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
Ta Siks wants to provide for his nephew Fundile - but on a cleaner's salary there is no chance of that. That's why he turns to the world of crime, and gets involved in the drug trade. Fundile does not suspect that his uncle is involved in a dangerous game, but his friend Sakhe is a different story. Sakhe has no problem with moving on from being a scorer with girls and on the soccer field, to being a drug merchant. When Nosiphiwo, a girl from Fundile's past, arrives on the scene with a secret of her own, things start getting more complicated. Fundile realises - too late - that even their lives are in danger.
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.
Her first year away is turning out to be nearly perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit, she's on her way to college at San Diego State University. Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family, and emotions. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate's brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she'd be happy.
“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: Vanessa Grant
Publisher: Muse Creations Inc.
Release Date: 2013-07-10
_I want you to kidnap me._ Zeb Turner seemed like two different men, and Misty was thoroughly confused when he turned up at her detective agency demanding she kidnap him. Something was very wrong, but trying to find out more about Zeb left Misty with few options. All she knew was that her headlong response to him frightened her, and she could never fit into his respectable world.
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.
"Beautifully told each step of the way." --Viper S. Liz Anne is determined to make it in country music—and get away from the judgmental whispers of her hometown. But when she finally gets a shot to play for a successful singer, he's unimpressed, leaving Liz Anne right back where she started: with an old guitar, a handful of songs, and a mountain of responsibilities. Carefree guitarist Bobby, however, likes what he sees. And hears. Sure, Liz Anne's songs are rough, but there's definitely some potential buried beneath all that tension. So he offers to help her out with some guitar lessons. Just guitar lessons, she insists. Because Liz Anne has a secret. And if Bobby ever found out, he'd run the other way—taking with him her chance of building a better life. — Taking Chances is a sweet standalone novella (#2.5) in the Forging Forever world. Check out the other Forging Forever books: Mending Heartstrings (#1) Tasting Temptation (#2)
FALLING FOR RACHEL -- Landlocked in Manhattan, rough-and-ready seaman Zackary Muldoon needed a street-smart, two-fisted attorney to save his kid brother's delinquent hide. What he got was a long-legged lady lawyer clad in sophisticated silks. Public defender Rachel Stanislaki made Zack's blood boil...and his loins ache. No endless voyage had ever had him hungering for a female the way one day in court with this woman did. He'd have to give Rachel a wide berth before she trimmed his sails forever...and anchored him with unquenchable desire. CONVINCING ALEX -- Soap opera writer Bess McNee figured the only way to understand a character was to stand in her shoes even if they were a streetwalker's stiletto heels. So she got tossed in the slammer...thanks to the sexiest detective in New York. Alex Stanislaski thought he'd seen it all until he busted Bess. And then she wanted to follow him around to get 'ideas' for her show! Trouble was, the lady was giving him altogether too many ideas....