Contemporary Fiction Books
This morning, I met the man who started the fire. He did something terrible, but then, so have I. I left him. I left him and now he may be dead. Once upon a time there was a beautiful village that held a million stories of love and loss and peace and war, and it was swallowed up by a fire that blazed up to the sky. The fire ran all the way down to the sea where it met with its reflection. A family from two nations, England and Greece, live a simple life on a tiny Greek island: Irini, Tasso and their daughter, lovely, sweet Chara, whose name means joy. Their life goes up in flames in a single day when one man starts a fire out of greed and indifference. Many are killed, homes are destroyed, and the island's natural beauty wiped out. In the wake of the fire, Chara bears deep scars across her back and arms. Tasso is frozen in trauma, devastated that he wasn't there when his family most needed him. And Irini is crippled by guilt at her part in the fate of the man who started the fire. But this family has survived, and slowly green shoots of hope and renewal will grow from the smouldering ruins of devastation. Once again, Christy Lefteri has crafted a novel which is intimate and epic, sweeping and delicate. The Book of Fire explores not only the damage wrought by human folly, but also - and ultimately - our powers of redemption and renewal. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786581563 • Author: Christy Lefteri • Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 2.4 x 16.2 x 3.3 cm
Get ready for another addictive romance by TikTok sensation, Lauren Asher as she introduces her latest series, the Lakefront Billionaires... Julian: If I ever caught on fire, Dahlia Muñoz would fan the flames with a smile. So, when she returns to Lake Wisteria, I fully intend to avoid the interior designer. At least until my meddling mother exploits my saviour complex. The faster I help Dahlia find her creative spark, the sooner she will leave town. But while I was busy getting rid of Dahlia, I overlooked one potential issue. What happens if I want her to stay? Dahlia: People say the devil has many faces, but I know only one. Julian Lopez - my childhood rival and family frenemy. I vow to steer clear of him while recovering from my broken engagement, but then the billionaire makes an irresistible offer. Renovate a historic house together and triple our profits. Our temporary truce becomes compromised as we face years' worth of denied attraction and mixed emotions. Giving into our desire is inevitable... but falling in love? That isn't part of the plan. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349437989 • Author: Lauren Asher • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 544 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
Enjoy the new TikTok favourite, Icebreaker! An adorable rom-com about a competitive figure skater and a hockey team captain who are forced to share the rink… Anastasia Allen has worked her entire life for a shot at Team USA. It looks like everything is going according to plan when she gets a full scholarship to the University of California, Maple Hills and lands a place on their competitive figure skating team. Nothing will stand in her way, not even the captain of the hockey team, Nate Hawkins. Nate’s focus as team captain is on keeping his team on the ice. This is tricky when a facilities mishap means they are forced to share a rink with the figure skating team—including Anastasia, who clearly can’t stand him. But when Anastasia’s skating partner faces an uncertain future, she may have to look to Nate to take her shot… Warning: This book contains explicit adult content and is recommended for 18+ Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398525689 • Author: Hannah Grace • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 13 x 2.65 x 19.8 cm
Online Only! Get more for less with The Work’s expertly hand-picked Book Bundles. These are a collection of great quality products, grouped together to give you amazing value. Discover the steamy and dreamy writings of TikTok sensation, Ana Huang with this incredible bundle deal featuring Twisted Love, Twisted Games, Twisted Hate and Twisted Lies! This interconnected-standalone series dives into the romances between possessive, domineering alpha males and the women who turn their hearts to mush...
As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can't risk losing this job - not if I want to keep my darkest secret safe... It's hard to find an employer who doesn't ask too many questions about my past. So I thank my lucky stars that the Garricks miraculously gave me a job, cleaning their stunning penthouse with views across the city and preparing fancy meals in their shiny kitchen. I can work here for a while, and stay quiet until I get what I want. It's almost perfect. But I still haven't met Mrs Garrick, or seen her inside the guest bedroom. I'm sure I hear her crying. I notice spots of blood around the neck of her white nightgowns when I'm doing laundry. And one day I can't help but knock on the door. When it gently swings open, what I see inside changes everything.... That's when I make a promise. After all, I've done this before. I can protect Mrs. Garrick while keeping my own secrets locked up safe. Douglas Garrick has done wrong. He is going to pay. It's simply a question of how far I'm willing to go... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349132600 • Author: Freida McFadden • Publisher: Orion Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.8 x 19.6 cm
Theo Silva. Rowdy bull rider, notorious ladies' man, scorching hot trouble wrapped up in a drool-worthy package. Welcome to Chestnut Springs: the big-hitting, small-town series from TikTok sensation Elsie Silver. And he's looking at me like I might be his next meal. I'm almost free of my toxic marriage and have sworn off men entirely. So all I see when I look at Theo is temptation served up with a heaping side of heartbreak. The man is hard to trust-and even harder to resist. Make that impossible. Because Theo is persistent. And no matter how hard I try to freeze him out, he melts my icy exterior and pulls apart all my defences. Then I spend the singular hottest night of my life with him. It was supposed to be a one-time thing. A secret. But that little plus sign is going to make this secret impossible to keep. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349437729 • Author: Elsie Silver • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.6 x 19.6 cm Click here to purchase books 1-4 of the Chestnut Springs Series!
Online Only! Get more for less with The Work’s expertly hand-picked Book Bundles. These are a collection of great quality products, grouped together to give you amazing value. Discover the steamy and dreamy writings of TikTok sensation, Ana Huang by reading the complete If Love Series! This amazing bundle includes If We Ever Meet Again, If the Sun Never Sets, If Love Had A Price and If We Were Perfect.
Delve into this 5 Book Collection by Ella Maise. In this collection: Charlie, Love and Cliches The Hardest Fall To Hate Adam Connor To Love Jason Thorn Marriage For One Charlie, Love and Cliches Charlie might work at her dad’s company but that doesn’t make her life easy. She’s the kind of person who always goes the extra mile for a client, remembers colleagues’ birthdays and arranges the cake. And yet her dad still favours her sister. So Charlie shouldn’t be surprised when her dad brings someone in to manage her and the team. But what does surprise her is that the new boss is her guy. The man who she went out with years ago and could never stop thinking about. Charlie wants to hide under the desk… but then she realises she doesn’t have to. Because William doesn’t seem to remember her at all. The Hardest Fall In the game of love you can't afford to drop the ball... Zoe’s always been shy. At college, to try to help her, her friend dares her to do the craziest thing she can think of… kiss a random guy. She follows Dylan into a room she thinks is a classroom and ends up seeing a little too much of him. She can hardly kiss him now… not after their embarrassing encounter and certainly not after he tells her he has a girlfriend. But when he finds out about the dare, the two make a pact… if they ever cross paths again – and they’re both single – they’ll kiss. Two years later, fate intervenes, and they end up as accidental roommates. Now Zoe’s seeing a lot more of Dylan than she bargained for and it’s even harder to resist peeking the second time round. To Hate Adam Connor There’s a sexy actor living next door… wouldn’t you take a peek? Adam Connor is an award-winning actor and undeniable heartthrob. He’s also recently divorced, a single dad and he happens to live right next door to Lucy. And it might be rude to stare but Lucy just can’t help it. The ladder might have been a little much though… One night when she’s indulging her stalker side, Lucy sees something terrible and has no choice but to intervene. She had the best of intentions but Adam can’t see past it and has her arrested. After that night, they're sworn enemies. Even though Adam knows he actually owes Lucy a lot and she can’t pretend she doesn’t still find the hot dad act quite appealing... To Love Jason Thorn Your childhood crush turned movie star. Now set to play the leading role in a book he doesn't know you wrote about him. Jason Thorn is a name everyone recognises. A famous actor with the big house, nice car and the bad boy reputation to match. But Olive knows him as her brother’s childhood friend and the boy who broke her heart. But years later, he should be easy to avoid even if he’s impossible to ignore. That is until Olive’s first novel suddenly becomes a bestseller and the film rights get sold to the highest bidder. In an instant, she’s sitting across the table from a team of executives and Jason Thorn himself. Jason hasn’t long re-entered her life before she finds himself being whisked around in his car and – inexplicably – being talked into a fake dating plot to restore his damaged reputation. Marriage For One The only way to secure her dream is to marry a handsome stranger . . . When Rose and Jack meet, she has just lost her uncle, and with him her dream of owning a coffee shop. Rose wanted nothing more than to open a café in her uncle’s building. But her uncle’s will is clear – the building goes to Rose’s husband. Not to her. Then, his lawyer, Jack, offers an unusual solution… she can marry him. She’ll get the café and he’ll get the building. For some reason, Rose agrees. It might be a marriage of convenience but it’s anything but simple. Despite it being his idea, Jack is unbearably surly... But then he does something that shows Rose he might just have a softer side. Maybe love can start with a contract… but will Rose still feel that way when she learns the full terms of their deal? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398533592 • Author: Ella Maise • Publisher: Simon & Schuster • Format: Boxset
Grumpy cowboys and steamy romance... Welcome to Chestnut Springs: the big-hitting, small-town series from TikTok sensation Elsie Silver. Working as a nanny for the world's grumpiest single dad should have been simple. Except I can't keep my eyes off him. And he can't keep his hands off of me. Cade Eaton is thirteen years older than me and barely looks my way. Until I get him in the hot tub one night for a game of truth or dare. Then all bets are off - and so are our clothes. He's gruff, a little rough around the edges, and it turns out broad-shouldered ranchers with filthy mouths are this city girl's kryptonite. So who am I to resist? But in our quiet moments together, he softens, and I start to realise his hardened exterior is just a façade. Someone once convinced him that his best wasn't good enough. Yet I've never felt more cherished than I do in his arms. My contract may say this arrangement is only for two months. But my heart says this is forever. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349437682 • Author: Elsie Silver • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.4 x 19.6 cm Click here to purchase books 1-4 of the Chestnut Springs Series!
Grumpy cowboys and steamy romance... Welcome to Chestnut Springs: the big-hitting, small-town series from TikTok sensation Elsie Silver. The rules were simple... Keep my hands off his daughter and stay out of trouble. But now I'm stuck with her. There's only one bed. And, well, rules are made to be broken. I'm the golden boy of professional bull riding. Or at least I was until it all blew up in my face. Now, my agent says I have to clean up my image, so I'm stuck with his ball-busting daughter for the rest of the season as my "full-time supervision." But I don't need a goddamn babysitter, especially one with skin-tight jeans, a sexy smirk, and a mouth she can't stop running... A mouth I can't stop thinking about. She says this means nothing. I say this means everything. She says there are boundaries we shouldn't cross. That my reputation can't take any more hits-and neither can her damaged heart. I say I'm going to steal it anyway. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349437675 • Author: Elsie Silver • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.2 x 19.6 cm Click here to purchase books 1-4 of the Chestnut Springs Series!
Online Only! Get more for less with The Work’s expertly hand-picked Book Bundles. These are a collection of great quality products, grouped together to give you amazing value. The Broke and Beautiful book series by Tessa Bailey includes books Chase Me, Need Me, and Make Me.
In a picturesque town in Derbyshire, Merry has always wanted a family to spend Christmas with, and this year her dream comes true as she says 'I do' to father-of-two Cole. But as she juggles worries about her business, last-minute wedding planning and the two new children in her life, Merry is stretched to breaking point. Meanwhile, only a few miles away, Emily is desperately waiting for the New Year to begin. Her father Ray's dementia is worsening, and she's struggling to care for him alone while holding down a job. When Ray moves into a residential home, she discovers a photograph in his belongings that has the potential to change everything . As shocking secrets from Ray's past finally come to light, will this Christmas make or break Emily and Merry? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398701410 • Author: Cathy Bramley • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 13.6 x 3.2 x 20.8 cm
How hard can it be to find the perfect match? Florist Annie Walker is determined to find someone who complements her life. But after overhearing her latest date describe her as 'so unbelievably boring', Annie wonders if the problem might be her. Is it too late to become flirtatious and fun like the leading ladies in her favourite romance movies? Maybe she only needs some practice... and Annie has the perfect tutor in mind. Sexy and tattooed Will Griffin is temporarily back in Rome, Kentucky, providing security for pop-star Amelia Rose in the build-up to her wedding to Annie's brother. He also has his own agenda: stay away from Annie Walker and any attachments to this sleepy town, which becomes difficult when she enlists him to help fix her love life. Amid steamy practice dates and strictly 'educational' tutoring lessons, the lines of their friendship blur and Annie reconsiders what her 'dream guy' might look like. Maybe her love life doesn't need to be perfect - it just needs to be real. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472297082 • Author: Sarah Adams • Publisher: Headline Eternal • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.6 x 19.6 cm
Life's moving pieces bring rival chess players together in a match for the heart. Mallory Greenleaf is done with chess. Every move counts nowadays; after the sport led to the destruction of her family four years earlier, Mallory's focus is on her mom, her sisters, and the dead-end job that keeps the lights on. That is, until she begrudgingly agrees to play in one last charity tournament and inadvertently wipes the board with notorious 'Kingkiller' Nolan Sawyer: current world champion and reigning Bad Boy of chess. Nolan's loss to an unknown rookie shocks everyone. What's even more confusing? His desire to cross pawns again. What kind of gambit is Nolan playing? The smart move would be to walk away. Resign. Game over. But Mallory's victory opens the door to sorely needed cash-prizes and despite everything, she can't help feeling drawn to the enigmatic strategist... As she rockets up the ranks, Mallory struggles to keep her family safely separated from the game that wrecked it in the first place. And as her love for the sport she so desperately wanted to hate begins to rekindle, Mallory quickly realizes that the games aren't only on the board, the spotlight is brighter than she imagined, and the competition can be fierce (-ly attractive. And intelligent... and infuriating...) Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408727614 • Author: Ali Hazelwood • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
When Russ and Aurora cross paths at a university party, a drinking game ends with them spending the night together. The next day, Aurora slips away before Russ learns her full name. This anonymity ends when they both turn up to their first day of work as camp counsellors. A job they had both chosen to escape Maple Hills for the summer. Given their history, there’s still an obvious tension between the two but the camp has a strict “no staff fraternizing” rule. Russ doesn’t want to risk heading home early but Aurora has never been one for rules. As things heat up, they'll have to resist or risk starting something they just can’t stop. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398525719 • Author: Hannah Grace • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 13 x 2.35 x 19.8 cm Please Note: These copies are standard edition without a sprayed edge.
Online Only! Get more for less with The Work’s expertly hand-picked Book Bundles. These are a collection of great quality products, grouped together to give you amazing value. From internationally bestselling author Emily McIntire comes a dark and delicious fractured fairy tale reimagining of Peter Pan, The Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This incredible bundle offers books 1-5, Hooked, Scarred, Wretched, Twisted, and the latest release, Crossed. This collection of standalone novels can be enjoyed in any order.
Delve inside this Christmas Stocking choc-full of perfectly themed seasonal short stories perfect for anyone who loves romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings. The Christmas Stocking: Romy is all set to join her boyfriend and his family in France for Christmas, though truth be told she isn’t looking forward to it very much. And then she meets Felix – and her plans for the big day suddenly become a lot more interesting. Candlelight at Christmas: It was meant to be the perfect Christmas – surrounded by friends and family in their beautiful home in the country. But then the lights go out, and Fenella knows she will have to work very hard to keep everyone happy … The Christmas Fairy: It’s Christmas Eve in Crinan, and a young man is on his own with only his nephew and niece for company. Then Ella arrives. Dressed as a fairy, she is determined to wave her wand and give them all the best Christmas ever. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787464926 • Author: Katie Fforde • Publisher: Arrow Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 417 • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm
Fall in love with Still Me, the spellbinding conclusion of the story began in the worldwide bestseller Me Before You... Lou Clark knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. But what Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it'll hurt. Lou won't know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405959360 • Author: Jojo Moyes • Publisher: Penguin Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 512 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 19.8 cm
Online Only! Get more for less with The Work’s expertly hand-picked Book Bundles. These are a collection of great quality products, grouped together to give you amazing value. Read the complete Kings of Sin by Ana Huang with this incredible bundle! This includes King of Wrath, King of Pride and the newest release, King of Greed!