#ChickLitMay Book Boyfriend Blog Hop


“I can’t help that I’m irresistible.”

I said that to my girlfriend, Kim, on our first date. It wasn’t exactly a date, more like the first time we—never mind. In any event, she was all pouty because Hannah, her high-school nemesis, was touching me.  We were at her ten-year reunion and Kim was jealous of Hannah, which I never understood. I’m NICHOLAS STRONG, by the way, book boyfriend from the Blogger Girl series (Blogger Girl and Novelista Girl). I’m up for CLC HQ’s Book Boyfriend 2017.

I’m supposed to talk myself up, but I’d rather talk about Kimmie. If only she could see herself through my eyes. She’s sexy and adorable in perfect proportion, passionate, sassy, sweet, and vulnerable underneath a tough exterior. And don’t get me started on her rack.

And, sure, it was kind of obnoxious of me to tease her that night—the way I purposely brought attention to my scruffy jaw after she confided how sexy she thought it was. But flirting with each other is a language we speak fluently. I was dying to take her home to my bed, but all she could focus on was Hannah. “Hannah wrote a novel.” “Hannah’s cute, right?” Honestly, if I didn’t find Kim utterly charming—the way she’d boldly stare me down and then shyly look away a second later—the insecurity might have turned me off. On second thought, Kim could bathe in a garbage bin and I’d still love that girl. I probably shouldn’t say so much. Don’t want to be spoilery for those who haven’t read about us yet.

We’ve been through a lot, Kim and me, and I definitely see choppy waters in our future. I think we’ll pull through. Kimmie’s a master of writing her own happy endings, so I just have to hope I’ll continue to remain the man of her dreams. Good thing I’m so irresistible…

In case you’re wondering what I look like, I’ve been told I resemble Gunnar from Nashville. I’m just a few inches shorter. You can see him by clicking on the link above or here. I’d post a picture directly, but I’m an intellectual Property attorney and don’t want to get in trouble.

I hope you’ll vote me as your Book Boyfriend, but as far as I’m concerned, I already hit the jackpot with Kimmie. You can vote for me by emailing traciebanister@gmail.com

Even though I’d like to win (and Kim would “reward” me handsomely), you should check out my competition by hopping to all the stops (list below), collecting the other candidate’s names at each, and then submitting all 30 names to the above email address. This is how you’ll be entered in the Grand Prize giveaway. This giveaway includes a Kindle Paperwhite + 30 e-books, one from each of the authors participating in the hop. My stop includes a gifted copy of Blogger Girl (or if you already own it, the sequel, Novelista Girl or the prequel, Kim vs. the Mean Girl). Entries for the hop will be accepted until Sunday, May 21st at midnight E.D.T. A winner will be chosen on Monday, May 22nd. This Grand Prize giveaway is open internationally.




  1. Geralyn Corcillo says:

    OMG Nicholas totally reminds me of this guy in a perfume commercial from, like, 20 years ago. He’s snuggled up on the couch with his girlfriend who is asking him stuff, and ending each question with “And then did you think I was pretty?” And he finally kisses her on top of the head and says, “No. That’s when I thought you were beautiful.” Squeee!

    • I’m sure I must have seen that commercial a million times, but I can’t remember it. Now it’s going to drive me crazy 😦 Thanks for commenting! I look forward to reading your post as well 🙂

  2. Nicholas! He is so, so dreamy. I’m very happy to be reading Blogger Girl again. In fact, excuse me, won’t you? I have a hot date…

  3. Nicholas! Great choice for book boyfriend. I adore that guy.

  4. Cat Lavoie says:

    Oh, Nicholas! He’s so dreamy… *swoon* Irresistible, indeed!

  5. victoriacooke10 says:

    Adorable AND looks like Gunnar 😉

  6. I love Nicholas!

  7. Ah, sweet that he’s so loyal to Kimmie!

  8. Oh, Nicholas . . . dreamy sigh. He is definitely crush-worthy. And he looks like Gunnar from Nashville? Sign me up!

  9. hollykerrauthor says:

    I love Gunnar! Nicholas sounds like a sweetheart

  10. Paula S. says:

    Nicholas for me!

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