The Kept Woman
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📒The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
The Kept Woman Summary : The latest novel in the Will Trent series from No. 1 bestselling author, Karin Slaughter. A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge. But for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI's newest medical examiner - the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will's troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues. But Sara's scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out . . .
📒The Kept Woman by Susan Donovan
The Kept Woman Summary : WHEN A GOOD-GIRL DIVORCÉE Playing by the rules has left Samantha Monroe with an AWOL ex-husband, maxed out credit cards, and the task of raising three children on a hairstylist's salary. It's time for a new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his fiancée for six months in return for a generous paycheck, she's ready to sign up on the spot. MEETS A BAD-BOY POLITICIAN Jack needs Sam and her kids to help tone down his image from womanizing cad to dependable dad. But he was expecting Sam to be a frumpy single mom, not a wickedly smart, sexy redhead. Keeping nosey newshounds from discovering that his engagement is a charade is going to be a tough job, but one mind-blowing kiss from Sam and suddenly Jack is ready to put in all the overtime necessary... LOVE WINS IN A LANDSLIDE... Now, with scheming opponents itching to bring Jack down, Sam's ex returning to stir up trouble, one stubborn pre-schooler, two squabbling teenagers, a crazy dog, and some out-of-this-world sex, Jack and Sam are discovering that playing make-believe can be complicated—but not nearly as much as falling in love...
📒About My Life And The Kept Woman by John Rechy
About My Life and the Kept Woman Summary : Gore Vidal has hailed John Rechy as one of the few original American writers of the last century,” and Michael Cunningham has called him an author whose life is almost as interesting, and meaningful, as his work.” Rechy’s long-awaited memoir,About My Life and the Kept Woman, is the author’s first open treatment of his life and a testament to the power of pride and self-acceptance. Raised Mexican-American in El Paso, Texas, at a time when Latino children were routinely segregated, Rechy was often assumed to be Anglo because of his light skin, and had his name changed” for him by a teacher, from Juan to John. As he grew older and as his fascination with the memory of a notorious kept woman in his childhood deepened Rechy became aware that his differences lay not just in his heritage, but in his sexuality. A moving, powerful story of a life that bears witness to some of the most riotous changes of the past century,About My Life and the Kept Woman is as much a portrait of intolerance as of an individual who defied it to forge his own path.
📒The Kept Woman And Other Stories by Kamala Das
The kept woman and other stories Summary : ”I feel a woman is most attractive when she surrenders to her man. She is incomplete without a man,” averred Kamala Das shortly before her death in May, 2009. One of the most controversial and celebrated Indian authors, she combined in her writings rare honesty and sensitivity, provocation and poignancy. The Kept Woman and Other Stories explores the man-woman relationship in all its dimensions. Deprived, depraved, mysterious, mystical and exalted, each character, culled from experience and observation, is an incisive study of love, lust and longing.
📒The Susan Donovan Collection by Susan Donovan
The Susan Donovan Collection Summary : Fall in love all over again with this delightfully sexy bundle of New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan novels, including The Kept Woman, Knock Me Off My Feet, and He Loves Lucy. The Kept Woman Down on her luck Samantha Monroe is dealing with an AWOL ex-husband, maxed out credit cards, and the task of raising three children on a hairstylist's salary. It's time for a new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his fiancée for six months in return for a generous paycheck, she's ready to sign up on the spot. Jack needs Sam and her kids to help tone down his image from womanizing cad to dependable dad. But he was expecting Sam to be a frumpy single mom, not a wickedly smart, sexy redhead. Keeping nosey newshounds from discovering that his engagement is a charade is going to be a tough job, but with the sparks flying between them, and their nights getting hotter, maybe their game of make-believe is about to spill over into real life... Knock Me Off My Feet Autumn Adams has always been an independent woman, but when a dangerous man begins to stalk her, she's out to find a little protection of her own. And when that protection comes in the form of the smoldering, handsome detective Stacey Quinn, he brings a very different kind of danger into her life...and her heart... Quinn soon discovers that protecting Audie is the craziest, hottest, and sexiest bit of detective work he's ever had the pleasure of doing. And even though he knows he is here to protect her, he's also ready to have her...forever... He Loves Lucy Marketing exec Lucy Cunningham is thrilled when her firm lands The Palm Club account. The campaign concept for Miami's hottest fitness club was Lucy's idea: take one fitness-challenged woman, put her in front of TV cameras, and into the hands of the club's top personal trainer, Theo Redmond. It seems like a brilliant idea-until Lucy gets picked to be the guinea pig. It's stressful enough she has to put down the pizza and start the Pilates - and when she meets Theo in person, she's a whole different kind of bothered... Theo has never met a woman quite like Lucy. Smart-mouthed and stubborn, it's clear she isn't fond of marching to anyone's drumbeat but her own. It isn't long before the simmering tension between them bursts into flames, and Theo learns that when it comes to love and desire, the last thing that matters is size...
📒The Kept Woman by Mack Reynolds
The Kept Woman Summary : What would you do if you suddenly inherited $5,000? Young Joanne Cotton decided to blow her inheritance in Europe before settling down to the routine of marriage as Jack Ostrander’s wife. So for a year she lived it up visiting France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Greece. But $5,000 can only go so far. She was down to her last $300 when she met Mike Lapine, who offered to finance her for six months—until she found a job—in exchange for her bedroom talents. So they went to Majorca and had a ball. Four months went by and Joanne hadn’t even looked for a job. And when Mike left her, she had to admit that the only talent she possessed was for sale to the man with the most money. Jo thought this was the “easy” way out . . . until she met Emil Rosenmacher, jaded old roué, who had his own offbeat plans for her many skills.
Kept Women A Revealing Inside Look at the Women Who Share the Beds of the Richest Men on Earth Summary : Here are the darkest secrets of the world's most glamorous women, revealed in intimate detail. Leslie McRay was once a famous mistress of Hollywood, and now she interviews others who have experienced the "kept" lifestyle, revealing the pitfalls awaiting anyone seduced by the glitter. Learn what the "keepers" are really like and much more.
📒The Kept Women Of New Orleans by Ricky Vernio
The Kept Women of New Orleans Summary : On the verge of the Civil War, sexual and political tensions in Louisiana keep mounting.
📒Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton
Women Beware Women Summary : "Women Beware Women" is among the most powerful and adroitly plotted of Jacobean tragedies. Written by Thomas Middleton, a later contemporary of Shakespeare, the play deals with topics of enduring fascination such as sexual and financial greed, the sexual exploitation of women by a manipulative older woman, murderous revenge and the sexual predatoriness of a man in a position of power. This edition is designed for the classroom and for the reader interested in the best in Renaissance drama.
📒Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li
Kinder Than Solitude Summary : A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li, “one of America’s best young novelists” (Newsweek) and the celebrated author of The Vagrants, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Moving back and forth in time, between America today and China in the 1990s, Kinder Than Solitude is the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder one of them may have committed. As one of the three observes, “Even the most innocent person, when cornered, is capable of a heartless crime.” When Moran, Ruyu, and Boyang were young, they were involved in a mysterious incident in which a friend of theirs was poisoned. Grown up, the three friends are separated by distance and personal estrangement. Moran and Ruyu live in the United States, Boyang in China; all three are haunted by what really happened in their youth, and by doubt about themselves. In California, Ruyu helps a local woman care for her family and home, avoiding entanglements, as she has done all her life. In Wisconsin, Moran visits her ex-husband, whose kindness once overcame her flight into solitude. In Beijing, Boyang struggles to deal with an inability to love, and with the outcome of what happened among the three friends twenty years before. Brilliantly written, a breathtaking page-turner, Kinder Than Solitude resonates with provocative observations about human nature and life. In mesmerizing prose, and with profound insight, Yiyun Li unfolds this remarkable story, even as she explores the impact of personality and the past on the shape of a person’s present and future. Praise for Kinder Than Solitude “This is an exceptional novel, and Yiyun Li has grown into one of our major novelists.”—Salman Rushdie “Yiyun Li infuses the traditional form with a fresh, rigorous beauty and a sense of permanence and increasing value.”—Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood “[A] sleek, powerful novel about the weight of memory, the brunt of loss and the myriad ways the past can crimp the soul . . . Li gives us gifts of gorgeous prose. . . . Rarely are ordinary humans given such eloquent witness.”—The Washington Post “What makes [Kinder Than Solitude] so vivid is its humanity. . . . It is an inquiry into how the past scars us, shaping present and future, and some deeds, once committed, can never be undone.”—Los Angeles Times “[Li’s] true gift . . . is old-fashioned storytelling [and] a sense that a life, a whole life, can be captured on pages.”—The Boston Globe “A stunning, dark, and beautiful book . . . Yiyun Li writes with characteristic genius.”—Paul Harding, author of Tinkers and Enon