We all know that opposites attract—King Kong and his beautiful blonde. Poor
little Cinderella and her wealthy Prince. Kermit and Miss Piggy. But in the
realm of opposites falling in love, there’s something special about the awkward
girl and the cocky popular guy. Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast
Club were my faves growing up.
So why do we love these stories so much? Maybe they make us believe that the
world can be saved one set of hearts at time. In any case, the
jock-and-nerdy-chick stories are at the top of my favorites list and here’s why
I loved them enough to create The OHELLNO Series!
#1. The jock has a body to worship
And let’s face it, no woman can resist a set of perky abs since they make us
think about all of the other parts of his body that might be hard and perfect,
too. (Wink, wink.)
#2. On the inside, most of us feel like nerds—only some of us mask it better
Let’s be honest, we have all felt awkward and left out at one point in our
lives, which is why the nerdy girl is so relatable. As strong and brainy as she
might be, there’s always a part of her who wishes she could be better in some
way (better looking, better at socializing with guys, or whatever). And as a
woman, I think that feeling never goes away completely. The most beautiful woman
in the world will still look at herself and find a flaw. The most successful
woman will look ahead at which hill to conquer next. As for me, I feel like no
matter how good things are, they can always be better. (Eh-hem, workaholic
here.) Anyway, I think the nerd girl represents that part of us that doesn’t
quite fit right and nothing is more awesome than watching her overcome her
obstacles to find happiness.
#3. When opposites fight, there is no better set up for comedy. But when they
fall in love, it feels like magic
What’s that old saying? The bigger the battle, the sweeter the victory. The same
goes for love stories! The more impossible their situation, the more drawn I am
to the story. (Or does that just make me sadistic because I enjoy watching my
characters suffer? LOL)
#4. If a nerd can love a jock and a jock can love a nerd, then anything is
This plays into my earlier comment. I think watching two people—who don’t stand
a pickle’s chance at getting along—find true love, gives us hope. In the world
today, there are certain groups who don’t want peace and I, for one, don’t see
how that will resolve. Except that love is the one inescapable emotion capable
of bridging any gap—cultural, religious, or otherwise. Maybe we need to hook up
all the crazy haters of the world with strong, loving, pacifists who can whip
them into shape. Or better yet, send them all to love boot camp and make them
watch chick flicks and read Romance novels until they’re cured! (I wish it were
#5. Jock-nerd romances remind us that at a fundamental level, we’re all just
people looking for the same thing: happiness. Nuff said.
Okay, everyone! That’s my list, and I hope you’ll experience every item on it
when you read, OH, HENRY
(Book #2, of the OHellNo
May the geeky love be with you.
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is a New York Times & USA Today
bestselling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance. Both traditionally
and independently published, Mimi has sold over 900,000 books since publishing
her 1st title in 2012, and she plans to spontaneously combust once
she hits the one-million mark. Although she obtained her international MBA and
worked for over 15 years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never
too late to come out of the romance-closet and follow your dreams.
not screaming at her works in progress, Mimi spends time with her two pirates in
training, her loco-for-the-chili-pepper hubby, and rat terriers, Mini & DJ
Princess Snowflake, in Arizona.
She continues to hope that her books will
inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh
when you need it most.
SHE'S GOT ME BY THE FOOTBALLS...
My name is Henry Walton, and though I've been called many things throughout
my life--tree trunk, moose, walrus--I am now six foot five, solid muscle, and
the hottest defensive end in the NFL college draft. This is the moment I've been
waiting for: fame, women, and glory.
Just one problem: I'm suddenly in a bad slump. And it started the moment I
got dumped by Elle, the nerdy goddess with thick glasses, a smokin' hot body,
and a genius IQ.
So what gives? We only dated for a few weeks, and it's not like I've missed
her. (Much.) Regardless, all the facts point to one conclusion. Elle is my lucky
Call me superstitious, but I have to get her back before I lose everything.
Even if she's the last girl I should want and she now hates my guts.
[On Sale: August 25, 2017, e-Book, eISBN:
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