But through all the hype and excitement of signing my first contract there is one moment that stands out during the celebrations. Out of the blue my husband asks an off the cuff question - So do I have to be worried that I will be featuring in any of your stories?
...Ummm...how to answer that? I can honestly say that if I would have had fluid in my mouth it would have quickly been released all over the front of his shirt. Seriously, was he for real?...Yes, unfortunately he was.
And this was my reply.
"Hon, I write romance. You have nothing to worry about...you're not romantic."
I will admit that some of his smarcastic (yes I made up a word. It's a mix of smart ass and sarcasm) one liners have been used here and there, but there are so many reasons why my husband will NOT be a hero in any of my stories.
1. When we were dating we used to live together in Melbourne. One memorable moment was when we were toughening out a windy, winter day at the beach, showing his sister the sights. Hubby decides he wanted to try and be sweet by doing one of those romantic scenes where the hero picks up his sweetheart and runs along the edge of the waves.
The bastard dropped me...in the water...in the middle of winter.
2. His foreplay is strictly verbal and consists of the following lines that are interchanged to spice things up a little:
- "9pm. Go time."
- "Get ya gear off"
- "Get ya rack out"
Oh, and my all time favourite is when he says I will get lucky "if I play my cards right."
*sigh* so sweet.
Now in his defense I will say that before we were married he was A grade romantic material. Back in the day when he thought I had beer flavoured nipples. His proposal couldn't have been sweeter if he tried. But times have changed my honey bear...so in answer to those of you who have asked - NO, my husband will not feature as one of my romance heroes.
And just because he's a sexy fireman doesn't mean he's hero material.
***PLEASE NOTE - here is the gushy part where I say that I love my husband with all my heart. The part where I say he is the best man in the world, the only one I could ever want to be with. He lights up my life and is more than I deserve...he's just not romantic***