SBD--Linda Winfree takes over
Everywhere I've gone this morning (both places) people have moaned about how we're in New England and it's not supposed to BE like this in New England even though it does this every year. They expect snow days here, but not heat days. None of the old schools have air conditioning. Lucky it's just an early release and not a non-starter day. Because if they keep adding on days due to heat, those kids'll be in there through September.
Okay. Now it's Linda's turn. And so turn your mind away from hot, sweaty northerners and think about hot, sweaty southern men.
Mmm-Mmm Monday: Reasons to Love the Southern Hero
- If he’s been Raised Right, he’ll be loyal and honest.
- The drawl. Think of Matthew McConnaughey in A Time to Kill. Yum.
- Because if he treats his mama good . . . he’ll treat the heroine the same way.
- The manners. Come on. You know you like it when he stands up when a woman enters the room, when he opens a door, when he drawls that “yes, ma’am.”
- The basic pick-up truck is dependable and sexy. And then there’s the whole sex-in-a-truck scenario, which no woman should miss out on.
- He’ll know when to be serious and he’ll do whatever it takes to make something right, even if that involves a gray area (think Gene Hackman in Mississippi Burning. Yum.)
- He’ll know how to and when to play. Southern men work hard and play harder.
- When he falls in love, that’s it. See #1. (well, now.....Kate barges in and wrests temporary control over the blog....how come the Northeast has the lowest divorce rate and the South the highest? Lin glares, politely, of course. Kate, defeated, retreats to the freezer to find a Popsicle.) Back to Linda:
I obviously love the Southern hero (of seven books, I’ve only written one non-Southern hero). They make my heart flutter. Do you love a Southern man? Or don't they float your boat? (I changed that phrase. Linda wrote "or are they not to your liking." but that boat floating thing is silly)
Share in the comments and you could win your choice of my e-book backlist. I’ll be here torturing, er, visiting Kate all week long. Friday, we’ll draw for a choice of e-books and also for a signed copy of one of my print titles.