Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Greek Tycoon's Librarian

Setting the stage, I haven't been feeling well since we got back from New York.  In fact, I came home from work early yesterday and called in sick today.  I am not a fun sick person to be around.  Yes, I'm one of those.  A whiny patient.

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Late at night, My Man lounging in bed, Wendy the Super Librarian doing her nightly ablutions in between praying for death (seriously, do not feel good....)

My Man: You can't make me go back (talking about work).

Me: Well, you can't make me go back  (Did I mention that I act like a 2-year-old when I don't feel well?)

My Man: You have to go back.  You "chose."

(OK, yeah, I chose to go to college to become a librarian - but seriously, I feel like crap right now).

Me: I should have chosen a Greek tycoon.

My Man: Yeah, what were you thinking?  Going for broke and Irish. But do you really think a man like that (a workaholic tycoon) would be capable of giving you a loving relationship?

Me: Love is highly overrated.

My Man: Oh really?  Please.  You'd be an emotional wreck if you were in a relationship like that.

Me: I'd just keep you on the side.  Mikos could support us both!

My Man: Mikos?!  Where the hell do you come up with this stuff?

::pause::

What are you reading right now?

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For the record, I am not reading a Harlequin Presents right now.  Also, in the harsh light of a new day I realize that I really don't want a Greek tycoon named Mikos.  If Harlequin has taught me anything, it's that if you're with a Greek tycoon it's usually because he's 1) blackmailing you to get revenge on your family 2) you're his secretary and after years of ignoring your mousy looks he's finally got the hots for you now that your BFF has given you a make-over 3) you had a hot one-night-stand with him, ended up pregnant, and even though you want to give birth to a bouncing secret baby, he finds out the bun in the oven has his name all over it or 4) you tell him about the baby, he doesn't believe you, and accuses you of being a money-grubbing whore - but he keeps you around "just in case."  Great guy that he is.

Or, let's be honest here, it could be a variation on all four of those.  In which case, oy vei!

My life is already too full and rich to add that kind of drama to it. Plus, even at 100% healthy I'm not sure I'm capable of handling all that.  Seriously, those romance heroines are made of some stern stuff.

15 comments:

A Library Girl said...

Hee hee. How about this: you're his pregnant, mousy secretary, and he finally has the hots for you because you got a makeover. However, you tell him about that one-night-stand you two shared that he can't remember because he was too tortured and broody and you were too mousy, and you tell him you're pregnant with ::gasp!:: his baby. He is outraged and convinced that you're after his money - it also doesn't help when he discovers that your father was the reason his parents' marriage went down in flames (which, by the way, gives him commitment issues). So, not only are you a money-grubbing whore, you are related to the Evil and must have become his secretary AND made yourself look mousy so that his guard would be down and so that you could worm your way into his life. He is angry, because, despite your scheming, money-grubbing, whorish ways, he still has the hots for you.

Hm. I'm not sure how to fit blackmail in there.

Hope you feel better soon! Being sick sucks.

Phyl said...

Dang. I saw the title of this post and I thought you were going to tell us there's an HP featuring a Greek tycoon and a Librarian. That would have been hot.

What's not hot is you being sick. I hope a first round sweep by your Tigers cheers you up. I'll be rooting for them!

scooper said...

You nailed that summation on the head. lol Great post title, too.

Hannah said...

I was also hoping for a new HP title about a Greek tycoon and a librarian...I'm sure there's already one out there! Hope you feel better soon :)

Catherine said...

A Library Girl- The blackmail is easy to fit in: he'll ruin your father's business if you don't accede to his every whim. :)

Wendy, I hope you're soon feeling better.

RRRJessica said...

"4) you tell him about the baby, he doesn't believe you, and accuses you of being a money-grubbing whore - but he keeps you around "just in case." Great guy that he is."

Oh, thank you for this. My first laugh of the day! People who have never read an HP will think that is a joke, but no, that is the (non) thought process, right there.

Hope you are feeling good again soon.

In seriousness, I think that Mikos idea is worth pursuing.

Lynette said...

ROTFLMAO.

Sounds like my house. The other night the hubster comes up to me and gives me a hug and kiss.

Me: "I didn't feel the love and respect in that hug right there."

Him: HUGE SIGH "WTF are you reading now!"

LOL!

I hope you get well soon~

JamiSings said...

First off, get well soon! Did you get a load of the safety training crossword they put in the one newsletter? It was made for safety training people in Ontario, Canada! So a lot of it is super confusing. 6 across apparently is Candace. She's some woman who got her foot caught in a conveyor belt, had her leg amputated, and now goes around Canada to lecture about conveyor belt safety.

Anyway, this is why HP needs to do my idea of "The Jewish Musician's Sexually Repressed Bride." Enough with the Greek tycoons! Time for a fresh update. That way next time your sick you can tell your man that what you need is a rich accordion player named Hershel to care for you instead. And since it's actually required in Judaism that the husband makes sure his wife is sexually satisfied your man can't make the same claims as he made about Mikos!

little alys said...

Ahahahaha, you are all geniuses. I'm sorry for laughing at your misery, Wendy, but I concur with your HP assessment. I do hope you feel better soon. When sick, one has every right to act like a two year old. Every. Right.

And all you ladies...geniuses. Thank you all for making my day a little bit brighter.

Jenny Schwartz said...

Sorry you're feeling bad. Sending you good vibes!

But your post sure brightened my day -- thanks for the laughter :)

SarahT said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, Wendy.

I've tried reading HPs as recently as last weekend, but the just aren't for me. I prefer my heroes a little more down to earth. I've enjoyed a couple of the M&B Riva titles, but I think they're sold as Presents Extra in the US.

nath said...

Hope you're feeling better, Wendy :)

But seriously, if you can write this witty post, I'm sure you're ok LOL.

Kate said...

I hope you're feeling better!

I've never read a tycoon novel of any variety but now I am seriously tempted. Also, your suggestions of a Mikos to support the both of you reminds me of how my partner (artist) and I (academic) often encourage each other to go to law school. How silly of us...we just need a Mikos too!

Wendy said...

LOL! These comments have been fabulous to read. You all are Queens among blog commenters :)

SarahT: I've read some of the Riva titles, and have enjoyed them. Of the ones I've read, they were reprinted here in the US under the Harlequin Romance banner. Uh, Nicola Marsh and Jessica Hart....I think it's just been those two for me?

joykenn said...

OK, OK, I have a way to add that elusive blackmailing bitch scene to this novel. Here's a replacement sentence for A Library Girl's summary:
"So, not only are you a money-grubbing whore, you are related to the Evil and must have become his secretary AND made yourself look mousy so that his guard would be down and so that you could worm your way into his life. You seduced him inspite of your virginity and got pregnant on purpose just to blackmail him. He is angry, because, despite your scheming, money-grubbing, whorish ways, he still has the hots for you."

That get everything including virginity that shows up in a HP plot.