Love, family, success. Can you really have it all? Garrett Lock wants it all. He's a single father with a child he adores. He has a successful career. And now he wants a second chance at marriage, another shot at love—with Sherry Campbell. Despite her desire for a family, Sherry doesn't believe that love and independence are compatible. But when Garrett becomes her boss—and her neighbor—she starts to question her assumptions, falling first for his eight-year-old son…and then for him. Maybe with a bit of compromise and a lot of trust... you can have it all?

Author ,
Isbn 1460307372
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 384
Language English
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Personne ne s’oppose à lui. Sauf elle. Fraîchement débarquée en Écosse, Anna démarre une toute nouvelle vie : l’université, de nouveaux amis… et un boulot. Embauchée comme jeune fille au pair, elle s’entend à merveille avec Charline, la petite de 8 mois, et s’installe dans un manoir aussi somptueux que mystérieux. Pièces fermées, sujets tabous, employés discrets… Tous ces mystères l’intriguent, et surtout son employeur : Liam White. Glacial, distant, arrogant et hautain, il s’impose en maître de son domaine. Sauf qu’Anna n’est pas du genre à s’incliner sans protester. Entre eux démarre un affrontement électrique, interdit, et tellement savoureux… *** Le temps passe, le silence s’éternise, seulement troublé par les babillements de Charline, jusqu’à ce qu’un craquement se fasse entendre derrière moi. Je me retourne violemment, toujours au sol, pour découvrir un homme en costume dans l’encadrement de la porte. Merde. C’est lui. Il paraît déjà plus fidèle aux photos que j’ai pu voir de lui sur Internet. Le visage impassible, aucune ride n’apparaît sur son visage, rien d’étonnant étant donné qu’il a à peine la trentaine. Sa cravate négligemment détachée pend autour de son cou et lui donne un air aussi décontracté que l’on peut l’être avec un costume noir. Je ne m’attendais pas à ce qu’il soit aussi charismatique. Il dégage quelque chose d’attirant, du genre à subjuguer n’importe qui, tout en sachant qu’il est l’exemple parfait de l’inaccessible. Dommage qu’il soit aussi froid qu’un iceberg. Je me relève pour m’approcher de lui et me présenter, et je découvre sans surprise qu’il me dépasse d’au moins une tête. Cet homme est imposant sous tous les aspects. – Bonjour. Je suis Anna Taylor. Je tente un sourire pour détendre l’atmosphère, mais rien de son côté. Il reste de marbre, comme le ferait une personne dénuée de tout sentiment. – Je sais qui vous êtes. Aucun bonjour, aucune politesse, très charmant. J’aurais imaginé un homme un peu plus courtois ; après tout, il faut un minimum de diplomatie pour gérer une multinationale. Mais visiblement, son air hautain sur les photos est conforme à la réalité. – Vous vouliez passer du temps avec Charline ? Je peux vous laisser, si vous souhaitez, proposé-je. Son regard glacial se pose sur moi et me perturbe, j’en ai froid dans le dos. C’est comme s’il avait le pouvoir de me détruire en un regard, je commence à comprendre ce que ressentent tous ses employés. *** The Boss Next Door, d'Eugénie Dielens, histoire intégrale.

Author Eugénie Dielens
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Genre Fiction
Year 2021-05-06
Pages N.A
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From Dr. Martha Stout's influential work The Sociopath Next Door, we learned how to identify a sociopath. Now she tells us what we actually can do about it. “Mandatory reading on how to effectively deal with sociopaths before you get hurt.”—Joe Navarro, former FBI special agent and the author of Dangerous Personalities While the best way to deal with a sociopath is to avoid him or her entirely, sometimes circumstance doesn't allow for that. What happens when the time comes to defend yourself against your own child, a ruthless ex-spouse, a boss or another person in power? Using the many chilling and often heartbreaking emails and letters she has received over the years, Dr. Martha Stout uncovers the psychology behind the sociopath's methods and provides concrete guidelines to help navigate these dangerous interactions. Organized around categories such as destructive narcissism, violent sociopaths, sociopathic coworkers, sociopathy in business and government, and the sociopath in your family, Outsmarting the Sociopath Next Door contains detailed explanation and commentary on how best to react to keep the sociopath at bay. Uniting these categories is a discussion of changing psychological theories of personality and sociopathy and the enduring triumph of conscience over those who operate without empathy or concern for others. By understanding the person you're dealing with and changing the rules of the game, you'll be able to gain the upper hand and escape the sociopath's influence. Whether you're fighting a custody battle against a sociopathic ex or being gaslighted by a boss or coworker, you'll find hope and help within these pages. With this guide to disarming the conscienceless, Dr. Stout provides an incisive new examination of human behavior and conceptions of normality, and gives readers the tools needed to protect themselves.

Author Martha Stout, Ph.D.
Isbn 0307589099
Genre Psychology
Year 2020-04-21
Pages 304
Language English
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Nobody denies the boss. Until her. Theodore Chamberlain’s known for his laser-sharp focus and blunt demands—in the boardroom and the bedroom. The anti-social millionaire has never mixed business with pleasure before… but for a fierce new employee with knockout curves, he’ll make an exception. Jennifer Johnson knows better than anyone that life is tough. Why complicate things by risking the job she loves for a lust that can’t last? Her boss may be hotter than hell—but Jen’s the one who’d end up burned. Trouble is, Theo’s mightily persuasive, surprisingly sweet, and extremely difficult to resist. When a threat from Jen’s past resurfaces, her powerful boss becomes her unflinching protector. Can Theo save Jen from the evil that stalks her? And will Jen ever give in to her desires and dare to be bad for the boss? Bad for the Boss is a steamy, age-gap office romance with a curvy heroine, red-hot love scenes, and a guaranteed HEA. There is NO cliffhanger and NO cheating. Please be aware, this story contains scenes of parental death and an office relationship with a power imbalance.

Author Talia Hibbert
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Genre Fiction
Year 2017-11-03
Pages 263
Language English
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“The Killer Next Door is even better [than The Wicked Girls]. Scary as hell. Great characters.” —Stephen King Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a sketchy South London building for cash—no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret. Alex Marwood’s debut novel The Wicked Girls earned her lavish praise from the likes of Elizabeth Haynes, Laura Lippman, and Erin Kelly and received the Edgar Award. Now, Marwood’s back with a brilliant, tightly paced thriller that will keep you up at night and make you ask yourself: just how well do you know your neighbors? “Taut, assured and reminiscent of Ruth Rendell's psychological novels, Marwood's second book more than lives up to the promise shown in her splendid debut, The Wicked Girls.” —The Guardian

Author Alex Marwood
Isbn 0698177827
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-10-28
Pages 400
Language English
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A timely and provocative exploration of narcissism, from Donald Trump to Kanye West to Lance Armstrong, that shows us how to recognize and handle the narcissists we encounter every day. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: politicians, entertainers, businesspeople, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger in his provocative book about this insidious disorder. The odds are good that you know a narcissist—probably a lot of them. You see them in your office, on TV, maybe even in the mirror. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center of attention. With intelligence, sight and wit, Kluger explains the startling new research into narcissism and the insights that research is yielding. He explains how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissists; and how to neutralize narcissism’s effects before it’s too late. As a writer and editor at Time, Kluger knows how to take science’s cutting-edge research and transform it into perceptive, accessible writing—which he does brilliantly in The Narcissist Next Door. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully.

Author Jeffrey Kluger
Isbn 0698170512
Genre Psychology
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 288
Language English
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Who is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband? Your sadistic high school gym teacher? Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings? The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own? In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too. We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people—one in twenty-five—has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt. How do we recognize the remorseless? One of their chief characteristics is a kind of glow or charisma that makes sociopaths more charming or interesting than the other people around them. They’re more spontaneous, more intense, more complex, or even sexier than everyone else, making them tricky to identify and leaving us easily seduced. Fundamentally, sociopaths are different because they cannot love. Sociopaths learn early on to show sham emotion, but underneath they are indifferent to others’ suffering. They live to dominate and thrill to win. The fact is, we all almost certainly know at least one or more sociopaths already. Part of the urgency in reading The Sociopath Next Door is the moment when we suddenly recognize that someone we know—someone we worked for, or were involved with, or voted for—is a sociopath. But what do we do with that knowledge? To arm us against the sociopath, Dr. Stout teaches us to question authority, suspect flattery, and beware the pity play. Above all, she writes, when a sociopath is beckoning, do not join the game. It is the ruthless versus the rest of us, and The Sociopath Next Door will show you how to recognize and defeat the devil you know.

Author Martha Stout, Ph.D.
Isbn 9780767920209
Genre Psychology
Year 2005-02-08
Pages 256
Language English
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How do the rich get rich? An updated edition of the “remarkable” New York Times bestseller, based on two decades of research (The Washington Post). Most of the truly wealthy in the United States don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue. They live next door. America’s wealthy seldom get that way through an inheritance or an advanced degree. They bargain-shop for used cars, raise children who don’t realize how rich their families are, and reject a lifestyle of flashy exhibitionism and competitive spending. In fact, the glamorous people many of us think of as “rich” are actually a tiny minority of America’s truly wealthy citizens—and behave quite differently than the majority. At the time of its first publication, The Millionaire Next Door was a groundbreaking examination of America’s rich—exposing for the first time the seven common qualities that appear over and over among this exclusive demographic. This edition includes a new foreword by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley—updating the original content in the context of the financial crash and the twenty-first century. “Their surprising results reveal fundamental qualities of this group that are diametrically opposed to today’s earn-and-consume culture.” —Library Journal

Author Thomas J. Stanley,William D. Danko
Isbn 0795314868
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2010-11-30
Pages 275
Language English
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Is the millionaire next door still out there today? The latest research from Dr. Thomas J. Stanley and his daughter, Dr. Sarah Stanley Fallaw, confirms that, yes, the millionaire next door is alive and well. And he’s achieving his financial objectives much the same way he always has: by living below his means, being a contrarian in a maelstrom of hyper-consumption, and being disciplined in reaching his financial goals. The book examines wealth in America 20 years after Dr. Stanley’s groundbreaking work on self-made affluence. While a new generation of household financial managers are being inundated with the proliferation financial advice, The Next Millionaire Next Door provides readers with an analysis of what it takes to achieve wealth with data-based conclusions and evidence from those who have built wealth on their own over the last two decades. In this current work, the authors detail how specific decisions, behaviors, and characteristics align with the discipline of wealth building, covering areas such as consumption, budgeting, careers, investing, and financial management in general. Through case studies, survey research, and a careful examination of quantitative studies of wealth, the authors illustrate what it takes to achieve financial success today, regardless of market conditions or rising costs.

Author Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.,Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Ph.D
Isbn 1493035363
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2018-10-01
Pages 272
Language English
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Sigmund Freud meets Peter Drucker ... Behind the Executive Door is a revealing look at the behavior of top business leaders—and how the next level of aspiring managers can learn to navigate the political and personal landscape. Based on over 25 years of psychotherapy and consulting experiences, as well as extensive empirical research, Karol Wasylyshyn has identified a dynamic continuum of executive behaviors that are manifested in three specific types of business leaders – Remarkable, Perilous, and Toxic. She describes these types in accessible terms with the intertwined goals of helping readers (1) recognize these behaviors and leadership types and (2) leverage this information to increase their savvy and effectiveness in the workplace. In the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley and the increased scrutiny of business executives, we have learned that how they lead is often their undoing – or at least it is a pressing development need and/or potential derailment factor. In short, despite financial or strategic smarts, ineffective leadership behavior de-motivates talented employees, has adverse effects on productivity, and jeopardizes positive business results. Conversely, we can recognize the qualities of effective leadership behavior, which is largely a function of emotional intelligence, the ability to tap into the needs and motivations of others and bring out their best performance. In Behind the Executive Door, the author provides a wide variety of tools and exercises to help the reader identify the behavior traits of their organizations’ leaders –and hone their own approaches to achieve positive results. In the process, readers will also gain insights and skills to manage laterally and down, as well as up the organizational ladder. The concepts can be applied in any type of organization – private or public, for-profit or non-profit. The result is not only a better understanding of organizational politics and leadership behavior, but a practical guide to making important career decisions, such as whom to work for and how to develop one’s own leadership style.

Author Karol M. Wasylyshyn
Isbn 9781461403760
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-10-28
Pages 174
Language English
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A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

Author Huntley Fitzpatrick
Isbn 1101575220
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2012-06-14
Pages 432
Language English
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YOUR FUTURE AND YOUR DESTINY ARE TOO IMPORTANT. DISCOVER HOW TO GET UNSTUCK AND OVER YOUR FEAR. This book is for any woman who has ever been overwhelmed with indecision, paralyzed with fear, or just plain stuck. With no-nonsense biblical truth, Fear Is Not the Boss of You is a loving kick in the backside that will catapult you into ACTION. Successful entrepreneur, business coach, and girl next door Jennifer Allwood is your guide to show you why you can't stay stuck, teaching you how to get out of your own way and get on the road to fulfilling the life of your dreams--even if you're afraid. Whether you're thinking of launching a new business, adopting a child, writing a book, or competing in a triathlon, Jennifer will motivate you to move from paralyzing fear into courageous obedience and action. With stories, straightforward truth, and practical tips you can apply today, Jennifer will show you how to: Identify how and where you are stuck Determine what's holding you back Get out of your own way Empower those around you Experience the incredible joy that comes from trusting a big God to do big things in you and through you This is your gutsy invitation to go after the big dream God has called you to . . . because fear is not the boss of you.

Author Jennifer Allwood
Isbn 0310359074
Genre Religion
Year 2020-04-07
Pages 240
Language English
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Freak the Mighty joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! It has been over twenty years -- and more than two million copies, eight foreign editions, and a popular Miramax feature film -- since the world was introduced to this powerful story of a unique friendship between a troubled, oversized boy and the tiny, physically challenged genius who proves that courage comes in all sizes. This simple yet timeless story explores many themes, including bullying -- an important topic in today's schools. Freak the Mighty is sure to remain fresh, dramatic, and memorable for the next twenty years and beyond!

Author Rodman Philbrick
Isbn 0545600278
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 192
Language English
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All Systems Are Go! Ovulation cycle? Check. Estrogen level? Check. Nothing can stop Ellie Sterling's baby-making attempt at the fertility clinic. Nothing but her CEO boss—and good friend—who offers her an alternative to leaving their island headquarters: let's make a baby the old-fashioned way. It isn't that Aidan Sutherland wants to be a baby daddy; he just doesn't want to lose his senior VP. But Aidan's plans for romance and candlelight quickly turn business into pleasure. After one night with his pal Ellie, the bikini-chasing billionaire is dazed, confused and—could it be—in love?

Author Kate Carlisle
Isbn 146031221X
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-05-01
Pages 192
Language English
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Everyone has a boss. And anyone who has aspired to move up the corporate ladder knows that their relationship with those they report to is crucial. In Managing Up Rosanne Badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of what it takes to make your relationship with your boss work to your advantage, no matter where you stand in the corporate hierarchy. Told through rich, colorful anecdotes about her years spent working with one of the smartest, most demanding and dynamic business leaders of the twentieth century, legendary GE CEO Jack Welch, Badowski reveals the secrets to career success she has gleaned over the years. At heart, it’s about working with the person above you to create a productive and effective partnership. Everyone is a manager, in one way or another, Badowski points out. She discusses first-hand what it’s like to have to be a mind reader, to anticipate the future, to plan for the unexpected, and to perform the impossible. With refreshing candor and a hint of attitude, Badowski’s advice is unlike any other. She advises us that “Impatience is a virtue,” to “Have no shame,” and to “Beware the too-quiet office.” Having worked in one of the most challenging, high-profile corporate environments anywhere, no one knows more about prioritizing, about making decisions on behalf of your boss, about sifting through a daily barrage of data and information, about multitasking at warp speed, and exhibiting grace under fire. Ultimately, Badowski says, excelling at what you do is about a shared passion for the job. Managing Up is an invaluable guide for managing your career and juggling responsibilities with finesse and confidence. It should become a management bible for anyone hoping to get ahead in their profession.

Author Rosanne Badowski,Roger Gittines
Isbn 0385508824
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2003-03-18
Pages 240
Language English
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"The Boss of Taroomba" by E. W. Hornung. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author E. W. Hornung
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-04
Pages 198
Language English
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I’ve dated both the son and the father. But which one is my babydaddy? Megan has the most awful boss ever. Brian is handsome, yes, but he also has clammy hands and a whiny voice. To make things worse, he’s always asking her out on dates. In desperation, she agrees, just to get him to stop if nothing else. John Miller’s run an empire for years. He can get any woman he wants, including models, socialites, and even princesses. But when he sees Megan with Brian, suddenly nothing matters anymore. The CEO decides to claim the curvy girl for himself because he wants a baby with Megan … even if she’s currently dating his son. Hey Readers - This story is taboo to the hilt because our heroine gets pregnant, but who’s her babydaddy? Read and find out! You’ll love it because it’s forbidden in the naughtiest way. As always, no cheating, no cliffhangers, and always an HEA. Xoxo, Cassandra

Author Cassandra Dee
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"The Boss, and How He Came to Rule New York" by Alfred Henry Lewis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Alfred Henry Lewis
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Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-18
Pages 377
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Reading his own newspaper's obituaries, veteran reporter Carter Ross comes across that of a woman named Nancy Marino, who was the victim of a hit-and-run while she was on the job delivering copies of that very paper, the Eagle-Examiner. Struck by the opportunity to write a heroic piece about an everyday woman killed too young, he heads to her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes. It's the last place Ross expects to find controversy—which is exactly what happens when one of Nancy's sisters convinces him that the accident might not have been accidental at all. It turns out that the kind and generous Nancy may have made a few enemies, starting with her boss at the diner where she was a part-time waitress, and even including the publisher of the Eagle-Examiner. Carter's investigation of this seemingly simple story soon has him in big trouble with his full-time editor and sometime girlfriend, Tina Thompson, not to mention the rest of his bosses at the paper, but he can't let it go—the story is just too good, and it keeps getting better. But will his nose for trouble finally take him too far? Brad Parks's smart-mouthed, quick-witted reporter returns in The Girl Next Door—another action-packed entry in his award-winning series, written with an unforgettable mix of humor and suspense.

Author Brad Parks
Isbn 1429949996
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-03-13
Pages 336
Language English
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Addy’s a young designer working at the House of Steele, a high fashion atelier. She’s always had a crush on Marcus Steele, the CEO of the company because of his dark good looks and sculpted body. Except there’s one problem: he’s married to Marissa, Addy’s boss. Marcus is divorcing his wife. He’s sick and tired of the cold-hearted Marissa, with her icy demeanor and frosty attitude. He craves the warm, innocent Addy instead, a junior designer with sassy ways and irresistible curves. But what happens when his ex comes back? Will Marcus choose his former flame, or will he go with the new temptress in town? Va-va-voom! It’s old meets new in this saucy tale of a sassy girl who finds love at the office. Addison’s feisty and Marcus craves her curvy body, but is it enough when their relationship is taboo? Read and find out! No cheating, no cliffhangers, and always an HEA for my readers. You’ll love the story, I promise! Xoxo, Cassandra

Author Cassandra Dee
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Genre Fiction
Year 2020-10-22
Pages N.A
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