Von Werra got away. Half an hour later he was in hiding among some rocks high on the fell. It took him a long time to recover his breath. His head ached and now he really did feel exhausted. From his vantage point he could see the ...
Author: Kendal Burton
Publisher: Pen and Sword
In World War II James Leasor was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment and posted to the 1st Lincolns in Burma and India, where he served for three and a half years. His experiences inspired him to write such books as Boarding Party (filmed as The Sea Wolves). He later became a feature writer and foreign correspondent at the Daily Express. Here he wrote The One that Got Away. As well as non-fiction, Leasor has written novels, including Passport to Oblivion, filmed as Where the Spies Are with David Niven
process – I wrote The One That Got Away. The book was a big success – and a real education for me. For a while, life became a round of interviews, and I was naive enough to think that every book got this sort of attention.
Author: Chris Ryan
Publisher: Random House
Eight members of the SAS set off on the mission. Only one evaded capture. This is his true story. The SAS mission conducted behind Iraqi lines is one of the most famous true stories of courage and survival in modern warfare. Late on the evening of 24 January 1991, the patrol was compromised deep behind enemy lines in Iraq. A fierce firefight left the eight men miraculously unscathed, but they were forced to run for their lives. Their aim was to reach the Syrian border, 120 kilometres to the north-west, but during the first night the patrol accidentally broke into two groups of five and three. Chris Ryan found himself left with two companions. Nothing had prepared them for the vicious cold of the desert winter, and after a blizzard and a desperate search for food, Chris Ryan found himself the last man standing. Left on his own, Ryan narrowly escaped an Iraqi attack and set out alone, trying to reach the border through some of the most lethal country in the world. This is the story of courage under fire, of skin-of-the-teeth escapes, of the best trained soldiers in the world fighting against adverse conditions, and of one man's courageous refusal to lie down and die.
“Well, at least we got our porch swing out of all that, and you can help me get that installed this afternoon,” she ... old flames and romance, so after about the fifth person crooning about the one that got away, I just turned it off.
Author: Magan Vernon
Publisher: Beautifully Broken Books
A brand new standalone from Friendship, Texas featuring everyone's favorite awkward baker and the one that got away. My sort-of-boyfriend broke up with me, so what did I do? Get hammered. Only the worst part was waking up the next morning to go to an estate sale with my mom and run into my high school boyfriend. The one who left our small town behind for art school in New York. Now he's back, temporarily, and thinks we can just pick up where we left off. I hate what he's done to me, but I can't deny that the past four years have been good to him. Now that's he's changing my world, I know he's just going to leave again. The question is, am I ready to give up the one that got away?
Taylor Hanson has never forgotten the hot sizzling weekend she'd shared with Ben Bowman, her brother Steve's best buddy. The sex was incredible, but Ben left town abruptly...and she's never gotten over him. Now they're reunited for Steve's wedding in Vegas. For one week, she's decided Ben will be her Man To Do. Then she's moving on–for good.
I think it's important not to shy away from the darker areas of modern society in fiction. I was 20 years old when 9/11 happened, and I was actually in London at work on the day of the July 2005 bombings. The threat of terrorism has ...
Author: Charlotte Rixon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
For fans of Colleen Hoover and Rosie Walsh: this book will break your heart... then put it back together. Two years together. Twenty years apart. One day to change their story. Benjamin's world is turned upside down the day he meets Clara. Instinctively, he knows that she is his person and he is hers, but the events of one devastating night will take their lives in very different directions. 20 years later, a bombing is reported in the city where Clara and Ben met, and she is pulled back to a place she tries not to remember and the first love she could never forget. Searching for Ben, Clara prays that twenty years of silence is about to end. But is it too late to put right what went wrong? This is not a love story. But it is a story of first love, of the mistakes people make, and the lengths they'll go to put things right. Praise for The One That Got Away: 'Compelling tale of the power of first love. Hooks you in with a sucker punch and never lets go' Lisa Green 'Evocative and beautifully written... I defy anyone who has experienced the heartbreak of first love not to cry when they read it.' Nikki Smith, author of Look What You Made Me Do 'Captures masterfully the magic and devastation of first love... A powerful exploration of the relationships that shape us, this is a nostalgic, fierce and utterly spellbinding read.' Holly Miller 'A powerful page-turner that perfectly portrays the destruction and jealousy of a relationship between two damaged young people, too inexperienced to deal with the intensity of their feelings. A tense, gripping read – I loved it.' Sarah Stovell, author of Other Parents 'So poignant. I really enjoyed immersing myself in Clara and Benjamin's story of love and loss. Wonderfully written. A definite five star read.' Karen Hamilton, author of The Ex-Husband 'A brave, emotional and authentic love story, thrumming with suspense. I could barely breathe by the end!' Amy Heydenrych, author of Chasing Marian 'Moving and gripping.' Eva Woods, author of How To Be Happy 'Absorbing, touching and wise – I raced through it.' Rebecca Wait, author of I'm Sorry You Feel That Way 'Do not let this one get away. It will steal your heart.' Lesley Kara, author of The Dare 'A beautifully crafted dark love story that tears at the heart but then gently patches it back together. I loved it!' Louise Fein, author of The Hidden Child 'Twisty and poignant and beautifully written... Will stay with you long after the final page.' Caroline Hulse, author of The Adults 'I couldn't put it down. Packed full of depth, character and realism.' L.C. North, author of The Ugly Truth 'The kind of book I'm always searching for... A stunning love story that had my heart racing from the first chapter.' Carley Fortune, author of Every Summer After 'Charlotte writes poignantly – and so searingly – about the visceral intensity of first love. Clara and Benjamin come alive on the page... You can't tear your eyes away from them. Wow. What a wonderful book.' Lizzy Barber, author of Out of Her Depth At once gripping and beautifully thought-provoking. A book about first big romances, first big mistakes, broken hearts and consequences.' Emily Koch, author of What July Knew
I was supposed to be enjoying my week off, pushing the stress of exams away until later and looking forward to ... only ended up with us doing some nasty stuff his mum's sofa which I was only too happy that no one walked in to witness.
Author: Rebecca Perry
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
I thought I would never see him again. But here he is, standing there, not a care in the world. No thought to the pain he caused me a year ago. Ruby thought she could move on from her break-up with best friend Danny until he shows up at her university campus with a quick smile, sexy abs and eyes that you could easily drown in. Ruby resolves to stay away, not entangling her heart again. But her hormones have other ideas, leading to a steamy night with Danny before she can think better of it. When the two lovers reconnect, how long will it last before the issues that broke them up the first time, start rearing their ugly head?
She'd wanted him for so long, and it had seemed safe enough to take that one, reckless night with him before she walked away. She just hadn't counted on the impact that night would have on her. “Well?” He smiled at her.
Author: Cynthia Eden
Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
He has to get her back. Antony Kyle can’t believe what’s happening to him. First, Ella Webb—the head of security at his gaming company—quits on him. Then…she kisses him as if she’s never wanted anyone more. They spend one incredible night together—a night that brands him to his core—and he wakes to find her gone. Gone. No, not happening. Antony is not about to lose her now. Not when he’s been obsessed with her for years. He can’t have a taste and then lose…everything. She’s done with his lies. Ella has been in love with her gorgeous, genius boss for far too long. And she’s put up with his lies and secrets…for far too long! She’d fallen for his helpless act, thought that the man needed her, but now she has learned the truth. Antony Kyle is a secret spy, more than capable of looking after himself and taking out a whole army of bad guys. So, she gives in to the need that she’s always felt for him, she allows herself one, unforgettable night with him, then she walks away. But he follows her. Antony can’t lose Ella—not when he’s finally had the woman he’s wanted so desperately. But she’s got a new job at Wilde—an elite protection and security firm—and he has to figure out a way to woo her back. So, he hires Wilde. Says that he needs protection. He pulls some strings (because the owner of Wilde happens to owe him about a dozen favors), and Antony gets Ella assigned as his bodyguard. He thinks his plan is brilliant. He’ll have Ella in close proximity again, and Antony is sure that he’ll able to convince her that they belong together. Though some groveling—and a whole lot of seduction—may just be involved in his master plan. Except…the danger turns out to be real. Someone is gunning for Antony, and he doesn’t know if his enemy is from the spy world or the business world. He just knows that a big target is on his back. Now he and Ella have to unmask the threat that they never saw coming, before it’s too late. As they fight to track the bad guy, Antony has to prove to Ella that he can be honest with her, and, if she gives him a shot…he just might be a man she can love. Because if he loses her again, Antony knows there will be no second chances. Author’s Note: Their sexual tension can’t be held in check. When Ella and Antony are close, they ignite. But with so many secrets and lies, can they find a happy ending? It will take a master spy—and one very savvy new Wilde agent—to bring down the bad guy in this case. Wilde times are ahead again. Let’s see where these two lovers lead as they fight for each other.
On we went, legging it up the slope now, shooting at the enemy as they ran back and forth between vehicles. Three times I saw men go down when I fired. One went down behind a mound and never came up. Two others rolled over as they were ...
Author: Chris Ryan
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The heroic, real-life personal account of Chris Ryan's most famous mission, The One That Got Away, is now reworked for a new generation. Some authors just write about it. Chris Ryan has been there, done it - and here is the gripping real-life tale . . . During the Gulf War in 1991, Chris Ryan became separated from the other members of the SAS patrol, Bravo Two Zero. Alone, he beat off an Iraqi attack and set out for Syria. Over the next seven days he walked almost 200 miles, his life constantly in danger. Of the eight SAS members involved in this famous mission, only one escaped capture. This is his story . . .
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY me, nor did their mother, and I didn't want to just show up and shock them. I had no idea if Michael, my dad, was still alive and I had been thinking about them all the time recently. A month later, I received a ...
Author: Caroline Roberts
Publisher: Metro Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Caroline Roberts accepted a job at 25 Cromwell Street, the infamous address of Fred and Rose West, she was only 16. Realising that there was something very malevolent about the couple, she left their employment soon after, glad to be rid of them. The story should have ended there. A month later she was abducted by the Wests and suffered viole
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Author: Lee Robert Schreiber
Category: Man-woman relationships
Have you ever Googled an ex? Have you ever wondered what happened to the first, the truest and/or the greatest love of your life? Have you ever wanted to sit down with that person and ask: How often, if ever, do you think of me (and in what context)? Do you have any regrets? What do you think would have happened if we ended up together? Were we soul mates? If so, how could you move on to someone else so quickly, so easily and painlessly with someone else? Have you ever considered how that person would respond if and when you did contact (let's say) her today? With dismissive laughter? A restraining order? Tears of joy? Lee Robert Schreiber has not been with the purported love of his life since they broke up 25 years ago (primarily because he could not commit to marriage). He's not precisely sure how encountering her after all this time will bring him closer to, well, closure, but he's tried everything else: long-term relationships; one-night stands; friends of friends; friends of relatives; relatives of friends; friends; relatives; therapy; analysis; recreational medication; professional medication; how-to seminars; self-help literature. And none of it, none of them has brought him close to the depths of affection and intimacy that he felt for this one young girl way back when. Pathetic or Romantic? You make the call. Schreiber made the call (actually he emailed her). This is his (and her) poignant, often hilarious and absolutely true story.