Books with romantic stories.

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    "Choices," by author Martha Kennerson, is a novel about irrevocable love, unbridled passion, devastating loss, a horrific act of violence and survival. Eighteen-year old Kristine is beautiful, smart and driven. She is focused and doesn't make stupid mistakes. In fact, she's been accepted to one of the most prestigious universities in the country as a sophomore. So why is she waking up naked in a strange bed with a couple she barley knows? It all starts when she takes a post-graduation trip where she falls in love with a man that can never be hers. His rejection sends her spiraling out of control and she ends up in a situation where the worst possible thing that can happen, happens to her.

    In 1873, orphaned sisters Barbara and Adele Traugott travel to Upper Michigan to live with their uncle, only to find he is deceased. Penniless, they are forced to spend the long, fierce winter alone in their uncle's remote wilderness cabin. Frightened yet determined, the sisters face blizzards and near starvation to survive. Amid their difficulties, they find love and heartache—and then, a ghostly encounter and the coming of spring lead them to discovering the true miracle of their being. Author Tyler R. Tichelaar’s "Spirit of the North" is a very compelling and well told story.

    Madigan DeLeon had long been in love with Zach Steele, but he had many issues, including drug use, that led to the end of their relationship. Now she finds herself having new feelings for him when the two of them begin operating a sex club with the same name as the title of (mother-daughter author team) Leslie Ferdinand’s new erotica novel "Wicked Allure." As a hedonist, Zach Steele could not find himself committing to loving permanently any one woman, not even the much younger Madi DeLeon, whom he likes too much to hurt. But when Zach ends their affair, Madi is brokenhearted. Realizing that Zach has his own demons, including a drug-addiction, Madi tries to move on with her life. But three years later, when she finds herself running a private sex club named Wicked Allure, Madi suddenly finds Zach thrust back into her life.

    Sensually spiced with a heavy dose of passion, "Desperate Desires" by Terri Wolffe comes complete with a memorable cast of characters. You won’t want to put this one down! The cunningly audaciousLady Lucinda Davenport is by no means a conventional woman. Smart and fiercely determined, she’s more comfortable adding numbers than she’ll ever be socializing with highfalutin members of the ton. When desperate straits force her into action to save her home and lands, she finds herself faced with only one option. Summoning every ounce of her courage, she sets in motion a wild and raunchy scheme that would set the ton on fire if they ever caught wind of her actions. Lucien Brandford, fourth Duke of Carlsborough, is a dangerous man. Wealthy beyond imagination and handsome to a fault, the Duke is sought after by nearly every woman of the ton. Single, widowed, or married, ladies vie for his attention with cutthroat precision. But the Duke has no tolerance for the machinations of his title and fortune-hungry peers. He seeks his pleasure from women who require no commitment. The sensual dance that follows between captor and captive as they engage in a volatile battle for control, culminates in a seismic eruption—both psychological and sensual. As tempers flare and sparks fly, an intense and erotic interlude of passion ensues.

    The Sweet Distraction by Tim Smith: Book Review

    In "The Sweet Distraction" by author Tim Smith, George Sullivan's life is a disaster in progress. His last few books haven't sold well, he drinks too much, he sleeps around, he's on the hook for a gambling debt bestseller. His love life isn't faring much better, due to a bad break-up that still haunts him. When his agent arranges for him to write the memoir of notorious mob boss Vito Pasquale, it's the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to make all his dreams come true. What George doesn't count on is falling for the Don's beautiful but spoiled daughter, Cookie. It's lust at first sight for both of them, but George resists her come-ons and seduction attempts because he fears how her father might react. When Cookie wages a relentless campaign to snare him it's only a matter of time before George caves in, but what if things don't work out between them?

    Wildfire by Christyna Hunter: Book Review

    Joanna Webb grew up with a father who brutalized animals. Now she dedicates her life to protect wildlife and their diminishing habitat by working for The Trust. Ryan Stewart dedicates his life to his family's construction company. His latest project is to build a commercial building down the street from The Trust. When Joanna begrudingly asks Ryan for help, sparks fly. What was a quick errand for Ryan turns into a fascination with Joanna. Readers of "Wildfire" by author Christyna Hunter will dsicover whether two enemies can fall in love? Or whether their fiery passion will only consume them?

    Sam Diamond has lost faith in women. He's been married, divorced, and burned in the dating world. He swears off relationships and will settle for hot, one-night stands instead. When his best friend sets him up with the beautiful, equally broken Rachel Conroy, Sam can't keep away. Rachel, a well-schooled pupil of the Kama Sutra, awakens something deep inside Sam that has lain dormant for too long. In "Anywhere the Heart Goes" by author Tim Smith, Sam decides that maybe he can give this love thing another chance, but will Rachel hurt him, too, and turn this hardened bachelor's heart to stone?

    The Second Date

    A story of love Italian-American style.

    "The Light, The Dark, and Ember Between" by J.W. Nicklaus gets to the heart of the matter: The ever fluctuating state of the human condition and our life-long flirtation with Hope. A spectrum of short stories revolving around the very core of what most deeply affects us Love. From the wispy fog of a love lost at sea, to love lost and rediscovered, and the consequences of questionable choices made, each story provides a small glimpse into a commonly faceted emotion. Early reviews have called this collection elegiac and thoughtful, subtly witty, gently tragic, and declaring the stories as masterfully imbued with poignant insight, and a smooth, silky narration.

    Lemon Curd by Homa Pourasgari: Book Review

    Homa Pourasgari chose the title "Lemon Curd" because like chocolate, it reflects the language of romance; lemon curd is a European delight with a tart and sweet flavor, symbolic of Anna Lisa and Neil's relationship. Yet romance is only a part of this story. From the streets of Los Angeles to the streets of London, "Lemon Curd" depicts the millennium lifestyle of multi-tasking, balancing work with personal lives, and the difficulties women face to get ahead. Female readers will find themselves cheering for Anna Lisa, hoping she finds both the romance and personal satisfaction she seeks. "Lemon Curd" will also leave a little tartness in the reader's mouth as it opens up questions of women's roles and how to balance them in the twenty-first century.

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