The Heart of Gold is a gripping romance thriller that explores not only the dangerous territory of love and marriage, but also the changing culture of modern Indian city life. Mukesh and Nithya are caught between time-honored traditions and the new, fast-paced global lifestyle.
Mukesh, a successful business man on a steady rise in the corporate world, is hesitant when his mother urges him to find a wife. But when she introduces him to the bride she’s chosen for him, Mukesh is surprised by his luck: Nithya is beautiful, smart, cultured, and from a good family. It seems like a perfect match, and he finds himself falling in love.
But before he can settle into his new married life, Nithya tells him the horrible truth: her parents blackmailed her into the marriage. Instead of love and companionship, it’s longing and agony for Mukesh while Nithya feels only anger and resentment towards him and her parents.
To make matters worse, Giridhar, a flame from Nithya’s past, unexpectedly makes his way back into her life. At first, Nithya is wary of her ex, but as she grows more and more distant from her husband and her parents, she finds herself letting him in. Giridhar convinces her to go away with him on vacation, where events take a dangerous turn. When she awakens, locked inside a lodge alone in the dead of night, to a strange noise at the door, she realizes that perhaps she shouldn’t have trusted him so blindly.
Meanwhile, Mukesh struggles to come to terms with his failed marriage and his wife’s abandonment. With no one else to turn to, Nithya calls him in her desperation, but will he be willing to help her despite his anger and wounded pride? Can they put the past behind them to disentangle her from the peril she put herself in?
This book is a collection of romantic, sentimental short stories.
“SEVENTEEN SHADES OF LOVE”: After her divorce Julia was able to take everything under control and to move on. She became successful and happy. There is no place for romance in her life. But is it possible to live without love?
“HOW TO BECOME A STAR”: People often ask Maddy how to become a star. She doesn’t know, she can only tell the story of her own. It begins with her happy marriage…
“A HAPPY ENDING IN A BIG CITY”: She travels from one city to another, meeting the same kind of men who always abandon her. She doesn’t know that the true love is waiting for her far, far away.
“RICHARD’S MISTAKE”: He is suspicious about his wife. She is hiding something. And then this phone number… Is she cheating on him? Richard is going to find out…
And more stories… They are nostalgic and dreamy but by no means they are fantasy or fairy tales. These romance stories center around ordinary people who are swept away by love and passion. It is all truth. Adventurous and glamorous things might happen to everyone. They happen to all of us although sometimes we just don’t realize.
“Just think of the color and vivacity that love can bring back into your life. You know, they say there are seventeen shades of love!”
“Seventeen shades?” Julia sobbed even louder. “What am I supposed to do with that?”
(A quote from the story with the same title as this book)
This book is a collaboration with artist Larissa Makeeva. Her fascinating art helps to color up the narrative and the characters in charming bright tones.
Biologist Svetlana, who is happily married, came up with an idea that would change the world for the better. However, she does not know that the project has been transformed into something completely different. She has no idea that her husband Kirill is also playing a role in the game against her. Will their love survive?
Readers who are moved by a combination of drama and romance will find this book interesting.
Dasha is a woman who stops aging at 25 because of a curse hanging over her family. This is just a side effect of witchcraft, the aim of which was to force Dasha and all women in her family to suffer from love and from never being loved in return.
“They will live with that unrequited love, which would be a torture. It will turn into their pain, obsession and sickness. Time will not heal them. Minutes and years would stretch to lengthen their sadness. There will no escape from love. Exhausted by that love, they will be seeking a way out. There will be just one escape, just one…”
Dasha is trying to find a way to stop the witchcraft. She witnesses wars, and leaders who come and go, promising new horizons and tearing off the thin threads of hope. To solve her mother’s secrets she has to connect the dots between past and present, traveling to various cities and even countries. Her sister Anna is suffering because of love and Dasha herself cannot escape her fate. Can she beat the darkness and change her life? Will she be able to find happiness in the ocean of suffering and frustration?
Readers who are moved by a combination of fantasy, drama and romance will find this book interesting. The concept of “Love and Void” was partly inspired by “The Enchanters” (1973) by a French writer Romain Gary.
Recently a plot with a similar idea of an ageless woman was used in Hollywood, in the movie “The Age of Adaline” (2015).
Dream of 19th century; became true in 21st century.
Despite a serial killer is killing people in New York; everyone is living their normal life except some of his victims.
New York is the second name of success and for success hungry people; this is the first name of home. Two people – Jeff and Nancy – running on the same track with the same goal.
Jeff is a street performer and he is playing guitar out of that building where Nancy works. Nancy has fallen in love with that guitar man on the first day of her job. She was thinking that he will be the only main reason for her to work here but she was wrong. After 3 days of her job, she was looking outside from the window of her building to see that guitar man as she used to, but that day New York was little different – little windy and little sunny. There was a true 17 to 18 years old New Yorker wearing a very loose dirty white shirt, a very loose dirty brown coat, a brown bow tie, also tied a white kerchief on his neck, and a brown cowboy hat. He introduced himself as Harvey Wilson.
That mysterious boy Harvey Wilson has opened only two of his mystery in front of them; First, this is 19th century – and second, he is selling this wooden bell which his father was selling and it protects family.
Dev, a football player, and Lee, a gay activist, meet in college and fall for each other. As Dev struggles to accept his sexuality, Lee has to keep their relationship secret for the sake of Dev’s career, which means leaving behind his old friends. As Dev’s career in professional football takes off, Lee follows him into the sport as a scout, and the pressures of ex-best friends, incompetent agents, and fake girlfriends will test their commitment to each other.
* Winner of the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Novel, 2009
Cassandra Whitmore is facing yet another Valentine’s Day alone. Her love life is as dry as the Sharpie pen she uses to mark an even more dreadful day on her calendar—her upcoming 30th birthday. Driven by the maddening ticking of her biological clock, Cassandra is determined to meet, fall in love with, and marry “The One” within nine months. When Cassandra accompanies her cousin to a night club, her Type-A quest to meet a man is quickly rewarded by a stranger’s velvety, baritone voice asking if he might occupy the seat next to her. He’s Nicolas Harte, whose good looks leave Cassandra speechless, but not for long. After mustering enough courage to strike up a conversation, she learns Nicolas is everything she wants in a man—smart, successful, and available. There’s only one catch: He’s “GU” (geographically undesirable). Nonetheless, Cassandra falls in love with Nicolas and makes the uncharacteristic decision to move from Los Angeles to New York to be with him. But Cassandra gets a rude awakening when she discovers there’s something rotten in the Big Apple.
This book translated from topic about woman that fall in love with her friend and she tried to surprise him by carry a poster “MISS YOU” and took a photo with her on every country she went to. At the end the guy who she loves has girlfriend before she show all of her effort photo to him.
I think everyone has this moment that love drive you to do something which you never dare to do. Although, you are not fulfill with your love but the moment that you try to do something for your lover is a good memory. Even the time is past you will never forget it.
Every comment in this topic will share each experience that pretty, funny, romantic and sweet with you.
Somebody can break up with her boyfriend because he forces her to quit reading a comic. In spite of she consent everything.
Somebody try to go to gym and lose weight for his or her lover.
Somebody never take a bath in the morning but because of love that change them to take a bath in the morning.
This topic is from Thailand. Thai culture will be different from your country but you will see how Thai people are or how Thai people crazy in love.
Lastly, hope you enjoy with this book and thank for your support.
Rich girl Grace Bennett is forced by her father to get engaged with a guy of his choosing, so he can expand his company. She wants to escape this unwanted marriage and runs away from home, only to meet handsome, funny and hardworking Finn Wood. Getting a taste of freedom, it’s a hot night together with him Grace will never forget.
George is an ordinary guy whose world has collapsed beneath him. He’s ruined his relationship with his girlfriend, and to his credit, wants to come clean. Sadly for him, karma never plays along with our best made plans. Carol, George’s girlfriend discovers his deceitful act of betrayal before he can confess and she is out for revenge. Will George learn from his indiscretion. And most importantly, will he be able to save his relationship with the woman he loves.