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Beloved author Kasie West brings her signature witty banter and rom-com fun to a bold, fresh format. Think Four Weddings and a Funeral for YA..
Beloved author Kasie West brings her signature witty banter and rom-com fun to a bold, fresh format. Think Four Weddings and a Funeral for YA..
Don't miss the unforgettable new novel from Jill Mansell - IT STARTED WITH A SECRET is published on 23rd January and available to pre-order now MAYBE THIS TIME - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 3 BESTSELLER! 'The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' Red 'A heartwarming treat from one of my favourite writers' Katie Fforde 'Reading Jill is always such a joy!' Veronica Henry 'Compelling, thoughtful, emotionally intelligent book about love, friendship and not giving up' Daily Mail 'Romantic, funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking... Jill Mansell always writes with wit and charm, cleverly introducing some serious issues into her novels, and Maybe This Time is no different' Daily Express Jill's heartwarming, romantic and funny new novel will delight her fans, as Mimi discovers that love doesn't always wait till the timing is right ... Mimi isn't looking for love when she spends a weekend in Goosebrook, the Cotswolds village her dad has moved to. And her first encounter with Cal, who lives there too, is nothing like a scene in a romantic movie - although she can't help noticing how charismatic he is. But Cal's in no position to be any more than a friend, and Mimi heads back to her busy London life. When they meet again four years later, it's still not to be. Cal is focusing on his family, and Mimi on her career. Then Cal dives into a potentially perfect new romance whilst Mimi's busy fixing other people's relationships. It seems as if something, or someone else, always gets in their way. Will it ever be the right time for both of them? What readers are saying about MAYBE THIS TIME: 'One of the best books that Jill Mansell has written... I absolutely loved this' 'Another wonderful read' 'A warm, engaging read' 'I love Jill Mansell's books. They have great characters, take you away to a happier place and have such warmth!' 'When you finish reading her books you are going to be sighing with a big smile on your face... well I just did'.
Starting over means a second chance . . . Abigail Jansen is done with hockey . . . and hockey players. After leaving her two-timing NHL-star husband, Abby decides to start over in her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. There she doesn't have to deal with people gossiping behind her back or hear the word "hockey"---until her daughter tries out for the junior hockey team. Now Abby has to face her fears . . . and coach Jackson Westmore. He's tall, dark, handsome---and happens to hate her. All through high school, talented hockey player Jackson Westmore had a crush on Abby, but he would never make a move on his best friend's girl. He gave her the cold shoulder out of self-preservation and worked out his frustrations on the ice. So when Abby returns, newly divorced and still sexy as hell, Jackson knows he's in trouble. Now even the best defensive skills might not keep him from losing his heart. *** The Colorado Ice series Maybe This Kiss Maybe This Time Maybe This Love Maybe This Summer Maybe This Christmas.
The New York Times bestselling author of Bet Me, Tell Me Lies and Welcome to Temptation delivers her long-awaited novel Andie Miller is ready to move on in life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her before they go their separate ways forever. A very distant cousin of his has died and left North as the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs a very special person to take care of the situation and he knows Andie can handle anything. When Andie meets the two children she quickly realizes things are much worse than she feared. The place is a mess, the children, Carter and Alice, aren't your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. What's worse, Andie's fiancé thinks this is all a plan by North to get Andie back, and he may be right. Andie's dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that's not the only haunting. What follows is a hilarious adventure in exorcism, including a self-doubting parapsychologist, an annoyed medium, her Tarot-card reading mother, an avenging ex-mother-inlaw, and, of course, her jealous fiancé. And just when she thinks things couldn't get more complicated, North shows up on the doorstep making her wonder if maybe this time things could be different between them. If Andie can just get rid of all the guests and ghosts, she's pretty sure she can save the kids, and herself, from the past. But fate might just have another thing in mind....
A spellbinding short story collection by one of Austria’s most critically acclaimed authors. A man becomes obsessed with observing his neighbours. A large family gathers for Christmas only to wait for the one member who never turns up. An old woman lures a man into her house where he finds dolls resembling himself as a boy. Mesmerizing and haunting stories about loss of identity in the modern world. Why Peirene chose to publish this book: ‘I love Kafka and here we have a Kafkaesque sense of alienation - not to mention narrative experiments galore! Outwardly normal events slip into drama before they tip into horror. These oblique tales exert a fascinating hold over the reader.’ Meike Ziervogel ‘Clever and enticing.’ Alexander Starritt, Times Literary Supplement ‘Not since Julio Cortázar's game of Hopscotch . . . has an author so daringly undertaken to challenge the reader.’ Amanda Hopkinson, Independent ‘It is . . . very refreshing to be confronted by stories which so firmly refuse to yield to conventional interpretation.’ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ‘This award-winning collection by the Austrian writer Alois Hotschnig drew comparisons with Kafka. But Hotschnig’s quietly terrifying voice is all his own.’ Jane Shilling, Daily Mail ‘Intriguing and powerful.’ Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post GUARDIAN PAPERBACKS OF THE YEAR 2011.
Just when they thought they were through… What are the chances of running into your ex-wife on a singles cruise? Apparently very high, as Darcy Lewis discovers. With their messy past, surely he and Emma can stay on opposite sides of the ship and leave each other alone. They can't. Instead, they spend a sinfully hot night together. Too bad the morning after proves they separated for good reason. Even when Emma tells him she's pregnant, they decide they're better apart. Or are they? Because somehow they keep turning to each other for support. And it's clear the attraction is still there. Maybe this is their second chance—a new baby, a new chance to make this work..
Maybe This Time is the next heartwarming contemporary romance from Nicole McLaughlin in her Whiskey and Weddings series. Jen Mackenzie has been knocked down more than a few times, but she always gets up and makes sure she has the last word. It’s the reason she now considers herself equal parts self-sufficient and free-spirit. But since losing her job and trying to help her mother beat cancer, real life—and her occasional careless choices—have begun to catch up with her. Her one saving grace: The Stag, a boutique distillery that has become Kansas City’s go-to wedding venue. The only catch: One of the owners, TJ Laughlin, happens to be the one man who somehow manages to make Jen feel inadequate. TJ has secretly had a thing for Jen since high school. Now, as her new boss, it’s a daily struggle between revealing his feelings and wringing her beautiful neck. Only one thing is for certain: he can’t stand idly by and watch the woman he cares for struggle. She may be convinced that accepting TJ’s help is a weakness. But all he sees in Jen is beauty and strength, inside and out. As things finally heat up between them, can TJ find a way to convince Jen that love is about give and take—and having it all, together?.
Welcome to The Educators, a riveting contemporary romance series about today’s schools by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay. Veteran teacher Shay returns to one of her favorite settings and vividly portrays the teachers, administrators and students of Crystal Corners High School. As is her trademark, sizzling romances are back-dropped by controversial, complicated and sometimes dangerous situations. "Kathryn Shay clearly has lived the life of a teacher--a good teacher! As a former teacher myself, I loved the insights the young female lead character in MAYBE THIS TIME had regarding her students, and the way teaching was her life, not just her job. And the love scenes burned with excitement! Great job Ms. Shay!!" A Reader In MAYBE THIS TIME, Delaney Dawson, a good teacher, has just been transferred to the high school. Her lessons are innovative, she participates in school activities and her students love her. But when she hooks up with the Gage Grayson, the father of a girl she has in class, a myriad of problems occur. At first, the two adults don’t know of their connection through Stephanie. And Stephanie hates her father, which jeopardizes the troubled teen’s burgeoning relationship with her teacher. Gage is shocked by his white-hot attraction to Delaney Dawson. She’s totally different from him, but he can’t stay away from her. However, his daughter needs her more than he does, so he tries distancing her. But when they learn that Steph is being lured in by a bad crowd with a proclivity towards school violence, all three must work together to prevent deadly consequences. If you like books about teacher romance, high school romance, reunion romance, opposites attract romance and teacher student relationships, look for the other two stories in the Educators series: STILL THE ONE and SOMEONE LIKE YOU. Praise for MAYBE THIS TIME: “The Educators series has been excellent. This last book was a fitting end. Unlike some of Ms Shay's other series this one doesn't leave me hanging about secondary characters.” “I love the idea of teachers & students. Kathryn Shay has great way of telling a story--love it.” “Shay is an awesome writer! I buy every book. This series seems as good as the Hidden Cove Fire Department series. You won't be sorry you bought this book!!”.
From #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely comes a sexy, forbidden MM romance novella about a rock star and a bodyguard! There's one thing I need in my life right now and one thing only -- a new job. So I'm stoked when I land a dream gig as a bodyguard for a rock star. But there's definitely one thing I do not need at all -- a complication. Like being wildly attracted to the guy who just hired me. So I vow to do everything I can to deny the intense attraction for the man I'm sworn to protect. All I have to do is ignore it. Eventually it'll go away, right? But that's not what happens one night after a concert... MAYBE THIS TIME is a prequel novella about how Stone and Jackson meet and it leads into their full-length novel ONE TIME ONLY. You don't have to read MAYBE THIS TIME to enjoy ONE TIME ONLY, but you'll likely enjoy this story before the story!.
A tale of frustrated love, passion and anger and in London’s East End Cathy Meadow’s return to the East End can only mean one thing: trouble. Barney and Rory have a rivalry that goes back many years; a mutual hatred inflamed by the seductive Cathy. It was she who ended Rory’s relationship with the poor but pretty Josie Guntrip, and then broke his heart leaving him for the better-off Barney. Having snagged herself a rich man, no one was expecting her to return to the slums. With Rory under Cathy’s spell once again, he hasn’t the time to give Josie a second thought. Which is a shame, because Josie never stopped loving him... An unputdownable saga and brilliant read for anyone who enjoys Dilly Court, Sally Warboyes and Katie Flynn..
Wenn die erste große Liebe auf einmal wieder vor einem steht ... Einen Neuanfang - das ist es, was Abigail Janson sich wünscht, als sie in ihre Heimatstadt Glenwood Falls zurückkehrt. Nach einer schmerzhaften Trennung hat sie die Nase gestrichen voll von Männern. Doch sie hat nicht mit Jackson Westmore gerechnet, dem Mann, mit dem sie schon früher immer aneinander geraten ist und der ihr Herz jetzt gefährlich schneller schlagen lässt ... "Humorvoll, bewegend und absolut verführerisch!" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Auftaktband der warmherzigen und sexy COLORADO-ICE-Serie - für alle Leserinnen von Marie Force.
In these times of change and disruption, HR must adapt, fast. But how can HR professionals critically assess their current processes and activities to identify what areas they need to think differently about in order to drive business results? This book provides the answers to enable all aspects of the people function to perform to their full potential. Redefining HR is a refreshing take on the evolution of the field of Human Resources and People Operations. It's an in-depth guide to the fundamental components of modern HR, and provides a tangible framework of progressive ideas and practices for HR practitioners, people leaders, and business executives. This is not a theoretical examination of HR. This is a book for practitioners, with insights from people professionals at the leading edge of HR's transformation from companies including Hubspot, Reddit, Stripe, Mastercard, Eventbrite, VaynerMedia, Asana. Written by a leading innovator in the HR industry, this book illuminates new perspectives and approaches for rethinking recruitment, talent management, performance and reward to save time, reduce costs and achieve greater business success. It covers key HR practices including diversity and inclusion, people analytics, learning and development (L&D) and employee experience and is supported by global case studies from organizations including Siemens, Upwork, CVS, Schneider Electric, Delivery Hero, and more. Redefining HR is an essential resource for all HR professionals business leaders wanting to create an exceptional people management function..
Indulge with this irresistible Christmas romance by USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan! This winter, ex-skiing champion, reformed heartbreaker and single dad Tyler O’Neil has only one mission—making sure his daughter, Jess, has the best Christmas ever. The fact that his best friend, Brenna, is also temporarily moving into his chalet at the overbooked Snow Crystal resort is a delicious distraction he’s simply going to have to ignore. Theirs is the one relationship he’s never ruined, and he’s not about to start now. Ski pro Brenna Daniels knows all about the perils of unrequited love—she’s been in love with Tyler for years. But living with him is absolute torture… How can she concentrate on being his friend when he’s sleeping in the room next door? Then when Tyler kisses Brenna, suddenly the relationship she’s always dreamed of feels so close she could almost touch it. Could this be the Christmas her dreams of a happy-ever-after finally come true? Book 3 in the O’Neill Brothers trilogy Look out for the other stories in the trilogy! Sleigh Bells in the Snow Suddenly Last Summer Available now! Originally published in 2014.
Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Jenny Han, this latest from YA contemporary queen Kasie West is an adorable rom-com loosely inspired by Sleepless in Seattle..
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC! “Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.”—Katie Couric “This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book.”—Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and Founder & CEO, Thrive Global “Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book.”—Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author of Quiet From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she). One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives — a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys — she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell. With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them..
A hysterical and cautionary tale about stealing the show from the award-winning and bestselling creator of the Pig the Pug series..
The autobiography, in dialogue, of the composer and lyricist of Chicago and Cabaret as well as a wise and witty memoir of forty years of American musicals. Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb are the longest-running composer-lyricist team in Broadway history, having first joined forces in 1962. The creators of such groundbreaking musicals as Chicago, Cabaret, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, Kander and Ebb have helped to push American musical theater in a more daring direction, both musically and dramatically. Their impact on individual performers has been great as well, starting with the handpicked star of their first musical: an untested nineteen-year-old named Liza Minnelli (who writes of this experience in her introduction). Colored Lights covers the major shows of Kander and Ebb's partnership, from Flora, The Red Menace (starring a then-unknown Liza) to The Visit, due to open on Broadway in 2004. The pages and musicals in between reveal what has made theirs such a long-lived musical partnership--and one so valued by the artists they have worked with. In recounting the genesis and controversies of Cabaret, reflecting on the superstar mentality of such artist as Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand, and recalling their work with Bob Fosse on Chicago (as well as their views on the blockbuster 2002 film), John Kander and Fred Ebb provide a history not only of their own lives but also of the American musical theater of the late twentieth century..
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance. At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be. Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one..
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike..
Winner of the Edgar Award The #1 New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly and USA Today Bestseller Millions of Copies Sold Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew. #1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love..