The Billionaire’s Cinderella Housekeeper by Miranda Lee

Posted December 5, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

New job? Check.
Drop-dead gorgeous boss? Check!

For hardworking Ruby, accepting a live-in housekeeper position for an absent mystery tycoon should be easy!

When he returns, she quickly realizes that working for the seriously sexy Sebastian is going to be quite the challenge.

The loss of his late wife has left Sebastian emotionally guarded, but he can’t deny the blazing heat with his irresistible housekeeper.

A red-hot tryst should quell their desires, but Sebastian didn’t expect to see shy Ruby fit into his lavish world quite so perfectly…

Titles in the Housekeeper Brides for Billionaires duet include —  Maid for the Untamed BillionaireThe Billionaire’s Cinderella Housekeeper

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Miranda Lee’s final story for Mills and Boon / Harlequin before her death in November of 2021.

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Remembering Miranda Lee

Posted December 5, 2021 by Marsha in Discussion / 0 Comments

The Romance world lost a giant in November with the passing of Miranda Lee.

I’ve spent countless hours over the years lost in her emotional, loving stories.  She will be greatly missed.

Here is a link to the official announcement through Mills and Boon, (aka Harlequin) a publishing house she’d spent her writing career with.  Remembering Miranda Lee.

May she rest with the angels.

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Maid for the Untamed Billionaire by Miranda Lee

Posted December 5, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

From making his bed…

To sharing it!

Charismatic Jake Sanderson has always flustered shy housekeeper Abby Jenkins. She deliberately avoids his intoxicating presence while cleaning his Sydney mansion. Until, after an emotional encounter, she glimpses another side to her enigmatic boss…

Being suddenly swept into Jake’s world—and his arms!—is an eye-opening experience for widow Abby. Exhilarated by their thrilling chemistry, she’s finally emerging from the shadows of her grief, more confident than before.

But when Jake’s number one rule is no long-term relationships, how can ordinary maid Abby possibly tame the wild billionaire?

Titles in the Housekeeper Brides for Billionaires duet include — Maid for the Untamed Billionaire – The Billionaire’s Cinderella Housekeeper

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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For His Daughter’s Sake by Stella Bagwell

Posted December 5, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

The Cowboy’s Second Chance 

Single dad Tyler Abernathy has vowed to devote himself completely to his little girl, Maeve.

The widowed rancher’s belief that he wasn’t a present-enough father or husband pushes him to turn down the locals’ well-meaning attempts to fix him up.

But when he meets Callie Sheldrick, she disarms him in ways he can’t explain…or ignore. Walking away would be the right thing to do.

Yet doing the “right” thing might end up breaking all three of their hearts…

Titles in the Montana Mavericks: The Real Cowboys of Bronco Heights series include –The Rancher’s Summer Secret by Christine Rimmer – For His Daughter’s Sake by Stella Bagwell – The Most Eligible Cowboy by Melissa Senate – Grand-Prize Cowboy by Heatherly Bell – A Kiss at the Mistletoe Rodeo by Kathy Douglass – Dreaming of a Christmas Cowboy by Brenda Harlen 

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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The Wedding Night They Never Had by Jackie Ashenden

Posted December 4, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

He must take a bride…
But he already has a wife!

Charming Prince Cassius wed young Inara Donati to save her from a dreadful forced betrothal. But their arrangement was only on paper.

Five years later, after tragedy makes him king, Cassius needs heirs, and for that, he requires a real queen!

Bookish Inara isn’t made for court life. But when Cassius demands a divorce, even she’s surprised by the strength of her refusal—and unfulfilled desire.

Yet to find the courage to ask him for a true marriage, Inara must first believe she can be the queen he needs…

Titles in the multi-author duet The Greeks’ Race to the Altar include — Stolen in Her Wedding Gown by Amanda Cinelli – The Wedding Night They Never Had by Jackie Ashenden

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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An Overload of Books!

Posted December 4, 2021 by Marsha in Discussion / 0 Comments

I love to get lost in a good book, you as well if you’re reading this.  🙂  Yet the reality is that I bought far too many books in 2021 that have no chance of being read before the ending of this year.  And that not only upsets me but gets me a wee bit mad at myself as well.  I read for pleasure, I review here on Happily Ever After Romance because I love sharing those books and thoughts with other readers – and if another review helps an author, well, I’m all for that.  Still.  Purchased books do help authors and publishing houses, but unread books don’t do a damned thing for anyone, right?

So, I honestly have to come up with another way of getting the books I’ve purchased read in a more timely fashion.  Personally, I don’t care what year a really good book was published, but authors and publishing houses do. *shrugs*  Add to the overload problem is my addiction to series or duets.  *sigh*  Yeah, that adds to the books that need to be read closer to the publication date.  So what’s a book-loving female to do?

I could buy fewer books.  Okay, okay you can stop laughing now.  I know that’s not going to happen.  I could limit the series that I get started on to a more “reasonable” number each year — but where’s the reading fun in that?!

I think I might stop the “big book hauls” in 2022.  It’s knowing that these unread titles are on the Kindle that is driving me batty over all of this.  If I know what’s available or releasing each month (still have my TBR pages only as a list of what to buy not book hauls) then I could simply buy the next book as I finish reading the one before.  But, again… where is the fun in that?  Grabbing those monthly book hauls is a big part of why I even have this blog – to share that anticipation and the fun of having multiple books just waiting for me, ya know?

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Crowned for His Christmas Baby by Maisey Yates

Posted December 3, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series Multi-Author, Strong Sexual Content / 0 Comments

It started with revenge.
Can a royal baby be his redemption?

Eloise St. George is not feeling festive. Untouched Eloise has loved Prince Vincenzo all her life. When she is swept up in his plans for revenge, she can’t resist!

But one night with her fantasy prince leaves her carrying his heir!

Hell-bent on punishing his cruel father, Vincenzo has vowed never to marry. Until Eloise falls pregnant and he must claim her as his bride.

He may see himself as broken, but can their baby be the Christmas miracle that puts this prince back together?

Titles in the Pregnant Princesses Multi-Author series include — Crowned for His Christmas Baby by Maisey Yates – Pregnant by the Wrong Prince by Jackie Ashenden – The Scandal That Made Her His Queen by Caitlin Crews – His Bride with Two Royal Secrets by Marcella Bell

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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SVU Surveillance by Julie Anne Lindsey

Posted December 3, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

He’s determined to solve the cold case…

And save the woman he’s never forgotten.

Star Special Victims Unit detective Lucas Winchester never forgot the criminal who brutally attacked his fiancée and shattered their lives forever.

So five years later, when Gwen Kind seeks him out, looking for help after she receives a chilling threat, he’s determined to finally solve the haunting cold case.

But as hard as Lucas works to keep Gwen safe, it may not be enough to foil her cunning predator…

Titles in the Heartland Heroes series include — SVU Surveillance  Protecting His Witness  Kentucky Crime Ring  Stay Hidden – Accidental Witness (March 2022) – To Catch a Killer (April 2022)

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Possible Trigger Warning for abduction, mention of rape, stalking

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A Cowgirl’s Secret by Melinda Curtis

Posted December 3, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Could saving the ranch…

Mean a future together?

Cowgirl Cassie Diaz has a secret—a bull-riding accident may have stolen her dream of motherhood.

She needs to recover, but how can she rest with her family’s ranch in peril?

Recent Second Chance, Idaho, arrival Bentley Monroe offers help, and his quiet strength makes her feel safe.

Loving him could heal her wounds, but would she have a future with this family man?

Titles in The Mountain Monroes series include — The Secrets to My Success (prequel) – Kissed By The Country Doc – Snowed In With The Single Dad – Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy – Lassoed by the Would-Be Rancher – Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen – Charmed by the Cook’s Kids (The earlier titles were reviewed on my Keeper Bookshelf blog.

The remainder of the series will be reviewed here at Happily Ever After Romance since here is where the Harlequin titles now live 🙂

– The Littlest Cowgirls – Caught by the Cowboy DadA Cowgirl’s Secret – The Cowboy Meets His Match – Healing the Rancher –

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Can’t Wait Wednesday #1

Posted November 24, 2021 by Marsha in Can't Wait Wednesday, Discussion, Weekly Events / 2 Comments

As a life-long avid reader, there is not much that can get my anticipation rising quicker than knowing a favorite author has a new book releasing soon.  Admittedly, here at Happily Ever After Romance, I focus on Romance, in particular Harlequin (or Harlequin-styled) Romance stories.  So when I went searching for weekly events or memes within the Romance Reading Community I knew that I’d be adding Can’t Wait Wednesday to that list. 🙂  Here’s the basic information about this fun weekly meme celebrating those anticipated releases we all look forward to:

“Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Just click on the “Read More” button below to see what book I’m looking forward to release day for this week!  Oh, and happy reading to you no matter what genre you love we all love getting lost in a good book. 🙂

 

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