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After failing miserably at love, Roxane VanBuren swears off men but not before her determined best friend shows her all the advantages of being single. After a wild weekend full of sex, old-flames, and secrets, Roxane is desperate to forget it ever happened. But she learns it isn't that easy.

Since becoming the President of VanBuren Investments, she knows how important it i
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Paperback, 90 pages
Published January 4th 2015
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Lyra Parish
May 29, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
*Single is Volume #1 in the Single Novella Series. The entire series (ranging between 30k - 45k words per novella) will be released during the first half of 2015. Release dates are TBA. Right now it is slated as a 3 part series, one released per month. I can't guarantee no cliff hangers, but I can guarantee quick quality releases. If you do not want to wait for each part, once the series is complete, they will be boxed together.
Nadine Hook Me Up Book Blog
4-4.5 I love me some Parker -Stars

"Obviously, he had not experienced the same five minutes of horrible sex that I just had, not by the smile on his face and the lingering hardness of his dick."

You know what I love? When not knowing which book to read but am certain that I'm in the mood for a quick, fun and sizzling story and then pick up a random new release, diving straight in and loving it right away! Yup, that happened with Lyra's new release Single, it was exactly what I wanted and needed.
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Rob
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is going to be an interesting series to follow. I do enjoy a Ms Parish book. I like her style of writing. She doesn’t go all descriptive and unnecessary; she leaves plenty of room for the readers imagination to kick in.

I liked Parker. He was definitely a good alpha guy but why oh why is he even wasting his time with Roxane?!! She was soooo immature! I wouldn’t trust her looking after my dog never mind running a multi-million dollar business! Parker did make me laugh when he was argu
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Michele A.
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Richa
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: run-of-the-mill
This is a run-of-the-mill book.
By that, I mean that it is full of sex and cliched romance.
But, its a good one at that. I got excited by it and that means something.
I wont be reading any in the series though.
Mills and Boons and Romance genre fans will enjoy this book immensely. There are no surprises here... everything is very familiar.
Jessica
Apr 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
Heroine is an upright neurotic bitch who gave me whiplash with her actions. If you're a president of a major company a fake name isn't going to protect you from bad press of one night stands. She kept talking about she didn't want to be known by her real identity but never seems to think that someone could recognize her. She also plays at being a ball buster but kowtows to daddy at every turn. Whines about how hard her life is and how she has to work fifty hour weeks. Bitch I know people working ...more
Dai Alvarado
Oct 22, 2016 rated it did not like it

Bueno, haciendo honor a la verdad el libro no me gustó. Para ser una historia corta dan demasiadas vueltas, los primeros cinco o seis capítulos la protagonista se los pasa tonteando con su mejor amiga.

Al protagonista lo conocemos prácticamente al final y pasan en un segundo de verse a estar enredados en un romance de oficina. Tampoco conocemos mucho de su personalidad, sabemos que es arrogante pero eso es en parte para molestar a Roxanne.

Ella es demasiado liberal para mis gustos, pero no la juz
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BeautyandtheBooks
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just popped my Lyra Parish cherry and I am ordering book two as we speak because holy crap I need more Parker and Roxane!!
FMR Book Grind
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
TRACY'S REVIEW:

RATING: 5 STARS

I received an Arc of Single volume 1 for an honest review.

Congratulations Lyra Parish, this is my first 5 star read of 2015! God where to I begin with this review?!

There was so much happening in this story I don’t know what to talk about first.

Let’s start with Roxane VanBuren, lead female character. Roxane is a late 20 something year old who has as the world at her finger tips thanks to her job. Being burned by love in the past Roxane heads out looking for one thing
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Tiffany Willams
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*ARC given as part of the Owned: An Alpha Anthology in exchange for an honest review*

Roxane VanBuren doesn’t want love in her life. Her first love, her best friend’s stepbrother, ended badly and then she lost her fiancé tragically six years ago. So, she sticks to online dating just to get a quick lay, and then she moves on. Seems crazy, but it works for her.

When her best friends gets her a ticket into the hottest swingers club, how can she say no? Plus, you wear a mask. Good thing since she was
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Raunchyrudereadersblog
I started my reading journey saying I'd never like Novellas, but its Author's like Lyra Parish that blow these statements out of the water.

I've never been a fan of short stories because, you no sooner get into them they're over.
Now i can't say i wasn't gutted when i got to the end of Single, but it left me Craving more.

This story is so well written, it has your emotions all over the place.
You've got Lust, angst, passion humor and secrets.

The story itself is about Roxane VanBuren, President of
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Cassandra
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
********** ARC given to my blog for honest review *************

Single Volume 1 by Lyra Parish


Cover: Like it!
Rating: Adult
Starts: 4 to 4.5
Overall: Really Good
Characters: All very strong personalities that draw you in
Plot: Mixing Business & Pleasure
Page turner: Yes
Series cont: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Won't give it away (Mr. Blue eyes)


Wasn't sure what the story would entail but I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this quick read. The beginning of the story had me hooked. I loved
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Derna
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review*

Read as part of the OWNED Alpha Anthology. A set of never before seen novellas from by Lilliana Anderson, Chelle Bliss, Callie Hart, Lesley Jones, Jani Kay, Nina Levine, Lyra Parish, Lila Rose, Pepper Winters. The Anthology has a mixed range of novellas some are complete, some are series starters, and some are preview for full novellas that are going to released at a later date.

SINGLE VOLUME ONE by Lyra Parish is the first part in the
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Jen Cothran
Single – book 1 by Lyra Parish
5 Stars
Ohhh how I loved this book! I mean who doesn’t love a kick ass woman who knows her worth and what she wants. She is fully aware of her sexuality and needs as a woman who has her career in life and needs for little else. With the aid of her BF she finds a whole other world of sexual exploration with a swingers club. Not one to shy away, she embraces the ambiguity of being masked at the function and being able to lose herself to her desires. Little does she kno
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Kelly
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Single, Volume 1 by Lyra Parish is a fantastic book!!! I laughed so hard at some of the comments that the characters made throughout the story. I highlighted many quotes that made me laugh and I enjoyed reading. This book is SO GOOD!!! Parker and Rox's story is a HOT one to say the least. When they first meet they both have a strong attraction to one another. Other chance meetings bring them together once again. You will have to read to find out their feelings for one another and how their chanc ...more
Erin McKinley Carnevale
First book reading from Lyra Parish and I loved it! This story is available in the Owned Anthology.

Rox is one of those woman that you look up to. She's independent, strong, sexy, smart..the whole package! I love how this story plays out. Single is the way to go sometimes, especially if you're a busy woman and just need some hanky panky once in a while haha.

No spoiling but this story is just great! Hilarious where it ended for now and can't wait for Vol 2
Brit
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHAT'S THIS ANOTHER BOOK COMING FROM LYRA PARISH! FAN-GIRLING MOMENT
Cynthia
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance
This was a cute little read with a few surprises for Roxane which will leave her speechless and on the run. She isn’t your normal type of women being the President of her father and grandfathers company she has a lot to live up to. This doesn’t leave her much time for romance which she really isn’t interested in. What she is interested in is what happens between the sheets. After her last romance that ended bad with him complaining over how much time she spent on your job she decided to have a f ...more
The Clover Club LG
Dec 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: lecturas-2016
- Bueno, haciendo honor a la verdad el libro no me gustó. Para ser una historia corta dan demasiadas vueltas, los primeros cinco o seis capítulos la protagonista se los pasa tonteando con su mejor amiga.
Al protagonista lo conocemos prácticamente al final y pasan en un segundo de verse a estar enredados en un romance de oficina. Tampoco conocemos mucho de su personalidad, sabemos que es arrogante pero eso es en parte para molestar a Roxanne. Ella es demasiado liberal para mis gustos, pero no la j
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Kari
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Roxane Van Buren is super smart, sexy, and successful. She has rules for her love life, and number one? Never mix business with pleasure. She tries all different options for blowing off steam, always being up front with relationship rules. She will not have one, it is simply, too complicated.
After going out for fun with her best friend Stacey, she meets someone she just might break her rules for.
I loved this novella. The characters are all strong in different ways, and even the side characters
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Colleen
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
This was a good short read. I’m looking forward to the next two.
Kim Howlett
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Single is the first Novella in a 3 part series by Lyra Parish. This novella has been released previously in the OWNED:AlPHA ANTHOLOGY. I didn't read this book in the owned boxset as I didn't want a massive wait in between books because I read a lot of books in a week so I tend to forget what happens if they is more than a month in between books releasing.
Lyra Parish has been a author that I have loved and followed since she released her debut book, Weak For Him. As a big fan of her writing I kn
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Ginabm
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5
Interesante hay que leer el dos
Kim BookJunkie
STORY: 4 stars
PERFORMANCE: 5 stars
OVERALL: 4-4.5 stars

I received this audiobook free from the narrator in exchange for my honest review.

I wasn't expecting SINGLE to be anything extraordinary since the story is not an uncommon one...... Roxane VanBuren is a strong, intelligent, independent woman. She's wealthy and powerful, working 50+ hours a week as President of her family's company, VanBuren Investments. Roxane is beautiful, single and has sexual needs she is determined to have sated without h
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Gillian
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!! Eeeppp! Squeee!! YAY!!!

I love love love the serial novella and was soooooo super excited to find Single by Lyra Parish. Thanks to a trusted book friend who just knew I would love it, my newest serial fascination was born.

If you have haven’t taken the plunge yet into the Single world you need too.

Volume 1 was a perfect foundation for things to come. I was immediately curious and so captivated by the story that I read Volume 1 way to fast, which now leaves me waiting very impatiently for th
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Angela Goodrich
While I enjoyed Single, it’s not a book that lends itself well to the serial novella format in my opinion – at least that’s where I’m assuming the author is going with it. Please take cover before reading the next sentence because the sky is likely to fall, but… I think there was too much of a focus on sex in the book to allow for ample storyline development. I know. Honestly I never thought I’d ever use the phrase “too much of a focus on sex” in a review, but there it is. While I understand tha ...more
Mandie Foxylutely
*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

A great start to this new novella series. I t had everything I want in a good read – plenty of passion, intermingled with lots of humour, a strong storyline and captivating characters. Oh and a new book boyfriend to lust over!

Roxane is sworn off men due to her past loss of her fiancé and a complicated relationship with her best friend, Stacey’s stepbrother. So no more looking for love, she is searching for sex and after some disa
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Page Turner Soap Co Book Reviews
Title: Single, Volume 1
Author: Lyra Parish
Series: Single #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Finished Reading: January 26, 2015
Review Date: January 26, 2015
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Goodreads Bookshelves: 4-5-stars, arcs, arcs-read, korenas-review, read

Reviewed By: Korena

☆☆ ARC PROVIDED BY Lyra Parish FOR MY HONEST REVIEW ☆☆

At an alternative lifestyle club, Orleans. Roxane, aka Katie, meets a masked blue-eyed bartender who she could not forget. The same masked blue-eyed shows up the next night at a lifestyle
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Reckless Readers
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here's my review for goodreads

********** ARC given to my blog for honest review *************

Single Volume 1 by Lyra Parish


Cover: Like it!
Rating: Adult
Starts: 4 to 4.5
Overall: Really Good
Characters: All very strong personalities that draw you in
Plot: Mixing Business & Pleasure
Page turner: Yes
Series cont: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Won't give it away (Mr. Blue eyes)


Wasn't sure what the story would entail but I'm glad I had the opportunity to read this quick read. The beginning of th
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Louise Seraphim Reviews
This was the first story I read from the Owned anthology.
To start with, it was catchy and I was enjoying it. It didn't immediately blow my mind but the story was captivating, and the characters held my attention. It soon changed to an addictive, funny, and hot read.
Roxane is the President of VanBuren Investments. It's a family business, but she has worked hard to get where she is. She is sharp and takes no messing in her role. I loved Roxane from the start, she was feisty and knew exactly what
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