Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Goddess Fish Promotions Book Review: The Dance Hall Wife

The Dance Hall Wife
by CiCi Cordelia


GENRE: Historical Western



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.


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.


Excerpt :

Um, there is a . . . gentleman . . . demandin’ to see the owner.” Susan twisted her hands together. Her starched white apron had come undone, its ties wrinkled as they drooped on either side of her ample hips. She audibly swallowed. “He’s wearin’ a double gun holster,” her voice lowered to a scandalized whisper, “and carryin’ the biggest rifle I ever saw. He asked for Old James. Miss Catherine, I don’t even know who Old James is.”

Catherine released a sigh tinged with reluctant humor. Probably another miner, coming into town after a typical stint holed up and pounding ore, who hadn’t yet heard of the changes wrought since she’d officially opened The Miner Stage House.

She laid a hand on Susan’s arm. “I’ll deal with this. Just check with the kitchen staff and see if Missus Loman delivered her pies. You know how our customers love their desserts.” She gestured toward her employee’s wayward apparel. “Tie your apron first, please.”

While Susan nodded in obvious relief and bolted for the hallway, Catherine followed at a slower pace, taking the stairs gracefully, calming breaths in and out as she always did before she began each shift of overseeing the main floor of the Stage House.

Her steps faltered when she came face to face with Frank Carter toward the bottom of the wide staircase, his deep gray eyes fastened on her as he clutched a dusty Stetson in one big, callused hand.

Dark, tousled hair curled around his ears, and his wide shoulders filled out his faded work shirt almost to the point of bursting the seams. The soft cotton did nothing to hide his rippling muscles, either.

She lifted a defiant chin. No man should be that handsome.

Review: The Dance Hall Wife is the second book in the Brides of Little Creede series. The characters are really complex. Cat is really a strong amazing woman.

Frank is the epitome of the alpha male. He's strong. He's possession. He's a little bit obnoxious at times, but oh is he sexy.

There's a lot of drama here and a wonderful slow burn of a romance. Cat and Frank have fabulous chemistry and its hard not to love these two.

This was an absolutely  amazing short western romance!

Rating: 5 flowers


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.
Where you can stalk her:
Website: http://www.cherylyeko.com/ ‘Where Love Always Wins’
Amazon Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/qzsks8q

CiCi Cordelia



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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

James Robert said...

I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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