Rodeo champion Justin Cooper’s reappearance reminds Stevie Marshall of how her life could have been in this sweet contemporary novella by USA Today bestselling author, Cheryl St.John. It is worth the risk of losing him again to capture a few weeks of happiness?
Cheryl, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Hometown Girl by Cheryl St.John
Genre contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): sweet (G)
Small-town life was never enough for rodeo champion, Justin Cooper, but when he returns to Oklahoma to recover from an injury, Stevie Marshall is still rooted to the community, still doesn’t share his passion for adventure and still takes his breath away.
Resistant to change, Stevie has never fallen in love with another, and she’s not about to fall for this handsome cowboy all over again. Her heart has taken too much of a beating to make the same mistake twice. This life wasn’t good enough for him last time.
Justin thought he’d rather fall off a bucking bull than face his feelings, but their close proximity challenges his thinking. Prize money and belt buckles won’t stack up to a life with the hometown girl he loves. This go-round the cowboy will hang on tight.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My Barbies were my favorite toys, and I played with them until I was twelve years old. Barbie, Ken and Midge were a family, and they even had children. I saved up my allowance to buy them clothes and furniture. When my cousin came from out of town, she brought her dolls, and we covered my grandma’s entire bedroom with their rooms and played out adventures.
I still collect Barbies, Disney characters and other fashion-size dolls, in fact I recently thinned out the curio in my office, dressed them properly, fixed their hair and placed them on stands where I enjoy seeing them.
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, of course. I’ve always loved antique and flea-market shopping. I enjoy painting and decorating, and my husband and I upcycle furniture. We both shop for the pieces, I choose and buy the paint, etc., and he does the work. We recently traveled 200 miles of garage and yard sales in Nebraska with my daughter and son-in-law. Now that’s fun!
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I fall back on Americana or western historicals, which are among my favorites, but I also enjoy westerns, Stephen King, biographies and research books.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I’ve read a good many journals over the years, research papers, books on whatever subject I’m writing about.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
I create a playlist for each of my books, so I had to choose only one:
Good as You by Kane Brown
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Cheryl is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.” Her bestselling non-fiction books, Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict and Write Smart, Write Happy by Writers Digest Books are available in print and digital.
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