NAME: Hugh Grant
ROLE: Abby's Bad Boy Experience
HE MET ABBY... In 2000 when she hand-picked him to play Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones's Diary.
(Two Thousand Years, Book 3 in The Abigail Phelps Series, Chapter 7 - "Running On Ice")
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: "Hugh was dangerously charming, and undeniably attractive, and he was a great diversion. But I didn’t want any more than the flirting. The flirting made me feel desirable. The flirting made me feel younger and attractive. The flirting momentarily took away the pain of rejection and abandonment, but only momentarily."
Two Thousand Years, Chapter 7 "Running On Ice"
IN ABBY'S WORDS: "I can't blame it on weakness or mental health (or lack thereof). I blame it fully on alcohol, the search for something more, and the bad boy charm of Hugh Grant."
Two Thousand Years, Chapter 11 "State of Grace"
ROMANTIC CONNECTION: Jane Austen created it, Bridget Jones modernized it, and Abigail Phelps lived it. But hey, when you're seeking for ways to be reckless and sabotage your engagement to Colin Firth, there are worse ways to do it than by messing around with Hugh Grant, right?
Two Thousand Years, Chapter 8 "Until the Night"