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Match Me If You Can

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book donated by a fellow reader ❤ Thank You J! Chapter One If Annabelle hadn’t found a body lying under “Sherman,” she wouldn’t have been late for her appointment with the Python. But dirty bare feet stuck out from beneath her nana’s ancient Crown Victoria. One extremely cautious glance under the car…

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This Heart Of Mine

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book donated by a fellow reader ❤ Thank You J! ❤ Chapter One Daphne the Bunny was admiring her sparkly violet nail polish when Benny the Badger zoomed past on his red mountain bike and knocked her off her paws. “Oh, you pesky badger!” she exclaimed. “Somebody needs to squeeze the air…

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The Stephanides Pregnancy

Lynne Graham Chapter One CHRISTOS STEPHANIDES had never been into women in uniform. Had he been, the world would certainly have known about it for the tabloid press reported his every move. A startlingly handsome Greek tycoon with a legendary appetite for super fast cars, luxury homes and dazzlingly beautiful women, Cristos was hotter than…

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The Marriage Arrangement

Helen Bianchin  CHAPTER ONE  The grey skies held a heavy electric potency that threatened to unleash cacophonous fury at any moment.  Hannah turned on the car’s lights, and flinched as a fork of lightning rent the skyline, followed seconds later by a roll of thunder.  She could almost smell the imminent onset of rain, and…

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A Hidden Witch

Debora Geary Chapter 1 It wasn’t the first time in her life Elorie had wished for magic of her own, and it likely wouldn’t be the last. “Sean James O’Reilly, you’ll be walking the plank, matey.” The illusion spell that had just turned her into a pirate came complete with growly voice and glinting teeth,…

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A Modern Witch

Debora Geary Chapter 1 “I like the lingerie, Nell. Can I meet the woman it fits?” “What?” Nell was trying to debug a couple of uncooperative lines of code, and her brother Jamie wasn’t making any sense. “I’m standing beside a giant bra, available in eggplant, chocolate, and ruby. Says it’s size 34D, but either…

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To Love A Witch

Debora Geary Chapter 1 Jake stood in front of the sign for the Franklin County Youth Detention Center and sighed. How come he got all the juvenile delinquent witches? Being a monitor for the Witch Sentinel System was supposed to be a life of excitement and reward. At least that’s what his recruiter Duncan had…

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Fancy Pants

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Prologue “Sable sucks,” Francesca Serritella Day muttered under her breath as a series of strobes flashed in her face. She ducked her head deeper into the high collar of her Russian fur and wished it were daytime so she could slip on her dark glasses. “That’s not exactly a popularly held opinion,…

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The Unclaimed Baby

Melanie Milburne CHAPTER ONE BRONTE was doing a hamstring stretch at the barre when she heard the studio door open. She looked in the wall-to-ceiling mirror, her heart screeching to a halt when she saw a tall dark figure come in behind her. Her eyes flared in shock, her hands instantly dampening where they clung…

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His Poor Little Rich Girl

Melanie Milburne CHAPTER ONE RACHEL had waited for over an hour to meet with the proposed financial backer of her fashion label. She still hadn’t quite got in front of the jet lag and had to fight to keep her eyes open on the magazine she was leafing through as she waited in the plush…

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Caroline

Anne Mather CHAPTER ONE ADAM STEINBECK strode swiftly through the swing glass doors of the Steinbeck Corporation Building in Park Lane. A big man with broad shoulders, dressed in a dark suit and a sheepskin overcoat, he looked powerful and assured. As he paused for a moment to light a cigar, his keen eyes surveyed…

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The Trophy Husband

Lynne Graham CHAPTER ONE SARA paid off the taxi in a breathless rush and raced up the stairs to the flat she shared with Antonia. Had they been burgled? Had someone in the family had an accident? Worse still, had something happened to Brian? Her imagination had gone into overdrive since she had received Antonia’s…

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The Marriage Betrayal

Lynne Graham PROLOGUE ‘I DON’T do English country weekends,’ Sander Volakis informed his father without hesitation. With difficulty, Petros Volakis mustered a diplomatic smile, wishing for the hundredth time since the death of his eldest son that he had devoted a little more time and attention to his awkward relationship with his younger one. After…

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Every Breath You Take

Judith McNaught Book donated by a fellow reader. Thank You J! ❤ Chapter One HIGH ATOP A snow-covered hill, the Wyatt mansion perched like a regal crown, its Gothic stone spires pointing skyward, its stained-glass windows glowing like jewels.  A mile away, limousines and luxury cars paraded in a slow stream toward a uniformed security…

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Married To A Mistress

Lynne Graham CHAPTER ONE AND since Leland has given me power of attorney over his affairs, I shall trail that little tramp through the courts and ruin her!’ JenniferCoulter announced with vindictive satisfaction. AngelosPetronides surveyed his late mother’s English stepsister with no more than polite attention, his distaste concealed, his brilliant black eyes expressionless. Nobody…

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Bride For Real

Lynne Graham PROLOGUE BRILLIANT dark eyes grim, Sander studied the photo of his wife, small and sexy in a scarlet evening gown and wrapped in another man’s arms. He was disturbed to appreciate that he was in shock. The white heat of the rage that followed made him lightheaded and scoured him inside like a…

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The Talk Of Hollywood

Carole Mortimer CHAPTER ONE ‘IT WOULD appear that your guest has finally arrived, Gramps,’ Stazy said as she stood stiffly beside one of the bay windows in the drawing room, facing towards the front of Bromley House and watching the sleek black sports car as it was driven down the gravel driveway of her grandfather’s…

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Stolen Summer

Anne Mather CHAPTER ONE IT was a little after four o’clock when Shelley reached the turn-off Marsha had indicated in her letter. ‘Just a few miles beyond the Ripon roundabout,’ she had written. ‘Just look for the sign for Bedale and Leyburn. It’s the A684. You can’t miss it!’ And she hadn’t, reflected Shelley thankfully,…

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Devil In Velvet

Anne Mather CHAPTER ONE THE door wasn’t locked, so she didn’t need the key, and as she pushed it wide, the sickly-sweet odour of dampness and decay, and what might have been rotting apples, assailed her nostrils. A wooden table flanked by wooden benches and a disreputable old rocking chair near the hearth was the…

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Storm In A Rain Barrel

Anne Mather CHAPTER ONE THE rain fell in a steady downpour, causing rivulets of water to run continually down the window, obliterating, if only momentarily, the dripping trees and sodden grass. The sky was dark and heavy, and every now and then a low rumble of thunder echoed round the heavens accompanied by a flicker…

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