The Way I Used to Be

The Way I Used to Be
  • Author : Amber Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2017-03-07
  • ISBN : 9781481449366

The Way I Used to Be Book Review:

"After fourteen-year-old Eden is raped by her brother's best friend, she knows she'll never be the way she used to be"--

Love in a Pickle

Love in a Pickle
  • Author : Smartypants Romance,L. B. Dunbar
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 1949202763

Love in a Pickle Book Review:

When a mysterious silver fox becomes intrigued with this small town's most disliked society woman, he finds she's more than a little trouble and possibly a whole lot of heart. Scotia Simmons. The name says it all-ornery, judgmental, mean-but underneath a woman like that is typically a shattered heart. Locked within her secrets, this fried pickle princess has used her unkindness as a shield of protection against the loneliness. However, menopause and a one-night stand can change a woman's perspective on things. Who knew it would take a man the likes of him to push her strong will to its limits? Chester Chesterfield. The name has more than one meaning-generous, quiet, private-but within one man is a multitude of personas. The gruff oil mogul has a wounded heart (and a big secret) that holds him hostage from the man he's meant to be. His past defined him, or so he thought. He never imagined it'd take a woman like her to push him over his carefully constructed edges and show him love has no boundaries. When you're in a pickle, it's time to relish what-or rather who-stands before you and accept that even over forty, a second chance at love can be a big dill (every pun intended). 'Love in a Pickle' is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #9 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe.

The Ones Who Got Away

The Ones Who Got Away
  • Author : Roni Loren
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2018-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781492651413

The Ones Who Got Away Book Review:

"Phenomenal. Gets my highest recommendation!" —LORELEI JAMES, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night—a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away. Liv Arias thought she'd never return to Long Acre—until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs... Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence. The Ones Who Got Away series: The Ones Who Got Away (Book 1) The One You Can't Forget (Book 2) The One You Fight For (Book 3) Readers are Raving About Roni Loren's The Ones Who Got Away: "Unforgettable... Roni Loren at her best!" —KRISTEN CALLIHAN, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Game On series "Unique, swoony, and lively. The Ones Who Got Away is the best kind of second-chance romance!" —SARINA BOWEN, USA Today bestselling author of Stay "The Ones Who Got Away is EXACTLY what I love in romance; angsty, hot, conflicted, funny! Roni Loren delivers on all of it! Don't let this book get away!"—M. O'Keefe, USA Today bestselling author of Baby, Come Back

You've Reached Sam

You've Reached Sam
  • Author : Dustin Thao
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2021-11-09
  • ISBN : 9781250762047

You've Reached Sam Book Review:

An Instant New York Times Bestseller! If I Stay meets Your Name in Dustin Thao's You've Reached Sam, a heartfelt novel about love and loss and what it means to say goodbye. Seventeen-year-old Julie Clarke has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city; spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his belongings, and tries everything to forget him. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces memories to return. Desperate to hear him one more time, Julie calls Sam's cell phone just to listen to his voice mail recording. And Sam picks up the phone. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam's voice makes Julie fall for him all over again and with each call, it becomes harder to let him go. What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye? A 2021 Kids' Indie Next List Selection A Cosmo.com Best YA Book Of 2021 A Buzzfeed Best Book Of November A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book

Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You
  • Author : Celeste Ng
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2014-06-26
  • ISBN : 9781101634615

Everything I Never Told You Book Review:

The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts “A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense.” —O, the Oprah Magazine “Explosive . . . Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family.” —Entertainment Weekly “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

Rebel

Rebel
  • Author : Marie Lu
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781250221711

Rebel Book Review:

Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel. With unmatched suspense and her signature cinematic storytelling, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu plunges readers back into the unforgettable world of Legend for a truly grand finale. Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother. A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe—even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life. As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own . . .

His Hot Mess

His Hot Mess
  • Author : Claire Wilder
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2021-04-07
  • ISBN : 9798734351161

His Hot Mess Book Review:

So much for cleaning up her act SADIEI've never made good life choices. I call it being spontaneous, but the truth is, I fail at everything I touch. Bad jobs. Bad roommates. Terrible men.This move from New York City to Jewel Lakes County, NY, is supposed to be a fresh start. Only I don't know anything about opening a vintage clothing store, and the only one willing to help is know-it-all builder Chris Slade.The only thing more annoying than Chris making me plan things out is how much I think about him when he's not around.And how much I want him when he is.CHRISI'm a simple man. I don't like messes. I don't like talking about myself (ever), and I definitely don't get involved with women-not since I was left at the altar by my long-time girlfriend back home.If I did decide to date again, it couldn't be with someone like Sadie Fulham. Yeah, she's hot and funny and full of life. But she's also a hot mess.Unfortunately, there's no way to avoid Sadie. My best friend is marrying her sister, and our contracting business is doing the renos on her shop.I just wanted to keep my eye on her. So why can't I take my eyes (or hands) off her? Sadie and Chris couldn't be more different. Could they teach each other a thing or two about love? Or are they too far apart to ever come together?Author's Note His Hot Mess is a high-steam, light-hearted enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance. All Jewel Lakes Series books can be read as standalones and feature a guaranteed HEA (Happily Ever After)

Refugee

Refugee
  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2017-07-25
  • ISBN : 9780545880879

Refugee Book Review:

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. A New York Times bestseller!JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

Untouchable

Untouchable
  • Author : Sam Mariano
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : 1791842437

Untouchable Book Review:

Senior year was off to a rough start: lube in my locker, panties on my front porch, unimaginative name-calling. See, I got a player suspended from the football team for harassing me, and in my small Texas town, you don’t mess with the football players—even if they mess with you first. I didn’t care if it was an unpopular thing to do; I stood up for myself... and in doing so, opened Pandora’s Box. I never dreamed I would attract the attention of locally worshiped star quarterback, Carter Mahoney. Never imagined his coveted attention would turn out to be such a nightmare. Beneath his carefully constructed façade lurks a monster, a predator looking for the perfect prey to play with. Now, since I’m the girl no one likes or believes, I guess I’m the perfect target for his dark games and twisted desires. After surviving my first encounter with his casual depravity, all I really want is for Carter to leave me alone. But all he seems to want is me.--publisher description.

The Natural

The Natural
  • Author : Bernard Malamud
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2003-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781466805033

The Natural Book Review:

Introduction by Kevin Baker The Natural, Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is also the first—and some would say still the best—novel ever written about baseball. In it Malamud, usually appreciated for his unerring portrayals of postwar Jewish life, took on very different material—the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era—and invested it with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. Four decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which—now that he has done it!—looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology."

Maybe Someday

Maybe Someday
  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2014-03-18
  • ISBN : 9781476753164

Maybe Someday Book Review:

When she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Sydney, a 22-year-old college student, must decide what to do next, especially when she becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor Ridge. Original.

New Moon

New Moon
  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2007-08-08
  • ISBN : 9780316007726

New Moon Book Review:

From evil vampires to a mysterious pack of wolves, new threats of danger and vengeance test Bella and Edward's romance in the second book of the irresistible Twilight saga. For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning. Bella and Edward face a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

Sweeter the Juice

Sweeter the Juice
  • Author : Shirlee Haizlip
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 1995-01-27
  • ISBN : 9780671899332

Sweeter the Juice Book Review:

A chronicle of a woman's odyssey through her family's biracial past outlines a search through five generations.

The Wish

The Wish
  • Author : Nicholas Sparks
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2021-09-28
  • ISBN : 9780751567847

The Wish Book Review:

What if the person you needed most, turned up when you least expected them? The international #1 bestselling author of The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks is back with his most epic story yet Maggie hasn't told this story in years. More than two decades ago, she fell in love. She was sixteen and far from home, waiting to give her baby up for adoption. Bryce showed Maggie how to take photographs and he didn't judge her for the way her belly swelled under her jumper. They had the perfect first kiss. Theirs was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. Now, as Maggie sits by the Christmas tree in her gallery telling her story, surrounded by the photographs that made her famous - the photographs Bryce never saw - her new gallery assistant asks her a question. If she had one wish, what would she wish for this Christmas? Maggie always thought she knew the answer to that question. But before she can say 'I'd go back to that winter with Bryce', she stops herself. It is all she has ever wanted but suddenly here, on this dark night under the twinkling stars, there is something else she wants. She wants to find her baby. A heart-wrenching and uplifting story about discovery and loss, The Wish is a reminder that time with those precious to us is the greatest gift of all. * Praise for Nicholas Sparks: 'This one won't leave a dry eye' Daily Mirror 'A fiercely romantic and touching tale' Heat 'An A-grade romantic read' OK! 'Pulls at the heartstrings' Sunday Times 'An absorbing page-turner' Daily Mail

Condemned to Love

Condemned to Love
  • Author : Siobhan Davis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 425
  • Relase : 2021-01-24
  • ISBN : 9798595363969

Condemned to Love Book Review:

A new stand-alone dark mafia romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis. Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them? Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency. Celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Sin City should be fun for Sierra Lawson, but events take a deadly turn when she ends up in a private club, surrounded by dangerous men who always get what they want. And they want her. Ben can't believe his ex's little sister is all grown up, stunningly beautiful, and close to being devoured by some of the most ruthless men he has ever known. The Vegas trip is about strengthening ties, but he won't allow his associates to ruin her perfection. Although it comes at a high price, saving Sierra is his only choice. The memory of Ben's hands on her body is seared into Sierra's flesh for eternity. She doesn't regret that night. Not even when she discovers the guy she was crushing on as a teenager is a cold, calculating killer with dark impulses and lethal enemies who want him dead. Understanding the risks, she walks away from the only man she will ever love, stowing her secrets securely in her heart. Until the truth becomes leverage and Sierra is drawn into a bloody war--a pawn in a vicious game she doesn't want to play. As the web of deceit is finally revealed, Ben will stop at nothing to protect Sierra. Even if loving her makes him weak. In a world where women serve a sole purpose, and alliances mean the difference between life and death, can he fight for love and win? This is a full-length STAND-ALONE 145k-word novel with NO cliff-hanger and a HEA. For romance readers who enjoy age-gap, sister's ex, second chance, dark mafia romance.

The 5AM Club

The 5AM Club
  • Author : Robin Sharma
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2018-12-04
  • ISBN : 9781443456630

The 5AM Club Book Review:

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness. Through an enchanting—and often amusing—story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through: How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed “Insider-only” tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

Emmy & Oliver

Emmy & Oliver
  • Author : Robin Benway
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2015-06-23
  • ISBN : 9780062330611

Emmy & Oliver Book Review:

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy's soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together? Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. . . . She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents' relentless worrying. But Emmy's parents can't seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared. Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart. . . . He'd thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who had kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing, and his thoughts swirling. Readers who love Sarah Dessen will devour these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver's father's crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.

Europe

Europe
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105060018905

Europe Book Review:

Swami and Friends

Swami and Friends
  • Author : R. K. Narayan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2012-07-25
  • ISBN : 9780345803795

Swami and Friends Book Review:

R. K. Narayan (1906—2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. Swami and Friends introduces us to Narayan’s beloved fictional town of Malgudi, where ten-year-old Swaminathan’s excitement about his country’s initial stirrings for independence competes with his ardor for cricket and all other things British. Written during British rule, this novel brings colonial India into intimate focus through the narrative gifts of this master of literary realism.

Cascade

Cascade
  • Author : Craig Davidson
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2020-08-18
  • ISBN : 9780735280137

Cascade Book Review:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 TRILLIUM BOOK AWARDS From the bestselling author of The Saturday Night Ghost Club and Canada Reads-finalist Precious Cargo comes this supremely satisfying collection of stories. Reminiscent of Stephen King's brilliantly cinematic short stories that went on to inspire films such as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, here's a collection crackling with Craig Davidson's superb craft and kinetic energy: in the visceral, crystalline, steel-tipped prose; in the psychological perspicacity; and in the endearing humour. Set in in the Niagara Falls of Davidson's imagination known as "Cataract City," the superb stories of Cascade shine a shimmering light on this slightly seedy, slightly magical, slightly haunted place. The six gems in this collection each illuminate familial relationships in a singular way: A mother and her infant son fight to survive a car-crash in a remote wintry landscape outside of town. Fraternal twins at a juvenile detention center reach a dangerous crisis point in their entwined lives. A pregnant social worker grapples with the prospect of parenthood as a custody case takes a dire turn. A hard-boiled ex-firefighter goes after a serial arsonist with a flair for the theatrical even as his own troubled sister is drawn towards the flames. These are just some of the unforgettable characters animating this stellar collection of tales--Davidson's first in 15 years, since Rust and Bone, which inspired a Golden Globe-nominated film.