Die schönste Love-Story seit "Love Story"! Harper wächst unter dem strengen Regiment ihres Marine-Dads auf. Sie zählt die Tage, bis sie aufs College gehen kann, um endlich die Dinge zu erleben, von denen sie bislang nur gehört hat: Flirten, Daten, Küssen. Gleich auf der ersten Party trifft sie Chase, der all das ist, was ihr Vater hasst: sexy, wild, verwegen. Nur mühsam widersteht Harper seinem Bad-Boy-Charme. Obwohl sie sich kurz darauf in seinen attraktiven Mitbewohner Brandon verliebt, scheint ihr Körper jedes Mal vor Verlangen zu vibrieren, sobald Chase in der Nähe ist. Sie ist überglücklich mit Brandon, aber auch ihre Gefühle für Chase werden immer stärker. Ein unvergessliches Wochenende lang gibt sie der Versuchung nach - und plötzlich ist nichts mehr, wie es war ...
Author: John Haigh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2003
"What are the odds against winning the Lotto, The Weakest Link, or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The answer lies in the science of probability, yet many of us are unaware of how this science works. Every day, people make judgements on a wide variety of situations where chance plays a role, including buying insurance, betting on horse-racing, following medical advice - even carrying an umbrella. In Taking Chances, John Haigh guides the reader round common pitfalls, demonstrates how to make better-informed decisions, and shows where the odds can be unexpectedly in your favour. This new edition has been fully updated, and includes information on top television shows, plus a new chapter on Probability for Lawyers."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Kristin Luker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1978-01-01
Genre: Social Science
A study of the contraceptive practices of a large sample of clients in a California abortion clinic challenges common assumptions about the social and psychological trauma associated with abortion as a means of birth control
Author: Jordan Howard Sobel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1994-04-29
J. Howard Sobel has long been recognized as an important figure in philosophical discussions of rational decision. He has done much to help formulate the concept of causal decision theory. In this volume of essays Sobel explores the Bayesian idea that rational actions maximize expected values, where an action's expected value is a weighted average of its agent's values for its possible total outcomes. Newcomb's Problem and The Prisoner's Dilemma are discussed, and Allais-type puzzles are viewed from the perspective of causal world Bayesianism. The author establishes principles for distinguishing options in decision problems, and studies ways in which perfectly rational causal maximizers can be capable of resolute choices. Sobel also views critically Gauthier's revisionist ideas about maximizing rationality. This collection will be a desideratum for anyone working in the field of rational choice theory, whether in philosophy, economics, political science, psychology or statistics. Howard Sobel's work in decision theory is certainly among the most important, interesting and challenging that is being done by philosophers.
Taking Chances (formerly Big Apple Dreams)- from Kamery Solomon, bestselling author of The God Chronicles and A Midsummer Night's Fling. "Taking Chancess was an eloquently written book. You can feel the desire of the theater in the details that the author describes. Plus the love triangle had you screaming for the other guy. The one who shares the passion and love for your deepest desire. I absolutely loved how she was able to engage the reader as if the were a member of an audience in a play that Marama was trying out for. Half way through you already have your mind made up on who you wanted her with. This was an excellent book and I would highly recommend it to anyone that has dreams and need the drive to reach them. Perseverance pays off if the end." ~Lisa Markson, Paranormal Bookworm "What happens when you follow your dreams? Sometimes they really do come true! Mara followed her dreams and moved to NYC to work in the theatre. And now I want to go to New York! I want to see Wicked (so I really did buy a ticket.) And I want to be kissed by the hot guy! Taking Chances will have you dreaming big and wanting more!" ~Raquel Auriemma, Roc N' Read Blurb: One dream. Two men. Three choices. Moving to New York has always been the fantasy for Mara Adams. Tall Buildings, bright lights, culture, and Broadway-she can't get enough of the fast life. So when her dream opportunity comes along to move to Manhattan and land a role on the stage, nothing is going to stand in her way. But just when Mara feels like her life couldn't get any more perfect, she finds herself growing closer to two different men. One the handsome city native, Chris Williams, the other her roommate's brother and sexy stagehand, Evan Robbins. Unable to choose, Mara finds herself caught up between the life she wanted to live and the life she never dreamed she could have. Which will she choose?
Those who suffered because of her might think of Mary that she hurt others, herself she could not hurt; but Jer, knowing her better...knew she hurt herself perhaps most deeply. Since the death of her parents, Roguey, Maeve and Jer have cared for one another and for Sorristown, their elegant home. Together they have fished and hunted, unravelled secrets by bedroom fires and sipped gin cocktails. But this pattern of intimacy is about to be broken by Maeve's marriage to Rowley. A week before the wedding, her bridesmaid Mary arrives. Meeting her for the first time Rowley describes Mary as a 'factor for disturbance', little realising the extent to which his prophecy will prove true for each of them.
Author: Brenda Guiton
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Sudden wealth, family tensions and a heady illicit affair are overshadowed by another man's uncontrollable obsession. After inheriting a fortune, Mike believes a move to Ascombe in the Yorkshire Dales will be the realisation of his dreams. His wife, a dyed-in-the-wool city girl, is far from enthusiastic. Since her divorce, Emma, a beautiful artist in Ascombe, has embarked only on safe, casual affairs. When she meets Leo, a dark and brooding playwright, it seems he has other ideas. The story moves to Cyprus where their lives become fatefully involved and leads to passion, jealousy and hatred that brings tragedy to the village of Ascombe.
By day, Miss Annie McBride is the darling of San Francisco society. By night, Annie and her father Lou Ferrance are cat burglars, pulling off some of the most notorious jewel heists of the 1890's. But Annie's world begins to close in around her when her father is attacked and disappears. Together with his lover Lena and some friends from Chinatown's underclass, Annie is determined to continue Lou’s plans for one last big job: to rob California's most powerful entity—the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Kristin Lowrey wasn't accustomed to widowhood yet, but she was all too familiar with being at the beck and call of her three grown children and their children. Now, though, she had finally summoned the courage to start over again-a new job, a new look, and a whole new life far from her native Augusta, Georgia..all the way to California! Getting away was hard enough, but having an accident en route and ending up on a ranch in New Mexico was nearly disastrous. Especially when her all-too-welcoming host turned out to be a divorced doctor with an irresistibly appealing bedside manner. She and Christopher Harrison had a lot in common. And it wasn't so very far from New Mexico to California. Maybe they could even go there together. . .if Kirstin could just learn to let go of the past. Was it time to take a chance on a brand new future-time to love again?
Taking Chances is a love story inspired by a young Mom doing the best she can to raise her son through the trials of life. The love of her family helps her to find her wings again. It is a story whose romance is timeless. However, much like any great love, it demands great sacrifice and Isaac and Isabelle's story is no exception.
"What if ...?" In this freewheeling and heartfelt memoir of a colorful and adventurous life lived in pursuit of that very question, Daryl "The Kid" Shaffer shares tales-some taller than others-of his life as a modern cowboy in the Montana wilds. The adventures he shared with true friends inspired the cowboy to become an author. Based on his journals and memories, he shares his favorite tales from his life on the range. His real-life transformation into the hero figure of his childhood began on a whim. When a beautiful young woman shares a want ad with him, his imagination is momentarily engaged. But in the style of young men, he quickly forgets about the fateful ad that offered a job working as a ranch hand in Montana. Months later, that same scrap of paper found its way back into his imagination. And with a single phone call, his cowboy life began. With a spirit of adventure matched only by his sense of humor, his tales are a vicarious trip to a time and place most have only dreamed of.
Author: Susan Lewis
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-10-31
When journalist Rachel Carmedi is kidnapped and murdered by a Colombian drug cartel, her lover and partner Tom Chambers, racked by guilt, vows to avenge her death. Ellen Shelby and Michael McCann want to turn Rachel's story into their first Hollywood movie, whilst Chambers agrees to track down the killers. But his need for vengeance soon overrides their desires. In London, high-flyer Sandy Paul, helping to raise finance for the film, still harbours a fierce passion for Michael, and aims to remove Ellen from his life. Love, lust, jealousy and ambition take the stage with high finance, power and mortal danger. Torn loyalties, male pride and female desires turn the movie into a terrifying trap of death threats and destruction...