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For the first time ever: a liberating guide to life and love that tells successful women that they can find the right partner without having to change or settle--and then shows them how to do itIn the twenty-first century, women are outpacing men in education and career advancement. Yet amazingly, successful women are constantly being told that their professional achievements might doom their chances of marriage and family. Don't believe the alarmist, negative hype, advises top relationship therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes. Data show that today's Alpha women--ambitious, self-assured, and hardworking--are hardly fated to be spinsters. On the contrary, by rethinking outmoded gender roles, women can have better relationships than ever before. A clinical psychologist with more than thirty years' experience, Dr. Rhodes shares her secrets to helping women triumph in love by finding men who will appreciate and complement their strengths.Challenging gender stereotypes associated with the terms Alpha and Beta, she advises the Alpha woman to look past the overly competitive, domineering Alpha male for a man who is not threatened by her strengths but is communicative, responsible, and collaborative. Just as Alpha women aren't demanding bitches, Beta men aren't passive wimps. Demonstrating that nearly everyone is a combination of both qualities, Dr. Rhodes includes a comprehensive test to help readers define where they (and their partners) are on the Alpha-Beta spectrum. This tool will give women more options and help them make better choices.More than just offering advice about romance, The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match explores the dramatic shifts in our culture, and how these can bring women greater empowerment in both their love lives and their careers.
The McBrides of Fallbrook return with reformed bad boy Owen. He'll do whatever he must to protect the woman who's captured his heart.Attorney by day, rancher by night Owen McBride conquered his dark past and made it his mission to help the innocent--even at the expense of a personal life. But when a client's abusive ex-husband targets Owen and his gorgeous neighbor Claire gets caught in the crossfire, his feelings turn anything but professional. The mysterious beauty awakens something in him, and he'll move heaven and earth to keep her safe.Coffee shop owner Claire Walsh learned the hard way that handsome men aren't to be trusted. Owen may be sexy as hell and determined to take care of her, but she's reluctant to put her heart on the line. His presence in her life puts a target on her back, yet the more time she spends with him, the more she finds she can't help falling for Owen.
This moody and arresting thriller is perfect for fans of Tana French.The young victim was pregnant, her body washed up on the rocks. Twenty years on, the murder remains unsolved; her father is now dead, and her mother refuses to talk about what went on all those years ago.Detective Marjory Fleming is called in to reopen the case that her late father, a policeman, was unable to put to rest. As Fleming digs deeper, it becomes clear that her father struggled to keep secret some of the shameful details surrounding the young girl's death.Can she handle the truth she will unearth, not just about her father but about herself?
Someone has stolen the only person John Smith ever loved--his twin brother, Cannon. Johnny will stop at nothing to get him back, but Cannon doesn't feel the same way anymore. He's married now, and he loves his wife. In a desperate effort to avoid Johnny's destructive brotherly affections, Cannon enlists the aid of Sarah Fortune, a lawyer who has turned helping the needy and eccentric into something of an art form. Sarah hides Cannon's wife for him, but she cannot quite trust Cannon's judgment. Is Johnny truly intent on inflicting unendurable pain on the woman who has hijacked his brother's affections? Sarah doesn't really believe in evil, and it is this lack of faith that makes her shockingly vulnerable ...Fans of Ruth Rendell and Julia Spencer-Fleming will love this atmospheric psychological thriller.
In their fascinating history of government misadventure, Burton and Anita Folsom show why the Obama administration's urge to pick winners and losers in the private sector is doomed to fail.From the days of George Washington through World War II to today, government investments have failed dismally. They not only drain the Treasury of cash but also impede economic growth, and they hurt the very companies they try to support.Why does federal aid seem to have a reverse Midas touch? Simply put, federal officials don't have the same abilities or incentives as entrepreneurs. In addition, federal control always produces political control of some kind. What is best for politicians is not often what works in the marketplace. Politicians want to win votes, and they can do so by giving targeted CEOs benefits while dispersing costs to others.Uncle Sam Can't Count is filled with examples of government failures and free market triumphs, including John Jacob Astor, who owned a fur company that defeated a government-funded rival--supported by George Washington himself--by actively cooperating in trade with the Native Americans instead of trying to tell them what they wanted. The Wright brothers, who, with two thousand dollars of their own money, successfully flew the first manned flight, while the government threw money at Samuel Langley, whose two failed attempts at flight both landed in the Potomac River. George Mitchell, who spent seventeen years developing fracking, after the high taxes on oil drilling were repealed, while the government subsidized ethanol.Uncle Sam Can't Count is a hard-hitting critique of a government completely incapable of either picking winners or learning from its many mistakes, which demonstrates why business should be left to private entrepreneurs.
In this thrilling one-hundred-page prequel companion novella to the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series, discover what happened in the aftermath of the Mogadorians' attack on Paradise, Ohio, from Mark James--Number Four's bully-turned-ally.After Four leaves town to find the rest of the Garde, Mark is left behind to pick up the pieces. His school has been destroyed, his home burned down, and, worst yet, Mark now knows the horrifying truth: aliens live among us and some of them seek to destroy us. Even with the FBI tailing him and Sarah Hart, Mark tries to return to a normal life. But when Sarah goes missing, he knows he can no longer sit back and do nothing. His quest to find her will lead him to new allies and a startling revelation about the Mogadorians' plan for invasion.
Fifty Iconic Culinary Scenes from Literary Classics Sure to Delight Readers, Foodies, and Photo-Junkies AlikeFictitious Dishes serves up a delectable assortment of photographic interpretations of culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature. Showcasing famous meals such as the madcap tea party from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar, and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, this unique volume pairs each place setting with the text from the book that inspired its creation. Interesting food facts and entertaining anecdotes about the authors, their work, and their culinary predilections complete this charming book, which is sure to whet the appetites of lovers of great literature and delicious dishes.
Two women share a grisly fate in the first entry of this exciting new British crime series--a blend of literary suspense and page-turning thriller that introduces the formidable Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith--from the New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes, "the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time" (Sophie Hannah, author of Kind of Cruel).In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead, her cottage drenched with blood. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. A car with a woman's body inside has been found at the bottom of the pit.As DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence over the course of the next six days, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths--a bond that sealed these women's terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.In this compelling new detective series, Elizabeth Haynes interweaves fictional primary source materials--police reports, phone messages, interviews--and multiple character viewpoints to create a sexy, edgy, and compulsively readable tale of murder, mystery, and unsettling suspense.
The Only Business School You'll Ever NeedFrom the mind of bestselling author Stanley Bing, the ultimate corporate mentor, comes The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts, a no-nonsense, real-world strategy for success. Sharp, practical, and amusing when it needs to be, and lavishly enhanced with charts, graphs, and other illuminating illustrations, The Curriculum is certain to occupy a place of pride on any shelf dedicated to books that explain how business works, and how that knowledge can be used to achieve power, happiness, and indefensible amounts of money. Included are key chapters on not appearing stupid (mandatory for entry-level students); fabricating a sustainable business personality; management, group dynamics, and the art of selling; self-branding and self-marketing; mastering electronic communications; and dealing with bosses and other crazy people.After contributing thousands of columns to Fortune, Esquire, and the Wall Street Journal, and writing nearly a dozen books on corporate strategy, Stanley Bing is at the top of his game, dispensing a lifetime's worth of hard-won wisdom to the next generation of masters. Enroll in The Curriculum, and his secrets will be yours--along with an attractive diploma, suitable for framing.
Four alpha heroes for one amazing priceAntonio Medina, Stetson-clad royalty, has been living-and loving-as a common Texas shipping magnate, so what will happen when his lover finds out he's been hiding his princely heritage...Jericho King, ex-marine, had once promised to help his friend Daisy with anything she needed. How was he to know she'd be asking for a baby?Rodrigo Valderrama, wealthy Spanish surgeon, has vowed to protect a pregnant young widow...never letting her know his true feelings-or his true role in her pregnancy...Adam Duke, business-focused CEO, only wants to escape his mother's matchmaking, so he seduces his secretary...not knowing she has her own agenda for wanting him in her bed!Satisfy your longing for sexy heroes with this Man of the Month collection featuring four full-length contemporary romances!The Maverick Prince by Catherine MannThe Last Lone Wolf by Maureen ChildBillionaire, M.D. by Olivia GatesThe Millionaire Meets His Match by Kate Carlisle
Hannah Pace needed a pretend husband-fast! She lied to her long-lost mother about being married, and now she had to produce the groom. So she hired hometown bad boy Nick Archer. Though he wasn't every mother's dream, he sure was Hannah's hottest fantasy....Trouble was, Nick relished the part a bit too much. Dizzying kisses, heated glances, tender touches. Minute by minute, Nick's paid performance was feeling all too real. And soon Hannah wanted him to be a husband for life...
Rugged Craig Haynes came from a long line of lady-killers. Lately, though, the single dad was targeting only Jill Bradford, his sons' new nanny. Two parts sweetness, one part sin, the pint-size redhead proved a wizard with his three rambunctious boys. So what made this miracle-worker insist she was strictly hired help? Could a houseful of Haynes males ambush her wary heart...and maker her a mother and wife?
Single mom Sandy Walker came to Glenwood seeking a quiet, friendly place to raise her three children. No way was she looking for a walk on the wild side with notorious bachelor Kyle Haynes. So what if the impossibly sexy deputy enthralled her kids and made Sandy ache with desire? She needed a provider, not an adventurer.For sixteen years, Kyle had been harboring a crush on Sandy. And as luck would have it, she didn't want to be anything more than friends. She insisted he wasn't the father type. But didn't she realize he'd been in training for this all his life?
A Demanding PropositionVito di Cavalieri is the last man Ashley Forrester ever wanted to see again, but her brother's fate lies in his hands. So she has no choice-to save her brother and protect her secret-their son-she must pay whatever price Cavalieri exacts...His demand: Vito wants her in his bed, as his wife! But the passion he awakens in Ashley surges beneath her shaking defences and betrays her like never before. Just how will she be able to resist a desire so strong that it threatens to pierce her heart?
A storm of passion and pleasure!Once, Luc Santini's inherent sensuality had been Catherine Parrish's downfall. For two years she had loved him unconditionally, until she realized that this impossibly rich, and infuriatingly powerful man regarded her as a possession!Catherine fled her gilded cage, keeping her pregnancy a secret... until now. Fate has placed Luc back into her life. He doesn't know about their child...and Catherine intends to keep it that way. But will she surrender to his erotic demands-and risk losing herself in a whirl of desire-to protect her son?
Why had Rafael Alejandro come back?In the five years since her marriage ended, Sarah Alejandro has kept herself and her beloved twins out of the lime light and away from men like her husband. But now he's walked back into her life with the same whirlwind of passion that he once ruthlessly used to seduce her. Rafael hasn't changed, he's still the thrillingly dangerous man she fell in love with. But Sarah won't let the desire that still burns between them ignite-she can't. Not if she is to keep her heart from going up in flames...again!
The Night that Changed Everything...Luc Sarrazin has finally found her. His beautiful wife, Star, who left with more than just his ring... Convinced that she committed fraud, he's determined to recover his money, before demanding a divorce. But his wife has two very unexpected and very identical surprises.Now he'll make her an offer she can't refuse. He'll drop the charges against her in exchange for one last night in his bed - to quench the impossible desire he still feels for Star. But in the morning, Luc realises he cannot walk away from his children... or the consuming passion that one night wasn't enough to satisfy.
The wedding dress was made many years ago, and it came with a promise:The First Man You Meet...Shelly Hansen was horrified when her great-aunt's wedding dress arrived-because, according to family legend, she was destined to marry the next man she met. So when she tripped on an escalator and fell into Mark Brady's arms, she told him-and herself-that she wasn't interested in marriage. But then she started seeing him everywhere.... Coincidence?is The Man You'll MarryAfter her own wedding, Shelly sends her best friend, Jill Morrison, the dress-which is delivered to Jill's hotel in Hawaii. But at least the man she sat beside on the plane-gorgeous grouch Jordan Wilcox-can't be the man in question, can he? She met him before she got the dress!
The wedding dress was made many years ago, and it came with a promise: The first man you meet is the man you'll marry.Shelly Hansen was horrified when her great-aunt's wedding dress arrived-because, according to family legend, she was destined to marry the next man she met. So when she tripped on an escalator and fell into Mark Brady's arms, she told him-and herself-that she wasn't interested in marriage. But then she started seeing him everywhere.... Coincidence?
Do you need to be rescued from bad eating habits and junk food? Are you looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle but don't know where to begin? Well, fear not because Lisa Cain, a.k.a. "Snack Girl," is here to help! A busy mother of two, Lisa faces the same challenges to healthy eating that we all do--unlimited access to junk food, a jam-packed schedule, a tight budget, and a love of delicious food. So in Snack Girl to the Rescue, she has created a way to make small changes that will make a difference in how you eat and live. On her mega-popular blog Snack-Girl.com, she shares the simple secrets and delicious, healthful recipes that have helped keep her budget and her body in check. without sacrificing fun or flavor. Now with Snack Girl to the Rescue! A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with 100 Recipes Under 400 Calories, Lisa is sharing her best, tried and true advice on avoiding common weight-loss pitfalls, shopping healthier on a budget, and getting in shape, along with 100 recipes for fun, quick, and affordable meals and snacks--all of which clock in under 400 calories and are Weight Watchers friendly!There are no gimmicks, no short cuts, it's just how you're supposed to live: a healthy balanced life. Lisa shows us in this book, that nobody is perfect--but with a few minor tweaks, you can change your lifestyle, be happy and be healthy.From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the beloved design brand for nurseries, playrooms, and every space in between, Petit Collage shows you how to make 25 of their bestselling paper and wooden accessories for your home. Customize toy chests, create cheerful name plaques, build bunny clocks, and more, with artist and owner Lorena Siminovich. Breaking down each project with simple, illustrated step-by-step instructions, Siminovich presents easy tips on how to personalize the Petit Collage signature style with your child's favorite colors and patterns. All you need are rubber stamps, paper, scissors, and the provided project templates to create a contemporary space filled with bright and distinctive décor. Whether you're looking for unique paper toys or vibrant namesake prints, Petit Collage's whimsical craft projects will inspire your children to put their little touch and big imagination into your family home.
With her debut bestselling health book and cookbook, Meals That Heal Inflammation, nutritionist Julie Daniluk created the definitive guide to understanding inflammation and its link to chronic disease, and showed readers how to cook their way to health. With Slimming Meals That Heal, Daniluk highlights the all-important relationship between inflammation, allergies and weight gain--and brings us 125 new healthy and delicious recipes. All too often, diets fail because they are a self-imposed temporary food prison that people can't wait to escape. Slimming Meals That Heal will shatter the need to count calories and will conquer cravings by offering The Live-It, a delicious new way of eating that reduces the inflammation that looms in the background of anyone who struggles with their weight. Julie's clients who have followed the SMTH anti-inflammatory plan have lost 25, 45 and even 100 pounds. Slimming Meals That Heal deepens the reader's understanding of how food can hurt or heal. The book includes information on cleansing the organs, the specific power of superfoods and techniques that directly reduce cravings. Julie has devised a 5-step plan on how to boost metabolism and balance hormones that lead to holistic weight balance. And just as with Julie's first book, Slimming Meals That Heal is bursting with easy, tasty, phenomenally healthy slimming recipes for every meal of the day, from Superfood Quinoa Porridge to Ginger Honey Salmon Soup, and from Sea Scallops with Harvest Vegetables to the Best No-Bake Apple Crumble Ever. Once you try the Live-It, you'll leave dieting behind forever as you embrace Julie's joyous, healthful approach to eating!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life. You won't forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. Yoli is a beguiling mess, wickedly funny even as she stumbles through life struggling to keep her teenage kids and mother happy, her exes from hating her, her sister from killing herself and her own heart from breaking. But Elf's latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour. Her long-time agent has been calling and neither Yoli nor Elf's loving husband knows what to tell him. Can she be nursed back to "health" in time? Does it matter? As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life. All My Puny Sorrows, at once tender and unquiet, offers a profound reflection on the limits of love, and the sometimes unimaginable challenges we experience when childhood becomes a new country of adult commitments and responsibilities. In her beautifully rendered new novel, Miriam Toews gives us a startling demonstration of how to carry on with hope and love and the business of living even when grief loads the heart.
Lori Adams puts a twist on paranormal romance with the first novel of The Soulkeepers, a series that blends ancient legends and new myths with an enchanting mix of thrills, humor, and high drama. When Sophia St. James learns that she'll be moving from Los Angeles to a podunk town somewhere in Connecticut for her senior year of high school, she isn't expecting an otherworldly encounter. But there is more to Haven Hurst than meets the eye: it's home to a family of Guardian Angels, and she is the only one who can see them in spirit form. Sophia soon realizes she wants to see much more of Michael, an irresistible yet volatile Guardian who seems drawn to her too. As Michael battles his forbidden desire for the beautiful young newcomer, one of Hell's most notorious Demon Knights arrives. Handsome and charismatic, Dante has come to claim the reincarnated soul of his lost lover trapped in Sophia. Cursed with the demon of Persuasion living inside him, Dante will use his seductive charms to lure Sophia into a dangerous game that ends with the kiss of death--unless Michael, who has captured Sophia's heart, can now capture her soul.Advance praise for Forbidden "A perfect blend of fantasy, humor, romance, and thrills, Forbidden had me laughing, biting my nails, and swooning all over the place."--Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing
In the second novel in Bronwen Evans's sexy new Disgraced Lords series, two very independent souls find themselves fighting to resist a deepening passion. When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution. She's determined to blackmail the man into a loveless marriage. She'll make the wealthy Lord Coldhurst pay for the rest of his life. But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames--only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms that tempt her to stay locked in their heated embrace forever. That is, until she realizes those arms belong to Sebastian Hawkestone, Lord Coldhurst himself. The little drowned mermaid has an interesting proposition indeed; one that Sebastian is surprised to find quite agreeable. Although he's had women more beautiful, she is pleasing to the eye, and besides, it's time he fathered an heir. Beatrice promises to be the ideal wife; a woman who hates him with an all-consuming passion is far too sensible to expect romance. However, it isn't long before Sebastian's plan for a marriage of convenience unravels, and he's caught up in the exhilarating undertow of seduction.Advance praise for A Promise of More "Bronwen's historical romances always make the top of my reading list!"--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jen McLaughlin"A page-turning, sensual adventure."--New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle"Evans pulls the reader into the story and holds them there long after the last page. I can hardly wait to see what's next in this fast-paced, drama-filled [series]. . . . A must read!"--My Book Addiction Reviews"Five out of five stars . . . I just loved this second book in The Disgraced Lords series. I was hooked from the first chapter."--Laura Tague Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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