Yad hat gerade sein Medizinstudium in Amsterdam geschmissen und kommt für den Sommer über in die holländische Kleinstadt, in der seine syrisch-stämmigen Eltern leben. Fernab vom wilden Partyleben der Metropole will er sich hier über seine Zukunft klar werden. Und weil er in seinem alten Job als Surflehrer nicht mehr unterkommt, verdient er sich als Haushaltskraft bei der rüstigen alten Dame Ans etwas Geld dazu. Eines Nachmittags sitzt Ans attraktiver Enkel Joris am Tisch. Obwohl die beiden auf den ersten Blick recht unterschiedlich wirken - Yad genießt das Leben in vollen Zügen, Joris achtet verbissen auf seinen Körper und verbringt seine Zeit am liebsten im Fitnessstudio - knistert es sofort zwischen ihnen. Nach ersten Startschwierigkeiten lassen sie zusammen Drohnen steigen, daten stilecht im American Diner und versuchen zu surfen, ohne zu nass zu werden. Als sich der Sommer dem Ende zuneigt, müssen Joris und Yad entscheiden, ob aus dem Flirt mehr werden kann, oder ob sie doch nur Freunde bleiben ...Ellen Smit und Henk Burger lassen in ihrer rasant geschriebenen romantischen Komödie nicht nur ein hinreißendes Paar zueinanderkommen, sondern auch einer ganze Reihe herrlich skurriler Nebenfiguren auftreten. In JUST FRIENDS geht es nicht nur um die große Liebe, sondern auch ganz nebenbei um richtige und falsche Zukunftspläne, überbesorgte und unbekümmerte Mütter, kulturelle Vorurteile, unverarbeitete Trauer und den Abschied von der Kindheit. Ein umwerfend charmanter queerer Sommerfilm.
New York Times bestselling series The second book in the New York Times bestselling series The Lying Game, by author of the bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Sara Shepard. Sutton Mercer is dead, but only a few people know it. Her long-lost twin, Emma, has stepped into her shoes-doing her best to flirt with Sutton´s boyfriend, hang with her friends, and live with her family all while tracking down Sutton´s murderer. But the killer wants Emma to keep playing the part of Sutton-after all, no missing person means no investigation-and will do anything to make sure Emma toes the line...or else. Perfect for fans of Sara Shepard´s #1 New York Times bestselling series Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game has all the juicy plot lines, to-die-for lifestyles, and compelling secrets that fans love.
The rebels and the Empire - locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord´s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind! Meanwhile, Luke fights side-by-side with a veteran of the Clone Wars and Han Solo flirts with an old flame. When Leia risks everything for a childhood friend, Han, Luke and Chewie must risk it all for her! COLLECTING: STAR WARS (2013) 13-20, STAR WARS: EMPIRE 19-27, MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS KIDS (1997) 1-20
A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller! Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library! ´´The queer teen historical you didn´t know was missing from your life.” —Teen Vogue ´´A stunning powerhouse of a story.´´ —School Library Journal ´´A gleeful romp through history.´´ — ALA Booklist A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee —Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s. Henry ´´Monty” Montague doesn´t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family´s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty´s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman´s Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love. Don´t miss Felicity´s adventures in The Lady´s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the highly anticipated sequel!
A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller! Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library! ´´The queer teen historical you didn´t know was missing from your life.´´-Teen Vogue ´´A stunning powerhouse of a story.´´-School Library Journal ´´A gleeful romp through history.´´-ALA Booklist A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee-Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s. Henry ´´Monty´´ Montague doesn´t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family´s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty´s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman´s Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love. Don´t miss Felicity´s adventures in The Lady´s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the highly anticipated sequel!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead?and keep it together?in New York City. It´s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing ´´important´´ work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Her roommates?her best friend Jane, and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer?are supportive, yet Franny knows a two-person fan club doesn´t exactly count as success. Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she´s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. But while she dreams of filling their shoes, in the meantime, she´d happily settle for a speaking part in almost anything-and finding a hair product combination that works. Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she´ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her. And she can´t let herself be distracted by James Franklin, a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class, even though he´s suddenly started paying attention. Meanwhile, her bank account is rapidly dwindling, her father wants her to come home, and her agent doesn´t return her calls. But for some reason, she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for. Someday, Someday, Maybe is a story about hopes and dreams, being young in a city, and wanting something deeply, madly, desperately. It´s about finding love, finding yourself, and perhaps most difficult of all in New York City, finding an acting job. Praise for Someday, Someday, Maybe ´´A winning, entertaining read . . . [Lauren Graham] has smartly mined just the right details from her own experience, infusing her work with crackling dialogue and observations about show business that ring funny and true.´´-The Washington Post ´´A charmer of a first novel . . . [Graham] has an easy, unforced style and, when the situation calls for it, a keen sense of the ridiculous.´´-The Wall Street Journal ´´With insight, care, and an abundance of humor . . . Graham demonstrates that her acting chops are not her only talent.´´-Library Journal ´´Thoroughly charming.´´-Entertainment Weekly ´´Sweet, funny, and full of heart . . . a dazzling debut.´´-Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong ´´Warm and funny, charming and smart.´´-Diane Keaton, New York Times bestselling author of Then Again ´´Graham deftly captures what it´s like to be young, ambitious, and hopeful in New York City.´´-Candace Bushnell, New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries ´´Fresh and funny and full of zingers, Lauren Graham´s charming writing style instantly drew me in.´´-Meg Cabot, bestselling author of the Princess Diaries and Heather Wells Mystery series
Eighteen authors explore several lesser-known holidays. Featuring sweet country romance and sex in the big city, there´s something for all romance readers. Polar bear plunges. Sexy neighbors. Even a cute shifter or two. This anthology has it all! Come celebrate the year with us! * Taking the Plunge - Shoshana David - Neve loves the Polar Bear Plunge. She expects an icy swim, beach party, and long shower. Until she meets Alex. Will she act on her attraction? Or will she be stuck in the cold? Phoebe and the Pea - Catherine Bilson - Phoebe´s aghast when she finds the pea in her Twelfth Night cake because not one, not two, but three beans are found by eligible gentlemen! Which will Phoebe choose? The Boy Next Door - Mei Edwards - While on holiday, Jane can´t escape working. Fortunately, a distraction appears. When push comes to shove, is she willing to take a chance? A Holiday (or Two) to Remember - Christina Rose Andrews - Grace wants a treadmill, but there´s a sexy obstacle in her way. Is she woman enough to overcome her fears and do this grouch a favor? The Editor - Siobhan Kearney - Author life isn´t like the movies. At least Sophie´s editor stokes her fantasies. Too bad she can´t graft her editor´s personality onto her sexy neighbor. Easy as Pi - Leslie Bond - It´s Pi Day; someone has to make the pies. That someone is Cassidy, working at his boyfriend´s bakery. But having to make dozens of pies turns Cass´s body into one big knot. Luckily, Bobby´s there to help. Lip-Locked Besties - Livvy Ward - Ally´s got a broken heart. Chris is a flirt. With the help of an odd holiday, will these besties see what´s right in front of them? Melting Hearts - Annika Steele - April misses sunny Texas. So what if her sexy neighbor happily scoops heaps of snow off his driveway. If burning a snowman on the equinox will guarantee no more snow, she´s all in. Wrong Number - Krissy V - Two people are brought together by chance. No one knew how significant two different colored shoes would be. Naked Attraction - Liv Honeywell - Relaxing in her garden, Juliet celebrates World Naked Gardening Day. It´s freeing to bare all. Except she´s not as alone as she thinks. A Guide to Playing Rich - Ava Bari - Stef and Eli are nobodies. The same cannot be said for their best friends. At a party, the pair are drawn together. There´s one problem: they think the other is a celeb. Finding Pride - Diana Ferris - When Louise meets Fernanda, her life is turned upside down. Finally, she´s free to be herself. But will she let herself fall in love? Dane´s Redemption - Susannah Kade - Trapped as a bat, Dane has lost hope. On International Bat Night, he´s drawn to Tessa, a descendant of the witch who cursed him. Can they work together to break the spell? Dear Dolly - M.T. Kearney - Dolly is shocked when instead of her pen pal a con man shows up. Enter PI Jim. He scares off the man and insists on protecting her. Will Dolly accept his help and possibly more? The Seadog´s Wife - Katherine Moore - Thrown together when cast as the leads in a pirate movie, a pair of formerly married actors realize their divorce was a mistake. Feral Heart - Regina Griffiths - Candice hopes coming home will be an escape. She doesn´t expect a stray cat or an old friend to complicate things. Crewel Intentions - Joy Demorra - Vlad, Nathan, and Ursula enjoy a romantic sojourn until concerns arise about Nathan´s attire. Between them, Vlad and Ursula will find a way to get the shirt off his back. Unlawfully Ugly - Caitlyn Lynch - Forced into running her office´s Christmas party, Jodie tries. But when things go wrong, can Joseph flip the night from ugly to awesome?