My Top 5 television lust men

Every once in a while, a television show comes along with a male character that I become so attached to, his fate becomes almost as important to my well being as my own and my friends/family members. I’m typically very attracted to these characters and want them as my own husband, boyfriend, lover etc, but because I know it’s not possible (they’re not real people and probably wouldn’t give me a second glance if they were), I pull for them to couple up with a female character on the show with whom I feel they have a connection. I thought it would be fun to list some my favorites here.

I wonder if you’ll share my adoration for these characters. I hope not, and do you want to know why? Because they’re mine. MINE!!!

Without further ado:

Gunnar Scott – Nashville.

I love him for so many reasons. For one thing, he’s sexy as all get out with an amazing smile. I love his tall, lean build. But I mostly love that he’s sweet, romantic, and not Mr. Smooth with the ladies. I’m attracted to creative types and Gunnar is a song writer and performer.  The only female character he’s allowed to love is Scarlett, and I’ve become angered when the writers have him temporarily bumping uglies with someone else. When I thought the show was going off of the air, my only consolation was that Gunnar and Scarlett kissed and made up in the middle of a concert during the series finale. I’m sure they’ll be torn apart in the new season, but true love will win out in the end.

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Jim Harper – The Newsroom

Jim is the epitome of dorky-cute. He has a quick wit and is brilliant at his job. He has strong principles and is stubborn. Like Gunnar, he’s not a player and doesn’t seem to be aware of his sex appeal. Also like Gunnar, his career as a news producer is creative. Since Jim was not available to date me, I pulled for him and Maggie to be together and was stressed out when he was dating Lisa and Hallie.

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Peter Quinn – Homeland

I fell in love with Peter Quinn the first time he made an appearance on Homeland during season two. This was well before he became a main character and when I had no idea how long his character would stick around. He was mysterious and brave and hot as hell. (Those lips!) And his growing love for Carrie only made him more attractive to me. Once Brody was killed off, I waited and waited for a Carrie and Quinn pairing until the end of season 4 when it seemed like it might happen. And then it didn’t. And now…well now I don’t even know if Peter Quinn is alive. Last I saw him, he was in a hospital bed with Carrie about to pull the plug. I can’t even.

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James “Sawyer” Ford – Lost

When I watched my first episode of Lost in 2011, I thought I was going to be team Jack (played by Matthew Fox). I was a big fan of Party of Five and excited to see Matthew Fox starring in another show. (Apparently not anxious enough to watch the series first run, but better late than never, right?) It became quickly clear that my loins quivered for Jack’s nemesis: Sawyer.  Sawyer was your typical bad boy: tragic childhood, trust issues, rough exterior with a huge heart. Sawyer won me over with his famous nicknames for the other castaways, like Freckles and Doc . And let’s not forget those dimples! Even though I was team Sawyer, I still wanted a Jack/Kate pairing as opposed to Sawyer/Kate. I’m not sure why, but the writers agreed with me, although not before letting Sawyer and Kate give into their attraction first. When I was deep into my binge-watching, my late best friend Alan would tease my crush on Sawyer asking if I’d agree to a three-way with Kate and Sawyer if it were the only way I’d get Sawyer in bed. I’ll never tell 😉

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Cary Agos –The Good Wife

Despite being Team Logan on Gilmore Girls, I didn’t have a crush on Logan. It’s not the actor himself to whom I’m attracted in this case at all. But Cary Agos had something, at least in the first few seasons when his moral compass was questionable. When he smiled, there was a little bit of the devil in the curl of his lips. When his eyes twinkled, he also had a bad boy vibe.  I never knew what he was up to and of how much he was capable and I liked it. I thought his chemistry with Kalinda was off-the-hook and waited impatiently for them to finally surrender to their attraction. It ended up being an anti-climactic pairing, but the tension kept me excited.

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And there you have them. I’ve been physically attracted to many other male characters on television shows past and present, but the five men above really did a number on me. What about you? Agree? Disagree? Who are your favorites?

Valentine’s Q&A with Blogger Girl’s Kimberly Long

It’s almost upon us— Valentine’s Day— the “romantic love” holiday. In honor of this festive-for-some-depressing-for-others-day, a bunch of popular chick lit/romantic comedy authors thought it would be fun to feature the more romantic aspects of our books on our blogs all week.

Today, Kimberly Long, the main character in my most recent release, Blogger Girl, answers some questions regarding her love life.

Kimberly Long

Kimberly Long

Meredith: What three qualities do you find most attractive in a partner?

Kim: I’d have to go with sense of humor, sex appeal, and aggressive without being overbearing.

Meredith:  What’s your idea of romance?

Kim:  On a grand scale, I would love for someone to serenade me at Karaoke or write me a love song but in realistic terms, someone who loves me unconditionally and never lets me doubt it for a second.

Meredith: Who’s your favorite on-screen couple (Film or TV)

Kim:  Hmm, well I’m not a fan of the sappy love stuff. I’m also not a fan of the alpha male/meek woman, like Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey. I like couples who challenge each other and make each other laugh. I’d have to go with Harry Burns and Sally Albright. Although I also have a special place in my heart for Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara.  Oh, and Mindy and Danny from The Mindy Project, but they’re not officially a couple…yet.

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Meredith: What’s been your most embarrassing moment in regards to the opposite sex?

Kim: Not to toot my own horn, but unless I am so overwhelmed with attraction for someone that I can barely cross my legs, I’m pretty cool around the opposite sex. I’m not one of those girls who gets herself in crazy, awkward situations like spilling things or falling on my face. I have, however, been known to babble too much about Pastel is the New Black, my chick lit blog, and most straight men can only take so much of the book talk.  

Meredith: What was your first impression of your partner or crush? How accurate was it?

Kim: My first impression of Nicholas was definitely that he’s a player. Either a player or too good to be true. Time will tell…

The one!

The one!

Meredith: How have you coped with break-ups in the past?

Kim: Well, my first boyfriend—my high school sweetheart—became my friend with benefits years later. So far, none of my break-ups have been tragic because I don’t think I was truly in love. I have a feeling it won’t be as easy to recover from the next one…

Meredith: Which hot actor would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with and why?

Kim: Josh Holloway because a) his dimples are divine, b) I am a sucker for scruffy men and he wears it so well and c) after being stranded on “the Island” as James/Sawyer, he could probably take care of both us. 

I heart Sawyer.

I heart Sawyer.

Meredith: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?

Kim: Admittedly, I’ve never been one to make grand gestures. I think I worried too much about being rejected and so I just let it go. But I think someday, if the situation warrants it, I will have to take a page out of one of the fantastic chick lit books I have read and pull out all of the stops. Those chick lit heroines always get their man!

Meredith: PDA: How much is acceptable?

Kim: I think it’s definitely nice to hold hands and tastefully touch your partner in public. Even a few kisses are acceptable. However, unless you are a teeny-bopper at a dive college or straight-out-of-college-bar, full-on sucking face and groping is totally inappropriate. I like to lock eyes with my partner over a drink or dinner in the knowledge of what we will do to each other once we are alone. Flirting in and of itself is an extremely sexy activity. Almost as fun as the main event—but not quite!

Meredith: What is the best relationship advice you’ve ever gotten?

Kim: To have enough confidence in yourself and your appeal to be able to accept and believe a man who says he is interested and acts like he is interested is, in fact, interested until and unless he proves otherwise, rather than letting your own insecurity sabotage the relationship before it has really even gotten started.

I hope you enjoyed my interview with Kim. Stay tuned for tomorrow when I will post an excerpt from Blogger Girl that showcases the flirtier/sexier side of the book!

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