Bad Crush

Bad Crush
  • Author : Rebecca Jenshak
  • Publisher : Rebecca Jenshak
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2021-04-27
  • ISBN : 9781951815097

Bad Crush Book Review:

Reasons not to crush on Adam: He's my best friend's brother. He's my neighbor. He's the captain of the hockey team. He's a serial monogamist who's sworn off dating. Reasons not to fake date Adam: See above. He has no idea I actually like him—like really like him. But do I listen to any of those really great reasons? Of course not. Now, thanks to my amazing and convincing acting skills, one fake date ends with him being my fake fiancé (oops!). My bad crush has gotten me in way over my head. For fans of: Helena Hunting, Elle Kennedy, Lauren Asher, Emily Henry, Avon Gale, Toni Aleo, Kristen Callihan, LJ Shen, Jana Aston, Karina Halle, Meghan March, Jay Crownover, Anna Todd, Geneva Lee, Audrey Carlan, Jill Shalvis, Helen Hoang, Christina Lauren, Sally Thorne, Penny Reid, Julia Kent, Kelly Jamieson, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Ryan, Lauren Blakely, Lexi Ryan, Jen Frederick, Sara Ney, Nana Malone. Keywords: hockey, hockey romance, sports romance, new adult romance, sexy romance, steamy romance, valley u hockey, alpha males, alpha romance, neighbors, friends to lovers, college romance, best friends brother, fake relationship.

Sutton: on the ice

Sutton: on the ice
  • Author : Lexi Buchanan
  • Publisher : HFCA Publishing House
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2021-09-21
  • ISBN :

Sutton: on the ice Book Review:

Sutton I'm a center forward with the Boston Bay Vikings and consider myself to be a private and compassionate man. Although I enjoy a beer with friends and the occasional hookup, I like to be alone. My past isn't one of love or kindness; in fact, it's best left buried. I know I should avoid Hailee, but the harder I try, the more I find myself drawn to her. Hailee I'm a nervous wreck after being kidnapped, shot, and buried alive. Sutton has stood by my side and protected me from the press, which is only interested in getting my story—an exclusive—from me. My father enjoys being in the spotlight and is flying in from New York to make sure I do what I'm told. Before he arrives however, Sutton kidnaps me from the hospital, and this time, I’m a willing participant.

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend
  • Author : Louise Rozett
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781460315248

Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend Book Review:

Rose Zarelli 2.0 here—2.0, as in, innovative…superior…improved. Improved how? Glad you asked. This year, I will not: 1. Do things just because other people want me to. 2. Randomly shoot off my mouth. 3. Worry about whether I'm someone's girlfriend—or not. So, what will I do this year? 1. Find my thing and be who I want to be. 2. Learn when to speak up—and when to shut up. 3. Tell off Jamie Forta and move on. I'm older and smarter now—I can totally pull this off. How hard can it be?

Everybody Rise

Everybody Rise
  • Author : Stephanie Clifford
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2015-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781466889125

Everybody Rise Book Review:

An instant New York Times bestseller! Chosen as one of Summer's Best Books by People Magazine Featured in Time Magazine's Summer Reading Entertainment Weekly's Summer Must List Good Housekeeping Beach Reads Feature "A witty tale about a high-society wannabe...Little is more delicious than watching an ambitious but tragically flawed protagonist brought down - especially in a designer cocktail dress." -The Washington Post Everyone yearns to belong, to be part of the "in crowd," but how far are you willing to go to be accepted? In the case of bright, funny and socially ambitious Evelyn Beegan, the answer is much too far... At 26, Evelyn is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto New York's glamorous Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at a social network aimed at the elite, she's forced to embrace them. Recruiting new members for the site, Evelyn steps into a promised land of Adirondack camps, Newport cottages and Southampton clubs thick with socialites and Wall Streeters. Despite herself, Evelyn finds the lure of belonging intoxicating, and starts trying to pass as old money herself. When her father, a crusading class-action lawyer, is indicted for bribery, Evelyn must contend with her own family's downfall as she keeps up appearances in her new life, grasping with increasing desperation as the ground underneath her begins to give way. People and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of St. Martin's Press. People's Pick Logo is a Registered Trademark of Time Inc. and is used under license.

Think Like a Monk

Think Like a Monk
  • Author : Jay Shetty
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781982134488

Think Like a Monk Book Review:

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.

Writing the Rules

Writing the Rules
  • Author : Mariah Dietz
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2021-04-21
  • ISBN : 9798740801957

Writing the Rules Book Review:

Poppy Anderson was nailing her sophomore year at Brighton University. She liked her classes, had the greatest best friend, and was finally ready to start dating again. Or she was ... until her ex, Mike, transferred to Brighton and started exchanging long stares and inside jokes that Poppy thought he'd forgotten.Paxton Lawson was long ago labeled 'The Golden Boy.' Starting quarterback and team captain at Brighton University, his future was brighter than the sun until a short path of indiscretions tarnished his name and potentially his future. When he learns that his sister's best friend, Poppy, has backed herself into a corner and is facing as many doubts and uncertainties as he is, Paxton suggests the biggest ruse of the year: a fake relationship.Writing the rules was supposed to make things clear, defined, and definite. Only, their relationship becomes increasingly complex as the lines are blurred, days become weeks, and kisses for show begin to feel like confessions.Can lies lead to truths? And what happens when the rules they wrote begin to expire?One lie, Two hearts, And fifteen years of friendship are about to be put to the ultimate test.Writing the Rules is a complete standalone and can be read independently, but is book 6 in The Dating Playbook serie

Golden Prey

Golden Prey
  • Author : John Sandford
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2017-04-25
  • ISBN : 9780399184581

Golden Prey Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Lucas Davenport’s first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. The man was smart and he didn’t mind killing people. Welcome to the big leagues, Davenport. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. And where they’ve led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the “Queen of home-improvement tools” compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he’s just another large target. Filled with his trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Golden Prey is further reason why “Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers” (The Huffington Post).

The Hoodie Girl

The Hoodie Girl
  • Author : Yuen Wright
  • Publisher : Wattpad Books
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-08-10
  • ISBN : 9781989365588

The Hoodie Girl Book Review:

My hoodie is freakishly oversized. It covers my body in a way that makes me feel comfortable. Safe. Invisible. Wren Martin isn’t what you would call a popular girl. She is remarkably average, gets good grades, and aspires to get a scholarship to her dream college and leave her hometown, as it’s filled with impossible memories. Asher Reed—star athlete and heartthrob of Eastview High—is everything wrong with high school in one frustratingly good-looking body. But when an on-field accident leaves him sidelined for the season, he takes an interest in Wren. With an undeniable connection, Wren and Asher form a friendship that quickly turns into something more. Yuen Wright’s heartwarming debut is a reminder that when someone really sees you, the last thing you want is to be invisible.

Family Wars

Family Wars
  • Author : Grant Gordon,Nigel Nicholson
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2010-03-03
  • ISBN : 9780749461836

Family Wars Book Review:

Many of the world's most successful businesses are family owned. With this comes the threat of family bust-ups, sibling rivalry and petty jealousies. Family Wars takes you behind the scenes on a rollercoaster ride through the ups and downs of some of the biggest family-run companies in the world, showing how family in-fighting has threatened to bring about their downfall. Whether it's the Redstone's courtroom battles or the feud over Henry Ford's reluctance to let go of the reigns, the book reveals the origins, the extent and the final resolution of some of the most famous family feuds in recent history. Names you'll recognise include: the Gallo Family; the Guinness story; the Pathak family; and the Gucci family. An astonishing exposé of the way families do business and how arguments can threaten to blow a business apart, Family Wars also offers valuable advice on how such problems can be contained and solved.

Bad Boy Player

Bad Boy Player
  • Author : Kat T Masen
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2021-11
  • ISBN : 9798691795473

Bad Boy Player Book Review:

I never should have fooled around with my brother's best friend... Emerson Everyone thinks they know who I am. I'm the TV star who fell in love with her co-star, Wesley Rich. But it wasn't real. It was a life designed to entertain millions of watchers each Monday night. A life I had no control over. Until my past came to visit... All it took was one night. One night to relive my past. One night to forget my future. With someone who'd been there all along... Logan Soccer is my life--it's in my blood. I train hard, I play hard, and I win. Nothing breaks my focus. Except Emerson. Every Monday night. She's an obsession I can't seem to shake. I don't know what was harder: hiding how I feel about his sister from my best friend, or watching the woman I want live a life with someone else. Special Edition Paperback Cover

Three Minutes in Poland

Three Minutes in Poland
  • Author : Glenn Kurtz
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2014-11-18
  • ISBN : 9780374710804

Three Minutes in Poland Book Review:

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his grandfather on a sightseeing trip to Europe, includes shaky footage of Paris and the Swiss Alps, with someone inevitably waving at the camera. Astonishingly, David Kurtz also captured on color 16mm film the only known moving images of the thriving, predominantly Jewish town of Nasielsk, Poland, shortly before the community's destruction. "Blissfully unaware of the catastrophe that lay just ahead," he just happened to visit his birthplace in 1938, a year before the Nazi occupation. Of the town's three thousand Jewish inhabitants, fewer than one hundred would survive. Glenn Kurtz quickly recognizes the brief footage as a crucial link in a lost history. "The longer I spent with my grandfather's film," he writes, "the richer and more fragmentary its images became." Every image, every face, was a mystery that might be solved. Soon he is swept up in a remarkable journey to learn everything he can about these people. After restoring the film, which had shrunk and propelled across the United States; to Canada, England, Poland, and Israel; and into archives, basements, cemeteries, and even an irrigation ditch at an abandoned Luftwaffe airfield as he looks for shards of Nasielsk's Jewish history. One day, Kurtz hears from a young woman who had watched the video on the Holocaust Museum's website. As the camera panned across the faces of children, she recognized her grandfather as a thirteen-year-old boy. Moszek Tuchendler of Nasielsk was now eighty-six-year-old Maurice Chandler of Florida, and when Kurtz meets him, the lost history of Nasielsk comes into view. Chandler's laser-sharp recollections create a bridge between two worlds, and he helps Kurtz eventually locate six more survivors, including a ninety-six-year-old woman who also appears in the film, standing next to the man she would later marry. Painstakingly assembled from interviews, photographs, documents, and artifacts, Three Minutes in Poland tells the rich, harrowing, and surprisingly intertwined stories of these seven survivors and their Polish hometown. "I began to catch fleeting glimpses of the living town," Kurtz writes, "a cruelly narrow sample of its relationships, contradictions, scandals." Originally a travel souvenir, David Kurtz's home movie became the most important record of a vibrant town on the brink of extinction. From this brief film, Glenn Kurtz creates a poignant yet unsentimental exploration of memory, loss, and improbable survival—a monument to a lost world.

The Chase

The Chase
  • Author : Elle Kennedy
  • Publisher : Elle Kennedy Inc.
  • Pages : 397
  • Relase : 2018-08-06
  • ISBN : 9780994054456

The Chase Book Review:

The Play

The Play
  • Author : Elle Kennedy
  • Publisher : Elle Kennedy Inc.
  • Pages : 438
  • Relase : 2019-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781999549756

The Play Book Review:

A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series! What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things. But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her. Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound. And she’s making a play for me. Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts. Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.

Predictive Marketing

Predictive Marketing
  • Author : Omer Artun,Dominique Levin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2015-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781119037330

Predictive Marketing Book Review:

Make personalized marketing a reality with this practical guide to predictive analytics Predictive Marketing is a predictive analytics primer for organizations large and small, offering practical tips and actionable strategies for implementing more personalized marketing immediately. The marketing paradigm is changing, and this book provides a blueprint for navigating the transition from creative- to data-driven marketing, from one-size-fits-all to one-on-one, and from marketing campaigns to real-time customer experiences. You'll learn how to use machine-learning technologies to improve customer acquisition and customer growth, and how to identify and re-engage at-risk or lapsed customers by implementing an easy, automated approach to predictive analytics. Much more than just theory and testament to the power of personalized marketing, this book focuses on action, helping you understand and actually begin using this revolutionary approach to the customer experience. Predictive analytics can finally make personalized marketing a reality. For the first time, predictive marketing is accessible to all marketers, not just those at large corporations — in fact, many smaller organizations are leapfrogging their larger counterparts with innovative programs. This book shows you how to bring predictive analytics to your organization, with actionable guidance that get you started today. Implement predictive marketing at any size organization Deliver a more personalized marketing experience Automate predictive analytics with machine learning technology Base marketing decisions on concrete data rather than unproven ideas Marketers have long been talking about delivering personalized experiences across channels. All marketers want to deliver happiness, but most still employ a one-size-fits-all approach. Predictive Marketing provides the information and insight you need to lift your organization out of the campaign rut and into the rarefied atmosphere of a truly personalized customer experience.

The Show I'll Never Forget

The Show I'll Never Forget
  • Author : Sean Manning
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2009-02-23
  • ISBN : 9780786734443

The Show I'll Never Forget Book Review:

In The Show I'll Never Forget, writer Sean Manning has gathered an amazing array of unforgettable concert memories from a veritable A-list of acclaimed novelists, poets, biographers, cultural critics, and songwriters. Their candid, first-person recollections reveal as much about the writers' lives at the time as they do about the venues where the shows occurred or the artists onstage. Ishmael Reed on Miles Davis Luc Sante on Public Image Ltd. Heidi Julavits on Rush Daniel Handler and Andrew Sean Greer on Metric Diana Ossana on Led Zeppelin Maggie Estep on Einsturzende Neubauten Dani Shapiro on Bruce Springsteen Gary Giddins on Titans of the Tenor! Nick Flynn on Mink DeVille Susan Straight on The Funk Festival Rick Moody on the The Lounge Lizards Jennifer Egan on Patti Smith Harvey Pekar on Joe Maneri Thurston Moore on Glen Branca, Rudolph Grey, and Wharton Tiers Chuck Klosterman on Prince Sigrid Nunez on Woodstock Jerry Stahl on David Bowie Charles R. Cross on Nirvana Marc Nesbitt on The Beastie Boys And many more . . . No matter where your musical taste falls, these often funny, occasionally sad, always thought-provoking essays-all written especially for The Show I'll Never Forget-are sure to connect with anyone who loves, or has ever loved, live music.

Faking It in Alaska

Faking It in Alaska
  • Author : Samanthe Beck
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2021-10-18
  • ISBN : 9781649372406

Faking It in Alaska Book Review:

Ambitious L.A. lawyer Isabelle Marcano would rather run a mile in her Manolos than fly off to rustic Captivity, Alaska. If she can just close this sale, she’ll finally be able to add her name to the firm’s letterhead. Even if it means taking a career detour to a place that doesn’t even have a Starbucks...and might just be the seventh level of hell. Then Isabelle discovers that the town has something stronger on tap than caffeine: men. Lots and lots of men. Two single men to every single woman means that this assignment might just be the best thing in her sex life since the waterproof Rabbit. That is until her sexy client, Trace Shanahan, decides that in order to hide her real purpose, she’ll have to pose as his fiancée... Now all Isabelle’s fantasies of hot Lumberjack Sex have completely imploded. But the more she learns about Trace and about why he’s selling, the more conflicted she becomes about the deal. Failure to close means losing the partnership she’s always wanted...but the bigger failure might just be kissing Trace goodbye. Each book in the Captivity, Alaska series is STANDALONE: *Faking it in Alaska *Playing Dirty in Alaska

Love on the Lake

Love on the Lake
  • Author : Helena Hunting
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Pages : 317
  • Relase : 2022-03-15
  • ISBN : 1542031257

Love on the Lake Book Review:

From USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting comes the second installment in the Lakeside series, where a gutsy heroine confronts family secrets and personal struggles in the town of Pearl Lake. Teagan Firestone has always been the dutiful daughter, especially since her mom died. But as her father finally begins to move on, it's her turn to do the same. Her destination: Pearl Lake, a close-knit community with an entrepreneurial spirit and secrets of its own. One of them is Aaron Saunders, who dropped out of college to work construction for Pearl Lake's upper class. He's a mystery and has a playboy reputation--that is, until he meets Teagan. Neither one of them is looking for love, but in a town this small, it's hard not to let your heart get involved. As their romance heats up, Aaron's elusive past comes to light, and Teagan is there for him, bringing them even closer together. But when Teagan is forced to face her own demons, her inability to accept the support of friends and family threatens the life she's worked so hard to build. Can Aaron love her, even when she can't love herself?

You Deserve Each Other

You Deserve Each Other
  • Author : Sarah Hogle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2020-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780593085431

You Deserve Each Other Book Review:

When your nemesis also happens to be your fiancé, happily ever after becomes a lot more complicated in this wickedly funny, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy debut. Naomi Westfield has the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for her, remembers her restaurant orders, and comes from the kind of upstanding society family any bride would love to be a part of. They never fight. They’re preparing for their lavish wedding that's three months away. And she is miserably and utterly sick of him. Naomi wants out, but there's a catch: whoever ends the engagement will have to foot the nonrefundable wedding bill. When Naomi discovers that Nicholas, too, has been feigning contentment, the two of them go head-to-head in a battle of pranks, sabotage, and all-out emotional warfare. But with the countdown looming to the wedding that may or may not come to pass, Naomi finds her resolve slipping. Because now that they have nothing to lose, they're finally being themselves—and having fun with the last person they expect: each other.

The Dare

The Dare
  • Author : Elle Kennedy
  • Publisher : Elle Kennedy Inc.
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-06-16
  • ISBN : 9781777112127

The Dare Book Review:

Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy! College was supposed to be my chance to get over my ugly-duckling complex and spread my wings. Instead, I wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. I already have a hard time fitting in, so when my Kappa Chi sisters issue the challenge, I can’t say no. The dare: seduce the hottest new hockey player in the junior class. Conor Edwards is a regular at Greek Row parties…and in Greek Row sorority beds. He’s the one you fall for before you learn that guys like him don’t give girls like me a second glance. Except Mr. Popular throws me for a loop—rather than laughing in my face, he does me a solid by letting me take him upstairs to pretend we’re getting busy. Even crazier, now he wants to keep pretending. Turns out Conor loves games, and he thinks it’s fun to pull the wool over my frenemies’ eyes. But resisting his easy charm and surfer-boy hotness is darn near impossible. Though I’m realizing there’s much more to Conor’s story than his fan club can see. And the longer this silly ruse goes on, the greater the danger of it all blowing up in my face.

Out

Out
  • Author : Cara Dee
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 2017-10-09
  • ISBN : 1978124678

Out Book Review:

"I guess I always figured coming out was something you did for friends and family, and maybe it is, but it's personal too, you know? The person I was last night is new. I wanna get to know him." I had two things on my list when I arrived in Los Angeles. One, track down Henry Bennington, the uncle and guardian of my little brother's best friend, and tell him to get his ass back to Washington. He needed to do something about his nephew, who was turning into a douchebag. And two, figure out just how non-straight I was. For the past two years, I'd had all these fantasies, and now was the time to explore them, far away from my sleepy little town. Nowhere on this list did it say, "Get Ty's uncle into bed and fall for him." I wasn't supposed to fall in love with another city either. But between brunch, making new friends, and discovering the man I was meant to be, I lost sight of the future that had once seemed pretty damn vivid. How the hell was I supposed to merge my old life and who I used to be with the new dreams Los Angeles and Henry had awakened in me?