Roomies with benefits and the potential for so much more in Marriage Lessons by Katie Ruggle, writing as Katie Allen Falling for your boss-no matter how fast he makes your pulse race-is such a cliché. But it's one Annabelle Shay can't seem to avoid. Gallery owner Louis Dumont is stupid hot. Plus, he's sweet, sensitive and a brilliant artist. But he's also oblivious. Which is good because Annabelle loves her job too much to risk it. Louis hasn't been with a woman since he was wounded in Afghanistan, remaining guarded about his body and his heart. But Annabelle is different. She keeps him grounded. Which is why protecting her-first pretending to be her husband to ward off unwanted attention, then inviting her to move in after her landlord kicks her out-feels so natural, even if it invites rampant temptation. Try as Annabelle might, there are some desires you simply can't shake. Louis repeatedly joke-asking her to marry him isn't helping, especially when their unbearable attraction upgrades them to roomies with benefits. But Louis is still keeping pieces of his past to himself, leaving Annabelle to wonder if he'll ever truly be vulnerable with her-or if she stands to lose everything. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise : all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! This book is approximately 75,000 words Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth
The 2009 CD by this soulful RandB songstress features 13 songs, including her hit duet with Jay-Z "Empire State of Mind" and another duet with Beyonce, "Put It in a Love Song." Our matching songbook features these songs, plus: Distance and Time * Doesn't Mean Anything * How It Feels to Fly * Like the Sea * Love Is Blind * Love Is My Disease * That's How Strong My Love Is * This Bed * Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart * Un-thinkable (I'm Ready) * Wait Til You See My Smile.
Throughout Maya Angelou's life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a bestselling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and calm, accomplishment and connection. Now in "Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, Angelou shares memories pithy and poignant-and the recipes that helped to make them both indelible and irreplaceable. Angelou tells us about the time she was expelled from school for being afraid to speak-and her mother baked a delicious maple cake to brighten her spirits. She gives us her recipe for short ribs along with a story about a job she had as a cook at a Creole restaurant (never mind that she didn't know how to cook and had no idea what Creole food might entail). There was the time in London when she attended a wretched dinner party full of wretched people; but all wasn't lost-she did experience her initial taste of a savory onion tart. She recounts her very first night in her new home in Sonoma, California, when she invited M. F. K. Fisher over for cassoulet, and the evening Deca Mitford roasted a chicken when she was beyond tipsy-and created Chicken Drunkard Style. And then there was the hearty brunch Angelou made for a homesick Southerner, a meal that earned her both a job offer and a prophetic compliment: "If you can write half as good as you can cook, you are going to be famous." Maya Angelou is renowned in her wide and generous circle of friends as a marvelous chef. Her kitchen is a social center. From fried meat pies, chicken livers, and beef Wellington to caramel cake, bread pudding, and chocolate eclairs, the one hundred-plus recipes included here are all tried andtrue, and come from Angelou's heart and her home. "Hallelujah! The Welcome Table is a stunning collaboration between the two things Angelou loves best: writing and cooking.
In the follow-up to Once and Again-hailed by bestselling author Claudia Connor as "a beautiful second-chance love story"-Elisabeth Barrett returns to the Briarwood, an unforgettable place where legacy and longing make dreams come true. Jane Pringle never meant to fall for her boss. After landing a job as a pastry chef at the exclusive Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club in Eastbridge, Connecticut, she just wants to keep her son in a good school district and find some peace and quiet, far away from her manipulative ex-husband. But when Briarwood's charismatic co-owner takes an interest in her, Jane's best-laid plans go awry . . . in the sweetest way possible. Rich and handsome, the grandson of one of the most powerful men in New York City, Preston North hasn't lived quite the charmed life everyone believes. His family taught him everything he needs to know about betrayal-and Press wants no more of it. What he wants is Jane. The gorgeous single mom is selfless and kind, plus she's got a backbone. To win her trust, Press just needs to shake off his playboy reputation. They've each been burned in the past. But now Press and Jane will have to choose between letting their fears get the best of them . . . or breaking free and following their hearts. Praise for The Best of Me "Elisabeth Barrett takes readers on a real-and sexy-emotional journey without ever losing sight of the good in people or the sweetness of family, friends, and community."-Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of the Returning Home series "Humor, flirting, and sizzling sex give Preston and Jane an opportunity to move beyond their pasts."-Library Journal "As Preston and Jane begin to fall in love, they have genuine reasons to worry about the stability of their relationship, and Barrett gives them both a degree of emotional intelligence and a good set of priorities."-Publishers Weekly "[A] wonderful author whose characters come to life page by page."-Fresh Fiction "A heartwarming and romantic story of a single mom not just trying to make it on her own but succeeding . . . a wonderful, emotion-filled path to happily ever after."-FicCentral "I loved how both characters were portrayed, highlighting the best of them without overlooking their flaws. The romance was wonderful and the challenges they both faced were realistic and expertly woven into their relationship development. I really enjoyed this story and am very much liking the direction of this series."-The Book Nympho "This book has very developed characters and I loved reading their story."-Pages of Comfort "[A] rather edgy environment, with lots of high emotions, broken people, and one little boy in the midst of them."-Books and Spoons Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.