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The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1)

A marriage in name only br br To save her family home impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend s older brother the powerful man who once shattered her heart br br Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn t believe in marriage but in order to inherit his father s corporation he needs a wife and needs one fast When he discovers his sister s childhood friend is in dire financial straits he offers Alexa a bold proposition br br A marriage in name only with certain rules avoid entanglement Keep things all business Do not fall in love The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn t be that hard to follow right br br Except fate has a way of upsetting the best laid plans


The Marriage Plot

With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives br br It s the early s the country is in a deep recession and life after college is harder than ever In the caf s on College Hill the wised up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to the Talking Heads But Madeleine Hanna dutiful English major is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels br br As Madeleine tries to understand why it became laughable to read writers like Cheever and Updike who wrote about the suburbia Madeleine and most of her friends had grown up in in favor of reading the Marquis de Sade who wrote about deflowering virgins in eighteenth century France real life in the form of two very different guys intervenes Leonard Bankhead charismatic loner college Darwinist and lost Portland boy suddenly turns up in a semiotics seminar and soon Madeleine finds herself in a highly charged erotic and intellectual relationship with him At the same time her old friend Mitchell Grammaticus who s been reading Christian mysticism and generally acting strange resurfaces obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his mate br br Over the next year as the members of the triangle in this amazing spellbinding novel graduate from college and enter the real world events force them to reevaluate everything they learned in school Leonard and Madeleine move to a biology laboratory on Cape Cod but can t escape the secret responsible for Leonard s seemingly inexhaustible energy and plunging moods And Mitchell traveling around the world to get Madeleine out of his mind finds himself face to face with ultimate questions about the meaning of life the existence of God and the true nature of love br br Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead Or can there be a new story written for today and alive to the realities of feminism sexual freedom prenups and divorce With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives


The Marriage of Opposites

From the i New York Times i bestselling author of i The Dovekeepers i and i The Museum of Extraordinary Things i a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro the Father of Impressionism br br Growing up on idyllic St Thomas in the early s Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris Rachel s mother a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules Growing up Rachel s salvation is their maid Adelle s belief in her strengths and her deep life long friendship with Jestine Adelle s daughter But Rachel s life is not her own She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father s business When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome much younger nephew Fr derick arrives from France to settle the estate Rachel seizes her own life story beginning a defiant passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family including her favorite son who will become one of the greatest artists of France br br Building on the triumphs of i The Dovekeepers i and i The Museum of Extraordinary Things i set in a world of almost unimaginable beauty i The Marriage of Opposites i showcases the beloved bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers Once forgotten to history the marriage of Rachel and Fr derick is a story that is as unforgettable as it is remarkable


The Marriage Trap (Marriage to a Billionaire, #2)

To satisfy his late father s wishes hot and single billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy and fast so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed With no intention of being tied down Michael proposes to fiery free spirited photographer Maggie Ryan if she will play the part of his fianc e during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot he will keep away from her married best friend Alexa and stop making Maggie nuts with their too close for comfort flirtations br br But once in Italy sexual tension sparks the hottest no strings attached arrangement on any continent Could marriage be the most enticing trap of all


The Marriage Mistake (Marriage to a Billionaire, #3)

Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael s best friend Max Gray since she was a teenager Now she s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael s new venture America s fastest growing bakery empire But some things never change her family still treats her like a child With three drop dead gorgeous siblings she s still the ugly duckling of the bunch And Max the company s new CEO still barely notices her br br Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off limits But hot blooded lust wins out at a conference when the two share a scorching one night stand and are busted by her mother Now forced by old world Italian tradition into a marriage he s not ready for Max is miserable and Carina is furious Her new husband is about to realize that hell hath no fury like a woman transformed


The Marriage Merger (Marriage to a Billionaire, #4)

Her sisters have found wedded bliss with their wealthy wonderful dream men but not Julietta Conte She s stayed on terra firma as top executive of the family s corporation La Dolce Famiglia bakery Work is her passion and her trendy Milan apartment her sanctuary until Sawyer Wells a masculine masterpiece in a suit lures her out of hiding with an irresistible offer an exclusive partnership with his international chain of boutique hotels br br Julietta s been burned before and trusting her brother in law s friend whose powerful gaze alone has her rethinking the best use of a conference room is the riskiest proposition But with a once in a career chance to take the bakery global will she mix stone cold business with red hot seduction


The Marriage Lie

b Even the perfect marriage has its dark side b br br Iris and Will s marriage is as close to perfect as it can be a large house in a nice Atlanta neighborhood rewarding careers and the excitement of trying for their first baby But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Orlando Iris s happy world comes to an abrupt halt Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field killing everyone on board and according to the airline Will was one of the passengers on this plane br br Grief stricken and confused Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding But as time passes and there is still no sign of Will she reluctantly accepts that he is gone Still Iris needs answers Why did Will lie about where he was going What is in Seattle And what else has he lied about As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to find out what her husband was keeping from her the answers she receives will shock her to her very core


2 States: The Story of My Marriage

Love marriages around the world are simple Boy loves girl Girl loves boy They get married In India there are a few more steps Boy loves Girl Girl loves Boy Girl s family has to love boy Boy s family has to love girl Girl s Family has to love Boy s Family Boy s family has to love girl s family Girl and Boy still love each other They get married Welcome to States a story about Krish and Ananya They are from two different states of India deeply in love and want to get married Of course their parents don t agrees To convert their love story into a love marriage the couple have a tough battle in front of them For it is easy to fight and rebel but it is much harder to convince Will they make it From the author of blockbusters Five Point Someone One Night the Call Center and The Mistakes of My Life comes another witty tale about inter community marriages in modern india


Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

b Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert s new book i Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear i on sale now b br br br At the end of her bestselling memoir i Eat Pray Love i Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe a Brazilian born man of Australian citizenship who d been living in Indonesia when they met Resettling in America the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other but also swore to never ever under any circumstances get legally married Both were survivors of previous bad divorces Enough said But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government which after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing gave the couple a choice they could either get married or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again Having been effectively sentenced to wed Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving into this topic completely trying with all her might to discover through historical research interviews and much personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is Told with Gilbert s trademark wit intelligence and compassion i Committed i attempts to turn on all the lights when it comes to matrimony frankly examining questions of compatibility infatuation fidelity family tradition social expectations divorce risks and humbling responsibilities Gilbert s memoir is ultimately a clear eyed celebration of love with all the complexity and consequence that real love in the real world actually entails


This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Blending literature and memoir Ann Patchett author of em State of Wonder Run em and em Bel Canto em examines her deepest commitments to writing family friends dogs books and her husband creating a resonant portrait of a life in em This is the Story of a Happy Marriage em br br em This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage em takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett s life Stretching from her childhood to the present day from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one it covers a multitude of topics including relationships with family and friends and charts the hard work and joy of writing and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore br br As she shares stories of the people places ideals and art to which she has remained indelibly committed Ann Patchett brings into focus the large experiences and small moments that have shaped her as a daughter wife and writer


The Amateur Marriage

From the inimitable Pulitzer Prize winning author of Breathing Lessons comes a rich and compelling novel a New York Times bestseller about a mismatched marriage and its consequences spanning three generations


A Negotiated Marriage (Negotiated Marriage, #1)

i Sex wasn t supposed to be part of the deal i br br Three years into a marriage of convenience Molly s high powered CEO husband wants to add a new term to their marriage agreement Sex without any messy emotional entanglements But weekly sex with Luke despite their carefully negotiated terms is likely to get messy eventually br br Content in a mutually beneficial arrangement Molly isn t going to fall for Luke the way she fell for an old lover only to be crushed in the end She vows to stay strong no matter how much intimacy develops between them in bed When her old lover returns finally wanting a real relationship Molly has the chance to give her heart to a man who will accept it br br It s too bad she now wants to give it to her husband who has never admitted her heart is what he wants


The Stolen Marriage

From perennial bestseller Diane Chamberlain a compelling new novel br br In twenty three year old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory North Carolina a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II Tess s new husband Henry Kraft is a secretive man who often stays out all night hides money from his new wife and shows no interest in making love Tess quickly realizes she s trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out br br The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider treating her with suspicion and disdain especially after one of the town s prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed Tess suspects people are talking about her plotting behind her back and following her as she walks around town What does everyone know about Henry that she does not Feeling alone and adrift Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he s letting on br br When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital Tess who has a nursing degree bucks Henry s wishes and begins to work at the hospital finding meaning in nursing the young victims Yet at home Henry s actions grow more alarming by the day As Tess works to save the lives of her patients can she untangle her husband s mysterious behavior and save her own life


Accidents of Marriage

i Accidents of Marriage i explores a topic rarely shown in fiction the destruction left in the wake of spouse s verbal fury Ben never meant to hurt Maddy He never imagined his recklessness would lead to tragedy br br Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children Years ago she fell in love with Ben a public defender drawn to his fiery passion but now he s lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids which works to keep a fragile peace until the rainy day when they re together in the car and Ben s volatile temper gets the best of him leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life br br Randy Susan Meyers takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters alternating among the perspectives of Maddy Ben and their fourteen year old daughter i Accidents of Marriage i is a provocative and stunning novel that will resonate deeply with women from all walks of life ultimately revealing the challenges of family faith and forgiveness br br i Accidents of Marriage i explores a topic rarely shown in fiction the damaging effects of a spouse s emotional abuse


The Convenient Marriage

When the Earl of Rule proposes marriage to her sister Lizzie Horatia offers herself instead Her sister is already in love with someone else and Horatia is willing to sacrifice herself for her family s happiness Everyone knows she s no beauty but she ll do her best to keep out of the Earl s way and make him a good wife And then the Earl s archenemy Sir Robert sets out to ruin her reputation


The Marriage Pact

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture perfect couple Alice once a singer in a well known rock band is now a successful lawyer Jake is a partner in an up and coming psychology practice Their life together holds endless possibilities After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice s prominent clients they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact br br The goal of The Pact seems simple to keep marriages happy and intact and most of its rules make sense Always answer the phone when your spouse calls Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly Plan a trip together once per quarter br br Never mention The Pact to anyone br br Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties the sense of community their widening social circle of like minded couples and then one of them breaks the rules The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact membership like marriage is for life and The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule For Jake and Alice the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare


A Good Marriage

What happens when on a perfectly ordinary evening all the things you believed in and took for granted are turned upside down br br When her husband of more than years is away on one of his business trips Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband It s a horrifying discovery rendered with bristling intensity and it definitively ends a good marriage br br Listening Length hours and minutes


The Daylight Marriage

Hannah was the kind of woman who turned heads Tall and graceful naturally pretty often impulsive always spirited the upper class girl who picked of all men Lovell the introverted climate scientist the practical one who thought he could change the world if he could just get everyone to listen to reason After a magical honeymoon they settled in the suburbs to raise their two children br br But over the years Lovell and Hannah s conversations have become charged with resentments and unspoken desires She s become withdrawn and directionless His work affords him a convenient distraction The children can sense the tension which they ve learned to mostly ignore Until after one explosive argument Hannah vanishes And Lovell for the first time is forced to examine the trajectory of his marriage through the lens of memory and the eyes of his children As he tries to piece together what happened to his wife and to their lives together readers follow Hannah through that single day when the smallest of decisions takes her to places she never intended to go br br With the intensity of i The Lovely Bones i the balance of wit and heartbreak of i The Descendants i and the emotional acuity of Anne Tyler s work i The Daylight Marriage i is at its heart a novel about what happens when our intuitions override our logic with a page turning plot that doesn t reveal its secrets until the very end


The 158-Pound Marriage

The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this erotic ironic tale about a m nage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of b The World According to Garp b but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author s generally robust boisterous style Though Mr Irving s cool eye spares none of his foursome he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous and even the well intentioned destructive


The Marriage Pact (The Marriage Pact, #1)

Marci Thompson always knew what life would be like by her th birthday A large but cozy suburban home shared with a charming husband and two brilliant children A celebrated career as an established writer complete with wall to wall mahogany shelves and a summer book tour A life full of adventure with her friends and family by her side Instead Marci lives alone in square feet of converted motel space next to a punk rock band hundreds of miles from her friends and family She works in a temporary accounting assignment that has somehow stretched from two weeks into nine months And the only bright spot in her life not to mention the only sex she s had in two years is an illicit affair with her married boss Doug Thirty is not at all what it is cracked up to be Then the reappearance of a cocktail napkin she hasn t seen in a decade opens a long forgotten door and Marci s life gets complicated fast The lines between right and wrong fantasy and reality heartache and happiness are all about to get very blurry as Marci faces the most difficult choices of her life


The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Once regarded as a brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature William Blake is today recognized as a major poet a profound thinker and one of the most original and exciting English artists Nowhere is his glorious poetic and pictorial legacy more evident than in i The Marriage of Heaven and Hell i which many consider his most inspired and original work br i The Marriage of Heaven and Hell i is both a humorous satire on religion and morality and a work that concisely expresses Blake s essential wisdom and philosophy much of it revealed in the aphorisms of his Proverbs of Hell This beautiful edition reproduced from a rare facsimile invites readers to enjoy the rich character of Blake s own hand printed text along with his deeply stirring illustrations reproduced on full color plates A typeset transcription of the text is included


Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories

In the her tenth collection the title story of which is the basis for the new film i Hateship Loveship i Alice Munro achieves new heights creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves br br A tough minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager s practical joke A college student visiting her brassy unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife s nursing home romance br br i Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage i is Munro at her best tirelessly observant serenely free of illusion deeply and gloriously humane


The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

b Renowned pastor of New York s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of i The Songs of Jesus i Timothy Keller with his wife of years delivers i The Meaning of Marriage i an extraordinarily insightful look at the keys to happiness in marriage that will inspire Christians skeptics singles long time married couples and those about to be engaged b br Modern culture would make you believe that everyone has a soul mate that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential that marriage does not mean forever but merely for now that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues All those modern day assumptions are in a word wrong br br Using the Bible as his guide coupled with insightful commentary from his wife of thirty six years Kathy Timothy Keller shows that God created marriage to bring us closer to him and to bring us more joy in our lives It is a glorious relationship that is also the most misunderstood and mysterious With a clear eyed understanding of the Bible and meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage i The Meaning of Marriage i is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life br br


Game for Marriage (Game for It, #1)

b A sexy category romance from Entangled s Brazen imprint b br br i He s going in deep to make her his i br br Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn the smoking hot star quarterback of her local professional football team the San Jose Hawks And she s even more shocked when Jared s publicist offers her a proposition a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags Being that close to Jared would be too tempting so to protect her heart she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them br br Jared just wants to keep his starting QB job and keep it in San Jose His reputation as a ladies man has landed him in the headlines one too many times but there s something about his kind passionate new wife that tempts him beyond reason Any sort of intimacy between them is completely forbidden but as their bodies fall in deep will their hearts follow suit


The Story of a Marriage

From the bestselling author of The Confessions of Max Tivoli a love story full of secrets and astonishments set in s San Francisco br br We think we know the ones we love So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship how we can ever truly know another person br br It is and Pearlie a dutiful housewife finds herself living in the Sunset district of San Francisco caring not only for her husband s fragile health but also for her son who is afflicted with polio Then one Saturday morning a stranger appears on her doorstep and everything changes All the certainties by which Pearlie has lived are thrown into doubt Does she know her husband at all And what does the stranger want in return for his offer of For six months in young Pearlie Cook struggles to understand the world around her most especially her husband Holland br br Pearlie s story is a meditation not only on love but also on the effects of war with one war just over and another one in Korea coming to a close Set in a climate of fear and repression political sexual and racial The Story of a Marriage portrays three people trapped by the confines of their era and the desperate measures they are prepared to take to escape it Lyrical and surprising The Story of a Marriage looks back at a period that we tend to misremember as one of innocence and simplicity


Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living

With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul br br With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul br br Julie Powell is years old living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul sucking secretarial job that s going nowhere She needs something to break the monotony of her life and she invents a deranged assignment She will take her mother s dog eared copy of Julia Child s classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking and she will cook all recipes In the span of one year br br At first she thinks it will be easy But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier potato soup into the more complicated realm of aspics and cr pes she realizes there s more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye With Julia s stern warble always in her ear Julie haunts the local butcher buying kidneys and sweetbreads She sends her husband on late night runs for yet more butter and rarely serves dinner before midnight She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian the trick to extracting marrow from bone and the intense pleasure of eating liver br br And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine She has eclipsed her life s ordinariness through spectacular humor hysteria and perseverance


Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

Happy is good Holy is better br br Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better trust him more fully and love him more deeply What if God s primary intent for your marriage isn t to make you happy but holy br br Sacred Marriage doesn t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier It does contain practical tools but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture church history time tested wisdom from Christian classics and examples from today s marriages br br Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God s presence how good marriages foster good prayer how married sex feeds the spiritual life and more br br The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men s and women s roles have expanded since the book was first written It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued br br Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God s overarching purpose This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage It will most certainly change you Because whether it is delightful or difficult your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and to a spiritual integrity that like salt seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ


Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

In this funny frank tender memoir and New York Times bestseller the author of A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette recounts how opening a restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage br br When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit he was a trained composer with a handful of offbeat interests espresso machines wooden boats violin building and ice cream making So when Brandon decided to open a pizza restaurant Molly was supportive not because she wanted him to do it but because the idea was so far fetched that she didn t think he would Before she knew it he d signed a lease on a space The restaurant Delancey was going to be a reality and all of Molly s assumptions about her marriage were about to change br br Together they built Delancey gutting and renovating the space on a cobbled together budget developing a menu hiring staff and passing inspections Delancey became a success and Molly tried to convince herself that she was happy in their new life until in the heat and pressure of the restaurant kitchen she realized that she hadn t been honest with herself or Brandon br br With evocative photos by Molly and twenty new recipes for the kind of simple delicious food that chefs eat at home Delancey is a moving and honest account of two young people learning to give in and let go in order to grow together


The Marriage Contract (The O'Malleys, #1)

b i New York Times i and i USA Today i bestselling author Katee Robert begins a smoking hot new series about the O Malley family wealthy powerful dangerous and seething with scandal b br br Teague O Malley hates pretty much everything associated with his family s name And when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a business alliance Teague s ready to tell his dad exactly where he can stuff his millions But then Teague actually meets his new fianc e sees the bruises on her neck and the fight still left in her big blue eyes and vows he will do everything in his power to protect her br br Everyone knows the O Malleys have a dangerous reputation But Callie wasn t aware just what that meant until she saw Teague the embodiment of lethal grace and coiled power His slightest touch sizzles through her But the closer they get the more trouble they re in Because Callie s keeping a dark secret and what Teague doesn t know could get him killed


Marriage by Mistake

He woke up to discover two days of his life completely gone br br Workaholic Boston blueblood Dean has made it his life s goal to be the opposite of his irresponsible womanizing father br br But Dean discovers that while in a hypnotic trance he d acted exactly like his father traveling to Las Vegas where he d wooed and wed some sexy airhead dancer br br Now Kelly may be sexy but she s no airhead She knows the cold and puritanical man who claims to be her husband is not the man she d married But she suspects the warm and tender man she does love is buried somewhere deep inside And she s determined to find him


The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1)

A marriage in name only br br To save her family home impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend s older brother the powerful man who once shattered her heart br br Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn t believe in marriage but in order to inherit his father s corporation he needs a wife and needs one fast When he discovers his sister s childhood friend is in dire financial straits he offers Alexa a bold proposition br br A marriage in name only with certain rules avoid entanglement Keep things all business Do not fall in love The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn t be that hard to follow right br br Except fate has a way of upsetting the best laid plans


The Marriage Plot

With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives br br It s the early s the country is in a deep recession and life after college is harder than ever In the caf s on College Hill the wised up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to the Talking Heads But Madeleine Hanna dutiful English major is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels br br As Madeleine tries to understand why it became laughable to read writers like Cheever and Updike who wrote about the suburbia Madeleine and most of her friends had grown up in in favor of reading the Marquis de Sade who wrote about deflowering virgins in eighteenth century France real life in the form of two very different guys intervenes Leonard Bankhead charismatic loner college Darwinist and lost Portland boy suddenly turns up in a semiotics seminar and soon Madeleine finds herself in a highly charged erotic and intellectual relationship with him At the same time her old friend Mitchell Grammaticus who s been reading Christian mysticism and generally acting strange resurfaces obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his mate br br Over the next year as the members of the triangle in this amazing spellbinding novel graduate from college and enter the real world events force them to reevaluate everything they learned in school Leonard and Madeleine move to a biology laboratory on Cape Cod but can t escape the secret responsible for Leonard s seemingly inexhaustible energy and plunging moods And Mitchell traveling around the world to get Madeleine out of his mind finds himself face to face with ultimate questions about the meaning of life the existence of God and the true nature of love br br Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead Or can there be a new story written for today and alive to the realities of feminism sexual freedom prenups and divorce With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives


The Marriage of Opposites

From the i New York Times i bestselling author of i The Dovekeepers i and i The Museum of Extraordinary Things i a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro the Father of Impressionism br br Growing up on idyllic St Thomas in the early s Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris Rachel s mother a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules Growing up Rachel s salvation is their maid Adelle s belief in her strengths and her deep life long friendship with Jestine Adelle s daughter But Rachel s life is not her own She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father s business When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome much younger nephew Fr derick arrives from France to settle the estate Rachel seizes her own life story beginning a defiant passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family including her favorite son who will become one of the greatest artists of France br br Building on the triumphs of i The Dovekeepers i and i The Museum of Extraordinary Things i set in a world of almost unimaginable beauty i The Marriage of Opposites i showcases the beloved bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers Once forgotten to history the marriage of Rachel and Fr derick is a story that is as unforgettable as it is remarkable


The Marriage Trap (Marriage to a Billionaire, #2)

To satisfy his late father s wishes hot and single billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy and fast so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed With no intention of being tied down Michael proposes to fiery free spirited photographer Maggie Ryan if she will play the part of his fianc e during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot he will keep away from her married best friend Alexa and stop making Maggie nuts with their too close for comfort flirtations br br But once in Italy sexual tension sparks the hottest no strings attached arrangement on any continent Could marriage be the most enticing trap of all


The Marriage Mistake (Marriage to a Billionaire, #3)

Carina Conte has had a crush on her brother Michael s best friend Max Gray since she was a teenager Now she s earned her MBA and come to work at Michael s new venture America s fastest growing bakery empire But some things never change her family still treats her like a child With three drop dead gorgeous siblings she s still the ugly duckling of the bunch And Max the company s new CEO still barely notices her br br Max knows Carina Conte is strictly off limits But hot blooded lust wins out at a conference when the two share a scorching one night stand and are busted by her mother Now forced by old world Italian tradition into a marriage he s not ready for Max is miserable and Carina is furious Her new husband is about to realize that hell hath no fury like a woman transformed


The Marriage Merger (Marriage to a Billionaire, #4)

Her sisters have found wedded bliss with their wealthy wonderful dream men but not Julietta Conte She s stayed on terra firma as top executive of the family s corporation La Dolce Famiglia bakery Work is her passion and her trendy Milan apartment her sanctuary until Sawyer Wells a masculine masterpiece in a suit lures her out of hiding with an irresistible offer an exclusive partnership with his international chain of boutique hotels br br Julietta s been burned before and trusting her brother in law s friend whose powerful gaze alone has her rethinking the best use of a conference room is the riskiest proposition But with a once in a career chance to take the bakery global will she mix stone cold business with red hot seduction


The Marriage Lie

b Even the perfect marriage has its dark side b br br Iris and Will s marriage is as close to perfect as it can be a large house in a nice Atlanta neighborhood rewarding careers and the excitement of trying for their first baby But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Orlando Iris s happy world comes to an abrupt halt Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field killing everyone on board and according to the airline Will was one of the passengers on this plane br br Grief stricken and confused Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding But as time passes and there is still no sign of Will she reluctantly accepts that he is gone Still Iris needs answers Why did Will lie about where he was going What is in Seattle And what else has he lied about As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to find out what her husband was keeping from her the answers she receives will shock her to her very core


2 States: The Story of My Marriage

Love marriages around the world are simple Boy loves girl Girl loves boy They get married In India there are a few more steps Boy loves Girl Girl loves Boy Girl s family has to love boy Boy s family has to love girl Girl s Family has to love Boy s Family Boy s family has to love girl s family Girl and Boy still love each other They get married Welcome to States a story about Krish and Ananya They are from two different states of India deeply in love and want to get married Of course their parents don t agrees To convert their love story into a love marriage the couple have a tough battle in front of them For it is easy to fight and rebel but it is much harder to convince Will they make it From the author of blockbusters Five Point Someone One Night the Call Center and The Mistakes of My Life comes another witty tale about inter community marriages in modern india


Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

b Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert s new book i Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear i on sale now b br br br At the end of her bestselling memoir i Eat Pray Love i Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe a Brazilian born man of Australian citizenship who d been living in Indonesia when they met Resettling in America the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other but also swore to never ever under any circumstances get legally married Both were survivors of previous bad divorces Enough said But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government which after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing gave the couple a choice they could either get married or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again Having been effectively sentenced to wed Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving into this topic completely trying with all her might to discover through historical research interviews and much personal reflection what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is Told with Gilbert s trademark wit intelligence and compassion i Committed i attempts to turn on all the lights when it comes to matrimony frankly examining questions of compatibility infatuation fidelity family tradition social expectations divorce risks and humbling responsibilities Gilbert s memoir is ultimately a clear eyed celebration of love with all the complexity and consequence that real love in the real world actually entails


This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Blending literature and memoir Ann Patchett author of em State of Wonder Run em and em Bel Canto em examines her deepest commitments to writing family friends dogs books and her husband creating a resonant portrait of a life in em This is the Story of a Happy Marriage em br br em This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage em takes us into the very real world of Ann Patchett s life Stretching from her childhood to the present day from a disastrous early marriage to a later happy one it covers a multitude of topics including relationships with family and friends and charts the hard work and joy of writing and the unexpected thrill of opening a bookstore br br As she shares stories of the people places ideals and art to which she has remained indelibly committed Ann Patchett brings into focus the large experiences and small moments that have shaped her as a daughter wife and writer


The Amateur Marriage

From the inimitable Pulitzer Prize winning author of Breathing Lessons comes a rich and compelling novel a New York Times bestseller about a mismatched marriage and its consequences spanning three generations


A Negotiated Marriage (Negotiated Marriage, #1)

i Sex wasn t supposed to be part of the deal i br br Three years into a marriage of convenience Molly s high powered CEO husband wants to add a new term to their marriage agreement Sex without any messy emotional entanglements But weekly sex with Luke despite their carefully negotiated terms is likely to get messy eventually br br Content in a mutually beneficial arrangement Molly isn t going to fall for Luke the way she fell for an old lover only to be crushed in the end She vows to stay strong no matter how much intimacy develops between them in bed When her old lover returns finally wanting a real relationship Molly has the chance to give her heart to a man who will accept it br br It s too bad she now wants to give it to her husband who has never admitted her heart is what he wants


The Stolen Marriage

From perennial bestseller Diane Chamberlain a compelling new novel br br In twenty three year old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory North Carolina a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II Tess s new husband Henry Kraft is a secretive man who often stays out all night hides money from his new wife and shows no interest in making love Tess quickly realizes she s trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out br br The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider treating her with suspicion and disdain especially after one of the town s prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed Tess suspects people are talking about her plotting behind her back and following her as she walks around town What does everyone know about Henry that she does not Feeling alone and adrift Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he s letting on br br When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital Tess who has a nursing degree bucks Henry s wishes and begins to work at the hospital finding meaning in nursing the young victims Yet at home Henry s actions grow more alarming by the day As Tess works to save the lives of her patients can she untangle her husband s mysterious behavior and save her own life


Accidents of Marriage

i Accidents of Marriage i explores a topic rarely shown in fiction the destruction left in the wake of spouse s verbal fury Ben never meant to hurt Maddy He never imagined his recklessness would lead to tragedy br br Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children Years ago she fell in love with Ben a public defender drawn to his fiery passion but now he s lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids which works to keep a fragile peace until the rainy day when they re together in the car and Ben s volatile temper gets the best of him leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life br br Randy Susan Meyers takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters alternating among the perspectives of Maddy Ben and their fourteen year old daughter i Accidents of Marriage i is a provocative and stunning novel that will resonate deeply with women from all walks of life ultimately revealing the challenges of family faith and forgiveness br br i Accidents of Marriage i explores a topic rarely shown in fiction the damaging effects of a spouse s emotional abuse


The Convenient Marriage

When the Earl of Rule proposes marriage to her sister Lizzie Horatia offers herself instead Her sister is already in love with someone else and Horatia is willing to sacrifice herself for her family s happiness Everyone knows she s no beauty but she ll do her best to keep out of the Earl s way and make him a good wife And then the Earl s archenemy Sir Robert sets out to ruin her reputation


The Marriage Pact

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture perfect couple Alice once a singer in a well known rock band is now a successful lawyer Jake is a partner in an up and coming psychology practice Their life together holds endless possibilities After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice s prominent clients they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact br br The goal of The Pact seems simple to keep marriages happy and intact and most of its rules make sense Always answer the phone when your spouse calls Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly Plan a trip together once per quarter br br Never mention The Pact to anyone br br Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties the sense of community their widening social circle of like minded couples and then one of them breaks the rules The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact membership like marriage is for life and The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule For Jake and Alice the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare


A Good Marriage

What happens when on a perfectly ordinary evening all the things you believed in and took for granted are turned upside down br br When her husband of more than years is away on one of his business trips Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband It s a horrifying discovery rendered with bristling intensity and it definitively ends a good marriage br br Listening Length hours and minutes


The Daylight Marriage

Hannah was the kind of woman who turned heads Tall and graceful naturally pretty often impulsive always spirited the upper class girl who picked of all men Lovell the introverted climate scientist the practical one who thought he could change the world if he could just get everyone to listen to reason After a magical honeymoon they settled in the suburbs to raise their two children br br But over the years Lovell and Hannah s conversations have become charged with resentments and unspoken desires She s become withdrawn and directionless His work affords him a convenient distraction The children can sense the tension which they ve learned to mostly ignore Until after one explosive argument Hannah vanishes And Lovell for the first time is forced to examine the trajectory of his marriage through the lens of memory and the eyes of his children As he tries to piece together what happened to his wife and to their lives together readers follow Hannah through that single day when the smallest of decisions takes her to places she never intended to go br br With the intensity of i The Lovely Bones i the balance of wit and heartbreak of i The Descendants i and the emotional acuity of Anne Tyler s work i The Daylight Marriage i is at its heart a novel about what happens when our intuitions override our logic with a page turning plot that doesn t reveal its secrets until the very end


The 158-Pound Marriage

The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this erotic ironic tale about a m nage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of b The World According to Garp b but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author s generally robust boisterous style Though Mr Irving s cool eye spares none of his foursome he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous and even the well intentioned destructive


The Marriage Pact (The Marriage Pact, #1)

Marci Thompson always knew what life would be like by her th birthday A large but cozy suburban home shared with a charming husband and two brilliant children A celebrated career as an established writer complete with wall to wall mahogany shelves and a summer book tour A life full of adventure with her friends and family by her side Instead Marci lives alone in square feet of converted motel space next to a punk rock band hundreds of miles from her friends and family She works in a temporary accounting assignment that has somehow stretched from two weeks into nine months And the only bright spot in her life not to mention the only sex she s had in two years is an illicit affair with her married boss Doug Thirty is not at all what it is cracked up to be Then the reappearance of a cocktail napkin she hasn t seen in a decade opens a long forgotten door and Marci s life gets complicated fast The lines between right and wrong fantasy and reality heartache and happiness are all about to get very blurry as Marci faces the most difficult choices of her life


The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Once regarded as a brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature William Blake is today recognized as a major poet a profound thinker and one of the most original and exciting English artists Nowhere is his glorious poetic and pictorial legacy more evident than in i The Marriage of Heaven and Hell i which many consider his most inspired and original work br i The Marriage of Heaven and Hell i is both a humorous satire on religion and morality and a work that concisely expresses Blake s essential wisdom and philosophy much of it revealed in the aphorisms of his Proverbs of Hell This beautiful edition reproduced from a rare facsimile invites readers to enjoy the rich character of Blake s own hand printed text along with his deeply stirring illustrations reproduced on full color plates A typeset transcription of the text is included


Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories

In the her tenth collection the title story of which is the basis for the new film i Hateship Loveship i Alice Munro achieves new heights creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves br br A tough minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a teenager s practical joke A college student visiting her brassy unconventional aunt stumbles on an astonishing secret and its meaning in her own life An incorrigible philanderer responds with unexpected grace to his wife s nursing home romance br br i Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage i is Munro at her best tirelessly observant serenely free of illusion deeply and gloriously humane


The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

b Renowned pastor of New York s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of i The Songs of Jesus i Timothy Keller with his wife of years delivers i The Meaning of Marriage i an extraordinarily insightful look at the keys to happiness in marriage that will inspire Christians skeptics singles long time married couples and those about to be engaged b br Modern culture would make you believe that everyone has a soul mate that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential that marriage does not mean forever but merely for now that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues All those modern day assumptions are in a word wrong br br Using the Bible as his guide coupled with insightful commentary from his wife of thirty six years Kathy Timothy Keller shows that God created marriage to bring us closer to him and to bring us more joy in our lives It is a glorious relationship that is also the most misunderstood and mysterious With a clear eyed understanding of the Bible and meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage i The Meaning of Marriage i is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life br br


Game for Marriage (Game for It, #1)

b A sexy category romance from Entangled s Brazen imprint b br br i He s going in deep to make her his i br br Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn the smoking hot star quarterback of her local professional football team the San Jose Hawks And she s even more shocked when Jared s publicist offers her a proposition a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags Being that close to Jared would be too tempting so to protect her heart she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them br br Jared just wants to keep his starting QB job and keep it in San Jose His reputation as a ladies man has landed him in the headlines one too many times but there s something about his kind passionate new wife that tempts him beyond reason Any sort of intimacy between them is completely forbidden but as their bodies fall in deep will their hearts follow suit


The Story of a Marriage

From the bestselling author of The Confessions of Max Tivoli a love story full of secrets and astonishments set in s San Francisco br br We think we know the ones we love So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship how we can ever truly know another person br br It is and Pearlie a dutiful housewife finds herself living in the Sunset district of San Francisco caring not only for her husband s fragile health but also for her son who is afflicted with polio Then one Saturday morning a stranger appears on her doorstep and everything changes All the certainties by which Pearlie has lived are thrown into doubt Does she know her husband at all And what does the stranger want in return for his offer of For six months in young Pearlie Cook struggles to understand the world around her most especially her husband Holland br br Pearlie s story is a meditation not only on love but also on the effects of war with one war just over and another one in Korea coming to a close Set in a climate of fear and repression political sexual and racial The Story of a Marriage portrays three people trapped by the confines of their era and the desperate measures they are prepared to take to escape it Lyrical and surprising The Story of a Marriage looks back at a period that we tend to misremember as one of innocence and simplicity


Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living

With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul br br With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul br br Julie Powell is years old living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul sucking secretarial job that s going nowhere She needs something to break the monotony of her life and she invents a deranged assignment She will take her mother s dog eared copy of Julia Child s classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking and she will cook all recipes In the span of one year br br At first she thinks it will be easy But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier potato soup into the more complicated realm of aspics and cr pes she realizes there s more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye With Julia s stern warble always in her ear Julie haunts the local butcher buying kidneys and sweetbreads She sends her husband on late night runs for yet more butter and rarely serves dinner before midnight She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian the trick to extracting marrow from bone and the intense pleasure of eating liver br br And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine She has eclipsed her life s ordinariness through spectacular humor hysteria and perseverance


Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

Happy is good Holy is better br br Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better trust him more fully and love him more deeply What if God s primary intent for your marriage isn t to make you happy but holy br br Sacred Marriage doesn t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier It does contain practical tools but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture church history time tested wisdom from Christian classics and examples from today s marriages br br Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God s presence how good marriages foster good prayer how married sex feeds the spiritual life and more br br The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men s and women s roles have expanded since the book was first written It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued br br Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God s overarching purpose This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage It will most certainly change you Because whether it is delightful or difficult your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and to a spiritual integrity that like salt seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ


Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

In this funny frank tender memoir and New York Times bestseller the author of A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette recounts how opening a restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage br br When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit he was a trained composer with a handful of offbeat interests espresso machines wooden boats violin building and ice cream making So when Brandon decided to open a pizza restaurant Molly was supportive not because she wanted him to do it but because the idea was so far fetched that she didn t think he would Before she knew it he d signed a lease on a space The restaurant Delancey was going to be a reality and all of Molly s assumptions about her marriage were about to change br br Together they built Delancey gutting and renovating the space on a cobbled together budget developing a menu hiring staff and passing inspections Delancey became a success and Molly tried to convince herself that she was happy in their new life until in the heat and pressure of the restaurant kitchen she realized that she hadn t been honest with herself or Brandon br br With evocative photos by Molly and twenty new recipes for the kind of simple delicious food that chefs eat at home Delancey is a moving and honest account of two young people learning to give in and let go in order to grow together


The Marriage Contract (The O'Malleys, #1)

b i New York Times i and i USA Today i bestselling author Katee Robert begins a smoking hot new series about the O Malley family wealthy powerful dangerous and seething with scandal b br br Teague O Malley hates pretty much everything associated with his family s name And when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a business alliance Teague s ready to tell his dad exactly where he can stuff his millions But then Teague actually meets his new fianc e sees the bruises on her neck and the fight still left in her big blue eyes and vows he will do everything in his power to protect her br br Everyone knows the O Malleys have a dangerous reputation But Callie wasn t aware just what that meant until she saw Teague the embodiment of lethal grace and coiled power His slightest touch sizzles through her But the closer they get the more trouble they re in Because Callie s keeping a dark secret and what Teague doesn t know could get him killed


Marriage by Mistake

He woke up to discover two days of his life completely gone br br Workaholic Boston blueblood Dean has made it his life s goal to be the opposite of his irresponsible womanizing father br br But Dean discovers that while in a hypnotic trance he d acted exactly like his father traveling to Las Vegas where he d wooed and wed some sexy airhead dancer br br Now Kelly may be sexy but she s no airhead She knows the cold and puritanical man who claims to be her husband is not the man she d married But she suspects the warm and tender man she does love is buried somewhere deep inside And she s determined to find him