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Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating

Christina Lauren
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Christina Lauren

Just friends. Just friends. JUST FRIENDS. If they repeat it enough, maybe it'll be true . . . Hazel Camille Bradford knows she's a lot to take - and frankly, most men aren't up to the challenge. If her army of pets and taste for the absurd don't send them running, her lack of filter and tendency to say exactly the wrong thing will. Their loss. Not everyone can handle a Hazel. Josh Im has known Hazel since college. From the first night they met - when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes - to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there's nothing between them . . . right?New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Roomies, Beautiful Bastard) tells the laugh-out-loud, uplifting story of two people who are completely wrong for each other - in all the right ways. What are people saying about Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating? 'Romance for the twenty-first century' Kirkus Reviews 'Josh and Hazel's Guide to not Dating is pure joy . . . funny, clever, and surefooted' Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game'With exuberant humor and unforgettable characters, this romantic comedy is a standout' Kirkus Reviews'a hilariously zany and heartfelt novel . . . sure to please readers looking for a fun-filled novel to escape everyday life with' Booklist 'Hilarious...perfect balance between charming moments and sultry episodes' Publishers Weekly'Endearing and hilarious. As per usual Christina Lauren has managed to exceed all expectations. You ladies make me love your characters more with every book you write and I. NEED. MORE.' Goodreads Reviewer'I am beyond glad that I had the chance to read this book this time around. It definitely brightened my mood and I will definitely be reading this beauty again.' Goodreads Reviewer'Fresh and wonderfully satisfying' Goodreads Reviewer

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When The Curtain Falls

Carrie Hope Fletcher
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Carrie Hope Fletcher

The TOP FIVE Sunday Times Bestseller'Enchanting, evocative and utterly magical.. I LOVED this book!'MIRANDA DICKINSON'A brilliant book' LOUISE PENTLAND'Bewitching'HEAT******Theatres have a certain kind of magic. When the curtain rises, we are all enraptured by the glare of the lights and the smell of the greasepaint but it's when the curtain falls that the real drama begins . . . In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at the beautiful Southern Cross theatre in the very heart of London's West End. Their relationship is made up of clandestine meetings and stolen moments because there is someone who will make them suffer if he discovers she is no longer 'his'. But life in the theatre doesn't always go according to plan and tragedy and heartache are waiting in the wings for all the players . . . Almost seventy years later, a new production of When the Curtain Falls arrives at the theatre, bringing with it Oscar Bright and Olive Green and their budding romance. Very soon, though, strange things begin to happen and they learn about the ghost that's haunted the theatre since 1952, a ghost who can only be seen on one night of the year. Except the ghost is appearing more often and seems hell bent on sabotaging Oscar and Olive. The young couple realise they need to right that wrong from years gone by, but can they save themselves before history repeats itself and tragedy strikes once more?Moulin Rouge meets Phantom of the Opera in this spellbinding and magical story of unrequited love and revenge. When the Curtain Falls is Carrie Hope Fletcher at her romantic best - it will take your breath away.

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The Unhoneymooners

Christina Lauren
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Christina Lauren

'Heartfelt and funny' Kirkus starred review'Seriously, I can't remember the last time an author consistently made me chortle so hard' Goodreads reviewerFor two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime. Discover a witty and swoonworthy romance from the New York Times bestselling duo behind Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating and Roomies.Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in . . . well, everything. Her identical twin sister Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (ugh) and she's managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of online contests (double ugh). Worst of all, she's forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.Olive just has to get through twenty-four hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party - except for Olive and Ethan - gets food poisoning, there's an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him becomes a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds. But the weird thing is that she doesn't mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of . . . lucky.The Unhoneymooners is a heartwarming and hilarious romance perfect for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.Find out why readers LOVE Christina Lauren'A smart, sexy romance for readers who thrive on girl power' Kirkus Reviews on Dating You, Hating You'Heartfelt and funny, this enemies-to-lovers romance shows that the best things in life are all-inclusive and nontransferable as well as free' Kirkus Reviews on The Unhoneymooners 'Delicious, steamy, feel good romp' Goodreads reviewer'Oh, this was just downright charming! I actually caught myself laughing out loud so many times!' Goodreads reviewer'Pure perfection' Goodreads reviewer'It's been a long time since a romance novel has made me so giddy' Goodreads reviewer

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Meet Cute

Helena Hunting
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Helena Hunting

The New York Times bestselling author of Pucked and The Good Luck Charm delivers a Hollywood happily-ever-after where a famous heartthrob falls for his ultimate fangirl in this sexy standalone romantic comedy.Goodreads's Hottest Romances of 2019Featured in Entertainment WeeklyFeatured on PopSugarSheReads Most Anticipated Reads of 2019Heroes & Heartbreakers's Anticipated Books of 2019A total disaster? Or the start of something special?Kailyn Flowers was always calm, rational and controlled - until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. In seconds, she became a mortifying fangirl. And may have also professed her undying love for him . . . Oddly enough, he didn't run away, and their meet cute led to something she never expected: a friendship. Of course, she never expected him to betray her, either . . .Now Dax needs her help. As guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister, he's in way over his head. And though Kailyn hasn't forgiven Dax, she isn't heartless enough to make him fend for himself, either. Soon their friendly meetings turn into flirty dinner dates and Kailyn can feel their chemistry is as explosive as ever. But how can she possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over him?'Smartly plotted and perfectly executed rom-com with a spot-on sense of snarky wit and a generous helping of smouldering sexual chemistry' Booklist'Perfect for fans of Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient. A fun and steamy love story with high stakes and plenty of emotion' Kirkus Reviews'Entertaining, funny, and emotional' Harlequin Junkie

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My Favourite Half-Night Stand

Christina Lauren
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Christina Lauren

Swipe right on My Favourite Half-Night Stand - a funny, fresh romp into the ups and downs of online dating that's sure to make you laugh out loud.Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A professor at a respected university, she's great at witty backchat but terrible at getting personal. Like her four best male friends, she's perma-single. So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, they all make a pact to join an online dating service and find plus-ones. There's just one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of their group, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, before mutually deciding the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.But online dating isn't for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with dream dates and potential girlfriends, Millie's profile attracts nothing but creeps. So she invents 'Catherine' - a dating profile alter ego in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she's ever been in person. But when 'Catherine' and Reid strike up a digital relationship, Millie finds herself struggling to resist temptation - both online and off. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear - intimacy - or risk losing her best friend, forever. 'Pure joy' Sally Thorne, USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game'Christina Lauren hilariously depicts modern dating' Us Weekly'Stop what you are doing and go get Christina Lauren's My Favourite Half-Night Stand!' That's Normal

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The Good Luck Charm

Helena Hunting
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Helena Hunting
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It Takes Two

Jenny Holiday
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Jenny Holiday

USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday's fun and flirty Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series continues!Wendy Liu would be delighted to be the maid of honor in her best friend's wedding...if only it didn't mean spending a week with Jane's brother, the boy who once broke her heart.Noah Denning is determined to make his little sister's wedding festivities memorable. The only problem? It seems her maid of honor is trying to outdo him at every turn.When passions-and pranks-collide during joint bachelor and bachelorette parties in Sin City, Wendy and Noah quickly find that not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...

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Absent in the Spring

Carrie Elks
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Carrie Elks
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Love and Other Words

Christina Lauren
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Christina Lauren

An uplifting and unforgettable read that will make you fall in love with life again . . .'A true joy from start to finish' (Kristin Harmel, author of The Sweetness of Forgetting)'I fell in love with this story immediately - there were no pauses to think and consider, the book just settled straight into my heart' (Amazon reviewer) Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new paediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos - the first and only love of her life - the careful bubble she's constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy's entire world - growing from her gangly teen friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother . . . only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more - spending weekends and lazy summers together reading books, sharing favourite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy's decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.The heart-breaking and heart-warming read from No. 1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren, author of Dating You, Hating You and Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating.Join other readers in discovering the joy of Love and Other Words'Steamy moments, tender revelations' Kirkus 'Impossible to put down' RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK'Heartbreaking and hopeful' Amy Reichert, bestselling author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake'(A) tender story of first love, mature love, and the people who change us in the best possible ways' Washington Independent Review of Books'A coming-of-age tale exquisitely blended with second-chance love' RT Book Reviews'The best romantic novel I have ever read to date . . . utterly beautiful' Amazon reviewer'I absolutely loved it!' Goodreads 'This is the angsty, emotional book from Christina Lauren that will break your heart into a million pieces' Goodreads 'This book will reel you in with the beauty of first love' Goodreads 'All I have to say is how grateful I am that stories like this have been written - stories that make the world just a little bit better, just a little bit more lovely' Goodreads

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Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights

Carole Matthews
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Carole Matthews
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The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

Julia Quinn
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Julia Quinn

#1 NYT bestselling author Julia Quinn returns to the world of the Bridgertons with a witty, romantic and all-new seriesWhile you were sleeping . . .With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He's unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier's life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie . . .I told everyone I was your wifeWhen Edward comes to, he's more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out six months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is - even if he does not recall her face - and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he'd always assumed he'd marry his neighbor back in England.If only it were true . . .Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself - completely - to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs Rokesby.

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Jax (A Bastard Novel)

J. L. Perry
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J. L. Perry

My name is Jaxson Albright. My friends call me Jax. I was brought up privileged, and I was supposed to follow in my father's footsteps and move into politics, but I had other plans. To my family's disgust, I'm inked, I'm pierced and I own and run a tattoo parlour in the hip suburb of Newtown, Sydney. I fit in here. I can be the man I was destined to be. But I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my saviour, Candice. My pink haired angel. We grew up in the same circle - like me, she's an outcast. I have been in love with her for as long as I can remember. I can't get her out of my head. She still owns my damn heart. If you loved the emotional journey J.L. Perry took you on in BASTARD and HOOKER, you'll lose yourself entirely in JAX.'J.L. Perry has captured every gut wrenching emotion in this poignant story of love, betrayal and reconciliation . . . Loved every word.' CLiK Book Blog'An incredibly powerful, sexy and touching love story that will always hold a place in my heart.' RBTL Book Promotions'What can I say, if I could give this more than 5 stars I would. You'll laugh, cry and scream your heart out because it is a beautiful story.' Goodreads reviewer'A rollercoaster of a ride for these two and I felt like I was with them through it all.' Amo and Sarah's Book Corner'WOW!!!! This book blew me away and broke me into pieces. I've been intrigued by Jax, and his story, since reading Bastard and couldn't wait for this.' Goodreads Reviewer'J. L. Perry you are exceptional. Jax's book was everything. It deserves way more than 5 stars.' Goodreads Reviewer'As soon as I started Jax I couldn't put it down. It had me up until 2 am where I finally admitted I needed sleep at 50%. Needless to say, the first thing I did when I woke up was dive back into Jax's story and I didn't stop reading until I finished.' Lost to Books'Highly recommended read for lovers of true romance, hot sex scenes, a great sense of humour and not afraid to shed a tear - believe me my heart broke several times whilst reading Jax.' Goodreads Reviewer'What did I just read??!! This novel gripped me from page one and never let go. It had everything you can imagine. By the 35% mark I had laughed until tears, cried from the hurt, and was swooned by Jax. Goodreads Reviewer'OMG where do I start with this book? I now have a new hero in my life under the name of Jax Albright!!' A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog

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Worth Fighting For

Kirsty Moseley
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Kirsty Moseley

Kirsty Moseley brings us the heart-pounding sequel to Fighting to be Free. Sometimes in life you have to walk away . . .Leaving Jamie Cole was the hardest thing Ellie Pearce ever had to do. Somehow, she moved on. She made a new life in a new city with a new man. So when a family tragedy calls Ellie back home, she believes all her old feelings for Jamie - the hunger, the heat, the heartbreak - are safely behind her. But the second she lays eyes on him, the intensity of their connection is as strong as ever.Sometimes you stay and fight . . .Jamie knows pain. He's felt it fighting in the streets, and he felt it fighting to survive in prison. Yet nothing he's experienced has been as painful as the day Ellie left - until the moment she came back. This time Jamie is determined to hold on to Ellie forever. But as much as she still loves him, she can't ignore the dark world he's now a part of. Jamie has enemies. Dangerous ones. And after seeing Jamie with Ellie, they know exactly how to take him out . . .Praise for Fighting to be Free'An epically beautiful love story that will have you compulsively turning the pages' RJ Prescott, USA Today bestselling author'An utterly captivating read' Natasha Preston, NYT bestselling author

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The Hating Game: 'Warm, witty and wise' The Daily Mail

Sally Thorne
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Sally Thorne

'Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny' The New York Times'The next Sophie Kinsella' BustleLucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman sit across from each other every day . . . and they hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. HATE. Lucy can't understand Joshua's joyless, uptight approach to his job and refusal to smile. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy's overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and desire to be liked.Now they're up for the same promotion and Lucy, usually a determined people-pleaser, has had enough: it's time to take him down. But as the tension between Lucy and Joshua reaches its boiling point, it's clear that the real battle has only just begun . . .This bestselling, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy is an unmissable, utterly loveable treat and is perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella's MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE or Jo Watson's LOVE TO HATE YOU'A smart and funny modern romance.' Good Housekeeping 'The most uplifting novel you'll read this year' Amazon reviewer

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The Blind

Shelley Coriell
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Shelley Coriell

What we can't see can kill...He is an artist. His canvas: beautiful women staged in public places. His tools: ticking bombs. His art lives and breathes...and with the flip of a switch...dies. Yes, he is a master artist. But the FBI calls him a murderer. Evie Jimenez --the needs-to-prove-herself bombs and weapons specialist for Parker Lord's elite FBI team, the Apostles--is on the hunt for the twisted mind behind the First Friday Bombings, a series of explosions that killed seven people in downtown Los Angeles. With the next first Friday just days away, Evie rushes to L.A. and discovers the bombings are based on a pricy art collection owned by business mogul and art philanthropist Jack Elliot. When Jack discovers his collection has been used for so much death and destruction, he vows to stop the serial bomber. Using his powerful connections and considerable wealth, Jack forces himself into Evie's investigation, which infuriates Evie, who finds Mr. Uptown and Uptight too controlling, too cold. Jack thinks Evie is the most beautiful woman he's ever seen, full of color and heat that sometimes hurts his eyes, but tomboy Evie is blind to her beauty and power over him. With mere heartbeaks defining the line between life and death, Jack and Evie will have to learn to trust each or see their worlds blown apart...

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Bully

Penelope Douglas
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Penelope Douglas
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Little Beach Street Bakery

Jenny Colgan
Authors:
Jenny Colgan

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop.And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes . . . And people start to hear about it. Sometimes, bread really is life . . . And Polly is about to reclaim hers.

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The Viscount Who Loved Me

Julia Quinn
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Julia Quinn

'Wise, witty and oh so delightful, Julia Quinn is truly our contemporary Jane Austen.' - Jill BarnettAnthony Bridgerton needs a wife. Having spent his twenties in a rakish pursuit of pleasure (whilst taking care to ensure the financial security of his mother and seven younger siblings and mother) he knows it's high time he settled down and ensured the continuation of the Bridgerton line.Edwina Sheffield is considered the most beautiful debutante of the current season. She is also sweet, innocent and eminently biddable - Anthony is sure she'll make a perfectly acceptable wife and vows to make her his.The only obstacle in his way is Edwina's older sister, Kate. Kate is determined to do all she can to allow her sister the chance to marry for love rather than convenience. And the roguish viscount is beginning to think he may have met his match in Kate's keen wit and sharp tongue. Until, that is, he makes the mistake of kissing her...'Quinn's witty Regency-set romantic comedies are the nest best thing to Georgette Heyer.' - Gloss'Two more perfect characters...a quirky, irrepressible heroine...a romance readers will not want to put down...Hooray Julia!' Romance Reviews Today

Chapter One

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

Read the first chapter of the latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series. The victim of an important art theft appeals to Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and sleuth, for help.

Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the top ten bestsellers The Cake Shop in the Garden, A Cottage by the Sea, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses, The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas and Calling Mrs Christmas. In 2015, Carole was awarded the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world and she is published in more than thirty countries.For all the latest news from Carole, visit www.carolematthews.com, follow Carole on Twitter (@carolematthews) and Instagram (matthews.carole) or join the thousands of readers who have become Carole's friend on Facebook (carolematthewsbooks).