“LOVE POEMS for people who don’t like being in love*
*or who would if it weren’t fraught with heartache, disappointment and resulting yeast infections. But maybe that’s just me … ?”
This book is was published in February 2017 and is available now here or on Amazon.com / .co.uk / .fr etc
Book Two (“Love Poems II – for people who don’t like being in love*
*or who would rather be in love with a place than a person, because it’s a damn sight easier”) will be available to pre-order in January 2018.
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BLURB from Book 1:
From surviving the discouraging blow of being handed a damp (but clean!) towel from a guy who had enthused about her in his text messages but was incapable of providing adequate facilities for a proper shower, to ranting about getting a yeast infection because guys don’t have to consider such irritating consequences, Rowen Bridler explores the good, bad and the hideously ugly aspects of modern dating. Describing the perils of falling for a guy who ends up dumping her via text because she didn’t tell him off for one night of lacklustre sex compared to the previous fantastic one, versus the thrills of enjoying one night with a guy who courteously meets those two basic requirements of using protection and getting her off, these clever but poignant poems will provoke uncontrollable laughter or an avalanche of tears depending on the context. Whether you’re basking in the memory of the most amazing sex of your life or you’ve reached the point where you’d prefer a decent hookup to bypass any further mindfuckery because love is just too damned painful, then this book was written for you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR PAGE:
Rowen Bridler grew up in a small town in England and spent her school years shunning boys at school because they were smelly and stupid, while admiring Gary Cole and Alan Rickman as the only viable men she could imagine being with. At 18, she moved to London and has loved living centrally in big cities ever since, including Prague, Paris and New York. Although she often masquerades as a well-educated, intelligent and almost normal woman, her predilection for big earrings and strikingly quirky-classic attire, along with her love of sarcasm and rock music, give her away as a rebel at heart. Since her single, ‘Lifeboat’ was played on BBC 6 Music in 2014, her songwriting has morphed into poetry as her personal experiences of dating prompted her to reflect on what men and women really want and how they somehow keep failing to give it to each other.
Rowen currently lives in NYC, and is resolutely going out on more dates. She refuses to let a few fleeting moments of torture and short-lived gorgeousness stop her in her quest to find real love, indescribably great sex and someone who’s capable of making her a decent cup of tea. Preferably all from the same man.
For every printed book sold, I’m donating $1 to Planned Parenthood.