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Since Chase Falladay came to her rescue two years ago, Kia Stanton has never been able to forget the powerful man or the kind of life he leads. So two years later when she runs into Chase and his friend, Khalid, and leaves with them that night, she knows exactly where it is all heading. However, little prepares her for what it is like to be in Chase''s arms, and in his bed. After years of holding back, Kia is finally able to be the woman she's always dreamed of being in his arms. Since Chase Falladay came to her rescue two years ago, Kia Stanton has never been able to forget the powerful man or the kind of life he leads. So two years later when she runs into Chase and his friend, Khalid, and leaves with them that night, she knows exactly where it is all heading. However, little prepares her for what it is like to be in Chase''s arms, and in his bed. After years of holding back, Kia is finally able to be the woman she''s always dreamed of being in his arms. Kia is a dream Chase has not allowed himself to entertain. Now that he has her, it''s her heart he''s after and he''s determined to win it, no matter the cost. And even though they both agreed that it would only be for pleasure, somewhere along the way it becomes and all-consuming love.

How did this happen? Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating.

What should a down-on-her-luck actress do? Not go to Vegas . . . not run into her detestable former costar, dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard . . . and not get caught up in an ugly incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Before she knows it, Georgie has a fake marriage, a fake husband, and maybe (or not) a fake sex life.
It's a paparazzi free-for-all, and Georgie's nonsupporting cast doesn't help. There's Bram's punk-nightmare housekeeper, Georgie's own pushy parent, a suck-up agent, an icy studio head with a private agenda, and her ex-husband's new wife, who can't get enough of doing good deeds and saving the world—the bitch. As for Georgie's leading man, Bram's giving the performance of his life, but he's never cared about anyone except himself, and it's not exactly clear why.
Two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where the strongest emotions can wear startling disguises.

The Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

In idyllic Reddington, Vt., during the harsh winter of 1981, Sibyl Danforth makes a life-and-death decision based on 15 years' experience as a trusted midwife. Late on a frigid night, cut off from the hospital by a storm that has made the roads impassable, Sibyl attempts to save the baby of a woman she fears has died from a stroke during labour. Later, the midwife's assistant tells the police she's certain the mother was still alive when the Caesarean section was performed in the isolated farmhouse. In Midwives, Sibyl's daughter, Connie, narrates the aftermath of this tragedy. Now an obstetrician, she recalls the events of her 14th year, when her mother's freedom and her family's fate rested with 12 men and women. Chris Bohjalian captures the human scale of misfortune with this moving novel.-





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