Anyone ever hear that song by Florida Georgia Line?
In more than one romance, you’ll find a character with a drink in hand. Whether it’s a contemporary with a sleek woman pinching the stem of a wine glass or a staggering jerk sloshing beer over his friends, alcohol works in books. Why? Because it works in real life.
People have been getting hammered since the dawn of time. I’m sure Eve continued her naughty streak by fermenting some grapes and urging Adam to build her an oak barrel to store it in. After all, she had to bear the burden of a menstrual cycle, and those cramps weren’t going away with a bottle of Midol.
Sometimes we all need a little tipple. When I have a toothache, I head straight for the Jack. If I have a soul-shivering day with my kids, I’ll head for the Jack. Wait–there might be a theme here!
Moderation, as always, is key. But it never hurts to get your shine on. Especially when you’ve had a week with a bad boss/ irritable toddler/ daunting book edit/ family crisis/ bouncing checkbook/ road rage/ unrelenting Jehovah’s Witnessess/ sick grandma/ trip over the dog and break your foot kind of week.
What’s your favorite poison? Share with me for a chance to win Dallas Nights, book 1 of The Quick and the Hot series!
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