“The playful banter and the comical happenings balance the sensuality between Tom and Emma in this witty, memorable story.”
– Publishers Weekly
“A rip-roaring adventure… Captivating!”
– All About Romance
“This was my first Western historical romance, and boy am I hooked. If (like me) you’re into Regency historicals by authors like Julia Quinn, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Lisa Kleypas, and Lenora Bell, then Tess LeSue’s writing is a very similar vibe to the style of those writers – just out West with pistols and cowboys instead of ballrooms and dukes. Tess LeSue is definitely a new favorite author and one that’s going on my auto-buy list; she’s also not only opened the door to whole new subgenre of romance for me, I’d say she blew that door right off the hinges with a mining cart full of dynamite.”
– Elley Murray, “Elley the Book Otter”
“I LOVED Emma. She’s an amazing female character–strong, a survivor, hilarious, and just AMAZING. She gives just as good as she gets, and her plans, well don’t even get me started on all her plans.”
– Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
“You guys this book was stupidly amazing. In that it’s stupid how amazing it is. I loved it! Blew me away… I loved 100% everything about this book… LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.”
– Ariel, Goodreads
From the author of Bound for Sin comes a new historical Western romance that tests life and love on the Oregon Trail.
Emma Palmer’s been a lady of the night and a gambler, a thief and a blackmailer, a liar and a peddler of sin. But mostly a lady of the night. She’s spent most of her life as the hard-as-nails, smart-talking ‘Seline’, working her way across the country to the goldfields of California, where she can finally ply her trade on her own terms. And she’s a darn good Madam, if she does say so herself. 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’s forced to fight for her life and run. And what better disguise than as a nun?
Tom Slater is a taciturn cattleman at the tail end of a long, hard season on the trail. He plans to have a quiet winter at his old family homestead in Mexico. What he doesn’t plan on is finding a foul-mouthed nun stranded in the middle of nowhere. She has sly green eyes and a way of looking at him that turns his head upside down. Tom doesn’t need to be a trailsman to know that this woman will only lead to trouble.