The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101577819

Total Pages:384

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A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, Just My Type's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Schott's Original Miscellany.

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Just Your Type

Author:Paul D. Tieger,Barbara Barron-Tieger

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:9780759524255

Total Pages:336

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Discover how the secrets of Personality Type can enliven your love life! Learn the real reason why your strong quiet type has trouble expressing his feelings. Or why your social butterfly is always flirting...or why the neatnik in your life just can't leave that dirty sock where it is...or why the hopeless romantic really is blinded by the stars in his eyes. Whether you're evaluating a new relationship or looking to strengthen the one you have, this savvy guide will provide fresh insight into the mysteries of love. Barbara Barron-Tieger and Paul Tieger explain that it's not gender but personality type - your natural tendency to be outgoing or quiet, methodical or whimsical--that rules the way men and women relate. Drawing on twenty years of experience as well as groundbreaking new research, they explain everything you need to know about Personality Type, and offer an individualized approach to improving your love life. Once you've discovered which personality type describes you and your partner (or potential partner) best, you'll recognize your own behavior patterns, understand more about your partner's strengths and quirks, and learn

Just My Type

Author:Hannah Doyle

Publisher:Headline

ISBN:1472260074

Total Pages:352

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'I am officially a fan-girl' LUCY VINE The new bestselling novel from Hannah Doyle, author of the hit rom-com THE YEAR OF SAYING YES, perfect for fans of Love Island, Lucy Vine's What Fresh Hell and Dolly Alderton's Everything I Know About Love. Picked by Closer as a Must Read! He's my type on paper . . . but IRL? Meet Jasmine: - The quirky/cool photographer to a superstar blogger - She's going on a date with a SUPER hot guy on the London Eye tonight - Best friend Mila is her wifey for life - This millennial is #LivingHerBestLife But fast-forward a few hours, and the reality isn't quite so picture perfect. Jasmine hates her stuck-up blogger boss. She can barely afford rent in her stupid London flat. Her best friend seems to have all her sh*t together. Oh, and that date she was so excited about? She got dumped. On the London Eye. In the middle of a thunderstorm. With a bunch of tourists watching... Best friend Mila decides that Jasmine needs a new 'type on paper', because Jasmine's current criteria is so off that her dating history is one long line-up of fools. So Mila challenges Jasmine to look once, if not twice, at the guys who wouldn't normally fit her 'type'. With nothing to lose, Jasmine accepts. Maybe, just maybe, she'll surprise herself. ______________________________ Readers love Hannah Doyle! 'A hilarious read' BELLA 'Ultimate beach read' REVEAL 'Move over Bridget Jones there's a new girl in town!' GOODREADS REVIEWER ON THE YEAR OF SAYING YES 'Omg there is a new Bridget Jones in town!' CLAIRE LOVES TO READ 'Loved it' LISA DICKENSON

Just My Type

Author:Simon Garfield

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101577819

Total Pages:384

Viewed:679

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A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, Just My Type's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Schott's Original Miscellany.

Just My Type

Author:Michael J. Rosen,Daniel Carlson

Publisher:Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN:1467795798

Total Pages:80

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For thousands of years, philosophers and scientists have searched for the keys to human personality. Today, personality testing is a multibillion-dollar business. Many people take personality tests online just for fun. Whether silly or serious, personality testing can be an eye-opening way to better understand yourself, your family, and your friends. Just My Type introduces readers to the history of personality profiling, ranging from ancient Chinese astrology, to Freud and Jung, to the modern-day Myers-Briggs and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) assessments. Examine the world of online personality assessments through mini self-administered quizzes. Learn how to distinguish useful applications from biased typecasting.

Just Your Type

Author:Phil Catudal

Publisher:Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN:0738285471

Total Pages:240

Viewed:1527

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A comprehensive plan for matching diet and fitness regimens to body types, based on the proven system of somatotypes According to fitness guru Phil Catudal, 70 percent of people exercise the wrong way. To achieve lasting fitness and health, Catudal explains, you should work with your natural-born body type and do the optimal combination of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises and consume the right proportion of macronutrients for your physique. While fitness trends and fad diets will come and go, your body type (somatotype) is the one constant that's never going to change. Just Your Type helps anyone create an individualized workout that's tailored to their body shape and composition. Working harder isn't always the answer, but working smarter is.

On the Map

Author:Simon Garfield

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101606576

Total Pages:464

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Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map. Simon Garfield’s Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning. Now Garfield takes on a subject even dearer to our fanatical human hearts: maps. Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping—not language—is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the history of maps from the early explorers’ maps and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones, Garfield explores the unique way that maps relate and realign our history—and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human. Featuring a foreword by Dava Sobel and packed with fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue, outsize personalities, and amusing “pocket maps” on an array of subjects from how to fold a map to the strangest maps on the Internet, On the Map is a rich historical tapestry infused with Garfield’s signature narrative flair. Map-obsessives and everyone who loved Just My Type will be lining up to join Garfield on his audacious journey through time and around the globe.

Dog's Best Friend

Author:Simon Garfield

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0063052261

Total Pages:320

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“A fascinating, informative and highly entertaining expedition through the highways and byways of dogdom.” —John Bradshaw, New York Times bestselling author of Dog Sense A charming meditation on the relationship between humans and dogs, drawing upon history, science, art, and personal experience to illuminate a magical bond that has endured millennia—from the New York Times bestselling author of Just My Type. “Ludo is now an elderly gentleman, and we would do almost anything to ensure his continued happiness. We schedule our days around his needs—his mealtimes, his walks, the delivery of his life-saving medication (he has epilepsy, poor love). We spend a bizarrely large amount of our disposable income on him, and he never sends a card of thanks. When he’s not with us for a few days, the house feels extraordinarily empty. I feel so fortunate to know him.” Ludo is a dog—Simon Garfield’s beloved black Labrador retriever, one of millions of canines who have become integral parts of our lives. But how did the dog become top dog? How did these faithful animals come to assist us not only in hunting, but in bomb disposal and cancer detection—and ultimately become our closest companions? Dog’s Best Friend examines how this bond developed over the centuries, and how it has transformed countless lives, both human and canine. Garfield begins with the earliest visual representations—dogs depicted in ancient rock art—and ends at the laboratory that first sequenced the canine genome. Along the way, we meet the legendary Corgis of Buckingham Palace, the dogs of the Soviet space program, the world’s first labradoodle, and a border collie that can identify more than a thousand different plush toys. Garfield reveals the secrets of the world’s best dog trainers, takes us inside the wild world of dog breeding and dog shows, and unearths the deep psychological roots of the human-dog link. And Ludo pops his snout in from time to time as well. A celebration of this deep interspecies connection, delivered with Simon Garfield’s inimitable wit, Dog’s Best Friend offers delights and insights for anyone who has ever loved a dog.

He's Just Not Your Type (And That's A Good Thing)

Author:Andrea Syrtash

Publisher:Rodale Books

ISBN:1605290858

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1982

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In He's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing), a relationship expert and dating columnist shares her counterintuitive approach to lasting love: encouraging women to date their "non-types." After years of dating, many women fall into a relationship rut. As serial daters, they are attracted to the same type of man time and again. Clearly, something's not working. But the problem is not that he's just not that into them—the reality is, he's just not their type. Relationship expert and life coach Andrea Syrtash hears the disbelief in her clients' voices when they admit that their "Mr. Right" relationship has again gone wrong. In He's Just Not Your Type, Syrtash challenges readers to date outside their comfort zones and poses hard-hitting questions: What if the kind of man they think will make them happy never will? What would happen if they dated someone they'd never considered dating? In each chapter, Syrtash shares stories of women who have found lasting happiness with their non-types (NTs) and provides exercises designed to help readers assess their big-picture goals and core values. In doing so, she shows women how to make better choices in dating so they are more likely to find true love.

In Miniature

Author:Simon Garfield

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501199609

Total Pages:336

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Bestselling, award-winning writer Simon Garfield returns with an enthralling investigation of humans’ peculiar fascination with small things—and what small things tell us about our larger world. “[Simon Garfield is] an exuberant truffle-hound of the recondite and delightful factoid.” —Sunday Times (London) Simon Garfield writes books that shine a light on aspects of the everyday world in order to reveal the charms and eccentricities hiding in plain sight around us. After beguiling fans with books about everything from typography to time, from historic maps to the color mauve, he’s found his most delightful topic yet: miniatures. Tiny Eiffel Towers. Platoons of brave toy soldiers. A doll’s house created for a Queen. Diminutive crime scenes crafted to catch a killer. Model villages and miniscule railways. These are just a few of the objects you will discover in the pages of In Miniature. Bringing together history, psychology, art, and obsession, Garfield explores what fuels the strong appeal of miniature objects among collectors, modelers, and fans. The toys we enjoy as children invest us with a rare power at a young age, conferring on us a taste of adult-sized authority. For some, the desire to play with small things becomes a desire to make small things. We live in a vast and uncertain world, and controlling just a tiny, scaled-down part of it restores our sense of order and worth. As it explores flea circuses, microscopic food, ancient tombs, and the Vegas Strip, In Miniature changes the way we perceive our surroundings, encouraging all of us to find greatness in the smallest of things.

Perfect Mistake

Author:Sophia Karlson

Publisher:The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN:1509220240

Total Pages:378

Viewed:1761

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Simone Levin had a dream job as a safari pilot until an unexpected pregnancy clipped her wings. Tired of juggling motherhood with her demanding flight schedule, Simone applies for an office job, unaware that her new boss is Carlo Carlevaro, the man who’d ditched her before finding out he’d knocked her up. Carlo returns to East Africa only to kill another fire—Ivory trafficking from his lodges threatens to destroy his company. Finding Simone back on the payroll comes as a pleasant surprise. As his employee, Simone is off-limits, but she is the only one he trusts to help with his undercover investigation. With time running out, Simone and Carlo strive to expose the trafficking ring, but working together rekindles their mutual desire. When Simone is implicated as a trafficker, revealing her daughter’s existence to Carlo seems inevitable. Acting on her instincts might come too late as the syndicate retaliate and hone in their threat. Will they survive to give their love a chance?

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait

Author:Cleo Coyle

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698188632

Total Pages:304

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Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up to solve the stunning mystery at the heart of a madwoman’s self-portrait in this all new installment from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle. While gathering a collection of vintage book cover paintings for a special event in her quaint Rhode Island bookshop, Penelope discovers a spooky portrait of a beautiful woman, one who supposedly went mad, according to town gossip. Seymour, the local mailman, falls in love with the haunting image and buys the picture, refusing to part with it, even as fatal accidents befall those around it. Is the canvas cursed? Or is something more sinister at work? For answers, Pen turns to an otherworldly source: Jack Shepard, PI. Back in the 1940s, Jack cracked a case of a killer cover artist, and (to Pen’s relief) his spirit is willing to help her solve this mystery, even if he and his license did expire decades ago.

The Wisdom of Crowds

Author:James Surowiecki

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0307275051

Total Pages:336

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In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

What Fresh Hell

Author:Lucy Vine

Publisher:Orion

ISBN:1409172244

Total Pages:304

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'Totally relatable and hilarious - one of the best books I've read' - Heat 'Laugh-out-loud funny. Truly, the Bridget Jones for our generation' - Louise O'Neill What do you get if you cross a dozen drunk hens with one shiny Butler in the Buff? Meet Lilah Fox. She's on the hen do from hell. Then she gets a message (44 of them, actually) from her best friend with big news: she's getting married in six months. Oh, and Lilah's her maid of honour. Which means she just got signed up for: - A military schedule of wedding fairs and weekly planning meetings - Excel spreadsheets and endless hen emails - All the enforced, expensive fun you can imagine... What fresh hell is this? ********** Everyone loves Lucy Vine: 'So ridiculously accurate I had to take a lie down from all my genuine laughing-out-loud' Laura Jane Williams 'Relatable to the max...fans of Hot Mess will love it' Grazia 'Very funny and a joy to read! I adored it!' Joanna Bolouri, bestselling author of The List 'One of my very favourite writers... It's wildly funny AND about my very favourite genre of everything - painfully obsessive wedding planning. I inhaled this. If you like laughing a lot, I recommend that you pre order immediately' Daisy Buchanan 'What Fresh Hell is so brilliantly, hilariously, on-point about the nutso psychology of hen dos. For anyone whose ever found themselves thinking, "Oh £260 for the weekend. That's not too bad." READ IT' Holly Bourne 'I LOVED this. Caps for emphasis...This is relatable AF and you need it in your life' Hanna Doyle

The Four Tendencies

Author:Gretchen Rubin

Publisher:Harmony

ISBN:1524760927

Total Pages:272

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In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change. The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought: • People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself. • How can I help someone to follow good advice? • People say I ask too many questions. • How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask—or who keeps telling me what to do? With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.

Atlas Shrugged

Author:Ayn Rand

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101137193

Total Pages:1088

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Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Just My Style

Author:J.M. Snyder

Publisher:JMS Books LLC

ISBN:1611527708

Total Pages:74

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When hair stylist Jai Hathaway decided to open his own salon, he knew he would sacrifice some of his personal time to run the business. But long hours working late have him feeling lonely, and he just doesn't seem to connect with the few men he dates. His business partner Kiki suggests what he needs is to find a different type of guy, someone who isn't in the salon business, but not only does Jai not know how to find a guy like that, he isn't even sure where to look. On a particularly cold morning in January, the salon's hot water goes out and Jai scrambles to find a plumber on short notice. Enter Duane Schneider, sexy and confident, and interested in getting more than just Jai's hot water boiling. But he's so outside Jai's comfort zone that, at first, the stylist isn't sure how to react. When it becomes obvious Duane wants to continue things outside of business hours, though, Jai agrees to a date, if only to see where the evening might lead. Is Kiki right when she said Jai needed to find someone different? Or will Duane turn out to be just his style after all?

Monster Under My Bed

Author:Jessica Schmitt

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781475906660

Total Pages:178

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Twenty-four-year-old Ali Sable is full of unbridled hopes and dreams as she makes the trek from the small town of AuTrain, Michigan, to start a promising new life in Chicago. Ali knows no one as she arrives in Chi-town, but all of that is about to change. After Ali settles into her corporate marketing job, she soon meets Chad Rockwell, a handsome co-worker who, despite being engaged to another woman, slithers into Alis life as gracefully as any man pursuing an attractive woman. Captivated by his charm and good looks, Ali is not surprised when Chad takes possession of her heart. But it is not long before Chads true colors emerge, revealing a monster who maliciously traps Ali into a situation with no way out. As his unpredictable demeanor and deadly actions immobilize Ali, the worst possible scenario follows. Just when Ali thinks she has set herself free and begins to heal from within, Chad performs the unthinkable. Now it is up to Ali to not only save herself, but also another innocent life from the claws of a monster focused on doing whatever it takes to conquer his evil plan.

Writing for You, for Me, Writing for the Love of Poetry

Author:A. Jones

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781469155821

Total Pages:114

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INTRODUCTION POETRY CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!!!! As I flow with words passionately not asking for no ones opinion on how to speak releasing inner thoughts from my mind, body, and soul. Delivering untold stories from beyond As I mold these words into fantasies, hopes, and dreams making you believe you just seen this shit on TV. Based on true stories not make believe I get lost in my words like my virginity. Start flowing like Kelis and Busta rhymes " I love my baby yup yup. Yup I love my boy" Poetry is, "THE SHIT" My main squeeze Never a disappointment or Underestimates me. Given me love constantly. Flowing through my veins like ecstasy. "DAMN I am high as hell! Rolling words up in a strawberry blunt I "Puff, Puff" Hold it....Hold it...Hold it like waiting to exhale. Not needing a man to penetrate me, because poetry goes DEEP.DEEP..DEEP like black street do you feel me? Getting better and better everyday Im closer to my dream like Goapele No I cant stop now like baby face because Im just beginning to write 4 you, To write 4 me To write for the love of poetry...Thank you.

The Complete Crash Collection

Author:Nicole Williams

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062372726

Total Pages:1072

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In the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy, the world is introduced to this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson—Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic. Crash: A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won't let anything get in her way . . . except Jude. He's got a rap sheet, dangerous mood swings, and a name that's been sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls. Jude's a cancer, the kind of guy who's fated to ruin the lives of girls like Lucy—and he tells her so. But as rumors run rampant and reputations are destroyed, Lucy's not listening to Jude's warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings? Clash: Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, and fighting all the time . . .Also not helping? Lucy's raging jealousy of the cheerleader who's wormed her way into Jude's life. While trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy and also training to be the top ballet dancer in her class, Lucy knows something's going to give . . . soon. Crush: A football fantasy. A giant diamond. The modern-day Romeo and Juliet are taking their relationship to the next level. . . . Jude and Lucy are happily engaged, but that doesn't mean life's a bed of roses. Once again, the hottest couple around is torn apart, this time by football training and a summer job. Now it's Jude with the trust issues. Will Lucy's life-changing news bring them back together or end their relationship for good? Can love triumph forever?