Second Chance Cowboy      
by Shelley Galloway

Austin,Wild At Hart: No man should look as good as Austin Wright. Especially when that man is a suspect in a string of burglaries. And, Sheriff Dinah Hart can’t afford the distraction. Roundup’s thieves are growing bolder and Thunder Ranch’s prize stallion, Midnight, is still missing, putting the Harts’ entire livelihood at risk. Dinah needs to focus, because she’s worked too hard to earn the town’s respect just to throw it away on a fling.
Austin knows he’s got a bad reputation. He’s been following his father’s self-destructive footsteps for far too long. Now he’s finally ready to take the first step toward fixing his life, and convincing people, especially Dinah, that he’s changed.

But when Austin discovers an unexpected connection to Midnight’s disappearance, will Dinah see him for the man he was, or the one he’s trying to become?

Stay tuned for Author Interview and Book Giveaway - (Oct 11, 2012)

Austin and Dinah talk about Life, Love and Rodeo....

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Austin: Being a different man than my father.
Dinah:  Becoming Roundup’s sheriff.

What trait is most important in a friend?

Austin:  Humor
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?

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.

Who do you most admire and why?

Dinah: My sister, Cheyenne. She’s raising her girls on her own-and they’re wonderful girls.
Dinah:  My mother.

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.

What makes you angry or upset?

Austin: When people think I’m just like my dad.
Dinah:  When people underestimate me.

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.

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.

What makes you happy?

Austin: Coloring with my nieces.
Dinah: My mother’s home cooking.

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.

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…

Shelley Galloway
Author Info:
Shelley Galloway writes for the Harlequin American Romance and Harlequin Heartwarming lines.  To date, she’s written eleven novels for them. Shelley's first novel with Harlequin made the Waldenbooks Bestseller list and her second novel, Simple Gifts, won the 2006 Reviewers Choice Award.

Shelley also writes Amish romances for Harper Collins’ inspirational line, Avon Inspire as Shelley Shepard Gray. Her novels have twice won the HOLT Medallion award for Best Short Inspirational Novel, and have appeared on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. 

Finally, Shelley also writes western inspirational novels for Abingdon Press as Shelley Gray.

To date, Shelley’s novels have been highlighted on NPR, the Philadelphia Enquirer, Time Magazine, and USA Today. 

Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s degree in English literature and elementary education and later obtained her master’s degrees in educational administration. She lives in southern Ohio and writes full time.

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