Love is in the air!


“Te amo”

“Je t’aime”

Ich liebe dich

“I brought you a Route 44 Diet Coke from the Sonic.”

There are hundreds of ways to say “I love you”, but if you’re not paying attention they might get lost in translation. Learning to speak each other’s language is one of the most intriguing aspects of falling in love, and the things we don’t say speak even louder than ardent declarations. It took a long time to become fluent in my husband’s language of love.

You see, like the characters in my latest novel, Spring Chickens, he’s a southern man and I’m a Yankee girl. Technically, we both speak English, but they are radically different dialects. When the air turns cool and damp, I may say, “It’s going to rain”, but my sweet talking southern man would tell you, “It’s fixin’ to come a storm.” When we go shopping, he pushes a ‘buggy’, but I use a ‘cart’ to carry my groceries.

Like any dedicated couple, we say the words every day, but they don’t always come out in the form of “I love you.” Most days they go something like this:

“I mailed your package.”

“Thank you. I thought I’d make that pasta thing you liked for dinner tonight. That sound good?”

“Great. I’m gonna pull the washer out. Your pink socks fell off the pile, and I think I saw your Steak ‘n Shake shirt back there.”

 “I’ve been looking for that shirt!”

“I figured there was a reason you were rooting through my drawers.”

“You love it when I root around in your drawers.”

“I do.”

“I do. too.”

What about you? How do you and your loved one say I love you?

Comment below to be entered to win digital copies of Jumping Mr. January and February’s Fling – Books 1 & 2 in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series! I will draw a winner after 11:59 PM February 14th. Good luck!

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Love is in the Air Blog Hop 2013

1.  Under the Covers (Host)   59.  Close Encounters with the Night Kind    
2.  The Jeep Diva   60.  Taboo Reviews by Lolita    
3.  Kindles and Wine (INT)   61.  Kerry~I am a book addict…and proud of it (INT)    
4.  Amber Lin   62.  Desiree Holt    
5.  Addicted2Heroines   63.  Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog    
6.  Miss Vain’s Paranormal Fantasy (INT)   64.  Romancing the Dark Side (INT)    
7.  Queen of All She Reads (Int)   65.  Nya Rayne    
8.  Queen of the Night Reviews (Int)   66.  A Little Bit of Spice (INT)    
9.  Lea Barrymire (INT)   67.  CS Maxwell ~ Where’s My Muse (US)    
10.  Book Monster Reviews   68.  Darkest Addictions (Int.)    
11.  Cocktails and Books (int)   69.  Simply Ali    
12.  Reading Romances (INT)   70.  Goldilox and the Three Weres (INT)    
13.  Dakota Trace   71.  Sara Daniel    
14.  Isabelle Drake   72.  AJ’s Reading Nook (INT)    
15.  Nicole Morgan   73.  Blackraven’s Erotic Cafe (INT)    
16.  Diane Thorne – Erotic Romance Author   74.  Blackraven’s Reviews (INT)    
17.  Cabal of Hotness (INT)   75.  The Readers Roundtable (INT)    
18.  lisa beth darling   76.  Dark Divas Reviews (INT)    
19.  Ren’s Little Corner (INT)   77.  Another Look Book Reviews (INT)    
20.  DMG-Spike (INT)   78.  Paperbook Queen (INT)    
21.  The Secret Sanctuary of Books (INT)   79.  The Book Tart    
22.  Dianne Hartsock (INT)   80.  Delighted Reader (US)    
23.  Happily Ever After – Reads (INT)   81.  Kristine Cayne    
24.  Books of Love (US Only)   82.  Dana Delamar – Romantic Suspense (INT)    
25.  Kallypso Masters   83.  Ju Dimello (INT)    
26.  DC Juris   84.  Helena Harker    
27.  Billi Jean   85.  Evelyn Jules    
28.  Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews   86.  Maggie Wells    
29.  Bianca Sommerland   87.  Donna Cummings (INT)    
30.  Kindred Dreamheart (INT)   88.  HEA Romances With A Little Kick    
31.  Paige Tyler   89.  Amanda P @ Paranormal Romance    
32.  Hot Listens (INT)   90.  Amanda and Dawn @ Lets Get Romantical(DOM)    
33.  Serenity Woods (INT)   91.  3 Partners in Shopping USA    
34.  Maxine Mansfield   92.  Deal Sharing Aunt USA    
35.  Rhys Astason (INT)   93.  Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews    
36.  Natasha Blackthorne ~ Erotic Romance (INT)   94.  Bonnie Bliss    
37.  Day Dreaming Book Reviews   95.  Michelle Clay    
38.  LITERAL ADDICTION (US & Int)   96.  Natalie-Nicole Bates (INT)    
39.  Dani Harper, PNR author, (INTL)   97.  Author Julieanne Reeves    
40.  Nite Lite Book Reviews (INT)   98.  Christine@ RCJR eZine Blog    
41.  Book Lovin’ Mamas   99.  Ann Cory (US/CAN)    
42.  I Smell Sheep (US)   100.  Nancy DiMauro    
43.  Scarlett Sanderson (INT)   101.  Eleni Konstantine    
44.  Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy   102.  Nicky Penttila    
45.  Rhian Cahill (INT)   103.  The Book Referees    
46.  Tabby @Insightful Minds (INT)   104.  Blakely Chorpenning    
47.  LaVerne Clark – Novel Natterings (INT)   105.  Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews    
48.  Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews {INT}   106.  Susan D. Taylor    
49.  Riverina Romantics (INT)   107.  Rhonda Laurel    
50.  Book Savvy Babe (INT)   108.  Lily Harlem    
51.  Cari Quinn (US & INT)   109.  Hannah Fielding Romance Novelist (INT)    
52.  Patricia Leever   110.  Aubrey Watt (INT)    
53.  Wendi Zwaduk   111.  Normandie Alleman (US & INT)    
54.  Megan Slayer   112.  Book Sniffers Anonymous (INT)    
55.  Talk Supe   113.  J. Kenner    
56.  Lee Brazil   114.  Mary @SweepingMe (Int)    
57.  June Kramin   115.  Avalon (worldwide)    
58.  Romance Book Club   116.  Novel Reflections (INT)  


22 Replies to “Love is in the air!”

  1. Loved your post, Maggie! I say I love you like this, “Man, you’re looking all kinds of smooth and…crunchy.” And then my love says, “Baby, turn off the lights and stick a spoon in me.” *peanutbuttergasm*

  2. I think it’s more the small things in life, more than saying beautiful things, like when my boyfriend brings home some yummy food, or ice cream, like he did the other day.

  3. He bought me my favourite season of a tv show without me asking 🙂 We love doing little surprises for eachother and getting eachother things we know the other won’t spend their own money even if they want it

    1. Those are the best presents, Veronica. My hubby gives me bookstore gift cards because he knows I have to restrain myself in my book buying. The gift cards allow me to purchase with wild abandon!

  4. Every time my hubby fixes my car he shows me how much he loves me. It’s a weird thing but he just does these special little things for me.

    mary_reiss @

    1. First off, love the screen name. I often tell the man I need to do a little work on the Sassy Chassis when I repair to the bubble bath with a steamy book. 😉 Thanks for commenting!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! Love is definitely in the air and I think a good example of a strong romantic novel is “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie and Claire are EPIC.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    mestith (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Och, me wee bonnie Sassenach, we can talk. My love for James Alexander Malcom MacKenzie Fraser runs deep and pure! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. My husband will do ‘stair mail’ It’s kinda like tree mail from Survivor. He’ll leave goodies on the stairs to my loft. Snacks from the grocery store, scrambled eggs if he cooked breakfast, diet coke. You know cause the kitchen is wayyyy over there.

  7. I don ‘t have a true love yet; but some day he will show up!
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Happy V Day!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

    1. He will indeed! I had to wait 30 years for my price to come. We won’t even talk about all the frogs I kissed. Thanks Dee!

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