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|Author||: Ellen Wittlinger|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny -- and ultimately transforming -- even as it explores the pain of growing up. Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiancé wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It's no wonder John writes articles like "Interview with the Stepfather" and "Memoirs from Hell." The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed "Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian." Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape Velocity, John meets Marisol and a hard love is born. While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.
|Author||: Ellen Wittlinger|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
After starting to publish a 'zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.
|Author||: Ellen Wittlinger|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
John and Marisol, two young 'zine writers, fall in love amid the bohemian life of Boston and, in the process, learn how exciting and difficult first love can be.
|Author||: Briallen Hopper|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
A sharp and entertaining essay collection about the importance of multiple forms of love and friendship in a world designed for couples, from a laser-precise new voice. Sometimes it seems like there are two American creeds, self-reliance and marriage, and neither of them is mine. I experience myself as someone formed and sustained by others' love and patience, by student loans and stipends, by the kindness of strangers. Briallen Hopper's Hard to Love honors the categories of loves and relationships beyond marriage, the ones that are often treated as invisible or seen as secondary--friendships, kinship with adult siblings, care teams that form in times of illness, or various alternative family formations. She also values difficult and amorphous loves like loving a challenging job or inanimate objects that can't love you back. She draws from personal experience, sharing stories about her loving but combative family, the fiercely independent Emerson scholar who pushed her away, and the friends who have become her invented or found family; pop culture touchstones like the Women's March, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, and the timeless series Cheers; and the work of writers like Joan Didion, Gwendolyn Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, and Herman Melville (Moby-Dick like you've never seen it!). Hard to Love pays homage and attention to unlikely friends and lovers both real and fictional. It is a series of love letters to the meaningful, if underappreciated, forms of intimacy and community that are tricky, tangled, and tough, but ultimately sustaining.
|Author||: Meredith Wild|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild comes the highly anticipated final book in the Hacker series?Ķ Days after their wedding, Blake and Erica Landon embark on their honeymoon-a journey that deepens their bond and promises to fade the scars of their past. Just when their troubles seem safely behind them, scandal surrounding would-be Governor Daniel Fitzgerald's election threatens their newfound peace. Back home, Blake finds himself at the center of the controversy, haunted by the transgressions of his hacker past that he has no wish to relive. With Blake's freedom at stake and their future in peril, Erica will stop at nothing to clear his name. But when Blake defies the authorities and refuses to seek the truth, their world gradually begins to crumble. Will he let his past win? Or can Erica convince him that their life together is worth fighting for-now more than ever...
|Author||: Joseph Nowinski|
|Editor||: Central Recovery Press, LLC|
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in men is often misdiagnosed and typically leads to either no treatment or the wrong treatment. This is the first book to address this under-recognized problem. It contains symptoms and causes, as well as treatment, targeted to men who suffer from BPD. Joseph Nowinski, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and the author of numerous books. His most recent books include Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One's Terminal Illness and Almost Alcoholic: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?
|Author||: April Buchanan|
|Editor||: Covenant Books, Inc.|
In this world, we learn much about love, but it is only in relationship with God that we truly learn what love is and what it is not. On this side of eternity, we will not fully know all there is to know about the love of God. In fact, it is the things we experience in this world that reveal what we have believed about love and how we have allowed our experiences, culture, and relationships to shape our lives and define love for us. We then take that definition of love and write it upon the hearts and lives of others. How important it is then that we know the true definition of love and that we know the Author, God. Jesus summed up all the commandments in this: love God and love one another. It sounds so easy, but most times, we find that true love is in fact quite the contrary. It is a hard love. This may not sound like what we would expect to hear, though let us pause but for a moment and consider what we have learned about love. Consider our relationships in this world, and if we are Christians, then let us consider our relationships with those in the body of Christ. Now let us consider how well we have done in loving God and loving one another. Would we still say that it is always easy? Likely, we could each think of times when we have endured suffering, hurt, loss, brokenness, rejection, abandonment, false accusations, and so much more or perhaps how we have not only been on the receiving end of these, but also we have caused others pain in our own pursuit of love. It is my hope that throughout these pages we will examine the truth of each our own hearts and rather than redefining love or passing down a definition of love that we have been taught that is not the love of God that we discover or rediscover the true love of God. It is my hope that these words will reach many hearts that are longing for what our hearts were created for, fellowship with God, to know His love personally and share it with all. In order that we have this love, it begins first with the examination of our hearts with the truth and the truth of our own condition. A heart-seeking love must seek truth for we cannot have one without the other.
|Author||: Ray Lopez|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
From the author of Hard Knocks: Memoir of a Small Moment, Hard Love is the second of three memoirs and picks up where Hard Knocks leaves his readers. It describes the author's immaturity as a young Christian living with his wife in California and his continuing struggles with alcoholism. Like Paul's discussion of his dilemma as a Christian in Romans 7:15, "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." It also follows Lopez's continuing struggle with depression and his wrestling between his conscience and his flesh, reminiscent of T. S. Elliot's lament in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, "I should have been a pair of ragged claws / Scuttling across the floors of silent seas." The narrative describes the radical way in which God heals Lopez from alcoholism, which saves his marriage and leads to the beginning of successful academic and professional careers (employment as a federal probation officer, receiving a master's degree in English from UC Berkeley), the birth of a daughter in Berkeley, and the blessings received through becoming part of a local Baptist church. The memoir covers fourteen years living in California and ends with a flight back east to relocate in Connecticut.
|Author||: Holly Bourne|
|Editor||: Usborne Publishing Ltd|
All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that. And then there’s Kyle, the most American person Amber’s ever met. She can’t help liking him. But can he really be interested in her? Even with best friends Evie and Lottie’s advice, Amber’s finding love is hard. Is it worth the fight? “I'm a big Holly Bourne fan and this is my favourite yet. She writes with such humour and great honesty, with wonderfully relatable characters. It's also refreshing to see feminism highlighted in such a positive and relevant way for teenagers.” - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller ”Bourne talks about feminism so openly and truthfully in her books and if you ever doubted the intelligence, ability or passion of teenage girls read her books and you never will again.” - Muchbooks reader review on Guardian Children's Books ”Written with humour and warmth, Amber's story perfectly captures the emotional rollercoaster that is love: embracing all its joy and pain, whether it be for family, friends or a gorgeous boy. A really satisfying page turner.” - BookTrust ”Emotive and thought provoking this searingly honest book deals with the biggest life lesson of all - nobody's perfect.” - South Wales Daily Post ”Holly Bourne truly is the Queen of YA!” - Humaira Kauser, age 17, for LoveReading4Kids ”Holly Bourne is hugely popular with the young adult audience. The second instalment in her Normal series tells Amber's story of first love, friendship and addiction.” - The Sunday Express ”Holly Bourne’s new novel demonstrates that with the right female friends, and a decent supply of cheesy snacks, a girl can get through anything... Well-written and thoughtful, this has a thoroughly authentic twenty-first century teen voice and lightens serious issues with humour.” - LoveReading4Kids ”When I received this book I let out a squeal... I really love this series.” - Lucy the Reader "Hysterical" - Mslexia "The story is equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching... I cannot get over how many times I snorted out loud whilst reading this book. You’ll have to read it to see for yourself" - Fable & Table “[Holly Bourne’s] writing style keeps me hooked, makes me feel things and genuinely makes me think hard about important issues. I cannot recommend her novels highly enough and I am on a mission to read them all!” - Adventures of a Teenage Bookworm
|Author||: Joanne Schwehm|
Noah Winston's life was perfect. He had it all: striking looks, more money than he could ever spend, good friends, and any woman he wanted. Margo Perry's life wasn't perfect, but it was her own. She didn't need a man to make her happy or feel better about herself. Then he saw her - a gorgeous, rain-soaked stranger - but she wasn't a stranger at all. They'd known each other a lifetime ago, when she was just a girl. Now, she was all woman. Then it happened. The man she had spent her teenage years lusting over rescued her on a bleak yet fateful day. There he was, straight out of her dreams, looking better now than he had years ago. The more time he spent with her, the more he questioned everything he knew. The more time she spent with him, the more those old feelings resurfaced and grew stronger. Too bad it only took one night, a few words, and a terrible decision, to ruin it all. Too bad it was too good to be true.
|Author||: Peyton Banks|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
He was football royalty. Legendary quarterback. A champion. Reiner Strickland had led his team to three national championships and playing a knight in shining armor was all in a day's work for the NFL star quarterback. Only his damsel in distress had no idea who he was, and it threw him off his game. He was the face of his organization and was used to everyone recognizing him. Her innocence, charm, and beauty captivated him. It wasn't until after they parted ways that he realized that he never got her number or even her last name. Jada Dalton had no idea who her sexy knight in shining armor was, but knew that she'd probably never see him again. She was focused on building her business and didn't have time for love. Just because she was determined to become a successful businesswoman, it didn't mean she couldn't dream about her sexy as sin rescuer. Another chance meeting brings the two together and this time, Jada discovers who exactly Reiner is. She learns quickly what goes along with dating a football legend and is not sure she can handle it. Reiner refuses to let Jada go. He'll have to dig deep and call out the most important play of his life to ensure that Jada Dalton remains on his team.
|Author||: Joseph Nowinski|
Outlines the symptoms and behaviors that characterize the personality disorder, which is commonly misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated in men, and provides strategies for addressing the problems it causes.
|Author||: Monica James|
'THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! I fell hard for Dixon…I would give it more than 5 stars if I had them, but until then... 5*****' Wicked Good Reads 'This book. This book knocked me on my butt, it twisted me up in knots and consumed me until the end. Just be warned, it is not your typical romance. It's a wild ride with a naughty, naughty man.' Kendall Ryan I knew she was bad news when she walked into my office, but I just couldn’t help myself… Filthy, sexy and full of surprises, Juliet is so hot she has me on fire. I’ve met my match and I can’t help going back for more. Then there’s Madison… she’s sweet, funny and awakens in me a fierce need to protect her. But I don’t do relationships. I don’t usually do the same woman twice. Juliet and Madison: Two very different women have got me completely hooked. Who will I choose? I know who I should choose, but I never said I was the hero of this story, or even the good guy. And besides, who wants to be good, when it feels so good being bad? My tale isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you’re game, strap yourself in and expect the unexpected. But don’t say I didn’t warn you… Achingly sexy and highly addictive, Dirty Dix, the first in the Hard Love Romance series, will have you hooked. Note: Previously published as ‘Addicted to Sin’. 'Wickedly sexy, provocative and daring with the right dose of the quintessential bad boy...' Heidi McLaughlin 'Monica James is a master of story telling that holds you captive with memorable story lines, intriguing characters, steamy scenes and unexpected twists and turns. You will devour every word she offers. I am officially addicted to Dixon Mathews.' Rachel Brookes 'A captivating, witty, and sexy read. Monica James has written an intoxicating novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat and thirsting for more when it's all over.' Justine Elvira 'Monica James has created another character that I couldn’t get enough of. Dr Dixon Mathews’ kept me addicted until the very last page.' Lisa Edward 'I am addicted to three things: carbs, books, and Monica James. I devoured this!' CJ Roberts
|Author||: Paola Dangelico|
Amber Jones is in a pickle. And when I say pickle, I mean a world of trouble. She knew she shouldn't have gone to her ex's New Year's Eve party. And she reeeaally didn't mean to almost burn down his house. Now she needs a good lawyer, stat. But where to find one? Ethan Vaughn is a very busy man. He really shouldn't have agreed to spring Amber Jones out of jail. As the most sought after lawyer in professional football, he needs to focus on representing his clients--not an accident prone, struggling actress. Now she's remanded on bail and living in his house. The woman is a walking, talking category five hurricane. And considering his track record with women, he needs to stay as far away from this one as possible. Problem is, he may have found the one he's willing to risk it all for.
|Author||: Diane Diekman|
|Editor||: University of Illinois Press|
One of the best-known honky-tonkers since Hank Williams, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville's music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed more than eighty songs on the country music charts, founded the long-running country music periodical Music City News in 1963, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Flamboyant, impulsive, and generous, he helped and encouraged a new generation of talented songwriter-performers that included Willie Nelson and Bill Anderson. Presenting the first detailed portrayal of this mercurial country music star, Diane Diekman masterfully draws on extensive interviews with Young's family, band members, and colleagues. Echoing Young's characteristic ability to entertain and surprise fans, Diekman combines an account of his public career with a revealing, intimate portrait of his personal life.