Monday, October 5, 2009

Men in Kilts

My critique partner has a thing about guys in kilts. Now I, of course, am above all that. I can resist those bare-chested, kilt-wearing hotties on the covers of the latest romance novels -- for at least a minute or two.

But I don't draw the line at the Gerry Butler types. I think it may go back to my Scottish ancestry, but I must admit a certain fascination with Scottish literati of the talk show variety. My husband and I are both hooked on Craig Ferguson, in part because my husband also moved to the U.S. as a young man. Unlike Ferguson, who recently became an American citizen, my husband has steadfastly clung to his British roots.

Still, it was no surprise that when Ferguson's new book AMERICAN ON PURPOSE came out, that my husband and I would want to read it. We bought the book on a trip to Chicago and I read aloud from it for a good part of the drive home. We liked it so much that, in addition to the book, we've downloaded the audio version (read by Ferguson) to listen to on our next long drive.

So what is it about Scots and kilts, anyway? Are you smitten by Scots? What are your favorite books (or book covers) about Scottish heroes?


Rosie Murphy said...

Do I even have to explain myself? Look how HAWT Craig Ferguson looks in the damn thing! And don't let Becke, here, fool ANY of you! SHE brought the gorgeous kilt-bearing, Mr.Nathan to my attention. SHE bomabarded me with pics of half-naked hotties (her words) when I was suffering the effects of imposter syndrome--okay so she knows what will cheer me up. SHEEEE, led me to the decadent underworld of *gasp* what it means to "go traditional". I was such a good girl until Becke exposed me to the KILT!

Rosie Murphy said...

PS...You cannot deny how wonderful GB looks in that shirt. COME ON!

Becke Davis said...

Moi? Surely you are mistaken.

Rosie Murphy said...

LOFL! You are funny!

You remember how almost every woman (and probably a few men) at RWA's awards ceremony almost fell over themselves trying to follow the guy wearing the kilt, don't you? If you can explain that awe, then there's your answer.

Becke Davis said...

I remember that guy!

Santa said...

Lud love ya, Becke! I adore men in kilts. I'm dying for my husband to get one. He's got some great gams!

I remember that guy from RWA! A friend of ours got married in the kilt he and his Celtic bandmates, who accompanied him down the eisle, wore. Quite dashing - especially with his drumsticks tucked into his socks.


Becke Davis said...

I'm so glad I saw the kilted guy at RWA. I'd heard so much about him, I thought maybe he was just a legend!

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