June 2, 2014

Meet Fredrick from Just My Type by @SynithiaW #RLFblog #contemporary

Just My Type 
Title Just My Type
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Name Synithia Williams
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Janiyah Henderson may be an adult, but her dad doesn't see it that way. Granted, she's enjoying her post-college life of little-to-no responsibility, but when her dad announces at a family meeting that she can't handle working a "real job," there's only one thing to do: land a desk job and prove him wrong. When her brother's best friend, Fredrick Jenkins, needs a new assistant, she knows she's the perfect candidate. So what if she's had a crush on the conservative accountant since she was nine? She's the last woman Freddy would fall for.
But Fredrick is far from impervious to Janiyah's charms. Though he can't help but be attracted to her, he knows Janiyah is more interested in eating his cereal and teasing him than viewing him as more than the good guy next door. When he offers her the job, he can't imagine her giving up her late mornings and colorful outfits for 8:00 a.m. meetings and pantyhose for too long. But as Janiyah excels as his employee, he fears he's in danger of falling hard for a woman he shouldn't care for.
Pretty soon the attraction they've tried to ignore boils to the surface. And after Fredrick shows Janiyah the man behind the numbers, she's ready to show him that she's just the type of woman he needs.

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Interview with Fredrick P. Jenkins

Tell us about yourself, please.

I'm an accountant that started my own firm two years ago after the firm I worked only wanted to deal with clients perceived to be financially viable instead of taking care of the ones who needed the most help. In the two years since l left, I've made my firm one of the most successful startups in my area.
On a personal level, I enjoy reading, biographies mostly, watching documentaries and weight lifting. Don't let my hobbies fool you. Many times women see the conservative outer appearance and automatically put me in the "good guy" or "friend" category. But, believe me, I'm far from the reserved good guy when it comes to relationships. It was something I longed to show Janiyah for years, but at the same time didn't want to ruin our friendship.

What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the perceived story.

I always wanted a nice, predictable, stable relationship. I dated women who had similar career goals and were settled in their lives. But there was always Janiyah. Unpredictable, flirty, and definitely not looking to settle into a nice and easy relationship. She drove me crazy, I wanted her and didn't want her at the same time. I thought she was exactly what I didn't need in my life. It was impossible to continue to ignore the way she made me feel.

What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?

I didn't want to want Janiyah because I watched my dad make poor choices based on the whims of my mother. What I didn't realize was that Janiyah's unpredictability wasn't necessarily a bad thing. She brings excitement and joy to my life.

What's your external complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.

Janiyah already lived next to me, but then she wanted to work for me. I didn't doubt she could do it. I did doubt that I'd be able to resist her when she was with me in the office all day. Not only did she become a stellar employee, but I saw a side of her that I refused to acknowledge was there. I was still afraid to trust myself to be with her. Janiyah dated men much more exciting than an accountant. I wasn't sure if she'd be happy with me long term, and I want a long term relationship.

Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.

What would that person say about you?

At first, I think Janiyah would say that I wasn't interested in her. I spent years trying to hide my attraction. She's my best friend's little sister, I couldn't do my boy like that by stepping to his sister. I also think she viewed me as a "good guy". She would tease me and call me Freddy whenever she tried to get me to loosen up. After I showed her my looser side, and opened myself up to accepting our relationship she calls me her man, the guy she loves, and a damn good lover. I can't argue with any of that.

What is your family like?

The complete opposite of me. My dad spends his days ignoring responsibility to make my mom happy. My mom picks up and drops hobbies constantly and is more concerned with appearances. I have one sister who lives in New York; we don't speak often. I love my family, but we're just different.

Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?

Of course I'm happy. I've got Janiyah, my business is doing well, and her four older brother's didn't kill me for being with their baby sister.

About the Writer

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do.

I write spicy romances set in the south.

Why did you choose to write about this character?

I like the idea of the nice guy next door that has a naughty side. It was fun to tease Freddy and then finally have him snap and go after Janiyah full force.

When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?

Of course I was happy writing his love scenes. Freddy is great in bed. I was sad writing his struggle to trust his feelings for Janiyah. It was tough making him continue to push away from her when she was so open about her feelings for him.

What do you want to write next?

I'm working on the stories for Janiyah's brothers. One is a pretty boy, the other is a bad boy, and one is a wanderer. I'm going to have lots of fun with these guys.

Author Bio

Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances soon after. When she isn't writing, this local government gal balances the needs of her husband and two sons.

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  1. Nice to have you back, Synithia. I always enjoy hearing about your new books.

    1. Glad to be back! I always enjoy your interviews :)


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