The other day I was reading Watch Me by Shelley Bradley, and I totally fell in love with Alejandro Diaz. Dear Mother Mary, in my mind he is so hot. He has it all, sexy, Latin, can dance, great body, rich and of course bedroom eyes that make you melt. But somewhere along the line I started wondering about the secondary character Del.
Shelley seems to have this affect on me with her first and secondary characters. Take “Ice” for example, from Tempt Me With Darkness. His role is very small but so powerful I will be reading all of the Doomsday Brethren series (which I would do anyway – by the way because I loved TMWD) hoping for bits and pieces of him and all the other boys too, but him most definitely.
Huh, I thought, why is that? Good writing for sure, but there has to be more.
So in my twisted mind I came up with my own theory on why secondary characters become the front runners sometimes.
It’s not right to steal your girlfriends love interest. Yep, it was that simple—common courtesy—even for an imaginary character.
And when you are so involved in a book that character is a part of your life (hence a friend to you). It’s a pat on the back saying “oh you lucky girl, does he have a friend.” And low and behold he does, just flip a few more pages and there he is. Now voila, you’re not cheating on your girlfriend anymore. You have your own boy toy to dream about, even though she might be the lucky stiff that gets the happily ever after with your first choice. Oh well, number two will now be number one for you, and you can’t wait to find out more about them, once you make sure your girlfriend is safe and happy in her own relationship.
Now when Ice gets his own story, I’m only hoping to have more choices to dream about in my own twisted mind.
And just so you know Del has his own story in Sneak Peek. Giving nothing away you need to check it out yourself ;-)
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