New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken returns with a smoking-hot story about the satisfaction of plotting revenge on your ex - until he turns your world upside down again. Austin Rogers´s dreams of domestic bliss involved watching Netflix and eating hot dogs with the love of her life. But then he cheated on her. And dumped her - as if the whole thing was her fault. To maintain her pride and restore her sanity, she decides to get revenge. It feels immensely satisfying to plot her ex´s downfall - but so does kissing him. Thatch Holloway, a plastic surgeon straight out of residency, knows he ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. But not all cheaters are created equal. He got himself into this messed-up situation - true - but he has his reasons for what happened, and he´d do it all again to protect Austin. He´s not over her. And she´s not over him. Austin wants closure, but since Thatch refuses to give it to her, she takes matters into her own hands. She needs to write a human-interest piece for her MBA, so she demands the full plastic-surgery experience. Sparks fly as they´re forced to work together. But Thatch isn´t afraid to play dirty in return. And he´s still hiding something - something that has the power to destroy not only Austin but their second chance at finding forever... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Rivers, Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008946/bk_brll_008946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A brilliantly original examination of the many aspects that make up a life - from birth, up and over the hill, and into the wilderness of old age A truly astonishing and original work of fiction, Wrinkles is the story of a life lived 44 times, from childhood to adulthood to old age. It is a story of one man, a writer, who is born, who grows, who loves, who stops loving; who eats, sleeps, smokes, lies, boozes, cheats, regrets, has sex, has dreams, and lives. In short yet intimately detailed chapters, each covering a single aspect of his life from youth through old age, we get to know this person fully through the small yet telling incidents that make him who he is. He remembers the taste of a cigarette, the feel of his army uniform, the scent of a lover, the strange and unexpected touch of a college professor¿s hand, and so many more small experiences that can never be shaken off. At once poignant, funny, and troubling, Charles Simmons¿s Wrinkles is a dissection of an ordinary existence made extraordinary through reflection - a brilliant celebration of the not-so-simple act of being alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Stephen, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017248/bk_adbl_017248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I sold my soul for a hamburger. And I have no regrets. When a girl is trapped indefinitely in an elevator with a smoking hot burger and an empty stomach, even the strongest of women will crumble. The story goes like this: Bradley Hamilton, former professional hockey player and the most frustrating human alive, offered me half of his hamburger in exchange for a date. I took him up on the offer - while under duress - and now I´m stuck with the consequences. Specifically, the scorching kiss that has me drooling for more. However, there´s one whopper of a problem. This man has been a thorn in my side for the last 20 years - ever since he moved next door and became my older brother´s best friend. We´ve gone head to head for years, and now, he´s trying to buy out my restaurant in order to plop one of his big fat gyms there instead. I refuse to let him ruin my business. Unfortunately, Bradley Hamilton is like an order of fries: you just can´t have one. It appears our lips are addicted to kissing. He´s alarmingly handsome. Deliciously confident. And worst of all? Underneath that salty exterior he´s starting to show signs of sweet. Brad Hamilton is my guilty pleasure, my cheat meal, my greatest craving. Which is why he´ll be one habit that´s hard to kick. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kasha Kensington, Iggy Toma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010480/bk_tant_010480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does Joe Biden´s 2007 apology for referring to Barack Obama as ´´articulate and bright´´ succeed, whereas Mel Gibson´s 2006 apology for his anti-Semitic tirade fails? Naturally, the effectiveness of an apology depends on the language used, as well as the conditions under which we offer our regrets. In Sorry about That, linguist Edwin Battistella analyzes the public apologies of presidents, politicians, entertainers, and businessmen, situating the apology within American popular culture. Battistella offers the fascinating stories behind these apologies alongside his own analysis of the language used in each. He uses these examples to demonstrate the ways in which language creates sincere or insincere apologies, why we choose to apologize or don´t, and how our efforts to say we are sorry succeed or fail. Each chapter expands on a central concept or distinction that explains part of the apology process. Battistella covers over 50 memorable apologies from McDonald´s, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Bill Clinton, and many more. Moving back and forth between examples and concepts, Battistella connects actual apologies with the broader social, ethical, and linguistic principles behind them. Listeners will come away from the audiobook better consumers of apologies - and better apologizers as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019823/bk_adbl_019823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One night in the sheets is all she wants.... Christina Girard is a lady. But she´s a lady whose world is about to implode. She´s done everything right, but she can´t escape the taint of scandal when her husband cheats on her with another man. She´s broken, her spirit battered, her confidence at an all-time low. Then she meets Navy SEAL Remy Marchand, and parts of her she´d thought dead flare to life. Except Remy is part of the Hostile Operations Team, the Black Ops group her brother works for, and that means ´´no´´ in flashing neon letters. Yet Christina´s tired of always doing what´s expected. Just once, she wants to saddle up and ride a tattooed, dirty-mouthed bad boy before she kicks him to the curb and goes on with her life. One night is not enough to put out the fire.... Remy Marchand burns with guilt and regret that he couldn´t save his twin sister from her abuser. He lives his life slaying dragons for the innocent and vulnerable. He thought Christina needed his strength and protection too, but he was wrong. After a single night of pleasure, she disappears from his life. But then his SEALs get tasked with a mission: infiltrate war-torn Qu´rim and get Christina out before the enemy finds her. With bombs exploding, blood spilling, and survival not certain, Remy protects Christina from harm while vowing not to succumb again to her sweet temptation. One night is only the beginning.... But life in a war zone is intense, and vows mean nothing in the face of danger. Giving in is inevitable. Staying alive is not - especially when the greatest menace still waits for the perfect moment to strike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aiden Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078975/bk_acx0_078975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.