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Rock Bottom

Author: Josephine Traynor

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)

“Money. Fame. Success. I had it all. And now I have nothing. No band. No contract. I’m roughing it with the commoners, and I have no idea what the fuck I’m doing.” Reece Ashton is used to living the dizzying heights of being a celebrity, until his only other band member leaves just as they were about to embark on a world tour. Sold out shows, groupies, and living the high life are long forgotten as he has to learn to fend for himself while living in suburbia. Hiding out in the tiny town of Portmouthe, England is as about as far away from the spotlight as possible. He doesn’t want to be there, but he’s got nothing but time on his hands now that he’s been left high and dry by his band mate. No job, limited money and no life skills - he’s completely out of his element. No one in town knows he’s there except one girl who keeps his secret. Falling in love was never part of his comeback plan.

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Rose In Bloom

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Digireads.com (2007)

In this sequel to "Eight Cousins" we find the title character Rose returning from a two year trip traveling the world. Rose, a wealthy woman, finds herself the object of many suitors, but how can she tell who loves her for her and who loves her for her money? A delightful coming of age story, "Rose in Bloom" will delight readers both young and old.

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Ruined City

Author: Nevil Shute

Publisher: Pan (1974)

Through a series of mishaps, Henry Warren, a recently divorced City financier, ends up in hospital in a Northern town ruined by the closure of its shipyard. Moved by the fate of the town's inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and reputation to save the shipyard and restore the town to its former prosperity. In seeking to change the fate of the town, he radically changes his own.

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Ruthless Billionaire: Forbidden Baby

Author: Emma Darcy

Publisher: Mills & Boon (2009)

Tammy closed the door and leaned back against it, staying out of the firing line of the volatile aggression pouring from Fletcher as he stalked around, checking out her living space, even poking his head into her bedroom and bathroom. `This place is a shoebox, Tamalyn,' he shot at her. Her chin rose defensively. `I've managed here quite happily for the past seven years.' `It meets a single person's needs. It will not do for you and the baby,' he stated emphatically, his gazing dropping to her stomach again. He scooped up her door key, and the handbag she had laid on the kitchenette counter when she'd grabbed for the telephone. `Let's move,' he said, with an air of unassailable decision, striding back to her and gathering her in to his side as he reopened the door. `Where are you taking me?' she asked, alarm at being swept out of the security of her own home kicking her heart out of its numb state. `I'm taking you to what will be our place.

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Saturday's Child

Author: Ruth Hamilton

Publisher: Pan (2012)

Saturday’s child works hard for a living . . . IT WAS 1950. Magsy O’Gara, her husband killed in the war, plodded through her daily routine as a hospital cleaner, dedicating all her spare time to Beth, her genius daughter. Pursued by men who admired her great beauty, she was determined to remain a widow. Nothing was to divert her from her gruelling schedule. Her goal was simple: Beth would become a doctor. Beth, however, wanted a normal life — a brother, a sister, a stepfather who might make her wonderful mother happy. So Beth was delighted when a personable man began to court Magsy. Across, the road at number one, Nellie Hulme, trapped in a world of silence, watched the other two Saturday girls. Deaf since infancy, Nellie kept a huge secret. What would folk have thought had they known her true position in life?

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Savage Eden

Author: Diane Crawford

Publisher: The Berkley/Jove Publishing Group (1982)

Dirk Chandler was a man like no other—the "invincible" leader of their expedition into the mysterious Amazon... and a breaker of women's hearts. Valecia Jordan had met men like him before—and she knew that, in this dangerous paradise, he was the greatest danger of all.... But as the primitive jungle strips away her inhibitions, Valecia responds with wild abandon to Dirk's bold advances. She is on fire with a feverish passion for a man as heartless as the lush, brooding wilderness.

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Saving Grace

Author: Jane Green

Publisher: Pan (2015)

A perfect stranger wants her perfect life. Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel side-lined in her home - and her marriage - by this ambitious younger woman. Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?

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Scandal

Author: Julie Kistler

Publisher: Mills & Boon (2006)

Timeless passion.. Jordan Albright is writing about the scandalous life and works of sculptress Isabella who shocked 1893 Chicago society. During an exhibition on the artist's work, Jordan is drawn by the picture of Nick Tempest, Isabella's brother - literally! Nick Tempest can't understand how Jordan lands on his lap, but he certainly has no intention of letting the sultry seductress get away. But as passion flares between them, will they stand a chance against the conservative 19th century society and against a future that Jordan must return to?

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Score

Author: Jilly Cooper

Publisher: Corgi (2000)

Sir Robert Rannaldini, the most successful but detested conductor in the world, had two ambitions: to seduce his ravishing nineteen-year-old stepdaughter Tabitha Campbell-Black, and to put his mark on musical history by making the definitive film of Verdi's darkest opera, Don Carlos. As Rannaldini, Tristan, his charismatic French director, a volatile cast and bolshy French crew gather at Rannaldini's haunted abbey for filming, it is inevitable that violent feuds, abandoned bonking, temperamental screaming, and devious plotting will ensue. But although everyone wished Rannaldini dead, no one actually thought the Maestro would be murdered. Or that after the dreadful deed some very bizarre things would continue to occur.

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Secret Obsession

Author: Charlotte Lamb

Publisher: Mills & Boon (1995)

'Do I have to remind you that it was me you married, not him? 'I want a divorce, Ben! Nerissa broke out in a voice that shook, and the room filled with an intolerable tension. 'I'll fight it,' he said curtly. 'I'll use any weapon I have to-even if it means bringing him into it. What do you think that will do to your family pride? Dear Reader The Seven Deadly Sins are those sins which most of us are in danger of committing every day: very ordinary failings, very human weaknesses, but which can sometimes cause pain to both ourselves and others. Over the ages they have been defined as: Anger, Covetousness, Envy, Greed, Lust, Pride and Sloth. In this book I deal with the sin of Pride. In certain circumstances, pride can be a strength and comfort, but in other circumstances it can be deadly, particularly when family pride leads people to lie, to suppress truth about the past, or when someone is too proud to admit their feelings.

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