Title: Shotgun Rider
Author: Maggie Casper
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
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Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed by: Sarina Hermann
Living life as a man is not easy for Penny "P.J." Parker. Nevertheless it's much more freeing than being trussed up in layers of clothes and expected to act a certain way because she happened to be born a woman. Her life is in for a change though when Penny gets word from home that her mother has died. She decides to head back to Virginia City and take over her mother's brothel, Penelope's Pleasure Emporium. Problem is, when she gets there, she finds out her mother didn't leave the family business to her alone.
Will Langtry, Jr.'s first thought, upon learning of Penny's imminent homecoming, is to buy her out and run the brothel himself. He's got no use for a woman when it comes to business matters. Will is used to being the boss and has no intention of changing anytime soon. But his first glimpse of Penny, seeing her in the flesh, has him rethinking his plans. All of a sudden he wants to keep the feisty beauty as close as possible.
Ohh!!! This was definitely a great read! I was so enthralled with it, that I barely even noticed how much I read until it was completely finished. I absolutely love how 'innocent' Penny was, for living in a brothel all her young life. She put you in mind of an innocent highly guarded child, that had no idea what really happens in the world. Although it does make you wonder how guarded she actually was. I have to say I loved how she reacted when poor
Kitty was injured. Tearing after that dastardly jackass that hurt her girl. I truly felt that he didn't truly get what all was his due. However, I absolutely loved the whole story.
Poor Will... Good lord have mercy! I'd love to have him tie me up and use me in any way he wished! The steamy sensual hot scenes were deliciously detailed, to the point you had definite 'hungry' images running through your mind. The whole sub/dom thing could have been a bit more detailed, or explained. Otherwise the scenes and story flowed together very nicely. There was absolutely nothing that I would change, or even remotely reword. Although I do have to ask, were there really churches back then that had a shuttered enclosure for those on the outskirts of society?