You Heard It Here: Opposites Attract

First I want to announce yesterday’s winner of Danger Zone! Denise Z! Congratulations, Denise! I’ll be contacting you!

I’m breaking the rules by posting today, but I figured release week called for a little excitement! Since yesterday was the normal Happiness Is post, today is a little bit meatier.

One of the reasons I loved writing this book was to show how opposites attract. Julie Fraser is mega-famous and desperately craves a regular guy who doesn’t have an issue with her job or public persona. Troy Mills is a quiet P.I. who can’t imagine himself with an A-list actress. She wants the solid relationship that dating a normal man can afford her. He wants the confidence and strength of a woman who knows what’s important in life. Relationships and family. He doesn’t expect to find it in a Hollywood starlet. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Troy saves Julie’s life on more than one occasion, but it takes more than that for two people to click. Julie’s need to make people laugh feeds into Troy’s need to smile. Her positive outlook on life pulls him out of the darkness of his childhood. These two are perfect for each other.

(Okay, this shot has nothing to do with the book, but I couldn’t resist dropping it in. These two are as adorable as Julie and Troy! In fact, that’s what I’ve named them. LOL.)

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I sometimes wonder if opposites attract because a person sees in the other person what they wish they could be themselves. My husband and I aren’t polar opposites, but he is very outgoing and adventurous. His constant need to experience new things has pulled me out of my shell dozens of times over the years and I’ve done things I never would’ve done without him. I think opposites tend to balance each other out in a good way as long as there is communication, respect and friendship in a relationship.

I talk about Julie’s debut movie, Dangerous Race, (which is still FREE by the way!) quite a bit in Living Dangerously, since it was playing the role of Trace Bradshaw that brought Julie to super-star status. But the actual making of the movie occurred in Danger Zone. So, to celebrate Living Dangerously, I’m giving away a copy of Danger Zone (Adrenaline Highs #2) to one lucky commenter.

So tell me…why do you think opposites attract? And once they do attract do you think they can stick together?

Comments

You Heard It Here: Opposites Attract — 8 Comments

  1. I think most people tend to hang out with people like themselves, so along comes this person who seems “different” from the regular friends and they become very interesting. Wow, how can you be like this? Why do you live this way. Do you really do that like that? Why? I guess that can be intriguing?
    Did I make any sense? Do I need more coffee before I comment on blogs today? 🙂
    Good blog! Oh, and love the picture.

    • Hi Lynne,
      LOL. You did fine! I totally understood you. I think you hit on the right word: intriguing. People who do things differently than we do ARE intriguing. I just wonder how long that “shine” of an “intriguing” person might last. A lifetime, maybe… or a few days/weeks/months? I’m sure that time varies depending on the couple. Thanks for dropping in!

  2. The picture is great! Best wishes on the books (all of them of course)…I think opposites can attract but then they have to remember why they were attracted to each other in the first place and not try to change each other, if they want the relationship or friendship to last.

    • Hi Veronica,
      I wholeheartedly agree! As long as those opposites respect each other for who they are then they have a chance. I think anytime people start to try to change other people, they could be in for problems. Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Hi Dee J.,

    Congratulations on “Living Dangerously”! I think you hit the nail on the head…opposites attract because we see something in the “opposite” that we wish we possessed. Hubs and I are living proof opposites attract. He’s logical and analytical. Meanwhile, I’m the least analytical person you’ll ever meet, but I like to consider myself an emotional savant, (or a complete and utter bullshitter). One of those. 🙂

    • Hi Sam,
      LMAO. You are too funny. No wonder I love you… I adore a bullshitter. But, yeah, I think opposites can appeal to each other in that forbidden, “I could never be like you so I’m going to be WITH you” way. So glad you popped over! Thanks!

  4. I think the word “intrigue” covers it well, and I’m like Sam, married to the total opposite. It’ll be 42 years next Wednesday, so it lasts at least sometimes!

    • Hi Liz,
      Wow! Happy Anniversary next week! That’s awesome! I’m a fan of “intrigue.” (I like the way the word sounds, too. LOL.) There’s just something fascinating about people who are unlike ourselves, I guess. Thanks for stopping by!