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Dangerous to Know & Love
  • Author : Jane Harvey-Berrick
  • Publisher : Harvey Berrick Publishing
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN : 1912015722
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Daniel Colton struggles to be known for more than having a brother who's the local drug dealer. He's starting college, hoping to have a new start. But when he meets music student Lisanne, he craves her world--a world he can never have.

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    Dangerous Love
  • Author : Chad Ford
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781523089796
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • “Chad Ford reminds us that humanity lies within all of us, and although conflict is everywhere in today's world, we have the tools we need to overcome obstacles and to thrive. This is a fantastic, timely book that I highly recommend." -Steve Kerr, Head Coach, Golden State Warriors Knowing how to transform conflict is critical in both our personal and professional lives. Yet, by and large, we are terrible at it. The reason, says longtime mediator Chad Ford, is fear. When conflict comes, our instincts are to run or fight. To transform conflict, Ford says we need to turn toward the people we are in conflict with, put down our physical and emotional weapons, and really love them with the kind of love that leads us to treat others as fellow human beings, not as objects in our way. We have to open ourselves up with no guarantee that anyone on the other side will do the same. While this can feel even more dangerous than conflict itself, it allows us to see the humanity of others so clearly that their needs and desires matter to us as much as our own. Ford shows dangerous love in action through examples ranging from his work in the Middle East to a deeply moving story about reconciling with his father. He explains why we disconnect from people at the very time we need to be most connected and the predictable patterns of justification and escalation that ensue. Most importantly, he gives us a path to practice dangerous love in the conflicts that matter most to us.

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    Love and Other Dangerous Chemicals
  • Author : Anthony Capella
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780857890269
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dr. Steven J. Fisher is a young and brilliant biochemist (special subject: the female orgasm). He's invented a Viagra-like pill for women—now he just needs his results to be perfect. Annie is an orgasmically-challenged arts student (special subject: Victorian semicolons). She's just volunteered to be one of Fisher's case studies—but for some reason his miracle treatment isn't working. As scientist and subject bond over romantic meals lit by the flickering glow of a Bunsen burner, Dr. Fisher is surprised to find his feelings taking a most unscientifc turn. . . What if love is one thing science can't explain?

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    Too Dangerous to Love
  • Author : Sandra Clark
  • Publisher : Harlequin Treasury-Harlequin Presents 90s
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0373109687
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Too Dangerous To Lov by Sandra Clark released on Feb 20, 1987 is available now for purchase.

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    Love in Another Town
  • Author : Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780007443185
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A delightful novella from the internationally bestselling author of A Woman of Substance

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    Dangerous to Love
  • Author : Rexanne Becnel
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9781504025034
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A nobleman of illegitimate birth is determined to give society its comeuppance—but a spirited woman may change his mind about love and marriage. With revenge in his soul, Ivan Thornton, the rakehell known as the Gypsy bastard, cuts a swath across London, leaving broken hearts in his wake. But the newly entitled Earl of Westcott—and the most eligible bachelor in the city—hasn’t even begun to punish society for turning its back on him when he was a child, making him suffer for the sins of his father. A spinster possessing neither title nor fortune, Lucy Drysdale knows that her sharp repartee and intellectual curiosity frighten off potential husbands. In London to chaperone the sheltered young cousin of the Earl of Westcott through her first social season, she plans to attend lectures given by the world-class expert in psychology with whom she’s been secretly corresponding. Instead she finds herself clashing with an arrogant, uncivilized nobleman who is handsomer than sin and awakens passionate feelings in her. Vowing to keep her wits about her, Lucy dares the unthinkable: taming a man whom society deems too dangerous to love.

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    A Dangerous Love
  • Author : Sabrina Jeffries
  • Publisher : Mountaineers Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780061762604
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • He was playing a dangerous masquerade...Griff Knighton′s found the perfect way to avoid being trapped into marriage with one of the Earl of Swanlea′s daughters: he′ll swap identities with his man of affairs during their next visit to Swan Park, and be free to pursue his own desires! After all, he′s not about to marry some homely spinster just to claim his rightful title. But Griff didn′t reckon on the brazen, voluptuous Rosalind, who could tempt even a saint into sinning, and Griff is no saint. She was determined to unmask him...

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    Dangerous Love
  • Author : Liz Lovelock
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1535431903
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  • Genre : Books
  • Jay Jones, a first-rate police officer, is given a new undercover assignment which forces her to reassess her insecurities and to build a relationship of trust with her new partner. He's the one man she thought she'd never see again. A man who once held her happiness and then took it with him when he left, Brayden Falcone. Years after suffering a significant loss, Jay remains guarded. The pain of getting hurt still haunts her. She holds a secret so great, it eats away at her happiness. She wants to tell Brayden all about what they both lost. But, all she remembers is the loneliness she felt and, the heartbreak she suffered. Working closely with Brayden, she knows he's the one person who can save her from the hellish crimes she's about to witness. But Jay isn't the only one who's keeping secrets.

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    A Dangerous Love
  • Author : Bertrice Small
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781101210918
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Adair Radcliffe is only a child when her family perishes in the War of the Roses, so her real father, the womanizing King Edward IV, takes her in, honoring his promise to her mother. Once Adair turns sixteen, the king marries her off without her knowledge - and to her later outrage - in a wedding by proxy. But when tragedy leaves her a widow twice over, Adair realizes that her already tenuous social position has sunk even lower. Now, all she can do is hope that the Scottish laird to whom she is sold will have mercy on her. But little does master or servant suspect that love knows no rank.

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    Dangerous Love (Sweet Valley High #6)
  • Author : Francine Pascal
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781250030528
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Is this the end of Todd and Elizabeth? "No motorcycles." That is the one rule not to be bent or broken in the Wakefield house. Ever since their cousin was killed in a crash, Elizabeth and Jessica are forbidden to go near them. So when Elizabeth's boyfriend Todd drives up on a shiny new Yamaha, she knows there's trouble ahead. She's not allowed to ride Todd's bike, but other girls are—and do. Elizabeth loves Todd, but the sight of these girls with their arms around her boyfriend is making her mad with jealousy. Todd says there's nothing to be worried about, but Elizabeth is scared of losing him. Will another girl come in an swoop Todd off his feet? Will Todd's new bike tear him and Elizabeth apart? Dangerous Love is one of the original Sweet Valley High stories by Francine Pascal.

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    The Dangerous Kingdom of Love
  • Author : Neil Blackmore
  • Publisher : Hutchinson
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1529157439
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'Witty, original and clever, this tale of Jacobean power and lust is a blast' THE TIMES, Best Historical Fiction of the Year Francis Bacon, philosopher, politician, writer, is an outsider at the court of King James I. He is clever but not aristocratic, has ambition but no money. So when his political enemies form a deadly alliance against him, centred around the King's poisonous lover Robert Carr, Bacon has no choice but to fight for his survival. Together with the neglected Queen, Bacon resolves to find a beguiling young man who can supplant Carr in the King's bed. But as Bacon soon discovers, desire is not something that can be controlled. Bold, irreverent and utterly original, The Dangerous Kingdom of Love is a darkly witty satire about power, and a moving queer love story that resonates through time. 'An entertaining and very funny read with something to say about both the love of power and the power of love' SUNDAY TIMES 'Brilliant ... Like Wolf Hall meets Succession ... Scandalous, politically perceptive and unexpectedly heartfelt' APPLE

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    A Love So Dangerous
  • Author : Lili Valente
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1537154893
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  • Genre : Man-woman relationships
  • Warning: This is one dark, dangerous, dirty-talking, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. Are you ready? I've got a big c*ck, a bigger bank account, and zero interest in Happily Ever After. I just want to feel alive, to look into a woman's eyes and see something that's going to keep my mind off all the shit I refuse to think about for an hour or two. And then I meet her, a good girl with a body made for sin and ugly problems only a bad man can fix. A bad man like me... Gabe Alexander is the devil. Or an angel. He's a criminal hiding behind a million dollar pedigree, but he also saved my life and my family. He's the worst kind of bad news, but every time he touches me, and whispers filthy, beautiful things in my ear, all I want is more. More of his kiss, his touch, and the dangerous, seductive things he makes me feel. I don't want to go bad, but the man makes it feel so damned good... Warning Part the Second: A Love So Dangerous is the first in a three part series. It is a full-length novel that ends in a cliffhanger. It was formerly published as One Wild Night and This Wicked Rush by Jessie Evans.

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    A Love Most Dangerous
  • Author : Martin Lake
  • Publisher : Lake Union Press
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 1477821929
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • As a Maid of Honor at the Court of King Henry VIII, beautiful Alice Petherton receives her share of admirers. But when the powerful, philandering Sir Richard Rich attempts to seduce her, she knows she cannot thwart his advances for long. She turns to the most powerful man in England for protection: the King himself.

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    Unforgivable Love
  • Author : Sophfronia Scott
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780062655677
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Marvelously dramatic…brings its era to life with lush detail.” – People Magazine In this vivid reimagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it’s the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball’s color barrier and a sweltering stretch has Harlem’s elite fleeing the city for Westchester County’s breezier climes, two predators stalk amidst the manicured gardens and fine old homes. Heiress Mae Malveaux rules society with an angel’s smile and a heart of stone. She made up her mind long ago that nobody would decide her fate. To have the pleasure she craves, control is paramount, especially control of the men Mae attracts like moths to a flame. Valiant Jackson always gets what he wants—and he’s wanted Mae for years. The door finally opens for him when Mae strikes a bargain: seduce her virginal young cousin, Cecily, who is engaged to Frank Washington. Frank values her innocence above all else. If successful, Val’s reward will be a night with Mae. But Val secretly seeks another prize. Elizabeth Townsend is fiercely loyal to her church and her civil rights attorney husband. Certain there is something redeemable in Mr. Jackson. Little does she know that her worst mistake will be Val’s greatest triumph.

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    Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know
  • Author : Samira Ahmed
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781616959906
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Discover New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed’s romantic, sweeping adventure through the streets of Paris told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, continents, and the lives of two young Muslim women fighting to write their own stories. Smash the patriarchy. Eat all the pastries. It’s August in Paris and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet—American, French, Indian, Muslim—is at a crossroads. This holiday with her parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really wants is to be back home in Chicago figuring out her messy life instead of brooding in the City of Light. Two hundred years before Khayyam’s summer of discontent, Leila is struggling to survive and keep her true love hidden from the Pasha who has “gifted” her with favored status in his harem. In the present day—and with the company of Alex, a très charmant teen descendant of Alexandre Dumas—Khayyam searches for a rumored lost painting, uncovering a connection between Leila and Alexandre Dumas, Eugène Delacroix, and Lord Byron that may have been erased from history. Echoing across centuries, Leila and Khayyam’s lives intertwine, and as one woman’s long-forgotten life is uncovered, another’s is transformed.

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    Love Is Dangerous
  • Author : Barbara Cartland
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1499790708
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Employed by the beautiful but mean Mrs. Schuster as a lady's companion on her trop to Morocco, Melina Lindsay is thrilled to at last visit the beautiful land of which her late father had talked with such fondness. But when , jealous of the attention Melina's beauty and youth attract, Mrs. Schuster peremptorily sacks her, she finds herself her alone and helpless in a strange country . Suddenly, a dashing stranger disguised as an Arab appears on her balcony seeking refuge. And, when Melina hides him from his murderous pursuers, it transpires that he is an English agent on a desperate mission to save a young boy who has been kidnapped by evil subversives and whom they will surely murder. Joining the handsome Bing Ward on his perilous mission, she puts her life in his hands and very soon he will also possess her heart – but only if they survive!

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    Dangerous Love
  • Author : Ray Norman
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9780718027155
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Ray Norman spent most of his life living in far-flung corners of the globe, working on long-term development projects and living out his calling as a Christian professional. By the time he arrived in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania around the turn of the millennium, he was veteran of life as an expat, at home in countries and cultures not his own. But in 2001, the world was about to change—and so was Ray’s life. In the aftermath of 9/11—a time when tensions between Muslim and Western culture were peaking—Ray and his daughter, Hannah, made the short drive from their home to the Mauritanian beach. But instead of spending the afternoon enjoying the waves and the water, father and daughter found themselves hurtling back to the city, each with a bullet-hole pumping blood into the floorboards of their jeep. Dangerous Love is an account of the Normans’ brush with violent extremism—and of the family’s unexpected return to Mauritania in the face of terrifying risks. This is the story of a call that could not be denied and of a family’s refusal to give up on love.

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    Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780743247221
  • Reader Reviews : 1774
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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    Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm
  • Author : Laura Warrell
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9780593316450
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • GMA BUZZ PICK • Passion and risk, fathers and daughters, wives and single women, jazz and soul: a "gorgeously written debut" (Celeste Ng, best-selling author of Little Fires Everywhere) about the perennial temptations of dangerous love, told by the women who love Circus Palmer—trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man—as they ultimately discover the power of their own voices. “A modern masterpiece.” —Jason Reynolds, best-selling author of Look Both Ways It’s 2013, and Circus Palmer, a forty-year-old Boston-based trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man, lives for his music and refuses to be tied down. Before a gig in Miami, he learns that the woman who is secretly closest to his heart, the free-spirited drummer Maggie, is pregnant by him. Instead of facing the necessary conversation, Circus flees, setting off a chain of interlocking revelations from the various women in his life. Most notable among them is his teenage daughter, Koko, who idolizes him and is awakening to her own sexuality even as her mentally fragile mother struggles to overcome her long-failed marriage and rejection by Circus. Delivering a lush orchestration of diverse female voices, Warrell spins a provocative, soulful, and gripping story of passion and risk, fathers and daughters, wives and single women, and, finally, hope and reconciliation, in answer to the age-old question: how do we find belonging when love is unrequited?

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    Dangerous to Know
  • Author : Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780061984198
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • That is why the police are profoundly baffled when Sebastian Locke is found dead at his country estate under mysterious circumstances. Has he been murdered? And if so, who would have wanted to kill the world's greatest philanthropist? Could such an upstanding man have had enemies? As in all of her previous bestsellers, Barbara Taylor Bradford engages you from the very first page in this startling new novel. From Connecticut to Provence, Paris, London, and Africa, Bradford masterfully steers you through the turbulent emotional gamut of Locke family life -- the love, lust, and passion, the ambition, jealousy and pain.

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    Julián Is a Mermaid
  • Author : Jessica Love
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781536214314
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

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    A Dangerous Business
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780525520344
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author of A Thousand Acres: a mystery set in 1850s Gold Rush California, as two young prostitutes—best friends Eliza and Jean—follow a trail of missing girls. Monterey, 1851. Ever since her husband was killed in a bar fight, Eliza Ripple has been working in a brothel. It seems like a better life, at least at first. The madam, Mrs. Parks, is kind, the men are (relatively) well behaved, and Eliza has attained what few women have: financial security. But when the dead bodies of young women start appearing outside of town, a darkness descends that she can't resist confronting. Side by side with her friend Jean, and inspired by her reading, especially by Edgar Allan Poe’s detective Dupin, Eliza pieces together an array of clues to try to catch the killer, all the while juggling clients who begin to seem more and more suspicious. Eliza and Jean are determined not just to survive, but to find their way in a lawless town on the fringes of the Wild West—a bewitching combination of beauty and danger—as what will become the Civil War looms on the horizon. As Mrs. Parks says, "Everyone knows that this is a dangerous business, but between you and me, being a woman is a dangerous business, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise ..."

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    Her Own Rules/Dangerous to Know
  • Author : Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9780062312570
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of the world's most beloved and successful novelists, the incomparable Barbara Taylor Bradford has the golden touch—creating powerful stories of love and deception, crisis and triumph, that resonate with real emotion . . . and remarkable characters that live in the heart and memory for months after the final page has been turned. Now two of her strongest New York Times bestselling masterworks have been combined in one volume—to be savored anew or for the very first time by fans young and old. Successful businesswoman Meredith Stratton has always played by Her Own Rules and won. But when she's struck by a mysterious illness, she fears the roots of her ailment are buried somewhere in her forgotten past. And, with the help of a caring psychiatrist, she must uncover them—while peeling back the layers of her most carefully designed creation: herself. Who would want to kill Sebastian Locke, charismatic millionaire and universally admired philanthropist? Journalist Vivienne Trent is determined to find out, following a twisted trail of secrets to the startling truth about the death—and the life—of her enigmatic ex-husband, a man who was easy to love but . . . Dangerous to Know

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    What Love Is
  • Author : Carrie Jenkins
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780465098866
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • A rising star in philosophy examines the cultural, social, and scientific interpretations of love to answer one of our most enduring questions What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life's perennial questions. In What Love Is, philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy tale romance) and a physical manifestation (those anxiety- inducing heart palpitations); we must recognize its complexities and decide for ourselves how to love. Motivated by her own polyamorous relationships, she examines the ways in which our parameters of love have recently changed-to be more accepting of homosexual, interracial, and non-monogamous relationships-and how they will continue to evolve in the future. Full of anecdotal, cultural, and scientific reflections on love, What Love Is is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what it means to say "I love you." Whether young or old, gay or straight, male or female, polyamorous or monogamous, this book will help each of us decide for ourselves how we choose to love.

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    The Dangerous Passion
  • Author : David M. Buss
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780684867861
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety in their lives? Can the jealousy husbands and wives experience over real or imagined infidelities be cured? Should it be? In this surprising and engaging exploration of men's and women's darker passions, David Buss, acclaimed author of The Evolution of Desire, reveals that both men and women are actually designed for jealousy. Drawing on experiments, surveys, and interviews conducted in thirty-seven countries on six continents, as well as insights from recent discoveries in biology, anthropology, and psychology, Buss discovers that the evolutionary origins of our sexual desires still shape our passions today. According to Buss, more men than women want to have sex with multiple partners. Furthermore, women who cheat on their husbands do so when they are most likely to conceive, but have sex with their spouses when they are least likely to conceive. These findings show that evolutionary tendencies to acquire better genes through different partners still lurk beneath modern sexual behavior. To counteract these desires to stray -- and to strengthen the bonds between partners -- jealousy evolved as an early detection system of infidelity in the ancient and mysterious ritual of mating. Buss takes us on a fascinating journey through many cultures, from pre-historic to the present, to show the profound evolutionary effect jealousy has had on all of us. Only with a healthy balance of jealousy and trust can we be certain of a mate's commitment, devotion, and true love.

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    The Last Book in the Universe
  • Author : Rodman Philbrick
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780545303873
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

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    All About Love
  • Author : bell hooks
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780062862174
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces. “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.

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    Dangerous To Love
  • Author : Rexanne Becnel
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0312963300
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For Ivan Thornton, the gypsy Earl of Westcott, scholar Lucy Drysdale and her student Lady Valerie, are easy prey for his game of deceit, until Lucy's passionate touch ignites a desire that changes his life but leaves her own heart dangerously vulnerable. Original.

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    Radical Hope
  • Author : Carolina De Robertis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780525435136
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Radical Hope is a collection of letters—to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged—written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists. Provocative and inspiring, Radical Hope offers readers a kaleidoscopic view of the love and courage needed to navigate this time of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear, in view of the recent US presidential election. Including letters by Junot Díaz, Alicia Garza, Roxana Robinson, Lisa See, Jewelle Gomez, Hari Kunzru, Faith Adiele, Parnaz Foroutan, Chip Livingston, Mohja Kahf, Achy Obejas, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Cherríe Moraga, Kate Schatz, Boris Fishman, Karen Joy Fowler, Elmaz Abinader, Aya de León, Jane Smiley, Luis Alberto Urrea, Mona Eltahawy, Jeff Chang, Claire Messud, Meredith Russo, Reyna Grande, Katie Kitamura, iO Tillett Wright, Francisco Goldman, Celeste Ng, Peter Orner, and Cristina García.

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    Naughty Stranger
  • Author : Stacey Kennedy
  • Publisher : Forever Yours
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781538746929
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a thrilling, sexy romance about a woman in danger and a small-town police detective who will do anything to keep her safe. After a sudden tragedy blew her world apart, Peyton Kerr fled her big city career and started over in Stoney Creek, Maine. So far, she's loving small-town life--no one knows about her past, and her easy flirtation with Boone Knight gives her a reason to smile. But then someone is murdered in Peyton's store, and her quiet, anonymous existence is instantly destroyed. To make matters worse, Boone--a police detective--is assigned to the case, and Peyton knows she can't keep him at arm's length any longer. She's resisted the simmering heat between them--but now this gorgeous man is promising to keep her safe--and satisfied... Boone Knight doesn't want the complications of a relationship. But when he volunteers to protect his town's newest--and sexiest--resident, he finally admits he'd like to explore their sizzling attraction. And after one incredible night, everything changes for Boone. Peyton is sweeter--and braver--than anyone he's ever met, and with her in his arms, everything makes sense. He just needs to convince her to trust him enough to reveal her secrets, or risk losing her to a merciless killer who seems to grow bolder with each passing day.

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    The Man Who Saw Everything
  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781632869869
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Longlisted for the Booker Prize Named a Best Book of the Year By: The New York Times Book Review (Notable Books of the Year) * The New York Public Library * The Washington Post * Time.com * The New York Times Critics' (Parul Seghal's Top Books of the Year) * St. Louis Post Dispatch * Apple * Publisher's Weekly An electrifying novel about beauty, envy, and carelessness from Deborah Levy, author of the Booker Prize finalists Hot Milk and Swimming Home. It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research; in exchange, he must publish a favorable essay about the German Democratic Republic. As a gift for his translator's sister, a Beatles fanatic who will be his host, Saul's girlfriend will shoot a photograph of him standing in the crosswalk on Abbey Road, an homage to the famous album cover. As he waits for her to arrive, he is grazed by an oncoming car, which changes the trajectory of his life. The Man Who Saw Everything is about the difficulty of seeing ourselves and others clearly. It greets the specters that come back to haunt old and new love, previous and current incarnations of Europe, conscious and unconscious transgressions, and real and imagined betrayals, while investigating the cyclic nature of history and its reinvention by people in power. Here, Levy traverses the vast reaches of the human imagination while artfully blurring sexual and political binaries-feminine and masculine, East and West, past and present--to reveal the full spectrum of our world.

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    My Wicked, Wicked Ways
  • Author : Errol Flynn
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9780815412502
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Scandalous film star Errol Flynn tells all in this autobiography, detailing his pre-Hollywood career as a mercenary, and his trial for rape in 1943.

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    Dangerous Lies
  • Author : Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781481424912
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After witnessing a murder, high school senior Stella Gordon is sent to Nebraska for her own safety where she chafes at her protection, but when she meets Chet Falconer it becomes harder for her to keep her guard up, and soon she has to deal with the real threat to her life as her enemies are actually closer than she thinks.

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    Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating
  • Author : Adiba Jaigirdar
  • Publisher : Page Street Kids
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781645672586
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship...with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani. She’s an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college. But Ishita agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her become more popular so that she stands a chance of being elected head girl. Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other. But relationships are complicated, and some people will do anything to stop two Bengali girls from achieving happily ever after.

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    A Long Walk to Water
  • Author : Linda Sue Park
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9780547251271
  • Reader Reviews : 91
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan. By a Newbery Medal-winning author.

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    Bound to You
  • Author : Nichi Hodgson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 144476327X
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • What happens when a professional dominatrix falls in love with a real-life Christian Grey? When recently heartbroken, unpaid intern Nichi Hodgson decides to become a professional dominatrix, she's only looking to fund her way into working in the media. What she discovers is a sophisticated secret world full of devilish erotic games and complex emotional encounters; a world where the men pay to worship Nichi and her domme sisters, and where the women experience the pleasure of power. But when Nichi is introduced to male Dom Sebastian, Nichi meets her match. Soon, Sebastian is the one on top, and Nichi is helpless to resist him - until she decides to fulfil his ultimate kinky fantasy, with devastating consequences. A unique insight into the hidden world of paid bondage and discipline, BOUND TO YOU also explores the emotional complexities of loving a real-life Christian Grey. Filthier, funnier and more emotionally sophisticated than 50 Shades of Grey, BOUND TO YOU is the true story of one woman's kinky sexual awakening.

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    Lord of the Flies
  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0399501487
  • Reader Reviews : 2903
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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    Born a Crime
  • Author : Trevor Noah
  • Publisher : One World
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780399588181
  • Reader Reviews : 147
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

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    A Ballad of Love and Glory
  • Author : Reyna Grande
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781982165284
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Long Petal of the Sea meets Cold Mountain in this “epic and exquisitely wrought” (Patricia Engel, New York Times bestselling author) saga following a Mexican army nurse and an Irish soldier who must fight, at first for their survival and then for their love, amidst the atrocity of the Mexican-American War—from the author of The Distance Between Us. A forgotten war. An unforgettable romance. The year is 1846. After the controversial annexation of Texas, the US Army marches south to provoke war with México over the disputed Río Grande boundary. Ximena Salomé is a gifted Mexican healer who dreams of building a family with the man she loves on the coveted land she calls home. But when Texas Rangers storm her ranch and shoot her husband dead, her dreams are burned to ashes. Vowing to honor her husband’s memory and defend her country, Ximena uses her healing skills as a nurse on the frontlines of the ravaging war. Meanwhile, John Riley, an Irish immigrant in the Yankee army desperate to help his family escape the famine devastating his homeland, is sickened by the unjust war and the unspeakable atrocities against his countrymen by nativist officers. In a bold act of defiance, he swims across the Río Grande and joins the Mexican Army—a desertion punishable by execution. He forms the St. Patrick’s Battalion, a band of Irish soldiers willing to fight to the death for México’s freedom. When Ximena and John meet, a dangerous attraction blooms between them. As the war intensifies, so does their passion. Swept up by forces with the power to change history, they fight not only for the fate of a nation but for their future together. “A grand and soulful novel by a storyteller who has hit her full stride” (Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of the Butterflies), A Ballad of Love and Glory effortlessly illuminates a largely forgotten moment in history that impacts the US–México border to this day.