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Bound for Sin

(Frontiers of the Heart #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  56 reviews
From the author of Bound for Eden comes a new historical Western romance that tests life and love on the Oregon Trail.

WANTED: A resourceful frontiersman, for the purpose of matrimony...

When Georgiana Bee Blunt advertises for a husband, she's not looking for a handsome man, or a smart man, or a charming man. What she wants is a brute. A no-nonsense, capable backwoodsman who
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Berkley
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Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: western historical romance lovers who don't mind a little heat
BOUND FOR SIN by Tess LeSue is easy to recommend for its well-rounded entertainment. You’ll laugh, cry, and be enchanted by the western historical detail that makes you stick to this book like glue. I really can’t get enough of the FRONTIERS OF THE HEART series. I’m completely addicted, especially to read more about Deathrider, my favorite character.

Georgiana Bee Blunt advertises for a husband and starts a ruckus in Independence, Missouri. Men come from near and far to get their hands on her gol
Angie Elle
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC from the publisher

Bound for Sin is the second book in Tess LeSue’s Frontiers of the Heart series, but this book can be read as a stand alone as very few characters from the previous book appear in this one. Having said that, if you enjoy a good book, I definitely recommend going back and picking up Bound for Eden. This story opens with Georgiana interviewing potential husbands, and the most important qualities to her are that he be rugged and able to lead her family across the rough terrain
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
4.5 stars! I did not expect to enjoy and LOVE Bound for Sin as much as I did. I've never read a true historical western before, but all I can say is that I'm so happy that the first one I read was this one. I fell in love with the hero and heroine, the heroine's hilarious kids, and their journey west to California. The hero has so many qualities I adore – he's big, grumpy, anti-social, and shy around women. I didn't want this story to end and I will definitely be picking up the rest of the serie ...more
Paloma *The Romance Queen*
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a surprise this was
And so real written that I felt like all this actually happened
I’m definitely going to be reading more historical westerns from now on
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Romance is my thing, throw in it set in the Wild West and I am a very happy reader. There is very thing in this book to keep me happy. Its a wonderful slow burn read. It has romance, ransom, gold mines and the wagon train. Just heaven really.

Georgiana and Matt are like chalk and cheese and yet they do seem to fit well together but just dont know it, along with Georgiana's very funny kids who just adore Matt and he is really good with them, i love that he was not this big tough guy but shy and pr
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rom-romp
A glorious slow-burn romance set against the grand and wild stretches of land along the Oregon Trail.

Full review to come.
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely the best of the series. I loved it! I started with book three of the series, and although I liked it, I felt like I was missing something because I hadn't read the first two books. Book one was lovely, but Bound for Sin, book two in the series really hit the spot. It was delightful in so many ways. Matthew is a bit of a loner, focused on leading his wagon train to Oregon, nothing more, nothing less. He doesn't worry about women. He's terrible with women. He just does his job and does ...more
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bound for Sin by Tess LeSue was the first western historical romance I’ve read in a while. The world-building was phenomenal, and I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more from this author.

Georgiana is on the run and looking for a husband to help her navigate the rugged wilderness of California. Her plans are muddled, however, by her boisterous children, a pair of villains, and one rugged, silent Matt Slater.
This started off rip-roaringly funny. The antics of Georgiana’s children…Bless her hear
Barb Lie
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bound for Sin by Tess LeSue is the 2nd book in her western historical romance Frontiers of the Heart series. The story take place during the Gold Rush Days, and LeSue gives us a perfect look at life during those times.

We meet our heroine Georgina at the start, with her interviewing candidates for a husband. Georgina needs to find herself a strong man, who can help her go back to California to help find her oldest son, who is being held for ransom (gold land claim). She has her 4 young children
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Georgina needs a husband who can not only help her and her children make it across the country, but also help her get her son back who's being held for ransom in California. However, of all the men she's interviewed, not one of them is right for the job. They are all too prim and proper for the journey that lays ahead. That is, except for Will. Will is a rugged frontiersman who spends his time take people back and forth across the country. While he may be perfect for Georgina, he has no desire t ...more
Trish Morey
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book grabbed me from page one and never let me go. Such a wonderful ride you will not want to miss, because even when I thought we were getting to settle down, there was another twist in the tale that kept me wondering and angsting for our gorgeous heroine and hero. Saddle up and hang on for what will be the ride of your life. I loved book one in this series ( Bound for Eden) and after reading Bound For Sin, can't wait for Bound for Temptation. So much to look forward to.

Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received access to the galley for free through the First to Read program. Thank you Penguin House and to Tess LeSue for the ebook ARC

First time reading a book by Tess and I really enjoyed it. It ook me a bit to get into but once Matt and Georgiana interacted more the more I got into it. I really wish there was more to the ending though. Since it felt a bit rushed, but other than that I couldn't put the book down. The relationship between the two was just beautiful from him fighting her off, gi
Renée Dahlia
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you are in the mood for a weighty historical with rich descriptive setting information, this one is excellent. It's a long book and the romance is a slow burn. The depth of research put into this book is amazing, and by the end, it's a lovely romance with a side mystery. ...more
AC Morgan
What a wonderful slow burn! As a history major, my pet peeve is inaccuracies, especially ones avoidable with a little bit of research, but that wasn’t the case. The depth and descriptive western setting was amazing. I found the heroine’s children entertaining, but at the same time realistic; unlike children in some romances I’ve read. It was a lengthy book, but I was was constantly entertained.
Olga Zelenova
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Boy oh boy did this book break my heart for a long long time and then spent just as much time putting it back together. I loved seeing the heroine grow from a spoiled, prissy, overwhelmed rich girl into a capable and willful woman. Matt was also an absolute treasure and I would like to request one for Christmas! Galley received via First to Read.
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh, this was interesting! Definitely more than a little lengthy (read: a lot lengthy); I really enjoyed the slow burn romance aspects of this.
Linda Rea
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes you read historical novels and can’t imagine what life was like but Bound for Sin makes you feel like your suffering right along with the characters. Georgianna needs to find a husband fast so she puts an add in the paper and preparing to go to California to save the son her dead husband kidnapped. Matt just wants to get his “brother “ Tom healed up before he takes the wagon trains to Oregon and California but when he sees Georgianna being harassed he steps in to save her. What Matt do ...more
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Georgiana Bee Blunt or Georgiana Smith as we first see her is advertising for a husband because she needs someone to protect her as she goes out west. She wants a rugged strong man. She came from a wealthy family but due to the death of her husband she is left to use most of her money to try to get her oldest son back from a man her husband had done business with. The son was being used for ransom of a Gold mine. Most of the prospects for husbands are not the quality of man you would want protec ...more
Sandy Reilly
It's the height of the Wild West Gold Rush days and Georgiana is in a bind -- her philandering husband has squandered most of her family's money and has taken her oldest son hostage to California. With word that her husband has died of fever, she must trek to the Golden State wagon-train style with her four other children in tow and sign away her family's gold-laden plot of land as collateral in order to get her son back. Georgiana doesn't think she can do this all herself, so she advertises for ...more
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a digital copy of this book from First to Read.

I really enjoyed this book. All parts of the book were interesting, I was afraid the travel parts would be boring. But the book flowed nicely. And I found myself wishing there was more at the end of the book even though it was wrapped up nicely.
I'm looking forward to checking out the first book in the series and the third book that comes out later this year.

Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 out of 5 stars
>>>>>My Synopsis (Review follows): <<<<<
'A respectable widow of means seeks resourceful frontiersman for the purpose of matrimony...'

That was the first line of the advertisement a desperate Georgiana Bee Blunt had listed in the paper. Georgiana has gotten herself into a real bind, or rather her late husband had. He and their young son had headed out west to make their fortune when he had passed away. Now she needs to go and retrieve her son, but there is a catch. Someone
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
More than just another historical western, this is a saga about the highs and lows along the Oregon Trail. This deeply moving account follows the lives of Georgiana and others who are desperate to travel to California. In need of protection, she as a widow seeks a husband who is a frontiersman (a little rough around the edges) so she may reclaim her eldest son. Trying to navigate her way in a foreign world, she embarks on the long journey westward dragging her four children with her and rises to ...more
Bound for Sin by Tess LeSue is an entertaining historical romance with a slight element of suspense. While this latest release is the second installment in the Frontiers of the Heart series, it can be read a standalone.

Georgiana Bee Blunt needs a husband to safely escort her  and her children to California. After placing an ad in the newspaper, she is overwhelmed with prospects who do not quite live up to her standards. However, rugged frontiersman Matt Slater is just the type of man she is look
Darlene Wilson
Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
When Georgiana Bee Blunt advertises for a husband, she's not looking for a handsome man, or a smart man, or a charming man. What she wants is a brute. A no-nonsense, capable backwoodsman who won't trouble her with talk of love; she just wants someone to get her and her fatherless children safely to California. Matt Slater seems to fit the bill perfectly. The only problem is he doesn't want a wife. Well, not the only problem...Truth be told, Georgiana has more problems than she knows what to do w ...more
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

Lesue doesn’t mince words. She tells a good, fully fleshed out story, but she doesn’t pretty up the parts that where the characters would have some grit. She startled me a bit in BOUND FOR EDEN with repeated usage of the word “whore”. Likewise, in BOUND FOR SIN, Matt’s use of “ain’t” was at first a bit jarring. But the words are accurate for the time in the old west.

She adds some humor courtesy of Deathrider with his opinions and often cantankerous personality. While at points she gives Deathri
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Tess LeSue once again dives into a tale of the old west that will have you intrigued and hungering for more!

Bound for Sin focuses on Matt Slater since he's taken up his brother's reins transporting wagon trains across the country. His protective instincts come alive when he meets Georgiana Bee Blunt and her four rambunctious children. Georgiana's secrets, and her two shadows dogging her every move, are trouble just waiting to happen, but Matt can't resist a damsel in distress. The plot is as com
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: rooooomance
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Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Entertaining premise, well-developed characters, pretty good setting. The pacing through the first part of the book is quick and interesting, but I felt like the second half of the book was very uneven, and dragged between several interesting twists and high points of action. It seemed like there was a lack of trouble on the trail with one exception, and I thought that there would be many more difficulties on that trail, as most fiction surrounding the Oregon Trail has a much higher level of str ...more
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-bought, ebook
This was very strong. Clearly meticulously researched, the historical setting was deep and consuming for the reader. Sometimes Australian authors don’t quite get the details right when they write American settings (and vice versa, to be fair) but that wasn’t an issue here.
The story took a little while to get going, but had a lot more depth than a typical historical romance. I did enjoy the romance, especially that she chases him. The ending was a little weak though.
I would definitely read more b
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trashy-romance
I liked this one. My first foray into a Frontier romance and it was rather entertaining. I liked the adventures on the trail. The descriptions of the land and starry nights made me wish to be along for the ride (even with the dusty clouds from the wagons).
Matt was almost too good to be true. I liked how Georgiana grew into a tougher woman who could manage to take care of herself and her rowdy pack of kids.
Some good twists and turns and some steamy love scenes made this a fun read. I just may b
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Tess LeSue writes raunchy and adventurous historical romances, with strong and sassy heroines and heroes to make your knees go weak. Set against vast and dramatic backdrops, these are love stories to sweep you back in time, and off your feet.

Her historical Western, Bound for Eden, was runner up for Romance Writers of Australia’s 2016 EmeraldPRO award and will be published by Harlequin/MIRA in 2016

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Frontiers of the Heart (4 books)
  • Bound For Eden (Frontiers of the Heart, #1)
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