Boyfriend of the Week: Gabriel Aubry via The Karens

Today I have turned over Boyfriend of the week duties to authors Karen Booth and Karen Stivali. I love having guests for Boyfriend days because I get introduced to brand new mancandy. : ) And the Karens have not let us down today.

And of course, while perusing the offerings today, don't forget to check out the Karens new release Long-Distance Lovers from Ellora's Cave.

Now, over to the Karens...

I was worried that Karen Stivali and I would have an impossible time deciding on a boyfriend to share. In real life, we could never share a guy. Never. As it turns out, when judging a man purely on aesthetics, knowing that neither of us will ever get within fifty yards of him (no restraining orders yet, but don’t put it past us), we had no problem finding a stunner. Gabriel Aubry.  


And here's the blurb of their new release:

British musician Tim Wentworth trades his London flat for an apartment in NYC so he can record with a promising American band, but he arrives in Manhattan to learn the gig has been canceled. With no job and a two-month stay in the States, he wonders if the trip has been a waste of time, until he meets charming and talented jewelry designer Jenna Bradford. 

Unlike the groupies who throw themselves at Tim after shows, Jenna couldn’t be less impressed by his music credentials. Bad experiences have led her to have a strict “no musicians” policy. But when Tim rescues Jenna from an obnoxious drunk, she bends her rules and they embark on a sensuous courtship filled with steamy, passionate nights and intense, unexpected emotions. While they try to find a way to prolong their time together, a family tragedy forces Tim to return to England. Jenna and Tim must each decide how far they’re willing to go to see if their whirlwind romance can lead to a lifetime of love.


Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. Her lifelong preoccupation with Rock ‘n’ Roll led her to spend her twenties working her way from intern to executive in the music industry. Much of her writing revolves around the world of backstage passes and band dynamics.

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies and fictional British men. When she’s not writing, she can be found cooking extravagant meals and serving them to family and friends. Prior to deciding to write full time Karen worked as a hand drawn animator, a clinical therapist, and held various food-related jobs ranging from waitress to specialty cake maker. Planning elaborate parties and fundraisers takes up what’s left of her time and sanity.

Together, the Karens are critique partners and co-authors of the new Ellora’s Cave erotic romance, Long-Distance Lovers, out now. Further info at

So what do y'all think of Gabriel?