This week on Cocky Confessions, we have Kristi Rose with her hero, Hank, from The Girl He Knows.
Hey Dani, thanks for the letting me showcase my hero, Hank. It’s a lot of fun hanging out with him. Hank is an intelligence Officer in the United States Navy which means he’s a part of special forces but he’ll tell you that sounds more glamorous than it is.
Hank’s the older brother to Gigi- who just so happens to be Paisley’s best friend. Paisley is the love of Hank’s life. He’ll tell you that he’s loved her since he was ten and watched her punch a boy out for being rude to her sister. They have a one night stand and Hank sees it as an opportunity to get Paisley to see him as something other than Gigi’s brother and to finally tell her how he feels. But Paisley’s changed since her divorce. Fear and poor decisions still rule her life. Hank can only hope it’s not too late and she’s still THE GIRL HE KNOWS.
Glad to have you, Hank. Let’s start with who’s your best buddy? What do you guys do when bromancing? I’d have to go with some of the guys I went to the Academy with. Surge Barkhouse is my man. We can both see something, look at each other and communicate our thoughts about what we just saw all without uttering a word. He’s had my back more than I can count and I hope he feels the same about me.
Tell us something no one would believe about you? Large or small. I’m not a thrill seeker. I don’t need to bungee off buildings or anything like that. I suppose having a job where I analyze risk all day has made me less of a daredevil.
Interesting. Is there a specific body type, hair, or eye color that attracts you? Does Paisley meet the criteria? Well, considering I like women in general- any type works for me. I want them to fit easily, meaning we have to be comparable in height. But honestly, Paisley has always set the bar. I love her long legs and her crazy red hair. I love her laugh and her loyalty. So yeah, she meets the criteria.
What’s the one thing you’d never tell her?
Holy shit- her hair is everywhere. She brushes it and gobs of lose strands float off into the stratosphere and likely affect aviation function, winding it’s way around jet engines. It’s clogging up my sinks, strands attach to my clothes and stay there forever, and it’s EVERYWHERE.
Yeah, but I bet you like grabbing a handful from time to time. *winks* What worries you the most? I going out of town a lot. It’s called TAD- Temporarily Assigned Duty- and when this job is over and I go back to being on a ship- I’ll deploy a fair amount. Some deployments last a year. That’s a lot to ask of the person you love. To wait, be patience, handle being lonely and scared with limited contact because that’s just how it goes sometimes. Then if you get married and you have children- well- that complicates things even more. The divorce rate is high.
What’s one your lover or potential lover can do to totally turn you off? Ha, not much. But cheating on me would pretty much do the trick.
Do you rely on your physical prowess or your intelligence to attract a lover? I rely on my sense of humor which is likely a product of my intelligence. I’m not knocking physical prowess but I have as fairly risky job where I could be seriously injured at any point when I’m deployed. If the girl goes for my physical prowess and I become physically handicapped- well- what then?
There is that. Where were you when you lost your virginity? A field on the north side of the town I grew up in. The girl’s parents owned land and a barn and we both gave up or virginity among the cows, a deer and on a bed of hay.
Having spent some summers on a farm, I know about sneaking off to the hayloft. What’s your method of travel, motor vehicle, motorcycle, horse, etc. And is that vehicle per say special to you. I have a Harley Davidson Fat Boy. That’s my preferred mode but my truck is my backup.
A Harley…nice. How do you stay fit? I run between 7-10 miles a day and I like to swim.
Whew, that’s a lot of running. Name a favorite piece of clothing to remove from your lover? All of her clothing. I love to remove it all. Okay, she can leave her shoes on, if they’re heels.
*smiles* Most interesting place you’ve taken your lover? Well, let’s see. I’ve taken her in my parent’s house. Her apartment, my house, in my backyard, in a park, in my truck, in a closet at a party. Hell, I take her any chance I can get. Wait―that’s not what you were asking was it 😉
*laughs* No, but I like your answer. What’s the hottest thing she’s ever said to you? Again, Hank, Again.
You’re my kink of hero, Hank! Thanks for having me Dani. I was a pleasure being here. If you want to get know what Hank looks like check out my Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/krosewheeler/the-girl-he-knows/
“Wanna get together again next weekend?” he asks.
I swivel my head to look at him. “Are you serious? No, I don’t want to get together next weekend. This”—I gesture in the space between us—“cannot happen again.”
“Why not?” He grins and wags his eyebrows.
“It’s a disaster in the making.”
“What do you mean?”
“Jeez, where do I start? This whole thing is wrong. My friendship with Gigi, our friendship. It could all go up in smoke. Is it worth it?” How does he not see this?
“I’m just talking about going out together.”
“Sure, you make it sound harmless. But the last time we got together it led to sex. When I get around you, my judgment gets out of whack and I might do something stupid.” OK, perhaps I should say I might continue to do something stupid. Stupid has already come and gone.
“As I see it, if you’re gonna do something stupid, who better with than your old pal Hank? I can think of a thousand stupid things to do together.” Does he really think it’s that simple? He turns toward me, rests his hand on the top of my seat, and gives me a toothy grin.
I want to laugh or shove his shoulder because he’s being flippant but he needs to know where I’m coming from, that I was once broken.
Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. She’s lived by an active volcano, almost fallen off a mountain, and eloped in Arkansas. Today, as a proud military wife and mother of two, she’s been lucky enough to travel the world. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story? That’s what Kristi likes to write about: everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA.
Goodreads Author: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8256034.Kristi_Rose
Goodreads book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22268970-the-girl-he-knows
Hope you’ve enjoyed Hanks and Kristi’s visit and will check out The Girl he Knows