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Ethan's Temptress Bride

Author: Michelle Reid

Publisher: Mills & Boon (2002)

He wouldn't be tempted. Would he? Eve the temptress. Millionaire businessman Ethan Hayes told himself she was a spoilt little rich girl hell-bent on bringing men to their knees. However, when Eve was the victim of a senseless attack, Ethan rescued her and found himself posing as her fiancé in order to calm her elderly Greek grandfather's fears. Suddenly Ethan was with Eve twenty-four seven, and was all he could do to prevent himself from giving in to temptation because, at the end of the coming fortnight, their mock betrothal would be over, and surely Ethan would be forgotten as Eve continued on her wicked, teasing way?

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Faithful

Author: Alice Hoffman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2016)

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl, until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world, filled with emotion – from dark suffering to true happiness. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls – including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night. Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a road map. Alice Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA Today) and her ability to write about the “delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary” (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this beautifully crafted, profoundly moving novel.

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Falling

Author: Jane Green

Publisher: Macmillan (2016)

Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines of her upper-crust English life - and rather dull boyfriend - and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in the world of finance. But her soulless, cut-throat, all-consuming job has only led to another life she didn't want. Answering an online ad, Emma finds a tiny beach cottage to rent in the small town of Westport, Connecticut. It needs work - lots of work. But it's the perfect project to satisfy Emma's passion for interior design and gardening, if her new landlord, Dominic, is agreeable to the small changes she yearns to make.

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False Colours

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Pan (1973)

The Honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the diplomatic service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed to find that his twin, Evelyn, has disappeared without trace. Christopher - Kit - is forced into an outrageous masquerade by the tangled affairs of his wayward family: his rigid uncle, Lord Brumby, the surprisingly wily Sir Bonamy Ripple, the formidable old Lady Stavely and Evelyn's betrothed, Cressy. But in the face of Evelyn's continues absence, Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit ... In this typically wonderful and sweeping romance, Georgette Heyer shows all the skill that made her the queen of historical fiction for over fifty years - and won her a huge audience that continues to this day.

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Faro's Daughter

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Pan Books (1973)

A renowned gamester, and the first to own that he is untroubled by a romantic disposition, Max Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference. But when he learns that his young cousin Adrian is bent on marrying Deborah Grantham, beautiful mistress of her aunt's gaming house, he meets an opponent in whom all his experience of risk and gambles finds him unprepared. Full of typically rogueish heroes and beautiful heroines, Faro's Daughter shows all the qualities that made the greatest romantic novelist of her age, and won her a huge audience that continues to this day.

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Fates And Furies

Author: Lauren Groff

Publisher: William Heinemann (2015)

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.

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Fenny

Author: Lettice Cooper

Publisher: Virago Press Ltd (1987)

“Fenny is the story of a young English school teacher who, after the death of her mother, for whom she was the sole carer, decides to take the opportunity to travel to Florence for a six month post as governess to an English family and their only daughter.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey

Author: E L James

Publisher: Arrow (2012)

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever. When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. But Christian is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view. This book is more suited to adult readers.

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Find Me

Author: Andre Aciman

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited (2019)

By the author of "Call Me By Your Name." Does true love ever die? One of the great contemporary romances continues.

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Flame Of Fate

Author: Anne Hampson

Publisher: Mills & Boon (1975)

It was years since Alana had seen Conon Mavilis, although she knew he still hated her for having turned him down. Now, in Greece, they had met again, and Conon, smouldering and embittered, was insisting that she become his wife. And this time he had the power to make her agree...

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