Description : The only thing you cannot plan in life is when and who to fall in love with . . . Raghu likes to show that there is nothing remarkable about his life—loving, middle-class parents, an elder brother he looks up to and plans to study in an IIT. And that’s how he wants things to seem—normal. Deep down, however, the guilt of letting his closest friend drown in the school’s swimming pool gnaws at him. And even as he punishes himself by hiding from the world and shying away from love and friendship, he feels drawn to the fascinating Brahmi—a girl quite like him, yet so different. No matter how hard Raghu tries, he begins to care . . . Then life throws him into the deep end and he has to face his worst fears. Will love be strong enough to pull him out? The Boy Who Loved, first of a two-part romance, is warm and dark, edgy and quirky, wonderfully realistic and dangerously unreal.
Description : Shy, reclusive Frankie and her best friend Lou obsess over Thomas G. Longley, as they reverently refer to him, for their entire first two years of medical school. So when he publicly humiliates her at the student bar she is devastated.Ten years later, Frankie has to work in the testosterone driven environment of Cardiology before she can start her palliative care training and, to her dismay, Tom is her boss. Thankfully the subject of her long-term crush doesn't seem to remember her and, given her ability to blend into the background, she's not really surprised. What does surprise her is how cruel he is. Sure he squished her self esteem like a bug at Uni, but the Tom she spent many a pointless lunch break or library session covertly watching seemed easy going and quick to smile; not an uptight, overly critical bully. Between passing out in theatre and being covered head to foot in the bloody vomit of 'Scary Glenda' (A&E's most frequent, frequent flyer), she can't wait to get through the six months. Although she's too timid to tell Tom to jog on when she is his only target, when it's her patients that he starts trampling she decides to grow a backbone, and Tom begins to see that she is not the cold, aloof woman he once thought. Unfortunately his past behaviour is not Tom's only obstacle to gaining Frankie's trust. You see, Frankie knows all about being pushed around. She's dealt with enough verbal and even physical abuse before to last a lifetime, and she's not going to be fooled into thinking that this ruthless alpha male has turned over a new leaf. Luckily for Frankie, Tom is used to getting what he wants. He's determined to make her see herself clearly for the first time in her life and he's just arrogant enough to believe that he can break through her defences. But Frankie has secrets, and a past that is not ready to let her go quite yet ...This book is a full-length contemporary romance / romantic comedy with its own HEA and no cliffhanger.Author BackgroundSusie Tate is a general practitioner now, but she's also spent years as a hospital doctor. Having worked with and treated some real characters in her time and been involved in some pretty bizarre and often hilarious situations, she wanted to use her experience to write what she hopes is a funny, at times heartbreaking story, with a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes in medicine. Warning - this is an adult contemporary romance and does contain some swearing. Susie would love to say that being foul-mouthed is completely out of character for her but...
Description : When her mother begins to worry about the amount of time sixteen-year-old Ruby is spending with her risk-taking boyfriend Travis, her mother makes her attend a weekly book club for seniors that has a bigger impact on Ruby than anyone would have ever imagined.
Description : Can two broken boys find their perfect home? By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a gorgeously told, powerful story. Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's ever known. Now Sam's trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he's caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing - each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie. But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him. Heartfelt storytelling, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven.
Description : Sound familiar? 1. You spot a cute boy (we’ll call him Boy A). 2. You dream about Boy A. 3. You do whatever it takes to make Boy A notice you. 4. Even though Boy A doesn’t pursue you, you hang on to your dream of Boy A until he (a) moves to the North Pole with no access to a cell phone or computer, (b) dies and is buried or cremated, or (c) begins dating another girl. 5. You mend your broken heart by hating Boy A and finding another cute boy (Boy B). You replace Boy A with Boy B and begin all over again . . . Paula has gone through an entire alphabet—and more—of boys over the years. As she shares her journal entries and stories—the good, the bad, and the ugly—you’ll be encouraged to trust God with your love life and buckle up for the ride! Written for teen girls, Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl will help you on your own journey from neediness to freedom. Part of the True Woman publishing line, whose goal is to encourage women to exude God’s beauty by embracing his design for womanhood
Description : The story of three princesses with glass hearts. One got broken; one was badly cracked; but the heart that belonged to the youngest princess stayed intact, thanks to a young man who loved her enough to learn about glass. Sally Gardner has chosen to set the book in long-ago Venice. Every bit as original in its approach as THE FAIRY CATALOGUE, and told in her own unique and enchanting voice, it is a delicious story of love and kindness that has something for everyone whose heart was ever touched.
Description : The acclaimed author of "When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune" now delivers the story of one girl's excruciating struggle to beat the odds. Williams imbues this narrative with an unshakable sense of hope that transcends China's bleak reality.
Description : Challenged by her best friends to break her serial dating patterns, eighteen-year-old Lark gets to know transfer student Ardy and learns about broken hearts and the power of real love.