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Fighting for Chances: An Angel Outlawed 2

Fighting for Chances: An Angel Outlawed 2


AN OPPORTUNITY, A MAN, AND A WOMAN IN LOVEHOW WILL YOU FIGHT FOR THE CHANCE TO FIND TRUE LOVE?Finally! Brennan and Charlotte are dating! It took some scheming and the efforts of a well-intentioned matchmaker before they finally manage to be together away from Theresa’s sharp claws. Meanwhile, Brennan acquires the assistance of his brothers to dig into the past of the person he suspects to be the real criminal in a case he’s handling. Alexander and Elys’ wedding preparation continues to be the excuse for Charlotte’s stay in Alex’s castle, safe from Theresa and open to more quality time with Brennan. But for how long will this go on, now that Theresa knows what’s going on?She will stop at nothing to get Brennan. Does this include harming her very own sister to get her out of the way?If you wish to read more, download now! READER ADVISORY: This story contains contents that include erotic themes. For mature readers only. BONUS PREVIEW AT THE END OF THE BOOK! EXCERPTCharlotte accompanied Brennan up to his room and watched as he settled in. She loved watching him move. He always seemed so comfortable in his own skin. Each movement was completely natural and fluid. As if feeling her eyes on him, Brennan glanced over at her from where he was putting away his clothes in the dresser.”What?” he asked.”Nothing,” Charlotte shrugged. “I just love watching you.”You do, huh?”He crossed the room and pulled her down onto the massive bed with him.”You know what I said to you earlier today before I left?” he said.”You said a couple of things to me before you left,” Charlotte teased.”Okay, I’ll be more specific. I told you that I really wanted to kiss you. Do you remember that?”Uh-huh,” she said.”I’d really like to do that now, if you don’t mind,” he said quietly. Charlotte simply looked up at him with a very inviting look in her eyes. Brennan couldn’t help but think of that as a yes, and he smiled. Other Titles in the Series:0 – FALLEN, AN ANGEL OUTLAWED PREQUEL1 – HIS DREAM GIRL3 – TENDER

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Using a Pre-Nup to Improve Your Chances of Marriage Success

In my years of practice as a matrimonial lawyer, I have twice been called upon to review proposed pre-nuptial agreements prepared by the lawyer for the potential groom. In one case the groom’s father, having gone through a “disastrous” divorce, insisted on a pre-nup as a way of protecting the large and prosperous family business. In the other it was the groom himself, a new doctor bent on insuring that his chosen mate wouldn’t get any of the upside of his medical school investment. In both cases the potential brides were staggeringly beautiful, and saw the impending marriage as a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Both showed up in my office just weeks before the wedding, pre-nup in hand, wanting me to “look it over.”

The two documents prepared by attorneys in different states, were remarkably similar. They provided, clearly and unambiguously, that under no circumstance would the wife ever leave the husband, or be left by the husband, with anything other than what she came with or was gifted with during the marriage: not money, or property, or even custody of children. These terms applied regardless of circumstance, (“Honey, I found someone I like better, so pack your things.”). They applied regardless of the length of the marriage, e.g., there were no sunset provisions and no step-downs or fade-outs. I’m not a judge, so I can’t say whether either was enforceable in Court, but getting the input of an attorney increased the chances it would be upheld. There would never be an economic partnership in these marriages. When “the best years” of these women’s lives were gone; chances were good, they would be, too. The terms were “take it, or leave it.” My advice, in writing, was RUN, while you have the chance. Neither took it.

I don’t have a postscript. Neither has come to me for representation in a divorce…so far. I’m sharing this story because pre and post-nuptial contracts are becoming increasingly popular, not because more people have family fortunes, or the prospect of million dollar a year plus incomes to protect, but rather because increasingly, couples want to avoid the economic, social, and emotional ravages of divorce.

Unavoidably, legislatures and judges don’t know your circumstances. They make and apply rules that, at best, are geared to some theoretical standard of fairness. So instead, couples are using their constitutionally protected right to contract to make their own rules — about how they will treat each other in divorce, agreeing to avoid lawyers and the courts, and committing to protect their children. However, the great majority of these pre-nups don’t take full advantage of the opportunities available, and are limited, largely, if not solely, to economics, and apply only if there is an end to the marriage.

Couples are not limited to agreements about the terms of their divorce. They have the opportunity to make agreements about how their marriage will work, how important decisions will be made, and the terms of their marital partnership. Once these agreements are made they can, and should, be reviewed and updated as circumstances change and evolve. Even though these broader marriage agreements are new, couples don’t need to do this important work alone. There are collaboratively trained professionals across the United States and Canada, and beyond, who are prepared to assist couples in making plans and building strong, functional partnerships in a process called Collaborative Marriage Planning.

The process of generating a plan for the marriage (as opposed to just planning for the wedding) stimulates valuable early communication about each person’s essential needs, interests and concerns. Like a traditional pre-nup, a collaborative marriage partnership agreement can enable couples to avoid court in the event of divorce. In addition, by stimulating communication about what each person needs and expects from the marriage partnership early in the relationship, the collaborative marriage planning process can improve the chances of having a successful, durable and satisfying marriage partnership.

Further information about the process of collaborative marriage planning; its benefits, and how to get started, is available on the web.

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Lindsey Graham Doesn’t Think Being Single Will Hurt His White House Chances

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, would be just fine being single in the White House — and he doesn’t think voters will mind either.

Graham, who has never married, told The Huffington Post on Saturday that he didn’t think his marital status would affect his chances of winning the presidency.

“It’s up to people to make that decision. I feel real comfortable with who I am and the life I’ve lived. I’ve got a wonderful, supportive family. And the last time I checked, I didn’t see a sign on the White House that said ‘single people need not apply,'” Graham said at an event hosted by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) in Boone, Iowa. “So I am good to go, I think I’d be a good commander-in-chief and I’d work really hard as president for everybody and for your family.”

Only two bachelors, James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland, have ever been elected president.

Since joining the presidential race last week, Graham has sought to highlight his foreign policy experience. According to HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates publicly available polling data, Graham is at the bottom of the 2016 Republican field.

Video interview contributed by Samantha-Jo Roth in Boone, Iowa.

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Chances Are, You Should Be Paying More Attention to Selena Gomez’s Style

When I got word of who Polyvore had unveiled as its most popular celebrity, I was surprised. I was expecting a Kendall Jenner, maybe a Lauren Conrad, but instead, it was Selena Gomez. The actress/popstar had her image used in over 50,000 sets (meaning those outfit collages the site’s known for)—impressive indeed. With a lot of running around town and hanging with friends, her looks are typically easier to recreate and copy than a celeb like Kim Kardashian, whose sexy-minimalist-secretary combos would work for about zero situations in my life.

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Here are two of the year’s five most popular sets featuring Selena and they both prove my point—casual, trendy outfits that you could likely put together with items you already have in your closet.

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Some other notable names that made the list? Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian were in the number two, three, and four spots. The most popular brands were Topshop, H&M, and Forever 21, in that order, which also makes sense since they’re affordable and, again, likely already stuff you own. Skinny jeans took first place among items and One Direction from musicians.

Are you surprised by any of those findings? A fan of Selena’s style?





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Second Chances

Second Chances


Sex. Betrayal. Forbidden Love. Lawn Boy. I’m not a catch, I’m not even certain I’m what they’d call ‘mentally stable,’ not anymore. Too much has happened too fast and it ripped my soul in half. I’m alone, with a plastic stick in my hand that says the one word we’d been so eager to see.  Pregnant.  Lucky in love once is a miracle, but I lost him, and this baby is all I have left. My life turned to ash in a blink and there’s nothing I can do about it.  Years pass and I’m still here, but it doesn’t feel like it, not until the lawn guy, Daniel Clemment, checks me out. Me. A yoga-panting, pony tailing, frumpy-butt, frizzy mommy who’s covered in whatever the baby tossed on me at lunch.  Daniel’s dark eyes linger too long, as if he likes what he sees. I’m shocked and flattered, but he’s too young. The age gap between us is over a decade, but that doesn’t stop him. If I sleep with him everyone will think I’ve lost my mind. Maybe I have, because everyday that I see Dan’s sexy, toned body glistening in the sunlight, I consider feeling him pressed against me, naked. The few times his fingers grazed my skin were heaven, but once the clothes come off–he’s a god and I’m… me. I’ve been alone for so long. Surely one kiss won’t hurt anything, one taste of his mouth should be harmless. Things don’t have to go that far, but I’m wrong.  Love only comes around once in a lifetime. Only fools think otherwise, and I’m the biggest fool of them all.

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