‘Seducing Susannah: The Bride Train’ by E.E. Burke

ss eebSTORY: When all else fails, try seduction.

Ross Hardt needs to marry a proper lady in order to reclaim his inheritance. Among the few prospects in town is a smart, sassy widow who has tantalized him from the day they met–the same day she slapped his face.

Susannah Braddock journeys west on The Bride Train in search of a good father for her young son, but on the lawless frontier few candidates meet her requirements–least of all the arrogant, demanding, unfeeling railroad agent.

Can Ross convince Susannah to see him as more than the man she loves to hate?

REVIEW: This is the fifth book in The Bride Train series in which seven women who answer a railroad advertisement that’s looking for single young ladies willing to be married off to the settlers on the Western frontier. What awaits them there is an adventure none of them even dreamed about.

We met both leads of this book in the first telling of this series and Ross and Susannah didn’t hit it off from the start. They just kept butting heads from book one. That’s why I eagerly awaited their story and Ms. Burke didn’t disappoint.

I always thought that Susannah’s pluck was something that attracted Ross and I was right. No matter how many times they came to blows, I think he admired her for being strong, straight spoken and a good mother to her son.

I loved the plot of this story and it really kept me on my toes. There was a lot of secrets on both their parts and it took trust into one another to bring about love.

I must say that this was such a great, heartwarming story that made me laugh and tear up. All the characters were well rounded and their stories were rooted in reality, which made them come to life.

If you’ve never read this series and are skeptical of it, I’d suggest you take a look at the prequel of it, A Bride’s Journey,  which was such an intriguing and informative little intro, especially the character introduction of our brides and their backgrounds.

If you’re in a mood for a clean, intriguing and heartwarming western romance, you need to pick this one up. You’ll love it!

Melanie for b2b

Gift copy provided by the author for an honest review

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‘Tempting Prudence’ by E. E. Burke

tp eebSTORY: A spinster, a bootlegger…an unexpected chance at love.

Leaving the safety of her old life, Prudence Walker rides the Bride Train west to the end of the line–her last chance at matrimony. She’s too plain to inspire desire. Nor does she expect to find love. She does have her standards, however.

Arch Childers longs to put down roots, only he’s too busy managing his family’s illegal whiskey business to pursue his dreams. Deciding he needs help, his troublemaking brothers kidnap a spinster lady and present her to him, bound and gagged, as his bride. To protect her reputation—and keep his brothers out of jail–he does the only honorable thing and offers marriage.

Prudence isn’t immune to the charming scoundrel, but a bootlegger is the last man on earth she would marry. That is, until Arch sacrifices his freedom to save her.

REVIEW: This is the third book in The Bride Train series in which we have seven women who answer a railroad advertisement that’s looking for single young ladies who are willing to be married off to the settlers on the Western frontier. What awaits them there is an adventure none of them even dreamed about.

I was really looking forward to this story ever since we met Pru in the previous two books. She was such a great character and I wondered who might be her happily ever after. Well, let me tell you, I never thought Arch would be the one! What an awesome pairing! Who better than him to iron the starch out of our straight laced heroine.

Arch was such a great guy. He knew how to approach Pru and he really did his best to make her feel comfortable and show her that they could pull this marriage business off, but Pru’s stubbornness almost made them pay a high price, and I just wanted to shake her!

This was such a great story, and though it can certainly be read as a stand alone, I urge you to get the other three books that came before it. I say three because there’s a prequel as well and all are exceptionally well written and plotted. But none of them would be great without the unique characters that are in them.

There’s so much to recommend this story that actually was very close to the truth and what really happened once upon a time in the West. I hope you give it a go!

 Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the author