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Summary: Who knew a bad boy could mend a broken heart? What does a girl do after she discovers her fiancé is a cheating bastard? In my case, I performed the ritual

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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
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Description: Who knew a bad boy could mend a broken heart? What does a girl do after she discovers her fiancé is a cheating bastard? In my case, I performed the ritual implosion of all scorned women. I drowned my sorrows in cases of white wine, wallowed in gallons of ice cream, and ignited a bonfire to burn away every damn remnant of his existence. Six months later, the only result was a permanent impression of my ass on the couch. Adventure Dating my friends dared. A new and exciting opportunity they said. I thought they were crazy, but I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so I signed up for the entire four-week deal. That’s where I saw HIM. Lucas Cummings. He isn’t the classic rich boy I usually end up with. The one whose idea of working up a sweat is waiting for his margarita to be served beachside. Nope. He’s a rough and tough bad boy that all fathers warn their daughters about. You know the type. Cocky swagger, chiseled jaw—the ‘V’. SOLD, I said to myself, until I discovered he was so much more than just a BOXER. Left Hook. Right to the heart.


Pdf ebook: Charmed by the Bartender

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Summary: Who knew sleeping with the enemy could be this fun? Was the one night stand a good idea? Well, no. Probably not in retrospect. In my defense I had just mov

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  • Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 270
  • Language: English
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Description: Who knew sleeping with the enemy could be this fun? Was the one night stand a good idea? Well, no. Probably not in retrospect. In my defense I had just moved back into my grandparent’s house, I’d lost my dream job, and a guy on Tinder had stood me up. It was like life had suddenly stamped ‘LOSER’ on my forehead. So when the guy behind the bar started giving me THE look…you know, the one that promised I’d be screaming his name into the wee hours of the morning? When that guy also has the perfect amount of scruff on his chiseled chin, biceps bulging out of his t-shirt, and a cocky grin you knew he’d earned in the sack…when he gives you that look, you don’t bother to figure out what your six degrees of separation are. You jump on that horse and ride it! Pun fully and completely intended. And accurate by the way. I fully admit to feeling sorry for myself and acting impulsively, but by the time I’d figured out WHO the bartender was, I was already falling for him. A romcom from a secret duo of USA Today Bestselling Authors, comes the first COMPLETE STANDALONE in the Modern Love Series.


Pdf ebook: Mad about the Banker

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Summary: Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, and not just Mr. Right Now? My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just caved, an

  • Author : Piper Rayne
  • Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 334
  • Language: English
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Description: Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, and not just Mr. Right Now? My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really, what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks. Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?) Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine. So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in Lennon Hart’s dictionary. Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business. It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money. I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful. Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING. A romcom from a secret duo of USA Today Bestselling Authors, comes the third COMPLETE STANDALONE in the Modern Love Series.


Pdf ebook: The Boxer Gate

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  • Author : Mark A. Colby
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1426941404
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Modern Love Box Set

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Summary: In a city full of bachelors, no one is quite what they seem… THIS BOX SET INCLUDES: The Brush-Off (Modern Love #0.5) Before The Bartender, there was The

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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: In a city full of bachelors, no one is quite what they seem… THIS BOX SET INCLUDES: The Brush-Off (Modern Love #0.5) Before The Bartender, there was The Brush-Off—the place where enemies to lovers began... When a blind date turns disastrous, Whitney Knight's life changes forever and there's only one person to blame: Cole Webber. Charmed by the Bartender (Modern Love #1) Who knew sleeping with the enemy could be this much fun? By the time I’d figured out WHO the bartender was, I was already falling for him. Hooked on the Boxer (Modern Love #2) Who knew a bad boy could mend a broken heart? Until I discovered he was so much more than just a BOXER. Left hook. Right to the heart. Mad About the Banker (Modern Love #3) Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, not just Mr. Right Now? Well, until I discovered his secret—and it changes EVERYTHING. A Modern Love Christmas (Modern Love #3.5) Revisit the Modern Love Series gang when they flee from the city to spend their holiday sharing a log cabin in Climax Cove. PLUS three bonus scenes written from Cole, Lucas and Jasper’s POV! "I flove this author duo and highly recommend these books...they give you the perfect mix of storyline, comic relief, and romance." - Goodreads Reviewer "Oh my gosh! This author duo has rocked my world when it comes to giving me stories I love. Each book got better and better, to the point I couldn't put The Banker down and might have lost some sleep from not wanting to stop reading." - Goodreads Reviewer


Pdf ebook: The Shadow Boxer

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Summary: Steven Heighton is already recognized as one of the best writers to come to the fore in the nineties, a winner of numerous literary awards, whose work is w

  • Author : Steven Heighton
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307369471
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: Steven Heighton is already recognized as one of the best writers to come to the fore in the nineties, a winner of numerous literary awards, whose work is widely translated. In The Shadow Boxer, he delivers a stunning portrait of the artist in the tradition of such great tales as Jude the Obscure, Candide and even Don Quixote, and gives literary life to the Northern Ontario landscape of "the Soo", and the demanding, muscular life of Lake Superior where giant ore-barges make their way over the grave of The Edmund Fitzgerald. Intricately patterned and multi-layered, this is the story of Sevigne Torrins, poet and boxer, who sets off into the world to make it, and whose romantic and professional misadventures take him as far as Egypt before he finds his way back to the Great Lakes. But the classic writerly dream that Sevigne pursues turns out in practice to have a different and darker reality than any he had foreseen. A passionate love story, a gripping narrative, The Shadow Boxer is also about the power of dreams and regret. It heralds a major new Canadian novelist and a master storyteller.


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Summary: Carr Luka is a rising star in the weightless combat sport called zeroboxing. But Carr gets involved with a far-reaching criminal scheme, threatening his bu

  • Author : Fonda Lee
  • Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0738745073
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
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Description: Carr Luka is a rising star in the weightless combat sport called zeroboxing. But Carr gets involved with a far-reaching criminal scheme, threatening his budding relationship with his marketing strategist.


Pdf ebook: Single Dads Club (The Complete Series)

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Summary: In a small town called CLIMAX COVE lives a bunch of SINGLE DADS. THIS BOX SET INCLUDES: Jailbait (Single Dads Club #0.5) Who is Marcus Kent other than the

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Description: In a small town called CLIMAX COVE lives a bunch of SINGLE DADS. THIS BOX SET INCLUDES: Jailbait (Single Dads Club #0.5) Who is Marcus Kent other than the first single dad to find his one true love? This is a prequel to Real Deal where Marcus first meets Caterina which spurred their enemies-to-lovers relationship six years before. Real Deal (Single Dads Club #1) She’s too young. She’s my client’s daughter. She’s my five-year old’s camp counselor. When we’re together all the complications fade away and I have to keep reminding myself, even if I can have her— I can’t keep her. Dirty Talker (Single Dads Club #2) She might say she can handle being friends-with-benefits, but I’m not sure she can. Unfortunately for her, I’m too selfish of a prick to care—until I do. Sexy Beast (Single Dads Club #3) There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in eleven years who has the potential to break me. Sex Weeks (Single Dads Club #3.5) Get a glimpse into Charlie and Garrett’s life years after we left them. Now a family of five, they’ve waited the dreaded six weeks since their last blessing entered the world. Too bad nothing goes as planned when you have a house full of kids. PLUS a Halloween BONUS SCENE in DANE’S POV! But you get a snapshot to where all the single no more dads are now! "Piper Rayne completely blew me away.” ~ The Romance Bibliophile “ Ava and Dane are on fire together!! I mean I was sitting by the pool reading this beauty and I was getting hotter than just having the sun beating down on me!” ~ Amazon Reviewer " Piper Rayne is just awesome! These two authors have come up with a magical formula for marvelous books.” ~ Amazon Reviewer


Pdf ebook: Gravity

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Summary: A. S. King meets Chris Crutcher in boxing journalist Sarah Deming's YA novel about a young female boxer who learns to fight for what she wants. Gravity "Do

  • Author : Sarah Deming
  • Publisher: Make Me a World
  • ISBN: 0525581057
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: A. S. King meets Chris Crutcher in boxing journalist Sarah Deming's YA novel about a young female boxer who learns to fight for what she wants. Gravity "Doomsday" Delgado is good at breaking things. Maybe she learned it from her broken home. But since she started boxing with a legendary coach at a gym in Brooklyn, Gravity is finding her talent for breaking things has an upside. Lately, she's been breaking records, breaking her competitors, and breaking down the walls inside her. Boxing is taking her places, and if she just stays focused, she knows she'll have a shot at the Olympics. Life outside the ring is heating up, too. Suddenly she's flirting (and more) with a cute boxer at her gym--much to her coach's disapproval. Meanwhile, things at home with Gravity's mom are reaching a tipping point, and Gravity has to look out for her little brother, Ty. With Olympic dreams, Gravity will have to decide what is worth fighting for.


Pdf ebook: The Boxer's Heart

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Summary: “Brave and ballsy . . . the internal chaos that prompts Sekules’ rage and desire to retaliate is a more original, fascinating place to visit than any g

  • Author : Kate Sekules
  • Publisher: ABRAMS
  • ISBN: 1468301780
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: “Brave and ballsy . . . the internal chaos that prompts Sekules’ rage and desire to retaliate is a more original, fascinating place to visit than any gym.” —Salon.com The Boxer’s Heart is a brilliantly candid memoir of the world of women’s boxing, now updated and with a new afterword. Written in raw and vivid style, it tells the story of how a young everywoman moves to New York City to write and, through struggles and disappointments in her personal life, rises through the ranks at the famed Gleason’s Gym to box professionally. Sekules’s account unfolds with the pace and depth of a great novel, crammed with larger-than-life characters and piercing observations. Any woman who has grappled with anger and trust in her relationships, been nagged by insecurity at the gym, or wondered what it feels like to throw a punch will identify with this witty and honest account of “ the sweet science of bruising.” “It’s a knockout, folks . . . The Boxer’s Heart is a winner, on all cards.” —Newsweek “What is most captivating about Sekules’ love letter to boxing is how she reconciles the feminine proclivity for tenderness and nurturing with their simultaneous ability to knock one another out, to unleash fury in a controlled and respectful way.” —Oprah.com “Sekules . . . is appealingly self-aware . . . [and] gives us a sense of women’s boxing as a thriving movement.” —The New York Times Book Review “This is a story of self-discovery, about finding out what you love, and then doing it—with passion, with a boxer’s heart.” —Kirkus Reviews


Pdf ebook: The Contender

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Summary: The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero. This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert L

  • Author : Robert Lipsyte
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061995878
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero. This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in YA fiction, is the story of a young boxer in Harlem who overcomes hardships and finds hope in the ring on his path to becoming a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared. He’s a high-school dropout, and his grocery store job is leading nowhere. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Some street kids are after him for something he didn’t even do. So Alfred begins going to Donatelli’s Gym, a boxing club in Harlem that has trained champions. There he learns it’s the effort, not the win, that makes the boxer—that before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender. ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children’s Book * New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age


Pdf ebook: The Boxer's Story

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Summary: Before 1940, Nathan Shapow, a young Latvian, had nothing more on his mind than enjoying his teenage years and becoming a champion boxer. But the Nazis’ s

  • Author : Nathan Shapow
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849544263
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Before 1940, Nathan Shapow, a young Latvian, had nothing more on his mind than enjoying his teenage years and becoming a champion boxer. But the Nazis’ systematic extermination of the Jews quickly put paid to his dreams. Soon he was to face a different sort of fight, where the prize for victory would be his life. Escaping certain death time and time again, Shapow saw his youth disappear in the terror of the Ghettos and the horror of the camps. Fighting for his very existence for the simple reason of being Jewish, remarkably, he survived, fell in love and forged a new life in what was then British-controlled Palestine. There, he joined an underground military organisation and quickly became involved in the struggle to create a Jewish state. Extraordinary and powerful, The Boxer’s Story is the inspiring true story of one man’s enduring fortitude.


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Summary: THE BLACK HAND is the true story of Rene Enriquez, aka "Boxer," and his rise in a secret criminal organization, a new Mafia, that already has a grip on all

  • Author : Chris Blatchford
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061982261
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
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Description: THE BLACK HAND is the true story of Rene Enriquez, aka "Boxer," and his rise in a secret criminal organization, a new Mafia, that already has a grip on all organized crime in California and soon all of the United States. This Mafia is using a base army of an estimated 60,000 heavily armed, loyal Latino gang members, called Surenos, driven by fear and illicit profits. They are the most dangerous gang in American history and they wave the flag of the Black Hand. Mafioso Enriquez gives an insider′s view of how he devoted his life to the cause--the Mexican Mafia, La Familia Mexicana, also known as La Eme--only to find betrayal and disillusionment at the end of a bloody trail of violence that he followed for two decades. And now, award-winning investigative journalist Chris Blatchford, with the unprecedented cooperation of Rene Enriquez, reveals the inner workings, secret meetings, and elaborate murder plots that make up the daily routine of the Mafia brothers. It is an intense, never-before-told story of a man who devoted his life to a bloody cause only to find betrayal and disillusionment. Based on years of research and investigation, Chris Blatchford has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature.


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Summary: Sonny's been an outsider all his life. He has never fit into either world: the Moscondagas on the Reservation see him as white; whites see him as Indian. S

  • Author : Robert Lipsyte
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061995835
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 787
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Description: Sonny's been an outsider all his life. He has never fit into either world: the Moscondagas on the Reservation see him as white; whites see him as Indian. So far, Sonny's managed to harness his anger -- what he calls "the monster" -- in the boxing ring. But Sonny wants out of the Res. He's headed for New York City, where nobody can tell him what to do. Sonny doesn't count on stepping into the middle of a drug war when he gets there -- or on tangling with a tough Harlem boxer-turned-cop named Alfred Brooks. Brooks seems to think that Sonny's got the talent to make it to the top -- to be a contender. But first Sonny's got to learn to be smart, take control of his life, and beat the monster. Only it isn't as easy as it sounds....


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Summary: A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched, with a foreword by Chuck Pa

  • Author : Ken Kesey
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101575271
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched, with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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Summary: George Orwell’s celebrated novella, Animal Farm, is a biting, allegorical, political satire on totalitarianism in general and Stalinism in particular. On

  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher: Manjul Publishing
  • ISBN: 9389647932
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: George Orwell’s celebrated novella, Animal Farm, is a biting, allegorical, political satire on totalitarianism in general and Stalinism in particular. One of the most famous works in modern English literature, it is a telling comment on Soviet Russia under Stalin’s brutal dictatorship based on a cult of personality which was enforced through a reign of terror. The book tells a seemingly simple story of farm animals who rebel against their master in the hope of stopping their exploitation at the hand of humans and creating a society where animals would be equal, free and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before. The novel thus demonstrates how easily good intentions can be subverted into tyranny.Orwell has himself said that it was the first book in which he had tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, ‘to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole.’ The book was first published in England in 1945, and has since then remained a favourite with readers all over the world, and has consistently been included in all prestigious bestseller lists for the past many years.


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Summary: Seán Mannion was once ranked the #1 US light middleweight boxer, but his world title challenge was crushed by future Hall of Famer Mike McCallum. This boo

  • Author : Rónán Mac Con Iomaire
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 153811061X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 246
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1937
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Description: Seán Mannion was once ranked the #1 US light middleweight boxer, but his world title challenge was crushed by future Hall of Famer Mike McCallum. This book tells Mannion’s story, including his journey from Ireland to Boston, development as a boxer, struggles with alcoholism, foray into coaching, and present search for purpose outside of the ring.


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Summary: The New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, the first in a scorching series about a beautiful young sports rehab specialist who can't fight her attraction

  • Author : Katy Evans
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476755434
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1213
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Description: The New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, the first in a scorching series about a beautiful young sports rehab specialist who can't fight her attraction to a dangerously sexy underground fighter. Remington Tate has a bad-boy rep in and out of the ring, a granite-hard body, and a raw, animal power that sends his female fans into a frenzy. But from the moment their eyes lock, the only woman he wants is Brooke Dumas. His desire is pure, all-consuming, and REAL. Hired to keep his perfect body working like a machine, Brooke finally has the lucrative sports therapy job she’s been dreaming of. But as she tours the dangerous underground fighting circuit with Remy and his team, Brooke’s own body becomes alive with the most primal of hungers. If what happens between Brooke and Remy is ever as light as a flirtation, it quickly becomes an erotic obsession for them both, and promises so much more. But their white-hot lust has a dark side—and when Remy’s deepest secret comes to light and Brooke’s familial duties demand action, will the pair be able to hang on, or will everything that once seemed so real suddenly fade away like an illusion?


Pdf ebook: The Gentleman Boxer

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Summary: And the winner is...JOE GRIMM! He scored 24 KOs in a row and was never knocked out. He was a winner in the ring, and a winner in life. This is the story of

  • Author : Ion Grumeza
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1477257926
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Views: 304
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Description: And the winner is...JOE GRIMM! He scored 24 KOs in a row and was never knocked out. He was a winner in the ring, and a winner in life. This is the story of a bantam boxer, his chaperoning older brother, and the time in which they lived. It is the 1920s, and there are boxing clubs in nearly every city in America. Joe Grimm weighs 118 pounds and is flat-footedbut he has a punch and a KO record that draw leading managers to add Joe to their stables. He trains in the same gym as Jim Braddock, the future Cinderella Man. Joes awesome winning streak is interrupted when he and his brother are called home. He leaves the arenas with their cheering crowds and works as a butcher in his grocery shop bought with ring money for his family. Now the character traits that made him a boxing wonder make him a success in business. The Gentleman Boxer captures the excitement and hope of an era when anything was possible and anyone could become a heroor a champion. It is a tribute to the thousands of forgotten bantam prizefighters in the Golden Age of Boxing.


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Summary: A FINALIST FOR THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD From award-winning author Willy Vlautin, comes this moving novel about a young ranch hand who goes on a quest to beco

  • Author : Willy Vlautin
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062684485
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1983
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Description: A FINALIST FOR THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD From award-winning author Willy Vlautin, comes this moving novel about a young ranch hand who goes on a quest to become a champion boxer to prove his worth. Horace Hopper is a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand who wants to be somebody. He’s spent most of his life on the ranch of his kindly guardians, Mr. and Mrs. Reese, herding sheep alone in the mountains. But while the Reeses treat him like a son, Horace can’t shake the shame he feels from being abandoned by his parents. He decides to leave the only loving home he’s known to prove his worth by training to become a boxer. Mr. Reese is holding on to a way of life that is no longer sustainable. He’s a seventy-two-year-old rancher with a bad back. He’s not sure how he’ll keep things going without Horace but he knows the boy must find his own way. Coming down from the mountains of Nevada to the unforgiving desert heat of Tucson, Horace finds a trainer and begins to get fights. His journey to become a champion brings him to boxing rings of Mexico and finally, to the seedy streets of Las Vegas, where Horace learns he can’t change who he is or outrun his destiny. Willy Vlautin writes from America’s soul, chronicling the lives of those who are downtrodden and forgotten with profound tenderness. Don’t Skip Out on Me is a beautiful, wrenching story about one man’s search for identity and belonging that will make you consider those around you differently.