Bound by Temptation

Author: Cora Reilly

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517455514

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 320

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Liliana Scuderi has been in love with Romero from the moment she first saw him. After her sisters were married off for tactical reasons, she hopes she might be allowed to choose a husband for herself, but when her father promises her to a man more than twice her age that hope is crushed. No begging can make him change his mind. Romero has always ignored Lily's flirting. Her age and status made her off-limits but even someone as dutiful as him has only so much control. Wanting her when she's supposed to marry another man could mean war between New York and the Chicago Outfit, and Romero has always put the Cosa Nostra first. Lily suspects her sisters and Romero would risk everything for her, but is her happiness worth that much? Is love worth a war between the Cosa Nostra and the Outfit?

Bound by Duty

Author: Cora Reilly

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507879924

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Dante – The Boss – Cavallaro's wife died four years ago. On the verge of becoming the youngest head in the history of the Chicago mafia, Dante needs a new wife and Valentina was chosen for the role. Valentina lost her husband, too, but her first marriage had always been for show. When she was eighteen, she agreed to marry Antonio in order to hide the truth: that he was gay and in love with an outsider. Even after his death, she kept his secret, not only to preserve the honor of a dead man, but also to protect herself. But now that she's about to marry Dante, her castle of lies threatens to crash. Dante is only thirty-six but already feared and respected in the Familia, and he's notorious for always getting what he wants. Valentina is terrified the wedding night will reveal her secret, but her worries prove unfounded when Dante shows her the cold shoulder. Soon her fear is replaced by confusion and indignation. Valentina is tired of being ignored. She's determined to get Dante's attention and desire, even if she can't get his heart that still belongs to his dead wife.

Bound by Hatred

Author: Cora Reilly

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512191653

Category:

Page: 312

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When Gianna watched her sister Aria getting married to a man she barely knew, she promised herself she wouldn't let the same thing happen to her. Matteo - The Blade - Vitiello set his eyes on Gianna the moment he saw her on his brother Luca's wedding, and Rocco Scuderi is more than willing to give his daughter to him, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna escapes her bodyguards and runs away. She has enough money to flee to Europe and begin a new life. But staying undetected when the mob is searching for her is a challenge that takes everything, especially as one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo Vitiello. After six months on the run, Gianna finally settles into a tentative routine in Munich, but then Matteo and a couple of her father's soldiers find her with another man. Despite her pleads they kill her boyfriend, and Gianna is forced to marry Matteo. Her emotions alternating between guilt over having dragged an innocent into her world and hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.

Bound by Honor

Author: Cora Reilly

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505399707

Category:

Page: 322

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Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca - The Vice - Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families. Now at eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca. Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname 'the Vice' for crushing a man's throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don't know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn't just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca's striking gray eyes and arrogant smile. In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who can just as easily kill as kiss you. The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she's ever known behind but Aria can't bear the thought of never seeing her family again. Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca's.

A Bloody Kingdom

Author: J.J. McAvoy

Publisher: NYLA

ISBN: 1943772525

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

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The fourth book in the Ruthless People Series is here... “After the battle sharpen your knives.” It has been eight years since the Callahans defeated Avian Doers and conquered Chicago. Melody is now the Governor and public face of the family, while Liam rises as the Ceann na Conairte of both the Irish and Italians. Their reach is limitless; their power endless...but is it possible to have too much power? Can Liam and Melody raise a family, a city, and an empire? Only a fool would try to stop them now... Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series: RUTHLESS PEOPLE #1 "One Marriage + Two Bosses = 3X the Chaos." THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2) "One Secret, Multiple Casualties." AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3) "Villains by Choice." A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4) “After the battle, sharpen your knives.” DECLAN + CORALINE(prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People) "You don't find love; it finds you." And look for the Ruthless People spinoff, Children of Vice--out 5.17.17“From the Ruthless, Vice shall Rise.”

Inseverable

A Carolina Beach Novel

Author: Cecy Robson

Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC

ISBN: 0997194723

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Voyeur Extraordinaire

Author: Cora Reilly

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502394880

Category:

Page: 236

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Living in a dank one room apartment and working as a waitress in a shabby bar, Nora didn't think her life could get any worse. But that's before sexy-as-hell Adrian Black moves into the apartment across from her bedroom window and she's caught spying on him having sex. Now he has set his eyes on her. Not falling prey to his panty-dropping smiles proves to be a challenge Nora isn't sure she's ready for - especially since the most action she ever had are the butt slaps from leery customers at work. An encounter with Adrian involving a healthy dose of pent-up tension and too much alcohol leads to an awkward night that none of them will likely forget. But it's only the beginning... "Every night I take out my binoculars, point them at the window of my neighbor Adrian Black and watch him banging a new girl, and every night I wish the girl was me. Where the hell is a shooting star when you need one?"

Kimberley Sun

Author: Di Morrissey

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145962243X

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 623

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The sequel to Tears of the Moon. The Kimberley - from the red desert to the remote town of Broome - is the backdrop for Kimberley Sun. Lily Barton is beautiful, adventurous and 50-something. She is looking for a complete life change. Sami, her daughter, is 30, driving alone through the outback and finally, reluctantly, confronting her family roots. Together they are swept into a world where legends, myths and reality start to converge. Those who come into their orbit bring stories that change each of them. From Farouz, the old Afghan camel driver, to Bobby, the Chinese/Aboriginal man who is tangled in the murder of a German tourist, to Biddy, the survivor from Captain Tyndall and Olivia's era...and who is the mysterious artist hiding in the desert? All have a secret and all have a story to tell until each finds their place under the Kimberley sun.

Breathless & Bloodstained

Author: Bethany-Kris

Publisher: Bethany-Kris

ISBN: 9781988197081

Category:

Page: 280

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No war is won without a few bloodstains. Tommas Rossi wants what belongs to him-he wants it bad. At thirty-years-old, he's on course to become the youngest boss in the Chicago Outfit's history. He just has to make it to the end alive. But being the boss of the Outfit means nothing to Tommas if a certain blue-eyed girl isn't standing with him when the city finally crumbles. The crown is so close he can taste it. Blood paves his way. Every king needs a queen, but he doesn't know how to get his anymore. Abriella Trentini has always been the rebel. She's quicker than most men, dangerous when she wants something, and more careful than anyone knows. Her relationship with Tommas Rossi has been a dangerous game she loved to play, but someone always has to lose. With choices to make, the kind that determines who will live and who will die, Abriella doesn't know what to do. This should have been easy, but nothing ever is, and her time to choose is running out. So much blood has spilled for this. The Outfit is in shambles, grieving and angry. The families just want peace. No one knows who will take the Chicago throne because too many men have a stake in this game. In wars like these, no one will let it go easily. They'll be bloodstained until the very bitter end. And left breathless in the devastation of it all. Has it been worth it? *** Please Note: Breathless is the fourth book in a series and should only be read after the first three books have also been read. It is NOT a standalone.

Savage Mafia Prince

Dark Mafia Romance: Dangerous Royals 3

Author: Annika Martin

Publisher: Carolyn Crane

ISBN: 1944736018

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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Where is Kiro? He’s the lost Dragusha brother, heir to a vast mafia empire—brilliant, violent, and utterly savage…and he’s been missing for years. Ann I'm supposed to be doing simple undercover research at the Fancher Institute for the Mentally Ill & Dangerous, but I can’t keep my mind off Patient 34. He’s startlingly young and gorgeous, but it’s not just that. He’s strapped way too tightly to that bed. And there’s no name or criminal history on his chart. What are these people hiding? My reporter’s instincts are screaming. Here's the other thing: the staffers here believe he’s so sedated that there’s not a thought in his head, but I catch him watching me when nobody’s looking. Our connection sizzles when I enter the room. When our eyes meet, I know he understands me in a way nobody else ever has. I’m supposed to follow my editor’s orders—I have secrets, too—but everything about Patient 34 is suspicious. How can I not investigate?

Ultimate Vengeance

Author: Nancy Haviland

Publisher: Nancy Haviland

ISBN: 9780994902436

Category:

Page: 518

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To a young Russian girl raised to respect and fear the Bratva, gaining the attention of a powerful sovietnik from a feared organization was a terrifying thing. A dangerous temptation Sacha Urusski had no hope of resisting. Predictably, Alekzander decimated her heart and left her bleeding...but with a precious reason to go on. When he prowls back into her quiet life, Sacha's decision to run is immediate. But before she can, Alekzander offers a confession that fully absolves him of his sins. Rather than celebrate, Sacha is forced to acknowledge an alarming truth. She has now become the villain in their story. Will she survive when Alekzander discovers why? Sixteen months ago, Alekzander Tarasov was forced to give up his chance at happiness by annihilating his relationship with his soulmate. Now, after accepting who he is and what lengths he'll go to protect what belongs to him, he wants Sacha back. Despite the darkness hovering over his family, he'll stop at nothing to drag his curvy angel so deep into his world of violence and uncertainty she'll never find her way out again. With life-altering secrets and lies, disillusionment and broken faith enter a world where loyalty and trust reign. Will Alek and Sacha's already damaged love be strong enough to survive? Or will it be a sense of duty that inexorably binds them together in the end?

The Book of Common Prayer

And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church,

Author: Church of England

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 438

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Dirty Dom

A Bad Boy Mafia Romance

Author: Willow Winters

Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 234

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I’m not always proud of the man I am, but when you grow up in a crime family, there aren’t a lot of options. I do what I have to do, and more than often, I f*cking love it. The power, the women, the money. All of it comes easy to me. Until Becca walked into my office. Everything about her was tempting. Her beautiful eyes that pierced into me, her body that was made for sin. She came to pay off a debt, but I wanted more. So I did what I’ve always done, I took what I wanted. She’s a good girl who never should have walked through that door. I never should have touched her, but now that I have, I can’t stop. I’ll push her boundaries, she’ll cave to temptation. We’ll both forget about the danger. And that’s a mistake I can’t afford… Topics include: contemporary romance, modern romance, urban romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, hot romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, romance books free, free romance series, contemporary romance free, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, wealthy heroes, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, mafia, mafia romance, valetti, valetti series, crime family romance. For Readers of: Jodi Ellen Malpas, Skye Warren, Pepper Winters, E.L. James.

Hers to Heal

A Black Eagle Ops Novel

Author: Vonnie Davis

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 1101967935

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

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In this powerful, sensual romance from the author of Her Survivor, a broken woman meets a shattered warrior—and discovers a passion strong enough to heal each other’s deepest wounds. Navy SEAL Reece Browning sacrificed body and soul in the line of duty. He survived torture at the hands of America’s enemies, but lost his career and his voice in the process. Traumatized and desperate to get his PTSD under control, Reece escapes to Eagle Ridge Ranch. Under the big Texas sky, he finds peace, a renewed sense of purpose—and a woman who makes him feel like a man again. Her smile lights up his dark days, and her caress helps him forget the night terrors. Ex-Marine Gina Wilson also bears painful scars: emotional wounds inflicted by men she once trusted with her life. She has fought hard to overcome her demons and build a good life for her daughter, and Reece is too intense, too damaged, too raw to let into her heart. Yet she’s drawn irresistibly to his steely gaze and heated embrace. No one else understands what it’s like to suffer in silence. And when Gina’s daughter is threatened, it’s Reece who risks everything to save the day. Advance praise for Hers to Heal “Hers to Heal is a wonderful story of two veterans, Reece and Gina, learning to overcome, heal, and trust again. Vonnie Davis handles their heartfelt journey with the right mix of humor and grace to make it a memorable addition to her fabulous series.”—New York Times bestselling author Donna Michaels “In Hers to Heal, author Vonnie Davis gets down to the nitty-gritty of what it’s like for our returning vets and delivers the happily-ever-after they deserve! The sexy Navy SEAL of Hers to Heal, along with his lady love and the cutest little girl ever, will break your heart one minute and have you laughing out loud the next!”—Dixie Lee Brown, author of the Trust No One series “A wounded warrior struggling to heal. A single mother hoping to overcome hurts from the past. Add in a precocious six-year-old and Davis’s characters leap off the page into your heart.”—AJ Nuest, author of the award-winning Golden Key Chronicles and Golden Key Legacy “Hers to Heal has perfected the recipe for a heartwarming and emotional read. And with a hot hero and smart heroine, there’s plenty of sizzle too.”—Stina Lindenblatt, author of This One Moment “A dark, heartwarming story of a wounded soldier who embarks on a journey of healing and finding family. Vonnie Davis knows her way around an alpha hero.”—Jessica Lemmon, author of Forgotten Promises Includes excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

The Marriage Bargain

Author: Jennifer Probst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471126064

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The sizzling first installment in the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling Marriage to a Billionairetrilogy. To save her family home, impulsive bookshop owner Alexa McKenzie, casts a love spell, which conjures up an unexpected visitor - her best friend's older brother and the powerful man who once shattered her heart. Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he's offers Alexa an interesting proposal... A marriage in name only, the rules? Avoid entanglement. Keep things businesslike. Do notfall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn't be that hard to follow... Except Fate has a way of upsetting the best laid plans… "Jennifer Probst has proved to be one of the most exciting breakout novelists in the romance genre." - USA Today

The Danger of Desire

Author: Sabrina Jeffries

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144448

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today. To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell. Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?

Long Way Down (Special Edition)

Author: Krista Ritchie,Becca Ritchie

Publisher: EverAfter Romance

ISBN: 9781635764079

Category: Fiction

Page: 682

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Fans of forbidden romances will love this story about two people who have always been told to stay away from one another, but who can't help but gravitate towards one another now that she's legal.

Key Works in Critical Pedagogy

Author: kecia hayes,Shirley R. Steinberg,Kenneth Tobin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460913970

Category: Education

Page: 447

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Key Works in Critical Pedagogy: Joe L. Kincheloe comprises sixteen papers written within a twenty-year period in which Kincheloe inspired legions of educators with his incisive analyses of education. Kincheloe was a prolific thinker and writer who produced an enormous number of books and chapters and journal articles.In a career cut short by his untimely death, Kincheloe led the way with an approach to research and pedagogy that incorporated multiperspectival approaches that examined a wide range of topics including schooling, cultural studies, research bricolage, kinderculture, Christotainment, and capitalism. In these works Kincheloe used accessible, elegantly produced language to capture his emotional yet scholarly ways of engaging with the world. He was a champion of the disenfranchised and his writing consistently examined social life from the perspective of participants who were often treated harshly because of their marginalization. The articles in this book were selected to encompass Kincheloe’s impressive scholarly career and to draw attention to the necessity for educators to take a critical stance with respect to the enactment of education to reproduce disadvantage. Among the theoretical frameworks included in the works are critical pedagogy, research, hermeneutics, phenomenology, cultural studies, and post-formal thought. Key Works in Critical Pedagogy is a comprehensive introduction to the scholarly contributions of one of the foremost educational researchers of our time. The selected chapters and associated scholarly review essays constitute a reference resource for researchers, educators, students of education – and all of those with an interest in adopting a deeper view of ways in which policies and practices shape education and social life to produce privilege and disadvantage simultaneously in ways that are often hidden from view. The critical perspective that permeates these works constitute ways of thinking and being in the world that others can adopt as a framework for analyzing their engagement in education as researchers, teacher educators, policymakers, students, parents of students, and members of the community at large. Responding to each of Kincheloe's chapters is a scholar/teacher who is intimately familiar with the works, theories, and epistemologies of this unique scholar.

Hidden Monsters

Author: London Miller

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519526281

Category:

Page: 404

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Until Luka... Aleksandra Volkov happily escaped into the oblivion that alcohol and pills provided, longing to forget the memories that plague her. But sometimes, it takes someone as equally broken to mend the fractured pieces of her life. Until Alex... Luka Sergeyev willfully courted death by living in the midst of the very people who would have him killed if the truth of who he was ever came out. But he would gladly take that risk if it meant she would look at him like he mattered for just a little while longer. When it comes to life within the Volkov Bratva, love comes at a price, secrets are common, and most of all, one's survival is not guaranteed.