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Juliette, a destitute seamstress living in nineteenth-century London, comes upon a man being attacked by ruffians in the dead of night. Instinct takes over, and she pelts them with potatoes to save the man. He is Sir Douglas Drury, a courtroom lawyer and a baronet. His mind in a haze, he calls out to her and plants a sweet, passionate kiss on her cheek. When he wakes up, though, he's forgotten all about the kiss and treats Juliette as his servant, but when Sir Douglas's mysterious assailant targets Juliette's life, she pretends to be Sir Douglas's lover and makes her debut in high society in search of the culprit!
(c)YOKO IWASAKI/MARGARET WILKNS
After her fiance abandons her, Vivienne spends her days in despair. That is, until Jack shows up. He has a mansion and a mission: to hire Vivienne as an interior designer. Vivienne has a professional history with Jack and knows his personality well: he doesn't take no for an answer. But when she sees a different side of him, she realizes how attractive he really is. He could be the sexy savior that heals her broken heart! He doesn't want marriage, but that suits Vivienne just fine. She asks him to make her his lover!
(c)MIWA TACHIKI/MIRANDA LEE
Maddie invites her fiance and his family over for Christmas dinner, but she's hiding a terrible secret from him... She can't cook to save her life! Maddie decides she has to do something to prepare, so she signs up for classes with Joe Milano, a world-class chef. But it turns out that Joe is a playboy to the core and tries to seduce Maddie every chance he gets! Will Maddie be able to resist this delectable chef?
(c)TOWA ISEZAKI/DAY TOTTON SMITH
Josie's still a virgin and she's reluctant to go to her school reunion because she knows her spiteful classmate will laugh at her if she goes alone. A friend suggests Josie hire an escort for the night, and that's just what she does. The escort who arrives at her door is Callum, a man so handsome he seems to have stepped out of a dream. He plays the part of her boyfriend perfectly and Josie finds herself drawn to him. When they return from the reunion, Josie's house has been burgled! Which is why Callum agrees to stay the night at her house...just to be safe.
(c)NATSU MOMOSE/MIRANDA LEE
After finding a man who had been attacked by a robber on the street, Meredith carries him into the hospital. But the man's younger brother, Rey, runs in half-cocked after hearing the news and, seeing Meredith dressed for a party, assumes she's a prostitute and accuses her of having had some part in the assault. Though random assaults involving criminals and prostitutes have been happening in the area recently, is that any way to treat your brother's savior? Frustrated and resentful, Meredith leaves the hospital room, but Rey appears at her house the next day, completely changed from the day before. Now meek and polite, he brings her an astonishing offer!GO TO ITEM
Dana fell in love with Mark, who is a banker and eighteen years older than she, at first sight. Dana's father says Mark is willing to marry her. Dana decides to accept Mark's proposal and they have a wedding only two weeks later. However, on their wedding night, Mark tells Dana that they won't share a bedroom. Baffled and hurt, Dana can't understand Mark's intentions until he tells her the devastating truth. Their marriage took place because of Dana's father's threat to Mark!
(c)YU KOHAKU/KAY THORPE
Zach Masterson can't believe his ears. Not only does Sarah not know what a credit card is, she has never even gone shopping before! Sarah Solomon was found camping alone on Zach's ranch. She is a beautiful yet peculiar woman who was born and raised in a community with century-old religious views and lifestyles. After losing her mother, she fled from her abusive stepfather and discovered the outside world for the first time. Despite her worries, Sarah remains hopeful in her search for a place where she truly belongs. Zach, on the other hand, is ashamed of his roots and on the verge of abandoning the place he once called home.
(c)KAZUKO FUJITA/CAROL DEVINE RUSLEY
Cat lives with her cousin Kate and their grandmother in a rural town. Being young and single and never in the company of men, gossip surrounds them, though Cat pays it no mind. Since being used and betrayed by her fiance, she has decided she can never again trust men. The women keep busy running a nursery in their sprawling house, but fate comes knocking one day...in the form of Caleb Reynolds. "I would like my son to attend this nursery," announces the alluring man in front of her. He exudes the scent of danger, and Cat isn't sure she can resist it.
(c)KAORU SHINOZAKI/CAROLE MORTIMER
Harriet is a fashion model and the apple of her father's eye. When her father dies suddenly, Harriet is left with nothing except the family company, which is on the brink of bankruptcy. Out of other options, Harriet puts the company up for auction. Her first meeting with Jothan, the winning investor, is a frustrating mess. "I can't possibly work with a man like this!" As if the situation weren't bad enough, Harriet's longtime admirer, Nigel, arrives to further complicate things...
(c)MAYA MIKIUCHI/JANE DONNELLY
When Selena is injured in a car crash, her stepbrother Morgan unexpectedly shows up at the hospital. She hasn't seen Morgan in two years, and she doesn't want him to see her in such a state. Selena was twelve years old when her mother married Morgan's father. Selena fell for Morgan's overwhelming manliness and kindness. When she was seventeen, she confessed her love to Morgan, after which he began to avoid her. Hurt by his cold attitude, Selena ran away from home, but now Morgan has come to take her back there, giving her absolutely no choice in the matter.
(c)SENA KUREBAYASHI/SUSAN FOX
Her father loses their fortune and estate gambling and disappears. The last opponent he lost big to was a nobleman named Develin, and Thea's father even gambled away her dowry. Thea shows up at Develin's home and resolutely offers him a deal. "Please marry me." Can he turn down this sudden proposal? Thea is fraught with unease, but Develin unexpectedly embraces her and steals a kiss. Could they really be together as man and wife, or does a miserable marriage await her?
(c)MAOKO NAGASAKI/MARGARET WILKINS
Alicia, Dex's secretary, is pregnant with his baby, and the reality seems quite cold. She isn't special to him. She never feels any love for her when they have sex. She's the only one who's drowning in love. All he thinks about is how to make his company more successful. And when she tells him she's pregnant, a cruel, insulting reaction is all she can hope for.
After a long, difficult journey to a music festival in an English town, Maggi's song captures the heart of her audience, filling the hall with rapturous calls for an encore. Later that evening, Maggi receives an unexpected gift: a single red rose from Adam. Adam with whom she'd achieved such fame...Adam who had betrayed and abandoned her after a tragic accident three years ago. Now a world-famous superstar, Adam has returned. "Why now?" Maggi pales and trembles as she holds the rose...
(c)JUN MAKIMURA/CAROLE MORTIMER
Shelley was a single mother caring for her baby girl all by herself until gentle, honest Colin came along. Today, she is his wife, and he her second husband. But then Saul Rainer, the CEO of the company where Colin works, shows up on Shelley's doorstep, claiming that Colin has embezzled a great sum of money from the company! At first Shelley's sure there must be some sort of mistake, but Colin doesn't come home that night... And while she's investigating Saul's claims, she discovers Colin's taken all of the money out of her account and sold the house! Before she knows it, she's pushed her baby stroller all the way to Saul's office. The thought that she has no one else to turn to makes her bite her lip in anxiety... What if Saul won't help?
(c)KEI KOSAKI/SUSANNE MCCARTHTY
Davina is a woman with a troubled past and a marriage she'd rather forget about. She travels to an island in the south where she gets a job as a housekeeper. When her employer, Steve, lays eyes on her for the first time, he's caught off guard and blurts out his inappropriate thoughts. He didn't expect her to be such a beautiful woman. Davina has to wonder what sort of a man he is to have said such things and concludes that he must imagine himself the prince of this island! She slowly realizes that this man has a lot more to offer and that she could all too easily fall in love with him. Still, she's known charming men in the past and paid the price for trusting them.
(c)JUNKO MURATA/LINDSAY ARMSTRONG
Cassandra was twelve years old when she first met Vincent, and still remembers the dashing older boy that helped her and her kitten down from a tree. Eight years later, Vincent pledges to honor his dying friend's last wish-for Vincent to marry his sister...Cassandra! Curious about the woman that the little girl he once knew has grown up to be, Vincent invites Cassandra to his house to get to know his would-be bride...all over again.
(c)KARIN MIYAMOTO/ANNE HERRIS
Lilly flies to Istanbul to appeal to Rauf Kasabian in person, an investor in her family's travel company. He is suing the company for allegedly failing to pay its dividends, but she is unaware of any fraud. Rauf, who has gorgeous hazel eyes, coldly abandons her right after taking her virginity because he sees her as a wicked, calculating woman. Unbeknownst to Lilly, he plans to manipulate her for his own desires, thinking she is a fraud and a crook...!
(c)TAKAKO HASHIMOTO/LYNNE GRAHAM
Rino is a plain, weak-willed girl who gets saved from an attack by a cameraman named Souta. She wants to thank him, so she asks him to let her help him out with his work. In the end, she becomes one of his models! She has such little confidence in herself that she can't hide her hesitation, while Souta aims the camera at her and says, "I won't let you go home until the shoot is finished." And so, as he snaps the camera, Rino's feelings gradually blossom...GO TO ITEM
A Millennium in Love's Purgatory[Plus Renta!-Only Bonus] (Current ch. 4)
Hector is a demon descended from a clan of doctors who made their living researching diseases deep in the bowels of the underworld. As a child, he falls in love with Lord Vet after the demon prince saves him from a group of bullies. A faint trace of that love lingers as he grows to maturity. One day, after being bitten by a stray zombie dog, Lord Vet contracts an incurable disease known as "The Black Scourge". Hector is assigned as Lord Vet's personal physician, but the prince's heart is deeply wounded, and he demands "comfort"...!GO TO ITEM
His wish was to create a work like "he" makes. Living in the dorm at a vocational school for arts and crafts, Masataka has been struggling with his project to produce a "miniature-garden romance". Stuck in a rut, he can't stop thinking about the work of Hiromi Kunitachi, his roommate. Geometrical yet full of emotion, Hiromi's art has enormous appeal to Masataka, along with the strong will that lies behind the nonchalant yet mysterious eyes of his fascinating roommate. In addition to the title work "A Miniature-garden Romance", this book contains four other tales, including "The Teacher's Botany" and "Behind the Magic", which provide the reader with a glimpse into the world of poetry that only this unique author can create.GO TO ITEM
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