An addictively readable debut romantic comedy, drama, and mystery rolled into one, about two very different strangers whose lives become intertwined when they receive an unusual proposition. This is a funny, tender, and enchanting story about love, attraction, and friendship: Jane Austen in Los Angeles. A struggling Hollywood producer, Richard Baumbach is twenty-nine, hung-over, and broke. Ridiculously handsome with an innate charm and an air of invincibility, he still believes good things will come his way. For now he contents himself with days at the Coffee Bean and nights with his best friend Mike (that’s a woman, by the way). At thirty-three, Elizabeth Santiago is on track to make partner at her law firm. Known as “La Máquina” The Machine—to her colleagues, she’s grown used to avoiding anything that might derail her quiet, orderly life. And yet recently she befriended a homeless man in her Venice neighborhood, surprised to find how much she enjoys their early-morning chats. Richard and Elizabeth’s paths collide when they receive a proposal from a mysterious, anonymous benefactor. They’ll split a million dollars if they agree to spend at least two hours together—just talking—every week for a year. Astonished and more than a little suspicious, they each nevertheless say yes. Richard needs the money and likes the adventure of it. Elizabeth embraces the challenge of shaking up her life a little more. Both agree the idea is ridiculous, but why not? What ensues is a delightful journey full of twists, revelations, hamburgers, classic literature, poppy music, and above all love, in its multitude of forms. The Decent Proposal is a heartfelt and often hilarious look at the ties that bind not just a guy and a girl but an entire, diverse cast of characters situated within a modern-day Los Angeles brought to full and irrepressible life.
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Practical guide for authors wishing to approach a book publisher or agent with a manuscript or book proposal. Includes cartoons and other illustrations, useful contacts list, model book proposals, and bibliography. Published simultaneously in paperback and as a downloadable PDF file. Whitton is a freelance writer and journalist, teacher of specialist writing courses, and author of 'The Australian Writer's Marketplace'. Hollingworth is a freelance writer and cartoonist working primarily in the corporate sector. They have also collaborated on 'Mission Possible: How to Make Money from Your Writing'.
HER KNIGHT IN A SHINING AUTO Sydney McKnight is looking for Mr. Convenient, not Mr. Right. Her dad insists that Syd be settled…so she asks the first guy she sees to act as her boyfriend. This gorgeous stranger is magnetic, but Sydney has sacrificed her heart before. She isn't about to give it away, even to a man who revs her engine like no other! Burke Holden is taken aback when Sydney requests he be her pretend paramour. After all, the single dad hasn't exactly been Mr. Romance since his ex left him and their son. But as he gets to know lovely Sydney, the bachelor might be willing to give love another shot. Will Sydney and Burke drive off into the sunset on their happily-ever-after…or will the past throw a wrench in their fairy-tale ending?
Can money conquer all? Or will love get in the way? Andrew Perry is days away from losing the shelter he created for teen runaways . Without a new source of funding, the work he was dedicating his life to will be forfeited. He urgently prays for a way out. Wealthy socialite Vanessa Carson-Andy's ex-has a dilemma. In order to inherit her family's vast estate, and to protect her family's non-profit foundation, she has to be married by her thirtieth birthday-ten days from now. Vanessa approaches her former love with an unusual proposal: if he agrees to marry her for a year, she will fund his ministry for years to come. Desperate, Andy reluctantly agrees to the marriage-in name only. But there are those who will do anything to drive the couple apart-and those who want nothing more than to keep them together. With their faith, fortunes, and futures inexplicably intertwined, Andy and Vanessa must decide what is most important to them, and whether it is worth the cost.
Sydney McKnight and single father Burke Holden agree to pretend to be a couple to please Sydney's father, but soon wonder if they should give love another chance.
- Author : Teresa Southwick
- Publisher : HarperCollins UK
- Release Date : 2015-04-01
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 192
- ISBN : 9781474001694
HER KNIGHT IN A SHINING AUTO
In her long-awaited debut book, TV's Pleasure Professor reveals all the divine secrets she's been blessed to discover during her career as a holistic therapist to the stars. Not only does she reveal some rather racy chapters from her own personal life, she'll share 30 of the most powerful life transforming techniques known to man. In a book like no other, you can expect to be enthralled by Louise's many incredible stories as she takes you on a sexy journey through the English countryside, Las Vegas, a palm clad oasis in the ocean and beyond. If you blushed while reading 50 Shades of Grey, then you'll definitely need a fainting couch at the ready for this. This book is as much about you as it is about Louise. Prepare to be transformed as you do the many world-class therapeutic techniques she shares along the way, that are set to inspire you to be the best you, you can be. Prepare to be awakened to new heights of intimacy, and to find even more treasures within yourself. Quite simply, this is the must-read book of 2013, that everyone's falling in love with.
A Decent Proposal: Ethical Review of Clinical Research Donald Evans and Martyn Evans Centre for Philosophy and Health Care University of Wales Swansea, UK The investigation and development of modern medicines and medical technology can create numerous ethical dilemmas both for clinical researchers and research ethics committees. A Decent Proposal: Ethical Review of Clinical Research seeks to facilitate and encourage good clinical research by exploring the concerns, responsibilities, general issues and particular pitfalls associated with ethical aspects of research. It provides practical guidelines for researchers on how to improve the quality of research design, while for those appointed to scrutinise research proposals it offers advice on how to apply consistent, careful and critical reasoning to the process of assessing ethical standards. As such, it will provide invaluable assistance to clinical researchers and ethics committees alike in understanding the moral challenges posed by modern health care.
The Taming of Delaney Fortune - Michelle Major Sealing their deal with a kiss... He's only been in Horseback Hollow for a couple of months, but sexy Cisco Mendoza has already made quite an impression! Little does anyone know his real reasons for being here—a top-secret deal that could shake the foundations of the small Texas town—and one important family... When Delaney Fortune Jones agrees to help Cisco win some hearts and minds, suddenly the tables turn—and the permanent playboy finds himself pining for the innocent cowgirl and her heart of gold. As business veers dangerously close to pleasure, Mr. Mendoza better hang on to his hat—pint-size Delaney might just teach him a lesson in the art of falling in love...Fortune-style! A Decent Proposal - Teresa Southwick Sydney McKnight is looking for Mr. Convenient, not Mr. Right. Her dad insists that Syd be settled...so she asks the first guy she sees to act as her boyfriend. This gorgeous stranger is magnetic, but Sydney has sacrificed her heart before. She isn't about to give it away, even to a man who revs her engine like none other! Burke Holden is taken aback when Sydney requests he be her pretend paramour. After all, the single dad hasn't exactly been Mr. Romance since his ex left him and their son. But as he gets to know lovely Sydney, the bachelor might be willing to give love another shot. Will Sydney and Burke drive off into the sunset on their happily-ever-after...or will the past throw a wrench in their fairy-tale ending?
IT STARTED AT A WEDDING... As if losing her best friend's wedding dress wasn't bad enough, dressmaker Claire Stewart now has to answer to the ultra-handsome, ultra-successful brother of the bride, Sean Farrell. But one kiss later the pair might be heading for their own 'I do!' A DECENT PROPOSAL Sydney McKnight needs a fake boyfriend to placate her father... and single dad Burke Holden is perfect! He's unattached and anti-romance, so there's no danger of anyone getting hurt. Their passion is just for show... so why does it suddenly feel so real?
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- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2012
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 42
- ISBN : OCLC:951559756
Recovering gambler Jim Rawlings works as a mid-level manager at one of the largest casino resorts in the country, La Bonne Chance Resort and Casino. Despite employee rules about gambling on site, temptation calls his name daily. After finding himself standing in front of poker table once too often, Jim decides he can't stay in the casino, no matter how good the money is. He takes a drive around town and finds a down on its luck hotel for sale. It's as if his prayers are answered. He must have it. Sous Chef Genie King is living her dream, working in one of the finest restaurants in the casino, if not the country. The only problem is the executive chef is a madman and she longs to have a place to call her own. When a frying pan nearly hits her head, Genie runs out of the kitchen and jumps into her car. She has no idea where she is going, but she can't go back to that job. When she sees the aging mansion with the for sale sign, she knows she must have it. Jim takes the biggest chance of his life-bidding at auction for a once-grand inn. Genie never expects another LBC employee to bid at the sale-much less the guy she had a major crush on in high school. Working together means Jim must share long-hidden secrets. Will Genie reject the man with a past? Or will she love the man he's become?