- Narrated by: Elliott Daniels
- Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
- Release date: 09-08-14
The Devil of Whiskey Row AudioBook Summary
Forced by miserable circumstance to work in a gold rush saloon, Cora Underhill hates what her life has become. When a fire sweeps through her workplace, she welcomes death as an end to it all. But then Jake Diggory crashes through her window for an unwelcome rescue, offering her shelter and a paid position at his establishment. She accepts, in spite of Jake’s fearsome reputation as “The Devil Diggory”, and soon sees another side to Jake – the firm but caring side of him which led his girls to name him “Daddy Diggs.”
Life at Daddy Diggs’ is an entirely new experience for Cora. While Jake has strict rules which he backs up with over the knee discipline, he will not tolerate any mistreatment of his girls and can go from playing beautiful music on his piano to defending them with his bare fists. The strangest thing is that everyone at Daddy Diggs’ swears that Jake has never slept with any woman since his fiancee’s death back in Ireland fifteen years ago.
Cora attempts to emulate the other tavern girls at Daddy Diggs’ who enjoy making money, holding power over men and even the act of sex, but she still finds no pleasure in the company of men – until the day she inadvertently arouses the passion of The Devil Diggory. His fierce lovemaking thaws some frozen part of her, but it seems Jake is only attracted to her because she resembles his dead fiancee. Confused by his new feelings for Cora and guilt over his broken vow of celibacy, Jake pushes Cora away. Can he come to terms with his past and claim Cora for his own, or will his grief keep them apart forever?