E.E. Burke writes romance from the heart, woven with history the way it really happened. Her latest American historical romance series, Steam! Romance and Rails, includes Passion’s Prize, Her Bodyguard and A Dangerous Passion. Her writing has earned accolades in regional and national contests, including the prestigious Golden Heart®.
From an award-winning author, a story of passion and ambition...Can a hero lurk inside the heart of a villain?
Life in a small New England village is too quiet, too ordinary for a free spirit like Lucy Forbes. When her father lands a job out West, she packs her books and her dreams and eagerly sets off to pursue the kind of grand adventures she longs to experience and write about. Yet the moment she steps off the train, she's thrust into the gritty reality of an untamed frontier”"and into the arms of a scoundrel.
Henry Stevens, the ruthless railroad executive her father has been sent to investigate, is as passionate as he is ambitious. Brave and charming, as well as clever, and possessed of a sharp wit. He is, in fact, the most fascinating man Lucy has ever met. However, his opponents are vanishing, and strangers are shooting at him. Fearing for her father's life, Lucy resolves to unmask the secretive Mr. Stevens and expose a villain. What she doesn’t expect to find is a hero.
Stands Alone: Yes
For America “Amy” Langford, investing in the Border Tier Railroad isn’t about chasing riches. The savvy businesswoman is after bigger stakes: influence, respect, success her father didn’t live to see. Rioting settlers and underhanded competitors can’t stop her, but a killer might. When a stranger comes to her rescue, she trusts her instincts and hires him as her bodyguard. She finds out, too late, the most dangerous man may be the one she hired.
Buck O'Connor has put his violent past behind him, but being a wanted man dictates a life of deceit. So what’s one more lie? He becomes Amy’s protector so he can secretly thwart her railroad’s progress to help his cousin avoid financial ruin. A great scheme—until he falls in love.
While Buck hides his true purpose, Amy lies to herself about her growing feelings for her bodyguard. The price for deceit is steep, and secrets from the past could destroy their future...if they survive.
She's a railroad heiress determined to run her father's railroad. He's a Cherokee outlaw who will stop at nothing to prevent the "smoking dragon" from stealing his family's land. They don't know it yet, but they were made for each other.
As bankruptcy looms, the Katy Railroad rushes to complete construction through unfriendly Indian Territory, but work comes to a screeching halt when a battle over land rights heats up. To save her father's railroad, heiress Kate Parsons takes negotiations into her own hands. However, her plans go awry when she’s abducted by outlaws.
Jake Colson, known as Wa-ya, “the Wolf,” among his people, didn’t intend to kidnap anyone, but he's stuck with a white woman whose personality is as bold as her fiery curls. When his partner threatens to kill her before she can expose their scheme, Jake takes off with his beautiful captive. Now, he must protect the woman he’s named Redbird, and at the same time prevent her father's railroad from steaming ahead.
*This novella is also included in the book Passion's Prize.