Shannon Stacey

Help! What made you laugh?

I’m finishing up a project on infusing contemporary romance with humor and I want to include a few examples from the Kowalski series. So, if you’ve read the books, was there a scene that made you laugh or you thought was particularly funny?

14 comments to “Help! What made you laugh?”

  1. Lillie
      · October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 am · Link

    The Whopper scene in Yours to Keep :D

  2. Lynda the Guppy
      · October 11th, 2012 at 1:29 pm · Link

    Pretty much the entire first scene with Emma & Sean in YTK, but especially:

    Maybe she’s right to worry about you.

    I’m not crazy you know.

    You made up an imaginary boyfriend.

    You’re not imaginary, just uninformed.

    Cracks me up every time. Lol. And the post it’s.

  3. Lynda the Guppy
      · October 11th, 2012 at 1:33 pm · Link

    Oh! And the Newlywed game. And dirty scrabble.

  4. Shannon
      · October 11th, 2012 at 1:50 pm · Link

    Those are great, thanks!

    That works out pretty well, I think, because the Newlywed game is a good example of…deliberate?…humor. Whereas, the imaginary/uninformed is humor that comes from voice/pov character.


  5. Becky
      · October 11th, 2012 at 5:07 pm · Link

    I had so many laugh out moments. I agree with all of the above. I also liked the part about checking for ticks in the bathhouse, the way everything they played had “DOOM” in the title, Keri and her fear of the raccoon gang, everybody being afraid of grandma Mary and her wooden spoon, the way Shawn would tease Emma about doing the dishes, the whole magic p_ _ _ s inside joke, and my favorite “if you’re looking for sympathy, it’s between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.”

  6. Shannon
      · October 11th, 2012 at 6:39 pm · Link

    My mother-in-law passed away four or five years after my husband and I got married, but that was her phrase. “If you’re looking for sympathy, it’s between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.”

    I almost DIED the first time I heard her say that.

    Oh, the raccoon! Must make note of that.

  7. Beth Matthews
      · October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm · Link

    Off the top of my head the newlywed game or the bug spray incident

  8. Mandi
      · October 12th, 2012 at 7:39 am · Link

    The broccoli scene in yours to keep

    He could do this. He’d survived boot camp. He’d survived combat and the harsh weather of Afghanistan. He could survive broccoli. Probably.

  9. Carin
      · October 12th, 2012 at 5:34 pm · Link

    In All He Ever Needed I cracked up every time *another* story of a woman satisfied by Mitch cropped up. And they kept popping up! That cracked me up! (That’s a lot of ups in one comment.)

  10. Carol
      · October 14th, 2012 at 3:14 am · Link

    I have to say my favorite is from Slow Summer Kisses with Cam and Anna. Loved when Cam called Anna’s cell to hear her new ringtone!

  11. Shannon
      · October 14th, 2012 at 8:56 pm · Link

    You guys are awesome. Thanks for the help!

  12. Teena
      · October 15th, 2012 at 4:45 am · Link

    Absolutely laughed out loud in “Undeniably Yours” when “BOB says Hi” was texted by Paulie – and Logan’s response.
    I agree that the “post its” comments were brilliant in book 3.
    Have read the first 3 books – about to start the 4th… can’t wait!!
    Love the “Kowlasksi” family.

  13. Shannon
      · October 15th, 2012 at 8:22 am · Link

    I’m making a note of Bob. :)

    And I’m glad you’re loving them, Teena!

  14. Jennifer
      · November 2nd, 2012 at 4:54 pm · Link

    In Undeniabley Yours, when Kevin is telling the family about Beth being preggers, and they kids jump in and start about Beth being a hooker. OMG! I cry I laugh so hard. Too funny.

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