I Followed The Rules

Author: Joanna Bolouri

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623656885

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9230

Catriona Buchanan, a thirty-six-year-old journalist and single mother, lives a quiet life in Glasgow with her daughter Grace. Single for six years but for a handful of failed relationships with all the wrong men and a string of one-night stands, Cat decides she's had enough of her homegrown efforts to find love. Instead, she purchases the infamous dating bible The Ten Rules of Enticement, and vows to obey its advice to the letter and chronicle her experiences. The novel follows Cat as she tries to discount everything she thought she knew about the dating world in her quest to become the kind of woman men desire to be with. Eventually, as her efforts are rewarded and she nets not one but two viable new love interests, Cat must decide whether pretending to be someone she's not is worth the payoff of having a man in love with her for all the wrong reasons.
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A Laugh-Out-Loud Story Straight Out Of A Rom Com!

Author: Joanna Bolouri

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1787470733

Category: Fiction

Page: 405

View: 1568

The bestselling laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to warm your heart over the holidays! Emily has a satisfying job, great friends and, most importantly, a wonderful flat, exactly 411 miles away from the judgemental, interfering family she reluctantly sees once a year. In fact, the only minor stress in her life is her twenty-something neighbour Evan and his penchant for flirting, loud music and even louder sex . . . but he's nothing she can't handle. Emily also has a boyfriend called Robert and it's going really well. So well, in fact, that Emily is hoping to take him home to meet her family. Finally no more pitying looks from her younger, married siblings. But when the relationship suddenly falls apart, Emily is heartbroken. How on earth is she going to face her family now? Enlisting the help of party-boy Evan, Emily is determined for Robert to meet the parents no matter what, even if it isn't the real Robert . . .
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Sweet Proposal

Author: Celia J. Anderson

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 1405528001

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7339

Books, chocolate and a Jacuzzi: could there be a better combination? Gorgeous Geordie Leo arrives in Clayton-on-the-Bream with a mission to make his mark. When he reveals his ideas for a bespoke bookshop and chocolate-themed cafe, struggling writer Mab can't resist his plea for help. However, Leo's timing is disastrous. Engaged to flighty, super-thin Sophie and knowing that Mab is up to her neck in a mysterious scheme of her own, Leo fights hard to ignore the warm, sensual friendship that is growing between them. When their eclectic mix of family and friends weigh in to help, the dream seems almost possible, but can Leo ignore Mab's shady past? As they battle with sabotage, jealousy, vindictive neighbours and unpredictable relationships, Mab and Leo find that even chocolate can't always make miracles happen . . . Discover Piatkus Entice: temptation at your fingertips - www.piatkusentice.co.uk
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Relight My Fire

The naughtiest rom-com you will ever read!

Author: Joanna Bolouri

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1786488574

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3271

Phoebe and Oliver are stuck in a rut. With a five year old daughter and demanding jobs, it's not hard to see why the spark has gone. Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where they can ask the other for anything they've ever wanted in bed - or out of it. But with distractions aplenty - such as, why do all her past lovers think now is a good time to make a reappearance? And, she may be wrong, but is Oli keeping something from her? - will they be able to relight the fire in the bedroom? From mix tapes to 'sex jars', this is the naughtiest rom com you will ever read. From the bestselling author of The List.
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The List

Author: Joanna Bolouri

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623658705

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9929

Longlisted for The Guardian's "Not the Booker" prize, The List is the hilarious debut novel from Scottish comedienne Joanna Bolouri. Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn't feel fabulous. It's been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and wine-fueled nights of relationship analysis with her best friend Lucy have done nothing to improve her dating situation. Faced with another year without love, Phoebe confronts her fears and decides to forgo romantic love altogether. She comes up with The List: ten things she's always wanted to do in bed but has never had the courage to try. One year of pleasure, no strings attached. Simple, right? In a chaotic, embarrassing, exhilarating, and ultimately transformational year of self-discovery, Phoebe finds surprises, friendship, confidence, and even love, through good and bad sex.
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Stupid Cupid

A Laugh Out Loud Romantic Comedy

Author: Sharon Karaa

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522767466


Page: 236

View: 9495

Annabelle Pearson was in love. For three years, she'd worshipped the sexy but aloof Nicholas Nattrass from afar, wistfully dreaming of a time when he'd love her back, or at the very least notice she existed. All that was about to change, however, when she starts seeing things that she shouldn't, things that couldn't possibly exist, like the Grim Reaper and the Tooth Fairy, for example. The last straw comes when she spots Cupid, about to shoot his arrow at her beloved, and in a desperate bid to save her dream, she wallops him one with her handbag. Dealing Cupid an almost fatal blow means someone has to take his place, and that someone is her! Will she complete her mission and save Cupid's life? And will she manage to win the love of Nicholas Nattrass, or would the esteemed "Doctor Love" have her committed to an insane asylum?
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Whatever for Hire

A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count)

Author: RJ Blain

Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 6251

Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution. Fetching a cat out of a tree should’ve been a quick, easy fifty bucks in Kanika’s pocket. Instead, following one stray thought, the devil pays her a visit and leaves her with a debt to repay. Owing the devil a favor is bad enough, but her life is turned upside down when it’s time to pay the piper. First, she doesn’t want the world’s sexiest firefighting, kitten-rescuing Scot as an unwilling companion. Since that wasn’t bad enough, she doesn’t know who wants him dead or why, but there’s no way in hell she’s going to let someone mar his perfection. Add in the fact the devil wants an heir, and there’s only one thing she knows for certain: she’s in for one hell of a job.
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Siding with Plato

Author: Michelle Manning

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781910782385

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 4389

Brooke Aarons can t get to college fast enough. Leaving behind her small town life, she intends to transform herself into a briliant psychologist with no distractions along the way. But when she finds herself on a double date with the school s star football player - and worse, enjoying it - Brooke has to wonder if she s the one who needs her head examined.James Cartwright s easy life, endless bucks, and long line of willing girls should make him a non-starter for Brooke, but as she learns, the psychology behind a bad crush is a whole lot messier of a subject. Maybe Plato was right. Maybe love is a serious mental disease. If so, Brooke doesn t have long to find a cure before James s attention proves to be a terminal condition. Michelle Manning grew up in Southern California, until enrolling in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She received her B.A. in Journalism in 2010, and worked as an entertainment news reporter in Los Angeles before moving to New York City. "
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The Proposal

Author: Jasmine Guillory

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0399587683

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4748

"There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own... When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise--or happen in front of 45,000 people. When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part--they've only been dating for five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans... At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media blows up--in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes...
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I've Got Your Number

A Novel

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0679644687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8047

“Utterly charming . . . Put Sophie Kinsella’s Number on speed dial.”—USA Today Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill, but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life. What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents, she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night. “A rollicking page-turner . . . It’s funny. It’s clever. It twists and turns. . . . Sophie Kinsella has yet another winner.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Fresh, fast-paced, and fiercely funny . . . Kinsella pens her most lovably neurotic protagonist yet. . . . A laugh-out-loud comic caper.”—Publishers Weekly “Poppy is easily as charming and daffy as shopaholic Rebecca Bloomwood.”—Kirkus Reviews “A screwball romance for the digital age.”—The Star-Ledger
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How Not to Fall in Love, Actually

a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy

Author: Catherine Bennetto

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471160017

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4165

A hilarious debut for all fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lisa Owens. The perfect antidote for Valentine's Day! Life is 10% planning, 10% design and 80% totally winging it... Join Emma as she guides you through How Not to become accidentally knocked up at the age of 27, How Not to unceremoniously dump the father of your child, and then How Not to lose the job that (even though you hate it) is the only thing between you and being homeless... Hilarious and heart-warming, How Not to Fall in Love, Actually will make you laugh, make you cry, and will reassure you that perhaps your life is not that bad, actually... What people are saying about How Not to Fall in Love, Actually: ‘A charming, feel-good gem of a debut novel that’s guaranteed to leave you smiling… An honest narrative and a fresh voice to tell it… a great way to spend a lazy afternoon' CultureFly 'A phenomenal cast of characters and some real laugh out loud moments. Brilliant!' Heidi Swain, author of The Cherry Tree Cafe and Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market 'More bubbly than a big glass of champers and just as fun. How Not To Fall In Love, Actually is bright, breezy, and the perfect way to beat back the winter blues' Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars
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The Rule Breaker

Author: Cat Carmine

Publisher: Cat Carmine


Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 8768

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Bite the Big One!

Author: Sharon Karaa

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505663938

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 7106

Jennifer Owens had her fair share of troubles, what with being pestered by dead people, her best friend Becky being the worst witch in the history of witchcraft and being stalked by a sex mad octogenarian. She didn't think things could get any worse. But that was before she became the target of a blood-thirsty band of vampires who wanted to protect a secret that only she could unlock, if only she could figure out what it was! Now she found herself bang in the middle of a mystery with dead bodies and dead people turning up all over the place, as well as one steaming hot vampire slayer determined to be her knight in shining armour. But is he real or another one of Becky's silly spells? And would they be able to figure out the vampire secret before she became their dinner?
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Love... from Both Sides

Author: Nick Spalding

Publisher: Lake Union Press

ISBN: 9781477849880

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2842

"Dating isn't easy these days. Just ask hapless singletons Jamie Newman and Laura McIntyre, two thirtyish Brits who are trying to remain positive in the face of all of the awkwardness, chaos, and humiliation that pave the road to finding love. Jamie, who's still licking his wounds after his fiancée abandoned him, will try just about anything to find the girl of his dreams: from disastrous blind dates to the world's worst speed-dating event. Laura, who is getting a little nervous with the big 3-0 looming, tries to put her awful-but-sexy ex in her rear view and move on, even if it means blind dates with spandex-clad bikers and drunken first-date hand jobs. When Jamie and Laura finally meet each other, love starts to blossom-- but throw in some bad fajitas, obnoxious parents, and exes coming out of the woodwork, and things get complicated fast. A hilarious, relatable romp through the travails of modern love, this book will make you laugh until you cry"--Amazon.com.
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The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance

Author: Kirsty Greenwood

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447263863

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7196

The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance is a warm, feel-good novel full of laugh-out-loud humour and irrepressible charm by Kirsty Greenwood, author of Yours Truly and Big Sexy Love. Jessica Beam is a girl who knows how to party. Only lately she's been forgetting to turn up for work on time. Or in clean clothes. Down on her luck, out of a job and homeless, Jess seeks the help of her long-lost grandmother. Things aren't going well for Matilda Beam, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, her mortgage repayments are staggering and her granddaughter wears neon Wonderbras. When a lifeline from a London publisher arrives, the pair have an opportunity to secure the roof over their heads –by invigorating the Good Woman guides and transforming modern, rebellious Jess into a demure vintage lady. The true test of their make-over will be to capture the heart of notorious London playboy Leo Frost and prove that Matilda's guides still work. It's going to take commitment, nerves of steel and one seriously pointy bra to pull this off . . . * Contains some strong language *
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Single for the Summer

A feel-good romantic comedy you need to read for summer 2018

Author: Mandy Baggot

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355182X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8070

A feelgood laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to read on the beach this summer Tess Parks has made up her mind: love isn’t for her. When it comes to dating she has one rule: after six weeks with a guy, she ends it. So when her heartbroken best friend invites her for a girly getaway in Corfu, Tess is sure she can stick to their pact to stay single for the summer. But then she meets the gorgeous restaurateur Andras... To keep his overbearing mother off his back, Tess agrees to pretend to date him. But as the two spend time together, Tess begins to realise that this fake relationship is starting to feel like the best one she’s ever had... A funny, escapist beach read set against a beautiful Greek island backdrop. Perfect for fans of Kat French, Sue Roberts and Jenny Oliver **Don't miss Mandy Baggot's new summer rom-com, Desperately Seeking Summer, out now**
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The Sister Swap

Author: Susan Napier

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459276035

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5325

Dangerous Liaisons Too Close for Comfort! Anne: it was a daring deception, but she always put her family first. Her sister desperately needed some time alone and Anne would at last have the chance to study at college. But there was something—someone—she hadn't bargained for…. Hunter Lewis: visiting professor and Anne's very attractive neighbor. He was soon immensely suspicious of her…. However, Hunter's arrogant assumptions about Anne made it easier for her not to let him into her apartment—or into her heart. For it would be disastrous if Hunter discovered that Anne had been left—quite literally—holding the baby! Byt the author of Savage Courtship. "Susan Napier is a whiz at stirring up both breathtaking sensuality and emotional tension that keeps readers booked till the boiling point."—Romantic Times
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The Bum Magnet

Author: K. L. Brady

Publisher: K.L. Brady

ISBN: 0615307043

Category: Single women

Page: 300

View: 7290

Charisse Tyson seems to have it all--a great job, a dream car, and a McMansion in high-and-mightyville. Everything in her life is just right...except the Mister. While lamenting the break-up with her most recent "the one" during a holiday meltdown, Charisse realizes she has a type when it comes to men--players, players, and more players. A magazine article motivates her to swear-off men and examine the complex roots of her romantic fiascos. Just five simple steps to transform Charisse's love life to the stuff of legends, right? Life is never that easy. -- P. [4] of cover.
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The Other Half of Happiness

Author: Ayisha Malik

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785760726

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4317

Sofia Khan is just married. But no-one told her life was going to be this way . . . Her living situation is in dire straits, her husband Conall is distant, and his annoyingly attractive colleague is ringing all sorts of alarm bells. When her mother forces them into a belated wedding ceremony (elopement: you can run, but you can't hide), Sofia wonders if it might be a chance to bring them together. But when it forces Conall to confess his darkest secret, it might just tear them apart. A book to make you smile, laugh and cry, this is the story of a mixed-race marriage and a mixed-up family, for anyone who's ever struggled to balance their pride with their principles, or stuck around to try to mend a broken heart. PRAISE FOR AYISHA MALIK 'Snort-diet-Coke-out-of-your-nostrils funny . . . will resonate with any woman who's looking for love' Red 'Funny and sparky . . . huge fun.' Jenny Colgan 'The feminist romantic comedy you've been waiting for' Elle 'Fun, fresh and funny' Mhairi McFarlane 'The perfect blend of comedy and romance' Independent
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The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard

Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781497529533

Category: Humor

Page: 308

View: 7170

Coco Pinchard was never a single thirty something, she married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. Now her first novel is published and husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox. It should be time to enjoy life... That is, until the annual family christmas when her hideous mother-in-law Ethel comes to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose - its an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid life crisis and she catches him in bed with a younger woman. The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts through emails to her friend Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika, a slightly alcoholic school teacher Coco documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining!) run of bad luck. Then she meets the hunky Adam, and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty something... Read the emails that tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel good Romantic Comedy. 'This was by far one of the funniest books I've read in the past year. Very 'Bridget Jones' but less stuffy and more 'Sex and the City' meets crazy family.' -- (Heather Amazon reader) 'I couldn't put it down. I literally laughed out loud several times... and who wouldn't want to read through a stranger's correspondence? Fabulous book.' --(Noel Amazon reader) 'So refreshing not to have a cliche rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!' -- (Miss LL Colmer Amazon reader) 'Wow, just realised a man chap wrote this book, he really gets women. So many laugh out load moments, I had to keep re-reading because my kindle would be jiggling with my fits of giggles!'--(Janine Campbell Amazon Reader)
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