All she wants is a stern man to call daddy…
She enjoys her new identity, so far removed from the prim governess she’d been, but she longs for a real daddy–one who is kind and caring, yet willing to administer real discipline. When she spies Culpepper Cove’s Mayor interacting with his young niece, she knows he’s just the sort of man she wants. But his disdain for her and her profession put them in conflict.
Letting go of her little self, she reverts to the proper, fine-mannered governess to win his attention. But at what cost? With her little side squashed, and no hope of being accepted in polite society, she hardly knows who to be or what kind of life to lead. Is being the Mayor’s wife be enough?
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.
I do have to admit, I read this series out of order. I haven’t read the previous books in the series when I started this one, but I didn’t have any issues following along with the story at all.
My second thing to admit, I quickly grabbed this book because I have read Rose’s books in the past and enjoyed them – so I was a little bit shocked when I started reading it and realized that it was an age play book. With saying that, I do want to say that my rating has NOTHING to do with that because I did end up reading the blurb and it was completely up front in the blurb about it being an age play book.
Now, onto the review —
I did enjoy this story quite a bit! I enjoyed how it wasn’t just a clear cut romance story. There were times that I was left wondering what was going to come between the characters. Because it wasn’t a clear cut case. There was quite a bit of drama that was happening in the story that kept me turning the pages and reading more.
And of course, there was a bit of suspense that was going on that also peaked my interest.
Overall, I would say that if you enjoy a suspenseful age play story, then this is the book for you!