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When Lady Eleanor “Nell” St. George arrives in Wales after serving as a veterinarian in the Great War, she doesn’t come alone. With her is her former captain’s beloved warhorse, which she promised to return to him—and a series of recurring nightmares that torment both her heart and her soul. She wants only to complete her task, then find refuge with her family, but when Nell meets the captain’s eldest daughter, all that changes.
Beatrice Hughes is resigned to life as the dutiful daughter. Her mother grieves for the sons she lost to war; the care of the household and remaining siblings falls to Beatrice, and she manages it with a practical efficiency. But when a beautiful stranger shows up with her father’s horse, practicality is the last thing on her mind.
Despite the differences in their social standing, Beatrice and Nell give in to their unlikely attraction, finding love where they least expect it. But not everything in the captain’s house is as it seems. When Beatrice’s mother disappears under mysterious circumstances, Nell must overcome her preconceptions to help Beatrice, however she’s able. Together they must find out what really happened that stormy night in the village, before everything Beatrice loves is lost—including Nell.
This book is approximately 82,000 words
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NEVE LEE, mechanic and ex-porn star, has saved up enough to grow her garage business in the direction of her dreams—restoring old cars. She used the job as Maiden Heaven to save up enough money to start her own mechanic’s shop, and now she’s branched out to buy an ancient Mini to restore. Crashing the car into someone’s garden wall might just end her dream until she can pay for the damage. She doesn’t expect the owner of the wall to be a fan of hers, and when Jessica proposes to invest in her restoration business, Neve can’t resist. The money gets her closer to her goals, and Jessica… Well, she’s hot and doesn’t judge her for her past. A foster kid who was shuttled through many homes before she ended up with Mrs Farrellton, Neve has put the issues with her birth parents behind her. Or so she thinks. A letter will change everything she believed about herself…
JESSICA BEAUMONT is a self-made tech billionaire who lives alone in a mansion on the leafy north shore of Sydney. She is introverted and single, and very particular about how her life is set up. With wealthy white parents who think her queerness is ‘just a phase’, she’s focused on her tech business. She tells herself she’s happy, but in reality, she’s hiding a guilty secret and feels like she’d be a liability to a partner. When Neve crashes, literally, into her house, Jessica wants to give something back to the porn star who helped her survive a tough time in her life. Her enthusiastic investment in Neve’s business is an excuse to be closer to Maiden Heaven. But will Jessica’s money and her guilt both prove to be the liability that Jessica always worried about. Can she learn to forgive herself, and will Neve forgive her when Jessica’s fan fetish screws up everything between them?
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The last thing Kiet Viravaidya wants to do on Christmas Day is deliver oysters from his farm to a party that he's not invited to. But duty calls-the party is being hosted by Christophe, a chef who is a regular client, and having been stung by embezzlement, Kiet's business needs the money. Kiet doesn't want to talk to people, and history has taught him he can't trust anyone, especially not the gorgeous stranger in a ridiculous Christmas dress with dangling Santa earrings.
Zoe Russell loves Christmas but thanks to her family, the last couple of Christmases haven't been much fun. When she's invited to Christophe's Christmas party, she leaps to say yes. Zoe spies Kiet shucking oysters in the kitchen, and something about his competent hands draws her to him. She wants to know more about him, and as a forensic accountant, she can't resist the thrill of figuring out who is embezzling from his business.
It seems like the perfect reason to spend time together.
John Henry Bassett
'Money lost, nothing lost. Courage lost, everything lost.'
My dad's favourite quote. Maybe not one I should be listening to, given my gambling-addict dad sank our once-famous horse stud into a deep, deep hole. Five years I've been digging it out. Slowly. Carefully. And now ... I am risking it all. Risking Merindah Park on a stallion. Tsuyoi Red, runner up in the Japan Derby last year.
Now is not the time to get distracted by a gorgeous, pragmatic veterinarian.
I'm at a crossroads in my life. Though my father encouraged me to follow my dreams and become an expert veterinarian, he left our family's horse farm, Tomikusa, to my younger brother. My family expects me to honour my father's wishes and marry a neighbour-a perfectly nice man who I don't feel any spark with at all. But my own ability to bet-successfully-on horse races has given me options.
This decision would be easier if I didn't feel the wicked chemistry hovering between me and the handsome, broad-shouldered Australian that my brother has decreed I will travel with to Australia to look after an injured horse. I'm usually so good at calculating the odds. But how do I choose between losing my place in my family, and losing myself?
One fast horse, and a whirlwind romance set among the glamour of Royal Ascot.
It's a long way from Merindah Park, Australia, to Royal Ascot--but that's where I've found myself. The international stud farm that bought my horse, Biographical, want him to race and as his trainer, they need me here. I'm not the top hat and penguin suit type, and the media here don't get my horse at all--unlike the beautiful woman reading the newspaper over my shoulder on the train today. I'm going home soon so I shouldn't fall for Ananya, but she understands me as well as horses ... and she's sexy as hell ...
According to my middle class, hard-working parents, I have the world's weirdest hobby. I love doing pedigree analysis on racehorses, and I spend much of my hard-earned cash every year on clothes for Royal Ascot. Still, I didn't mean to lecture this cute Aussie about his own horse on the train today--or to be pulled into his fancy world of horse breeders. I'm a London girl and he's from the other side of the world ... but we both forget that when we kiss. What happens when the races are over?
A brand-new Merindah Park story about second chances and risking it all for love.
I left the family horse stud behind at 16 to pursue a career as a jockey. I've been killing it in a male-dominated industry, and now all my hard work has paid off-my first group one win, the biggest success of my career. But I'm not celebrating. My girlfriend just dumped me in front of a crowded pub, and now I don't even have a home to go to. The only saving grace is Allira, who I haven't seen since school, who has offered me a place to stay. If only her hot-as-hell brother would stop visiting-I'm swearing off relationships, with men and women alike, to focus on my career.
I might be a top AFL player, but what I really want to do when my footy career is over is open up my own law firm. My teammates call me 'Lawless', but I'm anything but. I work hard to keep my public image sparkling clean; for the sake of my football career and my long term future. But now my foolish friends, and that woman-that stunning, bold, brash, athletic, beautiful woman staying at my sister's house-are going to put it all in jeopardy. I can't risk my reputation for the sake of the ones I love ... can I?
Australian author Renee Dahlia takes us back to Merindah Park for this rural romance about letting go of the past and the healing power of horses.
Home. It's been a long journey to recovery after the horse racing accident that nearly killed me, and now I'm ready to embrace life. Yes, I have a head injury, but that's not going to stop me creating a survival list of all the things I was too polite to do before. Number one on the list is to ride again. Also on the list: kiss Lee Edwards, my former boss and hot-as-hell neighbour. Not that I'm going to write that one down where anyone might see it.
The last six months have been hell. Not only did one of my horses nearly kill my stable jockey, Serena, but the accident wrecked my friendship with her brother and reminded me that I'm a failure. Just like my father said I'd be. I moved to Australia, the other side of the world, to get away from his negative voice and create a new life as a horse trainer. And now Serena is on my doorstep, demanding to learn to ride again. I can't do it. I won't be responsible for hurting her again. So why is it so hard to say no?
She wants to be one of the world's first female doctors; romance is not in her plans.
1887: Too tall, too shy and too bookish for England, Lady Josephine moves to Holland to become one of the world's first female doctors. With only one semester left, she has all but completed her studies when a power–hungry professor, intent on marrying her for her political connections, threatens to prevent her graduation. Together with the other Bluestockings, female comrades–in–study, she comes up with a daring, if somewhat unorthodox plan: acquire a fake fiancé to provide the protection and serenity she needs to pass her final exams.
But when her father sends her Lord Nicholas St. George, he is too much of everything: too handsome, too charming, too tall and too broad and too distracting for Josephine's peace of mind. She needed someone to keep her professor at bay, not keep her from her work with temptations of long walks, laughing, and languorous kisses.
Just as it seems that Josephine might be able to have it all: a career as a pioneering female doctor and a true love match, everything falls apart and Josephine will find herself in danger of becoming a casualty in the battle between ambition and love.
QUEENIE TUHOE is counting down the months until she can leave her crappy share house. She’s stuck there until she clears her debts, working as a car salesperson for her foster sister. But when her house mate gets arrested, her awful day turns a surprising corner when a gorgeous stranger offers her a room in his house for the same rate she’s paying. He’s hot and kind, and she’s slept with people for sillier reasons than that. And best of all, he doesn’t sneer at her dyslexia and understands that her creativity is honed by forever finding ways to navigate a text driven world. But when he invites her to his foster mum’s Sunday lunch, a massive ethical dilemma erupts. His foster mum is her foster mum. She arrived in Mrs Farrellton’s care after he’d left, but where do you draw the line? Are they foster siblings or not? Or is the financial imbalance between them a bigger issue?
CJ ALBANY-SEAGOER didn’t get much from his deadbeat parents. Only a crappy name and too many beatings. Eventually the system removed him from them, but the alternative wasn’t any better. After eleven foster homes, almost one per year, he ended up with Mrs Farrellton as a bitter teenager. Her no-nonsense love helped him finish school. ‘Only one person can change your world, CJ. You.’ He took all his anger and threw himself into work. Diagnosed with a stress ulcer, he takes time off to reorganise his life plan. A chance meeting with Queenie gives him an opportunity to return Mrs Farrellton’s favour. He swoops in to save Queenie from being homeless and ends up with more than he bargained for. Yes, she’s smoking hot, and the sex is incredible, but it’s the way she makes him laugh that is the most attractive thing. He falls hard for her. The natural next step is to introduce her to his foster mum, except Queenie is a foster kid too, one of many who calls Mrs Farrellton Mum. It looks like love will forever be forbidden from him.
ETIENNE BOURGEOIS is a chef with a mission. To bring the true flavours of French cooking to Australia’s food culture—liberal amounts of butter with the right blends of herbs. He has his paddock to plate restaurant Homage, but he wants more. He wants a TV show, he wants a brand name, a book deal, everything. One thing he doesn’t want to be is that boss—the icky one who bangs his staff—he’s seen many restaurants ruined because chefs couldn’t keep their dick in their pants. Fortunately, his gorgeous gardener Bianca’s sharp tongue helps remind him that she’s his employee. Off limits.
When the TV director proposes a new angle to the show, their working relationship gets put in the spotlight.
When an uncommon lawyer meets an unusual doctor, their story must be extraordinary...
September 1888: Dr Claire Carlingford owns the bluestocking label. Her tycoon father encouraged her to study, and with the support of her two best friends, she took it further than anyone could imagine, graduating as a doctor and running her own medical practice. But it's not enough for her father. He wants her to take over the business, so he can retire. Then his sudden arrest throws the family into chaos and his business into peril.
Mr James Ravi Howick, second son of Lord Dalhinge, wants to use his position as a lawyer to improve conditions for his mother's family in India. When an opportunity arises to work for Carlingford Enterprises, one of the richest companies in the world, Ravi leaps at the chance to open his own legal practise. But his employment becomes personal as he spends more time with Claire and she learns the secret that could destroy his family.
Both Ravi and Claire are used to being outsiders and alone. But as they work together to save their respective families from disaster, it becomes clear that these two misfits might just fit together perfectly.