New book ‘Thug Love’ uncovers women’s fascination with bad boys

Share Article

Author Dr. Ray Petty conducts in-depth study on “the bad boy mystery” in relationships

News Image

In “Thug Love” (published by Xlibris) author Dr. Ray Petty has compiled all his research on the mystery behind some women’s attractions to men with bad boy images.

“Thug Love” is the Wikipedia of questionable relationships. Dr. Petty conducted seven years of research, using surveys, group discussions and case studies among women and men to answer this age-old question. In doing so, he develops a profile of the ‘bad boy’; analyzes women’s thinking behind such behavior; and provides tips, tactics and theories to help women turn their risky behavior into responsible behavior.

This book was predominantly created to empower women and show them that although the idea of having a relationship with a person with a bad boy image may look appealing, it may lead them down a self-destructive path that is perpetually to their disadvantage.

“Thug Love”
By Dr. Ray Petty
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499068627
Softcover | 6x9 in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499068634
E-Book | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499068641
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr. Raymond Petty is a native of Washington, DC, and serves as an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Maryland University College, Bowie State University and the College of Southern Maryland. He earned his doctorate degree in educational and social psychology from Capella University. His expertise in these specialized areas of psychology, along with his Master of Arts degree training in counseling psychology from Bowie State University, has played a major role in the development of his extensive research on why women are attracted to bad boys. Dr. Petty is an accomplished musician and enjoys playing the piano, teaching, writing, singing and traveling.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
+1 888-795-4274 Ext: 7879
Email >
Visit website