Two broken hearts who need each other to heal.
Tess Palmer moved to Creede, Colorado to make a fresh start. When a man from her past shows up at the train station, Tess hides her identity, hoping he’ll leave quickly instead of dredging up the past.
Claude Herschel loves the beauty and freedom of the West he’s toured for the past month. After a night of gambling and drinking, he’s robbed and beaten—left for dead. Tess finds and takes care of him. He’s drawn to her pure heart and lovely face and wants to know everything about the intriguing woman—even the secret she’s keeping from him.
What secrets will Tess and Claude lay bare before they can trust each other and commit to love?
While the Cowboys & Angels series has officially come to an end we can still visit Creede, Colorado through the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series which includes (so far) – Two-Step with Tess by Jo Noelle – Allemande with Angel by P. Creeden – Moonlight with Alice by Amelia C. Adams – Last Dance with Letha by Jo Noelle – Promenade with Penelope by P. Creeden –
Title: Two-Step with Tess
Series: The Matchmaker’s Ball #1
Author: Jo Noelle
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Published: October 26, 2019
My Rating: 4.5 stars
While the Cowboys & Angels series has officially come to an end we can still visit Creede, Colorado through the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series, and we begin with Tess and Claude, two unlikely people who are thrown together in unusual circumstances – even though they’ve known of each other long before they set foot in Creede, Colorado.
The basics you’ll need to pick up Two-Step with Tess can be found in the cover description. What you won’t find there is the emotional attachment you’ll form with this couple early on. Watching Claude change and grow from the man he was when he stepped off that train to the man he’ll become was a touching, emotional journey. And I’ll admit, at the mention of one particular character’s name I cringed and waited for the chaos to begin. Some people just never change. Tess is a strong young woman, far stronger than even she realizes with a determination to make her own path to the future on her own terms. I enjoyed watching this couple fall in love – and finally getting satisfaction for Tess and her sisters over how they left Pittsburgh to journey to a new life in Creede.
I will also admit that I do miss the touch of angels, for that is a very ingrained aspect of Creede for me at this time after spending so many enjoyable hours in this fictional town. But the kindness of strangers (and new acquaintances) is very strong in this opening story of the spin-off series, and I’ll be following along on this journey as old friends often make appearances. I had fun, and that’s the whole point. So, if you have enjoyed the Cowboys and Angels series be sure to check out The Matchmaker’s Ball series, I suspect you’ll have a fantastic time.
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