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The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been a beloved and deeply admired monument to the indestructible nature of the human spirit, read by millions of people and translated into more than fifty-five languages. Doubleday, which published the first English translation of the diary in 1952, now offers a new translation that captures Anne's youthful spirit and restores the original material omitted by Anne's father, Otto -- approximately thirty percent of the diary. The elder Frank excised details about Anne's emerging sexuality, and about the often-stormy relations between Anne and her mother. Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation forces, hid in the back of an Amsterdam office building for two years. This is Anne's record of that time. She was thirteen when the family went into the "Secret Annex," and in these pages, she grows to be a young woman and proves to be an insightful observer of human nature as well. A timeless story discovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For young readers and adults, it continues to bring to life this young woman, who for a time survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen -- and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.From the Hardcover edition.


by James Clavell

It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler...Tai-Pan!From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 9-10 at .

The Billionaire's Vinegar

by Benjamin Wallace

"Part detective story, part wine history, this is one juicy tale, even for those with no interest in the fruit of the vine. . . . As delicious as a true vintage Lafite." --BusinessWeekThe Billionaire's Vinegar, now a New York Times bestseller, tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux--supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson--that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it. Was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years? Or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? Or from the moldy basement of a devilishly brilliant con artist? As Benjamin Wallace unravels the mystery, we meet a gallery of intriguing players--from the bicycle-riding British auctioneer who speaks of wines as if they are women to the obsessive wine collector who discovered the bottle. Suspenseful and thrillingly strange, this is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries. Updated with a new epilogue.ty insurance policy; and Bill Koch, the extravagant Florida tycoon bent on exposing the truth about Rodenstock. Pursuing the story from Monticello to London to Zurich to Munich and beyond, Benjamin Wallace also offers a mesmerizing history of wine, complete with vivid accounts of subterranean European laboratories where old vintages are dated and of Jefferson's colorful, wine-soaked days in France, where he literally drank up the culture.Suspenseful, witty, and thrillingly strange, The Billionaire's Vinegar is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries. It is also the debut of an exceptionally powerful new voice in narrative non-fiction.From the Hardcover edition.

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy #2)

by Stieg Larsson

Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel. Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander's innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past. From the Paperback edition.on.

The Road

by Cormac Mccarthy

The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.<P> A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. <P> The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Stumbling on Happiness

by Daniel Gilbert

* Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink?* Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? * Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want? * Why do pigeons seem to have such excellent aim; why can't we remember one song while listening to another; and why does the line at the grocery store always slow down the moment we join it?In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. Vividly bringing to life the latest scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, Gilbert reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK

by Conrad Fischer

With exclusive test-day tips and targeted review from USMLE expert Conrad Fischer, MD, Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK gives you the information you need to know to excel on the exam and match into the program you want. Designed to work with Kaplan's Step 2 High Yield course, Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK is the highest-yield full-color review book for the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge exam. If it is not likely to appear on the test, it is not in this book. New in this edition:Revised DSM V classificationsNew JNC 8 guidelines for hypertensionThe latest guidelines for hepatitis C management57 new diagnostic/management algorithms & tables57 new diagnostic images & illustrations in full colorFeatures:Logical, step-by-step approach to patient care.Guidance on the order in which steps should be taken.Tips for recognizing incorrect answers.Exam-like questions for every disease.Each disease topic presented in question format: What is the most likely diagnosis? What is the best initial test? What is the most accurate diagnostic test? What is the treatment?

Kaplan MCAT 528

by Kaplan

More people get into medical school with a Kaplan MCAT course than all major courses combined. Now the same results are available with Kaplan's MCAT 528. This ebook features thorough subject review, more questions than any competitor, and the highest-yield questions available. The commentary and instruction come directly from Kaplan MCAT experts and include targeted focus on the most-tested concepts plus more questions than any other guide.Kaplan's MCAT 528 offers: UNPARALLELED MCAT KNOWLEDGE: The Kaplan MCAT team has spent years studying every document related to the MCAT available. In conjunction with our expert psychometricians, the Kaplan team is able to ensure the accuracy and realism of our practice materials. THOROUGH SUBJECT REVIEW: Written by top-rated, award-winning Kaplan instructors. All material has been vetted by editors with advanced science degrees and by a medical doctor. EXPANDED CONTENT THROUGHOUT: While the MCAT has continued to develop, this ebook has been updated continuously to match the AAMC's guidelines precisely--no more worrying if your prep is comprehensive! MORE PRACTICE THAN THE COMPETITION: With questions throughout the ebook and access to one practice test, Kaplan's MCAT 528 has more practice than any other advanced MCAT book on the market. ONLINE COMPANION: Access to online resources to augment content studying, including one practice test. The MCAT is a computer-based test, so practicing in the same format as Test Day is key. KAPLAN'S MCAT REPUTATION: Kaplan gets more people into medical school than all other courses, combined. UTILITY: Can be used alone or with other companion books in Kaplan's MCAT Review series.

Foundations of GMAT Math

by Manhattan Gmat

Manhattan GMAT'â TMs Foundations of Math book provides a refresher of the basic math concepts tested on the GMAT. Designed to be user-friendly for all students, this book provides easy-to-follow explanations of fundamental math concepts and step-by-step application of these concepts to example problems. With ten chapters and over 700 practice problems, this book is an invaluable resource to any student who wants to cement their understanding and build their basic math skills for the GMAT. Purchase of this book includes six months online access to the Foundations of Math Homework Banks consisting of over 400 extra practice questions and detailed explanations not included in the book.

Resurrecting Candrakirti

by Kevin A. Vose

The seventh-century Indian master Candrakirti lived a life of relative obscurity, only to have his thoughts and writings rejuvenated during the Tibetan transmission of Buddhism. Since then, Candrakirti has been celebrated as offering the most thorough and accurate vision of Nagarjuna's view of emptiness which, in turn, most fully represents the final truth of the Buddha's teaching. Candrakirti's emptiness denies the existence of any "nature" or substantial, enduring essence in ourselves or in the phenomenal world while avoiding the extreme view of nihilism. In this view, our false belief in nature is at the root of our ignorance and is the basis for all mental and emotional pain and disturbance. For many Tibetan scholars, only Candrakirti's Middle Way entirely overcomes our false belief in inherent identity and, consequently, alone overcomes ignorance, delivering freedom from the cycle of uncontrolled death and rebirth known as samsara. Candrakirti's writings have formed the basis for Madhyamaka study in all major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. In Resurrecting Candrakirti, Kevin Vose presents the reader with a thorough presentation of Candrakirti's rise to prominence and the further elaborations the Tibetans have made on his presentation of emptiness. By splitting Madhyamaka into two subschools, namely the Svatantrika and Prasangika, the Tibetans became pioneers in understanding reality and created a new way to define differences in interpretation. Resurrecting Candrakirti provides the historical and philosophical context necessary to understand both Madhyamaka and its importance to Tibetan Buddhist thought.

The Black Veil

by Rick Moody

A raw, unflinching, convention-defying memoir of substance abuse, depression, and guilt In his genre-bending memoir, Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, delves into not only his own tormenting struggle with depression and alcoholism but also the pathos inherent in American society. Beginning with his childhood and widening his gaze to his ancestral past, Moody elegantly details the events that led him to admit himself to a psychiatric hospital. Seeking explanations for his inner demons, Moody traces his lineage back to Joseph "Handkerchief" Moody. In early-eighteenth-century Maine, Joseph accidentally killed his childhood friend and wore a handkerchief over his face for the rest of his life as a self-imposed punishment. His story stirs within Moody a drive to understand his own failings through a study of American violence from colonial times to the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. Remarkably broad in scope and full of Moody's witticisms and brilliantly crafted prose, The Black Veil is an extraordinary exploration of both personal and cultural shame that transcends the expectations of a memoir.

The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven

by Rick Moody

A spirited collection of stories revealing the extremes of the human experience from the author of The Ice Storm In his first story collection, Rick Moody provides readers with a poignant, brazenly honest glimpse into the lives of a wide array of characters, from a paranoid husband obsessively listening in on his wife's phone calls to the junkies and sex addicts of New York City's underworld. Whether they're grasping for connection or struggling to survive in a dismal and indifferent environment, these individuals' haunting voices and the evocative worlds they inhabit make for a diverse and powerful volume. Experimenting with form--one story is told as a term paper, another as an annotated bibliography--Moody demonstrates the vast range of his fascinations and talents, as well as his arresting command of language. Candid depictions of contemporary society and the inner-workings of distinctive characters' minds bring these inquisitive, heartrending, and at times undeniably funny accounts to life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Purple America

by Rick Moody

A son is tasked with an impossible decision in this poignant, astutely observed portrait of a family in crisis from the author of The Ice Storm While visiting his mother, Billie, who suffers from a degenerative neurological disease that has left her paralyzed and unable to speak, Dexter "Hex" Raitliffe learns that his stepfather, Billie's husband and caretaker, has left her. Alone and incapable of living on her own, Billie makes an unfathomable request of Hex: to assist her in committing suicide. Perpetually indecisive, paralyzed by self-doubt, and hindered by an unshakable stutter, Hex sets out to confront his stepfather, only to find himself facing off against his own struggles--with intimacy and alcoholism--along the way. Back in the suburbs of his youth, Hex experiences the lull of nostalgia as well as the sting of painful memories like his father's death as he tries to reconcile his mother's fate and his own wavering identity. Author Rick Moody evokes this singular setting with stunning clarity. Profoundly tragic yet punctuated by moments of hilarity, Purple America is a searing gaze into one family's fragile, chaotic heart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author's personal collection.

The Ice Storm

by Rick Moody

Two families intimately and dangerously converge in this boldly dark and tempestuous novel A potentially devastating blizzard approaches New Canaan, Connecticut, while internal forces of desire, frustration, and ennui threaten to tear apart two quintessentially affluent, suburban families. Elena Hood rightfully suspects her husband, Benjamin, is having an affair with neighbor Janey Williams, while Benjamin resents Elena and his mounting feelings of ineptitude. As the snow begins to fall, Benjamin and Elena, as well as Janey and her husband, attend a neighborhood "key party," where they and other respectable suburbanites agree to go home with whomever's keys they draw from a bowl. Meanwhile, the Hoods' and Williams's teenage children are caught up in their own experimentations with sex and drugs as they test the boundaries of their structured upbringing. With author Rick Moody's sharp eye for the nuances of suburban life and allusions to 1970s America from Watergate to the Fantastic Four, the novel's landscape is vivid and immersive. The unforgettable voices of multiple narrators ensure that, beyond a social commentary, The Ice Storm remains a compassionate portrayal of multidimensional and flawed characters seeking happiness amid familial and societal constraints. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Fool's Gold

by Ted Wood

When gold is found in the mountains of Canada, it brings a rush of prospectors, pilots, and men looking to get rich quick. It also brings a slew of dead bodies. That is when Reid Bennett, the lone cop of tiny Murphy's Harbour, gets called in to help. The dead body of geologist Jim Prudhomme is found mauled beyond recognition by a bear. Or is it? Bear attacks are more than rare in these parts, and the tracks do not add up. Is it murder instead? Things get complicated as witnesses cry foul and more bodies pile up, including the reappearance of someone already dead. Thankfully, Reid has the help of the local police chief out for one last big case. He is also joined by a beautiful motel keeper and by his faithful dog Sam. But with gold on the line, the danger might come too fast and furious for our four heroes.

Hôtel Transylvania

by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Since 1978, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has produced about two dozen novels and numerous short stories detailing the life of a character first introduced to the reading world as Le Comte de Saint-Germain. We first meet him in Paris during the reign of Louis XV when he is, apparently, a wealthy, worldly, charismatic aristocrat, envied and desired by many but fully known to none. In fact, he is a vampire, born in the Carpathian Mountains in 2119 BCE, turned in his late thirties in 2080 BCE and destined to roam the world forever, watching and participating in history and, through the author, giving us an amazing perspective on the time-tapestry of human civilization.In Hôtel Transylvania, Saint-Germain makes his first appearance in a story that blends history and fiction as Saint-Germain is pitted against Satanists to preserve Madelaine de Montalia from ruin.

The Last Letter from Your Lover

by Jojo Moyes

A sophisticated, page-turning double love story spanning forty years-an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, After You, and One Plus One. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing-not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives. She becomes obsessed by the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career. Perhaps if these lovers had a happy ending she will find one to her own complicated love life, too. Ellie's search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance. A spellbinding, intoxicating love story with a knockout ending, The Last Letter from Your Lover will appeal to the readers who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society bestsellers.From the Hardcover edition.

The Modigliani Scandal

by Ken Follett

A fabulous "lost masterpiece" becomes the ultimate prize for an art historian whose ambition consumes everyone around her, an angry young painter with a plan for revenge on the art establishment, and a desperate gallery owner who may have double-crossed his own life away...

Dark Symphony

by Christine Feehan

Blinded and scarred in a terrible accident, Antoinetta Scarletti made music that thrilled the world with its beauty and passion. Descended from a long line of psychics, Antoinetta has learned to rely on her other senses to "see" the world around her, but nothing could have prepared her for Byron. He came to her, drawn by her music, and became her secret obsession. Others fear him, sensing that he is dangerous--a predator--but for Antoinetta he is her ultimate fantasy, her dream lover. He woos her with kisses full of erotic allure, whispering that she is his light, his salvation. Byron has waited an eternity for her, and he will let nothing stand between him and the woman born to be his lifemate...

The Assassination Option

by William E. Butterworth W.E.B. Griffin

From the #1 New York Times- and Wall Street Journal-bestselling author comes the dramatic second adventure in the brand-new Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency--and a new breed of warrior.In Top Secret, W.E.B. Griffin introduced a remarkable new cast of heroes as they found themselves on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war. Now, these men and women are going to find out what they've really gotten themselves into. James Cronley thought he had done well--he didn't know he'd done this well.His first successful mission for the about-to-be-official new Central Intelligence Directorate has drawn all kinds of attention, some welcome, some not. On the plus side, he's now a captain; promoted to Chief, DCI, Europe; and in charge of a top secret spy operation. On the minus side, a lot of people would like to know about that operation, including not only the Soviets, but his own Pentagon, as well as a seething J. Edgar Hoover.Cronley knows that if just one thing goes wrong, he's likely to get thrown to the wolves. As if that weren't enough pressure, complications are springing up on all sides. He's discovered a surprising alliance between the former German intelligence chief and, of all things, the Mossad. A German family that Cronley never knew he had has suddenly, and suspiciously, emerged. And he's due for a rendezvous with an undercover agent against the Soviets known only as Seven K.It's when he meets Seven K that he gets the real surprise.


by Sawyer Bennett

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives. Warning: The following contains spoilers from a cliffhanger in Garrett. Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he's in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son's heart, Zack isn't sure he's ready for a woman's touch--even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she's hiding under those baggy clothes. Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete's body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life--and besides, he's her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack's wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight. Advance praise for Zack "Emotional, intense, funny, and sexy, Zack has it all. I didn't want this book to end."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover Praise for Sawyer Bennett and the Carolina Cold Fury series "Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore."--New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke "Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author."--Jami Davenport, USA Today bestselling author of Skating on Thin Ice "Garrett is a sizzling and emotional read with laughter and secrets thrown in for good measure. Sawyer Bennett had me at hello."--New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan "Sawyer Bennett has outdone herself with Garrett. If you like secrets, romance, hot sex, and an epically fantastic ending that leaves you totally satisfied, then this is your book."--New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely "Garrett took me on an emotional roller-coaster ride. It's sexy yet heartwarming, with a totally swoon-worthy hero."--New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace "Warm, witty, and fun, with sparkling dialogue and great characters including a bad boy hockey player, Cold Fury has it all! I'm eagerly awaiting the next in the series."--Katie Rose, award-winning author of Bring on the Heat "Sawyer Bennett has scored again with Alex, the perfect combination of sexy and emotional. I can't wait for the next Cold Fury story!"--Julie Cross, author of Third DegreeIncludes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


by Sawyer Bennett

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with this stand-alone story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose. Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he's playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who's exactly his type--confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don't normally get to see. Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia's not sure she'll live to see the next day. She's undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn't have time for a relationship with no guarantees--especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won't take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can't help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything--but you can't score without taking the tough shots.Praise for Garrett "Garrett is sexy, emotional, and real. Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore."--New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke"Garrett is a sizzling and emotional read with laughter and secrets thrown in for good measure. Sawyer Bennett had me at hello."--New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan "Sawyer Bennett has outdone herself with Garrett. If you like secrets, romance, hot sex, and an epically fantastic ending that leaves you totally satisfied, then this is your book."--New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely"Garrett took me on an emotional roller-coaster ride. It's sexy yet heartwarming, with a totally swoon-worthy hero."--New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace"This is the kind of story that will stay with readers for a long time to come."--A Bookish Escape "[Garrett] focuses on love, life and recovery, as well as loss and letting go. Sawyer Bennett invites the reader in and doesn't let go. But don't despair, there is a happily ever after."--The Reading Cafe "Bravo Sawyer for taking me on an emotional journey that I will not forget any time soon."--Smut Book Junkie "I really enjoyed this book. Their journey was sweet and charming with a lot of sexy thrown in."--In Stefter's Humble Opinion "The author has a great message about hope, not giving up, relying on others for support, and fighting the tough fight that will warm your heart."--After Dark Book Lovers "Sawyer's writing is always very emotive, but this is her most powerful story yet."--The Reading Realm (five stars) "This is a sexy, sweet, and heartbreaking book. And I loved every minute of it. You need to get this hockey team in your life. You will thank me later."--All Romance Reviews "Even if you don't like hockey, it doesn't matter. This is so much more than hockey, it really is."--The Romance Vault Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


by Sawyer Bennett

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett scores big-time with the first novel in a sexy new series hot enough to melt the ice. Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn't afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn't so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves. As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people--like Alex, who's been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team's effort to clean up his image. What she doesn't expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn't one to cross professional boundaries--and besides, Alex doesn't do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex's bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.Praise for Alex "Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author."--Jami Davenport, USA Today bestselling author of Skating on Thin Ice"Warm, witty, and fun, with sparkling dialogue and great characters including a bad boy hockey player, Cold Fury has it all! I'm eagerly awaiting the next in the series."--Katie Rose, award-winning author of Bring on the Heat "Sawyer Bennett has scored again with Alex, the perfect combination of sexy and emotional. I can't wait for the next Cold Fury story!"--Julie Cross, author of Third Degree"Alex's redemption is what makes the happy ending possible and will make readers smile. Recommended for sports romance fans who enjoy seeing the frog turn into a prince."--Library Journal"This author does a good job with bad boys and hot scenes. These two definitely know how to bring the pleasure to each other. Some of the pages were smokin' hot. Fans of . . . Abbi Glines books will enjoy this one."--Stuck in Books"A captivating, intense story about an emotionally damaged hockey player . . . I was immediately pulled into Sawyer Bennett's absorbing story and connected with the characters."--Cocktails and Books"Oh, Alex. I love you. . . . So yeah, fictional Alex, right now you're my MVAlex and my MVP."--Book Bumblings "I would highly recommend this book. It looks like a start to a really good series that I will most definitely be reading. I mean, come on! Hockey hunks! What's not to love?"--The Flirty Reader"There are so many components that make this a really, really good story. Sawyer Bennett is an author who knows exactly how to draw in her readers."--Literati Book Reviews "Lots of emotion [and] some incredibly steamy scenes . . . This book is a win for fans of sports romance!"--Two Moms Reading "A great book to say the least! A book you don't want to miss out on!"--Undercover Book Review"Very cute and sexy and funny and moving . . . You'll love it!"--BJ's Book Blog Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Killing Cupid

by Laura Levine

"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny, they always make me laugh out loud." --Joanne FlukeLove is in the air as freelance writer Jaine Austen begins a new job at the Dates of Joy matchmaking service. . .When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she's excited for a chance to help the lovelorn--until she realizes Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love. So it's no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine's Day mixer. Now, finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates. . ."A well-crafted plot." --Publishers Weekly"The multiple suspects keep readers on the edge of their seats." --RT Book Reviews"Levine's charming heroine is right on target." --Kirkus Reviews

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