Bound for Eden
The first novel in a new western historical romance series that will take readers for the ride of their lives on the Oregon Trail. Alexandra Barratt has found the perfect man--it's a shame he thinks she's a boy... Fleeing from the murderous Grady brothers, Alexandra disguises herself as a boy and joins a frontier party heading West, with her brother and sister in tow. The wagon train is captained by the irresistible Luke Slater, who's never met a woman he couldn't charm. At first, Alex can't believe the way every woman in town falls at Luke's feet, including her suddenly flirtatious sister. But when she sees him naked in the bathtub, she finds herself swooning over him too. If only she could wash the muck of her face and show him who she really is. Unfortunately she has more pressing concerns... The Gradys aren't about to let Alex, nor the small fortune she stole from them, slip through their fingers. Only by maintaining her ruse does she have a chance of protecting her family. But fate, it seems, is conspiring against her.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 107 x 173 x 24mm | 170g
- 01 May 2018
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
- United States
Praise for Bound for Eden A delightful, roller-coaster ride complete with its laugh-out-loud take on mistaken identity. Three siblings on the run, ruthless bad guys, quirky characters, nail-biting tension and steamy sensuality add up to a non-stop read that will make you smile and perhaps she a tear. Western aficionados will welcome a refreshing new voice in the sub-genre.--RT Book Review I adored Tess LeSue's Bound for Eden! Her voice is brilliant, funny, and immediately draws you into the book. She does a fantastic job of painting the Old West and the Oregon Trail, and I was immediately reminded of curling up under the blankets with a wonderful, 'old school' historical romance. The hero is sexy and protective, the heroine is fierce and independent, and I couldn't stop turning pages. -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 "Bound for Eden is a non-stop romp through the Wild West with twists and turns in every chapter. LeSue's characters leap off the page with heart and menace. 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 Tess LeSue has written a great Western romance with all the sass, fun, and riveting action a reader could want. This novel is a rollicking ride with more twists and turns than a bronco with a burr under his saddle. Funny, lovable characters, a hero who has a lot to learn, and a heroine with the wit to 'learn him'! You can't finish Bound for Eden without a smile on your face.--May McGoldrick, USA Today bestselling author
About Tess Lesue
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 is 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.