The Reward

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Samhain Publishing, Sep 3, 2013 - Fiction - 252 pages
4 Reviews

His family thought him dead. Returning home to confront his past, the bastard bandito, Hermano, finds a future he never dared to hope for.

Book 3 of the Malloy family series.

Hermano is more than the bandito you met in The Bounty.

He’s Malcolm Ross y Zarza half-Spanish, half-Scottish bastard son of a Texas hacienda owner who has hidden in the guise of a Mexican bandito for half his life. Malcolm left home at eighteen fueled by rage at his half-brother Damasco and the abuse he received at the hands of Damasco’s mother, Isabella.

Hermano returns home at age thirty-five hoping to find his mother, the Scottish cook that fell under the spell of Don Alejandro Zarza. But instead he finds his childhood friend, Leigh Wynne, a widow and owner of the neighboring ranch.

Leigh is in heaven and hell. She finally has a chance to be with Malcolm, the man she’s always loved, but someone is deliberately trying to destroy her ranch, and take her life in the process.

Together, Leigh and Malcolm forge a bond to find out the truth behind the treachery and murder. Bullets will fly, and Malcolm and Leigh must stand and fight, for their love, their lives, and their future.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: This title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, some violence.


"...Sensual and seductive scenes burn up the pages of this western, but it's the emotions of friends new and old that will scorch the heart of true romantics."

—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

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Review: The Reward (Malloy Family #3)

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eh...i dunno...the story didn't do it for me and the whole back and forth Spanish thing just got on my nerves. i was ok with it while he was sporting his persona of Hermano, but when he took back his ... Read full review

Review: The Reward (Malloy Family #3)

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Also loved this installment in the Malloy Family series. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Beth Williamson, who also writes as Emma Lang, is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her books range from sensual to scorching hot. She is a Career Achievement Award Nominee in Erotic Romance by Romantic Times Magazine, in both 2009 and 2010, and a semi-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.

Beth has always been a dreamer, never able to escape her imagination. It led her to the craft of writing romance novels, fueled by Reese’s and tenacious pursuit of the perfect story. She’s passionate about purple, books, and her family. She has a weakness for shoes and purses as well as bookstores.

Life might be chaotic, as life usually is, but Beth always keeps a smile on her face, a song in her heart, and a cowboy on her mind. ;)

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