Cet enfoiré ? C’est mon ex. Séducteur, bagarreur et sûr de lui, Frank est invincible. Rien ni personne ne l’impressionne, il maîtrise toutes les situations. L’arrivée de Lexi au centre d’entraînement de hockey bouleverse tout. Elle est belle, déterminée, têtue… Elle est aussi son premier amour, celle qui a brisé le cœur de Frank dix ans auparavant. Les retrouvailles sont houleuses, la colère et le ressentiment se mélangent au désir et à la passion… pour un résultat explosif ! *** – De quel droit me parles-tu sur ce ton ? J’avance vers lui, bien décidée à me faire parfaitement comprendre. – Nous sommes sur notre lieu de travail, je t’interdis de mêler ce qui s’est passé entre nous à ce que nous faisons ici. Ça n’a rien à faire là ! – Rien ne t’obligeait à venir ici si ma présence te dérange, je te signale. Tu savais pertinemment à quoi tu t’exposais. – Je m’étais imaginé qu’on aurait pu mettre notre colère de côté et se montrer professionnels. – Parle pour toi. Tu crois que je ne vois pas comment tu me regardes ? – Tu n’es qu’un connard arrogant ! Il hausse un sourcil face à mon insulte, et sa fossette se dessine alors qu’il sourit. Ce con est content parce qu’il vient de me faire sortir de mes gonds ! Et moi qui suis presque hypnotisée par son visage, son aura… Quelle idiote ! *** H.O.T – Hypnotique, Obstiné, Ténébreux de Jeanne Pears, histoire intégrale.
Les différences ne font pas le poids face à la passion ! Entre Mia et Tobias, rien n’était prévu et tout semble interdit, hors de portée. Craquer pour le gamin qu’elle gardait autrefois, ce n’est pas envisageable pour Mia. Mais Tobias est désormais un homme viril et sûr de lui… et il entend bien prouver à Mia que ce ne sont pas leurs 8 ans de différence qui vont les séparer, pas plus que le regard des autres. Tobias est joueur, Mia est têtue… qui va céder le premier ? *** – Mia… On en crève d’envie tous les deux… Si tu savais tout ce que je rêve de te faire… Je pars sur un rire hystérique qui me semble tout à fait inapproprié dans cette situation mais je n’arrive pas à m’en empêcher. Mon corps semble tenter d’évacuer par n’importe quel moyen la tension qui prend possession de toutes mes cellules et me consume de l’intérieur. – Je t’ai gardé quand tu étais petit Tobias, merde je t’ai même mis en pyjama, tu es un môme ! – Ça ne semblait pas te déranger quand tu t’es mise toute nue devant la fenêtre… Je sens mon visage devenir cramoisi. Il sait que je l’ai vu. Il sait que ce spectacle était pour lui. Face à mon coup d’éclat je me recroqueville intérieurement. Je savais bien que ça ressortirait un jour, et je savais également que je le vivrais tout aussi mal. Mais je croise les bras et relève le menton en signe de défi. – Tu es un gamin Tobias. J’appuie sur le mot pour tenter de le faire reculer, mais tout ce que j’obtiens c’est un sourire carnassier qui me fait flamber les reins. – Est-ce que je dois vraiment te prouver que je ne suis plus un gamin ? Et à peine sa phrase prononcée, il retire sa chemise, déboutonne son short et baisse le tout, en embarquant également ses sous-vêtements, tout en me fixant sous ses cils, avec un léger sourire en coin. J’ai la faiblesse de baisser les yeux et les relève très rapidement vers le plafond, le souffle court. *** Too Young, de Margot D. Bortoli, histoire intégrale.
Le plus torride des affrontements ! Diane s’est toujours donnée à fond pour son poste de rédactrice en chef. Mais là, trop c’est trop ! Les moustiques, la chaleur, les dangers de la jungle... Passe encore. Supporter Wiiliam, son guide, pendant tout son séjour ? Hors de question ! Ce mâle alpha et charmeur invétéré est le moins gentleman des hommes ! Et pourtant, c’est le plus sexy des amants… Diane succombera-t-elle ? Quitte à y perdre la raison ? Sexy Disaster, d’Ena Fitzbel, nouvelle édition, histoire intégrale.
Retrouvez dans ce pack, une sélection des meilleures romances sexy Addictives. Ce pack contient les extraits des romans suivants : - Love Temptation. Sex Friends de Laurie Eschard - Initiation with my boss de Megan Harold - Devious Desires de Mila Marelli Les histoires contenues dans ce coffret peuvent être lues indépendamment.
Anglo-Americans wrestled with some profound cultural contradictions as they shifted from the hierarchical and patriarchal society of the seventeenth-century frontier to the modern and fluid class democracy of the mid-nineteenth century. How could traditional inequality be maintained in the socially leveling environment of the early colonial wilderness? And how could nineteenth-century Americans pretend to be equal in an increasingly unequal society? Bowing to Necessities argues that manners provided ritual solutions to these central cultural problems by allowing Americans to act out--and thus reinforce--power relations just as these relations underwent challenges. Analyzing the many sermons, child-rearing guides, advice books, and etiquette manuals that taught Americans how to behave, this book connects these instructions to individual practices and personal concerns found in contemporary diaries and letters. It also illuminates crucial connections between evolving class, age, and gender relations. A social and cultural history with a unique and fascinating perspective, Hemphill's wide-ranging study offers readers a panorama of America's social customs from colonial times to the Civil War.
Book 1 in The Call of Duty trilogy When duty wars with desire, which one wins? With her life mapped out since birth, Princess Evangelina Drakos--known for her dramatic flair--hopes the minor scandal she plans to create will deter potential suitors. Hired for Eva's security, unemotional bodyguard Makhail Nabatov never makes a mistake, but the impulsive princess pushes his resolve to the limits. It's not long, however, before the beautiful and imprisoned Eva entices him to leave his bonds of duty and honor behind. While their chemistry reaches fever pitch, Makhail knows he knows he must deny his desire--for Eva is promised to another man.... Don't miss the second book in the trilogy, At His Majesty's Request
When a devastating storm swells the Tennessee River to dam-breaking levels, panic rises. With then gushing waters came a tide of animated corpses: twenty-nine victims of a long-ago slaughter are patrolling the banks, dragging the living down to a muddy grave. No one remembers how they died, and no one knows what they want. Now reluctant medium Eden Moore must dredge up secrets about a long-buried crime that continues to be covered up, before the zombie army can add hundreds more to their ghastly ranks.
After Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious supernatural force as young children, their father taught them how to hunt and destroy the paranormal evil that exists in the dark corners of America. After their father's demonic death, they discovered that they are descended from a long line of hunters and chose to continue their mission.
Sam Heller had been hit. It wasn't all that serious but blood persisted in running down his arm. That blood made his hand slick. He needed to get it bound up and get rid of the blood- quickly, before he could draw his gun. Then, abruptly, it was too late. Lance Russell and his trusty sidekick stepped out from behind a shed.
When their father is injured in an accident, life changes for the Johnstone family. Unable to afford their home, they have to move to a small London flat. Carol can no longer go to ballet school and Tim is heartbroken as he must leave his beloved dog, Jelly, behind. Then, it seems, their wishes are granted: in an extraordinary twist of fate, Tim inherits a dilapidated country house, Caldicott Place, where the family - including Jelly - can live together. But the house is badly in need of repair and they have no money, so a solution is found - the family start to look after wealthy children in the school holidays. Although they dread the prospect of sharing their newly found home with rich spoiled children, perhaps friendships can be found in the unlikeliest places.
I was twenty-one when the gypsy read my future: As punishment for your crimes, you will only love one woman...but she'll never love you back. I didn't believe a word of it. Until I met Sofia Romano almost ten years later. I fell hard for this woman. Would die for this woman. But she left me. Now years have passed and Sofia needs a husband. Her father is gone and her mother is trying to marry her off to a man that can protect their family, protect their company. She's looking for someone powerful. Check. Someone rich. Check. Someone handsome. Double check. Now it's my chance to have the only woman I've ever loved...and I'll make sure she feels the same way. I have a lifetime to make that happen.
The Second Western Megapack presents a wide-ranging selection of western stories sure to get your pulse racing. Here are action tales of the old west by masters such as Zane Grey, Ed Earl Repp, Robert E. Howard, Clarence E. Mulford, Max Brand -- and many more. More than 2,000 pages of great reading! Complete contents: QUICK PAY FOR MAVERICK MEN, by Ed Earl Repp TOM’S MONEY, by Harriet Prescott Spofford WHILE SMOKE ROLLED, by Robert E. Howard THE AFFAIR AT GROVER STATION, by Willa Cather THE OUTLAW PILOT, by Stephen Payne READY FOR A COFFIN, by Gene Austin BULLDOG CARNEY, by W. A. Fraser DUST, by Marcet and Emanuel Haldeman-Julius THE JIMMYJOHN BOSS, by Owen Wister THE APACHE MOUNTAIN WAR, by Robert E. Howard ABOVE THE LAW, by Max Brand WITH GUTS, GUN, AND SCALPEL, by Archie Joscelyn THE END OF THE TRAIL, by Clarence E. Mulford THE WILD-HORSE HUNTER, by Zane Grey THE HONK-HONK BREED, by Stewart Edward White THE TEXAN SCOUTS, by Joseph A. Altsheler THE ROAD TO BEAR CREEK, by Robert E. Howard A KINSMAN OF RED CLOUD, by Owen Wister NO REPORT, by S. Omar Barke THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN, by Zane Grey GUNMAN’S RECKONING, by Max Brand LITTLE BIG HORN MEDICINE, by Owen Wister THE LONE RANGER RIDES, by Fran Striker MAN SIZE, by William MacLeod Raine COLUMBIA AND THE COWBOY, by Alice MacGowan And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see all the entries in the Megapack series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, classics, and much, much more!
Inspired by Native American folklore, the arrival of the sounds and sights of geese flying overhead means that winter is over and summer will be just around the corner.
Danny Shepard isnt a typical sailor. Smart, skilled, scheming, the femme-fatale entices men and collects mementos. Love Me Now; Kill Me Later depicts the evolution of a serial killer, a thirty-year voyage that takes an unlikely mariner from fertile wheat fields of Washington States Palouse to seaports on every continent, from deckhand to captainperfect venues for fortuitous encounters and untraceable murders. When Danny returns to Spokane to claim an unexpected inheritancehalf-a-million dollars and a remarkable house her father built fifty years earlierthe sailor-sans-conscience is forced to confront her past. A collection of diaries, the earliest entry made at the age of eight, and mementos stored in a cigar box disguised as a book, are resurrected; friends, lovers, murders revisited; harrowing nightmares relived. They provide insight into the mind of a woman who is both victim and villain. Looking back at an irrefutable record of dirty deeds, Danny feels no remorseyet cannot imagine a future. In her fathers house on South Hill, she plots an end to the Danielle Shepard story.
Lucia It all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters. I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us. That was five years ago. Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me. I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life. I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me. I was his, and he was mine. My very own monster. Salvatore I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved? I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased. It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be. Until Lucia.
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Two years of bitter loneliness have passed. The woman I love is now the woman I hate. I lose myself in beautiful women every night and tell myself that fortune reading was nothing but a scam. But then her mother asks me to marry her. I say yes. Now this woman will be mine forever. Maybe the prophecy really is true. I’m committing to a woman that will never love me in return. But it was better to be her husband than allow someone else to take my place. It was better to conquer her body every night than be lonely with someone else. Much better.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
This darkly gothic collection of stories explores the unsettlingborderland between reality and the supernatural.Ranging from early twentieth-century France to 1960s South Wales and contemporary Europe, Jo Mazelis singular vision and poetic language creates characters caught upinevents and feelings they do not fullyunderstandor control, giving the book itsuncannyfocus. Not all is as it seemsina world where first impressions may only conceal disguises and false trails - and there's no going back. "