The Homewreckers Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Homewreckers


  • Author : Mary Kay Andrews
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250278371

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The Homewreckers Excerpt :

Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love. Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast. When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before. With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.

Homewreckers Book

Homewreckers


  • Author : Aaron Glantz
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062869555

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Homewreckers Excerpt :

“[I] can’t recommend this joint enough. ... An illuminating and discomfiting read.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates "Essential reading." —New York Review of Books A shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised working and middle class—among them, Donald Trump and his inner circle. Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump looked forward to a crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy,” he said. But our future president wasn’t alone. While millions of Americans suffered financial loss, tycoons pounced to heartlessly seize thousands of homes—their profiteering made even easier because, as prize-winning investigative reporter Aaron Glantz reveals in Homewreckers, they often used taxpayer money—and the Obama administration’s promise to cover their losses. In Homewreckers, Glantz recounts the transformation of straightforward lending into a morass of slivered and combined mortgage “products” that could be bought and sold, accompanied by a shift in priorities and a loosening of regulations and laws that made it good business to lend money to those who wouldn’t be able to repay. Among the men who laughed their way to the bank: Trump cabinet members Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, Trump pal and confidant Tom Barrack, and billionaire Republican cash cow Steve Schwarzman. Homewreckers also brilliantly weaves together the stories of those most ravaged by the housing crisis. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few.

Homewrecker Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Homewrecker


  • Author : Deanna Cameron
  • Publisher : Wattpad Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781989365489

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Homewrecker Excerpt :

They say it is quietest in the eye of a storm...they lied. Bronwyn’s mother is late. Again. Sitting on the edge of the sidewalk, waiting, Bronwyn figures she’s flaked out again. She’s always flaking out. Stomping home ready for a fight, Bronwyn is met by a cataclysmic tornado heading directly toward their run-down trailer. Bronwyn barely escapes with her life. Her mother isn’t as lucky. Enter Senator Soliday, a.k.a. Bronwyn’s estranged father, who shows up at the hospital and takes her home with him, to a family she’s never been a part of, to people who have proved again and again they don’t want her. Confused, resentful, absolutely raging, Bronwyn enters a world she’s never been privy to, while reeling from the news that her mother wasn’t killed by the tornado but murdered. Torn between two identities: the daughter of a single drug addict and the middle child of a well-respected senator, Bronwyn is forced to navigate through this new, unfamiliar life alone and with a gut feeling she can’t shake. Her mother’s killer isn’t unfamiliar.

Homewrecker Incorporated Book

Homewrecker Incorporated


  • Author : S. Simone Chavous
  • Publisher : S. Simone Chavous
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780989570176

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Homewrecker Book

Homewrecker


  • Author : Daphne Gottlieb
  • Publisher : Soft Skull
  • Release Date : 2005-10-17
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000102877184

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Homewrecker Excerpt :

Combining nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, this exploration of marital infidelity looks as S&M in "The Other Man," homosexuality in marriage in "Sex and the Married Dyke," and Internet sex in "Confessions of a Dial-Up Gigolo," among other stories. Original.

Homewrecker Book

Homewrecker


  • Author : Jill Westwood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-07-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1948516039

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Homewrecker Excerpt :

Despite Andie's own terrible track record with romance, even she knows that her father's sudden move to his girlfriend's goat farm in North Carolina is a rash, unwise decision. She races south of the Mason Dixon to coax him home, but runs into a man-shaped obstacle in the form of burly paramedic Seth, the adopted son of her father's lady love.Farm life is as unpalatable as Andie suspected-stinky goats, malicious chickens and millions of bloodthirsty mosquitos. Her father wants to give up a rent-controlled apartment, lifelong friendships and a satisfying teaching career for this? She's got to get him to come to his senses before Seth figures out her homewrecking intentions. It's a difficult position to be in, especially when the positions she'd like to be in involve fantasies about sexy, infuriating Seth.Running from man trouble in New York and headed toward bigger trouble in North Carolina, Andie will have to decide whether she can support her father's leap of faith and maybe even take one of her own.

Homewrecker Book

Homewrecker


  • Author : Cat Mason
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-06-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 1514110229

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Homewrecker Excerpt :

Homewrecker: Noun (plural homewreckers) A person who engages in romantic relations with a person who is married or engaged to be married with the result of breaking up the marriage or engagement. My name is Kennedy Brooks and you're not going to like me. Chances are you may even hate me, and that's okay, there are times I do too. I had choices, we all do, the ones that I made changed everything. Before I knew it, the lines of right and wrong began to blur and I was consumed so deeply that I couldn't see a way out even if I wanted to. The path I chose is not for the faint of heart, it isn't always sweet, but it's real. What happens when all the things you have always wanted suddenly aren't all you want anymore? What do you do when the forbidden screams your name and both parts of your life become as vital as the air you breathe? You make a choice. This is my story. ***Warning from the authors*** This book contains sensitive situations and explicit sex scenes. It will cause you to go through every emotion and is meant for ages 18+.

Termites and Other Home Wreckers Book

Termites and Other Home Wreckers


  • Author : Marguerite Rodger
  • Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 9781427194817

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Termites and Other Home Wreckers Excerpt :

Termites can literally eat you out of house and home! Carpenter ants will use your home like a wood lot, taking what they want when they want, but without paying! Termites and Other Home Wreckers examines pests that chew, build, and bore their way into homes. Creepy images show the insects at different stages of the life cycle, and a family tree section lets you know who is related to whom.

Luster Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Luster


  • Author : Raven Leilani
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385696012

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Luster Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize for Best First Book Winner of the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2021 Dylan Thomas Prize Finalist for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Novel Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named Best Book of the Year by O: the Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Amazon, Indigo, NPR, Harper’s Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping Sharp, comic, disruptive, and tender, Luster sees a young Black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriage. Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly, figuring her way into life as an artist. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage—with rules. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and falling into Eric's family life, his home. She becomes a hesitant friend to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie is the only Black woman who young Akila knows. Razor-sharp, darkly comic, sexually charged, socially disruptive, Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life in a tumultuous era. It is also a haunting, aching description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way.

All the Right Reasons Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

All the Right Reasons


  • Author : Bethany Mangle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534499058

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All the Right Reasons Excerpt :

The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son. Cara Hawn’s life fell apart after her father cheated on her mother and got remarried to a woman Cara can’t stand. When Cara accidentally posts a rant about her father online, it goes viral—and catches the attention of the TV producers behind a new reality dating show for single parent families. The next thing Cara and her mother know, they’ve been cast as leads on the show and are whisked away to sunny Key West where they’re asked to narrow a field of suitors and their kids down to one winning pair. All of this is outside of Cara’s comfort zone, from the meddling producers to the camera-hungry contestants, especially as Cara and her mother begin to clash on which suitors are worth keeping around. And then comes Connor. As the son of a contestant, Connor is decidedly off-limits. Except that he doesn’t fit in with the cutthroat atmosphere in all the same ways as Cara, and she can’t get him out of her head. Now Cara must juggle her growing feelings while dodging the cameras and helping her mom pick a bachelor they both love, or else risk fracturing their family even more for the sake of ratings. Maybe there’s a reason most people don’t date on TV.

Home After Dark Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Home After Dark


  • Author : David Small
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771079344

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed memoir Stitches comes a stunning story of one boy's heartbreaking coming of age in 1950s America. After his mother abandons the family, thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt moves with his Korean War veteran father to a small town in southern California. Eager to fit in and figure out the mystifying rules of being a man, he succumbs to the sway of boys more feral than himself--leading to an act of betrayal that will have devastating consequences. Told through cinematic artwork that will transfix readers with its visceral potency and grace, Home After Dark is a mesmerizing evocation of a boy's struggle to survive the everyday brutalities of adolescence, and forge his own path to manhood.

Seasonal Work Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Seasonal Work


  • Author : Laura Lippman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063000025

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Seasonal Work Excerpt :

In a suspenseful collection of stories featuring fierce women—including one never-before-published novella—New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman showcases why she is one of today’s top crime writers. The award-winning master of psychological suspense is in top form in this collection of diverse and diabolically clever stories. In the never-before-published “Just One More,” a married couple—longing for that old romantic spark—creates a playful diversion that comes with unexpected consequences. Lippman’s beloved Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan keeps a watchful eye on a criminally resourceful single father in “Seasonal Work,” while her mother, Judith, realizes that the life of “The Everyday Housewife” is an excellent cover for all kinds of secrets. In “Slow Burner,” a husband’s secret cell phone proves to be a dicey temptation for a suspicious wife. A father’s hidden past piques the curiosity of a young snoop in “The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes.” Plus seven other brilliantly crafted stories of deception, murder, dangerous games, and love gone wrong—irrefutable evidence that Laura Lippman’s riveting fiction will more than satisfy any crime reader.

Homewrecker Book

Homewrecker


  • Author : Mignon Mykel
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2018-09-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 1723743135

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Homewrecker Excerpt :

"Career-suicide," they said. "Homewrecker," they called her. They didn't know the truth. They couldn't know the truth. They would never know the truth. So she goes into hiding, determined to put her Tatum O'Malley persona to rest. Too bad Cade Johnston finds her, set on getting her to agree to one more movie-and his mere presence has her afraid her secret will be brought to light. After all, this is Hollywood. The media lies, and with the right price tag, so do friends. Homewrecker is a complete standalone instalove-type story! * previously published under the pen name Michelle Minikin

Havoc on a Homewrecker Book

Havoc on a Homewrecker


  • Author : Mz Robinson
  • Publisher : G Street Chronicles.
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 1938442105

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Havoc on a Homewrecker Excerpt :

Hoping to find a man who understands and respects her devotion to her job, Toi Underwood is thrilled when she meets Carlton Thomas, a man she believes understands her lifestyle, but is shocked to find out he is married.

Supreme Ambition Book

Supreme Ambition


  • Author : Ruth Marcus
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982123871

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Supreme Ambition Excerpt :

The Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus goes behind the scenes to document the inside story of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle and the Republican plot to take over the Supreme Court—thirty years in the making—in this “impressively reported, highly insightful, and rollicking good read” (The New York Times Book Review). In the summer of 2018 the Kavanaugh drama unfolded so fast it seemed to come out of nowhere. With the power of the #MeToo movement behind her, a terrified but composed Christine Blasey Ford walked into a Senate hearing room to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault. This unleashed unprecedented fury from a Supreme Court nominee who accused Democrats of a “calculated and orchestrated political hit.” But behind this showdown was a much bigger one. The Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus documents the thirty-year mission by conservatives to win a majority on the Supreme Court and the lifelong ambition of Brett Kavanaugh to secure his place in that victory. The reporting in Supreme Ambition is full of revealing and weighty headlines, as Marcus answers the most pressing questions surrounding this historical moment: How did Kavanaugh get the nomination? Was Blasey Ford’s testimony credible? What does his confirmation mean for the future of the court? Were the Democrats outgunned from the start? On the way, she uncovers secret White House meetings, intense lobbying efforts, private confrontations on Capitol Hill, and lives forever upended on both coasts. This “extraordinarily detailed” (The Washington Post) page-turner traces how Brett Kavanaugh deftly maneuvered to become the nominee and how he quashed resistance from Republicans and from a president reluctant to reward a George W. Bush loyalist. It shows a Republican party that had concluded Kavanaugh was too big to fail, with senators and the FBI ignoring potentially devastating evidence against him. And it paints a picture of Democratic leaders