We’ve had Liz Borino, author of Expectations and What Money Can’t Buy guest blog here a couple times. This time, we get to interview one of her characters! Brandon got to sit down with Aiden O’Boyle. This is a first ever character interview for The Top Shelf so I hope you enjoy and let us know if we should do this more often!
Brandon: Hello blogland! Brandon Cole here with one of the main characters from Liz Borino’s books Expectations and What Money Can’t Buy, Aiden! Aiden, how are ya? You having a pleasant day?
Aiden: Very much so, thank you, Brandon How are you?
Brandon: Oh you know, the usual. Being an international superstar is busy work. But you know, this isn’t my interview, it’s yours, so let’s begin by talking about just you. You enjoy dancing. More than that, you seem to downright love dancing. So let me ask you, where did that come from, and what made you want to keep at it even through your injury?
Aiden: I went by a dance studio when I was 5 years old and I was absolutely captivated. Ever since then I’ve dreamed of making my living dancing. i don’t do so much performance now, but teaching is just as meaningful for me. As for my injury, How could I not strive to what kept me going all these years? I must say my husband was a huge help in getting me back on my feet.
Brandon: No doubt about that. And speaking of Chris, here’s a question about him. Before he was your husband, he was your roommate. What kind of roommate was he? Was he different then than the Chris we see now?
Aiden: I think I was more different. He’s always been as open as he is now, but obviously there are certain perks to being married you don’t get as roommates living under the guise of two straight men. timing just became right for us to pursue our true feelings.
Brandon: Where and how, if I may ask, did those feelings begin? Furthermore, was there any one specific moment when you knew Chris was the one for you?
Aiden: I’ve always liked Chris. I thought he was fun to hang out with, but he had a girlfriend so, I assumed he was straight. I’ve been with women myself, so I didn’t think very much about it. But then one day he showed up at my dance studio with his ex boyfriend Noah, I knew it was time to reevaluate. As I danced with him, the mutual attraction and trust became undeniable. But the one for me? That came when I thought I lost him. I knew for sure I never wanted to allow that to happen.
Brandon: I hear ya. You two definitely have a special kind of love, and I respect that. We’ll get back to that in a moment though. I want to hit you with a question that might seem to come out of left field, but you understand I must do so. These are the things your public secretly wonders about. With that in mind, did you ever, for one single solitary second of your existence, consider Chris’s twin brother Matt, or did the vibes coming off him just scream “Nah?”
Aiden: No, I was more attracted to Chris’s personality. Though I like Matt a lot and enjoy his company, especially now that he’s sober, Chris just had that special ability to make me smile no matter what. Now, if I’m being completely honest, there were some times not many when I confused them.
Brandon: Ah, well then let’s just hope you are being completely honest. And what about the other people in your life? Your sister, Matt’s girl Carley, and so on? Do you feel everyone is where they need to be? Is all right with the world?
Aiden: Oh sure, Carley is getting more and more annoying as her pregnancy develops, but she’s on bed rest so I don’t see her much. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have reconnected with Meggie. It makes me even happier and the fact that she’s having Chris’s twins and keeping it in the family, I’m ecstatic. Robert? Well, better cared for than he deserves.
Brandon: But all in all, things seem to balance out quite nicely. That’s good to hear. One more question, and I’ll let you go. Do you have any plans or high hopes for the future? Anything you think about? Of course, I know the twins are on your mind, but anything else rattling around?
Aiden: I’m a simple guy, Brandon. All I want is peace and love in my life. My business is great, my babies are healthy in their mother, Chris’s scars (internal and external) are healing nicely. Now, the only thing I have the right to hope for is continued happiness and health for my family.
Brandon: Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Well, I would like to thank you for this opportunity. You can rest assured that myself, and the rest of your public, will be following you guys closely, and we all wish you well. Anything in particular you’d like to say? Any shout outs you’d like to give?
Aiden: Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me. And I guess Liz would be upset with me if I didn’t include links to buy Expectations and What Money Can’t Buy. Also, Chris, Matt, and I have a fanpage. We’d love if you’d come talk to us! http://www.facebook.com/boys.from.taylor.twins.series
Brandon: Ah, gotta give some props to the author, I suppose. You’re welcome, and thanks again. We’re all looking forward to the next in the series, and there’s a ton more questions we could ask, but Aiden’s got a family to get back to. Tata for now, folks!
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Synopsis: Expectations depicts the struggle between what we desire for ourselves and our familiar obligations. This is personified by Chris and Matt Taylor, identical twins who are trying to win their overbearing father’s approval and acquire their trust funds. Their best friend and roommate, Aiden O’Boyle, left his family behind in Ireland to pursue a career in dance.
Robert Taylor, Matt and Chris’s father has set certain conditions that must be met in order for them to receive their trust funds. Matt must work at a job he hates while struggling with alcoholism. Chris has to deny his own desires and deep love for Aiden, to get married to Matt’s girlfriend. All the while, their father continues to use extreme measures to ensure his sons’ compliance. Will they learn to lean on each other and discover their strength or succumb to their father’s will?
Synopsis: What Money Can’t Buy, the sequel to Expectations, finds the two couples, Chris and Aiden and Matt and Carley, eagerly anticipating parenthood. However, their personal struggles continue. Though Matt overcame his dependency on alcohol, new temptations present themselves. And with Carley on bed rest, these temptations put a greater strain on their relationship. Chris continues to deal with issues regarding his father. These issues increase with greater proximity. When tragedy strikes, the best and worst in everyone is revealed. Can they stick together, or will their reactions tear them apart?