Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Boyfriend from Hell Giveaway - the book, not the boyfriend

Today we welcome Boyfriend from Hell author, Jamie Quaid. She's also known as Pat Rice, New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books. With Boyfriend from Hell, she's exploring her wild side, and I'm happy to say we're giving away a signed copy of the book today!

Since I’m not the sexy and dangerous Tina Clancy of BOYFRIEND FROM HELL, I’ve had my fair share of boring dates. But the date from hell that sticks in my mind never turned into a date at all as far as I’m concerned. I agreed to accompany a friend’s friend to a game I’d been wanting to see and for which he had tickets. My friend claimed the ticket holder was a doctor, so how bad could he be? Right.

I put on my best capris, my team shirt and cap, and my favorite platform-heel sandals that tied around my ankles. I’d had men on motorcycles nearly fall off their bikes scoping out those shoes. Or maybe scoping out the mini I usually wore with them. Whatever. Dr. How-Could-He-Be-Bad took one look at my cool shoes, dropped his jaw, and hauled me off to the nearest Good Feet store to be measured for decent walkers. Walkers! And he expected me to pay for them!

Needless to say, I walked all right, in my platform shoes, to the nearest bus stop. And it turns out the good doc was just a poorly paid resident in guess which specialty? Podiatry. Can’t send a man to hell for practicing medicine without a license, I guess, but I would have been tempted had I been Tina!

Who else has had bad dates? If you could choose just punishment for your suffering, what would you have chosen? A free book to a random commenter.

12 comments:

Zita said...

My date from hell was with an acquaintance I thought I knew, but boy was I wrong. He seemed to fit right in with our group of friends, but when we were out alone he turned into Mr. Boring. I learned more about more about small appliance sales than I truly ever wanted to know. Maybe that should have told me something, but you shouldn't judge a man by his job, right? And he was different in the group, I swear! *sigh*

Angie Fox said...

But aren't small appliance sales the key to a woman's heart?

My date from hell was a guy who decided to take me up in the Gateway Arch for a romantic sky view, only forgot to warn me he was claustrophobic. He had a complete melt down in the tram on the way up, and then became embarrassed and refused to talk to me once we made it to the top. Romantic, indeed.

SandyG265 said...

My date from hell was a chemical rep. He spent half the date showing me pictures of displays he set up in stores.

Jamie Quaid said...

I'm loving these stories! Guess I should have invited the guys to chime in with girlfriend from hell stories!

Angie Fox said...

Ha! Nah, it's more fun to talk about them. We women are perfect, right?

Blodeuedd said...

That is one bad date, I guess I am lucky then. I have only had boring ones

Alison Rush said...

A guy who said he wanted me around.. so i would drive 1hr to see him and ended spending the night on thw couch alone.. he was to drunk and passed out on the bed after he showered

Lexi H said...

Aww too bad, the "how bad could he be" didn't quite pan out.

I accepted a date with one of the foreign exchange students. He was a nice guy, we had fun talking in school, but I knew he had a crush on me and tried to steer clear of giving him any signals. Didn't work I guess because he convinced me that he needed one chance. Mistake. He got us lost, spilled food on me, took me to see a mediocre movie I had told him I had just seen, and acted so nervous the fun was sucked out of the date. I really wish I had gotten out of that one.

Barbara E. said...

I've had a few bad dates, but none to top that one. I've definitely walked home by myself at the end before. I think a just punishment would be for the bad date to have an uncomfortable, horrendous evening of his own so he can see what it feels like. :D

donnas said...

I have had that Mr Boring date. A friend of a friend, who said nothing, ate or drank nothing, not even water, throughout an entire baseball game in August. The car ride was not much better either.

Jamie Quaid said...

One has to wonder if these Mr. Wrongs even know when a date is boring! Are they so totally wrapped in themselves that they think everyone is having fun?

jmcgaugh said...

My worst date was when my blind date spent the whole time talking to my friend.