Welcome to Swoon Sunday where you get to meet some of our swoon-worthy heroes. Today we have a visit from Caleb Torrs from Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts!
What’s your profession?
Where do you call home?
What kind of music do you listen to? (What song are you listing to on your iPod right now?)
Loud, screaming stuff that pisses off my dad. But also classical, though no one knows that. And unfortunately disco too, because of Mandy, this annoying girl who’s pretending to be my fake girlfriend.
Do you have a special skill?
Kissing. Ask any of my ex-girlfriends.
What is your biggest dream/wish/desire?
To be a famous author. And not to follow anyone else’s rules.
What’s your darkest secret?
If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret, would it?
Who is your idol?
What is your favourite movie of all time?
Rebel Without a Cause. Obviously.
Boxers or briefs?
Early bird or night owl?
What is your favourite sports team?
I hate sports. But I like cheerleaders. One, in particular.
If you had to describe yourself as an ice cream flavour, what flavour would you be?
Funny- Mandy and I just argued about this. I say black liquorice. She says rainbow sherbet, but she’s wrong. That’s her flavour, not mine.
Describe the craziest thing you have done.
This over-the-top, publicly humiliating thing I did for Mandy that I will never live down. But it was worth it, since it made her happy.
Liked the interview with Caleb? Then check out this his fake boyfriend proposition to Mandy:
Mandy stared out the window as Caleb drove too fast. “You’re speeding.”
“Thank you, Captain Obvious.” But he slowed down. A little.
“Can I put on some music?”
He shot her a glare. “Not your crappy disco. Anything but that.”
She leaned against the headrest and closed her eyes. She couldn’t wait to get home. She still had leftover ice cream. And M&M’s. And Ryan Gosling.
He cleared his throat, and her body tensed at the gravelly sound. She couldn’t believe she was trapped with the demon chauffeur again, but it was better than taking the bus.
“So, you really want to go to homecoming with Gus, huh?”
Her eyes flew open. They’d stopped at a red light, and he glanced at her, his expression unreadable.
“I…well, yeah, I do, but—”
“Some guys are clueless, unless you throw it in their face.”
“Throw what in their face?”
The light turned green, and the car accelerated, along with her heart rate.
“Some guys only want what other guys have.”
“I don’t understand.” She had no idea what he was talking about, but something inside her zinged with nervous energy.
He sighed next to her, probably annoyed with her stupidity, since his brain was so big and all, and hers was skittering around like a kindergartner on crack.
“If you hook up with someone else, maybe Gus will notice you. The way you want him to.”
Her body flushed with heat. What was he suggesting?
“And how would I manage that?”
He sped up, shifting into third gear. “Find a fake boyfriend.”
“What?!” She screeched so loudly she even scared herself. Caleb swore and swerved, then shot her a glare.
“Damn it, Disco. Calm the hell down.”
She leaned forward, straining against her seat belt. “That’s a horrible idea. I hate lies. And besides, even if I wanted to do it, where would I find a fake boyfriend? J.T.’s gay, and he’s the only guy I’d trust enough to—”
“You’re not gonna marry the guy. It’s a business arrangement. You’d both know it’s fake. You only do it until Gus asks you to the dance, then it’s over.”
They’d arrived at her house. He parked and turned to look at her, and she caught her breath. He was…hard to look away from, that was for sure.
“Thanks for your, uh, suggestion, Caleb, but no way is that happening.”
“You’d probably only have to fake it for two weeks. Three, max, if Gus is a total loser and doesn’t ask you ’til the last minute.”
She sighed. Why was he so insistent? “It’s not happening. Anyway, who would I ever convince to do that for me?”
He studied her, his intense gaze unnerving her, then his low voice said one simple word. “Me.”
About Resisting the Rebel:
Disclaimer: This book contains a villain pretending to be a hero, a hero pretending to be a villain, a disco-dancing heroine, two overprotective sidekicks, a little bit of bad language, and a whole lot of swoony kissing.
Spirit committee leader Mandy Pennington is secretly in love with her best friend, Gus, but when he hooks up with her archenemy at a party, she decides to win him over once and for all. She just doesn’t know how. But who better to help than hot loner Caleb Torrs?
Caleb’s got his own problems, but when he sees Mandy pining over Gus at a party, he thinks she’s finally smoked the spirit stick and lost her mind. Maybe he has, too, because he just asked Mandy to be his fake girlfriend.She’ll get her loser friend’s attention, and he’ll get his stalker ex off his back.It’s a win-win.
But soon one fake date blends into the next and before he knows it, he actually wants to kiss Mandy. For real. Too bad their plan is working, and Gus is finally noticing the one girl Caleb just might be falling for…
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