The Heart Principle

The Heart Principle

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When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship before making a final commitment, a hurt and angry Anna decides that if he wants an open relationship, then she does, too. Translation: She's going to embark on a string of one-night stands. The more unacceptable the men, the better.

That's where tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep comes in. Their first attempt at a one-night stand fails, as does their second, and their third, because being with Quan is more than sex - he accepts Anna on an unconditional level that she has just started to understand herself. However, when tragedy strikes Anna's family she takes on a role that she is ill-suited for, until the burden of expectations threatens to destroy her. Anna and Quan have to fight for their chance at love, but to do that, they also have to fight for themselves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 304g
  • Corvus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 9781838950804
  • 2,422

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Such a fun read... Original and sexy and sensitive. * Roxane Gay on The Kiss Quotient * Smart, honest, and achingly romantic, just as sexy as it is sweet. * Taylor Jenkins Reid on The Bride Test * AWESOME. Adorable, sexy, smart. Exactly the book I wanted to read! * Christina Lauren, author of Love and Other Words, on The Kiss Quotient * [Hoang] has truly found her voice - an important, entertaining, skilful voice at that. * Independent Online on The Bride Test * It's one of the best books I've read in a very long time. It's funny, sad, poignant and impossible to put down. * Christine Feehan, author of Dark Promises on The Kiss Quotient * With serious moments offset by spot-on humor, this romance has broad appeal, and it will find a special place in the hearts of autistic people and those who love them. * Publishers Weekly, Starred Review on The Bride Test *
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About Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang is the author of The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test - both of which were lauded by Cosmopolitan, Elle and Goodreads. In 2016, she was formally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She currently lives in California with her husband, two kids and a pet fish.
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553 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 53% (294)
4 29% (159)
3 12% (64)
2 3% (18)
1 3% (18)
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