Corralling Callie by Amelia Smarts – Audiobook Review by Layna

Title: Corralling Callie

Author: Amelia Smarts


For eighteen-year-old orphan Callie Broderick, going west as a mail-order bride seems to be the only hope she has for a decent husband. But when she sets out for the gold-mining town of Sacramento with nothing more than the clothes on her back and a stagecoach ticket, she quickly discovers that the trip will be quite a bit different than she expected.

As a former soldier and an experienced coachman, Jude Johnson is used to difficulties and dangers of all kinds during the arduous journey west, but he has never had to deal with trouble like Callie before. Not being the kind of man to kick a penniless orphan off his coach, he puts up with the sassy, disobedient girl for as long as he can, but when Callie’s antics put the lives of his passengers at risk Jude is forced to take matters into his own hands and spank her soundly.

The stern punishment leaves her thoroughly chastened and promising to behave, and Jude soon realizes that when she puts aside her foul-mouthed, defiant façade, the real Callie is as sweet and kind as she is beautiful. As the days pass, he takes it upon himself to guide her, care for her, and give her the loving discipline she so desperately needs, as often as she needs it. But when they reach their destination, will he be able to give her up?

Publisher’s Note: Corralling Callie includes sexual scenes and spankings. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.



Disclaimer: I recieved this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.


Corralling Callie was a short and sweet historical romance. We follow Callie and her journey to California. She is determined to leave her past behind her and move forward with her fiancé that she has never met. Callie is spunky, stubborn and likes to tell tall tales about her life. She convinces Jude to allow her on the coach to Sacramento. During her journey, Callie is taught a lesson and is punished by Jude. Per the publisher’s note, you can expect lots of spankings, so if that isn’t your thing, you’ve been forewarned.

Gideon did an amazing job with the audiobook. He has a voice that’s very easy to listen to. His accent really gives you that Southern vibe and suits the story perfectly. I had no problems sitting there listening to his voice for huge chunks of time.

The story was entertaining and Callie is such a little spit fire that you can’t help but chuckle at her actions sometimes. Callie and Jude end up falling for each other sometime during their journey but Callie is engaged and neither will act on their feelings. This story is set at a faster pace. Don’t worry, it ends in a happily ever after for everyone! There is some sexual content towards the end, meaning this is meant for a mature audience.



Buy Links for Corralling Callie Audiobook

Audible | Amazon

About the Author:

Amelia Smarts is a #1 Amazon bestselling author who was named Best New Spanking Romance Author in the 2016 Spanking Romance Reviews Reader’s Poll. She writes kinky romance novels containing domestic discipline, spanking, and Dominance/submission. Usually her stories involve a cowboy, and they always involve a man’s firm hand connecting with a woman’s naughty backside. She believes it’s important to tell a good story in addition to portraying hot sex and discipline scenes. For each book, she endeavors to write complex, flawed heroes and heroines who struggle, but eventually succeed, in their journey to love and happiness. A longtime lover of the written word, Amelia holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in creative writing and English. She loves to read, which allows her writing to be influenced by many different genres in addition to romance, including mystery, adventure, history, and suspense.

Connect with Amelia Smarts:

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon


Gideon Hale Welles Bio


  • Pre-Doctoral studies Strategic Leadership – Cornell University
  • MBA Global Technology Management – American University
  • BA Liberal Studies – Norwich University


  • Real estate investor
  • Stage and film actor
  • Voice actor


  • Music
  • Photography
  • Fast Cars
  • Travel

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