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A Walk in the Park [NOOK Book]

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Bestselling author Jane Green has partnered with Bioré®  for the short story "A Walk in the Park,"  about Olivia Adamson, a 20-something whose life is suddenly filled with surprises. But one thing that doesn’t have to be  unpredictable is your complexion. Bioré® knows that  every 20-something needs at least one thing she can depend on: clear, beautiful skin.

In the time you read this short story, you could be on your way to healthy-looking skin by removing ...

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A Walk in the Park

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Overview


Bestselling author Jane Green has partnered with Bioré®  for the short story "A Walk in the Park,"  about Olivia Adamson, a 20-something whose life is suddenly filled with surprises. But one thing that doesn’t have to be  unpredictable is your complexion. Bioré® knows that  every 20-something needs at least one thing she can depend on: clear, beautiful skin.

In the time you read this short story, you could be on your way to healthy-looking skin by removing build-up, dirt and oil with Bioré® Pore Strips. So go ahead, grab a big comfy blanket, a Bioré® Pore Strip and your eReader. You’ll be ready to face anything.

STORY DESCRIPTION:

The muscular dog appears out of nowhere, like a mythological creature from the dark side, making a beeline for Pippin. Amy freezes, pulling the tiny Yorkie behind her, then screams as the dog opens its huge jaws and clamps them around Pippin. A yelp, then all is quiet.

Just when Amy Adamson thinks her life can’t get any worse…

Six months ago, Amy Adamson felt like she had it all, until overnight, everything changed. Everyone said Eric was bad news, but surely he would change for her… wouldn’t he? His constant partyin, her fear of losing him if she didn’t keep up, led to her losing her job, he apartment, and now, it seems, her whole life.

A surprise visit to the apartment to collect her things finds Eric in bed with her roommate. Who’s also stolen her Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser. Bitch.

All Amy wants is her old life back, but with no job offers, and no money, she’s back in her parents’ suburban house, squeezing into jeans that are rapidly becoming too small, and cursing an unexpected case of teenage acne thanks to the loss of her Biore. Who the hell has acne at twenty six anyway?

The only people her age left in town are the losers, or the ones who married their childhood sweethearts, taking every opportunity to show off their “adorable home” and 2.4 children.

Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, she’s walking their pet Yorkie by the beach when it’s attached by a large dog that has escaped the ramshackle home of a reclusive woman known only as Mrs. Warner.

Mrs. Warner isnt’ home. Her grandson, William, is. A screenwriter, he’s funny, warm, and has a smile that makes Amy tingle in places she’s forgotten about.

Life starts looking up thanks to a date with William and Biore Fighting Ice Cleanser. Until Amy opens the wrong door to discover a dead body in the guest room. Is William truly the nice guy he seems? Can the Biore create the miracle she needs? Will Amy, in short, find that luck might finally be on her side?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466825642
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 33
  • Sales rank: 24,348
  • File size: 539 KB

Meet the Author

Jane Green

Bestselling author Jane Green has partnered with Bioré®  for the short story "A Walk in the Park,"  about Olivia Adamson, a 20-something whose life is suddenly filled with surprises. But one thing that doesn’t have to be  unpredictable is your complexion. Bioré® knows that  every 20-something needs at least one thing she can depend on: clear, beautiful skin.

In the time you read this short story, you could be on your way to healthy-looking skin by removing build-up, dirt and oil with Bioré® Pore Strips. So go ahead, grab a big comfy blanket, a Bioré® Pore Strip and your eReader. You’ll be ready to face anything.

Jane Green is the author of twelve bestselling novels, dealing with real women, real life, and all the things in-between, with her trademark wisdom, wit and warmth. She contributes to various publications, both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, and assorted Anthologies. Passionate about both food and the home, most weekends see her cooking up a storm in her home in Westport, Connecticut, where she lives by the beach with her husband and their many children.

Both Jane Green & Biore are active on Facebook.

Biography

British import Jane Green is a founding member of the genre known as "chick lit," a literary territory populated by funny, likable, underdog heroines who triumph over life's adversities and find true love in the end. If someone turned Green's life into a novel, she might emerge as a chick-lit heroine herself. She toiled for years in the trenches of entertainment journalism and public relations (two fields that sound far more glamorous than they are!) before moving up to become a popular feature writer for The Daily Express in London.

In 1996, Green took a leap in faith when she left the paper to freelance and work on a novel. Seven months later, she had a publishing deal for her first book, Straight Talking, the saga of a single career girl looking for (what else?) the right man. The novel was a hit in England, and Green was, as she admitted in a Barnes & Noble interview, an "overnight success." The success got even sweeter when her second novel, Jemima J, became an international bestseller. Cosmopolitan called this cheerful, updated Cinderella story "the kind of novel you'll gobble up in a single sitting."

Since then, Green has graduated to more complex, character-driven novels that explore the concerns of real women's lives, from marriage (The Other Woman) to motherhood (Babyville) to midlife crises (Second Chance) -- all served up with her trademark wit and warmth. Whether she has outgrown chick lit or the genre itself is growing up, one thing seems certain: The career of Jane Green is destined for a happy ending.

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Green:

"My life is actually very boring. The life of a bestselling novelist sounds like it ought to be spectacularly glamorous and fun, but in fact I spend most of my time incognito, and in fact were you to pass me in the street you would think I was just another dowdy suburban mom."

"I'm still a failed artist at heart and never happier than when I'm sitting behind an easel, painting, which is something I rarely do these days, although I have a few of my paintings around the house, competing, naturally, with far greater works."

"I am completely addicted to gossip magazines that are, I have decided, my secret shame. I know everything there is to know about who's been wearing what and where, the only problem is I have an inability to retain it, so although I enjoy it whilst flicking through the pages, as soon as I close the magazine all the information is gone."

"I am a passionate gardener and happiest when outside planting, particularly with the children, who have their own vegetable gardens."

"My favorite way to unwind is with friends, at home, with lots of laughter and lots of delicious food. I'm a horrible baker -- everything collapses and tastes awful -- but a great cook, particularly comfort food: stews and casseroles."

"I have a deep and passionate love of America. It is where I have always thought I would be happiest, and although I miss England desperately, I find that my heart definitely has its home over here."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mummy
    2. Hometown:
      Westport, Connecticut
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 31, 1968
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      "Managed to drop out of Fine Art Degree at University."
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Inappropriate

    I can't believe any company would be a part of such a story! It is not appropriate for teenagers. It is morbid, strange and lacks morals or values. Disappointed...

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    After reading the first sentence I wondered who wrote this book.

    After reading the first sentence I wondered who wrote this book. Jane Green must have been out of her mind when she wrote this. This is my least favorite type of book - poorly edited. Does the dog have stitches or not? One page he says he doesn't think the dog will need them then the next page, she's petting the dog careful to avoid the stitches. Was this written by a 13-year old and Jane Green slapped her name on it to try to get people to read it? I think a better answer is someone with Biore wrote it and Jane Green put her name on it. It is a poorly written, long print ad and nothing something I have come to expect from Jane Green. This short story may have been free but it was a colossal waste of my time. Even short stories should have an ending and this one was rather abrupt and made no sense at all. Don't waste your time reading this horrible work of fiction.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Just an advertisement!

    I'm a Jane Green fan, but this very short story isn't worth the the time it takes to read even if it is free because it is merely an advertisement for biore wrapped in a ridiculous, pointless story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Cute

    Clasice Jane Green

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Lucky Charms

    Is here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Kara

    She smiles. "Okay. But this time you pick where we go." She says.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    K

    K

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Disappointed

    I am a fan of Jane Green's writing and was happy to see a free short story by her. Unfortunately, the story was disjointed and strange. The ending was horrible and seemed tacked on. And I won't be buying any Biore products. This book will be deleted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Yuck

    What a blatent commercial plug for biore. This so called book should be removed from sales. Godawful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Ugh

    Pretty pathetic excusse for literature. First off, this made absolutely no sense. Second, it read like a commercial. The girl is constantly raving about how she can't live without her "Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser". Definitely NOT checking out the author's other books; I've no desire to read the work of a sellout.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Umm?

    This wasn't even a complete short story. The story was horrible and morbid. I do not recommend.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Great

    I absolutely loved this book. This is my first time reading this author, it won't be my last. Thanks for the free read. J...... :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    A poorly edited story of no consequence. Blah.

    A poorly edited story of no consequence. Blah.

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