Monday, July 14, 2014

Books added to my TBR this week #1 ~6th -13th July 2014

Dear Book Lovers,

I have decided to share my weekly lists of new books added to my TBR. These additions can be books bought by me, sent to me by authors or publishers and books borrowed from friends or libraries.

Below you will find the books added this past week from 6th -13th July 2014.



1) Books sent by Authors/Publishers


Thank you Sameer Kamat, Harlequin India, Tanu Jain, Adite Banerjie and Zeenat Mahal for sending me such enticing books. I am giddy with pleasure right now! :)


Business Doctors - Management Consulting Gone Wild by Sameer Kamat
Ivy League educated management consultant, Michael Schneider, gets hired by an unlikely client. A mafia boss wants to make a last desperate bid to revive his family business that spans across gambling, drugs and porn. A reluctant Schneider takes on the challenge to give the underworld organization a makeover. Join Schneider as he takes on the most challenging management consulting job ever!
Buy From: Amazon IN |  Amazon US | Flipkart.com





His Runaway Royal Bride by Tanu Jain
She thought that running away would set them both free. When Maharaj Vidyamaan Veer Singh of Samogpur's beautiful young wife vanished three years ago everyone thought she was dead. When Veer discovers she's actually alive and well he's determined to bring her back home to do her duty
Meethi loved Veer passionately, but felt shackled in the role of his wife. When Veer demands her return she must obey, but being back by his side is heaven and hell. Because, despite their new- found happiness, secrets from the past still linger. And Meethi knows that they threaten to destroy everything…
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Trouble Has a New Name by Adite Banerjie
Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days? Recently single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend's big fat Indian wedding. But she does and when a mix-up with room allocation forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel Neel Arora, best man at the wedding, things begin to look up. Until Rayna's ex turns up with a new girl on his arm! Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn't mind being her fake fiancé…? In an instant the attraction they share is at fever-pitch, but when scandal comes calling Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!

Buy From: Amazon IN | Amazon US | Flipkart.com




The Contract by Zeenat Mahal

“…I’ll pay you a monthly salary to behave and appear for all practical purposes as my wife…If you agree, the marriage vows can be taken on the phone on Saturday, since I have an hour free in the morning.” 

Circumstances have forced the young divorcée, Shahira, to accept Hussain’s unusual proposition. As per their contract, she’ll have his name, will be paid to look after his ailing mother and motherless daughter and will be left well alone by him. Perfect! 

Until her new husband decides to stop playing by the rules… 

Buy From: Amazon US | Amazon IN 



Haveli by Zeenat Mahal
Abandoned by her father, C. is brought up by her domineering, intractable grandmother, whom she privately refers to as ‘The Broad’. Raised in the closed environs of a haveli in Jalalabad, C. is rebellious, quick-witted and a self-proclaimed cynic. 

So, when The Broad presents her with the ‘suitable’ Taimur as a possible husband, C. isn’t too happy with the arrangement, no matter how gorgeous ‘Alpha Male’ may be. As it happens, the feeling is mutual. Or is it? 

And when C.’s long lost father enters the scene, things get really complicated…


 Buy From: Amazon US | Amazon IN 


2) Books bought by me

Erin's Gift (Entangled Scandalous) by Nancy Fraser
Prohibition Era, Chicago
Caught in a raid at an illegal speakeasy, good girl Erin O'Mara loses everything: her job, her home, and her reputation. Handsome and so out of her league attorney Seth Harrison, her best friend's brother, rescues her not once, but twice. He bails her out of jail and offers her a job as nanny for his son.
Seth has no intention of falling in love after the death of his wife. But despite his better judgment, he can't help being drawn to Erin's innocence. This Christmas, letting go of the past and embracing the future may be the greatest present of all.

Buy From: Amazon US

Letters at Christmas (Entangled Scandalous) by Amber Lin
London, 1815
Three London Seasons. Three Christmases come and gone. Jilted Sidony Harbeck is done waiting for the inconstant Captain Hale Martin to return. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter. Now the scoundrel has returned, professing his love and a thoughtless bet to woo her, but she only wants him to suffer.
After three years at sea, Hale finally has the means to marry his best friend's sister and the love of his life. But he only has three days to convince her of his devotion because he stupidly proposes a wager - he'll convince Sidony to marry him by Christmas or he'll leave her alone forever.
When Hale sets out to seduce her, the stakes are raised by a passion so intense that Sidony must risk her heart no matter the odds.

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Surrender to Fate: Part One of Fate's Path by Jacelyn Rye
How do you fight against fate? You don't. You can't. You can only surrender to fate in Jacelyn Rye's new release! 
  
Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game. 
  For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish. 
Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany. 
Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again. 
Will and Sarah stare down an unknown path, sensing destiny will not wait long before it comes to take them. Wracked with doubt, they wonder if their love was real. Caged by guilt, they both feel tempted by others intent on stealing their hearts. 
Fate plays hardest when love is tested. And Will and Sarah are no exception, letting go of their happy past to embrace hope for an uncharted future. Love plays hardest when fate tests. And so it is, even through their trials of the heart, Will and Sarah never really stop loving each other. Theirs is a love so real and pure that each just wants the other to find happiness, even if it's with another. 
But fate does not surrender so easily. Dealing blow upon blow, both Will and Sarah are each struck by jolting events that take them to the very edge of life, itself. 
Sarah and Will hold tightly to their past, but steadfast promises begin to wane. Life continues, filled with romance, drama, and two souls yearning to understand the challenges brought with coming of age, and learning that fate is ultimately in control. What happens to love when life is on the line? Can they both relinquish control when love is on the line? Will fate even allow them to find out? 

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Sacred Tales: 60 Indian Moral Stories for Children by Morris Fenris
The 60 stories in the book have been around since the dawn of human civilization. These moral stories for kids were passed from generation to generation in an oral tradition that spanned thousands of years. They have since been written down, translated and have traveled the world, encompassing many languages and cultures over the millennia. These 60 stories can be read and enjoyed by all ages and all cultures. 

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Charlotte's Wedding by Mary Rizza
You are invited to Charlotte’s Wedding – a contemporary reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the first book in the 21st Century Jane Austen Novel series.
Every mother wants the best for her daughters and Patsy Nicholson has particular reasons for wanting her three daughters – Rachel, Meredith and Shelley – to have secure futures.
When their plain, dull cousin Charlotte announces her engagement to a man with little going for him other than a huge bank balance, Patsy sets out a plan for her girls to raise their game and look for well-off, well-established men to marry.
Rachel, the smart and confident owner of a bookshop, is happily independent but keeping her business going is a financial struggle.
Meredith is kind and sweet-natured – too nice for her own good, really. She has had a string of relationships with men who take advantage of her kind nature.Shelley is footloose and fancy-free, having a good time and not thinking about settling down any time soon.
Ben Forsyth is the heir to the manor house where Charlotte's wedding reception is held. He and Meredith fall for each other but Ben's best friend, the arrogant Daniel D'Abarnville, puts obstacles in their way.Sparks fly between Daniel and Rachel. She hates him for preventing her sister's happiness, and her antipathy increases when she hears he has also ruined the life of writer Gavin Jameson.
Gavin enters their lives when he does a book-signing in Rachel's shop. There is definitely a spark between Gavin and Rachel, but then Shelley gets in the way...
Patsy has her own reasons for having remained a resolutely single mother for all these years, but secrets from her past emerge and threaten to damage the life she has carefully built for herself and her daughters.
Independent though she is, she finds a shoulder to lean on – and the unexpected prospect of a future not unlike the one she wants for her girls.
This is a lively and engaging spin on Pride and Prejudice, which explores the compromises and choices made by women as they negotiate their way through issues of independence and security, love and money in their complicated 21st Century lives.

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LAUNDRY MAN (The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels Book 1) by Jake Needham
Once a high-flying international lawyer, a member of the innermost circles of government power, Jack Shepherd has abandoned the savage politics of Washington for the lethargic backwater of Bangkok, where he is now just an unremarkable professor at an unimportant university in an insignificant city. 

Or is he? 

A secretive Asian bank collapses under dubious circumstances. A former law partner Shepherd thought dead reveals himself as the force behind the disgraced bank and coerces Shepherd into helping him track the hundreds of millions of dollars that disappeared in the collapse. A twisting trail of deceit leads Shepherd from Bangkok to Hong Kong and eventually to an isolated villa on the fabled island of Phuket where he confronts the evil at the heart of a monstrous game of international treachery. 
A lawyer among people who laugh at the law, a friend in a land where today’s allies are tomorrow’s fugitives, Jack Shepherd battles the global tide of corruption, extortion and murder that is fast engulfing the new life he has made for himself in Thailand.


Buy From: Amazon US

Choices (A Woman's Life Book 2) by Marie Ferrarella
USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author Marie Ferrarella is releasing her three hard-to-find women's contemporary novels written in the tradition of Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber.  Finally available again, these heart-tugging stories explore the tangled emotional lives of three women. Presenting: CHOICES 

Cinderella picks the wrong prince and pays a heavy price for jumping the gun. 
  
Shanna Brady grows up in the shadow of her beautiful mother and her Senator father, always feeling inadequate, never meeting standards she imposes on herself.  When handsome Jordan Calhoun seems to fall in love with her, she jumps at the chance to prove her worth by helping him gain the political power he seeks. The signs are there from the beginning, but she tries to smooth things over, until finally she has to face the fact that he married her for her money and position and never loved her at all.  But instead of grinding her even further down, shedding the dead weight of the man sets her free to try her wings and begin to develop a career, along with a spine. The baby they made together is her comfort--but Jordan becomes a source of anger and attempts at revenge, and she needs all the resources she's developed, as well as the love of a new man in her life, to fight off the shadow of the past.  


Buy From: Amazon US | Amazon IN

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