A Taste of Summer

Author: Beverly Preston
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515166382
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A standalone, parallel novel in the USA Today Bestselling Mathews Family Series. Most people know Hollywood heartthrob, Ryan Summer, as Ryan, no last name required. But once upon a time, he was just Summer to Carrie Ann-before a decade of blockbuster hits skyrocketed his success into superstardom. Summer was smart, gorgeous, and cocky as hell. Nothing was out of his reach. Not even Carrie Ann Lowell. He was the love of her life-until he shattered her heart. Their breakup left more than a profound rift in her soul. It crushed her. When Carrie Ann's college flame forces his way back into her life, his dirty-talking, bold self-assurance re-ignites a passion she thought had long since been extinguished. Carrie Ann didn't believe in second chances. Not even for him. No matter how deliciously tempting. With sparks flying and hidden truths unraveling, will Carrie Anne be able to deny her desires to save herself from another heart break?

No More Wasted Time

Author: Beverly Preston
Publisher: Beverly Preston
ISBN: 1469905833
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After losing her husband to a sudden heart attack, Tess Mathews escapes to Bora Bora to lay her husband and sorrow to rest. What she doesn't expect is a new beginning.Tom Clemmins is an A-list actor whose life revolves around work and an onslaught of women. He travels to Bora Bora for a much-needed break. Tom has a few ideas of how he'll enjoy his vacation, but love isn't one of them. Until he sees Tess.Reserving a private shark-feeding excursion to scatter her husband's ashes into the lagoon, Tess is furious when Mr. Hollywood bribes his way onto the boat, leaving her no other choice but to share the boat ride.Tess is torn between tremendous guilt and zealous lust when their boat ride turns into a week full of romance and desire neither thought imaginable. Utterly smitten with a woman for the first time in his life, Tom casts his commitment phobia aside and whisks Tess off to Malibu where he introduces her as his “girlfriend” on the red carpet. As the paparazzi besiege, can Tess survive the media blitz that ensues in order to find her second chance at love?

Shayla s Story

Author: Beverly Preston
Publisher: Beverly Preston
ISBN: 1490470042
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Shayla Clemmins has a score to settle. John Mathews is sexy as sin. Shayla Clemmins has the textbook life: a great career, house in the hills of Malibu, and the perfect boyfriend, who also happens to be the Governor's son. However, perfection is never what it seems. Questioning her relationship with a man who worships politics more than her, Shayla escapes reality for the seductive sunsets of Greece for her uncle's wedding. When John travels to Greece for his mother's wedding, the wealthy adrenaline junkie will try anything once, including Shayla Clemmins. But, one lust-filled weekend of romance will never be enough. Shayla quickly realizes there's more to John than a set of biceps and great abs. Their intense passion is impossible to ignore, but is it enough? Enough to last a lifetime? When his high-octane lifestyle threatens to rip them apart, will he be able to protect and rescue her? Your Destination Romance Itinerary: Greece, USA

Surviving Broken

Author: Beverly Preston
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502419729
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~ Sometimes you have to go through hell to find your heaven ~Most women have a wish list when it comes to what kind of man they want to date. JC Mathews used a strict set of guidelines as a safety net to keep herself out of trouble and out of love.On hiatus from the bright lights and speculative gazes of her career in the fashion industry, JC lets her guard down...only to the wrong man. After escaping Italy and the hands of her abuser, she returns to Malibu to recover. The last thing she expects to find is a large, gorgeous intruder swimming naked in her pool. Reed Rider left Texas and his broken heart behind in order to settle his aunt's affairs after her death. Seeking refuge from the California heat for a midnight swim in his neighbor's backyard, he never expects to find the nude silhouette of a long-haired beauty standing at the water's edge.As their passion ignites and the pages of JC's rulebook fade to grey, she unlocks her guarded heart to begin a new chapter in her life. When hidden truths are exposed and secrets unravel, will they survive the threats from their broken pasts?

Mathews Men

Author: William Geroux
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014310926X
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The Matthews Men tells a heroic story of one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), merchant marines all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the first fleet of U-Boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. Mathews County, Virginia, a bleak strip of land along the Chesapeake with almost nothing to offer-sent one of the largest concentrations of sea captains and merchant mariners of any community in America to fight in World War II.From the late 30s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats? prime targets. And they were easy targets-the Navy refused to arm or defend them until the beginning of 1943, and then still came to convoy duty most reluctantly. The Uboat assault was especially vicious, as Hitler was determined to sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore.As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys-only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they?d returned to safety.The Matthews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields-much of it just off the US coast-but also takes us to the landing beaches at D Day and to the Pacific. "When final victory is ours," Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, "there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine." Here, finally, is the heroic story of those sailors, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews.

Heart and Sole

Author: Miranda Liasson
Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence
ISBN: 1633751872
Format: PDF
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This weekend, treat yourself to an all-new romance from Indulgence... Getting even. One step at a time... Maddie Kingston just walked away from everything in order to take over her family's struggling shoe business. And she's in some serious trouble. The majority of the company's shares have been bought out by none other than Maddie's ex-boyfriend, self-made billionaire Nick Holter. Now Maddie needs his help...even if it means buying Nick from a charity bachelor auction. After the Kingstons destroyed his grandfather's career, Nick vowed to take over their company. He's inches from victory when he finds himself bought and paid for...by his sexy ex-girlfriend who's hell-bent on saving her family's company. Between their families' feud and their own unfinished business, tempers - and emotions - run hot. Too hot. Because kissing with the enemy is a guaranteed shoe-in for trouble...

Just Jake

Author: Jake Marcionette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448466929
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A first installment in a new series written by a 13-year-old author follows the experiences of young Jake, who endures the drama and frustrations of being the new kid in school.

A Taste For Death

Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307400581
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Two men lie dead in the vestry of a London church, their throats cut with brutal precision. One is Sir Paul Berowne, rich, cultivated and elegant; the other is an alcoholic vagrant. Challenged with the investigation of a crime that appears to have endless motives, Adam Dalgliesh explores the sinister web spun around a half-burnt diary and a violet-eyed widow who is pregnant and full of malice--all the while hoping to fill the gap of logic that joined these two disparate men in death... From the Trade Paperback edition.

The World of Tomorrow

Author: Brendan Mathews
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316382205
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One whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal following three brothers through teeming prewar New York in this "entertaining . . . outsized . . . big, expressive debut" (Wall Street Journal) "A masterfully crafted novel . . . Comic, violent, and moving in equal measure." --John Irving "As rich and raucous as the city it celebrates." --O., The Oprah Magazine "Admirably fearless . . . Mathews has talent in buckets." --New York Times Book Review June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother, Michael, are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the lives of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musicians, a talented but fragile heiress, a Jewish street photographer facing a return to Nazi-occupied Prague, a vengeful mob boss, and the ghosts of their own family's revolutionary past. When Tom Cronin, an erstwhile assassin forced into one last job, tracks the brothers down, their lives begin to fracture. Francis must surrender to blackmail or have his family suffer fatal consequences. Michael, lost and wandering alone, turns to Lilly Bloch, a heartsick artist, to recover his decimated memory. And Martin and his wife, Rosemary, try to salvage their marriage and, ultimately, the lives of the other Dempseys. Meanwhile, with the Depression receding, all of New York is suffused with an electric feeling of hope, caught up in the fervor of the World's Fair and eager for good times after a decade of deprivation. From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the opulent Plaza Hotel, from the garrets of vagabonds and artists in the Bowery to the backroom warrens and shadowy warehouses of mobsters in Hell's Kitchen, Brendan Mathews brings the prewar metropolis to vivid, pulsing life. The sweeping, intricate, and ambitious storytelling throughout this remarkable debut reveals an America that blithely hoped it could avoid another catastrophic war and focus instead on the promise of the World's Fair: a peaceful, prosperous "World of Tomorrow."

Among the Hidden

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689848070
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?