Description : Tomboy Molly McGillivray works in her brother’s mechanic and flight shop, working on vehicles and flying planes for tourists. When she was fourteen, she made a promise with her best friend, Carson, to get married one day. Seventeen years later, Carson is hard at work and constantly away on business, leaving Molly wondering if their engagement is still on. Wanting a proper proposal, she enlists the help of local playboy and soccer star Joaquin Santiago to teach her how to seduce men. But as Joaquin transforms Molly into a beautiful woman and Molly experiences a relationship for the first time, feelings start to grow that will change the course of both their lives.
Description : "You want me to what?" Wealthy jet-setter Joaquin Santiago can't believe his ears. He's flown to the tranquil island of Pelican Cay to escape from screaming hordes of adoring women. And now the most unlikely candidate has asked him to teach her how to seduce a man...! Molly McGillivray doesn't want Joaquin to...she needs him to! Molly just isn't a girly girl--but she thinks it's time to get married. And who better than sexy Spaniard Joaquin to teach her how to become a mistress in the art of love...?
Description : It wasn't just heated floors, hot baths, aqueducts, and paved roads that the Romans did first and best—they were also experts at the art of love. From the most effective pickup lines to percipient advice on getting over a breakup, from grooming tips to sex tips, the Romans had time-proof solutions. Charlotte Higgins brings them together in this indispensable guide to love—a collection of the richest, most illuminating, and sensuous writing about this mysterious emotion that can move us to joy or despair. Filled with the sage advice of Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Propertius, and Tibullus, this witty, smart, and laugh-out-loud-funny handbook offers a fresh, new take on romance based on some of civilization's oldest adages.
Description : Marcello Mastroianni is considered by many to be the consummate symbol of Italian masculinity. In this work, Jacqueline Reich goes behind the popular image to reveal a figure at odds with and out of place in the unstable political, social and sexual climate of post-war Italy.
Description : The truth about Latin lovers revealed from the heart and life of a passionate Latino. It seeks to define the "Latin Lover" from a Latin perspective. The real one.
Description : The author documents the ways in which identity formation and representation within the gay Latinidad population impacts gender and cultural studies today.
If you start working at age twenty and retire at age sixty, there’s a good chance you’ll spend as many years in retirement as you did working.
Michael Bivona, a certified public accountant who retired almost twenty years ago, shares how he saved enough money to retire comfortably. He also explores the importance of continuing to be productive and having fun even after you stop working.
Drawing on his professional expertise and experiences, he helps you:
- develop retirement plans
- realize the full value of Social Security payments
- explore your passions and stay healthy
- celebrate life with the people you love
Life may be short, but retirement can last longer than you think–and you need to make the right moves to enjoy it to its fullest.
Description : A wise and witty revival of the Roman poet who taught us how to carpe diem What is the value of the durable at a time when the new is paramount? How do we fill the void created by the excesses of a superficial society? What resources can we muster when confronted by the inevitability of death? For the poet and critic Harry Eyres, we can begin to answer these questions by turning to an unexpected source: the Roman poet Horace, discredited at the beginning of the twentieth century as the "smug representative of imperialism," now best remembered—if remembered—for the pithy directive "Carpe diem." In Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet, Eyres reexamines Horace's life, legacy, and verse. With a light, lyrical touch (deployed in new, fresh versions of some of Horace's most famous odes) and a keen critical eye, Eyres reveals a lively, relevant Horace, whose society—Rome at the dawn of the empire—is much more similar to our own than we might want to believe. Eyres's study is not only intriguing—he retranslates Horace's most famous phrase as "taste the day"—but enlivening. Through Horace, Eyres meditates on how to live well, mounts a convincing case for the importance of poetry, and relates a moving tale of personal discovery. By the end of this remarkable journey, the reader too will believe in the power of Horace's "lovely words that go on shining with their modest glow, like a warm and inextinguishable candle in the darkness."
Description : Lover Mother Warrior, a martial arts themed, year-in-a-life, coming of age story Sofia Rios is the only female martial artist in the world renowned Rios karate family. She’s the family’s martial arts princess who falls hard for rich lawyer Jett McCoy; not the type of man that her conservative Spanish-American family expected her to marry. When Sofia is forced by love and circumstance to leave her girlish ways behind to become a wife, mother, CEO, and matriarch of her big wild Rios family, Jett is by her side. Together, Sofia and Jett battle tradition, problematic family members, the prying media, her troublesome pregnancy and birth, and ultimately, JinTakahashi, a ninja and drug trafficker with deadly intentions. In your face action and drama, Lover Mother Warrior gives the reader a sneak peek into the secret world of martial artists.