Thursday, June 27, 2013

This Love by Nazarea Andrews Guest Post

Today I have the pleasure of having Nazarea Andrews guest posting on Leatherbound Reviews. She has taken the trouble of interviewing Atticus Grimes, the hero in This Love. If you are looking for a fun summer read, then you may want to check out her New Adult novel This Love. 

Hi, Professor Grimes!

*wince* Please. Call me Atticus. Or Atti--Professor makes me feel so old.

Alright. Atticus. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Uh, I'm a professor--the youngest hired at the University of Branton. There isn't a lot to tell. I like history. I went to school here and came back to teach after grad school. I like drinking with my best friend and a pretty girl. *slow grin*

*awkward pause* Why did you want to teach?

Well, like I said. I went to school here. Me and Dane--


My best friend. Anyway, we went here together. College was a blast for me. I was young, in a frat with some of the best parties. I did good in school and was crazy in love--so when it was time to think about what I wanted to do after, it was an easy choice.

You say you were in love?

*shifts* yeah. Nik. I guess you'd say she was my high school sweetheart? Anyway. She was my first love. We were young. Stupid.

How is it different, with Avery?

In every way. Nik was with me because we were expected to be together. We grew up together and we were in the same circle of friends and it just--happened. Avery was a choice. She wasn't supposed to happen. But she did and it was a game changer. I think love should be. It should change everything for you.

So, switching gears a little--favorite book?

*grin* Treasure Island.

Avery describes you as an overgrown frat boy. Do you think that's a fair assessment?

*amused look* did she say that? Yeah. It's fair. Or, I guess I'd say it *was* fair. I've changed a lot, since we first met.

Because of her?


And youre happy about that? That Avery has changed you so much?

*a quiet pause* I'd do anything for her. Changing-- growing up--isn't that big of a sacrifice, if it means I get to keep her.

Hmm. Okay. One last question--something a little lighter.


Favorite kind of shot?

*half-smile* Body shots of tequila.

You would say that.


Thanks, Atti, for sitting down with us. It's been...enlightening.
You can read more about Atti and Avery in This Love, available now from Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. :)

About This Love:
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess life his had become.
They didn't know they needed each other.
Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.
Atticus Grimes needs help--the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he's got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.
When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she's thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can't happen--he's a professor and she's a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?

About Nazarea:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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