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Omnific Character Smackdown
Character Name: Caleb Cochran
Personality Type: Alpha and Protective
Author: Linda Cunningham
Book Title: Small Town Girl
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author Website: www.lindawcunningham.com
The moment Caleb Cochran steps through the old screen door to fix the hot water, the glittery facade that masquerades as Lauren's life begins to crumble around her. Though she tries hard to deny their mutual, magnetic attraction, Lauren is finally forced to reevaluate her focus and come face to face with her true self. “Small Town Girl” is a story of emotional maturation and the recognition and triumph of true love even in the face of repeated denial and awkward timing.
“I'm not sorry I came. We had to work it out. I know what's important to you, but I've got things that are important to me, too. I've got some standards that I don't compromise. You don't give up anything for true love. Love gives you everything. I will always remember this time we had together and I'm pretty good at living with memories.”
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Caleb Cochran was born in Clark's Corner. His family has been there for generations, active members of their community as blue collar small business owners of what is now Cochran Plumbing and Heating. Instead of going to college, Caleb decided early on to join his father in the family business. He pursued his education as master plumber and since his father's retirement, has become owner of the company as well as chief of the volunteer fire department. Caleb is 38 years old. His calm, friendly demeanor and ability to take control of seemingly any situation has endeared him to nearly everybody in town, but these same qualities also belie his ever present heartbreak. As a young man, he married his childhood sweetheart Julie. Together, they bought a small, classic New England style white Cape on Church Street. Three years later, she was dead from cancer. With the help of his father, he learned to carry his grief with dignity, the only acknowledgment of his emotional agony, the picture of her in his kitchen where he could see it every morning. She was in her white dress, caught in the moment of laughing into the camera, her dark hair swirling around her. Caleb would look at the picture and consciously put all thoughts of marriage and family behind him. That is, until he met Lauren Smith. She triggered something in him and all his pent up emotions burst forth in an intensity that swept them both to new heights.
Caleb, here are a few questions we'd like to ask you. Gives us a little peek into the inner man.
- What is your ideal woman like?
My ideal woman is feminine. I guess by that I mean, she's not afraid to be female. She likes to see me coming and she appreciates my masculinity. Hair color, height, weight, those things aren't that important. It's the essence of her that makes her attractive to me. Somebody who loves who she is and smiles alot, loves to make love, loves me, makes me laugh. Somebody who will put the harness on with me and shoulder to shoulder, go through life with me, supporting me as I support her.
- What do you like the least about yourself?
Hm. I guess I don't spend too much time thinking about my strengths and weaknesses. I just find a way to do what has to be done. If I have to name something, I guess I'm kinda clumsy, physically and emotionally. I feel like I'm sort of an oaf.
- What are the three most important things in life to you?
That's pretty easy to answer. My wife Lauren is the most important thing to me. Number two would be the rest of my family and number three would be my responsibilities, to my family, my business, and my community. I have a lot of pride in being a responsible person, somebody you can always depend on. Oh, and a really good, really cold beer is right up there on the list, too!
- What music is on your playlist right now?
I have different music for different situations, I guess. When we're on the job working, the guys and I like Jason Aldeen, Eric Church, Sugarland. If I'm feeling kinda introspective, I've got Of Monsters and Men, and Mumford and Sons. And, when I'm riding around in my truck by myself, I guess I kinda revert to type. I listen to the stuff my Dad used to listen to when I was a kid. The best of Johnny Cash, and some good old fashioned Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Who doesn't love an American girl!
- What is your favorite curse/dirty word?
Haha! That's a funny question. I don't swear much. I don't know why. I just don't. Guess I don't lose my temper very often. Probably, son-of-a-bitch would be it. I learned it from my father! Pretty tame, huh!
- How do you seduce and/or excite a woman?
I think you've got to start by getting her to feel relaxed. I mean totally relaxed, so she's feeling safe and secure, enough to give honestly of herself. I like to drink a beer and talk, and let her talk. A few well placed kisses usually gets things started. I find women liked to be kissed. Alot. Everywhere. Oh, and on the practical side, keep her warm. Women like to be warm!
- Where is the most interesting place you’ve ever made love?
I'm kind of an old fashioned guy. I've made love lots of places, and I don't know if it's the most interesting or not, but it's one of my favorite places, in the field below our house at sunset. Ofcourse, that's seasonal, but maybe that's what makes it special. The other thing to keep in mind, is not the place, but how it's carried off. You can't beat spontaneity. When you're both feeling it, find a place and do it. I've acted on impulse in the house, in the fields, in vehicles, and up against the wall in the horse barn. It's electrifying!
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