Author: Harlan Coben
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Softhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar must unravel a complex mystery involving blackmail and family tragedy when his client, celebrated rookie quarterback Christian Steele, receives a phone call from a supposedly-dead ex-girlfriend.
Author: DR. BETHANY MARSHALL
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Deciding when to work on a relationship and when to walk away is a skill that can prevent us wasting months and even years of our lives on partners that will never make us truly happy. Once we have learned to identify the deal breaker in a relationship we can empower ourselves to action, and then change and improve our lives. Whereas books like 'He's Just Not That Into You' explored relationship troubles in black and white, 'Deal Breakers' covers all the shades of grey that lie in between - all those areas where relationships can hit an impasse. Some deal breakers are easy to identify - one partner wants marriage, the other doesn't - yet many are more subtle and difficult to pinpoint. Dr Bethany Marshall is a relationships expert. She has identified specific male archetypes and the traits that frustrate and infuriate their partners. Here, for the first time in book form, is advice that can help any woman who is trying too hard to make her relationship work.
Author: Dave Horwitz, Marisa Pinson
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Dealbreaker is a hilarious reference guide to the qualities that, when discovered, transform the “date you hope to go home with” into the “date you pray never calls again.” A “dealbreaker” could be an annoying habit (you talk through movies), a physical attribute (your soul patch), a lifestyle choice (your cucumber melon body spray), a worldview (your delusions of grandeur), and everything in between! With a combination of good-natured ribbing and sardonic snark, comics Dave Horwitz and Marisa Pinson have catalogued these characteristics that, though occasionally trivial, serve as early warning signs of possible relationship discontent. Based on their popular eponymous blog, which is gaining a wide audience of disgruntled singles, Dealbreaker is sure to resonate with anyone who has had a bad date or a relationship gone awry.
The Deal Breaker
Author: Cat Carmine
Publisher: Cat Carmine
Author: Tara Leigh
Nixie Rowland is having a bad day. Rushing home to drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality television, she decides to take a shortcut to the subway where things take a turn for the worst. But Nixie’s bad luck doesn’t end there—the white knight who comes to her rescue is none other than the Dark Knight of Wall Street, a cocky Manhattan mogul whose ego barely fits inside his penthouse. To her horror, Nixie discovers the sizzling attraction between them is off the charts, and rising fast. Spending the night in his bed does nothing to lower the heat... And everything to set her heart on fire. Nash Knight doesn’t have room in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond one-night stands or casual flings. And he certainly doesn’t make a habit of rescuing damsels in distress. Except that this particular damsel slips beneath his armor, the vulnerability she covers with a false show of bravado hitting him somewhere deep. Nixie is everything he never wanted... And exactly what he needs. With Nixie on the run from a controlling ex, and Nash trying to salvage a business deal at risk because his conquests in the bedroom are overshadowing his wins in the boardroom, there’s one simple solution for them both: a marriage in name only. But when lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker?
Author: Siri Caldwell
"This was not the plan." After a career-threatening injury, backup dancer Rae Peters crashes at a friend's in a middle-of-nowhere college town to recover. She'd rather be onstage performing with a rock star than stuck in a swimming pool doing rehab exercises, but at least the people-watching is good. Make that person-watching, because she only pays attention to one person: the cute water aerobics instructor who's always lugging around accounting textbooks like she might be smart. Jori Burgess is a grad student with a young daughter and a blackmailing ex-boyfriend. She's got her hands full being a single mother, and studying, and teaching at the pool, and pretending to be someone she's not. The last thing she needs is one more complication, but Rae is one complication she can't resist. Rae has no trouble resisting, because she promised herself a long time ago that flirtatious straight girls were not for her. Even if they claimed they weren't that straight. "Especially" if they claimed they weren't that straight. Really, thank you, but no. She's not going to fall for someone who's got red flags plastered all over her very attractive...uh...personality. Being friends, though? Being friends is not a problem, and neither is dancing together, and neither is holding on a little longer than is strictly appropriate, and neither is... Yeah. This could be a problem.
Author: Marnie ST Clair
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
From one–night–stand to new boss... Ambitious management consultant Ellen Kennedy is going places. But when last year's one–night–stand shows up in her office as her new manager, it threatens everything she's worked so hard for. Even worse, she's not quite sure that one night was enough. Alex Broadhurst has private reasons for moving to Melbourne, and he has no intention of sharing them with anyone, including the woman he never forgot. But business and pleasure can't mix, not ever, no matter the temptation. Workplace romances always end in disaster, so Ellen and Alex strike a deal: one night in the past won't affect their present or influence their future. But sometimes even the best deals are made to be broken...
Author: Patricia Rosemoor
The McKenna legacy strikes again, and the consequences could be devastating Bryce McKenna was a cursed man who needed a wife fast—and childhood friend Hailey Wright fit the bill perfectly. With her brother a hundred thousand dollars in debt to a loan shark, Hailey was willing to vow marriage for the money to save him. But when Hailey's own life came under attack, Bryce feared the McKenna family's dark legacy was the cause.… While Hailey's unorthodox gift for sensing ghosts suggested there was more to Bryce's demons than an unsolved mystery, she feared falling in love with her tortured husband. But Bryce's kisses burned too hot…and made the vulnerable beauty forget her life was in jeopardy. Although they'd taken their vows, would the McKenna curse tear their new love apart?
Two of Sunday Timesnumber one best-selling author Harlan Coben's nail-biting thrillers wrapped up in one new edition.DEAL BREAKER Investigator and sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big-time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the dealstarts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is up against the dark side of his business - where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.DROP SHOTValerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron couldn't be happier - he's also got the hottest male tennis star, Duane Richwood, on his books. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron's number one client becomes the number one suspect. As Myron begins to investigate he uncovers hidden truths and soon realises that these secrets are not only dangerous, they're deadly.
Hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar is no rookie in the world of suspense fiction. The complex, fascinating brainchild of Edgar Award–winning storyteller Harlan Coben, Bolitar has faced off against ruthlessly competitive superstars, desperate gamblers and groupies, and, on more than one occasion, even the mob. Now the first seven novels of Harlan Coben’s acclaimed series are teamed up in this convenient eBook bundle, including: DEAL BREAKER DROP SHOT FADE AWAY BACK SPIN ONE FALSE MOVE THE FINAL DETAIL DARKEST FEAR Praise for Harlan Coben and his Myron Bolitar novels “The modern master of the hook-and-twist.”—Dan Brown “What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times “Don’t let Coben’s wry observations fool you: They gift wrap keen insights into our society.”—The Washington Post Book World “Myron Bolitar is one of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane “[Coben] combines Chandler’s wry wit with Ross MacDonald’s moral complexity.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A gifted storyteller . . . Mystery just comes along for the ride.”—The Denver Post “Like fellow wisecracking P.I.’s Spenser and Elvis Cole, Myron Bolitar is great fun in the best ‘hard-boiled’ tradition.”—Houston Chronicle
Author: Michele Avantario, Maia Dunkel
Is he Mr. Right or Mr. Not-on-Your Life? For some women, it’s a moustache. For others, it’s a cheating heart. Whether you’re playing the field or are considering a trip down the aisle, you’ve got to determine whether to stick it out or move on in your pursuit of true love. Find out what your deal breakers are: • You’re on your first date when you notice he’s had four glasses of wine before the entrée arrives. Deal breaker? • You’ve been dating someone special and upon entering his apartment for the first time you notice a book called The Idiot’s Guide to Sex. Deal breaker? • Your long-term boyfriend proposes and presents you with a stunning ring in a Tiffany’s box—and later you find out it’s a cubic zirconium. Deal breaker? • You meet a cute guy at a bar, but the only number he’ll give you is his pager. Deal breaker? • You’re looking forward to a romantic Valentine’s evening with your new beau. He picks you up at seven, and when you get in the car he says, “So, what’s the plan?” Deal breaker? • You’re engaged to a man of another religion and it’s never been an issue in your relationship. One evening when you’re talking about having children, he tells you he expects the children to be raised in his faith. Deal breaker? • One night after a few drinks your date lets you know he once had a passionate affair with a married woman. Deal breaker? From the Trade Paperback edition.
True Love Dates
Author: Debra K. Fileta
In True Love Dates, Debra Fileta encourages singles not to “kiss dating goodbye” but instead to experience a season of dating as a way to find real love. Through reading powerful, real-life stories (including the author’s personal journey) and gaining insights from Fileta’s experience as a professional counselor, readers will discover that it ispossible to find true love through dating. Christians are looking for answers to finding true love. They are disillusioned with the church that has provided little practical application in the area of love and relationships. They’ve been bombarded by Christian books that shun dating, idolize courting, fixate on spirituality, and in the end offer little real relationship help. True Love Dates provides honest help for dating by guiding readers into vital relationship essentials for finding true love. Debra is a young, professional Christian counselor, and True Love Dates offer sound advice grounded in Christian spirituality. It delivers insight, direction, and counsel when it comes to entering the world of dating and learning to do it right the first time around. Drawing on the stories and struggles of hundreds of young men and women who have pursued finding true love, Fileta helps readers bypass unnecessary pain while focusing on the things that really matter in the world of dating.
The Rule Breaker
Author: Cat Carmine
Publisher: Cat Carmine
Author: Scott Ritter
Publisher: Clarity Press
The Iran deal was a crowning moment of international diplomacy, allowing the world to step away from the edge of a self-created abyss. Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from this agreement threatens to return the world to that precipice. Dealbreaker recounts how this deal was made, why it was broken, and what the consequences of that action could be. When the United States made the decision in the 1980s to deny Iran access to nuclear technology, Iran was forced to turn to the black market to get the material, technology and know-how required to meet its needs for nuclear power generation, inclusive of the ability to indigenously produce nuclear fuel. The revelation of Iran's secret nuclear program in 2002 set in motion a battle of wills between the Iranians, who viewed nuclear power as their inherent right, and the international community as defined by the United States, Israel and Europe, who feared the proliferation implications of allowing Iran access to technology that could be used to make a nuclear weapon. The United States and Israel pulled no punches, using diplomatic pressure to impose crippling economic sanctions, and cover activities to sow disinformation, sabotage equipment and murder Iranian nuclear scientists in an effort to stop the Iranian nuclear program from going forward. Iran prevailed, confronting the United States with the choice of either going to war, or accepting the reality of an Iranian nuclear program. The Iranian nuclear deal was the result. But the deal had an Achilles heel--the disinformation campaign waged by the United States and Israel to paint the Iranian program as military in nature left a residue of uncertainty and fear that detractors of the deal used to attack it as little more than a sham. Donald Trump decried the Iranian nuclear deal as a "failed agreement" and promised to tear it up if elected. Proving true to his word, Trump pulled America out of the Iranian nuclear deal on May 12, 2018. Dealabreaker explores the nuances of the Iranian nuclear program, exposing the duplicity and hypocrisy of American diplomacy, supported by Israel and abetted by Europe, that led to the need for the Iranian nuclear deal, and eventually caused the demise of an agreement that was simultaneously "the deal of the century" and "fatally flawed."
Author: Ellen Rakieten, Anne Coyle
Publisher: Villard Books
A lighthearted guide for women shares advice on where to draw the line in the face of male social gaffes, making fun of such unfashionable behaviors as wearing speedos to the beach, using comb-overs and ordering feminine cocktails. Original.