An Enemies-To-Lovers RomanceWhen Gianna watches her older sister being forced into an arranged marriage, she promises herself to escape a similar fate.The moment Matteo - The Blade - Vitiello sees Gianna on his brother's wedding, he wants to possess her. Her father agrees to the bond, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna runs away and begins a new life in Europe away from the mafia. But one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo. When Matteo and a couple of her father's soldiers catch her, not only her freedom is at risk, but also the life of the people with her. Gianna is taken home and forced to marry Matteo. Ridden by guilt over having dragged innocent people into her world and overcome with hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.
Imagine utter isolation and desperation intermingled with the basic human instinct to survive. The victimas pleas are virtually silent, lost in the despair of domestic violence. This complex subject is explored through the main character, Angel, as she unknowingly finds herself in an abusive relationship. Angelas internal dialogue is disclosed as she carefully navigates her way through domestic violence. She learns undeniable truth in the saying aKeep your enemies closea and this account will show the instrumental role it plays in survival. Angel finds inner strength as she resolves to outsmart a master manipulator with sociopathic tendencies. The hope is to inspire, provoke thought and clear misconceptions concerning abuse. It is crucial to promote better understanding as to why a victim stays and the need for reform. Follow Angelas trials and tribulations as she travels the road to self-discovery.
Dev Singham was a privileged son born into the wealthy, powerful Singham family. London bred and educated, he became a suave industrialist whose dating life included a constant string of beautiful celebrities. People--especially women, adored him. Except for one woman. She was also the only one who had the power to mess with his head. Now that he was working with her, he had to constantly control his urge to either strangle her or kiss her.Sabitha Prajapati was an illegitimate daughter whose presence was barely tolerated in the Prajapati household. After several trials and tribulations, she ultimately rose up to lead the downtrodden, violent Prajapatis. In order to help with the upliftment of her people, Sabitha agreed to work alongside her sworn enemy. But what she wasn't going to allow was to let the privileged, cocky, arrogant princeling to seize her control and power.Will these enemies look beyond their pasts to give in to the burning desire they felt towards each other? Or will they let their hatred thrive? Find out in this raw, gritty and intense love story--Bound by Hatred.WARNING: This is a fictional romance story that transports you to a different world that has no restraints or boundaries. Please proceed with caution as the book contains violence and sexual content recommended for mature reading audiences.***A STANDALONE romance of the BESTSELLING series with 1.5 MILLION+ Amazon kenp reads--THE SINGHAM BLOODLINES***
Bound for Beatitude is about St. Thomas Aquinas’s theology of beatitude and the journey thereto. Consequently, the work’s topic is the meaning and purpose of human life embedded in that of the whole cosmos. This study is not an antiquarian exercise in the thought of some sundry medieval thinker, but an exercise of ressourcement in the philosophical and theological wisdom of one of the most profound theologians of the Catholic Church, one whom the Church has canonized, granted the title “Doctor of the Church,” and for a long time regarded as the common doctor. This exercise of ressourcement takes its methodological cues from the common doctor; hence, it is an integrated exercise of philosophical, dogmatic, and moral theology. Its specific theological topic, the ultimate human end, perfect happiness, beatitude, and the journey thereto—stands at the very heart of St. Thomas’s theology. Far from being passé, his theology of beatitude is of urgent pertinence as the crisis of humanity and of creation and the exile of God seems to approach its apogee. By way of a presentation, interpretation, and defense of Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of beatitude and the journey thereto, Bound for Beatitude advances an argument based on four theses: (1) The loss of a theology of beatitude has greatly impoverished contemporary theology. In order to succeed and flourish, theology must recover a sound teleological orientation. (2) In order to recover a sound teleological orientation, theology must recover metaphysics as its privileged instrument. (3) Thomas Aquinas provides a still pertinent model for how theology might achieve these goals in a metaphysically profound theology of beatitude and the beatific vision. Finally, (4) Aquinas’s rich and sophisticated account of the virtues charts the journey to beatitude in a way that still has analytic force and striking relevance in the early twenty-first century.