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A compulsively readable novel about four teenage girls who make a pact to play by the guys’ rules when it comes to dating, from debut author Alexis Bass

Seventeen-year-old Aubrey Housing and her best friends live by a set of rules: Don’t fall in love, don’t be needy, and don’t give away your heart. Following every first kiss with a preemptive strike against future commitment, and giving as little as they know they’ll get in return, Aubrey and her friends have made it to the second semester of their senior year heartbreak-free and with their dignity fully intact.

So when Nathan Diggs moves to town, it’s no big deal. That’s what Aubrey keeps telling herself. But there’s no denying Nathan is different. He’s caring and sweet, and they have an instant connection. Aubrey tries to shake it—she’s above this—and she pities other girls for not knowing better, but it’s too late. Aubrey’s already broken the most important rule of all: Do not fall in love.

Love and Other Theories is a fast-paced twist on the coming-of-age novel … and the romantic comedy. With equal parts bite and romance, topped off with an irresistibly engaging voice, Alexis Bass’ debut novel is one you won’t want to miss.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Warning: Bass’ debut novel will ignite all your feelings!”

    Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy

  • “A system for avoiding heartbreak falls apart in an unexpectedly insightful tale of friendship and loyalty…What looks poised to be a romantic comedy (girl meets boy; theories fail; love triumphs) turns into something far more complex and bittersweet. Each character’s life is carefully imagined, from Chiffon, the target of the girls’ ridicule, to Shelby herself, whose carefree armor slowly begins to crack. The bullying is never forgiven. The lovers, once estranged, are never entirely reunited. The theories are indeed debunked, but what is left in their place is a kind of vulnerability and regret that can’t be summed up in a romantic platitude. Careful, subtle, and aching.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “In her debut novel, Bass provides honest, incisive, and sometimes uncomfortable insights into the complicated intersections of friendship and romance, the ways sex can be wielded as a weapon, and the measures some teens take to protect themselves from pain. Readers navigating the tempestuous emotions and relationships of high school should readily connect with these characters’ hopes, sorrows, and missteps as they prepare to strike out on their own.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bass’ debut is an entertaining perspective on the battlefield of the teen dating world.”


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About the Author

Alexis Bass grew up in Washington, went to college in Arizona, and currently lives in Northern California, where she works in marketing. Love and Other Theories is her first novel.