Publisher : HarperCollins
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062391605
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

“A sharp, wise, and hilarious novel. . . . We loved it!” — Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza, authors of The Knockoff An addictively readable romantic comedy, drama, and mystery rolled into one, about two very different strangers whose lives become intertwined when they receive an unusual proposition. The Decent Proposal is a funny, tender, and enchanting story about love, attraction, and friendship: Jane Austen in Los Angeles. A struggling Hollywood producer, Richard Baumbach is twenty-nine, hung-over, and broke. Ridiculously handsome with an innate charm and an air of invincibility, he still believes good things will come his way. For now he contents himself with days at the Coffee Bean and nights with his best friend Mike (that’s a woman, by the way). At thirty-three, Elizabeth Santiago is on track to make partner at her law firm. Known as “La Máquina” The Machine—to her colleagues, she’s grown used to avoiding anything that might derail her quiet, orderly life. And yet recently she befriended a homeless man in her Venice neighborhood, surprised to find how much she enjoys their early-morning chats. Richard and Elizabeth’s paths collide when they receive a proposal from a mysterious, anonymous benefactor. They’ll split a million dollars if they agree to spend at least two hours together—just talking—every week for a year. Astonished and more than a little suspicious, they each nevertheless say yes. Richard needs the money and likes the adventure of it. Elizabeth embraces the challenge of shaking up her life a little more. Both agree the idea is ridiculous, but why not? What ensues is a delightful journey full of twists, revelations, hamburgers, classic literature, poppy music, and above all love, in its multitude of forms. The Decent Proposal is a heartfelt and often hilarious look at the ties that bind not just a guy and a girl but an entire, diverse cast of characters situated within a modern-day Los Angeles brought to full and irrepressible life.

Publisher : Harlequin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781460379516
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 224

HER KNIGHT IN A SHINING AUTO Sydney McKnight is looking for Mr. Convenient, not Mr. Right. Her dad insists that Syd be settled…so she asks the first guy she sees to act as her boyfriend. This gorgeous stranger is magnetic, but Sydney has sacrificed her heart before. She isn't about to give it away, even to a man who revs her engine like no other! Burke Holden is taken aback when Sydney requests he be her pretend paramour. After all, the single dad hasn't exactly been Mr. Romance since his ex left him and their son. But as he gets to know lovely Sydney, the bachelor might be willing to give love another shot. Will Sydney and Burke drive off into the sunset on their happily-ever-after…or will the past throw a wrench in their fairy-tale ending?

Publisher : Common Ground
Category : Authors and publishers
ISBN : 9781863350457
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 150

Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.

Publisher :
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 1481882872
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 246

In her long-awaited debut book, TV's Pleasure Professor reveals all the divine secrets she's been blessed to discover during her career as a holistic therapist to the stars. Not only does she reveal some rather racy chapters from her own personal life, she'll share 30 of the most powerful life transforming techniques known to man. In a book like no other, you can expect to be enthralled by Louise's many incredible stories as she takes you on a sexy journey through the English countryside, Las Vegas, a palm clad oasis in the ocean and beyond. If you blushed while reading 50 Shades of Grey, then you'll definitely need a fainting couch at the ready for this. This book is as much about you as it is about Louise. Prepare to be transformed as you do the many world-class therapeutic techniques she shares along the way, that are set to inspire you to be the best you, you can be. Prepare to be awakened to new heights of intimacy, and to find even more treasures within yourself. Quite simply, this is the must-read book of 2013, that everyone's falling in love with.

Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9783985947263
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 44

A Modest Proposal Jonathan Swift - To ease poverty in Ireland by eating the children of the poor was the satirical 'solution' suggested by Jonathan Swift in his essay 'A Modest Proposal' (1729). Here Swift unleashes the full power of his ironic armoury and corrosive wit, finding his targets - the British ruling class and avaricious landlords, and the brutalized Irish, complicit in their own oppression - with deadly precision.

Publisher : iUniverse
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781450242769
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 311

Nothing cooled the fire in Joshua Kane's belly, not even marriage to his drop dead gorgeous wife, Joan, his own American dream-a Philadelphia socialite who gave up her lifestyle to have him. Now Josh believed that money could stop the burning in his gut, the kind of cash Joan deserved, the kind he'd never make at his nine-to-five job. That's why he was in the casino, hoping for the big score. A high-rolling billionaire was there too, looking for a gamble that interested him...like offering a million bucks to spend one night wish Josh's beautiful wife. It was the devil's deal-and tempting as hell. But just thinking about it was tearing Josh's marriage apart, and his instincts told him that there was more to this proposal than money and sex. The mysterious, handsome man was playing a sinister game, and this time Joan's body and Josh's soul-or maybe his life-were the prize. "WELL-WROUGHT CHARACTERS....EXHILARATING PACE...." -"Philadelphia Enquirer" "IS THIS BOOK FUN? YOU BETCHA." -"The New York Times Book Review"

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781984802200
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

As seen on The Today Show! The new exhilarating New York Times bestselling romance from the author of The Proposal, a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick! Maddie and Theo have two things in common: 1. Alexa is their best friend 2. They hate each other After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa's wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they're comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won't fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn't looking, agreeing they would end it once the wedding is over. When it’s suddenly pushed up and they only have a few months left of secret rendezvouses, they find themselves regretting that the end is near. Two people this different can’t possibly have a connection other than the purely physical, right? But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don't fall in love.

Publisher : DayRay Literary Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781771430876
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 276

Reviewers have called it "powerful" and "brilliant." Newly released for its 25th anniversary edition, Jack Engelhard's novel "Indecent Proposal" has found its place alongside such classics as Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." "Indecent Proposal" remains one of the most widely-read and discussed novels around the world, due to the strong writing and riches that include a moral dilemma for the ages. The novel was translated into more than 22 languages, and Hollywood produced a mega-hit movie based on this book starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. The novel stands as a remarkable achievement from a great and legendary novelist. Though Hollywood only skimmed the surface of Engelhard's masterpiece, the theme is eternal, even biblical - temptation The plot has riveted the world's readers and moviegoers. A destitute couple tries their luck in an Atlantic City casino. The wife, Joan, is utterly gorgeous. She attracts the attention of an oil rich sultan who can buy anything he sets his eyes on. Can he buy people? Can he "buy" Joan? What would you do for a million dollars? Reviews "Precise, almost clinical language...is this book fun to read? You betcha " "- The New York Times" "The prose is vivid, cool and muscular, the story is great. In all, the fine tension between desire and high moral principal make "Indecent Proposal" a well-crafted book...well-wrought characters, exhilarating pace...it's beautifully written." "- The Philadelphia Inquirer" "A gut-wrenching study on love, money and trust." "- National Public Radio (NPR)" "Written with the sparseness of Hemingway but the moral intensity of I.B. Singer." - Michael Foster, author of "Three in Love" (HarperCollins) About the Author Contemporaries have hailed novelist Jack Engelhard as "the last Hemingway" and of being "a writer without peer and the conscience of us all." "The New York Times" commended the economy of his prose... "precise, almost clinical language." His bestselling novel "Indecent Proposal" made him internationally famous as the foremost chronicler of moral dilemmas and of topics dealing with temptation. Works that followed won him an even greater following, such as "Escape From Mount Moriah," his book of memoirs that won awards for writing and for film. His latest novel "Compulsive" draws us into the mind of a compulsive gambler in a work stunningly brilliant and original, and seductively readable. Engelhard writes a weekly column for "The Washington Times." His website: www.jackengelhard.com

Publisher : Lynda Chance Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 48

From USA Today bestselling author of Rule's Obsession and Rule's Property, Lynda Chance brings you a novella of heat and passion. Blurb: When Jenna Hardin is approached with a business proposition that involves a short-term marriage arrangement, she hesitatingly agrees. It doesn't take long before she realizes that the business involved is only a smokescreen and that she is the ultimate commodity. Excerpt: Jenna sat in first class and fiddled with the platinum band on her left ring finger. She watched David sitting next to her from the corner of her eye. His hand still held hers loosely, even in sleep, his fingers laced between hers in a hold of ownership, a hold of possession that he’d rarely allowed her away from the entire day. They were approaching the Greater Cincinnati airport and her mind raced over the day that had just passed. It was almost midnight, and everything had been accomplished in one day. When they’d left his house that morning, they'd met with his lawyer, the handsome blond man who'd been with David in the break room that day, and she’d signed a pre-nuptial agreement. He’d promised her a hundred grand when the knot was tied, and she took him at his word. The meeting had been accomplished in less than an hour. A quiver ran through her stomach when she realized the pre-nuptial agreement had already been drawn up; he must have planned everything in advance. Then they’d left the lawyer to board a flight to Vegas, and the minute they’d arrived, he’d hustled her into a twenty-four hour wedding chapel. They’d gotten married quickly without benefit of rings, but he’d located a jewelry store when they left the chapel. He’d had a ring on her finger with what seemed to have been an obscene lack of consideration and time. Leaving the jewelers, they went into a hotel restaurant and had a quick meal, and her mind shied away from what had happened next. They hadn't packed for an overnight stay, and she hadn't understood why he checked into the hotel after they ate. Her stomach had been tied in knots through the meal anyway, and apprehension and nerves screamed in her bloodstream as he pulled her by the hand up the elevators to a room. The minute the door had clicked shut, he turned to her and began unbuttoning her blouse. Panic attacked her and she put her fingers over his to stop him. "What are y-you doing?" He brushed her hands aside and continued to strip her. "Consummating the marriage," he answered sharply. "Why? Can't w-we wait?" "No. I want it consummated now." Disturbed by what they were doing and his reasons for it, she tried to slow him down and lighten the atmosphere. "Why?" Her voice was soft, trying to soothe him. "I'm not going anywhere." His gaze lifted from her buttons and stared into her eyes. "No, you can bet your ass you're not going anywhere." His voice dripped ruthless possession. Her pulse went spinning as he unhooked her bra and pushed it out of his way. He pulled her over to the king sized bed, and unhooked her skirt. "Step out of it." Her mind in a daze at the speed of his actions, she stepped from her clothes and moved onto the bed. He quickly stripped and pushed her legs apart and climbed on top of her. Her heartbeat going wild, she spoke in a whisper of defiance, referring to their agreement. "Just for two years." It was a mistake. His nostrils flared at her words and he grabbed her wrists and lifted them over her head. Huge and pulsing, he began to push into her. He stretched her completely, transferred her wrists to one strong hand, and lifted her face to his with the other. "When I'm good and ready, and not a day before, understand me?" His Indecent Proposal: Keywords: romance, contemporary romance, novella, steamy romance, office romance, boss-secretary romance

Publisher : John Wiley & Son Limited
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : UOM:39015046489087
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 218

A Decent Proposal: Ethical Review of Clinical Research Donald Evans and Martyn Evans Centre for Philosophy and Health Care University of Wales Swansea, UK The investigation and development of modern medicines and medical technology can create numerous ethical dilemmas both for clinical researchers and research ethics committees. A Decent Proposal: Ethical Review of Clinical Research seeks to facilitate and encourage good clinical research by exploring the concerns, responsibilities, general issues and particular pitfalls associated with ethical aspects of research. It provides practical guidelines for researchers on how to improve the quality of research design, while for those appointed to scrutinise research proposals it offers advice on how to apply consistent, careful and critical reasoning to the process of assessing ethical standards. As such, it will provide invaluable assistance to clinical researchers and ethics committees alike in understanding the moral challenges posed by modern health care.