Wildfire Love Series Book 1
One Moment’s Pleasure will become a lifetime’s passion when Boston spinster, Alexis Alden, embarks on a search for her missing sister. Pretending to be a rich bored woman looking for an interlude with an anonymous male, Alexis enters the San Francisco bordello where her sister was last seen. She escapes the bordello almost too easily, but she can’t escape the passion ignited by a stranger’s kiss.
Born and raised in the brothels of the California gold rush, Dutch Trahern worked for years to erase a childhood spent committing petty crimes and worse in order to survive. That past comes back to haunt him in the form of a woman he rescues from prostitution. Now his hard won respectability is threatened by an irresistible desire for a woman he shouldn’t want.
A blow from Edith’s left knocked her from her feet and sent her flying toward the edge of the railway platform.
The force pushed her hat into her face. Breathless, she lay on the hard surface. Her head spun, and her bones ached. A weight smashed her torso and heated her body. Needle sharp prickles fired every nerve ending. The runaway cart rolled across the out-flung skirt of her navy serge traveling dress, passed inches from her head, then crashed onto the tracks. The pressure on her chest eased slightly, but the heat remained. She coughed, trying to breathe. The sound of footsteps fading in the distance indicated someone continued pursuing the porter.
“I’m sorry,” said a hard male voice. Warm breath scented with mint and chocolate passed her ear. She shoved her hat backward leaving her thick veil the only barrier between her nose and a pristine white shirt that smelled of starch and man.
The weight lifted completely. She stared at the suit trousers and dusty black shoes before her until a large, calloused but clean hand blocked her view.