One Summer of Surrender Book

One Summer of Surrender

  • Author : Jess Michaels
  • Publisher : The Passionate Pen
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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To Desire a Wicked Duke Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

To Desire a Wicked Duke

  • Author : Nicole Jordan
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-02-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345510099

To Desire a Wicked Duke Excerpt :

Passion ignites in Nicole Jordan’s delectable, dazzling conclusion to The Courtship Wars. Two years after losing her beloved fiancé to war, Tess Blanchard feels ready to chance love again. Thus she’s aghast when a threatening scandal forces her to wed her longtime nemesis, Ian Sutherland, Duke of Rotham. The impossibly arrogant, irresistibly seductive nobleman is the last man Tess could ever imagine loving. Making matters worse, she discovers secrets in Rotham’s wicked past that send her fleeing London for his remote castle in Cornwall. Having long desired Tess, Ian is exasperated that the ton thinks he’s driven his reluctant new bride from their marriage bed and follows hard on her heels. Naturally, their spirited rivalry leads to glorious, pleasure-filled nights—complicated by a mysterious ghost who haunts Ian’s castle and Tess’s vexing insistence that he play matchmaker to her friends. But can blazing desire between two warring hearts turn into wedded bliss and timeless love?

Secrets of a Summer Night Book
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

Secrets of a Summer Night

  • Author : Lisa Kleypas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063142732

Secrets of a Summer Night Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Devil in Disguise, the first book in her beloved Wallflowers series. The Wallflowers: four young ladies at the side of the ballroom make a pact to help each other find husbands . . . no matter what it takes. Proud and beautiful Annabelle Peyton could have her pick of suitors—if only she had a dowry. Her family is on the brink of disaster, and the only way Annabelle can save them is to marry a wealthy man. Unfortunately her most persistent admirer is the brash Simon Hunt, a handsome and ambitious entrepreneur who wants her as his mistress. Annabelle is determined to resist Simon's wicked propositions, but she can't deny her attraction to the boldly seductive rogue, any more than he can resist the challenge she presents. As they try to outmaneuver each other, they find themselves surrendering to a love more powerful than they could have ever imagined. But fate may have other plans—and it will take all of Annabelle's courage to face a peril that could destroy everything she holds dear.

Heartthrobs Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Carol Dyhouse
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191078392

Heartthrobs Excerpt :

What can a cultural history of the heartthrob teach us about women, desire, and social change? From dreams of Prince Charming or dashing military heroes, to the lure of dark strangers and vampire lovers; from rock stars and rebels to soulmates, dependable family types or simply good companions, female fantasies about men tell us as much about the history of women as about masculine icons. When girls were supposed to be shrinking violets, passionate females risked being seen as 'unbridled', or dangerously out of control. Change came slowly, and young women remained trapped in double-binds. You may have needed a husband in order to survive, but you had to avoid looking like a gold-digger. Sexual desire could be dangerous: a rash guide to making choices. Show attraction too openly and you might be judged 'fast' and undesirable. Education and wage-earning brought independence and a widening of cultural horizons. Young women in the early twentieth century showed a sustained appetite for novel-reading, cinema-going, and the dancehall. They sighed over Rudolph Valentino's screen performances, as tango-dancer, Arab tribesman, or desert lover. Contemporary critics were sniffy about 'shop-girl' taste in literature and in men, but as consumers, girls had new clout. In Heartthrobs, social and cultural historian Carol Dyhouse draws upon literature, cinema, and popular romance to show how the changing position of women has shaped their dreams about men, from Lord Byron in the early nineteenth century to boy-bands in the early twenty-first. Reflecting on the history of women as consumers and on the nature of fantasy, escapism, and 'fandom', she takes us deep into the world of gender and the imagination. A great deal of feminist literature has shown women as objects of the 'male gaze': this book looks at men through the eyes of women.

Film Quotations Book

Film Quotations

  • Author : Robert A. Nowlan
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476620589

Film Quotations Excerpt :

Certain lines define a movie. Marlene Dietrich in Morocco: “Anyone who has faith in me is a sucker.” Too, there are lines that fit actor and character. Mae West in I’m No Angel: “I’m very quick in a slow way.” Jane Fonda in California Suite: “Fit? You think I look fit? What an awful shit you are. I look gorgeous.” From the classics to the grade–B slasher movies, over 11,000 quotes are arranged by over 900 subjects, like accidents, double entendres, eyes (and other body parts!), ice cream, luggage, parasites, and ugliness. Each quote gives the movie title, production company, year of release, speaker of the line, and, when appropriate, a comment putting the quote in context.

Love Irresistibly Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Love Irresistibly

  • Author : Julie James
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101617410

Love Irresistibly Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling Julie James--a smart, sexy novel that brings together a former football star turned prosecutor and a beautiful restaurant executive who's been burned one too many times by romance. For fans of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson. HE’S USED TO GETTING WHAT HE WANTS... A former football star and one of Chicago’s top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker’s help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator’s table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate—and he’s not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that. AND WHAT HE WANTS IS HER A savvy businesswoman, Brooke knows she needs to play ball with the U.S. Attorney’s office—even if it means working with Cade. No doubt there’s a sizzling attraction beneath all their sarcastic quips, but Brooke is determined to keep things casual. Cade agrees—until a surprising turn of events throws his life into turmoil, and he realizes that he wants more than just a good time from the one woman with whom he could fall terrifyingly, irresistibly in love. . .

Figaro Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433104854702

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A View from the Bottom Book

A View from the Bottom

  • Author : Tan Hoang Nguyen
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822376606

A View from the Bottom Excerpt :

A View from the Bottom offers a major critical reassessment of male effeminacy and its racialization in visual culture. Examining portrayals of Asian and Asian American men in Hollywood cinema, European art film, gay pornography, and experimental documentary, Nguyen Tan Hoang explores the cultural meanings that accrue to sexual positions. He shows how cultural fantasies around the position of the sexual "bottom" overdetermine and refract the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality in American culture in ways that both enable and constrain Asian masculinity. Challenging the association of bottoming with passivity and abjection, Nguyen suggests ways of thinking about the bottom position that afford agency and pleasure. A more capacious conception of bottomhood—as a sexual position, a social alliance, an affective bond, and an aesthetic form—has the potential to destabilize sexual, gender, and racial norms, suggesting an ethical mode of relation organized not around dominance and mastery but around the risk of vulnerability and shame. Thus reconceived, bottomhood as a critical category creates new possibilities for arousal, receptiveness, and recognition, and offers a new framework for analyzing sexual representations in cinema as well as understanding their relation to oppositional political projects.

The Duke Who Knew Too Much  A Hot Historical Regency Romance and Mystery  Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Duke Who Knew Too Much A Hot Historical Regency Romance and Mystery

  • Author : Grace Callaway
  • Publisher : Grace Callaway
  • Release Date : 2015-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939537058

The Duke Who Knew Too Much A Hot Historical Regency Romance and Mystery Excerpt :

#1 National Bestselling Regency Romance! He's a rake accused of murder. She's the spinster accusing him. Enemies make the hottest lovers. "Readers looking for a good historical mystery/romance or a historical with a little more kink will enjoy The Duke Who Knew Too Much." -Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "Amazing, spicy, entertaining, tense story, I loved every second." -Rady Reads A Stranger to Love Alaric McLeod, Duke of Strathaven, is known as the Devil Duke for his wicked ways. Tormented by his past, Alaric knows better than to trust a woman yet finds himself ensnared by a spirited, virtuous virgin—who accuses him of a crime he didn’t commit. Is she his worst nightmare ... or his salvation? A Novice to Desire Emma Kent is an independent country miss cast adrift in the ton. When a depraved encounter with an arrogant rake lands her in intrigue, Emma’s honor compels her to do the right thing. But desire challenges her quest for justice, and she must decide: can she trust her heart to discover the truth? Bound by Passion and Peril Alaric and Emma engage in a battle of wits and will. As their attraction flares, the true enemy stalks their every move. With danger looming, will they solve the mystery and find true love before it’s too late? "Has everything that makes a tale excellent; a headstrong lovely heroine, a damaged too serious hero, a rowdy bunch of loving family members that are living and close and then the amazing adventure to peel back like an onion to find the many layers of the plot. This writer to me is in the leagues of Johanna Lindsey, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn and Amanda Quick.” -Kathie, Amazon Grace's books feature sizzling hot historical romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery and adventure. This book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel and as a part of Grace's interconnected series. Heart of Enquiry (The Kents) (hot Regency romance series): Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel) #1: The Duke Who

The Wicked Godmother Book

The Wicked Godmother

  • Author : M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795314988

The Wicked Godmother Excerpt :

A country mouse gets help from some matchmaking servants, in this “lively” novel set in a stylish London townhouse (Publishers Weekly). Young Harriet Metcalf has come from the countryside to Mayfair, and her assigned task is to get two teenage heiresses launched in the London ton. For the course of the season, they will be renting at 67 Clarges Street—where the quirky but resourceful servants are always ready to lend a helpful hand. But Harriet soon finds herself being courted by a notorious rake, the Marquess of Huntingdon—much to the annoyance of the spoiled young sisters. The below-stairs staff may just have to step in to set things aright . . . Originally published under the name Marion Chesney, The Wicked Godmother is a witty and delightful romance from a New York Times–bestselling author.

The Decadent Duke Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

The Decadent Duke

  • Author : Virginia Henley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101079058

The Decadent Duke Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling author of Notorious From the New York Times bestselling author comes an epic Regency love story, filled with all the sensuality, glitter, and drama that Virginia Henley?s readers have come to expect. Lady Georgina?s four sisters have all married prominent dukes or earls, and much to her dismay and frustration, she is expected to make an even better match. Georgina?s mother has no doubt who her daughter should marry: Francis Russell, Duke of Bedford. The dull duke does absolutely nothing for Georgina, but despite her best efforts, she finds herself engaged to marry him. But Georgina cannot deny the passionate sparks between herself and a different man?John Russell, the duke?s younger brother...

The Duke Can Go to the Devil Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Duke Can Go to the Devil

  • Author : Erin Knightley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698185999

The Duke Can Go to the Devil Excerpt :

In the new novel from the bestselling author of The Earl I Adore, May Bradford isn’t afraid to play devil’s advocate when it comes to a duke.… After her mother’s death, May’s sea captain father sends her halfway around the world to live with his stodgy sister in England. The summer festival in Bath made for a lovely distraction, but now she can’t wait for her father’s return so she can leave this country, its suffocating rules, and one infuriatingly proper nobleman in particular behind. Because he is the Duke of Radcliffe, William Spencer’s whole life revolves around his duties. He never steps foot outside the bounds of proper behavior, and he expects the same of those around him. With her devil-may-care ways, May vexes him nearly as much as she tempts him, but there’s something about her that he just can’t resist. He knows he’s falling hard for her, but with lives that are worlds apart, will they ever be able to find any common ground?

A Devil of a Duke Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

A Devil of a Duke

  • Author : Madeline Hunter
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420143928

A Devil of a Duke Excerpt :

A Publishers Weekly Best Books of Summer Selection From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes the latest sexy tale of three untamable dukes and the women who ignite their decadent desires . . . HE MAY BE A DEVIL He’s infamous, debaucherous, and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome, and used to getting exactly what he wants. Until his attention is utterly captured by a woman who refuses to tell him her name, but can’t help surrendering to his touch . . . BUT SHE’S NO ANGEL EITHER . . . Amanda Waverly is living two lives—one respectable existence as secretary to an upstanding lady, and one far more dangerous battle of wits—and willpower—with the devilish Duke. Langford may be the most tempting man she’s ever met, but Amanda’s got her hands full trying to escape the world of high-society crime into which she was born. And if he figures out who she really is, their sizzling passion will suddenly boil over into a much higher stakes affair . . . Madeline Hunter’s novels are: “Brilliant, compelling. . . . An excellent read.” —The Washington Post “Mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly

Not the Duke s Darling Book

Not the Duke s Darling

  • Author : Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538763537

Not the Duke s Darling Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maiden Lane series comes the first book in a new series that "marries her irresistibly witty writing style with an intrigue-steeped plot,"(Booklist) perfect for fans of Tessa Dare and Eloisa James. Freya de Moray is many things: a member of the secret order of Wise Women, the daughter of disgraced nobility, and a chaperone living under an assumed name. What she is not is forgiving. So when the Duke of Harlowe, the man who destroyed her brother and led to the downfall of her family, appears at the country house party she's attending, she does what any Wise Woman would do: she starts planning her revenge. Christopher Renshaw, the Duke of Harlowe, is being blackmailed. Intent on keeping his secrets safe, he agrees to attend a house party where he will put an end to this coercion once and for all. Until he recognizes Freya, masquerading among the party revelers, and realizes his troubles have just begun. Freya knows all about his sins-sins he'd much rather forget. But she's also fiery, bold, and sensuous-a temptation he can't resist. When it becomes clear Freya is in grave danger, he'll risk everything to keep her safe. But first, he will have to earn Freya's whatever means necessary. Features the bonus novella Patience for Christmas from New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes!

The Duke de Richleau Series Book

The Duke de Richleau Series

  • Author : Dennis Wheatley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-12-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448215089

The Duke de Richleau Series Excerpt :

All 11 thrilling Duke de Richleau stories, available in one volume for the first time! Follow the aristocratic adventurer as he spies for the British in WWI, rescues friends from the Soviet Union and battles Nazi occultists in Haiti. THE PRISONER IN THE MASK VENDETTA IN SPAIN THE SECOND SEAL THREE INQUISITIVE PEOPLE THE FORBIDDEN TERRITORY THE DEVIL RIDES OUT THE GOLDEN SPANIARD CODEWORD GOLDEN FLEECE STRANGE CONFLICT GATEWAY TO HELL DANGEROUS INHERITANCE TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER THE SATANIST