Please say a big “Hello” to Trick Matthews, sexy hero of Christine Bell’s Dirty Trick!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Trick Mathews] Loyal, hard-working, quick to laugh.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Trick Matthews?
[Trick Mathews] I try to break a sweat every day, so unless Grace and I have plans to take the dogs for a long hike that evening, I’ll typically go for a three mile run before work. After my workout, I’d love to say I make myself an egg-white omelet and a smoothie before heading to the station, but really, most days I just slurp down half a pot of coffee and then snag a bear claw off the tray in the break-room once I get to work. The job varies day to day. A lot of times it’s detective work. Knocking on doors, interviewing witnesses, questioning perps and paperwork. Then, when we get SWAT calls, it’s kicking in doors, rescuing hostages, and giving perps a boot in the ass, among other things. After work, I try to hang out with Grace, watch a movie, grab some wings out at the Brewhouse.
*leans back in chair* *shrugs* Then I drop her off and head home, where I take a cold shower that doesn’t help, and have vivid, hot dreams about her all night until I wake up at three a.m. in a cold sweat and unable to fall back asleep until I take care of things solo. I won’t lie. It’s getting old.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Grace?
[Trick Mathews] Sexy, funny, forever
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about her?
[Trick Mathews] That she doesn’t see what’s right in front of her. I’ve changed, you know? I’m not the same player I was when she first moved in next door. I haven’t had a woman over in six months, but she hasn’t even noticed.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[Trick Mathews] I would’ve told Grace right from the start that I’m crazy about her. Then I wouldn’t be stuck in the middle of this mess of a lie wondering how to fix it all…
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Trick Mathews] My tactical knife. It’s handy as a weapon on the job but also as a utility tool, a rescue tool and a must have while I’m out in the woods. If I was stuck on a desert island, that’d be the one thing I took with me. Besides Grace.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t trying to convince Grace what a hot couple you’d make?
[Trick Mathews] I like to go out and have fun. Zip-lining, rock-climbing, playing darts or pool. Happy hour beers with Grace and Serena. Regular stuff, I guess. I’m a guy with simple needs, but I attack whatever I do with total concentration and enthusiasm. *slow grin*
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[Trick Mathews] Me, Grace, hot sex, ring.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
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About Dirty Trick by Christine Bell
Grace Love is lousy with men. She can spot a match for someone else a mile away, and her balls-on instincts are why her matchmaking business is thriving, but finding her own Prince Charming? The only guy who makes her sixth sense tingle is her playboy best friend, Trick, and no way is she risking their friendship, no matter how hot she knows the sex will be.
SWAT officer Trick Matthews is a patient guy, but Grace’s inability to see what’s right in front of her is grinding on his last nerve. Yeah, he blew his shot at breaking out of the friend zone when he tamped down the urge to lick her from head to toe the day they met, but he’s got a plan that’ll change her mind. Incognito at Salem’s hottest Halloween party, he’ll show her exactly how good they could be…and that he’s the man for her.