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Something big is brewing in Trenton N J and it could blow at any minute Stephanie Plum might not be the world s greatest bounty hunter but she knows when she s being played Ken Globovic aka Gobbles hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding People have seen him on campus but no one will talk Things just aren t adding up and Stephanie can t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college and it s not just Zeta fraternity pranks As much as people love Gobbles they hate Doug Linken When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it s good riddance and the list of possible murder suspects is long The only people who care about finding Linken s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli who has been assigned the case security expert Ranger who was hired to protect Linken and Stephanie who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve
See me just as I see you Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step he s determined to walk a straight line To Colin that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship Maria Sanchez the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants is the picture of conventional success With a degree from Duke Law School and a job at a prestigious firm in Wilmington she is a dark-haired beauty with a seemingly flawless professional track record And yet Maria has a traumatic history of her own one that compelled her to return to her hometown and left her questioning so much of what she once believed A chance encounter on a rain-swept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria s lives challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately themselves As love unexpectedly takes hold between them they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like until menacing reminders of events in Maria s past begin to... surface As a series of threatening incidents wreaks chaos in Maria s life Maria and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways Will demons from their past destroy the tenuous relationship they ve begun to build or will their love protect them even in the darkest hour Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense SEE ME reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize more
Named one of the most anticipated novels of the year by New York Magazine The Wall Street Journal Entertainment Weekly Cosmopolitan Harper s Bazaar Publishers Weekly The Huffington Post and more From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War In 1939 as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis young Alma Belasco s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco There as the rest of the world goes to war she encounters Ichimei Fukuda the quiet and gentle son of the family s Japanese gardener Unnoticed by those around them a tender love affair begins to blossom Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family like thousands of other Japanese Americans are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government Throughout their lifetimes Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world Decades later Alma is nearing the end... of her long and eventful life Irina Bazili a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past meets the elderly woman and her grandson Seth at San Francisco s charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home As Irina and Seth forge a friendship they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity abandonment redemption and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change more
FROM 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SYLVIA DAY The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire quintetGideon Cross Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I ve ever done It happened instantly Completely Irrevocably Marrying him was a dream come true Staying married to him is the fight of my life Love transforms Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests Two damaged souls entwined as one We have bared our deepest ugliest secrets to one another Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws and all the beauty I couldn t see He has given me everything Now I must prove I can be the rock the shelter for him that he is for me Together we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength Committing to love was only the beginning Fighting for it will either set us free or break us apart Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire saga the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide
The second holiday love story in New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans s Mistletoe Collection At thirty-two Kimberly Rossi a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember With two failed engagements a divorce and again alone with no prospects she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author Dreading another holiday alone she signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat a nine-day writing retreat in Burlington VT Deep inside Kimberly knows she s at a junction in her life and it s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go The other reason she decides to attend the conference is because famed romance writer H T Cowell once the best selling romance writer in America and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade In one of her breakout sessions Kimberly meets another aspiring writer and one of the few men at the conference Zeke an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat As Kimberly begins to open up to him about her stories and dreams she inadvertently reveals her own troubled past As Zeke helps her to... discover why her books fail to live up to their potential she begins to wonder if he s really talking more about her life than her literature But as she grows closer to him she realizes that Zeke has his own darkness a past he s unwilling to talk about The theme of The Mistletoe Inn is that like literature relationships must be lived with passion and vulnerability to succeed more
First in the all-new Guardians Trilogy From the 1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about three couples who join together to create their own family and solve an ancient mystery through the powers of timeless love Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu where five others have been lured to seek the legendary fire star part of an ancient prophecy Sasha recognizes them because she has drawn them a magician an archaeologist a wanderer a fighter a loner All on a quest All with secrets Sasha is the one who holds them together the seer And in the magician Bran Killian she sees a man of immense power and compassion As Sasha struggles with her rare ability Bran is there to support her challenge her and believe in her When a dark threat looms the six must use their combined powers including trust unity and love to find the fire star and keep the world on course
When one story ends another begins After You is the Charming sequel to Me Before You People Magazine We all lose what we love at some point but in her poignant funny way Moyes reminds us that even if it s not always happy there is an ever after Miami Herald You re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too Live boldly Push yourself Don t settle Just live well Just live Love Will How do you move on after losing the person you loved How do you build a life worth living Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor she is struggling without him When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family she can t help but feel she s right back where she started Her body heals but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group who share insights laughter frustrations and terrible cookies They will also lead her to the strong capable Sam Fielding the paramedic whose business is life and death and the one man who might be able to understand her Then a figure from Will s past... appears and hijacks all her plans propelling her into a very different future For Lou Clark life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again with all the risks that brings But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families as real as our own whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply and where both changes and surprises await more
The award-winning genre-defining debut from 1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our StarsWinner of the Michael L Printz AwardLos Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistNew York Times bestsellerBefore Miles Pudge Halter is done with his safe life at home His whole life has been one big non-event and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the Great Perhaps even more Francois Rabelais poet He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School and his life becomes the opposite of safe Because down the hall is Alaska Young The gorgeous clever funny sexy self-destructive screwed up and utterly fascinating Alaska Young She is an event unto herself She pulls Pudge into her world launches him into the Great Perhaps and steals his heart Then After Nothing is ever the same
More than a decade ago 1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon delighted her legions of fans with The Outlandish Companion an indispensable guide to all the Outlander books at the time But that edition was just a taste of things to come Since that publication there have been four more Outlander novels a side series assorted novellas and one smash-hit Starz original television series Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion Volume Two an all-new guide to the latest books in the series Written with Gabaldon s signature wit and intelligence this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details including a complete chronology of the series thus far full synopses of A Fiery Cross A Breath of Snow and Ashes An Echo in the Bone and Written in My Own Heart s Blood recaps of the Lord John Grey novels Lord John and the Private Matter Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade Lord John and the Hand of Devils and The Scottish Prisoner a who s who of the cast of Outlander characters cross-referenced by book detailed maps and floor plans a bibliographic guide to research sources essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence the unique responsibilities of a... writer of historical fiction and Gabaldon s writing process a guided tour of the clothes food and music of the eighteenth century a Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Starz Outlander series As entertaining sweeping and addictive as the series itself this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one or two -of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author more
See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey In Christian s own words and through his thoughts reflections and dreams E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world Christian Grey exercises control in all things his world is neat disciplined and utterly empty until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair He tries to forget her but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist Unlike any woman he has known before shy unworldly Ana seems to see right through him past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian s cold wounded heart Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night Or will his dark sexual desires his compulsion to control and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him This book is intended for mature audiences