No one wants to take a risk on The Girl Most Likely to Have Fun…except the one person in the world she’d rather not ask. Katie Buick dreams of opening her own restaurant, but finding a financial backer is proving impossible. Until she makes a final, desperate plea to businessman Ric Emerson—the boy whose heart she broke in their senior year. Ric’s worked hard to shed his high school image and become a success, and when Katie’s business proposal crosses his desk, he’s on board. What happened before is water under the bridge, right? But as they build the business, chemistry simmers between them, blurring the lines between personal and professional. Can Ric trust Katie with his heart again, and give them a second chance at happiness?
When you were 17, what did you think your life would be like when you hit 27? At 17, Rachel Hill was the girl most likely to succeed. At 27, with an Honours degree and a career as a travel writer, she thinks that marriage is the only thing missing from this perfect trifecta. Her American boyfriend is smart and gorgeous, just the guy everyone thought she'd find. But one rash decision changes everything. Suddenly Rachel finds herself living back at home in her childhood bedroom, nannying a surly six-year-old and watching Mary Tyler Moore re-runs. Her friends worry she's having a 'quarter-life' crisis - but the real story is far more bizarre. As she confronts her idea of perfection, she finds that happiness is living the life you want to live, rather than the one you're expected to.
Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, "fat, frumpy, and over forty." The thought of facing former classmates--and the ex-husband who dumped her--at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the reunion. Personal Trainer Finn Cooper is more than willing to help--but does he have to be so to-die-for gorgeous? Finn thinks Cara is perfect just the way she is. She's everything he wants in a woman, except for one thing--she can't get past the fact that he's eight years younger. To Finn, age and weight are just numbers. But can he convince Cara the numbers she worries about add up to only one thing for him--love?
After years of being called the wild child of Sandy Bend, Michigan, Dana Devine has pretty much confirmed that rumor by sleeping with Cal Brewer. Yes, she's always had a thing for the new police chief, but she never meant to live out her fantasy. Now that reality's hit, she knows they can't continue the relationship—it simply wouldn't work. What she doesn't realize is that Cal himself was living out a fantasy of his own…. When Dana asked Cal to "come up for a drink" after running into him in Chicago, he knew where the evening was headed. But he never anticipated falling for Dana the way he did. Now she's barely speaking to him, and Cal's not sure if their one perfect night was just a mistake. Problem is, he can't stop thinking about her…or about spending another hot night with the wild beauty….
Fans of Jill Shalvis, Rachel Gibson, Susan Andersen and Carly Phillips will adore this fun, flirty and irresistibly sexy read from New York Times bestseller Susan Donovan, author of The Kept Woman and He Loves Lucy. Kat Cavanaugh was sixteen when she hitchhiked out of West Virginia vowing never to return. Who could blame her? She'd stumbled on her father's affair, discovered she was pregnant, got dumped and kicked out of school - all in a single afternoon. Twenty years later, Kat's back - gorgeous, rich and after an apology from just about everyone. First on her list is Riley Bohland, the boy who broke her heart before she could tell him about the baby. But Kat didn't count on Riley's own anger, or that he'd be just as delicious as he was back then. And when a passion is ignited intense enough to burn through two decades of secrets and lies, it's time to question everything they thought they knew about their past... Don't miss Susan Donovan's sublime Bayberry Island series. In Sea of Love, The Sweetest Summer and Moondance Beach, escape to a special island where, legend has it, a bronze mermaid statue grants true love...
Members of the Gray Valley class of 1994 are dying at a frightening rate, and Katrina Parker may be the only one who can save them. Is this the curse that was placed on them twenty-five years ago finally coming true? To find the answers Katrina is forced tot confront her painful past and the role she played in the tragic events that occurred in her senior year of high school. Though it won't be easy, she feels confident in her plan. After all, she was once voted the girl most likely to succeed. But somebody seems determined to stop her and they just might know the truth about Katrina and what she did. As the body count grows and haunting coincidences abound, Katrina fears her dark secret may be connected to the deaths of her old friends. Now with her twenty-fifth high school reunion looming, she's in a race against time to save the surviving members of the class of '94 before it's too late. Girl Most Likely To Succeedis a fast-paced psychological thriller full of twists and turns that you won't want to put down. Read Alissa Grosso's debut adult novel today.
“We didn’t know then that the dramas we imagined weren’t even warm-ups for what real life held for us.” From the fifth grade to their fifth decade, Vaughn, Reenie, Susan, and Audrey share secrets and dreams–their lives connected like silk threads through rich fabric, pulling but never breaking at life’s unexpected twists and turns. Meet the girls most likely TO WRITE THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL: Vaughn has a flair for words that makes her the unofficial diplomat of the foursome. She’s great at keeping it together for everybody–but herself. TO MARRY A PRINCE: Sassy Reenie can break hearts as easily as she can take out a bully without breaking a nail. But her live-for-today attitude leads to a tragic mistake that will haunt the girls for years. TO BE FAMOUS: From the ashes of a ravaged home life, amid rumors and bad feelings, Susan rises to fame as a glamorous network anchorwoman, proving that success is the best revenge. But forgiveness is another matter. TO RUN THE WORLD: Audrey is the ultimate overachiever, but this takes a devastating toll on her health, her career, and her family. Perfection is a race where the finish line keeps moving. What will she sacrifice to win? Girls Most Likely is an emotional, uplifting, often hilarious glimpse into the lives of today’s ever-changing African American women, sustained by love, laughter, and sisterhood. Don’t miss the reading group guide in the back of the book.
With meticulous career planning and a couple of dirty martinis, there is very little that New York City investment banker Vina Chopra can't do. And now that sh's decided to get serious about if nding her mate, there is very little that Vina won't try—even if it means letting her parents get involved. After all, what does she have to lose? Her longest-term relationship thus far has been with the ulcer she ultimately named Fred (unless you count the ex-boyfriend who won't go away). Amid a series of dates with 'the nice Indian doctor' and an office scandal that could permanently end her career, Vina starts to question everything sh's been working for. Who has she been trying to please all these years? Is this the life that she really wants? Can she if nally learn to put aside her family's expectations long enough and become the girl most likely to if nd a happiness all her own?
The Girl Least Likely To… by Dorien Kelly Love in a small town… When Hallie Brewer left home seven years ago, she swore she'd never return. She was an accident waiting to happen as a kid, earning her the nickname Horrible Hallie. Leaving Sandy Bend was the only way to escape her past. But now she's back…and is having a doozy of a time convincing people she's changed! Her only wish? That her high school crush, Steve Whitman, would see her as something more than Horrible Hallie…. The Deputy Gets Her Man by Delores Fossen Plus a whole lotta lovin' NYC cop Rayanne Garrett has a lot to live down when she returns to Longhorn, Texas, to get Aunt Evie—her only relative—out of jail. Unfortunately, the current sheriff is the one Rayanne has to live down! An embarrassing moment with Rios McKay eleven years earlier keeps it awkward between them. Determined to get to the bottom of her aunt's arrest, Rayanne'll do anything, even if it involves dating that darn sheriff!
No one wants to take a risk on The Girl Most Likely To Have Fun...except the one person in the world she'd rather not ask. Katie Buick dreams of opening her own niche restaurant, but finding a financial backer for a reformed party girl is proving impossible. Until she makes a final desperate plea to Ric Emerson, successful businessman - and the boy whose heart she broke in their senior year. The last thing she expects is for him to say yes, or for him to have made such a complete transformation from ugly duckling to heartthrob. Ric knows that with his business acumen and her work ethic, they're sure to be a success. But chemistry simmers between them, blurring the lines between personal and professional. Can Ric trust her with his heart and give them a second chance?