The Decent Proposal
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Decent Proposal


  • Author : Kemper Donovan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062391605


The Decent Proposal Book Description :

An addictively readable debut romantic comedy, drama, and mystery rolled into one, about two very different strangers whose lives become intertwined when they receive an unusual proposition. This is a funny, tender, and enchanting story about love, attraction, and friendship: Jane Austen in Los Angeles. A struggling Hollywood producer, Richard Baumbach is twenty-nine, hung-over, and broke. Ridiculously handsome with an innate charm and an air of invincibility, he still believes good things will come his way. For now he contents himself with days at the Coffee Bean and nights with his best friend Mike (that’s a woman, by the way). At thirty-three, Elizabeth Santiago is on track to make partner at her law firm. Known as “La Máquina” The Machine—to her colleagues, she’s grown used to avoiding anything that might derail her quiet, orderly life. And yet recently she befriended a homeless man in her Venice neighborhood, surprised to find how much she enjoys their early-morning chats. Richard and Elizabeth’s paths collide when they receive a proposal from a mysterious, anonymous benefactor. They’ll split a million dollars if they agree to spend at least two hours together—just talking—every week for a year. Astonished and more than a little suspicious, they each nevertheless say yes. Richard needs the money and likes the adventure of it. Elizabeth embraces the challenge of shaking up her life a little more. Both agree the idea is ridiculous, but why not? What ensues is a delightful journey full of twists, revelations, hamburgers, classic literature, poppy music, and above all love, in its multitude of forms. The Decent Proposal is a heartfelt and often hilarious look at the ties that bind not just a guy and a girl but an entire, diverse cast of characters situated within a modern-day Los Angeles brought to full and irrepressible life.

A Decent Proposal

A Decent Proposal


  • Author : Rhonda Whitton
  • Publisher : Common Ground
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Authors and publishers
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781863350457


A Decent Proposal Book Description :

Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.

Decent Proposal

Decent Proposal


  • Author : Louise Van der Velde
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-01-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 1481882872


Decent Proposal Book Description :

In her long-awaited debut book, TV's Pleasure Professor reveals all the divine secrets she's been blessed to discover during her career as a holistic therapist to the stars. Not only does she reveal some rather racy chapters from her own personal life, she'll share 30 of the most powerful life transforming techniques known to man. In a book like no other, you can expect to be enthralled by Louise's many incredible stories as she takes you on a sexy journey through the English countryside, Las Vegas, a palm clad oasis in the ocean and beyond. If you blushed while reading 50 Shades of Grey, then you'll definitely need a fainting couch at the ready for this. This book is as much about you as it is about Louise. Prepare to be transformed as you do the many world-class therapeutic techniques she shares along the way, that are set to inspire you to be the best you, you can be. Prepare to be awakened to new heights of intimacy, and to find even more treasures within yourself. Quite simply, this is the must-read book of 2013, that everyone's falling in love with.

An Indecent Proposal

An Indecent Proposal


  • Author : Sandra Marton
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460398456


An Indecent Proposal Book Description :

Harlequin Presents offers you another chance to enjoy this bestselling novel from Sandra Marton. The boss’s marriage demand! When Cade Landon planned to return his late father’s oil company to its former glory he expected a challenge—but not in the form of feisty manager Angelica Gordon. She’s different from any other woman he’s met, and Cade doesn’t know whether to sack her or seduce her! Seduction might be the only option when Angelica reveals that a deal between their fathers has given her a stake in the business. Shrewd negotiator Cade sees an opportunity to ensure Angelica’s compliance and satisfy the chemistry bubbling between them—by making her his convenient wife! Book 1 in the Landon’s Legacy quartet Originally published in 1995.

An Infamous Proposal

An Infamous Proposal


  • Author : Joan Smith
  • Publisher : Belgrave House
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610841917


An Infamous Proposal Book Description :

Emma Capehart, married at seventeen and widowed at twenty, knows she must remarry to avoid having her troublesome aunt descend upon her. Naïve in the ways of the world, Emma proposes marriage to her neighbor, the dashing Lord Hansard, who has always seemed to admire her. Nick is offended—but offers to help the lady find a suitable match… Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Crest

Indecent Proposal
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Indecent Proposal


  • Author : Jack Engelhard
  • Publisher : DayRay Literary Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771430876


Indecent Proposal Book Description :

Reviewers have called it "powerful" and "brilliant." Newly released for its 25th anniversary edition, Jack Engelhard's novel "Indecent Proposal" has found its place alongside such classics as Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." "Indecent Proposal" remains one of the most widely-read and discussed novels around the world, due to the strong writing and riches that include a moral dilemma for the ages. The novel was translated into more than 22 languages, and Hollywood produced a mega-hit movie based on this book starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. The novel stands as a remarkable achievement from a great and legendary novelist. Though Hollywood only skimmed the surface of Engelhard's masterpiece, the theme is eternal, even biblical - temptation The plot has riveted the world's readers and moviegoers. A destitute couple tries their luck in an Atlantic City casino. The wife, Joan, is utterly gorgeous. She attracts the attention of an oil rich sultan who can buy anything he sets his eyes on. Can he buy people? Can he "buy" Joan? What would you do for a million dollars? Reviews "Precise, almost clinical language...is this book fun to read? You betcha " "- The New York Times" "The prose is vivid, cool and muscular, the story is great. In all, the fine tension between desire and high moral principal make "Indecent Proposal" a well-crafted book...well-wrought characters, exhilarating pace...it's beautifully written." "- The Philadelphia Inquirer" "A gut-wrenching study on love, money and trust." "- National Public Radio (NPR)" "Written with the sparseness of Hemingway but the moral intensity of I.B. Singer." - Michael Foster, author of "Three in Love" (HarperCollins) About the Author Contemporaries have hailed novelist Jack Engelhard as "the last Hemingway" and of being "a writer without peer and the conscience of us all." "The New York Times" commended the economy of his prose... "precise, almost clinical language." His bestselling novel "Inde

The Wedding Proposal  Choc Lit
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Wedding Proposal Choc Lit


  • Author : Sue Moorcroft
  • Publisher : Choc Lit
  • Release Date : 2014-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781891735


The Wedding Proposal Choc Lit Book Description :

Elle Jamieson is an unusually private person, in relationships as well as at work – and for good reason. But when she’s made redundant, with no ties to hold her, Elle heads off to a new life in sunny Malta. Lucas Rose hates secrets – he prides himself on his ability to lay his cards on the table and he expects nothing less from others. He’s furious when his summer working as a divemaster is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex, all thanks to his Uncle Simon’s misguided attempts at matchmaking. Forced to live in close proximity, it’s hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas’s wedding proposal ended everything they had. But then an unexpected phone call from England allows Lucas a rare glimpse of the true Elle. Can he deal with Elle’s hidden past when it finally comes to light?

Set No Limits

Set No Limits


  • Author : Robert Laurence Barry
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 0252018605


Set No Limits Book Description :

The Playboy s Proposal
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

The Playboy s Proposal


  • Author : Ashlee Mallory
  • Publisher : Entangled: Bliss
  • Release Date : 2016-07-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633757202


The Playboy s Proposal Book Description :

Doctor Benny Sorensen has had it up to here with her party-throwing playboy neighbor. She’s declaring war. She doesn't care how gorgeous or charming he is, he's going down. That is until he proposes something she's not sure she can say no to... Wealthy ad man Henry Ellison lives an uncomplicated life that revolves around work, women, and partying. In that order. Until Benny storms into his life. To placate his attractive but hotheaded neighbor, Henry offers to help her land a date with the man of her dreams. Only as Henry makes her over and coaches her on the fine art of flirting, he realizes that the idea of this woman in any other man’s arms but his own is unacceptable. But Benny's a forever kind of girl and forever might just be the one commitment he can't make. Each book in the Sorensen Family series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Her Backup Boyfriend Book #2 Her Accidental Husband Book #3 The Playboy's Proposal Book #4 Her Surprise Engagement

Beyond the Valley

Beyond the Valley


  • Author : Ramesh Srinivasan
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262539609


Beyond the Valley Book Description :

How to repair the disconnect between designers and users, producers and consumers, and tech elites and the rest of us: toward a more democratic internet. In this provocative book, Ramesh Srinivasan describes the internet as both an enabler of frictionless efficiency and a dirty tangle of politics, economics, and other inefficient, inharmonious human activities. We may love the immediacy of Google search results, the convenience of buying from Amazon, and the elegance and power of our Apple devices, but it's a one-way, top-down process. We're not asked for our input, or our opinions--only for our data. The internet is brought to us by wealthy technologists in Silicon Valley and China. It's time, Srinivasan argues, that we think in terms beyond the Valley. Srinivasan focuses on the disconnection he sees between designers and users, producers and consumers, and tech elites and the rest of us. The recent Cambridge Analytica and Russian misinformation scandals exemplify the imbalance of a digital world that puts profits before inclusivity and democracy. In search of a more democratic internet, Srinivasan takes us to the mountains of Oaxaca, East and West Africa, China, Scandinavia, North America, and elsewhere, visiting the "design labs" of rural, low-income, and indigenous people around the world. He talks to a range of high-profile public figures--including Elizabeth Warren, David Axelrod, Eric Holder, Noam Chomsky, Lawrence Lessig, and the founders of Reddit, as well as community organizers, labor leaders, and human rights activists.. To make a better internet, Srinivasan says, we need a new ethic of diversity, openness, and inclusivity, empowering those now excluded from decisions about how technologies are designed, who profits from them, and who are surveilled and exploited by them.