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Download and read online Diary of a Mad Bride in PDF and EPUB Once I was a sane, levelheaded professional woman. Then I said “yes.” Now I am the lunatic bride I always made fun of! What is it about getting married that turns normal people into total freaks? A savvy, riotously funny novel, Diary of a Mad Bride is for anyone who has ever been a bride, is about to become a bride, yearned to be a bride, or suffered the sheer indignity of appearing in public in the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress.... My wedding was starting in less than twenty minutes, and I was stuck in a 7-Eleven parking lot with popcorn kernels wedged in my gums and vanilla ice cream melting on my dress. It was a disaster too large to comprehend. After an agonizing year spent planning my wedding, could it really end like this? The voices chronicling a year of wedding hysteria swirled in my head.... — My grandmother upon viewing my engagement ring: “What do you mean he gave you an emerald! Diamonds are eternal, emeralds say, maybe five years.” — My future father-in-law on the night of my engagement party: “To a happy marriage and, if necessary, a painless divorce!” — My best friend, Anita: “Oh, screw congratulations. Of course I’m happy for you. Stephen’s a major piece of ass and he’s got a sense of humor. Just as long as you’re certain this is what you want.” Would I survive this day after all....?
Download and read online Charmed in PDF and EPUB Four enchanting Halloween tales of love, enchantment, psychic powers, ghostly hauntings, and magical spells feature the work of Jayne Ann Krentz, Julie Beard, Lori Foster, and Eileen Weeks. Original.
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Download and read online The Bridal Arrangement in PDF and EPUB Lee Savage thundered into Montana to claim what was his-Shiloh Ranch and a virgin bride. As a young man he'd watched Ellie Shiloh come into this world, and now Lee's promise to protect the naïve young beauty bound them forever. Ellie's feelings for him glittered in her sensuous, admiring eyes, but for Lee, matrimony did not mean love. Still, their marriage bed was not off-limits, for Ellie was eager for her first taste of ecstasy. Despite their perfect harmony in the bedroom, this bridegroom would never confess to needing his wife! The stirring in his soul, that tornado of emotion, was merely duty-or could it be love?
Download and read online Simply Love in PDF and EPUB Even the hardest heart can be softened by love ... Cassandra Zerek is a true innocent in a wild anddangerous place -- but her indomitable spirit and gentle soul make her stronger than anyone suspects. The owner of a Colorado mining empire, Luke Taggart's wealth and position can buy him anything, yet he has grown bored with a life of saloons, gambling, and loose women. Nothing soothes his restless inner yearning -- until he spies Cassandra, as fresh and pure as a spring morning, and vows he will possess her. The radiant, charmingly naïve youngbeauty seems blind to the depth of Luke's desire or the lengths he is willing to go to seduce her. But the lady is wise, with an unwavering faith in the magical powers of love. And she's determined to awaken the good man hiding in Luke's tormented heart, for only one precious giftwill truly win her: his deep, passionate, and unsullied love.
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Download and read online Romance Fiction in PDF and EPUB Presents a comprehensive guide for librarians and readers' advisors, provides a brief history of the romance novel, and offers reading lists and subgenre definitions.
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