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In the Penalty Box
  • Author : Lynn Rush,Kelly Anne Blount
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781682815830
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Willow Figure skating was supposed to be my whole world. But one unlucky injury and now I’m down...but I’m definitely not out. I just need to rehab—a boatload of rehab—and who’d have thought I could do it on the boys’ hockey team? Of course, the infuriatingly hot captain of the team seems to think I’m nothing but sequins and twirls. What’s a girl to do but put him in his place? Game on. Brodie Hockey is my whole world. I’ve worked my tail off getting my team in a position to win the championships—hopefully in front of major college scouts, too—so what’s a guy to do when a figure skater ends up as our new goalie? Of course, the distractingly sexy skater thinks I’m nothing but a testosterone-laced competitive streak. And surely she’s only biding her time to heal, then she’s gone. Game over.

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    The Penalty Box
  • Author : Deirdre Martin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101043516
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Everyone from Didsbury High remembers Katie Fisher as the dumpy brainiac from the poor side of town. Everyone from Didsbury High remembers Paul van Dorn as the school hockey star—and heartthrob. But now they’re facing off—and matching up in more ways than one. Katie’s lost the pounds, added some self-confidence, and become a drop-dead gorgeous sociology professor. And since a series of concussions put an end to Paul’s pro-hockey career, his star has dimmed. Now he hits the ice as a youth hockey coach. But he’s still got the hometown crowd behind him as the owner of a bar called the Penalty Box. Paul is reliving his glory days. Katie wishes she could put those years behind her. And the battle of wills that ensues just might knock love right out of the game…

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    In the Bin
  • Author : Lloyd Freeberg
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781623684549
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Hockey is best known for its “bad boys,” those players who spend as much time on the ice swinging punches as they do swinging their sticks. Here is an inside look at the exciting, suspenseful, sometimes outrageous world of an NHL game—on the ice and in the “sin bin.”

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    Greyford High
  • Author : Anna B Doe
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9798687645904
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  • Genre : Books
  • More friendship. More heartbreak. More love.The Penalty BoxLiam Ward just got the starter position on the hockey team and he's determined to have the best year of his life. If only his teammates would stop pointing out how "grown-up" his best friend has become and putting thoughts he most definitely shouldn't think about in his head.Evie Clark wasn't supposed to fall in love with her best friend, but she did. She doesn't know when or how it happened, only that one day being close to him brought butterflies to her belly and her heart would start racing every time he was near. If only the feeling were mutual.Just when Evie thinks there might be hope for the two of them, she sees Liam flirting with another girl. To put a stop to her feelings before it's too late, Evie will do anything, even go out with a football quarterback. She might have put him in the penalty box, but the moment the timer buzzes, this hockey player is determined to win the game.The Stand-In BoyfriendThis year was supposed to be the best of her life, but after finding her boyfriend cheating in front of half of the school, the last thing Jessica Bryant wants is to face her classmates. Noah Russell still feels ashamed of what he did last year. He isn't one of the bad guys. So, when he hears people bad-mouthing Jessica, he reacts without thinking. It was supposed to be just a kiss, to give people something else to talk about, but now that they're the ones controlling the rumors, why not continue? A few weeks, just until homecoming, and then they'll break up. Jessica won't be the girl her boyfriend cheated on and Noah will get his redemption. Should be easy, right? Maybe if her stand-in boyfriend wasn't also her mortal enemy...This Greyfrod High paperback bundle contains The Penalty Box and The Stand-In Boyfriend, two novellas in Greyford High universe. Get ready to fall in love with the second generation of Greyford High students.

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    Home Game
  • Author : Odette Stone
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0995020094
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  • Genre : Books
  • He's a professional hockey player trying to survive on his new team. I'm just trying to survive. I'm down to my last dollar.I live day-to-day in a world that doesn't care.Despite my bad luck, I'm a fighter.I never give up. I never stop trying.Ryan Parker's wealth and generosity, sets him apart from anyone I know.Yet, I don't trust him.It's nothing personal. I trust no one.But when my bad luck takes a turn for the worse, one person shows up.Ryan Parker. I do not understand why he bothered because the guy has enough of his own issues to deal with.But I don't have a choice.I need him. It's a matter of survival.His friendship changed everything.It changed me.I started to believe in myself.I allowed myself to trust. And for the first time, in a long time, I felt my heart beat again.In the game of love, winning is harder than it looks.I don't know the rules.I don't know how to win.But I'll play my heart out until the whistle blows.Home Game: Who's got your back when the puck drops?Read all the Guilty Series Navy SEAL romances:1. My Fiancé's Brother: Book 12. My Fiancé's Brother: Book 23. My Fake Fiancé Book 3, standalone4. My Donut Princess: free novellaRead all the Vancouver Wolves Hockey romances:1. Puck Me Secretly2. Home Game3. Hook My Heart: free novella

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    Determined to Matter
  • Author : Jen O'Hara,Dan O'Hara
  • Publisher : Scarletta Press
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781938063206
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • When their vibrant 12-year-old daughter is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Dan and Jen O'Hara prepare for the fight of their lives, and their ultimate loss, in this raw and emotional story that reveals why family, faith and hope are so important in our daily lives. Original.

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    The Crib
  • Author : David Lomas,Lana Laland
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 1793204683
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  • Genre : Books
  • I used to be billionaire Wallace W. Wadsworth IV.Not anymore.I am Womb Number 3.I am a human slug in a rubber cocoon: bound, gagged and helpless.If I'm good, they say, I may emerge someday as Baby Wiggles: a newborn girl in diapers, colorful plastic panties, froufrou dresses and frilly bonnets.But for now I am just an embryo. I cannot see. I cannot speak. I cannot touch. I can barely hear. I am completely at the mercy of others for all my needs.It's all my mistake. I let things get out of control.I've always had fantasies about being an adult baby, dominated and degraded.I designed and built my own nursery. And when my wife ignored my needs, I hired other women to come to our mansion and indulge me.One day, my wife decided to take control. But not in the way I hoped.I should have been suspicious when she got me to dress in diapers and dainties. But I played along. I let her fetter and gag me. Stupid me! Before I knew it, I was being shipped off to The Asylum for the Creative Reintroduction of Infantile Behavior (CRIB). What a cruel twist!I have long been an advocate of diversion programs for scoundrels, slackers, and hooligans. That's why, at my wife's urging, I created a foundation to underwrite the entire construction and operation of CRIB.That's right! I'm paying for the whole darn asylum!Now I am its captive.I have been diapered, dressed in humiliating toddler outfits, forced fed, chained up, spanked, caned, and caged. I have had to crawl, to beg for punishment, and to surrender control completely.But there is a bright side.I am smitten.I have finally found a woman who understands.She likes being an adult baby, too. Her alphabet blocks -- like mine -- spell out ABDL, DDLG, and BDSM.We could baby one another.I'd love it.She'd love it.We've talked about it. We've embraced it. We would be together right now if it wasn't for that one terrific yet terrifying moment that changed everything.Will I see her again?Will she want me?Will I still be worth loving?I don't know.I'm here in The Womb.I am completely in the dark about the future.This book is intended for a mature readership 18 years of age and older.

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    Delayed Penalty
  • Author : Shey Stahl
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1490383395
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  • Genre : Hockey players
  • I am Evan Masen, a hockey player for the NHL. I spend my nights roughing up two hundred pound defensemen and spend more time in the penalty box than I do on the ice. That's my job. One night changes everything I thought I once knew about my life on the ice. A girl. A brutally beaten girl left to die in an alley. I don't know why or how but something made me stay that night after taking her to the hospital. I didn't know her, nor did I have an obligation to stay but something inside of me rooted me there telling me I should. And I wouldn't have been me if I just simply left her there. Any man who could put his heart and soul into a game of hockey couldn't just walk away when someone needed them. She had no one else. The same guy who saw determination where there was desire, now saw hope where there was once despair. I couldn't just leave as that wasn't a man that put all he had into something some called just a game. I couldn't walk away from someone holding onto life, weak and powerless to something she had no control over. So I stayed. In a room full of family members praying for their loved ones to come through, I prayed for a girl I didn't know, never met before, to have a beating heart. While others sorrows turned to grieving pain, I sat waiting on the words of the unknown.

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    Spencer
  • Author : Zoe Beth Geller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9798694940511
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  • Genre : Books
  • Spencer is the pickup artist on the team. He bets Damien he can pick up the girl that blew him off when they were clubbing. He only had one rule, no virgins. Damien bets him he can't get the girl and Spencer's Sidney Crosby's jersey is at stake. Lily is Georgia-country and she's looking for someone to be her 'first'. She's sworn off jocks after her high school boyfriend, a soccer player, dumped her and married the next girl he dated.Spencer has to figure out how to keep his jersey and his reputation intact.

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    Beautiful Game Theory
  • Author : Ignacio Palacios-Huerta
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781400850310
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A wealth of research in recent decades has seen the economic approach to human behavior extended over many areas previously considered to belong to sociology, political science, law, and other fields. Research has also shown that economics can provide insight into many aspects of sports, including soccer. Beautiful Game Theory is the first book that uses soccer to test economic theories and document novel human behavior. In this brilliant and entertaining book, Ignacio Palacios-Huerta illuminates economics through the world's most popular sport. He offers unique and often startling insights into game theory and microeconomics, covering topics such as mixed strategies, discrimination, incentives, and human preferences. He also looks at finance, experimental economics, behavioral economics, and neuroeconomics. Soccer provides rich data sets and environments that shed light on universal economic principles in interesting and useful ways. Essential reading for students, researchers, and sports enthusiasts, Beautiful Game Theory is the first book to show what soccer can do for economics.

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    Out of the Penalty Box
  • Author : Genevive Chamblee
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 1925655407
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  • Genre : Books
  • This hilarious gay romance follows the careers and lives of professional hockey players Aiden Lefevre and Christophe Fontenot as they struggle through adversity and self-discovery to find a love and friendship that will see them through all of life's challenges.

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    Tomboy
  • Author : Avery Flynn
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781640637160
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box? Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City. But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck. At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then...the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven. Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic—but only if I’m rink-side at every game. That’s not a deal I can turn down. But when the team keeps winning, and I realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do. Each book in the Hartigans series is STANDALONE: * Butterface * Muffin Top * Tomboy

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    The Game of Their Lives
  • Author : Geoffrey Douglas
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9781466880818
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • In the late spring of 1950, eleven young immigrants' sons, most of them strangers to each other, came together for the love and fun of a game of soccer. They came from Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York, from jobs in canneries, brickyards, post offices, classrooms, and bars, to play for their country in the 1950 World Cup, resulting in what has since been called, by scores of sources for more than forty years, the greatest upset victory in the history of American sports. But no one in America at the time paid attention. Their only public honor--roughly twenty minutes' worth--was from a throng of strangers in a Brazilian mining town. Geoffrey Douglas's The Game of Their Lives is the story of the lives of these men: their jobs, wives, sweethearts, neighborhoods, the innocence of their era, the anonymity in which they worked and played. It is the story of heroism, stoicism, and simple unsung grace. Of a time before television, endorsement contracts, movie rights for serial killers, and seven-figure idols who denigrate us all. And ultimately--though it is not a sports story--it is the story of a game, played brilliantly. A single game of soccer, the greater game of life.

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    Ice Hockey Straight Outta the Penalty Box
  • Author : Hockey Publishing
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1694763242
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Cool Hockey gift for any hockey player. This Hockey notebook cam be used as a great gift for any hockey dad, hockey boy or hockey fan. 120 dotted page 6x9 inches matte cover soft cover (paperback)

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    Puck Me Secretly
  • Author : Odette Stone
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 099502006X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • I've never been in love.I've never had an orgasm, but I've faked plenty.I want to experience love. Real, passionate love.I don't want to die.It's funny what blurts out of your mouth when the plane you're on is going down, and I didn't hold back with my seat mate when my plane decided to crash.My hysterical confessions didn't faze the muscular stranger that sat beside me. In fact, he promised if we survived, he'd give me my first orgasm. We survived.I came.And then he left without telling me who he was.On the first day of my job, I stood in front of the Vancouver Wolves hockey team and called out a number. #33.Imagine my shock when he skated forward.Max is an incredible hockey player, whose wild, out-of-control antics have almost derailed his career. So many secrets shroud his past and continue to threaten his future. Now he's my secret. And that secret could ruin everything. Puck Me SECRETLY. Some secrets are too big to keep.This book is 86,000 words and is a full-length romance intended for adult audiences only.

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    Jake Maddox: Soccer Shootout
  • Author : Jake Maddox
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9781434288608
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Berk always plays goalie for his soccer team. But when a new kid, Ryan, moves to town, Berk has to play an unfamiliar position. Ryan may have incredible talent, but he's also wildly unpredictable. Can the team survive the season?

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    Straight Outta The Penalty Box
  • Author : Hockey Publishing
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 171118313X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Great Hockey gift for hockey players. This Hockey notebook can be used as a great gift for any hockey dad, hockey boy or hockey fan. This hockey design is also a funny gift for the hockey coach and hockey trainer of your ice hockey team. 120 colleged ruled pages 6x9 inches matte cover soft cover (paperback)

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    Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Author : American Bar Association. House of Delegates,Center for Professional Responsibility (American Bar Association)
  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1590318730
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  • Genre : Law
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on legal ethics. Federal, state and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in solving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions and much more. In this volume, black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your clients, colleagues and the courts.

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    Rollergirl
  • Author : Melissa Joulwan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1416538550
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • The 1950s phenomenon of Roller Derby is back in full force, and it's definitely not your grandma's game anymore. With leagues in more than one hundred cities across the country, a national tournament, and major sponsors, the new wave of the sport has gone mainstream. No one is better qualified to tell the story of Flat Track Derby's astronomic rise than Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan. As a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls -- the league that launched the sport and the reigning national champions -- she has helped redefine what it means to be stylish, sporty, and sexy. With her mouthy, tough-as-nails style, Melicious recounts her best tales from the track: her fierce rivalries with The Wrench and Ivanna S. Pankin, the scene at the annual national tournament, the thrill of a bout, and the infractions that so often bring her to the penalty box. From the minute she first laced up her skates and wrapped herself in her alter ego, Roller Derby has given her a confidence boost, and she shares the positive impact the sport has also had on girls -- young and not-so-young -- who tack posters of her on their bedroom walls and lace up their own skates. Complete with photos and suggestions on how to develop a Rollergirl name and persona, this unprecedented tell-all comes from the woman who's watched the sport evolve from an underground Friday-night event to a bona fide national phenomenon.

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    Planet Hockey: First Star of the Game
  • Author : J. Torres
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1443128899
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  • Genre : Books
  • Canada's favourite sport gets out-of-this world treatment in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud graphic novel! Isaac may be the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) in his hockey video game, but after a championship game-losing accident, he's an epic fail on actual ice. Unfortunately, the Pods' robot scout from Planet Galaxia doesn't know this, and beams him up and away to be the new superstar of their terrible team--the worst in the GL (Galaxian Hockey League). Fortunately for the Pods, Isaac's new neighbour Lily is along for the ride -- and she just might be the best goalie this side of the Milky Way. But the interstellar game isn't quite like hockey on Earth. The stakes are higher. Opposing players are shaped like trees, or electrified, or built like actual boulders. And even if Isaac is able to whip the octopus-like Pods into shape, Emperor Mad Maroon, the ruler of Galaxia, might not release the Earthlings. Can Isaac score a win in the Galaxia Championship Tournament . . . and get back to home ice?

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    The Intergalactic Adventures of the Rainy River Bees
  • Author : Chris Kreuter
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781387287536
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  • Genre : Books
  • The Rainy River Bees are an elite peewee hockey team. Moments after winning a championship, they get abducted by aliens-aliens that love hockey! They rocket across the universe to play in the Intergalactic Hockey Championships, where they face-off against strange aliens with even stranger rules. But what seems to be friendly competition hides a dark secret that puts the entire universe in peril. It's up to the twelve Bees and their new friends to save the day: and win the tournament!

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    Hockey For Dummies
  • Author : John Davidson,John Steinbreder
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9781118053560
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • "Gives die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" —Scotty Bowman, NHL's winningest coach and former coach of the Detroit Red Wings "Nothing gets by John Davidson. If the first edition didn’t already make you a fan, then this edition will!" —Mark Messier, NHL All-Star "My dog, Blue, and I ran out to get Hockey For Dummies, 2nd Edition. We give it two paws up!" —Don Cherry, former NHL coach and “Coaches Corner” commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "...a must read for all hockey fans!" —John Vanbiesbrouck, former goaltender, New York Islanders "...the most comprehensive, easily understood source of hockey history and instruction I've ever come across. Not only was 'JD' a superb player in the NHL, he is also an extremely skilled commentator sharing his knowledge of the game with fans all over North America. From hat tricks to power plays, Hockey For Dummies provides the reader with the wisdom of an expert. —From the Foreword by Wayne Gretzky This updated edition of the bestselling guide to all things hockey is packed with illustrations and play-by-play descriptions, diagrams, and photos of the NHL’s greatest players. It tells you how to: Gear up safely with the right equipment Improve your skills with drills Warm up mentally—and physically—before hitting the ice Respect rules and good sportsmanship Find US and Canadian leagues and camps Former New York Ranger, John Davidson offers you plays only the pros know and tips for playing hockey at any level. And he fills you in on: Hockey ABCs, its origins, positions, gear, rules, and more The complete NHL—explores the various leagues, greatest players, training, and tons of fascinating facts, figures, and priceless trivia The best ways to follow the game from the stands or on TV How the pros do it—includes tips from Gretzky on passing, Messier on winning face-offs, and other star players on how to play like a pro From youth leagues to the secrets of the NHL greats, Hockey For Dummies, is your total guide to this cool sport.

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    In the Penalty Box
  • Author : Lynn Rush,Kelly Anne Blount
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1682815765
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Cutting Edge meets Friday Night Lights in a sizzling new hockey romance from bestselling authors Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush.

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Author : Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781582438870
  • Reader Reviews : 208
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

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    Essential Soccer Skills
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780756673932
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Essential Soccer Skills progresses from beginner basics to advanced techniques, featuring illustrated sequences on how to learn and master key skills, and tips on how to improve your overall form. Essential Soccer Skills covers everything from the basics and rules of the game to the types of players--goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, attackers--to skills and team tactics like stepovers, heading, and volleying. Essential Soccer Skills is the go-to guide for anyone interested in learning more about soccer and becoming a better player.

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    Orr
  • Author : Bobby Orr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101635643
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Hockey legend Bobby Orr tells his story, from his Ontario childhood to his years with the Bruins and Blackhawks to today in this New York Times bestselling sports memoir. Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don’t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don’t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today. Now he breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.... INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

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    Style
  • Author : Richard A. Lanham
  • Publisher : Paul Dry Books
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781589882553
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • “A necessary manual for those interested in the perpetuation, and the possibilities, of good English prose.”—Harper’s Magazine “[Lanham’s] style is notable for its audacity, liveliness, and grace.”—The Times Literary Supplement “The most applicably provocative book on the subject of prose style available. Imperative reading for all teachers and students of writing.”—Choice This humorous and accessible classic on style calls for the return of wordplay and delight to writing instruction. Richard Lanham argues that many tomes on writing, with their trio of platitudes—clarity, plainness, sincerity—lie “upon the spirit like wet cardboard.” "People seldom write to be clear. They have designs on their fellow men. Pure prose is as rare as pure virtue, and for the same reasons…The Books [Lanham’s term for misguided composition textbooks], written for a man and world yet unfallen, depict a ludicrous process like this: 'I have an idea. I want to present this gift to my fellow man. I fix this thought clearly in mind. I follow the rules. Out comes a prose that gift-wraps thought in transparent paper.' If this sounds like a travesty, it’s because it is one. Yet it dominates prose instruction in America."—from Chapter 1

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    Roman
  • Author : Sawyer Bennett
  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780425286586
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • USA TODAY BESTSELLER • New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett steams up the ice all over again as the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team’s hottest bad boy gets his first taste of something good. In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman Sýkora stands out—at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he’s not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman’s feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he’s got an enticing distraction: a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn’t know he had. Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury’s front office. That’s where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman—who’s really a big softie at heart. As one relationship takes off, another begins: Brian seems to be clicking with Lexi’s boss at the coffee shop. But when the friction between Roman and her new family heats up, Lexi wonders whether she’s a pawn in their game. Feeling hurt and foolish, Lexi’s ready to quit while she’s ahead. Trouble is, Roman’s not ready to quit on her. The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately: ALEX GARRETT ZACK RYKER HAWKE MAX ROMAN LUCAS VAN REED MAREK And don’t miss her Arizona Vengeance series: BISHOP ERIK LEGEND The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels: SEX IN THE STICKS JILTED And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order: SUGAR DADDY SUGAR RUSH SUGAR FREE “One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne Praise for Roman “A quirky ukulele-playing barista bringing the bad boy hockey star to his knees? It’s like Sawyer Bennett handpicked these characters specifically for me. Roman makes being on ice hot!”—USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente “The author did an amazing job. . . . Ms. Bennett pushed these characters; forced them to look within.”—Shh Moms Reading (five stars) Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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    3 Keys to Keeping Your Teen Alive
  • Author : Anne Marie Hayes
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781600378850
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Education
  • Imagine lying awake in bed, waiting to hear the front door open so you’ll know your teen is home safely. But instead, tonight, the doorbell rings. Your heart stops when you see the police officers in the doorway, and you know instantly that your life will never be the same again. Wouldn’t you do ANYTHING to go back and change things? By then it will be too late. The time to prepare your teen to drive and survive is NOW! "3 Keys to Keeping Your Teen Alive" provides a simple step-by-step plan to prepare teens to become safe, responsible drivers. Parents can use it to teach their teens to drive or to make sure they cover all the bases in their practice sessions after the teen has taken a professional driver training course. "3 Keys to Keeping Your Teen Alive" includes: 25 structured driving lessons, great advice from top experts, checklists to follow and other useful tools. There are true stories, quizzes and puzzles to keep your teen interested and reinforce the learning. The companion website (TeensLearntoDrive.com) has additional resources and links to great instructional & informational videos that complement each lesson. The program works with Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Programs. "3 Keys to Keeping Your Teen Alive" is straightforward and easy to follow but will take a lot of time, patience and dedication from both of you--parent and teen. Isn’t it worth it?

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    Penalty Box
  • Author : Kayla Tirrell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9798626541823
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Silas broke her heart when he left two years ago. Now he's back and wants to pick up where they left off. Miriam loves working for the local professional arena soccer team. She's gearing up for the Storm's best season yet but the new lineup has one major problem-Silas Jenkins. The guy who broke her heart has returned, and she'll have to play nice or risk losing her dream job. Silas made the biggest mistake of his life two years when he signed with a rival soccer team in hopes of pushing his career to the next level. He realized too late that he left the love of his life behind. Now, he's trying to make things right. But between adoring fans and teammates with a grudge, he'll be lucky if Miriam gives him the time of day. When Miriam and Silas are thrown together for outreach events, will old feelings be rekindled? Or is Silas doomed to the penalty box forever?

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    The Luxe
  • Author : Anna Godbersen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780061756849
  • Reader Reviews : 137
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Luxe is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent. Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hook-ups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future. With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear... “Mystery, romance, jealous, betrayal, humor, and gorgeous, historically accurate details. I couldn’t put The Luxe down!” —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series

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    My Fake Fiancé: (Stand Alone)
  • Author : Odette Stone
  • Publisher : Navy Seal
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 199905380X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • He came back to New York to get his ex-girlfriend back.Too bad I forced him to be my fake boyfriend after he bailed me out of jail.My name's Beth Stirling. Yes, as in 'those' Stirlings. But I'm the anti-socialite. Seriously. While the rest of the population is trying to get into my parents' inner-circle, I've spent my entire adult life trying to escape it.But life outside that privileged bubble? Not going so well.Cheated on by my ex? Check.Fired by boss (aka as my ex's mistress)? Check.Moved from penthouse to shitty one-bedroom? Check.Coerced into helping with Dad's mayor campaign? Check.But when Porter goes from fake boyfriend to fake fiancé, things go from bad to worse. As my lies intertwine us, we're both running from the mess they've left in our wake, and I'm pretty sure not even my Navy SEAL fake fiancé can extract us from this mess.And I'm not sure I want him to.My Fake Fiancé. Whatever you do, don't fall in love.Author Note: My Fake Fiancé is an 82,000 word, standalone spin-off novel from the Guilty Series. It can be read alone or as the third book in the series, and it definitely contains adult material! Read all the Guilty Series Navy SEAL romances:1. My Fiancé's Brother: Book 12. My Fiancé's Brother: Book 23. My Fake Fiancé Book 3, standalone4. My Donut Princess: free novellaRead all the Vancouver Wolves Hockey romances:1. Puck Me Secretly2. Home Game3. Hook My Heart: free novella

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    The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
  • Author : Peter Handke
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0374531064
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Joseph Bloch is a soccer goalie turned construction worker. He is wandering aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town, after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier. -- adapted from back cover and perusal of book

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    My Fianc
  • Author : Odette Stone
  • Publisher : Heather Toews
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 0995020051
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  • Genre : Books
  • After exposing her secret to a church full of wedding guests, both Jackson and Matt leave Emily standing unmarried and alone at the altar. But that doesn

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    Complying with the funeral rule
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781428957831
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Complying with the funeral rule

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    Getting Closer to God
  • Author : Erwin W. Lutzer
  • Publisher : Chariot Victor Publishing
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1564761193
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • In this book you will not only hear God's invitation to intimacy with him, but you will learn about becoming God's friend from the example of Moses.