Title search results
Showing 1 - 20 of 2519 items
By David Storey. 1933
From "the leading novelist of his generation" (the Daily Telegraph)--a story about marriage, family, and 1 man's 2nd chance At… age 47, former playwright Frank Attercliffe lives with 2 of his 5 children in a 4-bedroom apartment on Walton Lane on the outskirts of an English suburb. For the past 3 years, his wife, Sheila, has been living with Maurice, a car dealer who owns a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley, and a Jaguar--a man rumored to have killed 3 people in car accidents. Attercliffe cowrites a weekend football roundup for the local sports column, and after a match, he is introduced to the beautiful actress Phyllis Gardner at his favorite watering hole. That night, however, Sheila comes home, having left Maurice and given up her current lover, Gavin. She wants to move back to Walton Lane with the entire family--but she wants Attercliffe to move out. With its cast of eccentric and endearing characters, including Attercliffe's loquacious fellow journalists, his alcoholic mentor, and the daughters who force him to live in the moment, Present Times is a novel about marriage, changing family values, and 2nd acts.
By Robert E. Waters. 2020
Set in Mantic Games’ Warpath universe and based on its sports tabletop game Dreadball. Ex Corporation Striker Leeland Roth teeters… on the horns of a dilemma: return to the sport that once defined his life, or continue to drown his sorrows in booze, babes, and back alleys. The choice is not as simple as it may seem, for Roth cannot shake the crippling guilt that plagues him day after day. But a new opportunity has arisen, and the lure of the spotlight, the drama, the fans, and the money, may bring him out of the shadows. Roth must now cobble together a team of nobodies and coach them to glory in a thirty-two-team tournament that promises big rewards for the winner. Along the way, he will face a battalion of dangers: death, injury, Digby corruption, corporate greed, familial hatreds, bribery, rebellion, and even the limitations of his own abilities as a coach. Can this former DreadBall star rise to the occasion, or will this be his last hurrah?
By Phil Earle, Andy McNab. 2019
It's all fun and games until you lose cell service. When an epic class trip to "Wild Out," an Outward… Bound-like adventure weekend involving rock climbing, kayaking, and zip lining, is announced, Danny Mack and his best friends are thrilled. But when one of the teachers gets sick and Danny's mean older brother volunteers to chaperone, the weekend seems doomed to be a disaster.When the group arrives at the campground, they discover that they'll be sleeping in tents instead of cabins, milking cows for their breakfast oatmeal, and using a toilet without modern plumbing OR TOILET PAPER. Not at all the adventure they thought it would be.Bestselling author Andy McNab and award-winning author Phil Earle join forces for the very first time, and the results are hilarious! Brilliantly illustrated by Robin Boydon, Get Me Out of Here! is full of laughs and heart, but at its core, it's a story of friendship, resilience, and determination.
By Drew Bridges. 2020
Many lives collide in this quest to win a billion dollars for picking all the winners in the annual National… Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament. Some are looking for riches, others for simple survival and personal redemption.Mathematician Sinclair Dane sponsors the contest, seeking money for a safety net for her troubled mother. She does not have a billion dollars to pay a winner. Risking her reputation and possible legal charges for fraud, she pins her hopes on the astronomical odds against anyone picking all the winners.Math professor Lewis Cusac uses the basketball contest to teach remedial math to college students, two of whom are playing in the tournament. He enters the contest and finds himself having selected all the winners with only three games remaining. He also gets a call from the NCAA investigators for suspicion of trying to fix the outcomes of games.Add to the mix a retired casino operator, a group of twenty-something social media wizards, and professional basketball's next megastar.As the contest goes global, the story races to an ending that will surprise the reader.
By Mackenzie Crowne. 2015
To win the game, they'll have to risk losing their hearts... When a bizarre child custody stipulation pits popular sports… blogger Gracie Gable against football superstar Jake Malone, losing the battle for her twin nieces isn't the only thing Gracie has to worry about. Forced to live for three months under the same roof as the sexy tight end, will she fall prey to his flirtatious pursuit? Or worse, will the skeletons in her closet destroy her chance for the love and family she so desperately wants? Neglected by his parents as a boy, Jake doesn't believe in happily ever after. Yet living with Gracie and the twins might be enough to change his mind--and his womanizing ways. But when the press unearths a scandal from Gracie's past, will he lose the one woman he was ready to open his heart to? 88,000 Words
By Mackenzie Crowne. 2015
Can she trust this player with her heart? Ever since experiencing a childhood trauma, reclusive artist CC Calhoun has suffered… from panic attacks. But when a fateful kiss from handsome wide receiver, Kevin "Tuck" Tucker, is enough to stop one of those episodes cold, she wonders if guarding her heart has been the right choice. Will going on a test date with Tuck open her to trusting someone for the first time in years? Or will she wind up being just another notch in the football player's bedpost? Tuck has a reputation for charming women into bed, but after his kiss with CC, he's left aching for more. When he proposes a second date, his attraction to the sexy blonde looks like the makings of true love--something he's never quite believed in--until now. But when Tuck discovers CC's childhood secrets, will the pro athlete be tough enough to stay by her side--or will he betray her hard-earned trust?
By Crystal B. Bright. 2015
Roses are red, violets are blue.Only one woman could make NFL star Gideon Wells walk away from the Super Bowl:… His Mama, "Queen" Elizabeth, the beautiful, strong black woman who adopted him and his two white brothers when they were just kids. So when Elizabeth develops a pressing health issue, Gideon doesn't hesitate to come home and run the flower shop she loves almost as much as her boys. But there's an unexpected complication in Queen Elizabeth's shop: and that complication looks really good in a gardener's apron and pruning gloves. This mama's boy has a naughty side too.Janelle Gold has always thought of herself as a geek, more into books than sports, preferring brains over brawn. So a gorgeous jock like Gideon Wells is not exactly the type she usually goes for. But there's something about the hot quarterback that makes Janelle think sometimes opposites do attract, and it's not just his dedication to his family, or the fact that he can hold his own in the flower shop. There's just something irresistible about a man who stops to smell the roses.
By Crystal B. Bright. 2016
Sometimes it takes hurt to open your heart... At twenty-two, Thane Wells is the highest-paid pitcher in Major League Baseball--and… he owes it all to his adoptive Mama, "Queen" Elizabeth Sommerville, a wise, beautiful, entrepreneurial African-American woman who always encouraged him and his two white brothers to reach for the stars...the woman Thane still talks to daily. He never dreamed their most recent conversation would be their last. With his beloved supporter suddenly gone, Thane is grief-stricken, shaken, and vulnerable--especially to a woman like Kari Meyers. Kari's had her eye on Thane for a while, but strictly for business. As a junior sports agent, she's hungry to sign him, especially when she hears his current agent will be retiring soon. When she finally locates Thane, she's shocked to discover he's attending his mother's funeral--and he's shocked to find Kari in his hotel room. Assuming she's an escort is just the beginning of their misunderstandings. But one thing that's clear is their mutual attraction. As a single mom with an NBA ex, Kari has a rule against dating athletes. Yet as circumstances bring the two closer together, they just might find they're on the same team, heart and soul...
By Charlene Groome. 2014
Charlene Groome begins a spirited new series with this riveting introduction to the Warriors, a hockey team whose star player… has game both on and off the ice—until their new skating coach changes everything. . . Ty Caldwell is one of the Warriors' most valuable players—and one of Vancouver's most eligible bachelors. His moves are part of his charm, so he's surprised by how strongly he's drawn to the team's new skating coach—and even more surprised when she cross-checks his advances. But Ty loves a challenge, and the same persistence he flaunts in the rink may help him off the ice. . . Eileen Francis is a world-class skater with a gold medal to prove it. But professional hockey is still a man's world—so when she lands the job as the interim coach for The Warriors, her curves are way bigger news than her turns. To take control of this bunch of alpha males, Eileen is going to have to play cold as ice and twice as hard. But she'll have to break her own rules to get the team's MVP to play up to his fullest potential. . . 96,036 Words
By Desiree Holt. 2014
Get Ready to Play RoughShay Beckham grew up idolizing her brother's best friend, star quarterback Joe Reilly. There was no… one in their Texas town who had the moves to match Joe on or off the field. Years later, he's still a player who has what it takes to drive any hot-blooded woman wild. But Shay isn't a kid with a bad case of hero-worship anymore. She's grown-up and independent, with her feet on the ground and a serious head on her shoulders. If she could just say the same for Joe.It's been fifteen years, but Joe Reilly hasn't forgotten the skinny little kid who used to follow him around like a shadow. What he can't get over is that the skinny shadow has grown into one hell of an incredible woman. One any man in his right mind would kill to get his hands on. And one who seems to be completely immune to him. He knows he and Shay could have something special together. If he could only convince her he's about more than just the game.81,521 Words
By Kristina Mathews. 2015
With a divorce in the works, Annabelle Jones heads out to Southern California, the land of sun and starting over.… She wants to prove to herself and her young daughters that she still has what it takes to turn heads as a swimsuit model--that she doesn't need a man to take care of her. Until an accident forces her to rely on the hunky, yet mysterious man next door...Nathan Cooper is trying to revive his own career. Once a top left-handed relief pitcher, he tried to get over a hidden injury with the aid of banned substances. Not only was he caught and suspended, he was traded and missed out on winning the championship. Now he's a free agent without a contract, and that means life is ready to play ball...
By Crystal Bright. 2015
"Engaging characters you want to get to know better." -Library Journal You can't fight love...There's only one thing MMA fighter… Gunnar Wells is more devoted to than his career, and that's his mother, "Queen" Elizabeth. An elegant African American woman who adopted Gunnar and his two white brothers, Elizabeth was there when they needed her, and they'll do anything for her. For Gunnar, that means running her hair salon when she suddenly falls ill. And if that's not awkward enough for the champion fighter, he'll have to work alongside Eboni Danielson, the other love of his life. The one he left behind to pursue his dream. The one he's never forgotten...Between the salon and her volunteer work, Eboni keeps busy to keep her mind off the man who broke her heart. So when Gunnar shows up again, she does her best to stay cool--on the outside. But the more she watches Gunnar step up and help out, the less she can deny her feelings. Soon Gunnar is doing everything he can to convince Eboni to give him a fighting chance. Can she trust him again--even when old secrets and new dangers come between them once more?
By Kristina Mathews. 2014
More Than A Game, #2 A ballplayer and a team owner would give anything for a championship--even their hearts... After… inheriting majority ownership of the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team, Hunter Collins wants to prove to herself--and the rest of the league--that she's got what it takes to build a champion. Her first move is to trade for a hot left-fielder. He's got it all, speed, power, and a desire to win. Not to mention undeniable charm. Marco Santiago is tired of being the new player in town. After four teams in six years, he's facing free agency at the end of the season. He wants nothing more than a long-term contract and a World Series win. Hitting on his new owner probably isn't the best way to get it, but love may be the most powerful challenger either of them has ever faced... Warning: Strong language, consummated love scenes, and some baseball clichés."Smart, fun, and sexy. A great romance read." -New York Times Bestselling Author, Kat Martin77,606 Words
By Tom Mendicino. 2017
As young men on the cusp of life, Charlie Beresford and Kevin "KC" Conroy forged an unlikely friendship. Though the… years have lead them down unexpected paths, the bonds of an enduring love will bring them back to where they have always belonged . . .In the summer before college, hauling furniture is the last thing Charlie Beresford wants do with his time. Then, Kevin Conroy--the Mighty KC--joins the moving crew. A star baseball player bound for the big leagues, Charlie is shocked when KC reveals another side of his jock persona--and suddenly, Charlie finds the long summer coming to a bittersweet end. But as Charlie moves on to Dartmouth, KC never makes it to the majors. He finds himself in Oregon, no longer defined by his physical gifts, but building a new life with new friends, and learning to play by the heart . . .At twenty-two, Charlie has a degree in hand and an entry-level job in radio. But sometimes he feels like the only thing he learned in college was that he's already made the biggest mistake of his life. So when he runs into his old high-school crush, he's more than ready to make up for lost time, even if the odds are long. Because the one thing Charlie and KC know too well is that the only thing worse than striking out is never taking a chance at all . . .Praise for Tom Mendicino's Probation"Thoughtful, textured and poignant . . . an exciting impressive debut." --Time Out NY"A smart, engaging, witty, sad and unusual book about the complicated nature of family and love." --Bart Yates, author of Leave Myself Behind"A potent debut." --Publishers Weekly"Achingly honest." --Vestal McIntryre, author of Lake Overturn
By Desiree Holt. 2015
Sometimes it's not about winning... One bad tackle. That's all it took to put wide receiver Jake Russell in a… cast for the rest of the NFL season. From being a high school all-star to getting drafted by the Austin Mustangs, football has been Jake's life for as long as he can remember. It's what defines him--because he has a secret he never shares. But now that he's laid up in bed with a nurse displaying a lot of distracting bedside manners, he's discovering life on the sidelines might have its perks. . . One last paycheck. That's all Erin Bass has left to her name when the resort she works at shuts down. Desperate, she agrees to be a caregiver to hardass jock Jake Russell, who also happens to be a memorable one-night stand. Before long, caring leads to daring new ways to catch up in bed, especially with Jake still in a cast. But with football on the sidelines, this time the game is serious. . .
By Kristina Mathews. 2013
More Than A Game, #1 The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than… any he's met on the field. Pitcher Johnny "The Monk" Scottsdale has won awards, been named an All-star and has a perfect game to his credit. Known for his legendary control both on and off the field, his pristine public image makes him the ideal person to work with youth players in a preseason minicamp. Except the camp is run by the one woman he can't forget...the woman who made him a "monk." Alice Harrison's three strikes include an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage of convenience and young widowhood. She once traded her dreams so Johnny could have a chance at making it to the Majors. Johnny comes back into her life just as she's ready to resign as foundation director and pursue her own dreams of finally earning her teaching credential. Her plans may go on hold, though, depending on the reaction when she confesses she may have kept a major league secret from Johnny and her son. With the minutes ticking by until Johnny will leave for spring training, they'll need to let go of the past and work together in order to win the game of love. CONTENT WARNING: Some strong language, consummated love scenes83,204 Words
By Desiree Holt. 2015
No Rules. No Limits. Party girl Tyler Gillette has just one rule: no football players. As the daughter of the… owner of the San Antonio Hawks, she grew up in the shadow of the sport and her father's enormous wealth. She was even named Tyler because he wanted a boy. Life couldn't have drawn up a better play for turning her into a wild child--until that same life is threatened by someone from the past . . . Former Hawks running back Rafe Ortiz has a few rules of his own. First, no weaknesses. Second, no babysitting spoiled football princesses. But his new career as a bodyguard means he's responsible for protecting the beautiful Tyler Gillette from her mysterious stalker. But keeping his hands off her might be harder than keeping her safe . . .
By William L. Deandrea. 1982
A onetime baseball catcher confronts the murder of a McCarthyist politician at Yankee StadiumIn 1953 America, McCarthyism is everywhere. Congressman… Rex Harwood Simmons is among the leaders who single-mindedly hunt down suspected Communists; he even claims that Communism has infiltrated America's favorite pastime. But while watching a Yankee game one afternoon, he becomes a target. As the crowd cheers for a homerun, Simmons is shot dead in his seat. The task of solving the crime falls to onetime ballplayer and Korean War veteran Russ Garrett, who collaborates with "Vicious Aloysius" Murphy, a Bronx homicide detective. The investigation won't be easy, since there are plenty of people with a motive to plug Simmons. Several clues point to a blacklisted intellectual--but he was driven to suicide years ago. And as Garrett hunts for the killer, a new conspiracy comes to light: a plot to murder Yankee star Mickey Mantle.
By Rick Riordan. 2008
As an incoming freshman, Percy isn't expecting his high school orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal… acquaintance appears, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends will set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this fourth book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.
By Herbert Warren Wind. 1960
America's greatest golf writer cracks wise in this humorous peek inside the life and mind of an up-and-coming young proIf… Hogan had to wait 15 years before winning the Open I guess even a natural athalete like me has to wait a couple of years huh? Harry Sprague may not be the most eloquent golfer on the winter circuit, but spelling and grammar are the least of his concerns. First, he has to work on his putting, which, due to the aradic nature of the greens at Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, the Arizona Country Club, and other Sun Belt courses, is keeping him out of the money. And speaking of money, Harry suspects that his current sponsorship deal--he runs a driving range from April to November for no salary in exchange for the cash to go on tour--might not be the fairest of deals. Finally, there are the fans. In California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, beautiful women line the fairways hoping for a date with their favorite pro. But as Harry soon learns, if wedding bells don't ring the following winter, he'll have hell to pay. First published in Sports Illustrated, these humorous missives from the bottom rungs of the leader board will delight duffers and low handicappers alike.