A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive. When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.
From New York Times Bestsellers, Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland, comes a sexy new standalone novel.He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska.A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive.When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.I wanted him, but Chance wouldn't make a move. I thought he wanted me too, but something was holding him back.I wasn't supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we'd be going our separate ways.All good things must come to an end, right?Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
Bloodthirsty Bastard - A Vampire Spin-off of Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward's Cocky Bastard. All I wanted was to escape the scandal, and the job offer in California was the perfect opportunity to pack up and head West. A dark, sexy, and mysterious new boss wasn't in the plan - especially when I realize that his secrets run deeper than just his business dealings. When Ethan reveals who and what he truly is, it throws everything I ever thought I knew about the world out the window. Vampire. The word alone brings up visions of blood-sucking monsters. Yet, Ethan is anything but. Falling for him, with his dashing good looks and honed charm, was almost inevitable. But we're from two very different worlds, and the danger in his might just bring an end neither of us saw coming.
Author of THE LAST DETAIL and CINDERELLA LIBERTY Darryl Ponicsan's fictitious Andoshen, Pa., is 14 real miles from John O'Hara's fictitious Gibbsville, Pennsylvania. In this novel, Ponicsan writes about his pocket of Lantenengo County as he remembers it from his boyhood. He asks his mother to fill in the gaps in his memory and to comment on how things have changed over the years. She volunteers much more information and her letters are reproduced throughout the book. They provide still another focus of the novel itself. Ponicsan chronicles with precise economy the converging lives of the weird but lovable residents of Andoshen: the odd relationship between Shakey the Cop and Thunder Przwalski, town ne'er-do-well; the trouble between Ella Bistricky of Ella’s Lunch and her brother-in-law, R.K., who took five years to get over Rita Hayworth; the love affair between Estelle Wowak. a wrapper-leaf stripper at the cigar factory, and the Reader; the exploits of Duncan, who once gave Willie Mosconi a good game; of Kayo Mackey, who was the only boy ever to hurt Gene Tunney; of Eggshell Oechsle, a primitive existentialist; of Stump Bonomo, Champion of the Tri-County Finger League; of Doc Rice, reluctant dentist; of Jake the Fake, Gyp the Blood, Lemonears Behind the Brewery, and the rest of the boys at Brolly's Bar and the Majestic Pocket Billiards. Andoshen, Pa. is the touching story of a tough, often violent, coal town entirely undermined and sinking more rapidly than the jewel of the Adriatic. The poverty of Andoshen is as rich as that of Tortilla Flat or Cannery Row. It is a new and unique addition to the literary map of the world. DARRYL PONICSAN brings to this novel the same curious, compassionate irony that made his other books, The Last Detail and Goldengrove, so highly acclaimed.
What happens when a lady breaks the rules? Felicity Brightley is the most genteel of ladies. Raised to marry the Earl of Westerley, she’s never failed to follow the dictates of society. Doing so, she’d been promised, ensured lifelong security and happiness. When her future is shattered, however, she decides it’s time she tests those rules—perhaps make up a few of her own. Viscount Manningham-Tissinton (Mantis) isn’t looking for a wife—especially not a lady considered a diamond of the first water. So when he stumbles upon Felicity, devastated by the betrayal at the hands of one of Mantis’ closest friends, he takes it upon himself to comfort her. With a single kiss, and then another—until a storm of passion ignites between them—a storm that threatens to land them both in scandal. Because breaking the rules comes with a price. Will that price be a lifetime of regret, or is it fate’s serendipitous design for their happily ever after? Only one way to find out…
Wide receiver Gabe Murphy took his team into the playoffs last season before suffering a shoulder injury that some say he will never recover from. After his former team dumps him and he gets picked up by the Savannah Bootleggers, Gabe is determined to play better than ever, only this time he’s not getting attached—not to his new city, his new team, or his beautiful new athletic trainer, Zoe Reynolds. Zoe’s newest client is carrying a chip as wide as his broad shoulders, but she sees the kindness and vulnerability hiding behind Gabe’s cocky grin and chiseled body. She’s going to train him, and help him move on. She just has to keep herself from falling in love with the stubborn man—hard to do when they end up living together. Soon, Gabe learns Zoe’s battling her own demons. Will he be able to let go of the past and open his heart again? And will Zoe cheer Gabe on to victory, both in football and in love?
In order to hold on to her Arizona gold mine, wild frontier girl Georgie Kennedy must remain in Chicago for one year with her surly Grandpa, trade in her spurs for petticoats, and marry a conservative simpleton, but the arrival of sexy lawyer Cougar Barnes just might be her salvation. Original.