Books by "Brad Boney" (10)

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La musique. Topher Manning ne pense qu’à ça, mais il doit aussi travailler pour vivre et la mécanique ne correspond pas exactement à ses ambitions de rock star. S’il ne trouve pas très vite le moyen de débloquer les chansons qu’il a dans la tête, son groupe sombrera dans l’obscurité. 

Arrive alors le festival annuel de musique qui se passe dans sa ville, Austin, au Texas. Une panne de voiture fait entrer dans le garage où il travaille un critique musical new-yorkais, Stanton Porter, qui l’invite à assister avec lui au concert de Bruce Springsteen le soir même. 

Un baiser inattendu et un téléphone aux vibrations fantômes sont les prémices d’une incroyable histoire d’amour susceptible de transcender tout ce que les deux hommes pensaient connaître de la réalité. 

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Die Rückkehr

Die Austin-Trilogie | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie - Die Austin-Trilogie

Musik. Topher Manning kann an nichts anderes denken. Er träumt davon, ein Rockstar zu werden. Dummerweise steht sein Job als Automechaniker seinen Ambitionen im Weg. Wenn er nicht eine Möglichkeit findet, die vielen Lieder in seinem Kopf endlich freizusetzen, wird seine Band bald in der Versenkung verschwinden.

Dann geschieht es. Ein Musikfestival und ein liegengebliebenes Auto bringen Stanton Porter, den bekannten Musikkritiker aus New York, in Tophers Leben. Stanton lädt ihn zu dem Konzert von Bruce Springsteen ein, wo ein schüchterner Kuss und das eingebildete Vibrieren von Tophers Handy in einer Liebesgeschichte münden, die alle Erwartungen zu übertreffen verspricht.

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Il ritorno

Serie Storie di Austin | Libro 2

Serie Storie di Austin, Libro 2

Musica. Topher Manning raramente pensa ad altro, ma il suo lavoro diurno come meccanico non si sposa esattamente con le sue ambizioni da rock star. Se non troverà un modo per sbloccare tutte le canzoni che ha nella testa, la sua band si avvierà presto verso l’oblio.

Poi arriva il festival South by Southwest che, insieme a una macchina guasta, porta nella sua vita il critico newyorchese Stanton Porter. Stanton offre a Topher un biglietto per il concerto di Bruce Springsteen, dove un bacio esitante e le vibrazioni fantasma del cellulare del ragazzo danno il via a una storia d’amore che promette di andare al di là del possibile.

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Il nulla di Ben

Serie Storie di Austin | Libro 1

Serie Storie di Austin, Libro 1

Ben Walsh sta per diventare uno dei migliori avvocati di Manhattan; ha un fidanzato meraviglioso e amici nell’élite della città. La sua vita è perfetta, finché una telefonata non distrugge tutto: un incidente d’auto porta via tragicamente i suoi genitori e ora deve tornare a Austin per crescere tre fratelli adolescenti che conosce a malapena.

Durante il funerale, Ben incontra Travis Atwood, il vicino di casa dalla parlata texana e dal cuore d’oro. All’inizio, il loro rapporto passa momenti di alti e bassi, tra discussioni e flirt, ma quando il peso della responsabilità comincia a gravare su Ben, si appoggia immediatamente a Travis, e la pressione modella la loro amicizia in qualcosa che somiglia molto all’amore. Ben pensa di aver trovato una soluzione per riavere, oltre alla sua vecchia vita, la sua nuova vita e Travis, ma deve rendersi conto che l’amore non è sempre facile. Riuscirà a capire che un’esperienza orribile potrebbe farlo giungere alla meta a cui era destinato?

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Quand l'horizon a disparu

Austin, Texas | Tome 1

Austin, Texas, tome 1

Ben Walsh est en voie de devenir l’un des plus célèbres avocats de New York, il a un compagnon et fréquente les cercles les plus huppés de la ville. Bref, tout est parfait dans sa vie jusqu’à ce qu’il reçoive un funeste appel téléphonique, quelques jours avant Noël : ses parents viennent de décéder dans un accident de voiture. Il doit de toute urgence retourner à Austin, Texas, pour élever trois jeunes frères qu’il connaît à peine. 

Pendant les funérailles, Ben rencontre Travis Atwood, un voisin ouvrier au grand cœur. Leur relation commence sur les chapeaux de roue avant les premiers écueils inévitables, mais lorsque Ben fléchit sous le poids de ses responsabilités c’est vers Travis qu’il se tourne. L’urgence de la situation façonne leur amitié en un sentiment qui ressemble à l’amour. Ben pense avoir trouvé le moyen d’associer ses deux vies, l’ancienne et la nouvelle, et d’y incorporer Travis, mais le chemin de l’amour a ses obstacles. Ben comprendra-t-il que le bonheur arrive parfois quand on s’y attend le moins, au cœur des pires catastrophes ? Saura-t-il reconnaître la dynamique d’un destin qui l’emmène, au-delà de l’horizon, là où est sa vraie place ?

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What if youth wasn't wasted on the young?

On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Ian Parker is looking for a reboot. He may be the proud owner of a trendy coffee shop in Austin called La Tazza Magica, but his love life has been MIA for years. During a trip to Denver with his best friend, Mark, Ian buys an enchanted chocolate from a mysterious candy store—then wakes up from a nap two decades younger. After the initial shock, Ian realizes a quirk of the universe has given him a second chance and, with Mark’s help, he devises a plan to start over.

With a new lease on life, Ian sets his sights on handsome architect Bartley James, a regular customer at La Tazza. He pursues Bartley as Ian’s twenty-one-year-old alter ego, Ryan, with decidedly unexpected results. Joining Ryan on his adventures are Matthew, the dreamy new barista, Jeremy, the geeky high-school math teacher, and Sam, the pizza delivery boy. Even as misunderstandings and expectations collide, Ian remains determined to right his past mistakes and find his off-ramp to happiness.

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Ben und das Glück im Unglück

Die Austin-Trilogie | Buch 1

Buch 1 in der Serie - Die Austin-Trilogie

Ben Walsh ist auf dem besten Weg, einer von Manhattans besten Strafverteidigern zu werden. Er hat einen tollen Partner an seiner Seite und Freunde in den besten Kreisen. Sein Leben ist perfekt, bis ein Anruf alles auf den Kopf stellt: Seine Eltern wurden bei einem Autounfall getötet und er muss nach Austin zurückkehren, um sich um seine drei halbwüchsigen Brüder zu kümmern, die er kaum kennt.

Während der Beerdigung lernt er Travis Atwood kennen, den Nachbarn mit dem großen Herzen. Ihre Beziehung beginnt in einem Wechselbad der Gefühle, sie streiten und flirten. Doch als Ben unter dem Gewicht der Verantwortung zu zerbrechen droht, wendet er sich an Travis, und der Druck, der auf ihnen lastet, formt aus ihrer Freundschaft etwas, das sich ganz nach großer Liebe anfühlt. Ben glaubt jetzt zu wissen, wie er alles auf einmal haben kann: sein altes Leben, sein neues Leben und Travis noch dazu, aber Liebe ist eben nicht immer so einfach. Wird er erkennen, dass man manchmal erst durch die Hölle gehen muss, um seinen vorbestimmten Platz im Leben zu finden?

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The Eskimo Slugger

2015 Award Winners
The Austin Trilogy | Book Three

The Austin Trilogy: Book Three

It’s the summer of 1983, and Trent Days is Major League Baseball’s rookie sensation. Born in Alaska to an Inupiat mother, the press have dubbed him the Eskimo Slugger, but a midseason collision at home plate temporarily halts his meteoric rise to the top.

Sent back to Austin to recuperate, Trent visits his favorite record store, Inner Sanctum, where he meets amiable law student Brendan Baxter. A skip in the vinyl of New Order’s “Blue Monday” drives Trent back to Brendan, and their romance takes them into uncharted territory.

As Trent’s feelings move from casual to serious, he’s faced with an impossible dilemma. Does he abandon any hope of a future with Brendan and return to the shadows and secrets of professional sports? Or does he embrace the possibility of real love and leave baseball behind him forever? As he struggles with his decision, Trent embarks on a journey of self-discovery—to figure out who he really is and what matters most.

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The Return

The Austin Trilogy | Book Two
2013 Award Winners

The Austin Trilogy: Book Two

Music. Topher Manning rarely thinks about anything else, but his day job as a mechanic doesn't exactly mesh with his rock star ambitions. Unless he can find a way to unlock all the songs in his head, his band will soon be on the fast track to obscurity. 

Then the South by Southwest music festival and a broken-down car drop New York critic Stanton Porter into his life. Stanton offers Topher a ticket to the Bruce Springsteen concert, where a hesitant kiss and phantom vibrations from Topher’s cell phone kick off a love story that promises to transcend ordinary possibility.

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The Nothingness of Ben

The Austin Trilogy | Book One

The Austin Trilogy: Book One

Ben Walsh is well on his way to becoming one of Manhattan’s top litigators, with a gorgeous boyfriend and friends on the A-list. His life is perfect until he gets a phone call that brings it all crashing down: a car accident takes his parents, and now he must return to Austin to raise three teenage brothers he barely knows.

During the funeral, Ben meets Travis Atwood, the redneck neighbor with a huge heart. Their relationship initially runs hot and cold, from contentious to flirtatious, but when the weight of responsibility starts wearing on Ben, he turns to Travis, and the pressure shapes their friendship into something that feels a lot like love. Ben thinks he’s found a way to have his old life, his new life, and Travis too, but love isn’t always easy. Will he learn to recognize that sometimes the worst thing imaginable can lead him to the place he was meant to be?

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