Interview with Derek & Alex from Take 2, A book by Linda Bolton

Today we have a couple of people that deserve to be together, they are Alexandra & Derek from Linda Bolton’s book “Take 2” They have had so many issues within and around their relationship, that the book kept me up all night long so I could finish it, I am pleased to say that they have their happy ending & they deserve that happiness.

Me, “Thank you for joining us today Derek & Alex,  I have closed the curtains and turned the phone off, I know you are very popular Derek and you need a break from it all, I have not told anyone you were coming, so we should be able to continue all the way through until the end of the interview, Shall we get started?”

We’re ready, Julie, let’s do this.
Me, “Please take a seat or would you rather leave the table and go and sit on the couch? Much better for comfort and I don’t mind if you want to snuggle up with each other, I see you can’t keep your hands of each other”

Derek: The couch would be great. I have to travel so much I hate being far from her.
Alex: That Scottish brogue gets me every time. I hope we can behave ourselves!

Me, “Would you like a drink? I have a fully stocked fridge or I have just made tea, but also have a fresh coffee pot on the go if you prefer?”

Both: Coffee!

Me, “So, How are things with the both of you? I bet your still so happy, You both look like your glowing, especially you Alex”

Alex: I have never been happier. I won’t say dealing with the fans and paparazzi isn’t hard, but we have made it work.

Derek: I never thought being with one woman could make me feel so complete. I know this sounds terribly unmanly, but I’ve been waiting along time for this.

Me, “I loved how Linda wrote about you both in the book, she was very descriptive about where you went, Did you take photo’s of all the places you visited, Could you show me some?”

Alex: Of course. I was never sure if I’d get a chance to visit them again. Here’s Scotland - Edinburg, Glasgow, Oh, this is the highlands and Derek’s mom’s home. Here’s Vegas, the view from Derek’s apartment in New York - I just love Manhattan. Derek, honey, grab your phone. I know you have a few photos from your guy trips.

Derek: Oh yeah, here’s the Island of Dominica - Its so lush there. Do you remember when we went skinny dipping here, It was so much fun, *wiggles eyebrows* 

And here’s Iceland. Great camping! Remember how we kept ourselves warm.

Me, “What do you do to relax?”

Derek: Travel! I love traveling and I love taking Alex with me. Its so fun watching her see places for the first time. Sometimes my senses get dulled  - I go to the beach, a nice restaurant - I forget about the architecture, the history. Its all very new to her. *kisses her on the cheek*

Alex: *giggle* Derek! We do normal things to. Sometimes we visit my daughter in Dallas and her new husband. We sit by the fireplace and snuggle. 

Me, “My heart was in my throat when you got kidnapped Derek, I can only imagine the trauma that it has left with you, Do you take on films that are based in places where there is a possibility of that happening again, or has Alex laid down the law and banned you from them?”

Derek: I ask about security more now. I don’t want to have Alex worrying about me. Since then, the community is trying to stray farther away from those areas of unrest.
Me, “how do you celebrate you birthdays? Please tell me you spend it together.”

Both: We try *laughing*.

Alex: I travel to where he is if that is possible. So far it has been. Other special dates we make sure we are together too.

Derek: The first time I told her I loved her. That’s a biggy, for both of us. I try to find something special for us to see or do for that celebration. A bubble bath for two, champagne, things like that.

Me, “What film are you working on now Derek?”

Derek: I have a special project very dear to my heart - the life of Robert Burns, the Scottish poet. I’m searching for the right screenplay. And I have my own production company now so we’re looking for projects. Alex reads through some to help out. She has a great eye *winking at her*. *She smiles shyly and blushes*

Me, “When will you be retiring and living the rest of your days with the beautiful Alex? Where would you retire to?”

Derek: Not sure I will ever totally retire. With the production company I can stay home more but I think at some point we’ve decided to settle in Scotland. We’ll keep the Manhattan apartment for vacations - kind of a stateside home base.

Me, “Are you with him on set Alex? Is it fun or do you get bored?”

Alex: I have been to many of his sets and I try to go out often. I find it interesting but dull too. Retakes are retakes. You can only see so many and you can’t help but be bored. I usually watch a few hours each day and then go sightseeing or shopping. I’m still not recognised when I’m alone. Then if I find an interesting place I take Derek back there during his down time. 

Me, “What is your favourite thing to do in the whole world?”

Alex: Have time alone with each other, no phones, no TV, just the two of us.

Derek: I agree. We don’t have that quiet time as often as we’d like. That is the best. *reaches over with his free hand and squeezes hers*

Me, “So what do you spend your time doing Alex, when Derek is off doing interviews?”

Alex: If I don’t go with him I’ll go to Dallas to spend time with my daughter and see a few friends. If I tag along, I wait for him to return to our room, have the hot tub going and give him a massage. Interviews make him very tight.

Me, “Do you ever feel jealous with all the female attention Derek gets?”

Alex: I trust him but those other women do get under my skin some. I am human. But I know he loves me and most of them just want a photo with him. I couldn’t deny them that. Look at him! I love photos of him too.

Me, “Do you ever get any trouble from Tristen? That man gave me the creeps”

Derek: No, thank goodness. I don’t know what I was thinking.

Alex: I don’t know why I went along with it. We were crazy.

Me, “Do you have any guilty pleasures?”

Derek: I love chocolate - anything chocolate. Alex has to hide things from me. Its terrible. Cupcakes are a huge weakness.

Alex: I love to buy shoes. Aren’t these cute *showing a strappy 4inch heel*? I filled up the spare closet. *looking a bit sheepish as Derek gives that “look*

Me, Oh, they are adorable

Me, “How are Mattie & Nathan getting on? Is he home from Afghanistan yet? Are you going to be grandparents yet?”

Alex: He’s been back on leave. We try to visit when he’s there. I go back quite a bit when she’s alone. He should be home in the coming months, permanently. Then I hope babies are in the near future. I think we are both ready.

Derek: I love kids. I can’t wait for the grandchildren. Love to spoil.

Me, “What are your plans for the future? Will you be getting married? Oops is that something you haven’t discussed?”

Derek: We’ve talked about it. That’s all I can say for now.

Me, “Where has Derek taken you so far Alex? Have you been around the world yet?”

Alex:Lets see...besides Scotland, New York, LA, Las Vegas, he met me in Haiti, we went to Chile for vacation after his surfing accident, I met the reporter in Italy - she won’t be coming around anymore (elbowing Derek), and I’ve been to Cannes Film Festival. We are planning a trip to Greece and Portugal in a few months. Maybe you’ll hear some news about us there. *winking!*

Optional questions
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Derek: Paparazzi
Alex: agreed

All time favorite movie? Or top 3? Not including Derek’s
Alex: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Sweet home Alabama
Derek: Anything Tarantino

What music do you listen to?
Both: Everything!

Favourite drink?
Both: Coffee *laughing*

Favourite food?
Derek: Chocolate
Alex: Ugh! Really Derek?! Indian and Thai

What do you sleep in?
Alex: nothing
Derek: Alex. Oh wait, I’m not sleeping then. So totally naked.

Well I am so happy that we never got any interruptions through the interview, It has been fantastic to meet you Derek and Alex, the woman behind the man, You are both welcome back anytime, It has been a joy to have you both here.

Both: Thank you. You are so sweet to have us. 

Ebook: Take 2

Author: Linda Bolton


This review may contain spoilers

I bought this on Amazon

Summary: Alexandra Daniels is a forty-something, hard-working mom, wife and employee. Her life has been plodding along at a snails pace and she’s longing for excitement. She wins a trip to her favorite talk show in New York, the Veronica Becker Show, and it just so happens the actor of her dreams is a guest, Derek Dunbar! Is Alex’s life about to change?
Derek Dunbar is Scottish, an actor and a hunk! Every woman in America drools after him. He has his pick of women but stinks at relationships. At forty, is he longing for a more meaningful relationship? Does he even know how to have one? Is he willing to make the effort or will it just be too complicated?

Alexandra Daniels spent half her life as a dedicated wife and mother. Recently, with her husband working so much he spent little time with her and her daughter all grown up, Alex finally decided to concentrate on herself. She got a gym membership, lost weight, and spent her free time at night catching up on years of movies she missed. To add to her newly found identity, Alex wins a trip to New York to see her favorite talk show taped. While there she meets her movie idle, Derek Dunbar. Can life get any better?
Derek Dunbar went to school to be a lawyer, something his mother loved to brag about. But Derek felt he had another calling: acting. Once he submerged himself into his new career he was destined for stardom...and loneliness. Oh, Derek had the looks, but his work-a-holic mentality made dating difficult, not to mention the 
paparazzi that followed him everywhere.

The Review
I really enjoyed this book, It had a great storyline, We all wish we could meet a movie star and have that movie star fall in love with you, We all have a crush on some movie star or other, so to read that it happens in this book was great, I loved the action sequence too, I loved that Alex got a second chance at love, I love the Male lead, Derek, he was so yummy, I loved his Scottish accent, I could imagine him talking in my head, He has won my heart, I love the detail the author put in this book of all the places that they ventured to, it was described in great detail, I could picture all the places in my head, This book ran like a film for me, I would highly recommend this book to all my friends & family, 4.5/5

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