We're not sure how new Harlequin Presents author Kimberly Lang scored a coveted Male on Monday post here at The Pink Heart Society...but it may have something to do with her wicked taste in men and the twenty bucks she slipped Donna...
JON BON JOVI
Since I’m rather new to the whole writing biz, my hubby still doesn’t understand that spending hours trolling the internet for prime pictures of hotties is actually really important research. Many thanks to the PHS gang for giving me the argument-proof excuse of “I’m doing Male on Monday! I have to do this!”
Although there are some pretty fine specimens out there to chose from, I knew exactly who I’d chose for my very first Male on Monday appearance. Jon Bon Jovi. He’s been my crush since I first tacked up this poster on my bedroom wall:
Hmm, that’s a bit embarrassing. Especially since Jon and I had the exact same haircut in 1987. (And no, I won’t be posting a picture of that!) In 1987, Jon ruled my teenage world. While other crushes came and went, Jon was always there in the background.
Sure, Bon Jovi has been a constant in rock for the last 25 years and they’ve sold over 100 million albums, spawning hits right and left. I think everyone on the planet knows the words to at least one Bon Jovi song. I rock out to Wild in the Streets and Raise Your Hands. I’m still Livin’ on a Prayer. You want to Make A Memory, Jon? Come on over here, baby, ‘cause I’d Die For You. I’ll Keep The Faith, honey. Bon Jovi recorded the soundtrack to my adolescence, and every song brings back a memory of some kind.
What I love most about Jon, though, is that while my other crushes of the 80s and 90s aren’t holding up well, Jon seems to only get better with age.
At 45, Jon is still smokin’ hot. Yowza!
And this smile is still guaranteed to reduce me to a puddle of “Please-take-me” goo.
Of course, as I’ve gotten older, the idea of what makes a man sexy has changed a bit (Spandex and large amounts of hairspray have fallen off the list). The fact he’s still married to his high school sweetheart and the father of four kids only adds to his appeal – a civilized bad boy will set me a-quiver any day.
There’s just something about a handsome man adoring his kids that melts my heart – plus, I get the excuse to post another shirt-less Jon photo.
Back in April, I paid an exorbitant amount of money for mediocre seats just to see Jon live. And it was worth every penny. My thirty-something heart fluttered just like it did when I was fifteen. Fine wine, good Scotch, and Jon Bon Jovi: some things just do get better with age.
How are your crushes holding up? Let’s talk about men who are still setting your pulse pounding after more years than you’d like to count.
My very first book, The Secret Mistress Arrangement (Modern Heat), is out now in the UK, and will be available in the US in April. To celebrate, I’m hosting a couple of contests – check out my website for details: http://www.booksbykimberly.com/.