A New York Times bestseller Up all night. Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her. Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide. Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen. . . . “As with all Dessen’s books, [this] is a must-have” —VOYA, starred review Also by Sarah Dessen: Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye From the Hardcover edition.
Auden has always felt like the odd one out. Since her parents' divorce she's shied away, studying lots and staying out of the party scene. But now Auden's realized there must be something more and, just like that, she changes everything. Moving to her dad's house opens up a whole new world of beach parties, food fights - and simply having fun. As she gets to know herself - and a secretive boy with dark, brooding eyes - can Auden begin to let go and finally feel like she truly belongs?
Unlike the "experts," Bigland has achieved real, tangible success over two-plus decades. He's also still in the trenches today, practicing the same strategies advocated in Along for the Ride. So he's a true expert and can speak with authority on what it takes to reach actual financial independence. In doing that, Bigland's not afraid to shatter both the myths and the egos of those who create them. His views may not make Along for the Ride popular among those with get rich quick schemes. Yet the book is certain to delight anyone in need of honest, actionable advice on becoming financially independent. For these readers, Bigland offers a simple, straightforward blueprint based on real estate and stock investing. On the real estate side, he advocates a strategy involving owning your principal residence and steadily acquiring rental properties. And, on the stock investing side, his approach focuses on dividend growth and index investing via low-cost ETFs. These two overall methods (real estate and stock investing) are used to create a reliable stream of passive income. Or, as both the book and Warren Buffet call it, "a snowball." With Along for the Ride,learn to do the following: cultivate the right mind-set for real estate investing overcome the trader's mentality make your first move in the world of real estate buy your first property invest in quality assets stop chasing small money build a support team go the extra mile in buying or selling have your money work for you Bigland shares the secrets of the stock market and shows you how to model your financial behavior on successful investors'. He also includes a question and answer section and a list of recommended resources. Bigland encourages you to take a step back and avoid quick responses to current events. Instead, outline your long-term financial goals and commit to a solid, steady strategy moving forward.
Soon after her arrival in London, Georgina Montgomery finds herself modeling privately for one of her art college tutors, the Austrian artist Calvin Rolf. They become lovers and when Cal introduces her to his Fleet Street photographer sidekick, Jason Sutherland, a steamy menage a trois affair follows. Georgie discovers that being involved with two gorgeous men is a heady intoxicant, and she quickly casts all her inhibitions aside. She's in her element, but their idyll of sexual adventuring in London is interrupted because a paparazzi scandal threatens to erupt around them. Jason has taken intimate photos of an old flame, Chloe Mac, now a pop star and media darling. His cousin is after the images to sell to the highest bidder, and Jason has to get to the photos in Scotland before his cousin does. Cal and Jason decide to hit the road, and Georgie comes along for the ride. But the paparazzi hunt results in Georgie's kidnap, and danger ups the emotional stakes for everybody involved. Georgie has to put her new found sexual power and confidence to good use, and territorial claims of the heart are about to be made.
In his own words Larry Woody, who has covered racing for over 30 years, will give readers never before seen quips, tales and anecdotes about some of the most famous names in racing. Here are just a few of the highlights: how about the time Richard Petty almost bought a race track, or, why Darrell Waltrip once wanted to punch out some race fans. Or the night that repo wrecker driver-turned-NASCAR star Bobby Hamilton was attacked by the owner of a car he was trying to tow away. Or the worried elevator conversation Jeff Gordon had with wife Brooke after crashing Dale Earnhardt at Daytona. What prominent driver was the biggest pain to deal with? (not Tony Stewart). What was the "afterlife" experience that NASCAR VP Jim Hunter says changed his life? How was NASCAR history made at Daytona's Boot Hill Saloon? Why did Eddie Gossage (Texas Motor Speedway president) get fired as a sports writer during his college days? Why did a young Dale Earnhardt show up at the Tennessean Spor'
Author Kevin Opheim enjoyed the time he spent as a young man volunteering for institutions ranging from his church to the Boys and Girls club. What's more, he was rewarded with the life and career experiences he gained every day--particularly when he decided to learn more about a career with law enforcement. Ride-alongs offer young people the opportunity to explore law enforcement firsthand while they learn what to expect from careers as police officers and deputy sheriffs. In Along for the Ride: Explorer and Civilian Ride-Along Perspectives on a Career in Law Enforcement, Kevin shares his five-year experience riding in patrol cars, working in the offices, and fulfilling field work duties as a volunteer for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. He describes everything he experienced, from the exciting to the mundane, and offers insight into how to prepare for success as a public service professional. If you're interested in learning more about what a career in law enforcement entails, then this collection of personal experiences can help. Get in, buckle up, and prepare to go along for the ride.
You'll laugh out loud at a group of amateur criminals who decide to rob a resort hotel and get more than they bargained for, changing their lives and the lives of their friends and families forever
Tony Simpson's memoir as a unionist and public servant of New Zealand life and society from the 1970s through to the new millennium. One of New Zealand’s best known social historians, Tony is the author of many published books, including the award-winning Sugarbag Years. But through his working life he has also been a witness to and participant in major events shaping current New Zealand society: irritating Muldoon, watching Thatcher’s rise during his OE, seeing off the Lange government and its Rogernomics, and ultimately serving as senior advisor to Alliance and Progressive Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton. With dollops of wry wit, Along for the Ride offers us a politically committed kiwi insider’s probing insights into some of recent history’s most momentous changes, traversing employment in public broadcasting and customs, public service union work, and his life as a writer, an international foodie, and a gay man.
Author Kevin Opheim enjoyed the time he spent as a young man volunteering for institutions ranging from his church to the Boys and Girls club. What’s more, he was rewarded with the life and career experiences he gained every day—particularly when he decided to learn more about a career with law enforcement. Ride-alongs offer young people the opportunity to explore law enforcement firsthand while they learn what to expect from careers as police officers and deputy sheriffs. In Along for the Ride: Explorer and Civilian Ride-Along Perspectives on a Career in Law Enforcement, Kevin shares his five-year experience riding in patrol cars, working in the offices, and fulfilling field work duties as a volunteer for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He describes everything he experienced, from the exciting to the mundane, and offers insight into how to prepare for success as a public service professional. If you’re interested in learning more about what a career in law enforcement entails, then this collection of personal experiences can help. Get in, buckle up, and prepare to go along for the ride.
When Auden goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having fun new experiences.
When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning toride a bike and dating.
First book tells all mostly about me (A Love Story) . . . never thought I would ever write books for God, but God’s dreams are so much more for us than we can imagine, God wrote this book through me . . . there are gifts inside us that sometimes we don’t even know are there until God brings them to light, and we can do all things through Christ . . . the books I write are for sure Ephesians 3:20 (“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”) . . . these books only exist because God gave them to me.
Vanessa Capri hates musicians. She has good reasons to, just not ones she’s willing to talk about, even with her best friend, Sandy Thibeault. Vanessa has a long history with rock stars; as the daughter of a famous music producer, she’s spent her life around them and knows about the seedy underbelly of the music business. She knows firsthand how the industry ruins lives and families, and she’ll do anything in her power to stay away. Until the talent show at The Rosewood Academy for Academic Excellence—her boarding school for the rich and famous—where she sees Willmont Davidson perform. She recognizes his rare talent and knows he needs to audition for her father’s new boy band. Except Willmont isn’t buying what she’s selling and seems to be immune to the lure of the music business. Vanessa is determined to get him on board, though she’s also committed to maintaining her distance from the band. Especially when one of the members turns out to be someone from Vanessa’s past—someone she’s been trying for months to get over. But then her summer plans—relaxing at her house in the Hamptons with Sandy—are threatened when her best friend decides she wants to follow the band on tour. It’s a dream come true for her to be the band’s exclusive teen vlogger and Vanessa’s dad loves the idea to help build buzz, so who is Vanessa to stop her? Sandy wants her to come along, but while Vanessa’s not going to stop her friend, there’s no way she’s going on tour. Despite her efforts to stay away, Vanessa gets caught up in the tour preparations and starts not hating it (or the guys) as much as she would have expected. And then, when things start to go wrong, they don’t just want her on tour, they need her. Will Vanessa rise to the challenge? And if she does will she be able to protect her heart from these boys who were built to be heartthrobs? Along for the Ride is the first book in The Rosewoods Rock Star series for readers who love swoony romantic comedies about rock stars and the girls who can’t resist them. Note: The Rock Star books are companions to original Rosewoods series, but take place after it, beginning chronologically after Crossing the Line (book 10). There are some spoilers, but each series can be read independently. Keywords: musicians, rock band, boy band, music, tour, contemporary romance, young adult contemporary romance, boarding school, high school, friendship, boys, kissing, first love, humorous romance, romantic humor, funny romance, flirting, teen, teenage, rich, wealthy, elite, young adult, new adult, coming of age, love triangle, boys, relationships, firsts, friendships, play, Hollywood, Celebuspawn, scholarships, royalty, celebrity, boyfriend, series, The Rosewoods
Detective Megan Matthews is cursed with always being right. Her instincts are good, her deductive reasoning even better. She's found her hard-headed ways to be too much for most men, so she's given up on trying to find Mr Right and has settled for arresting Mr Wrong. Crime Scene photographer Ryan Andrews has had a crush on the sexy detective since he first took her photograph by accident at a crime scene. That picture became headline news and she hasn't talked to him since. He's tried everything to get her attention, but when nothing works he's left with only one option. But is blackmailing a cop into marriage really a good idea? Book two in the Matthews Sister series.
A lighthearted guide to long-haul travel with children...from a mom who knows best.