by Samantha Grace
I might as well face it; I’m addicted to love. (Thank you, Robert Palmer, for helping me to see the truth about myself.) It’s true, though. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with love. I wasn’t even in school yet when I became glued to the TV watching The Dating Game. And The Newlywed Game? OMG!!! It was my favorite. Later there was The Love Connection and my most recent obsession is The Bachelor/Bachelorette.
Yes, I’ll proudly say I’m a fan of these shows, because ultimately I WANT everyone to have their HEA. I figure finding that perfect person can happen anyplace, so why not a show? It doesn’t mean I think the set-up is magical, but it makes a great story when it works out. I think I might have been a matchmaker in a previous life. How perfect that I became a romance writer, right?
The other things I enjoy are those quizzes you find in magazines. Love quizzes are the best! So, I decided to mash together two of my favorite things—matchmaking & quizzes—for today’s blog. Hence, I present…(drum roll, please)
HOW TO PICK YOUR FICTIONAL BOYFRIEND:
Choose the letter that best fits. Count the number of As, Bs, Cs, and Ds you answered. Then see below to see which Beau Monde Bachelor would make the perfect fictional boyfriend for you!
Your idea of a romantic date includes:
a. A pleasurable ride in a carriage (wink, wink)
b. A moonlit stroll in the gardens
c. A dinner cruise, every night for several weeks
d. A day of fishing topped off with a picnic and a swim
Your favorite expression of affection is:
a. Your love calling you by a pet name
b. Gifts! Anything sparkly will do
c. A playful swat on the rump
d. Flowers and a sweet note
You would have most in common with a man who:
a. Shows interest in horses
b. Engages in charity work
c. Loves the ocean
d. Enjoys travel
Your ideal man is:
a. Witty, good natured, and quite the lover
b. Loveable and scorching hot
c. A bad boy who likes to be in control
d. An adventurer in all things
Flaw that would bother you the least:
a. History of being a lady’s man
b. Your man being a bit of a klutz, but smooth on the dance floor and other places it counts
c. Overbearing and stubborn
d. Rarely takes things seriously, even when he should
You would most appreciate a man who would:
a. Be good at teasing you out of a bad mood
b. Make efforts to win over your best friend
c. Be nice to your family
d. Accept you for who you are
You would be most likely to fall in love with a man who:
a. Changes his ways because he loves you
b. Has never doubted his love for you
c. Would risk his life to keep you and your family safe
d. Would stand by your side no matter what
If you chose mostly…
A – Lord Andrew Forest, the hero from Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel, is your perfect match. He's a disreputable rake with no intentions of settling for one woman, but a good lady with just the right wit and bravery to call him on his bad behavior could be all it takes to make this scoundrel want to reform.
B – Jake Hillary, the hero from Lady Amelia’s Mess and a Half, is your type of man. He's like the Superman/Clark Kent of regency. He’s the dependable guy you may not have noticed, except for the fact he’s sexy as hell. Kind, honest, and honorable, he’s looking to be some lucky lady’s superhero, and in return, she can save him from a life without love.
C – Daniel Hillary, the hero from Miss Lavigne’s Little White Lie, is the lover boy meant for you. A rakish ship captain with a painful past, he hides behind his sexy smiles and lewd suggestions. But the right lady can unlock his secrets and convince him that he’s worthy of love.
D – Luke Forest, the hero from Lady Vivian Defies a Duke, is the duke for you. He's a man at the top, at least he would be if an accident from his past didn’t make him unsuited to lead his family. His adventurous spirit has been steering him to lands afar. Perhaps all it would take is a lady who understands him to point him back in the right direction.
If you would like to begin your fictional romance today, leave a comment telling me which bachelor is for you and an email address. I’ll choose a winner to receive a book from the series, reader’s choice. Open internationally. (Lady Vivian Defies a Duke won't be released until May 2013, but I have an advanced reader copy I’d be willing to share.)
PS – YOUR BACHELOR CHOICE DOESN'T HAVE TO MATCH THE BOOK YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN!
Wishing you all a happily-ever-after in real life!