HUSBANDS AND LOVERS (Park Avenue Series, Book #2) [NOOK Book]

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Million copy NYT bestseller!
Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times!

An emotional blockbuster about four unforgettable characters entangled in a web of passionate relationships who must face each other—and themselves.

The Married Woman—A shy wallflower, Carlys Webber transforms herself into a beautiful woman and attracts the attention ...
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HUSBANDS AND LOVERS (Park Avenue Series, Book #2)

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Overview

Million copy NYT bestseller!
Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times!

An emotional blockbuster about four unforgettable characters entangled in a web of passionate relationships who must face each other—and themselves.

The Married Woman—A shy wallflower, Carlys Webber transforms herself into a beautiful woman and attracts the attention of brilliant, multimillionaire Kirk Arnold. When he proposes, she agrees to marry him but, 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 another man, the irresistibly handsome and sensuous architect, George Kouras?

The Single Woman—Wildly stylish, phenomenally successful, Jade Mullen survives deception and divorce. She vows never to be betrayed again even though, when she falls in love with George, he warns her he might not be faithful unless she commits to him. What will she do when George asks her the one question she doesn’t want to answer?

The Husband—Carlys’s White Knight and devoted husband, Kirk Arnold struggles to forget the dark secrets of his tormented past. He achieves one dazzling success after another—until what looks like failure becomes a matter of life and death. Will he succumb to the tragedy that destroyed his family or will his marriage to Carlys survive the crisis and become even stronger?

The Lover—George Kouras fought prejudice and rose from humble beginnings to a secure place at the top of his profession but loses the child he adores along the way. Renouncing convention, he and Jade fall madly in love and think they have discovered a new way to live happily ever after. They are happy the way they are, but what will happen when Jade discovers a shocking secret about herself and finds out about him 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 America of the gritty 1970s and glitzy 1980s.

“A contemporary tale of passion and commitment. Steamy and fast-paced, you will be spellbound.”  —Cosmopolitan magazine

“Harris relates the games of love in fast-forward, high octane style.  Deserves a large audience.” —New Woman magazine

Ruth Harris is "Brilliant.....trenchant, chic and ultra-sophisticated, a writer who has all the intellect of Mary McCarthy, all the insight of Joan Didion." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Harris’s prose is sharp, her eye keen, her pen like the rapier of Zorro.” —Christian Science Monitor

Ruth Harris's Park Avenue Series, Books 1-3 are available in a Boxed Set, available on Nook.
Decades (Park Avenue Series, Book # 1)—The compelling story of a marriage at risk and a family in crisis, originally published by Simon & Schuster to rave reviews —“Absolutely perfect.” —Publisher’s Weekly

Love And Money (Park Avenue Series, Book # 3)—Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until fate—and murder—bring them face to face. “Richly plotted. First-class entertainment.” —NY Times Book Review
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Editorial Reviews

Cosmopolitan magazine Cosmopolitan magazine
“A contemporary tale of passion and commitment...steamy, fast-paced, you will be spellbound. Harris is an insightful writer and her empathy for her women, especially the ugly duckling who makes herself into a swan adds a satisfying obbligato of reality.“
New Woman magazine New Woman magazine
“Harris relates the games of love and war in a fast-forward, high octane style, resurrecting the nervous Seventies through a welter of accurate detail, from the clothes and books and other cultural artifacts to the sexual mores of the period. A dead-on accurate social critic, Harris has capture the feel of being young and hungry and ambitious in New York. HUSBANDS AND LOVERS deserves a large audience....It explores this changing dynamic (of the new dance between the sexes) as few popula
Christian Science Monitor Christian Science Monitor
”Harris is dangerously close to moving beyond the reef that separates the lagoon of popular fiction from deeper waters. Her prose is sharp, her eye keen... With a pen like the rapier of Zorro, she slashes across the breeches of ...characters whose foibles she exposes...”
Reviewer - Cosmopolitan magazine Staff
“A contemporary tale of passion and commitment...steamy, fast-paced, you will be spellbound. Harris is an insightful writer and her empathy for her women, especially the ugly duckling who makes herself into a swan adds a satisfying obbligato of reality.“
Reviewer. - Christian Science Monitor Staff
”Harris is dangerously close to moving beyond the reef that separates the lagoon of popular fiction from deeper waters. Her prose is sharp, her eye keen, her pen like the rapier of Zorro”
Reviewer.. - New Woman magazine Staff
“Harris relates the games of love and war in a fast-forward, high octane style, resurrecting the nervous Seventies through a welter of accurate detail, from the clothes and books and other cultural artifacts to the sexual mores of the period. A dead-on accurate social critic, Harris has capture the feel of being young and hungry and ambitious in New York. HUSBANDS AND LOVERS deserves a large audience....It explores this changing dynamic (of the new dance between the
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013450288
  • Publisher: Ruth Harris Books
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Series: Park Avenue Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 612,744
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ruth Harris is a million-copy New York Times and Amazon bestselling author and a Romantic Times award winner for “best contemporary." Ruth writes about strong, savvy, witty women who struggle to succeed and, when sometimes they don’t get what they want, they find something even better along the way. Critics have compared Ruth to Nora Ephron and Joan Didion and called her books  "brilliant," “steamy,” "stylishly written," ”richly plotted,” “first-class entertainment” and “a sure thing.”

With her husband, Michael, Ruth indulges her wild side and writes bestselling thrillers—HOOKED and BRAINWASHED (both available on Nook)—that feature vivid characters, international backgrounds and compelling plots. Publisher’s Weekly called Ruth's and Michael's thrillers "Slick and sexy [with] all the sure elements of a big seller written by pros who know how to tell a story.” Readers have raved, calling their books “awesome,” “gripping,” “chilling,” “a must-read,” and “a real page-turner.”
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    Posted January 24, 2012

    Great book!

    Really enjoyed this book!

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