Anna Martin has never lived her life in accordance with what others might think. Now, hiding behind the trunk of a tree, she's beginning to truly regret that fact. Listening to her reputation being ripped apart is making her suspect that her Ma's warnings are most likely coming true. After all, what man would ever consider courting - let alone wedding - a woman who never stops to consider what consequences her actions might have?
Richard Andrews has just returned to Crooked Creek after being gone for three years. The day he'd left, he'd heard Anna screeching that she hated being a girl. He'd also seen her spirit as her Pa had picked her up, turned her across his knee and given her a spanking. Richard has secretly loved Anna for years, and has returned to claim the feisty little copper-haired girl who has grown into a beautiful woman.
He loves her spirit and her determination, and knows both will serve her well. Without her by his side, the dream he is working so hard to fulfill would be worthless. He wants the angel he knows she is - as well as the wanton lover he can detect in her flashing eyes. By the time they reached a marriage agreement, she'd know that she was loved and could always count on him to keep her in line - even if that means turning his passionate pioneer over his knee on a regular basis. Now all he has to do is convince her to trust him; convince her to become his wife.
Can Anna push aside her pride and actually turn to another for help? She remembers Mr. Andrews very well from when she was just 15 years old. She'd been devastated when he'd simply ridden away that day. Why was he back, and what did he mean when he asked her to trust him? All she really knew was that, the moment he took her hand, her heart was lost.
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Not it was not time well-spent. There was constant beatings throughout the book. Everything was centered around the fact that women and small children get spankings no beatings for the smallest infraction. When you take a belt and give an 18 year old girl 12 lashes across her backside that is not a spanking. The other incidents described were just as bad.
I don't remember listening to any of her books. Her narration was good in this one.
He does a good job in each listen I have heard.
No. This was way too much for me.
I got this book via audiobook boom.
I absolutely loved this book. It made me blush many times! The narrator was a perfect choice. His voice fit the characters, both male and female.
Richard is such a strong male character who has a twitchy palm. He seems to enjoy punishing his wife when she needs it. He tries to teach her the pleasure in pain.
Anna is stubborn and it continually gets her in trouble. She is learning what it means to not only be a wife, but to be a pioneer and how to work as a team.
There are definitely some mild BDSM undertones to the book: spanking, restraints and the like. This isn't overdone however. I really was able to relate to the characters and feel the love growing between them.
I would highly suggest this book for anyone who loves romance novels!
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.
I think both the writer and narrator did a wonderful job on this book. I was really pulled into the tale and loved this author's 'voice' as well as the narrators. Maggie's writing was absolutely wonderful and Logan's voice was expressive, passionate and distinctive in differentiating the characters.
Richard and Anna were wonderfully written multi-dimensional characters and I enjoyed the romance that the author weaved.
The only thing that caused me to give a four star rating was the fact that there was some inconsistency in Richard's personality as far as punishments went. Now, I take it as a sign of a great author to bring about emotions in their readers and Maggie definitely did this--kudos! Example of one particular inconsistency: I was quite upset and stirred up when Richard - upset about his wife taking unnecessary risk to her safety by swimming naked (as she might be raped by an unscrupulous man lacking self control), decides to punish her, but then he forces her to stand naked and ALONE even more exposed and at risk on the river bank while he goes off to tell the others she's been found. He exposes her to the exact danger he intended to punish her for, which was inconsistent of his strong need to keep her safe and protected throughout the book. Things like this show the author truly had me invested in the story and character outcomes so I must say overall this is a wonderful listen! I thoroughly enjoyed it (even the moments that made me uncomfortable and squirmy) and would highly recommend it!
I'm an avid audiobook listener. I love romance novels, occasion fiction, and rarely sci-Fi.
This book is disgusting and degrading to woman. I've read lots of books with lots of sex. I've read books where a few spanks are involved. I've read the Fifty Shades of Grey series. So with an open mind, I can honestly say this book was awful.
I rec'd this book in exchange for an honest review. And I've given it. But hey, to each their own. Maybe someone else will love it.
I'm an avid reader/listener very eclectic in my books. From classics too erotica to young adult, I love paranormal, futuristic and fantasy.
No i didn't care for the narration that much it was but it's ok, I can't put my finger on specifically what it was that makes it that way for me.
Wagons west meets sore bottoms.
I read this story and left this review at the time it came out.
perfect wagon train west., August 20, 2015
By Kitty ranma
This review is from: His Passionate Pioneer (Willamette Wives Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I loved this and couldn't put it down. Richard was very strict when needed as Anna was very naughty and feisty by nature. Though Richard doesn't punish for every little thing he does for when Anna does something dangerous without thought to others.
I enjoy the occasional historical fiction, especially when it's pioneers and the wagon trail. I also love domestic discipline stories. This book had both, and I really liked it!
The only thing I didn't care as much for is how immature the heroine was, and how whiney and disrespectful she was. Of course, she did always get punished for it, so that's something! But I myself am not a big fan of "daddy" stories. While she didn't call him daddy or have to act like a little girl, (although her behavior was a bit young at times! lol) it still had a bit of that feel to it, the way he always called her "little girl" and treated her like a little girl. I enjoy punishment for misbehavior, but I don't like being talked to like a child. I realize alot of people do though, so if that is your thing, you will love this book!
Despite that, this was a really well written story, and she makes you care about the characters. I listened to this as an audio book, and the narration was done really well also! I really enjoyed it, and will be reading (or listening to) more of her books!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
This was a wonderful story. It really immerses the listener into the emotional and physical hardships of traveling west, while weaving a love story throughout the journey. The caring, loving relationship between Anna and Richard is sweet and hot at the same time. I really enjoyed this story.
The narration was spot on. I could listen to his voice for hours. His voice really worked well with the story and just brought it to life.
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