And if you, by any chance, don't know how I feel about the lovely Bradley Cooper, (where have you been??), well, let's put it this way - I think he's rather attractive. And that's putting it mildly!
So, after far too many months of waiting, a copy of The Hangover Part 2 finally came into my possession. Was I excited about that? Too bloody right I was! The original Hangover movie has to have been one of my favourite movies ever (I have a slightly warped sense of humour) so I couldn't wait to watch the next installment, and not just because it meant an hour and a half of eye candy in the shape of Mr Cooper. No, I love a good laugh, and despite Final Destination 5 proving to be more funny than it probably should have been (remind me never to have laser eye surgery or take up gymnastics after watching that film!) it was The Hangover 2 that gave me the biggest laughs over Christmas.
|Bradley Cooper (centre) with co-stars Ed Helms (left) and Zach Galifianakis|
It's had a few mediocre reviews, a lot of people saying it was nothing but a carbon copy of the first movie (except this time set in Thailand) but so what? It never pretended to be anything else. So, go into this movie knowing exactly what you're going to be faced with, and it won't disapppoint. If you like that kind of thing. Which I do. Sure, it's rude, crude, and the language can sometimes be a bit on the "fresh" side, but as long as you know what you're letting yourself in for, where's the harm in that? The Hangover Part 2 is another crazy ride for the characters of Phil (Cooper), Stu (Helms) and Alan (Galifianakis) as they try to piece together the events of yet another forgotten night, and the consequences that follow...
Yes, it is just The Hangover remade in Thailand, but that's fine with me. That's exactly what I wanted. And I thought it was hilarious! And the sight of Bradley Cooper all hot and sweaty in that white linen shirt, well, let's not get me started on that... personally, though, I think the monkey stole the show...
Anyway, enough of all that. If I start waxing lyrical on Mr Cooper we'll be here all day and I've got things to do later - like write a book! Because, yes, it's a new year, and I've got new projects on the horizon! And, I have to say, I'm quite excited by it all.
|No Matter What - the follow up is due this April/May.|
But, not content with just the one new book this year, I've decided to give myself a shed load of work to be getting on with (it keeps me out of trouble!) because I also intend to begin writing a book this summer that will be due for release - hopefully - around November/early December this year. And it's going to be a Christmas story, a festive romance, but written in my own inimitable style! I already know that it's going to be set partly in Finnish Lapland, in a town called Levi, (a place I've visited and loved!), and I have a few characters and a basic storyline already sorted, but that's a job that will have to wait until at least June before I even begin to start thinking about writing it.
For now, all my energies are going into completing Illusions of Love, and getting that ready to publish. I'm about three quarters of the way through the first draft, so I know I've got a hell of a lot of work ahead of me in the coming months, but I'm looking forward to getting something new out there. A new year, new books, new start, if you like.
Michelle Betham, author of glamorous, sexy romance novels is here to stay. So get ready for more to come from me, and I hope you'll stay with me for what I hope will be a long and exciting journey. Here's to 2012, and all that it may bring us...
If you haven't yet read No Matter What, it's available to download from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.