Jeannie Watt Teases Austin and Kristen’s First Kiss!

1. Tease the first kiss scene between Kristen and Austin in one sentence or less.

He’d known, since the day that she’d angrily backed him up against his locker and told him how things were going to be, that this moment was coming…

2. What drew you to the American Extreme Bull Riders tour series?

I love bull riding and have been writing bull riding books for a few years now. When Tule decided to do a bull riding series, I was so excited!

3. What do you think readers will love most about your hero, Austin?

He’s a good guy. He’s confident without coming off as egotistical. He’s easy going and ready to lend a hand, but if you rile him, watch out, because the alpha in him will make a sudden and unapologetic appearance.

4. If you could switch places with any character in this book, who would it be and why?

Easy answer—Kristen, the heroine, because I’m pretty much in love with Austin.

5. Can you share a few sentences from a bull-riding event featured in your story?

Wannabe’s muscles rippled as Austin flipped back the fringe on his chaps and settled himself onto the bull’s broad back.

It didn’t matter that Kristen was in the crowd tonight.

He started to work his rope, warming the rosin as Wannabe twitched his skin, blew some snot. Gave a quick backward kick into the chute wall.

Didn’t matter that Kristen had once told him he was never going to amount to anything.

Wannabe humped up and the spotter took hold of Austin’s vest, steadying him as he slid his hand into place under the rope, which was then pulled tight.

Nope. Didn’t matter at all.

He took a couple of careful wraps, pounded his glove and slid forward into his hand. A quick nod at the gate man and Wannabe exploded out of the chute, doing his best to show his belly to the rafters. Austin hung on.

Kristen was in the audience tonight and damned if he was going to fail in front of her again.


Jeannie Watt is the author of over 20 contemporary romances and the recipient of the Holt Medallion Award of Merit. She lives in a small ranching community—a place where kids really do grow up to be cowboys—with her husband, dog, cat, horses and ponies. When she’s not writing, Jeannie enjoys sewing retro fashions, running, and buying lots and lots of hay.

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