Make mine a Marine: "Subject: Lieutenant Colonel Matt Ryan. Mission: Keep things professional...no matter how hard--or hot--it gets! Matt Ryan wants to settle down to a peaceful life as a helicopter instructor at the local base. When he meets free-spirited antiques dealer Chelly Richardson and finds out she's homeless, well, he has to help. But her living in his pool house means the wild-at-heart woman who is stealing his dreams each night is just a bit too close...Chelly is determined to pay back the man who helped her during one of the toughest points in her life. She will also save the straitlaced Marine from the disaster that is her by keeping her hands off his hot, hot body. But the more she tries to stay away, the more fate seems to shove them together"--Publisher
White-water rafting guide Liam Magee is a cowboy at heart--happy to return to his country roots at Thunder Mountain Ranch for his foster brother's wedding. And when Hope Caldwell shows up as a guest...well, the occasion just got more interesting. She's started looking at Liam like he's one ride she couldn't possibly resist, so why is she holding back? Hope can't keep her eyes (and her sexy thoughts) from the hotness that is Liam. She'll never let herself believe in love and happy endings--she learned that lesson the hard way--but maybe she can have a little fun while she's on vacation. After all, there's only so much trouble one cowboy can cause in a week...especially once the sun sets!"--Publisher
Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books-both lost classics and new discoveries-introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.Hilarious, wry, and charming, Shaun Bythell's stories from his second-hand bookshop in remotest Scotland are sure to delight readers of all stripes.
Driven nearly mad by mercury poisoning and weakened by parasites, a mature Blue bull whale searches for his mate and his last surviving calf. The threat from man's harpoons has been replaced with one of a more deadly nature - that brought about by man's technology and greed.