Wednesday, February 12, 2014


More #ChickLitLove fun as the hotties from In Need of Therapy share some juicy tidbits about themselves. I think even people who've already read the book will be surprised by a few of the revelations here . . .

Name:  Ford
Occupation:  Psychiatrist 

Celebrity you've been told you look like: I sometimes get mistaken for that guy who was on the dinosaur show a few years back, Jason Something. We're both tall and have brown hair and blue eyes.  

<Blogger's note: Jason O'Mara who was on Terra Nova.>

Naughty food you like to indulge in:  Up until recently, seasoned cheese fries, but a friend just introduced me to polenta fries, which may become my new favorite naughty food. They're amazing! 

What you wear to bed: Boxers and a t-shirt from one of my New York sports teams (Giants, Mets, Knicks)

Favorite body part of the opposite sex:  The eyes. I like to know what a woman is feeling, and you can always tell that through the eyes.

How many people you've said "I love you" to:  Twice. I only say it when I mean it.

Relationship deal-breaker: I don't like women who are manipulative. I'm a shrink; I see right through mind games. 

Your first kiss - How old were you? Did you instigate it?: I had a summer romance with a girl named Shelly when I was ten. She and I met at Coney Island and hung out every day after that, playing games on the boardwalk, building sandcastles on the beach, sharing hot dogs and ice cream cones, until school started back after Labor Day. I kissed her on our last night together. It was very sweet.

Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, describe:  I let my roommate in college try to pierce my ear. That did not go well.

Favorite alcoholic drink:  I'm not much of a drinker, but I'll have a Jack and Coke if I'm at a party. 

Describe your dream girl:  Smart, self-aware, independent, kindhearted, and funny. I adore a woman with a sense of humor. 

Name:  Mitch
Occupation:  Lifeguard

Celebrity you've been told you look like: I used to get Josh Holloway a lot when Lost was a big deal. Not so much now that his hair's short.

Naughty food you like to indulge in:  I don't really consider any foods "naughty." As long as I work out, I can eat whatever I want. I am a fan of chocolate syrup, especially when it's drizzled on a beautiful woman.

What you wear to bed:  A smile.

Favorite body part of the opposite sex:  I'm not gonna lie; I'm a breast man. Big, small, real, fake - doesn't matter; it's all good.

How many people you've said "I love you" to:  Who can keep track? I'm sure I say it at least once a day to some girl.

Relationship deal-breaker:  Clinginess. Yuck. Possessive women drive me nuts. I need to be free do to what I want, when I want, so I don't need some chick hounding me to spend time with her. She'll see me when she sees me.

Your first kiss - How old were you? Did you instigate it?:  I was young, maybe 7 or 8, and I had a crush on this older girl who lived across the street from me. One day, when we were waiting at the bus stop with a bunch of other kids, I just grabbed her and planted one on her. She loved it!

Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, describe:  I have a "Carpe Diem" tat on my left shoulder blade. That's my motto in life - "Seize the day!"

Favorite alcoholic drink:  Beer, man. Doesn't have to be anything fancy. Heineken, Corona, Bud, whatever. 

Describe your dream girl:  Hot, fun to be with, spontaneous, doesn't care about monogamy. 

Name:  Victor
Occupation:  Tapas restaurant owner

Celebrity you've been told you look like:  Antonio Banderas, of course. I'm the spitting image of Antonio when he was in his prime.

Naughty food you like to indulge in:  Fried sweet plantains - sweet, a little greasy, so delicious. 

What you wear to bed:  Black silk pajama pants. I like to keep it classy, as well as sexy.

Favorite body part of the opposite sex:  I'm a Latino, and we love our women to have curves. So, my eye is always drawn to a woman's backside. Kim Kardashian's is perfect. 

How many people you've said "I love you" to:  I am very  passionate and have no trouble expressing my feelings, so I've probably said those words many times. Off the top of my head, I can remember telling 8, no . . . 9, maybe 10 women I loved them.

Relationship deal-breaker:  If I see my woman flirting with other guys, we're done. I want her undivided attention and I want to know she's completely devoted to me.

Your first kiss - How old were you? Did you instigate it?:  My first kiss happened at my First Communion, so I hit two milestones at the tender age of 8! I did not instigate the kiss because I would never do such a thing in a place of worship, but I must have been too handsome in my white suit and tie for Lola Gonzalez to resist! She kissed me on the mouth, in front of God and everybody, when all of the communicants were standing at the altar getting a group photo taken. The poor girl was confused and thought we were married for a few weeks after that. I've always had that disorienting effect on women.

Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, describe:  Never! I wouldn't want to mar my skin.

Favorite alcoholic drink: The mojito, which is the best-selling drink at my bar. You can never go wrong with rum!

Describe your dream girl:  Beautiful, spirited, family-oriented, sociable.  

Read more about about Ford, Mitch, and Victor in In Need of Therapy and check out Fun, Flirty Facts about other hot Chick Lit bachelors by following the #ChickLitLove hashtag on Twitter.

Book Blurb:  Lending a sympathetic ear and dispensing sage words of advice is all part of the job for psychologist Pilar Alvarez, and she’s everything a good therapist should be: warm, compassionate, supportive. She listens, she cares, and she has all the answers, but how’s the woman everyone turns to in their hour of need supposed to cope when her own life starts to fall apart?

While working hard to make a success of her recently-opened practice in trendy South Beach, Pilar must also find time to cater to the demands of her boisterous Cuban family, which includes younger sister Izzy, an unemployed, navel-pierced wild child who can't stay out of trouble, and their mother, a beauty queen turned drama queen who’s equally obsessed with her fading looks and getting Pilar married before it’s “too late.” Although she’d like to oblige her mother and make a permanent love connection, Pilar’s romantic prospects look grim. Her cheating ex, who swears that he’s reformed, is stalking her. A hunky, but strictly off-limits, patient with bad-boy appeal and intimacy issues is making passes. And the sexy shrink in the suite across the hall has a gold band on his left ring finger.

When a series of personal and professional disasters lead Pilar into the arms of one of her unsuitable suitors, she's left shaken, confused, and full of self-doubt. With time running out, she must make sense of her feelings and learn to trust herself again so that she can save her business, her family, and most importantly, her heart. 

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  1. Still firmly Team Ford. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrowl.

  2. Yeah, definitely Team Ford. (Never heard of polenta fries. Yum!)

  3. Love this!! I'm staying on Team Ford too... and now I'm craving cheese fries!! ;)
    LOL'ed at "doesn't care about monogamy." You have to admire Mitch's honesty!

  4. This was hilarious. Especially, Mitch - he's so cocky "She loved it!" haha. And between the polenta fries and the plantains, can I tell you that I'm starving?? Very fun post. Brought back memories.

  5. I love Ford. What a fantastic post and all of that food!!! Such an amazing book, and now I want to read it again. Happy Valentine's Day, Tracie!!!

  6. I really enjoyed reading this post, Tracie. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to buy In Need of Therapy and add it to my TBR list for now. But at least it will be waiting for me in my Kindle library=)