Character interviews are my favorite! Today we're getting a look at a speed dating event between Mercy Johnson and Hayes Rutherford from The Secrets Between Us by Katie Mettner. Please enjoy it and let the author know what you think! And then of course there is an excerpt for you to check out. And you can follow the tour for extra chances to enter the giveaway!
Speed dating with Mercy Johnson and Hayes Rutherford
Would you rather live in a cabin in the woods or a super busy city?
Mercy: I own a fishing camp and live in the woods…
Hayes: That doesn’t mean that’s where you’d rather live.
Mercy: I’d rather live there than in the concrete jungle. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt I don’t wear anymore.
Hayes: We aren’t getting off to a great start then. I love living in the city for the conveniences it offers. Occasionally, I don’t mind getting away to a cabin in the woods, as long as there’s wi-fi.
What do you think your best feature is?
Hayes: Like a feature you can see on a regular basis or only in the bedroom.
Mercy: *Rolls eyes*
Hayes: Okay, okay, in all seriousness, I will say my eyes.
Mercy: I was going to say your butt, but we can go with your eyes. Mine is definitely not my hands…
What's the strangest food you've tried?
Hayes: Rocky Mountain Oysters *Wiggles brows*
Mercy: That’s disgusting. Why would you eat an animal’s balls? Doesn’t that go against everything men believe in?
Hayes: It was a college dare. I couldn’t back down. I didn’t hear your answer.
Mercy: I didn’t give it. I’m not adventurous, but I have tried jellied moose nose.
Hayes: *Gags* I don’t even want to know what that tasted like.
What is the most romantic thing I could do for you?
Hayes: This is a hard one for a guy! We’re supposed to be the ones in charge of the romance, so give me a moment. *Taps chin*
Mercy: This is called speed dating…
Hayes: Okay, a bottle of wine, a dark room, and a movie snuggled up on the couch. I don’t get a lot of downtime, so that sounds like heaven. A few stolen kisses in the dark is never a bad way to end the evening either.
Mercy: Romance is dead. Let’s not fool ourselves.
Hayes: Wow, cynical much?
What's the sexiest thing a significant other can do for you?
Hayes: Like sexiest as in *makes immature hand gesture while wiggling eyebrows*
Mercy: Mature. Maybe they mean leading up to the actual sex part.
Hayes: *Snaps fingers* Strip tease. Added points if there’s a pole involved.
Mercy: Isn’t there always a pole involved between a chick and a guy?
Hayes: *Raises brow* Let’s hope so. What’ can I do for you, Mercy?
Mercy: Scrub my shower.
Hayes: That’s sexy?
Mercy: It is to me. Feel free to do it naked if that makes you feel better.
Favorite candy bar?
Hayes: Kit Kat
Mercy: Kit Kat? Are you three?
Hayes: *Huffs* This is supposed to be a speed round, remember.
Mercy: Fine. Baby Ruth.
Favorite ice cream flavor?
Wine or beer?
Hayes: Jack Daniels
Mercy: Jack Daniels
Pickles or olives?
How would your ex describe you in three words?
Hayes: In control, bossy, and spoiled.
Mercy: *Lifts brows* Really? I didn’t see that coming like at all. I’m quite surprised. You should definitely not date her anymore.
Hayes: Well, she’s my assistant, so…
Mercy: Well, mine is dead, so…
The Secrets Between Us
Of three things I was certain...
Mercy was exquisite in the most devastatingly broken way.
I didn’t know how to love, but for the first time in my life, I wanted to try.
The secrets between us could tear us apart forever.
I wouldn’t let that happen.
Read an excerpt:
His penis probably worked freakishly well. I bet it would work so well for the five minutes he was using it on me, I would even forget about how every guy I’d ever dated had managed to hurt me. Then again, unless his penis had amnesic producing powers, that wasn’t likely. I had to stop thinking about his penis. I had to stop thinking about him! “Blergly squergly!” I yelled, forgetting I wasn’t alone.
He leaned in, his lips at my ear, again. “Blergly squergly? I have to admit, nothing about those two words sound encouraging.”
“I was thinking about your dick!” I yelled backward.
He coughed, loudly, as though for once something I said shocked him. “What about it?”
“How it would definitely fit on the sled, but your ego wouldn’t,” I yelled over the engine. If I had to piss him off in order to keep him from being too interested in me, I had no problem with it.
“For your information,” he replied as we pulled up next to a tree. “I’m extremely humble.”
“Mmm, for sure,” I agreed, nodding. I shut the engine off and let out a shaky breath. “Most humble man I’ve ever met, actually.”
“You have no idea,” he said, his lips against my cheek. “Also, for your information, my penis is the perfect male specimen. Straight, smooth, and has its own beard.”
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About Katie Mettner
Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters. She proudly wears the title of, 'only person to lose her leg after falling down the bunny hill,' and loves decorating her prosthetic with the latest fashion trends. She lives in Northern Wisconsin with her own happily-ever-after and three mini-me’s. Katie has a massive addiction to coffee and Twitter, and a lessening aversion to Pinterest— now that she’s quit trying to make the things she pins.
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