Today we welcome Linda Grimes to the blog! Linda is the author of ALL FIXED UP, the latest release in the Ciel Halligan series. And stay tuned tomorrow for Jena’s review of the book!
#CheatingNotCheating and I’m #SorryNotSorry
by Linda Grimes
It may shock you to learn that a respectable middle-aged married woman such as myself cheats on her husband all the time. It’s true. I do. All. The. Time. And I get away with it!
Don’t look at me like that. You do it, too. You know you do. Every time you open a book with an attractive guy (or gal–let’s not go making assumptions) in it, your mind can’t help but wander into what-if territory. It’s normal. It’s natural. That vicarious thrill is likely a huge part of why we read. And don’t try to tell me you only read to ennoble your spirit, or my eyes might glaze over. Ennobling spirits is a worthy goal, but please. Ever hear of multitasking? One can be ennobled and thrilled at the same time. The two things aren’t mutually exclusive.
Oh, and here’s little secret you might not have considered: Your significant other cheats on you, too. If not with a character from a book (let’s face it, not everyone is a reader), then with some smokin’ hot celebrity they happened to see on TV or in a movie. It’s just the way human brains are hardwired. If it makes you feel better, you can pretend that while your SO is #CheatingNotCheating on you, he or she is pretending the character is (essentially) you. I’m *ahem* certain that must be the case.
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