Blushing Books has contracted my new Historical Western, ‘Charly’s Pride’. YAY! Deets and cover coming soon 🙂
Separated from her father for ten years, Charlotte was determined to leave Boston and travel to Kansas with or without her Mother’s permission. Propriety be damned. If it wasn’t proper for a young girl to travel alone, she’d disguise herself as a boy.
Life was lonely in the old west.
A man was considered lucky if he had a steady job, a roof over his head and an obedient wife. Rancher/Foreman Slade Hazard already had two out of the three. A couple of docile ladies lived in Swiftwater, Kansas and would fit his needs nicely. He may not be in love, but he’d be a faithful husband, a good provider and hopefully, in due time, a father. Yep, he knew exactly what he wanted, that is, until he met Charlotte ‘Charly’ Henry.
Charlotte was mighty proud of herself. The train ride to Cheyenne had gone off without a hitch, just as she thought it would. This jaunt on the stage, taking her to Swiftwater, Kansas should be a cinch. Even better, the tall, broad shouldered man sharing the stagecoach was her dream man come to life. A pity she couldn’t reveal her true gender to the handsome Slade Hazard and try a bit of flirting. All goes well until the stagecoach is held up by a trio of bandits. Slade is determined to keep the passengers safe even if he has to threaten the unruly ‘boy’ with a good strapping. Charly’s sassy mouth lands her into trouble and when the truth of her gender is in danger, she has no choice. She must reveal herself to Slade.
Charlotte had never been spanked in her entire life, but Slade soon remedies the matter more than once. Her dream man wouldn’t dare take her across his knee, but would she be content to live a life with a man she could run roughshod over?
Slade thought he knew what he had wanted in a wife, but he actually enjoys sparring with the fiery redhead.