portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meagre cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The philosophical resolution of the novel is ambiguous: the reader must decide whether sense and sensibility have truly merged
When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life—first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse—seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever? The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
Justin Alastair is the Duke of Avon and he is the hero in this story. He is jaded and has lived a life of hedonistic pleasures and vices. He is always coolly aloof, never one to indulge into a fit of temper, and has the most dry sense of humour that is very amusing. He is not known as the kindest of gentlemen, being known by his peers as "Satanas" (or Devil), he has quite the black reputation.
While in France, by chance he comes across a young boy in the back streets of Paris as the boy is being chased by his older brother. The Duke takes pity on the boy and buys him from his sibling and takes him to his residence near-by. Needless to say, the boy is no boy but a girl, the heroine named Leonie. The heroine is quite young, in comparison to the hero, but her mischief and innocence is captivating. Her charm is her youthful exuberance and honesty and unaffectedness.
Alastair sets up the "boy" as his page and as the story unfolds it becomes clear that the Duke did not take Leonie in out of the kindness of his heart, but that he has other more ulterior motives in mind. Namely, to use her in his game of vendetta against another, a French nobleman he crossed paths 20 years before.
A serial killer is torturing and murdering women, then setting them on fire in public places. To date, the police investigation has been lax; until the daughter of a well-known entrepreneur, Peter Bondurant, goes missing, followed by the discovery of a headless burnt corpse in the middle of a park with Jillian's ID nearby. There was a witness to the crime; a young girl Angie DiMarco, who refuses to give her real identity and is reluctant to cooperate with the police and the witness advocate that is assigned to her, Kate Conlan.
FBI criminal profiles specialist, John Quinn, with whom Kate has previously had an affair is brought in to help with the investigation. Sam Kovac and his sidekick, Liska are police officers leading the investigation. Despite Bondurant's insistence that the murderer of his daughter is found as soon as possible, there are few clues to go on and the investigation looks doomed to failure.
Then Angie goes missing from the safehouse she has been assigned to, despite being guarded by a police officer. The fear is that she has been kidnapped by the perpetrator of the crimes so that she cannot give away any information. Then another body is found, also burnt. However, it is not that of Angie, it is the body of another of Kate's witnesses, Melanie Hessler. It seems clear that the murders are turning into a personal attack on Kate, particularly as information the perpetrator has received on the witness' whereabouts can only be the result of an internal leak of information.
The story continues at an amazing pace until literally the last few pages when we finally find out who the totally unexpected killer is.
Johanna Lindsey takes us back to Regency England in another romantic farce starring the Malory clan. The story begins when London's most handsome and eligible bachelor, Jeremy Malory, hires himself a thief to help a friend recover some jewelry he was cheated out of. The thief Jeremy forcibly hires is 20-year-old Danny, who is really a woman masquerading as a man. When she was 5, Danny's home was broken into, and everyone in it but her and the nurse she escaped with was murdered. Danny has no memories of anything before she was rescued by a young prostitute in an alley after her nurse died, and has been masquerading as a man to avoid a fate of prostitution for herself. Jeremy, a seducer of women, notices right off that she's no man, and it's simply in his nature to try to talk her into bed. Danny escapes his clutches, but winds up coming to him for a job when she gets kicked out of the house where she's been living. Jeremy sees it as his opportunity to seduce her, and is quite perplexed when she refuses to become his mistress, preferring to work as a maid instead.
Jeremy has vowed to never get married, and finds himself in a fix when a young debutante schemes to get him to the altar. Danny saves the day by dressing up and posing as his fiancée, and soon after, she falls into bed with Jeremy, though she still refuses to become his mistress. Her one appearance at a ball with Jeremy has put her in danger, though, because she looks so much like her mother that the man responsible for her family's murders takes note and decides to have her done in for good. Jeremy saves her, of course, and falls in love with her, too, since she's so much different than any woman he has ever known. Danny also finds out who she really is in the end, too, and everyone lives happily ever after.
Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . . Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last. Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever. Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series.
Grace has been making up boyfriends since she was a little girl so when her sister feels guilty for stealing Grace's fiance she makes up another one. Like the title says, this man is "too good to be true," but her family jumps at the chance to meet him. Wyatt Dunn is perfect, a pediatric surgeon that rescues cats in his spare time, its hard to find anything not to love in this new fake boyfriend. Meanwhile the house next door gets a new inhabitant in the form of the sexy ex-con Callahan O'Shea. He's everything a girl can dream about (minus the minimum security prison time he served) and Grace soon starts to feel a huge attraction for him. Sadly she still has to perpetuate the lie of the fake boyfriend in front of her family and that means doing it in front of Callahan as well. How can she date Callahan the ex-con when her family will compare him to the fake standards of Wyatt Dunn? There's also some pretty funny antics with her parents and her gay best friend that I'm not going to get into but they were quite hilarious.