By Dan Rhodes
A twisted romantic comedy from probably the most designated writers around
In Paris, artwork pupil Aurélie Renard throws a stone and units in movement a series of occasions that would flip her existence the wrong way up. without warning discovering herself in sole cost of a stranger's child, and without concept how infants paintings, it is just due to the aid of her adoring professor and her gun-toting heartbreaker of a ally that Aurélie is ready to navigate her approach in the course of the such a lot remarkable and calamitous seven days of her existence. in the meantime, in a Pigalle cinema, a unadorned guy is doing his most sensible to teach the folk of Paris, Aurélie between them, what it capability to be alive.
First of September 1974. Craig Robinson is beginning secondary institution. intuition tells him he must continue his head down. the very last thing he wishes, as a result, is anyone sporting the identify St John Nimmo to be despatched to take a seat beside him, yet that's what he will get. throughout city Maxine Neill is beginning her personal new college, confident that she will not be there in any respect. She can be the place Craig and St John are. now not that she has met both of them but. notwithstanding meet them she is going to, and extra. Their lives and hers - and the lives of the whole Nimmo family members - develop into entwined as pre-teens flip to teenagers, flip to twenties and thirties, flip unavoidably to the eff many years they usually cross concerning the enterprise of filling the areas vacated through the generations that went prior to. it really is known as growing to be up, by no means brain that the majority of the time it sounds like making it up as they cross alongside, and infrequently like fucking up thoroughly. round them in the meantime the realm occurs: to be particular Belfast occurs, for sturdy or sometimes very unwell certainly. those are the conditions existence has contrived for them. What are they to do yet take care of it?
By Lauren Barnholdt
Cheating has results during this sparkly and funny romance from the writer of Two-Way road and One evening That adjustments Everything.
Hannah’s approximately to begin her senior yr, and she’s by no means been so scared. That’s simply because she’s going to need to face:
1. Sebastian: the fellow who dumped her at the final day of junior 12 months.
2. Noah: the fellow she’s completely fallen for.
three. Ava: Noah’s girlfriend...and Hannah’s top friend.
As Hannah attempts to determine how she acquired herself into this mammoth mess, something turns into crystal transparent: there’s completely no means she’s going to make it via this present day in a single piece.
By Anita Claire
Meet Juliette Cole, she’s simply arrived again to Silicon Valley after 3 heartbreaking months following her grad tuition like to London. relocating in with youth pal became blond bombshell she will get brought to Cassie’s loopy excessive way of life. Taking a task at a Silicon Valley startup, she learns that paintings is greater than simply hoodies and loose connoisseur meals. fortunately she has The Princesses, her shut crew of girlfriends from university.
They don’t name San Jose- guy Jose for not anything. Juliette’s middle isn't really lonely for lengthy. Swimming earlier than paintings, she sees a man with the main impressive six pack get out of the pool. Now she has a brand new quest – to satisfy him. whereas taking part in football she will get knocked out by way of an opposing participant. The player’s scorching health practitioner brother is helping her to the sidelines then begins texting her. As issues begin heating up in Juliette’s own existence she now has men vying for her recognition. Who will it's horny swimmer Zach or sizzling Dr. Nate?
When I sat right down to write this sequence I created characters I cherished. i needed the ladies to be shrewdpermanent, have their heads on immediately, be a part of a bunch of supportive neighbors, and feature a good dating with their kin. i needed the blokes to be the boys you really need to fulfill -- solid men, who work flat out, and deal with ladies with recognize.
All the princess books are coming of age tales. Our protagonists have accomplished university and at the moment are embarking at the grownup international. Overcoming an embedded trust or coming to phrases with grownup concerns isn't really constantly effortless or lovely to monitor. If I've performed my activity good as an writer, there'll be occasions should you yell at my protagonist to develop up, get their head out in their butt, or to prevent being concerned rather a lot. optimistically, through the top of every e-book, you'll cheer the protagonist as they develop, switch, and evolve into an grownup.
Of direction, those are all romance novels, so the heart of every tale is the protagonist as they develop, mature and get to embody their brilliant accomplice.
Please word, this unmarried novel used to be made of the Trilogy Meet Me, Kiss Me and Be with Me.
*** caution Steamy intercourse Scenes and a Love Triangle ***
By Susan Andersen
Las Vegas showgirl Carly Jacobsen retains studying the demanding means that her thought of enjoyable differs greatly from that of her neighbor Wolfgang Jones. certain, he seems fantastic, and he turns out to have a specific thing for her legs, however the man's a robotic. So what's with their chemistry?
Wolf has a plan for his existence, and it doesn't contain discovering himself tempted by way of the freewheeling Carly…mile-high legs or now not. but in a second of weak point, the 2 observe not less than one sector the place they do either celebrate. yet outdoor the bed room the stakes have become larger, and love may perhaps come all the way down to a roll of the dice…
By J. Lynn
The number one New York Times and USA Today bestselling phenomenon
Some issues are worthy expecting . . .
Traveling millions of miles from domestic to go into collage is the one manner nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can break out what occurred at that fateful Halloween get together 5 years ago—an occasion that endlessly replaced her existence. What she by no means deliberate on used to be shooting the eye of the only man who may shatter the precarious destiny she's development for herself.
Some issues are worthy experiencing . . .
Cameron Hamilton is six ft, 3 inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a couple of outstanding blue eyes and a extraordinary skill to make Avery wish issues she believed have been irrevocably stolen from her. getting concerned with him is risky. but ignoring the simmering stress that sparks among them—and brings out a facet of her she by no means knew existed—is impossible.
Some issues is not stored quiet . . .
But whilst Avery starts off receiving threatening e-mails and get in touch with calls, she's compelled to stand a earlier she desires to retain buried and recognize that somebody is refusing to permit her to permit pass of that evening whilst every thing replaced. If the devastating fact comes out, will she resurface with one much less scar? and may Cam be there to assist her?
And a few issues are worthy combating for . . .
By Jenny Colgan
"A hilarious, fast moving myth approximately beginning over, ideal for enthusiasts of Sophie Kinsella. totally adorable."―Booklist
Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. So while she loses her table task, she starts off her personal café and reveals lifestyles might be harder, and sweeter, than she ever dreamed.
After a youth spent in her liked Grampa Joe's bakery, Issy has certainly inherited his expertise. She's far better at baking than she is at submitting so while she's laid off from her table task, Issy comes to a decision to open her personal little café. yet she quickly learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all of her braveness and confectionary expertise to steer clear of disaster.
Funny and sharp, Meet Me on the Cupcake Café is set how existence will possibly not continually flavor such as you anticipate, yet there is continuously room for dessert!
A clever, quirky modern cupcake ebook of recipes and friendship, lovers of Sophie Kinsella, X and X may be heading for his or her mixers to create a narrative as candy and complicated as Issy's.
Other books via Jenny Colgan:
Meet Me on the Cupcake Café – "A hilarious, fast paced fable approximately beginning over, excellent for enthusiasts of Sophie Kinsella. totally adorable."―Booklist
The most lovable Chocolate store in Paris – A heartwarming and bittersweet tale of affection misplaced and found
Sweetshop of desires – a captivating tale of nostalgic goodies and discovering your self in unforeseen locations
What readers are announcing approximately Meet Me on the Cupcake Café:
"quirky and adorable!"
"a actual to blame pleasure―with a bit romance thrown in at the side!"
"Part Romantic Comedy, half Chick-lit... a captivating story"
"This booklet is a wonderful cupcake: light, packed with flavour and with simply the correct amount of sweetness to make you smile."
"smart and funny"
"this is a certain needs to read, a true web page turner."
What reviewers are asserting approximately Meet Me on the Cupcake Café:
"[A] heartwarming tale a l. a. Bridget Jones' Diary... Colgan folds in a colourful solid of characters and whips up a simple, candy read."―USA Today
"A humorous novel approximately friendship, foodstuff and love... "―Kirkus
"A pleasant story... hot, humorous and well-written."―Fresh Fiction
"Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, pleasant read"―Silver's Reviews
What everyone seems to be announcing approximately Jenny Colgan:
"[A] heartwarming tale a l. a. Bridget Jones' Diary... Colgan folds in a colourful forged of characters and whips up a simple, candy read."―USA Today
"Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, pleasant read"―Silver's Reviews
By Robert Eaglestone
Modern fiction is a large and numerous box, now international in measurement, with a massive variety of novels and writers that maintains to develop at an attractive velocity.
In this Very brief Introduction, Robert Eaglestone presents a transparent and fascinating exploration of the main issues, styles, and debates of latest fiction. From style, shape, and experimentalism to the legacies of modernism and postmodernism, the connection among globalization and terrorism, and the impression of expertise, Eaglestone examines how works either replicate the area during which we are living and the creative issues of writers and readers alike.
About the Series:
Oxford's Very brief Introductions series deals concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary idea to historical past, and Archaeology to the Bible. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity during this sequence offers trenchant and provocative--yet regularly balanced and complete--discussions of the important concerns in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief Introduction provides a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has built and the way it has prompted society. ultimately, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, delivering all scholars an obtainable and plentiful reference library. regardless of the region of analysis that one deems very important or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and cheap advisor that would most likely turn out indispensable.
By Alain Elkann
Because the results of a chain of fortuitous encounters and situations, the Italian author Giacomo Longhi falls sufferer to an obsessive interest in regards to the well-known English artist Julian Sax. He wish to meet Sax, however the nice painter is surrounded by way of a virtually impenetrable protecting display. The writer’s spouse, the fascinating and sensuous Rossa, ultimately takes him to a tea room in London, the place Sax spends a couple of hours of every day observed by means of his childrens, types and buddies. The narrator starts to worry that his spouse Rossa may perhaps succumb to the charms of this seductive guy, who draws ladies, paints them after which discards them. In an unpredictable series of occasions, Elkann weaves a desirable net that blends truth and fiction, and attracts the reader into the lives of characters who will turn out tough to overlook.
By Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe, the grasp social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all issues modern and cultural, offers a sensational new novel approximately existence, love, and learning--or the shortcoming of it--amid contemporary American colleges.
Our tale unfolds at fictional Dupont college: these Olympian halls of scholarship housing the cream of America's early life, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with culture . . . Or so it seems that to attractive, excellent Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina. yet Charlotte quickly learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, intercourse, cool, and kegs trump educational success each time.
As Charlotte encounters the paragons of Dupont's privileged elite--her roommate, Beverly, a Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse gamers; Jojo Johanssen, the one white beginning participant on Dupont's godlike basketball staff, whose place is threatened through a hotshot black freshman from the initiatives; the younger Turk of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady feel of entitlement and social domination is clinched by means of his unintended brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Geller, one of many Millennial Mutants who run the university's "independent" newspaper and who examine themselves the final bastion of highbrow pastime at the sex-crazed, jock-obsessed campus--she is seduced by way of the heady glamour of popularity, betraying either her values and upbringing earlier than she grasps the facility of being different--and the unique attract of her personal innocence.
With his trademark satirical wit and famously sharp eye for telling aspect, Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons draws on large observations at campuses around the state to immortalize the early-21st-century college-going experience.