I’m in the middle of writing the third in my “Boys Are Back In Town” four-book
series for the Indulgence line at Entangled Publishing. When I first envisioned this series, the appeal to me was exploring the relationships between the heroes and heroines but also the life-long friendship between these four men.
Jack, Lucky, Teague and Beck are so different but they are held by the strongest bond of brotherhood. And, I have to admit that some the most fun scenes to write are the ones between the four of them. They would just as easily knock the other guy upside the head for being stupid as he would hug him when he was down – but they always have each others backs – even when they don’t see eye-to-eye.
There’s just something about a bromance that pulls me in every time. I remember the pairing of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon movies. Two men of different races, different backgrounds and one with questionable mental stability but they were a joy to watch on the screen as they became the best of friends. And, what about the guys in the Hangover movies? Their adventures would test even the closest friendship but it works every time.
My latest bromance obsession is the friendship between Sgt. Michael Stonebridge and Damien Cross in the TV show “Strikeback”. Stonebridge is an intense British soldier who rarely cracks a smile, will sacrifice his life for his partner, and will break the rules when it is absolutely necessary. Damien covers his pain with an endless supply of jokes, a tendency to shag every girl who moves, and a fierce dislike of any rule. They disliked each other on sight and it has been a highlight of the show to watch them become brothers in blood.
It doesn’t hurt that they look great with their shirts off either.
So, who is your favorite bromance on the screen or on the page?
*Strikeback images are property of Cinemax.