, her anchor is working loose. Bewildered by the demands of motherhood and dissatisfied by her work, she has also grown understandably resentful of her husband: Mark has serious difficulties of his own and whilst harsh self-reliance has kept him sane, it has alienated his wife. When Lucy falls in love with Angus, a pianist in his sixties, her shock is extreme. Adamant that she will not deceive her husband, she instead asks his advice. Mark's reaction, however, is startlingly unorthodox, leaving Lucy to steer an impossible course between duty and desire, adventure and security. As her marriage falters and Angus presses for commitment, she is forced to choose between family and self, with lifelong consequences for everyone. Infused with her trademark precision, clarity and dark humour, Mary Loudon's searing, highly-charged novel My House is Falling Down is a fearless exploration of what infidelity means when no one is lying, and how brutal honesty may yet prove the biggest taboo in our relationships.
Nell Stevens' life is a mess. When her business goes bust and her fiance with it, Nell's happy ever after in California falls apart and she moves back to London to start over. But a lot has changed since she's been gone. All her single friends are now married with children, sky-high rents force her to rent a room in a stranger's house and in a world of perfect instagram lives, she feels like a f*ck up. Even worse, a forty-something f*ck-up. But when she lands a job writing obituaries, Nell meets the fabulous Cricket, an eighty-something widow with challenges of her own, and they strike up an unlikely friendship. Together they begin to help each other heal their aching hearts, cope with the loss of the lives they had planned, and push each other into new adventures and unexpected joys. Because Nell is determined. Next year things are going to be very different. It's time to turn her life around. A book for anyone who's ever worried life isn't going to plan, Confessions of a Forty-Something F##k Up by Alexandra Potter will make you laugh and it might even make you cry. But most importantly, it will remind you that you're not alone, because we're all in this together. Time to fall in love with your life.
The extraordinary novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Station Eleven Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it's the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: 'Why don't you swallow broken glass.' Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, Emily St John Mandel's The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.
An offer she can't refuse... Stephanie would love to throw tycoon Damen's outrageous proposal back in his face, but the truth is she must save her penniless family. Their contract says they can't kiss again...but Steph might soon regret that clause! She never expected to be his bride! Cassidy has just resigned! She'll stay just until her boss Prince Logan's coronation-and ignore the thrilling desire that he awakens... But when Logan reveals he craves her too, Cassidy must decide: could she really be his Princess?
'Cleanness is stunning, provocatively revelatory and atmospherically profound. Here is love and sex as art, as pulse, as truth' - Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song. In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he's come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each bearing uncanny reminders of his past. A queer student's confession recalls his own first love, a stranger's seduction devolves into paternal sadism, and a romance with a younger man opens, and heals, old wounds. Each echo reveals startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit, and with our own fugitive selves. Cleanness revisits and expands the world of Garth Greenwell's beloved debut, What Belongs to You, declared 'an instant classic' by the New York Times Book Review. In exacting, elegant prose, Greenwell transcribes the strange dialects of desire, cementing his stature as one of our most vital living writers.
The story of a family and a special dress, handed down from mother to daughter, during times of fortune, loss, tragedy and victory, by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. The Deveraux family were among the most important members of 1920s San Francisco society, and the wedding of their daughter Eleanor to wealthy banker Alexander Allen would be the highlight of the 1929 social calendar. The wedding, held in the family's magnificent Pacific Heights mansion, was everything they'd hoped, and Eleanor's dress was a triumph. Designed by one of the most famous fashion houses in Paris, it was exquisite in every way. But the dream life, along with the most perfect honeymoon in Europe, was about to come to an end when Alex received news of the Wall Street Crash. It appeared that the family had lost everything . . . In the years that followed, the Deveraux lived through periods of huge social and political change. What helped to unite them was the beautiful wedding dress, first worn by Eleanor, which remained a family heirloom and continued to hold a special place in the hearts of a family desperate to survive the turmoil and changing fortunes of the times.
To have and to hold When Greek shipping magnate Alexandros Kouros wed Kallie Demarchis, media photos showed them madly in love. But love had nothing to do with it. Kallie had married Alex to save her family's business and he was intent on revenge. when he took her as his arranged bride! * Gorgeous Frenchman Xavier Salgado-Lezille isn't a man a girl can say no to easily. Jane tries to play it cool, but she's inexperienced... and a virgin. Falling in love isn't part of the plan...neither is discovering she's pregnant once the affair is over! Now Xavier wants an heir and Jane as his bride! * Rowan had been Isandro Salazar's bride of convenience. But she knew the Spanish billionaire would never love her as she loved him. He considered her a gold digger who had committed the worst possible crime! But, even he couldn't deny that the passion between them was as intense as ever...
All's fair in love and medicine... Dr Leilani Kim has dedicated her life to saving others. Now her dream job as Head of Emergency Medicine is finally in sight... But she has competition in the form of scarred yet sexy trauma surgeon Dr Holden Ross! ...will take someone special! Seeing that ex-army doc Annie Masters uses her work as a safe haven, dynamic celebrity surgeon Rafe seems determined to show her what she's missing out on. And it's working... She's beginning to imagine a future-with him!
Baby on the Tycoon's Doorstep by Nina Milne Can a tiny unexpected baby... ...bring them back together? When billionaire Jake Cartwright's finds an abandoned baby at his Mayfair hotel he finds himself up close and personal with ex Isobel Brennan once again. Jake's long-buried feelings are quickly unearthed. And, once their little charge is safely home, Jake wants to trust in a future where Izzy remains - forever... Starting Over in Wickham Falls by Rochelle Alers If you believe in love It may just find you. Independent Georgina Powell has no room for romance in her life, until she meets war correspondent and best-selling author Langston Cooper. Langston find Georgina a refreshing change from the very worldly women he has encountered in the past, and embarks on a campaign to change her mind!
After Hours Seduction by Janice Maynard Wanting him was a mistake, And still she said yes... When Katie Duncan agrees to work with her boss's brother, she knows she's stepping into the lion's den. The man she'll be living with is her former lover, billionaire Quinten Stone. She'd walked away once before. Now the CEO is back in her life, tempting as ever... and hell-bent on seducing Katie back into his bed! Secrets of a Fake Fiancee by Yahrah St. John His proposal is a deal she can't refuse... Cruelly rejected after she reveals herself to her birth family, Morgan Stewart turns to Jared Robinson for comfort. The reformed bad boy proposes she pose as his fiancee to show his own family he's settling down. They make the perfect pretend couple-but before long, they aren't pretending!
Second Chance for the Single Mom by Sophie Pembroke She's the one that got away... Now, could the future be theirs? Gwen Phillips focuses on her daughter and late husband's foundation, burying her pain deep. Until maverick rugby legend Ryan Phillips walks back into her life, determined to live up to his estranged brother's golden reputation. He's the one man who can bring joy back to Gwen's life - if she'll give him the chance... Her Second Forever by Joanna Sims Can a footloose cowboy- become her second chance? The car accident that killed her husband and left her injured made Lee Macbeth determined to help others with disabilities. But the charming cowboy doing community service at her riding facility wants more! Lee can't risk falling for Mr 'Totally Wrong'. But is Colton Brand so wrong after all?