A classic memoir that's gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable from the bestselling former National Ambassador of Books for Young People. A strong choice for summer reading—an engaging and powerful autobiographical exploration of growing up a so-called "bad boy" in Harlem in the 1940s. As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer (and he eventually succeeded). But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort. Don’t miss this memoir by New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers, one of the most important voices of our time.
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Yes, I’m ruthless. I have to be. I kill for a living. Since I began working for the man who’s like a father to me, I’ve been able to separate myself from my job. Then I meet Fiona O’Grady. She’s bright, beautiful, and takes my breath away. Suddenly the gig is personal. Very f*cking personal. This girl belongs to me, heart and soul, and the last thing I want to do is break her. But someone has to die, and it sure as hell’s not gonna be me. This June, meet 22 heroes who are downright dangerous. These alphas do nothing half-way. They may have blood on their hands, but they have love in their hearts. Some romances were written in the stars — but these hitmen must fight heaven and earth for the women they love.
Hockey is the only game worth playing in the rough-and-tumble prairie town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. When sixteen-year-old A.J. Brandiosa makes the Triple A team of his dreams, he can hardly believe that his life is finally coming together. And then it falls apart. A.J. makes an unexpected discovery about his best friend and teammate, Tulsa Brown, and he can't keep his rage and fear from spilling onto the ice. An aggressive defenseman is becoming a violent one... An explosive novel by award-winning author Diana Wieler that looks honestly at teenage sexuality and the world of amateur hockey.
The latest from groundbreaking author Leah Raeder is a dark, sexy romantic thriller written in her signature provocative style, which has been praised as "dizzingly intense...an exhilarating ride for our inner underdog" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and "compelling and unnerving" (Booklist). Very few mainstream authors have garnered the devoted following that bestselling author Leah Raeder has earned by pushing the boundaries of romantic suspense. Her carefully rendered "anti-heroines" buck norms, immersing you in a gritty world of sexual fluidity, drugs, and revenge, told with exquisite language and candor that turns the romance genre on its head and leaves readers begging for more. Her latest novel is a tightly plotted adventure that follows closely on the heels of her acclaimed novels Unteachable--"lush, haunting prose, deft storytelling, and scorching sensuality" (M. Pierce)--the "intense and visceral" (Lauren Blakely) Black Iris, and the highly anticipated Cam Girl, and is sure to keep you reading late into the night.
A school for delinquents and somehow Sam ends up sharing the same dorm as the school's biggest bad boy. Sam doesn't fit in with the aggressive students all out to cause mayhem and so no one can figure out how someone as shy and timid as Sam ended up in this notorious school.
An unstinting memoir of the 1980s art scene as experienced by a leading American narrative painter traces his struggle to find his artistic way during a period when his style was contrary to fashion, his relationship with his alcoholic mother, his struggles with addiction and his interactions with such contemporaries as Julian Schnabel and David Salle.
"Monica Murphy always delivers the swoon-worthy romance that I crave. And Murphy’s latest is no exception with this first love, mature young adult novel: Daring the Bad Boy." -Debbie, I Heart YA Books Annie McFarland is sick of being a shy nobody. A session at summer camp seems like the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself—gain some confidence, kiss a boy, be whoever she wants to be. A few days in, she’s already set her sights on über-hottie Kyle. Too bad her fear of water keeps her away from the lake, where Kyle is always hanging out. Jacob Fazio is at Camp Pine Ridge after one too many screw-ups. Junior counseling seems like punishment enough, but the rigid no-fraternizing-with-campers rules harsh his chill. When a night of Truth or Dare gets him roped into teaching Annie how to swim, she begs him to also teach her how to snag Kyle. Late-night swim sessions turn into late-night kissing sessions...but there’s more on the line than just their hearts. If they get caught, Jake’s headed straight to juvie, but Annie’s more than ready to dare him to reveal the truth. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drinking, sexual situations, adult language, and an intense bad boy hero who will melt your heart. Each book in the Endless Summer Series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Book #1 - Daring the Bad Boy Book #2 - Keeping Her Secret
From USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a forbidden romance about an Irish rebel who falls in love with the wrong girl.Dear Diary, I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble-and I'm not talking about the "court mandated community service," or "therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head" kind of trouble. I wish it were that simple. Nope. I'm talking about the "falling in love with one of my client's daughters," kind of trouble . . . The kind of problem I can't talk my way out of when the truth gets out.How I ended up with her phone is a long story-and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green. Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she's my client's daughter. Dating her might be the best or worst decision I've ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell. Roark
When Wally and Willy decide to dress up in sheep's clothing in order to get close to the lamb they want to capture for dinner, they meet their match when one clever sheep teaches the two troublemakers a lesson they won't soon forget. Reprint.
This rebel cowboy is looking for a fresh start—will he find more than he’s ever hoped for in Gold Valley? Enjoy this riveting opposites-attract romance by New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates! Police officer Pansy Daniels is the poster girl for responsible behavior. Orphaned as a child, she has dedicated her life to safeguarding her local community. The last thing she needs is a hot-headed cowboy with attitude cruising into town. He may be her new landlord, but that’s no excuse for provoking her…or sending her heart into overdrive. West Caldwell has come to Redemption Ranch to put his past behind him. Flirting with a pint-size police officer who thinks he’s bad news is definitely not part of the plan, but it’s deliciously easy to get under Pansy’s skin. Then West discovers the vulnerability Pansy keeps so well hidden, and suddenly this renegade cowboy is in over his head. In her arms, West feels like the man he always wanted to be—but can he become the man Pansy deserves? Don't miss The Lost and Found Girl by Maisey Yates! A powerful novel of sisterhood, secrets and how far you’d go to protect someone you love. Read the entire Gold Valley series: 1. Smooth-Talking Cowboy 2. Untamed Cowboy 3. Good Time Cowboy 4. A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas 5. Unbroken Cowboy 6. Cowboy to the Core 7. Lone Wolf Cowboy 8. Cowboy Christmas Redemption 9. The Bad Boy of Redemption Ranch 10. The Hero of Hope Springs 11. The Last Christmas Cowboy