Untouchable was such an experience to go through. It is my greatest honor here to be sitting metaphorically with two people whose story enchanted me and made me wanna piss myself laughing. I’m sure Nate and Hannah didn’t need to know this, but you all as readers did!
This interview is part of the promotion week for Untouchable so make sure to check the bottom of this post for the other events going on to celebrate and uplift this gorgeous book.
Bring your hands together to welcome Hannah Kabbah and Nate Davis from the brilliant Talia Hibbert’s newest release Untouchable. You can read Hannah and Nate’s story when it comes out August 11. It’s available for preorder on Amazon!
What happens when a bad boy becomes a man?
Nate Davis didn’t plan on returning to his hateful hometown. But then, he didn’t plan on being widowed in his twenties, or on his mother getting sick, either. Turns out, life doesn’t give a f$*k about plans in Untouchable.
Hannah Kabbah thought her career in childcare was over. After all, no-one wants a woman with a criminal damage conviction watching their kids. But when her high school crush returns to Ravenswood with two kids in tow, she gets the second chance she never dreamed of.
She also gets to know Nate – the real Nate. The one whose stony exterior hides aching vulnerability. Who makes her smile when she wants to fall apart. Who is way, way more than the bad boy persona he earned so long ago, and way too noble to ever sleep with the nanny.
So it’s a good thing she’s completely over that teenage crush, right?
What do you like best about yourself?
Nate: I want you to answer this one.
Hannah: Why can’t we both answer it?
Nate: We can. We totally can.
Hannah: Alright! Fine. Hmm… I like that I’m generally competent. You know, that I can usually get things done. Nate, what do you like?
Nate: I like having excellent taste in women.
Hannah: …You’re going to be insufferable throughout this whole thing, aren’t you?
What made you want to go into childcare?
Hannah: People never understand why I love kids so much. I think because I can be quite, um…
Hannah: Right. Reserved. Because of that, people think I’d be uncomfortable around kids. But I love how free they are, and I love keeping them safe while they run around learning their world. I want to help them stay free for as long as possible, with the least amount of pain. That’s why I went into childcare.
If you could go anywhere, where would that be?
Nate: The moon. Not the real moon. Somewhere that has all the qualities of the moon, the way you see it from your window.
Hannah: Like, it’s beautiful and peaceful and lonely and—
Nate: And powerful.
Hannah: Yeah. Only it can’t kill you, like the actual moon? And you don’t have to be an astronaut? Like that?
Nate: Yeah. Exactly like that.
Hannah: Hm. I think I agree.
Nate: Good. It’s not like I could go without you.
What’s a perfect day like to you?
Nate: Oh, Hannah should do this one. She already has it written down.
Hannah: I do not have it written down—
Nate: Your Sunday schedule isn’t your perfect day?
Hannah: …Okay, maybe I do have it written down. So, I get up with Nate—
Nate: Aw, I’m in your perfect day.
Hannah: Quiet. I get up with Nate—
Nate: But first I make you—
Hannah: Sigh. Okay, so I get up with Nate, have breakfast with the kids, then I go to church with my mother. Later we have a family dinner at her house. Me and Nate, my sister and her boyfriend, the kids. We play games, and so on. It’s all very nauseating.
Nate: She means relaxing.
Hannah: Whatever. What’s your perfect day?
Nate: You just described it.
When do you consider it an appropriate time to lie?
Hannah: Oh dear. This is something I have trouble with.
Nate: Because you’re such a liar.
Hannah: I meant because even when I should lie, it’s so hard! I don’t like it. We should all just… say our things. And then the things are said.
Nate: Really, I agree. Lying is complicated. Then again, I had to lie to you about the whole ‘wanting to get in your pants’ thing.
Hannah: Oh, that’s true. You weren’t very good at it—
Hannah: But you tried!
If you were in need of comforting, what would be the best thing someone could do for you?
Hannah: My answer is absolutely mortifying.
Nate: I can answer, if you want.
Nate: Basically, physical contact. For both of us. Just… holding each other in the dark and forgetting anything else exists.
What is your nightly routine before going to bed?
Nate: Hannah’s is great. She takes all her makeup off with, like, five thousand bottles of stuff and these little white pad things. And she puts her hair up and puts her demonic socks on—
Hannah: They are not demonic. Socks are an important part of the pyjama experience.
Nate: If you say so, demon.
Hannah: Nate’s routine involves stripping off and collapsing on the nearest soft surface.
Nate: The nearest soft surface that’s occupied by you. You’re key to my routine-less routine.
Hannah: Because I’m teaching you about sleep hygiene.
Nate: Sure, sweetheart.
What is your favourite emoji?
Hannah: Emoji are undignified.
Nate: She loves the rainbow. And the little whale. I like the skull because I’m so badass.
Hannah: Shut up.
What colours are soothing for you to look at/use?
Nate: This is definitely a Hannah question. She loves colours.
Hannah: But you’re great with colours. You’re the artsy one.
Nate: Oh, yeah, I suppose. I mean, I’m a photographer. Uh… I like natural shades. Browns, greens, blues; the colours that hold the world together. They make me feel grounded.
Hannah: I like bright colours. Colours that feel like a splash, like red and pink and orange. I don’t know why they soothe me, but they do. Especially when they’re on black or white—like, everything’s clean and empty, but they’re there, carving into nothing.
What’s the most important trait to you in a friend or romantic partner?
Nate: Patience. I know Hannah doesn’t seem patient, but she definitely is, or she wouldn’t be with me.
Hannah: Oh, stop it.
Nate: I’m serious. What’s yours?
Nate: Really?! Should I be worried?
Hannah: You are the kindest man I’ve ever known.
Keep an eye out for my review of Untouchable on Tuesday right here on Let’s Fox About It!
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