[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Charlie. Can you describe yourself in five words or less.
[Charlie Johansson] Hey there, Manga Maniac Café. How you doin? Oops, sorry. I used to have a problem with over-flirting. I promised a certain redheaded ballerina I would only flirt with her from now on. Describe myself in five words? I’d say: loyal, leader, soldier, soon-to-be-uncle, Ellie-worshiper
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Charlie Johansson?
[Charlie Johansson] Right now, I’m enjoying the last few days of leave after being deployed in Afghanistan. Even on R&R, I start my day early, working out or playing hockey with some buddies. After that, I’m pretty much at the beck and call of Ellie, either watching her teach ballet or grabbing her for some quick kisses. Though I prefer long kisses.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Ellie?
[Charlie Johansson] Trusting, sexy, redhead
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about her?
[Charlie Johansson] This might sound kind of whipped, but honestly, nothing Ellie does exasperates me. Although, judging by how we first met through emails (Ellie writes one hell of an email), she might be a little too trusting.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[Charlie Johansson] That’s an easy one. I wasn’t completely honesty with Ellie about who I was when we met in person. Huge regret.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Charlie Johansson] I spent seven years restoring my 1976 Chevy Impala. When I’m not deployed, I insist on driving everywhere in my sweet baby.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s the story behind your nickname?
[Charlie Johansson] The guys in boot camp started calling me Big Game Hunter. It was ten years ago; I can’t even remember why exactly, but it stuck. I guess I had kind of a…bad reputation about women. I never liked the nickname, but it’s the army, everyone has a nickname.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[Charlie Johansson] Cherish and love Ellie forever
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[Charlie Johansson] My pleasure, darlin.
Falling for her Soldier
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing – Bliss
Date of Publication: January 13, 2014
Number of pages: 260
Cover Artist: Jessica Cantor
She fell for the nice guy, but will she fall for the real guy?
Ex-ballerina Ellie Bell has twenty-four days left until her self-imposed man-less year is up. No more falling for the wrong kind of guy—charming, sexy, bad. Why can’t she find someone sweet like Charlie Johansson, her soldier pen pal? His e-mails meant the world to her, and she can’t stop thinking about him…until she meets Hunter, whose muscles and cocky smile threaten to have her relapsing.
Before Charlie “Big Game Hunter” Johansson’s last tour of duty, he’d gone through women like crazy. But after connecting on a real, emotional level via letters with his best friend’s sister, Charlie’s ready for a relationship—with Ellie Bell.
But then her brother introduces him as Hunter. Proving he’s no longer a player by becoming Ellie’s dance partner for an Army benefit seems like it could convince both siblings he’s changed, but the harder he falls for Ellie, the harder it is to come clean. Can he convince her to fall for the real him before it’s too late?
About the Author:
Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes.
Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, and the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER (Jan 2014).
Visit her at http://ophelialondon.com
But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries is on.