Wallbanger

Wallbanger
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1476741182
Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Gallery Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“An instant classic…highly recommended!” —New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst USA TODAY bestselling indie author Alice Clayton delights readers with the sexy, laugh-out-loud romance of Caroline and Simon in Wallbanger, the first book in the Cocktail series! The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an—um—intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed “dating hiatus,” and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly… In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.

Wallbanger

Wallbanger
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476741260
Release: 2013-02-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“An instant classic…highly recommended!” —New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst USA TODAY bestselling indie author Alice Clayton delights readers with the sexy, laugh-out-loud romance of Caroline and Simon in Wallbanger, the first book in the Cocktail series! The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an—um—intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed “dating hiatus,” and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly… In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.

Rusty Nailed

Rusty Nailed
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476766737
Release: 2014-06-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this sequel to Wallbanger, fan favorites Caroline Reynolds and Simon Parker negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in Sausalito. Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then a trip back east to his childhood home has Simon questioning his nomadic lifestyle. He decides to be home more. A lot more. And he wants Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort out their relationship. Sure, more togetherness is a good thing—but does less traveling and working have to mean the other extreme? Apple pie and picket fences? With this second book in the Cocktail series, USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy confection of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!

Screwdrivered

Screwdrivered
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781476766751
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshi—wait, what? By day, Viv Franklin is a tough-as-nails software engineer who designs programs and loves hospital corners. By night, Vivian’s a secret romance-novel junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor, or a cowboy on a wild stallion, or a strapping firefighter to sweep her off her feet. And she gets to wear the bodice—don’t forget the bodice. When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they? There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie. In Screwdrivered, Alice Clayton pits Superman against Clark in a hilarious and hot battle that delights a swooning Viv/Vivian. Also within this book, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian?

Last Call

Last Call
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781476766768
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Interior designer Caroline reconsiders her life and relationship after receiving a terrifying phone call from globe-trotting Simon. By the author of Rusty Nailed. Original. By a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author.

The Cocktail Collection

The Cocktail Collection
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 960
ISBN: 9781501169472
Release: 2016-11-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton delights readers with the sexy, laugh-out-loud romances in the beloved Cocktail series! Don’t miss three hot and hilarious tales in the Cocktail Collection! In Wallbanger, Caroline didn’t hear things “go bump in the night”—she heard things go thump in the night. And it was always her neighbor’s headboard. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and suddenly Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly… In Rusty Nailed, Simon and Caroline find that playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working long hours to keep the interior design company running and her projects on deadline. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though! But between Caroline’s crazy work schedule, Simon’s traveling, and house sitting for their friends, will they be able to make their relationship a priority? Screwdrivered brings us Viv Franklin, a tough-as-nails software engineer who designs programs and loves hospital corners, and also wants to be swept off her feet by her dream guy. So when a phone call with news of an inherited house brings her out to Mendocino, California, she suddenly finds her “knight in shining armor” selection growing. There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie. It’s like being forced to pick between Superman and Clark Kent! Really, how’s a girl to choose?

Mai Tai d Up

Mai Tai d Up
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476766744
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Looking for the perfect mix of smart, sexy, and sassy? Mai Tai’d Up continues New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Cocktail series, which began with Wallbanger and continued with Rusty Nailed and Screwdrivered. The gossip mill in the seaside community of Monterey is churning about Chloe Patterson, the newcomer who is starting a sanctuary for rescued pit bulls. It’s rumored that she’s a former beauty queen (true) who ditched her fiancé the morning of their wedding (also true). And that while she’s not looking for a new man, the good-looking local veterinarian has his eye on her. Absolutely, positively true. When Lucas Campbell isn’t at the family veterinary clinic, he’s paddle boarding in Monterey Bay. Recently single, he’s definitely not in the market for a new relationship, but he still can’t resist taking a second, third, and fourth look at the recent arrival of Miss Golden State. Neither Lucas nor Chloe has any interest in being tied down. Being tied up, however—now there’s a thought. But are a few Mai Tais, a moonlit night, and the music of Frank Sinatra enough to allow them both to forget their past? Let’s hope Ol’ Blue Eyes knows what he’s doing. Mix one part tiki, one part kinky, and a splash of old black magic matchmaking, and it’s time to be . . . Mai Tai’d Up.

The Redhead Plays Her Hand

The Redhead Plays Her Hand
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476741314
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Grace’s star is on the rise with a new TV series, but then the director asks her to lose fifteen pounds. When she goes public with her struggles with weight, she suddenly develops a huge fan club of people who are happy to see a curvy actress speak up, and she becomes a flashpoint in society’s ongoing conversation about what’s beautiful and what Hollywood’s responsibility is to portray women of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile, Jack is voted the Sexiest Man Alive and becomes a little too enamored with the star lifestyle. But while he can have anything he wants, he can’t have the one thing he really needs: a public relationship with Grace, which his manager says will hurt his career. When Jack begins to spiral downward into parties, booze, and Hollywood brat behavior, it’s time for Grace to set him straight—and maybe dare to walk the red carpet together, hand in hand.

The Art of the Cocktail

The Art of the Cocktail
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Author: Ilex Press
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781781577554
Release: 2019-09-02
Editor: Ilex Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover 50 cocktails inspired by famous artists, their art and their favourite tipples. Shake up delicious art-inspired drinks, from the absinthe-fuelled Pablo Pisco Sour to the verdant Henry Mojito, and discover evocative cocktails that will transport you straight to Toulouse-Lautrec's Moulin Rouge, Frida Kahlo's favourite cantina, or one of Salvador Dalí's surrealist dinner parties. Filled with art anecdotes and colourful tales, this is both a whistle-stop tour through art history and an exciting way to wet your whistle. Cocktails include the: · Dalí Wallbanger · Klein Blue Moon · Whamm! Bamm! Pow! · Picasso Sour · Frida Kahlúa · René Margarita · and the Hirst-inspired Shark Bite

One More Round

One More Round
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 89
ISBN:
Release: 2020-12-22
Editor: Alice Clayton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reunite with Simon and Caroline from the New York Times bestselling WALLBANGER in this fun and flirty novella. Simon and Caroline have it all. A gorgeous restored Victorian house in Sausalito, flourishing careers, an eternal spark for each other, and a cat with more attitude than is legal in the state of California. So what’s plaguing the couple of the century? They’ve got everything anyone could wish for, except...a family. After several close calls, Simon and Caroline are coming to terms with the idea that being parents might not be in the cards for them. They’ve been married five years, and they’re realizing it may just be the two of them, forever. Which is ok, right? Caroline is considering a major career change, Simon is working more than ever, things are falling into place, without a baby rattle. But just when you think your life is set, the universe gives you a...twist. Come back in for one more round with Simon and Caroline. Editorial Reviews "Clayton's playful writing style blends silliness with apt observations regarding modern life, love, and self-confidence. A titillating story with plenty of happy endings." --Library Journal, in a starred review on CREAM OF THE CROP “Alice Clayton is a genius!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Chase on MAI TAI'D UP “We want to bask in the afterglow: giddy, blushing, and utterly in love with this book.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Christina Lauren on RUSTY NAILED “An instant classic, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and riveting characters.”— New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst on WALLBANGER “Fun and frothy, with a bawdy undercurrent and a hero guaranteed to make your knees wobbly, WALLBANGER will keep you up all night. In a good way. Hilarious, romantic, and compulsively readable, WALLBANGER delivers the perfect blend of sex, romance, and baked goods.” –Ruthie Knox, best-selling author of About Last Night "Pure escapism...with a funny cast, snappy dialogue, and plenty of hot and sexy scenes.... Readers of Rachel Gibson and Helen Fielding will enjoy Clayton" – Booklist on THE UNIDENTIFIED REDHEAD

Safe by the Marshal s Side

Safe by the Marshal s Side
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Author: Shirlee McCoy
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781460324714
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Harlequin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

HER LIFE IS ON THE LINE For a year, U.S. marshal Hunter Davis has protected witness Annie Delacorte and her toddler daughter. But now, someone is determined to stop Annie from testifying against the men who killed her husband. To guard Annie, by-the-book Hunter will have to break a promise to himself: to not get emotionally involved. After all, he already cares more deeply than he ever imagined for the sweet family of two…a family he'll do anything to keep safe and sound by his side. Witness Protection: Hiding in plain sight

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones
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Author: Daniel Abraham,George R. R. Martin,Tommy Patterson,Ivan Nunes,Marshall Dillon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780440423218
Release: 2012
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons and the arrival of barbarian hordes. 75,000 first printing.

Field Guide to Cocktails

Field Guide to Cocktails
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Author: Rob Chirico
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781594748417
Release: 2015-03-24
Editor: Quirk Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Finally, a field guide to preparing and identifying virtually every drink at the bar, from the Añejo Highball to the Caipirinha, from the Singapore Sling to the Zombie! Field Guide to Cocktails is not an ordinary bartender’s guide. Here are more than 200 recipes for the world’s best libations, with tried-and-true classics like the Tom Collins and the Fuzzy Navel and contemporary favorites like the Mojito and the Cosmopolitan. Full-color photographs of the cocktails are cross referenced to in-depth descriptions of the drinks. The histories are the stuff of legend: The Gin Rickey was mixed up to satisfy a thirsty lobbyist; Grog was drunk by sailors in the British Navy to prevent scurvy; and the Gibson was originally just a glass of water with an onion in it. You’ll also learn the most appropriate time and season to enjoy the drink, and you’ll get suggestions for the perfect food pairings—lobster with a Cape Codder, sharp cheese and crackers with a Gin and Tonic, black bean dip and chips with a Cuba Libre, and more. So whether you’re planning a cocktail party or trying to identify a new drink to try at the bar, Field Guide to Cocktails is the only mixology book you’ll ever need. Cheers!

Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf
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Author: Charlie Adhara
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488075193
Release: 2021-01-18
Editor: Carina Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Don’t miss this thrilling installment in Charlie Adhara’s suspenseful paranormal mystery series, Big Bad Wolf. Agent Cooper Dayton never thought anything could be harder than solving murders. Until he had to plan a wedding. After taking down an old adversary, Agent Cooper Dayton of the Bureau of Special Investigations has earned a break. Not that planning a wedding to his sexy shifter partner, Oliver Park, is necessarily stress free, but it’s better than worrying about the ominous warning, delivered months ago, that Cooper’s life is in danger. When he’s dragged to an event by his family, Cooper braces for an awkward evening, but instead finds himself in the middle of an ugly feud between Park’s ex and a rebel pack leader. What was supposed to be a quick outing turns into a full-blown murder investigation after the pack leader ends up dead, Park’s ex goes missing, and Cooper and Park are sent a series of disturbing wedding gifts that are somehow connected to it all. The list of potential suspects is long, and with the bodies piling up, Cooper must turn to the one person he trusts the least: the villain he’s already put behind bars once and who has nothing to lose by lying and everything to gain if Cooper is out of the picture—for good. Big Bad Wolf Book 1: The Wolf at the Door Book 2: The Wolf at Bay Book 3: Thrown to the Wolves Book 4: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Book 5: Cry Wolf

Nuts

Nuts
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781501118142
Release: 2015-10-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a series set in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner. When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all. Leo is heavily involved in the sustainable slow food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie is determined to head back to the west coast as soon as summer ends, but will the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder be enough to keep her home for good? Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on, grab a handful.

3 Ingredient Cocktails

3 Ingredient Cocktails
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Author: Robert Simonson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780399578540
Release: 2017
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for Beverage category A collection of the greatest drinks of all time, modern and classic, all of which conveniently feature only three ingredients. 3-Ingredient Cocktails is a concise history of the best classic cocktails, and a curated collection of the best three-ingredient cocktails of the modern era. Organized by style of drink and variations, the book features 75 delicious recipes for cocktails both classic (Japanese Cocktail, Bee's Knees, Harvey Wallbanger) and contemporary (Remember the Alimony, Little Italy, La Perla), in addition to fun narrative asides and beautiful full-color photography.

The Savoy Cocktail Book

The Savoy Cocktail Book
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Author: Harry Craddock
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780486835181
Release: 2018-10-17
Editor: Courier Dover Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ultimate bartender's book, this richly illustrated hardcover compilation of 750 recipes comprises non-alcoholic drinks as well as sours, toddies, flips, slings, fizzes, coolers, rickeys, juleps, punches, and other refreshments.

The Nomad Cocktail Book

The Nomad Cocktail Book
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Author: Leo Robitschek
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780399582691
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Originally published as a separate book packaged inside The NoMad Cookbook, this revised and stand-alone edition of The NoMad Cocktail Book features more than 100 additional recipes, a service manual explaining the art of drink-making according to the NoMad, and 30 new full-color cocktail illustrations. Organized by type of beverage from aperitifs and classics to light, dark, and soft cocktails and syrups/infusions, this comprehensive guide shares the secrets of bar director Leo Robitschek's award-winning cocktail program. The NoMad Bar celebrates classically focused cocktails, while delving into new arenas such as festive, large-format drinks and a selection of reserve cocktails crafted with rare spirits.

About Last Night

About Last Night
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Author: Ruthie Knox
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780345535160
Release: 2012-06-11
Editor: Loveswept

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Sure, opposites attract, but in this sexy, smart, eBook original romance from RITA finalist and bestselling author Ruthie Knox, they positively combust! When a buttoned-up banker falls for a bad girl, “about last night” is just the beginning. Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her. Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine—even her name turns him on—with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies. When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime? Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Because of You, Ride with Me, and Midnight Hour.

The Unidentified Redhead

The Unidentified Redhead
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Author: Alice Clayton
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1476741220
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Gallery Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Redhead series is a playful and erotic romance between an aspiring actress and Hollywood’s hottest new leading man. WATCH OUT, HOLLYWOOD! Grace Sheridan is back. Ten years after discovering that looks and talent are a dime a dozen in Los Angeles, she’s wriggling into a pair of badass jeans and ready to show the film industry that there’s way more to her than just a head of gorgeous red curls. And Hollywood’s newest Brit super-hunk Jack Hamilton certainly sees a lot to like. Grace is trying to restrain herself from jumping a man who is nearly a decade her junior, but Jack is making it clear that he personally has zero problems with that idea. While Grace and Jack are still swapping innuendo-loaded quips and text sex though, the paparazzi have caught up with them, headlining the “unidentified redhead” who’s been photographed trysting at a restaurant with the heartthrob of the year. Now Grace is in stuck in a double bind. She’s head over heels in lust with Jack, but there’s her own career to think of as well. A sizzling romance with the newest “it” boy may garner her industry attention . . . but is it the kind of attention she’s always dreamed of?