“A provocative and intelligent look at the ways that people search for a meaningful life.”—Publishers Weekly Forty-five-year-old actress Karrie Kline doesn’t usually lose a lot of sleep over her age or her single status. But after one too many bridal showers, a notice on her apartment, an expired unemployment claim and her acting prospects drying up—too old to play the ingénue, too young for the role of matriarch—she’s awake at 2 am and determined to get perspective on her life. Starting with the men she’s dated. From the man whose parents loved her more than he did, to the famous actor who had more bark than bite, Karrie traces back through her love life to uncover how her experiences have shaped her and how to find meaning in the past. Told with warmth, wit and poignancy, You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs shows how to face your memories—even the darkest, most secret ones—with courage, humor and hope. “More than just a catalogue of loser guys and bad relationships, Graff’s smart and funny novel shows just how hard finding the right man can be and how easy it is for a relationship to fail.” —Booklist “We’re rooting for her to find everything she’s been missing—which turns out to be less than she imagines.”—New York Daily News
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Historical April 2011 THE MAJOR AND THE WILD ENGLISH ROSE Major Robert Falconbridge does not approve of Wellington sending a woman on a perilous mission across French-occupied Spain, but he can see that Miss Sabrina Huntley is no ordinary miss! The marriage-shy major and the English rose must pose as the Conde and Condesa de Ordoñez, travelling to a high society ball, and soon Falconbridge doesn’t know what is more dangerous – the menacing shadow of French patrols, or the sensual torment of sharing a room with this tantalising beauty…
The paparazzi are in a frenzy, mothers are locking up their daughters – Nacho Acosta is back in town! The wild, unpredictable polo champion is restoring his sprawling Argentinian vineyard and he needs a sommelier who can match his exacting tastes… Without her sight, Grace’s other senses have been heightened. In spite of her inexperience it’s made her perfect for the job – and now it’s not just the wine that has her mouth watering! Nacho is expecting meek and vulnerable, but what he gets is fiery independence…and a sensuality that excites his jaded palate! ‘The story, the characters, the emotion – I love it all!’ – Genie, PA, Birmingham
Special Releases February 2011 Megan’s stunned when she’s thrown into jail after only one night working at ruthless Prince Luca’s casino. And she is even more surprised that her unlikely saviour is her new boss, Luca! But her rescue comes at a price. She’s now entirely at his mercy! Includes: Bought by the Billionaire Prince and The Tycoon’s Princess Bride
Shades of the past Detective Simon Granger has devoted his life to solving high-stakes cases, and he's vowed never again to get involved with a woman whose work is equally as dangerous. But when the Special Investigations Group teams him with a beautiful psychiatrist, his resolve is shattered by the tense and emotionally charged partnership... Shades of intrigue Determined to outrun the grief over her sister's death, Dr. Nina Whitaker reluctantly agrees to use her training to help the police. Despite Detective Granger's disdain for her profession, she believes she can change his mind. But then a grieving father begins a deadly game of revenge, threatening Nina's life, challenging her beliefs, and drawing Nina and Simon together in an explosive endgame of intrigue...and unstoppable passion. Shades of passion...
Cherish July 2011 In the cattle baron’s sights… Stepping off the plane into the Outback, Sienna feels as if she’s come home. The dramatic and vibrant landscape tantalises her artistic senses, but the most potent pull is the man who commands it all: Blaine Kilcullen. A wealthy cattle baron, Blaine has plenty of eligible women clamouring for his attention, but no one has ever held his interest like Sienna. With amber eyes and auburn hair, she’s the most striking woman he’s ever seen! Still, he can’t forget why she’s here: to represent his late brother’s wife and lay claim to the Kilcullen fortune…
Desire February 2009 Mistress & a Million Dollars Maxine Sullivan For years, model Briana Davenport fought temptation – in the form of a six-foot blue-eyed seducer, Jarod Hammond. Then her father needed a cool million, and Briana had no choice but to turn to the Australian businessman. But after one mind-blowing night as Jarod’s mistress, how could Briana ever walk away? Satin & a Scandalous Affair Jan Colley What would it take for Danielle Hammond to design a necklace for one of the world’s highest-priced diamonds? Ruthless Australian gem broker Quinn Everard wasn’t above using blackmail to get Dani to take the job. She was the only designer worthy of the piece…and the only woman he wanted in his bed. DIAMONDS DOWN UNDER – a family affair!
Modern May 2012 She hasn’t saved herself for all these years only to be taken by a barbarian!Rescued from the clutches of a lascivious prince, Princess Aisha Peshwah quickly realises she’s jumped out of the frying pan and headfirst into the fire. Her rescuer is Zoltan Al Farouk bin Shamal – an unashamed barbarian! – who must marry Aisha himself to ensure he is crowned King! Commanding, stern and brutally attractive, Zoltan is as untamed as the desert he will be master of! And, as much as Aisha tries to resist, her innocent body soon begins to unravel beneath his powerful possession…
Suitable for his bed... Outspoken nanny Amy Bannester seems to forget that servitude and silence should go hand in hand. But Sheikh Emir can think of more pleasurable uses for her luscious mouth... But not as his bride! Despite their all-consuming passion, the rules governing the desert kingdom of Alzan make it impossible for Amy to wear his crown. He lost his first wife as she gave birth to his precious twin daughters, but Emir must have a male heir for his lineage to continue - and it's the one thing that Amy can't give him... ‘A great, in-depth story with characters you really get to know. I absolutely loved it!' - Sarah, PA, Chelmsford
By Request July 2012 "My Spy Daring, bold Joshua Lazlo loved living life on the edge. Rescuing Prudence Hill from kidnappers was the kind of challenge he thrived on. But nothing prepared him for the fiery red-head who almost made him forget his mission! Also includes: Secret Agent Reunion & Top-Secret Bride Agent.
Hired as his mistress! Zoe Grace is terrible at being housekeeper of the Montero Estate. So bad that she faces being fired after just two weeks! Desperate to keep her job, she'll do anything to convince her handsome Spanish boss to give her just one more chance... Isandro Montero cannot believe that his new housekeeper is so inept! She has to go- rápido! Except firing beautiful Zoe would ruin his reputation, as she has two young charges to care for. So Isandro will put Zoe where he can keep his eye on her- and maybe his hands... In his bed! ‘It's hard to find the time to write a review for Kim Lawrence when you can never put her books down!'- Hollie, 37, Exmouth
Marry in haste... Emma had a secret in her past... a secret that meant she mustn't fall in love with Dominick Fleetwood. She had behaved recklessly with him once, and now he was back in her life - asking her to marry him! Emma found, to her surprise, that time had not made her immune to Dominick's brand of dangerous charm. And she soon found herself hoping that love might one day take the place of revenge in their marriage bed.
Sins Pride comes before a fall... . Will Nerissa's love for another man come before her husband? Nerissa is married to Ben and she has tried to love him. But, since she was a child, Nerissa has also adored her cousin, Philip. Now Philip lies in a coma and Nerissa's special bond with him is perhaps the only means of bringing him around. But how can she tell Ben she must leave him for Philip's bedside? Ben is so proud and will never let her end their marriage! Love can conquer the deadliest of Sins .
A daughter she doesn't know and the lover who doesn't know her ! As a pregnant teenager, Meredith Palmer had been devastated to discover from Nick Hamilton's sister that he'd had an accident and had no memory of their golden summer romance. Bereft, Meredith had brokenly accepted Denise's offer to adopt Kimberly. But now, twelve years later, Denise is dead- and Nick has become the girl's guardian. Kimberly's eagerness to meet her real mother has brought Nick to Meredith's doorstep this Christmas. He can't remember having seen this intensely alluring woman before, but there is something about her... some tantalizing glimmer of a dream, a memory... that he must pursue.
Modern March 2012 Never been kissed…Noelle was once the girl who had everything. Until the piano prodigy fell from grace. Destitute and desperate, she’s forced to accept billionaire Ethan Grey’s convenient proposal.Ethan wants revenge – all he needs is Noelle’s signature on the marriage certificate. Yet his carefully composed façade cracks in the face of her innocent attempts at seduction.Noelle’s only ever felt love and excitement whilst at her beloved piano – yet now her traitorous body craves the white-hot passion ignited by Ethan’s skilled touch. But will he ever see her as more than a means to an end?
ALARM BELLS...OR WEDDING BELLS? Meeting Ian Kincaid set something off inside Jenna Bowen! Back in Northbridge, raising an infant niece, she needed to sell the family farm before the IRS took it away from her. The handsome dealmaker had an offer on the table - but he didn't want to honour her terms. So why did her opponent have to be so irresistible? Ian savoured the idea of prolonging negotiations but this was a zero-sum game. If he clinched the deal, this spirited woman and her adopted daughter would suffer. And letting down his family business was out of the question. But the bell was tolling for Ian. It was time for him to make a choice...