A bad boy with a heart of gold. A single mom with dirty fantasies. And a wild bet that threatens to consume them both... LOGAN I bet my family’s legacy on pleasing 10,000 women. Kendall Sullivan, marketing queen, is my only hope of saving what I love. She doesn’t have time for my jokes or my playboy reputation... Too bad I can’t get her sweet vulnerability out of my head. I'm starting to think the only woman I want to please is her. KENDALL Pastor’s kid. Single mom. I’ve lived life by my values, and without regrets. Until Logan Hunter makes me a sinful proposition. He’s gorgeous and entitled, but his fierce passion is impossible to ignore. Saying yes would be worse than reckless… But temptation never looked so good. If you enjoy dirty talk, fun antics, hot guys who treat their families like gold, steamy scenes, badass heroines, cute kids, and smart banter…you'll love Bad Love! A full-length standalone romance with an HEA from USA Today bestselling author Piper Lawson. “My #1 read of 2019.” ★★★★★ Samantha “Oh my God, I loved this book.” ★★★★★ Suzanne “Unadulterated magic. Piper’s writing is smart, witty, fun, hot, sexy and I couldn’t get enough. ” ★★★★★ Cindy “A great modern day love story with a twist! I loved this fast paced read.” ★★★★★ Tina “Absolutely phenomenal. I was hooked from the beginning.” ★★★★★ Amber “Sweet, funny and steamy...I couldn’t put it down.” ★★★★★ Peggy “If I could give a book more than 5 stars, this would be it.” ★★★★★ Pam “Omg this book was AMAZING! Logan is book boyfriend material!” ★★★★★ Kristen “I LOVED Logan and Kendall...steamy sexy times, witty banter, and a great story line. Read it. Right now.” ★★★★★ Tammy “The chemistry between these two is unreal.” ★★★★★ Beth “This book really has everything...love, humor, romance and self discovery.” ★★★★★ Kim “Delicious and beautiful.” ★★★★★ Paulette “Wow, I totally loved ‘Bad Love’. If you enjoy captivating characters, interesting plot and beautiful modern love stories, this is your book!” ★★★★★ Suzanna “Writing like that is why I read.” ★★★★★ Cindy “Sheer genius.” ★★★★★ The Talented Miss Ripley
The #1 New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?” But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before. In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.
Modern Romance examines the relationship between the revival of romance form and the ascendancy of the novel in British literary culture, from 1760 to 1850. The revival of romance as the literary embodiment of a national cultural identity provided a metaphor for the 'authenticity' of the novel itself, set against the changing formations of modern life. The material conditions, cultural status and formal repertoire of prose fiction were given a canonical transformation, leading to the form's nineteenth-century heyday, in Scott's Waverley novels. Ian Duncan's illuminating and innovative study begins with the first identification of modern prose fiction with romance form in the late eighteenth-century Gothic novel, and moves through Scott's highly influential dialectical blend of romance and history, to his relations with his successor in the role of national author, Charles Dickens.
This collection recovers the continuities between three forms of romance that have often been separated from one another in critical discourse: early modern prose fiction, the dramatic romances staged in England during the 1570s and 1580s, and Shakespeare’s late plays. Although Pericles, Cymbeline, Winter’s Tale, and The Tempest have long been characterized as "romances," their connections with the popular prose romances of their day and the dramatic romances that preceded them have frequently been overlooked. Constructed to explore those connections, this volume includes original essays that relate at least one prose or dramatic romance to an English play written from 1570 to 1630. The introduction explores the use of the term "dramatic romance" over several centuries and the commercial association between print culture, gender, and drama. Eight essays discuss Shakespeare’s plays; three more examine plays by Beaumont, Fletcher, and Massinger. Other authors treated at some length include Boccaccio, Christine de Pizan, Chaucer, Sidney, Greene, Lodge, and Wroth. Barbara Mowat’s afterword considers Shakespeare’s use of Greek romance. Written by foremost scholars of Shakespeare and early modern prose fiction, this book explores the vital cross-currents that occurred between narrative and dramatic forms of Greek, medieval, and early modern romance.
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