Wrong Place, Right Time
Author: Elle Casey
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Jenny's single-parent life revolves around her kids and her job, which means that hours of Animal Planet and strings of computer code are about all she has time for. Not that Jenny's looking for adventure or romance--she's the type of woman who believes in playing it safe. When Jenny is called upon to do some consulting for the Bourbon Street Boys--a New Orleans private security firm--she knows she should stay away. They conduct surveillance on known criminals and put themselves in harm's way pretty much every day, so No is the obvious answer...Problem is, there's a guy on the team with a body to die for and a dimple that just won't quit luring Jenny in, tempting her to throw all caution to the wind. Will Jenny take the risk or will she do what she's always done--play it safe and wait for the right time?
Wrong Number, Right Guy
Author: Elle Casey
Publisher: Montlake Romance
When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she's nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble--she's wearing pink espadrilles, she's got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she's in the middle of a shootout. After tall, muscular Ozzie comes to her rescue, May has no choice but to follow him to safety. At the headquarters of his private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys, she finds a refuge for the night--and the offer of a job. But it's not long before a gun-toting stalker isn't the only complication in May's life: the more time she spends with Ozzie, the less she can deny that they've got some serious chemistry. A wrong number got her into this mess...Will it also get her the right guy?
Labour Before the Law
Author: Judy Fudge, Eric Tucker
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
In this groundbreaking study of the relations between workers and the state, Judy Fudge and Eric Tucker examine the legal regulation of workers' collective action from 1900 to 1948. They analyze the strikes, violent confrontations, lockouts, union organizing drives, legislative initiatives, and major judicial decisions that transformed the labour relations regime of liberal voluntarism, which prevailed in the later part of the nineteenth century, into industrial voluntarism, whose centrepiece was Mackenzie King's Industrial Disputes Investigation Act of 1907. This period was marked by coercion and compromise, as workers organized and fought to extend their rights against the profit oriented owners of capital, while the state struggled to define a labour regime that contained industrial conflict. The authors then trace the conflicts that eventually produced the industrial pluralism that Canadians have known in more recent years. By 1948 a detailed set of legal rules and procedures had evolved and achieved a hegemonic status that no prior legal regime had even approached. This regime has become so central to our everyday thinking about labour relations that one might be forgiven for thinking that everything that came earlier was, truly, before the law. But, as Labour Before the Law demonstrates, workers who acted collectively prior to 1948 often found themselves before the law, whether appearing before a magistrate charged with causing a disturbance, facing a superior court judge to oppose an injunction, or in front of a board appointed pursuant to a statutory scheme that was investigating a labour dispute and making recommendations for its resolution. The book is simultaneously a history of law, aspects of the state, trade unions and labouring people, and their interaction within the broad and shifting terrain of political economy. The authors are attentive to regional differences and sectoral divergences, and they attempt to address the fragmentation of class experience.
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The eighth hotly anticipated book in the Elemental Assassin series by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep: it’s Gin Blanco's party—and you’ll cry if she wants you to. Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot. Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place. Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.
The Book of Ivy
Author: Amy Engel
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
What would you kill for? After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president's son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power. But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he's not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him...
Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tamika Cleary takes a wrong turn up a one-way street—and straight into Thibault Delacroix’s leg as he steps into the road. But Mika’s in a hurry, and she certainly doesn’t have time for a guy who can’t even look both ways before crossing, even if he does have a cute face, a body to die for, and the darkest, thickest eyelashes she’s ever seen. Unfortunately for Mika, fate has other ideas. When she’s threatened by her employer, a Russian mafia boss known as “The Thief”, she’s forced to accept Thibault’s help. As the co-owner of the Bourbon Street Boys security firm, he believes he can keep her safe. But Mika has a whole load of trust issues—and the pushier Thibault is about helping, the more stubbornly she tries to resist. Mika may have taken a wrong turn the day they met, but will she finally let someone steer her in the right direction?
As a member of the Bourbon Street Boys private security firm, Antoinette "Toni" Delacourte is one strong woman, but despite her reputation for being tough as nails, she is haunted by her past mistakes. Now they're catching up to her, and throwing her for a loop. Ten years ago, Toni kissed Lucky, her brother's best friend. Worried it would break apart the group she'd come to see as family, she walked away--straight into the arms of Charlie, and an abusive relationship. For the past decade she's tried to keep her feelings for Lucky platonic--he's her friend, her colleague, and he's got his own past to deal with. Free of Charlie but unable to shake his memory, Toni finds herself feeling vulnerable and unable to deny her attraction to Lucky any longer. She's always thought that kiss was her first mistake, but now she's wondering whether the real mistake was running away.
Désorienté, Nick ouvre les yeux avec difficulté. Que fait-il dans une chambre d’hôpital ? Et qui est cette femme d’une beauté incroyable, assise à son chevet ? Elle s’appelle Laura, lui révèle-t-elle. Et, cinq ans plus tôt, ils ont vécu ensemble une véritable passion. C’était avant que Nick ne disparaisse du jour au lendemain, sans jamais plus lui donner de nouvelles. Nick est sous le choc. Où était-il pendant toutes ces années ? Il n’en a aucun souvenir... Pourtant, il comprend bientôt à quel point il est urgent qu’il recouvre la mémoire. Car Laura poursuit en lui expliquant qu’il a vraisemblablement été séquestré pendant tout ce temps, par des criminels qui ont aujourd’hui décidé de s’en prendre à Adam. Leur fils de quatre ans...
Pour protéger mon fils, Cindy Dees Désorienté, Nick ouvre les yeux avec difficulté. Que fait-il dans une chambre d’hôpital ? Et qui est cette femme d’une beauté incroyable, assise à son chevet ? Elle s’appelle Laura, lui révèle-t-elle. Et, cinq ans plus tôt, ils ont vécu ensemble une véritable passion. C’était avant que Nick ne disparaisse du jour au lendemain, sans jamais plus lui donner de nouvelles. Nick est sous le choc. Où était-il pendant toutes ces années ? Il n’en a aucun souvenir... Pourtant, il comprend bientôt à quel point il est urgent qu’il recouvre la mémoire. Car Laura poursuit en lui expliquant qu’il a vraisemblablement été séquestré pendant tout ce temps, par des criminels qui ont aujourd’hui décidé de s’en prendre à Adam. Leur fils de quatre ans... L’héritière et le détective privé, Mallory Kane Qui est responsable de la tragédie qui a coûté la vie à son père ? Juliana s’est juré de le découvrir après que la coûteuse passerelle que son père venait de faire construire dans son casino s’est effondrée, le tuant sur le coup. Mais alors qu’elle mène sa propre enquête – la police ayant conclu à un banal accident – elle comprend très vite que sa vie est en danger. On la menace, comme si on voulait l’empêcher d’interroger l’architecte ayant réalisé le projet... Aussi, quand John Dawson, un détective privé, lui propose de l’aider et de la protéger, n’hésite-t-elle pas à l’engager. Même si elle le soupçonne d’avoir d’autres intérêts dans cette affaire que sa simple protection...
Pendue au bout du fil
Author: FLORENCE AGNES
Ce roman original, plein d’humour et d’amour, nous présente les tribulations sentimentales et professionnelles de Flora, téléopératrice partagée entre deux hommes. Avec beaucoup de tendresse et d’inventivité, et grâce à des personnages attachants, Flora nous livre ses pensées intimes, autant lors de ses appels téléphoniques qu’à travers sa romance. Nous découvrons ainsi pourquoi et comment notre héroïne est devenue téléopératrice, son parcours, mais aussi et surtout, son quotidien à travers des appels hauts en couleur, décalés, voire totalement grotesques.
Author: R.K. Lilley
Publisher: R.K. Lilley
Author: Tammara Webber
A Contours of the Heart Novel As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise—until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed. All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy… As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat. Tammara Webber, the New York Times bestselling author of Easy, now delivers a daring and entirely new perspective on love, and why falling for it is beyond our control. A college age, New Adult romance.