Introducing Nora Roberts' Books to (MY) Man




It all started with a post I read online. In it a woman said how she'd love to introduce Nora Roberts' novels and characters to her son. She deemed her husband an hopeless case but she would love to "form" her son to be as good - great in fact - as Nora's male characters...


My husband reads frequently. An average of 10 books per year maybe. A leisure and for fun reader. All reading very manly of course. And some from writers that Nora also likes like Stephen King and Paul Auster.


The moment for "making" him read a Nora novel happened after he read his first Nicholas Sparks novel. His sister gave it to him and he - I believe he didn't have any other to read when the craving hit that day - picked it and read. Lots of teasing from my son... My daughter has a more each-to-their-own-what-do-I-care-what-dad's-reading attitude so no ribbing from her... And a plan started in my head...


When he was finished we were in that close-to-Christmas phase when you don't want to spend money indulging... so I pointed him "Sea Swept" in our bedroom shelves... he was like "Nora Roberts? That's for women" and I used something I read in one of NR novels "it doesn't mean you will grow breasts (by reading it)"... he might have (always) been curious about them because after saying "you never know. not taking chances" he was like "are you sure?" and I - using my what-do-I-care face - "sure. you might enjoy. story is nice. characters are fun. give it a try. if you don't like how it goes put it down"


And it ALL started. I used strategy to keep him on the path. I didn't disclose the series had 4 books... Men are such babies... and I kept asking what part he was in and instantly knowing and somehow we bonded over Cam and Seth and their story... midway in the reading I received that smirk meaning it's hot reading with lots of sex going on (with that sneer that meant "dirty lady. I like you, let's neck") ahahahahah




I laughed because he reacted almost in the same fashion  as my daughter - she was fifteen then (!!!) - when she caught me reading one of THOSE pages "Yiikes Mom. Gross" ahahahah... but he didn't put the book away. At all. Nearing the end he even took the book - on disguise ;) - to work so he could finish it during his lunch hour.

When he finished it I said there were books on each brother but he didn't HAVE to read them... Guess what?! - He wanted to...


He's now reading Chesapeake Blue and whenever I look at him he's smiling. I'm even getting a little jealous of Drusilla - this morning my husband called Drusilla by her petit nom - Dru!!! can you believe it? And he used Cam's expression how she's going to drive Seth crazy... with the same Cam's glee...


No, I don't know if he'll go on through all Nora Roberts' Novels I have. I'm not even sure if I want him to... his choice I guess...



A small secret Ladies!!!! He didn't grow breasts but he became - during THOSE parts - a bit more attentive if you know what I mean ;) ahahahahahahah

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