Joe Kita has had a good life. He has been happily married for more than 15 years and has two beautiful children. He is a successful journalist. He has lots of friends. Still, nearing 40, he wondered about missed opportunities: What would have happened if I had asked out that co-ed? What if I didn't get cut from my high school basketball team? What if I'd been nicer to my dog?
Afraid of having the same pangs of regret at age 80, and no longer satisfied leaving good times to chance, Kita deliberately revisted 20 crossroads in his life and tried to relive them. In Another Shot, he chronicles his crazy year with humor and inspiration. Along the way, he gets to the bottom of what happened to his first car - a beautiful 1979 Camaro - and ponders whether choices really matter and what determines one's place in the world.
Some of Kita's adventures border on the absurd: Never having the chance to fire a real gun, he enrolls in a shooting school. Not ever being filthy rich, Joe hires a Romanian butler to experience the lifestyle. Other stops on his journey are more common to men his age: He's lost his hair and he wants it back. His sexual peak came and went without him.
Regardless of the original regret and its final "outcome", each experience alters Kita's perspective and will alter yours too. A poetic narrative organized by regret, Another Shot provides an insightful glimpse into the life and mind of a regular guy. It's a tumultuous journey But Joe Kita is hilarious, insightful, and most of all, inspiring enough to make you ponder: Why not give it another shot?
With its blend of evil killers, handsome heroes, and feisty, sensitive heroines, Nora Roberts's latest thriller meets the same standards of terror and romance that made last year's River's End a bestseller. This time, our heroine Tory Bodeen has returned to her hometown of Progress, South Carolina, to face the fearsome memories of her childhood friend Hope's death and rebuild her life in a town that once betrayed her.
Struggling to balance the disturbing recollections, Tory finds comfort in the arms of Hope's older brother, Cade Lavelle. Though she sets about developing relationships with old friends and establishing her own business, Tory's worst fears come true and her past catches up to her: Tory's unique role in Hope's death makes her not only the focus of the Lavelle family's hatred, but the next choice for Hope's killer, who is still at large.
With the same skills that earned her the honor of being the first Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame inductee, Roberts weaves a winning blend of mystery, terror, and romance that loyal followers and new fans will enjoy immensely. Sure to be another bestseller, Carolina Moon will keep your heart beating in triple time.
From David Morrell, bestselling author of First Blood, Assumed Identity, Extreme Denial, and Burnt Sienna, comes a spectacular thriller that takes the reader beyond the limits of suspense....
TWO MASTERS OF PROTECTION. ONE DESPERATE MISSION.
Savage is a former Navy SEAL and state-of-the-art security specialist. Teaming up with him is Akira, Japan's most brilliant executive protector and a samurai master. Their mission: to rescue Rachel Stone, a beautiful American woman who faces destruction at the hands of her ruthless billionaire husband.
Savage and Akira quickly realize they are trapped in a mission more far-reaching than saving one woman. For they are bound to each other by a set of horrifying memories, a terrifying past that never happened. And only together can they confront the nightmare. Yet when they do, an even more chilling scenario awaits them - one with the power to shatter not only their world but ours as well.
Discovering her late father was a billionaire cattle king makes Casey McGuire one of the famous "McIvor heiresses". She's worked hard all her life, and she's never had the prospect of money - until now. All she needs to do is journey into the Outback to find her roots...
As well as never knowing money, Casey has never truly known love. Irresistible cattle baron Troy Connellan is ready and willing to change all that. But can wary Casey let go of her past for a future with a rich, powerful, gorgeous man?