By Louis Auchincloss
By Louis Auchincloss
By Michael Burgan
By Candace Havens
Well, it definitely wasn't the task detective Katie McClure was once anticipating. touring to London to guard an outdated scientist who'd been receiving loss of life threats? Too easy.
As it seems, Dr. Macon Douglas is scorching. the type that makes Katie examine her personal types of experimentsnamely ones that contain Mac being bare. however the demise threats are real along with the depraved chemistry that turns out to sizzle and zap each time they are jointly. Can Katie preserve her expert concepts in brain and continue Mac safeor will she chance every thing and dare to be bare?
By Judith Mackrell
By the Twenties, ladies have been at the verge of anything large. Jazz, racy models, eyebrowraising new attitudes approximately artwork and sex—all of this pointed to a swish, sleek international, one who may possibly shake off the grimness of the good struggle and stride into the longer term in a single deft, stylized gesture. the ladies who outlined this the Jazz Age—Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka—would presage the sexual revolution by means of approximately part a century and could form the position of ladies for generations to come.
In Flappers, the acclaimed biographer Judith Mackrell renders those ladies with all of the colour that marked their lives and their period. either sensuous and sympathetic, her admiring biography lays naked the personal lives of her heroines, filling within the daring contours. those ladies got here from significantly diversified backgrounds, yet all ended up passing via Paris, the mecca of the avant-garde. prior to she was once the toast of Parisian society, Josephine Baker was once a terrible black woman from the slums of Saint Louis. Tamara de Lempicka fled the Russian Revolution in simple terms to fight to scrape jointly a existence for herself and her family members. A dedicated painter, her pictures have been indicative of the age's artwork deco sensibility and sexual bold. The Brits within the group—Nancy Cunard and Diana Cooper— got here from pinkie-raising aristocratic households yet quickly descended into the salacious delights of the leading edge. Tallulah Bankhead and Zelda Fitzgerald have been Alabama women pushed around the Atlantic through a thirst for event and inventive validation.
But underneath the flamboyance and way over the Roaring Twenties lay age-old prejudices approximately gender, race, and sexuality. those flappers were not simply dancing and carousing; they have been scuffling with for popularity and dignity in a male-dominated international. They have been greater than mere fanatics or muses to the modernist masters—in their pursuit of reputation and excessive event, we see a new release of ladies taking daring steps towards whatever burgeoning, undefined, might be harmful: a brand new Woman.
By Dorothy Garlock
By Barbara Delinsky
It's a steamy summer time evening in Georgetown, and Caroline Cooper is feeling the heat—in extra methods than one. Her task, her kin, her love existence: everything's reached a boiling aspect and Caroline must cool off. but if she opens her condo window for air, she unearths herself looking at one highly regarded neighbor at the hearth break out around the courtyard. he is tall, darkish, handsome—and as scantily clad as she is. With fifty ft of evening isolating them, it really is enjoyable to fantasize. but if she ultimately meets Brendon up-close…that's while issues quite warmth up.
A distinct SOMETHING
She's noticeable him in magazines. Impossibly handsome. Jaw-droppingly attractive. he is the main wonderful male version Leslie has ever noticeable. So whilst her prosperous brother asks what she desires for her birthday, Leslie issues to the fellow within the advert and says, "him." Kidding, in fact. however the comic story is on her whilst she indicates up at her brother's villa and reveals him. Her fable guy. within the flesh. employed to maintain Leslie corporation on an island retreat, Oliver Ames is not anything just like the picture-perfect version she imagined. he is higher. simply because he is real—and he is rather falling for her…
By Allison Leigh
Nobody is familiar with tips to shut a deal like Drew Fortune. yet this time it really is own. The Fortune scion has simply been passed an ultimatum: marry or lose his declare at the kin company. fortunately, definitely the right bride is just a cubicle away. Who larger to accomplish the wedding merger of the 12 months than his unswerving assistant, Deanna Gurney?
Being Drew's faux fiancée has its advantages especially in view that Deanna's been in love together with her heartbreakingly good-looking boss eternally. Drew could have made it transparent he's not in it for the lengthy haul. yet with one other Fortune marriage ceremony within the offing, Deanna simply may perhaps reach turning a brief company association right into a everlasting takeover of a undeniable reticent playboy's heart!