We hope you have enjoyed reading the ultimate beach/summer movie picks from both our Entangled authors and visiting authors! Today we have the always fun Robin Bielman and Katy Regnery here to close out the week. So please help us welcome them!
Emails went flying back and forth as my pal Katy Regnery (who sadly lives closer to the Atlantic Ocean than my Pacific Ocean) and I talked about watching two of our favorite summer movies – Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Wet Hot American Summer, together…
Katy: Hey, Robin! Be honest: if you had to choose between Jeff Spicoli’s bleached, baked, surfer-dude awesomeness or Mike Ratnor’s making-out-for-the-first-time awkwardness, who do you choose?
Robin: Ack! Don’t make me pick, Katy! But since I am a Southern California girl and I love the beach, I’ll go with the surfer (and choosing to ignore his other extracurricular activities). Surfing’s not just a sport; it’s a way of life. Sort of like making out, right? hee hee (And yes, I just quoted Spicoli.
Katy: “Making out as a way of life?” That reminds me of Paul Rudd in Wet Hot American Summer!! He makes out with any girl that breathes in that movie, and his tongue action is…er, um, enthusiastic…http://youtu.be/0wjt8n25VfM
Robin: LOL Yes, it is! Paul always cracks me up. He’s so good at playing it straight. Summer camp. <sigh> Did you go? I went once and was terribly homesick so I never went again. That’s why I love watching movies like this one. And I can just see Spicoli from Fast Times saying to Andy, “Dude, where’d that kid go?”
Katy: OMG! *Dying laughing* Spicoli would totally say that. And maybe add, “Duuuude, that’s just wrong, but your babe is hot.” LOL! We went to a Family Camp every summer, and I crushed on the same dorky boy every week. If I were choosing a guy from Wet Hot American Summer, I’d choose Coop because he’s sweet and dorky. Check out this sweet, awkward speech he gives to the girl he likes: “I love the way you laugh and I love the way your hair smells and I love it that sometimes for no reason you’re late for shul, and I don’t care that you’re bowlegged and I don’t care that you’re bilingual – all I know is that I would have said no to every single person on your list because I’ve always wanted you.” Who do you go for, Robin? The cutie-pie, sweetie? Or the ladies-man, bad boy?
Robin: How adorably wonderful is that speech? I’d go for the cutie-pie, sweetie, too. Young love and crushes are so thrilling and yet, scary, too. Spicoli might not be uh, all there, but I bet if the right surfer chick came along, he’d find just the right words to win her heart. Or make her scratch her head. LOL My pro surfer, Zane, is a lot smarter than he thinks he is, and when my heroine, Sophie, crushes on him, his confidence soars. So which one of your English brothers do you think would most like to take a dip in the ocean with that special someone and win her over with swoony words?
Katy: Oooo! What a great question! My super hot, wildly successful English brothers all live in Philly, which is a good hour from the beach. But my second book, “Falling for Fitz,” is all about how Fitz English falls for the gardener’s niece, Daisy, the summer he’s twenty and she’s seventeen. In fact, the book opens with their first time…poolside. When they meet again, nine years later, those intense teenage feelings come rushing back, but there’s a little snag: Daisy’s engaged to be married. Do Zane and Sophie hit some choppy water en route to true love?
Robin: Yep, they get in a little over their heads! We should totally meet at the beach one day, Katy, and talk more about summer films and books and book boyfriends, and surfing and camping and… everything! What do you say?
Katy: I say I’ll bring the popcorn, if we can watch movies al fresco by the sea!
Robin: It’s a date!
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