Husbands And Lovers (Park Avenue Series, Book #2)

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HUSBANDS AND LOVERS is a million copy NYT bestseller!
Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times!


A lonely wife. A jealous husband. A passionate lover. A gun in a Tiffany bag.

The Married Woman--Once a shy wallflower, Carlys Webber marries multimillionaire Kirk Arnold. When Kirk changes from a loving husband to a distant stranger, will Carlys risk her precious marriage for a few moments of stolen passion with the irresistibly handsome and sensuous architect, George Kouras?

The Single Woman--Fashion world superstar, Jade Mullen survives deception and divorce. She vows never to be betrayed again but what will she do when her devoted lover, architect George Kouras, asks her the one question she doesn't want to answer?

The Husband--Kirk Arnold struggles to forget the dark secrets of his tormented past. He achieves one dazzling success after another but will he succumb to the tragedy that destroyed his family and will Carlys pay the price?

The Lover--George Kouras rises from humble beginnings to the top of his profession. He and Jade fall madly in love and think they have discovered a new way to live happily ever after, but what will she do when she finds out about George and Carlys?

Set in the glittering world of fashion and in high-powered executive suites, in run-down houses, ethnic neighborhoods and sedate suburbs, Husbands and Lovers is about men and women losing--and finding themselves--in the gritty 1970s and glitzy 1980s.

"Sharply and stylishly written. Harris writes with intellect, insight and humor." --The Chicago Sun-Times

"Harris's empathy for her women, especially the ugly duckling who makes herself into a swan, adds a satisfying dimension of reality. Steamy and fast-paced, you will be spellbound." --Cosmopolitan

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are all available on GooglePlay, separately and in box sets.

Love And Money (Book #1)—Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until murder—and the handsome, brilliant man they both love—bring them face to face. “Richly plotted. First-class entertainment.” —NY Times "Fast-paced, superior fiction. A terrifically satisfying 'good read.'" —Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel  https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6TD3AgAAQBAJ

Decades (Book # 3)--This bestselling classic is the compelling story of a marriage at risk, a family in crisis and a woman on the brink set against the tumultuous decades of the mid-twentieth century. "Absolutely perfect." --Publisher's Weekly "Terrific!" --Cosmopolitan "Powerful. A gripping novel." --Women Today Book Club  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_DECADES_Park_Avenue_Series_Book_1?id=iMfHBAAAQBAJ

Modern Women (Book # 4)--Million-copy NYT bestseller! Three likable, dynamic women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --The Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Books "Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times   https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oHH4AgAAQBAJ

 The Last Romantics (Book # 5)--A sweeping love story set in Paris and New York during the glamorous Jazz Age of the 1920's. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but dangerously flawed. She is a gifted fashion designer who has the world at her feet. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted."I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic" --Kirkus   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_The_Last_Romantics_Park_Avenue_Series?id=lav4AgAAQBAJ

Keywords: Romantic Times award winner "best contemporary," romance, marriage, divorce, abortion, wife, single woman, rich husband, architect, Tiffany, gun, jealous husband, workplace, career woman, rags to riches, wallflower, stylist, fashion designer, tough boss, Mew York, Miami, mid-west, women's fiction, makeover 



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SENSORY DEPRIVATION, ISOLATION, VERBAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE—A TOP SECRET CIA PSYCHIATRIC EXPERIMENT TURNS STUDENT VOLUNTEERS INTO TERRORISTS!

Zeb Marlowe, the physically scarred and invisibly wounded survivor of a top secret CIA brainwashing experiment, has begun to remake his life when Jai Jai Leland, the beautiful, intelligent widow of a man who didn't survive, asks him to help her solve the mystery of her husband's shocking and violent death.

Marlowe, struggling to resist his attraction to Jai Jai, is pulled into her quest despite his memories of trauma and abuse and the way his mind was hijacked. Together they search for psychiatrist Victor Ressid, creator of the experiments that turned student volunteers into slaves.

Meanwhile, obsessed by his own bizarre sexual appetites and sudden, unexpected access to limitless wealth, Ressid is consumed by fantasies of revenge against Marlowe, the only volunteer to defy him. 

Against an ominous background of escalating global terrorism, Marlowe and Jai Jai uncover a deadly conspiracy at the heart of government. They must risk their lives to stop a nuclear threat that will destroy the security of the entire world even as they wonder if Marlowe, against his will, has been turned into a suicide bomber. 

With a plot that hurtles forward at electric speed, BRAINWASHED is set during the paranoid 1970s of Vietnam and Watergate. The novel takes place on the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, in Damascus and Ireland, the Philippines, Canada, Washington, DC and in an underground torture chamber located on Victor Ressid's secluded private estate located near the Mexico-Belize border. 

BRAINWASHED is based on real-life psychiatric experiments conducted by the CIA in American and Canadian universities and known by the code name MK-ULTRA. 

“BRAINWASHED delivers the goods: thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. I dare you to put it down!” —Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and million-copy bestselling author of AREA 51

Also by NYT bestselling authors Ruth and Michael Harris, HOOKED. A brilliant Doctor Feelgood hooks his rich and famous clients. “Truly one of the best books I’ve ever read! I luuuvvved the international jet-setting element, and the characters were each riveting in their own unique ways. I simply could not put it down! If I could give it 10-Stars, I would! It’s that good!!!” https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Hooked_A_Thriller?id=Iu3-AgAAQBAJ

keywords: thriller, political thriller, historical thriller, suicide bomber, terrorism, terrorist, CIA thriller, brainwashing, mental health, Gillian Flynn, David Archer, Gone Girl, James Patterson, Daniel Silva, Lee Child, John Le Carré, student, assassination, conspiracy, spy thriller, spies, international thriller, suspense, Mexico, Caribbean, Middle East, Damascus, Canada, Washington DC, 1970s, psychiatry, psychiatrist,  mind control, psychological thriller, suicide bomber, torture chamber, Mexico, sex, sexy, kinky, woman sleuth 


Ruth Harris
THREE WOMEN. THREE DECADES.

Spanning the years from the optimistic post-War 1940s to the Mad Men 1950s and rebellious “Make Love, Not War” 1960s, DECADES is about three generations of women who must confront the radical changes and upended expectations presented by the turbulent decades in which they lived.

Evelyn, talented but insecure, faithful to the traditional values she grew up with, is a loyal and loving wife whose marriage means everything to her.

Nick, handsome and ambitious, a chameleon who changes with the changing times, is her successful but restless husband.

Joy, their daughter, coming of age at a time of anger and rebellion, needs them both but is torn between them.

Barbara is the other woman. Younger than Evelyn, accomplished but alone, she wonders if she can have everything--including another woman's husband.

But can she? Is she willing to pay the price? And how will Evelyn handle her rebellious daughter, her straying husband and the threat to her marriage?

DECADES, sweeping in scope yet intimate in detail, is the emotional, compelling story of family and marriage, betrayal and healing.

DECADES, Book #1 in the Park Avenue Series, was originally published in hard cover by Simon & Schuster.

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are all available on GooglePlay.

Husbands And Lovers, Book #2 in the Park Avenue Series.  Million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! The story of a shy wallflower who turns herself into a lovely and desirable woman and the two handsome, successful men who compete for her love. "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Husbands_And_Lovers_Park_Avenue_Series?id=-DX3AgAAQBAJ

Love And Money (Book #3)—Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until murder—and the handsome, brilliant man they both love—bring them face to face. “Richly plotted. First-class entertainment.” —NY Times "Fast-paced, superior fiction. A terrifically satisfying 'good read.'" —Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel  https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6TD3AgAAQBAJ

Modern Women (Book # 4)--Million-copy NYT bestseller! Three likable, dynamic women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --The Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Books "Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oHH4AgAAQBAJ

The Last Romantics (Book # 5)--A sweeping love story set in Paris and New York during the champagne-fizzed Jazz Age of the 1920's. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but dangerously flawed. She is a gifted fashion designer who has the world at her feet. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted."I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic" --Kirkus  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_The_Last_Romantics_Park_Avenue_Series?id=lav4AgAAQBAJ

DECADES REVIEWS:

“A brilliant book. Three generations of women are succinctly
capsuled in this novel by a writer who has all the intellect of
Mary McCarthy, all the insight of Joan Didion. Rarely have
attitudes been so probingly examined—tough, trenchant, chic and
ultra-sophisticated, Ms. Harris recreates the decades in which
her heroines lived, from zoot suits and Sammy Kaye, through
Eisenhower, Elvis and poodle-cut hairdos to moon walks, Mick
Jagger and micro-minis. Readers will be entertained and few will be
able to forget what Decades has to say about men and women and the
games people play.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“A terrific novel about a singular single girl.” —Cosmopolitan

“Ruth Harris has re-created both the style and substance of three
decades of American life—from the bobby socks and innocence of
the Forties, to the crinolines and caution of the Fifties, to the
bra-less T-shirts and alienation of the Sixties.” —Book-of-the-Month Club

“Powerful. A gripping novel that depicts the lives and loves of
three generations of women.” —Women Today Book Club

“I read Decades straight through at one sitting and the more I
think about that, the more impressive the novel seems.” —Houston Post

“The songs we sang, the clothes we wore, the way we made love. Absolutely perfect!” —Publisher’s Weekly

Keywords: womens fiction, womens literary fiction, literature & fiction, Susan Wiggs, Rona Jaffe, Judith Michael, Judith Krantz, Gwen Bristol, Olivia Goldsmith, Belva Plain, Jackie Susann, 20th Century, aging, coming of age, depression, family life, love, marriage, career, workplace, office, divorce, parenting, parent and children, daughter, mother & daughter, dating, relationships, singlehood, single woman, independent woman, women, husband and wife, divorced woman, divorced man, affair, love & romance, adultery, sex, husband, affair, cheating, cheating husband, betrayed wife, New York City, Nantucket island

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Mar 3, 2014
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MILLION-COPY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

IF YOU LOVED SEX AND THE CITY, YOU'LL LOVE MODERN WOMEN!

MODERN WOMEN (Park Avenue Series, Book #4) is about the passionate lives and turbulent times of three strong, irresistible women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men.

Jane Gresh: Bawdy, talented and determined not to be ignored, but will her delicious revenge on the man who cheated on her cost her everything?

Lincky Desmond: Smart, beautiful and hard working, she takes a shocking gamble others won't. She marries Mr. Right--but will she risk it all for Mr. Wrong?

Elly McGrath: She is loyal and dedicated, a loving wife and devoted mother, but when confronted with the ultimate betrayal, what will she do to stand up for herself and her children?

Owen Casals:  Hemingway invented macho. Owen Casals perfects it. He is handsome, successful, magnetic--and he knows it. He is hungry, horny and ambitious but will the price of success be too high?

 "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --The Cleveland Plain-Dealer

"Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Book

"Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times

MODERN WOMEN: A million-copy NYT bestseller! Originally published in hard cover and paperback by St. Martin's Press.

"Bestsellers like Decades, Husbands And Lovers and Love And Money have established Ruth Harris as one of the frankest, most stylish, and most compelling voices in contemporary fiction."

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are available as GooglePlay ebooks.

Decades (Book # 1)--This bestselling classic is the compelling story of a marriage at risk, a family in crisis and a woman on the brink set against the tumultuous decades of the mid-twentieth century. "Absolutely perfect." --Publisher's Weekly "Terrific!" --Cosmopolitan "Powerful. A gripping novel." --Women Today Book Club   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_DECADES_Park_Avenue_Series_Book_1?id=iMfHBAAAQBAJ

Husbands And Lovers (Book # 2)--Million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! The story of a wallflower who turns herself into a lovely and desirable woman and the two handsome, successful men who compete for her love. "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Husbands_And_Lovers_Park_Avenue_Series?id=-DX3AgAAQBAJ

Love And Money (Book #3)--#1 on Amazon's Movers and Shakers. Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until the handsome, mysterious man they both love--and murder--bring them face to face. "Richly plotted. First-class entertainment." --NY Times   "Fast-paced, superior fiction. A terrifically satisfying 'good read.'" --Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel   https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6TD3AgAAQBAJ

The Last Romantics (Book # 5)--A sweeping love story set in Paris and New York during the glamorous Jazz Age of the 1920's. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but dangerously flawed. She is a gifted fashion designer who has the world at her feet. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted by a desperate secret. "I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic." --Kirkus   https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oHH4AgAAQBAJ

Keywords, Series Keywords:  women, single woman, funny, humor, hilarious, sexy, bestseller, JFK, assassination, sex, women's fiction, marriage, divorce, Texas, New York, publishing, career woman, wife, journalist, author, HEA, romance, affair, 20th Century

Book 6
The Gansett Island Series, Book 6

His idea of permanence is the VW van that takes him from one gig to the next...

Owen Lawry has made a living as a traveling musician and enjoys his footloose and fancy free lifestyle. But after meeting Laura McCarthy and helping her to land the job as manager of his grandparents' hotel on Gansett Island, Owen decides there's something to be said about a roof over his head and a warm, sexy woman in his bed.

Laura, a newlywed who discovered that her husband never quit dating, came to Gansett for her cousin Janey's wedding, but ended up staying after she met Owen and took on the renovations to the dilapidated Sand & Surf Hotel.

As Owen and Laura's attraction simmers during months of close proximity, they form a tight bond that will be tested when her estranged husband refuses to grant her a divorce. As summer turns to autumn and Laura and Owen take baby steps toward love, favorite characters from past Gansett Island stories continue to live their happily ever afters.

The Gansett Island Series
Book 1: Maid for Love (Mac & Maddie)
Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey)
Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney)
Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie)
Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace)
Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura)
Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany)
Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby)
Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David)
Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex)
Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie)
Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura)
Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie)
Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope)
Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda)
Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin)
Book 16: Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn)
Book 17: Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon
Book 18: Episode 2: Kevin & Chelsea

“With the McCarthy’s of Gansett Island, Marie Force makes you believe in the power of true love and happily ever after. Over and over again.” —Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Serendipity series

Marie Force weaves a magical story with Hoping for Love! I’m totally enamored with Grace and Evan! When I got to the last page I said, “noooooooo I don’t want it to be over!” I just love everything about Ms. Force’s McCarthys of Gansett Island series! These people have become like family. They make me laugh and cry and dream of love. Grace and Evan’s beautiful relationship blooms stunningly in Hoping for Love. Both characters have a lot of questions about their feelings and I love how Ms. Force leads these two down the path of love. —Joyfully Reviewed

"Ms. Force has the ability to make you fall in love with her Island and all of the quirky and sweet characters that reside there. I can’t wait to read the next story in this fantastic series! Falling For Love is another keeper in the McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series!" —Joyfully Reviewed.

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Book 1
Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could've imagined, leaving him to wonder if "happily ever after" is in the cards for him.

"This isn't your typical romance where you're positive you're going to get the happy ending you were hoping for at the beginning. It will rip your heart out at times and having you weeping for joy at others. A stunning story about learning to love again and learning when to let go to those you love." A Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews. 

"Treading Water is a definite must read! Treading Water creates an emotional firestorm within the reader. It shines the light on the good and the bad in life and proves that one moment can change everything and it’s never too late to find love. Marie Force grabbed my heart and squeezed every ounce of emotion out of it but most importantly her monumental story left me blissful. Treading Water may be fiction but it gives me hope; hope in everyday people and happily ever after. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy, Marking Time." —Joyfully Reviewed, a "Recommended Read" for November 2011!

The Treading Water Series

Book 1: Treading Water (Jack & Andi)

Book 2: Marking Time (Clare & Aidan)

Book 3: Starting Over (Brandon & Daphne)

Book 4: Coming Home (Reid & Kate)

Ruth Harris
Destiny brings them together but will fate--and the tides of history--keep them apart?

Kim Hendricks is a legendary American war reporter and famous novelist, a man's man and a woman's man--bold, exuberant, confident and intensely romantic. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but reckless and dangerously flawed.

Nicole Redon is French, a fashion designer who invents the clothes, the perfume and the style that liberate a generation of women. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted by a desperate secret.

Kim confronts a devastating tragedy. Nicole guards a desperate secret. They meet by chance and pursue their star-crossed romance in New York and Paris, on safari in Africa, in glamorous resorts on the French Riviera and the savage blood-drenched front lines of two world wars.

They are a larger-than-life couple who live and love in a radical new age of jazz and cubism, moving pictures and the stock market, Picasso and Garbo, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. They meet and embark on a romance so fierce and so blinding it threatens to overwhelm them both. Their insistence on living their lives so boldly and so freely makes them the last romantics, the first contemporaries.

THE LAST ROMANTICS is an epic love story, sweeping yet intimate, set in Paris during the glittering, champagne-fizzed Jazz Age of the 1920's.

"Delightful, de-lovely and de-vine!" JRG News

"I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan

"Gloriously romantic" --Kirkus

THE LAST ROMANTICS was originally published in hard cover by Simon and Schuster.

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are available in GooglePlay ebook editions.

Decades (Book # 1)--This bestselling classic is the compelling story of a marriage at risk, a family in crisis and a woman on the brink set against the tumultuous decades of the mid-twentieth century. "Absolutely perfect." --Publisher's Weekly "Terrific!" --Cosmopolitan "Powerful. A gripping novel." --Women Today Book Club   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_DECADES_Park_Avenue_Series_Book_1?id=iMfHBAAAQBAJ

Husbands And Lovers (Book # 2)--Million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! The story of a shy wallflower who turns herself into a lovely and desirable woman and the two handsome, successful men who compete for her love. "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Husbands_And_Lovers_Park_Avenue_Series?id=-DX3AgAAQBAJ

Love And Money (Book #3)--#1 on Movers and Shakers. Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until fate--and murder--bring them face to face. "Richly plotted. First-class entertainment." --NY Times "Fast-paced, superior fiction. A terrifically satisfying 'good read.'" --Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel   https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6TD3AgAAQBAJ

Modern Women (Book # 4)--Million-copy NYT bestseller! #1 on Movers and Shakers! Three likable, dynamic women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Books "Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_The_Last_Romantics_Park_Avenue_Series?id=lav4AgAAQBAJ

Keywords, Series Keywords: romance, historical romance, historical novel, saga, epic, Paris, New York, safari, designer, strong woman, famous hero, rich, royalty, international, high society, beautiful people, single woman, 1920s, writer, author, fashion

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