Friday, January 15, 2016

Don't Judge by Felice Stevens

I have a confession to make to you all. I love trash television. I hear some of my friends discussing the shows they watch and I know I should be watching Masterpiece and Mystery on PBS and, to be fair to myself, I do watch Downton Abbey and Selfridge's. But I haven't watched all the documentaries or BBC shows they talk about and I feel like I should.

When they ask me what do I watch, I squirm, hesitate and say "Umm, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills...Snapped....Say Yes to the Dress? 

I get the wide eyes and "Oh that's niiiice," ..then they look away. 

Honestly though, I don't really care that much. We all have our guilty pleasures, don't we? Some of us have our wine or junk food, other like to watch porn. I like trashy Bravo shows. 

See, I have a high stress job; I deal with issues that are highly confidential and often times have to make decisions on whether or not people will keep their jobs. In case you think I'm a bad guy though, I've also helped people who are suffering from serious medical issues, domestic violence, homelessness and are struggling as caregivers to elderly parents and sick children. 

As you can imagine, by the end of the work day I'm often physically and mentally exhausted, and want nothing more than to flop on my sofa with a glass of Malbec and watch...MasterChef or Chopped.

So as the old saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover; things and people aren't everything that they seem at first glance. Get to know a person before you judge them on superficial things.

In my next release, Second to None, the third book in The Breakfast Club series, Tyler believes all the negative hype about Marcus before he gets to really know him. When you read Second to None, you'll finally understand what makes our favorite bad-boy tick—there is so much more to Marcus than what meets the eye. Second to None releases on January 28th! You can add it to your Goodreads shelf here:

Oh, and for the record, the one show I draw the line at and will never watch is the Kardashians. Even I have some standards. :)