As I so often do, I’m spinning this topic because the thought of meeting any of my beloved authors gives me mental hives. I value privacy a whole lot, so I would feel a smidge stalkery walking up to people I’ve 100% researched, talked about, and read all of their creations.
In college I had to go to a ton of author events and readings, just the nature of being a literature major, and I really had a lovely time at most of those – and definitely have some stories about the ones that were not so lovely. Since then, I’ve gone to a few signings and readings with my bestie over at For the Love of Words (shameless blog plug if you’re into the opposite of what I do here lol). And one thing is always true: I feel awkward. I’m such a people person, but I always find there is a weird dynamic and I’m never just my happy/funny/lovable/Hufflepuff self. For the record, the same would be totally true for any kind of celeb – actor, musician, politician.
Alas, I’m wimping out of this topic. So I put on my thinking cap…ok, it’s actually an old ratty baseball cap. shrugs
I’m very single and I spend nearly all my reading with romance books. My imagination can run a little wild in real life situations. Do I think of myself in the MCs shoes occasionally, you bet your bippy. Does that sometimes lead to me daydreaming of running into a cutie at a bookstore and how my favorite author would write us falling madly in love, yeppers. And then, this week’s topic came into shape. I bring you: Authors I would let write my next meet-cute.
“The first time I saw you,” I start, and he’s already nodding, like he knows exactly what I’m going to say.
My chest squeezes. “I never felt that way before.”
Autoboyography, Christina Lauren
The Mostly Hate-to-Love Coworkers Trope
The Crazy Ass Schemes
In pulling books for this list, I cut all the “nice guy” category. This might have something to do with the singledom…yeesh. I feel really bad about Becky Albertalli’s The Upside of Unrequited not making the official list. If I unlock the powers of time travel, I promise to give more boys like Reid the time of day. Tolkien and Ren Faire fellas all damn day.
So what have I learned? My ideal meet-cute will involve getting stuck in an elevator with a coworker I hate after we hatch some ridiculous ruse. Shenanigans and kissing ensue. There will also be snacks.