Another month, another exciting read from the Harts Of The Rodeo series! I hope you haven’t missed any of the books so far. You can find the complete list here. This month is all about Austin: Second-Chance Cowboy by Shelley Galloway. Earlier, Shelley shared an interview with her main characters so we could get to know them a little better. I think you’ll agree, these two are in for one heck of an adventure when they start falling in love!
Interviewer: What is your greatest accomplishment?
Austin: Being a different man than my father.
Dinah: Becoming Roundup’s sheriff.
Interviewer: What trait is most important in a friend?
Dinah: (looking a little uneasy) Trust and Patience, I suppose. I haven’t had too much time for friends lately.
Austin: Which is why, Dinah, everyone around you needs a sense of humor.
Dinah: Next question, please?
Interviewer: What do you most enjoy about your job?
Austin: Owning my own business means I’m the boss of me. I like that.
Dinah: Helping others, especially the kids in town.
Interviewer: Who do you most admire and why?
Austin: My sister, Cheyenne. She’s raising her girls on her own-and they’re wonderful girls.
Dinah: My mother.
Interviewer: Name your biggest regret.
Austin: Damn, these questions are getting pretty personal. (swallows) All right, here goes. My biggest regret is that I drink too much. I’m working on this though.
Dinah: That my father didn’t see me become the sheriff. He would’ve really liked that.
Interviewer: What makes you angry or upset?
Austin: When people think I’m just like my dad.
Dinah: When people underestimate me.
Interviewer: What trait would you like to change about yourself?
Austin: I hold grudges and keep everything inside. Shoot-is that two traits?
Dinah: Austin, I’m surprised you didn’t have a whole laundry list.
Austin: Just answer the question, D.
Dinah: All right, the trait I would most like to change is my insecurity. I kind of have a hard time seeing myself as a woman and a sheriff.
Austin: I don’t have any problem seeing you like that.
Dinah: Shut up, Austin.
Interviewer: What is your most treasured possession?
Austin: Can’t say that I have one. Yet.
Dinah: One of my father’s old flannel shirts. If you close your eyes and hug it tight, it smells just like him.
Interviewer: What makes you happy?
Austin: Coloring with my nieces.
Dinah: My mother’s home cooking.
Interviewer: Of what are you most afraid?
Austin: Of losing everything I’ve worked so hard to achieve.
Dinah: Of being alone for the rest of my life.
Interviewer: If they made a movie of your life, what genre would it be?
Austin: Oh, heck…it would have to be just about everything…and just to let you know…my life ain’t even close to being over.
Dinah: I think my movie would be an action-adventure. Being a sheriff gives me some pretty eventful days, you know…
CJ: Thanks for that Shelley! I can’t wait to read Austin: Second-Chance Cowboy!
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