Welcome Alexander Gaines from Bedeviled, a hot new contemporary romance by Madison Michael.
Gender: Very very male
Profession: Banker, Philanthropist and money maker
Please provide a physical description of your character.
Hmmm, that’s a tough first question. Women find me attractive – or is it my money they find so appealing? I am a marathon runner, a hockey player and a swimmer, so I have an athlete’s body that I am proud of, if I am honest. Scruffy hair, dishwater blonde, a bit of a surfer-dude look, but a cleaned up version.
Please tell us a little about your character.
I have always been smart, logical, and a bit aloof. Aloof, because I cannot let people get too close to me without learning secrets that I have been keeping since childhood. My friends from childhood, with whom I have remained close all these years, don’t even know the truth. I run a bank but I travel to California a lot for business. I lead a completely different life out there, one that I work diligently to keep separate from my Chicago life. I date lots of models, they are self-absorbed and don’t ask too many questions. But Charlotte has captured my attention and I knw she is too smart not to figure things out. I don’t want to lose her but do I dare risk my secrets to pursue a relationship?
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Charlotte is everything I have been looking for in a partner. She is smart and driven, a fellow runner even. She is lovely, delicate and strong all wrapped in a beautiful package with an adorable Boston accent. She seems to be hiding some secret of her own though. My usually logical self goes out the window when she is around. I let her get too close without knowing what she might be hiding. I cannot help it, it am bedeviled….
How does your hero dress?
You can either find me in beautifully tailored suits or running gear.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
I am a Stanford Graduate and have an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I make no apologies for my penthouse condo – I like the private pool and convenient location to the bank. I give away a lot of money each year, funding schools, hospitals and numerous charities.
What is your character’s viewpoint on wealth? Not necessary, nice to have, important, obtain at all costs?
Wealth is not important. It just so happens I have a lot of money, but I could be happy without it too. I could start over and probably accumulate it again – not to brag. It’s just that I am a hard worker, and my brain just seems wired to problem solve.
Is he close to family?
I have a younger sister that I dote on. Aubrey is getting married this year and I love seeing her so happy. The wedding and all the parties associated with it are driving me a bit insane, but they make a great excuse to introduce the family to Charlotte.
Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Secrets abound in my life, and I suspect in Charlotte’s too. I intend to ferret hers out, and frankly, after all these years, I would love to share my own as well. I am not found of keeping secrets from those I love. I wonder if its possible to have true love without trust. I would rather not find out.
About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.
To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Maddy likes smart successful heroes and I fit that to a T, but she also recognizes that no one is perfect – well, except Maddy of course! So she created a hero with a few flaws and some room to grow and learn. Then she created a smart, sassy woman to teach me a few lessons and help me see the light.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
She tells my secrets, but you will have to read the book to find them out yourself!
When your writer is writing about you, what do you think makes your writer the most happy? What makes your writer the most sad?
I believe Madison is happy writing a happy ending, resolving the big issues and watching her protagonists grow and learn. She has a good time writing those hot sex scenes too. As for most sad, I know Maddy is sad to let go and finish the book. As much as she wants to share it with readers, she grows pretty attached to us when she is creating.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
I think Maddy loves to write in order to create and finish something. Finishing what she starts was once a challenge for her so overcoming her obstacles was important. But I think she writes smart, contemporary romances for her readers – smart contemporary women who want a touch for fantasy to touch their reality.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
That’s an easy question. I wish she would finish the fourth book in the series. Maddy has been working on Besotted a long time and her fans want to know how the story of Tyler and Regan will end.
Tell us about Bedeviled
Bedeviled is the third novel in the Beguiling Bachelor series, a trio of steamy contemporary romances set in the luxury of Chicago’s elite families. This suspenseful novel follows Charlotte, escaping an unknown threat in Boston, as she moves to Chicago and into Alex’s arms. Alex, a successful millionaire who has held women at arm’s length, is torn between living with the smart, sassy Charlotte and protecting his own secrets. Can the two fall in love when they are bedeviled by lies and half-truths?
For a limited time, Bedeviled is available in a collection of romance stories by 22 talented authors.
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