Valentine’s Week! Character Interview: Weston Michels from Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken + GIVEAWAY!

Today we have a very special guest here on Bookish Temptations. Both Tamie and I love this character so very much! He’s one of our absolute favorite Book Boyfriends and we’re so excited to share this interview with you!

I have to tell you that both Tamie and I swooned more than once during the interview, but hey, when you stand in front of Weston Michels it’s impossible to have coherent thoughts. He’s just so amazing!

Ok, enough with the drooling… 😉 Let’s see what Weston told us…

Elena: How did you feel when you laid eyes on Kiersten for the very first time?

Wes: If I’m being completely honest—amused. She looked like a lost little kid on her first day of school, then, when I actually locked eyes with her, I was a bit blown away. Kind of like someone had sucker punched me, damn that girls beautiful.

Tamie: What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done? What’s the most romantic thing that’s ever been done for you?

Wes: Oooh, trick question! The most romantic thing I’ve ever done is actually in the process of happening, it includes a surprise wedding, the love of my life, and a few close friends. The most romantic thing that’s ever happened to me? I have those moments every day—every time Kiersten smiles.

Elena: We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this week, so tell us, what did you surprise Kiersten with?

Wes: Honestly, this is the first time I’ve ever taken Valentines Day seriously…I was stressing out about what to get her, then woke up in the middle of the night with a great idea. I made a heart out of construction paper then cut it up the different pieces, wrote on them, and hid them, making a scavenger hunt for Kiersten. She had to collect each piece and glue my heart back together, and I kept the final piece at the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle. After dinner, I took her on a carriage ride and then…well…you can use your imagination.

Tamie: What inspires you?

Wes: People. Nothing’s more inspiring to me than seeing a person live to their full potential.

Elena: How do you see yourself in the future?

Wes: Married to Kiersten, with kids, and hopefully a career in Football.

Tamie: If you could have a super power for one day what would it be and why?

Wes: You know, when you spend so much of your life being sick, the one super power you really want is perfect health, the ability to exorcise that fear that your sickness could come back. So maybe my super power is peace of mind? How lame do I sound right now? Be honest…

Elena: That’s absolutely beautiful Wes. I believe peace of mind would be an awesome super power for a lot of us… Now we’d like to know, what’s your biggest dream?

Wes: To find a cure for cancer. And to get Kiersten to do a triatholon with me—without water wings.

Tamie: You just won a million dollar lottery…what will you do with it?

Wes: Donate it to cancer research. Easy.

Elena: What’s your biggest fear?

Wes: Losing people I love the most—losing Kiersten.

Tamie: If you could change one thing from your past what would it be?

Wes: I would want to change all the crappy choices I made…but since I can change only one thing—I’d change my first kiss—so it could have been with Kiersten instead of Molly Thomas from my sixth grade math class.

And now our Fast and Furious Questions:
Favorite game to play?

Wes: Gin Rummy

Boxers, briefs or Commando?

Wes: Either Boxers or Commando…Commando more often than not.

Show or Tell?

Wes: Show. Always show. If a guy’s telling..well…
Favorite curse word?

Wes: Damn. I would say shit, but that’s just a dirty word, right?
Fingers or forks?

Wes: Haha…fingers.
Truth or Dare?

Wes: Truth. I’m a talker, what can I say?
Cold or hot?

Wes: Hot.

One word to describe yourself?

Wes: Optimistic.
Your best physical feature?

Wes: My ass…kidding…probably my smile.

Picnic or candlelit dinner?

Wes: Picnic.


Thank you so much, Weston, for this interview! It was lovely to meet you! And we can’t wait to have you again here on the blog!!!

And a HUGE thank you to the lovely Rachel Van Dyken for making it possible! We love you!

And now it’s GIVEAWAY time!!!

Rachel Van Dyken is offering 5 e-book copies of Ruin!

Ruin cover

All you have to do is leave a comment to enter.

The giveaway will run till Feb 15th.

The 5 winners will be chosen by

**No purchase necessary**

Thanks to Rachel for this awesome giveaway!

Good luck everyone!

Elena and Tamie

About Elena

Literature is my passion. I love reading so much that I spend countless hours in bookstores and libraries. I have a soft spot for poetry and art. I like traveling and discovering new places. I can't do without a book.

13 thoughts on “Valentine’s Week! Character Interview: Weston Michels from Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken + GIVEAWAY!

  1. msdebms says:

    Loved the interview. Weston is certainly dreamy!


  2. mlynpeters says:

    Oh Wes, Loved the interview & want to read your story sooooo bad!


  3. Jen says:

    WOW!!! Have this on my TBR…looks amazing…thx for the giveaway!!


  4. AJW says:

    LOved this interview!


  5. Kim says:

    Swoon! Love Wes Michaels! Best book boyfriend of all time.


  6. Atalia M. says:

    Great interview!
    I’ve heard great things about this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it; Rachel Van Dyken is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! 🙂


  7. linatek says:

    heard great things about book would love to win thank you


  8. Stephanie says:

    Omg I love wes! I’m rereading ruin as we speak!


  9. Sandra Delahaye says:

    Hello, I’m from the Netherlands and just happend to come across this beautiful book. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one day. It made me cry…And I love Weston. I liked him and this story so much that today I read it again.
    Thanks Rachel Van Dyken for such a beautifil wrotten book!


  10. Faith says:

    I’m a puddle in the floor after reading this interview, it was amazing !!!! I love Wes ❤


  11. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    Loved the interview w/Wes. What a sweetie 😉


  12. Tara Hancocks says:

    Great interview, want to read the full story now ❤ xx


  13. Denielle says:

    Loved the interview!! I love Wes & Kiersten!! Can’t wait for the next book!!


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