[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Spring! Thank you for getting up so early to answer some questions for us!
[Spring Honeycutt] Hi there, Manga Manic Café. Thanks for having me on today!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Spring Honeycutt] Determined, focused, loyal and…fair…yes, I’m very fair, ask anyone…anyone except my new neighbor. I’m sure he won’t agree!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Spring Honeycutt?
[Spring Honeycutt] I’m a junior in college with a pretty busy schedule, so I’m up early, either in classes or studying. I’ve also got this brand new research project. To tell you the truth, I think I might be in a little over my head. And my study partner, Henry, well, he’s not making life any easier…he’s either annoying me to death, or trying to flirt with me. Usually both. It’s very distracting!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Henry?
[Spring Honeycutt] Pig-headed, prejudice, a pain in my—
Okay, okay, if you promise not to tell anyone I said this: Henry is very smart, he’s kind, and yeah…dead-sexy.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about him?
[Spring Honeycutt] Should I begin with his sports car or his argyle sweaters that fit his chest just a little too perfectly? He’s so…so…grrr. Henry thinks he’s always right, and just because he’s charming and all gorgeous and whatever, he assumes I’ll automatically go along with whatever he has to say. I’ll let you in on a little secret: even if I did agree with him, I would never admit it! It would just go to his head.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[Spring Honeycutt] I would have started working at a younger age, pitched in with money at home to help my mother and be a better example to my younger brothers. And of course, I would have recycled more. ?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Spring Honeycutt] My iPhone. It’s my lifeline. Also, it’s got a brand new playlist on it. But…you’ll have to find out more about that later.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How do you relax after a hard day working on your thesis?
[Spring Honeycutt] My crazy schedule doesn’t allow much time to relax these days. When I’m in class or at the library, what I fantasize about is chilling at home, with a nice veggie burger while listening to Alanis Morissette. Last time I tried to do that, a certain overly-opinionated, argyle-wearing sex-god neighbor of mine told me my music was too loud. Some people!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[Spring Honeycutt] Easy: Change the world.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[Spring Honeycutt] Thank you for having me. Don’t forget to recycle. And go Stanford Cardinals!
Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London
Her theory of attraction is about to get a new angle.
Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.
“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.
Henry is Spring’s only hope at publication, but he’s also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can’t help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there’s more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.
Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.
Ophelia London is the author of ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, the upcoming "still working on the title" (Nov `13), and the new adultDEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE (Oct 28th). She belongs to RWA and DARA.