Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781439115565
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 256

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.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780689841545
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 256

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.

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781632868794
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

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.

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781725279940
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 94

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.

Publisher : Hachette UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781455591749
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

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...

Publisher : WestBow Press
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781664221888
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 142

Most of us have a fundamental misunderstanding of love. We think it is about us. We believe it is about how someone or something makes us feel. When something or someone fails to give us the positive feeling we want, we move on and look for something else. This type of love requires little effort. By making it about us, and how we feel, we miss the many opportunities presented to us every day to have lasting and meaningful impact. To truly love is hard. It is not a feeling, but an action. It requires us to be intentional and outwardly focused on others rather than internally focused on our own feelings. When we love hard, our lives have real, meaningful, lasting, positive impact on the world around us. In Love Hard, Jason Wren uses stories from his and others’ lives to show how all of us can learn to love hard and, thus, have significant and lasting impact.

Publisher :
Category :
ISBN : 1942356692
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 340

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh brings you the next sizzling story in her Hard Play contemporary romance series... Jacob Esera, star rugby player and young single father, has worked hard to create a joyous life for his six-year-old daughter. After the death of his childhood sweetheart soon after their daughter's birth, all Jake wants is safety and stability. No risks. No wild chances. And especially no Juliet Nelisi, former classmate, scandal magnet, and a woman who is a thorn in his side. As a lonely teenager, Juliet embraced her bad-girl reputation as a shield against loneliness and rejection. Years later, having kicked a cheating sports-star ex to the curb, she has a prestigious job and loyal friends-and wants nothing to do with sportsmen. The last thing she expects is the fire that ignites between her and the stuffed-shirt golden boy who once loved her best friend. Straitlaced Jacob Esera versus wild-at-heart Juliet Nelisi? Place your bets.

Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781474915588
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 480

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

Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category :
ISBN : 1717437451
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 206

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.

Publisher : JKB Publishing, LLC
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781942832355
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 270

New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, is back with a heartfelt, enemies to lovers romance and a hero who redeems himself to steal your heart . . . He was the one-night stand that didn’t exactly go as planned. Now he’s standing before me as if he’s never seen me naked, telling my manager he’ll take the job. Reluctantly. Finn Sanderson. Sports agent extraordinaire. Handsome as hell. The man who just signed on to control my every move. Sure, I’m to blame for my recent bad press, but when your whole life has been so regimented, isn’t it normal to want to live it up a little? But when the partying stops and the grief I’m running from has nowhere else to hide, reality sets in. Turns out, Finn’s the only person I have left to help pick up the pieces. The only person to call. Staying with him is a temporary thing. But when our fighting turns into laughter and our friendship turns into something more, will I fight for a man who swears he’s hard to love? Or is it wiser to walk away? To follow the plan? * * * Offering to help with a client is a way to repay a long overdue IOU to my mentor. Little did I know she was the woman who left my hotel room at four in the morning. Stevie Lancaster. Top-seeded US tennis player. Good girl gone bad. The woman currently about to throw her career away. And now my problem. The compensation to “babysit” her is great, but she isn’t worth my trouble. But when her world falls apart and she has no one else to turn to, I try to be a good guy by gathering her up and hiding her from the media’s eye. Now she’s in my house, in my space, and even though I’m enjoying the side benefits of this unexpected arrangement, surely she’s better to leave when the time comes and follow her destiny. Because I’m not the man she needs. Not the man she could love. Right? Are you ready to fall for the Kincade sisters and then men who love them in K. Bromberg's sexy, contemporary, sports romance series? These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series! Hard to Handle (Hunter & Dekker's story - hockey romance) Hard to Hold (Rush & Lennox''s story - soccer romance) Hard to Score (Drew & Brexton's story - football romance) Hard to Lose (Gunner & Chase's story - baseball romance) Hard to Love (Finn & Stevie's story) Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg: “. . . riveting, sexy and pulsing with energy. And I can't wait for more!" - Lauren Blakely, #1 NYT bestsellingauthor “An irresistibly hot romance that stays with you long after you finish the book.” - Jennifer L. Armentrout, # 1 NYT bestselling author “Captivating, emotional, and sizzling hot!” — S. C. Stephens , #1 NYT bestselling author “Bromberg is a master at turning up the heat!” — Katy Evans, NYT bestselling author “K. 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