"Rachel Lacey is a sure-fire star." --- Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST LOVE Jessica Flynn can't wait to buy up that patch of unspoiled North Carolina woodland next door and expand her spa. What could be more sensuous than a hot-tub soak under the stars? Jessica would love to bask in the romantic view herself-but first she needs to find the right man to join her in this fantasy. Back in high school, she thought that was the dark and brooding Mark Dalton. But then he left to join the Special Forces, and when he returned to town, it felt like their teenage love affair had never even happened. Mark Dalton has his eye on the same property for his own business. Yet there's something he wants to have even more. Because Jessica is sweeter than he remembered, and he's finding it hard to resist his attraction to the competition. When they finally find themselves alone, deep in the forest, nature can't help but run a little wild. But if she ever finds out what he's been hiding all these years, she may never forgive him... Risking it All series: Run to You Crazy for You Can't Forget You
Claire Bryte Cloud and her parents travel with Juno Carver to Paris to help him find his runaway sister, Lily. Claire hopes for time with Juno on the trip but realistically plans to visit all the sites of Paris that she has dreamed of seeing. Juno shows signs of affection at times but retreats at others. On the trip Claire meets two interesting men - one who is with her travel group and one who is minding a shop for his cousin. She begins to see that all men aren't as cold and bewildering as Juno Carver. Juno does find his sister Lily but she manages to dodge him and the police and find her boyfriend Josh. Josh is in Paris to marry his fiancee Greta and Lily has hopes of stopping that. The rehearsal dinner for Greta and Josh turns into a huge brawl. Josh does leave his fiancee for Lily but he has no choice. Lily believes he loves her and they are finally to be together. Claire, her parents and Juno travel back home where the next six months will be the most difficult of Claire's life.
“I do not love the sun or ever remember looking up to the sky for any kind of happiness. And when I was younger, people often would not look at me, especially when they noticed the bruises or the swollen lips.” va isn’t like all the other girls. She doesn’t speak to the kids at school—or to anyone, really—unless spoken to by her teachers. She will do anything for her brother, Luke, and her mother, even though neither of them can protect her from her secret life. The life of horrific child abuse that she is forced to endure. Then suddenly, she seems to be totally winning the best life chance of the year. Rescued and adopted by a beautiful, kind, and wealthy psychiatrist, Eva is introduced to a world of wealth and privilege that she could only dream about when she was walking barefoot in the streets, selling homemade cookies. OMG, how did that happen? And when she meets a cute young man, with dark brown hair and eyes as blue as the sea, who takes her to simple places she has never encountered before, like ice cream parlors and carnivals, her life begins to turn around in the most unexpected ways. Too bad that’s when the nightmares really begin. How can Eva even think about getting to know Ben Eisenberg when her abusers could be watching her every move?
This story describes adventures on the St. Lawrence River.
Behind the PR girl's smile… Lexi Robbins is determined to throw off her ditzy, daughter-of-a-celebrity image and make her own name as Head of PR for the Hunter Clinic. And if that means pestering gruff, supersexy Scottish surgeon Iain MacKenzie till she gets his cooperation she'll do it! She's going to shine up this rough diamond and make him a star! But Lexi soon learns that's the last thing long-grieving Iain wants…. And, with her own secrets to hide behind her dazzling Hollywood smile, getting too close to Iain is the last thing that she wants…!
Gathers three previously published stories from the Hardy Boys Casefiles series, Rock 'n' Revenge, Choke Hold, and Uncivil War, in which Frank and Joe try to find out who turned a Civil War reenactment into the real thing. Original.
Bringing hard data to the way we think about entrepreneurial success, this bold call to action draws on the latest scientific evidence to dispel the most pervasive startup myths and light a path to entrepreneurship for those eclipsed by the hype. When you think of a successful entrepreneur, who comes to mind? Bill Gates? Mark Zuckerberg? Or maybe even Jesse Eisenberg, the man who played Zuckerberg in The Social Network? It may surprise you that most successful founders look very different from Zuckerberg or Gates. In fact, most startup origin stories are very different from the famous “unicorns” that have achieved valuations of over $1 billion, from Facebook to Google to Uber. In The Unicorn’s Shadow: Combating the Dangerous Myths that Hold Back Startups, Founders, and Investors, Wharton School professor Ethan Mollick takes us to the forefront of an empirical revolution in entrepreneurship. New data and better research methods have overturned the conventional wisdom behind what a successful founder looks like, how they succeed, and how the startup ecosystem works. Among the issues he examines: Which founders are most likely to succeed? Where do the best startup ideas come from? What’s the most foolproof way of securing the funding needed to take a company to the next level? Should your sales pitch really be something out of Hollywood? What’s the best way to grow and scale your company and create a thriving culture that won’t hinder expansion? Mollick argues that entrepreneurship is too important, both for society and for the individuals who start companies, to be eclipsed by the shadows of unicorns. He shows we can democratize entrepreneurship—but only by following an evidence-based approach that puts to rest the false narratives that surround it.
This heartwarming collection of Christmas stories proves that anything can happen during the holiday--especially love. Features tales by Fern Michaels, Virginia Henley, Holly Chamberlain, and Marcia Evanick. Original.