A Reason to Sin by Maureen McKade
A former well-to-do young woman (Rebecca Colfax) winds up alone, homeless, and desperate to get her son back. Little does she know that she'll encounter a man (Slater Forrester) destined to change the course of her life.
This is the third in the trilogy of the Forrester brothers (the other two are A Reason to Live and A Reason to Believe, read during internet hiatus). Great book, I loved it. It was a great addition and closing to the trilogy. The heroine has to get a job to support her search for her wayward husband. The only job she can find is at a saloon dancing with the customers. The other ladies earn extra money on their backs but she is determined that she will not have to stoop that low. Her absentee husband has spent all of her family's money and then took off, not knowing that she was prego. So she is determined to find him to let him know about his son. Slater works at the saloon as a dealer and quasi bouncer. He is the middle brother of the three brothers. These book can be read as a stand alone but when they meet up with the other brothers it adds more if you have read their stories.
The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long
A rescued rogue . . . Scandal has rocked the city of London. Colin Eversea, a handsome, reckless unapologetic rogue is sentenced to hang for murder and, inconveniently for him, the only witness to the crime disappears. Then again, throughout history, the Everseas have always managed to cheat fate in style: Colin is snatched from the gallows by a beautiful, clever mercenary. A captivating captor. . . Cool-headed, daring Madeleine Greenway is immune to Colin's vaunted charm. Her mission is not to rescue Colin but to kidnap him, and to be paid handsomely for it. But when it becomes clear that whoever wants Colin alive wants Madeline dead, the two become uneasy allies in a deadly race for truth. Together, they'll face great danger—and a passion neither can resist.I have loved all of her books since her debut. This one was good and i enjoyed it, but it was not my favorite. It may have been my mood but it dragged for me at times. I think part of it was I have read so many very steamy books lately and in this one nothing happened until like page 300. Which is not a bad thing, so I guess it was jut my mood. Labels: historical, western