Five Facts About James
by T.A. Moore
First of all, thank you so much for having me! I’m thrilled to be here with my stand-alone contemporary suspense Every Other Weekend. Every now and again an author (or at least THIS author) gets characters who drop fully formed and already opinionated into your brain. It happened with my Digging up Bones series, and again with Clayton and Kelly (and Baker, who was so much to write for that he has to get an honourable mention) in this book. Trust me, this was originally meant to be a much sillier book. There were hijinks planned, but Clayton almost immediately established he wasn’t into the ‘jinks.
Anyhow, I thought that since I loved these guys so much? You guys might like to learn a few important bits and pieces about them. Today? James, the soon-to-be-ex that Clayton is helping his client get rid off.
Five Facts about James
- James met his wife, Nadine, when she was a waitress in a local bar, one of the dozens of pretty blondes who’d were on the verge of aging out of the big break slot. She’d agreed to go out with his friend, so James set out to win over to…prove he could. He was charming and fun, silly sometimes, and it won her over. Once he did, he sent photos of her naked to his jilted friend. ‘Accident,’ he claimed. ‘Still, stop him sniffing around right?’
- He never wanted kids, but once she got pregnant he never pushed for an abortion. Talked to her for three days about what a disaster it would be for them to have a kid now, like for fucksake it would be an anchor around their neck, and left her an envelope of cash for ‘whatever she decided’. Once Nadine said he wanted the baby though, he let it go. Took the money back, though.
- Although James was never particularly interested in his son when Harry was a baby, there was a period when he was a toddler that James was really enamoured of him. It wore off as Harry got older and wasn’t exactly the son that James wanted.
- Sometimes he tells a lot of lies. He justifies this to himself, as much as he justifies anything, by the fact Nadine never asks about them. If she really wanted the truth, after all, she’d pry more.
- He doesn’t think he’s a bad guy.