Hello Red Petticoat Saloon readers!
Hasn’t this been an absolutely amazing Western series? I have read every single one to date.
You know, ever since I watched Westerns as a small girl, I was captivated by the vast wilderness that is America and by the strong men and women who blazed a trail into the depths of that beautiful, unspoiled land.
I have continued my fascination with the American West as an adult woman, most especially admiring the modern but wholly unrealistic adaptation of a cowboy.
Who can resist the allure of a tall handsome, strong and sexy man dressed in leather chaps and a Stetson? Especially a cowboy fully in command of his destiny and of his woman.
When I was asked to write a tale for the Red Petticoat series – despite the fact I am English and live in the U.K – I jumped at the chance to create a cowboy, one straight out of my own personal dreams!
I hope you enjoy my tale and like Tey as much as I do… sigh.
If you enjoy Sunny’s Safe Haven and would like to read another of my Westerns, I have written two: Cowboy Caveat set in the late 1800s and Twin Turmoil, which is a mystery Western beginning modern day but predominantly set in the 1960s.
Sunny’s Safe Haven by Vanessa Brooks
When life dealt Sunny a dud pack of cards, she didn’t expect a gunslinger to be the one that altered the game!
Stephanie Kendrick is a young woman living in Culpepper Cove. She has been dating her young man, Kelly, for a number of months when she is compromised by him. She soon discovers that she is with child but Kelly, her secret fiancé, immediately disowns her. Desperate to marry him, she confides in her father expecting his support and help with forcing a marriage between her and her erstwhile beau. However, when he turns her out into the street, Stephanie finds her only refuge is the local bawdy house, the Red Petticoat Saloon. She finds support and friendship within the walls of the saloon and when Madam Jewel gifts her with her new gem name after the beautiful sunstone, Stephanie decides to remain there working as a new gem, Sunny.
There have been a number of gold thefts en-route from the co-operative Merit Mine and Patrick Tey, a gunslinger, is hired to protect the shipments of gold being brought down from the mine to the bank. Tey arrives in town unprepared for the sight of a pretty young woman being attacked by her own father. He quickly finds the appealing blonde is on his mind day and night and before long he is smitten. Pursuing her proves problematic. Sunny is convinced her path lies elsewhere; she fully intends living as a Can-can dancer at the Red Petticoat, joining the other pretty gems who work and live in the Californian gold rush town of Culpepper Cove.
Tey has his work cut out for him on two fronts. Uncover the identity of the thieves and convince Sunny that while he adores her dancing skills, he wants to be the sole member of her audience. Will Sunny allow herself to believe she can be loved even though she is a fallen woman-often falling over the handsome gunslinger’s lap?
DISCLAIMER: This book contains the spanking of adult women and explicit sexual scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase this book.
About The Red Petticoat series:
The Red Petticoat Saloon series is a collection of books written by #1 and USA Today bestselling authors. Each book tells the unique story of a different woman, ‘a gem’, who comes to the saloon to find a safe haven and discovers they become part of a family. Recurring characters appear in each book to allow readers a continuity as they learn about the women who have learned to bend but have not broken under the harshness that life has to offer. It is a series where strong, loving men find not only entertainment at the saloon but the special women who reside under its roof.
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