Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re taking about our dream cast for a book. Could be a book we’ve written or one by someone else. I’ve decided to give you the line-up I’d envision for one of my upcoming books. I’m so excited for this book it’s ridiculous. So it so so much fun to figure who I’d see playing each character.
Here’s the blurb:
After losing her husband six years ago, Meg Stevens has focused on the day-to-day and being a mother, not sparing a thought for anything beyond—no dates, no excitement, no life other than what she already had. A six-week vacation to London, all but forced on her by her two children, changes all of that. Meg meets the man of her dreams—gorgeous, dominant, and completely on board with a short-term fling—despite the fact he’s far too young for her.
Nathan Harris is more than a bit curious about the beautiful woman renting the upstairs flat, and once he talks to her, curiosity is quickly replaced by arousal and desire. It doesn’t take long before it’s clear she longs to experience sexual submission, and Nathan finds himself desperate to be the one she submits to.
Her days spent exploring the city, her nights exploring Nathan and the pleasure submitting to him brings, Meg discovers the trip she’d taken out of obligation has turned into something she doesn’t want to walk away from. However, the life she left behind beckons, and there’s no room there for dreaming of something she can never have.
First up, Nathan. This one was easy. I had this actor in my head from the get go. It won’t surprise anyone who knows me even a little. No, it’s not Colin Morgan. Not too far off, though.
For Nathan, I chose Bradley James, who played Prince/King Arthur in the BBC series Merlin, and I shall save the squeeing for his upcoming projects for another post and Twitter (and it’ll happen trust me).
He just seems to embody all the extremes that make up Nathan – confident, patient, stern, playful. And let’s just be honest…he’s sooooo pretty!
I love his smile, but the intense stare, looking all stern and shit…oh yeah.
I know this one and the first are very similar, pose wise, but I dont care. Because, look at the forearms people and his hands. GUH. (Yes, Bron, Jess’ Strangely Specific Fetishes are alive and well. 😉 )
Oh, and lots of suits. What can I say, Nathan has a job that requires he wear a suit. And I’m not complaining. 🙂
Now, for Meg.
This one was tougher for me to “cast”. But I finally figured it out. Allison Hannigan, folks. First, I think she is fabulous. I’m a huge fan of her and loved seeing her play Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lily on How I Met Your Mother.
I think she’d be perfect to play Meg, the sweet mom who puts everyone else first, who tends to overthink and may have frequent freakouts, and who is baffled that Nathan would choose her. And this is so not a “she don’t know she’s beautiful” thing either. LOL While she has some insecurites like every other person, she’s pretty much all right with how she looks.
It’s a “you’re young and gorgeous; why are you bothering with a 40-year-old woman when you could have your pick from your own age bracket” thing. 🙂
Now, Meg has two kids…who we do meet despite being thousands of miles away.
For college student Aaron, I chose the adorable Grant Gustan, who played Sebastion on Glee and currently plays Barry Allen on The Flash. I think he’d be spot on for the goofy nerdiness (which makes me smile!) that is Aaron, as well as the more serious and quite protective side Aaron has, particular when it comes to his mother and sister.
For high school senior Emily, Alexia Fast was my choice. Honestly, I have to thank Bron for this one. I couldn’t find an actress that fit Emily, and Bron started throwing names at me to Google. So unfortunately, this one was based almost solely on looks and how I envisioned Emily.
This is so close to what I pictured when I thought of Emily – the sweet but spunky girl – it’s actually eerie.
And, finally, it is time to cast Nathan’s best friend, Jack. I chose Richard Madden – best known, I think, as Robb Stark on Game of Thrones.
I can very easily imagine him as the friend who has no problems speaking his mind. He’s a huge flirt and can be a bit of a jokester, but is very intuitive and sees more than people give him credit for.
And that’s it from me this week!
Head on over and see who these fab ladies have chosen for their casts.
Bronwyn Green | Gwendolyn Cease | Jessica De La Rosa
Kayleigh Jones | Kellie St. James | Kris Norris
Until next week!