The Matchmaker s Playbook Book
Score: 4
From 308 Ratings

The Matchmaker s Playbook


  • Author : Rachel Van Dyken
  • Publisher : Skyscape
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1503934489

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The Matchmaker s Playbook Excerpt :

Wingman rule number one: don't fall for a client. After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus--and he's ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he's putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet. From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin' hot, Ian realizes he's in danger of breaking his cardinal rule....

The Matchmaker s Replacement Book

The Matchmaker s Replacement


  • Author : Rachel Van Dyken
  • Publisher : Amazon Children's Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1503936279

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The Matchmaker s Replacement Excerpt :

Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them. Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn't sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her. But Gabi has a secret, something she's keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she's always painted him to be...and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she's been just a little bit attracted to him--no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses--but "Lex Luthor" is an evil womanizer. He's dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away. Then again, she's always wanted a little danger.

Matchmakers Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Matchmakers


  • Author : David S. Evans
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633691735

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Matchmakers Excerpt :

Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders. Although matchmakers have been around for millennia, they’re becoming more and more popular—and profitable—due to dramatic advances in technology, and a lot of companies that have managed to crack the code of this business model have become today’s power brokers. Don’t let the flashy successes fool you, though. Starting a matchmaker is one of the toughest business challenges, and almost everyone who tries to build one, fails. In Matchmakers, David Evans and Richard Schmalensee, two economists who were among the first to analyze multisided platforms and discover their principles, and who’ve consulted for some of the most successful platform businesses in the world, explain how matchmakers work best in practice, why they do what they do, and how entrepreneurs can improve their chances for success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an investor, a consumer, or an executive, your future will involve more and more multisided platforms, and Matchmakers—rich with stories from platform winners and losers—is the one book you’ll need in order to navigate this appealing but confusing world.

Dirty Sweet Valentine Book

Dirty Sweet Valentine


  • Author : Laurelin Paige
  • Publisher : Paige Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942835783

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Dirty Sweet Valentine Excerpt :

A hero who forgets Valentine’s Day. A hero who remembers. A hero with a Valentine’s surprise. And a hero with a holiday declaration. Dirty Filthy Valentine - When Donovan forgets Valentine’s Day, Sabrina spends the evening at the office, working. Until she realizes she’s not alone. Filthy Valentine Fix - Trish loves parties at The Open Door, even on Valentine’s Day. What she doesn’t love is some of the customs associated with the holiday. Will her boyfriend ignore them like she wants him to? Or will he force her to enjoy the day in ways she never knew she could? Dirty Sweet Valentine - Like her boss, Amy has a reason for being a Scrooge about love. As far as she’s concerned, that stupid holiday with all the hearts and flowers is just another day. Then a surprise shows up on her doorstep, and her evening takes a sudden turn. Plus one more story featuring a virgin with a secret and the boy who wants to expose it. These four short standalone romances can be found in this steaming hot holiday collection, from the author of the Fixed Trilogy and Dirty Filthy Rich Men.

Come Again Book

Come Again


  • Author : Lauren Blakely
  • Publisher : Lauren Blakely Books
  • Release Date : 2021-12-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Come Again Excerpt :

A sexy, scorching enemies-to-lovers romance! There are three words most men can’t resist—I dare you. So as you can see, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I had no choice when my buddies said “I bet you can’t get that brunette beauty to kiss you before the night ends.” I proved them wrong, and oh how good it felt to be right when I swept the witty, quick-tongued woman into my arms and kissed the breath out of her at the party. But, I made a slight miscalculation. Turns out she’s my brand new enemy. And soon I’m locked in a fierce battle of wits with my sexy-as-sin nemesis. I’m determined to show the whole city that my company is offering the best new path to romance, and she’s dead-set on knocking me down. Publicly. It’s the hottest game of one-upmanship I’ve ever played, punctuated by fiery kisses, dirty letters, and, after a heated argument, hate s-e-x. You know what they say. Keep your enemies closer. I keep her so damn close to my favorite body part. Everything is fun and games…until I gamble something I can’t afford to lose. My heart.

Gabriel s Inferno Book
Score: 4
From 125 Ratings

Gabriel s Inferno


  • Author : Sylvain Reynard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101614785

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Gabriel s Inferno Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard comes the first novel in the Gabriel's Inferno series, a haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening—NOW A FILM FROM PASSIONFLIX! Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel’s Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible—forgiveness and love.

Platform Revolution  How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economyand How to Make Them Work for You Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

Platform Revolution How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economyand How to Make Them Work for You


  • Author : Geoffrey G. Parker
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-03-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393249125

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Platform Revolution How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economyand How to Make Them Work for You Excerpt :

A practical guide to the new economy that is transforming the way we live, work, and play. Uber. Airbnb. Amazon. Apple. PayPal. All of these companies disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. What’s the secret to their success? These cutting-edge businesses are built on platforms: two-sided markets that are revolutionizing the way we do business. Written by three of the most sought-after experts on platform businesses, Platform Revolution is the first authoritative, fact-based book on platform models. Whether platforms are connecting sellers and buyers, hosts and visitors, or drivers with people who need a ride, Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary reveal the what, how, and why of this revolution and provide the first “owner’s manual” for creating a successful platform business. Platform Revolution teaches newcomers how to start and run a successful platform business, explaining ways to identify prime markets and monetize networks. Addressing current business leaders, the authors reveal strategies behind some of today’s up-and-coming platforms, such as Tinder and SkillShare, and explain how traditional companies can adapt in a changing marketplace. The authors also cover essential issues concerning security, regulation, and consumer trust, while examining markets that may be ripe for a platform revolution, including healthcare, education, and energy. As digital networks increase in ubiquity, businesses that do a better job of harnessing the power of the platform will win. An indispensable guide, Platform Revolution charts out the brilliant future of platforms and reveals how they will irrevocably alter the lives and careers of millions.

Fashion Jungle Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Fashion Jungle


  • Author : Rachel Van Dyken
  • Publisher : Van Dyken Enterprises Incorporated & Sandbox LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1733668063

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The Quiet Girl Book
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

The Quiet Girl


  • Author : Peter Høeg
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466850767

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The Quiet Girl Excerpt :

The internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Smilla's Sense of Snow returns with this "engrossing, beautifully written tale of suspense . . . captivating" (The Miami Herald). Set in Denmark in the here and now, Peter Hoeg's The Quiet Girl centers around Kaspar Krone, a world-renowned circus clown with a deep love for the music of Johan Sebastian Bach, and an even deeper gambling debt. Wanted for tax evasion and on the verge of extradition, Krone is drafted into the service of a mysterious order of nuns who promise him reprieve from the international authorities in return for his help safeguarding a group of children with mystical abilities -- abilities that Krone also shares. When one of the children goes missing, Krone sets off to find the young girl and bring her back, making a shocking series of discoveries along the way about her identity and the true intentions of his young wards. The result is a fast-paced, philosophical thriller blending social realism with the literary fantastic and pitting art and spirituality against corporate interests and nothing less than the will to war by the industrialized world. The Quiet Girl is a masterful, inventive novel that marks the triumphal return of one of the great writers of the international literary world.

Best of Luck Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Best of Luck


  • Author : Kate Clayborn
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781516105144

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Best of Luck Excerpt :

After winning the lottery, a young woman goes back to school—and gets an unexpected lesson in love—in this romance by the author of Beginner’s Luck. Winning the lottery with her two best friends doesn’t just bring wealth for Greer Hawthorne, it also allows her to pursue a long-postponed education. She’s finally on the cusp of proving to her big, overprotective family that she’s independent—until a careless mistake jeopardizes her plan to graduate. Lucky for her, there’s someone in town who may be able to help . . . Globe-hopping photojournalist Alex Averin only plans to be in town for his sister Kit’s wedding before jetting off again. But when gorgeous, good-hearted Greer needs an assist with a photography project, he’s powerless to say no. Showing Greer his professional passion ignites a new one for both of them. But can a ceaseless wanderer stay by an ambitious woman’s side…or are Alex and Greer both pushing their luck too far? This eBook edition includes a bonus scene!

The Matchmaker Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

The Matchmaker


  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316329026

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The Matchmaker Excerpt :

In this moving story about losing and finding love again, a woman sets out to find the perfect matches for those closest to her. Forty-eight-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others, her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man, call it meddlesome. But there's no arguing with her results: With 42 happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance. Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending twenty-seven years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on Nantucket, and Dabney has never felt so confused, or so alive. But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she's made and share painful secrets with her family. Determined to make use of her gift before it's too late, she sets out to find perfect matches for those she loves most.

Night Whispers Book
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

Night Whispers


  • Author : Judith McNaught
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439140833

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Night Whispers Excerpt :

Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught’s contemporary romances that will make “you laugh, cry, and fall in love again” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook. In this “exciting tale of loyalty, love, and danger” (Publishers Weekly), Sloan Reynolds, a small-town Florida policewoman, knows that her modest upbringing is a long way from the social whirl of Palm Beach, the world inhabited by her father and her sister, Paris. Total strangers to Sloan, they have never tried to contact her—until a sudden invitation arrives, to meet them and indulge in the Palm Beach social season. Reluctant to accept the long-overdue familial gesture, Sloan is convinced to visit when an FBI colleague informs her that her father and his associates are suspected of fraud, conspiracy, and murder. The only catch is she must hide her true profession from her family. Sloan is on top of her game until she meets Noah Maitland, a multinational corporate player and one of the FBI’s prime suspects. She finds herself powerfully attracted to him, against her deepest instincts. When a shocking murder shatters the seductive facade of the wealth and glamour surrounding her, Sloan must maneuver through a maze of deceit and passion in this superb and enthralling tale of breathtaking suspense.

From the Company of Shadows Book

From the Company of Shadows


  • Author : Kevin Michael Shipp
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 0692017968

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From the Company of Shadows Excerpt :

From the Company of Shadows. Read firsthand accounts of fascinating events inside the CIA. Learn how the CIA conducts operations, recruits agents and protects defectors from assassination. Understand the current global and domestic threat of terrorism from the perspective of a decorated CIA officer. Read an insider's expose' of the CIA's use of secrecy and the executive branch's abuse of the shadowy State Secrets Privilege.

Keeper of the Lost Cities Book
Score: 4.5
From 34 Ratings

Keeper of the Lost Cities


  • Author : Shannon Messenger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442445949

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Keeper of the Lost Cities Excerpt :

At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.

The Wedding Wager Book

The Wedding Wager


  • Author : Eva Devon
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Release Date : 2021-10-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9781649371959

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The Wedding Wager Excerpt :

All Lady Victoria Kirby wants is to dig in the dirt, take notations, and record history. What she doesn’t desire is having to bumble through ballrooms and tolerate the ton’s sly insinuations about her less-than-acceptable appearance. Victoria wasn’t certain what her rather reckless father has in mind for her future. But she certainly isn’t expecting him to gamble her hand in marriage—and lose. After all he witnessed as a child, the Duke of Chase cannot bear to see a woman misused. So when the marquess wagers away his daughter to a lecher of a man, he has no choice but to step in and rescue her. Lady Victoria has a reputation for being as tart as a lemon. He might just have found the perfect wife to keep his age-old promise to never sire an heir. Surely he’d never be tempted to take this lady to bed... Then the duke meets the wild, witty, and intelligent young lady he’s bound to marry. Now trouble is certainly headed his way, and she won’t just threaten the very vow he swore to keep...she might just undo his heart, too. Each book in The Wedding Wager series is STANDALONE: * The Wedding Wager * The Duke's Accidental Bride