The most fatal virus known to science, rabies kills nearly 100 percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabid is a fresh, fascinating, and often wildly entertaining look at one of mankind’s oldest and most fearsome foes.
"My favorite science read this year."
It's bad enough Jade Frost's boyfriend dragged her to a boring poker game. It's even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round - and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend. Now she supposedly belongs to the ultrarich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants, yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn't stop him.
Temporary. That's the word I'd use to describe my life right now. I'm temporarily working double shifts - at least until I can break free. I'm temporarily raising my little brother - since apparently our actual mother doesn't give a crap about either of us. And I always end up as nothing but the temporary girlfriend - the flavor of the week for every guy who's heard the rumor that I give it up so easily.
"Drew & Fable story is heartwrenching, but I loved!"
People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I'm never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I've been pushed too far one too many times, and I'm finally brave enough to do something about it. Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes.
"Good for Summer fun!"
Stuck spending the summer with his screwed-up family, Gabriel Walker is bored out of his mind and looking for an adventure. And he seems to find it with the hot girl who lives next door. The attraction between them is instant and electric. Soon they're spending every stolen minute together. Talk about the perfect summer fling.
"Trite Story, Bland Narration"
Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants - and he’s wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend’s sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge - last bachelor standing takes it all - Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride.
"Performance so poor it distracts from the story"
"Lost. Everything in my life can be summed up by that one sickening word. My football coach blames me for our season-ending losses. So does the rest of the team. I wasted two whole months drowning in my own despair, like a complete loser. And I lost my girlfriend - Fable Maguire, the only girl who ever mattered - because I was afraid that being with me would only hurt her.
Katie Watts was almost 13 when she was kidnapped at an amusement park. Held captive for days, she was finally rescued by her captor's teenage son, Will, who'd been subjected to his father's mental and physical abuse for years. In the aftermath, Katie was sent into seclusion with her family, and Will was shipped off to one foster home after another, completely disappearing from her life.
"A Crazy Ride!"
Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.
"This is a spin off from the Drew & Fable series..."
New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office. Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss — the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley — and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change.
"Not worth the price of a full credit"
Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: To slap Gage Emerson in the face. With Gage poised to snatch up her family’s real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life — even if he can make her melt with a single kiss... When Gage discovers the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn’t seem quite so cut and dry. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down — as she steadily steals his heart.
"Too much like first book in the series"
Newly broke girl Alexandria Asher just wants to live a normal life. After her parents are sent to prison on embezzlement charges, she enrolls in college under her mother's maiden name and tries her best to pretend she's someone else. Tristan Prescott is everything Alex is trying to avoid. A seemingly egotistical, lazy, rich jerk, she dumps her beer on his head when he comes on to her one night at a party. This only spurs Tristan into action. He loves nothing more than a challenge.
Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can’t keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro football–playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can’t seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations—and it’s messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now—until I get a look at her.
"Very Cute Love Story!"
The truth hurts they say - and her pain cuts deep. While she was falling for Ethan, he was deceiving her the entire time. He held a huge secret, protected by his lies. When she discovered what he was hiding, the truth shook her world, threatening to ruin them forever - ruin her. But she soon realized that what they share can't be destroyed. The connection between them is too strong; it always has been. She can't deny him any longer, and she can't deny the truth: she's in love with Ethan.
I'm in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head-on, I've run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me - not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose; not my father, my grandmother, or that witch, Pilar, who wants to take control of my family's cosmetics company. Now I'm in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I'm loving every minute of it. But someone is watching me. Following me. He's gorgeous.
I've moved through life doing what's expected of me. I'm the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family's business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I. When Zachary got a promotion, however, he left me in the dust. Maybe it's for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me.
"Would have been even better with a male narrator"
J'ai désespérément besoin d'elle. Si elle s'en allait, j'aurais l'impression de perdre une part de moi-même. Je crois que je suis amoureux d'elle, malheureusement j'ai le don de faire du mal à ceux que j'aime. Je ne peux pas lui infliger ça, mais je ne peux pas non plus la laisser s'en aller.
"J'ai un cœur de pierre, mais je ne peux pas me passer des filles. Leurs sourires, la manière dont elles retiennent leur souffle lorsque je me penche sur elles pour les embrasser, leur peau douce et la facilité avec laquelle elles se débarrassent de leurs vêtements et s’offrent à moi." Owen est irrésistible et il le sait. Il accumule les conquêtes d'un soir et passe son temps à faire la fête. Avec la vie qu'il mène, ses résultats à l'université sont en chute libre, et sa place dans l'équipe de football est menacée s'il ne se reprend pas rapidement.
Hanté par des souvenirs qui l'empêchent de poursuivre sa relation avec Fable, Drew disparaît sans donner signe de vie. Deux mois après cette séparation, il n'arrive toujours pas à tourner la page. De son côté, Fable a trouvé un poste de serveuse dans le club branché où Drew se réunit avec ses coéquipiers les soirs de victoire. Quand il se retrouve nez à nez avec Fable, le jeune homme comprend qu'il n'a jamais cessé de l'aimer. S'il tient vraiment à elle, il devra se battre pour l'en convaincre.
Temporaire. Ce mot résume parfaitement ma vie. J'ai un job temporaire jusqu'à nouvel ordre. Je suis temporairement la mère de mon petit frère. Et je suis la fille temporaire que tous les mecs désirent parce que j'ai la réputation d'être facile. Depuis que sa mère a déserté le domicile familial, Fable travaille dur pour élever son petit frère. Victime de sa réputation de fille légère, elle enchaîne les aventures sans lendemain. Pour Drew, l'étudiant le plus en vue de la fac, c'est une chance inespérée.