More Decent Obsessions

Have you ever become engrossed in a trashy magazine at the dentist, only to realise that it is a decade old?Why do 'mates rates' always favour the buyer and never the seller?Have you noticed the new trends in the language of cafe menus?Over ...

Author: Bernard Salt


ISBN: 9781459689121

Category: Australia

Page: 238

View: 749

Have you ever become engrossed in a trashy magazine at the dentist, only to realise that it is a decade old? Why do 'mates rates' always favour the buyer and never the seller? Have you noticed the new trends in the language of cafe menus? Over the years Salt has charmed Australian readers with his unique blend of social insight and down - to - earth observations. In More Decent Obsessions Salt channels our innermost thoughts and helps us understand ourselves a little bit better. If not Salt, then who else would tell the Australian people the truth about the Goat's Cheese Curtain, ticket etiquette at the deli counter or how to navigate the introduction of the unisex loo? Join Bernard Salt on a playful yet insightful journey that takes us forward to the 2030s and back to the 1960s examining life, manners and more to sketch a bigger picture of modern life in Australia. 'Bernard is a highly amusing bellwether. He leads the rest of us sheep down a gentle path of truth.' - Ray Martin

Mr President s Wild Obsession

It was too sexy and inappropriate in her most definite analysis. "It covers your legs better than what ... Also, it was short but more decent because only her legs were exposed but they seemed to have different definitions for decency.

Author: Lucia Love

Publisher: Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 765

He accused her of seduction and was mean towards her after a one night stand. In retaliation, Mercedes threw a $1 note at him as payment for his service and a measure of his performance, which she graded to be below average. Meanwhile, her body ached terribly and her walls felt sore. Two days later, she walked to her new office and was sent to the board room to begin her job as a personal assistant to the President. Her heart stopped when she realized that the man she ridiculed was Nathan Legend. The multi-billionaire devil everyone whispered about. Graciously, he pretended to not know her to her great relief. Yet, when she entered his office, he locked the door. His face carried no emotions, his eyes piercing, his voice chilled like ice. "You shall spend the rest of your life, paying for the insult you threw in my face, till I tear that $1 note off the wall." She shivered to his word and as if to read her mind, he seethed, "don't even think about resigning because, I would make sure, that no company employs you and if you run, I will find you."

Dangerous Obsession

Decent? You couldn't be more wrong, Alistair Connor. His fingertips caressed her cheek. “I don't know what I would have done if you had walked away Saturday night. And you had every right to, after what happened.

Author: Cristiane Serruya

Publisher: Between the Pages LLC


Category: Fiction


View: 201

Ethan... My desire for Sophia consumes me night and day. I know my jealousy pushed her away, but I’ll do anything get her back. Even if that means dealing with shady, underground lords. Alistair… I’m enthralled with Sophia. Now that she’s finally agreed to be in a relationship with me, I’ll start to push her boundaries, introducing her to my darker side. But I'll need to be careful, so I don’t scare her away. She’s too good to lose. Sophia... I’m excited by Alistair’s kinkiness but scared, at the same time. I wonder if I can tame him. But what if I do and he finds out about my terrible past misdeeds and then rejects me. Because, really...who wouldn’t? Beauty, BDSM, and billionaires come together in a sexy contemporary romance romp. Steamy and suspenseful, if you liked E.L. James’ Fifty Shades or the titillating tales of J. Kenner, you’ll LOVE the TRUST series! USA TODAY Bestselling Author Cristiane Serruya does it again with another love story.

A Deadly Obsession

Carter is a decently big guy, he's lean but has a decent amount of muscle and he can hold his own, where Derek is more broad and more muscular. With Carter as upset as he is that would probably be a decent battle if it were to go any ...

Author: P. Rosser

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1685371159

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 455

A Deadly Obsession By: P. Rosser A Deadly Obsession is about a young woman hiding from her abusive husband. She has been in hiding successfully for a couple years because she stays in the shadows. She lives a very careful and boring life, making sure not to cause any attention to herself. Until him.... She is at her best friend's art exhibit when she meets a man who opens her eyes to what she didn't know she had been missing over the last couple years. The intense feelings that arise from one look from the handsome stranger do something to her soul that makes her want to break from her shell. She ends up leaving the event with only his name and no intentions of seeing him again. She continues on with her life as is and starts a new job, later finding out that the stranger is in fact the CEO of the company. This sexy thriller highlights a lot of push-and-pull as she fights her heart to try and stay away from this man so he is not pulled into the mess of her life. Enjoy A Deadly Obsession, fall in love with the characters, and find yourself guessing all the way to the end in this tale filled with twists and turns.


That means it'd need to have a decent range on it, though it's more likely that he's somehow relaying it— probably using your Wi-Fi.” “'re really starting to scare me.” Worried as she looked, he couldn't help but pull her ...

Author: Cali MacKay

Publisher: Cali MacKay

ISBN: 1940041309

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 539

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Cali MacKay... Keane’s college sweetheart, Lilly, is the only woman he’s ever loved—too bad he was far too young and stupid to realize it, and ended things between them in the worst possible way. He’s spent the last seven years trying to become a better man—someone Lilly can hopefully learn to trust and fall in love with once more. But when he goes stumbling back into her life in the middle of the night, professing his undying love, he’s off to a damn rocky start. Lilly's never really gotten over Keane, even if she’s moved on. The only use she now has for him is as her inspiration for the steamy romances she secretly pens under a different name. When Keane comes crashing back into her life, it's the last thing she expects—but she has bigger worries than a lying, cheating ex, when she has a stalker fan who wants his own leading role, and has managed to track her down. Keane’s offering her his protection, and feeling cornered, she takes it. Stuck living with him for the foreseeable future, it's hard to deny the chemistry that still exists between them, and he soon has her wondering if he has indeed changed from the guy who broke her heart. But with a stalker hunting her and love on the line, can she really keep herself—and her heart— safe? *** This novel contains a Happily Ever After ending. Although part of a series, this book can be read as a stand alone novel.***


The Gardiners, regardless of their position in life, are two of the most decent and admirable people I have ever met. It will be no hardship to share a connection with them.” “Does your lady even know how to behave properly?

Author: Jann Rowland

Publisher: One Good Sonnet Publishing

ISBN: 1987929411

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 921

Banished from her home at the age of seventeen for refusing a marriage proposal from an odious man, Elizabeth Bennet moves to London to live with her aunt and uncle Gardiner. Though fighting feelings of hopelessness, Elizabeth attempts to be happy. The persistence of her unwanted suitor, however, upsets the balance she has achieved with her relations, leaving her fearful for her future. An introduction to Mr. Gardiner’s new business partner allows Elizabeth to make a new acquaintance with a pleasant man and his family, bringing some much-needed variation to her colorless life. But when she is approached by a mysterious stranger who wishes to know more of her, Elizabeth can only allow herself to be caught up in the excitement of the moment and his apparent interest. Unfortunately, her other suitor still lurks in the background, waiting for his chance to snare her. It soon becomes clear to Elizabeth that others see as interest, the reality is much more sinister, and takes all the appearance of an OBSESSION.

Encounter with Obsession

As Pete swung onto I-290, he knew it would be another 30 or 40 minutes to a decent rest area, and the revelation of a lot more discerning information that would, no doubt, weigh very heavily on Pete's and Leslie's immediate future.

Author: Donald E. Nadeau

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1665556005

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 939

Pete's desperate quest to win the heart of his former caretaker, whom he felt embodied everything he desired in a soulmate had failed; however, all was not in vain. There were moments when he able to render his tender care and comfort when she was in need; and also, a small but precious capsule in time when he was able to love her with all his being. In the final analysis, he chose to not continue living without her, and that wish he was undeniably successful in making come true.

Obsessive Images

The freedom they pursue moves ever far ahead of them, "and Yeats, as we have moved, means more or less. ... guilt in mature men by reference to the means by which elders instilled in the infant the elementary rules of decent behavior.

Author: Joseph Warren Beach

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816657056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 323

Obsessive Images was first published in 1960. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. As Mark Schorer comments, this is "the last, unfinished work of a distinguished, well loved critic, poet, and professor." After the death of Joseph Warren Beach, his colleague and friend William Van O'Connor, professor of English at the University of Minnesota, prepared the unfinished manuscript of this work for publication and wrote the foreword. The work is primarily a study of certain words, phrases, and images that turn up with unusual frequency in modern American poetry, especially that of the decades of the 1930's and 1940's, and which are used in unusual senses, to carry special symbolisms, or to imply peculiar philosophical attitudes. Since the study is concerned with such recurring images and themes, many poets of distinction, in whose work they are not to be found, are left out, but Professor Beach also discusses the significance of the absence of these poets. Students and critics will gain insight through this work into the characteristic attitudes of a generation of poets. The book is, moreover, a delight to read, reflecting, as it does, Mr. Beach's own love for the study of poetry. As Professor O'Connor points out, the tone is much more personal than that of Mr. Beach's other books.

The Obsession

“I need to buy decent cookware and knives—I can paint two more rooms in this ridiculously big house. And now I have to find furniture worthy of that bed, and so on.” She drained the pasta—the little tube sort—then added it to the ...

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349407770

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 460

In this spellbinding novel about a woman whose past is catching up with her, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts dazzles readers 'a story you won't be able to put down' (Library Journal) Naomi Carson is a survivor. As a child, her family was torn apart by a shocking crime. It could have destroyed her, but Naomi has grown up strong, with a passion for photography that has taken her all around the world. Now, at last, she has decided to put down roots. The beautiful old house on Point Bluff needs work, but Naomi is looking forward to making a home of her own. But as Naomi plans for the future, her past is catching up with her. Someone in town knows her terrifying secret - and won't let her forget it... 'A read to be savored . . . Roberts has an unparalleled ability to paint a picture with words . . . and the story is expertly executed.' -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Deadly Obsession

I can talk to him more easily that way. ... A decent defense attorney could find a dozen experts who'd testify that pipe shavings aren't unique. It's not like DNA. And his pickup was parked outside in the open. Anyone Deadly Obsession 35.

Author: Maggie Shayne

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460343336

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 819 A cold-blooded killer with a burning obsession… Rachel de Luca has a bad feeling about the new woman in Detective Mason Brown's life, the nurse taking care of him after he's injured in the line of duty. She'd like to think it's just jealousy, but intuition tells her it's something more, maybe something dangerous. Mason knows Rachel's wary of commitment, and asking her to stay when he's in this condition would be the worst thing for their relationship. Then they receive chilling news that drives everything else from their minds. Mason's psychotic sister-in-law has escaped from custody, putting her sons—the nephews he's raising—in the crosshairs. When his house is burned to the ground, he and Rachel are relieved that there are no bodies in the smoldering rubble, but now his nephews are missing and the clock is ticking. As Mason and Rachel try to find the boys, she senses a new and unexpected danger stalking them. Soon, everyone close to Mason is in deadly peril—Rachel more than anyone….