I wake up to this:
Really…how am I supposed to top this? 9:30 in the morning and I’m officially done.
If we were back in 1922, today would be the day that one Howard Carter took a flight of steps that would take the world by storm…
I’m well on the path towards the final steps of prepping my short contemporary romantic comedy “Forever Material” for formatting. “Forever Material,” you say. “Why Ms. Grayson, do please share…”
She’s absolutely sure he’s not the marrying kind…
He’s absolutely sure she’s right…
But he’s still going to prove her wrong.
Barbara Whitehall knows that there are two kinds of men in the world–Fling Material and Forever Material. You have your fun with the one, but you stick around with the other. All that crap about love just confuses things. The bad boy in the leather jacket may be fun tonight, but he’ll be gone in the morning. It’s the fella in the suit and tie with the good job and stable outlook that you can count on to be around tomorrow. After making a fool out of herself too many times over bad boys with no responsibility and nothing but heartbreak on their minds, she developed a philosophy to help women like herself get over the bad boys and find good men. And it works. Her DateSmart workshops have become so popular that she’s leased a storefront and is now giving them on a weekly basis. Hundreds of women have been helped through DateSmart, and while she hasn’t found her Forever Material yet, she’s confident that she’ll recognize him when she sees him.
Jake Mancini’s life was going just fine until his good-looking new neighbor walked into his life on killer legs. But those legs are nothing next to her lethal tongue. Her “DateSmart” workshops have cheated him out of several mutually enjoyable Saturday nights with attractive women.
But Barbara’s always had a soft spot for bad boys, even though she knows they’re bad for her. If she lets Jake get too close, she’ll end up losing her heart to one more bad boy who’ll toss it in the trash when he’s done.