Forced by an injury to quit his job as a laborer at a sawmill, Daniel Burke journeys to a Colorado boom town to apply for the position of dressmaker.
Daniel curses his impulsive decision the moment he sets eyes on the brass plate affixed to the House of Delilah’s front door. Before he can leave, he’s intercepted by a whirlwind of a maid who ushers him into the specialised brothel and into the office of the madam, Addy Monroe.
Addy came west on an orphan train at the tender age of fourteen and in her twenty-four years ‘in the business’ she has come to see men as nothing more than a means to an end, a way to provide for the women in her employ, and the daughter she sent away to boarding school.
Dissatisfied with the business for quite some time, Addy is shaken to the core and blames herself when one of her girls is injured by a wealthy customer, but she is unable to believe Daniel’s assertion that the business sense she acquired the hard way is her ticket to a new world.
What could a naive country boy possibly teach her about life?
Multicultural, Gay Romance, Novella
Boston born and bred Tim Dwyer doesn’t relish the thought of giving up Eastern comforts for life in the rough-and-tumble West. But when he finds himself with no job, little money, and no place else to go, he accepts a position at his cousin’s weekly newspaper in the Indian Territory. When his cousin and new editor cook up a roving reporter assignment, Tim learns that spending a mere week in the life of U.S. Deputy Marshal Jon Sauvage won’t ever be enough to satisfy his needs.
Choctaw lawman “Savage Jon” Sauvage has spent his entire adult life content with chasing wanted men and taking his pleasures wherever and however he can. But once he’s roped into letting a big city reporter tag along with him on a manhunt, Jon soon suspects that Tim Dwyer might just capture his heart.
This title was previously published and has been re-edited.
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Western Romance, Novel
Trevor Lynbrook was indulged in pursuing medicine and became a promising surgeon. After his father dies leaving him heir to the title as Earl of Greylock he is forced to give up medicine and turns his attention to wine, women and song.
To save Trevor from himself his grandfather volunteers him to aid an old friend in America and Trevor is sent to Oklahoma Territory to run a clinic adjacent to the Cheyenne reservation where Lucy Willis teaches school.
Down to earth and happy with a simple life, Lucy has no time for pompous people who think they’re better than everyone else and she certainly doesn’t like Trevor’s superior attitude. She refuses to be one of his conquests…no matter how much he thrills her.
Torn between two worlds, Cody Blackheart dreams of a place where whites and Indians can keep their cultures intact and separate, yet he knows it can never be. His only hope is to use the railroad to tie the area together and show they all can live in peace.
As a leading citizen and landholder, Vivienne Medina has earned the town’s respect, but her past holds secrets, and she cannot deceive her neighbors forever.
Sheriff John Avery desires Vivienne’s dark-eyed beauty, but her haughty nature symbolizes every prejudice he has ever faced, leaving him reluctant to cross that forbidden line no matter how tempting.
Kate LeMaster’s dreams of a better life for her son, draw her West, but secrets and forbidden desire might destroy that hope before she can let down her guard and learn to trust again.