On the outside, it seems like Nancy has her life figured out. Her father is the successful owner of a billion dollar hotel, which she hides from her friends, she’s continuing her education, and she and Derek are trying to make their relationship work despite the constant difficulties. She pushes through the obstacles because she hopes, prays, that things will get better. But even when she doesn’t think it will, she settles for what she has. Her mother abandoned her and her father doesn’t care for her. She accepts the love she thinks she deserves. Until Thatcher… The moment they meet, the connection that forms between them is strong and undeniable. Nancy pushes her feelings away, knowing she can’t act on them. But the longer they spend time together, and the more charming, perfect and charismatic he is, she realizes she finally found her other half, her soul mate. But being a loyal friend and girlfriend, Nancy represses her thoughts. But when Derek does something unforgiveable, everything changes. Will she find the love she deserves? Repair the relationship with her father? And find her happily ever after?
Abby continues her life in New York City. Her life feels hollow and empty. The happy, satirical, and outgoing persona she projects is just a mask. But no one can see through the facade. Except Fernan.... Abby works as a secretary to the esteemed artist. Their relationship is simple and uncomplicated, but when he asks her out, she immediately rejects him. Alexandra and Blaise move to the city so they can continue their education. Alexandra is finally in medical school, and Blaise is pursuing his dream to be a lawyer. The happiness they share makes Abby feel even worse. Eventually, Alexandra pushes Abby to give Fernan a chance. And she doesn't regret it. Paul is still healing from the breakup but he isn't handling it very well. In secret, Abby consoles him. But she's also trying to nurse herself back together. When she meets his brother, Toby, fists immediately fly. They don't get along. All they do is bicker and argue. Until Abby starts to feel differently... Caught between two men that make her happier than she expected, she must decide who's better suited for her. Who's is her soul mate and who's the love of her life?
While Cayson is battling his decision about medical school, he notices Slade’s peculiar behavior. Slade never seems to be where he says he is, and it’s clear he’s hiding something from everyone. Cayson is certain he has a girlfriend, and the more Slade denies it, the more hurt Cayson feels. Why won’t Slade tell him the truth? He decides to investigate the matter further, and he discovers something he never thought was possible…especially from Slade. Trinity keeps her relationship with Slade a secret, but when Skye sets her up on a date with a friend, she can’t reject the offer. Slade is insane with jealousy and outright refuses to let the date happen. But Trinity knows she has to keep pretenses. While she’s on her date, Slade shows up. And his appearance will change their relationship forever. Roland can’t deny the guilt he feels toward Jasmine. While he feels terrible for betraying his childhood friend, he feels worse for the way he treated Jasmine. Determined to make it right, he hunts her down until she agrees to go on a date with him—at real one. Book Four of the Forever and Ever Series.
Author: Lori Gottlieb
An eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call for single women about getting real about Mr. Right. You have a fulfilling job, great friends, and the perfect apartment. So what if you haven’t found “The One” just yet. He’ll come along someday, right? But what if he doesn’t? Or what if Mr. Right had been, well, Mr. Right in Front of You—but you passed him by? Nearing forty and still single, journalist Lori Gottlieb started to wonder: What makes for lasting romantic fulfillment, and are we looking for those qualities when we’re dating? Are we too picky about trivial things that don’t matter, and not picky enough about the often overlooked things that do? In Marry Him, Gottlieb explores an all-too-common dilemma—how to reconcile the desire for a happy marriage with a list of must-haves and deal-breakers so long and complicated that many great guys get misguidedly eliminated. On a quest to find the answer, Gottlieb sets out on her own journey in search of love, discovering wisdom and surprising insights from sociologists and neurobiologists, marital researchers and behavioral economists—as well as single and married men and women of all generations.
The newlyweds are blissfully happy together. The heat hasn’t died between them, and their honeymoon never seems to end. But Coen takes his role as a husband very seriously, and when Sydney works too much, hardly eats, never sleeps, studies too much, and spends all her time at the lab, he starts to worry. This behavior isn’t good for her health and he has to intervene, whether she likes or not. Coen meets a new client at his gym, Casey, and the more he gets to know her, he realizes she’s in deep trouble. Just like his sister, she is being beaten and abused. It would be easy for him to forget about it and worry about his own problems, but he can’t. He has to help her. There is no other option. But when Casey makes him swear to keep it a secret, it creates another problem. Coen can’t lie to Sydney about his whereabouts and his actions. He feels torn. What will he do?
Being a professional escort comes with its vices. To keep women from getting too clingy, stop them from dropping their panties, and silence them before they can blurt the L word, Rhett has made certain rules. He never breaks them. Ever. 1. No Kissing. 2. No Feelings. 3. And definitely, absolutely, no sex. But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated. Rhett's never had a problem separating work from pleasure. But now work and pleasure seem to be one and the same
Rachel was away for her first year in college. She had remained a virgin all through high school and was tired of waiting for the right one to come along. Brad was her best friend's brother and two years ahead of her in school. He was tall, muscular, and extremely sexy. Rachel had a huge crush on Brad when she was younger. He was the one who kissed her for the very first time. When she went to high school, she saw a side of him that she didn't like. He was arrogant and extremely cocky. Being the star of the football team gave him many advantages, and those advantage went straight to his head. When Brad left for college, Rachel was able to avoid seeing him for two wonderful years. She was thrilled and had no intention of seeing him anytime soon. Home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Rachel hoped she could continue to avoid him. What if he wouldn't let that happen? Would all of her feelings come rushing back, or would she remember who he really was? When faced with the chance of being with the only guy she ever loved, would she give into those old feelings, or would she walk away?
325 First Fights
Author: E. L. Todd
Publisher: E. L. Todd
The Healing Kitchen
Author: Alaena Haber, Sarah Ballantyne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Armed with more than 175 budget-friendly, quick and easy recipes made with everyday ingredients, you get to minimize time and effort preparing healthful foods without sacrificing flavor! Straightforward explanations and a comprehensive collection of visual guides will teach you which foods are the best choices to mitigate chronic illnesses, including autoimmune disease. Real-life practical tips on everything from cleaning out your pantry and easy ingredient swaps to reinventing leftovers and DIY flavor combinations make it even easier to make better food choices.
As always, Alice Munro surprises us. While the nine stories in this new collection could not be written by anyone else, they are subtly different. The title story, for example, ranges from small-town Ontario just after the war to a near-deserted hotel on the bald Saskatchewan prairie. The setting may be strange, uncharted Munro territory, but the plot is familiar, with two lives changed forever by a random act of mischief that can never be revealed. “Floating Bridge” is also a typical Alice Munro story, but different. Forty-two-year-old Jinny is fighting cancer, and the front room in their middle-class home is turned into a sickroom. Her husband hires a girl to look after her, and they visit the girl’s trailer park relatives. Class tensions are exposed (“You know you’ll hurt their feelings,” he whispered. “They’re trying to be nice to you.”), and then something both unbelievable and totally believable happens to conclude the story in a way the reader will never forget. Other stories contain lines that change the world. A promisingly flirtatious reunion with a teenage sweetheart, now married, takes an unexpected turn. (“About our youngest boy,” he said. “Our youngest boy was killed last summer.” Oh. “He was run over,” he said. “I was the one who ran over him. Backing out of our driveway.” I stopped again. He stopped with me. Both of us stared ahead. “His name was Brian. He was three.”) In this great book by one of the world’s great writers, the settings may be Vancouver Island, small-town Ontario, Toronto, or Vancouver, but the stories are universal, and the characters – no, the people in the stories – are unforgettable. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Captain Shane Schofi eld and his elite team of marines is about to discover . . . There is no hell like a man-made one. It is an island that doesn’t appear on any maps. A secret location where the government conducts classified experiments. Experiments that have gone terribly wrong. . . . When all contact with the mysterious island is suddenly and inexplicably lost, Captain Shane Schofi eld and four crack Special Forces units parachute in. Nothing prepares them for what they fi nd—the island is a testing ground for a deadly breed of genetically enhanced supersoldiers. You could say they’ve just entered hell, but this place is much, much worse. . . .
Nana I Ke Kumu Look to the Source:
Author: Pukui Kawena, Mary, E. W. Haertig, Catharine A. Lee
Publisher: Islander Group Incorporated
Author: Scot C. Nelson, Craig R. Elevitch
Forever and Always
Author: E. L. Todd
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Scarlet has been my best friend for ten years. Sure, I'm attracted to her. Sure, I really care about her. But it's never been more than that. On one stupid night we have too much to drink. Shots are downed and the liquor is flowing. And before I know it, I'm going for it. It sounds like a great idea, at least in the moment. But what will happen when we wake up tomorrow?