About the Book
CAT . . .
Cat Purdue has come a long way from the days when her father used her as partial payment for a gambling debt to a ruthless man. Reacquiring the saloon Father had lost, and turning it into a successful restaurant, is only the beginning of her drive for success.
FRANK . . .
Unable to reconcile the new, sophisticated Catherine Purdue from the saloon girl he once dallied with and foolishly spurned, Frank Carter finds himself blocking his growing attraction with sharp words and sarcasm. But when the Carters’ old nemesis escapes prison and comes back to Little Creede for vengeance, Frank’s only thought is to protect Cat, as well as his family.
A PAIR OF HEARTS . . .
Determined to lead separate lives yet bound together by danger and their growing desire, Frank and Cat will leave their mark in the new state of Colorado.
Read an Excerpt
“If we marry, I could get the loan you need and take a small percentage of the income to build back up our bankroll.” When she appeared to be considering the idea, Frank’s shoulders relax. “I’d also be there if Morgan came sniffing around.”
Her delicate brows snapped into a furrowed line, but before she could tell him what he could do with his protection, he brought up a placating hand. “Now, don’t get all uppity, Cat. I meant no disrespect.”
She huffed loudly, then slammed her hands over her eyes as her body began to shake. Hell, now he’d gone and done it; got her upset to the point of tears.
Guilt crushed down on him. He didn’t know what to do with a weepy woman. Except kiss her maybe. And if it’d been any woman besides Cat, he might have tried to calm her that way. But Miss Catherine Purdue would most likely bite off his tongue if he did.
So instead, he gripped her arms and pleaded, “Please, Cat. Don’t cry.”
Another tremor shook her before she lifted her face and stared at him.
Why, she’s not crying at all.
No, the little vixen was laughing, her beautiful green eyes sparkling with humor. “Gawd, Frank. Even when you’re trying to be nice, you’re a jackass.”
I was fortunate enough to have read the first book in this series, The Substitute Wife. I think if I hadn’t I might have been a bit confused about the instant animosity between the two main characters. It’s obvious they have a past, just not as obvious the extent of the past.
That said, as with all of CiCi Cordelia’s books, the writing is great. The mood, the tension, and the setting are all top-notch. I really enjoyed the supporting characters because they brought strength and a sense of family to the story.
The Dancehall Wife has its share of twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages. Not to mention some nice steam! Anyone who enjoys historical western romances will like this book. For added enjoyment, start with the first book in the series and then come back to this one.
About the Authors
Cheryl Yeko is an award-winning author and Acquiring Editor with Soul Mate Publishing. She writes Romantic Suspense and Sexy Contemporary. She also co-writes under the pen-name CiCi Cordelia with her BFF, Char Chaffin.
She enjoys novels with fast-paced action and steamy romance, protective alpha men and strong heroines. She belongs to several writing groups, including Romance Writers of America, Wisconsin Writers Association, and Wisconsin Screenwriter Forum.
CiCi Cordelia will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
Follow the Tour
February 5: Long and Short Reviews
~ ~ ~
It was my pleasure hosting CiCi Cordelia for this stop on the tour.
Please come back again soon for more authors, books, and giveaways. You’re invited back this Friday as well for my Friday Friends promo.