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30-Minute Meals
30-Minute Meals
Author: Rachael Ray
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 121
Review Date: 8/6/2007


Rachael Ray loves to cook, and loves to share her cooking experiences with others. In this wonderful first collection of recipes, 30-MINUTE MEALS, you will discover how to make imaginative, nutritious meals in very little time, using short-cut secrets, on-hand ingredients, and easy-to-follow instructions. As her television fans will tell you, whether it's a pasta, salad, sandwich, make-your-own take-out--whatever--Rachael's recipes always work, and they are unfailingly delicious, too.


6 Rainier Drive (Cedar Cove, Bk 6)
6 Rainier Drive (Cedar Cove, Bk 6)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 589
Review Date: 10/8/2006


Seth and Justine lost their business, The Lighthouse restaurant to arson. The investigation continues. The prime suspect is a young ex-employee named Anson Butler, who disappeared right after the fire. So Seth and Justine are trying to sort out their lives. In the meantime, life goes on for everyone else in Cedar Cove--with marriages, births, reunions and even the occasional scandal. One of the most interesting pieces of news is that Cal, who works on Cliff Harding's ranch, is now rescuing wild mustangs from Wyoming.


All About Evie (Chameleon Chronicles, Bk 1)
All About Evie (Chameleon Chronicles, Bk 1)
Author: Beth Ciotta
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 113
Review Date: 8/13/2007


CASTING CALL NOTICE: Seeking actress for role of ditzy former Vegas showgirl Sugar Dupont. Must possess strong vocals, outgoing personality and great gazongas.
Well, two out of three ain't bad. A showbiz veteran, Evie Parish knows she has the chops to sing and dance with the best. A wonderbra should take care of the rest.
YOUR SCENE PARTNER: Arch, aka Charles Dupont, a doting older husband.
THE GIG: Eight days of smooching, fawning and otherwise making a PDA spectacle of yourselves on a Caribbean cruise. AND...THE CATCH: Arch is one of a team of former conmen staging a sting to catch a grifter--and, under his stage makeup, he's the sexiest hunk ever to don a fake mustache...This will either be the role of a lifetime or the end of her career!


Beautiful Dreamer
Beautiful Dreamer
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 105
Review Date: 8/13/2007


Nevada's rugged, majestic beauty is a balm for the aches of Hope Gardener's heart. But the ranch she loves is dying of thist, thanks to the worst drought the area has ever seen. Hope needs a miracle--and one day it comes to the Valley of the Sun.
A man out of time, Rio is an anachronism in the modern-day West, bringing with him a reputation for finding water in any desert. Hope has no choice but to trust this dark stranger who claims to make dreams real. And Rio, who has never had a dream of his own to follow, has found something in this extraordinary lady whose passion tempts him to defy his own rules.
In the midst of adversity, two free spirits must now explore the most closely guarder corners of their hearts...as they search for a beautiful dream big enough to hold them both.


Before Sunrise
Before Sunrise
Author: Diana Palmer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 168
Review Date: 11/23/2006


Jeremiah Cortez thought he'd left the past behind him--especially the pat of his past concerning phoebe keller. Once she had stirred his world-weary soul. now, years later, seeing the blond beauty again sparks dormant desires. But he has to push his emotions aside--he has new ties that can't be broken.
Phoebe thought her feelings for Cortez were buried as deep as the artifacts she studies in her museum. An expert in Native American culture, she has her doubts when an anthropologist claims to have discovered a Neanderthal skeleton on a nearby reservation. But before Phoebe can pursue the matter, the professor in question turns up dead--and the FBI sends Cortez to investigate.
Now, as the two delve further into the murder, they find themselves entangled in a world of conspiracy, deception...and a love more fowerful than anything they've ever known.


Billionaires Prefer Blondes (Samantha Jellicoe, Bk 3)
Billionaires Prefer Blondes (Samantha Jellicoe, Bk 3)
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 97
Review Date: 10/7/2007


It's not easy dating a billionaire...Samantha Jellicoe has never met a security camera she couldn't disarm. And even though she's promised her billionaire lover, the irresistible Richard Addison, to walk the straight and narrow, she certainly can't help it when trouble finds her.

What should have been a quiet night at an auction house turns into something more unexpected when Sam spies her father--her dead father--very much alive and very interested in a painting Rick is after. Then the painting vanishes, Sam's arrested, and all hell breaks loose.

Now Sam has to track down the man who taught her everything she knows about breaking and entering. And when she finds him, will his proposal for a lucrative heist tempt her to the dark side, or does Rick have a few tricks to keep her on the right side of a jail cell?


Clutter Cutters: Store It with Style
Clutter Cutters: Store It with Style
Author: Vicki L. Ingham (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 38
Review Date: 4/14/2007
Helpful Score: 1


CUT THE CLUTTER AND RECLAIM YOUR SPACE AND YOUR LIFE. All those piles of paper and stacks of stuff drain your energy and stoke your stress. Clutter accumulates slowly-unopened junk mail, canned goods you never get around to using, clothes you no longer wear but can't throw away-and before you know it, your closets are overflowing and you can't find anything when you need it.
CLUTTER CUTTERS; Store it with style offers advice and encouragement for clearing ut the clutter in every room of the house.


Crazy Cool (Steele Street, Bk 2)
Crazy Cool (Steele Street, Bk 2)
Author: Tara Janzen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 153
Review Date: 10/7/2007


SHE'S SIZZLING HOT, HE'S ICY COOL...He called her Bad Luck Dekker, a gorgeous socialite who trailed trouble in her wake. Christian Hawkins should know. Thirteen years ago he saved Kat Dekker's life--only to spend two years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Now it's deja vu all over again when he rescues Kat from an explosion that rips through a Denver art auction. This time Christian--now an operative with an elite u.s. task force--plans to keep her close until he figures out why somebody wants to kill her. That is, if he can keep his cool around this sizzling-hot lady...
THEY'RE FIRE AND ICE. AND CRAZY IN LOVE. The daughter of a senator, Kat hasn't forgotten the hot summer nights of passion in Christian's arms before everything went wrong. Now, as the bullets start flying, the sexy, self-appointed bodyguard is back in her life in a major way. Especially when Christian kidnaps her and they go roaring into the night in his brute-powered muscle car. But staying out of danger is tough for two people who are this hot for each other, a little bit crazy, and a whole lot in love...


Crazy Hot (Steele Street, Bk 1)
Crazy Hot (Steele Street, Bk 1)
Author: Tara Janzen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 201
Review Date: 10/7/2007


Love has never been this wild, this dangerous, this hot. Only the most dire emergency could send paleontologist Regan McKinney racing across the west in search of a man. But her grandfather has vanished, and Quinn Younger could be the missing link. What the bad-boy-turned-American-hero is doing in a deserted tumbleweed town is an even bigger mystery...until danger trails Regan into Cisco, Utah, and the sexy ex-air force pilot becomes her sole hope of survival...
Quinn figures things can't get worse than being stuck in tiny Cisco on an impossible special-ops mission. Then the dinosaur doc's granddaughter roars into town with bad guys on her tail. Once, Quinn was on the fast track to a life of crime...until Regan's grandfather rescued him. Now Quinn owes it to them both to find the old guy. But throw in a deadly terrorist and some hot dinosaur bones, and a man could get himself killed. Because facing down danger with this revved-up lady is one endless addrenaline-rush of pleasure--especially when they're falling crazy in love...and hanging on for dear life...


Crazy Kisses (Steele Street, Bk 4)
Crazy Kisses (Steele Street, Bk 4)
Author: Tara Janzen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 137
Review Date: 10/7/2007


SOLDIER, HERO, LOVER, HE'S SO DANGEROUS, HE'S OFF THE RADAR.
Professional soldier Kid Chronopolous moves in stealth and shadow to take out the world's deadliest threats. Now, after barely surviving a hair-raising mission in South America, the Special Defense Forces agent comes home to Panama City for some sorely needed R & R...and finds a bikini bottom that can belong to only one woman.
Nikki McKinney has never forgiven Kid for vanishing from her life after the mind-blowing passion they shared. Now he's suddenly back on the planet, where she's rising to the top of the local art scene. But her safe, sheltered world is about to be rocked to its core. Because there's a bounty on Kid's head-and his enemies don't care if they take him dead or alive. With dangerous people gunning for him, Kid's got Nikki running for cover...and right into his arms. Keeping her safe is his latest mission. Keeping their hands off each other is out of the question....


Crazy Love (Steele Street, Bk 5)
Crazy Love (Steele Street, Bk 5)
Author: Tara Janzen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 161
Review Date: 9/4/2006


Government operative Dylan Hart has survived some of the riskiest missions known to man. But no nemesis could have prepared the Special Defense Forces commander for the newest member of his team. A street-smart heartbreaker in Day-Glo pink and black leather, Skeeter Bang has been recruited to aid and abet Dylan's latest misson: steal a top-secret file and bury it before all hell breaks loose.
Teaming up w/a man who may be the last bona fide defender of the free world is a risk Skeeter's ready to take. Until a black-tie Washington soiree erupts in a bullet-flying free-for-all. Now Skeeter's got danger on her trail and Dylan arousing every bad-boy fantasy she ever had. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is about to plunge one man and woman right into the sizzling line of fire...


Crazy Sweet (Steele Street, Bk 6)
Crazy Sweet (Steele Street, Bk 6)
Author: Tara Janzen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 154
Review Date: 12/15/2006


In a top-secret mission, she's the perfect bait, and she wouldn't have it any other way...During a secret mission gone bad, covert operator Gillian Pentycote ceased to exist. Held captive by a madman, shot full of drugs that stole her memory, Gillian survived. Now, with a new identity and nothing to lose, the woman who calls herself Red Dog has gone from bookish secretary to sizzling-hot hired gun. And she has one plan: to find the man who shattered her life and take him down for good.
Special agent Travis James has the same plan, except he has rules to follow-and using a gorgeous amnesiac as bait isn't in them. So Travis must play a dangerous double game of his own. He knows Red Dog will do anything to lure the ultimate criminal to her side and exact revenge. But from Central America to a Colorado show-down, Travis has gotten his priorities straight. He'll kill the bad guy, but only if he can save the beauty--and never, ever let her go...


Crazy Wild (Steele Street, Bk 3)
Crazy Wild (Steele Street, Bk 3)
Author: Tara Janzen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 160
Review Date: 10/7/2007


It's a long way from the jungles of Comonbia to a Colorado library, where Special Forces operative Creed Rivera is staking out one of the world's most dangerous women. With her prim librarian looks, Cordelia "Cody" Stark doesn't look like a nuclear arms broker. But nabbing her is Creed's latest mission--until a trio of thugs shows up and he's suddenly forced to play hero....
Armed with secrets that could ignite a global inferno, Cody was already running out of places to hide. Now a hotshot government agent has blown her cover by throwing himself between her and certain death. Trusting the hero who just saved her life is not an option. Resisting him is something else entirely. And when bullets start to fly, a man and a woman running out of time are gearing up for the wildest adventure of their lives.....


Drop Dead Gorgeous (Blair Mallory, Bk 2)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (Blair Mallory, Bk 2)
Author: Linda Howard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 393
Review Date: 1/1/2007


Blair Mallory has already survived one murder attempt. Now, while planning her wedding and dealing with holiday-season madness, Blair once again dodges a bullet. Or, more precisely, a Buick. And though the driver's identity remains a mystery, his or her murderous intentions are all too clear. Or are they? After all, Blair's homicidal ex-husband and his partner-in-crime/wife are safely behind bars. And even Wyatt Bloodsworth, Blair's police detective groom-to-be, isn't inclined to believe she's being targeted again. All of which makes Blair wonder if her close call was simply a mishap. But the wondering stops when she narrowly cheats death again in another seemingly innocent accident. Two strikes is all it takes to convince Blair that she's back in someone's crosshairs. And the only thing more frightening is that Wyatt still doubts her. That means this time no one will be watching Blair's back when she sets out to get the drop on her would-be killer--before whoever it is finally drops her.


Feet First (Bellagio Shoes, Bk 1)
Feet First (Bellagio Shoes, Bk 1)
Author: Leanne Banks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 162
Review Date: 10/7/2007


Designing footwear is Jenny Prillaman's life, so getting the plum assignment to creat a socialite's wedding shoes is a dream come true. Dealing w/the heiress is another story. So is staying away from her dreamy new boss, a man too hot to deny for long, despite Jenny's best intentions of keeping her business away from his pleasure.
Making Bellagio, Inc. an international success is executive Marc Waterson's career ambition. But his life's desire is to find the right woman and settle down. Too bad Jenny would rather follow in his corporate footsteps than try on the glass slippers of a company wife.
At least Marc's got one thing going for him--the way to a woman's heart is through a really great pair of shoes!


Footloose (Bellagio Shoes, Bk 3)
Footloose (Bellagio Shoes, Bk 3)
Author: Leanne Banks
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 147
Review Date: 10/8/2006


Think working for a leading international she company sounds like a dream job? Not if you're Amelia Parker, an overworked, downtrodden temp working for Bellagio, Inc.'s grande dame, Lillian Bellagio. But things are looking up for Amelia. She's just been given the assignement of accompany Ms. Bellagio to her estate in the Keys. Trading pumps for flip-flops and a cell phone for a conch shell--could be worse, right?
Especially when life on the island includes her very own mystery man--one Jack "The Shark" O'Connell, dashing venture capitalist. He dares Amelia to use this time to do something wild: drink a hurrican, go skinny-dipping...have an affair with a dangerously attractive man. Now Amelia will have to decide whether to step into that glass slipper.


Getting Rid Of Bradley
Getting Rid Of Bradley
Author: Jennifer Crusie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 452
Review Date: 9/12/2007


LUCY SAVAGE IS NOT HAVING A GOOD WEEK.
Her cheating husband, Bradley, lobbed the final insult when he stood her up in divorce court. A dye job gone wrong has left her hair green. And somesone is trying to kill her. To top it off, sexy cop Zack Warren is certain that the very same man Lucy is trying to wash right out of her hair is the same Bradley he wants to arrest for embezzlement.
When somone shoots at her and then her car blows up, Zack decides she needs twenty-four-hour police protection. Next thing Lucy knows, Zack has moved in to her big Victorian house, making them both sleepless...and not just from things that go bump in the night!


Hot Stuff (Cate Madigan, Bk 1)
Hot Stuff (Cate Madigan, Bk 1)
Author: Janet Evanovich, Leanne Banks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 680
Review Date: 8/13/2007


Cate Madigan isn't asking for trouble. Her wacky Irish family is constantly playing matchmaker for her with men who leave much to be desired. All she wants is peace and quiet and a nice place to live while she saves her money from tending bar in a lively Boston pub. Okay, so what if her roommate is a cross-dressing lounge singer named Marty Longfellow? In exchange for cheap rent, all she has to do is take care of his plants and collect his mail when he's out of town. And then...Marty disappears. At the same time, a bullmastiff named Beast shows up with instructions from Marty to take care of him. Can Cate handle this 120-pound bundle of joy who wants to devour everything in sight? Ex-cop Kellen McBride has decided to make Cate's bar his nightly hang-out. But is he just there for the beer? Or does he have an ulterior motive for getting close to Cate? Kellen nows more than he's saying. Problem is, he's turning up the heat in her life-in more ways than one. Soon Cate finds herself in deep trouble with mysterious stalkers, a lovesick would-be boyfriend named Patrick Pugg, two friends who are looking for love, and the very sexy, possibly dangerous Kellen McBride. The south side of Boston has never been wilder...


It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
Review Date: 2/19/2007


Written by Peter Walsh, Professional Organizer from TLC's hit series CLEAN SWEEP.


It's in the Bag!: Tasty Gifts in Crafty Sacks (Memories in the Making)
Review Date: 4/14/2007


Tasty Gifts in crafty sacks.


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