Title: Catch Me
Author: Claire Contreras
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance.
Release Date: November 17th, 2013
In the past, I've always been given everything I've wanted, but nothing that I truly needed. I've experienced a lot of things in my twenty-five years, everything except the one thing I want. It's the one thing that can’t be bought. It can't even be taken, it has to be given. And nobody has ever given it to me, not really anyway.Not until him.Music is the center of both our lives, but as he found his place in it, I lost my way. He soared, while I spiraled down a destructive path.I lost myself in more ways than I can count.The ironic thing is that I didn’t realize how lost I was until he found me.And now that he has, I have to wonder if he'll stay around long enough to catch me.
MJ ABRAHAM GUEST REVIEW:
ANDRE'S (Resplendent by MJ Abraham)
INTERVIEWS NICK (Catch Me by Claire Contreras:
Welcome ladies! And gents if you’re out there - sup?
As usual, I’m running late for this interview. Hey, it’s not my fault! First of all, I’m latin - It’s practically in my DNA. And secondly, I live in Miami <— 'Nuff said.
Leave it to Wilde to pick a fancy artsy place in Brickell “where all the best musicians in Miami hang out." I inwardly roll my eyes. For me it’s “where traffic sucks ass and parking is a bitch.” But since we don’t really get to hang out much, I complied. Besides, Savannah would be so pissed if I cancelled, she’s been dying to hang out with Brooklyn and I promised we’d all link up as soon as I was done.
When I open the doors to the bar my phone pings in my hand telling me I have a text message.
NW: Don't worry, Dre, I haven't been waiting for half an hour or anything.
I smirk. Asshole.
Sure enough, he’s sitting like a little pretty boy with a glass of what could only be Crown in his hand. I know that fucker too well.
“Hey man, how’s it going?”
We do the guy hug thing and I sit down next to him, immediately calling the waitress over for my beer.
If Nick Wilde is visiting South Florida, there must be some business involved.
“So what, or should I say who brings you to Miami this time?”
NW: I got a call from Pitbull asking me to produce some tracks for him. Can't really turn that down.
I grin. “Nice, who better than Mr. 305?”
NW: Nods in agreement as he takes a sip of his drink. "Mr. Worldwide now. Dude is everywhere."
“Let’s get this shit done so I can give my notes to MJ. If I procrastinate this any longer, she’ll have my ass handed to me.”
NW: Scoffs. "Tell me about it. They wanna be airing out our dirty laundry and demanding shit."
"Dude, the shit that Savannah told me went down with you and Brooklyn…” I whistle. “That must have been tough.”
NW: "It was. Well, you know a thing or two about tough times," he says, giving me a pointed look. "What's that saying? 'Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it'. That pretty much sums it up."
I set my phone on the table and open up the recorder app so we could start.
1. "If memory serves me right, I’ve always seen you with a hot little model by your side. Not that Brooklyn isn’t pretty, but the guys are talking smack about your interest having to do with her last name. Wanna share with everyone why you picked her?"
NW: "Dude, you’re setting me up for failure from the first fucking question?!" ::nervous chuckle:: "I didn’t pick Brooklyn, you don’t choose love, it chooses you whether you want it or not. What we have is more than skin deep, what she makes me feel…she can look like Jabba the Hutt and I’d still chose her over any model. Okay, maybe that’s going a little far, but you get what I mean. Her last name may be appealing to everyone, but she’s more than that to me, she always was. My last name is big too and I don’t go around flashing it everywhere. So yeah, I mean, why did you pick Savannah? It’s not just one thing, I’m sure."
I shrug. "Savannah is perfect for me. That’s my one thing." I take a swig of my beer before continuing. “And stop trying to flip this around. This is MY interview, remember?”
2. "So… Shea’s new CD is pretty dope although I wanted to kick his ass when I found out about him and B. What’s up with that anyway? Are you sure you’re cool with the “friendship”?"
NW: "Yeah, I’m cool with it. Shea’s my boy and I get what he was to her and what he is to her now. Not saying it doesn’t bother me when he looks at her too much, but that’s just Shea being Shea. I gotta remind myself of that quite often so I don’t kick his ass. I love her, she loves me, what they had was more of a friendship trying to be more."
3. "If you could produce anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?"
NW: "Shit...choosing one would be impossible. I would love to do collaboration with Tom Jobim and Celia Cruz. That shit would be bangin’. I tried to incorporate some of that Bossa Nova in Shea’s album, there’s a lot of feel in that kind of music. I would also love to work with Kendrick Lamar."
4. "You had to keep some secrets from Brooklyn. I personally know how much it can tear you apart. Do you think lying is the worst thing you can do in a relationship?"
NW:::Harsh exhale:: "Fuck yeah. I didn’t lie to her though, I just…omitted stuff from her because I didn’t want her to get hurt. I know in the end that hurt her more than telling her would have. That’s something we’re still working through. You know women pretend they forget shit until you get home late and they’re PMSing and then they hit you with every single thing you’ve done wrong in your life. I don’t keep anything from her anymore though, she knows that, at least I hope she does."
5. "Your current favorite artist at the moment":
NW: "J Cole"
This or That:
Cali or NY: Cali
Lyrics or Beat: Fuck, Dre. You’re killing me here. Ima go with lyrics.
iTunes or Spotify: Spotify
Rock or Rap: Depends on my mood
Be in control or lose control: I love being in control when Brooklyn loses control with me ;)
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Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, two little boys, and three dogs.
Her favorite past times are: daydreaming, writing, and reading.
She has been described as a random, sarcastic, crazy girl with no filter.
Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones or ones that will scare the daylights out of her and have her looking over her shoulder at every turn. Like I said, she's very random.