Explains how a woman can stay true to herself while looking for the man of her dreams, combining personal anecdotes with sound, witty advice on such topics as body image, text flirting, and dating long distance.
For any woman who has ever bought a self-help book and wondered why she bothered. (P.S. Now that I know he's just not that into me, where do I go from there? Yeah, thanks for that advice.) Jennifer Love Hewitt is a self-proclaimed "love-aholic" and hopeless romantic (her middle name is Love, after all!). She has been lucky and unlucky in love, and lived to tell—and she's done it all in the spotlight. Much has been written about her love life—some true, most made up to sell magazines. Now Hewitt shares the real story of what she's learned navigating the dangerous dating waters. In The Day I Shot Cupid, Hewitt offers her hard-won wisdom and tells us how to embrace love with both feet on the ground. First, we have to shoot Cupid. We have to believe that happily-ever-after is hard work—it's not all flowers and symphonies and floating hearts. Wise and wry and refreshingly honest, Hewitt talks about how to pick the right guy and how to know...
The story about the handsome Greek god Cupid and how he met Psyche? Just another lie from that myth-o-maniac Zeus! The truth is, when Cupid met Psyche he was a gawky teen god with bad skin and braces. Psyche was so beautiful, Cupid was scared to even approach her. Instead, he and Zeus cooked up a plan to kidnap Psyche. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to shine some light on what really happened.
Bertie Fletcher is determined to find out who or what has been bothering her kitten. Jaffa's clearly spooked by something - she's even tried to hide herself in the fridge! With the help of some video equipment Bertie mounts a surveillance operation and finds out that a big bad tom cat has been hurtling uninvited through the catflap. But it turns out that Bob the bruiser isn't quite as scary as he seems - and he soon finds himself the welcome recipient of attention from a mystery source . . . Will it be love at first sight?
Melanie Prentiss doesn't believe in happy endings. So when her latest assignment pairs her with tall, dark, off-the-charts-gorgeous bachelor Jace Foster, she figures it's Cupid's idea of a joke. Collaborate on an article about love with Portland's resident playboy? A man she finds more irresistible than anyone has a right to be? Jace is a changed man. But thanks to his popular Bachelor column, the world still thinks he's happily single. Truth is, he's been bitten by the love bug. He only has eyes for Melanie. And with Valentine's Day around the corner, now's the time to put his newfound settling-down skills to the test and prove to Melanie that they're made for each other!
He loves me, he loves me not…Alexis leaves a Valentine’s Day surprise for her crush. Does he like her back? Despite objections from her Cupcake Club pals, Alexis makes a special valentine cupcake for her crush, Emma’s older brother Matt, and leaves it for him next to his computer. Alexis is secretly hoping Matt will get the hint and give her a valentine, too. But ever since Alexis left the cupcake, Matt’s been acting really uncomfortable around her. Does Matt want to be her valentine or doesn’t he? With no certain valentine in sight, Alexis ends up leaving a surprise valentine’s gift on Emma’s desk, because, after all, crushes may come and go, but BFFs are forever!
By the bestselling winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2019 for THE FIVE: THE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER This is the book that inspired ITV'S hit drama HARLOTS. If you ever wondered what Jane Austen's Mr Darcy and his fellows got up to on their numerous trips to London, here is the book they would certainly have carried around ... HARRIS'S LIST OF COVENT GARDEN LADIES was a bestseller in the Eighteenth Century, shifting 250,000 copoies in an age before mass consumerism. A 'guide book' published annually at Christmas, it detailed the names, attributes and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes. During its heyday (1759 -95) HARRIS'S LIST was the essential accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure. Hallie Rubenhold has collected the funniest, rudest and most bizarre entries penned by Jack Harris, Pimp-General-of-all-England, into this fascinating and mischievous collection.
When the only library in Bramble, Cape Cod, announces it's in danger of closing its doors, the town residents have got to raise BIG money and FAST. Thirteen-year-old Willa Havisham must put her crush on Joey Kennelly on the back burner to save the library, but the question is: How? Willa's best friend, Tina, is positive that her compatibility test, expertly designed to match up every girl in school with her "perfect match," will raise the money and get everyone paired up for the Midwinter Night's Ball. Willa, an old-fashioned romantic, is not so sure. But with a little help from Shakespeare, a Southern beauty queen, and Cupid himself, romance is striking all over Bramble. Readers will be swooning until the stroke of midnight with this delightful sequel to The Wedding Planner's Daughter.
Safina Ralph is single on Valentine's Day. She's determined to have a good time in L.A. away from her home in Chicago with her friend, Lynn. The two of them have exclusive passes to Red, the hottest nightclub on Venice Beach. Just as the festive atmosphere begins to coax Safina into the party mood, she notices someone, or something in the rafters, shooting arrows into the crowd of unsuspecting partygoers below! Chaos erupts as Safina races to stop the attack. When she confronts Kal, one of the club's sexy owners, Safina's sure he's the attacker despite his warm reassurances and her body's hot response to his touch. Consumed with overwhelming feelings of dj vu and desire, Safina is relieved to get back home but she can't shake unsettling questions and Kal's handsome face from her mind. After their encounter at Red, Kal tracks Safina down in Chicago with questions of his own. And the answers for them both could be the key to everything they've wished for, but will Safina accept the truth and can Kal trust his heart? Excerpt: "Are you alright?" Lynn yelled, coming over to her. Safina rubbed her temples, trying to talk over the noise. "I think I need to take a break. I'm going to the bathroom." "I'll go with you." "No, you stay. Your guy can actually dance. I'll be right back." Safina smiled weakly at her friend before weaving through the mass of bodies. At least she shared the same shoe size as Lynn, but the heels were higher than she preferred. Relieved to finally see the bathroom sign, Safina cursed when someone bumped into her from the side. She turned to see the rude person responsible for her possibly bruised shoulder, but no one paid her any attention. Looking heavenward in exasperation, Safina noticed something flashing overhead in the open ceiling design of the club. She narrowed her gaze and sucked in a quick breath. What the-? Someone was up there! Moving toward the bathroom door and away from the rest of the crowd, Safina looked up again and gasped in surprise. Blinking twice, she tried to make sense of what she was seeing. There was a man with wings balancing dangerously on a rafter beam about thirty feet off the ground! She watched in shocked silence as the winged man drew something from his back. A bow and arrow! Safina's mouth fell open in shock as he pulled the massive bow back and took aim at someone on the ground. Panic, icy cold and paralyzing, gripped her as she watched the arrow descend with unerring accuracy to the unsuspecting women dancing with a man. Lynn! In slow motion, Safina saw the arrow pierce Lynn's back and disappear from view. Gasping with horror, Safina dashed back toward the dance floor. "No!" Safina screamed. "No! Someone stop him!" She couldn't move fast enough and no one seemed to hear her over the thump of the loud music. Tears blinded her as she fought her way through the crowd. Safina reached Lynn, yanking her hard away from her bewildered dance partner. "Lynn!" Safina cried, looking at her friend's chest. Maybe the arrow had gone straight through. Lynn frowned. "What's wrong with you?" Safina shook her head. "I thought you were hurt. I-I saw him . . . and he shot you!" Lynn touched Safina's head. "You must be sick. I'm fine. Better than fine-" "I saw him. Look!" Safina pointed up toward the ceiling and froze when her eyes locked with the mysterious man overhead. He studied her and Safina stared back, unable to tear away her gaze. "Do you see him?" She yelled, feeling her legs start to wobble as she shook Lynn's arm. Lynn squinted up at the dark ceiling. "I don't see anything, Safina." Safina watched transfixed as the winged man leapt into the air and disappeared in a flash. A second later, she crumpled to the floor.
SWEET NOVELLA Welcome to Starlight Hills! Mountain views, small town charm, and one little bake shop, where romance is always on the menu. While the rest of the town celebrates Valentine's Day with flowers, chocolate, and the annual Cupid Ball, Katie Dixon plans to spend it like every other day…alone, in her nursing scrubs. With a broken engagement in her past, her dreams of cuddling by the fire with the love of her life now involve her cat, chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes, and a book. No lying, cheating men. No wilting flowers to throw away. No more broken heart. Three years ago when Reed Dempsey left Starlight Hills, he thought he'd left his wounded heart behind too. In love with his best friend's fianceé, he took off to build his life in the city, far away from the ever prying eyes of his small hometown and constant reminders of Katie. Now he's back to get his grandparents' flower shop through Valentine's Day and ready to sell before he falls for Katie all over again. This year Cupid might need a little help to get these two hearts to the ball. Fortunately, one bakeshop matchmaker might be baking up more than cupcakes!
Aristotle analyzed the popular art of his time: the tragedies and epics. Why should philosophers today not do likewise? Perhaps we can learn something from children's stories by subverting the dominant paradigm of adult authority and admitting with Socrates that we don't know all the answers. Perhaps Batman has ethical lessons to teach that generalize beyond the pages of comic books. Is it better to like Mozart than it is to like Madonna? Kurt Cobain gave voice to the attitude of a generation, singing, 'Here we are, now entertain us.' Is entertainment a bad thing, or could it actually have value-and not just instrumental value?