The Wicked Wallflower

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Author: Maya Rodale

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062231154

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Maya Rodale's captivating new series introduces London's Least Likely—three wallflowers who are about to become the toast of the ton . . . Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement—to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade. A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring. London's Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity—among other things—of London's most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma's wanton side and prove there's nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers . . . being perfectly scandalous together.

At the Christmas Wedding

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Author: Caroline Linden

Publisher: The Lady Authors

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

Page: 265

View: 5785

Snowed in a castle full of handsome lords, three young ladies are about to have the holiday of their lives… From the authors of AT THE DUKE'S WEDDING.

Will You Be My Wi-Fi?

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Author: Caroline Linden

Publisher: Caroline Linden

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Natalie Corcoran has to get away after a major family fight—and she makes it all the way to a cottage in England. All she wants is peace and quiet while she writes a cookbook, but the wedding party at the luxury hotel next door is driving her crazy…especially the sexy lawyer who wants her Wi-Fi password. Archer Quinn doesn’t have time to attend a wedding, but the groom is his most important client and he has no choice. He’s swamped with work, and the hotel Internet is out. Fortunately a nearby cottage has Wi-Fi—and a very attractive tenant. Archer will do anything to convince Natalie to take a chance on him: first with her password, then with her friendship, and then with more. But he only has a week to persuade her they'll be scrumptious together...

A Branch Too Far

The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, Book 3

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Author: Rickie Blair

Publisher: Barkley Books

ISBN: 1988881005

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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F.B. Eyes

How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

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Author: William J. Maxwell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691173419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI's hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing. Drawing on nearly 14,000 pages of newly released FBI files, F.B. Eyes exposes the Bureau’s intimate policing of five decades of African American poems, plays, essays, and novels. Starting in 1919, year one of Harlem’s renaissance and Hoover’s career at the Bureau, secretive FBI "ghostreaders" monitored the latest developments in African American letters. By the time of Hoover’s death in 1972, these ghostreaders knew enough to simulate a sinister black literature of their own. The official aim behind the Bureau’s close reading was to anticipate political unrest. Yet, as William J. Maxwell reveals, FBI surveillance came to influence the creation and public reception of African American literature in the heart of the twentieth century. Taking his title from Richard Wright’s poem "The FB Eye Blues," Maxwell details how the FBI threatened the international travels of African American writers and prepared to jail dozens of them in times of national emergency. All the same, he shows that the Bureau’s paranoid style could prompt insightful criticism from Hoover’s ghostreaders and creative replies from their literary targets. For authors such as Claude McKay, James Baldwin, and Sonia Sanchez, the suspicion that government spy-critics tracked their every word inspired rewarding stylistic experiments as well as disabling self-censorship. Illuminating both the serious harms of state surveillance and the ways in which imaginative writing can withstand and exploit it, F.B. Eyes is a groundbreaking account of a long-hidden dimension of African American literature.

Temptations of a Wallflower

The Wicked Quills of London

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Author: Eva Leigh

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062358677

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Eva Leigh’s deliciously sexy Wicked Quills of London series continues as a Lady’s secret career writing erotic fiction is jeopardized by real-life romance . . . In society circles she’s known as the Watching Wallflower—shy, quiet, and certainly never scandalous. Yet beneath Lady Sarah Frampton’s demure façade hides the mind of The Lady of Dubious Quality, author of the most titillating erotic fiction the ton has ever seen. Sarah knows discovery would lead to her ruin, but marriage—to a vicar, no less—could help protect her from slander. An especially tempting option when the clergyman in question is the handsome, intriguing Jeremy Cleland. Tasked with unmasking London’s most scandalous author by his powerful family, Jeremy has no idea that his beautiful, innocent bride is the very woman he seeks to destroy. His mission must remain a secret, even from the new wife who stirs his deepest longings. Yet when the truth comes to light, Sarah and Jeremy’s newfound love will be tested. Will Sarah’s secret identity tear them apart or will the temptations of his wallflower wife prove too wicked to resist?

The Captain and the Wallflower

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Author: Lyn Stone

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459233735

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Badly scarred Captain Caine Morleigh must marry to inherit. Who better than the homeliest young woman left over at the end of the London season? After all, she will require little attention to keep her happy…. Lady Grace Renfair leaps at the only chance to escape her emotionally abusive uncle and accepts Caine's proposal. Soon she blooms with confidence and beauty, causing her husband's forbidding exterior to crumble. If she could only reach beyond his scars to the gentleman beneath….

Wicked and the Wallflower

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Author: Sarah MacLean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349420351

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'I loved it' Eloisa James 'Smart, sexy, and always romantic' Julia Quinn 'For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean' Lisa Kleypas When Wicked Comes Calling . . . When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees - on one condition. She's seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won't accept a marriage without it. The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain . . . Bastard son of a duke and king of London's dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap and destroy his enemy. For the Promise of Passion . . . But there's nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, who quickly decides she'd rather have Devil than another. Soon, Devil's carefully laid plans are in chaos and he must choose between everything he's ever wanted . . . and the only thing he's ever desired. xxx Praise for Sarah MacLean: 'My absolute go-to author for clever, sexy and fun historical romances' Jennifer L. Armentrout 'Sarah MacLean has reignited the romance genre with a bolder edge' The New Yorker 'Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot' BookRiot.com 'Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean' Amanda Quick 'MacLean writes with an entirely unique blend of elegance and ferocity that bursts from every page' Entertainment Weekly xxx THE BAREKNUCKLE BASTARDS Three brothers, bound by a secret they cannot escape . . . The Devil, all vengeance and vice The Beast, all fists and fury The Duke, all power and past . . . and the women who bring them to their knees.

The Wallflower's Wicked Wager

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Author: Collette Cameron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944973902

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 250

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"Love--sentimental drivel for insipid, weak, feckless fools. A wounded hero. Since an explosion ravaged Captain Morgan Le Draco's face and cost him his commission in the Royal Dragoons, he's fortified himself behind an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Now destitute and shunned by the very society that once lauded his heroics, he's put aside all thoughts of marrying and having a family. Until he risks his life to save a drowning woman. At once, Morgan knows Shona's the balm for his tortured soul, but as a wealthy, titled noblewoman, she's too far above his humble station and can never be his. Love--a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face. An intrepid wallflower. Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry believes she's utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of gauche shyness, until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can't deny her immediate, powerful, and sensual attraction to him. Despite how ill-suited they are and innuendos that Captain Le Draco is a fortune-hunter, she cannot escape her growing fascination. Two damaged souls searching for love. Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts?"--Page [4] of cover.