The Negotiator (A Hot Romantic Comedy)

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 163375958X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Wanted: Personal Buffer Often snarly, workaholic executive seeks “buffer” from annoying outside distractions AKA people. Free spirits with personal boundary issues, excessive quirks, or general squeamishness need not apply. Salary negotiable. Confidentiality required. Workaholic billionaire Sawyer Carlyle may have joked he needed a buffer from their marriage-obsessed mom, but he didn’t need a waiting room filled with candidates to further distract him. (Thanks, bro.) But when a sexy job applicant shooes his mom and the socialite in tow out of his office, Sawyer sees the genius of the plan. And the woman. In fact, Miss Clover Lee might just get the fastest promotion in history, from buffer to fake fiancé... This free-spirit might look like hot sunshine and lickable rainbows, but she negotiates like a pitbull. Before Sawyer knows what hit him, he’s agreed to give up Friday nights for reality tv, his Saturdays for flea markets (why buy junk still baffles him), his Tuesdays and Thursdays for date nights (aka panty-losing opportunities if he plays his cards right). And now she wants lavender bath salts and tulips delivered every Monday? Yup, she’s just screwing with him. Good thing she’s got this non-negotiatable six-weeks-and-she’s-gone rule or Sawyer may have just met his match. Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE * The Negotiator * The Charmer * The Schemer

The Schemer (A Hot Romantic Comedy)

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 164063195X

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Don't miss the hot new romantic comedy follow-up to the smash hit The Charmer... Tyler Jacobson has a plan for everything—except how to handle his completely annoying, utterly frustrating, and totally sexy upstairs neighbor. He couldn’t care less if Everly Ribinski thinks he’s equally irritating—until he discovers she’s the only one who can help him land a business deal that will finally make him feel like he’s more than just a guy from the wrong side of the tracks. Color him shocked when Everly refuses to help, insisting she should have run him over in the parking garage when she had the chance. Harsh. But possibly deserved. Tyler may have spent the last few months reveling in annoying the fiery gallery owner with a dark past, but he’s got secret leverage she can’t refuse. If only they could stop trying to one-up each other long enough to realize the pranks are nothing more than foreplay. Of course, he figures it out quicker. He's smart like that. Too bad Everly wants nothing to do with him. Or does she? Wait. What is she up to now? For a man who’s always scheming, the best-laid plans never felt so good falling apart... Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE * The Negotiator * The Charmer * The Schemer

The Charmer (A Hot Romantic Comedy)

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 1640632425

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Don't miss the hot new romantic comedy follow-up to the smash hit The Negotiator... Hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible, Hudson Carlyle just met the one woman in Harbor City who’s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she’s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can’t stop thinking about her. His regular moves won’t work here. He’s going to need a new plan, starting with helping her win over the man she thinks she wants. And if in the process she ends up falling for Hudson instead? Even better. Step one, charm her panties off. Step two, repeat step one as frequently as possible. But what if the famous Carlyle charm finally fails him when he needs it most? Or worse, what if she figures out the one secret he’s kept from everyone, including his family, and walks away for good? Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE * The Negotiator * The Charmer * The Schemer

Butterface (A Hot Romantic Comedy)

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 1640635815

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good... Until a bunch of jerks think it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever—and that old humiliation hits hard. I recognize him immediately. The sexiest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league. But then he kisses me. And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything. Then he tells everyone we’ve been dating for months. Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over “necessary” tools to fix my broken porch to surviving a free-for-all dinner with his six siblings to picking up where our last kiss left off. But there’s something he’s not telling me about why he’s really hanging around, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with my mob-connected brothers. Because this is not a make-over story, and Cinderella is only a fairy tale... Each book in the Hartigans series is STANDALONE: * Butterface * Muffin Top

Muffin Top (A BBW Romantic Comedy)

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 1640634584

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that. But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me. That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny... And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner. I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date...unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?! Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what... Each book in the Hartigans series is STANDALONE: * Butterface * Muffin Top

His Undercover Princess

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence

ISBN: 1633756130

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 3525

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Stylist Elle Olsen lives in fear of someone discovering her secret identity as Princess Eloise. But the men who killed her entire family in a bloody coup have done just that and now they’re coming for her. All Elle wants is to disappear into anonymity again, but the panty-melting billionaire who kidnaps her isn’t about to let that happen. On the society pages, smoking hot financier Dominick Rasmussen is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. As a secret resistance fighter, his one goal isto get Princess Eloise on the throne and restore the monarchy. The biggest problem? His stubborn and sexy undercover princess has no interest in ever wearing a tiara again. Their goals couldn’t be more opposed, but neither Dom nor Elle can deny the attraction bringing them closer together. As the stakes rise and danger increases, they are forced to choose between love and country...

Killer Temptation

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Ignite

ISBN: 1622662091

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 5768

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Security expert Tony Falcon has never had a problem keeping his distance from his clients—until now. When his murder investigation leads him to a feisty fashionista in need of a bodyguard, he realizes he may have met his match. Going undercover as Sylvie's boyfriend might be his best chance at catching the criminals who killed his best friend, but soon his attraction to her—and the danger she's in—has him wondering if solving the case is worth it... Sylvie Bissette has a closely guarded secret—she's the woman behind a must-read blog for fashionistas everywhere. When an internet troll discovers her secret identity and escalates from stalking her to threatening her life, she turns to Tony for help. The sexy investigator from the other side of the tracks is the olive oil to her Evian water and aggravates her to no end. But if they want to find her revenge-obsessed stalker before Sylvie ends up with a literal knife in the back, they'll have to learn to work together. Each book in the Killer Style series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Killer Temptation Book #2 Killer Attraction Book #3 Killer Charm Book #4 Killer Seduction

The Bad Luck Bride

Author: Janna MacGregor

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250116139

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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All were shocked at the announcement of the “cursed” Lady Claire Cavensham to Lord Alexander Hallworth, the Marquess of Pembrooke, especially since she is already engaged to another unfortunate Lord. Perhaps she will make it to the altar this time with one of these fine gentlemen! —Midnight Cryer No one is left breathless at the imperious pronouncement of her engagement to Lord Pembrooke more than Claire. She hardly knows the dangerously outrageous man! But after three engagements gone awry and a fourth going up in glorious flames, she isn’t in a position to refuse... Alexander requires the hand of his enemy’s fiancée in marriage in order to complete his plans for revenge. It’s his good fortune that the “cursed” woman is desperate. However, what begins as a sham turns into something scandalously deeper... “Full-bodied romance...with intelligence and heart."—Cathy Maxwell "Captivating characters and a romance that sizzles."—Eloisa James "Will leave you swooning."—Sabrina Jeffries The Bad Luck Bride is the first in a new Regency romance series from Janna MacGregor!

Watch Me Disappear

A Novel

Author: Janelle Brown

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0812989473

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies—from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. “Watch Me Disappear is just as riveting as Gone Girl.”—San Francisco Chronicle Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are. It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends. But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who was the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan? Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown’s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page. Praise for Watch Me Disappear “Watch Me Disappear is a surprising and compelling read. Like the best novels, it takes the reader somewhere she wouldn’t otherwise allow herself to go. . . . It’s strongest in the places that matter most: in the believability of its characters and the irresistibility of its plot.”—Chicago Tribune “Janelle Brown’s third family drama delivers an incisive and emotional view of how grief and recovery from loss can seep into each aspect of a person’s life. . . . Brown imbues realism in each character, whose complicated emotions fuel the suspenseful story.”—Associated Press “When a Berkeley mother vanishes and is declared dead, her daughter is convinced she’s alive in Janelle Brown’s thriller, calling to mind Big Little Lies and Gone Girl.”—Variety

Killer Seduction

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Ignite

ISBN: 1633754340

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

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Mika Ito combines her two favorite things in life—textile design and live-action role-playing (LARP)—by creating costumes for her fellow Magic Battledome gamers. Lately, someone's been assaulting LARPers and stealing their costumes. Concerned for the safety of her friends, Mika hires Maltese Security...only to discover that the lead investigator is the super-hot stranger she just hooked up with. Carlos Castillo is all too familiar with Magic Battledome. A former legend in role-playing circles, he was all about gaming, until things went very, very wrong for him. Now he's forced to return to the game undercover—as Mika's boyfriend—to find some answers. Only playing “boyfriend” with his gorgeous one-night stand is more temptation than a guy can withstand... Someone wants the costumes enough to kill for them. And when it comes to murder, nothing is what it seems... Each book in the Killer Style series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Killer Temptation Book #2 Killer Attraction Book #3 Killer Charm Book #4 Killer Seduction

Enemies on Tap

Author: Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence

ISBN: 1622667603

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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Enemies ... After years away, Miranda Sweet returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family's brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her lover-turned-enemy, Logan. What's a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her? Lovers ... Logan Martin can't believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn't know is that he needs the land her brewery is on—and he'll do whatever it takes to get it. An Irresistible Combination ... Their wager becomes a battle between their attraction and their determination to win. But it's in each other's arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than their bet. With the town against the Sweet Salvation Brewery's success, Logan has to choose between what's expected of him and what he really wants...

Violent Desires

A Dark Billionaire Romance

Author: Linnea May

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975920593

Category:

Page: 248

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I want real fear. Real submission. She's giving me all that -and taking so much more. I'm the last son. The one who doesn't matter. I was never meant to inherit my family's wealth, but my brother's gutless betrayal left me as the one holding the bigger fortune. Now, with money to my name and the looks to match, women see me. They want me.But they don't know me. I savor a very specific kind of leisure pursuit. I buy women to lock them up and make them submit to my will. But this time, I want the real thing. Real fear, real submission. Someone special, who doesn't play a role.Someone like her. A luscious lamb, curves all in the right places, and eyes so deep, I've lost myself in them before we even exchanged a single word.She doesn't know what's coming. She doesn't know that she's going to be mine, my captive, my submissive, my possession. For as long as I please. But something is wrong with her. She's twisted, with a soul just as broken as mine.She's not playing by the rules, and that makes me want her that much more. **VIOLENT DESIRES is a Dark Romance with themes of kidnapping, captivity & steamy BDSM scenes. Intended for audiences 18+ & not for the faint-hearted. Contains situations some readers might find objectionable. NO cheating, NO cliffhangers and a guaranteed HEA.**

Famously Engaged

Author: Robyn Thomas

Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence

ISBN: 1622660684

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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Famously Engaged by Robyn Thomas A chef and a rock star. They couldn't be from more different worlds... Rock star royalty's favorite son, Jake Olsen, couldn't help but interfere after listening to his future brother-in-law talk non-stop about his ex-wife, Beth Carlisle. Jake decides that the only way to get the groom's mind off his ex-wife is to give her a fake fiancé. Before Jake can convince Beth of his plan, he's forced to move in with her to avoid the paparazzi. Their instant attraction makes for a sizzling "first date", but soon Jake's fame gets in the way and Beth wants out. Too bad Jake's figured out just why her ex is so obsessed with her, and he's afraid he's not going to be able to give her up either. Now it's up to Jake to convince this chef together they make the perfect recipe.

Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

Author: Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061899874

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.

Negotiating For Dummies

Author: Donaldson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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People who can’t or won’t negotiate on their own behalf run the risk of paying too much, earning too little, and always feeling like they’re getting gypped. Negotiating For Dummies, Second, Edition offers tips and strategies to help you become a more comfortable and effective negotiator. And, it shows you negotiating can improve many of your everyday transactions—everything from buying a car to upping your salary. Find out how to: Develop a negotiating style Map out the opposition Set goals and limits Listen, then ask the right question Interpret body language Say what you mean with crystal clarity Deal with difficult people Push the pause button Close the deal Featuring new information on re-negotiating, as well as online, phone, and international negotiations, Negotiating for Dummies, Second Edition, helps you enter any negotiation with confidence and come out feeling like a winner.

Harlem vs. Columbia University

Black Student Power in the Late 1960s

Author: Stefan M. Bradley

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090586

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In 1968-69, Columbia University became the site for a collision of American social movements. Black Power, student power, antiwar, New Left, and Civil Rights movements all clashed with local and state politics when an alliance of black students and residents of Harlem and Morningside Heights openly protested the school's ill-conceived plan to build a large, private gymnasium in the small green park that separates the elite university from Harlem. Railing against the university's expansion policy, protesters occupied administration buildings and met violent opposition from both fellow students and the police. In this dynamic book, Stefan M. Bradley describes the impact of Black Power ideology on the Students' Afro-American Society (SAS) at Columbia. While white students--led by Mark Rudd and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)--sought to radicalize the student body and restructure the university, black students focused on stopping the construction of the gym in Morningside Park. Through separate, militant action, black students and the black community stood up to the power of an Ivy League institution and stopped it from trampling over its relatively poor and powerless neighbors. Bradley also compares the events at Columbia with similar events at Harvard, Cornell, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Dragon Behind the Glass

A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish

Author: Emily Voigt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451678959

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish" the world's most expensive aquarium fish--reveals a surprising history with profound implications for the future of wild animals and human beings alike. The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other: a powerful predator dating to the age of the dinosaurs. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana is bred on high-security farms in Southeast Asia and sold by the hundreds of thousands each year. In the United States, however, it's protected by the Endangered Species Act and illegal to bring into the country--though it remains the object of a thriving black market. From the South Bronx to Singapore, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the fish, ultimately embarking on a years-long quest to find the arowana in the wild, venturing deep into some of the last remaining tropical wildernesses on earth. In an age when freshwater fish now comprise one of the most rapidly vanishing groups of animals on the planet, Voigt unearths a paradoxical truth behind the dragon fish's rise to fame--one that calls into question how we protect the world's rarest species. An elegant exploration of the human conquest of nature, The Dragon Behind the Glass revels in the sheer wonder of life's diversity and lays bare our deepest desire--to hold onto what is wild.

Forever and a Day

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147354839X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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***THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*** A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. 'We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.' 'It’s Bond, sir,' the Chief of Staff replied. 'James Bond.' The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It’s time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill. This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.