Her devastating marriage behind her, Raylene Hammond is truly thankful for her best friends, the Sweet Magnolias. They’ve taken her in, shielding her from the world. Then she meets sheriff’s deputy Carter Rollins, and suddenly Raylene’s haven no longer feels quite so safe. Carter understands why Raylene is trapped inside. He’s even taken to bringing the outside world to her. But with two kid sisters to raise, just how much time can he devote to this woman who’s stolen his heart? Raylene knows Carter is a man worth loving, but she may never be strong enough to accept what he’s offering. How long can she ask him to wait? Maybe they’ll never have more than this one sweet summer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002195/bk_brll_002195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you've glimpsed but can't seem to hold on to - the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease. Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and mother, found herself exasperated by the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques - prioritizing, multitasking, delegating, even napping - but none really worked. Determined to create a less stressful life for herself - without giving up her hard-won career success or happiness at home - she road-tested every research-based tactic that promised to bring more ease into her life. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest research related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, she followed every strategy that promised to give her more energy - or that could make her more efficient, creative, or intelligent. Her trials and errors are our reward. In The Sweet Spot, Carter shares the combination of practices that transformed her life from overwhelmed and exhausting to joyful, relaxed, and productive. From instituting daily micro-habits that save time to bigger picture shifts that convert stress into productive and creative energy, The Sweet Spot shows us how to: say "no" strategically and when to say "yes" with abandon make decisions about routine things once to free our minds to focus on higher priorities stop multitasking and gain efficiency "take recess" in sync with the brain's need for rest use technology in ways that bolster, instead of sap, energy increase your ratio of positive to negative emotions 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Carter, Ph.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004057/bk_rand_004057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Carter Ross, the sometimes-dashing investigative reporter for the Newark Eagle-Examiner, is back, and reporting on the latest tragedy to befall Newark, New Jersey: a fast-moving house fire that kills two boys. With the help of the papers newest intern, a bubbly blonde known as Sweet Thang, Carter finds the victim's mother, Akilah Harris, who spins a tale of woe about a mortgage rate reset that forced her to work two jobs and leave her young boys without child care. Carter turns in a front-page feature, but soon discovers Akilah isnt what she seems. And neither is the fire. When Newark councilman Windy Byers is reported missing, it launches Carter into the sordid world of urban house-flipping and Jersey-style political corruption. With his usual mix of humor, compassion, and street smarts, Carter is soon calling on some of his friends - gay Cuban sidekick Tommy Hernandez, T-shirt-selling buddy Tee Jamison, and on-and-off girlfriend Tina Thompson - for help in tracking down the shadowy figure behind it all. Brad Parks' debut, Faces of the Gone, won the Shamus Award and Nero Award for Best American Mystery. It was heralded as an engaging mix of Harlan Coben and Janet Evanovich. Now Parks solidifies his place as one of the brightest new talents in crime fiction with this authentic, entertaining thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002298/bk_adbl_002298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five sweet and sassy romantic short stories that stand alone but also link together when read as a collection. Life and love is a lot trickier for the Carter kids after a surprise multi-million dollar inheritance. Follow the five brothers and sisters through their rocky romances, disaster dates, and happy endings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara McDaniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008899/bk_acx0_008899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grant had found his perfect man...wrapped in silk and lace. Grant had always loved more feminine men. A sexy guy in lingerie just did it for him. But when you looked more like a bouncer than an insurance agent, the pretty guys ran for the hills. Carter seemed different, though. When he looked at Grant, he saw the real man underneath the tattoos and muscles. Could Grant make him understand that he liked Carter just the way he was, or would Carter's doubts keep them apart? Carter had found his perfect man...sweet, sexy, and built like a tank. Grant didn't seem to mind Carter's more feminine look, but was he too good to be true? One bad date after another had left Carter gun-shy. Now, he had Mr. Right standing at his doorway. Did he have the courage to be himself and let Grant in, or would his fears keep them apart? Story Contains: M/m sexual content, BDSM elements, gender-fluid dressing, spanking, and orgasm denial. The Bound & Controlled series follows four brothers, who are each involved in the BDSM lifestyle in some way, as they look for love. Each book features a different brother, but the books are best enjoyed in order. The books are not taboo in nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Obi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112192/bk_acx0_112192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sexy Alabama redneck Big Matt Carter is back home two years after hightailing it out of Possum Hollow on his Harley. Nothing seems to have changed. Well, nothing except for the preacher's daughter, Catie Ann Mason. Sweet Catie Ann has gone from little girl to all woman, and she is on a mission to make Big Matt hers. He isn't sure how to deal with the sexy new Catie Ann but finds himself wanting more, wanting forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Redfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007108/bk_brll_007108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Fake boyfriends for a week? Yes, please. Carter Olson never expected he’d get a chance to date his older brother’s best friend, Rip Taylor. Wished for it? Yes. Fantasized about it? Possibly too much. But ever thought it would actually happen? Not in a million years, since Rip is straight. But even if it’s just to try and win a gay game show, having Rip for a boyfriend - even a temporary/pretend one - is still the best thing to happen to Carter in...well, ever. Especially because Rip’s so good at it. Amazingly good, actually. So good that Carter starts to hope that maybe it won’t have to end once the show’s over.If there are two things Rip Taylor lives for, they’re having fun and being there for his friends, so a trip to Vegas to help surprise his best friend’s girlfriend with a big, flashy proposal sounds awesome. And even more fun? His bestie's plan to try and win some prize money for the wedding by signing the two of them up as contestants on The Boyfriend Game. The game show is sponsored by the gay dating app bLoved, and Rip is all in. He may be straight, but he's never been narrow, and when circumstances (a.k.a. a best friend who can't hold his tequila) mean that little Carter Olson gets roped into being Rip's fake boyfriend instead, that’s almost better…because who wouldn’t be able to be a convincing boyfriend to Carter? After all, Carter’s hella sweet. Kind of adorable, actually. And really, really easy to get into character with. Winning The Boyfriend Game? Rip and Carter have it in the bag. The Boyfriend Game is a gay romance novel of approximately 75,000 words that contains some confusion about tops and bottoms, a straight guy who realizes he isn’t, an ice cube that melts much too fast, and the kind of luck that can only be found in Vegas. Every Stella Starling romance takes place in the same interconnected, contemporary world, and The Boyfriend Game is a stand-alo 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. R. Warlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147704/bk_acx0_147704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.