WWTK – So… tell us about ya

PhotobucketYay! Time to divulge some info about myself, which I both love and hate. Heh heh.

Hosted by: Impulsive Addict, Seriously Shawn, and janette. Go there!

{1} If money didn’t matter, where would your perfect vacation take place? Briefly describe.

I know it sounds cliche but I’m going to say Hawaii. We went there on our honeymoon and it was so incredibly awesome. BUT, if we had the bucks, I’d stay at the Four Seasons in a private cabin on a secluded beach. And we’d sleep and read and eat and lounge around all. day. long.
{2}What’s a bad habit that you have (or had) that is/was hard to break?

Hmm, I would say biting my nails but I managed to stop doing that as much. I’m going to say flying off the handle. AKA getting really angry all of a sudden/not being able to keep myself in check. Before I know it, I am stressed and upset and not even aware of it.
{3} If you weren’t on a diet or counting calories, what would you like to have for dinner tonight?

Oh lordy. Ok, I’d want my mother to make carbonara, which is bad because of – oh – the pancetta and all the eggs and cream!
{4} If you had the chance to interview anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what’s one question that you would ask?

The first person that came to mind was Napoleon, for some reason. So I’ll go with it. I would love to ask him what drives him; what makes him want to conquer and control and lead. It would be so interesting!


{5} Describe yourself in 6 words.

Loyal. Introvert. Contemplative. Self-sacrificing. Mother. Runner.

My Book Boyfriend – Week 16

Ok so I’m going to sort of break rules here because I’m choosing a guy from an m/m romance. So he’d never be MY boyfriend but hey, I’m taken anyway.

SO, this week I pick Matt Richards from Marie Sexton’s Promises. I ran across a brief review of this and they claimed they could not put the book down. I agree; I even wrote in my goodreads review about how I didn’t want to read this to begin with because I’m not much into first person but again, I had a hard time stopping.

Matt is new in town and meets Jared when he sees his Jeep for sale. As Jared first sees Matt:

He was probably in his early thirties. He was taller than me by maybe two or three inches, putting him just over six feet tall, with military-short black hair and a couple days’ worth of dark stubble on his cheeks. He was wearing jeans and a plain black T-shirt and cowboy boots. Broad shoulders and big arms showed he worked out. He was gorgeous.”

I picked French model Matthieu Charneau, even though his hair’s a little long.

Matt was semi-unaware of the kind of relationship he’d been building with Jared, who has been out forever. They spent a lot of time together and here’s a scene that I really liked.

“I didn’t hear him come in. Just suddenly felt him behind me, his hands on my waist. It made me feel a little breathless, feeling him so big and solid against my back. Didn’t he know what he was doing to me?”

Poor Matt can’t really figure out what he wants:

“I miss you so much, but I wish I didn’t want you the way I do.”


All in all, the romance was so believable, sweet, sexy, and just well-written. I liked Matt because he was so tormented by the fact that he knew he was gay but didn’t want to let his parents down. A great read and a couple of sexy guys!