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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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Same Place, Same Time

C. J. Carmichael PROLOGUE “EXCUSE ME,” she called to the desk clerk. He’d watched her walk in the motel entrance, but hadn’t stirred from his chair by the television screen. “My husband’s locked us out of our room. Number 14.” The clerk had colorless hair and skin, and a long lean body that looked as…

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Practice Makes Perfect

Julie James One  THE ALARM CLOCK went off at 5:30 a.m. Payton Kendall lifted a sleepy hand to her nightstand and fumbled around to silence the god-awful beeping. She lay there, snuggled in amongst her cozy down pillows, blinking, rousing. Allowing herself these first, and last, few seconds of the day that she could call…

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A Lot Like Love

Julie James One FROM THE MOMENT Nick McCall walked into his boss’s office, he knew something was up. Being a special agent for the FBI, he was an expert at both observing body language and reading between the lines, often gleaning all he needed to know from a carelessly chosen word or the subtlest of…

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666 Park Avenue

Gabriella Pierce Chapter One “Twirl.” Jane Boyle spun obligingly, her skirt flaring in a satisfying burst of green silk. She craned her neck for a glimpse of the back in the boutique’s narrow mirror, but it was hard to tell what she’d look like when she wasn’t twisting around like a lime-colored flamingo. This, she…

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Fantastical

Kristen Ashley Chapter One Holy Crap I heard birds. They were singing. Not chirping. Singing. It wasn’t birdsong. It was just plain, old song but in chirps. It was hard to describe but there it was. A lot of it. It made me open my eyes. Then I blinked and felt it. I was lying…

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Impetuous Masquerade

Anne Mather CHAPTER ONE ‘RHIA, I’ve got to see you!’ Her sister’s voice was taut with anxiety, and Rhia sighed resignedly at the prospect of yet another awkward situation Valentina wanted her help to escape from. ‘Not tonight, Val,’ she said firmly, hooking the phone between her ear and one slim shoulder as she endeavoured…

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The Sanchez Tradition

Anne Mather CHAPTER ONE THE casino at Pointe St. Auguste stood on the promontory overlooking the jagged rocks which had once earned the point its dangerous reputation. That there was little chance now of some craft foundering on the rocks below the point had not dispelled its air of mystery and allure, and the casino…

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Jake Howard’s Wife

Anne Mather CHAPTER ONE The inter-city express was nearing King’s Cross. It was running between the high tenement buildings that did not endear this section of the city to its planners. More contemporary were the soaring skyscrapers, as ugly in their way as the tenements: slabs of concrete and glass, stark and impersonal. At least…

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The Golden Dynasty

Kristen Ashley Prologue Running I was running. Running on those stupid, flimsy little sandals. Running for my life. He was on his horse, I could hear the beast’s hooves pounding behind me, hear this mingled with my own, panting, ragged, panicked breaths – and they were getting closer. I was covered in blood. Not mine.…

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Blog Owner’s Note:

Hi! Happy New Year everyone! ❤ I wish I could say that my new year’s resolution was to post more frequently on the website, but unfortunately, I won’t be able to promise you that. I will promise you more diversity in reading material though. A lot of you have been asking me to add more…

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The Passion Bargain

MICHELLE REID     CHAPTER ONE FRANCESCA used gentle pressure on the brake pedal to bring the Vespa to a smooth stop at a set of red traffic lights then stretched out a long golden leg and placed a strappy sandaled foot on the ground to maintain the motor scooter’s balance while she waited for…

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Shattered Trust

JACQUELINE BAIRD   CHAPTER ONE   St Ives sparkled in the early morning sunlight. The beach, washed clean by the tide, was almost deserted.   It was September; the families had left, and the children were back at school.   Abby surreptitiously wiped the tears from her eyes as she skirted an elderly couple happily…

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The Veranchetti Marriage

LYNNE GRAHAM   CHAPTER ONE NICKY came hurtling through the crowd ahead of his escort and threw himself into his mother’s arms like a miniature whirlwind. ‘Missed you,’ he confided, burying his dark head under her chin where unmanly tears could be decently concealed. Kerry’s arms encircled him tightly. He had been staying with his…

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