Sex and Other Shiny Objects

Sex and Other Shiny Objects
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-01-15
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sex and Other Shiny Objects Book Review:

The second the test-the-sexy-scenes offer landed in my lap, I said yes. After all, I've been damn curious about a few things I've read in romance novels. Do buttons truly go flying across the floor when you rip off a guy's shirt? Is staircase sex hella hot or does it leave you with a big old bruise mark on your back? And don’t even get me started on all that panty shredding, and whether it even works. Time to find out as I embark on Project Sexy Scenes Research, at the request of my hotshot book editor bestie. All I need is a willing scene partner. Enter Tristan, my best guy friend. The witty, tell-it-like-it-is, bearded hottie volunteers for the experiment. He's also the guy who gave me the most devastating, toe-curling kiss of my life ten years ago. But nothing has happened since then. And nothing will come between my panties and our friendship now since we have a plan to keep it PG. But once the buttons start flying, all bets are off...

Asking For A Friend

Asking For A Friend
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Little Dog Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-12-16
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Asking For A Friend Book Review:

Preorder special! Price goes up on release day! I was only trying to help a friend. I swear. I was legit asking for a friend who was finally ready to date again. I knew what she wanted in a man -- smart, funny, ambitious, well-read (no, the sports section doesn't count), and plays a wicked game of badminton. So I did what any good friend would do. Posted it for her. It seemed like a good idea at the time — I’d weed through the candidates, and bring her my top picks. But then he responded. Is it wrong to date the guy I screened for my bestie? Not asking for a friend.

One Night Stand-In

One Night Stand-In
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-03-02
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


One Night Stand-In Book Review:

Lucas Xavier is the last person I want to spend 24 hours with, let alone two minutes. Exes are exes for a reason. In his case, for a million reasons. Because he's not only an ex-lover, he's also an ex-friend. We didn't just break up - we combusted in a spectacular bonfire of barbs and doors slammed. Nothing will change that. Not his clever wit, not his ridiculous good looks, not his unfair levels of charm. And definitely not a wild dash through the city that takes us on an accidental scavenger hunt through our past, where we stop for a tango lesson, pancakes and a visit with some llamas. And certainly not time together to make amends and say we're sorry. But, let's say that was enough...it's not like you can fall in love in 24 hours.

Your French Kisses

Your French Kisses
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-03-04
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Your French Kisses Book Review:

To do list for my last day of my Paris vacation... 1. Walk along the river 2. Visit all the chocolate shops in the city 3. Wander along the cobblestoned streets. Things I don't expect to happen... 1. Meet a charming Englishman while strolling along the Seine 2. Spend the afternoon with him exploring Paris, and kissing. So many French kisses... 3. Board a plane that night wishing I'd gotten his last name. Besides, you can't fall for someone in one day, especially when you live a world apart...

Nine Shiny Objects

Nine Shiny Objects
Author: Brian Castleberry
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 006298442X
ISBN 13: 9780062984425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nine Shiny Objects Book Review:

"In this extraordinary novel, Castleberry brilliantly hopscotches from person to person, from era to era, while somehow making all this fancy footwork look effortless and essential." - Jenny Offill, author of Department of Speculation and Weather A luminous debut novel in the tradition of DeLillio and Egan, chronicling the eerily intersecting lives of a series of American dreamers whose unforeseen links reveal the divided heart of a haunted nation—and the battered grace that might lead to its salvation June 26, 1947. Headlines across America report the sighting of nine pulsating lights flying over the Cascade Mountains at speeds surpassing any aircraft. In Chicago, inspired by the news, Oliver Danville, a failed actor now reduced to a mediocre pool hustler, hitchhikes west in a fever-dream quest for a possible sign from above that might illuminate his true calling. A chance encounter with Saul Penrod, an Idaho farmer, and his family sets in motion the birth of “the Seekers”—a collective of outcasts, interlopers, and idealists devoted to creating a society where divisions of race, ethnicity, and sexuality are a thing of the past. When Claudette Donen, a waitress on the lam from her suffocating family, encounters the group, she is compulsively drawn to Oliver’s sister Eileen, but before she is able to join the enigmatic community, it has vanished. Reunited across the country, the Seekers attempt to settle in the suburbs of Long Island. One night, their purpose suddenly revealed, a stranger emerges, and a horrific crime ensues. In the decades that follow, the perpetrators, survivors, and their children will be forced to face the consequences of what happened—a reckoning that will involve Charlie Ranagan, a traveling salesman; Max Felt, a dissolute late-1960s rock star; Alice Linwood, an increasingly paranoid radio host; Stanley West, a struggling African American poet; Marly Feldberg, a Greenwich Village painter; and Debbie Vasquez, a Connecticut teenager trapped by an avalanche of midnight legacies. Each will prove to be a piece of a puzzle that, when assembled, reveals a shocking truth about the clash between the optimism of those who seek inspiration from spacious skies, and the venom of others who relish the underworld—not only via conspiratorial maneuverings, but the literal unearthing of the dead. The result is one of the most exciting, and unforgettable, debut novels in recent memory, and the launch of a major career in American letters.

Shiny Objects

Shiny Objects
Author: James A. Roberts
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 0062093622
ISBN 13: 9780062093622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shiny Objects Book Review:

In Shiny Objects, a cross between In Praise of Slowness and The Tipping Point, consumer behavior expert Professor James A. Roberts takes us on a tour of America's obsession with consumerism—pointing out its symptoms, diagnosing specific problems, and offering a series of groundbreaking solutions. Roberts gives practical advice for how to correct the materialistic trends in our lives which lock us into a cycle of financial hardship and stress. Shiny Objects, a new The Paradox of Choice for the modern reader, is more than a critique of capitalism—it's also an exploration into how we can live happier, fuller, more productive lives today.

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Little Dog Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-10-04
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Never Have I Ever Book Review:

Falling for the enemy has never been so deliciously complicated in this standalone romance where a sexy single dad meets his unexpected match! Get ready for all the feels! Never have I ever been so infuriated by a man I wanted to kiss. They say opposites attract, but I beg to differ. Combust is more like it. Because every single time I talk to Zach Nolan, I see red. The too-good-looking, too-smart, too-effortlessly charming single dad who works down the hall from me has turned getting under my skin into a sport. Call it the battle of wits between the wedding planner and the divorce attorney. Trouble is, when we’re forced into closer quarters planning an engagement party for our best friends, I start to see his other sides. And I fear I’m falling for the enemy. *** I’m not out to make friends. My goals are simple -- fight till the end for my clients, and my family. The last thing I need is a vibrant, outgoing, snarky, and surprisingly big-hearted wedding planner to spend my precious free time with…except, watching Piper bond with my daughter just might break down the cinder block walls I’ve built around my heart these last few years. Second chances don’t come around for guys like me…or do they?

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1250078105
ISBN 13: 9781250078100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things Book Review:

Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won't peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She's learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it's working just fine . . . until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He's a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted. Shane Cavendish just wants to be left alone to play guitar and work on his music. He's got heartbreak and loneliness in his rearview mirror, and this new school represents his last chance. He doesn't expect to be happy; he only wants to graduate and move on. He never counted on a girl like Sage. But love doesn't mend all broken things, and sometimes life has to fall apart before it can be put back together again. . . .

Special Delivery

Special Delivery
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Little Dog Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-11-11
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Special Delivery Book Review:

All I want for the holidays is the willpower to resist my brother’s sexy, charming, easy-on-the-eyes new business partner. Instead, I'm stuck planning all the holiday parties with the one guy who makes me want to break my dating diet. Who thought that was a good idea? Oh, me. Yep, brilliant, strategic me who raised her hand and said yes I’d love to hang mistletoe with that hot former sports star. (Note to self: Mistletoe leads to toe-curling, knee-weakening kisses.) And I’d love to get snowed in with the one guy I shouldn’t fall for. (Addendum to the note to self: You know exactly where eight inches of snow leads to. Ahem, eight inches.) As long as I can make it through the holidays I’ll be on my merry way, fa la la la la. But the holidays have a surprise for me.

Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-08-29
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Instant Gratification Book Review:

I need a fake date. She needs my late-night expertise. Now, if we can just keep our hands off each other... As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” I turn to my gorgeous, clever, witty best friend’s sister. She's my good friend, too, and I lust after her completely. I mean, I TRUST her completely. After all, just look how she's kept her lips sealed about the hot, multi-O night we spent together. Yes, just look at those sexy lips. In any case, we only fell off the wagon once, and it was months ago. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo. Or can we? INSTANT GRATIFICATION is a sexy, standalone romantic comedy!

Overnight Service

Overnight Service
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-10-30
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Overnight Service Book Review:

Top three reasons why sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea... 1. She’s my fiercest rival. 2. She’s also my fiery ex. 3. We’re going up against each other in a stiff competition to win the hottest new client on the market. And yet, I’d like to be up against the wall in a stiff competition to get her to call out my name. Time to double down on my resistance to her tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoners, sexy-as-sin attitude. The same attitude that I find irresistible. That’s the big problem, because in this race to nab the client I run into Haven in the hotel, on the beach, in the guest quarters late at night. Hate sex would be a terrible idea. Except, it’s the complete opposite, and now we can’t keep our hands off each other. Trouble is, I’m not so sure it’s hate I’m feeling anymore. And that’s the biggest reason sleeping with the enemy you’re falling for is a bad idea -- my job literally depends on never letting her into my heart.

Pushing His Luck

Pushing His Luck
Author: Kira Archer
Publsiher: Entangled: Indulgence
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN 10: 168281484X
ISBN 13: 9781682814840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pushing His Luck Book Review:

Today is the biggest day of my professional career. I’ve got one shot to prove I can play with the big boys and the Lachlan account is my ticket. I’ve never been more prepared for anything in my life. So of course that went up in flames. In hindsight, stopping to get my chocolate milk fix right before the big meeting might not have been the best decision. Neither was fighting for the last jug with a flirty Thor-lookalike. In my defense, not even a Disney-prince-smolder delivered by a sweaty sex god is a match for an anxiety-fueled chocolate craving. And had I known before walking into that meeting that my sweaty, sex-god, milk-thief was none other than Christopher Lachlan, the new client on whom my career hung, I’d have definitely skipped my morning stop. Curse my dumb friggin’ luck. I would be attracted to the one person I can’t have.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780307433848
ISBN 13: 0307433846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Book Thief Book Review:

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429902526
ISBN 13: 1429902523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Running with Scissors Book Review:

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Why Is Sex Fun?

Why Is Sex Fun?
Author: Jared Diamond
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1998-09-25
ISBN 10: 0465013074
ISBN 13: 9780465013074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Why Is Sex Fun? Book Review:

To us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female can't be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesn't know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesn't advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals.Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large?There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond—renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author—to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status.

Full Package

Full Package
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-01-09
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Full Package Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller! A hot and hilarious new romantic comes from the author of smash hits MISTER O and BIG ROCK... I’ve been told I have quite a gift. Hey, I don’t just mean in my pants. I’ve got a big brain too, and a huge heart of gold. And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest, the package included. Life is smooth sailing... Until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate, which makes for one very hard…place. Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love. So even if I have to shack up with my buddy’s smoking hot and incredibly amazing little sister, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. I can resist Josie. I’m disciplined, I’m focused, and I keep my hands to myself, even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share. Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me. It’ll help her sleep after what happened that day, she says. Spoiler—neither one of us sleeps. Did I mention she’s also one of my best friends? That she’s brilliant, beautiful and a total firecracker? Guess that makes her the full package too. What’s a man stuck in a hard place to do?

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 140884818X
ISBN 13: 9781408848180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Paper Towns Book Review:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Asking For A Friend

Asking For A Friend
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Little Dog Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-12-16
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Asking For A Friend Book Review:

Preorder special! Price goes up on release day! I was only trying to help a friend. I swear. I was legit asking for a friend who was finally ready to date again. I knew what she wanted in a man -- smart, funny, ambitious, well-read (no, the sports section doesn't count), and plays a wicked game of badminton. So I did what any good friend would do. Posted it for her. It seemed like a good idea at the time — I’d weed through the candidates, and bring her my top picks. But then he responded. Is it wrong to date the guy I screened for my bestie? Not asking for a friend.

Bossy Brit

Bossy Brit
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publsiher: Kendall Ryan
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2019-11-25
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Bossy Brit Book Review:

If you like bossy British guys with big hearts...one click this one today! Sexy billionaire Liam Bennett is cocky, dangerously handsome, and more importantly, my new boss. If only my ovaries didn't flutter when he was near—yeah, that'd be super helpful. When our long hours lead to a dare—and an X-rated encounter—I never expected it to be the hottest sex of my life. It'd also be super helpful if Liam didn't know it and taunt me about it every chance he got. Unable to deny our attraction any longer, our work relationship brings a whole new meaning to the term inbox. But being with him comes with some baggage—like an ex-wife and three kids kind of baggage. And a lawyer who wants half of his company. Unsure that I'm cut out for this new level of complicated, my traitorous ovaries beg me to try. Heaven help us all. This is a standalone novella with lots of steam and a guaranteed HEA.

Most Likely To Score

Most Likely To Score
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Lauren Blakely Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-01-08
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Most Likely To Score Book Review:

A sexy new forbidden romance from #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely… It seemed like a good idea at the time… As the team’s publicist, I need a football player to be the face of our charity calendar, and Jones Beckett needs a savvy PR woman to manage his new sponsorship deal. A simple give and take, and I’m sure I’ll have no problem following my iron-clad rule — don’t date a player. And never ever fall for one. No matter how charming, big-hearted and devilishly clever the man is. But you know what they say about best laid plans… Once I start spending my off-season days and nights with Jones, I’m following a brand new playbook, one that has me falling hard for the incorrigible flirt — heart, body and mind. That’s against the rules, and now what seemed like a bright idea has turned into a dangerously forbidden one. *** It was supposed to be an I-scratch-her-back-she-scratched-mine kind of arrangement. And man, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road. Now we’re back in town and it’s time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I can’t risk this deal. Trouble is, I want more than than just another night with her. What’s a guy to do when he's always been most likely to score, but the woman he’s falling for is way off limits?