Team Nate Supporters Have Their Say

Last week, I shared the impassioned reasons of one avid reader on why Serena should choose Tanner. This week, I’m giving the floor to the self-declared president of Nate’s fan club.  😀

Take it away, Lisa!

I’m loving all these comments about Nate and Tanner. And I’m convinced more than ever that Nate is the man for Serena.

Why Nate?

First – Nate takes care of Serena’s cat. As a cat lover and owner, any man who volunteers to look after my beloved cat is a great guy!

Serena's Cat

Second – They have common interests that do not involve Serena’s job. As a couple, one can expect initial chemistry, but there has to be shared interests and great conversation skills to keep a relationship growing and fun. Serena and Nate talk, laugh, watch movies, share meals, love pets, and enjoy art (impressionist art nonetheless). Nate also makes popcorn. Any man who makes me popcorn is a keeper.


Third – Nate is smart, sexy, funny, handsome, and not married to his job.

screen shot from Bradley Cooper’s FB fan page

Fourth – Nate doesn’t kill the mice that appear in Serena’s apartment. He takes the time to drive them to a new location. This one hit home with me because my dad does the same thing. Whenever he or my mom find a mouse in their humane trap, my dad drives the little guy about ten miles away to a large field on the other side of town. My dad is one of the best guys on the planet, and if Nate shares some of my dad’s qualities, then Nate is perfect for Serena.

Fifth – I wasn’t overly fond of Tanner insulting Serena and Nate when he said that dating Nate is “an idiotic choice.” Petty comments reflect a person’s true character.

Sixth – Tanner’s also 10 years older. We’ve got to ask ourselves if he doesn’t have more of a bossy interest in Serena. He did manipulate his invitation to dinner through Serena’s parents, and he’s altogether too chummy with Serena’s father, essentially sucking up to his former professor.


Lastly, while I do believe that Tanner is a nice guy, let’s not forget that he was her supervisor and that they still work together. I’m not thrilled with co-worker relationships, and FBI agents dating could become distracting on a case. Not a smart move on Tanner’s part. In fact, probably a selfish move on Tanner’s part.

coworkers fighting

Nate has a life of his own, a great deal of mystery to that life which is rather exciting. I love a good mystery, hence the reason we read Sandra’s books.  😉

reader on treadmill

Nate is the one, the only one, for Serena!!

Your Turn: Wow, Lisa gives strong arguments and twice as many as Team Tanner. What do you think?

If you missed the arguments for Team Tanner, you’ll find them in the previous post.

And if you haven’t voted yet, you can vote here but please read A Fool and His Monet first.

Photo Credits: Popcorn Image courtesy of Carlos Porto at ; Two men chatting Image courtesy of stockimages at; Business woman scolding her colleague Image courtesy of stockimages at



  • For all of Sandra’s fans, I’m giving away a copy of A Fool & His Monet on my Facebook page today.

    Of course, I’m voting for Nate, but Tanner fans are welcome to enter the giveaway too. 🙂

    Friday Freebie Giveaway – Favorite Monet
    I just finished reading Sandra Orchard’s latest mystery – A Fool & His Monet. Awesome book!
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  • Naturally, Tanner is aware of all the implications of dating a co-worker on her and their work and life. Hence why he has had tremendous self-restraint and professionalism to not ask her out — yet.

  • I seem to really like Nate. I don’t know why, but I feel that he would be better for Serena when it comes to similarities and just the fact that he doesn’t work with her. I also have a feeling that you (Sandra) will not make it tanner due to the fact that that is probably what everyone is expecting. I haven’t read the others yet but I hope Nate gets more involved

    P.S. I love your characters names by the way. Also, I’m only 14 so my ideas on who Serena should get with are probably not as good as the adults who’ve read the books.

    May God bless you. I hope you reply so i can finally tell my parents that someone famous responded to me

    • Ya’ira, I love how you thought this through! Of course, in the end I wrote it how the majority of readers voted, but it wasn’t how expected them to vote. So…you may or may not be surprised. 🙂 Thanks so much for taking the time to write. I’m sorry it took me so long to get online and respond. Hubby took me out this afternoon. 😉

Great to "see" you here today! I look forward to reading your comment.