Hellooo, Xavier! Thanks so much for joining us today!! Give us a quick rundown of your story and the role you play.
Thanks for having me. It’s basically the story of how Annabelle and I meet, it’s the start of our journey together, and it’s a pretty rocky start. I kind of accuse her of slaughtering her family *squirms uncomfortably* so its pretty hard to work my way into her good graces after that. I do manage it but only after making things a hundred times worse and almost getting her killed. I think we better move on to the next question before I convince her that dating me is a bad idea.
What surprised you the most about being the main hunk in a romantic suspense novel?
I have to balance my love life with my cop life, and the two cross paths. Often. Makes building a relationship pretty tricky when sometimes it’s hard enough just to keep your girl alive.
I don’t know if you’ve been following the media recently, but you were voted the People’s Choice out of all the Count to Ten heroes. What are your feelings about this? And how do you deal with jealousy from the other male characters?
Hahaha! I think its funny, and kind of cool, makes all those hours at the gym worth it, and Belle thinks it’s pretty awesome, even if she’s too embarrassed to say it out loud. Ryan and Jack keep pestering Jane to take me out of the equation and give them a chance to win. Ryan didn’t say anything but I noticed he’s been spending some time on his hair lately, and Jack stopped snacking on Oreos all day long. *shakes head in amusement*
If they did a film adaptation of the book, who would be cast to play you? Who would be cast to play Annabelle?
Stephen Amell for me, Arrow is my favorite show so that would be kind of cool to see him playing me. And Emma Watson for Annabelle, she kind of has that sweet but strong vibe, just like Belle.
If you weren’t a detective, what would be your second career choice and why?
I never really thought about it. I can’t imagine not being a cop, but if I had to pick something maybe I’d be a surfer. I can’t surf, but I could learn, and hanging out at the beach all day has got to be pretty relaxing which being a cop is definitely not.
Tell us something about yourself that nobody else knows.
I’m afraid of spiders. Horribly, terribly, run out of the house when I see one kind of afraid *shudders in revulsion*
What’s your greatest strength?
I don’t walk away from the people I care about, no matter what.
What’s your greatest weakness?
Sometimes I overreact to things. And sometimes I get too wrapped up in my own life and what I’m doing and don’t pay close enough attention to what’s happening in the lives of the people I love.
What’s your greatest fear?
Someone hurting Belle.
What’s your number one relationship deal breaker and why?
Secrets and refusals to deal with serious issues that affect not just yourself but your partner. I’ve been there, done that, and I couldn’t live through it again.
Describe your perfect vacation.
Curled up under a blanket in front of a roaring fire inside a quiet secluded cabin in the woods with the snow pouring down outside and my girl in my arms.
How do you take your eggs in the morning?
As an ingredient in my pancakes. I love pancakes. LOVE them. I’d eat them every day if Belle would let be but apparently they aren’t an “everyday” food.
Who’s your celebrity crush?
No celebrity crush, I’ve already got the most amazingly perfect girl in the world so why would I even look at anyone else. *nudges interviewer* *whispers* Make sure you tell Annabelle I said that *smiles smugly*
Boxers or briefs?
Boxers. No question.