Welcome to the #ChickLitMay Book Boyfriend Blog Hop, brought to you by Chick Lit Chat, where you get to vote for your favorite book boyfriend—not just for fun, but for PRIZES! (Woop woop!) Details later. Let’s talk about book boyfriends first!
UPDATE: We have winners! More woop!
****THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED****
The winner of our grand prize, a Kindle Paperwhite and 30 ebooks, is Kathy Davis! Congrats, Kathy! And the winner of the book boyfriend competition is Arlen Black from Geralyn Corcillo’s Queen of the Universe. Congrats to Arlen and Geralyn!
The contest may be over, but be sure to bookmark the blogs listed below, where you can get all the news about the latest romcom and chick lit releases!
Fictional romance hotties: We love them, we crave them. They’re all different, but they have one thing in common: They’re so wonderful, they make us wish they were our real-life boyfriends.
I hereby nominate Connacht (Conn) Garvey, the hero of my sixth romcom, Your New Best Friend, as a candidate for our election, and he’d love your vote. I’ll let him explain why he’d make a great book boyfriend. Take it away, Conn!
Wait. I’m a candidate for what? Uh…I mean, I’m flattered, and thanks for the nomination, but come on, now.
Okay, apparently I’m not being let off the hook. My friend Melanie has decided I have to do this. She won’t—ow!—stop poking me in the side till I make a little speech, so—ow!—here goes.
Uh, well, my name is Connacht Garvey. Connacht’s a family name; I go by Conn for short. I’m in my mid-thirties, divorced, no kids yet, but someday soon, I hope. I’ve lived in Abbott’s Bay, Massachusetts, on the North Shore, for most of my life, and I’m the owner of Deep Brew C, a coffeehouse/bar/restaurant that’s all about sustainability as well as great food and coffee. My best friend is Melanie Abbott. M and I have known each other since we were kids. She really helped me recover when I was in a dark place after my divorce, and I’m grateful to her for that. She can seem flighty and impulsive, and when she gets that way I try to keep her grounded and protect her. She has such a good heart—
Aaannd apparently I’m not supposed to be talking about her. Okay, what else…I live in the house I grew up in. I share it with my cat, Harvey. Well, he owns the place, and I’m allowed to stay there as well, since I have the opposable thumbs that allow me to open the cans of cat food. But I love the grumpy old guy. M says my house is dated and nasty, and I suppose she’s entitled to her opinion, being a real estate agent and all, but it’s fine for me, plus it’s right on the beach—
I’ve just been informed I’m not talking about myself again. *sigh* M says I have to talk about what I look like, which is just…no. And no, I’m not giving my bicep measurement! What the…? Now M is saying if I don’t talk about my looks, she’s going to post a photo of someone I resemble. Fine. I have to get going anyway—it’s time to prep for the lunch rush. So…vote for me, or vote for some other guy who’s a way better candidate. Vote your conscience or your hormones—can you tell I don’t know how any of this works?—just have a good time!
Okaaayy, thank you, Conn, for your ringing self-endorsement—
Hi. Melanie Abbott here. Look, I know that Conn seems sort of reluctant to participate in this, so I just want to say, in his defense, that he’s an AMAZING guy. Not for me, you understand, but for some really worthy woman. He has gone through a rough patch recently, but he’s the nicest, most mature, most level-headed guy I know, and he deserves a little happiness. Plus he’s super hot! Sure, sometimes he can be as grouchy as his cat, and he has a tendency to get all up in my business, but I know he means well. I just ignore his warnings and do whatever I want anyway. I mean, most of the time it turns out he was right all along, but we’re not going to talk about that, are we? Instead, here’s the photo I promised. He looks a little bit like this guy…
So! Vote for my buddy Conn. He’s really the best. If he weren’t my best friend, I’d seriously want a piece of that. But that’d just be weird, right? Of course it would be.
Oy vey. They exhaust me, but they seem to be enjoying themselves most of the time. Anyway, make a note of CONNACHT GARVEY, and collect all the candidates’ names from the blog hop stops (see the list below) and send them to our CLC Queen Bee Tracie Banister (firstname.lastname@example.org), along with your vote for your favorite book boyfriend, and you’ll be entered in our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY (contest open internationally) of a Kindle Paperwhite, plus digital copies of 30 books, one from each author participating in the hop! Can’t beat that! I’ll be giving away a copy of Your New Best Friend (read more about it here), which will appear in the winner’s e-reader when it’s published this July.
Entries for the contest will be accepted until midnight EDT Sunday, May 21. A winner will be chosen on Monday, May 22.
Blog Hop Stops
- Tracie Banister
- Becky Monson
- Hilary Grossman
- Glynis Astie
- Jayne Denker
- Jennie Marts
- Barbara Valentin
- Beth Labonte
- Victoria Cooke
- Holly Kerr
- Meredith Schorr
- Stacey Wiedower
- Laurie Baxter
- Jennifer Farwell
- Natalina Reis
- Celia Kennedy
- Beth Carter
- Ellyn Oaksmith
- BJ Knapp
- Lizzie Lamb
- Sylvia Ashby
- Karen M. Cox
- Lindsay Detwiler
- Kirsty McManus
- Melissa Baldwin
- Geralyn Corcillo
- Cassandra O’Leary
- Cat Lavoie
- Kate O’Keeffe
- Monique McDonell
Who can resist a man who loves his cat? ❤
I know I can’t! 🙂
I love this pair already! Looking forward to reading more about them in Your New Best Friend 🙂
Thanks, Meredith! I can’t wait to read everyone else’s posts!
Harvey is so cute!!! 🙂 And Conn seems like perfect Book Boyfriend material!
Thanks, Cat! I like ’em both!
Any man who is fully aware that pets actually run the place and just allow us to live there is definitely a great book boyfriend candidate!
It is one of Conn’s more wonderful traits. 🙂
He had me at coffee house 😉
You should see him rock a giant commercial espresso maker!
Got to love a man who’s oblivious to his own awesome-ness!
A cat, a coffeehouse and he looks like Chris Pratt – sold!!
Triple threat—who can resist? 🙂
A hot guy who loves his cat and makes a mean latte? Where do I sign up? 😉
You’ve read the MS, Glynis—you can vouch for the guy, right?
Any guy that looks like Chris gets my vote, lol. Well, that and the fact he’s humble…
I have no idea who that guy is in the photo. It isn’t Conn? Geddout.