Gianpierre Romano is being dragged back to Italy by the one thing he can’t escape: family. The Romano fortune and name has followed him wherever he goes - but that only made the headstrong Italian more determined to strike out on his own. Now, he’s on the cusp of achieving international fame for an architectural project in the Middle East when he’s roped into reconstructing the foundation of his family’s resort. It’s a project that Gianpierre has the passion for, but not the time - not if he wants to make it to Dubai for the start date of his dream project. That is until he’s paired with a pretty project manager who makes him want to get passionate about more than just medieval foundations. Luciana Vivaldi rushed to Italy to care for her niece after the death of her sister, and then fell in love with the culture and people. Beautiful and whip smart, she’s been recruited to keep the Romano Resort’s hunky structural engineer focused and to take him to task if he doesn’t follow his own directives. She’s got a passion for organizing and no time for romance - that is until a kiss following a falling foundation has her doing the one thing she can’t afford: falling for her boss. Gianpierre and Luciana don’t have time for distractions, but when a twist of fate - and a brisk housing market - leave them living together, their excuses for staying apart fall as fast as the foundation. The spark they have is more blinding than a Sicilian sunset, but when emotions run deep and careers are on the line will playing house be the foundation for a lifelong love? Or will it all fall like a house of cards? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Connor Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116375/bk_acx0_116375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American college grad Katie is as ambitious as she is creative, so when she learns of a friend’s brother who owns an art gallery in Dubai, she leaps at the chance to jump-start her career in the luxurious city. But her dream job quickly becomes a nightmare when she discovers her new boss is as unpleasant as he is handsome. Khalid Sharif may make her pulse race, but not even his dark mystique, lithe muscles, and ridiculous wealth are enough to make up for his rudeness. Katie won´t back down though, and she won´t quit until Khalid realizes exactly what she has to offer. Some say Sheikh Khalid Sharif has more love for art than for people, but he never concerns himself with the opinions of others. He´s determined to expand his gallery into one of Dubai’s greatest museums, and nothing will get in his way - not even his fire-haired new gallery assistant. Khalid knew it was a mistake to hire the Western woman - the determination in her amber green eyes is a distraction, and her striking beauty practically makes his blood boil. Despite this, Khalid refuses to let Katie alter his course. As Katie and Khalid continue to clash, their attraction simmers just beneath the surface. But is it enough to melt Khalid’s icy exterior, or will Katie be left out in the cold? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Blessing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128154/bk_acx0_128154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Chinese plot to destroy the US economy. The growing threat of war with Iran. One man´s race to protect America, and save his brother. The origin of bitcoin, the world´s first widely adopted digital currency, is shrouded in mystery. Its founder has not been heard from since 2011. Yet, as global financial markets suffer, several nations agree to start backing their currencies with bitcoin in a desperate attempt to stabilize their economies. The soon-to-open Dubai Financial Exchange will make this possible. Financed by the Chinese megabank, the AIIB, and pushed by Cheng Jinshan, a powerful Chinese investor, the dawn of a new era of global currency trade is upon the world. But if Jinshan´s plan works, the value of the US dollar - and the American economy with it - will tumble. Weeks before the Dubai Financial Exchange opens, a US Navy destroyer sinks an Iranian patrol craft during a controversial exchange in the Persian Gulf. With tensions soaring between the two nations, an Iranian politician secretly contacts the CIA with a chilling revelation. Chase Manning is a rugged ex-SEAL working for the CIA´s Special Operations Group in the Middle East. Now, he is tasked with uncovering the truth behind the Iranian claims before it is too late. But in the midst of battling deadly assassins and uncovering the layers of intrigue surrounding the bitcoin-backed currency, Chase discovers that his own brother, David Manning, is right at the heart of the conspiracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057866/bk_acx0_057866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bobby Cameron is a cowboy through and through. An alpha male of the old school, his classic good looks have made women swoon on the racing circuit from Kentucky to Dubai. After inheriting Highwood, his father´s magnificent but debt-ridden ranch in California´s Santa Ynez Valley, Bobby travels wherever he´s wanted, breaking horses for their wealthy owners and raising the cash he needs to protect his land. That´s all he cares about, until he meets a young English girl named Milly Lockwood Groves. The 17-year-old daughter of a millionaire Newmarket breeder, Milly has watched her odious older brother become a jockey, and pursue a career she knows should be hers. Forbidden to race because of a childhood accident and her mother´s notions about unladylike behavior, Milly is still secretly determined to follow her dreams. Then Bobby Cameron strides into her life, and nothing is ever the same. She accepts his offer to work for a year at Highwood, desperate to make a name for herself in racing, and for Bobby to see her as a woman. Caught up in a world where unscrupulous horse owners and billionaire media moguls rub shoulders, and more, with oversexed racing widows and fiercely ambitious jockeys, Milly must discover if she has what it takes to be a winner, on the track, in the bedroom, and, ultimately, in the game of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sonya Walger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000465/bk_time_000465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rashid Sharif has never apologized for his wild lifestyle, but after one scandal too many, his family is fed up with his playboy ways. He’ll agree to his brother’s outrageous demand that he marry, but it won’t be to some wallflower as his conservative family would prefer. If he’s going through with this farce, there’s only one woman he’ll take as his wife - his sister-in-law’s American friend Mila. She’s a rebellious little thing, with fiery passion simmering beneath her icy exterior. Although Mila’s never been more than coldly polite to him, Rashid will do what it takes to win her over. Mila’s always been a wild child, but when she chose to follow her dreams to Dubai, it wasn’t to work as a glorified waitress. She needs a chance to get ahead, but when that opportunity comes, it’s not a job she’s offered - it’s a marriage. Rashid Sharif is ridiculously handsome, richer than sin…and a complete player. Mila wants nothing to do with the womanizer, even when he offers her more money than she could make in a lifetime. But when the notorious bad boy begins to play nice, Mila finds it hard to resist temptation. As Rashid works to woo Mila, a simple seduction suddenly seems like something more. But can she ever trust the sinful sheikh, or will Mila always worry that Rashid is only playing games with her heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Coker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115418/bk_acx0_115418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Dedra L. Stevenson´s first work of crime and courtroom drama, Desert Magnolia takes the listener along a turbulent journey with Daniella Pierce, a small-town Southern gal who ended up living as a Muslim in Dubai, happy and fulfilled, or at least she thought. Daniella, upon hearing that her father has been murdered as a result of a hate crime, learns that her beloved cousin has been accused and will stand trial for his life. Daniella comes back to her original home only to be immersed in a full-blown Southern mystery, taking her on an emotional journey that proves to be not only therapeutic but freeing for many skeletons, both real and supernatural. Armed with her quest for the truth and many stops for iced tea and good down-home Southern cooking, Daniella doesn´t give up on her cousin, even though he has left a trail of broken hearts along the way. As the two had grown up together, Daniella and Leo always felt like brother and sister, both enduring the home environment of the mighty Ross Pierce, the Second. Ross Pierce was a wealthy businessman and well respected among his peers, but becoming that powerful in a small Southern town means that you will develop enemies along the way. The question is, which one hated him enough to kill him in such a horrific way? Daniella struggles to unravel the mystery in time to save her cousin but also faces the racial tension that she left behind when she married an Arab and became a Muslim. With the help and support of a handful of her relatives and her dearest friends, Daniella takes the necessary steps to end the tension once and for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Blessing. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145934/bk_acx0_145934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.