Today as part of the blog tour for Resolutions by Teri Riggs I have a character interview with DEA agent Eve Taylor.
DEA agent Eve Taylor has had her fill of alpha males. When Resolutions’ operative and former lover, Dillon “Mac” McKenna, threatened her hard-earned independence, she ran. On a mission to gather evidence against a Colombian drug-lord, Eve discovers the drug-lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. Before she can escape with the vital information, she’s captured and comes face to face with her mortality…
As a teen, Mac watched his family fall apart after his mother died doing dangerous U.N. work. The possibility of losing Eve to a mission ignited an overwhelming need to protect her. When he forced her to choose him or her job, she walked away. Two years later, it seems all his nightmares have come true and he’s tasked with rescuing her from a Colombian prison. Mac has never stopped loving Eve, but does he dare risk his heart when he’s so terrified of losing…
On the run, Mac and Eve must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.
Why are you running away from commitment? Why do you see it as a threat?
1) I’m running from Mac’s distorted idea of commitment. He expects me to be the ‘little woman’ who lets him tell me what to do and smothers me with protection. I prefer to pull on my big girl panties, play by my own rules, and make decisions for myself. Mac wouldn’t know the meaning of the word compromise if it smacked him on the face. It’s his way, or the highway. Fortunately for me, I have one hell of a fast car.
2) I think it’s a threat to any woman whose man wants to put them on a pedestal for safe-keeping.
Have you ever thought of being in a relationship with a different type other than the alpha male?
Yes. The problem is I find any other type man to be boring. As frustrating as Mac is at times, there’s never a dull moment when he’s around. I like when a man knows what he wants and goes for it. I don’t like when he thinks he knows what’s best for me. I guess I want it all.
What do you mean when you say your independence is hard-earned?
My parents died when I was young, leaving my older brothers to raise me. I called them the Alpha Four. They were over the top controlling. I know they were just doing what they thought was best for me, but jeez, did one of them always have to be looking over my shoulder? The boys in my high school were afraid to date me. No guy wanted to take a girl out whose brothers were going to give him the third degree before, during, and after a date. And yes, the Alpha Four had a strange way of showing up wherever my date took me. Talk about a crappy dating life!
What drew you to the dangerous work of a DEA Agent?
I think after growing up with four very overprotective brothers, I was ready to take on the world as soon as I could get away from them. My choice of college was solely driven by how many miles I could put between Duncan Falls, Iowa and the campus. I wanted to prove just how tough I really was.
When did you become a DEA Agent?
Right out of law school. But I put in my time behind a desk working in computer crimes and research before becoming a field agent. The work was boring and I wanted more. So before and after work hours, and on weekends, I took all the classes needed to teach me how to kick ass as a field operative.
What job will you do when you can no longer be the best in your current job?
You’re assuming I won’t always be the best?
Have you ever worked as part of a team?
Yes. When I was promoted to field agent I went in as part of the International Drug Enforcement Agency—IDEA. About a year later, I was assigned my own team.
Do you prefer working solo? If so why?
I’ve only went solo twice. I didn’t really enjoy the experience either time. I love having at least one partner I can bounce strategies off of.
You’re proud of your birth place, Duncan Falls, Iowa. Why?
Duncan Falls is a small town and very close knit. After my parent’s died, the town’s people were almost as protective of me as the Alpha Four. Poor little Eve. Lost her parents at such a young age. At times, between my brothers and the town, I felt smothered, like I couldn’t take a breath without being watched. Then again, I found it a bit comforting to know I could always count on the town to have my back. Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m glad my brothers were there for me, too. Just don’t ever tell them I said that!
Tell me 3 positive things about ex-lover Dillon
1) Mac is by far, the hottest man I’ve ever known. My toes curl just thinking about him.
2) The man is a god in bed!
3) Did I mention Mac is HOT?
Tell me 3 positive things about your life
1) I’ve finally realized it’s not all bad to have people care about you or want to take care of you. I find I have a tendency to it myself.
2) I love Mac and he loves me. And what we have now is better than what we had two years ago. Our love is stronger, and unconditional.
3) I’ve learned if you love someone totally, you’ll figure out a way to be together.
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