- File Size: 4049 KB
- Print Length: 172 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Blushing Books Publications (November 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N8S41NE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,388 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Diamond in the Rough (The Red Petticoat Saloon) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Delaney Donohoe has been traveling in search of her sister, Damaris, and always seems to arrive in an area after she and the men she is traveling with have moved on. Delaney finds herself in Culpepper Cove, California, out of money and goes to work dealing cards at the Red Petticoat saloon. She keeps her ears open to conversations and knows that she will eventually get a lead on her sister.
Marshall Tripp Houston is after the Shotgun Slick Gang and knows they are somewhere near Culpepper Cove. He just seems to miss them while trailing them and the destruction and murder they leave behind. There is a young woman with them, and her description matches the new card dealer, Diamond, at the Red Petticoat.
What happens when Diamond is so sure she will win a bet and have Marshall Houston help her locate her sister, and she loses that bet? She agreed to twenty-four hours of submission, and now she will have to honor her agreement. Diamond only wears a pink petticoat, and never goes upstairs or entertains men except at the card table. What happens when Tripp discovers she is a virgin? This is their journey.
The story takes the reader on a journey, one that has a sister willing to go to the ends of the earth to try and find her older sister and rescue her. Delaney is so set on her goal that she makes many foolish mistakes, ones that could cost her life, but instead, she pays with her bottom and spankings. Diamond, accepts a bet, she just knew she would win, but instead, it cost her a night and her virginity. Delaney only has Damaris, and she is determined to find her, even if she gets into trouble multiple times and pays the price. When will she learn to trust Tripp, Gabe and the other good men of Culpepper Cove that really have her and her sister’s best interest in mind? “There’s that trust again, but, well, why don’t you give it a shot?” How will Damaris heal from the vile acts she has witnessed, be a victim of and what she must do to escape with her life? “Shout, scream, hell, curse if you need, but Damaris, exorcise your demons.”
I have read all of the books in this series, and some I have liked more than others. This is one of the "others."
The thing I disliked most about the book was Tripp...I didn't find him to be a very honorable hero. This was a time where if a woman was a virgin, she either waited until marriage or at the very least got married as soon as possible after the fact. I know Delaney worked in a saloon so maybe her reputation was already ruined, but she never worked upstairs and was still an innocent. When Tripp found this out, he never even considered stopping or at least marrying her right after. This bothered me. In the year 2016, a girl losing her virginity before marriage is the norm. In the 1800's however, it was not. I just felt he didn't do right by her, at least not until the very end of the book. I also got a little tired of Delaney stealing horses to look for her sister, and then getting spanked for it. For some reason the book dragged a little. At the end I found myself skimming, and I completely skipped over the last spanking scene. I just couldn't go through it again. I did enjoy having previous characters back in the story. That's probably why I gave it 3 stars, instead of 2.
The story was basically about how Diamond and Trip have feeling for each other. Diamond was looking for her sister who was kidnapped by a gang
of outlaws that go around murdering people and also killed her parents and kidnapped Diamonds Sister. Diamond was getting her self in trouble by trying to catch the outlaws herself while putting herself in great serious danger so she found herself over Gabes and Trips knees getting her bare bottom spanked good and hard. There was plenty of spankings and some detailed sex scenes. This would have been a great story of trying to find Diamonds sister along with some clamity in the story even with out the spankings and sex. Better than gum smoke or High Noon.
A must read and a well written story. Great Job Abbie Adams and Maggie Ryan. I almost forget this was my most enjoyable read so far of all the series. Must buy for cowboy fans and westerns.