Ming Qi writes:
It’s always amazing how people on this blog are able to identify obscure
books on the HaBO posts, and I was wondering if you can help me figure out
the title of a book I’ve been thinking about. I don’t know much about it.
It is a contemporary. I read it in 2005 so it’s published before then. I
don’t remember the cover well and even if I did, it might not help because
I’m pretty sure it was a large-print version of the book. I think the hero
and heroine are close friends/neighbors. The two things I remember the most
about from the book are:
1. the hero learns that people can become attracted to each other when they
are exercising together, so he exercises with the heroine to get her to be
attracted to him.
2. he also learns that attraction can happen when two people mirror each
other’s moves. He tries to mirror the heroine’s breathing while she was
painting her nails, and I think he almost passed out because he was
breathing in nail polish fumes so deeply.
I’m not sure about this, but I think he was trying to get her to be
attracted to him because she had resolved to go out and get a boyfriend
(after being so long without one) and he didn’t like the idea. But then I
may be mixing books up. And I’m pretty sure it wasn’t by an immensely
Is it me, or is this a hero who utterly turns me off? He wants to breathe her nail polish fumes?! He stalks her movements while exercising? This is like a sitcom gone wild up in here.