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The Stranger(7)
Author: Harlan CobenAdam was now able to let go when he sat in the passenger seat. Corinne was too much of a control freak. She would keep shouting out instructions and cautions. She almost put her foot through the imaginary passenger-side brake. As Thomas pulled onto the street, Adam turned and studied his son’s profile. Some acne was forming on his cheeks. There was faint hair growing down the side of his face, Abe Lincoln’s lines if not thickness, but his son had to shave now. Not every day. Not more than once a week, but it was there. Thomas wore cargo shorts. His legs were hairy. He had beautiful blue eyes, his son. Everyone commented on them. They had the sparkling blue of ice.Thomas pulled into the driveway, drifting a little close to the right curb.“I’ll be two seconds,” he said.“Okay.”Thomas put the car in park and sprinted toward the front door. Justin’s mom, Kristin Hoy, opened it—Adam could see the bright shock of blond hair—and that surprised him. Kristin t…

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The Stranger(9)
Author: Harlan CobenAdam caught his reflection in the mirror. The voice in the back of his head was starting up again. He quietly padded back down the hall. He brought up the web browser and searched for DNA test. The first one was sold at Walgreens. He was about to hit the order button and then thought better of it. Someone might open the box. He’d pick it up tomorrow.Adam headed back to his room and sat on the bed. Corinne’s scent, still a powerful pheromone after all these years, lingered, or maybe that was just his imagination working overtime.The stranger’s voice came back to him.“You didn’t have to stay with her.”Adam laid his head on the pillow, blinked up at the ceiling, and just let the gentle sounds of his still home overwhelm him.Chapter 5Adam woke up at 7:00 A.M. Ryan was waiting by the bedroom door. “Dad . . . ?”“Yeah.”“Can you check the e-mail and see if Coach Baime sent out the results yet?”“Already done. You made the A team.”Ryan didn’t outwardly celebra…

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The Stranger(12)
Author: Harlan CobenThere were no metallic stands, but some parents brought folding chairs so as to have a place to sit. Corinne kept four mesh ones in her minivan, all with cup holders on both arms (did anyone really need two for one chair?) and a shade for above the head. Most of the time—like right now—she preferred to stand. Kristin Hoy was next to her, wearing a sleeveless top with shorts so tiny that they had Daddy issues.Adam nodded to a few parents as he strolled toward his wife. Tripp Evans stood in the corner with several other fathers, all with arms crossed and sunglasses, looking more like the Secret Service than spectators. To the right, a smirking Gaston hung with his cousin Daz (yes, everyone called him that), who owned CBW Inc., a high-end corporate investigation firm that specialized in employee background checks. Cousin Daz also ran less extensive background checks on every coach in the league to make sure that none had a criminal record or anything l…

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Aimee CarterBibliography   » Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion #2)  » The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test #2.5)  » The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test #3)  » Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2)  » The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test #1.5)  » The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)  » Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1)About The AuthorAimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. Her first novel for young adults, THE GODDESS TEST, will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 19th, 2011. The sequel, GODDESS INTERRUPTED, will follow in January 2012.
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Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5)
Author: S.C. StephensChapter 1All in a Day’s WorkI’d been playing the guitar since I was six. While I’d been with the D-Bags for a few years now, I’d been in one band or another since high school. My childhood hadn’t been the easiest, and music had been my saving grace. From the first time I’d held my guitar, I’d been hooked. It was the feel of the wood beneath my fingers, smooth, cool. It was the toughness of the strings, the reverberation deep inside the instrument. Even when I had been too young to really understand the impact music would have on my life, playing the guitar had spoken to me. There was something meaningful in that simple instrument that was dying to come out. There was something meaningful inside of me that was dying to come out.My parents had given the instrument to me as a gift, but even back then I’d known it was more for them than for me. It was a convenient way to keep me occupied and out of their hair so they didn’t have to be arou…

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Captain's Fury (Codex Alera #4)(9)
Author: Jim ButcherMax grimaced, and said, "They're freeing slaves."Tavi nodded slowly."How many?" Max asked. "How many do you think they have?""Can't be too many," Tavi said. "They don't have a lot of gear, if this man's equipment is any indication. And if they were raising really large numbers, Ehren's spies would have heard something about them. Which makes sense.""How?" Max said.Tavi nodded at the slave Legion below. "Those men know that if they lose, they're dead men, Max. Some slaves have it bad, but a lot of them don't. My guess is that the ones willing to fight are a lot less common than the ones who just want to stay low and quiet until the fighting is over.""But those are going to fight like the crows are coming for them," Max said, his voice grim."Yes," Tavi said quietly.Max was silent for a minute. Then he said, "A…

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American Gods (American Gods #1)
Author: Neil GaimanPart One: ShadowsChapter OneThe boundaries of our country, sir? Why sir, on the north we are bounded by the Aurora Borealis, on the east we are bounded by the rising sun, on the south we are bounded by the procession of the Equinoxes, and on the west by the day of judgement.-The American Joe Miller’s Jest BookShadow had done three years in prison. He was big enough and looked don't-fuck-with-me enough that his biggest problem was killing time. So he kept himself in shape, and taught himself coin tricks, and thought a lot about how much he loved his wife.The best thing-in Shadow's opinion, perhaps the only good thing-about being in prison was a feeling of relief. The feeling that he'd plunged as low as he could plunge and he'd hit bottom. He didn't worry that the man was going to get him, because the man had got him. He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.It did not ma…

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The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2)(28)
Author: J.A. RedmerskiAn announcer, young guy, comes out on the stage and introduces us. Many of the voices carrying through the vast space quiet down and then even more when I start to play the guitar. And when Camryn leads the first song, her voice is so sultry that she pretty much gets everyone else’s attention in no time.We go through four songs to an awesome welcoming crowd who are dancing, getting drunk, and trying to sing along. The vibe in the bar is explosive, and I love it.Camryn walks down the three steps from the stage with her mic in hand and makes her way toward her victim. Before the song is over he’s dancing with her, having one helluva time. When his hands get too close to parts only I’m allowed to touch, Camryn, like a professional, smiles and continues to sing to him while pushing him away.Then we take a short break.Camryn pulls me off toward the back of the stage as the voices rise up all around us again.“I’ve gotta go t…

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Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling #14)(4)
Author: Nalini Singh“Aden.”He grabbed the gun Zaira shoved across the floor, having taken it from the guard she was choking to death using her thighs. Lifting and firing it in a single smooth motion, he hit the second guard dead center in the forehead.“Cris would be proud,” Zaira said, then sucked in a pained breath.Aden shot the guard on the floor, guessing the male had attacked Zaira on the psychic plane. What he didn’t realize until he hauled Zaira to her feet and felt the wetness on her side, the scent of iron suddenly bright, was that the man had also jabbed his hand into her wound, doing further damage. “I’m fine,” she said, though her shivers indicated otherwise.Conscious they didn’t have much time, Aden left her for a second—she swayed but stayed upright—and ripped the ski masks off the two men. No one he recognized, but he had faces now.“He’s human,” Zaira rasped, eyes on the second guard. “Has to be, given the lack of a psychic component…

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Alpha Billionaire, Part II (Alpha Billionaire #2)(12)
Author: Helen Cooper“You ever feel like there’s one moment in your life that defines you? One moment that will change the path of your life forever?” He sighed and I nodded. I knew exactly what he was talking about. “My sister’s death was that moment. When she died, I vowed that I’d be a different person. I vowed that I wasn’t going to let society dictate the way I lived my life.”“Is that when you went to work for Grant?”“Grant’s not the man you think he is.” He looked into my eyes. “He’s not the guy I thought he was.”“We should leave. We should report him.” I said earnestly. “We don’t have to stay here. You don’t have to work for him.”“I can’t leave, Evie.” He shook his head. “You can’t leave. Don’t you understand?”“Understand what?” I exclaimed. “I don’t understand what you want me to understand.”“You don’t get to just come here and leave. Grant chose you for a reason.”“What do you mean?” I shivered and pulled my hands away from h…

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Jet (Marked Men #2)
Author: Jay CrownoverPrologueJet Keller was all kinds of temptation wrapped up in too-tight pants and with too many personal demons hidden in those dark, golden-rimmed eyes. He was every girl’s rock-and-roll fantasy, with an edge that made him just sharp enough to be hard to handle. And boy, oh boy, did I want to handle him in every way possible.The trouble was that I was supposed to be making better decisions and walking a clean and much narrower path now. There could be no stops for the kind of things Jet inspired along the way, and no detours for the spontaneous combustion he brought with him. Unfortunately—or fortunately, depending on who was looking at the situation—it was a two-against-one battle, with my brain coming up short and my body and heart repeatedly overruling my better judgment.Ayden Cross was a puzzle that, every time I thought I was close to solving, proved to have five extra pieces and no corners. For a long time, I thought she was a Southern bel…

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The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2)(25)
Author: J.A. RedmerskiCamryn wrinkles her cute nose at him and follows Michelle into the kitchen.Camryn13“I’m really glad you invited us here,” I say behind Michelle as I toss the empty beer bottles into the trash.Michelle sets the small stack of plates on the counter and starts to rinse them off in the sink before loading them into the dishwasher. “Hey, no problem,” she says, smiling at me. “I needed some company, to be honest. It’s been pretty stressful around here.” She places another plate into the dishwasher rack below.I move closer and lean against the counter, crossing my arms. Is she giving me permission to probe by saying that? I’m not sure, but I’m comfortable with her enough that I go ahead and do it anyway.“Your job taking a lot out of you?” What I really wanted to ask was: Everything OK between you and Aidan? remembering what Marna said about she and Aidan having some marriage troubles, but I think that’s probing a little too m…

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Played by the Billionaire(32)
Author: Alexia Adams“Your house surprised me. I didn’t take you for a reader of Russian classics.”“They’re Marcus’s books. What do you think of the rest of the place?”“I love it.” Did he flinch at her use of the L-word? “It’s spectacular. I didn’t think you’d be a four-poster bed man.”“Oh, what did you think I’d sleep in?” He took a step toward her. She backed against one of the posts and he put his hand above her head, hemming her in. Her heart rate tripled and she took a calming breath. All that did was fill her head with his scent.“I don’t know, a plain platform bed?”“That would have been my first choice. Marcus insisted this bed was better. More romantic, I think his words were.”Lorelei nodded. Her throat was too tight for speech. How many women had enjoyed the romance? She was beginning to feel awkward in the room where so many other women had stood before.“So, was he right?” Liam put his hand on her cheek, gently raising her face.“What?”“Was Marcus r…

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Own the Wind (Chaos #1)(9)
Author: Kristen Ashley“Shit to do,” he muttered and moved around the bar, eyes to his feet, mind centered on keeping his jaw relaxed, his hands unclenched.He walked out the door, swung on his bike, and rolled out.He didn’t hit Chaos again for three weeks.* * *Six months later…Shy was moving across the forecourt toward the Compound in order to grab a shower and head out. His hands were filthy from grease. The car he’d been working on for the last three months was finally done.Time to celebrate.He moved into the Compound and felt the heaviness in the air immediately. Boys were moving out, faces alert, even alarmed, the vibe bad.“What’s goin’ on?” he asked Roscoe, who was shifting, like all the brothers, toward the door.“Car accident,” Roscoe answered, stopping and catching his eye. “Tab’s fiancé.”The force of that information knocked Shy so hard it was a wonder he didn’t fall to a knee.The wedding was three weeks away.Jesus. Tabby.“What?” he whispered.Roscoe sh…

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The Stranger
Author: Harlan CobenChapter 1The stranger didn’t shatter Adam’s world all at once.That was what Adam Price would tell himself later, but that was a lie. Adam somehow knew right away, right from the very first sentence, that the life he had known as a content suburban married father of two was forever gone. It was a simple sentence on the face of it, but there was something in the tone, something knowing and even caring, that let Adam know that nothing would ever be the same.“You didn’t have to stay with her,” the stranger said.They were in the American Legion Hall in Cedarfield, New Jersey. Cedarfield was a town loaded up with wealthy hedge fund managers and bankers and other financial masters-of-the-universe types. They liked to drink beer in the American Legion Hall because it was comfortable slumming, a way to pretend that they were salt-of-the-earth good ol’ boys, like something in a Dodge Ram commercial, when they were anything but.Adam stood by the sticky bar. There …

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia #3)(8)
Author: C.S. Lewis"Look here, this is all very well," said one of Gumpas's secretaries, "but suppose all you gentlemen stop playacting and we do a little business. The question before us really is - ""The question is," said the Duke, "whether you and the rest of the rabble will leave without a flogging or with one. You may choose which you prefer."When all this had been pleasantly settled, Caspian ordered horses, of which there were a few in the castle, though very ill-groomed and he, with Bern and Drinian and a few others, rode out into the town and made for the slave market. It was a long low building near the harbour and the scene which they found going on inside was very much like any other auction; that is to say, there was a great crowd and Pug, on a platform, was roaring out in a raucous voice:"Now, gentlemen, lot twenty-three. Fine Terebinthian agricultural labourer, sui…

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About The AuthorHi! I'm Amy Tintera, young adult author. REBOOT and REBEL (HarperTeen) are out now. My new YA fantasy series, RUINED, comes out Summer 2016, also with HarperTeen. I don't log on to Goodreads often, so if you'd like to get in touch with me please e-mail me: amy at amytintera dot com.
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Played by the Billionaire(34)
Author: Alexia Adams“Love, ha. The only love he’s interested in is the one that results in bastards like him. Just like Liam’s doing to you, his father seduced me, promised me the world. All he gave me was a brat who destroyed my marriage.”Lorelei’s blood began to simmer. There was no warmth or maternal feelings in the other woman. “Seems to me you destroyed your own marriage. And his father did give you one incredible gift—Liam.”“You don’t know my son.”“No, I think it’s you who doesn’t know him. Liam hasn’t seduced me and he’s made no promises he won’t keep. So far all he’s asked for is my time, and he’s given me much more than that. He’s a brilliant, caring man who puts others before himself.”“Would a caring man throw his own mother out?”“How can he throw you out when you’ve never let him in? This is Liam’s house. I believe he gets to decide who lives here. You’ve missed out on something wonderful, your son. I only hope for your sake it isn’t too late.”L…

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Played by the Billionaire(31)
Author: Alexia AdamsThen he remembered he hadn’t told her about Marcus’s book and hacking into the dating site. Should he delete the book, pretend it never happened? Go back on his promise to his brother? Could he keep the secret from her about their first meeting? No, she deserved the truth—even if she left him after learning it.“How often do you get out to your place here?”He cleared his throat, hoping it sounded normal and didn’t show the emotional turmoil of his recent thoughts. “Not often enough. I usually spend the long weekends here, if I’m not working or away. And every six months or so my secretary forces me to take a week off and I either come out here or go to Antigua, depending on the weather.”“Your secretary forces you to go on holiday? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?”“Probably. But she is such a valuable assistant. When she’s had enough of my demanding ways then she threatens to quit if I don’t take some time off so she can catch up.”Lo…

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The Master Player(14)
Author: Emma DarcyHe had the physique of an Olympic swimmer, broad shoulders and chest, strong arms, every male muscle impressively delineated, lean waist and hips, powerful thighs and calves, and his tanned skin gleamed as though it was polished. It was all so in her face, she couldn’t find the breath to speak.He smiled apologetically. ‘Sorry to startle you. I was reading the newspapers under the pergola.’ He waved to where he’d been sitting. ‘When I heard you swimming, I thought I’d refresh myself, as well. Mind if I join you?’‘No. No, of course not,’ she gabbled. It was his pool.‘Did you sleep well?’‘Yes. Like a baby.’ She grimaced at the phrase, reminded of the baby Laura would have, the baby she had been denied.He saw the grimace and frowned. ‘Everything all right for you in the guest house?’‘Perfect,’ she assured him, smiling to wipe out his concern.‘Good!’ He grinned. ‘Let’s swim.’He dived into the pool, barely making a splash and broke surface almost halfw…

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Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars #1)(25)
Author: Sara ShepardEmily floated on her back and smiled. She couldn’t help it: she gobbled up Maya’s compliments like cheesecake.Maya squirted Emily with water through her cupped hands. Some of it squirted right into her mouth. The creek water tasted gooey and almost metallic, nothing like chlorinated pool water. “I think me and Justin are going to break up,” Maya said.Emily swam closer to the edge and stood up. “Really? Why?”“Yeah. The long-distance thing is too stressful. He calls me, like, all the time. I’ve only been gone for a few days, and he’s already sent me two letters!”“Huh,” Emily answered, sifting her fingers through the murky water. Then something occurred to her. She turned to Maya. “Did you, um, put a note in my swim locker yesterday?”Maya frowned. “What, after school? No…you walked me home, remember?”“Right.” She didn’t really think Maya had written the note, but things would’ve been so much simpler if she had.“What did …

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Opposition (Lux #5)(5)
Author: J. LynnI wanted to laugh as I folded the piece of paper into the back pocket of my jeans, but then I probably wouldn’t stop laughing.Luc was staying behind with Beth in case . . . well, in case something even worse happened, and I was going to go with Archer. Mainly because I thought it would be a good idea to get out of the cabin. At least it felt like I was doing something, and maybe—maybe going into town would give us some clues to where Daemon and his family had disappeared.My hair was tucked up under a baseball cap that hid most of my face, so the chances I’d be recognized were slim. I had no idea if anyone would, but I didn’t want to take that risk.It was late afternoon, and the air outside carried a chill that made me grateful I was wearing one of Daemon’s bulky long-sleeve shirts. Even in the heavily pine-scented air, if I breathed in deeply, I could catch his unique scent, a mix of spice and the outdoors.My lower lip trembled as I climbed into th…

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Marked Men Series
Author: Jay Crownover
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Rule (Marked Men #1)
    Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.
    To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.
    But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other. Jet (Marked Men #2)
    With his tight leather …

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'Til Death (Conversion #3)
Author: S.C. StephensChapter 1 My FamilyMy heart was racing. It was hammering in my chest like it was about to break free of my rib cage. My breath was fast through my parted lips and my body was on fire.I was sprawled across the longest, softest leather couch you could possibly image, arms and legs tangled around the most incredibly handsome man you could possibly imagine. His body pressed against mine in a teasing, rhythmic pattern, reminding me that it had been quite awhile since more than just his rough denims had rubbed against me. His breath was equally fast in my mouth. And his heart, if it still had a beat, would have been racing as well, I was sure.But it had been a long while since his heart had beaten its last beat. Almost five years to be exact. And while his skin was cool and his tongue was icy, he was masterful with both, and more than made up for the temperature difference.The harsh roughness of his stubbled jaw brushed over mine and I cont…

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The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2)(20)
Author: J.A. RedmerskiAfterward I collapse on top of him fully, my cheek pressed against his chest, my knees still bent at his sides as I straddle his lap. I hear his heart beating rapidly in my ear. He splays his arms out on both sides across the bed and catches his breath before enveloping me within them. I feel his lips press against my hair.I just lay here, thinking. I think about what just happened and what didn’t. I think about how good he smells and how warm his skin is against mine. I think about how tame he has become. All because he’s worried he’ll hurt me, physically, emotionally, probably even spiritually, if that were possible. And I love him for it. I love him for how much he loves me back, but I hope he doesn’t stay this protective of me forever.For now, I’ll leave him alone about it. I guess I have to prove that I’m myself first before he can let his guard down from around me. And I respect that.I lift my cheek from his ches…

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Played by the Billionaire(28)
Author: Alexia AdamsAt least her own job was rock-solid as long as she was with Liam. No way would the Chairman fire her when there was a possibility IWC Security would become a corporate sponsor. But neither would she stay with him just to keep her job. That would be despicable. No, if she had a future with Liam it had to be because they were in love.“He assumed you would be like the rest. He should have told you sooner, and himself,” Mandy said. She blew her nose loudly and went in search of a fresh box of tissues.Lorelei stared at her phone once more before putting it back on her friend’s coffee table. She’d thought she’d awaken this morning in Liam’s arms. Instead, she’d spent the night at Mandy’s place, listening to her friend bewail the loss of her one true love. Lorelei’s stomach dropped. Would she be singing the same sorry tune a couple of weeks from now? Even if she could get past his deception, Liam was way beyond her league. Perhaps she should c…

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The Master Player(6)
Author: Emma DarcyA man like him…The phrase had slid through her mind. She tried to analyse what it meant and all she could come up with was a sense of absolute control of himself and everything he did. Maximilian Hart exuded power. Was that what gave him the sexual magnetism that invariably rattled her? It probably rattled every woman who was subjected to his presence.Chloe was totally unaware of time passing. Hearing the door to the suite being opened jolted her into leaping out of the armchair and turning to face the man who’d done whatever he’d done to ensure she was free of harassment. That was much easier to accept when he was not here. The moment Maximilian Hart came into view, her heart started skittering with nervous apprehension.‘It’s all right,’ he instantly assured her. ‘You won’t have to see any of them again unless you wish to.’ His gaze dropped to the empty balloon glass she was still nursing in her hands, then quickly swung around the tables in the …

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Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2)(17)
Author: Krista RitchieRyke hands me another lime-flavored Lightning Bolt! after I asked for it. “Last one,” he tells me. “Let’s see if you can f**king beat me, Calloway.” He sits at the edge of my bed beside me. These energy drinks are made by Fizzle, my dad’s billion-dollar soda company, so it’s my booster of choice.“One,” I say. “Two…” The lip of his can nears his mouth, as does mine. “Three.” We both chug at the same time. The carbonated liquid slides down my throat, and from the corner of my eye, I watch Ryke’s Adam’s apple bob twice before he waves his empty can in victory.Three seconds later, I finish my own.“You’re too f**king slow for me,” he says.“Is that a Ryke Meadows test?” I ask. “You only like the ones who can swallow quickly?” I break into a grin, and his brows rise.“What do you know about swallowing?”I shrug. “I know I don’t mind it.”His muscles flex, and he drops his gaze from mine. He crushes his can in his hand and then tosse…

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Played by the Billionaire(12)
Author: Alexia AdamsChapter FiveLorelei stepped into the coffee shop at precisely nine the next morning. Liam was already there, with a mug of coffee on the table in front of him. As she approached, he stood and her eyes ran the length of him. He was tall, maybe six foot four at least. Today he was wearing a pair of snug jeans that showed off his muscular thighs, and didn’t sag in the back. Díos help her if he bent over. His baby-blue shirt emphasized his brown hair and dark eyes, which at the moment were checking her out.A smile of greeting curved his lips and the dimple made a brief appearance. Morning stubble covered his cheeks and chin, hiding the cleft she knew was there. He ran a hand through his hair, messing up the too-combed style he’d been sporting. She had a sudden vision of what Liam would look like first thing in the morning, lying on the pillow next to hers. Heat flooded through her body at the thought.“You are beautiful.” The words seemed to…

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Collision Course
Author: S.C. StephensPrologueI don't remember the accident. That is the line I give every person who asks...and everybody asks. You would think people would stop asking after awhile, but they haven't. You would think that people would try to avoid talking about such a horrid crash, but they don't. You would think people would have enough respect of someone's private, personal hell to not bring it up around them, but they do. When people have the nerve to actually talk to me, it's usually one of the first things they ask.Because I'm the one that survived.Yes, I tell everyone who asks that I remember nothing...but the truth is, I remember everything. The squeal of the tires as I lost control of the car, the blistering screech of metal upon metal as we hit the guard rail on that too sharp corner, the screams that ripped out of my girlfriend's throat as we went over the embankment. I remember everything...It was nearly summer when the crash happ…

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Played by the Billionaire(27)
Author: Alexia Adams“It means that now that I’ve found you, I’m not letting you go. I can’t. Please, Lorelei, hear me out.” The anguish in his tone must have found a way through a chink in her anger because her glare faltered. The pain was still there, though, and it cut through him to know he’d hurt her.“If you’re going to give me some sob story about being a misunderstood billionaire, then save it. I don’t have the time. I need to see if the band has shown up.”She made a move to pass him, and he put his hand out to touch her arm. She stopped and glowered at him, brushing her cheeks with the back of her hand.“When Marcus died it made me examine my life. I realized how shallow and superficial my past relationships had been. Then I met you. I didn’t want my money or position to come between us. And, as pathetic as it may seem, I needed to know that you liked me for me and not my money or what it could do for your career. I was going to tell you, but we were…

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The Master Player
Author: Emma DarcyCHAPTER ONEHE watched her. The launch party for the new hit television show was packed with celebrities, many of the women more structurally beautiful than the one he watched, but to Maximilian Hart’s mind, she outshone them all. There was a lovely simplicity about her that attracted both men and women, a natural quality that evoked the sense she would never play anyone false. The quintessential girl next door whom everyone liked and trusted, Max thought, plus the soft sensuality in her femininity that made every man want to go to bed with her.There was nothing hard, nothing intimidating about the way she looked. Her blonde hair was in a soft short flyaway style that invariably seemed slightly ruffled, not sprayed into shape. There were dimples in her cheeks when she smiled. Her face had no sharp lines. Even her nose ended in a soft tilt. And her body was how a woman’s should be-no bony shoulders, no sticklike arms, every part of her sweetly rounded …

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Shopping for a CEO (Shopping for a Billionaire #7)(6)
Author: Julia Kent“No date. In fact, I just happened to walk along the water and ran into Andrew talking about his new appointment as the C—”Andrew’s across the room before I can finish, his warm, muscular arms around me, lips on mine. He tips me back, like a stage kiss, as if the way his hands press into my waist and back aren’t more than a surface-level gesture.He tastes like wine and nearly two years of questions.I wonder if I taste like beer and nearly two years of frustration.My thoughts quiver, then fade, as the kiss melts me. If this is just for show, he’s putting his heart and soul into it. And his tongue. Definitely his tongue. His hands snake down and one cups my ass, the other pulling me tight. His tongue takes its time, like he’s at the beginning of negotiations for the deal of his life.Maybe he is.The man is in no rush.“I don’t understand,” I hear Marie say as if she’s a thousand miles in the air, floating on the wind w…

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Once upon a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club #4)(36)
Author: Jessica ClareWhich was really rough, because she rather liked him. He was smart, and took his duties very seriously. He didn’t smile much, but when he did, it felt a bit like a present. He made her laugh with his dry wit, and he seemed genuinely interested in what she had to say, which was nice considering most people heard her accent and dismissed her as an idiot. And he kissed divinely, like he had all the time in the world to taste and savor her.Sometimes, she really, really liked him.And other times, she wanted him to take a long walk off a short pier.There was a knock on the adjoining door, and Maylee sucked in a breath, jerking up the last of her zipper. “Just a sec!” She dragged on the skirted crinoline that would make her dress have a little bit of flare and act as a slip, and shimmied it up her legs before sliding her feet into her shoes. “Be there in two shakes of a lamb’s tail!”She could have sworn she heard a sn…

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Life Before Legend (Legend #0.5)(3)
Author: Marie Lu“That depends.” She clicks her tongue against the inside of her cheek in an unconscious gesture. “You were out to steal food from our shipment. If you’d succeeded, my father would have to explain to Republic port authorities why he didn’t meet quota. You think we like paying extra fines? Or getting arrested?”“Well, I’m sorry. You think I like going hungry?”The girl laughs at me. “Listen to you, tough boy. You’re so adorable, I could pinch your cheek right off.” I blush at her taunt, but I don’t want to give her the satisfaction of knowing she got to me. So I glare at her without blinking. She stops laughing, chews thoughtfully on her toothpick, and then says, “So what if you’re hungry? What if I just drag you back to my dad right now? I could tell them to toss you into the lake. Or I could tell them to take you to the police station. My dad’s crew loves me. They’ll probably agree to whatever I tell them.”I swallow hard at the thought,…

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A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove #1)(24)
Author: Tessa Dare“How do you know the man, Papa?”“Who, Bramwell?”Bram. After a kiss like that, you must call me Bram.A shiver went through her. “Yes.”“His father was an old school friend. Went on to become a major general, highly decorated. Lived most of his commissioned years in India, but he died there not long ago.”A pang of sympathy pinched her heart. Was Bram still mourning his father? “When, exactly?”Her father raised his head, squinting into some imaginary distance. “Must be over a year now.”Not so recently, then. But grief could easily outlast a year. Susanna hated to imagine how long she would mourn Papa, should he die unexpectedly.“Did you know Mrs. Bramwell, too?”With a penknife, he sharpened his stub of pencil and began to scribble again. “Met her a few times, the last when Victor was just an infant. Then they went to India, and that was the end of her. Dysentery, I believe.”“Oh dear. How tragic.”“Such things happen.”She bit her l…

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Played by the Billionaire(21)
Author: Alexia AdamsLorelei sank into the comfy sofa. Liam sat next to her, although not close enough so they were touching. He was wearing a pair of well-worn jeans and an old, faded navy-blue T-shirt, and socks. He was casual, comfortable, and so sexy Lorelei had to dig her fingernails into her palms to stop herself from reaching out to run her fingers through his tousled hair. His friends obviously knew about their relationship, whatever it was, but she wasn’t sure how he would feel about public displays of affection.Helen continued to stare at her and Lorelei had to fight the urge to run her tongue over her teeth in case she had something stuck in them. The smile the other woman gave her never reached her eyes. She switched her gaze to Liam and was surprised at the intensity on his face. Meeting his obviously tight-knit circle of friends, she was very aware of how little she knew about this man—and how much she was coming to care for him.“How did you f…

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The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2)(15)
Author: J.A. RedmerskiShe cocks her head to the side and beams at me. “It’s OK,” she says and kisses me one more time before hopping off the bed. “You’re right. The last thing I want is my mom to catch me giving you a blow job.”Did I just refuse a blow job? This girl really has no idea how firmly she has my nuts in a sling. I better not tell her or she might abuse her power. Hell, what am I saying? I want her to abuse it. I f**king love her.Camryn leaves with her mom later in the morning after they managed to get a last-minute appointment with her gynecologist. I had this urge to pull her mom off to the side at some point to ask about the things Natalie tried to tell me, but I never got the opportunity. They had to leave within the hour to make that appointment, and it would’ve been weird if I slipped into a room with her mom. She’d know right away that we were talking about her.9Camryn left me with her car. I briefly asked her why she didn…

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Mine (Real #2)(35)
Author: Katy EvansBy this time, I’ve played most of Remy’s songs. My favorites are Nickelback’s “Far Away” and 3 Doors Down’s “Here Without You”—which I listen to over and over at night.Melanie is now on a first-name basis with the florist. I get red roses every day. Every day. She gets a call from Riley in the morning and in the evening, requesting a full report for Remington. If I liked the flowers? If I’m doing all right? I’ve been sending a text every day—okay, actually more than one—and Remy always answers me after training.I’ve watched hundreds of movies and Internet shopped till I dropped, and I’ve been seeing my parents. Things may be tense with them, but it gets better every time they come for a visit. At least they now seem accepting of, and almost excited about, the baby.By the third week, I have read the entire What to Expect When You’re Expecting pregnancy bible and I’ve learned that the heartburn I’m feeling is normal. The weepiness? The anger? The mood…

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Jamie GreyBibliography   » The Star Thief (Star Thief Chronicles #1)  » Fortune's Risk (Star Thief Chronicles #1.5)  » Athena's Ashes (Star Thief Chronicles #2)  » Ultraviolet Catastrophe
About This AuthorAs a tech-obsessed gamer geek, Jamie Grey writes sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary romances about smart women and the men who fall in love with them. Her stories weave together strong heroines, exciting plots, and heart-pounding romance. There may also be a few explosions thrown in for good measure. She was born and raised in Michigan and has always been the bookish sort. Now she and her husband, Ryan, live in a picturesque college town where she can fully embrace her nerdy side (and order carry-out every night). Aside from writing, Jamie loves reading, playing video games, traveling with her husband, and adding to her already-massive tea collection. Public speaking, children, and cooking terrify her.
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Redemption Road (Vicious Cycle #2)(32)
Author: Katie AshleyOnce that was done, he’d had his remaining men search the compound for his Roja. Just picturing her beautiful red hair and creamy white skin sent an ache through his groin. He had beaten her within an inch of her life, but he knew he was justified in his actions. The cunt had called out another man’s name when he was fucking her. After everything he had done for her, for her to betray him like that . . . She deserved the violent beating.When the search of the compound came up empty, he remembered destroying his bedroom in a rage. He had intended for no other man to ever have her—and now she was in the hands of the people who had stormed his compound.If she’d lived.He clung to the hope that she hadn’t. For if she was alive, the moment he learned where she was he was going after her. She was his, and she would die by his hands like she should have before.“Lo siento for the interruption, boss.” It was the sniveling voice of one of…

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Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3)(17)
Author: Ransom RiggsWhatever they saw must’ve scared them half to death, because all ran screaming from the bridge, one so fast he tripped and fell into the fetid water. Chuckling to himself, Sharon readjusted his hood before facing forward again.“What’s happened?” Emma said, alarmed. “What was that?”“A Devil’s Acre welcome,” replied Sharon. “Now, if you care to see where we are, you may uncover your faces a bit, and I’ll attempt to give you your gold coin’s worth of tour-guiding with the time we have left.”We pulled the edge of the tarp down to our chins, and both Emma and Addison gasped—Emma, I think, at the sight, and Addison, judging from his wrinkled his nose, at the smell. It was unreal, like a stew of raw sewage simmering all around us.“You get used to it,” Sharon said, reading my puckered face.Emma gripped my hand and moaned, “Oh, it’s awful …”And it was. Now that I could see it with both eyes, the place looked even m…

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S.C. StephensBibliography   » Thoughtless Series read online  » Thoughtless #1: Thoughtless  » Thoughtless #2: Effortless  » Thoughtless #3: Reckless  » Thoughtless #1.5: Thoughtful  » Thoughtless #4: Untamed
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About This AuthorS.C. Stephens is an independent author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. Her first attempt at a full-length novel was Thoughtless. She wrote the angst-filled love triangle in early 2009 and published it that summer on FictionPress. Amazed and surprised by the response, more stories were quick to follow. Conversion, the first novel in a three story vampire series, was released in the fall. Collision Course, a tragic, yet hopeful tale of love and loss was released in early 2010. The second Conversion novel came out next, along with It’s All Relative, a different take on a one n…

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Played by the Billionaire(22)
Author: Alexia Adams“I’ll go. We can meet for dinner when you’re not so busy.” She made a move to stand.“Lorelei, this is the best surprise I’ve had in weeks. You’re here now—please don’t go. Join my friends and me for dinner. Then I’ll finish the work on my laptop while the movie is on and after it’s done I’ll drive you home.”“If you’re sure…”He leaned over and kissed her on the cheek. She smelled of flowers and sunshine, and he had to resist turning her face so he could ravage her mouth. As it was, the tiny, intimate gesture lit a flame in the pit of his stomach. Maybe he should tell her to go, come back when he was more in control. “I’m sure.”Her cheeks had turned pink when he pulled back and only a noise at the other end of the room prevented him from trying to deepen her blush.Jason had set a steaming casserole dish on the table and called out that the meal was ready. Liam escorted her to the table as Helen slipped back into the apartment.“Jason’s an …

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Hothouse Flower (Calloway Sisters #2)(10)
Author: Krista RitchieI don’t dismiss her wild fantasies. Last week, we took the wheels off a skateboard and tried to balance on a sideways trashcan. It was more fun than it f**king sounds. But this—me on a motorcycle with her facing me—it’s an image that’s too f**king intimate. I don’t even know if she realizes this.“My head will knock into yours,” I tell her. “It’s impossible for me to reach the throttle and the brake.”“You can wrap your arms around me to grab onto the handlebars,” she says. “I can prove that it’ll work.” She scoots up towards the gas can, giving me plenty of room on the seat. “Unless you’re scared.”My eyes narrow. “You can call me a f**king coward all you want, sweetheart. I’m not falling for it.” And neither is my dick.“Then I’ll just try to ride backwards without you present. How’s that?” She’s about to turn her f**king key in the ignition. I have no doubt she’ll try.She’s done wilder things in her free time, learning how …

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Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5)
Author: J. LynnOneJase Winstead was a cruel motherfucker.Going to Ass-tronomy 101 was the last thing I wanted to be doing at nine in the damn morning, especially since all the class did was remind me of the first time I entered Professor Drage’s class and why I’d made a hasty, unplanned exit my freshman year. And I really didn’t need Jase’s taunting text messages about why scheduling classes before noon was unhealthy.Considering I was going on—oh, I don’t know, two hours of sleep—and I could still taste the tequila and other things I really didn’t want to even think about from last night, I was currently a walking poster child for how not to have a healthy and happy first day of fall classes.I watched the door to astronomy swing shut and then glanced back down at my phone. Jase’s text mocked me.Skip. I have beer. X-Box. FIFA ’13Well, shit. That was hella tempting. Ollie had trashed our Xbox the weekend before, during a brutal showdown of Call of Duty.I w…

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Cowgirl Up and Ride (Rough Riders #3)(10)
Author: Lorelei James“Remember you said that.” He blew softly in her ear and she shivered like a newborn babe. “Soon as this song ends, I’m goin’ outside. Meet me by my truck in ten minutes.This is between you and me. No one else needs to know what we’re doin’. Understand?”“Uh-huh.”The final drumbeat sounded and Cord eased away from her. AJ locked her knees to keep herself upright.“Ten minutes. And you’d better not be wearin’ them sassy panties.”Chapter SixCord hadn’t known what’d happen tonight. Hadn’t been entirely sure she’d even be here. He hadn’t expected AJ to ask him to teach her about sex and he sure as hell hadn’t expected her to be a virgin.A virgin.Sweet baby Jesus. Had he ever been with a virgin?Not that he recalled.So why was he considering bedding the virginal AJ? She knew nothing about taking and giving pleasure. In truth, who was he to talk? Cord hadn’t been in a steady sexual relationship since his ex-wife left him. Sure, in th…

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Played by the Billionaire(7)
Author: Alexia Adams“I went back into the dating site. Lorelei has arranged a date with some architect for tonight at a wine bar in the Financial District. He’s not going to show up. I am.”“How did you arrange that? You haven’t had him kidnapped, have you?” David asked.“What kind of person do you think I am? I simply sent him a message from Lorelei’s account saying she had to work late and she’d contact him next week to rearrange. Then I deleted her profile and reimbursed the subscription fees.”“Why did you choose this girl again? Aside from the fact that she’s gorgeous?”“Because she’s new to the area. Apparently she has no relatives here so I won’t have to get involved with her family.” Liam popped a handful of M&M’s in his mouth.“Sweet. What about the guy whose place you’re taking?”“He’s a loser. Already been married three times and his divorce isn’t even final from his last wife. I’m saving Lorelei from him.”“If thinking that makes you feel better.”“…

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Played by the Billionaire(8)
Author: Alexia Adams“I’m waiting for someone,” Lorelei said as the tall man sat down. She hoped he didn’t hear the disappointment in her voice.“Not a problem. When he shows up I’ll disappear into the night. Besides, if he sees me sitting here maybe next time he’ll be on time.”“I guess it’ll be all right.” She wasn’t sure how she could get him to move even if she did object.“I’m Liam Mackenzie.” He held out a hand.“Lorelei Torres.” She put her hand out and shook his. He held it for a moment longer than absolutely necessary, but not so long as to be creepy.The waitress arrived with the drinks and a lingering smile for her companion. Lorelei took a sip; the wine was smooth and full-bodied, and probably not a cheap vintage. Still, if she only had the one glass she wouldn’t blow her whole entertainment budget.“So, who are you waiting for? Your husband? Boyfriend?”Lorelei glanced at her watch. Richard was forty minutes late and hadn’t let her know. He was done. “…

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Mine (Real #2)(28)
Author: Katy Evans“I’m sorry. My mind froze on ‘booty call.’?”“It did? What about it do you need me to clear up for you?”The devil’s lift of one dark eyebrow heats up my body like a live little volcano. The idea of phone sex with Remington makes me both laugh and feel, suddenly, incredibly tingly, and I end up shoving his chest playfully. “I won’t call you for that! I know you’re going to be busy.”His eyes twinkle. “Not too busy for that.”“Why that glint in your eye? Have you done it before? I’ll bet Melanie has done it with Riley.”Smirking, he runs his hands down the back of my head and back, then gently kisses my earlobe, my nose, his voice a little thick. “I want to do it with you.”My sex grips and my ni**les ache, and a hot flush spreads over me. I love our first times. The first time he played me “Iris.” The first time he invited me to run. The first time he kissed me, made love to me. We’ve never had a first of this type before.“I want it too, but I don’t know …

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Played by the Billionaire(2)
Author: Alexia Adams“What are we doing here? Are you researching what normal people do in the morning?” David took a gulp of his coffee. A flicker of surprise crossed his face as the rich flavor passed over his tongue. “God, this is so much better than the crap I normally drink.”“That’s because it’s hot and freshly made. By the time you remember you ordered a coffee it’s cold with scum on the top. Not that I’m complaining, you’re the best programmer I’ve got. I appreciate your single-minded dedication to your work. To answer your original question, I’m here to see a woman.”“What? You’re going to pluck a woman out of the lineup here?” David scanned the row of people waiting to order.“Of course not. I’ve made arrangements.” Liam sat back in his chair. He tried out the deep breathing technique Marcus had used to cope with pain. If it had been anyone other than his brother who’d come up with this idea, he’d have shot him down in an instant. Liam had spent the l…

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Played by the Billionaire(4)
Author: Alexia AdamsDavid poured a measure of whiskey from the bottle next to him and slid the tumbler toward Liam. “How’d the Board take your announcement?”Liam took a swig of the whiskey, letting the warmth ease his tension. “Not well. That’s one thing I won’t miss. Meetings are hell.” The Board had quizzed him endlessly on the nature of the “special project” he would be working on. Until he reminded them he held the majority of the company shares and he was informing them of his temporary leave, not asking their permission. Their concerns were valid. They probably worried he was dealing with a medical issue that could potentially impact the profit margin. He could only imagine their reaction if he told them he was taking a break to write his brother’s book.He leaned against the counter and watched Jason stir a white sauce. The aroma of the cooking was heavenly. He’d existed mostly on takeout or microwave dinners until he’d stopped one day to talk to Jaso…

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Have Me (Stark Trilogy #3.6)(13)
Author: J. KennerI let his words glide over me, as warm and soothing as a blanket. “You’re very good at that, you know.”“At what?”“At making me feel as special with your words as you do with your body.”“How many times have I told you, Nikki? I will always give you what you need.”I ease forward and press a soft kiss to the tip of his nose. “Thank you for this honeymoon,” I say. I’m not sure what answer I expect. A smile, perhaps. Or a tease. Even some romantic words.Instead, I see a shadow in his eyes.“Damien?”He shakes his head. “Sorry. I was just thinking about our hotel in Paris.”“Problem?”“I certainly hope not.”I frown. I’m still confused, but tell myself that there must have been some sort of snafu that was troubling him. But even that seems odd, because Damien is the kind of guy who simply tells someone to fix something, then forgets about it, knowing damn well that his staff will make it happen. Then again, this is our honeymoon. So perhaps he’s t…

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Brave New World Revisited(18)
Author: Aldous HuxleyUnder a dictatorship pharmacists would be in­structed to change their tune with every change of circumstances. In times of national crisis it would be their business to push the sale of stimulants. Between crises, too much alertness and energy on the part of his subjects might prove embarrassing to the tyrant. At such times the masses would be urged to buy tran­quillizers and vision-producers. Under the influence of these soothing syrups they could be relied upon to give their master no trouble.As things now stand, the tranquillizers may prevent some people from giving enough trouble, not only to their rulers, but even to themselves. Too much tension is a disease; but so is too little. There are certain occasions when we ought to be tense, when an excess of tranquillity (and especially of tranquillity imposed from the outside, by a chemical) is entirely inappropri­ate.At a recent symposium on meprobamate, in which I was a participant, …

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Played by the Billionaire(15)
Author: Alexia Adams“If you told me earlier there was to be a loss of virginity on this date I would have worn newer underwear,” he whispered in her ear after he caught his breath.The thought of Liam in his underwear caused a fresh surge of heat to flood through her body. Any minute now the lady across the aisle would ask if she was running a fever.“This is our stop.” She stood, nearly falling as the train lurched to a halt in the station. Liam’s strong arms came around her and the wobbly sensation in her legs had nothing to do with a near accident.“Careful,” he said. “I don’t want to have to take you to hospital and explain how you got injured while I lost my virginity.”“It’s almost worth getting hurt to hear you tell the nurse.”“Come on, let’s get on this damn cable car. After that, we can wander around Chinatown for a while, then find a nice restaurant to eat at. I’ve had enough of being ogled by transit riders for one day.”“Of course, Liam. I wouldn’t …

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Have Me (Stark Trilogy #3.6)(3)
Author: J. Kenner“A man is never more himself than when he is alone,” Damien says, in answer to my unspoken question. “That is when the mask comes off. Shut the door, and the persona drops away. Alone, you reveal your soul. You and I know that better than most people.”I nod, but say nothing.He brushes his lips over mine in a kiss so soft it makes me want to cry from the sweetness of it. “You, Nikki, are the only person I can be with and still be alone. You see me—the core of me. And not only do you see me, but you love me.”“Yes,” I say, and only when I taste my tears do I realize that I am crying, after all. Throughout my entire life I have played a part. Social Nikki. Beauty Queen Nikki. Dutiful Daughter Nikki. But with Damien, I am only Nikki.“I am alone with you,” he says. “And at the same time, neither of us will ever be alone again.”I blink away the tears. “It’s perfect,” I say. “You could have searched forever and still not found a better place for…

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Have Me (Stark Trilogy #3.6)(11)
Author: J. KennerI’m not worried. He’s wearing loose-fitting shorts, but they don’t hide his erection. My husband wants me as much as I want him. “We’ve barely gotten underway,” I say. “Ten hours is a long time to stand. And there’s no other seat in this room.”He glances around as if to verify my observation. Then he moves back another step so that he is leaning against the door. “I’m sure I can make do. I’m capable of putting up with all types of self-denial. At least so long as the prize at the end is worth it.”“Oh.” I shift a bit uncertainly on the bed. I know damn well he speaks the truth. I know even better that I am the prize—his wife, hot and wild and a little bit crazed with desire, all the more so because she has been teased and tempted, and yet denied.I drag my teeth over my lower lip as I watch him. He’s not smiling, and yet there is no denying the spark of amusement lighting his face. “You wouldn’t,” I say, projecting a note of certainty in …

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Have Me (Stark Trilogy #3.6)(6)
Author: J. Kenner“Please what?”“Touch me,” I say. “Fuck me.”“Feeling desperate, Mrs. Stark? Dear god, I like the sound of that.”“Desperate?” I quip.“Mrs. Stark,” he says firmly, and takes a sip of the champagne. “I’m not sure there are any two words in the world that give me greater pleasure.” He lifts the glass to me. “A sip for the bride?”I nod and ease forward. He puts the glass to my lips and tilts it for me to drink. I swallow some, but most of it dribbles down my chin and onto my breasts.I shiver slightly from the unexpected splash of cool liquid, then shiver even more when Damien moves closer, pressing one hand to my lower back to hold me in place as he licks the champagne from my cleavage.I do not recognize the sound I make. It is wild. Feral. It is a demand, a plea, and if I were not bound to this wall I would fall to my knees and beg him to take me hard, to take me fast.With his free hand, he cups my breast as his tongue laves my areola before …

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The Partner(8)
Author: John GrishamIf the shadows found him first, they would beat him until he told them where the money was. That's what he feared most-the coercion.She tried to nap in the Buenos Aires airport, but sleep was impossible. She called his home again in Ponta Pora, then the cell phone and the apartment in Curitiba.In Buenos Aires, she boarded a flight to New York, where she waited three hours then caught another one to Zurich on SwissAir.THEY LAID HIM across the rear seat of the Volkswagen van, and wrapped a seat belt around his waist so he wouldn't bounce off. The roads ahead were rough. He was dressed in his running shorts only. The doctor checked the heavy gauze bandages-eight of them in all. He had covered the burns with ointments and shot antibiotics into Patrick's blood. The doctor took the seat in front of his patient, and tucked his little black bag between his feet. Patrick had suffered enough. He would protect him now.A day or two of rest and more pa…

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Mine (Real #2)(22)
Author: Katy Evans“Make it a female, with a perfect record and experience, not some newbie!” he adds.“I don’t want anybody to look at me,” I protest.He seems to be getting extra speedy, so I drive my hands through his silky black hair to appease him. He exhales noisily through his nose, and when I sense him start to calm, I bury my nose in his throat. Not sure why, but this is the only place where I don’t feel sick or nauseous, with my lungs filled with pure Remy.“You’re getting looked at,” he says gruffly into my hair, then he snakes his arms around me and pulls me onto his lap. I almost moan in gratitude, I feel so ridiculously safe in his arms.He lowers his head to smell my neck as if to calm himself with my scent as well, then his roaming lips trail to my ear, where he speaks softly and gently to me, gaining momentum with each word, “If those scorpions caused any permanent damage, I swear I’m going to kill that motherfucker and nail his head to a goddamned pike!”…

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Mine (Real #2)(19)
Author: Katy EvansHis gray T-shirt is plastered to his chest, and sweat trickles down his throat, his torso, and his toned, muscled arms. A Celtic tattoo peeks out from under his sleeve as he lifts the bottle to his mouth, his bicep bulging like a mountain at the move, and he looks so f**kable, my ni**les bead. He’s been at it for so many hours, I can almost feel the heat of his body all the way across the gym. My fingers itch to work on him, and I’m not even getting started on the rest of me. Let’s just say that when he’s black, I’m particularly aware of his “needs.” And I can’t wait to tend to them in a very good, girlfriendly way.I’m already tingling in anticipation when a soft vibration nearby jerks my eyes to my cell phone, which I cast aside along with a water bottle. I pick up and read.MELANIE: I’m having nightmares of that he-beast on your behalf! You recovered from those insects yet?BROOKE: No. I can sometimes still feel the legs crawling on me! UGH! But I d…

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Mine (Real #2)(25)
Author: Katy EvansHer voice cracks unexpectedly, and I understand so much how Remy’s quiet show of affection gets to her that my throat feels tight too.“We’re so excited about the baby,” she blurts out, changing the subject. “All of us. Pete. Riley. Coach. We’re so excited about this little baby. We think it’s the universe giving back something good and pure to Remy, we really do.”She comes around my cart as if she wants to make contact with the baby somehow, and then she hesitates before touching me. I reach for her hand and slowly spread it on my flat stomach. I whisper to her, “I never knew how much I wanted this baby until I knew he was coming.”Her brows quirk up in complete intrigue. “He?”I just have this feeling in my gut. I don’t know if it’s that sixth sense females are supposed to have. If it’s the way I instinctively envision a little Remy in my head when I think about this baby. I don’t know why, or how I think I know, but it feels so certain to me, as cer…

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Have Me (Stark Trilogy #3.6)
Author: J. KennerChapter 1Mrs. Damien Stark.Those three simple words fill my thoughts as they have all morning, ever since I spoke the magic words that transformed me from Nikki Louise Fairchild, a single woman, to Nikki Fairchild Stark, a wife.I feel the tug of muscles as my mouth curves up into a grin, followed by the tightening of Damien’s hand around mine. “You’re smiling,” he says.“I can’t seem to stop,” I admit. We have been walking side by side along a Mexican beach, the cool water of the Pacific rising up to froth around our ankles, then rushing back out again in a rhythm as old as time.Now I turn to face him, and my breath catches in my throat even as my pulse picks up tempo. I have looked at him so many times, and yet every glimpse is like the first. He is power and perfection, love and honor. He is the culmination of my dreams, the embodiment of my fantasies.He is the future, I think.Most of all, he is mine.He is standing with his back to the oce…