It’s a week of #ChickLitLove for the ChickLitChat authors! Today: the heroes! Yep, it’s time to meet the men in my main characters’ lives. Now that’s the best way to spend a hump day, no? (Oh staaaahhp…) Check out the questionnaires the men have completed, below. And be sure to follow the hashtag #ChickLitLove on Twitter for other great posts today and throughout the week!
Story: By Design
Love interest: Emmie Brewster
Height, weight: 6’, 172 lbs.
Hair: Black, graying at temples
Eyes: Dark blue
Marital sitch: widowed
Family: Daughter Sophie, 6
Celebrity you’ve been told you look like: Jack Davenport with James May’s eyes (The person on the book cover is an impostor.)
Naughty food you like to indulge in: Gooey desserts, as long as I can watch Emmie enjoy them.
What you wear to bed: Seriously?
Favorite body part of the opposite sex: Brain, heart
Relationship deal-breaker: Phoniness, lying
Your first kiss—How old were you? Did you instigate it?: Again, seriously?
Love interest: Faith Sinclair
Height, weight: 5’ 10 1/2”, 165 lbs.
Hair: Dirty blond
Occupation: Head of theater and film studies departments at Inland Empire Community College
Marital sitch: Divorced
Family: No kids
Celebrity you’ve been told you look like: Henry Ian Cusick, Bradley Cooper
Naughty food you like to indulge in: Grilled cheese with bacon
What you wear to bed: (Laughs incredulously)
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, describe: None—not really my style
Your most embarrassing secret from your past: Well, if it’s that embarrassing, I wouldn’t want to share it, would I? But I guess the one that’s out there for the googling is I was a child actor. My career was brief (thank goodness).
Describe your dream girl: Someone who makes me laugh, has heart, challenges me
Story: Down on Love
Love interest: Georgiana “George” Down, previously Celia Marshall (in high school)
Height, weight: 5’ 11”, 164 lbs.
Hair: Dark brown, nearly black
Occupation: Owner, Bowen Farms
Marital sitch: Single
Family: No kids
Celebrity you’ve been told you look like: Matt Bomer
Naughty food you like to indulge in: George’s pies (not a euphemism)
Favorite body part of the opposite sex: Freckles
How many people you’ve said “I love you” to: Very few
Favorite alcoholic drink: Beer
What takes up most of your time: Work! Turning a regular (failed) farm into an agritainment center (pumpkin patch, Christmas tree farm) with lots of activities for families is pretty all-consuming.
How you like to relax at the end of a long day: A long, deep sleep.
(Door creaks open, paper airplane flies in, slides to a halt on the floor)
Story: Picture This
Love interest: Celia Marshall
Height, weight: 6’ 2”, 160 lbs.
Occupation: Actor and general layabout
Stop! Stop! Do not read any further! Crenshaw, get back in your box! You’re not supposed to be let out till July!
Celebrity you’ve been told you look like: Justin Long
What you wear to bed: I think that was covered in my GQ interview two years ago
Favorite body part of the opposite sex: (laughs wickedly) I’ve suddenly become fascinated by the back of a woman’s knee…well, maybe not just any woman’s—
Hey! What did I just say?
How many people you’ve said “I love you” to: Only one that counts
Your first kiss – How old were you? Did you instigate it?: That’s in the vault
Favorite alcoholic drink: I don’t really drink much
Describe your dream girl: Well…she’s sweet, and kind, and hot as anything, with these incredible legs…
Cut it out right now! That’s it—this interview’s over. Sorry about that interruption. For the books you can read right now, follow this link. Just ignore that fourth guy for a few months, all right? Thanks.