Author: Sally Thorne
« Une nouvelle voix mordante, brillante et hilarante. Meilleurs ennemis va bouleverser le monde de la comédie romantique. C'est l'une des meilleures que j'ai jamais lues ! » Kristan Higgins Avec ce premier roman, Sally Thorne fait une entrée fracassante dans l’univers de la romance. Cette comédie hilarante et sexy explore la frontière parfois très mince entre l’amour et la haine au bureau. Le jour où Lucy rencontre son nouveau collègue, Joshua Templeman, elle n’en revient pas : il est à tomber ! Sauf qu’il ne lui faut pas plus de deux secondes pour découvrir qu’il est aussi froid, cynique, impitoyable... absolument détestable ! Alors, quand leurs chefs respectifs les mettent en concurrence pour une promotion, Lucy est prête à tout pour le battre. Car, si elle gagne, elle sera sa boss. S’il gagne... elle démissionnera. Autant dire qu’elle n’a pas le choix : elle doit gagner. Mais lorsque, un soir, dans l’ascenseur, ce traître de Josh l’embrasse fougueusement, elle est complètement déstabilisée. Se serait-elle trompée à son sujet depuis le début ? Ou est-ce une tactique de Josh pour lui faire perdre ses moyens ? A propos de l'auteur : Sally Thorne vit à Camberra, en Australie, et passe ses journées à rédiger des contrats et des demandes de financement. Rien de bien excitant... C’est pourquoi elle consacre le temps qui lui reste à l’écriture de fictions pétillantes et colorées ! Pour elle comme pour les lectrices de romance, l’intensité est l’ingrédient indispensable à un livre réussi. Meilleurs ennemis est son premier roman.
The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
USA Today Bestseller! Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love. Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome. 2) A person’s undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude. Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
She was a girl, standing in front of a boy... Movie fanatic Scarlett O'Brien dreams of a life as glamorous and romantic as all the big screen flicks she worships. When a chance house-sitting job in iconic Notting Hill comes along, she knows living in one of her favorite movie settings is an opportunity too good to pass up. Leaving behind her skeptical friends, family, and fiance, Scarlett heads to London and finds herself thrust into the lead role of her very own romantic comedy. But can real life ever be just like the movies? Larger-than-life new friends, a handsome but irksome new neighbor, and a mystery from her past may prove to Scarlett that living her life like a RomCom is more complicated than she thought! "Sparkly, fun, and endearing."—Kate Fforde "This romantic comedy is the perfect way to pass a winter afternoon should Johnny Depp be unavailable."—Daily Record
If Only It Were True
Author: Marc Levy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet and she can disappear and reappear at whim? What if she then tells you that her body is actually in a coma on the other side of town? What starts off as a dilemma that Arthur is faced with when he discovers Lauren in his apartment, becomes a heartwarming love story.
So you may ask, who is Adam Connor? He is the recently divorced, Academy Award-winning actor who just moved in next door with his kid. He also happens to be an exquisite male specimen and the most infuriating sly bastard I've ever come across.Let's be honest here, wouldn't you wanna take a peek over the wall to catch a glimpse of him, hopefully when he is naked? Wouldn't you melt away after watching him work out as his five-year-old kid cheered him on? Do I even have to mention those abs, the big bulge in his pants, or that arm porn? Oh, wait, you would never spy on him? Sure...While I was being thoughtful by not breaking and entering and was actually considering going over to offer him a shoulder-or maybe a boob or two-to cry on (y'know, because of his divorce), instead he had me thrown in jail after a small incident. Jail, people! He was supposed to grant me countless orgasms as a thank you, not a jail cell.After that day, I was mentally plotting ways to strangle him instead of jumping his bones to make sweet love. So what if my body did more than just shiver when he whispered dirty little things in my ear? I can't be held responsible for that. And when was the last time he'd kissed anyone anyway? Who'd enjoy a kiss with a side of heart attack?Even if he and his son were the best things since sliced bread-and I'm not saying he was-I couldn't fall for him. No matter what promises he whispered on my skin, my curse wouldn't let us be. I wasn't a damsel in distress-I could save myself, thank you very much-but deep inside, I still hoped Adam Connor would be the hero of my story.*Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18*
Author: Choderlos de Laclos
Publisher: GoodBook Classics
The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make 'Les Liaisons dangereuses' (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. Quotes from the book: “When one woman strikes at the heart of another, she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal.” “Truth to tell, the longer I live, the more I'm tempted to think that the only moderately worthwhile people in the world are you and I.” “A man enjoys the happiness he feels, a woman the happiness she gives.” Readers' reviews: “I'm amazed, these two principal characters that are the very incarnations of malice have incredibly salient and correct anecdotes about love and the beauty of sex considering they use it to humiliate others.” (Tessa Concepcion, goodreads.com) “Only a country like France, which takes sex seriously with a smile, as Britain does snobbery with a snoot, could produce this ironic novel.” (Sketchbook, goodreads.com) “I think it was Kierkegaard who advised to be aware of entangling alliances. The web of sin in this book is masterfully woven as letters to frame-up an epistolary novel in which each character's letters speak volumes about the characters themselves.” (Robert Lentz, goodreads.com)
Author: Victoria Van Tiem
« Toutes les fans de comédie romantique vont adorer la façon dont les références cinématographiques de ce roman se combinent pour former une boulversante histoire d'amour. » - Kirkus Reviews « Ce livre m'a permis de constater que je faisais totalement fausse route en pensant que les éditions Harlequin n'étaient que des livres à l'eau de rose. » - Beasaaa Blog Le roman parfait pour toutes les fans de comédie romantique. Préparez-vous un bol de pop-corn, installez-vous dans votre canapé et laissez-vous emporter par cette délicieuse – et hilarante – romance. La vie, c'est pas une comédie romantique. Shane Bennett. C’est le Hugh Grant de mon Journal de Bridget Jones personnel, le Richard Gere de mon Pretty Woman, le Patrick Swayze de mon Dirty Dancing. Bref, le garçon qui m’a brisé le cœur. Et qui choisit le jour où j’annonce mes fiançailles avec M. Parfait pour faire son grand retour dans ma vie. La seule chose à faire ? L’ignorer. Sauf qu’il tient mon avenir professionnel entre ses mains. Si je ne le convaincs pas de me confier le lancement de son nouveau restaurant, je perds mon job. Mais il ne signera qu’à une condition : que je rejoue avec lui les scènes cultes des dix comédies romantiques que nous aimions tant regarder ensemble à l’époque où je croyais encore à notre happy ending... Un roman pétillant qui nous fait revivre toutes les scènes cultes des comédies romantiques emblématiques. A consommer sans modération !
In The Revolting Body of Poetry, Scott Shinabargar explores both the potential and problematics of phonetic articulations in modern French poetry, focusing on the work of Baudelaire, Lautréamont, Césaire, and Char.
"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".
Bad Boy Romance
Author: J.L. Ryan
Publisher: Romance World International Publishing
Can a powerful bad boy billionaire fall in love with just an ordinary fat girl? Curvy Sierra is frantic when she has to pose as her best friend on a blind date. She doesn't want to go, but she needs to pay her back for all the favors she's done for her. Never in her wildest dream does she expect her blind date to be charismatic bad boy billionaire, A.J. Trager. When she meets him for the first time, she's so turned on that she can hardly breathe. He made his fortune at an early age, and could have anything or anyone he wants. He's used to dating gorgeous skinny women, but when he lays his eyes on sexy plus size Sierra, his mouth waters. Why does this arrogant bad boy need to go on blind dates to find the woman of his dreams? Is he really searching for true love, or is he hiding a heart-pounding secret that could threaten Sierra's well-being? Don't miss this steamy read if you love the following: Billionaire Romance BBW Romance Curvy Romance New Adult Romance Plus Size Romance Bad Boy Romance Second Chance Romance Slow Burn Romance Angsty Romance A Good Billionaire Love Story Billionaire Obsession Books Office Romance Friends To Lovers Boss Secretary Romance Billionaire Boss Romance Buy Now!
Author: Nora Roberts
The second paranormal romance novel in the compelling Donovan Legacy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Their family shares the Donovan Gift. Each cousin has special powers that set them apart from ordinary mortals. But while their gifts bring great responsibilities, they bring even greater rewards... When her friend's child is kidnapped, private investigator Mary Ellen Sutherland does everything within her power to find the missing baby. Sebastian Donovan’s extraordinary gifts might be able to help, but only if skeptical Mel can put her faith in the sexy psychic—and start listening to her heart.
From a fresh new voice on the contemporary YA scene, My Life with the Walter Boys centers on the prim, proper, and always perfect Jackie Howard. When her world is turned upside down by tragedy, Jackie must learn to cut loose and be part of a family again. Jackie does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades-the perfect daughter. And then... Surprise #1: Jackie's family dies in a freak car accident. Surprise #2: Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters-her new guardians. Surprise #3: The Walters have twelve sons. (Well, eleven, but Parker acts like a boy anyway) Now Jackie must trade in her Type A personality and New York City apartment for a Colorado ranch and all the wild Walter boys who come with it. Jackie is surrounded by the enemy-loud, dirty, annoying boys who have no concept of personal space. Okay, several of the oldest guys are flat-out gorgeous. But still annoying. She's not stuck-up or boring-no matter what they say. But proving it is another matter. How can she fit in and move on when she needs to keep her parents' memory alive by living up to the promise of perfect? Ali Novak wrote My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, this debut novel has already been read over 33 million times and is loved by readers around the world.
The Barber of Seville
Author: Pierre-augustin Caron De Beaumarchais, B. K. De Fabris
The Barber of Seville - A Comedy - (10m, 1f) "Count Almaviva has fallen in love with Rosine, but she's been locked in the house by her guardian, who has his own matrimonial plans for her. What's a Count to do? Fortunately, the crafty Figaro is on hand to help sort everything out—or maybe to complicate it further!"
About a Boy
Author: Nick Hornby
Publisher: Penguin UK
Nick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can start to act their age.
My Favorite Mistake
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Publisher: HQN Books
Afraid of getting her heart broken, Taylor Caldwell is intent on getting rid of new roommate Hunter Zaccadelli before she falls in love with him, but her determination gives way to desire as they begin to share secrets and romance.