• Man-woman relationships

Sure Thing


Author: Jana Aston
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977902399
Category: Man-woman relationships
Page: 270
View: 2908
Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger? No? I'm the only one? Just kidding, I would never. Ever. Not usually. But then I figured, why not? My entire life I've been good and it's gotten me nowhere. No job. No apartment. No boyfriend. I'm owed a little fun, aren't I? A reward for being good. Sure, a new pair of shoes would be more appropriate, but Mr. Sexy Stranger is more appealing. And when he speaks-in that British accent-it's a done deal. Every American woman has a hot British guy fantasy. Well, most do. I haven't taken a poll or anything, but I'm pretty sure it's a fact. Except... You know that saying about best-laid plans? Good, because I don't either, but I assume they go awry. Like my one night stand...

    • Fiction

A Sure Thing


Author: Marie Harte
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492631868
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4879
Meet the Donnigans With the eldest Donnigan brothers adjusting to civilian life, their younger sister constantly in trouble, and their little brother clueless about life in general, falling in love is the last thing on anyone's mind... Can this Bossy Badass Marine... The Marine Corps was everything Landon Donnigan ever wanted in life...until a bullet sent him home with a medical discharge. Teaching a self-defense class at the gym is old-hat for a marine, but when he meets sexy Ava Rosenthal, his combat skills are useless for protecting his heart. Be her Mr. Right? Ava can take care of herself and likes quiet, bookish men-not muscular warriors who think women need to be coddled. But Landon is more than he seems, and when they come together, the results are explosive. The Donnigans series: A Sure Thing (Book 1) Just the Thing (Book 2, coming Spring 2017) Praise for Marie Harte's McCauley Brothers series: "Packed with sass, sensuality and heartwarming emotion...an absolute delight!"-Romance Junkies "Funny, addicting, and full of hot sex scenes."-Booklist

    • Fiction

The Next Sure Thing


Author: Richard Wagamese
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554699029
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
View: 8612
Cree Thunderboy wants nothing less than to be the next great blues man. But, playing to tiny audiences in shabby rooms like Shelly's Crab Shack, his career is stalled. Then at the race track he meets Win Hardy, a seemingly charming rogue who spots Cree's knack for picking winning horses. He offers to record his first CD and send him on tour, as long as Cree can keep coming up with the hot tips at the track. Things are looking good for Cree until he discovers Win's connections to the mob and his violent response to anything that doesn't go his way. And when things inevitably go bad, Cree discovers that in life and in gambling there is never really the next sure thing.

    • Horse racing

The Sure Thing

The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History
Author: Nick Townsend
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099576589
Category: Horse racing
Page: 432
View: 6796
The bookies always win. But one man has been proving them wrong for four decades. In the summer of 1975 Barney Curley, a fearless and renowned gambler, masterminded one of the most spectacular gambles of all time with a racehorse called Yellow Sam. It cost the bookmakers millions of pounds. They said that it could never happen again. But in May 2010, thirty-five years after his first coup, Curley staged the ultimate multimillion pound-winning sequel. The Sure Thing tells the complete story of how he managed to organise the biggest gamble in racing history - and how he then followed up with yet another audacious scheme in January 2014.

    • Fiction

Martin Bauman

or, A Sure Thing
Author: David Leavitt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547995113
Category: Fiction
Page: 402
View: 739
David Leavitt's deliciously sharp novel is a multilayered dissection of literary and sexual mores in the get-ahead eighties, when outrageous success lay seductively within reach of any young writer ambitious enough to grab it. At the dawn of the Reagan era, Martin Bauman -- nineteen, clever, talented, and insecure -- is enrolled at a prestigious college with a hard-won place under the tutelage of the legendary and enigmatic Stanley Flint, a man who can make or break careers with the flick of a weary hand. Martin is poised on the brink of the writing life, and his twin desires, equally urgent, are to get into print and find his way out of the closet. As he makes his way through the wilderness of New York -- falling in love, going to parties, and coming to terms with the emerging chaos of AIDS -- Martin matures from brilliant student, to apprentice in a Manhattan publishing house, to one of the golden few to be anointed by the highly regarded magazine in which it is every young writer's dream to be published. Yet despite his apparent success, his emotional and creative desires stubbornly refuse to be satisfied, and his every achievement is haunted by that austere and troubling image of literary perfection, his elusive mentor, Stanley Flint. An irresistibly entertaining epic, erotic, honest, and funny, MARTIN BAUMAN lays bare the life of the artist, in all his venal, envious, poignant glory.

    • Business & Economics

Sure Thing Options

A Money-Making Guide to the New Listed Stock and Commodity Options Markets
Author: George Angell
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0307817555
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 268
View: 9395
In recent years, record-breaking stock volume plus major new trading vehicles such as stock index futures contracts and options on futures have made Wall Street history. In ten year’ time, the new options market has grown from an idea to a major marketplace. Thos who understand how to use these new markets either for speculative gain or conservative income strategies are already reaping the financial rewards. This book, by a Chicago floor trader, tells how you too can join the boom in options trading and play the market to your advantage. “The notion that you can buy stock and hold it indefinitely is one that simply doesn’t work anymore. Today’s investor wants and needs an investment tool that will enable him to change with changing economic times. Options are flexible. They provide a suitable challenge for those who want to be master of their own destiny.”

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

A Sure Thing?

Sports and Gambling
Author: Jeff Savage
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822533030
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
View: 691
Discusses the ever-increasing gambling phenomenon of sports betting and the issues involved with it, such as societal and individual risks and benefits.

    • Lesbians

The Sure Thing


Author: Melissa Hartman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lesbians
Page: 198
View: 7278

    • Sports & Recreation

The Sure Thing

The Making and Unmaking of Golf Phenom Michelle Wie
Author: Eric Adelson
Publisher: ESPN
ISBN: 9780345513045
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 452
Michelle Wie couldn’t miss. No way. Big success? It was only a matter of time. At four she could drive a golf ball a hundred yards. At ten she was outdriving adult male golfers in her Honolulu hometown–from the back tees. At thirteen she won the Women’s Amateur Public Links, becoming the youngest person ever to win a USGA championship. The next year she was playing in LPGA and PGA Tour tournaments. At sixteen she was earning eight figures in endorsements. Yet by the time she turned eighteen, Michelle Wie was already branded a failure, a has-been, a victim of injuries, bad choices, and–worst of all–really terrible putting. How was it possible? How did this happen? How did she go from being the next big thing to the latest big bust? The Sure Thing is a gripping and intimate portrait of the meteoric rise, fall, and uncertain future of the greatest sports phenom of the twenty-first century. Award-winning writer Eric Adelson takes us inside Michelle Wie’s world, showing her to be a bubbly, astonishingly normal girl trapped in a world of outsize expectations. In chronicling Wie’s career, Adelson establishes a new gold standard for reporting on the growing convergence of professional sports, marketing, and mass entertainment in the Internet Age. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Fiction

Her Sure Thing


Author: Helen Brenna
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459209745
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6891
Nobody's perfect—but she's close As Mirabelle Island's only doctor, Sean Griffin is in demand—for his medical expertise. As a single guy…well, in a community this small, his social calendar isn't exactly full. Doesn't seem to matter how eligible this bachelor may be when there aren't single women around. Then Grace Kahill moves back and things are looking up. A former cover model, she definitely catches his eye! The passion ignites between them, but Sean suspects Grace is holding back. Is this about her appearance? Surely she knows he wants her for more than her looks. He'll do whatever it takes to convince Grace of that. Because he knows he's found the perfect woman to share his life.

    • Fiction

A Sure Thing?


Author: Jacquie D'Alessandro
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459213556
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 4336
Ad execs Matt Davidson and Jilly Taylor have two things in common--they hate to lose and they want each other...badly. Only, neither one is going to chance losing the upper hand by giving in to their mutual attraction. But when their boss sets them up to compete for the same account--in the same inn, in the same bed--something has to go. And it starts with their clothes.... As Matt and Jilly scheme to win the account, more than the competition is heating up. Suddenly they can't keep their minds on their work...or their hands off each other! Still, when the holidays are over, they'll have to go back to the real world. And then the only question will be, which one of them will end up "on top"?

    • Fiction

The sure thing


Author: Merle Miller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
View: 7451

    • Fiction

The Sure Thing


Author: Richard S. Prather
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480498394
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
View: 4321
A petroleum magnate--a snake oil salesman at heart--finds himself in a gusher of a business deal with a shifty-eyed Sheik. The businessman needs some leverage but how do you get at a guy who has everything? You could kidnap his wife but he has six! Sure enough the girls are gone and the Sheik is freaked. The friction between the two sides is setting off sparks and the plot threatens to explode. For our trigger-happy gumshoe it's another case of burning ambition, white-hot action, bounty in the billions and beauties in the backroom. Shell Scott is used to flexing his grip on both con men and dangerous broads but this case is just getting out of hand. Our peerless P.I. must find the girls before the greedy goons find him. Leave it to Shell Scott to find a sure thing when all the bets are against him.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Last Sure Thing

The Life & Times of Bobby Riggs
Author: Tom LeCompte
Publisher: Black Squirrel Pub
ISBN: 9780972121309
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 471
View: 8380
Bobby Riggs was the original bad boy of tennis. Follow him from his roots as the son of a fundamentalist minister, to his rise to world champion, to his years barnstorming on the early pro tours, to his days hustling golf and tennis and his dubious "comeback" against Billie Jean King in the famous "Battle of the Sexes."

    • Fiction

A Sure Thing


Author: Courtni Wright
Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
ISBN: 9781583140482
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
View: 6780
An emergency room physician, hired as a temporary chief of staff at the hospital, fights off a rival being considered for the permanent job. Yet despite her anger, she finds herself fiercely drawn to the attractive, charming doctor.

    • Fiction

Billion Dollar Sure Thing


Author: Paul E. Erdman
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486828115
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 8010
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, this high-concept thriller recounts a billion-dollar, top-secret coup intended to protect the U.S. dollar. "The plot is pure gold." — Business Week.

    • Fiction

One Sure Thing


Author: Celeste O. Norfleet
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781583144039
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2565
Forced to team up with brilliant plastic surgeon Raymond Gates to care for his beloved grandmother, Mamma Lou, emergency room doctor Hope Adams finds herself trapped in the clutches of this mischievous matchmaker who is determined to bring these two wounded souls together. Original.

    • Fiction

The Sure Thing


Author: Warren Murphy
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9781558171299
Category: Fiction
Page: 443
View: 5982
In the deepest recesses of the Internal Revenue Service's vast computer network, a databased time bomb was ticking off the final seconds for an entire nation. Only a chosen few knew of its existence--and fewer still knew its goal: total domination of the U.S. government!

    • Drama

All in the Timing

Fourteen Plays
Author: David Ives
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307772616
Category: Drama
Page: 336
View: 3863
The world according to David Ives is a very add place, and his plays constitute a virtual stress test of the English language -- and of the audience's capacity for disorientation and delight. Ives's characters plunge into black holes called "Philadelphias," where the simplest desires are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, Swift, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con man peddles courses in a dubious language in which "hello" translates as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud." At once enchanting and perplexing, incisively intelligent and side-splittingly funny, this original paperback edition of Ives's plays includes "Sure Thing," "Words, Words, Words," "The Universal Language," "Variations on the Death of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long Ago and Far Away," "Foreplay, or The Art of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread." From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Fiction

Every Bet’s a Sure Thing

Mac Detective Series #2
Author: Thomas B. Dewey
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479406686
Category: Fiction
Page: 179
View: 9772
"Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" -- Bill Pronzini In his second adventure, Mac is hired to tail a mother and her two kids on the train from Chicago to Los Angeles. All is going well until he is thrown off of the train -- while it's moving at high speed! "Mac has been called one of the most believable and humane PI's in crime fiction. He is reluctant to use either his gun or his fists, but will do so when the situation demands it, or in self-defense; he doesn't merely solve his clients' cases, but provides moral support and sympathy as well; and perhaps most notable of all, Mac feels, and is not afraid to show itópain, loss, sorrow, loneliness." --thrillingdetective.com