Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Character Interview: Cole from By Referral Only

Today, I'm so excited to bring you guys an interview with Cole, the seriously sexy, kilt-wearing, Scottish hero of Lyla Payne's new release By Referral Only! I loved this book, and totally recommend it. So let's get to the good stuff.

Describe yourself in three words.
Solid, playful, direct

So...your referrals on the site are really not so great. What was your first thought when you found that out?
I felt like a fanny, for sure, and comforting yourself with the truth doesn’t help much in a house with two older brothers. I was alone with my convictions, I suppose. Which was better than nothing.

What's your favorite thing about Ruby?
Her confidence, and that is allows her to ask for what she wants instead of waiting for other people to guess. Also her mouth, for too many reasons to list if I had a week.

How many kilts do you own, and if you could wear them full time, would you?
I own at least four, and one for dress occasions. And I sure would. Pants are horribly constrictive. At least for some of us. wink

What's the biggest difference between Scotland and the USA for you?
It’s so big and diverse! I’m used to a more tight knit world.

What kind of cookie would you describe yourself as?
I’m going to be a bit lame and go with shortbread, since that’s the most common cookie at home. I think it fits me, though, because you may think I’m just an ordinary, pretty vanilla looking confection, but the combination of sweet and crunchy, well…it’s rather surprising. Predictable but never boring.

Whew. I seriously love this boy. And would totally fight Ruby for him. Thanks, Cole, for stopping in!

If you don't know about this book, you're in luck:

After being unceremoniously dumped freshman year because of her family’s “new money” status, Ruby Cotton has taken care not to put her heart on the line. No matter how enticing Emilie and Quinn make it look, relationships are scary and hard—while a string of flings is easy and fun. That’s what Ruby wants. Easy and fun. The only problem is, when it comes to satisfaction in the sack, most of the boys at Whitman are nothing but pretty window dressing and false advertising.

Ruby takes it upon herself to make campus life more fulfilling, creating a referral database that allows female students to rate their sexual experiences, thereby informing girls of what they’re getting into before agreeing to a date.

When her acting partner, Liam Greene, finally shows some interest, Ruby figures she won’t need to utilize the helpful gossip. He’s handsome, fun, and most importantly, not a guy she’d ever fall for hard enough to let him break her heart.

Not only that, but dating Liam gives Ruby the perfect excuse to say no to Cole Stuart.

As a star swimmer and heir to honest-to-God Scottish royalty, Cole sits at the top of Whitman’s A-list—but he’s also the lowest rated referral on Ruby’s website. The ratings make rejecting his repeated requests for a date a no-brainer, but her real reason for avoiding Cole runs deeper than a string of unsatisfied exes.

He’s gorgeous, he oozes sweetness and charm, and the electricity between them could power half of Whitman, but Ruby knows it will only last until his family or friends convince him she’s not good enough.

Before she knows it she’s falling anyway, waiting for the other shoe to drop but clinging to a tentative hope that Cole might be as different as he seems. When the secret behind his low ratings comes to light, that hope is torn apart, and Ruby wonders if she was right to give him her heart…and whether she has the strength to let him keep it.

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