Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?”

Director: Joe Wright.

Writers: Deborah Moggach (screenplay by), Jane Austen (based on the novel by), Emma Thompson (additional dialogue).

Cast: Keira KnightleyMatthew MacfadyenSimon Woods.

Life as We Know It (2010)

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.”

Director: Greg Berlanti.

Writers: Ian DeitchmanKristin Rusk Robinson.

Cast: Katherine HeiglJosh Duhamel.

TV Mini Series:

North & South (2004)

North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.”

Director: Brian Percival.

Writers: Elizabeth Gaskell (novel by), Sandy Welch (screenplay by).

Cast: Richard Armitage, Daniela Denby-Ashe.

Adult Books:

Ilona AndrewsBurn For Me (2014)

Hidden Legacy #1

Book Blurb:

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.”

Reading Order:

  1. Burn for Me (2014)
  2. White Hot (2017)
  3. Wildfire (2017)

Sally Thorne, The Hating Game (2016)

Book Blurb:

Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.

Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.

If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.”

Татьяна Устинова, Седьмое Небо (2009)

Лидия Шевелева, корреспондент газеты “Время, вперед!” и не подозревала, что стала пешкой в большой игре, когда получила из анонимного источника потрясающие материалы. Это был компромат на главу юридической службы холдинга олигарха Тимофея Кольцова – Егора Шубина. С ведома своего начальства она написала убойную статью о подлом воре с внешностью английского лорда Шубине. И уничтожила его. Кольцов выставил Егора на улицу и дал неделю на разбор ситуации… Иначе смерть. Но судьба любит шутить, и она столкнула врагов Шевелеву и Шубина вновь, причем Лидия помогла Егору в схватке с бандой подонков, чуть не убивших его младшего брата. Эта встреча поломала планы постановщика игры – Лидии стало ясно, что Егор не мог двурушничать. Понимая, что их хотят уничтожить, Лидия и Егор объединяются, чтобы вычислить общего врага…”

Ольга Громыко, Верные Враги (2010)

Это – сказка, рассказанная зимней ночью. Веселое и грустное повествование о вражде и дружбе, магии и смекалке, благородстве и предательстве, любви и ненависти, между которыми один шаг по глубокому снегу. Это – кусочек белорской истории, не попавший в летописи, но воспетый в легендах. А что в ней ложь и что правда – пусть останется на совести автора…” 


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