My ideal man is fit, muscular, broad-shouldered, square-jawed with the perfect amount of stubble, and sprinkled with just the right amount of man fur on his chest that funnels down to a sexy happy trail over his chiselled abs. The hint of grey at the sides is fine by me in the thick, wavy dark hair that crowns his striking blue eyes. And his smile is killer, makes me melt, along with the fantasies of what he’s going to do with those wide, strong man hands...
And as I searched Pinterest to stitch together my ‘Franken-man’, I came across a photo that stopped me dead. This real man embodies many of the physical characteristics I’ve described. You might’ve heard of him...
I may have...
Haven't given it much thought then, huh?
Okay, so we have the alpha male kind of guy you’d have today, but was this always the case? Tell me, who did you fancy as a teen?
Do I have to admit this?
Afraid so. :-)
Okay, okay . . . Rick Springfield.
Good god what was I thinking . . . ?
I know the picture you sent was ... dubious to say the least, but this one looks pretty good. Possibly a little older? Did you plan to become a groupie or did you have slightly higher aspirations at that age?
I wanted to be a traveling vet, saving animals, domestic and wild, big and small, around the globe. I envisioned myself writing books and magazine articles about my exotic and, oftentimes, treacherous adventures, all the while managing to find time to schedule talk show appearances and university lectures. But my dream didn’t stop there. I grew up watching Wild Kingdom, with Marlin Perkins, and wanted my own TV show too, from the vet’s perspective. It would’ve been similar to contemporary reality television.
I would’ve been quite the trailblazer, burning my candle at both ends. But my hormones and untimely Rick Springfield obsession derailed my youthful dreams. *sigh*
So, groupie it was. LOL And what books were you reading in your younger years? Can you pick 3 for me?
Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon
A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Tell me, Robyn, what sort of books do you write these days?
HellKat is my most recent release.
Romantic Suspense, and very well from what I've read in your reviews.
Men and relationships have always disappointed Kat James. Not that it matters, because she doesn't believe a woman can have it all, not without giving up her independence and identity; something Kat will not do. If there is such a thing as having it all, it's going to be on Kat's terms. And if there's a man out there who can deal with that, she hasn't met him yet.
Enter Tucker Williams. A cowboy who knows all too well about life's ups and downs. He's learned the hard way that control is illusory. So he meets whatever happens head-on, confronts it without flinching. Because he knows that's his only chance of having control over anything, no matter how brief.
When his eyes set on Kat James, he glimpses a woman who believes she's in control. A woman who feels like a force of nature. A woman who should be wild and free.
A woman who has forgotten how to be either.
When dangerous family secrets surface, Kat will confront the people who've irrevocably changed her life. But in the end, she and Tucker will battle a union of madness they could not have seen coming.
Family is supposed to watch your back, but sometimes they stab you in it instead. Feisty passionate heroines with plenty of suspense. What's not to love?
Best of luck with HellKat, Robyn and thank you so much for dropping by.
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