New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis introduces the charming little town of Wishful, California, the perfect place to start for a woman wanting more from life . . . LET THE DREAMS BEGIN Numbers cruncher Katie Kramer has been the good girl all her life and yet she’s still a fish out of water, still a square peg trying to fit into that round hole. So the real question is, can good karma be wished for? Because she’s wishing, damn it. Wishing hard. At wits’ end and rock bottom, she stares up at the night sky (barely visible past all the L.A. city lights) and falls asleep dreaming about a huge, twinkling, falling star, and makes three wishes on that star. One, to experience a real-life adventure complete with amazingly athletic feats and danger. Two . . . good sex. And three, to belong. Really belong somewhere. Anywhere. The next day she reads an ad about a small, far-away mountain town named Wishful, and an expedition company that needs a bookkeeper. She thinks of her wishes. Maybe . . . maybe she had to dream it to live it. So she heads to the quirky little town of Wishful to find the Getaway Inn . . . and Cameron Wilder. Cam’s lived a thousand lifetimes in his thirty years, and there’s so much he wants to show Katie. Most of all that there’s no way to escape karma. . . . “Jill Shalvis sweeps you away.” —Cherry Adair
Everyone deserves a naughty love story, so indulge in a standalone romance that tells the interwoven tale of three couples in New York City in a naughty modern fairy tale.And in this once upon a time tale, you'll meet a circle of friends. There are friends who want to become lovers, colleagues who must resist an office romance, and fake dates that might turn into the real thing.But all those stories start with instant attraction...When hipster Gavin suddenly finds his best friend Savannah utterly irresistible...When charming Enzo thoroughly falls for taken successful, sophisticated Valerie though he's contracted to work with her company...When Jason meets his best friend's feisty and fun sister, Truly, for the first time...Grab your popcorn and devour this ensemble romance of three interconnected couples whose lives intersect as they fall in love.
Author Naumann conducted surveys and in-depth interviews with 1,500 individuals across America, and his empirical findings revealed a staggering statistic--nearly half of his respondents had experienced love at first sight. Now he includes their heartfelt stories to reveal the soul behind the phenomenon.
Abigail - a twenty something woman who hasn't experienced love and passion due to unforeseen circumstances. Mark - a young man who hasn't had a relationship for the past five years himself but hasn't exactly kept himself chaste. Together, they experience love and lust, as well as coming together as one and learning everything about each other along the way.
"Bitten by Twilight presents us with an enlightened look into the world of vampires, werewolves, and fan culture and romance narratives. The editors and contributors to this book appreciate the significance of the stories, movies, and artifacts as a culturally gendered phenomenon and present a variety of lenses through which to appreciate this popular franchise."---Norma Pecora, Author of The Business of Children's Entertainment; Professor, School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University. --
An advice columnist blends years of hands-on financial advising experience with in-depth psychological insights in this practical, positive program that can help readers determine their goals and then achieve them. Originally published as The Portable Coach. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Nice guys will invariably ask themselves this one question at one time or another: "I'm a good guy, so why is it all the jerks get the women and I'm stuck being alone?" Sometimes, it's easy to believe that Jerks have some type of magical power that allows them to sucker women into liking them and somehow have them hang around while they treat them like dirt. This happens SO MUCH, that some guys believe that they actually have to BECOME Jerks to get women attracted to them. But make no mistake about it - no body likes a jerk. Not even the women who date them! So if that's the case, why is it obvious that they get so many girls to go for them? Stop. Read this book before it is too late.
Welcome to Wishful, California, where the air is mountain clean, the people are small-town friendly and the wide-open spaces are perfect for a woman wanting to reinvent herself. THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART There was a time when Dr. Emma Sinclair wanted to challenge herself, sharpen her medical skills by plunging into the relentless pace of a New York City ER. But she was younger then. Now she’s not that much older, but at least she’s wise enough to jump at the chance to run her father’s clinic for a summer in the Sierra Nevadas. Here she treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. She also contends with patients like Stone Wilder, laid-back and well-aware of his good looks—and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. And Emma loathes him. Partly because she can’t resist his smile and the gleam in his eyes . . . As co-owner of Wilder Adventures and Expeditions, Stone knows when he sees a fish out of water. He also knows how to put it back in the water. When he tries to help Emma loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. He never bargained for a much more intimate encounter. Still, Emma’s sure she has no place in a town like Wishful, but Stone knows different. Emma belongs here—in this town, in his life. Convincing her is a challenge he was born to take . . . “Jill Shalvis sweeps you away.” —Cherry Adair