February 25, in reading , sherrie hansen , Writing Tags: Of particular interest to this group is: When people are planning a trip, how do they start looking for a place to stay? Do they have a favorite booking platform or do they prefer booking direct? As an author of ten books, soon to be eleven, I often ask myself the same sort of questions. Why do people buy my books instead of the thousands of others on the book shelves or the millions of others available online? I was born and raised in Minnesota.
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Isaac takes matters into his own hands, determined to give his brother the best Christmas present ever–a date with his favorite schoolteacher. Simon cant stop thinking about the pretty Amish teacher at the local one-room school. But hes ignored the sparks between them because hes so shy. So Simons little brother, Isaac, takes matters into his own hands.
Hes determined to give his brother the best Christmas present ever–a date with his favorite teacher.
Matchmaking for Beginners: A Novel by Maddie Dawson book review. Click to read the full review of Matchmaking for Beginners: A Novel in New York Journal of Books. If there is romance, there must be obstacles. If there is a beginning matchmaker, there must also be a seasoned matchmaker to instruct the novice.
Thirteen years ago, Adair Ellis told a little lie. A lie with big consequences for high school heartthrob Josh Cohen, a guy who never knew Adair existed. She vowed no more lies, never again, but when she and Josh meet in Race of Hearts, a singles event, she becomes the queen of deceit. As they compete against other couples in sexy, romantic challenges, the unrequited crush she had on Josh in high school comes back with a vengeance.
And this time, the passion is mutual. But someone knows what she did and that someone thinks she should pay. Books in the Magical Matchmaker series Sexy, romant ic fiction with a mischievous, match-making elf from a world just a wee bit off Earth who believes every time love is experienced, energy empowers our worlds. Trick Me Once, a sensual, light, paranormal romance in the Magical Matchmaker series. Available at your favourite book stores here! This is what readers are saying: Mischief elf, modern day heroine, hunky, rugged hero, time-travel, cross-country trek, Scotland, chaos, magic, and some fun.
The chemistry between Aiden and Jessica is undeniable, climaxing excuse the pun in exquisitely written sex scenes. Reality pulls them apart. Humiliated radio show host Jessica Stirling is a survivor, yet nothing prepares her for the stage trick that spirits her across the country to a man suspiciously like the nineteenth-century folk hero idolized by Hollywood.
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These newly-edited versions are for readers who prefer clean language in their stories and love scenes that stay behind closed doors. Rather than finding answers, Bri stumbles across an ancient spell and is sent tumbling backward through time to the 17th century. Now she must work to change the fate of his people before the unknown enemy arrives to destroy them. If she finds it, will she use it?
17 years and 30 books: See what author Regina Scott has to offer in this list with cover graphics and links to her clean romance novels.
The icky vein on the back of a shrimp which is not recommended to eat and is usually cleaned out before consuming. The book Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher is far from anything icky or shitty nor is it your average fictional tale. A love story of epic proportions. A story about learning to love yourself completely, wrapped in the guise of a psychological thriller.
Instead you walk away asking yourself; what darkness is inside of myself that I need to understand? What are those flaws that I need to embrace as a part of myself in order to be completely me? Reading Mud Vein was the first time I ever realized just how much I was learning about life, learning about myself through works of fiction, of romance, mysteries, fantasy, and young adult; none of which would be shelved within the self-improvement section and much of which would be considered subpar as far as books and writing goes.
And for pleasure reading I lean toward a romance or even a young adult fantasy adventure.
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I have to admit, I pretty much chose this book based on the cover. The colors and the art grabbed my eye right away, and matchmaking is a cute premise for a girly read. Matchmaking for Beginners begins with our main character, Marnie, basically getting left at the altar. She convinces her fiance to go through with marrying her, but the relationship falls completely apart on their honeymoon.
Devastated, Marnie lives in their apartment alone while she figures out what to do with her life. In her grief, she also goes a little nuts at her job and loses that too.
How a matchmaking algorithm saved lives. Long before dating sites, a pair of economists delved into the question of matchmaking, and hit upon a formula with applications far beyond romance.
They think they have mastered the art of recognizing romantic potential in others, but when it comes to their own lives they have been unlucky in love They think they have mastered the art of recognizing romantic potential in others, but when it comes to their own lives they have been unlucky in love. Home Grown Bride by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer —Lebanon, Illinois Emmie Mueller thinks the only way to leave Illinois and join her family in Kansas is to play matchmaker to the boarders who stand in the way of her grandmother selling her house.
But tables are turned when the boarders attempt to match her with the newest man in town, Landon Knipp. The Unmatched Bride by Amanda Cabot —Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory When a confirmed spinster matchmaker accepts an unusual assignment and helps a wealthy widower choose the right mate for his daughter, more than one couple finds true love. Trouble is—in playing possum, they both may have gotten far more than they bargained for.
Hog Trough Bride by Ramona K. Cecil —Honeytown, Indiana Hoping to save her older sister from the humiliation of having to dance in the hog trough—a local custom when a younger sister beats her older sister to the altar—an aspiring bride engages in multiple matchmaking attempts with chaotic and surprising results. Coleman —On the road from Virginia to Tennessee Josephine Woodley is surprised to find Xander Russell, a matchmaker, is an honorable man. Can she soften his tin heart enough for him to consider a match of his own?
Miss Matched by Susanne Dietze —Emerald, Colorado Brainy Grace Perkins applies scientific principles to play matchmaker for the singles in her small town. The Backfired Bride by Kim Vogel Sawyer —Friendly, Kansas Can a pair of single, inexperienced but well-meaning young people convince an older man and woman that marriage is better than remaining alone? Sing of the Mercy by Connie Stevens —Black Hills of Dakota Territory A newly-elected mayor teams up with a hash house cook to turn a mining camp into a brand new town.
Hey baby, wanna clap erasers together later? The illicit, forbidden, and most often scandalous nature of these relationships can be mined for angst, and generally doesn’t cause real life issues because the actors themselves are generally all above the age of consent thanks to Dawson Casting. Even if it was not illegal, the scandal that would erupt from this socially unacceptable affair would be so devastating it would basically cost a teacher or professor his or her job forever.
There are usually different levels of moral endorsement of the relationship, depending on the genders of the participants. Relationships between male teachers and male students are condemned the most harshly. When a male teacher and a female student are together it results in the teacher being viewed as a pervert and sometimes the student being slut shamed.
SECRETS – Web of Sin book 1 The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
NetGalley About the book: Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: And the novel won’t disappoint you a bit. As you must have guessed already, the storyline is unique and the incorporation of magic realism blends well with the plot.
One man stands in the way of that promise. Renee Winters has the voice and the face of an angel. Renee vowed she would never turn out like her, but one broken night, she ran from the nightmare of her home and into the arms of handsome bad-boy Ian McKnight. She tries to erase her moment of weakness with years of faithful service.
My thoughts: Carrie Nichols launches her Rose Creek,Texas series with The Sheriff’s Little Matchmaker, another heartwarming, subtly sexy, and all around fun contemporary romance.I was pulled into this story from the first page and it kept my interest engaged until the end.
One fateful day in , Mick Jagger ambled through the railway station at Dartford, England, clutching a handful of albums including blues great, Muddy Waters , and early rocker, Chuck Berry. An old school chum, Keith Richards , took notice and in that instant a new probable universe emerged. Although they literally were heading in different directions, Mick off to the London School of Economics, and Keith to Sidcup Art College, their souls were on the same track.
Within four years, their mutual passion would become the beating heart of a rock band that still endures half a century later. Brian Jones , a phenomenal slide guitarist, was the blues purist who founded the group. On the phone, setting up an advert, Brian glanced down at an album cover for inspiration when asked the name of their band. Christened in tribute to the Muddy Waters song of the same name, The Rollin’ Stones played their first gig in July of
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Buy This Book I like stories of friends who become lovers, and this was an interesting variant of the theme, featuring old friends who now work with each other. When Emily Wood was 17 she made a fool of herself over Jason Kingsley, an older man and longtime family friend. While dancing at the reception, Emily asked him for a kiss.
Crushed when he refused, Emily ran out of the ballroom, assuming that he found her foolish and unappealing. This might be an awkward situation if Jason was ever around, but he spends most of his time in developing nations on water management projects. Jason is determined to keep his hands off Emily, and see her as a rather flighty socialite.
Sep 08, · While screening dates for Monie Love, Patti comes across a man with the hair of Tarzan and the body that belongs on the cover of a romance novel.
No one has noticed his attraction to the man, and Will plans to keep it that way. Or so he hoped. Unbeknownst to Will, his daughters had noticed, and they were ready for their dad to find his happily ever after again. Who better to fill the position than their favorite youth minister that Dad happened to secretly drool over? Sometimes, you find that little something that becomes the answer to everything. Meddling friends, scheming daughters, and a hotel room mix-up, force the two men into five days of awkward situations and the beginning of something neither expected to happen.
When life returns to normal, Will and Aaron find themselves questioning where they truly stand. Were the growing feelings between them only a byproduct of all the constant closeness, or were they maybe just a little something more?
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First in a new series! From New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister comes a series about finding your own wonderland through one roadblock at a time Nothing about Alice Wood’s life is normal right now. Her fiance, Patrick, called off their wedding and relationship only days before their nonrefundable wedding trip.
Posted October 15th, by Sara @HarlequinJunkie in Blog, Category Romance, Entangled, HJ Top Pick!, Review / 1 comment. In The Sheriff’s Little Matchmaker (Rose Creek, Texas #1) by Carrie Nichols, charismatic read in this first book of her Rose Creek, Texas series where the hero is a deliciously sexy Cajun with an adorable little girl.
We first meet her at the wedding of her governess to a close neighbor, Mr. Weston, along with other central characters such as Mr. Woodhouse, her doting and often-ill father, and Mr. Though sad to be losing her beloved governess, Emma rejoices that it was a match of her very own making, having encouraged the two to become close. Seeing her success at matchmaking, Emma quickly picks it up as a hobby and searches for her next benefactor.
Enter Harriet Smith, a young lady from the local boarding school with unknown ancestry, who is quickly befriended by Emma and guided towards Mr. Elton, the vicar, who seems to reciprocate the attentions of the ladies. Emma quickly urges Harriet to deny a marriage proposal from a respectable farmer, Mr. Martin, and under her guidance becomes obsessed with Mr.
Writing under a variety of pseudonyms including her maiden name Marion Chesney, M. Beaton has published close to historical romances, mostly covering the Regency and Edwardian periods. These novels have been reprinted dozens of times, translated into a variety of languages, and are being published in the US as ebooks by RosettaBooks and audio books by AudioGo.
The Matchmaker Brides Collection: Nine Matchmakers Have the Tables of Romance Turned on Them You would think a matchmaker would be able to make a match for themselves, however, that is not the case with these nine matchmakers. We travel along the small communities of Tennessee, Wyoming Territory, Indiana, Colorado, and Illinois in the ‘s as these matchmakers find love.
Not only does she possess magical powers, she is able to tell the history of an object by touching it. Fiercely independent, the last thing Dee Dee is looking for is love. When author, Alex Winter, loses his wife to cancer shortly after the birth of their son, writing becomes his therapy. Just when Dee Dee’s world is about to turn into a fairy tale, a tragic accident rips it all away. Kate Waterhouse, Alex’s ex-sister-in-law, pops into town as things are falling apart, bringing her handsome, arrogant brother, Blake.
Determined to claim what she believes is rightfully hers, Kate must locate her family’s Book of Shadows. As Kate’s evil plot unfolds, leaving lives on the line, Dee Dee must face the Waterhouse siblings or risk losing everyone she loves. A consistent morning routine saved a lot of trouble.