You never really get over your first love. Such is the case for fourteen-year-old Stephanie Barrano, self-proclaimed misfit and death magnet. A freshman in high school, Stephanie is befriended by Jordan Brewer, a hot, in-demand senior, who pulls her from the outer circle of obscurity into the realm of acceptance. Jordan quickly works his way into Stephanie’s heart. He’s her everything. And the only person she trusts with the truth about her father’s death. But he won’t act on the strong feelings he has for her. Stephanie vows to wait for him, knowing in time she’ll
We don’t know how many of you actually had the opportunity to read For Always by the lovely Danielle Sibarium, and if you haven’t beware this interview we are about to do contains spoilers!!! So with that being said, we are so excited about doing this interview with Jordan, and since there are two of us, we figured some color coding is needed, lol. So Dani will be pink, Christina will be purple, Jordan will be blue, and black will be the both of us! Stay tuned to the end, it will contain some vital news!
So Jordan I want to start by saying thank you so much for meeting with us, I’m way excited and I can honestly say my day just got better! My name is Dani and this chica on my right is Christina, we are the Crazy Book Chicks!
It’s a pleasure to meet you both, and thank you for having me here.
Ok so the one question that’s been on my mind since I’ve read your story; I know Stephanie called you for her friend Maria, then you saw her at the movies, but when did you first initially notice her?
The first time I noticed Stephanie? Hmm. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that day. It was the first day of school, her first day of high school (smiles wistfully). I stood at my locker and I saw Maria waving in the hall. I waved back and she grabbed Stephanie by the wrist and dragged her over. Stephanie wouldn’t even look at me, she looked scared to death. Scared and beautiful.
* mumbles under her breath, Can you blame her I mean your gorgeous*
So when was the first time you knew you wanted Stephanie?
That’s a tough one, I feel like I’ve wanted her forever. But if I had to pick a single moment in time, I’d say it was the day of the smokey bus incident, you heard about that right? I know who hasn’t? After we got back to school we were standing in front of my locker and we were staring into each other’s eyes, everyone and everything around us seemed to disappear. All I could think about were her lips and how sweet they’d taste.
*fans self*, Dang Christina did it just get hotter in here?
We could tell Stephanie wasn’t too thrilled when you dated girls, but how did you feel when you saw her dating?
To say I wasn’t happy when I found out she was with Chris is an understatement. And then she stopped coming to my locker, which I tried to convince myself was for the best. But seeing them together . . . I didn’t expect to feel like the wind was knocked from me. And not just with Chris, every time I saw her talking to another guy, I’d get angry. I’d look for a reason to start a fight with him. Of course I never did, except with Chris. The funny thing is I didn’t even realize at first that I was jealous. But I hated it.
Did you like Charlie? He seemed to be the best out of the bunch…though he still wasn’t you! Wait did Stephanie ever tell you what really happened between her and Charlie?
What really happened? Oh you mean that jerk sweet talking her while he was in love with someone else? No I didn’t like Charlie. True, he seemed better than most of the other guys she dated, but he made me nervous. He was the only one that really worried me because he seemed to really care about her, and I knew he was the type of guy she could fall in love with. I knew he might just steal her heart and I wasn’t sure I could let that happen.
OH yea, so umm maybe you should talk to Steph about the real reason, uhm , that they broke it off… *looks around the room at Christina* That so could not happen! Steph was totally in love with you….seriously ask her about Charlie!
So tell me how felt at the prom? The after party?
I couldn’t let Stephanie miss out on one of the most important night in a girl’s life. There are certain memories you have forever, and prom is one of them. It was a night where all I had to do was be by her side, and make sure she had a good time. Easy enough. I didn’t count on enjoying it so much. We danced and laughed, I saw her in a new light. She was strong and confident. And when I looked at her for the first time that night, it hit me how much she’d grown up. I think that was the moment I realized I’d been waiting for that night since we met.
The after party was amazing. It was a night I’ll always keep close to my heart. All I wanted to do was steal her away and have her all to myself under the moonlight, but once we were alone she started down a path I wasn’t sure we were ready for. Of course Stephanie wouldn’t take no for an answer, I have that effect on her (smiles).
I’m pretty sure you have that effect on anyone that falls into the female category!
The accident was a major turning point in your story…Did you really blame Steph for the accident? Why did you hurt her so bad?
Did I blame her? Yes and no. Stephanie was an easy target. She’s always had the contorted idea that she’s the reason bad things happen to people she loves, like she’s some sort of jinx. I’ve been trying since we met to convince her otherwise, but when it happened, she was convenient. She pushed me to admit my feelings for her, and I started to think if I never took her to the prom at all, none of it would’ve happened.
And then she confronted me, I just didn’t know what to do, I needed space and she wouldn’t back off, so I lashed out at her. I’m ashamed to admit that I did mean to hurt her, but only so she’d back off. When I had time to think about what I’d done . . . well you know the rest.
It seems like most of the hurdles have been cleared, what are your plans now that you and Stephanie are together?
I want to spend every day with her looking toward the future. I want to prove to her she’s worthy of a happy ending, and work to make sure I’m worthy of her love.
I love Stephanie, but do you think there’s a chance we will get to see your side of the story?
I doubt you’ll see my side of the story. I went through a really tough time there and I’d like to put it behind me, just forget about it. I know that’s not possible, but to relive it . . . I don’t think I want to do that.
I can understand that and though I’m a little sad, I totally get it!
Is there talk about a possible sequel in the making?
We keep trying to talk Danielle into it. We make it tough for her to focus on anyone else. We even laid out the entire plot for her. She finally agreed to consider it, but I’m not a hundred percent sure we convinced her to do it. But if we do get the sequel we want, I can promise there will be a few surprises.
*squeals* This is good news, I’ll just have to keep bugging Danielle, maybe I can convince her!
Thanks again for meeting with us; we absolutely loved getting the chance to spend some time with you!
Thank you for having me! I’d love to come back, but you know Stephanie, she tends to get jealous. ;-)
Oh My God, Jordan is super sexy and we had a fabulous time meeting with him, I know I had a hard time not drooling! So being major fans of Danielle Sibarium, and the fact that Dani loves Jordan, we decided to share our love of For Always and have a giveaway! YES excited right, well so are we. Dani, has an extra paper back copy of For Always and a signed book mark to Danielle’s other amazing book, Heart Waves, up for grabs. We will be running the contest up until the first and then the Winner will be announced on October 2!! Big thanks to Danielle for letting us interview Jordan, he's totally my favorite!
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