love stories

Bookshelf | Married Lovers by Jackie Collins (2008)

Married Lovers

When beautiful Cameron Paradise flees her abusive surfer husband in Australia, she lands in Los Angeles, where she starts a new life as a personal trainer at a posh gym facility. Determined to sustain her newly-gained independence, her main objective is working hard and saving money, so she can fulfill her dream of one day opening her own gym. While the men she encounters can’t seem to resist her stunning beauty and perfect physique, she blocks all their advances with a steely determination. (more…)

Movie Picks | Giant (1956) | Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy brings girl home to ranch. Girl takes over ranch.


The pride of Jordan “Bick” Benedict (Rock Hudson) is his massive Texas cattle ranch Reata. When Bick journeys to Maryland to buy a stud horse for the ranch, he meets and falls hard for the beautiful, strong-willed socialite Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). After a two-day courtship, Bick decides to marry Leslie and take her back to Texas to help him run the ranch. (more…)

Bookshelf | Thrill! by Jackie Collins (1998) | And oh what a thrill this book is


Lara Ivory is a beautiful movie star with a seemingly perfect life. Joey Lorenzo is a handsome actor trying to make his way in Hollywood. When the two meet, sparks fly, and they embark on a steamy love affair. However, both Lara and Joey have skeletons in their closets which threaten to destroy not only their relationship but also their lives. A juicy tale of Hollywood drama and suspense!

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Bookshelf | Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937) | The life and loves of a hopeless romantic

Book Recommendation: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)

In this beautifully written novel, Janie Crawford, a passionate, Southern, African-American woman, tells the story of her tumultuous journey of finding true love and her own true self. In Janie, Hurston has created a heroine whose hunger for experience resonates with every dreamer and whose desire for love touches every romantic. I am both a dreamer and a romantic, so I truly enjoyed this story. The richness of Hurston’s prose is mesmerizing and breathtaking, and she proves she is truly a master of lyricism. Hers is the kind of writing that seeps into your bones. Reading this book changed the way I look at words on a page. It’s the kind of book that, after finishing it, you want to flip back to the very first page and start all over again.

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