• Fiction

Beautifully Forgotten


Author: L. A. Fiore
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781477823965
Category: Fiction
Page: 355
View: 1581
Successful restaurateur Lucien Black's blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—it's the girl who once healed him...and then abandoned him. Darcy MacBride still remembers Lucien's delicate touch when they were both wildly in love teenagers. His gorgeous eyes had soothed her hurt after she'd been dumped off at the orphanage where Lucien lived. Darcy felt his jagged edges fit perfectly into her own, and she'd planned to spend the rest of her life with him—until a mysterious man warned her away. Now, fourteen years later, she's ready to endure the torture of Lucien's indifference and having him as her boss...just to be near him. But when it seems that they might finally take up where they left off, a devastating secret buried in their past threatens to tear them apart again. L.A. Fiore's story of smoldering love recaptures the tormented romance of Beautifully Damaged.

Beautifully Decadent


Author: L. A. Fiore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530169672
Category:
Page: 340
View: 3940
Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie-a man that makes her catch her breath and stirs her imagination. Trouble is, he's involved with someone, his father is being released after 25 years in prison and Avery is just his tenant. Exploring the attraction that sizzles whenever they're together would be the icing on the cake, but Avery knows all too well that you can't have everything. Of course, what's cake without icing? Rafe McKenzie's world shattered at nine when his father Liam-the only parent he knew-was arrested and convicted for armed robbery. Growing up in the system, Rafe managed to survive his childhood and now has a job he enjoys, a house he's restoring and a tight circle of friends. He's even working on reconciling with his dad, both eager to put the past in the past. Happy for the income a tenant would bring, Rafe agrees to rent his carriage house to Clover's new pastry chef. When Avery Collins pulls up his drive, she's not at all what he's expecting. Funny, sexy and as sweet as her desserts, it doesn't take long for things between them to heat up. Just when it seems as if they'll have their cake and eat it too, the past comes back with deadly intent leaving Rafe to figure out who's pulling the strings before his world shatters again. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

    • Fiction

Beautifully Damaged


Author: L. A. Fiore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781477817506
Category: Fiction
Page: 359
View: 4562
Ember Walsh is a trusting soul with the quiet beauty of her late mother, who perished in a mysterious car crash when Ember was three. A little tomboyish from being raised by her father, Ember packs a punch when a stranger gets pushy with her in a bar, catching the steely blue eyes of a tall, gorgeous tattooed man--Trace Montgomery. Still damaged from her last disastrous relationship and warned off the bad boy by friends, Ember fights the smoldering heat that Trace sparks in her when he begins shadowing her like a dark angel. Burdened by a lifetime of horror and heartbreak, amateur fighter Trace doesn't want to want Ember. His deep self-loathing keeps him from having any meaningful relationships, but Ember is an itch he can't scratch. The two push and pull, slowly crumbling their walls, seemingly brought together by fate, because the turmoil that haunts their pasts is interlinked in undeniable ways. But can these two fighters finally lay down their arms? In Beautifully Damaged, L.A. Fiore delves into deep scars and lets love and forgiveness uncover redemption.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Fragile Like Us


Author: Sara Barnard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481486128
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
View: 3380
A pitch perfect novel about friendship and what it takes to break the bonds between friends, “for fans of Morgan Matson and Sarah Dessen” (VOYA). Caddy and Rosie have always been inseparable. But that was before Suzanne. Now the twosome has become a triangle with constantly shifting alliances. Caddy’s ready to be more than just the quiet one. She wants something to happen. Suzanne is trying to escape her past and be someone different, someone free. But sometimes downward spirals have a momentum of their own. And no one can break your heart like a best friend.

    • Fiction

Waiting for the One


Author: L. A. Fiore
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781477829295
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
View: 7318
Saffron Mills has lived all of her almost thirty years in Harrington, Maine a small town where fishing is plenty, but available men are far too few. Yet it s not just her dating dry spell that draws her to recent arrival Logan MacGowan. Tall, dark, and handsome, with emerald-green eyes and an impossibly hot body, Logan is a gorgeous enigma whose silence she takes for indifference until one unforgettable chance meeting, when pent-up attraction ignites into the most intense encounter of her life. In this quiet, quirky town, no one knows that Logan s alter ego is famous sculptor and tabloid darling David Cambre. In New York, he had all the wrong kind of attention, but in Harrington, he s found peace, privacy and Saffron. She s witty, forthright, and so much sexier and stronger than she knows. But how do you protect the love you ve been waiting for when your own lifestyle could be destined to rip it apart? "Waiting for the One" was previously published as "My One and Only." "

    • Biography & Autobiography

Beautifully Broken


Author: Kimberly Jones-Pothier
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504903382
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 158
View: 6630
This book will give you not only biblical truths of deliverance but also real life scenarios and practical applications that will forever change your future relationships. It is a love story about a broken girl and a holy God. Kimberly shows us that God really does restore. Beautifully Broken is where God does his best work. You will learn that your pain was not just about you but many who will be rescued as a result of your survival. Kimberly will show you how to turn your pain into purpose, your mess into your message, and how to get your healing amid the hell. The journey is not comfortable, but it definitely is worth every ounce of pain and discomfort, which will lead you to your purpose.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls


Author: Lynn Weingarten
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481418599
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
View: 1742
The New York Times bestselling “taut, sophisticated thriller” (BCCB, starred review) packed with twists and turns that will leave you breathless. They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed. They say it was suicide. But June doesn’t believe it. June and Delia used to be closer than anything. Best friends in that way that comes before everyone else—before guys, before family. It was like being in love, but more. They had a billion secrets, binding them together like thin silk cords. But one night a year ago, everything changed. June, Delia, and June’s boyfriend Ryan were just having a little fun. Their good time got out of hand. And in the cold blue light of morning, June knew only this—things would never be the same again. And now, a year later, Delia is dead. June is certain she was murdered. And she owes it to her to find out the truth…which is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined. Sexy, dark, and atmospheric, Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls will keep you guessing until the very last page.

    • Fiction

Tigers in Red Weather

A Novel
Author: Liza Klaussmann
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316211346
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 1196
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their 'real lives': Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war. Soon the gilt begins to crack. Helena's husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena--with their children, Daisy and Ed--try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel. The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same. Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, Tigers in Red Weather is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment.

    • Fiction

Perfectly Damaged


Author: E. L. Montes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499382648
Category: Fiction
Page: 366
View: 620
WARNING: Due to possible triggers, sexual content, and language this book is intended for ages of 18+ PERFECTLY DAMAGED (STANDALONE) Schizoaffective disorder: a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of mood disorder and schizophrenia symptoms. I know about this illness-very well-because I suffer from it. It's been four years since my diagnosis, and ever since, I've been living in a dark hole. Voices constantly invading my thoughts. Hallucinations. All of which force me to question if what I'm experiencing is even reality. But here I am, still hanging on, still breathing and living through it. That is, until he stumbled into my life. Logan Reed. I don't want any part of him. I've pushed him away, but he isn't easily deterred. I've told him I'm different, but he doesn't care. He's trying to slowly break me down. I'm trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn't know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does? I know the truth-he'll never be able to look at me the same way again. Just like everybody else.

    • Fiction

Ninefox Gambit


Author: Yoon Ha Lee
Publisher: Solaris
ISBN: 1849979928
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 7958
WINNER OF THE 2016 LOCUS AWARD, NOMINATED FOR THE 2016 HUGO, NEBULA AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS When Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for her unconventional tactics, Kel Command gives her a chance to redeem herself, by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles from the heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake: if the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next. Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.

    • Religion

Broken Into Beautiful

How God Restores the Wounded Heart
Author: Gwen Smith
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736934219
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 9869
God delights in transforming lives. In Broken Into Beautiful, singer and songwriter Gwen Smith's first book, she tells the real-life stories of women with shattered dreams, shameful secrets, and damaged souls, and the God who makes them beautiful again. Each chapter features a compelling personal story coupled with relevant biblical teaching and application. Readers will meet women wounded by infidelity, abortion, widowhood, abuse, and other tragic events, only to discover the joy of being restored by a loving heavenly Father. The book will remind women of all ages of God's willingness to eternally forgive and forget and of His heart to transform broken lives. Readers will be empowered to believe truth, to remember grace, and to live for God's greater purposes. Broken into Beautiful is ultimately about a beautiful Savior who became broken for us so that all who are broken can be transformed to reflect His beauty.

    • Fiction

Nochita


Author: Dia Felix
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872866130
Category: Fiction
Page: 242
View: 4124
A poetic, stylistically daring debut novel, by turns hallucinatory and darkly funny. Nochita's coming-of-age is tender, fierce, and unforgettable.

    • British poetry

Beautiful Rush


Author: Marc Vincenz
Publisher: Unlikely Books
ISBN: 0970875029
Category: British poetry
Page: 186
View: 7908
"Does the death of a daughter mean naught? Beautiful Rush, Marc Vincenz' fifth collection, is haunted by the muse of Cassandra: the speaker acts as witness to her alienation and burden of debt ('your neck . . . Prodded / with a loan shark's knife'), an empathy attenuated by his own scientific ratiocinations as 'other' ('What's it like / to be the victim?') and offset by his own poetic and anthropologic labor ('silent grave-digging / for antediluvian bones, for crude evidence / of concerned mammals . . . and those unrepeating, / unrepeating worlds'). The burden of proof Vincenz frames first as beauty, titularly and in 'ode to beauty,' yet ultimately, as this book is scored by the hunt for truth (however impossible, as were Cassandra's words), not comfort, its speaker finds peace in the liminal, before acquiescing to the arrival not of Venus in Furs but a voice speaking in a language we are finally prepared to receive: 'you hear voices / in hard labor, / and behind closed rooms...something / like knowledge, clearing its throat.'" - Virginia Konchan, Matter Monthly

    • Fiction

Widowmaker

A Novel
Author: Paul Doiron
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250063701
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4259
"After a mysterious woman gives Mike Bowditch disturbing news, the game warden goes looking for a family secret in a Maine ski town and discovers a vigilante who seems to be targeting sex offenders"--

    • Philosophy

GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED


Author: E. F. Schumacher
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060906111
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
View: 8551
The author of the world wide best-seller, Small Is Beautiful, now tackles the subject of Man, the World, and the Meaning of Living. Schumacher writes about man's relation to the world. man has obligations -- to other men, to the earth, to progress and technology, but most importantly himself. If man can fulfill these obligations, then and only then can he enjoy a real relationship with the world, then and only then can he know the meaning of living. Schumacher says we need maps: a "map of knowledge" and a "map of living." The concern of the mapmaker--in this instance, Schumacher--is to find for everything it's proper place. Things out of place tend to get lost; they become invisible and there proper places end to be filled by other things that ought not be there at all and therefore serve to mislead. A Guide for the Perplexed teaches us to be our own map makers. This constantly surprising, always stimulating book will be welcomed by a large audience, including the many new fans who believe strongly in what Schumacher has to say.

    • Fiction

The Saving Graces

A Novel
Author: Patricia Gaffney
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061859893
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 6147
Meet The Saving Graces, Four Of The Best Friends A Woman Can Ever Have. For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance—a connection that has grown stronger as the years go by . . . Though these sisters of the heart and soul have seen it all, talked through it all, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love and courage to the ultimate test.

    • Fiction

Homesick for Another World

Stories
Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399562893
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 8248
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel. And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick.

    • Fiction

Beautiful Broken Rules


Author: Kimberly Lauren
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 9781477821589
Category: Fiction
Page: 263
View: 5297
The most valuable lesson Emerson Moore ever learned was from her parents: never get too attached to someone else. That's why this hard-partying college student plays by her own code of bedroom conduct, refusing to stay with the same guy for too long. She gets all the pleasure of having a good time without the messiness of a relationship. So what if frat house–hopping has earned her a certain reputation around campus? At least no one gets hurt this way—especially her. When ridiculously gorgeous Jaxon Riley moves in next door, Emerson's not sure how long her vow against emotional intimacy can last. Jaxon's tattoo, muscles, and sexy voice make him tempting, but he also seems to really understand her…until his jealous ex-girlfriend and Emerson's life-changing discovery about her parents get thrown into the mix. After everything she's been through, can Emerson handle a real relationship? Or will breaking her rules just lead to a broken heart?