Hello everyone! Today is my stop for the Breaking Waves blog tour! I actually have THREE posts, a review for Heart Waves (HERE), a review for Breaking Waves (HERE), and this interview with the fabulous Reece!
Follow the rest of the blog tour HERE.
Stick around for the giveaway at the bottom of the post!
Reece: Not as thrilled as I am to be here! It’s nice to know I’m not forgotten about. Lately Tyler’s getting all the attention.
Alyssa: Let’s talk about YOU. Describe yourself in one word. Why that word?
Reece: Complete-package. Why? Because I am, I’ve got looks and brains. On my good days, I even have a sense of humor.
Alyssa: In Heart Waves, Jenna teased you about using semantics from the 1950s. Have you always been so gentlemanly? :)
Reece: It’s how I was raised. There’s something nostalgic and romantic about holding doors open and helping girls with their jackets. Plus, I’ve worked hard studying girls to see what it is they really want in a guy. I have to tell you, from what I’ve seen, they still want to be treated with romance and respect.
Alyssa: What is something that you love to do, other than impress Jenna all the time?
Reece: I love hacking. I know I shouldn’t, but when I can break into a system, it fills me with a sense of pride. It’s just who I am, what I’m good at.
Alyssa: Do you ever think about moving far, far away, from your parents and your past?
Reece: Not until recently. I didn’t do anything so bad. Everyone acts like it was the end of the world. Maybe if my father didn’t help out it would’ve been. After going back home, feeling like my mother used a battering ram on me daily, I really wanted to just leave and never come back. If Jenna would’ve come with me, I might have.
Alyssa: Before Jenna, did you ever give serious thought in getting back with Rebecca?
Reece: I did. But it was more about proving something. As much as I wanted her back, I wanted to hurt her, to break her. What she did was so messed up. I just can’t believe how blindsided I was by it.
Alyssa: What made you talk to Jenna, the night you two first met?
Reece: That’s easy, she’s gorgeous. I’d been watching her. When I asked Mike about her, and he called her the Ice Queen, I was intrigued. I couldn’t imagine someone as soft and beautiful as Jenna acting as cold and hard as Mike said. And then when she said I was her Romeo, and I was going to break her heart, how could I not talk to her?
Alyssa: You always tell her that she makes things better, and that she is one of the best things in your life. Explain this to us – what is it like, having someone so radically change your life?
Reece: It’s amazing. We walk through the days like zombies most of the time, just going along for the ride. But when you meet someone that adds life and color to your world, it changes how you move through the days. Sometimes I wish I could see myself through her eyes.
Alyssa: You hid things to protect Jenna. Do you regret telling her, after how much it seems to be costing you two, at the end of Heart Waves and beginning of Breaking Waves?
Reece: I didn’t hide the hacking incident to protect Jenna. I did that to protect myself. Everyone would stare and whisper when they saw me, like I was oblivious to it all. I didn’t want her to see me as a screw-up the way they did. But that’s all I did. Knowing Tyler’s father the way I do, by the time Tyler came to warn me, I knew I was in serious trouble. I just didn’t know why.
Alyssa: Do regret helping Tyler, with his grades? Do you wish you hadn’t done it?
Reece: Knowing what I know now? I should’ve let Tyler take the hit and then some. But he was my best friend. We were like brothers and he’d been drawn a really shitty hand. I didn’t want to see him self-destruct. I just never imagined he’d turn on me.
Alyssa: Do you ever wish things were the same as it used to be with Tyler? As is, you two could be friends again, the same way as before?
Reece: Of course. I wish he didn’t screw me over. But then I wouldn’t have met Jenna. I think with time, I could’ve forgiven him. But now, I just don’t see how.
Alyssa: Can you tell us a little of what you think is to come, from you, Tyler, Jenna, and everyone else?
Reece: I’m biding time right now. Part of me thinks if she’s happy I should just stay away. But I can’t. I love her. But soon Jenna’s going to have to make a choice.
Alyssa: Anything else you’d like to tell us? :)
Reece: If you think it’s been a great ride so far, you should be counting down the minutes to the final book. Danielle has something AMAZING planned. I’m a little leery, but she seems to know what she’s doing, so I guess I’ll just have to trust her.
Alyssa: Well, thanks so much for stopping by, Reece! Don’t be a stranger! ;)
Reece: Thank you for having me. And I’d be happy to come back any time. Any time!
More about Danielle Sibarium:
Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.
Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week.
The Giveaway (tour-wide):