Head Over Heels

Author: Hannah Orenstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982121483

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Named a best beach/summer read by O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Parade, PopSugar, Marie Claire, Bustle, and more! From the author of the Love at First Like and Playing with Matches, an electrifying rom-com set in the high stakes world of competitive gymnastics, full of Hannah Orenstein’s signature “charm, whimsy, and giddy romantic tension” (BuzzFeed). The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams: After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good. Her best friend and teammate, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimate betrayal by marrying their emotionally abusive coach, Dimitri. Now, reeling from a breakup with her football star boyfriend, Avery returns to her Massachusetts hometown, where new coach Ryan asks her to help him train a promising young gymnast with Olympic aspirations. Despite her misgivings and worries about the memories it will evoke, Avery agrees. Back in the gym, she’s surprised to find sparks flying with Ryan. But when a shocking scandal in the gymnastics world breaks, it has shattering effects not only for the sport but also for Avery and her old friend Jasmine. Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Jasmine Guillory, Head Over Heels proves that no one “writes about modern relationships with more humor or insight than Hannah Orenstein” (Dana Schwartz, author of Choose Your Own Disaster).

Head Over Heels

Author: Cindy Procter-King

Publisher: Blue Orchard Books

ISBN: 0988088401

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 7774


Head Over Heels

Author: Felicity Price

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1869793218

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 352


An entertaining novel about love and life when you're stuck in the hectic Sandwich Generation. Rushing from one crisis to another, Penny Rushmore has a name to live up to, coping with a demanding job and still adapting to life without her husband Steve. The first set-back comes when she hears that the glamorous young woman Steve took off with is pregnant. According to Charlotte, Penny's daughter, Steve and Jacinta are head over heels about each other. According to Penny's son, Charlotte is also head over heels - about her ageing university lecturer. But is Penny head over heels about her new boyfriend or is she too frantic running between disasters to find out? And is her elderly father still head over heels about his wife or has her advanced dementia driven him over the edge? Funny and fast-paced, this is a candid and entertaining novel about finding some sort of balance in your life while being sandwiched between the demands of ageing parents, teenagers, a career and a badly behaved spaniel.

Head Over Heels

Author: Virginia Erhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317786505

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 266

View: 7631


Candid, first-hand accounts of couples who stay together despite highly emotional gender issues. Head Over Heels gives voice to thirty ordinary women who live extraordinary lives as partners to crossdressers, transgenderists, and male-to-female transsexuals. These unique women discuss, with honesty and great candor, how they first learned of their partners’ gender issues, how they’ve coped with the emotions that followed, how they’ve dealt with concerns about privacy/secrecy, and how they’ve handled disclosure to children, friends, and family members. Far from a collection of “happily ever after” stories, these narratives are filled with pain, courage, curiosity, and joy as each woman struggles to redefine a relationship that includes intimacy, social acceptance, dignity, and respect. The women whose stories are featured in Head Over Heels didn't know their partners were gender-variant when they first met. Some found out early on; others learned of their husbands' gender variance after decades of marriage. Some were told by their husbands—men they considered “regular guys;” others found out on their own, sometimes in shocking ways. Their stories represent a wide spectrum of women's life experiences with crossdressers, transgenderists, transsexuals who are nonoperative, pre-operative, and post-operative, families without children, families with children at home, and families with children who have left home. But these women share one thing in common: each has decided to stay in her relationship, exploring her new life with an open, yet cautious, heart. Some of the voices heard in Head Over Heels: “While putting my clothes on, I found a sales receipt on the bureau from K-Mart for shoes, a bra, and stockings. My immediate thought was that my husband had a girlfriend.” “He dressed for me one night and it was the worst experience of both our lives. I was shocked and he knew it and that hurt him.” “My siblings had been aware of Trish’s transsexualism for several years when she went full-time. They have told me that while I will always be welcome in their homes, Trish is not.” “My husband may think differently, but I do have a sexual identity. Actually, I’m real clear about it—I am a woman and he is a man. I do not allow him to crossdress in the bedroom. I married a man; therefore, I will sleep with a man.” Head Over Heels also includes historical and current information about resources and support for wives of gender-variant people, and a substantive introduction that includes basic information about sexual and gender identity and related issues.

Head over Heels

Author: Jennifer Dawson

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420140167

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5101


“Red-hot and funny . . . A sexy, sweet treat . . . Readers will find this an incredibly rewarding journey.” —Publishers Weekly With her professional reputation in tatters—and her boss in jail—Sophie Kincaid has no choice but to move to small-town Revival, Illinois, until the dust settles. Her best friends have arranged a job and a house for her, and for six months, she’s pretty sure she can handle anything—even her new landlord and neighbor, Ryder Moore. A magnetic 6’4” deputy sheriff, Ryder’s good looks and habit of flirting with intent to seduce are an infuriating distraction—and to Sophie’s alarm, an undeniable temptation. Ryder knows Sophie’s type—entitled city girl—and it’s not one of his favorites. Add in her snarky sass and her propensity for trouble and she’s not exactly his ideal tenant. But something about the curvy little blonde fires Ryder’s imagination, not to mention his desire. Soon enough their verbal sparring seems like a prelude to something much more physical—and far more pleasurable. Is love right around the corner—or just right next door? Praise for Jennifer Dawson’s As Good as New “Dawson captures the small romantic moments that make a relationship work.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Dawson doesn’t disappoint with the fourth sizzling addition to her A Something New series . . . Readers will fly through Dawson’s latest sexy and fun novel.” —Booklist

Head Over Heels

Author: Crystal B. Bright

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1616507152

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1062


Sometimes it takes hurt to open your heart... At twenty-two, Thane Wells is the highest-paid pitcher in Major League Baseball—and he owes it all to his adoptive Mama, “Queen” Elizabeth Sommerville, a wise, beautiful, entrepreneurial African-American woman who always encouraged him and his two white brothers to reach for the stars...the woman Thane still talks to daily. He never dreamed their most recent conversation would be their last. With his beloved supporter suddenly gone, Thane is grief-stricken, shaken, and vulnerable—especially to a woman like Kari Meyers. Kari’s had her eye on Thane for a while, but strictly for business. As a junior sports agent, she’s hungry to sign him, especially when she hears his current agent will be retiring soon. When she finally locates Thane, she’s shocked to discover he’s attending his mother’s funeral—and he’s shocked to find Kari in his hotel room. Assuming she’s an escort is just the beginning of their misunderstandings. But one thing that’s clear is their mutual attraction. As a single mom with an NBA ex, Kari has a rule against dating athletes. Yet as circumstances bring the two closer together, they just might find they’re on the same team, heart and soul...

Head Over Heels

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0369719328

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 895


Fall for this classic romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, where a mail-order bride might just become a loving wife… Originally published as Bride Wanted. Bride Wanted. The billboard on the roadside is brazen, but Lesley Campbell isn’t in the market for pretty promises, anyway. She sees the offer of escape to Alaska—as the bride of frontiersman Chase Goodman—as a quick solution to her problems. It’s got nothing to do with love. But as the two make a connection, Lesley warms to the man who keeps her company through the dark northern nights.

Head Over Heels

Author: James Dobson

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830747141

Category: Religion

Page: 130

View: 2412


Everybody wants to fall in love, but so many relationships end in heartbreak instead of happily-ever-after. Now one of the nation’s most trusted voices on family relationships, Dr. James Dobson, offers this practical guide to love—what it is and what it isn’t—for couples and dating singles. First and foremost, Dr. Dobson wants everyone who is looking for love to understand the myth vs. the reality of emotions, and Head Over Heels includes the one-of-a-kind “What Do You Believe About Love? Quiz” to help readers separate fact from fiction. With gentle frankness, he discusses the joy and beauty of sex in marriage as well as the destruction and heartbreak that sex outside of marriage inevitably brings to hearts, minds and bodies. Also included is a learning/discussion section with questions and Scripture references for personal or group study, plus a poignant, heart-warming letter from Dr. Dobson to his beloved wife, Shirley.

Head Over Heels

Author: Serena Bell

Publisher: Jelsba Media Group

ISBN: 1953498167

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 6435


Single dad needs nanny. Benefits are … mind-blowing. My best friend, Liv, is leaving town. No surprise there: She’s never stayed in one place more than a few years, and it’s past time for her to move on. Only her car broke down, and she’s got no job and no place to stay while she gets back on her feet. Meanwhile, I’m a single dad, and my nanny just quit. Problem solved, right? Liv can be my temporary nanny. And it’s just two weeks, so no chance for things to get complicated—even if suddenly I’m noticing just how beautiful Liv is. But being under the same roof with Liv is making me look at everything differently. For the first time, I don’t want to be the guy who sleeps around, and “just friends” doesn’t feel like enough. I’m starting to want more—and she’s not saying no. If things keep going like this, someone’s going to get hurt. And I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be me. An under-one-roof, nanny, best-friends-to-lovers, opposites attract rom com. This book was previously released in 2018 by another publisher. It has been lightly revised and re-edited.

Head Over Heels

Author: Rain Mitchell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101580445

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6391


Five unforgettable women. One beloved yoga studio. A million tales to tell. Lee is a caring yoga teacher who changes lives and inspires friendships. But a year after the breakup of her marriage, she's struggling to raise her twins and make ends meet at her small studio in LA's trendy Silver Lake. The California yoga scene is dominated by celebrity teachers with agents, publicists, and other trappings Lee has rejected. When she's offered a teaching stint at a high-profile yoga festival at Lake Tahoe, she has to choose between standing by her principles--and those of the man she's just started dating--and the lure of becoming a "star." It would be an easier choice if her four best friends could join her, but each has problems of her own. Katherine, a masseuse with a troubled past, is being evicted from the only real home she's ever had. Graciela, a dancer, is in New York trying to hide her affair with a famous baseball player from her volatile boyfriend. Imani is a TV actress coping with motherhood as she's struggling to make a comeback in film. Stephanie, a screenwriter, is trying to come to terms with a very unexpected relationship. Head Over Heels explores the burgeoning world of commercialized yoga with the warmth, humor, and insider knowledge that won Rain Mitchell's Tales from the Yoga Studio raves from critics and yogis, and made the book an international success.