Doug Parker is a widower at age 29, and in his quiet suburban town, that makes him something of a celebrity - the object of sympathy, curiosity, and, in some cases, unbridled desire. But Doug has other things on his mind. First there's his 16-year-old stepson, Russ: a once-sweet kid who now is getting into increasingly serious trouble on a daily basis. Then there are Doug's sisters: his bossy twin, Clair, who's just left her husband and moved in with Doug, determined to rouse him from his grieving stupor, and Debbie, who's engaged to Doug's ex-best friend and manically determined to pull off the perfect wedding at any cost. Soon Doug's entire nuclear family is in his face. And when he starts dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time-around dating scene, it isn't long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control, cutting a harrowing and often hilarious swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across the suburban landscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Ruben. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000156/bk_orio_000156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“We really should have done this a long time ago. To be honest, I was just dipping my toe into the Internet dating scene to see what was out there. When I met you, I thought that you were a little bit too good to be real.” I felt his hand on my knee underneath the tablecloth of the table. It was a swanky place that was dimly lit to give the ambiance of romance. It didn’t appear that anybody here was homophobic. I’d actually seen two other male couples enjoying a meal together.“I think that I would like something to cleanse my palate, before the actual meal arrives. I know how you like your steak and I had the chef prepare it exactly the way that you like it with all the trimmings.” With those final words, he slipped from his chair and went underneath the table and out of sight. I was a little shocked by his behavior, but then his two hands on my leg told me that he was not a man that was about to take no for an answer.I whispered in a panic “Get up here and we don’t want anybody to know what you’re doing.WARNING - This book contains steamy romance scenes and is suitable for 18+ only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139050/bk_acx0_139050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Red Green is celebrated as one of the handiest men in North America. But as well as being a purveyor of inventive practical advice on, for example, making a jetpack from two propane tanks, a hybrid car from recycled golf carts and satellite dishes, and a kiddie ride from a bar stool attached to the agitator of a washing machine, Red Green is also noted for his insights into that most difficult of assembly jobs, human relationships. His previous best-selling tome, How to Do Everything, showed Red dipping his toe into the self-help genre with such items as "how to make dinner more romantic" and "the easy way to raise children." Now Red Green - a veteran husband (of Bernice), father, soul-searcher, philosopher, and observer - has devoted an entire book to sharing with other battle-weary and confused males all he has learned about the differences between the sexes. Set out in approximately chronological order, from teen dating to the last words of men ("You know, honey, in the last couple of years, you've really packed on the beef"), this is the testosterone owner's manual to every aspect of finding a mate and then learning to deal with her growing disappointment in you. The man who has already shared such morsels as "if you can't be handsome, be handy" and "quando omni flunkus moritati" ("When all else fails, play dead") here presents a PhD in life-lessons about the most vexing problem facing mankind today, or any day: women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Red Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/arpb/000588/bk_arpb_000588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
&#8220;A resigned yet hopeful examination of grief with a side of human absurdity . . . warm and modestly knowing, with a wisecracking slacker hero.&#8221;&#8212;Kirkus Reviews Doug Parker is a widower at age twenty-nine, and in his quiet town, that makes him the object of sympathy, curiosity, and in some cases even unbridled desire. But Doug has more urgent things on his mind, such as his sixteen-year-old stepson, Russ, a once-sweet kid who is now getting into increasingly serious trouble. As Doug starts dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time-around dating scene, it isn&#8217;t long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control, cutting a harrowing and often humorous swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across a suburban landscape. How to Talk to a Widower is a stunning novel of love, lust, and loss that USA Today hails as &#8220;hilarious but emotion-packed.&#8221; Praise for How to Talk to a Widower &#8220;[A] winning tale about a man raising his stepson after his wife dies.&#8221; &#8212;People &#8220;Part of Widower&#8217;s charm is that there&#8217;s no happily ever after, no Cinderella-catches-the-fella ending.&#8221; &#8212;USA Today &#8220;A mixture of mourning and mockery . . . surprisingly moving.&#8221; &#8212;Entertainment Weekly