Monday, 1 February 2010

February 1 - The Ladies and I – Part 11

 

 

This past weeks has seen some highs and some lows for me in terms of my actions with the ladies. I know from the post last week, you all had a nice little chuckles with how they take the mickey out of me…

The ladies and I have been together a long time, when I say a long time I mean a long time – I have been with them as a group or individually through sickness, death, good times , lean times and because of this or in spite of this we know each other’s little nuances …

I mentioned last week that after the ladies found out that m/m  books make up a part of my daily reading – there was a little tension between us and as much as we had a little chat, I knew things were not resolved and this forms the bulk of my lowlights this week..

In RL I am a confident person, not chatty, not the first to put my  hand up but I am the one who will more than likely not be looking at the guy coyly – I would be the one introducing myself to the guy and telling him – “get your kit off and let me see the good”…. I am that direct..

so in some ways it’s only natural that I hate uncertainty…

And because of this direct attitude of mine, I don't do unease very well – so the fact that there was a level of uncertainty between the ladies and myself, I was not happy at all, all week..

So in order to get a chance to clear the air with the ladies I turned up well in advance of our schedule time to have a chat with them – it does say alot for how much they know me, because they were ready when I got there… they know I cannot do angst.. I hate it..

Anyhow we chat. I talked, they talked and I made my point, that I am allowed to have something's in my life that they are not privy to. Their main battling point was that they know everything else about me – reading m/m book seems such a silly thing not to tell them.. (notice none of them had an issue about the content – they just felt I was keeping secrets from them).

I wont go into the finer details of the discussion – but they brought me to tears when one of the ladies said..

“We now live our lives through you – you are not allowed to keep secrets from us”…

What could I say to that.

All I could do was put my coat up to my face and moan….

 

Now that the sappy part of the day was done – we got on. These ladies forget nothing.. So straight off – Why the fingers?

Chris, thank you for your suggestion about going the clinical route – but I know these heathen they would have milked it for all it was worth..(no pun intended)

So I went prepared.. I took my best friend with me and I tossed him in.

Please,

I had nothing - that was my last resort.

You try looking a bunch of old girls in the eyes and tell them why a guy stick his fingers up another guys bum,

I dare you…

Anyhow, my friend dealt with it quite well I thought and they cuddled him and babied him as he’s quite cute, but you know I owe him a whole lot of Sunday dinners for this…

I even learned a few things myself – because trust me they did not stop at the fingers, they did rimming, frottage, etc.. I draw the line when they wanted to know if he was hung straight out or does he have a bend….   (I told you they were heathens)

Anyhow – I knew we were never going to go back to Mill & Boons after Willa, so I took Carol Lynne’s “Finnegan’s Promise”..

I personally think this is Lynne’s best work to date – It is a heart wrenching journey about a father and son, and the guy caught in the middle who happen to love them both and just want to make the hurt stop – but some things in life cannot be stopped, it’s just how it’s accepted...

This book again took us two days to get through and I didn’t mind as we are celebrating reading week so I was there for two day.  I don’t think they liked the book as much as I did – but It’s going to take a while before they become jaded and find out what is stereotypical and what is just not worth it in m/m fiction..

I left them on a high note and no angst – thank god for that…  

 

 

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During the off-season, professional football player Calder Finnegan returns to Boston to help run his estranged father's pub. Little did he know he'd find the love of his life in the pub's bartender, Mick Sullivan.
Fin soon discovers his father has only weeks to live. All his hopes of getting to know the man who always seemed too busy to be a father are dashed. With Mick's help, Fin begins the healing process between father and son and through this some of Mick's wounds are healed as well.
When Fin makes a deathbed promise to his father, he'll do anything to keep that promise. Even if it costs him his lover and his career.

 

 

 

18 Speak To Me:

Chris on 1 February 2010 at 18:40 said...

Oh, EH, what a week! Ugh. I hate angsting like that. Your friend is very brave - and a true friend! LOTS of Sunday dinners in his future. LOTS and LOTS.

*hug*

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Smokinhotbooks on 1 February 2010 at 19:47 said...

God bless having great BFF's that bail you out of situations listed above. I love the part that they wanted to share every reading experience with you, brought a smile to my face.

I am so totally going to check out Finn's Promise.

Cecile on 1 February 2010 at 19:49 said...

Oh EH, your bff deserves all the Sunday dinners you can give!!! That is one hellva bff for you!
I also adore your group. They just did not like the feeling of being left out. I think that is great that they embraced it as such!
Hugs to you honey!

wren boudreau on 1 February 2010 at 21:09 said...

So glad to hear part 2 of the ladies' story! And bringing your friend... little plot bunnies are stirring up around that!

I read Finnegan's Promise a long time ago, but I do recall thinking it was perhaps the best Carol Lynne book.

Eyre on 1 February 2010 at 23:17 said...

Oh, EH, I know you must have dreaded having to have that conversation. You are indeed lucky to have a BFF who was willing to answer those questions. I guess you could have taken in a DVD if that hadn't worked out. I'm not sure how the staff would've reacted to that, though. I think CL was a great choice for their first m/m read. Please let us know if you ever work them up to BDSM or anything by Sean Michael. I'd pay to watch you reading that to them!

ErotRomReader (Janna) on 2 February 2010 at 00:53 said...

OMG I obviously missed the first part of the story, but now I caught up! This is quite some story and I'm glad you shared it with us. Those ladies are really something and I think it's nice how they let you know how important you are for them *sob*
Wonderful of your friend to do this for you and the ladies too!

Kris on 2 February 2010 at 03:07 said...

I think you are a very, very lucky lady, EH, to have such friends, even though some of them are heathens, in you life. :D

Thanks again for sharing this with us. It makes me smile and makes the day seem brighter. *g*

Lily on 2 February 2010 at 04:55 said...

Thanks for sharing the ladies again. They sound delightful and how lucky you are to have them and such a great BF as well.

I loved Finnegan's Promise, it's one of my favorites of her books.

Erotic Horizon on 2 February 2010 at 15:38 said...

@Chris...

I get stomach burn from angst - I hate it.. I really dont know how people have a fued for long periods...

My friend is the best part of me - I love him...

He's always round for Sunday dinner anyhow - now he'll only be more demanding...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 February 2010 at 15:46 said...

@K.C..
Both the BFF and the ladies are great... I just try not to be around both in the same day...

So I had a headache after a whole few hours with the whole gang...

They do take some managing...

Yes please, do check out Finn's Promise.. have a hanky ready..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 February 2010 at 15:47 said...

@Cecile..

Dont you go giving him ideas...I have enough of him as you know..

I did learn something new about the ladies - so the chat was worth it in the long run..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 February 2010 at 15:50 said...

@Wren ..

Do you know I hear plot bunnies as well - go for it..

Make me look look though...

Glad to know I am not the only one that thought that of Finn's Promise..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 February 2010 at 16:08 said...

@Eyre..
I bearly got away with the BFF getting in - as they are very strict about who goes in and interaction with the ladies...

But I had added him to my list of readers, along with my mom, a while ago - so we were good to sit with them...

I had a nerve racking week to be honest -with the angst and the worry about how to explain, I am just glad it's sorted now...

BDSM - nope not going there... no way..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 February 2010 at 16:10 said...

@Janna..

It's always nice to know you are valued - as much as I got emotional, I wil admit I was rather pleased...

It does make going there all worth it...

My BFF Is the best, stressful, but the best..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 February 2010 at 16:13 said...

@Kris...

I am a lucky duck - all ways round.. and the heathens start at home, my dear..

My kids are leader of the pack...

It was my pleasure to brighten your day...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 2 February 2010 at 16:15 said...

@Lily...

You are welcome hon... I am really looking forward to my next visit...

It feel like we have turn a new leave...

Finn's Promise - Love it as well...

E.H>

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] on 5 February 2010 at 04:01 said...

Wow, sounds like a very emotional week for you. I'm glad everything worked out.

EH, this gave my heart a huge tug and a bit of a lump in my throat: “We now live our lives through you – you are not allowed to keep secrets from us”

I just want to give you a hug for what you are doing for these ladies. Your wonderful! :)

Erotic Horizon on 6 February 2010 at 12:09 said...

@Donna

Wow, sounds like a very emotional week for you. I'm glad everything worked out

I know what you mean - this week was so much better.. just me being relaxed and them being their usual rip roaring self...

Thank you - I really enjoy my time with the ladies every week...

E.H>