WITHOUT LOVE LIFE ISN’T REALLY WORTH LIVING
Delaney Donohoe has been traveling in search of her sister, Damaris, and always seems to arrive in an area after she and the men she is traveling with have moved on. Delaney finds herself in Culpepper Cove, California, out of money and goes to work dealing cards at the Red Petticoat saloon. She keeps her ears open to conversations and knows that she will eventually get a lead on her sister.
Marshall Tripp Houston is after the Shotgun Slick Gang and knows they are somewhere near Culpepper Cove. He just seems to miss them while trailing them and the destruction and murder they leave behind. There is a young woman with them, and her description matches the new card dealer, Diamond, at the Red Petticoat.
What happens when Diamond is so sure she will win a bet and have Marshall Houston help her locate her sister, and she loses that bet? She agreed to twenty-four hours of submission, and now she will have to honor her agreement. Diamond only wears a pink petticoat, and never goes upstairs or entertains men except at the card table. What happens when Tripp discovers she is a virgin? This is their journey.
The story takes the reader on a journey, one that has a sister willing to go to the ends of the earth to try and find her older sister and rescue her. Delaney is so set on her goal that she makes many foolish mistakes, ones that could cost her life, but instead, she pays with her bottom and spankings. Diamond, accepts a bet, she just knew she would win, but instead, it cost her a night and her virginity. Delaney only has Damaris, and she is determined to find her, even if she gets into trouble multiple times and pays the price. When will she learn to trust Tripp, Gabe and the other good men of Culpepper Cove that really have her and her sister’s best interest in mind? “There’s that trust again, but, well, why don’t you give it a shot?” How will Damaris heal from the vile acts she has witnessed, be a victim of and what she must do to escape with her life? “Shout, scream, hell, curse if you need, but Damaris, exorcise your demons.”