So I'm crazy excited to share with you her thoughts on the MALE MIND. That scary enigma that intrigues us ever so much. And Katie has plenty experience probing this confusing, attractive species!
Katie Kacvinskey - Guest Post
Dissecting the Male Mind…
It’s something all women love to do, right? We spend hours trying to decipher what all their subtle behaviors mean. Well, I’ve had the privilege (and challenge) of having a lot of guy roommates in my life. In college I lived with six guys. When I was twenty-one, I lived in a house with nine guys, yes, NINE, and I was the only girl. Let’s just say, all this one-on-one time with so much collective testosterone has given me quite a bit of writing material. It also gave me the opportunity to observe guys—how they communicate, how they handle confrontations and how they deal with relationships (and how they really don’t understand how to clean a bathroom or kitchen).
So, when I wrote First Comes Love, my goal was to tackle emotionally heated issues from the male perspective—issues on family, loss, friendship, sex, love and independence. The story flips narratives between Gray and Dylan, and they learn that love is a lot more than butterflies in your stomach. It’s more than asking what someone’s favorite color is, or what they want to be when they grow up. Love is about asking the tough questions. It’s about loving someone even when they make it extremely hard to love them.
Here’s what Gray learns about relationships, which he explains to a friend in the story:
“I don’t know much, but this is what I’ve learned. You’ll fall for the last person you ever thought you’d be interested in. That’s the tricky part. You might not even notice her at first. And she usually comes around just when you’ve stopped looking. But if you pay attention you’ll know it’s her because she’ll stand out from everybody else. She might even scare you. But if you’re lucky enough to meet this girl, be smart enough to realize it and try not to screw it up.”
How did Gray come to this realization? You’ll have to read the book to find out. :) Happy Valentine’s Day.
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