Thanks for letting me hang out with the Yankee Romance crew today!
As some of you may know, I love nerds. I wrote a whole series of books with nerd heroes, and then, even when I branched out into paranormal comedy, I still wrote about nerds. The hero of my latest book, WILD & HEXY, is most definitely a nerd.
But let me make this clear. I love nerds with nice pecs. My nerds may wear glasses, but they’re more Clark Kent than Napoleon Dynamite. They’re nerds not because they look dopey and act goofy, but because they have superior brain power and know how to use it.
For me, nerdiness is more a state of mind than a physical description. It means they can focus on something to the exclusion of all else. They enjoy studying subjects of interest. They demand excellence from themselves. Take all those characteristics into the bedroom, and what do you have? One hot nerd! Plus, after the fireworks, you can actually have a conversation.
My nerds aren’t smooth operators, but then again, smooth operators don’t appeal to me. Nerds don’t think they’re God’s gift to women. They think women are God’s gift to them, and they’re intensely grateful. How appealing is that?
My nerds have courage. They may not strut around and act as if they’re all that, but when the chips are down, they put everything on the line for those they care about. And they do it without fanfare.
Are you now, or have you ever been in love with a nerd? What was it that attracted you? I'll give away an autographed copy of Wild & Hexy to one lucky winner drawn from all who comment on today's blog post.