Brandy Golden Staking His Claim
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When Mellon Flanagan's father dies in the gold fields of California, the feisty young woman is left alone with no one to fall back on. In desperation, Mellon decides she needs a husband to stake her claim before someone jumps in and steals it.

She only needs his name for a short while, and then she can annul the marriage, with him being none the wiser. It is the perfect plan and all she needs is the perfect patsy. What could possibly go wrong?

Stone McCormick awakes in the Gold Rush Hotel with a pounding headache, an empty bed, and an even emptier wallet. He soon discovers that the luscious Irish beauty he bedded the night before has not only robbed him, but she has also tricked the preacher into marrying them! 

With a missing wife, a buyer for a mining claim he didn't know he had, and a rising temper, Stone begins the hunt for the scheming Mellon Flanagan. And he vows that once he finds the devious little trickster, the first thing he's going to do is put her over his knee for a well-deserved spanking.

Publisher's Note: A marriage of convenience, trickery and deceit earns a feisty Irish redhead spankings at the hand of the sexy stranger she chose as her victim.

Brandy Golden

Staking His Claim

Published by: Blushing Press

Copyright 2016 Blushing Books and Brandy Golden
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Number of Chapters: Eighteen - Word Count: 31000




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I enjoyed this fun western, during the gold rush in California. It was a fact of life, women had no rights, and when Mellon Flanagan’s father, Sean dies, that leaves her in a bind. The gold they had been panning had been increasing, but there was no claimed filed.

What is an enterprising young woman to do? Trick a cowboy by getting him drunk, married, and then drug him, steal his money, dress as a male, file a claim and high tail it out of Gold Rush, back to the claim. In theory, it sounding like it would all work out fine.

Stone McCormick wakes up more than hung over, finds out he is married, and his bride is missing. Then he is approached to buy his gold claim….what gold claim? This tale is set in motion, and an angry Stone is out for revenge when he finds Mellon, his wife.

The plot has a marriage of convenience, trickery, deceit by lies of omission, and plenty of passion, even if it is in the form of a fiery redhead and a determined cowboy. From “I do” to “I don’t” and back to “I do” again, the sparks fly between Stone and Mellon. This is a fun and quick read with plenty of humor, some intense moments, a bit of passion, some well-deserved spankings, and mild intimacy scene. Best of all, it has a nice happily ever after ending.

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What a sweet and fun book!

What a fun book! I love the way Brandy Golden writes. The plot was well done and the characters believable and lovable.The ending was quite clever, and HEA as well--now I ask you, what's not to love? If you haven't had a chance to read this one, treat yourself and pick it up!

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A reader:

More than she bargained for

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book. Mellon Flanagan lived on a claim with her father in California. Too the town she was known as Mell, her fathers’ young fragile boy. When her father passes away without actually registering a claim she needs a husband fast in order to register the claim. She meets Stone McCormick at the local saloon and starts drinking with him. In the process she slips some sleeping powder into his drink. They leave together for the night. The next morning when Stone awakes she is gone and so is his money. He soon finds out that not only has she stolen his money, got she took his name, by marrying him and registering a claim in his name. Stone is furious and can’t wait to find his new wife to set her behind on fire. This is a lovely entertaining read with a woman with lots of spunk and a man who does not take kindly to being tricked.

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Staking His Claim

Stone wakes up one morning to a splitting headache and no recollection of having had much to drink. As he splashes cold water on his face, he remembers a beautiful, red haired, angel that he’d been with and is suddenly disappointed she left. He dresses and reaches for his now empty wallet and disappointment turns to anger. She’d robbed him. Before the morning ends, he finds out other things. Like the preacher in town congratulates him again on his marriage…and it turns out he owns a gold mine. Tracking the vixen down is easier than working out their relationship…but both are worth his time. I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book.

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