How exciting to have Jake Hamilton, the hero from Cowboy Under the Mistletoe by Linda Goodnight, a November, 2014, release from Love Inspired Romance .
1. Jake, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I guess the most interesting is also the worst thing about me. I’m a hated man in the town of Gabriel’s Crossing, Texas. I have to live with that every day of my life and that’s kept me away for a long time. Now, I have to go back and face the music. Seeing Allison Buchanon and her brothers, though, is completely off limits. Man, I miss them.
2. What do you do for fun?
Hang out with the other cowboys on the rodeo circuit, talk smack about bullriding, get on practice bulls, watch a little football on TV. You know. Guy stuff.
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Oh, man. Easy one. I have spent ten years of my life dreading the day I’d have to face Quinn Buchanon again. He hates my guts and rightly so. I ruined his life and there’s not a thing I can do to fix it.
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
Spending the rest of my life as an outcast, alone and unforgiven.
5. What is the most important thing to you?
Right now, I gotta take care of Granny Pat. She took care of me when no one else would. She’s a pistol, my granny, but I love her to pieces.
6. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
I like to listen to cowboy poetry but I can’t say I’ve read a whole book in a while. I’m trying to read the Bible and I bought a devo for cowboys. I tossed the reins to Jesus a couple of years ago. Best decision ever.
7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d be able to fall in love with one of the girls I’ve met along the way. Someone other than Allison Buchanon, the one I can never have.
8. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
Not unless you count the young bulls I’m raising with friend and mentor, Manny Morales, though they’re all buckers and a little frisky to call pets. I travel too much with the rodeo circuit for a normal pet.
9. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
Oh, yeah, I’d love to do this. I’d go back to a November morning in the woods along the Red River and I would not, never, no way, bring beer on a hunting trip.