Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.“This is the book Trump fears
most.” – Axios“Will be a primary source about the most vexing president in
American history for years to come.” – Joe Klein, The New York Times”A
uniquely illuminating portrait.” – Sean Wilentz, The Washington Post“[A]
monumental look at Donald Trump and his presidency.” — David Shribman, Los
Angeles TimesFrom the Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter who
has defined Donald J. Trump’s presidency like no other journalist,
Confidence Man is a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that chronicles
his life and its meaning from his rise in New York City to his tortured
post-presidency. Few journalists working today have covered Donald Trump
more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few understand him and his
motivations better. Now, demonstrating her majestic command of this story,
Haberman reveals in full the depth of her understanding of the 45th
president himself, and of what the Trump phenomenon means. Interviews with
hundreds of sources and numerous interviews over the years with Trump
himself portray a complicated and often contradictory historical figure.
Capable of kindness but relying on casual cruelty as it suits his
purposes. Pugnacious. Insecure. Lonely. Vindictive. Menacing. Smarter than
his critics contend and colder and more calculating than his allies
believe. A man who embedded himself in popular culture, galvanizing support
for a run for high office that he began preliminary spadework for 30 years
ago, to ultimately become a president who pushed American democracy to the
brink. The through-line of Trump’s life and his presidency is the enduring
question of what is in it for him or what he needs to say to survive short
increments of time in the pursuit of his own interests. Confidence Man
is also, inevitably, about the world thatproduced such a singular
character, giving rise to his career and becoming his first stage. It is
also about a series of relentlessly transactional relationships. The ones
that shaped him most were with girlfriends and wives, with Roy Cohn, with
George Steinbrenner, with Mike Tyson and Don King and Roger Stone, with
city and state politicians like Robert Morgenthau and Rudy Giuliani, with
business partners, with prosecutors, with the media, and with the employees
who toiled inside what they commonly called amongst themselves the “Trump
Disorganization.” That world informed the one that Trump tried to
recreate while in the White House. All of Trump’s behavior as President had
echoes in what came before. In this revelatory and newsmaking book,
Haberman brings together the events of his life into a single mesmerizing
work. It is the definitive account of one of the most norms-shattering and
consequential eras in American political history. Read more

Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control (The Stoic Virtues Series)

In his New York Times bestselling book Courage is Calling, author Ryan
Holiday made the Stoic case for a bold and brave life. In this
much-anticipated second book of his Stoic Virtue series, Holiday celebrates
the awesome power of self-discipline and those who have seized it.To master
anything, one must first master themselves–one’s emotions, one’s thoughts,
one’s actions. Eisenhower famously said that freedom is really the
opportunity to practice self-discipline. Cicero called the virtue of
temperance the polish of life. Without boundaries and restraint, we risk
not only failing to meet our full potential and jeopardizing what we have
achieved, but we ensure misery and shame. In a world of temptation and
excess, this ancient idea is more urgent than ever.In Discipline is
Destiny, Holiday draws on the stories of historical figures we can emulate
as pillars of self-discipline, including Lou Gehrig, Queen Elizabeth II,
boxer Floyd Patterson, Marcus Aurelius and writer Toni Morrison, as well as
the cautionary tales of Napoleon, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Babe Ruth.
Through these engaging examples, Holiday teaches readers the power of
self-discipline and balance, and cautions against the perils of
extravagance and hedonism. At the heart of Stoicism are four simple
virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. Everything else, the
Stoics believed, flows from them. Discipline is Destiny will guide readers
down the path to self-mastery, upon which all the other virtues depend.
Discipline is predictive. You cannot succeed without it. And if you lose
it, you cannot help but bring yourself failure and unhappiness. Read more

Killing the Legends: The Lethal Danger of Celebrity

In the latest book in the multimillion-selling Killing Series, Bill
O’Reilly and Martin Dugard tell the larger-than-life stories of Elvis
Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali.The King is dead. The Walrus is
shot. The Greatest is no more.Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali.
These three icons changed not only the worlds of music, film, and sports,
but the world itself. Their faces were known everywhere, in every nation,
across every culture. And their stories became larger than life―until their
lives spun out of control at the hands of those they most trusted.In
Killing the Legends, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard explore the lives,
legacies, and tragic deaths of three of the most famous people of the 20th
century. Each experienced immense success, then failures that forced them
to change; each faced the challenge of growing old in fields that privilege
youth; and finally, each became isolated, cocooned by wealth but vulnerable
to the demands of those in their innermost circles. Dramatic, insightful,
and immensely entertaining, Killing the Legends is the twelfth book in
O’Reilly and Dugard’s Killing series: the most popular series of narrative
history books in the world, with more than 18 million copies in print. Read more

Come On, Man!: The Truth About Joe Biden’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Presidency

NATIONAL BESTSELLEROpen borders, record inflation, and skyrocketing
crime—Joe Biden’s first term is one of the most craptastic in American
history. But on Planet Brandon, it’s all going according to plan . . .He
received 81 million votes. His party controlled the House and the Senate.
He took office with a nearly 60 percent approval rating. His first month
saw the economy recovering nicely and the new COVID-19 vaccines being
distributed around the country. And, in his words, he had the awesome power
to mobilize “truinernashabada pressure.”And yet, with all that and more,
Joe Biden’s first term has been a spectacular failure. COVID roared back.
The withdrawal from Afghanistan left thirteen U.S. service members dead and
hundreds of Americans stranded as Afghans fell from airplanes. Sixteen
American cities set homicide records. More than 2.3 million illegal
immigrants entered the country. Inflation reached forty-year highs. And
Russia invaded Ukraine. Even the Democrats are so embarrassed, they won’t
invite Biden to join them on the campaign trail for the midterms. Gah.But
is this hot mess, dumpster fire of a record only because Biden lost
whatever fastball he had and is perpetually incompetent? In Come On, Man!,
Joe Concha reminds us what’s really going on in the White House. Though
Biden may seem like a doddering idiot, stumbling from one mistake to the
next, his blunders always hew closely to progressive dreams for American
policy. Dreams like saving the planet by attacking Elon Musk and
strengthening the middle class by making gas prices higher than Hunter
Biden in a motel room. Come On, Man! shows the real reason why we’re
here—no malarkey, guaranteed! Read more

The Love Prescription: Seven Days to More Intimacy, Connection, and Joy (The Seven Days Series)

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“This book feels so hopeful because it’s
direct, it’s really honest, and it’s so actionable.” —Brene BrownFrom New
York Times–bestselling authors Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz
Gottman, a simple yet powerful plan to transform your relationship in seven
daysWhat makes love last? Why does one couple stay together forever, while
another falls apart? And most importantly, is there a scientific formula
for love? Drs. John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman are the world’s
leading relationship scientists. For the past forty years, they have been
studying love. They’ve gathered data on over three thousand couples,
looking at everything from their body language to the way they converse to
their stress hormone levels. Their goal: to identify the building blocks of
love. The Love Prescription distills their life’s work into a bite-size,
seven-day action plan with easy, immediately actionable steps. There will
be no grand gestures and no big, hard conversations. There’s nothing to buy
or do to prepare. Anyone can do this, from any starting point. The
seven-day prescription will lead you through these exercises:Day 1: Make
ContactDay 2: Ask a Big QuestionDay 3: Say Thank YouDay 4: Give a Real
Compliment Day 5: Ask for What You NeedDay 6: Reach Out and Touch Day 7:
Declare a Date NightThere is a formula for a good relationship, and this
book will show you how a few small changes can fundamentally transform your
relationship for the better. Read more

He Who Fights with Monsters 7: A LitRPG Adventure

Jason arrives at a kingdom in peril and he’s surprised to discover that
it’s not his job to save it. With the authorities fulfilling their
responsibilities (for once), he looks forward to some quiet time to rest
and recuperate.The locals might not find ceaseless monster onslaughts and
an inter-dimensional invasion relaxing, but Jason has had a rough few
years. He’s doing his best to let go of his anger.While his team is caught
up in duty, Jason has no shortage of people looking to interfere with his
rest. Enemies–old and new–are circling, and even would-be allies are
trouble. A princess finds him inconveniently alive, an ancient king arrives
at his barbecue, and the local Church of Fertility are uncomfortably
enthusiastic about including him in their practices. As his friends strive
to reach him from the far side of the world, they are all frustrated by
obstacles.Jason is finally back in the world he longed for, but he is not
the same man he was when he left. As the pressure on him mounts, allies and
enemies alike will find that out the hard way.Book 7 in the bestselling He
Who Fights With Monsters Series is here. Grab your copy today!About the
series: Experience an isekai culture clash as a laid-back Australian finds
himself in a very serious world. See him gain suspiciously evil powers
through a unique progression system combining cultivation and traditional
LitRPG elements. Enjoy a weak-to-strong story with a main character who
earns his power without overshadowing everyone around him, with plenty of
loot, adventurers, gods and magic. Rich characters and world-building offer
humor, political intrigue and slice-of-life elements alongside lots of
monster fighting and adventure. Read more

Oath of Loyalty (21) (A Mitch Rapp Novel)

Mitch Rapp confronts a very different kind of killer in the explosive new
thriller in Vince Flynn’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, written by
Kyle Mills. With President Anthony Cook convinced that Mitch Rapp poses a
mortal threat to him, CIA Director Irene Kennedy is forced to construct a
truce between the two men. The terms are simple: Rapp agrees to leave the
country and stay in plain sight for as long as Cook controls the White
House. In exchange, the administration agrees not to make any moves against
him. This fragile détente holds until Cook’s power-hungry security adviser
convinces him that Rapp has no intention of honoring their agreement. In an
effort to put him on the defensive, they leak the true identity of his
partner, Claudia Gould. As Rapp races to neutralize the enemies organizing
against her, he discovers that a new generation of assassins is on her
trail. A killer known to intelligence agencies only as Legion. The shadowy
group has created a business model based on double-blind secrecy. Neither
the killer nor the client knows the other’s identity. Because of this,
Legion can’t be called off nor can they afford to fail. No matter how long
it takes—weeks, months, years—they won’t stand down until their target is
dead. Faced with the seemingly impossible task of finding and stopping
Legion, Rapp and his people must close ranks against a world that has
turned on them. Read more

Blowback: James Patterson’s Best Thriller in Years

A brilliant American president is also a psychopath. He has his finger on
the red button. And he’s about to start a world war with our most dangerous
enemy. Put your finger on the order button. Push it to read James
Patterson’s best and scariest novel yet. “Pure Patterson… Blowback asks us
to imagine what would happen if a narcissistic psychopath were elected to
the White House [and] to experience the terror of the world hanging in the
balance at a moment when only a handful of determined patriots can save
us.” –Ron Charles, Washington Post US President Keegan Barrett has swept
into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his
first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences.
Barrett personally orders CIA agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute
his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure
of the president, yet they’ve sworn to support and defend the Constitution
of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. When the
threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that’s where the blowback
begins. Read more

Holding the Line: Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney’s Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department

“Throughout my tenure as US attorney, Trump’s Justice Department kept
demanding that I use my office to aid them politically, and I kept
declining – in ways just tactful enough to keep me from being fired. I
walked this tightrope for two and a half years. Eventually, the rope
snapped.” – from Holding the Line”A cautionary tale about how political
forces can undermine the quest for justice.” – Barbara McQuade, The
Washington PostThe gripping and explosive memoir of serving as US Attorney
for the Southern District of New York, in the face of the Justice
Department’s attempts to protect Trump’s friends and punish his enemies.
Ascending to the leadership role of US Attorney for the Southern District,
which includes Manhattan and several counties to the north, is a capstone
to any legal career: it entails guiding a team of the best lawyers in
America in selecting and winning cases that often have global import.
Geoffrey Berman was honored to be tapped for the job by Donald Trump in
2018. The manner in which Trump had dispatched his predecessor Preet
Bharara was troubling, but the institution was fabled for its independence.
Surely he could manage. So began one of the most tumultuous
two-and-a-half-year stretches in the over two-hundred-thirty year history
of the office. Almost immediately, Berman found himself pushing back
against the Trump Justice Department’s blatant efforts to bring weak cases
against political foes and squash worthy cases that threatened to tarnish
allies and Trump himself. When Bill Barr became attorney general, Berman
hoped and believed things would get better, but instead they got much
worse. The heart of Holding the Line is his never-before-told account of
the lengths Barr went to in corrupting the independence of the office, and
the lengths Berman had to go in preserving it. Finally, Trump and Barr, fed
up with Berman’s principles, summarily fired him, though he refused to go
quietly and prevented Barr from installing someone who might be more
compliant. Berman’s determined defense of the values of prosecutorial
independence, without fear or favor, made him a hero to everyone who shares
those values. Holding the Line also relates the remarkable casework of
the Southern District in Berman’s time there, including taking down
notorious sex traffickers Jeffrey Epstein and Lawrence Ray, Big Pharma
executives, and vicious criminal syndicates, and repatriating Nazi-looted
art. Riveting in themselves, these stories showcase the esprit de corps
that makes the Southern District so special, and the stakes Berman felt in
protecting its integrity against all foes, up to and including the US
attorney general and the president of the United States. Read more

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture

The instant New York Times bestsellerBy the acclaimed author of In the
Realm of Hungry Ghosts, a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of
illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a
pathway to health and healing.In this revolutionary book, renowned
physician Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how in Western countries that
pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general
ill health are on the rise. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least
one prescription drug; more than half take two. In Canada, every fifth
person has high blood pressure. In Europe, hypertension is diagnosed in
more than 30 percent of the population. And everywhere, adolescent mental
illness is on the rise. So what is really “normal” when it comes to
health?Over four decades of clinical experience, Maté has come to recognize
the prevailing understanding of “normal” as false, neglecting the roles
that trauma and stress, and the pressures of modern-day living, exert on
our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. For all our
expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to
treat the whole person, ignoring how today’s culture stresses the body,
burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. Now Maté
brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what
makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and
the declining soundness of society—and offers a compassionate guide for
health and healing. Cowritten with his son Daniel, The Myth Of Normal is
Maté’s most ambitious and urgent book yet. Read more

Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

“This book is for any parent who has ever struggled under the substantial
weight of caregiving—which is to say, all of us. Good Inside is not only a
wise and practical guide to raising resilient, emotionally healthy kids,
it’s also a supportive resource for overwhelmed parents who need more
compassion and less stress. Dr. Becky is the smart, thoughtful,
in-the-trenches parenting expert we’ve been waiting for!”—Eve Rodsky, New
York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn SpaceDr.
Becky Kennedy, wildly popular parenting expert and creator of
@drbeckyatgoodinside, shares her groundbreaking approach to raising kids
and offers practical strategies for parenting in a way that feels good.Over
the past several years, Dr. Becky Kennedy—known to her followers as “Dr.
Becky”—has been sparking a parenting revolution. Millions of parents, tired
of following advice that either doesn’t work or simply doesn’t feel good,
have embraced Dr. Becky’s empowering and effective approach, a model that
prioritizes connecting with our kids over correcting them.Parents have long
been sold a model of childrearing that simply doesn’t work. From reward
charts to time outs, many popular parenting approaches are based on shaping
behavior, not raising humans. These techniques don’t build the skills kids
need for life, or account for their complex emotional needs. Add to that
parents’ complicated relationships with their own upbringings, and it’s
easy to see why so many caretakers feel lost, burned out, and worried
they’re failing their kids. In Good Inside, Dr. Becky shares her parenting
philosophy, complete with actionable strategies, that will help parents
move from uncertainty and self-blame to confidence and sturdy
leadership.Offering perspective-shifting parenting principles and
troubleshooting for specific scenarios—including sibling rivalry,
separation anxiety, tantrums, and more—Good Inside is a comprehensive
resource for a generation of parents looking for a new way to raise their
kids while still setting them up for a lifetime of self-regulation,
confidence, and resilience. Read more

American Psychosis: A Historical Investigation of How the Republican Party Went Crazy

“[Corn is] a great journalist. I love the way he thinks. I love the way he
writes. I’m so glad he’s done a super-readable, modern history of the
right…We just need smart, digestible history about this stuff right
now…[AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS] is perfectly timed…Relevant history for where
we are right now.” —Rachel Maddow, host, The Rachel Maddow Show “With
AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS, David Corn ‘did the full homework to take us all the
way back to where it really begins.’” —Lawrence O’Donnell, host, The Last
Word#1 New York Times bestselling author and investigative reporter David
Corn tells the wild and harrowing story of the Republican Party’s
decades-long relationship with far-right extremism, bigotry, and paranoia.
A fast-paced, rollicking, behind-the-scenes account of how the GOP since
the 1950s has encouraged and exploited extremism, bigotry, and paranoia to
gain power, AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS offers readers a brisk, can-you-believe-it
journey through the netherworld of far-right irrationality and the
Republican Party’s interactions with the darkest forces in America. In a
compelling and thoroughly-researched narrative, Corn reveals the hidden
history of how the Party of Lincoln forged alliances with extremists,
kooks, racists, and conspiracy-mongers and fostered fear, anger, and
resentment to win elections—and how this led to Donald Trump’s triumph and
the transformation of the GOP into a Trump personality cult that foments
and bolsters the crazy and dangerous excesses of the right. The
Trump-incited insurrectionist attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021,
was no aberration. AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS shows it was a continuation of the
long and deep-rooted Republican practice of boosting and weaponizing the
rage and derangement of the right. The gripping tale in AMERICAN
PSYCHOSIS covers the last seven decades. From McCarthyism to the John Birch
Society to segregationists to the New Right to the religious right to Rush
Limbaugh to Newt Gingrich to the militia movement to Fox News to Sarah
Palin to the Tea Party to Trumpism, the Republican Party has deliberately
nurtured and exploited rightwing fear and loathing fueled by paranoia,
grievance, and tribalism. This powerful and important account explains how
one political party has harnessed the worst elements in politics to poison
the nation’s discourse and threaten American democracy. Read more

You Owe You: Ignite Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “You Owe You is full of insight and guidance
for those seeking their inner selves.”—MICHAEL B. JORDAN No matter your
story or your struggle, Eric Thomas—celebrated motivational guru, educator,
and problem-solver to many of the top athletes and business leaders—will
“help you work harder, discover your real motivation, and crack the code of
enduring success” (Ed Mylett, #1 bestselling author of The Power of One
More)If you feel like success is for others, that only certain people get
to have their dreams fulfilled, Eric Thomas’s You Owe You is your wake-up
call. His urgent message to stop waiting for inspiration to strike and take
control of your life is one he wishes someone had given him when he was a
teenager—lost, homeless, failing in school, and dealing with the challenges
of being a young Black man in America. Once he was able to break free from
thinking of himself as a victim and truly understand his strengths, he
switched the script. And now, with this book, Thomas reveals how you, too,
can rewrite your life’s script. With support, he recognized that his unique
gift is being able to capture the attention of all kinds of people in all
kinds of settings—boardrooms, locker rooms, churches, classrooms, even the
streets—thanks to his wealth of experiences and command of language. Today,
Thomas considers himself blessed to speak to an audience that is as large
as it is diverse, from the rich and famous to kids struggling in school to
young men in prison hoping for a new start. Thomas’s secrets of success
have already helped hundreds of thousands on their journey, but this is his
first guide to show you how to start today, right now. These critical first
steps include deeply understanding yourself and the world around you,
finding your why, accepting that you may have to give up something good for
something great, and constantly stretching toward your potential. No matter
where you are on your journey toward greatness, you owe it to yourself to
become fully, authentically you. And Eric Thomas’s You Owe You can help get
you there. Read more

Make It Count: Ensuring When Life Expires Your Legacy Lives On

Hunter Ballew’s new book, Make It Count, came about after a serious and
unfortunate incident. After serving in the US Marine Corps for six years,
Hunter Ballew accepted the challenge of being a full-time Firefighter and
EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He was working during off-duty hours on
becoming an entrepreneur when it happened — his firefighter partner and
best friend, Jordan, was killed in a car crash during off-duty time. The
incident struck Hunter deeply, as he realized that Jordan didn’t get his
chance to make his mark on the world, to establish his own personal legacy
of doing good. So that’s when Hunter decided to use a dominating principle
in his new book: teach others how to establish their personal legacies of
achievements as they go along learning from Ballew how to train millions to
help and to train the billions who are struggling in misery. With Make It
Count, Hunter Ballew empowers high-performing business owners, aspiring
entrepreneurs, and many others to fully realize their leadership potential
and secure their legacies. Read more

Their Vicious Darling (Vicious Lost Boys)

The Dark One has finally accepted me…just in time for everything to
change. Because Vane’s brother, The Crocodile, has just arrived on
Neverland soil and he’s not alone. He’s brought with him members of the
royal Darkland family and they want Vane’s Death Shadow back at any cost.Of
course, Peter Pan, Vane, Kas and Bash, they’re all familiar with war. But
war isn’t easy when love is on the line.I know those vicious Lost Boys
would do anything to protect me. But what if I’m not the one that needs
saving?As power shifts on the island and shadows are claimed, all five of
us have to let go of who we were, if we have any chance of becoming who we
are destined to be.NOTE: Their Vicious Darling is book three in the Vicious
Lost Boys series. It is a dark romantic reimagining of Peter and Wendy. All
characters have been aged up. If you like your enemies to lovers romance
with hot, ruthless, morally gray love interests, you’ll enjoy Their Vicious
Darling. You can expect an island with darkness and secrets and no true
hero in sight, with a found family atmosphere, and ‘touch her and I’ll
unalive you’ vibes. Their Vicious Darling ends on a cliffhanger.Please
check the author’s website for CWs. Read more

Fairy Tale

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his
imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who
inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and
the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.Charlie Reade looks
like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent
student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run
accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned
how to take care of himself—and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he
meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in
a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard.
Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr.
Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves
Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch
knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a
portal to another world. King’s storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a
magnificent and terrifying tale in which good is pitted against
overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy—and his dog—must lead the battle. Early
in the Pandemic, King asked himself: “What could you write that would make
you happy?” “As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be
asked, I saw a vast deserted city—deserted but alive. I saw the empty
streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the
street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually
found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their
tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.” Read more

The Do-Over (The Miles High Club)

In this sexy installment of the Miles High Club series from bestselling
author T L Swan, a billionaire playboy goes incognito on a backpacking trip
in Europe. But how long can he hide from love?I’m wealthy, powerful, and
able to get any woman I want.So why do I feel so empty inside?In search of
a deeper me, I take a sabbatical from my privileged life. One year of
backpacking around Europe: a new identity, no contacts, and no money. Not a
bad plan, I think.Until I get there.A crowded hostel room, body odor, and
beer bongs―there are no words for the fresh hell I’ve landed in.But amid
the chaos, I meet my new roommate, Hayden Whitmore. She sleeps in the bed
opposite me, and I openly admit to staring at her more than I sleep.
Beautiful, innocent, and smart. Not my usual type but perhaps the perfect
woman.There’s just one small problem with the divine Miss Hayden. She’s
totally unaffected by my charm. Nothing is working, and now, I’ve been
friend zoned.What?But the good thing about me is that I’m an incredible
problem solver, and I’ve come up with a diabolical plan. I’m going to slide
right in under her friend zone. Be the best damn friend she ever had, hold
her hand, make her laugh, and spoon with her in bed.But now there’s another
problem.Hayden is the one who is sliding under my skin, and maybe
friendship isn’t enough. Read more