Hi, I’m Jesse Sullivan. I’m from Lynn Cahoon’s series about our home town,
Tell us about your family.
**My mom left my brother and me with Dad when we were little kids. Dad never got over it. He started drinking way too much so when he passed driving to one of my rodeos, it really bothered me. I know, not my fault, but it feels that way. Mom, well, Angie, she came back just before James and Lizzie got married. She’s funny and sweet and trying to make up for lost time. James, he’s my brother, well, let’s say he tolerates her.
What was the scariest moment of your life?
**You think I’m going to say being on those bulls, aren’t you. Actually, that’s exciting – kind of mono-on-mono stuff. Don’t let James hear this, but, when he decided to stop being my manager and marry Lizzie, I wondered if I could make it on my own. I mean, he’s a pain, but he’s my big brother.
What books have most influenced your life?
**I read a lot. Zane Grey, Tom Clancy, Stephen King. Whatever’s available when we’re traveling. I’ve even read a few romances, medieval, Crown of Thorns stuff.
What book are you reading now?
**Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth by Donato Giancola. His illustrations are amazing. Oh, and, I’m re-reading The Stand. Best King ever.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
**I’ve always wanted to be a bull rider. Well, or Spiderman. Since no radioactive spiders were around
, I had to settle. (grin) Shawnee
What group did you hang out with in high school?
Four. Actually, my brother, his girlfriend-now wife, and my new manager, Barb Carico. The rest of the guys were okay, but we did a lot of rodeos in high school, so we didn’t have time for hanging. Shawnee
Do you play any sports?
**I’m a runner. I spend three days a week in the gym building muscle so when I get in my cardio, I want to be outside. I love running the hills around
even though sometimes the drivers are dicks. (Can I say dicks?) Boise
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
**Now, Laurie, You know I can’t tell you. Lynn Cahoon, the lady that writes the Bull Rider series would kill me. Especially if I told everyone why I started taking classes in
three nights a week. And anyway, I haven’t even told my brother. Boy, is this going to blow his hat off. Boise
Thanks for having me Laurie!
Lynn doesn’t let me be the spokesperson for the group very often. I think the girls were both busy, so she had to ask me… But seriously, she should ask me all the time. Who’s the Bull Rider anyway? ME. Shawnee
Barb Carico’s life is all about business. Now that her best friend has tied the knot with her high school sweetheart and Barb’s new partner, she’s busier than ever. Managing Jesse Sullivan’s career and
public persona can be a handful. Add in an aging mother who goes through home health nurses like candy, Barb’s hanging on the edge.
Her one salvation? Hunter Martin, prodigal son of Martin Family Dairy and, hopefully, Jesse’s next sponsor. A promise his father had already made before Hunter took over the public relations department. After his brother’s death, Hunter's become an instant dad to his seven year
old niece. More responsibility. For Hunter, the rodeo weekend with Barb is the perfect excuse to relax.
When their dinner turns into drinks and then a quick trip to a Vegas wedding chapel, both Barb and Hunter agree their nuptials were a mistake. A mistake they consummated the next evening. As soon as
they’re home, the marriage will be annulled. That’s what they both want. Or at least what they tell themselves.
Upon their return, Hunter finds that distant relatives are suing him for custody of his niece. The only way for him to keep custody is to design a life that matches the promise of a perfect family. For that, he needs Barb to stay married to him. Hunter would give her anything to go along with the charade.
Barb doesn't know anything about being a wife or mother but she needs one favor. A favor she'll trade her lifestyle, independence, and even risk her heart to make come true.
imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website, A Fairy Tale Life.
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