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Cop Tease

By Aubree Valentine
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  • Publisher : Aubree Valentine
  • Isbn : 1386374059
  • Pages : 229
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 237
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Love isn’t what’s happening here. I’m a determined man who knows what I want and how to get it and that doesn’t involve letting a woman under my skin. I’ve got rough edges and one heck of a wall around my heart, and for a damn good reason. Falling was never in the plan. The man drives me insane, in the best of ways. His seductive charm promises lured me in, and his promises are what kept me coming back for more. We had an agreement. Passion, fun and the best part? No strings attached. But all too soon, trouble comes knocking and our pasts come back to haunt us. My safety is his priority and winning his heart is mine. If only he would realize things between us are a lot more than just a tease. Cop Tease is a standalone novel in the Too Hot to Handle Series. All books can be read as a standalone but are best read in order. For fans of K. Bromberg, Sierra Simone, Laureline Paige, Meghan Quinn, Max Monroe, Pippa Grant, Susan Stoker, Nadia Lee, Lucy Score, Megan Green, Megan March, Chelle Bliss, Lauren Blakely, Nora Roberts, Chelle Sloan, Jami Davenport, Corrine Micheals, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Christina Lauren, Janine Infante Bosco, Heather M. Orgeron, S.E. Rose, Claire Kingsley, lsa Madden-Mills, Fiona Cole, Harlow Rae, Melanie Harlow, Alexis Winter, Lani Lynn Vale, Molly McClain, Laura Kaye, Jill Sanders, Aurora Rose Reynolds, Avery Flynn, Kennedy Fox. Keywords: second chance romance, surprise pregnancy, surprise baby, hot cop, alpha male, men in uniform, romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, family saga, fling romance, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, menage, friends to lovers, friends with benefits

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  • File Pdf: you-can-t-f-ck-up-your-kids.pdf

Book Summary:

Cribsheet meets The Sh!t No One Tells You in this no-holds-barred, judgment-free parenting guide that sets the record straight on every hot-button parenting topic by longtime journalist and founder of the viral #NoShameParenting movement. What if you could do more for your kids, by doing a whole lot less? Parenting today has become a competitive sport, and it seems that everyone is losing. From the very moment that little line turns blue, parents-to-be find themselves in a brave new world where every decision they make is fraught, every action they take is judged, and everything they do seems to be the wrong thing. Formula feed? Breast is best. Breastfeed in public? That’s indecent. Cry it out? You’re causing permanent harm to your child. Don’t sleep train? Your child will never learn to sleep on his or her own. Stay home? You’re setting a bad example for your kids. Go back to work? Don’t you love your kids more than your job? Lindsay Powers—former editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Parenting, creator of the #NoShameParenting movement, and mom of two—is here to help parents everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief. This laugh-out-loud funny, accessible, and reassuring book sets the record straight on all of the insane conflicts that parents face—from having a glass of wine while pregnant to sleep training, childcare, feeding, and even sex after baby. Drawing on the latest research and delivered in a relatable, comforting voice, You Can’t F*ck Up Your Kids demonstrates that it is possible to take the stress out of parenting and sit back and enjoy the ride.

Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids

By Murray Milner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317746597
  • Pages : 362
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 764
  • File Pdf: freaks-geeks-and-cool-kids.pdf

Book Summary:

In Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media, Second Edition, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. The first edition drew upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high school and 300 written interviews about high schools across the country, where he argued that consumer culture greatly impacts the way our youth relate to one another and understand themselves and society. Milner now expands on that concept with a new year of fieldwork fifteen years after he began. He has uncovered in teens a move away from consumerism and towards the cultural capital of information in a time of social media and standardized tests. What people said about the first edition: Milner has done more than perhaps any other American sociologist to remind us that ‘status’ remains a primary mode of stratification, one that is dependent upon cultural, material power. Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids is exemplary sociological research and theory; it is wise, witty, and often touching as well. --Jeffrey C. Alexander, author of The Dark Side of Modernity, Professor of Sociology, Yale University A rare book! Social science at its best, yet full of messages for parents, educators, and anybody who cares about the next generation. ---Amitai Etzioni, author of My Brother’s Keeper: A Memoir and a Message, University Professor, The George Washington University, and Past-President of the American Sociological Association Milner explains why high school cliques have so much power and can inflict so much pain. Anyone who cares about adolescents—parents, teachers, principals, and teenagers themselves—should definitely read this book. I couldn’t stop reading it, and can’t wait to discuss it with my students. It is sociological analysis at its best! --Caroline Hodges Persell, co-author of Preparing for Power: America’s Elite Boarding Schools, and Professor of Sociology, New York University. Pre-publication responses to the revised edition: This is the best book ever written on American schools and teenagers. With thorough research across many kinds of schools, Milner spells out a general theory that explains why high school kids create their own caste system. --Randall Collins, author of Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, and Past-President of the American Sociological Association Milner's work takes teenagers seriously as social actors. Rather than hand-wringing about "what's wrong with kids today," Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids offers discerning, theoretical analysis that reveals the broader social processes that animate contemporary teen culture. With the second edition, Milner brings his keen insight to understanding the new status pressures faced by teens growing up in an era of ubiquitous social media and high stakes testing. --Markella Rutherford, Associate Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College, author of Adult Supervision Required: Private Freedom and Public Constraints for Parents and Children. Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids is as fresh and informative today as it was when it was first published. Murray Milner’s incisive analysis of American teen culture and practices remains an indispensable reference point for anyone seeking to take the study of status, hierarchy and exchange in contemporary life forward into new directions. --Daniel Thomas Cook, author of The Commodification of Childhood, Professor of Childhood Studies Department of Childhood Studies Rutgers University-Camden One of the rare academic books that is both theoretically rich and easily readable for both academics and students, this detailed study of high school culture shows that for youth who have little individual economic or political power, cultural tastes and experiences become the basis for status distinctions." --Paul Kooistra, Furman University, author of Criminals as Heroes: Structure, Power, and Identity Through up-close observations of the day to day lives of high school students, Milner deftly demonstrates how complex and persistent systems of status buttress a culture of consumerism, both consistent with and at odds with the broader society. The book joins a distinguished set of sociological studies of teenage culture, while being accessible to a broader readership. --Dr. David Bills, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Iowa, Past-editor of Sociology of Education. Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids provides a rare glimpse into the world of high school students. Understanding their behaviors as resulting from a near-constant pursuit of status, Milner not only explains teens’ obsession with peer relations and being "cool," he also describes their role in the development and maintenance of consumer capitalism. Methodologically rigorous and theoretically elegant, Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids is a modern sociological masterpiece. --Professor James Hawdon, Professor and Director, Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Virginia Tech, co-author of The Causes and Consequences of Group Violence: From Bullies to Terrorists. Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids is an insightful analysis into the lives of American teenagers and why they behave the way they do. Murray Milner uses engaging narratives to skillfully bring into focus how teenagers, with no real economic or political power, carefully cultivate status systems to maintain their position amongst peers, in school, and consumer capitalism. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand youth culture in the 21st century. --Bhavani Arabandi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ithaca College

Just One Look - Leah & Lance

By Melanie Shawn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Red Hot Reads Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 191
  • File Pdf: just-one-look-leah-lance.pdf

Book Summary:

Stand-alone Crossroads romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way! Leah Porter is tired of the carousel of a-holes she's been riding for years. It does nothing but go round and round in circles, and she's ready to get off. She's made a resolution, and she plans to stick to it--no more dating anyone she's attracted to. If she meets a guy with tattoos, muscles, a motorcycle, and seriously amazing hands...that would be her first sign to pass him by. When she meets Lance Taylor, he checks all of those boxes, plus a few more she hadn't even thought of. Yep, full body tingles, lightheadedness, and weak knees had to be the second sign. Right? Lance Taylor knew one thing for sure--if he was attracted to a woman, that meant she was bad news. He didn't know how, and it might be months before he found out, but it never failed. If he felt something for a woman, it meant there was something seriously wrong with her. Leah Porter seems different, and not just because of her pink hair and pinup curves. Everything about her tells him that she's not like anyone he's ever met before. But trusting that means trusting himself, and that's not something he'll ever do. For the pink-haired pinup and the motorcycle man, is love enough to overcome the past and give them a future?

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell

By Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338647245
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 974
  • File Pdf: the-boy-who-failed-show-and-tell.pdf

Book Summary:

An unbelievably hilarous middle-grade true story from bestselling author Jordan Sonnenblick. In a typical school year, every kid has one or two things go wrong. But for Jordan, there's A LOT going wrong ALL THE TIME. Take this year. Here are some of the thing going wrong: -- His teacher hates him. Like, really hates him. Like, is totally out to get him even when he's trying to be good, and is willing to fail him on the simplest things, like show and tell. -- He has a slight breathing problem because of his asthma. And breathing is never really an optional activity. -- His pet snake has given birth to way, way, way too many baby snakes, all who need a home. -- He is finding that becoming The World's Best Drummer in no time whatsoever is maybe not the easiest goal. -- There are bullies ready to stomp him when all he has to defend himself with is a lunchbox. And all this doesn't even include the freak swing set accident, the fears inside his head, or the funniest class presentation ever. By keeping his cool (some of the time), banging on the drums (a lot), and keeping his sense of humor (all the time), Jordan's going to try to make it through the year... and grow up to write a book about it!

McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms Dictionary

By Richard A. Spears
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 0071712380
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reads : 979
  • File Pdf: mcgraw-hill-s-dictionary-of-american-idioms-dictionary.pdf

Book Summary:

Shape up your English with thousands of idioms Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you: Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14,000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans: at peace relaxed and happy every trick in the book every deceptive method known Johnny-on-the-spot someone who is in the right place at the right time make a killing to have a great success, especially in making money nine-to-five job a job with normal daytime hours scream bloody murder to complain bitterly take a powder to leave; to leave town

Helping Children to Tell About Sexual Abuse

By Rosaleen McElvaney
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Isbn : 1784502359
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 583
  • File Pdf: helping-children-to-tell-about-sexual-abuse.pdf

Book Summary:

Children need to be able to disclose their experiences of sexual abuse in order to stop the abuse and get help. Practical and accessible, this book offers guidance on how professionals can identify potential abuse cases and create safe opportunities for children to talk about sexual abuse. The book explores challenges in facilitating and responding to disclosures of abuse, such as: how to recognise the signs, ask the right questions and react to a disclosure. It also draws on research carried out with children who have experienced sexual abuse, to convey how experiences of disclosure feel to those making them and what informs a decision to tell or not tell. Helping Children to Tell About Sexual Abuse will be suitable for any professional working with a child or young person, including social workers, psychologists, child/family therapists, health care workers, school nurses, school counsellors, health visitors, police and youth workers.

The Flatlanders

By John T. Davis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 0292767323
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 252
  • File Pdf: the-flatlanders.pdf

Book Summary:

A group of three friends who made music in a house in Lubbock, Texas, recorded an album that wasn't released and went their separate ways into solo careers. That group became a legend and then—twenty years later—a band. The Flatlanders—Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock—are icons in American music, with songs blending country, folk, and rock that have influenced a long list of performers, including Robert Earl Keen, the Cowboy Junkies, Ryan Bingham, Terry Allen, John Hiatt, Hayes Carll, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and Lyle Lovett. In The Flatlanders: Now It's Now Again, Austin author and music journalist John T. Davis traces the band's musical journey from the house on 14th Street in Lubbock to their 2013 sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. He explores why music was, and is, so important in Lubbock and how earlier West Texas musicians such as Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, as well as a touring Elvis Presley, inspired the young Ely, Gilmore, and Hancock. Davis vividly recreates the Lubbock countercultural scene that brought the Flatlanders together and recounts their first year (1972–1973) as a band, during which they recorded the songs that, decades later, were released as the albums More a Legend Than a Band and The Odessa Tapes. He follows the three musicians through their solo careers and into their first decade as a (re)united band, in which they cowrote songs for the first time on the albums Now Again and Hills and Valleys and recovered their extraordinary original demo tape, lost for forty years. Many roads later, the Flatlanders are finally both a legend and a band.


By Kevin Donovan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 0595337511
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 699
  • File Pdf: airline.pdf

Book Summary:

"He was flying a plane, his plane. And though he would manage to land it safely that evening, his soul would remain aloft for the rest of his life." And so begins the tale of young Marty Willman, who turns a fledgling crop dusting operation into a commercial airline empire. His entrepreneurial spirit and paternal leadership through the early part of the 20th century give rise to a loyal family of employees, and the eventual ascendance of Wesley Arnold, the authoritarian CEO who guides the corporation through the growth and acquisitions of the 1990's. Among Wesley's legions are Caroline and Danny, whose youthful love for each other evolves into a loyal friendship. Their shared devotion to their company combines with tumultuous real-life events to form a vivid backdrop for the turbulent ride of a once humble enterprise. From the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta to the transformations of 9/11, from the graceful arc of a single biplane to the roar of a jumbo jet, AIRLINE is the story of a corporation?of the battle between loyalty and the headwinds of powerful self-interest. And of the endurance of relationships in the face of events we can never control.

The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo

By Dannah Gresh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9781414346960
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 162
  • File Pdf: the-one-year-mother-daughter-devo.pdf

Book Summary:

Over 90,000 copies sold! Devotions designed to help mothers and daughters grow closer to God and each other 365 daily devotional readings Discussion questions Mother/daughter activities Great for conversation starters Perfect for tweens and young teens Moms, do you want to connect with your daughter and God at the same time? Girls, do you ever wonder if your mom knows what its like to be in your shoes? This devotional is uniquely designed to help mothers and daughters grow closer to each other while they grow closer to God. Written by best-selling tween and teen author Dannah Gresh with Janet Mylin, each devotion includes a Bible passage and an activity or discussion question to help moms and daughters apply the lesson to their lives. Topics for the devotions are centered around issues that best-selling author Dannah Gresh is known for addressing through her books and mother-daughter conferences. Topics include modesty, purity, self-esteem, handling emotions, witnessing, living the faith, and more. Throughout this book, there are also tips for meditating on Gods Word, easy-to-swallow theology lessons, some craft activities, and even a few recipes to serve as reminders of Scripture. After 365 days, mother and daughter are sure to see a difference in their relationship with God and each other.

Nailbiter #26

By Joshua Williamson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Isbn : PKEY:SEP160684
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 666
  • File Pdf: nailbiter-26.pdf

Book Summary:

START OF A NEW STORY ARC! It's starting to snow in Buckaroo, and with it comes the bloody truth of the Nailbiter. Are you ready to witness the horrible acts that got him that nickname?

Princesses, Inc.

By Mari Mancusi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1481479024
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 151
  • File Pdf: princesses-inc.pdf

Book Summary:

Twelve-year-old Hailey and her friends form a unique babysitter’s club in order to raise money to see their favorite YouTube star at a local ComicCon in this hilarious M!X novel. Twelve-year-old Hailey and her BFFs are all big fans of Collin Prince, a YouTube star, and swoon-worthy crush. So when the opportunity to meet him at a local Comic-Con comes up, the girls jump at the chance. The problem? The convention isn’t cheap—and the girls don’t have the money to go. But Hailey isn’t ready to give up just yet. In addition to meeting Collin at the convention, there is a young writer’s competition that she is determined to enter—and win. The girls dream up Princesses and Pirates, Inc., a babysitting service where the girls will dress up in costume to entertain their charges. Of course, they aren’t as prepared as they thought they would be to deal with bratty kids, scheming older siblings (who are less than thrilled that their own babysitting jobs have dried up), and trying to balance their new “jobs” with school. And more responsibilities means less time for Hailey to work on her contest entry. Will their plan to make it to Comic-Con pay off…or could their business end up as shipwrecked as the pirates they portray?

Ignatius MacFarland 2: Frequency Freak-out!

By Paul Feig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 031608882X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 285
  • File Pdf: ignatius-macfarland-2.pdf

Book Summary:

When Iggy's transporter makes a crash landing in an even weirder frequency than before, he's sure of one thing: There's no place like home. Putting up with middle-school bullies was nothing compared to battling larger-than-life-sized trees and ferocious plant creatures! Luckily, Iggy's partner-in-crime, Karen, boasts kung fu skills that are impressive even to the extraterrestrials. But when frequency feuding goes from bad to worse, the two begin to wonder if kung fu kicks and sweet talk will be enough to fuel their escape. There's only one way to find out...

I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, I'd Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper, Dirty Little Secrets

By Trisha Ashworth,Amy Nobile
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Isbn : 1452105138
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 153
  • File Pdf: i-was-a-really-good-mom-before-i-had-kids-i-d-trade-my-husband-for-a-housekeeper-dirty-little-secrets.pdf

Book Summary:

I Was a Really Good Mom BeforeI Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids -- "I don't know how she does it!" is an oft-heard refrain about mothers today. Funnily enough, most moms agree—they have no idea how they get it done, or whether they even want the job. Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile spoke to mothers of every stripe—working, stay-at-home, part-time—and found a surprisingly similar trend in their interviews. After enthusing about her lucky life for twenty minutes, a mother would then break down and admit that her child's first word was "Shrek." As one mom put it, "Am I happy? The word that describes me best is challenged."Fresh from the front lines of modern motherhood comes a book that uncovers the guilty secrets of moms today . . . in their own words. I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids diagnoses the craziness and offers real solutions, so that mothers can step out of the madness and learn to


By Jamie Schultz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698140931
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 882
  • File Pdf: sacrifices.pdf

Book Summary:

Things get a little demonic in the latest Arcane Underwold novel from the author of Splintered. Thanks to their recent involvement with a magus crimelord and his demonic partner in mayhem, occult thieves Anna Ruiz and Karyn Ames are both stuck sharing head space with a demon. But while Karyn’s possession has had the unexpected benefit of focusing her visions of the future, Anna’s demon is spurring on her darkest urges, and it’s only a matter of time before she acts on them—and hurts someone in the process. To save their skins, the two need to find a mysterious relic. But with their search taking them into some of the darkest places in the arcane underworld, Anna and Karyn will have to ally themselves with a group no self-respecting thief would be caught dead with—the Federal Bureau of Investigation...