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Author : Kemper Donovan
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-04-05
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062391607
Description :


An addictively readable debut romantic comedy, drama, and mystery rolled into one, about two very different strangers whose lives become intertwined when they receive an unusual proposition. This is a funny, tender, and enchanting story about love, attraction, and friendship: Jane Austen in Los Angeles. A struggling Hollywood producer, Richard Baumbach is twenty-nine, hung-over, and broke. Ridiculously handsome with an innate charm and an air of invincibility, he still believes good things will come his way. For now he contents himself with days at the Coffee Bean and nights with his best friend Mike (that’s a woman, by the way). At thirty-three, Elizabeth Santiago is on track to make partner at her law firm. Known as “La Máquina” The Machine—to her colleagues, she’s grown used to avoiding anything that might derail her quiet, orderly life. And yet recently she befriended a homeless man in her Venice neighborhood, surprised to find how much she enjoys their early-morning chats. Richard and Elizabeth’s paths collide when they receive a proposal from a mysterious, anonymous benefactor. They’ll split a million dollars if they agree to spend at least two hours together—just talking—every week for a year. Astonished and more than a little suspicious, they each nevertheless say yes. Richard needs the money and likes the adventure of it. Elizabeth embraces the challenge of shaking up her life a little more. Both agree the idea is ridiculous, but why not? What ensues is a delightful journey full of twists, revelations, hamburgers, classic literature, poppy music, and above all love, in its multitude of forms. The Decent Proposal is a heartfelt and often hilarious look at the ties that bind not just a guy and a girl but an entire, diverse cast of characters situated within a modern-day Los Angeles brought to full and irrepressible life.


Author : Teresa Southwick
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1460379519
Description :


HER KNIGHT IN A SHINING AUTO Sydney McKnight is looking for Mr. Convenient, not Mr. Right. Her dad insists that Syd be settled…so she asks the first guy she sees to act as her boyfriend. This gorgeous stranger is magnetic, but Sydney has sacrificed her heart before. She isn't about to give it away, even to a man who revs her engine like no other! Burke Holden is taken aback when Sydney requests he be her pretend paramour. After all, the single dad hasn't exactly been Mr. Romance since his ex left him and their son. But as he gets to know lovely Sydney, the bachelor might be willing to give love another shot. Will Sydney and Burke drive off into the sunset on their happily-ever-after…or will the past throw a wrench in their fairy-tale ending?


Author : Rhonda Whitton
Sheila Hollingworth
Publisher : Common Ground
Release : 2001
Page : 140
Category : Authors and publishers
ISBN 13 : 1863350454
Description :


Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.


Author : Teresa Southwick
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1474001696
Description :


HER KNIGHT IN A SHINING AUTO


Author : Molly O'Keefe
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2014
Page : 349
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345549058
Description :


Harrison Montgomery, the brother of the heroine from the author's beloved novel, Never Been Kissed, is a driven man who refuses to be distracted--until he meets a beautiful bartender who just may change his life.


Author : Jack Engelhard
Publisher : DayRay Literary Press
Release : 2013-07
Page : 276
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1771430877
Description :


Reviewers have called it "powerful" and "brilliant." Newly released for its 25th anniversary edition, Jack Engelhard's novel "Indecent Proposal" has found its place alongside such classics as Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." "Indecent Proposal" remains one of the most widely-read and discussed novels around the world, due to the strong writing and riches that include a moral dilemma for the ages. The novel was translated into more than 22 languages, and Hollywood produced a mega-hit movie based on this book starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. The novel stands as a remarkable achievement from a great and legendary novelist. Though Hollywood only skimmed the surface of Engelhard's masterpiece, the theme is eternal, even biblical - temptation The plot has riveted the world's readers and moviegoers. A destitute couple tries their luck in an Atlantic City casino. The wife, Joan, is utterly gorgeous. She attracts the attention of an oil rich sultan who can buy anything he sets his eyes on. Can he buy people? Can he "buy" Joan? What would you do for a million dollars? Reviews "Precise, almost clinical language...is this book fun to read? You betcha " "- The New York Times" "The prose is vivid, cool and muscular, the story is great. In all, the fine tension between desire and high moral principal make "Indecent Proposal" a well-crafted book...well-wrought characters, exhilarating pace...it's beautifully written." "- The Philadelphia Inquirer" "A gut-wrenching study on love, money and trust." "- National Public Radio (NPR)" "Written with the sparseness of Hemingway but the moral intensity of I.B. Singer." - Michael Foster, author of "Three in Love" (HarperCollins) About the Author Contemporaries have hailed novelist Jack Engelhard as "the last Hemingway" and of being "a writer without peer and the conscience of us all." "The New York Times" commended the economy of his prose... "precise, almost clinical language." His bestselling novel "Indecent Proposal" made him internationally famous as the foremost chronicler of moral dilemmas and of topics dealing with temptation. Works that followed won him an even greater following, such as "Escape From Mount Moriah," his book of memoirs that won awards for writing and for film. His latest novel "Compulsive" draws us into the mind of a compulsive gambler in a work stunningly brilliant and original, and seductively readable. Engelhard writes a weekly column for "The Washington Times." His website: www.jackengelhard.com


Author : Katee Robert
Publisher : Forever
Release : 2016-08-30
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1455590533
Description :


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert continues her smoking-hot series about the O'Malleys-wealthy, powerful, and full of scandalous family secrets. Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name . . . yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast-and how hard-she's falling for him. Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying-and dying-for . . .


Author : Sandra Marton
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2016-08-01
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1460398459
Description :


Harlequin Presents offers you another chance to enjoy this bestselling novel from Sandra Marton. The boss’s marriage demand! When Cade Landon planned to return his late father’s oil company to its former glory he expected a challenge—but not in the form of feisty manager Angelica Gordon. She’s different from any other woman he’s met, and Cade doesn’t know whether to sack her or seduce her! Seduction might be the only option when Angelica reveals that a deal between their fathers has given her a stake in the business. Shrewd negotiator Cade sees an opportunity to ensure Angelica’s compliance and satisfy the chemistry bubbling between them—by making her his convenient wife! Book 1 in the Landon’s Legacy quartet Originally published in 1995.


Author : Teresa Southwick
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2015-03-17
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0373658788
Description :


Sydney McKnight and single father Burke Holden agree to pretend to be a couple to please Sydney's father, but soon wonder if they should give love another chance.


Author : Donna Deloney
Publisher :
Release : 2013-12-13
Page : 344
Category : African American women
ISBN 13 : 9780615931777
Description :


Can money conquer all? Or will love get in the way? Andrew Perry is days away from losing the shelter he created for teen runaways . Without a new source of funding, the work he was dedicating his life to will be forfeited. He urgently prays for a way out. Wealthy socialite Vanessa Carson-Andy's ex-has a dilemma. In order to inherit her family's vast estate, and to protect her family's non-profit foundation, she has to be married by her thirtieth birthday-ten days from now. Vanessa approaches her former love with an unusual proposal: if he agrees to marry her for a year, she will fund his ministry for years to come. Desperate, Andy reluctantly agrees to the marriage-in name only. But there are those who will do anything to drive the couple apart-and those who want nothing more than to keep them together. With their faith, fortunes, and futures inexplicably intertwined, Andy and Vanessa must decide what is most important to them, and whether it is worth the cost.


Author : Suzanna Medeiros
Publisher : Suzanna Medeiros
Release : 2013-07-15
Page : 142
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0991823737
Description :


She will do anything for a few nights in his arms… Twelve years have passed since Miranda Hathaway ended her courtship with Andrew Osborne and married the older, but much wealthier, Viscount Hathaway. It is only one week after her husband’s death and Miranda cannot ignore the temptation to have a taste of what she threw away all those years ago when she followed her parents’ wishes. But to entice the man she never stopped loving, she will have to act quickly. Now the Earl of Sanderson, Andrew is no longer the same man who once believed in love. When Miranda asks him to help her conceive a child—one whom she means to pass off as the next Hathaway heir—he sees her deceit as proof that she is not the same woman he once knew. However, he cannot ignore the temptation to finally have her in his bed. Miranda knows she is infertile, but her deception gives her three weeks with Andrew. He plans to use that time to finally consign Miranda Hathaway to the past, while she hopes to build memories that will last her a lifetime. Lady Hathaway’s Proposal is book 1 in the Hathaway Heirs series.


Author : S.E. Lynes
Publisher : Bookouture
Release : 2018-09-21
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1786815168
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Author : Sue Moorcroft
Publisher : Choc Lit
Release : 2014-08-04
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1781891737
Description :


Elle Jamieson is an unusually private person, in relationships as well as at work – and for good reason. But when she’s made redundant, with no ties to hold her, Elle heads off to a new life in sunny Malta. Lucas Rose hates secrets – he prides himself on his ability to lay his cards on the table and he expects nothing less from others. He’s furious when his summer working as a divemaster is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex, all thanks to his Uncle Simon’s misguided attempts at matchmaking. Forced to live in close proximity, it’s hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas’s wedding proposal ended everything they had. But then an unexpected phone call from England allows Lucas a rare glimpse of the true Elle. Can he deal with Elle’s hidden past when it finally comes to light?


Author : Diana Palmer
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2011-07-01
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1459208773
Description :


Dr. Louise Blakely didn't want to love Jeb Coltrain. They were supposed to be partners, running the Jacobsville medical clinic together, but instead, he treated her like the enemy. And yet when Lou tells Jeb that she's leaving, he shocks her by proposing! It wouldn't be a real marriage, of course…at least, that was Jeb's intent. Then he started to get to know Lou, to let down his guard to her warmth and caring, and everything changed. After so many years of conflict, can he prove to Lou that his love is real?


Author : Ashlee Mallory
Publisher : Entangled: Bliss
Release : 2016-07-25
Page : 275
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 163375720X
Description :


Doctor Benny Sorensen has had it up to here with her party-throwing playboy neighbor. She’s declaring war. She doesn't care how gorgeous or charming he is, he's going down. That is until he proposes something she's not sure she can say no to... Wealthy ad man Henry Ellison lives an uncomplicated life that revolves around work, women, and partying. In that order. Until Benny storms into his life. To placate his attractive but hotheaded neighbor, Henry offers to help her land a date with the man of her dreams. Only as Henry makes her over and coaches her on the fine art of flirting, he realizes that the idea of this woman in any other man’s arms but his own is unacceptable. But Benny's a forever kind of girl and forever might just be the one commitment he can't make. Each book in the Sorensen Family series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Her Backup Boyfriend Book #2 Her Accidental Husband Book #3 The Playboy's Proposal Book #4 Her Surprise Engagement


Author : Donald Evans
Martyn Evans
Publisher : John Wiley & Son Limited
Release : 1996-05-27
Page : 218
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 :
Description :


A Decent Proposal: Ethical Review of Clinical Research Donald Evans and Martyn Evans Centre for Philosophy and Health Care University of Wales Swansea, UK The investigation and development of modern medicines and medical technology can create numerous ethical dilemmas both for clinical researchers and research ethics committees. A Decent Proposal: Ethical Review of Clinical Research seeks to facilitate and encourage good clinical research by exploring the concerns, responsibilities, general issues and particular pitfalls associated with ethical aspects of research. It provides practical guidelines for researchers on how to improve the quality of research design, while for those appointed to scrutinise research proposals it offers advice on how to apply consistent, careful and critical reasoning to the process of assessing ethical standards. As such, it will provide invaluable assistance to clinical researchers and ethics committees alike in understanding the moral challenges posed by modern health care.


Author : Molly O'Keefe
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2013
Page : 356
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345533712
Description :


Once dubbed America's teenage "Wild Child" with her own reality show, Monica Appleby returns to her home town to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all biography, and political hottie Mayor Jackson Davies says he wants her out before she ruins the town's reputation—but his the burning desire in his eyes says something different. Original.


Author : Pam Mingle
Publisher : Entangled: Select Historical
Release : 2016-06-20
Page : 275
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1633756262
Description :


London 1812. War hero Adam Grey returns home with a burning ambition to run for Parliament. But he needs the support of the local baronet, who controls the seat. Adam’s plans are thwarted by his dissolute father, who has promised him to the baronet’s daughter in return for forgiveness of his debts. Adam wants nothing to do with marriage or his father’s problems, so he fakes an engagement to Cass Linford—his best friend’s sister. Cass has been through hell since she last saw Adam. Her betrothed committed suicide, forcing her to withdraw from London society. Heartbroken, she’s given up on marriage. So when Adam suggests a temporary engagement, she agrees. He needs help with his campaign, and Cass can’t resist his charm or the chance to be involved in politics. It all seems so easy, until she finds herself falling in love with her fake fiancé.


Author : Michelle Major
Teresa Southwick
Publisher : Mills & Boon
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 456
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781488762185
Description :


The Taming of Delaney Fortune - Michelle Major Sealing their deal with a kiss... He's only been in Horseback Hollow for a couple of months, but sexy Cisco Mendoza has already made quite an impression! Little does anyone know his real reasons for being here—a top-secret deal that could shake the foundations of the small Texas town—and one important family... When Delaney Fortune Jones agrees to help Cisco win some hearts and minds, suddenly the tables turn—and the permanent playboy finds himself pining for the innocent cowgirl and her heart of gold. As business veers dangerously close to pleasure, Mr. Mendoza better hang on to his hat—pint-size Delaney might just teach him a lesson in the art of falling in love...Fortune-style! A Decent Proposal - Teresa Southwick Sydney McKnight is looking for Mr. Convenient, not Mr. Right. Her dad insists that Syd be settled...so she asks the first guy she sees to act as her boyfriend. This gorgeous stranger is magnetic, but Sydney has sacrificed her heart before. She isn't about to give it away, even to a man who revs her engine like none other! Burke Holden is taken aback when Sydney requests he be her pretend paramour. After all, the single dad hasn't exactly been Mr. Romance since his ex left him and their son. But as he gets to know lovely Sydney, the bachelor might be willing to give love another shot. Will Sydney and Burke drive off into the sunset on their happily-ever-after...or will the past throw a wrench in their fairy-tale ending?


Author : James Patterson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-10-20
Page : 144
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1786530287
Description :


James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. Will you marry me for $10,000,000? I am a creative, open-minded businessman with limited time and desire to play the field. This is a serious proposal. A mysterious billboard intrigues three single women in LA. But who is this Mr. Right? And is he the perfect match for the lucky winner?