They first met in a restaurant in Singapore. Po and Alex quickly became lovers and before long Po was pregnant. Po wanted to get married. Alex told her that he was already married and that he loved Leah, his wife. Po then wanted him to come to stay with her for a year on Sumatra, where she lived. Alex told Po that he could not go to Sumatra right then, but he would meet her in Manila before she gave birth. His life was beginning to get complicated. It would get more complicated! Tsing, their daughter, was born in Manila a few months later. Alex got mother and daughter settled in an apartment in a small city north of Manila. He hired a nanny to help Po care for Tsing. Then he went back to Hawaii to be with Leah. Po was not happy. She complained about the nanny. She complained about the medical care. She complained about the apartment. She demanded that Alex come back to the Philippines to help her care for Tsing. Alex told her that he could not do that; his wife would divorce him if he returned to the Philippines just then. But he would get a friend to help her and Tsing move back to Manila. The new apartment in Manila was conveniently located next to a shopping mall, but it was tiny. Po hired another nanny, but she had to live with Po and Tsing in the small apartment. This arrangement lasted for few months, and then Po went back to Sumatra with Tsing. On their arrival, Pos parents told her that she and Tsing could not live with them. What would the neighbors think? She had to get married before they would even consider her request! Po wanted Alex come to Sumatra to marry her in a Buddhist ceremony. He repeated that he was already married and that he would not divorce Leah. One of his friends suggested that a Buddhist wedding ceremony might not be a valid marriage. After Alex determined that it would not be a legal marriage, he told Po that he would do what she had asked him to do. Then Po told Alex that they needed to have a wedding reception.
Fans of Mireille Guiliano´s phenomenal best seller, French Women Don´t Get Fat, have inundated her with requests for more of her cunning but simple secrets to enjoying wine, chocolate, and many other seductive pleasures without gaining weight. Mireille´s answer? This buoyant audiobook brimming with fresh advice and seasonal stories. French women not only stay slim while relishing life to the fullest, they also have the longest life expectancy in the Western world. Now Mireille shows us how they attune themselves to the rhythms of the year. Here are four seasons´ worth of strategies for shopping, cooking, and exercising, as well as some pointers for looking effortlessly chic. Whether your aim is finding two scoopfuls of pleasure in one of crème brûlée or entertaining beautifully when time is short and expectations are high, the inspiration you need is here. Taking us from her childhood in Alsace-Lorraine to her summers in Provence and her busy life in New York and Paris, this audiobook of scrumptious Gallic wisdom and wit shows us how anyone anywhere can develop a healthy, holistic lifestyle. In a voice that entranced more than a million honorary French women, Mireille demonstrates that there is indeed an art to joyful living. French Women for All Seasons is an essential guide to savoring all life´s moments: in moderation, in season, and above all, with pleasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mireille Guiliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000964de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Billionaire businessman, Cal Sellers, knows how to get what he wants. And what he wants is Lucy Monroe. The problem? He had her once and lost her with one careless, arrogant act. And now she´s standing in his office demanding her old job back. Cal has no intention of rehiring her as the co-host of his home shopping TV show, Pleasure at Home. He has an altogether different position in mind for her - as his wife. If Lucy wasn´t so desperate she never would´ve stepped foot in Cal Sellers´s office, let alone the block his building stood on. Lucy´s a survivor who managed to break free of her ex´s terrible abuse, but now he´s back and more determined than ever. He wants their daughter, Poppy, and will stop at nothing to get his little girl back. Lucy will do anything to protect her daughter, including marrying Cal Sellers. Against her better judgment, she agrees to Cal´s proposal and finds herself married to a very different man than the one who broke her heart two years ago. As Lucy´s ex grows bolder and more violent, Cal and Lucy find themselves fighting not only for Poppy, but for a forever love that could be the one thing that will save them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029876de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miyuki Price-Jones knows what sells - and sex sells. Host of a successful home shopping show, Mi has all eyes on her - including one very obsessed ex-convict. The stronger his obsession grows, the more danger Mi finds herself in. When former Navy SEAL turned bodyguard Lucas Vega is charged with heading up her security, Mi realizes that she might need him for more than just protection. She´s drawn to the large, sexy, quiet man who guards her. As the heat between them intensifies, Lucas struggles to keep his feelings for Mi separate from his need to keep her safe. Mi and Lucas search for a way to trust each other as her stalker closes in. With their lives on the line, can two people with such dark and damaged pasts let go and trust their hearts? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029508de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we´d ever call fun. But what if we´ve gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities. The key to this playful mindset lies in discovering the secret truth of fun and games. Play Anything reveals that games appeal to us not because they are fun, but because they set limitations. Soccer wouldn´t be soccer if it wasn´t composed of two teams of 11 players using only their feet, heads, and torsos to get a ball into a goal; Tetris wouldn´t be Tetris without falling pieces in characteristic shapes. Such rules seem needless, arbitrary, and difficult. Yet it is the limitations that make games enjoyable, just like it´s the hard things in life that give it meaning. Play is what happens when we accept these limitations, narrow our focus, and, consequently, have fun. Which is also how to live a good life. Manipulating a soccer ball into a goal is no different than treating ordinary circumstances - like grocery shopping, lawn mowing, and making PowerPoints - as sources for meaning and joy. We can "play anything" by filling our days with attention and discipline, devotion and love for the world as it really is, beyond our desires and fears. Ranging from Internet culture to moral philosophy, ancient poetry to modern consumerism, Bogost shows us how today´s chaotic world can only be tamed - and enjoyed - when we first impose boundaries on ourselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009682de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your personal audio guide to better driving and golfing in Southwest Scotland. Feeling shaky about driving on the ´´wrong´´ side of the road? Nervous about navigating single lane roads? Want to find the best route to your destination? Want to enhance your golfing pleasure? Thinking about what gear to bring and getting that tee time? Need tips on how to play the course of your dreams?...Then this recording is for you!Southwest Scotland is the golfing mecca of the world: over 100 courses and, fortunately for you, most are public and playable year-round.The area, with over 100 miles of Gulf Stream-washed coastline, features picturesque villages, great shopping bargains, and castles, manor houses, and fun spots for the kids.Throw in trips to the famous bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lommond, Stirling, and the cosmopolitan capital of Edinburgh, and you have an unforgettable Scottish vacation sure to please everyone in your party. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/teet/000002de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chapter 1 - Her Preparation Chapter 2 - She Salivates Over Big Ones Chapter 3 - Eleven Inch Magic Wand Chapter 4 - Dessert is Served Chapter 5 - Tim and Lisa Chapter 6 - The Shopping Trip Chapter 7 - Double the Pleasure 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kat Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014307de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was an innocent mistake...All workaholic real estate broker Addison Andrews wanted was one night of pleasure, and picking the right guy was no different than shopping from a catalog, thanks to the dating app on her phone. His name was Wilder, and his profile was blank - just a sexy picture of a man who promised every wicked intention of a one-night stand. The agreement was simple. One night. No last names. But the second their bodies melded together in the sheets of their posh Manhattan hotel room, there was no denying they fit together like two pieces of a broken puzzle. There´s just one problem...Addison unknowingly swiped right on the one man she wasn´t supposed to be with - her new stepbrother. All it takes is one bite of forbidden fruit to become addicted, but being with him has major consequences for their entire family. And if anyone found out about them, the career she worked so hard to build would crumble to the ground. But Wilder Van Cleef doesn´t care about the possibility of a scandal. He wants her, and he´s willing to do whatever it takes. Please note: This is a standalone, full-length romance novel with no cliffhanger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie McAble, Thomas Fawley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028326de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Addictions are things you need to deal with right away, or else you´ll end up being eaten by your bad habits; and when you want to get out of their strong hold, you can no longer do anything because it is already too late. For you to effectively stop your addictions, the most important thing you have to do before anything else is to learn what addiction really is. By doing this, it´ll be easier for you to determine if what you are experiencing right now is truly an addiction or just a simple inclination to do things. By definition, addiction is a kind of condition that takes place when a person ingests a certain substance (e.g. cocaine, alcohol, nicotine) or engages in a particular activity (e.g. shopping, gambling, sex) that can give pleasure; but the continued use or act of which can become compulsive and interfere with one´s ordinary responsibilities in life, such as health, work, or relationships. Users are usually not aware that their behavior is out of control and is starting to cause problems for themselves and the people around them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alicia Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043230de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cooking has never been more relaxed! Short shopping lists, easily available ingredients and simple preparation: thats what you need when you want to cook without pressure and stress. If you can prepare the dishes in advance as well, then cooking becomes a relaxed pleasure and you can enjoy your meals even more. Youll find recipes for every occasion and need here: from a delicious light supper at the end of a working day, varied snacks to take to work and culinary highlights to enjoy with guests or at a celebration. - Delicious recipes for an enjoyable cooking experience with classic recipes as well as trendy, modern ones - Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions