Everyone deserves a second chance. As general manager of the Portland Storm, Jim Sutter knows this all too well. And he's in the perfect position to grant second chances like he's Santa Claus - even if he never gives himself one. When his friends take matters into their own hands, Jim might just get the holiday surprise of a lifetime. Elaine Sutter is finally ready to forgive her ex-husband for his past transgressions and find a future with him again. So when she discovers his online dating profile, she sets up a secret meeting with the only man she's really ever loved. Her only goal this holiday season is to stuff Jim's stocking with a Santa-sized dose of forgiveness and a sleigh full of love. After all, a bit of mistletoe could wipe out all of Jim's previous misconduct and pave the way for a little fun under that holiday sprig. Please note that this is a novella-length work, and was previously published in the 12 Christmas Romances to Melt Your Heart anthology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angel Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067963/bk_acx0_067963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Baylee Morgan is at a crossroads of her life. Leaving her marriage of ten years and the only life she's ever known, she starts over in a penthouse ocean-front condo in Santa Monica, California. She soon finds herself immersed, albeit reluctantly, in the daunting and perilous world of dating as an almost thirty-something in Los Angeles, unsure of how to act, what to do, or whether that hot guy she meets in yoga class is straight.Sebby Powers' dream has always been to work in the film industry. At the age of thirty-five, he's one of the youngest up-and-coming producers in Hollywood. His life is perfect. Perfect apartment. Perfect girlfriend. Perfect dog. Until a friendship with a beautiful woman with vibrant red hair and a similar taste in cheesy movies throws his perfect life into a tailspin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Duke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089788/bk_acx0_089788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He needs a break. She needs a date. What do a washed-up LA cop and a celebrity hair stylist have in common? Christmas magic. Fallon McQueen needs a date to a wedding. The pickings at the speed dating events she's attended are slim indeed, and it doesn't help that she has someone specific in mind.... Then she meets...Santa Claus. Jack Cooper is tired of the big city. He needs a break from the streets of LA. But when he stops a deadbeat from breaking and entering, he's simply trying to do a good deed. Now he has a hot but crazy blonde asking him to be her date to a destination wedding. If Jack is going to help, they're going to do it his way, and faster than you can say "road trip" Fallon McQueen is on the trip of lifetime.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031404/bk_adbl_031404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oily pavement. Thick tempera paint. A parking lot filled with history, fear, and regret. A young man named Joseph Arillo sits in the parking lot and paints the pavement with flowers. And Andy Hollis steps in it. As the new art teacher at Santa Ana High School, he’s too curious about Joseph’s Flowers and unravels both of their lives in his pursuit for answers. He learns that it’s all part of a rite of passage, an absurd test started by Joseph Arillo’s father, the suspiciously world-renowned artist named only Tom. Which also connects to the drama teacher at Santa Ana High, Katie Bustos. Whose daughter, Desiree, may or may not be dating Joseph. Who is putting himself in danger from a local gang, the lot’s mysterious history, and the police. Andy puts himself in danger of losing his job, his home, and his freedom. If he can’t solve the riddle of Joseph’s Flowers, both of their lives will go up in smoke – despite any help from Winny, the old, Slovakian bureaucrat at school, or his students, or Tom himself. But is Tom trying to help? And is Joseph really up to his father’s test? And is Andy really fit to be a teacher? He doesn’t understand kids, can’t get to school on time, and doesn’t appear to care about art or families or anything. But Joseph’s Flowers will challenge everything Andy believes: about himself, about the world, and most importantly of all about art. Before Andy and Joseph are finished, they will witness the power art has to provide inspiration, to waken our hearts, and to shatter everything you ever believed about humanity. An Intention of Flowers is the first book in a five-book series, modestly titled Work of Art, about growing into the person you always wanted to be, making the most of what you have to give and not just what you have, and the power in each of us when we chose to be ourselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken La Salle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102772/bk_acx0_102772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome back to Friendship, Texas. A town where your best friend may be dating an Olympic swimmer, and his best friend may or may not also be an Olympic swimmer you sort of, kind of, did the nasty with against Nonna's goat pen.“Is that...?” I asked, staring at Dr. Burly Santa. He smiled and nodded, “That would be your baby’s heartbeat.” The emotion I’d been storing away came flooding back, as tears burst from my eyes. A baby. A person. This was real. I was carrying a tiny human inside me.The doctor tried to console me as he gave me samples of prenatal vitamins, and paper after paper was piled in a folder with my name and September on the front. September. My baby’s due date. Holy shit, I was going to be a mother. And Johnny was going to be a father.I had to do so many things to prepare and people I had to tell. But at that moment, I just stared down at my stomach. My stomach holding my baby. This wasn’t just about me and my future anymore. This was about us. And whether I liked it or not, this baby was a part of me, which meant Johnny was a part of me.It was time we stopped running from each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca H Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122301/bk_acx0_122301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one does the holidays like Linda Lael Miller, whose Christmas novels have warmed the hearts of millions of readers the world over! Charlotte Morgan grew up in Mustang Creek, Wyoming, and couldn't wait to escape to the big city. But life in New York isn't as fabulous as she'd like to admit - she's lonely, doing a job she doesn't love and dating too many frogs she meets online. There was one potential prince, though - Jaxon Locke, a veterinarian with definite possibilities - but his move to Idaho to fill in at his dad's vet practice ended things just as they were getting interesting. What Charlotte doesn't know is that he misses her more than he expected. Meanwhile, Charlotte's great-aunt Geneva - the woman who raised her - needs to enter an assisted-living facility. So, just before Christmas, Charlotte moves back home. When Jax catches wind of her move back West, he's determined to get to Wyoming and do whatever it takes to win her back. Christmas in Mustang Creek is a magical time in a magical place, not least because of a mysterious visitor named Mrs. Klozz. She knows that love is the greatest gift of all, and she's ready to help out Santa by giving these two a push in the right direction! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Garrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008848/bk_reco_008848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hilarious window into the world of comedian and social-media star Arron Crascall, as he embarks on a life-changing journey of discovering what truly makes him happy. In the same vein as his favourite TV show, The Wonder Years, old Arron (full of See Ya Later wisdom) meets young 13-year-old Arron (who needs a firm steer) and tackles all the big stuff. As he revisits some of the key moments in his life, Arron will give his young self some words of wisdom on how to navigate the big issue of being a contented and fulfilled grown-up. Using a mixture of autobiographical narrative, diaries to his 13-year-old self, love letters, early letters to Santa and a collection of his favourite playlists and TV shows, the book will cover all the key life milestones. Arron will explore his own academic struggles, school bullying, dating mishaps, scrapes, the failed jobs (particularly the full-time job that involved putting up marquees over a six-week period and then not working for the rest of the year), and take us up to the online fame he has found (including some of the funniest pranking situations he has encountered.) As riotous, unique and hilarious as the man himself, See Ya Later is the book for all Arron Crascall fans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arron Crascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001172/bk_orio_001172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My book details the life, both early and later, of Pat Welsh, who found fame in 1982 as the voice of E.T. in Steven Spielberg’s immortal film classic about an alien who was left behind on Earth. The narrative includes entries from Pat’s personal diary (written in 1931, at the age of sixteen), stories of an adult Pat, and contemporary perspectives. Pat Welsh was born in 1915 in San Francisco and came from an affluent family. Her grandfather, Robert S. Atkins, owned a popular department store in the city. Her parents divorced when she was only two, and her mother remarried some years later. The diary provides the framework for the book, and beginning with New Year’s Day, 1931, Pat writes with beauty and clarity about many aspects of her life, including her longing for fame, her romantic stirrings, the popular culture of her time, and the city and its surroundings. Among her favorite spots were Hillsborough (including escapes to the famous but deserted 98-room Carolands Mansion), Carmel, San Mateo, Pebble Beach, Monterey, and Santa Barbara. Her observations on school-year dating, and necking, bring to life a bygone era. She talks about the ordinary - getting her driver’s license, sitting for a portrait that her grandmother is painting - and the not-so-ordinary, much of it reflective of the films and plays of the day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tonya Cornelisse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063654/bk_acx0_063654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jamie walks through the door of the Humane Society, it's not just an animal who needs rescuing that day. Tom is there to adopt another service dog into the Canine Comrade Corps, but it's Jamie his heart goes out to. But each man turns away, walks away, from the potential pain, the rejection, the knowledge that it'll all end in tears.... Jamie knows damn well that the HIV he contracted from an unfaithful lover has put him out of the dating game forever in the small town of Santa Vera. Tom lost his legs in Afghanistan, and got new ones, yeah, but with a side order of PTSD to go, he thought grimly. The real problem is that only now does he realize he's gay, now that the revelation would be just one too many things to put his family through, after everything else they've had to deal with. So both men grin and bear the loneliness, put their feelings on a shelf, even as Jamie's volunteer stint at CCC turns into friendship and, despite their resolve, something more.... Tom saw Jamie's smile. He's totally relaxed about this. You're getting there. This is going to work out, this is going to be a friendship. I need this. To be with normals again, people who aren't.... Well, the fact was that Jamie wasn't normal, was he? The fact that he had been through what he'd been through, in Tom's mind put him on Tom's side of the world, on the island of broken toys. Someone who could understand, who wasn't one of them, the ones living a life oblivious to suffering, illness, pain. It's too bad, Jamie thought calmly. If only I didn't have the bug, I could do this, I could...well, at least fantasize realistically about this becoming something. People liked it when you were just a little broken, he knew from experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057999/bk_acx0_057999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.