Month: February 2018

Maybe Never

Maybe Never – Sadie Allen Judd Jackson had it all—star football player with a college scholarship, perfect family, tons of friends, and a beautiful girlfriend. He was the most popular guy in town … until a family secret burned it all to the ground. Now, he’s the object of […]

Ten Books about Cheating

Contemporary works about romantic infidelity – Jamie Quatro The assumption that male writers can have sexually transgressive imaginations while female novelists should be more demure is passé. If we’re going to secure gender equality, we must be allowed the same imaginative expression, on the page, as our male […]

Stockings and Cellulite

Stockings and Cellulite – Debbie Viggiano Cassandra Cherry’s life takes a turn for the worse when she catches husband Stevie in bed with a 45-year-old divorcee called Cynthia. Suddenly single, Cass throws herself into the business of getting over Stevie with gusto. Then, when Cass is least prepared, […]

Sex, Jealousy, and Gender

Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, 80 years on This is a very interesting article on Daphne du Maurier, a fascinating and controversial character, as well as a supremely gifted author. While she is a romantic novelist, her books don’t necessarily have happy endings, while some can be brooding, mysterious, with […]

Unrequited Alice

Unrequited Alice – Sarah Louise Smith “I stared at my suitcase, contemplating the following three facts: 1) After months of planning, it was finally time for Hannah’s hen weekend. 2) In just one more month, she’d be getting married to Ed. 3) I really had to fall out […]

The Boy Most Likely To

The Boy Most Likely To – Huntley Fitzpatrick Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the drinks cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house.  Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To . . . well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, […]