Amanda Usen | Let's Hear It for the PLAYBOY!
June 10, 2014
Hi there! Thanks for coming to talk playboys with me today. Almost every book I
write features a playboy, and my latest release, SEDUCING THE PLAYBOY, is no
exception. I love a good reformed playboy. Actually, I love a good UNreformed
playboy, but an unattainable man kind of ruins the end of a romance novel.
What do I love most about a playboy? Number one: heâ€™s got tons of sexy
experience. This guy knows how to flirt, how to act on a date, and he certainly
knows how to behave in the bedroom. Who can resist that? You donâ€™t have to worry
about fumbling or flailing with him because heâ€™ll get it right every time. Even
if you have charming idiosyncrasies, heâ€™s gotten around so much (and so safely,
of course!) heâ€™s bound to have encountered your quirks in the past, and heâ€™ll
know just how to drive you wild. Heâ€™ll make it work between youâ€¦oh yes, he will.
Secondly, heâ€™s a challenge. Not to bed, of course. The playboy is a challenge to
claim. I would say heâ€™s a challenge to tame, but who wants to tame him? Keep him
wildâ€”wild but eating exclusively out of your hand. Yes, indeed, the playboy is
excellent at avoiding attachment, so when he falls in love with YOU, it is an
accomplishment of epic proportions. You have succeeded where every other woman
has failed, and winning is absolutely delicious, right?
Thirdly, heâ€™s confident, successful, and attractive. Of course he is! He always
gets what he wants, and that makes him hard to resist. Thereâ€™s just something
about a man who isnâ€™t used to hearing noâ€”that makes a woman want to say yes. Of
course, itâ€™s better to say no a few times first, but thatâ€™s another topicâ€¦
Lastly, heâ€™s fun. Heâ€™s a PLAYboy, after all. If he bores you, he doesnâ€™t deserve
When it comes to playboys, I donâ€™t just write about them. Reader, I married one.
My husband was quite the player when we met. So much so that on one fateful
night when he was talking about our bright future together, I rolled my eyes,
shook my head, and said, â€śStop it. Just stop talking about our future unless
youâ€™re going to ask me to marry you. I donâ€™t want to hear it.â€ť His ice-blue eyes
narrowed. Then one eyebrow tilted, and the tiniest smile lifted the corner of
his mouth. He walked out of the room.
I heard a drawer open in the kitchen, and when he strode back into the living
room he dropped onto one knee and held up a ring. An aluminum foil ring.
I said yes.
And I still have it in my jewelry box.
Do you have a favorite playboy book boyfriend? Please share him in the comments,
and one lucky winner will receive a print copy of SCRUMPTIOUS, my debut
contemporary romance, in which a playboy chef and playgirl pastry chef battle
for bragging rights. Double the fun!
20 comments posted.
Re: Amanda Usen | Let's Hear It for the PLAYBOY!
That would have to be ALL of them... I would not be able to
choose one of the other.
(Tina Ullrich 1:36am June 10, 2014)
Sorry but I don't have one but I beet I will after I read this book! Thanks and this sounds like one of my favorite books already!!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:03am June 10, 2014)
A Fav playboy.... I have read quite a few playboy characters... but for a fav, one is not coming to mind at the moment... enjoy reading about them and the woman that get a hold on them!
(Colleen Conklin 1:01pm June 10, 2014)
I recently read and liked Carter Anderson from HIS BILLION DOLLAR BABY by Lea Nolan.
(Marcy Shuler 7:34pm June 10, 2014)
Rourke from J D Robb books. Though he isn't a "playboy" now, with being
married and all, I think he will always be my fave. This is a man who
gets what he wants. Lucky Eve has him...Lol.
(Suzette Finks 8:29pm June 10, 2014)
This is not my normal genre, so I can't give you a name. I
would love to try this genre by reading one of your books!!
The cover of your book sort of drew me in, as well as your
posting, because I could definately relate. I, too, married
a playboy of sorts, and couldn't be happier, because I knew
that he was my destiny!! I just needed the time to sit back
and wait for him to come to me, after taking the time to
realize the same conclusion. We've now been married for 31
(Peggy Roberson 10:14pm June 10, 2014)
I love all the sexy playlist that I read about. From Dr.
Gabriel Emerson to the Alexanders to the Sexy Vamp Amaury.
They all bring something different to the table and there is
lots to love.
(Latochia Bell 12:51pm June 11, 2014)
Generally, my favorite is in the book I am currently reading. haha
(Lisa Hutson 2:20am June 11, 2014)
I love it! When I started reading the comments, I realized that as much as I love fictional playboys, what really draws me is a guy who has done enough to know what he wants...and wants to give. Rourke is a great example (and no kidding about lucky Eve!), and I have HIS BILLION DOLLAR BABY on my Kindle!
Congrats on the 31 years, Peggy! We've been married a paltry 15, lol! :-)
Thanks for all the recommendations and comments! Keep 'em coming. I'm making a list!
(Amanda Usen 8:49am June 11, 2014)
Roark from the J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas series.
(Tamara Blackwell 10:01am June 11, 2014)
What a great title!
(Maria Proctor 11:22am June 11, 2014)
Taming playboys is such fun.
(Irene Menge 11:30am June 11, 2014)
I loved Roman from Seducing the Playboy! Hot, sexy and a chef to boot!
I also loved Colton Donavan from K. Bromberg's Driven series.
(Sue Galuska 12:05pm June 11, 2014)
Don't have one favorite.
(Tina Lechuga 1:14pm June 11, 2014)
I don't have a favorite one either!
(Denise Austin 1:34pm June 11, 2014)
i dont have a fav. one
(Denise Smith 2:00pm June 11, 2014)
Amanda, this book Scrumptious, looks like a great book & who wouldn't want a sexy chef....that cover tells it all.
Thanks, for the blog contest. Will add these books to my TBR list.
(Lois Imel 5:19pm June 11, 2014)
None that I can think of at the moment. I've read many books with them in, however. Thanks for this contest! Your book sounds great.
(Linda Luinstra 8:13pm June 11, 2014)
Thanks! I'm also a big fan of cupcakes and bare-chested men - ha! Thank you all for commenting. I'm adding the Driven series to my TBR list, Sue!
(Amanda Usen 10:10am June 12, 2014)
Love playboys and Scrumptious sounds delicious! My favorite playboy is Rourke from J.D. Robb's In Death series.
(Bonnie H 11:01pm June 17, 2014)
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