Remedial Rocket Science
- Author : Susannah Nix
- Publisher : Haver Street Press
- Release Date : 2017-06-21
- Genre: Fiction
- Pages : 262
- ISBN 10 : 9780999094846
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Aerospace engineer Esther Abbott doesn’t believe in love, but she’s perfectly happy to hate her annoying screenwriter neighbor, Jonathan. Until she’s forced to strike a devil’s bargain with him: he distracts her best friend from a mouth-breather ex, and in return Esther will help him with the sci-fi script he’s writing. Her patience is put to the test when it’s time to fulfill her end of the deal. But the more time she spends with her nemesis, the more hate turns into attraction—and attraction into something much deeper. As Esther’s carefully constructed defenses start to crumble, will love be her undoing or her salvation? This sweet, enemies-to-lovers romance is the second in a series of standalone rom-coms featuring heroines who work in STEM fields. “I loved Esther and Jonathan’s journey from awkwardness to comfortable friendship to love.” —Smart B*tches, Trashy Books “If you’re a fan of geeky romances, you need to pick this one up. It’s geek-rom at its finest.” —Pervy Ladies Books “Entertaining, often hilarious, relatable, intelligent, realistic romance at its absolute best.” —Fic Central
They’ve both got good reasons to fight falling in love, but they can’t resist the overpowering attraction pulling them together… MAGGIE Wicked Witch. Ballbuster. The Terminator. Those are just a few of the nicknames I’ve earned in my professional life. As the executive consultant King’s Creamery has brought in to save them from financial ruin, I have to decide which employees get the ax. I can’t afford to make friends or get chummy with my new neighbors. Try telling that to the enormous, hunky fireman next door who’s annoyingly determined to make friends with me. It’s not enough that the guy saves kittens from trees, tosses tree trunks around while wearing a kilt, and has a body that makes Thor look puny. He also works out shirtless in full view of my kitchen window. I might be secretly obsessed. When a newspaper exposé turns the whole town against me, my hot fireman neighbor steps up to act as my protector, and my secret obsession threatens to turn into a case of serious feelings. But I can’t allow that to happen when I’m only here temporarily. I’ve got to keep my walls up to protect the heart everyone thinks I don’t have. RYAN My new neighbor might act like she wants nothing to do with me, but I’ve seen her watching me from her window. I can tell she likes what she sees, and I love pushing her buttons—a little too much. I’ve got no restraint when it comes to this woman. Now I’m screwed because I can’t get her out of my head. The more time I spend with Maggie, the more I suspect she might be the soul mate I’ve been waiting for all my life. Of course I’d find her now when I can’t risk letting her get too close. If she does, she might discover the secret I’ve been keeping from everyone. Soul mate or not, I’ve got to let her go. Even if it kills me. PINT OF CONTENTION is book #3 in the King Family series set in the small town of Crowder, Texas, home of the King’s Creamery ice cream company. Each book is a standalone, full
2019 RITA® Award Winner for Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length! After four lousy boyfriends in a row, chemical engineer Penny Popplestone swears off men until she can figure out why they keep cheating on her. But her no-men resolution hits a snag when the mysterious and superhumanly hot barista at her favorite coffee shop strikes up a friendship with her. Penny strives to keep things platonic, but when Caleb gives her the kiss of her life, she realizes he wants to be more than just friends. Tired of always being “good little Penny,” she throws caution to the wind and pursues a no-strings fling with the hottie barista. It’s not like they have anything in common beyond scorching physical chemistry, so what does she have to lose? Only her heart. Now, this fanfic-reading, plus-size heroine faces an unsolvable problem. What do you do when being apart is unbearable…but being together is impossible? This steamy, lighthearted romance is the third in a series of standalone rom-coms featuring geeky heroines who work in STEM fields.
Mia has had her whole life mapped out since she was 18. She’s supposed to follow up her math PhD with a research postdoc, but her 20-year tenure plan takes a surprise deviation when she’s forced to settle for a temporary teaching job at a small-town university. It’s not easy adapting to rural life when you’re an inveterate city girl, but Mia tries to make the best of it until she can get the heck out of Podunk—er, Crowder, Texas. Things finally start to look up after a run-in with some terrifying local wildlife sends her careening into the arms of a sexy goat farmer/cheesemaker. Mia finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Josh’s gruff cowboy charms, especially after she learns what lies behind the thick walls he’s built around his heart. The deeper their connection grows, the more Crowder starts to feel like home. But Mia can’t afford to stay. Not unless she’s willing to give up on her dream—or trade it in for a new one. ELEMENTARY ROMANTIC CALCULUS is a full-length standalone novel and the sixth book in the Chemistry Lessons series of contemporary romances featuring STEM heroines. Each book in the series focuses on a brand new couple with their own happily ever after and can be read in any order.
“Just friends” is all Brooke and Dylan have ever been. (Except for that one night in high school, but they don’t talk about that.) Growing up, he was her protector. Her confidant. The one guy she could always trust. Now she’s a marine biologist working toward her PhD in California, and he’s an underwear model in New York. Despite the distance and their wildly divergent career paths, they’ve managed to stay friends. Dylan’s only in town for a few days, crashing on Brooke’s couch and repaying the favor by acting as her date to a friend’s wedding. It was totally an accident she saw him naked. Pretty soon, the “just friends” thing goes out the window, and they find themselves giving friends with benefits a shot. It’s all going great…until it isn’t. Dylan’s got a ticket back to New York at the end of the week, and Brooke may have accidentally broken his heart. Can they navigate these uncharted relationship waters? Or has she wrecked her oldest friendship?
Lines are crossed and promises broken when a forbidden kiss ignites an irresistible attraction in this sizzling brother’s best friend romance… “Promise me you’ll always look out for Andie.” By the time I was seventeen, I knew my best friend’s younger sister was the only girl I’d ever love. We’re all grown up now, but my feelings for Andie haven’t changed. She’s the smartest woman I know and the only one who sees through the carefree act I hide behind. She deserves better than a screw-up like me—failed musician, part-time handyman, and full-time black sheep of my family. I’ll do anything to protect her, so I keep my distance and my hands to myself. When the tumble-down house she inherited needs repairs, I jump on my white horse and swoop in to help her with the renovations. Even though it means spending dangerous amounts of time together. I’ve got it under control until the night a surprise kiss changes everything between us. One scorching-hot taste of her is all it takes to shatter my defenses. Now that I know how much she wants me, I’m addicted to our secret glances and stolen touches. Around our friends and family, we pretend we’re still just friends. But when we’re alone? We can’t keep our hands off each other. This game we’re playing is bound to blow up in our faces, just like everything else I touch. If I can’t prove I’m worthy of Andie’s love, I’m going to lose my two best friends in the world. MY CONE AND ONLY is a swoony, feel-good friends to lovers romance featuring a STEM heroine who takes no crap, a surprisingly loyal bad-boy rocker who’s head over heels for the one woman he thinks he can’t have, lots of small-town shenanigans, and an epic grovel. It stands alone with a guaranteed HEA and kicks off the six-book KING FAMILY series. Your heart will melt for this band of unruly siblings behind a Texas ice cream empire as they stumble on the rocky road to love while dealing with their big, messy family.
I thought this new job would be the fresh start I desperately needed. I didn’t expect the woman who broke my heart to be my new coworker. Do you believe in love at first sight? I didn’t. Not until the night I looked up from my book and saw Lucy Dillard sitting in the same noisy bar as me with her nose buried in her own book. It felt like we were made for each other. When I fell for Lucy, I fell hard. Everything was perfect between us—until she suddenly dumped me. The worst part was she wouldn’t even tell me why. Now, not only am I stuck staring at my ex’s face in the office all day long, but she’s also the one assigned to train me. As if there’s not already enough tension between us, she thinks I’m here to steal the promotion she’s been promised. But the more we’re forced to work together, the better I understand her. And the more I realize how much we kept hidden from each other. Now that I know what Lucy’s had to go through and how different her world is from mine? I’m more in love with her than ever. I just need to convince the girl who got away that I’m worth a second chance—and pray she doesn’t break my heart all over again. CREAM AND PUNISHMENT is a swoony, full-length second chance romance packed with small town feels and messy family shenanigans. Featuring an unforgettable menstrual cup mishap, a nerdy book-loving heroine who’s in over her head, and a cinnamon roll hero with a spicy side, it stands alone and promises an HEA ending.
Lights, camera, attraction… Combative coworkers go from enemies to lovers when sparks fly behind the camera in this Hollywood comeback story. Scott Deacon was one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood until his drug abuse and out-of-control behavior brought it all crashing down. Four years after flaming out, he's clean, sober, and trying to revive his career. But what he needs is to warm up the beautiful yet chilly script supervisor who won’t cut him a break. Grace Speer doesn’t think much of Scotty Deacon. He may be sex on wheels, but the man is 100% bad news. Beneath the handsome façade, he's just another arrogant jackass determined to make her life more difficult. Only the more time they spend together, the more his flirtatious smiles and sweet gestures break down her defensive walls. As Grace realizes there’s a lot more to Scott than the sordid tabloid tales, she finds herself falling hard for him. But can she really trust him with her heart? Or is she buying herself another front-row ticket to heartbreak?
A Hollywood star and a dog sitter find an unlikely happy ending in this heartwarming forced-proximity romance. Griffin Beach has it all: a smoking-hot bod, a house in the Hollywood Hills, and a starring film role that’s about to launch him into superstardom. The only thing he needs now is a dog sitter… The perfect solution appears in the form of Alice, a shy grad student who isn’t impressed by him but LOVES his dog. And hey, maybe Griffin can charm her into changing her mind about him. Alice Carlisle has her reasons for being wary of the womanizing actor. But since she’s about to be jobless and homeless, she can’t afford to reject Griffin’s offer to house-sit. She’ll just have to avoid him during the short time they’ll be sharing an address. Except Griffin isn’t so easy to ignore—especially when he’s making her laugh, cooking her late-night pancakes, or parading around in nothing but a towel. Attraction wasn’t supposed to be part of the arrangement, but the man behind that slick movie star smile is impossible to resist. Can Alice let her guard down and learn to trust again? And can Griffin stop trying to please everyone else long enough to realize Alice is the best thing that ever happened to him?
“The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street” (TheSkimm) in this sizzling debut about a banking analyst who plans to finally pursue her yoga career full-time after her bonus hits, but until then she’ll have to keep her sanity intact (and her chakras aligned). Allegra Cobb’s resume: straight-A Princeton grad, second-year analyst at a top-tier bank, one-time American Yoga National Competition Champion. Allegra Cobb’s reality: Spending twenty-four hours a day changing the colors on bar charts, overusing the word “team,” and daydreaming about quitting the minute her year-end bonus hits her account. She no longer has no interest in the cutthroat banking world—she’s determined to launch her very own yoga practice. But her plan isn’t quite as perfect as the beachfront yoga pictures she double-taps on Instagram. On top of the 100 emails an hour and coworkers already suspicious of her escape plan, Allegra’s hard-driving single father has always fiercely valued high achievement above all else. That his daughter works on Wall Street means everything to him. But after a) unknowingly sleeping with the man now leading her banking cohort on one of their biggest deals to date and b) meeting the #blessed yoga guru who might just be her ticket to the life she’s always wanted, she realizes her happy-ever-after might be harder to manifest than she thought. Fast-paced, laugh-out-loud funny, and totally irresistible, Breathe In, Cash Out “is a modern fairytale, a romance that’s not about finding the right guy, but finding yourself” (Eliza Kennedy, author of I Take You).
Two best friends. Ten Christmases. One happy ending. When best friends Alexandra and Lucas share a first kiss on Christmas night their senior year of high school, it feels like the best years of their lives are ahead of them. Then Alex goes off to college, and Lucas stays behind to work at his dad’s construction business in the small beach town where they grew up. Life, as they say, happens. And somewhere along the way these two high school sweethearts find they don’t have as much in common as they once did. Lucas’s life is on Beaufort Island, and Alex is all about getting away and moving on. So he makes one of the hardest decisions of his life and lets her go. But every year when Alex comes home for the holidays, fate conspires to reunite the two former lovebirds on Christmas Day. Year after year, through good times and bad, Lucas and Alex meet up, catch up, and reconnect on the anniversary of their first kiss. Is it too much to hope that one year they’ll find their way back to each other permanently? Maybe even this Christmas.
From the acclaimed author of Defy, Sara B. Larson, Sisters of Shadow and Light is a timeless and fantastical tale of sisterly love and powerful magic The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes.... Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world—including their Paladin father the night Inara was born. On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out—leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother. For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world...until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The book addresses the overall integrated design aspects of a space transportation system involving several disciplines like propulsion, vehicle structures, aerodynamics, flight mechanics, navigation, guidance and control systems, stage auxiliary systems, thermal systems etc. and discusses the system approach for design, trade off analysis, system life cycle considerations, important aspects in mission management, the risk assessment, etc. There are several books authored to describe the design aspects of various areas, viz., propulsion, aerodynamics, structures, control, etc., but there is no book which presents space transportation system (STS) design in an integrated manner. This book attempts to fill this gap by addressing systems approach for STS design, highlighting the integrated design aspects, interactions between various subsystems and interdependencies. The main focus is towards the complex integrated design to arrive at an optimum, robust and cost effective space transportation system. The orbital mechanics of satellites including different coordinate frames, orbital perturbations and orbital transfers are explained. For launching the satellites to meet specific mission requirements, viz., payload/orbit, design considerations, giving step by step procedure are briefed. The selection methodology for launch vehicle configuration, its optimum staging and the factors which influence the vehicle performance are summarized. The influence of external, internal and dynamic operating environments experienced by the vehicle subsystems and the remedial measures needed are highlighted. The mission design strategies and their influence on the vehicle design process are elaborated. The various critical aspects of STS subsystems like flight mechanics, propulsion, structures and materials, thermal systems, stage auxiliary systems, navigation, guidance and control and the interdependencies and interactions between them are covered. The design guidelines, complexity of th