Love is blind...and sometimes a little strange.
Here's a few of the oddities of that thing we humans call love and sex:
1. Married people often have similar DNA. No, they're not exactly cousins, but their DNA codes have a lot in common.
2. Women can fake a sexy voice, but men, not so much. Like women aren't blamed for faking enough things in the bedroom! Anyhow, seems women can fool men by lowering their voice, whereas when men tried, women had a negative response.
3. The brain in love is similar to the brain of an addict. A hit of cocaine will register the same pleasure response as someone in love. Lust, on the other hand, stimulates the hypothalamus. This area controls hunger and thirst. Now we know why love is lasting and lust lasts until, well...the next meal.
4. Men burn more calories during sex than women. That may seem unfair, but hey- a calorie burned, is a calorie gone.
5. STD's rates are increasing, not among the youngest among us, but in the elderly population. Seems those randy grannies and grandpa's need to ask the kiddos for some condom advice when they call about computer problems.
Jo Leigh Harper comes from a long line of trouble-making, white trash stock.
Tanner Coulter comes from a longer line of wealth-creating, blue blood stock.
Jo graduated college top of her class, moving toward a future full of possibilities.
Tanner dropped out of college, trading a law degree for drinking games and one night stands.
A family crisis throws the rich party boy and the poor genius girl together. The attraction is immediate, though neither one is a heart-in-the-sand-drawing believer in true love. But as the summer sun heats up along the shores of the Outer Banks, so does the connection between them. Maybe, just maybe, they can win at love by defying reason.
Elizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever- after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach.