Lit By Love

Author: Tina Blenke
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN: 9781487414924
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Genre: Fiction

Derek lives for his work with his only outlet being the friends he has on social media. When he meets Tyler in an author's group, Derek is enchanted by the man's contagious bright smile, laid-back attitude, and lust for life. Derek understandably wants more. He spontaneously requests a friendship, and soon the two men are inseparable in an undeniable bond that transpires over the internet. Derek shares his inexplicable draw to the charismatic Tyler in a love story that brings Derek to life.

Rebel Heart

Author: Penelope Ward
Publisher: C. Scott Publishing - co-author
ISBN: 9781942215790
Release Date: 2018-05-22
Genre: Fiction

Rush and Gia’s story continues in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestseller, Rebel Heir… How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Sleep with your boss. Check. Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check. How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer: …I’ll let you know when I figure it out. Rebel Heart is the second book in the Rush Series Duet. Book One, Rebel Heir, is available for sale now.

Love Illuminated

Author: Daniel Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062211187
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

From the editor of the New York Times' popular "Modern Love" column, the story of love from beginning to end (or not). Love. We want it. We need it. We pay it homage with songs and poems and great works of art. And when we lose it, there's no pain as intense or excruciating. For centuries we've been trying to figure it out, control it, or just get better at it. As the editor of a column about love for the New York Times, Daniel Jones reads thousands of stories about people's intimate relationships—the ones that soar, crash, or hum along, from the bizarre to the supposedly “normal.” It's possible that he's read more true love stories than anyone on earth. In Love Illuminated, he teases apart this mystifying emotion that thrills, crushes, and sustains. Drawing from the 50,000 stories that have crossed his desk over the past decade, Jones explores ten aspects of love—pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, trust, practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom—and creates a lively, funny and enlightening journey through this universal human experience that jangles the head and stirs the heart.

This Love Story Will Self Destruct

Author: Leslie Cohen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501168536
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: FICTION

This is the classic tale of boy meets girl: Girl…goes home with someone else. Meet Eve. She’s a dreamer, a feeler, a careening well of sensitivities who can’t quite keep her feet on the ground, or steer clear of trouble. She’s a laugher, a crier, a quirky and quick-witted bleeding-heart-worrier. Meet Ben. He’s an engineer, an expert at leveling floors who likes order, structure, and straight lines. He doesn’t opine, he doesn’t ruminate, he doesn’t simmer until he boils over. So naturally, when the two first cross paths, sparks don’t exactly fly. But then they meet again. And again. And then, finally, they find themselves with a deep yet fragile connection that will change the course of their relationship—possibly forever. Follow Eve and Ben as they navigate their twenties on a winding journey through first jobs, first dates, and first breakups; through first reunions, first betrayals and, maybe, first love. This is When Harry Met Sally reimagined; a charming tale told from two unapologetically original points of view. With an acerbic edge and heartwarming humor, debut novelist Leslie Cohen takes us on a tour of what life looks like when it doesn’t go according to plan, and explores the complexity, chaos, and comedy in finding a relationship built to last.

Starting Over

Author: Sue Moorcroft
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 9781906931322
Release Date: 2009-11-07
Genre: Fiction

Tess Riddell reckons her beloved Freelander is more reliable than any man - especially her ex-fiance Olly Gray. She's moving on from her old life and into the perfect cottage in the country. Miles Rattenbury's passions? Old cars and new women! Romance? He's into fun rather than commitment. When Tess crashes the Freelander into his breakdown truck, they find that they're nearly neighbours - yet worlds apart. Despite her overprotective parents and a suddenly attentive Olly, she discovers the joys of village life and even forms an unlikely friendship with Miles. Then, just as their relationship develops into something deeper, an old flame comes looking for him. Is their love strong enough to overcome the past? Or will it take more than either of them is prepared to give?

Love Virtually

Author: Daniel Glattauer
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 9781623653439
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Genre: Fiction

It begins by chance: Leo receives emails in error from an unknown woman called Emmi. Being polite he replies, and Emmi writes back. A few brief exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual interest in each other, and soon Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and longings. The erotic tension simmers, and, despite Emmi being happily married it seems only a matter of time before they will meet in person. Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real-life encounter? And if so, what then? Love Virtually is a funny, fast-paced and absorbing experience, with plenty of twists and turns, about a love affair conducted by email.

The Book of the Love smitten Heart

Author: Stephanie Viereck Gibbs
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815338581
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

Available only in Middle French and German translation until now, this volume constitutes the first full-length , French-English bilingual edition of Rene of Anjou's Livre du cuers d'amours espris, including all sixteen of the celebrated color plates, a critical introduction, notes on the translation, and a comprehensive bibliography. The book tells the tale of desire and adventure as Heart -- part of Rene torn from his body by Love -- travels a complex allegorical landscape in quest of the lady Mercy, who is being held prisoner by a band of miscreants led by Refusal and Shame. Rene begs the reader to help him determine which of three entities is responsible for his torment: Fortune led him to the lady whom he loves; once he arrived, Love, in the guise of his lady's gaze, struck his heart; and Destiny insists that he reflect upon her alone. In addition to being a compelling courtly page-turner, The Book of the Love-Smitten Heart represents the rare instance in which a medieval love story is told simultaneously in three frameworks: autobiographical letter, dream vision, and quest romance. This structure makes clear the multiple logics within which the author's psychology is reflected in the story, and illustrates how the symbol of the heart, as it travels through these shifting frameworks, dramatizes vital relations linking self, desire, and writing.

Katie in Love

Author: Chloe Thurlow
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1503014908
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Fiction

Katie Boyd has nothing in common with Tom Bridge, the volunteer doctor she meets at a party - except in bed she finds a passion to match her own. Tom is intense, puzzling, a man who cares about others and compels Katie to question her own life drifting through the hip clubs and London party scene. When Tom returns to his post in a Sri Lanka orphanage, Katie isn't sure if their passion was lit by its brevity, or if love, unexpected and not entirely wanted, has edged its way into her life. Should she go back to being who she always was? Or follow Tom into the unknown? Katie in Love is a compelling erotic-romance that will grip readers as they follow Katie's journey to an ending they may have expected - but not in the way they expected it. Brilliantly written and coolly self-aware, Chloe Thurlow was described by KM Dylan on Amazon as ..".the Anais Nin of our times." With Katie in Love - her sixth novel - Thurlow reveals a writer at the height of her powers."

The Rosie Project

Author: Graeme Simsion
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476729091
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Fiction

A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father. Reprint.

Love Me Anyway

Author: Tiffany Hawk
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250022820
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Fiction

A darkly funny, compulsively readable debut novel about two young flight attendants coming of age at 35,000 feet When twenty-three-year-old Emily Cavenaugh's marriage to her abusive high school sweetheart ends, she trades in her dull smalltown life for an all-access pass to see the world as a flight attendant. Hoping for a new start, she moves to San Francisco to bunk with six other new flight attendants. Among them is KC Valentine, a free spirit who encourages Emily to shed her mousy ways and start collecting experiences as exciting as her passport stamps. Emily soon follows KC's advice a little too well, falling in love with an older, married co-worker named Tien, a father to two young girls. But as Emily and Tien become more deeply entangled, KC grows distraught. Neither her friends nor co-workers know the real reason she became a flight attendant: to find her father who abandoned her as a child. As Emily and KC fly from Vegas to Boston, San Francisco to London, Chicago to Delhi, each searching for love and acceptance, they're torn between passion and moral conviction, freedom and belonging. An assured debut from a former flight attendant, Love Me Anyway deftly captures the complexities of love, friendship, and family, the excitement and loneliness that come from living everywhere and nowhere, and the surprising detours life can take when you set out to discover the world.

Love Bomb

Author: Lisa Zeidner
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250037697
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Fiction

"Smart, funny, [and] irreverent...A perfect summer novel."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Author of Layover New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "It's been a while since I've read a satire as deft and ambitious as Lisa Zeidner's Love Bomb....Wildly entertaining."—Richard Russo, author of That Old Cape Magic and Empire Falls In quaint Haddonfield, New Jersey, Tess is about to marry Gabe in her childhood home. Her mother, Helen, is panicked about the guest list---which promises warring exes, racial tensions, and way too many psychiatrists. But the most challenging guest is an uninvited one: a woman who shows up in a wedding dress, wearing a gas mask and toting a sawed-off shotgun, with a bomb trigger strapped to her arm. While the warm, wise Helen attempts to control the hysteria, the hostages begin to untangle their connections to their captor, and to one another. Together, they await the arrival of the SWAT team---and the moment when "the terrorist of love" reveals her true motives. A tough, tender social comedy and a romance with guts, Love Bomb is written with deep affection for everything it skewers.

Love and Other Words

Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349417578
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Fiction

The heart may hide, but it never forgets. Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos - the first and only love of her life - the careful bubble she's constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy's entire world - growing from her gangly teen friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother . . . only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her. Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more - spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco reading books, sharing favourite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy's decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love. The first women's fiction novel from New York Times and No. 1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Dating You, Hating You).

Come a Little Closer

Author: Kim Karr
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1979374015
Release Date: 2018-03-26
Genre:

I haven't always been this bad... Up until recently, I was the kind of girl who wore white cotton panties and bent at the knees rather than the waist. Pomp and circumstance changed all that. Jaxson Cassidy was my first taste of bad, and I liked it more than I should have. Just not in the way I was meant to. I couldn't help myself though. I found him irresistible. That sexy grin, those skilled fingers, and that dirty, dirty mouth were a lethal combination. I wasn't supposed to want him. I wasn't supposed to let him put his hands on me. I wasn't supposed to do a lot of things...but I did. Now, he wants to keep me close. I should push him away. But he says he can help me. I'm not so sure. And for some reason, he thinks there's good left in me. What if he's wrong? Everyone knows a good boy can't turn a bad girl around. Everyone knows it's always the other way. Everyone...except him.

Tolstoy Lied

Author: Rachel Kadish
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618546693
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Fiction

Headed for tenure at a major university, Tracy Farber is determined to demonstrate that Tolstoy is wrong in his argument that only unhappiness is interesting and sets out to prove that happiness and the search for happiness are complicated.