5 Stars: ‘I found it to be masterfully crafted, with thought, care, insight, and attention to detail—poetic prose that touch the heart and echo on the soul, full of deep emotion, abundant in pain and loss and, best of all, overflowing in joy and love.’
Nate Kincaid, wants to get out of debt and get his family off his back about his relationship status. The second means he needs a serious girlfriend, but after the death of his fiancé, he isn’t ready. No one knows about his nightmares—the ones that chase him into the dark places of grief. Dealing with debt means his fledgling veterinary practice must be successful—business before anything else. Always. Maybe a pretend relationship would solve his second problem so he can concentrate on the first.
Full-time psychologist and part-time model, Lauren Royall, has the perfect life. As a therapist she helps people. As a model, her free spirit reigns. When Nate suggests she pose as his girlfriend, she accepts on a lark. Lauren senses his pain and wants to help. She hadn’t counted on falling for the guy or the painful memories from her past his situation evokes.
Today we’re talking to Nate Kincaid from “My Sexy Veterinarian: The Texas Kincaids Book 2,” an Contemporary Romance by Bonnie Phelps. Let’s get started. I’m sure our readers are eager to learn more about you.
How old are you?
I’m 35. Old enough now that I should be established. Instead I’m still building my business and don’t have a wife and children. Feels more like I’m fresh out of college.
What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?
I’m a stand-up guy, a regular ‘Mr. Do The Right Thing.’ Traditional, I suppose. In Texas you’re taught to tip your hat and hold a door open for a lady, help elderly people cross the street, and look out for your neighbors.
How about after they've known you for a while?
Because I look like a night club bouncer, people are surprised I’m a sensitive guy. Don’t tell anyone, but I write poetry.
What is your profession?
I’m a large animal veterinarian which means a lot of time outdoors.
Tell me about your best friend.
That’d be my brothers, Zach and Josh. The two are different as night and day. Zach’s a National Rodeo Champion in Team Roping—the life of the party—and Josh is a computer engineer—so quiet he gets lost in a crowd. They’ve got a lot in common though—loyal, tough, and not afraid to call me out if I do something stupid.
Describe your ideal mate.
Kind, compassionate, loves kids, not afraid to get her hands dirty. Someone who wants to build a home. A woman who wants to make a difference in this world.
What's the most important thing in your life?
Your thoughts on love?
So far I haven’t had much luck in that department. My fiancé died about 6 months before we planned to be married. Not sure my heart can take anymore hurt.
Your greatest extravagance?
Starting my own veterinary practice. Everyone said I should have joined an existing outfit, but I wanted to be my own boss. It was a risk and makes life challenging, but I’m glad I did.
Is there anything you haven’t done that you want to do?
Find the right woman and settle down.
Your quirky habits?
You could say I’m a neatnik. I like order in my life.
What quality do you like most in a woman?
Someone who’s grounded.
What trait do you most despise?
That would be high-maintenance women, followed by no sense of roots.
What are you most afraid of?
Losing the one I love. Been there, done that. Can’t do it again.
I’m a meat and potatoes guy, though Lauren is teaching me to expand my horizons.
What would you consider your perfect night out?
Sitting on my back patio gazing up at the stars. The kind of evening where the serenity pours in to a man’s soul. Close second, taking my favorite girl out dancing. Holding her in my arms. Moving together to the music.
What was your first thought or impression when you met the person you fell in love with?
Lauren? Gorgeous. Independent. Kind of new-agey. Adventurous. Not my usual type, but there was something about her that pulled me in.
What would you change about the person you fell in love with?
At first I thought I’d want more of a homebody, someone I could count on to stay put. Once I got to know her though, I wouldn’t change a thing because if I did, she wouldn’t be the woman I fell in love with. She’s the things I was looking for—compassionate, loves kids, wants to make a difference—but the things I thought I didn’t want—adventurous, loves to see the world—have opened me up to new experiences. She makes me a more complete person.
What would you change about yourself?
We both had some demons to slay. Mine is learning to embrace love again. With Lauren’s help, I’ve gotten there.
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