Hello and welcome!
Today I have a former political journalist at one of Toronto’s most respected papers, but now he’s forced to write a seedy expose.
After staring at him for a few, I mentally slap myself and pick up my tongue off the floor… sigh … I got to have a talk with Rosanna… you could have warned me, girl!!! He is so delish… sigh…
What is your full name?
Getting all formal, are we, Eniko? he winks and smiles Officially, my name is Patrick Michael Lincoln, although I have been given some rather unsavory monikers by my friends, none of which can be mentioned here. If I’m going to make you blush, I’d rather do it for the right reasons.
I am looking for my fan, it is too hot in here…
Do you have a nickname?
Well, my Little Brother Marcus calls me Mr. L., which makes me feel about eighty years old. However, I encourage it to keep the kid in line. he laughs
What is one word that best describes you?
Suitporn. he grins Or is that really two words?
Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
It seems I came prepared for the previous question. he caresses lapel I am wearing my favorite grey pinstripe suit with a purple Armani tie. It was the suit I wore when I accompanied Winn to our first wedding together. She liked it, although she never would have admitted it that day. Of course, I spent the entire night gawking at her, so I guess we’re even.
Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Hmm. he frowns I will admit Ms. Rosanna Leo did a pretty good job, although there was a section at the start where she made it seem like I was checking out a woman’s panty lines. he says rolling his eyes Of course, I was, but it didn’t need to go in the book.
What makes you laugh out loud?
Bad journalism. Politicians who think they can get away with murder. Oh, and there’s this thing that Winn does in bed when she tickles my…. he claps mouth shut I think I’ve said enough.
No, no! Please continue. he shakes his head and I continue
What is your favourite dessert?
I would go to great lengths and embarrass myself in public for a bowl of crème brulee. And if I could get Winn to feed it to me, I’d do just about anything.
What is your favourite drink?
Honestly, I’m not a big drinker although I have been known to explore a good whiskey for medicinal purposes. Otherwise, if you hand me a Gatorade, I’m as happy as a kid in a candy store.
What is your greatest fear?
Oh my God. Clowns. Especially clowns named Wally. You’ll meet that character in the book, too. Hopefully it won’t scar you the way it did me. I still have nightmares…
What is your favourite colour?
I can tell you what my least favorite color is. Coral. Ask Winn. She had to wear a tragic coral gown to one of her weddings. It was awful. Big and fluffy and … well, coral. It just wasn’t right.
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
tilts head and narrows gaze Now, Eniko. Do you really want me to answer that truthfully? I nod eagerly Let’s just say I like to get back to basics.
What is the perfect romantic date?
I’ve been on some dates that many would consider romantic, but I’m happiest when Winn and I are at home, relaxing, with nowhere to go. We’re both pretty busy so I appreciate the quiet times. And I’m man enough I can say I like a nice cuddle. Plus it increases the chances we’ll get naked.
How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Next question! he bursts into giggles when I tickle his gut
What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Eniko, I’m a man. I have very basic needs. And they are all fulfilled with bacon. If I could find Winn a bacon-scented perfume, I’d live out my days in ecstasy.
When you look at a woman, what catches your interest?
I’m interested in a woman’s soul, in what makes her tick. I want to learn her hopes and dreams. stares ahead and lets out a laugh Okay, boobs.
Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes. I believe I’ve already mentioned my Winn a couple of times. She’s awesome, spunky and fun and talented. Oh, and she makes an incredible spaghetti sauce. Seriously. It’s so tasty I’ve considered rubbing it all over her…um, spaghetti. Right. Spaghetti.
What is one word that best describes her?
Brave. But you’ve read “The Stand-In” and you know why.
Yes, I did and I totally agree with you.
Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
I do hope Ms. Leo returns to our world and writes another installment. I know Winn’s sister Enid certainly has enough men in her life that Ms. Leo could write a trilogy about her alone! Personally, I’d like to see Grandpa Ernie get a book. That dude is super cool. he smiles
I sure hope Ms. Leo does, I would love to read Enid’s story, she is hilarious.
Thank you for spending time and answering my questions. Hugs to Winn!
Hope you enjoyed the chat with yummy Patrick. I sure did *sigh*
He hails from The Stand-In by Rosanna Leo and released TODAY. I really, really enjoyed this book, as I do all Ms. Leo’s books.
Out of work and desperate, Winn Busby accepts the only job available to her … professional liar! Simple enough, until she meets a former political journalist determined to sniff out the truth about what she’s up to. Charming, witty, and filled with sizzling passion, The Stand In, another great romantic comedy from author Rosanna Leo.
Failed actress Winn Busby is at the end of her rope. With no money and no prospects, she accepts the one job she never thought she’d see on her résumé. Professional bridesmaid. It should be easy. If only the idea of weddings and vows didn’t give Winn a case of the hives. Her role becomes more challenging when she’s told a reporter will shadow her work for a men’s magazine article.
Working for Player Magazine is Patrick Lincoln’s worst nightmare. A former political journalist, he used to write thoughtful columns for one of Toronto’s most respected papers. That is, until he was blackballed for allegedly sleeping with the boss’s wife. Overnight, Patrick becomes the city’s most reviled bad boy. And now he’s forced to write a seedy expose on, of all things, a bridesmaid.
Patrick begrudgingly accompanies Winn to a series of strange weddings. As they are forced to work together, he learns there is more to the stand-in bridesmaid than puffy dresses and pretty speeches. She, in turn, begins to question whether or not Patrick actually deserves the derision of his peers. As much as they fight their attraction, it begins to threaten their work and their sanity.
For so long, Winn has felt second-best. A stand-in. She finally meets a man who believes in her value. But can she let go of the past and accept him?
Content Notes: Hot, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
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