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Summary

#1 Best-selling Historical Western author Maggie Ryan brings you the first book in The Red Petticoat series.

The Red Petticoat is not just another whorehouse. This is a place for every painted lady to get her happy ending. Madame Jewel and her 'gems' welcome hardworking men to come inside for a home-cooked meal or a few hands of cards. They are invited to listen to a pretty girl sing or watch a show. If a bit of intimate comfort is desired, they are welcome to go upstairs and into the arms of one of the beautiful women wearing the red petticoats. However, refer to its gems as whores and you'll find yourself tossed out into the street.

This story all begins when Lady Juliette Gardner discovers she has been set up and her reputation ruined. She decides to leave England for good and find her way to the goldfields of California with the hopes of creating her dream and possibly striking it rich.

To Gabriel Vasquez, the hard work and isolation of working his claim is the only way to achieve his dream. When he discovers his new partner is a woman, a very beautiful, very stubborn English woman, he has no problem – except for the fact that she refuses to think of her safety. If she is to be his partner, he will have no hesitation teaching her exactly what happens to naughty, cheeky English ladies.

Gabriel and Jewel will discover that life has room for more than one dream and as they settle themselves in Culpepper Cove. This mining town, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, will never be the same once Juliette—Madame Jewel—opens The Red Petticoat.

Join award winning author Maggie Ryan as she begins the tale of The Red Petticoat and all of Madame Jewel's precious—but slightly flawed—gems.

Disclaimer: This book contains the spanking of adult women and explicit sexual scenes including anal play, and sex with multiple partners. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase this book.

©2016 Blushing Books Publishing (P)2016 Blushing Books Publishing

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Warm hearted rosy cheeked well made adult story

It took me quite a while to warm up to this narration, but after a while I could tune out and simply enjoy the rosy cheeked story of a fallen lady coming into her own surrounded by the people who love her. Often they were guiding her by a goodly bit of bottom spanking, so if goldrush era corporal discipline romance works for you then you'll like this story.

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  • Vicki
  • 11-10-20

Jewel's Gems

This book was enjoyable. I have listened to other books in this series and also found them enjoyable. Logan McAllister did a good job with the narration. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dawn
  • 07-03-17

Great!

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This audiobook was given to me in exchange for a unbiased honest review. This was great. I love historical novels, and this did not disappoint. This was hot and incredible.

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  • Heather North @AudiobookObsession
  • 10-04-17

Naughty Historical

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the characters are interesting, the story is great, and the narrator is excellent.

What did you like best about this story?

There's a lot of humor, drunk Jewel is hilarious.

Which character – as performed by Logan McAllister – was your favorite?

Gabriel

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

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I was freely given this copy of the audiobook by the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Lori
  • 04-04-17

Jewel's Gems

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Even though this is the first book in the series, this is the second in the series that I have listened to. Each book in the series is written by a different author and can be listened to as a standalone. I enjoyed listening to how the Red Petticoat Saloon series started.

A feisty determined heroine, a strong dominant hero, a bit of romance, a little adventure and some steamy scenes all wrapped up in an entertaining story.

This series is a bit different than the normal historical westerns that I have listened to before. I requested this book for review and while I am not into spanking and I could have done without it, I enjoyed this story much more than another of her stories I recently listened too. Don't get me wrong a little bit of spanking is one thing but one of the spankings in this story bordered on abuse to me. The standing in the corner was just humiliation. If you do not like books with dominant males and spankings than this is not the book for you.

Don't get the wrong impression, Juliette becomes/is an independent, strong and smart woman. She just doesn't always think things through first. Which gets her into a bit of trouble. She meets her match in Gabriel. He is determined to keep her out of trouble and teach her to think first and act second. If she doesn't listen then he's going to teach her a lesson she won't forget.

I liked that there was enough time spent on Juliette's backstory to get a clear picture of her but at the same time I wish she and Gabriel and met sooner and had had more time to develop their relationship.

Logan McAllister did a really good job with the narration. Nice voice. Easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken. Nice even pace to the narration. Great character voices and accents. He made the characters and the story come to life. Very enjoyable

Repeated line chapter 14 & 18.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

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  • Mary
  • 04-04-17

Quick, fun read

Would you try another book from Maggie Ryan and/or Logan McAllister?

I will.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

For the most part, I enjoyed the story and with any romance novel there will be embellishments to match the story line. Some of the content did not match the time portrayed and that was a little difficult to grasp while listening. It is implausible that family members would be so willing/ quick to accept the fall from grace a Lady had taken, let alone the intent to start a brothel. More character cultivation would need to be given, rather than blind acceptance.

What three words best describe Logan McAllister’s voice?

At times robotic. While McAllister did a good job with all the voices, many of the passages were read witha robotic clipped tone rather than smooth flow.

Could you see Jewel's Gems being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No...though Lifetime might do something.

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This audio book was graciously provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review

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  • Kitty ranma
  • 02-04-17

Maggie does it again kudos, hot and fun.

Loved this book listened to it in one go I couldn't stop listening.
I've listened to one other book narrated by Logan McAllister and at the time I didn't care for it, I couldn't figure out why at the time. Now stay with me folks. I now think it was because it was a male voice and it threw me off. This time I enjoyed his reading a lot more. He brought the story to life for me.
The story was hot, fun and different. Maggie Ryan is one of my favorite spanking authors.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This did not impact my review in any way.

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  • Shelli
  • 30-03-17

Fun historical western romance

I enjoyed listening to this book. The narration felt a little flat or monotone at times, but most of the time, it was good. The story felt a little long, it seemed to take forever for her to get to California. I loved Gabe though, and the narrator did an excellent job voicing him and his accent! I wish he had been in more of the book! All in all, it was a fun story, especially if you enjoy a little spanking in your romances! It left me wanting to hear the other books in this series!

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  • Jroc123
  • 28-03-17

Good

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I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a different type of spice in there reading without being overwhelmed by too much steaminess

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  • RC18
  • 25-03-17

Smart sexy book

Maggie Ryan is a favorite author of mine so I was excited to receive a copy of this audio from the narrator and voluntarily reviewed the book.

As always she has written an interesting book with strong characters, smart dialogue and some seriously sexy scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the narrator did an excellent job of bringing the story and the characters to life.

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  • jean doe
  • 11-03-17

I do not care for the Red Petticoat Saloon series.

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When I read a book, I do not want to read about the main female or male lead

sleeping with another character, its a major turn off for me and that is what

Juliette does in this book.

Over half of the story line is slow and the main ones do not meet until later, much later.

I didn't care for Juliette nor Gabriel and the characters were not fully developed.

Overall, the book was a disappointing "Romance".

Logan McAllister did ok with the narration.

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"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."