From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann comes a funny, feisty, romantic tale about childhood rivals who discover the mystery of grown-up love. When Leila Hunt is swept off her feet by a ninja at a New Year's Eve costume party, she has no idea who the masked man is—but after he disappears into the night, she’s determined to find him. When the clock struck twelve, what began as a friendly New Year's greeting quickly became the most unforgettable kiss Leila had ever experienced with anyone—including her absent boyfriend. But of all the possible suspects, Leila hardly imagines that the ninja is the same man who’s teased, tormented—and secretly intrigued her—since childhood. Marshall Devlin is finally ready to face the terrifying truth: he’s in love with his best friend’s sister, and has been for years. There’s just one complication: Leila didn't know he was her ninja. To win her, Marsh will have to woo her. But can he make Leila forget their decades of verbal sparring in time to stop her from making the biggest mistake of her life? From the Paperback edition.
A TASTE OF ROMANCE LEADS NANCY TO A RENDEZVOUS WITH DANGER! Esme Moore, America's hottest romance writer, has come to River Heights, and the rumors are swirling. She's written her autobiography, a book of true confessions, and the scandals are sure to explode off the page. But someone has vowed to kill the book -- or Esme -- before her revelations come to light. It's up to Nancy to find the source of the threat. Speaking of scandals, Nancy may be on the verge of starting one of her own. A handsome young River Heights detective has joined her on the case, and Nancy's beginning to wonder if romance is simply in the air. But for now, she must attend to the intrigue at hand: the web of jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal that threatens to destroy Esme Moore.
Over 40 years of marriage counseling, facilitating marriage support groups and leading workshops have contributed to Dr. Brady’s insights for what makes a healthy marriage. Practical suggestions and exercises are provided for couples who have decided to be intentional about addressing the key issues of a marriage. These include how to: Become aware of the number one issue of marital discord Make past experiences your friend Use personal power for building self-esteem Improve expressing feelings Express anger constructively Translate personality diff erences into something positive Increase closeness and intimacy Learn the art of eff ective communication Commit to the six habits of a successful marriage Dr. Brady reminds the reader that there are no quick fixes or easy answers to the multiple and complex issues of marriage. Rather than offering a prescription for what makes a healthy marriage, the reader is invited to enter into a process whereby couples commit themselves to KISS (Keep in Shape Systematically). Athletes who reach their full potential understand the importance of keeping in shape systematically. Your marriage will reach its full potential as you share the insights of KISS AND TELL.
Set in the commercial world of soap opera, a wonderful follow-up to Donna Hay's first novel, Waiting in the Wings, with just as much feel-good factor. Jo is an actress on the country's most popular soap, Westfield. It's a far cry from her West End stage ambitions, but as a single mother to two young daughters she needs the steady income. Then ratings start to drop and the infamous Richard Black - known to actors as the Grim Reaper for his tendency to hand out multiple P45s - is rushed in to reverse Westfield's fortunes. But Jo soon discovers that there is more to the Grim Reaper than instant, dramatic death ... Kiss and Tell is a captivating, truly romantic comedy where real life upstages soap life and where Jo's every move has the potential to become tomorrow's headlines.
Putting Justice In The Bank Life comes in stages. Even the Sisterhood has been content to let their gold shields gather a little dust while they enjoy their friends and family. But when a string of anonymous emails arrives at Pinewood, suggesting shady dealings at a local assisted-living facility, Myra Rutledge and her best friend Annie de Silva are more than ready to out-hustle a master con-artist at his own game. They'll need to enlist some new and untested allies in order to pull off their brilliant plan, all while Myra faces a personal challenge that will rock the Sisterhood to the core. . . Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Sisterhood Novels "There's nothing quite like watching the Sisterhood take on corruption and injustice." --RT Book Reviews on Home Free "Readers will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands." --Booklist on Weekend Warriors
A kiss can reveal a lot... Janaki is like any journalist working the political circuit—she wants a big story. She’s also like any girl in her late twenties—she wants a love life and maybe even a ‘happy ever after’. When work leads her to Vishnu Singh—older; powerful but very attractive bureaucrat—she might just have found everything she wants in one sexy package. But before Janaki can have her fairy-tale ending her boss sends her off to uncover a seedy scandal involving a high-profile politician—and she finds herself investigating the man Vishnu works for! Caught in the whirlwind of her investigation and the thrill of Vishnu’s kisses; events in Janaki’s life soon start to spin out of her control...
Provoking Cormack had never been a good idea in the past—how would he react now? Triss Alexander faced the hardest task of her life. Cormack Casey had turned her life upside down, hurt her deeply, and the only thing that had kept her going was the need to hurt him in return. They hadn't seen each other since New Year's Eve when Simon had been conceived, and her son was now six months old—it was time! She would see Cormack, tell him he was a father, that he would never see his child…and then she'd leave…. REVENGE is Sweet when it leads to love
Release on 2009-06-01 | by Julia A. Ericksen,Sally A Steffen
Surveying Sex in the Twentieth Century
Author: Julia A. Ericksen,Sally A Steffen
Pubpsher: Harvard University Press
Learning the details of others' sex lives is the most enticing of guilty pleasures. We measure our own practices against the "normalcy" that sex surveys seek to capture. Special interest groups use or attack survey findings (such as the claim that 10% of Americans are gay) for their own ends. Indeed, we all have some stake in these surveys, be it self-justification, recrimination, or curiosity--and this testifies to their significance in our culture. "Kiss and Tell" chronicles the history of sex surveys in the United States over a century of changing social and sexual mores. Julia Ericksen and Sally Steffen reveal that the survey questions asked, more than the answers elicited, expose and shape the popular image of appropriate sexuality. We can learn as much about the history and practice of sexuality by looking at surveyors' changing concerns as we can by reading the results of their surveys. The authors show how surveys have reflected societal anxieties about adolescent development, teen sex and promiscuity, and AIDS, and have been employed in efforts to preserve marriage and to control women's sexuality. "Kiss and Tell" is an important examination of the role of social science in shaping American sexual patterns. Revealing how surveys of sexual behavior help create the issues they purport merely to describe, it reminds us how malleable and imperfect our knowledge of sexual behavior is.