In love and war . . . After fighting abroad for years, Sir Jeremy Blaine simply hopes to retire to a life of peace. But the lands promised to Jeremy have been stolen. He has no choice but to fight again, this time for his legacy. Healer Alicen Kent promised her dying mother that she'd remain neutral in any conflict. But when Jeremy Blaine brings her a critically wounded nobleman, Alicen has no choice but to help. Even if the injured man is part of the reason conflict is ravaging her shire. Dedicated to her healing, Alicen wants no husband. Determined to win back his land, Sir Jeremy has no interest in a wife. But other forces--haunting and supernatural--are at work in their lives. While warfare rages on the battlefield, Alicen and Jeremy draw their own lines in the sand. And before long, the only question is: who will win this War of Hearts?
I tried not to look at her. I tried not to want her. I tried not to love her. But she won this war of hearts and now I'm a man on my knees. This love may kill me. My president will see to that. No one touches his daughter. He's removed me from her life. He's sent me to hell where every day is a bloodbath. If he thinks he's won, he's wrong. Every battle is won before it's fought and she won this battle a long time ago. I surrendered in our war of hearts and now I'll fight to the death for my queen. An explosive and epic love story set in the gritty world of the Storm MC. "Wow...unputdownable! This book is an angsty, steamy, forbidden, slow burn with some major push and pull." - Fun Under The Covers Blog "WOW!!! I am literally at a loss for words. WOW!!! WAR OF HEARTS was absolutely EPIC!!!" - Reading Is Our Satisfaction Blog BOOKS IN THIS SERIES: Hurricane Hearts War of Hearts Christmas Hearts Battle Hearts (COMING JAN 2020) Motorcycle club romance, mc romance, biker romance, bad boy romance, alpha romance, forbidden romance
Under the best of conditions, the Peace Corps experience is somewhat like being parachuted into a human drama unfolding in a different culture. The volunteer may struggle mightily to be understood, but his attempts can be for naught if he misunderstands the framework of his role. Unfortunately, in spite of Peace Corps training, the only way a Peace Corps volunteer can understand the framework of his or her Peace Corps role is to live inside it, or even, as in the case of author James Jouppi, return to the site where he was stationed without the trappings of Peace Corps. In August of 1971, Jouppi arrived in Thailand as part of Peace Corps Thailand Group 38, a civil engineering group slated to work in the most communist-sensitive and most poverty-stricken areas of Thailand for Thailands Community Development Department. In War of Hearts and Minds, he documents the challenges of working inside the Peace Corps system, both prior to his work areas being designated red and after that time as well, before moving on to his attempts to work outside the Peace Corps system. Augmented with maps, photographs, and letters, War of Hearts and Minds offers a compelling look into both the politics of Nixon-era America and that of staunchly anti-communist Thailand as Thailand fought a shadow war adjoining the one that was raging in Vietnam and Laos. In his final chapters, Jouppi follows threads from Thailand as they unfold in American culture before providing insights for possible strategies in the future which could bring the goal of worldwide peace and justice closer to frution.
Thea Quinn has no idea what she is. All she knows is that her abilities have been a plague upon her life since she was a child. After years of suffering at the hands of a megalomaniac, Thea escaped and has been on the run ever since. The leadership and protection of his pack are of the utmost importance to Conall MacLennan, Alpha and Chief of Clan MacLennan, the last werewolf pack in Scotland. Which is why watching his sister slowly die of a lycanthropic disease is emotional torture. When Conall is approached by a businessman who offers a cure for his sister in exchange for the use of Conall's rare tracking ability, Conall forges an unbreakable contract with him. He has to find and retrieve the key to the cure: dangerous murderer, Thea Quinn. Thea's attempts to evade the ruthless werewolf are not only thwarted by the Alpha, but by outside dangers. With no choice but to rely on one another for survival, truths are revealed, intensifying a passionate connection they both fight to resist. At war with themselves and each other, Conall and Thea's journey to Scotland forces them to face a heartrending choice between love and betrayal.
I was meant to be theirs: Joseph, my sweet first love, and Marco, his dark and dangerous best friend. After Marco steals me away one night, Joseph is waiting for me. They say they can't let me go, or their enemies might hurt me. They both want me. Together. The three of us. I know it's dirty, and I know Joseph and Marco are dangerous men. But being with them doesn't feel wrong. When they hold me in their arms, I feel safe, cherished. If I give myself to them, can they protect me? Or will staying close to them put me in more danger than ever?
Three troubled souls tangled in a web of obsessive love. Logan is poison and Kristen knows it. She has developed a hatred for his decadent increasingly risqué lifestyle. Yet every time she tells herself she's done, it never is. His hypnotic power over her draws her back like an addiction. Logan's tenuous grip on reality is crumbling. He feels like he is reaching out for an elusive source of fulfillment. Sometimes he finds it in deviant sex, alcohol and drugs. Other times there is only darkness. Rich, powerful, handsome, he could have anyone he desires. But he's obsessed with Kristen and will not let her go. Jake is a struggling artist with a powerful determination to follow his dream. But he is another beautiful mess. On a quest to find happiness and rebuild his life, he longs to escape the shadows of his past. But first he must defeat the unrelenting nightmares in his head. When fate brings Kristen and Jake together, it rattles their worlds. Love is not in their plans that day in Central Park, but there is no going back. Now, Kristen finds herself caught between two wildfires, Jake and Logan. When jealousy and explosive passion erupt into dark obsession, vengeance is all that is left.
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