The Bull Rider and the Baby by Jeanine McAdam
Good morning, dear readers! This week on Coffee with Colette, fellow Sweet Cravings Publishing author Jeanine McAdam has dropped by to tell you about her Newest Release, Volume 2 in The Skirts and Spurs Trilogy, The Bull Rider and the Baby! This novel sounds like so much fun, with the heroine pregnant with one man's baby but falling in love with someone else. Today, though, Jeanine is going to tell you about another character in the story: the Tiger Mom! I have a feeling this lady is going to complicate things even more...Can't wait to find out! PLUS Jeanine has a GIVEAWAY! Just leave a comment below and you could win your very own copy of The Bull Rider and the Baby! (Don't forget to include your email address.)
It’s out! My latest THE BULL RIDER AND THE BABY. This book is about Carrie Wang, a concussion researcher, and Caleb Cooper, a bull rider who keeps falling off his bull and hitting his head. Carrie is attracted to Caleb, her research subject, except Carrie is pregnant with Charles Winston’s baby. Charles wants Carrie to give the baby up for adoption while Carrie’s mother Rose Wang wants Carrie to make the situation respectable and get married. But Charles doesn’t want Carrie so she needs to find someone else...maybe Caleb?
However, this blog isn’t about Carrie and Caleb. I decided to talk today about Rose Wang, Carrie’s TIGER MOM! The Urban Dictionary defines a tiger mom as “a mother who is overly strict with her child in order to foster an academically competitive spirit. This form of upbringing is intended to direct a child towards financially successful careers at the potential risk of feeling emotionally unfulfilled and/or socially inept.”
Once Carrie gets pregnant, Rose is heart-wrenchingly disappointed in her daughter. She believes that if Carrie has the baby alone, she won’t be able to achieve the academic and financial success Rose wanted and planned for her. Plus, what would the neighbors think?
My problem as a writer when creating Rose’s character was that I disagreed strongly with her style of parenting. However I had to make her a sympathetic character even though she was making Carrie feel
terrible. After all she was Carrie’s mother. The device I used was food. Lots and lots of delicious Chinese egg rolls, moo shu chicken and lo mein noodles. Her words were often mean but Rose showed her love through cooking.
Since this book is a romance and Rose Wang is an interesting but minor character, I wanted to share an excerpt that included Carrie and Caleb. Enjoy!
Excerpt from The Bull Rider and the Baby
Caleb didn’t want to open his eyes. He knew the pregnant woman was sitting beside his bed because he could smell her. It was that same assertive, smart, and extremely sexy smell his sister-in-law Rachel had. Yes, Caleb had a crush on Rachel and yes, he proposed to her when he thought there was a slim chance his brother wasn’t going to take responsibility for his actions.
Holy hell, why did Caleb keep meeting and falling for women knocked up by some other guy. Why couldn’t he be that other guy? Probably the concussion researcher’s ‘Baby Daddy’ was just as smart and successful as she was. Then they’d have the perfect kid to complete their perfect family. Mother of God, Caleb hated perfect families.
“I know you’re awake,” she said in that take-no-prisoners tone of hers. Rachel spoke the same way when she was annoyed at him. For some damn reason, he liked it. “You may as well open your eyes,” she continued.
Sweet Jesus, why couldn’t she and that smell of hers leave him alone? It was jasmine with a hint of vanilla. Nothing overbearing like the buckle bunnies wore. “I’m not awake,” he mumbled as he covered his eyes with the heels of his hands. Yes, he knew what jasmine smelled like because Rachel drank the tea.
“Do you know you have a Grade III concession?” Then she crossed her legs. Caleb knew she did because he could hear her silky skin rub together. Or maybe she was crossing her arms. No, she couldn’t be that mad at him for getting himself knocked out. He laughed sadly. She was knocked up and he was knocked out.
He pulled his hands off his face and opened his eyes. Dammit, she had crossed her arms. “Did you know the rodeo circuit is no place for a pregnant woman?” he countered. Why, oh why did he have to be attracted to her? If only he could get that smell out of his nose, then maybe he could fight this thing.
“My personal life has nothing to do with you.” She moved closer to the bed and put her hand on his forehead. Her touch felt good as she pushed his hair back. Then she pulled his eyebrow up and at the same time flashed a light in his eye. Son of a gun, that didn’t feel good.
“What the hell?” he asked as his hair flopped back. His hair was like that, unruly. His brother had gotten the good hair, along with the good wife. No, Caleb wasn’t dwelling on the fact he wasn’t meeting any women he liked. Kelly Proctor, sister of the famous buckle bunny Kiddy, wasn’t doing it for him even though she kept trying and trying.
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