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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happily Ever After Anyone?

Welcome to Romance Books 4 Us everyone. I'm your tour guide for the day, Nicole Morgan and as some of you may have noticed I drop by with a new post on the first of every month and either ramble like a fool or amaze you with my intellect. LOL. Okay, yes that last one was a stretch, but...I've got you smiling now, don't I? Now that you're good and loosened up, go ahead and kick your shoes off, sit back, relax and enjoy!

Happily Ever After Anyone?    
Lately I've been witnessing people going through a rough time. You know, the ones who are wonderful people but have been handed more than their share of lemons and they haven't figured out how to make lemonade. At least not yet anyway. That's why I'm using today's post to revisit an oldie, but what I like to call a goodie. The below portion of my post is part of an earlier one I did right here on Romance Books 4 Us. Why am I reposting this, you ask? Well, since you did ask, I'll tell ya! *winks* Happily Ever After's don't grow on trees. And they're certainly not a fairy tale, so read this post and make sure that you know how to make an turn those lemons into the sweetest lemonade under the sun. 

If only it were that easy, right? You could just stroll on into the local Love-Mart, peruse the different choices available to us in the life partner category, maybe add on a few last minute impulse buys they keep near the register like ‘extra charming’ or ‘devastatingly handsome.

Unfortunately no such “Mart” exists, and with the hustle and bustle of today’s fast paced world it’s hard to meet that person who will sweep us off our feet. A million different things can get in our way of finding that special someone who falls head over heels in love with us despite our many idiosyncrasies or flaws.

While all little girls have dreams of that prince charming who will swoop in and knock their glass slipper off, over time our image of him changes. Instead of having that almost porcelain look of perfection like we see in the fairy tales, we may now picture him with a rugged five o’clock shadow or maybe a tattoo here or hidden there.

Let’s face it we all can be pretty finicky with what we perceive to be out perfect mate. Is that realistic though? Are we ourselves perfect? Do we have the perfect body, the ideal shape, hair or eye color and look? One of the most amazing things about the human race is that we are all unique in our own special way. All of us, men and women alike come in different sizes, shapes and colors. The fact of the matter is the old adage “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is truer than any of us may realize.

What if that one person who gives us butterflies, makes us feel like we’re floating on a cloud and gives us more love than we ever dreamed possible is right there underneath our noses, but merely come in a package which looks different than our minds eye had envisioned? What if we are so busy looking for perfection we are missing the beautiful opportunity before us? What if we take a moment and just look around? What if?

Don’t limit yourself with fantasies that really only belong on the pages of a fiction novel. The true happiness you find may be even better than what you hoped for.

That's all for me this months, guys and gals. 
I'll see you here next month,
same bat time, same bat channel. 

Until then you can tide yourself over with my winter anthology, 
'Tis the Season for Seduction 

Nicole Morgan is an author of erotic romance novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with good old-fashioned whodunit. While she's written everything from contemporary to paranormal her leading men will more than likely be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve. From her very first novel (which turned into a four book series) about Navy SEALs to her more recent releases you will be sure to find a few twists and turns you were not expecting.

She also has a recurring monthly column in Book & Trailer Showcase's eMagazine, and is a proud member of the Romance Books 4 Us Gold Authors. 

Find out more about Nicole and her books by visiting her websiteblogGoogle + PageTwitterFacebook and her Yahoo Group, Nicole’s Think Tank.

Until next month my s ~ Nicole 


Tina Donahue said...

What a wonderful post, Nichole. So true, too. None of us is perfect. Well, none of us without plastic surgery and PhotoShop. :)

Sandy said...

Nicole, your post may be a repeat, but it is just as true today as last time. Thank you!

Cara Marsi said...

Thank you, Nicole, for a wonderful post. So true.

Paris said...

Great post, Nicole! And you're right, HEA's don't grow on trees and have nothing to do with perfection.

Melissa Keir said...

Very true. We aren't perfect and what we've been taught is to look for perfection. Why should we expect it of our mates but not ourselves?

Recently someone told me that my husband is probably my perfect mate. He doesn't look like I'd have thought but he's perfect to me.

Renee Vincent said...

Great post, Nicole. HEA's don't grow on trees and sometimes we have to look for that sweet lemonade when life hands us sour lemons.

Thinking of you and your latest trials, my dear. All the best!

Nicole Morgan said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by today. This topic is pretty important to me because I learned how to make lemonade out of one of the most handsome lemons in all the land. ;)

Gemma Juliana said...

Enjoyed your post, Nicole. Bring me a HEA from Lovemart... I love it! If only it were so easy.

Marianne Stephens said...

No one is perfect, and few first matches turn out to be forever. Sometimes you need to go through relationships that don't work to figure out what you really want...and find that one, Special person. HEA don't happen automatically...there's lots of work to be done by both people in a relationship to make it work for a lifetime!

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