A steamy Western from the author of Badlands Bride, in which a rich businessman looks for a saboteur—but finds an heiress.
Adrianne Wood lays the track for a steamy westward journey when a plucky heiress and a rugged railroad tycoon make sparks fly on the rails.
Emily Highfill Grant is done with the rules of Boston society. She wants adventure—to see things she’s never seen before—and that’s exactly what she gets when she sneaks onto a train bound for San Francisco and finds herself face-to-face with a handsome, bare-chested stranger...who is also her wealthy grandfather’s nemesis.
As stowaways go, the breathtaking woman who turns up in Lucien Delatour’s private Pullman Palace car is most intriguing. Though she refuses to reveal more than her first name, Emily creates a lot of scintillating commotion on their cross country journey. But when Lucien discovers her true identity, the real trouble begins, and he faces a choice between the trailblazing railroad he invested everything in, and the feisty lover who captured his heart.
Adrianne Wood is an East Coast transplant to the gorgeous Northwest. A veteran of the book publishing industry, Adrianne is one of the lucky few who managed to parlay her English degree into an actual job. After eight years in go-go-go New York City, she and her husband moved to Seattle, bought a lawnmower and grill, and promptly started a family. The nonhuman members of Adrianne's family include two gentlemen cats and sometimes foster kittens, all of which like to fight for space on her lap while she reads.