Having known nothing but heartbreak and betrayal in Culpepper Cove, Callie Smith seeks refuge at The Red Petticoat Saloon. To the young widow's utter shock, on her first night working upstairs, former love interest Pastor Lawrence Black bids an ungodly amount of money for an evening with her. After his dominant lovemaking leaves her breathless, he stuns her with a marriage proposal. But how can a soiled dove become a pastor's wife? Despite her stubborn refusal, he insists she's become his wife-in-truth and returns night after night, not allowing any other men to touch her.
As time goes on, Callie finds it increasingly difficult to ignore her growing feelings for the stern but kind, handsome widower who issues firm commands in the bedroom and doesn't hesitate to spank her bare bottom when she disobeys. Truth is, she'd be proud to call Lawrence her husband, but surely her reputation would hinder his calling to become the town pastor. Will he succeed in convincing Callie she's meant to be his wife?
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Fantastic. The narrator has an amazing voice. He could seduce a martini from Mae West.
Chapter four was an amazing audiobook experience. The dramatic reading brought the book to life. I will confess that I played that chapter more than once. Our secret. :)
I was a little nervous based upon on the other reviews. However, those problems seem to be fixed. The book should have a warning... body temperature will rise (I need not say more about that). I don't think I will share this with my "proper" friends in the book club. Now, I need to see about buying a paddle... ;)
Loved the voice of the narrator!!
The lead male. Fantastic.
Lawrence Black. Throwback to the strong men of the past.
Mr. Gerrard is an awful person.
The narrator is fantastic. Golden voice. I could listen to him read the phone book.
- Janet T.