The Singles Game

The Singles Game
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Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476778402
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada—a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court. How far would you go to reach the top? When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil, the infamously brutal coach Todd Feltner, Good Girl Charlie is banished. After all, no one ever wins big by playing nice. Charlie finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity events on mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty. But in a world obsessed with good looks and hot shots, is Charlie willing to lose herself to win it all? The Singles Game is a sexy and wickedly entertaining romp through a world where the stakes are high—and no one plays by the rules.

The Singles Game

The Singles Game
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Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476778211
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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Charlotte "Charlie" Silver has always been a good girl. She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon became one of the top juniors in the world. When she leaves UCLA--and breaks her boyfriend's heart--to turn pro, Charlie joins the world's best athletes who travel eleven months a year, competing without mercy for Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines. After Charlie suffers a disastrous loss and injury on Wimbledon's Centre Court, she fires her longtime coach and hires Todd Feltner, a legend of the men's tour, who is famous for grooming champions. Charlie is his first-ever female player, and he will not let her forget it. He is determined to change her good-girl image--both on the court and off--and transform her into a ruthless competitor who will not only win matches and climb the rankings, but also score magazine covers and seven-figure endorsement deals. Her not-so-secret affair with the hottest male player in the world, sexy Spaniard Marco Vallejo, has people whispering, and it seems like only a matter of time before the tabloids and gossip blogs close in on all the juicy details. Charlie's ascension to the social throne parallels her rising rank on the women's tour--but at a major price. Lauren Weisberger's novel brings us exclusive behind-the-scenes details from all the Grand Slam tournaments: the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, and Wimbledon. Charlie Silver jets around the globe, plays charity matches aboard Mediterranean megayachts, models in photo shoots on Caribbean beaches, walks the red carpet at legendary player parties, and sidesteps looming scandals--all while trying to keep her eyes on the real prize. In this sexy, unputdownable read about young tennis stars who train relentlessly to compete at the highest levels while living in a world obsessed with good looks and Instagram followers, Charlie must discover the secret to having it all--or finally shatter the illusion for good"--

Summary of The Singles Game

Summary of The Singles Game
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Author: Instaread
Pages: 37
ISBN: 9781683784401
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Instaread

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Summary of The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger | Includes Analysis Preview: The Singles Game, a novel by Lauren Weisberger, follows the rising star of Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, a 24-year-old tennis pro who has set her sights on winning her first Grand Slam tournament. Through tribulations that include an injury, an abusive coach, and countless grueling practice sessions and games, Charlie comes to realize that the old saying is true: It’s not whether she wins or loses that matters; it’s how she plays the game. Charlie’s story begins on one of the most exciting days of her life, the first time in her career she plays at Wimbledon. Her happiness is pierced by a piece of distressing news she receives just moments before her game begins. The soles of Charlie’s shoes, which are pink, are against the tournament’s regulation white, a detail that both Marcy, her coach, and Nike, her corporate sponsor, somehow overlooked. The alternate shoes that Charlie is forced to… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Everyone Worth Knowing

Everyone Worth Knowing
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Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780743294560
Release: 2005-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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An irresistible tale about what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York's chic, party-hopping elite. On paper, Bette Robinson's life is good. At twenty-six, she's got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she's on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her eighty-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls -- but she's paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she not only shocks her friends and family -- she has no idea what to do next. For months, Bette gets out and about by walking her four-pound dog around her decidedly unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood. Then she meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly Bette has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen. The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy who's great for her career but bad for her sanity -- and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, as her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree -- until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That's when Bette's life on paper takes on a whole new meaning -- and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is...invisible.

Last Night at Chateau Marmont

Last Night at Chateau Marmont
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Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781451611755
Release: 2011-06-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A woman supports her musician lover as he works his way to rock-star status, only to find herself dumped for a Brazilian supermodel, a tragedy that causes her to seek solace in a sisterhood of women who have been jilted by successful men--and are out for revenge. By the best-selling author of The Devil Wears Prada. Reprint.

When Life Gives You Lululemons

When Life Gives You Lululemons
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Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476778457
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Simon & Schuster

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“The Devil Wears Prada’s Emily Charlton gets the spin-off she deserves” (Cosmopolitan) in the months-long New York Times bestseller from Lauren Weisberger in which three women team up to bring a bad man down in the tony suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut. Welcome to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor. Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. After leaving Miranda Priestly, she’s been working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now. When Karolina Hartwell, a gorgeous former supermodel, is arrested, her fall from grace is merciless. Her senator-husband leaves her, her Beltway friends disappear, and the tabloids pounce. In Karolina, Emily finds her comeback opportunity. But she quickly learns Greenwich is a world apart and that this comeback needs a team approach. So it is that Emily, the scorned Karolina, and their mutual friend Miriam, a powerful attorney turned stay-at-home mom, band together to navigate the social land mines of suburban Greenwich and win back the hearts of the American public. Along the way, an unexpected ally emerges in one Miranda Priestly. With her signature wit, Lauren Weisberger offers an alluring look into a sexy, over-the-top world—and proves it’s style and substance together that gets the job done. “A delicious sequel to The Devil Wears Prada…exploring what it’s like to be a woman buffeted by conflicting messages about career, relationships, and motherhood” (The Washington Post), When Life Gives You Lululemons is “amazing novel about…truth, lies and how everyone is a little bit insecure” (Associated Press). “Fast-paced, funny, and gossipy, this is the must-have accessory for your beach bag” (PopSugar).

The Marriage Game

The Marriage Game
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Author: Sara Desai
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593100578
Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Penguin

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“This novel has all the funny banter and sexy feels you could want in a romantic comedy.”–NPR A high stakes wager pits an aspiring entrepreneur against a ruthless CEO in this sexy romantic comedy. After her life falls apart, recruitment consultant Layla Patel returns home to her family in San Francisco. But in the eyes of her father, who runs a Michelin starred restaurant, she can do no wrong. He would do anything to see her smile again. With the best intentions in mind, he offers her the office upstairs to start her new business and creates a profile on an online dating site to find her a man. She doesn’t know he’s arranged a series of blind dates until the first one comes knocking on her door… As CEO of a corporate downsizing company Sam Mehta is more used to conflict than calm. In search of a quiet new office, he finds the perfect space above a cozy Indian restaurant that smells like home. But when communication goes awry, he's forced to share his space with the owner's beautiful yet infuriating daughter Layla, her crazy family, and a parade of hopeful suitors, all of whom threaten to disrupt his carefully ordered life. As they face off in close quarters, the sarcasm and sparks fly. But when the battle for the office becomes a battle of the heart, Sam and Layla have to decide if this is love or just a game.

The Game of Badminton The Rules and Tactics of a Singles Match

The Game of Badminton   The Rules and Tactics of a Singles Match
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Author: G. S. B. Mack
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781473357297
Release: 2016-08-26
Editor: Read Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“The Game of Badminton” contains a concise guide to the game of badminton, with information on tactics and strategy for singles play. Badminton is a racket sport whereby a shuttlecock is hit back and forth across a net. Although larger teams are possible, it is most commonly played in "singles" (with one player per side) and "doubles" (with two players per side). This volume contains all the information needed to learn the game of badminton, and as such it is highly recommended for new players. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of the rugby.

Revenge Wears Prada

Revenge Wears Prada
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Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781476779829
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A sequel to "The Devil Wears Prada" finds Andy Sachs and her partner, Emily, blossoming throughout eight years at the head of a wildly successful high fashion bridal magazine only to be haunted by memories of their former boss on the eve of Andy's wedding.

Levels of the Game

Levels of the Game
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Author: John McPhee
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780374708658
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This account of a tennis match played by Arthur Ashe against Clark Graebner at Forest Hills in 1968 begins with the ball rising into the air for the initial serve and ends with the final point. McPhee provides a brilliant, stroke-by-stroke description while examining the backgrounds and attitudes which have molded the players' games.

Chasing Harry Winston

Chasing Harry Winston
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Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780743290111
Release: 2008
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling author of "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Everyone Worth Knowing" is back with a delicious new novel about a trio of best girlfriends in Manhattan which makes a dramatic pact to change each woman's life in one year.

Date onomics

Date onomics
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Author: Jon Birger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780761187103
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It’s not that he’s just not that into you—it’s that there aren’t enough of him. And the numbers prove it. Using a combination of demographics, statistics, game theory, and number-crunching, Date-onomics tells what every single, college-educated, heterosexual, looking-for-a-partner woman needs to know: The “man deficit” is real. It’s a fascinating, if sobering read, with two critical takeaways: One, it’s not you. Two, knowledge is power, so here’s what to do about it. The shortage of college-educated men is not just a big-city phenomenon frustrating women in New York and L.A. Among young college grads, there are four eligible women for every three men nationwide. This unequal ratio explains not only why it’s so hard to find a date, but a host of social issues, from the college hookup culture to the reason Salt Lake City is becoming the breast implant capital of America. Then there’s the math that says that a woman’s good looks can keep men from approaching her—particularly if they feel the odds aren’t in their favor. Fortunately, there are also solutions: what college to attend (any with strong sciences or math), where to hang out (in New York, try a fireman’s bar), where to live (Colorado, Seattle, “Man” Jose), and why never to shy away from giving an ultimatum.

The Knockoff

The Knockoff
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Author: Lucy Sykes,Jo Piazza
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101872208
Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Anchor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As editor in chief of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is queen of the fashion world ... until Eve, her conniving twenty-something former assistant, returns from business school with plans to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and re-launch Glossy as an app. Suddenly, the Louboutin is on the other foot; Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she doesn't know Facebook from Foursquare and once got her phone stuck in Japanese for three days. But Imogen will do anything to reclaim her kingdom--even if it means channeling her inner millennial and going head to head with a social-media monster.

The Singles Club

The Singles Club
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Author: Kayley Wood
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1672935644
Release: 2019-12-08
Editor: Unknown

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How do you cure a gorgeous investor with a curse of disastrous first dates? It all begins with a bet, a pretend date, and an accidental X-rated movie mishap. Bet you'll fall in love with the next installment of the hilarious and sweet Club Series.What early readers are saying:"This is one of your best!""OMG I laughed out loud at times and cried at others. I loved THE VIRGIN CLUB, but this one is up there with it!""I LOVE Justin. My new book boyfriend!""Logan's story has been my favourite so far but I guess I have a new one starting today." Funny. Heartfelt. Sweet. Three months after she broke off her engagement with billionaire heir, Lucas Freeman, Vivian has finally figured out the secret to love: it doesn't exist.Believing that "love" is all chemical and in the mind, Vivian decides to put her theory to the test and prove that anyone can play the game and attract whoever they desire. But her two best friends, Isabella and Crystal, have other plans: to prove Vivian's theory wrong.While Vivian has had success playing matchmaker with new recruits to their Singles Club, her besties come up with a scheme and bet Vivian that even with her skills, there is one man she will never be able to win over: Justin Cooper-- Isabella's gorgeous workaholic boss. After seven consecutive disastrous first dates two years ago, Justin dodges advances by women daily and has no intention of getting back into the dating scene.But their plan backfires when Vivian bargains a date with Justin by helping him with her fashionista skills and advises him on how to dress for success and score the client his business desperately needs to take his company to the next level.After finding out that Justin is really a romantic at heart, Vivian is determined to help him find the life-partner he truly desires before she leaves for Paris in one month. Justin is focused on helping Vivian learn how to finally succeed with relationships.Despite their growing friendship and feelings for one another, falling in love is not an option.Will Vivian do the right thing and keep Justin in the friend zone or will she break one more heart before her move to Paris? THE SINGLES CLUB is the endearing and hilarious fourth installment in the Club Series. An unputdownable New Adult Romantic Comedy full of lol moments, lovable characters, and a happily ever after. Told in dual points of view. Perfect for fans of RS Grey romantic comedies.

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada
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Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385510912
Release: 2003-04-15
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A BROADWAY MUSICAL • The iconic novel that inspired the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway—a gloriously wicked story about the ultimate Boss from Hell and the deals we make with the devil to get to the top “The degree to which The Devil Wears Prada has penetrated pop culture needs no explanation.”—Vanity Fair Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. Andrea is sorely tested each and every day—and often late into the night—with orders barked over the phone. She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get her a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not it’s worth the price of her soul.

The Books that Changed My Life

The Books that Changed My Life
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Author: Bethanne Patrick
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781941393659
Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects one hundred reflections by prominent authors, politicians, actors, musicians, and celebrities on a book that changed their lives, including Keith Carradine on The book of Daniel, Tim Gunn on Let us now praise famous men, and R.L. Stine on Pinocchio.

Life Is Simply A Game

Life Is Simply A Game
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Author: Steven Redhead
Pages: 330
ISBN:
Release: 2016-02-24
Editor: Steven Redhead

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Life is indeed a game that we all play to pass time; simply a series of days strung together, made up of how you planned or decided to spend the moments. Like any game how well it is played or whether life's circumstances are interpreted accurately, then used to the best advantage, makes losers and winners to varying degrees. Senseless insanity is alive and well within the world. The world is awash with unruly forces, that if not intent upon harming you do desire to become a destabilising force, either temporarily or over the long term. We are all participants in a charade, how life evolves and turns out all depend on how well the game is played. It is not wise or ideal to treat life like a game of chance, a random roll of the dice that can determine unpredictable outcomes. The cost of success is the careful application of well thought out concepts and ideas. Like any game preparation is critical; understanding the rules, knowing how to manipulate the dynamics at play efficiently to ones own advantage, understanding the intricacies of the rules and how to capitalise upon or create opportunities, pursuing whatever circumstances are present to maximise whatever potential exists to the best advantage. The potential opportunities in life are only limited by the inability to firstly comprehend them and secondly to fully utilise personal abilities to maximise the potential that is available. Don't wait for special times to evolve, rather create them in accordance with your true desires to experience what you wish to make real. Much like any game, the game of life has things that can be obtained, or things that can be lost. How the game is played, the value of the stakes, the opposing factions all come to dictate an outcome, be that favourable or lacking any resemblance of being lucky. A life lived based upon any reliance on luck or fate being favourable is tempting only to the over optimistic, or those extremely lucky ones or who were fortunate in the past and believe that good fortune will continue in the future. While it takes resources to control the world, the control of your own specific world environment is really within your potential to achieve. How you choose to control your world, as well as to what extent your desires are put into action, determine whether your life will meet your wishes or not. The amount of thought and energy you exhort, the persistence of that effort, all comes to determine whether and to what degree what you want is what you actually get. In life you may win or loose at times, it's basically just like playing a game; the right mentality is chancing the wheel of life by trusting and ensuring you will win just the same.

The Game of Singles in Tennis

The Game of Singles in Tennis
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Author: William F. Talbert,Bruce S. Old
Pages: 158
ISBN: PSU:000000367899
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown

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Singled Out

Singled Out
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Author: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781466800526
Release: 2007-10-30
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

People who are single are changing the face of America. Did you know that: * More than 40 percent of the nation's adults---over 87 million people---are divorced, widowed, or have always been single. * There are more households comprised of single people living alone than of married parents and their children. * Americans now spend more of their adult years single than married. Many of today's single people have engaging jobs, homes that they own, and a network of friends. This is not the 1950s---singles can have sex without marrying, and they can raise smart, successful, and happy children. It should be a great time to be single. Yet too often single people are still asked to defend their single status by an onslaught of judgmental peers and fretful relatives. Prominent people in politics, the popular press, and the intelligentsia have all taken turns peddling myths about marriage and singlehood. Marry, they promise, and you will live a long, happy, and healthy life, and you will never be lonely again. Drawing from decades of scientific research and stacks of stories from the front lines of singlehood, Bella DePaulo debunks the myths of singledom---and shows that just about everything you've heard about the benefits of getting married and the perils of staying single are grossly exaggerated or just plain wrong. Although singles are singled out for unfair treatment by the workplace, the marketplace, and the federal tax structure, they are not simply victims of this singlism. Single people really are living happily ever after. Filled with bracing bursts of truth and dazzling dashes of humor, Singled Out is a spirited and provocative read for the single, the married, and everyone in between. You will never think about singlehood or marriage the same way again. Singled Out debunks the Ten Myths of Singlehood, including: Myth #1: The Wonder of Couples: Marrieds know best. Myth #3: The Dark Aura of Singlehood: You are miserable and lonely and your life is tragic. Myth #5: Attention, Single Women: Your work won't love you back and your eggs will dry up. Also, you don't get any and you're promiscuous. Myth #6: Attention, Single Men: You are horny, slovenly, and irresponsible, and you are the scary criminals. Or you are sexy, fastidious, frivolous, and gay. Myth #7: Attention, Single Parents: Your kids are doomed. Myth #9: Poor Soul: You will grow old alone and you will die in a room by yourself where no one will find you for weeks. Myth #10: Family Values: Let's give all of the perks, benefits, gifts, and cash to couples and call it family values. "With elegant analysis, wonderfully detailed examples, and clear and witty prose, DePaulo lays out the many, often subtle denigrations and discriminations faced by single adults in the U.S. She addresses, too, the resilience of single women and men in the face of such singlism. A must-read for all single adults, their friends and families, as well as social scientists and policy advocates." ---E. Kay Trimberger, author of The New Single Woman

The Black Lyon

The Black Lyon
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Author: Jude Deveraux
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062135773
Release: 2011-11-29
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Classic Love Story of a Fearless Lordand the Woman Who Tamed Him Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, the boldEnglish conqueror was called “the Black Lyon” for hislionlike ferocity. He had no match among enemies,or women . . . until he met Lyonene, the green-eyedbeauty whose fiery spirit equaled his own. Through a whirlwind romance andstormy marriage, she endured every perilto be by his side, until vicious lies andjealousy drove her into danger. Now only the fierce Black Lyon cansave her—for he alone has thecourage to destroy the ruthlessplot threatening to shatterthe bond of love theLyon and his ladyvowed would neverbe broken . . .