Author: Kristen Callihan
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
Release Date: 2017-04-18
First we were friends. Then we were roommates. Now I want more… What can I say about Chess Copper? The woman is capable of bringing me to my knees. I know this about five minutes after getting naked for her. No one is more surprised than me. The prickly photographer my team hired to shoot our annual charity calendar isn’t my usual type. She’s defense to my offense, a challenge at every turn. But when I’m with her, all the regrets and darkness goes away. She makes life fun. I want to know Chess, be close to her. Which is a bad idea. Chess is looking for a relationship. I’ve never given a woman more than one night. But when fate leaves Chess without a home, I step up and offer her mine. We’re roommates now. Friends without benefits. But it’s getting harder to keep our hands off each other. And the longer we live together the more I realize she’s becoming my everything. Trick is… Now that I’ve made her believe I’m a bad bet, how do I convince her to give this player a true shot at forever?
Author: Fletcher Flora
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Skimmer was the hotshot - handsome, smart, arrogant . . . He had everything: personality, looks, women. He was ready for success - regardless of the cost . . . And then he met a girl and a gangster - and something went wrong . . . Hotshot is Skimmer’s story - a unique candid portrait, not of the knife-wielding delinquents who capture headlines, but of today’s troubled youth as they really are. The unforgettable story of a generation battling to find its way in a world it never made.
A MATCHMAKING MOM WILL SECRETLY TURN HER THREE BIG APPLE BACHELORS INTO MILLIONAIRES—BUT ONLY IF THEY MARRY! Bachelor #1, Officer Truman Steele, has seen it all. By night he's hot on the trail of a foot fetishist who's stealing expensive designer shoes. By day he's stuck on a media drive-along with a sexy, ambitious reporter. Tru has a case to solve—he doesn't really want to be some kind of poster boy for the NYPD. And he's got to find himself a wife— pronto—or kiss his fortune goodbye! Trudy Busey has a nose for news—and it's clear Truman's got something up his sleeve. But she's also a sucker for a man in uniform…and out of uniform, he's quite an arresting sight. But Trudy has places to go, headlining stories to write. She can't let herself be driven to distraction by some Manhattan maverick…can she?
How did Harry Kewell do it? That’s what Sam wants to know. How did he handle being called a ‘hot shot’ by his team-mates? Sam bets Harry’s coach never benched him for winning the game single-handedly! And what about Harry’s dad? Did he think soccer was for sissies too? Things are getting too tough for Sam to handle, until he meets Manuel Luque, an ex-professional English soccer player. At last there’s someone on his side! But even though Manuel’s got the contacts, the news isn’t all good. Just what does it take for a young Aussie soccer star to realise his dream? From Raewyn Caisley, the acclaimed and established author of TOP MARKS, NOT CRICKET, IN UNION, TENNIS STAR, FREE STYLE and GREAT LEAD, comes another book in the popular Junior Sports Series.
The maverick returns! Dr. Justin Bergeron has returned to his roots in the Deep South. But with a reputation as a former bad boy, his attempts to introduce modern medicine to this small town are met with fierce resistance. His only ally? Blunt, yet bewitchingly beautiful nurse Mellette Chaisson! Their attraction is as deep and seductive as the bayou itself. But after losing her husband, Mellette is reluctant to let sinfully delicious Justin in, despite seeing that this playboy has a heart that could very well steal hers…. Deep South Docs! Swapping the big city…for the bayou!
New Year's Bachelors New Year's Resolution #2: Harass a Hunk! Dylan McAllister, Salt Lake City's hottest attorney-at-law, dripped masculinity like summer rain off a hot tin roof. But when Elise Allen used an inherited ticket to the New Year's bachelor auction to buy him, she had only one thing on her mind: revenge. Dylan had taken Elise to the cleaners in the courtroom, but a week by her side in her busy vet practice would be the perfect payback. Contending with a jealous chimp, a dehydrated tarantula and an amorous pig would surely leave even a hotshot lawyer begging for mercy…if only Elise could keep her mind off his briefs.
Roughing it in the Montana wilderness with an all-female mountain group seemed the perfect way to heal music teacher Joanna Lofton's broken heart. But the camp's matchmaker had other ideas. And so did elite smoke jumper Nick Kramer, who was setting off enough sparks to ignite a wildfire in Jo. Nick liked a woman who didn't back down from danger—or desire. Jo was fast making this confirmed loner yearn to keep those home fires burning. But could Nick convince this marriage-shy charmer that "once burned" didn't have to mean "twice shy"?
Author: Matt Christopher
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The exciting sequel to Slam Dunk! Julian Pryce was once the star center of the Tornadoes. But when he joins a new team after his family moves, he suddenly finds himself the star benchwarmer. It turns out the Warriors already have a starting center, Paul Boyd, who has no intention of sharing the court with Julian. The coach is no help, either, for one simple reason: Paul is his son! Now Julian may have to take drastic measures if he's going to get back into the game. . . but is he to blame when Paul winds up in the hospital?
Author: Rob Childs
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Harry is the star of Gateway Fives, a mixed five-a-side soccer team. They've made it through to the County tournament, but Harry's ego starts to cause problems within the team - and then their goalie is injured. When Harry has to choose between the team and his own image, will he do the right thing? Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Up Connect encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, or those with English as an additional language, aged 9+, at a manageable length (96 pages) and reading level (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1991-06-01
Susannah, a cool socialite; Sam, a charismatic rebel; Yank, an eccentric inventor; and Mitch, a marketing genius, set out to find fame, wealth, and success, taking on corporate America with an ingenius invention
Peyton Michaels expected her assignment to be simple—write an article about everyday heroes. Heroes like Hot Shot firefighter Gabe Cooper. She never expected to find herself running up a mountain, a wildfire nipping at her heels, her life in his hands. And she never expected to be drawn to Gabe. After the loss of her husband in the line of duty, the last thing she wants is to fall in love with yet another man who routinely puts his life at risk. Gabe has had enough of women who want to make him into someone he’s not. Women like his ex, who couldn’t handle the heat of his job. Like Peyton, who sees him as a hero when he’s just a man doing a job. Except time after time, the pesky reporter proves her mettle. And gets deeper under his skin. But there’s an arsonist at work, and danger is closing in with the speed of a raging brush fire. Peyton and Gabe have to dig deep for what it takes to be a real hero—to find the courage to reach out and grab a forever kind of love. Before it’s too late.
Author: Dick Stodghill
Release Date: 2007-11
Genre: Performing Arts
At the height of the Great Depression three fun-loving young musicians from the flatlands of Central Indiana began broadcasting a fifteen minute daily radio show on WOWO in Fort Wayne. Veterans of the vaudeville circuits, they performed without pay to promote local appearances for $15 per night. The show quickly drew a large following and this led to an opportunity to join the WLS National Barn Dance in Chicago. Their happy, sometimes zany antics proved to be exactly what a Depression-weary country needed. The line that began many of their songs, "Are you ready, Hezzie?" became part of the American lexicon. The Hoosier Hot Shots went on to make hundreds of phongraph records, appear in 22 movies and have their own nationwide radio show. This account of their boy-makes-good lives includes more than 80 photos, illustrations, letters written by one of the original Hot Shots, movie highlights, a discography and more.
Splat goes on a Cat Scouts trip in this hilarious I Can Read book from New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton. Splat can hardly wait to put on his uniform, tie knots, and build a fire. But when a new member of the group does everything just a bit better than everyone else, Splat wishes he could have a chance to shine. Thanks to some sticky mud, he might get to show what a great outdoors-cat he really is! Beginning readers will practice the -ot sound in this easy-to-read addition to the Splat series. Splat the Cat and the Hotshot is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
Author: Black & White Publishing Limited
Release Date: 2008-08
For the first time, Hot Shot Hamish has his own annual, telling his story in glorious colour right from the start of his career. Read the incredible, funny adventures of how Hot Shot Hamish went from being a shepherd on a remote island to become a soccer superstar.