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Ever since I can remember I’ve been boy crazy. My younger sister thought boys had cooties until she was 14, but not me. I had a crush on a boy in Kindergarten, and every year after that. By 2nd grade, I had a boyfriend, Ralph Norman, who used to sit behind me during story time and play with my hair. By 4th grade I had a crush on a cute blonde named Barry with a Davy Jones (The Monkeys) haircut and a penchant for getting me in trouble. Okay, I admit, I got myself in trouble. Our desks faced each other and I sat across from him and every time he leaned back in his chair, I’d stick my foot under the leg of his chair, push up, and tip him backwards. Oh, I got sent to the principal’s office for that one. But then, he didn’t have to keep leaning back, did he?
By 6th grade I was going steady with a sweet quiet boy named Steve who bought me velvet, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates for Valentines and gave me his gold bracelet with his name engraved on it. I wore it proudly until the end of 6th grade and I knew I was going to want to be boyfriend -free in Jr. High.
As a teen, I crushed on the usual suspects for girls at that time: David Cassidy and Robby Benson
In my mid-twenties I finally met the perfect man for me and this year we will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. But I’m married, not dead. I still have crushes. There is a perpetual top five list that I’ve had for years now:
1. Daniel Craig
2. Gerard Butler
3. Russell Crowe
4. Eric Bana
5. Christian Bale
But then, I also have a few Mr. Right Nows. I missed a lot of TV when my kids were little. Don’t get me wrong, I have no regrets. But, now I’m catching up, thanks to my TV viewing buddy, Evelyn Vaughn. Last summer we watched Roswell and I crushed on Jason Behr. In fact, he became the inspiration for my current Blaze hero, Rafe Moreau, in Relentless Seduction-(out this month) But Right Now, these are the men I’ve got a hankerin’ for:
Byron Sully (played by actor Joe Lando) I’ve been watching Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman for the first time and– Sully is so sexy, and sweet, and strong, and caring, and…manly.
Another crush I have right now is John Reese (Jim Caviezel) from Person of Interest. I just love a tortured hero, and he epitomizes that. The strong, silent type. He has to lead a secret life, hiding from government agents, feeling as if saving people now might somehow save his soul for all the lives he took when he was in Special Ops. Jim was my inspiration for the hero in my 2012 Blaze, ONCE A HERO…
And last but not least, one of my current crushes is Joe Mangniello (Alcide Herveaux in True Blood) Talk about a tortured hero. Poor Alcide was married to an unfaithful, murderous psycho-addict. And how sexy is it that he is ALWAYS there when Sookie is in danger or just needs him? Joe is the inspiration for my current work and next Blaze about a Firefighter caught in the Wrong Bed on a Caribbean cruise.
Now lest you think I’m some whacko, I’m not alone. My critique partner does this also. Currently, her main man crush is Billy Ray Cyrus. He’s the inspiration for her current Romance in progress, Rocking Horse Cowboys. Whew, he’s a hottie.
Do YOU have a crush? A Mr. Right Now? Come on, spill! I’ll send some random commenter–before midnight tomorrow–a copy of any Blaze of mine they want.