‘I was blown away by the sparkling brilliance of Tess’s writing. She has a real gift for historical atmosphere, compelling characters, sexual tension and witty dialogue.’
– Anna Campbell
‘[Tess’s] writing is lively and taut and generates emotion. Her characters spring to life and her stories move at a fast pace.’
– Anne Gracie
A rollicking, funny historical romance of mistaken identity, wagon trains and an irresistible attraction
Alexandra Barratt has found the perfect man – it’s a shame he thinks she’s a boy.
Fleeing from the murderous Grady brothers with a stolen fortune hidden in her luggage and her younger brother and sister in tow, Alex disguises herself as a boy to join a wagon train headed West … a wagon train captained by the irresistible Luke Slater.
At first, Alex can’t believe the way every woman in town falls at Luke’s feet, including her suddenly flirtatious sister. But when she sees him naked in the bathtub, she finds herself swooning over him too. If only she could wash the muck of her face and show him who she really is…
As for Luke, he has no idea that the ragtag boy in his care is none other than the woman of his dreams. But when circumstances contrive to throw Luke and Alex into each other’s arms, their relationship becomes very complicated indeed. In fact, with the brutal Silas Grady in pursuit, keeping their secret becomes a matter of life and death…