The Truth about Love

The Truth about Love : A Novel about Finding Your (More Than) One

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"Is anybody really monogamous?" That's the question on the mind of Will, a 32-year-old graphic artist working at the bottom rung of a Boston ad agency using his artistic skill to promote juice drinks, while he secretly dreams of painting large canvases like his heroes Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. He's on the run from a broken heart, still feeling the sting of the break-up with his California girlfriend, who he loved, even though she also loved other women (which made him run all the way across the country). Now he's back in his old hometown palling around with good time friends, but longing for some truer romance. When he meets the perfect girl at work, she invites him into an exotic arrangement, but he's not sure can keep up. He's cheered on by his drinking buddy Declan, a local bar manager, a source of endless trouble, and it's only his new best friend Helen who keeps his feet on the ground. In this novel about love, sex and romance, the truth is revealed to look nothing like the storybook version, as Will is left to wonder: Is anybody really monogamous? And deep down, is he? In this novel by "Official Stories" author Liam Scheff, you're invited into a world that you'll immediately recognize. In this fictionalized but semi-autobiographical account, we discover that true romance does not require exotic vacations, expensive hotel rooms, or movie-star looks or lines. It occurs without warning, at work, in cars and subways, in elevators and on bridges, at bars and parties, in apartments and on walks and talks with friends and lovers. The book playfully takes on the controversial subjects of non-monogamy, threesomes, bisexuality, and more, in a loose, convivial atmosphere, allowing the reader to experience the thoughts and feelings of the characters, their doubts and insecurities, and the love that keeps them going, and coming back for more. "The Truth About Love" is the first entry in the "True Romance" series which takes romance novels out of fantasy and places them squarely where we live, grounded in our realities. The series takes on issues of monogamy, non-monogamy, bisexuality and more, but moves the story through the ebb and flow of genuinely experienced relationships."
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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508500967
  • 9781508500964