I’m thrilled to be a part of N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Snuggle Up With These Books Readathon. My book, Lily and the Gambler, is featured on Monday, November 25. Find the post here: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/snuggle-up-readathon
Lily and the Gambler
by Linda McLaughlin
Sensual Western Romance
Respectability is in the eye of the beholder, or so Lily hopes. After her lover’s death she pretends to be his widow and travels to California to marry a mine owner. Then she meets King Callaway, a charming gambler.
King knows he’s found his Queen of Hearts. But can he convince her to take a chance on a foot-loose card sharp?
Only Lady Luck knows for sure…
Here’s an interview with Lily’s reluctant hero, gambler King Callaway.
LM: King, you say you’re not a marrying man. Why not?
Shrugs. I’m just not.
LM: Come on, you can do better than that. Why not?
I like being free.
LM: Free of what?
Fear, worry, disappointment.
LM: Would you care to explain?
I saw how my mother worried every time my father took off for parts unknown, looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. How fearful she was that he wouldn’t return. How disappointed she was when he returned broke and discouraged. And how hurt she was when he left again.
LM: Ah, so your concern is that you would be like him, a disappointment to a wife.
Me? No, I’m not like him!
LM: Aren’t you?
Dagnabbit. <grumbles some more> All right, I’m a bit like him. I like my freedom, don’t want to be tied down, and what woman would want to deal with that?
LM: You might be surprised. Lily seems to be more adventurous than your mother.
Hm. You may be right. But I’d have to marry her to find out.
Or will he? Read Lily and the Gambler to find out!
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