By Teresa Medeiros

Prim and pampered, Lucina Snow knew little of fellows and not anything of probability, till the fog-shrouded evening she chanced on herself abducted--and on the mercy of the mythical Captain Doom. Ruthless and mocking, gentle and virile, the infamous pirate woke up all Lucy's passionate longings, then deserted her with not anything yet a kiss...Now correctly at domestic, the fascinating waif is stricken by treacherous memories--and via the presence of Gerard Claremont, her mysterious new bodyguard. every thing approximately him, from his forbidding measurement to his impertinent demeanour, sparks her defiance. or even while Gerard's smile turns seductive, nobody could make her disregard Doom. but in simple terms while Lucy's direction crosses the captain's once again, will she examine who's on a voyage of retribution, and who's out to scouse borrow her heart...From the Paperback edition.

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While most participants voiced that middle age was a time of relative occupational security, they also discussed how moving into old age limits occupational opportunities and signifies retirement. Several men spoke specifically about the existence of a chronological cut-off point, after which it would be difficult or impossible to change careers or jobs. Jack (age 61) talked about experiencing increased invisibility at work: ‘I really felt treated like I was an old man ... ’ They often mentioned retirement as a goal previously distant, which had grown close.

Anti-aging hGH Therapy, 2002) Other sites employ similar images of old age as disease and allusions to technical (scientific, mathematical) thought as they warn against the loss of youth: ‘[y]ou have to capture the energy and vitality that is slowly ... but surely fading away ... It’s simple math, the longer you wait to begin the less pleasant the second half of your life will be’ (Anti-aging Research, 2005). ’ One site defines ageing as the ‘disorganization, deterioration, dissolution, wear and tear that breaks our bodies down and causes us to look older’ (Anti-aging hGH Therapy, 2002).

I was watching him last night playing, you know, that’s a wonderful kind of engagement and something hopefully he retains ... ’. These participants largely felt that old age was a sort of acquiescence, a failure to try hard enough, often with scorn for those who did not fight against their ageing. Various participants brought up examples of individuals who were ‘living old’ or just not trying hard enough, letting themselves go. Most of the interviewees agreed that there were some parts of ageing life that one can and should control.

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