What Is Love Worth To You? Is Finding True Love Worth More To You Than Your Career And Reputation?Mike thinks so. He is an extremely handsome, wealthy and married businessman. What seemed like a normal morning heading to work became much more when his eyes saw Ana. His attraction for her was so intense that he knew one thing. He must have her!! The only problem is that her job doesn't allow falling in love. How far will Mike go to chase the love of his life?
Riella Smith, an unconventional Romany Princess, travels to Tuscany on the trail of her father's challenger, to delay him and prevent unnecessary bloodshed and humiliation. What she expects is trouble from a fearsome rival. But life is rarely that easy.The trouble she finds is of a different kind. Soon, she faces the toughest decision of her life – again – though it should really be a no-brainer. All she has to do is choose between her people and a myth.After all, there's no such thing as love at first sight.
Vanishing Acts Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it. The Tenth Circle Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life—a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family—and herself—seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter. Nineteen Minutes Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens—until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state’s best witness, but she can’t remember what happened before her very own eyes—or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show— destroying the closest of friendships and families.
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Everyone wants to be loved, but for some, the path to love is paved with grave mistakes, dangerous liaisons, obsession, jealousy, and rage. Uncontrolled emotions, long-festering rage, and mind-numbing depression feed a dark energy that dwells within the recesses of an unhinged mind and a desperate heart. When that beast is fed, the object of their affection or anyone that is perceived as hindering their opportunity for true love becomes a target of pent-up rage. It is in these dark moments that stalkers are born, the crazed roost, and desperation gives life to rebound relationships that eventually fail. Fear and pain are masked with acts so bewildering that the objects of this misguided affection find themselves at the center of a sadistic game of cat and mouse, where they either succumb to abject manipulation and crumble under its weight or risk drawing further ire and more egregious behaviors. Explore how and why seemingly ordinary people spiral out of control and create untenable situations, tainting everyone and everything who gets in their way in "Crazy & Obsessed: Addicted to Relationships". "Crazy & Obsessed: Addicted to Relationships" is a non-fiction memoir documenting the dark side of relationships that most of us choose to ignore. Intelligence and logic are no match for heartbreak because emotions overtake during painful moments. We fault ourselves for behaviors we do not realize we commit, and we let our emotions define who we are as people. However crazy and obsessive you believe the actions you have done are, trust me, you are not alone. I have been there. We have all been there. It is time to stop allowing pain to define how we love and forgive the victim that is our brains. Love is complex, and for so long, we have been focusing it outward. It is time to start channeling our love inward. It is time to start loving ourselves, for it is impossible to love others when we do not have any. Love is a beautiful thing! In fact, falling in love can be the most wonderful of all emotions. However, addictive love significantly reduces our capacity to develop healthy relationships and rightful perceptions of the self. This book unravels the focal point of emotions as the root cause of addictive love and the havoc it could cause on our health and societal well-being. It relates fear of intimacy to vulnerability and entitlement to extremism that could impair our emotional growth. Some key themes included in this novel: 1) A personal heartbreak story described in a relatable approach of what it means to be addicted, 2) Societal opinions and its consequential effect on self-acceptance, and 3) A mindset change on what it means to pursue self-love and channel our inner warriors. Are you ready to take back your life by FINALLY facing your emotional demons? Are you ready to realize that you are not an outcast after all? Take on the CHALLENGE by ACCEPTING that you are CRAZY, just like everyone else! This book on "addictive love" is GUARANTEED to help you see emotions in another dimension.
Flatiron Five: The First Collection includes the first three contemporary romances and romantic comedies in the Flatiron Five series featuring the founding partners at the hottest fitness club in Manhattan. They haven’t had time for love—and some of them think they never will—but that’s about to change… In Simply Irresistible, Tyler is sure that a fake date will be the ideal answer to his family’s inevitable matchmaking efforts at his sister’s wedding. He likes to solve things himself and keep control. He chooses a cute woman who works in his office building—he calls her the librarian because of her conservative appearance, but Amy has a lot of surprises in store for Tyler when she lets down her hair. In fact, her unpredictability and verve makes her irresistible: what will it take for Tyler to convince Amy to make their relationship real? In Addicted to Love, Kyle’s assumptions are challenged by the one-who-got-away. He’s always known that Lauren was the only one for him, but she married someone else. He’s been content to play the field and intends to continue for the duration—until Lauren gets divorced and calls him, but just for a one-nighter. Kyle is shocked that’s he’s the one who wants more, but Lauren is skeptical of all men, thanks to him and her ex. Can he change her mind about giving him a second chance? In In the Midnight Hour, Damon is struggling with his mother’s terminal illness and hasn’t confided in his partners. He takes refuge with a compassionate nurse, more than happy to teach her therapeutic massage—and follow wherever that leads. Haley loves unravelling secrets and she’s found a treasure trove of them in enigmatic Damon. If she helps him heal from the wounds of the past, can they have a chance at forever? Come to the hottest club in Manhattan for three emotional contemporary romances and romantic comedies. Come to Flatiron Five and fall in love! *** Deborah Cooke's Flatiron Five World. Once upon a recession, five friends banded together to find success. Ten years later, their exclusive fitness club, Flatiron Five, is the hottest destination in Manhattan. People flock to F5 to get fit, to get lucky, and even, to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune to F5’s spell—at least, so far... The Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies are set in New York City, and feature the partners in a successful gym. The books should be read in order. 1. Simply Irresistible Tyler needs a fake date for his sister's wedding and the pretty woman who works in his building seems like the perfect choice. Little does he know that Amy has a taste for hot romance novels, much less that he'll take on a secret identity to ensure that he's the one to fulfill her fantasies. What if Amy wants his alter ego more than Tyler? 2. Addicted to Love Kyle has always known that Ty's sister Lauren is the One, even before he realized she was Ty's sister. He also knows that he isn't the right guy for her and that he'll only let her down. When Lauren's marriage collapses, though, and she asks Kyle for sexual satisfaction, he can't say no to a fling. In this second chance romance, both Kyle and Lauren have to reconsider their assumptions. Can they find a happily ever after together? 3. In the Midnight Hour Haley wants to learn therapeutic massage and the guy who visits his mom at the hospital and eases her pain with his touch is clearly the teacher she needs. He's also incredibly hot. She learns a lot more from Damon than she anticipates, when his touch awakens her sensual side, but Damon knows his nightmares mean he can never fall asleep with anyone. He thinks he's better off alone, but can Haley heal him with her love? 4. Some Guys Have All the Luck Cassie returns home to the small town she couldn't wait to leave, only to meet the high school bad boy one more time. Reid is a local success, against all odds, but just as tempting as before. Cassie surrenders to a fling, just to satisfy her curiosity, not realizing that Reid wants a whole lot more. In fact, he's hoping to convince Cassie to stay this time... 5. Going to the Chapel This short story is subtitled Two Weddings and a Baby, which pretty much tells you what it's about. 6. Bad Case of Loving You Lyssa comes back into Theo's life and he takes a second chance on love - but Lyssa has a secret that she has to share, even though she fears her confession will destroy his feelings for her forever. Can they have just one last night together? In In the Midnight Hour, the partners add a tattoo shop to F5's services for members. A legendary tattoo artist, Chynna, runs the shop and gives away a tattoo on each full moon. The rumor is that the tattoo will bring true love to the recipient. Cassie gets the first one in In the Midnight Hour. The Secret Heart Ink series are shorter contemporary romances, telling the stories of those full moon tattoos and their bearers. They should be read in order. The first three feature three friends who were on a girls' weekend in NYC when one of them won the first tattoo. 1. Snowbound Olivia doesn't believe in magical tattoos or relationships lasting forever, but the tattoo is a good reminder to take advantage of everything life offers. She's always wanted her best friend's brother, Spencer, and she's leaving the country. Her best friends help her plan one seduction, an hour with Spencer that will disguise her identity from him - but once Spencer realizes it's Olivia who is seducing him, he changes all the rules in his determination to turn this fling into forever. 2. Spring Fever Reyna wants a taste of the new resident in town, a hot guy who walks like a cop and is just what she believes she needs to end a long run of celibacy. But Kade wants more than just sex with the gorgeous woman who runs the most successful business in town, selling cupcakes - he intends to unravel Reyna's secrets and once he starts, there's no stopping him from falling love. Can he convince Reyna to take a chance on love again? 3. One Hot Summer Night One hot summer night, Lexi takes a chance and seduces Gabe, whose intensity and principles have interested her for a long time. Little does she realize that Gabe has been waiting for her to make a choice, so that he can share a secret with her. The revelation changes Lexi's life, but can she find a way to have a future with Gabe? 4. Under the Mistletoe Chynna, the tattoo artist, travels to Honey Hill for Gabe and Lexi's wedding, never guessing that she'll find some romance of her own over Christmas. Can Trevor convince her to try for forever, or are Chynna's scars too deep? ***** stranded, contemporary romance, best friend's brother, return to hometown, disguise, friends to lovers, fling, secret baby, fling to forever, reunion, second chance, tattoo, disguise, fake date, bad boy, secret, small town, wedding, friends to lovers, romantic comedy, pride and prejudice, rich hero, new york city, romance writer, sexy romance, sexy read
After a long month of working hard Mike is ready to play hard!! When two gorgeous women land in his lap the chances of a happy ending is eminent. Take a ride with Mike as he has the night of his life!!Disclaimer: This book contains very hot and explicit descriptions of romantic activity. Only mature readers should read this book. BONUS: This Edition contains an excerpt from Faith N. Love's In Love With The Call Girl from The Addicted To Love Collection #1
What if you realize you're an addict and your drug of choice is MEN? After years of working as an image-obsessed actress in Hollywood, Roxanne finds herself at rock bottom from a disease that is anything but glamorous. In her first year of recovery, Roxanne has to take accountability for her past. From tales of being mistaken for a prostitute at the Hotel Bel-Air to botching a threesome attempt with an A-List celebrity, Roxanne shares how she faced the truth about herself and stopped playing the victim. Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict is a vulnerable, humorous, and sometimes outrageous look into the world of addiction. Roxanne's odyssey of using sex and love-as destructive and beguiling as an alcoholic reaching for a bottle-is a veritable rollercoaster of ups and downs, laughter and tears, and a true testament to facing your absolute truth and conquering your fears.So take a front-row seat into this complex world and learn the RULES that changed Roxanne's life, and if your lucky, maybe your own!
I DREAM ABOUT YOU: Stories of Addiction, Incarceration and Family Love is a collection of 16 stories by incarcerated women and girls, interweaving their dreams of the drugs they have had to give up (often depicted as lost lovers) with their dreams of the children, family members and lives they have left behind. An additional two stories reflecting Family Voices, appear in a section of their own, enhancing the collective understanding of the interwoven threads of addiction, incarceration and mothering. We bring these stories into the world to help to erase the stigma faced by addicted mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters and wives who are the most vilified and maligned members of our society, regardless of whether they come from communities of privilege or communities ravaged by poverty, hunger, inequality and injustice.
Three books in the ART OF LOVE series now under one cover! Follow Will Larson and his two amazing sons as they teach the women in their lives about the true 'Art of Love'. CARVED IN STONE - Even though his sons tease him about not dating, and his ex thinks he is still hung up on her, 53 yr old William Larson is glad he waited to date until he found 47 yr old high school art teacher, Jessica Daniels. Jessica assures Will she is incapable of love, but Will refuses to believe it. CREATED IN FIRE - All 34 yr old Michael Larson wants is to marry Carrie Addison, the mother of his future child, and love them both forever. He doesn’t care how or why Carrie is now in his life and his bed. His sole focus is on how to keep her there no matter what it takes. CAPTURED IN INK -- When a one-night stand turns out to be the woman of his dreams, 27 yr old Shane Larson ends up taking a giant detour as the universe sends him to Reesa Callahan’s front door. There he finds not just the older woman that had been haunting his dreams, but also a whole family that seems to need him.
The National Institute of Health has identified sexual addiction as a research priority. This volume provides a detailed definition of sex and love addiction as well as an explicit outline of treatment and recovery. It uniquely integrates sex and love in its formulation and presents a two level approach to recovery. This presentation provides in-depth examples and suggestions for change and supports the growing involvement of Twelve-Step programs in mental health. Professionals will find this volume an excellent resource in their clinical practice.