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The Sweet Spot

Author : Stephanie Evanovich
ISBN : 9780062234834
Genre : Fiction
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A sizzling story of everyone’s favorite couple from amazing Stephanie Evanovich’s New York Times bestseller Big Girl Panties: hunky professional baseball player Chase Walker and his sassy wife Amanda. When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it’s love at first sight. While Amanda can’t help noticing the superstar with the Greek-god-build, he doesn’t have a chance of getting to first—or any other—base with her. A successful entrepreneur who’s built her business from scratch, Amanda doesn’t need a Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet. And a curvy girl who likes to cook and eat isn’t interested in being around the catty, stick-thin herd of females chasing Chase and his teammates. But Chase isn’t about to strike out. A man who isn’t interested in playing the field, he’s a monogamist who wants an independent woman like Amanda. His hopes rally when she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase has a few sexy and very secret pre-game rituals that turn the smart, headstrong businesswoman on—and into his number one fan. Then a tabloid discovers the truth and turns their spanking good fun into a late- night punchline. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences? Or will the pressure of Chase’s stardom force them to call it quits?
Category: Fiction

Sweet Spot

Author : Susan Mallery
ISBN : 9781488037580
Genre : Fiction
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A fan-favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, originally published in 2008. “Responsibility” should be Nicole Keyes’s middle name. After all, not many people would sacrifice their lives to run the family bakery and raise a younger sibling. But with Nicole’s twin sister now blissfully married and her younger sis turning out more femme fatale than girl-next-door, super reliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else’s needs first! Enter Hawk. The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves. Hawk may know the way, blindfolded, to her sweet spot, but Nicole’s not about to let him get close enough to break her heart. Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter if Hawk’s past keeps getting in the way of their present….
Category: Fiction

The Sweet Spot

Author : Kayla Perrin
ISBN : 9780061979002
Genre : Fiction
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The Sweet Spot has nothing to do with football. . . . Just ask Kahari Brown, one of the NFL's sexiest stars. He knows how to handle a football, and always thought he had a way with the ladies. But his smooth moves off the field are only getting him into hot water these days. And no one is hotter than Zoë Andrews. When she thrusts a mic in his face and asks him if he's the father of a crazy fan's baby, he's ready to tackle her and toss her out of the locker room on her shapely butt. But there's something about Zoë . . . Zoë's Rule Number One: Never Date an Athlete! Zoë will do anything to make it as a top sports reporter, even ask the controversial question that puts her toe to toe with Kahari. Still, she can't help noticing that the brother is mighty fine. Now the heat is on and Zoë is wondering if she should have fanned the flames, because she's falling for Kahari's charm -- something she swore she'd never do. Yet it's hard to resist his smooth moves, making Zoë wonder, is he sweet-talking his way into her heart for love -- or for something else?
Category: Fiction

The Sweet Spot

Author : Heather Heyford
ISBN : 9781516102594
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome to Ribbon Ridge, Oregon, a small town steeped in history and graced with verdant valleys. In the first book of Heather Heyford’s newest series, a family-run vineyard is the perfect place to find yourself . . . and lose your heart. A summer friendship ripens into something more . . . The Vineyards at Ribbon Ridge is about as far away from the big city as Philadelphia music teacher Jamie Martel can get, and it’s the perfect place for her to forget her troubles for a while. But can a dream vacation turn into her real life? When she is offered a summer job at the lush Oregon vineyard, she decides it is time to find out. Hank Friestatt took over The Vineyards when his parents passed. Committed to keeping their legacy alive, he has poured his heart and soul into the family business. With things back on track, he’s torn between tradition and a tempting opportunity to cut and run. Yet something about down-to-earth Jamie is making him question his plans. As the grapes are harvested and the leaves start to turn, Hank vows to keep the promises he made. Saying goodbye to Jamie, however, may be a lot harder than he thought . . .
Category: Fiction

Sweet Spot

Author : Amy Knupp
ISBN :
Genre : Family & Relationships
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“If you’re looking for a story with a sense of humor about love and overcoming adversity, looking to the future, great friendships and community, look no further.”—Reader review A bartender, a bakery girl, and a past full of mistakes… Former marketing whiz Kennedy Lowell knows bartending isn’t her destiny. After derailing her life to epic proportions, though, she’s content with the easy refuge of pouring drinks and keeping to herself. But the arrival of her sexy new boss has her both shaken and stirred. Add the temptation of a bakery in need of a marketing guru and Kennedy begins to wonder if easy is all it’s cracked up to be. Easy is Hunter Clayborne’s middle name. Uncomplicated is what he expects when he moves back to Nashville to take over the family business. What he finds is the polar opposite of easy—a bar losing money, a family entrenched in its old-fashioned ways, and an irresistible bartender who keeps him at a distance in spite of their sizzling mutual attraction. Hunter tries to prove he’s a good-hearted, trustworthy guy, but what if Kennedy is her own worst enemy? Can he help her see herself through his eyes before it’s too late? Sweet Spot is a stand-alone novel in the Hale Street series, which includes these books by Amy Knupp: ­–Sweet Spot –Soft Spot (novella) –One and Only –Last First Kiss (novella) –Heartstrings Immerse yourself in the Hale Street series now!
Category: Family & Relationships

Sweet Spot

Author : Lucy Felthouse
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Virginia Miller is an up-and-coming tennis star. She’s gone from a ratty tennis court in a park in south London, England, to the world’s top training facility—Los Carlos Tennis Academy in California. In awe of the talent around her, Virginia is all the more determined to make the most of the opportunity and show that she’s worthy of her place there. Her mentor, Nadia Gorlando, has every faith in her. But Virginia finds herself distracted—Nadia, as well as being a top-notch tennis player, is seriously sexy, and Virginia’s mind keeps wandering where it shouldn’t. Will her crush get in the way of her career, or can she find a way to push the other woman out of her mind before it’s too late?
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Sweet Spot

Author : JoshLanyon
ISBN : 9781937909567
Genre : Fiction
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Five darkly humorous and deliciously sweet novelettes written for the Petit Mort series. The stories include Slings and Arrows, Other People’s Weddings, Sort of Stranger Than Fiction, Critic’s Choice, and Just Dessert.
Category: Fiction

Hitting That Sweet Spot

Author : Lara Ward Cosio
ISBN : 1544233809
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Shay Donnelly has always been the support player. Whether it's taking care of his irresponsible brother or being the drummer in his band, he's always there for others-even at the expense of his own wants and needs. Jessica Hall only ever wanted to dance. Dancing was the one place where she felt at ease, where she belonged. After being told she wasn't quite good enough, however, she set her sights on a more mundane career. Just when she thought her life's plan was made, the drummer for the biggest rock band in the world upended it.Together, Shay and Jessica found a sweet spot of happiness. But when Shay's split allegiance costs him the love of his life, he ends up at a breaking point. It's the point at which he must finally find his own life's rhythm.With the help of his band mates - who struggle with their own relationship issues - Shay embarks on a journey to discover where he went wrong and how he can he can win back the love of his life.
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Sweet Spot

Author : Hamzar Bulutcan
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SUMMARY: "Responsibility" should be Nicole Keyes's middle name. After all, not many people would sacrifice their lives to run the family bakery and raise a younger sibling. But with Nicole's twin sister now blissfully married and her younger sis turning out more femme fatale than girl-next-door, super reliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else's needs first! Enter Hawk. The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves. Hawk may know the way, blindfolded, to her sweet spot, but Nicole's not about to let him get close enough to break her heart. Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter if Hawk's past keeps getting in the way of their present....
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The Sweet Spot

Author : Joan Livingston
ISBN : 0998585408
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Edie St. Claire is smack in the middle of what's going on in Conwell: her in-laws' general store, the Do-Si-Do Bar, and this small town's biggest scandal in years. Her father is a crusty so-and-so who runs the town dump. Her wisecracking aunt is as fiery as her dyed red hair. Both live next to Edie and her young daughter on this dead-end dirt road. Edie is an "I gotta go" kind of woman, pretty and direct, but she holds onto an old sadness: the death of her husband in Vietnam. She tries to ease her grief with his married brother, Walker.But when the affair comes to a tragic end, Edie does her best to survive the blame with the help of her rough-sawn family and a badly scarred man who has arrived for his fresh start.
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Sweet Spot

Author : Kate Angell
ISBN : 9780758279033
Genre : Fiction
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Score James "Law" Lawless is the star second baseman for the Richmond Rogues, the wildest group of free swingers ever to barnstorm their way through the big leagues. So when he hooks up with a seductive stranger at a costume party, it feels like he just hit the winning run of the World Series. Extra Innings Catherine "Cat" May was the hot number in that skimpy Wonder Woman costume. But she's not about to let Law know it--especially after he hires her to help him expand his off-the-field business empire. But how's she going to keep her identity secret when his every touch urges her to make him her very own. . . Home Run Hero "Hot, sexy and smart!" --Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author Praise for Kate Angell and her novels "Kate Angell is to baseball as Susan Elizabeth Phillips is to football. Wonderful!" – Sandra Hill, New York Times bestselling author "Fast-paced. Fun characters. Play ball!" –Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author "You don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy Angell's sports romances. Her stories are delightful." –RT Book Reviews "No fan of the genre should miss Angell's surefire romances." –Booklist
Category: Fiction

The Sweet Spot

Author : Pichet Ong
ISBN : 9780061977855
Genre : Cooking
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When it comes to Asian desserts, most Americans think of fortune cookies. But, in fact, the Far East is home to a dazzling array of sweets rich with tropical fruits, crunchy nuts, aromatic spices, and, yes, even chocolate. In The Sweet Spot, renowned pastry chef Pichet Ong presents a collection of one hundred recipes for cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, puddings, ice creams, candies, and more. There are traditional Asian desserts with innovative twists, such as Sesame Balls, Mango Sticky Rice, and Almond Tofu, and classic American favorites, like Spiced Coconut Brownies, Banana Cream Pie, and Cream Puffs, livened up with Asian ingredients and cooking techniques. Eschewing the heavy use of butter and sugar, Ong instead highlights the vibrant flavors of Asia—jasmine, lychee, orange blossom water, passion fruit, yuzu, mangosteen, and sesame, to name just a few. And despite the complexity of flavors and textures, all of the recipes are easy enough to make in home kitchens, requiring minimal effort for maximum results. Dazzle dinner-party guests with elegant showstoppers—Thai Tea White Chocolate Tart, Coconut Cream Pie with Toasted Jasmine Rice Crust—or delight the family with simple weeknight treats—Pomegranate Sherbet, Ginger Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. The Sweet Spot includes lush color photographs of almost all of the finished dishes, and a foreword from legendary restaurateur and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Savory Asian cuisine has been popular in America for years. Now it's time to embrace the enticing range of exotic desserts.
Category: Cooking

The Complete Bakery Sisters Trilogy Sweet Talk Sweet Spot Sweet

Author : SUSAN MALLERY
ISBN : 9781867221678
Genre : Fiction
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From No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes three fan-favorite tales of sisterhood, love, and fresh starts. Sweet Talk The twenty-eight-year-old piano prodigy, Claire Keyes, has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Claire is determined to fall in love, or at least in lust, for the first time. Ruggedly sexy Wyatt just might fit the bill. Although he keeps saying that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet-talk him into her bed...and her life. Sweet Spot ‘Responsibility’ should be Nicole Keyes’s middle name. But super reliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else’s needs first. Enter Hawk. The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves. Hawk might be a sweet temptation, but Nicole’s not about to let him get close enough to break her heart. Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter... Sweet Trouble Jesse Keyes has changed her ways. With a steady job and a vibrant son, Gabe, she’s in a far better place than when she left Seattle five years ago, pregnant and misunderstood. Now it’s time to go home and face her demons. But Matt, Gabe’s father, makes it clear he hasn’t forgiven her. Jesse doesn’t know if she can make up for her past mistakes, but she can promise to make it worth the trouble... Previously published.
Category: Fiction

On The Sweet Spot

Author : Richard Keefe
ISBN : 9781416584902
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Like most moments of spiritual revelation, this one took place on a landfill in New Jersey. A young man is standing at an unprepossessing driving range, hitting balls toward a distant fence, when something unusual takes place. As he begins his swing, he has the sensation that his club is drawing itself back on its own; when it is ready, it starts downward, makes perfect contact, and the ball soars off in the right-to-left arc he'd imagined, hitting the exact fencepost he'd been aiming at from 250 yards away. He steps back and wonders if he can do it again. He feels like an observer as the swing begins itself and resolves itself after perfect contact with the waiting ball, which again smacks against the distant post. He has, for however brief a time, entered “the zone.” Everyone who plays a sport knows that fleeting, ineffable sensation of everything falling into place: The pitched baseball looks as big as a grapefruit, the basket looks as wide as a trash can, the players around you are moving in slow motion. But as Richard Keefe, the director of the sport psychology program at Duke University, looked deeper into the nature of his experience, he found profound links to the spirit, the brain, perhaps even the soul. Keefe recognized that the feeling golfers and other athletes have of “being in the zone” is basically the same as a meditative state. And as a researcher with experience in brain chemistry, he went one step further: If we can figure out what's happening in the brain at such times, he reasons, we can learn how to get into that “zone” instead of just waiting for it to happen. This is the Holy Grail of sport psychology—teaching the mind to get out of the way so the body can do the things it's capable of doing. Keefe calls it the “effortless present,” when the body is acting of its own accord while the brain has little to do but watch. All religions describe some kind of heightened awareness in their disciplines; Keefe explores whether such mystical experience is a fundamental aspect of our evolution, an integral part of what makes us human and keeps us from despair. And he brings the discussion back to the applications of such knowledge, reflecting on our ability to use these alternate planes to achieve better relationships, better lives, better moments. Keefe's true subject is extraordinary experience—being in the zone, in the realm of effortless action. On the Sweet Spotbuilds from the physical and neurological to the mystical and philosophical, then adds a crucial layer of the practical (how we can capture or recapture these wondrous states). It is a work in the proud tradition of The Sweet Spot in Time, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, and How the Mind Works.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Sweet Spot

Author : Bill Yosses
ISBN : 9780804189026
Genre : Cooking
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The former White House pastry chef for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama presents a healthy, delicious collection of dessert recipes. Treat sugar like salt. This is the mantra of Bill Yosses, a former White House pastry chef, and his secret to baking indulgent yet wholesome desserts that truly satisfy. After being tasked by First Lady Michelle Obama to create healthier treats for her family, he discovered that when he dialed back the sugar in his recipes, his desserts were not only healthier on paper, but they actually tasted better too. In The Sweet Spot, Bill upends the notion of “healthy” desserts and shares an inspiring collection of delectable sweets that reveal the magic that happens when you bake with less sugar. By using it as a flavor enhancer, you can showcase the natural sweetness and unique flavors of your other ingredients, and when you incorporate better, more flavorful add-ins like nut flours, essential oils, herbs, and spices, you’ll be satisfied even if there’s a smaller portion on your plate. From Kabocha Persimmon Pie and Matcha Green Tea Roll with Blackberry Pastry Cream, to Lemon Kaffir Semifreddo and Popped Quinoa Chocolate Cookies, Bill’s treats show us that desserts don’t have to be a source of penance to be exquisite and indulgent. Complete with a professional baker’s tricks of the trade to ensure your confections are as gorgeous as they are delicious, The Sweet Spot is a must-have for anyone looking to up their dessert game. Once you start baking Bill’s way, you’ll be able to have your cake…and eat it too!
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Negotiating The Sweet Spot

Author : Leigh Thompson
ISBN : 9781400217441
Genre : Business & Economics
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Everybody negotiates at various points every day, be it in life or business, and it’s important to get it right. Finding the Sweet Spot walks people of all skill and experience levels through simple and proven techniques that are sure to result in better outcomes for all parties and that uncover the hidden value that exists in any negotiation. On average, people leave about 20% of potential mutual gains untapped in any negotiation. This is akin to taking 20% of the value in any deal and dumping it into a garbage canister. Finding that hidden 20%, the “sweet spot,” is a skill that takes practice but is also one that anybody can learn. In Finding the Sweet Spot, Leigh Thompson offers surefire best practices and tools to use in daily negotiations and conflict situations. She calls these strategies “hacks” because they work but don’t require a lot of investment, training, expense, and time. You don’t have to be a CEO, senior VP, or regional brand manager to learn how to find the sweet spot in life’s negotiations. Benefits include learning the following: Understanding where the sweet spot is in the deals you negotiate Adopting a big-picture mind-set when approaching any negotiation Seeing negotiations less as win-lose battles and more as opportunities to use problem-solving skills Utilizing a tool kit of “hacks” that will work in any negotiation and have been proven effective by a top expert in the field
Category: Business & Economics

The Complete Bakery Sisters Trilogy

Author : Susan Mallery
ISBN : 9781488050855
Genre : Fiction
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes three fan-favorite tales of sisterhood, love, and fresh starts. Sweet Talk The twenty-eight-year-old piano prodigy, Claire Keyes, has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Claire is determined to fall in love, or at least in lust, for the first time. Ruggedly sexy Wyatt just might fit the bill. Although he keeps saying that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet-talk him into her bed...and her life. Sweet Spot “Responsibility” should be Nicole Keyes’s middle name. But super reliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else’s needs first. Enter Hawk. The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves. Hawk might be a sweet temptation, but Nicole’s not about to let him get close enough to break her heart. Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter… Sweet Trouble Jesse Keyes has changed her ways. With a steady job and a vibrant son, Gabe, she’s in a far better place than when she left Seattle five years ago, pregnant and misunderstood. Now it’s time to go home and face her demons. But Matt, Gabe’s father, makes it clear he hasn’t forgiven her. Jesse doesn’t know if she can make up for her past mistakes, but she can promise to make it worth the trouble.... Previously published.
Category: Fiction

Boys Of Summer

Author : Julie Elizabeth Leto
ISBN : 9781552545003
Genre : Fiction
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Baseball. The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd...and the view of mouthwatering men in tight uniforms! A sport in which the men are men...and the women like them that way. Join three of Harlequin Blaze's bestselling authors in celebrating the men who indulge in this All-American pastime — and the women who help them indulge in other things... Fever Pitch by Julie Elizabeth Leto In Fever Pitch, Julie Elizabeth Leto introduces Callie Andrews, a woman who's dying to have one last chance at bat...with her ex-husband! The Sweet Spot by Kimberly Raye In Kimberly Raye's The Sweet Spot, Babe Bannister discovers that striking out with a sexy shortstop isn't so bad — especially when it leads to hitting a home run with a delicious coach.... Sliding Home by Leslie Kelly In Leslie Kelly's Sliding Home, we meet plain Janie Nolan. She's been sitting on the bench so long, she doesn't even realize she's still in the game. That is, until a sexy pitcher tempts her to come up to the plate and take a swing...
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Boys Of Summer Sliding Home Fever Pitch The Sweet Spot

Author : Leslie Kelly
ISBN : 9781474037044
Genre : Fiction
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Baseball. The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd...and the view of mouthwatering men in tight uniforms! A sport in which the men are men...and the women like them that way.
Category: Fiction