Feb 13, 2012

{Character Interview with Jake} Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt

Double Clutch (Brenna Blixen, #1)
Today on Seeing Night Reviews we have a special guest, Jake Kelly is here to answer some questions about himself and maybe get a little insight on his relationship with Brenna.

SNR: Hello Jake. Thanks for joining us today! Tell us a little about yourself.

Jake Kelly: Oh, man, it’s not all that exciting, trust me. I’m a pretty chill guy, I guess. I work hard, I play hard. I’m not the smartest guy in the world, but I find ways to get by. I went through some hard partying days, but those are in my past, so I guess you can call me a reformed rebel. I’ve got big plans for my future, even though there aren’t many people who expect me to go far. I like proving people wrong.

SNR: What kind of sports do you like?

JK: I’m not too into sports. Get me in gym class and I’m as competitive as the next guy, but in my free time, I work, so I can’t be on a team. I do motocross. Brenna called it ‘dirk bike racing’ for the longest time. I’ve given up a lot of my crazy, stupid crap, but motocross is the one thing that lets me get my adrenaline up in a decently safe way. And I’m alright. I win enough that it’s not embarrassing to keep competing.

SNR: When you met Brenna, what was it that drew you to her?

JK: You guys are gonna force me to get all mushy, right? What drew me to her? I think it’s more like what didn’t draw me? First of all, she’s gorgeous. I mean, she thinks she’s pretty and all, but she has no clue how sexy she is. She’s got this smile…you see it, and there’s no way you can’t smile back. And she’s funny. The first minute we talked, we were cracking jokes like old friends. My favorite thing about her is how confident she is. She likes a challenge, and she’s a really hard-working person. And I love the way she smells. She smells like springtime. I could lay around with her all day and never get bored or stop laughing. Or kissing her.

SNR: What do you like to do when your not is school? (Relax, watch movies,

JK: I’ll tell you what, I’ll let you know when it happens! I work like a dog most of the time. But I’ve tried to get over that a little. Obviously, I always want to see Bren, but she’s got a lot going on, and I want her to hang with her friends and have time for running. I love video games, all of them, anytime. I love motocross, watching it and practicing for races. And I love sleep. I totally want all those naps back from pre-school. I had no idea when I was four how cool it was to be able to nap during the day!

SNR: I hear you a Saxon were friends once. How do you feel about him now?

JK: Saxon. He’s…it’s really messed up right now. I know he’s a good guy, somewhere deep inside. But he’s the kind of person who can kind of put you under his spell, you know? And he’s got some really stupid ideas. Trust me, we had fun, but we’re lucky we’re still alive. That’s not how I do things now. And with Bren…I know what he sees in her, obviously. And I know she cares about him. But I prefer to keep the two of them far away from each other. Saxon is someone who’s best kept in my past.

SNR: If you were to travel anywhere, where would it be and why?

JK: I’m definitely going to Australia one day! First of all, I want to surf so bad, and it’s awesome there. Secondly, I want to see kangaroos hopping around in the wild. I know it’s probably no big deal for them, but I think that would be so cool. And koalas! But the plane flight is super long and expensive, so I might have to wait on that one. Definitely a plan for when I’m older though.

SNR: Thanks so much fo answering some questions for us Jake, good luck with your "dirt bike racing" umm I mean motorcross!

For more information about Jake and Double Clutch follow The Teen Book Scene Tour and visit author Liz Reinhardts Blog


  1. Thank you so much for having Jake on your blog! We've loved stopping by! ;)!

  2. Fun interview! I just love his voice, and am amazed at how well you captured teen boys, especially considering your own voice is so different!

  3. YAY, on this interview. I love Jake! I'm going to have "stalk" this tour a bit and check out all of the posts. I'm a big fan of Liz's!