USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In a novel that´s perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be ´´just friends´´? When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate-and platonic. Six years later, they´re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland´s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker´s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben´s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can´t seem to get the hang of casual sex-until she tries it with him. The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker´s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can´t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to. Praise for Blurred Lines ´´I just finished Blurred Lines and I absolutely adored this outstanding story.´´-New York Times bestselling author Sandi Lynn ´´I devoured Blurred Lines in one sitting. It´s my kind of book, sexy and witty, and the banter between the characters is off the charts. You´ll fall in love with their chemistry from page one.´´-USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston Lauren Layne´s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS I WISH YOU WERE MINE SOMEONE LIKE YOU I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE I THINK I LOVE YOU Don´t miss any of Lauren Layne´s hot reads: The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES GOOD GIRL LOVE STORY WALK OF SHAME AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS LOVE THE ONE YOU´RE WITH JUST ONE NIGHT THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE The Redemption series: ISN´T SHE LOVELY BROKEN CRUSHED The I Do, I Don´t series: READY TO RUN RUNAWAY GROOM Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
They can throw her out, but they can´t shut her up! In 2008, Gloria Squitiro was legally banned from the Kansas City, MO City Hall, where her husband, Mark Funkhouser (´´Funk´´), was mayor. Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, USA Today, The Washington Post-even Great Britain´s left-wing The Guardian and America´s right-wing Rush Limbaugh-did stories about her. Funk calls her ´´a skydiver afraid of heights´´-someone who figures out how to spend a cost-free summer in Europe, arranges it all, but when it´s time to leave, has an anxiety attack walking out the door. In this first volume of her humorous, sharp-witted, and brutally honest memoir, Gloria pushes past her fears, spends the summer abroad with her family (living far outside her comfort zone) before setting up a campaign office, and eventually, without any experience, helps Funk cross the finish line-only to learn that being Kansas City´s First Lady will be much more difficult than she could´ve ever imagined (but those stories are saved for later books). In sharing her story of courage and becoming her New and Better Self, Gloria hopes to inspire you to also step out in faith, to make a difference where it counts, and to stand up for others … and yourself. Despite spending years in Nashville, Kansas City, and Washington, DC, Gloria Squitiro is still a New York Italian girl at heart, who can´t-and won´t-stop voicing what most of us know but are unwilling to say. ´´… a bundle of ideas´´ - The Wall Street Journal ´´… a sharp-elbowed New Yorker´´ - NBC News
Riley Campbell is no stranger to loss. After losing her father in a car accident at a young age, she decides to forfeit her relationship with her mother to move in with an older man at the age of 17. Four years later, after ending the relationship with the man for physically abusing her, she feels the need for a celebratory tattoo; her first of what she expects to be many. Her expectations of the parlor, the artist, and the process are pretty weak as she walks in. Upon entering, she´s pleasantly surprised. Covered in tattoos, handsome, mysterious, and muscular, Blake West is not at all what Riley expected to find, but exactly what she feels she needs. Blake is the mysterious owner of Blurred Lines, a tattoo parlor that not only has provided him with a steady income, but in the past supplied a steady stream of women into his life. Now, however, things for him are much different. Blake is a recovering sex addict, and professes being faithful. Details of his sordid past, however, are sketchy at best. As he begins the process of tattooing her for the first time, she feels an almost addiction to the process, the feeling of being tattooed, the ink on her skin, and ultimately, Blake. As the tattooing of Riley continues, so does her knowledge of Blake. Life-long secrets unveil themselves, and as they do, she realizes not only how much they are alike, but the truth surrounding her father´s death. ´´Everyone has secrets; revealing them is simply a matter of finding out where to dig.´´ Blurred Lines is a stand-alone erotic romance and the first book in the Bodies, Ink and Steel series. It has an HEA, no cheating, no sex outside the relationship, and no sharing of partners. The only sex is between the hero and the heroine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Tyler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057238/bk_acx0_057238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Autumn 1945 saw the start of the Nuremberg trials, in which high ranking representatives of the Nazi government were called to account for their war crimes. In a curious yet fascinating twist, witnesses for the prosecution and the defense were housed together in a villa on the outskirts of town. In this so-called Witness House, perpetrators and victims confronted each other in a microcosm that reflected the events of the high court. Presiding over the affair was the beautiful Countess Ingeborg Klnoky (a woman so blond and enticing that she was described as a Jean Harlowe look-alike) who took great pride in her ability to keep the household civil and the communal dinners pleasant. A comedy of manners arose among the guests as the urge to continue battle was checked by a sudden and uncomfortable return to civilized life.The trial atmosphere extends to the small group in the villa. Agitated victims confront and avoid perpetrators and sympathizers, and high-ranking officers in the German armed forces struggle to keep their composure. This highly explosive mixture is seasoned with vivid, often humorous, anecdotes of those who had basked in the glory of the inner circles of power. Christiane Kohl focuses on the guilty, the sympathizers, the undecided, and those who always manage to make themselves fit in. The Witness House reveals the social structures that allowed a cruel and unjust regime to flourish and serves as a symbol of the blurred boundaries between accuser and accused that would come to form the basis of postwar Germany. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Godwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017715/bk_adbl_017715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.