{Interview+G!veaway} If You Stay by Courtney Cole

February 11, 2013 character interview, Giveaways, Interview 21

Welcome to my stop on the If You Stay blog tour
I have a really fun character interview with Pax for you today, along with a really great giveaway!

Expected publication: February 12th 2013 by Lakehouse Press
Age Group: NA
Series: The Broken Ones #1

24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.Seriously.He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match.But he’s got his reasons.His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count.As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade.So he slipped far, far from it.Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right?Wrong.And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila.Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness.But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it.He knows that. And he’s working on it.But is that enough to make her stay?**Warning -Contains sex and violence**


To set this interview up, we should first mention that Courtney asked Pax to be on his best behavior for this interview and to keep the swearing to a minimum. It also deserves a mention that he looks sexy as hell today. He’s wearing a pair of jeans that hang just a bit off of his hips and a black shirt that hugs his chest. He looks a bit sleepy, but that only serves to make us wonder exactly what he was doing last night to make him lose sleep…

1. Hi Pax, How are you today?

Hi, Michelle. I’m doing pretty well, thank you. And thank you for having me here. It’s going to be a pleasure. *lazy grin*

2. How do you think other people would describe you?

Hmm. People have always described me as an asshole. Women like to say that I’m a bad-boy. Whatever. I’ve always minded my own business. I don’t see why they would trouble themselves with what I am, anyway. *settles deeper into the couch cushions and takes a sip of black coffee*

3. How would you describe yourself?

*Grins* I’m an asshole. It’s true. I can say it about myself. I used to be much more of one than I am today. I have Mila to thank for that.

4. If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would you do?

That would depend on the time of year. I love spring by Lake Michigan. So, if it was a gorgeous spring day, I would take my boat out on the water and just drift all day. I’d take a good book and read it in the sun. Does that surprise you? I’m literate, you know.

If it was a summer day, I’d still take the boat out. But I’d take Mila with me and hopefully she’d wear the yellow bikini that I like so much…

5. What is your most prized possession?

This is a hard one. I would say Mila, but she’s not a possession.

This might sound strange, but I would say my name. It is something that my mother gave me and I get to carry it through every day of my life. It feels like a gift from her, somehow. I’m not usually into sentimental crap, but this is an exception.

6. What do you find really grates on your nerves?

How much time do we have? *laughs*

Kidding. Hmm. I really hate it when people are condescending or rude. And I hate it when people think they know me or about me and they really don’t know at all.

Thank you so much for having me here, Michelle. It was a pleasure, just as I’d guessed it would be. *winks*

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
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21 Responses to “{Interview+G!veaway} If You Stay by Courtney Cole”

  1. Annmarie

    If You Stay sounds like the kind of book I would love. I’ve heard so much great things about this book, plus I LOVE New Adult.

  2. laurie

    I love stories about a guy who’s got issues and all he needs is a girl to break down those walls 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Beckey

    Bad boy with tats & bad attitude meeting his match 🙂
    What’s not to enjoy about reading a book like that…

    Thanks for sharing the great post

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