Bought: A Novel by Anna David

By Anna David

Anna David turns her reporter's eye for aspect towards Tinseltown's seedy underbelly once more and "eloquently and humorously unveil[s] what can be a new subgenre: Chick Lit with a Message" (New York Post). uninterested in accumulating banal charges from the B-list at the sidelines of the purple carpet, Emma Swanson publicly yearns for a extra large profession yet privately goals of a hotshot boyfriend to move her into the thrashing middle of the Hollywood scene. as a substitute, she meets Jessica—beautiful, cavalier, manipulative—who shamelessly trades intercourse for the presents it could possibly carry. confident that writing a narrative approximately Jessica and her ilk could heavily enhance her journalistic cred, Emma quickly reveals herself sucked right into a global the place the luxuries of prettied-up prostitution may cost a little greater than she ever anticipated.

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Bought: A Novel

Anna David turns her reporter's eye for element towards Tinseltown's seedy underbelly all over again and "eloquently and humorously unveil[s] what can be a new subgenre: Chick Lit with a Message" (New York Post). bored with accumulating banal costs from the B-list at the sidelines of the purple carpet, Emma Swanson publicly yearns for a extra large profession yet privately goals of a hotshot boyfriend to move her into the thrashing middle of the Hollywood scene.

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It has been 15 years on the grounds that Emily has visible Jeff, her highschool love, and their ally, Woody. Now a profitable activities agent for one in every of Chicago's best companies, Emily feels she's ultimately made it on her personal. Then, all of a sudden, she hears Woody on a overdue evening radio exhibit. His voice speaks in their bittersweet earlier, beckoning Emily to discover Jeff once more.

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And their standards are getting higher. They don’t want slutty-looking chicks whose brains are fried from drugs. They want sophisticated girls, smart-seeming girls, girls who can handle themselves just as well at an Ago business dinner as they can in the sack. ” I ask. Thank you, Brooke. “Yeah, exactly,” Antonio says. ’ There’s much less of a paper trail this way. ” I ask. ” Antonio says. “Maybe the married B ou g ht 43 ones just keep ’em holed up at the Four Seasons. Or they bring one along and introduce her as a fucking assistant.

But once I slept with him—whether it was after three dates or three months—I’d feel his interest start to wane and the power shift. Yet maybe that was only true for women who wanted some sort of emotional commitment from the men they slept with—those who hoped the men would want to date or even marry them. Girls selling sex wouldn’t have such ulterior motives because what they were getting had already been negotiated upfront. But how different, really, are these girls from the rest of us? Aren’t all women, on some level, guilty of using their sexuality to get their needs met?

And their standards are getting higher. They don’t want slutty-looking chicks whose brains are fried from drugs. They want sophisticated girls, smart-seeming girls, girls who can handle themselves just as well at an Ago business dinner as they can in the sack. ” I ask. Thank you, Brooke. “Yeah, exactly,” Antonio says. ’ There’s much less of a paper trail this way. ” I ask. ” Antonio says. “Maybe the married B ou g ht 43 ones just keep ’em holed up at the Four Seasons. Or they bring one along and introduce her as a fucking assistant.

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