by Olivia Parker

I'll never forget the day I went on a date with this handsome and incredibly charming man, whom I wanted to impress. Dressed in a little black sweater, jeans, and boots, I hoped he wouldn't be able to keep his eyes off me.

Unbeknownst to me, my bootlaces became untied as we walked up to the movie theater. Yes, you probably guessed it, I stepped on my laces and pitched forward, and, oddly enough, right into his arms.

I was never so embarrassed. Even the moviegoers behind us couldn't stop from laughing.

However, the charming man simply smiled down at me, then teased, "You did that on purpose, just so I could catch you." I stuttered for a moment, not sure how to respond. And then he whispered, "I'm so glad you did."

I married that man. He has since experienced many more of my embarrassing moments.

My heroine, Madelyn Haywood, from my debut historical romance, AT THE BRIDE HUNT BALL, is like me in that aspect. Clumsy, and readily embarrassed, but she somehow manages to charm the only man that matters. (Even if he is so arrogant to believe that she does these things on purpose to attract his attention.)

What about you? Any mortifying date stories you're willing to share with the


Blogger WK said:

hummm. I can't really think of any. I've been married for 12yrs this month so our dating years are long over.LOL. Plus we only knew each other for 1yr before we got married(1yr 10days after the day we met).

I kinda wish I did. Actually our most memorable moment was probably our meeting(as adults, we still think we met as kids), I went with his cousin to his parents house as the river, and when I walked in he was laying on the floor and I was upside down to him. He says from that moment on I turned his world upside down.LOL So sweet.

I know there have been moments but I can't think of any.

I loved your story though and I can't wait to read AT THE BRIDE HUNT BALL. It sounds like a great story.


2:49 PM  

Blogger Erika said:

What an adorable story!

I was on a blind date with a man who turned out had one glass eye. The bar was dark, so all I could see was the one good eye, which really freaked me out.

2:53 PM  

Blogger Cheri2628 said:

What a sweet story, Olivia. Congrats on the new book. It sounds like a really FUN read!

4:06 PM  

Blogger Olivia Parker said:

Hi WendyK . . . what a sweet thing for him to say. I love first meet/first impression stories!

When I first saw my husband, I thought he was a woman. It was dark, he had long blond hair, and he really shouldn't have been wearing a dress . . . no, no, I'm just kidding about the dress. :D

4:09 PM  

Blogger Olivia Parker said:

Hi Erika . . . so it was a partially blind date. Har-har. I couldn't resist. :)

My father-in-law had one "working eye". I was always staring at the one that didn't work. So embarrassing!

4:13 PM  

Blogger Olivia Parker said:

Hi Cheri2826!

Thanks for the congrats!

Our date got worse from there. He left for the snack bar to get popcorn, then went into the wrong show my mistake and couldn't find me--thought I skipped out on him. When we got back into the car, I realized I had left my purse behind. I had never done that before and haven't since. :)

4:17 PM  

Blogger WK said:

LOL such a funny person you are. I love that. My hubby would love you. He loves to laugh and thanks to him I've learned to laugh at myself and life as well. He's a firm believer that laughter makes the world go 'round.

Our first dates were always with his cousin and her two twin boys. Well our first "oficial" date we, me, her, and him, meet at a nightclub. None of us quite sure if it'd be me and him and her , or her and him and me on the outside. Our first kiss happened on the dance floor. Literally because the DJ said "okay ladies show your man you really want him", what can I say I took the man at his words and kissed him.LOL from then on he never let me go.LOL After 12yrs of marriage he still won't.

He's really big for just popping up and saying You know you are beautiful then walking away. Or looking at me and I say what and he says I still get turned on just looking at you. Then winking.LOL Our kids think it's yuk we kiss. They'll say "we saw that" Or stop moms and dads don't do that.LOL They are 6 and 4.

I really need to find your book now. I love stories that are fun!


6:33 PM  

Blogger Shinade said:

So lovely and romantic. My husband of 26 years asked me to marry him on our first date.

And I said yes. He got down on his knees and I got the whole treatment. It was very sweet.

Everyone told us it would never work. But here we are 26 years later and more in love now than then!!:-)))

8:33 PM  

Blogger Olivia Parker said:

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10:13 PM  

Blogger Olivia Parker said:

Whoops! I didn't mean to delete my above post!

WendyK, you're one lucky woman! ;)

10:16 PM  

Blogger WK said:

LOL I know it. I love him dearly. He works hard so I can stay home with our kids, and he keeps pushing me to write. I'll admit I have a self-esteem issue and he works hard to try to get rid of it. It's from an old boyfriend and while it's usually gone, things will pop up at odd moments.LOL

But yes I know I'm lucky. Our song is Tracy Byrd's KEEPER OF THE STARS. We met by chance and feel in love, it had to be out of our hand.

And just what did you post that you deleted? Something we shouldn't read.:)


11:01 PM  

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