Last-Minute Marriage: Marisa Carroll
Andi and Bobby try to take a last-minute ´baby moon,´ but when Andi misses Charlie and ruins the mood, Bobby complains to Lowell about the pitfalls of marriage, giving Lowell cold feet for his upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Will gets very drunk and hooks up with a woman who he realizes is much older than he thought.
In spite of swearing up and down he´s a bachelor forever, Derek Windsor is ready to settle down with Elliott Chandler. After a long distance relationship and a few months of wedding planning, it all comes down to this weekend; a wedding on the Washington coast, then they can start their life together on Maui. But with the ceremony just days away, Derek´s family drops the bomb; they aren´t coming. They refuse to support or be a part of his marriage to another man. All his life, he´s ached for his parents´ approval, and their last-minute wedding snub leaves him reeling. Though he doesn´t question his love for Elliott, can Derek still go through with a wedding that could irreparably sever his relationship with his family? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie David. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072866de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seven stories to span the Christmas holidays: ´A Faraway Smell of Lemon´: The school term has ended. It is almost Christmas, but Binny, out last-minute shopping, couldn´t feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men. Ducking out of the rain, she finds herself in the sort of shop she would never normally visit. ´The Marriage Manual´: Christmas Eve. Two parents endeavour to construct their son´s Christmas present from a DIY kit and in the process find themselves deconstructing their marriage. ´Christmas Day at the Airport´: A glitch in the system, travellers stranded and all sorts of lives colliding in the face of a sudden birth.... ´The Boxing Day Ball´: Maureen has never been out with the local girls before. Who knew that a disco in the village hall could be life changing? ´A Snow Garden´: Two little boys, dumped with their divorced father for his share of the Christmas holidays and none of them with a clue how to enjoy it. ´I´ll Be Home for Christmas´: The most famous boy in the world comes home hoping to escape the madness with a normal family Christmas. ´Trees´: As if Christmas wasn´t wearing enough, now his elderly parent is asking for a hole in the ground.... Father and son break old habits and plant a tree to mark the start of the new year. Seven stories as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Niamh Cusack, Paul Venables, Rachel Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002228de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A marriage of convenience...with the wrong groom Werebear Stryker Vane volunteers to pick up his brother´s soon-to-be-wife at the airport. What he doesn´t anticipate is a last-minute phone call telling him the wedding is off. Stryker expects a heartbroken she-bear, but the curvy brunette with intriguing green eyes and spunky attitude is nothing like he imagined. A desperate bride... Ava Perello still needs to marry someone fast and she´s not picky! When drop-dead, sexy, Stryker offers to come to her rescue and marry her himself, she can´t refuse. His passionate lovemaking and unfailing devotion make her swoon. But she can´t fall in love with her husband. Because when he finds out the truth about why she married him, things could get complicated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Clark Linden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085655de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hope Dunne has carved out a name for herself as a top photographer, known the joys of marriage and motherhood and the heartbreak of loss. In her chic SoHo loft, Hope is content with her life, finding serenity and beauty through the lens of her camera. She isn´t looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she accepts a last-minute assignment to fly to London at Christmas and photograph one of the world´s most celebrated writers - an Irish-American author known for novels of thrilling literary darkness. To Hope´s surprise, Finn O´Neill exudes warmth and a boyish charm. Enormously successful, he is a perfect counterpoint to Hope´s quiet, steady grace - and he´s taken instantly by her. He courts her as no one ever has before, whisking her away to his palatial, isolated Irish estate. Hope finds it all, and him, irresistible. But soon cracks begin to appear in his stories: gaps in his history, lies and bouts of jealousy unnerve her. Suddenly Hope is both in love and suspicious, caring and deeply in doubt, and ultimately frightened of the man she loves. Alone, thousands of miles from home, her mind is reeling. Is it possible that this adoring, attentive man - like the characters in his novels - is hiding something even worse? The spell cast by a brilliant sociopath has her trapped in his web, too confused and dazzled to escape, as he continues to tighten his grip on her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001703de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If every man is a master of time, then what of the man who loses track of it? A viscount´s son and a bare knuckle boxer, Michael Cunningham is more interested in building his fortune than spending time at the Marriage Mart. But long ago, he promised his mother he would get married "if not before, then on the eve of my 28th birthday." Reminded by his sister, a duchess, that his next birthday is his 28th birthday, Michael realizes he has much to do in the three weeks he has to keep his promise - not the least of which is to secure the only woman he has ever considered for a wife - the younger daughter of his business partner and the very woman his sister has just hired to be a governess! The duchess will rescind her offer of employment to Olivia Waterford, but there´s no time for courtship, no time for banns to be read, and certainly no time to wait for a wedding to be planned once Michael proposes. His sister has the perfect plan, though. In order to meet his mother´s deadline and ensure a quick marriage, she insists Michael must ruin Olivia. Olivia has felt affection for her father´s business partner since the day he rescued her from a rake. But since the gentleman never showed a romantic interest in her during his frequent visits to her family´s home in Shipley, imagine her shock when he climbs into her bed and is discovered by her father. Ruined, indeed! Now, married and living in London, Michael is sure Olivia despises him for what happened, while Olivia is quite sure her husband has feelings for her sister and simply wandered into the wrong bedchamber that fateful Tuesday night. Will a week be enough time for Michael to court his new wife and convince her of his affections? Or, will he regret his last-minute efforts to accomplish too much in too little time? Only time will tell in Tuesday Nights. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Richard Ehredt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045310de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While visiting the Holy Land, Amanda answers the prayers of a stranger...and begins an amazing Christmas journey. Amanda Vance is ambivalent about her husband´s idea for a big family holiday up north. Last year she planned a special Christmas in their own home, carefully preparing a nursery and the keepsake ornaments for their newborn. Now that room stands as empty as her heart. Then a neighbor´s mishap turns into a last-minute chance for Amanda to take a much-needed vacation to tour the Holy Land. An extraordinary turn of events allows Amanda to help answer a young mother´s plea for healing. Then, filled with a sense of awe, Amanda visits the place of Jesus´ birth. There she discovers anew the miracle of the Christ child - God incarnate as a tiny, vulnerable baby. Her return to Florida marks a momentous shift in her soul and in her marriage as she begins to realize that her journey didn´t end in the Holy Land. And that God doesn´t just answer prayers of strangers...but also those of her own heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brooke Sanford Heldman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001158de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´ll marry the maid to get $50 million, but a secret could queer the deal. Taylor Fitzgerald needs a last-minute bride. On the eve of his 25th birthday, the billionaire´s son discovers that despite being gay, he must marry a woman before midnight or lose a $50 million inheritance. So he hightails it to Las Vegas...where he meets the beautiful maid Ally May. There´s just one rather significant problem: Ally is actually Alessandro Macias, son of a tough Brazilian hotel magnate. But if Ally keeps pretending to be a girl for a little while longer, is there a chance they might discover this marriage is tailor-made? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Solo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054792de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her doctor´s encouragement, Susan writes her story to find acceptance and peace over the loss of her husband. She is working at her uncle´s motel in a small Midwestern town, where she has a lot of time to write and where she imagines all sorts of things. She begins categorizing people as vanilla, strawberry, or lemon people. Her story began when she met Harris, and they planned on getting married. Susan´s girlfriends and her sister, Anna, were trying to get things together early that morning for the wedding in the afternoon. The dress hadn´t arrived yet, and Susan was getting nervous. The girlfriends, the sister, and Susan were going to take a trip into the city to pick the dress up along with some flowers. The dress wasn´t ready, so Susan quickly looked around and found another dress, almost like the original one, and said that it would have to do. She took it and ran out, thinking her sister-in-law could do any quick, last-minute alterations. Being followed, mimicked by a band, getting lost, losing her checkbook, and other mishaps had Susan wondering why she was going to marry Harris. She loved Bob, who accepted her crazy, bitchy, off-the-wall ways. Susan´s story became quite confused, as she was confused. She did end up with Bob but for only a short while, as he was in an accident after a short-lived marriage. Harris, on the other hand, seemed to be playing Susan for an idiot and had his friends in on the game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wanda J. Dixon McKnight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037070de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.