Matthew Milles-Lade, a rich kid whose trust fund is suddenly in question, and Margo Valentine Melon, a writer whose career fizzled before it sparked, are two twenty-something strangers stuck living at home, trying to figure out their lives. When they each come across a real estate listing for a palatial (and significantly underpriced) guest house in one of LA’s toniest neighborhoods, their lives get turned upside down. What happens next has them racing to catch the truth before it catches them.
Unverified has all the magic and making of the rom coms you love, set in the world of social media stardom and online fame, with just enough real world stakes to make it a page turner you won’t be able to put down.
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.
It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.
It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta.
It was supposed to be just one summer… the one where I got myself together, figured out my life plan. I finished law school…passed the bar, got a good job…followed the rules, but it’s never been good enough. Roman Winters awakened something inside me besides complacency working under my dad’s thumb and dating Lucas the loser. Roman saw something inside me worth breaking the rules for…
She was a blonde bombshell brat toting fancy luggage and a chip on her shoulder. Knocking her down a peg became a game, until I started to feel things I hadn’t felt in a long time. I had worked hard to keep things superficial, avoid commitments because the people I loved always left me. Abigail Holliday demanded more from my already broken heart and I wondered if it would be so horrible to give in…
The boss doesn’t mix business with pleasure…until pleasure gives him a second chance.
Roman Bliss is used to being in charge. Everything at the Bliss Resort is under his firm control until a brunette bombshell in a red bikini sashays into his office, claiming to be his new assistant.
He can’t believe the shyest girl at his high school grew up to be a knockout.
Falling for his new employee breaks every rule in the book. And with the survival of the resort—and his brothers—in his hands, he can’t lose his well-ordered life…or his heart.
Not every problem drinker has lost their job, is in the gutter or has hit their own rock bottom.
So many drinkers wonder if they drink too much or too often, yet do nothing about it. Whether from fear of being judged, of being called an alcoholic or of facing the truth they aren’t ready to hear, that drinking is no longer a positive part of their life.
Whether you have been having these thoughts or are tired of family and friends nagging you about your drinking. I’m Never Drinking Again can lead you through a journey that is taking many to their own aha moments.
From the author’s own story of many days waking up and saying I’m Never Drinking Again she helps you to look at your own drinking with humor, without judgement, offering only helpful practical suggestions and ideas.
Who doesn’t want to know about a dog detective?
Jack is a 15 month old Jack Russell who lives in Scotland with his Mommy and his Daddy – he also happens to be an undercover agent for a famous spy agency. A dog detective! From saving his Mommy from a mugger, through solving a rash of robberies to finding a friend – Jack is on the case, and is always entertaining.
A great book that can be divided by stories and read to those younger than 5, a read alone or with guidance book for kids age 5-8, or as a read alone collection of tales for kids 9-12 who are looking for a new hero.
When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team—and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again—coaches around the NFL wondered, Will he ever come back?
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater, many wondered, Will the city ever come back? And with their stadium transformed into a makeshift refugee camp, forcing the Saints to play their entire 2005 season on the road, people questioned, Will the Saints ever come back? It takes a special person to turn adversity into success and despair into hope—yet that is exactly what Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees has done—and with the weight of an entire city on his shoulders.
In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.
Outrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar… has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors—and born vaudevillians—Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Lively, original, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar… is a not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical thinkers and traditions, from Existentialism (What do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?) to Logic (Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything). Philosophy 101 for those who like to take the heavy stuff lightly, this is a joy to read—and finally, it all makes sense!
The highly anticipated new standalone graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:
1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew
Journalist Josh Dean tells the story of a loveable Australian Shepherd, Jack, on his novice tour through the exciting world of professional dog showing, following Jack from his first competitions in local school gymnasiums all the way to the great granddaddy of them all, the Westminster Dog Show. A veteran journalist, Dean shines a warm, steady light on the trials that Jack and his plucky, dedicated owners come to face, and uses their story to explore the larger histories of dog shows themselves; the fascinating and sometimes bizarre history of purebred dogs; and our complex, heartfelt relationships to the pets we grow to love. For dog lovers, readers of Marley & Me, Merle’s Door, and Oogy, and fans of Best in Show, Dean’s Show Dog is an irresistible instant classic.
When CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen married the love of his life twenty-five years ago, he never thought his vow, “until death do us part,” would have an expiration date.
But Early Onset Alzheimer’s claimed Jan Petersen, Barry’s beautiful wife, at 55, leaving her unable to remember Barry or their life together.
In this innovative wordless picture book, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more!
Make It Fast, Cook It Slow is the first cookbook from Stephanie O’Dea, the extremely popular slow cooking blogger: affordable, delicious, nutritious, and gluten-free recipes to delight the entire family.
In December 2007, Stephanie O’Dea made a New Year’s resolution: she’d use her slow cooker every single day for an entire year, and write about it on her very popular blog. The result: more than three million visitors, and more than 300 fabulous, easy-to-make, family-pleasing recipes, including:
- Breakfast Risotto
- Vietnamese Roast Chicken
- Tomatoes and Goat Cheese with Balsamic Cranberry Syrup
- Philly Cheesesteaks
- Crème Brulee
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