Danielle Steel explores the perils of dating, relationships, and love in a novel that takes us into the intoxicating, infuriating world of three charming single men, also known as...Toxic Bachelors.They were the best of friends and the most daunting of bachelors.... Charlie Harrington, a handsome philanthropist, has such high expectations for his perfect bride that no mortal need apply.... Adam Weiss, a 40-something celebrity lawyer, prefers his women very young, very voluptuous, and very short-term.... And for Gray Hawk, a gifted artist with a knack for attracting troubled relationships, women are fine; it´s just the idea of family he can´t imagine (particularly the family of the woman he´s dating). Now the three friends, spending their annual summer vacation cruising the Mediterranean aboard Charlie´s majestic yacht, are about to have their bachelorhood rocked. By autumn all three will fall precipitously into relationships they never saw coming. Charlie begins dating a crusading social worker who couldn´t be further from his ideal - until he makes a stunning discovery about her. Adam gets involved with his usual 20-something bombshell - only this one has a remarkable mind of her own. And Gray, who has avoided both business and family like the plague, has managed to fall head over heels for a successful career woman - who just happens to be a mother as well.As another holiday on the yacht approaches, and with it a turning point in each man´s life, the three bachelors are forced to face the things that scare them most: their phobias about relationships, the wounds of the past - and the kind of women who challenge their deepest terrors. What happens next will spark big changes for Charlie, Adam, and Gray - and might just put an end to their carousing days forever. For as the once-carefree trio is about to discover, love is the most unpredictable adventure of all.Filled with all the joy, complexity, and unexpected surprises of life, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyf Brewer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000700/bk_rand_000700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danielle thinks that the worst is behind her, but she couldn´t have been more wrong...As a beauty editor of Denver´s hot new High Life magazine, Danielle Starkey didn´t have becoming a widow on her to-do list. Then nine months after her husband´s death, she discovers he booked a vacation with another woman. Suddenly, Danielle sees Adam´s death in a whole new light and has to get over it - for the second time. Hit with the truth when she least expects it, Danielle brings a fresh, funny, and honest approach to the grieving process as she struggles through online dating, stalking her dead husband´s mistress, and, hopefully, finding the man of her dreams. With her stubborn and sassy best friend, April, by her side, Danielle refuses to let sleeping dogs lie. Will she finally face the truth about herself and her marriage? Or, will she succumb to one of the five stages of grief? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Booey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048649/bk_acx0_048649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To apply a Buddhist viewpoint to relationships is eye-opening. It points to a radically different worldview, one that runs counter to the spirit of much of the conventional advice we receive.Broken hearts, resentment, affairs, divorce. Why is it so hard to make relationships work? New York Times best-selling author and mindfulness expert Susan Piver applies classic Buddhist wisdom to modern romance, including her own long-term relationship, to show ancient philosophies have timeless - and unexpected - wisdom on how to love.The Four Noble Truths of Love will challenge the expectations you have about dating, sex, and romance, liberating you from the habits, traumas, and expectations that have been holding back your relationships. This mindful approach toward love will help you open your heart fearlessly, deepen communications with your partner, increase your compassion and resilience, and lead you toward a path of true happiness. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain: expansive, real love for yourself and others.´´One of the most exquisitely wise - and comforting - relationship books I´ve ever read. The Four Noble Truths of Love is a lighthouse for the beautiful, murky mess of intimacy; one of those keepers that you wear out and gift to every friend and say, ‘This will help.’ This book has permanent residency on my bedside table so I can keep coming back for Susan’s compassionate reminders: that we are inherently good and our capacity to love is indestructible.” (Danielle LaPorte, author of The Desire Map and White Hot Truth)PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Piver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117917/bk_acx0_117917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor - even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her lawyer boyfriend Todd, is desperate. The owner of a struggling art gallery, and suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse, Francesca does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders. Soon her house becomes a whole new world. First comes Eileen, a fresh, pretty L.A. transplant, now a New York City schoolteacher. Then there’s Chris, a young father struggling with a troubled ex-wife and the challenge of parenting a seven-year-old son who visits every other weekend. The final tenant is Marya, a celebrated cookbook author hoping to start a new chapter in her life after the death of her husband. As Francesca’s art gallery begins to find its footing and Todd moves on to another woman, she discovers that her accidental tenants have become the most important people in her life. As the roommates bond, and the house fills with the aroma of Marya’s exquisite cuisine, there are shadows as well as light. Naïve Eileen explores the precarious boundaries of online dating with a series of strangers. Chris’s custody fight for his son escalates to devastating levels. Marya faces an unexpected choice that will take her into untested waters. And Francesca herself will contemplate what had seemed impossible: opening her heart once more. Over the course of one amazing, unforgettable, ultimately life-changing year, the house at 44 Charles Street fills with laughter, heartbreak, and, always, hope. In the hands of master storyteller Danielle Steel, it’s a place those who visit will never want to leave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002884/bk_brll_002884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.