Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I Want A Girl...

...Who Likes The Frosted Inside Part Of The Pop Tarts Better Than The Crust.

Thus begins "
I Want a Girl: Thoughts on the Perfect Companion," by comedian and honorably discharged vet, Tom Irwin (IWantAGirl.net). If he were a SEAL, he could be a Suzanne Brockmann hero, no? Anywayz, I Want a Girl is a sweet, funny, sexy little fit-in-your-pocket piece that gives us a little insight into what guys like Tom might want -- and what guys like him think we want to think he wants. You know what I mean.

The best part? He's a BoSox fan, too!

Well, this is really the best part -- Tom's agreed to GuestBlog with us soon, and I'm jazzed cause it's gonna be fun, and fits right in with new RBtheBook features catering to The SingleLife, including GadgetGrl, who'll visit us to explore the mysteries of technology and dating.

I'll also be giving totally unfounded, probably irresponsible, but always compassionate advice to the lovelorn in "Michelle's Novel Approach to Love." I'll be suggesting romance novels to the heart-broken that deal with the same issues they're going through. I mean, they may still be miserable, but at least they can read something hot and romantic in the midst of their angst, right?

Anyway, Tom's first line got me thinking about an idea Bella MaryKate threw my way, asking me to ask you:
What's your favorite first line from a romance novel?
Megan Hart -- author of "Dirty," one of the
best pieces of erotic fiction I've read --

GuestBlogs tomorrow,
Wed, March 28

Encore! Grazie Helen Brenna for a very fun Match Game '07 GuestBlog yesterday! Please come back when your next book is out.
Encore due! teresa, you've won the copy of Helen's "Treasure!" Please send me your snail mail addy at mbuonfiglio@RBtheBook.com. Congratulazione.
Encore tre! Here's one of my favorite -- and probably Bella Vivi Anna's -- lines from Tom's book. It's such a guy thing: "I Want a Girl...who returns from the bathroom at a restaurant we are eating at, and tells me that she has since removed any stitch of underwear she had on."
Second favorite? "IWaG...who laughs at me when I forget how."


Rach said...

Awesome sounding book! I can't wait to check it out and hope I can be around when he guest blogs :o).

Favorite opening line in a romance novel? "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large portion must be in want of a wife."

I'm home today with a kiddo who most likely has strep (goody) and we can't get into see the dr. until 4:15. Which means, Monkey has the potential of contaminating Little Bit that much longer before she gets antibiotics. Woo hoo!

Kati said...

OK, well this won't come as an unexpected answer from me:

"Merry Patricia Wilding was sitting on a cobblestone wall, sketching three rutabagas and daydreaming about the unicorn."

From The Windflower by Tom and Sheila Curtis. Best. Romance. Ever. (IMHO)

Rach, yours is Pride and Prejudice, yes? Sorry to hear one of your ducklings isn't feeling well. That's no fun. But glad you're here to play today!

Rach said...

Yup, MK, P&P. :o)

Hm, maybe I should try to find The Windflower and reread today...

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Shawkah, MaryKate. Nobody would've thought you'd pick Windflower.

Um, could I have used the word "insight" any more times in that blog? Serves me right for blogging during deadline.

RAchd! Sorry you're home because the Bit is sick -- hope she's well soon -- but still happy you can pop in to join us. Yup. IWAG is very cool, between the writing and the photos. Tom Irving writes that the book grew out of his need to create something positive after time spent touring the war zone, entertaining the troops.

And, yeah,, the Austen's a good one. There are also lots of great riffs on it, too. But don't expect me to remember any.

Oh! Another fave first line, but not a romance:

"Every Who down in Whoville, liked Christmas a lot."


Vivi Anna said...

Michelle, great stuff happening over here at my favorite place on the web. And yeah, that would be my favorite from Tom's Book. I also like the second one... LOL

Oh, I have a story that goes right along with that line...ehehheheheehe

Do that, when you're having dinner with a bunch of his friends with their girlfriends and you're all sitting around a big round table, and he decides to give you some pleasure during dinner... ;-)

That was a HAWT night!!!!

Needless to say, they never (well the ladies didn't) wanted to ahve dinner with us again! LOL

Mona said...

That sounds tough... I wouldn't remember an opening from a book.. though I remember this one that I liked from a romance. (I could tell you if you left me that I can't live without you but that wouldn't be right. But I can tell you that life wouldn't be the same without you.)

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Ooooh , Mona. That's a good one. Should we do a fave lines from rom novels blog?

Yeeeessss, Vivs. You do not disappoint. I prefer the subtlety of letting him find out for himself w/one hand on the wheel and the other on my thigh, but your sense of danger works for me, too. I'm guessin your waiter was very attentive that evening...

Oh. This reminds me of that great car scene from "Good Girls Don't," or "nice girls do," or what was that one?

Vivi Anna said...

Oh I love car scenes...

I too had a car scene..LOL, hmm, I'm a naughty girl I think. Well, used to me. Now, I just have my memories.

Racing down the highway in a sweet little sports car, summer, after work, I'm in the passenger seat, short skirt, no knickers, feet on the dash, his hand....mmmm, and a trucker beside us, tooting his horn!! LOL

Unknown said...

I want a girl ... Who Likes The Frosted Inside Part Of The Pop Tarts Better Than The Crust.

Isn't that every girl on the planet? I feed the outside "crust" of Pop Tarts to my dog. LOL!

Vivi Anna said...

I have to admit Kalen, I'm a crust girl. I don't like the filling.

Hmm, we should all do an entry for our version of the book...

"I Want A Boy..."

I'll start...

"I Want A Boy who thinks I'm the sexiest woman on the planet."

Kati said...

Oooh! Good Game, Vivi!

I Want a Boy who understands that just cause he's done...doesn't mean I am.

Julie in Ohio said...

ROTFLMAO! This is great. Thanks for the chuckle, Bellas. :o)

I don't usually pay too close attention to first lines. I'm an ending girl so I pay attention to the last lines more.
But I did read a really good first line once. It really grabbed a hold of ya but to quote it, will have to wait until I get home. :o)

I can't wait for Tom's guest spot. I love to laugh and relationship stuff is great material.

Rach said...

I'm on board with Vivi's game. :o)

I want a boy who accepts my relationship with shoes.

Julie in Ohio said...

I want a boy who wants to take me on a date now and again, not just stay at home.

Playground Monitor said...

Damn blogger. Ate my earlier post.

Fave opening line?

My name is Blair Mallory, and I'm trying to get married, but the Fates are NOT cooperating... I hate the Fates, don't you? Whoever the dumb bitches are.

And that car scene was in "Good Girls Don't" by Kelley St. John, who is a great gal and in my RWA chapter.

I want a boy who does't pee on the bathroom floor. *g*


amy kennedy said...

LOL-I'm hoping this works.
Vivs--yah kill me.
Rach--sorry Monkey's sick.
Marilyn, honest to God, who isn't in your RWA chapter? Your RWA chapter rocks.

I'm not at home--well I am at the library and I could just go out to the shelves and look at first lines...but that would cut into my break time, so of course I can't think of one, but I love all yours.

And I want a boy who always wants me.

I want a boy who I make laugh so hard, milk comes out of his nose.

I want a boy who feeds me crusty bread dipped in olive oil.

The list do go on.

Mona said...

Thanks Michelle, There's a lot more where that came from.

Vivi Anna said...

I want a boy who doesn't always let me win.

I want a boy who will take charge once in awhile.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Too true, Kalen! Strawberry-frosted. The best.

Hey. I shoulda know you'da come up with a new game here, Bellas.

Play, thanks for all the info. Even your I want a boy dream wasn't TMI, surprisingly enough.

Me? I'll let you know what kinda boy I want when I get back later. Everything that comes to mind right now is just hot and wet, and I know you get tired of all that talk...

Rach said...

I want a boy who will take the girls to the doctor and then go to Target to get their prescriptions--all without complaining.

OT here and I apologize but I gotta gripe. We had a 4:15 dr. appt. got out at 5:30 and wasted another hour at Target waiting for the antibiotic prescriptions to be filled--with a sick five year old and a sick 14 month old. Somebody shoot me...

Kati said...

Aww, Rach, that blows! How 'bout this,

I want a boy who, when I've taken the girls to the doctor and to Target for prescriptions, will take over when we get home, and pour me a glass of wine.

Rach said...

Ah, even better! Or, have the 'ritas flowin' and good chocolate ready!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

And I'll up the ante with the 'ritas and warm, scented bathwater flowing and good chocolate ready. :)

BTW, you might want a boy who can do all that, but there ain't one on Earth who can do it w/out complaining, or at least making known the sacrifice he endured.

As much as we love them, of course, they're just not bred to be martyrs. Which is beautiful, cause we fight against instinct on that one, no?

ciao, Bellas! Hope you have a better day tomorrow, Rach.