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One Night in Foxbrooke (affiliate link)
They’ve got one night for a second chance at love…
When chef Ben ‘Kenobi’ Walker gets the call to help save a VIP dinner at Foxbrooke Manor, he doesn’t expect to run into old flame Leia Perry. She’s all grown up and even more attractive than when they were teenagers – but she hasn’t forgotten what happened ten years ago, and she definitely hasn’t forgiven him.
Hard-working Leia may be named after a princess but she’s still waiting for her prince. Ben was her brother’s best friend, her first kiss and her first love. But he was also a liar — their kiss was nothing but a bet.
Now forced to work together under pressure, sparks fly. Will one night give Ben the second chance he needs to prove himself and win back Leia’s heart? Or will fate strike back and their love be lost in a galaxy far far away?
Shift Work (Kilhaven Police Book 1) (affiliate link)
A rookie cop in a city of shifters. He may not have fangs or claws… but he’s got a badge.
In a precinct jam-packed with paranormal officers, newbie cop Norman Green is pint-sized, nose blind, and relatively hairless. And if being human wasn’t enough of a shot in the foot, his training officer, Heather Valance, can’t stand the sight—or the smell—of him. If he doesn’t find a way to win the short-tempered werewolf over soon, his career will be dead on arrival.
As Norman follows Officer Valance deeper into the big city’s seedy underbelly, he’s desperate to prove that not all fuzz have to be fuzzy. Almost by accident, the outmatched human uncovers a deep-seated conspiracy at the scene of a gruesome murder. When the pursuit of justice blurs the boundaries between right and wrong, Norman must decide whether exposing the scandal is worth risking his job… and his life.
101 Poo Poems by Dr. Deuce (Bathroom Books by Dr. Deuce) (affiliate link)
The Follow Through (affiliate link)
Tatum Prescott and Robin Hale were ten years old when they almost kissed. It was going to be magical, because who doesn’t want to kiss their best friend and first-ever crush? But the moment was interrupted by misunderstanding parents, and the girls were pulled from each other’s lives. That was then.
Now, after years of being apart, Tatum and Robin unexpectedly find themselves in the same high school at the start of their senior year, and it turns both of their worlds upside-down.
Tatum is a wallflower who couldn’t care less about what anyone thinks of her. Robin is a star athlete and one of the school’s most popular students, who cares about what everyone thinks. The two of them couldn’t be more different if they tried.
The only thing Tatum and Robin have in common is that they both still think about kissing each other, but if anyone finds out, it could be disastrous.
Real or Reproduction? Antique or Fake? Profit or Peril?
When Helen O’Connor’s long-term tenant retired, she decided to rent his office space out as a store.
Kevin Rodgers was getting bored. Nobody in Seascape Cove was smuggling drugs or doing anything illegal that required his eagle-eyed attention. He was keeping company with Helen now, and saw the retail space as an opportunity for them both to clean house, get rid of the ‘treasures’ left by Helen’s grandmother and the former owners of his Gingerbread Victorian home and make a little money. Helen’s Curios soon became a popular place to browse for the tourists and residents of the small seaside town alike.
When they sold off some of their clutter, they started to buy new stock, and the success of the little shop pleased them both. It made some money, and it kept Kevin busy and out of trouble.
Maybe it became too successful, because when Helen decided to specialize in Chinoiserie, Kevin soon became embroiled in a ton of Chinfoolery.
Do all dogs and cats really go to heaven? Yes, they do!
The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you’ll ever endure. But recovery isn’t only about closure. You also want to know where your best friend has gone.
After the intense, unexpected grief he experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical scholar Gary Kurz set out to prove that there are indeed pets in Paradise. After devoting countless hours of research, he now shares his inspiring insights to bring you a richer understanding of animals and their souls. You’ll finally find answers to common questions about animals and the afterlife–and you’ll also get a 30-day devotional to help you work through your grief.
If you’ve ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you’ll welcome this amazing book’s reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal, and that someday, you and your pets will be together again.
Shakespeare Saved My Life (affiliate link)
A female professor, a super maximum security prisoner, and how Shakespeare saved them both
Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before—supermax solitary confinement.
In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars.
Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner (affiliate link)
Let’s Do Dinner is an invitation into Antoni’s easy kitchen. Dinner with Antoni means satisfying meals full of clean protein and loads of vegetables, with splurges of carbs and decadence. Simple, yes, but always special. Antoni keeps shopping lists short and steps and pans to a minimum.
Pulled chicken nachos, pasta carbonara with scallions and peas, or pan-seared steak with harissa butter and crispy potatoes—it’s all good for post-work evenings or casual entertaining. Antoni shows how to crank the flavor, make exciting suppers from pantry staples, create new takes on classics by swapping in one surprising ingredient, and build a rousingly flavored vegan grain bowl. Plus, he lets you in on the secret weapons in every kitchen that get great food on the table fast.
Wit, wisdom, adventure, and revelations from sixty years on the road.
They say that only truck drivers experience the true grandeur and landscape of America: the winding mountainsides at sunrise, the first frosts of winter descending on apple orchards, the call of the rising roosters. In A Trucker’s Tale, Ed Miller gives an inside look at the allure of the work and the colorful characters who haul our goods on the open road. He shares what it was like to grow up in a boisterous trucking family, his experience as an equipment officer in Vietnam, the wide range of vehicles he’s mounted, and the daily trials, tribulations, risks, and exploits that define life as a trucker.
Ed’s vibrant, no-holds-barred tales are hilarious and heartwarming, sometimes cringeworthy or unbelievable—recollections of heroic feels as well as the “fishing stories” that have stretched and shifted from CB radio to CB radio. Many are the results of what he calls, “just plain stupidity.” Others bring to light the small acts of kindness and grand gestures that these Knights of the Highway perform each day, as well as the safety risks and continual danger that these essential workers endure. Together they paint a compelling portrait of one of the most important, but least-known industries, and reveal why Ed, and so many like him, just kept on truckin’.
Baking recipes typically serve large groups, which is perfect for a party, a celebration or a crowd, but not when there’s just one or two of you and you would rather not spend the money on making a big batch, or be faced with eating leftovers for a week.
Following on from the huge success of One Tin Bakes and One Tin Bakes Easy, Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber’s new book proves that good things really do come in small packages! It offers accessible, easy bakes that are perfect for singles, small households, students or anyone who likes to bake a lot.
Primarily sweet, the recipes include cookies, cakes, tarts and bars a well as desserts and a sprinkling of savoury breads, buns and pies. The skill level is on the easier side, and equipment is kept to a minimum, so everyone can have a little of what they fancy.
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