In 1873, the Katy Railroad’s ambitious general manager is caught up in a whirlwind of crime and corruption. While fighting for his job, he is drawn into a passionate relationship with a younger woman who sees through his arrogant facade to the lonely man beneath. But it takes an excruciating loss before he faces the truth about what his obsession has cost him.
Bestselling author E.E. Burke delivers a beautiful and poignant love story within a taut suspense based on events in the life of a pioneering railroad builder.More info →
In August, 1870, the Katy railroad arrives in Indian Territory to an unwelcome greeting from the people who live there. During the tense standoff, which stalls construction and ignites tempers, a peaceful resolution appears impossible. So does a love that springs up between a wealthy railroad heiress and the desperate Cherokee outlaw who kidnaps her.
"E.E. Burke understands the heart of romance...and delivers it."
Maggie Shayne, New York Times bestselling author
A soldier with a secret. A daughter with a quest. Will their steam-powered chemistry thrive on the frontier?
Kansas, 1870. Buck O’Connor rides a horse named regret. Aimless and alone after a brutal loss to the North, he risks heading cross-country to reconcile with an estranged kinsman by helping in the bloody battle to wreck a new railroad. But after he saves a beautiful widow from an overturned carriage, he’s shocked to discover she’s the wealthy villain he swore to sabotage.
Amy Langford is desperate to fulfill her father’s legacy. And after a series of targeted mishaps, she gratefully accepts the protection of a strapping cowboy against the violent settlers. But she’s up to her neck in the frantic race to finish construction, and she can ill-afford to succumb to her feelings for her new bodyguard.
With Buck falling hard for the determined promoter he’s supposed to destroy, he’s terrified his hidden past will cost him her heart. And as Amy puts everything on the line to honor her father, her guilt demands she cut the handsome stranger loose before he’s the next victim of a cutthroat project.
Will their unexpected love be permanently derailed in the name of progress?
Her Bodyguard is the first scorching tale in the Steam! Romance and Rails Western historical romance series. If you like pulse-pounding suspense, dark deceits, and vivid depictions of the Wild West, then you’ll adore E.E. Burke’s gritty story.More info →