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Fri
May 19 2017 9:30am

Survey Says: What Is It Like to Really Date a Bad Boy?

She Wants It All by Jessica Calla

Today we're thrilled to host Jessica Calla (She Wants It All) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jessica, like us, knows that romance readers love a bad boy—but some field research proves that actually dating a bad boy leaves much to be desired. See what Jessica found out and what that means for all the fictional bad boys we love. Thanks, Jessica!

The bad boy/good girl trope has consistently been one of romance’s favorites. From Travis and Abby in Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, to Christian and Ana in the 50 Shades series by E.L. James, to Dean Holder and Sky in Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, romance readers love their bad boy heroes.

Sure, on paper (or in your Kindle) these guys are hot. Why wouldn’t boring Ana want to hang out in the red room with Christian? He’s a gorgeous, billionaire, CEO. And Travis? Well, yeah, he has some anger management issues, but damn if he isn’t consumed by his love for Abby. And Holder has his problems, but nobody can deny how protective he is of Sky.

It got me to thinking. What about in real life? Are these the type of guys that we really want to date? Can a romance with a bad boy result in a happily ever after?

With that question in mind, I conducted a survey to find out more about people’s real life, bad boy experiences. Here are the more interesting statistics gleaned from the experiment.

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Mon
May 16 2016 12:00pm
Excerpt

She Laughs in Pink: Exclusive Excerpt

Jessica Calla

She Laughs In Pink by Jessica Calla

Four years after her twin is murdered, Juliet Anderson still struggles with guilt, her parents, and her relationships. Two things keep her from falling into a deep, dark place—dancing and her best friend, Ben. So when Ben decides to play football for New Jersey University, Juliet doesn’t hesitate. She follows. Finally away from her past, there is nothing to stand in the way. Juliet will win Ben's heart.

Then she meets Ben's roommate, Chase.

On probation and hell-bent on adhering to a “new life plan,” aspiring artist Chase leaves his New York City home for New Jersey University and meets Juliet before even stepping foot on campus. For him, their connection is instant. She’s the most vibrant girl he's ever seen. Her colors explode on his canvas, and he's never been more inspired in his life.

Too bad she’s madly in love with his seemingly perfect, good guy roommate.

Get a sneak peek at Jessica Calla's She Laughs In Pink (available May 17, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

He smiles and, like a moth to a flame, I’m drawn to him. I stretch my arms and arch my back, looking up at the disgusting ceiling. When I reach him and our bodies touch, I’m dancing a pas de deux with my Train Boy. I can’t help myself from saying, “I feel amazing!”

He laughs, grabs me around the waist, and lifts me up. I wrap my arms around him. His muscles tighten under my grasp as he spins us in a circle. I sigh and pull away to look at his beautiful face. His eyes are locked on mine, but it’s his lips I can’t resist—they draw me in. With everything in me, I want to kiss them. We both stop laughing and he puts me down, but neither of us make a move to let go as we stand eye-to-eye.

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