by Melissa Landers
Happy Monday, lovely readers! Before I continue the Honestly YA "Good Guys vs. Bad Boys" debate, let me share a few things with you. First, the countdown to ALIENATED's release is in the double digits...only 85 days to go!
I'm running my *very last* autographed ARC giveaway on Goodreads, which you can enter here. Also, I'm offering signed swag to readers who pre-order. This is NOT a sweepstakes in which you enter to win. It's a sure thing. You pre-order the book, I send you free swag. Easy peasy.
For rules and additional information, visit my website.
Okay, now on to the debate!
The other day, I was avoiding my WIP (Work In Progress) by trolling YouTube for funny videos. (Don't judge. We all need a mental break now and then.) I came across "Honest Trailer: The Avengers." It's rather hilarious, so take a moment to watch it. Go ahead, I'll wait.
At the 1:08 mark, we hear "Captain America...NO ONE'S favorite character."
Hold the phone!
Captain America was MY favorite character in The Avengers. Like, by a lot!
I perked up every time he entered a scene, and I might have even drooled a little bit watching him work out in the gym. But my interest in his character extends beyond physical appearance. There are plenty of hotties in that film, Thor, for example. What really set Captain America apart from the rest was his good ol' fashioned, nice guy, take-him-home-to-mama attitude. Steve Rogers is the kind of man who would track you down to return the wallet you accidentally dropped. He's a total Boy Scout.
And I love that.
Yes, that's right. I love good guys. Why? Because you can trust a truly good man, and he'll treat you with respect. A good guy won't ask if you really need that bowl of ice cream. In fact, he'll add the hot fudge. If you say, "Not tonight, hon. I've got a headache," he'll fetch you an aspirin instead of pouting or whining. You don't have to worry about catching him in a compromising position with a stripper, because he loathes the concept of paying a desperate young woman to grind in his lap. He will pull out chairs, hold open doors, and say that you look pretty when you're dressed in sweatpants and haven't washed your hair in a couple of days. Don't we all deserve that?
I married a good guy, and ten years later, I'm still glad that I did.
How about you, readers? Good guy or bad boy? Pick your poison!
Melissa Landers is the author of ALIENATED, a seriously foreign exchange coming in February, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion. You can learn more about Melissa on her website, and she'd love for you to add ALIENATED to your Goodreads bookshelf!