Jane Austen never had to live through the humiliation of online dating. Of course, she also died a spinster. It was probably a relief. For a single, curvy girl over 40, love is hard to find – and marriage is a myth. It’s not like I’m looking for a knight in shining armor; I’ve learned to take care of myself. Especially now, as a struggling romance writer, stuck in a dead-end retail job, I thought I was done with dating. Swiping left was my default mode until three sexy men made me think twice. It started with Heath – the divorced veterinarian with a dad bod who’s into loyalty and heavy petting. He introduced me to his friend, Mark, the ambitious, local celebrity chef who really knows how to heat things up in the kitchen. Next came his neighbor, Simon, the aging expat rockstar trying to hide from his personal demons. Could I be the muse to help him regain his rhythm? Each has some very modern ideas about love and dating, if I’m brave enough to write my own story. The bottom line – I’m tired of trying to make myself small to fit someone else’s ideal of what’s sexy and beautiful. My days of indulging assholes who make me feel bad about myself are over. If I can’t have my HEA, I will damn well write it for every girl who needs hope. Especially if it means finding myself in the process. Is it possible to find one man to fill all your needs? I’m not so certain anymore. Maybe it’s true – corsets really do need a quartet to thrive. What would Jane do? ChickLit with an unconventional twist? Corsets and Quartets is a standalone, unconventional romance where sometimes the best relationships are the ones in which we don’t settle for one love.