Having survived the Oregon Trail, Emma Palmer is ready for a fresh start, even if it costs her all the gold in California.
Emma Palmer has had many jobs and has gone by even more names, but most recently she is known as Seline, madam of her own establishment. Her place is clean, her booze is cheap and her bedrooms are fancy. But when a would-be patron won’t take no for an answer, she is forced to don a new disguise and flee for her life. While the schemes she cooks up might seem outrageous to an outsider, they haven’t failed her yet.
Tom Slater is a taciturn cattleman at the tail end of a long, hard season on the trail. He’s looking forward to a quiet winter at his old family homestead in Mexico. What he doesn’t plan on is escorting a group of women on the run to safety south of the border. Tom doesn’t need to be a trailsman to know that the woman with the sly, green eyes—the one he can’t keep out of his thoughts—will only lead to trouble.
About the Author
Tess LeSue writes sexy and adventurous romances set against sweeping historical backdrops. Her current love affair is with the wild landscapes and even wilder men of the Wild West. Bound for Eden was her first Western. Tess also writes literary fiction under the name Amy T. Matthews and teaches creative writing and literature at Flinders University in Australia.
Praise for the Frontiers of the Heart series:
"The playful banter and the comical happenings balance the sensuality between Tom and Emma in this witty, memorable story."—Publishers Weekly
"Western aficionados will welcome a refreshing new voice in the sub-genre."—RT Book Review
"This will appeal to those looking for not just a happy-ever-after romance for two deserving characters, but a credible account of challenging conditions during the settlement of the American West in 1849."—Historical Novel Society
"Bound for Sin was a sweet fun historical western that was exciting, romantic and humorous, with a great couple."—The Reading Cafe
"I adored Tess LeSue's Bound for Eden! Her voice is brilliant, funny, and immediately draws you into the book." –Jessica Clare, New York Times bestselling author
“I was blown away by the sparkling brilliance of [Tess's] writing. She has a real gift for historical atmosphere, compelling characters, sexual tension and witty dialogue.”—Anna Campbell
“[Tess's] writing is lively and taut and generates emotion. Her characters spring to life and her stories move at a fast pace.”—Anne Gracie
“An accomplished mix of comedy and suspense, I found myself cheering with the heroine as she boldly navigates the journey to Oregon and eventually, her freedom. I absolutely loved it.”—Victoria Purman