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Monday, August 20, 2012

beneath the clothes (Lauren Bjorkman)


The love interests in my novels tend toward the unconventional. This may have something to do with my own experience that the perfect specimens of manhood weren’t always the most desirable in other regards. With this in mind, I created a list. 

what’s hot               and             what’s not

When it comes to love, the coolest guy or girl …. 

tells a good story                                 has a bad case of braggadocio pox

has a genuine laugh                            thinks cracking a smile wrecks his image

touches your hair while you kiss        flips her own hair before you kiss

looks deeply into your eyes                 stares at self whenever a mirror is present

has a personal style                              wears what everyone else wears

geeks out over a passion                      is too cool to have a passion

likes to exchange ideas                        nods, but never removes earplugs

cheers you on                                      tries to outdo you

respects who you are                           tells you who to be


In my books, the love interest may get to swoop in on a horse or motorcycle or whatever and save the day every so often. But the main character gets to do some swooping of her own.


7 comments:

  1. "Has a bad case of braggadocio pox." Hahahahaha! Loved that one!

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  2. I DATED one with "braggadocio pox!" Terminal case.

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  3. Oh, yes! I do not find arrogance attractive--in a character or a real-life guy. :)

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