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Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.

- Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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So Much to Learn by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
Complete After a rather hideous break up with her boyfriend due to her inability to 'put out', Talia bullies her brother's best friend into teaching her the complexities of a 'full' relationship. Turns out uni courses have nothing on life lessons! **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 10,024 - Reviews: 2996 - Favs: 3,694 - Follows: 581 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 8/5/2005 - Complete
Private Lives, Public Property by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
It's not easy to pretend you're in love for the sake of teenagers and housewives across the country but top footballer Lucas Goodspeed and shy, romantic Isobel Saunders soon discover that convincing themselves that they're not in love might be even harder. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 8,299 - Reviews: 3186 - Favs: 3,451 - Follows: 1,430 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
Both Sides Now by PoppySeeds reviews
Recently laid-off teacher Riley takes a job as a tutor for the child of a wealthy family. She finds herself drawn to grandson Charlie, despite her reservations and his sister's blatant contempt, for he proves himself to be more than just money. COMPLETE!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,483 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 372 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 9/6/2013 - Published: 8/4/2009 - Complete
Of Proud Spirits and Losses at Night by Cara Ginter reviews
When Lilianna Calhoun is arranged to marry William Hurst, she is outraged. Forced to leave behind her native England and return with William, an American, to the USA on the doomed Titanic, will their pride keep them apart when they need each other most?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 189,742 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 5/12/2009 - Complete
The Mating by charliej reviews
Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her pawn FPSSA WINNER - BEST SUPERNATURAL ROMANCE round 4 WARNING: sexually explicit scenes
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 45 - Words: 105,757 - Reviews: 1180 - Favs: 1,674 - Follows: 398 - Updated: 10/26/2011 - Published: 11/3/2009 - Complete
Thoughtless by Cupid's Psyche reviews
PREVIEW ONLY! PUBLISHED BY GALLERY BOOKS! My boyfriend means the world to me. So why does Kellan Kyle make my heart race, my breath quicken? I feel so guilty, just being near him. But being apart...that feels even worse. *SKoW winner*
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 36,853 - Reviews: 383 - Favs: 712 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 6/17/2011 - Published: 8/12/2009 - Complete
The Melody of Love by I-think-therefore-I-am reviews
Ceri is the girl who thinks it's her mission in life to save everybody but herself. Caden is the messed up boy who always seems to be there to save her. She thinks they solely coexist. He,well,he has always been in love with her. DELETED
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 650 - Favs: 803 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 8/11/2010 - Published: 2/25/2007 - Complete
Collision Course by Cupid's Psyche reviews
PREVIEW ONLY! NOW IN PRINT! I'm responsible for the disaster that took the lives of three people that I loved and the small town that I live in will never let me forget that. She's the only one that looks at me differently. *SKoW Winner*
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 41,147 - Reviews: 333 - Favs: 378 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 8/5/2010 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Complete
The Art of Movie Making by TuneOut reviews
He was the new star of Hollywood. She was the industry veteran. They were the duo that burned so bright that when they burst, it was like a perfect Oscar movie.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 84,134 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 288 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 2/12/2010 - Published: 7/26/2008 - Complete
The Good Girl Guide to Getting the Bad Boy by The 2nd Mrs de Winter reviews
Andy thought her life was set, she would marry her dream man and live happily ever after. But when he dumps her she has no choice but to move on, the only problem is that her rebound guy turns out to be her new boss! Oh My!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 75,402 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 881 - Follows: 258 - Updated: 6/19/2009 - Published: 9/24/2008 - Complete
The Rules of Engagement by judevanderhall reviews
She's a bleeding heart liberal. He's a jaded Marine. She's the best friend. He's the older brother. She's middle class. He's loaded. And they're sharing the same address. Painfully cliché? You have no idea. SKoW Winner and Runner-up, Round 8.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 78,321 - Reviews: 786 - Favs: 1,708 - Follows: 369 - Updated: 5/29/2009 - Published: 1/18/2009 - Complete
Rough Petals by Penelope P reviews
So was it a really big deal that I was getting paid for sex? It was a huge misunderstanding. And so what if that letter finally arrived which made my stomach roll. I would have handled it. It's his fault he made my life even more complicated.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 105,873 - Reviews: 1099 - Favs: 954 - Follows: 322 - Updated: 5/19/2009 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Complete
Brier Wood by cu-kid reviews
Davi Marshall left Brier Wood ten years ago with the intention of never returning. Now, she is forced to face her past, the demons that wait for her to confront them, and the man who is nothing like the boy she once knew.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 114,145 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 1,362 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 4/17/2009 - Published: 3/5/2009 - Complete
Better Than Burroughs by Stillill reviews
*COMPLETE* Burroughs said it best, “Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.” This is how Callum led his life until he met Marina. Maybe pleasure can be something more than relief.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 226,118 - Reviews: 679 - Favs: 911 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 6/8/2008 - Published: 12/26/2005 - Complete
Mouse by jayanne reviews
He had mockingly nicknamed me 'Mouse' because he considered my timid nature with scorn, which was why I was glad the arrogant bad tempered Ricardo, the great Trapeze artist, ignored me the for the majority of the time... check my profile for long summary
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 83,193 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/7/2008 - Published: 3/7/2008 - Complete
To Have and to Hold by jayanne reviews
Adam Maxwell, a millionaire Property developer has his sights on building a new five star hotel, But first he has to vacate a refuge for Homeless and Battered women who find themselves are at his mercy, which he seems to have little of. So Rachel Crosby,
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 77,025 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 3/5/2008 - Published: 12/8/2007 - Complete
Jilted by serako reviews
Sayuri was the perfect woman. Beautiful, charming, and a successful interior decorator, to boot. So why did Eric leave her at the altar for her best friend? And why is Sayuri sleeping with Eric's sexy older brother Vincent? The story of a woman scorned...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 87,854 - Reviews: 1226 - Favs: 1,550 - Follows: 368 - Updated: 4/30/2007 - Published: 7/14/2006
Writing Class by Stillill reviews
Miranda meets Finn in writing class, at first not liking him but soon realizing that they both enjoy the pleasures of banter. Will family and life ambitions get in the way of their relationship? -Now Finished-
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 66,577 - Reviews: 307 - Favs: 499 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 10/4/2005 - Published: 4/3/2005
Reckless by Flawless Storm reviews
How do you cope when realizing your meddling parents and cousin have arranged your marriage without your consent? Why run off and have sex with a man you hate, of course . Well, that's what I did. A funny, sweet, onetime, sort of short story. Rated R
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,586 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 433 - Follows: 38 - Published: 8/31/2004 - Complete