English as a Second Language

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In this wickedly funny first novel-think Legally Blonde in Oxford-a young New York woman exchanges her corporate job for a year of books, blokes, beers, and new best friends in graduate school in England.
Alexandra Brennan is fed up with her dead end New York City job-and even more fed up of running into her smug ex-boyfriend. So when he crosses the line by telling her that she'll never get into graduate school in the United Kingdom, that's precisely what she does.
Armed with imported cigarettes and extra strength coffee, Alex leaves home and crosses the Atlantic to face all that Great Britain and grad school have to offer, including ill-considered romantic interludes, a red-headed nemesis with intellectual pretensions and ulterior motives, a preponderance of eighties music, and more books than she can possibly read in a year. What she discovers, however, is that instead of running away from home - she may have actually found it.
With a cheeky sense of humor and terrific cast of characters, ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE is a funny and irreverent novel about a young woman's misadventures on the path to adulthood.
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About the author

Megan Crane grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Vassar, and got her MA and PhD in literature from the University of York in England. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit her website at www.megancrane.com.

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Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
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Published on
Aug 1, 2004
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780759512115
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Language
English
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Fiction / General
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In the start of a sizzling new series, bestselling author Megan Crane takes readers deep into bayou country, where the sultry swamp has nothing on the heat of Louisiana’s fiercest bikers: the Devil’s Keepers.
 
Merritt Broussard grew up knowing she had two choices if she stayed in Lagrange: run with the outlaws or get left in their dust. So she got the hell out, leaving behind a bad-boy biker and scorching memories of their summer fling. Now Merritt’s back, with trouble on her tail, and the sergeant-at-arms of the Devil’s Keepers is the one person she can still trust. But Greeley isn’t the boy she remembers. He’s harder now, more dangerous—and even more alluring.
 
Joseph “Greeley” Shaw loves two things: his bike and his club. At eighteen, he escaped a rough life, found the Devil’s Keepers on the wrong side of a bad weekend, and never looked back. Greeley swore to live and die by their code: Devil’s Keepers first, Devil’s Keepers forever. No one comes between him and his brothers—except for the tantalizing woman who touched his soul. Greeley’s the kind of man who honors his commitments . . . and Merritt is one promise he’s determined to keep.

Praise for Devil’s Honor

“Megan Crane’s Devil’s Keepers series opens with all the steamy heat of the Louisiana bayou. Fans of MC romances will find plenty to enjoy amongst these very bad boys, and readers who like their romance full of descriptive detail will love the lush settings and intimate character sketches.”—RT Book Reviews

“Tightly paced and intense.”—All About Romance

“Great chemistry . . . Greeley is the rough and tough alpha male who knows what he wants . . . and he gets it.”—Kelly’s Book Blog

“Devil’s Honor was sexy and romantic with a complex story. . . . [It] should not be missed.”—Janet Reads Books

Praise for Megan Crane’s Make You Burn
 
“If you are looking for a hot and dirty read in the motorcycle club genre, then Megan Crane is a new voice to follow. Her characters are gritty, unapologetic, and led by their animal instincts, whether in war or love.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“Crane piles on the passion and danger. . . . This tough and dirty world is fascinating and satisfying in its own way.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Her style was so sultry and thick that I could almost feel the sweat of the bayou and the pulse of Bourbon Street as I read. I sunk deep into the story and enjoyed every minute of it.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
The bestselling author of Devil’s Honor returns with a deliciously sinful novel about a good girl who goes bad—and the notorious Louisiana biker who can’t resist the lure of forbidden fruit.
 
Holly Chambless is tired of being the squeaky clean daughter of Lagrange’s holier-than-thou mayor. When her father is charged with corruption, she realizes that her whole life’s been a lie. Now’s her chance to do all the things she never dared, like scoring a job at a bar where reputations go to die, or reconnecting with the biker who sparked a secret hunger in her all those years ago. Holly isn’t a wide-eyed girl anymore—and this time she wants a taste of what has always been denied. 
 
Killian “Uptown” Chenier has no time for stuck-up princesses. He likes fast bikes and wild sex. Sure, he remembers Holly. He sent her running with a wicked smile and a lesson about prying eyes. And sure, she’s grown up smoking-hot, with a body he’d like to personally desecrate. But Devil’s Keepers business is real and intense. Her daddy stole from the club, leaving his pretty blonde daughter a walking target. And when Uptown takes aim at what he wants, he never misses.
 
Praise for Devil’s Mark

“Devil’s Mark is a well-written and exciting book, and its unpredictable story will take you places you might never go—unless you join an outlaw motorcycle club.”—All About Romance
 
“Devil’s Mark is dark and dirty, everything that a MC story should be. . . . Hot, hot, hot!”—Harlequin Junkie
 
“Surprisingly sweet . . . with the sultry and mysterious bayou as a backdrop, spicy-hot passion will breach every barrier. . . . Ms. Crane knows how to bring the heat.”—The Sassy Bookster

Praise for Megan Crane’s Make You Burn
 
“If you are looking for a hot and dirty read in the motorcycle club genre, then Megan Crane is a new voice to follow. Her characters are gritty, unapologetic, and led by their animal instincts, whether in war or love.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“Crane piles on the passion and danger. . . . This tough and dirty world is fascinating and satisfying in its own way.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Her style was so sultry and thick that I could almost feel the sweat of the bayou and the pulse of Bourbon Street as I read. I sunk deep into the story and enjoyed every minute of it.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
 
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Four acclaimed authors team up for a seductive series featuring the hottest motorcycle club in New Orleans! Starring a quartet of bad-boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets—this addictive ebook bundle includes Make You Burn, Fire Me Up, Hold Me Down, and Strip You Bare.

MAKE YOU BURN by Megan Crane

Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin, but only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back to New Orleans. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter. Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. Every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.

FIRE ME UP by Rachael Johns

With Priest gone, Travis “Cash” Sinclair inherits the Deacons’ clubhouse—and its unexpected tenant. All incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble, she’s definitely not his type. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs? Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life in the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Billie won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.

HOLD ME DOWN by Jackie Ashenden

Leonidas “Blue” Delacroix is the prodigal son of New Orleans aristocrats, but the Deacons are his real family. With their patriarch murdered, Blue’s ready to unleash hell—even if it means taking up arms against the girl who used to be his best friend. For Alice Day, loyalty is everything. She never forgot the scent of leather on Blue’s skin—just as she never forgave the sting of his betrayal when he skipped town. Seeing him again reawakens old feelings . . . and fiery fantasies. As their liaisons hit the boiling point, Alice trusts her heart with the deadliest choice of her life.

STRIP YOU BARE by Maisey Yates

Micah “Prince” Carpenter hates New Orleans. But when the brotherhood calls, he answers. Joining the hunt for their mentor’s killer, Micah crosses paths with a Southern belle who exudes class—and who could use a taste of the wrong side of the tracks. The daughter of a prominent family rocked by scandal, Sarah Delacroix is desperate to restore their good name. Micah’s exactly the kind of man she should be avoiding. Behind his sleek and sophisticated exterior beats the heart of a predator. But, like the tattoos beneath his tailored suit, his rough edges are irresistible.

Praise for the Deacons of Bourbon Street series

“Launching a biker-themed contemporary series, [Megan] Crane piles on the passion and danger. . . . This tough and dirty world is fascinating and satisfying in its own way.”—Publishers Weekly, on Make You Burn

“As far as biker series goes, this one has certainly been a heck of a lot of fun! Sexy, smooth and sweet, Rachael Johns’s installment of the Deacons of Bourbon Street is not to be missed.”—A Tasty Read, on Fire Me Up

“I can truly say that I am sad to see this series end. . . . If you enjoy an exciting MC book with a touch of mystery then this series is exactly what you are looking for.”—Harlequin Junkie, on Strip You Bare
From the bestselling author of Devil’s Honor and Devil’s Mark, this seductive novel of the Louisiana bayou kicks into high gear as a dangerously sexy biker takes a no-nonsense teacher on the ultimate thrill ride.

Lara Ashburn hates bikers. She watched a motorcycle club destroy her hometown, bringing her brother down with it. That’s a life she put far in her rearview. So the last person she wants to see walking into her classroom is the top enforcer of the Devil’s Keepers. Big, mean, and gorgeous, all tattoos and leather, Chaser is everything Lara should avoid. Yet the insane chemistry sparking between them tempts her to break all the rules.

Ryan “Chaser” Frey has his hands full with a teen daughter in need of tough love, and he doesn’t have time for prissy teachers who want to tell him how to raise his kid. But Chaser never could resist a chick who gives as good as she gets. Lara is sexy as hell, and she’s not afraid of him. Plus, her links to a California club could provide the Devils with leverage against their enemies. But that would mean mixing business with pleasure—and risking the one woman Chaser can’t afford to lose.

Praise for Devil’s Own

“Scorching.”—The Jeep Diva

“This might be the best in the series so far.”—Smitten by Books

“Steamy and tender . . . Devil’s Own is the book for you.”—Fresh Fiction

Praise for Megan Crane’s Make You Burn

“If you are looking for a hot and dirty read in the motorcycle club genre, then Megan Crane is a new voice to follow. Her characters are gritty, unapologetic, and led by their animal instincts, whether in war or love.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers

“Crane piles on the passion and danger. . . . This tough and dirty world is fascinating and satisfying in its own way.”—Publishers Weekly

“Her style was so sultry and thick that I could almost feel the sweat of the bayou and the pulse of Bourbon Street as I read. I sunk deep into the story and enjoyed every minute of it.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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