Author: Marsha

A Thousand Moments by Kelly Moran

Posted June 9, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Seasoned Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Wallflower Rosemary Fillmore has never endeavored anything more than a good book, a cool glass of sweet tea, and a cat to curl up in her lap after a long day of teaching teenagers how to dissect literary masterpieces. Dowdy and shy, hardly anyone in her quaint southern town of Vallantine, Georgia, knows she exists, and the only time she has an ounce of confidence is if the world is a fictional one.

So, when three of her star students suddenly start to show an interest in her personal life or lack thereof, she wonders what on earth the girls are after. Or why. And how it involves a certain town librarian. Because she hasn’t exactly agreed with how he’s been running the beautiful landmark into the ground since taking over, and frankly, she’s been more than a little upset about it. Besides, he is probably the sole person more awkward than herself, despite how kind or understatedly handsome he may be.

As the only living descendant of the original town founders, saving the Vallantine Library from destitution falls on Sheldon Brown’s shoulders. And he’s failing. Miserably. The one-hundred and forty-year-old historical building, erected by his ancestors, has been in near ruins for a decade, and the state of the library system is declining.

What he doesn’t need adding to his burden is giggling teenage girls hanging out between the stacks, spying on him, and asking silly questions about their teacher. Even if the woman in question is Rosemary. Pretty, sweet, and utterly endearing Rosemary, who he’s been attempting to ask on a date since forever.

Except he’s chronically gotten the impression she doesn’t approve of him or his attempts to save the library. But then a mishap one night and a strange challenge from an unlikely source will change everything, and he wonders if perhaps two introverted bookworms can get a happy ending, after all.

Titles in The Heart of Vallantine series include — A Thousand Moments —♥—

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The Honorable Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage by Melody Archer

Posted June 5, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

The day Dakota Callahan left their small town, Sarah was glad. He was the man she had secretly loved for years. He saved her from the horrible man who tried to kidnap her as a teenager. But the last time she saw him, Dakota had been facing so much grief, loss, and pain that he had overstepped his boundaries with her. It had shaken Sarah to her core.

Now two years later, Dakota was back. To her, this man was larger than life and twice as dangerous. Sarah was worried that she would fall for him a second time. This time, she feared that the heartache would be more than she could bear.

Dakota couldn’t believe he was back in their small town. Worse, that he found himself on the mountain, hurt and in pain. As a former FBI agent, he was used to tracking criminals and finding missing persons. Being weak and vulnerable was something he hated. So, when the beautiful Sarah MacDonald finds him limping and in pain, trying to walk down the mountain, he chafes at having to depend on her for help. Sarah insisted Dakota come to stay with her grandfather Angus MacDonald and her in their small cabin until he was fully healed.

When an angry man — a neighbor on the mountain — tries to force Sarah to marry him, Dakota steps in and offers the unthinkable… a marriage of convenience. Trouble comes their way and Dakota has to use all his skills to keep Sarah close to protect her, while still protecting his heart.

Titles in the 7 Brides for 7 Cowboys series include — The Forgiven Cowboy’s Best Friend —♥— The Redeemed Cowboy’s Secret Baby —♥— The Honorable Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage —♥—

This is a romance that includes no swearing, no violence, and no sexual content (beyond a few light kisses).

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A Party Planner for the Cowboy by April Murdock

Posted May 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Bryce Duncan thinks hiring a party planner for his dad’s 60th birthday is downright silly.

But when his mother leaves him no choice, he has to toss his idea—a family BBQ and a bucket of beers—in the trash. His mother, ever the meddler, hires party planner Lindsey Mackey, a vibrant young woman with a gift and dedication for memorable events. From the moment he meets her, Bryce finds himself annoyed by her constantly upbeat attitude.
It’s going to be a long month of planning…

Lindsey Mackey finds the grumpy cowboy disagreeable, but at least he doesn’t talk much.

Making sure the Duncan family’s party runs like a dream is as natural as breathing—going above and beyond to make sure people have a good time is her favorite part of the job. When she can’t get in touch with Bryce, she hunts him down on the family ranch and quickly realizes this job might be the toughest she’s ever faced. Bryce isn’t making things easy.

But after an accidental kiss, she can’t stop thinking about him.

As Lindsey’s feelings grow, Bryce seems to feel the same… until he messes up. He’s going to have to make things right… or lose her for good.

Titles in The Brothers of Duncan Ranch series include — A Party Planner for the Cowboy —♥— A Second Chance for the Cowboy —♥— 

This is a romance that includes no swearing, no violence, and no sexual content (beyond a few light kisses).

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Tangling with the Cowboy by Audrey Bell

Posted May 27, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

They were supposed to remain strictly professional. But he can’t get enough of her fire…

Now that Shane Pickett’s horse trainer has retired, there are plenty of ranch hands knocking at his door to fill the available position. But one woman stands out above the rest, and it’s not just because she knows her way around a horse. She’s a gorgeous spitfire and Shane would be a fool to let her slip through his fingers just because of his damn pride.

Wynonna O’Neil is no stranger to creatures with bad tempers so she doesn’t bat an eye at Shane’s grumpiness. He can scowl and stomp around all he wants to. It was clear he had a soft spot for her and she was going to wear him down eventually.

When Shane and Wynonna butt heads, sparks fly, and the tension ramps up. Someone has to break. And Wynonna is dead set on melting Shane’s cold, cold heart.

Titles in the Country Road Cowboys series include — A Summer Fling with the Cowboy -♥- Tangling with the Cowboy -♥- Risking it All for the Cowboy -♥- Coming Home to the Cowboy -♥- A Country Wedding -♥-

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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Undercover Rescue by Nicole Helm

Posted May 27, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Connection / 0 Comments

She’s escaped him once…

But can she do it again?

After the husband she thought was dead returns with revenge on his mind, Veronica Shay resolves to confront her secret past.

Her old boss and friend, Granger Macmillan, has previous ties to organized criminals and won’t let Shay handle them on her own.

But when they fall into a nefarious trap, they’ll need to call in their entire North Star family in order to stay alive…

Titles in the A North Star Novel series include — Summer Stalker – Shot Through the Heart – Mountainside Murder – Cowboy in the Crosshairs – Dodging Bullets in Blue Valley – Undercover Rescue –

*This team was first introduced in the Badland Cops series.  Those titles include —South Dakota Showdown – Covert Complication – Backcountry Escape – Isolated Threat – Badlands Beware – Close Range Christmas

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

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Gray Hair Don’t Care by Karen Booth

Posted May 26, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Owned, Romantic Comedy, Seasoned Romance, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Everything went wrong. And then she went gray.

At 47, newly divorced makeup artist Lela Bennett is dreading her next steps. Dating. Meeting people. Not letting herself go. But then she runs into Donovan James and tries something different—sleeping with her sexy crush from college. Unfortunately, in a post-orgasm stupor, Lela confesses she was in love with Donovan all those years ago. He responds by leaving while she sleeps. The next morning, her gray hairs are practically taunting her. She knows she has to get it together. Forget men. Embrace her age. Own her gray.

Donovan James is a marketing genius, but his ex-wives will tell you—nothing freaks him out like feelings. Three years after his one-night stand with Lela, he’s focused on his daughter’s lifestyle company but unprepared to meet the face of their new beauty brand. It’s Lela. With stunning silver locks and new confidence, she’s no longer swayed by his charms. When the business starts booming, the universe seems intent on throwing them together time and again. And suddenly, two people convinced that romance was behind them are wondering if love could be what’s next.

Titles in the Never Too Late series include — Gray Hair Don’t Care —♥— Brooklyn Monroe Wants It All —♥— It’s A Widow Thing —♥—

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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Million-Dollar Mix-Up by Jessica Lemmon

Posted May 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

This twin switch will save her business—

as long as it doesn’t get personal…

Talent agent Kendall Squire desperately needs actor Max Dunn to leave his self-imposed retirement. 

As the agent for his identical twin brother, Kendall may have signed up her client to do a commercial without finalizing one tiny detail: his availability. 

Max would be the perfect stand-in, but when she goes to his mountaintop cabin to pitch the idea, they end up trapped by a blizzard. 

Soon, convincing Max to pose as his twin gives way to a much more intimate negotiation…

Titles in The Dunn Brothers series include — Million-Dollar Mix-Up —♥— Million-Dollar Consequences —♥—

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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One Night with Her Forgotten Husband by Annie West

Posted May 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

She can’t remember their marriage…

But she can’t resist him!

Washed up on the pale pink sand of a luxury Italian private beach, Ally can’t remember anything except her name.

The man who saved her is a mystery, although Angelo Ricci insists she’s his ex-wife!

Stranded on Angelo’s island, Ally soon discovers her attraction to him is undeniable. It’s clear their divorce wasn’t amicable, yet Angelo looks at her with a heat that feels all-consuming.

And Ally is tempted to spend one night in her forgotten husband’s arms. A night that reveals more about their marriage than either of them expects…

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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A Perfect Engagement by Karla Kratovil

Posted May 25, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

When Charlotte Grisham is saved from an out-of-control carriage by a handsome gentleman, she knows fate has sent her the perfect man. The Marquis of Hawksridge is titled, handsome, and heroic—precisely the kind of gentleman her parents want for her husband. Before Charlotte knows it, she is engaged to be married.

Daniel Weston can’t believe his identical twin brother is marrying a lady he barely knows. Moreover, he’s begging off his own engagement party. Daniel allows his twin to talk him into going to the week-long house party in his stead…just for a few days. They used to pretend to be each other all the time in their youth. What could possibly go wrong?

Charlotte immediately realizes her fiancé has sent in a doppelgänger but continues the ruse so no one will realize her fiancé has all but abandoned her. Everyone sees her as perfectly behaved. But perfect girls do not share searing kisses with men who are not their betrothed. Charlotte knows her duty, but what about her heart?

Titles in The Maidens of Marbury series include — A Perfect Engagement -♥- Saving a Scoundrel -♥-

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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Rugged Love by Leslie North

Posted May 25, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

It’s never too late to give love a second chance…

When Shannon Cafferty thinks of Declan Morris, all she can remember is the passionate under-the-mistletoe kiss she planted on him when she was a teenager. And the soul-crushing look on his horrified face. That was all it took to break her heart…

But now, Declan is back in town working for the local veterinarian in the hopes of taking over the retiring vet’s practice. Shannon knows Declan never saw her as anything more than his friend’s little sister. But the more time she spends with him, the more she wishes that her teenage crush could turn into something real.

Declan never forgot that kiss. But Shannon is special, and the last thing he wants is to screw everything up by letting passion cloud his judgment. Because he needs this job to work out—needs to be able to stay in town, close to his family—and getting distracted by romance could blow his chances.

Right now, his focus has to be on his career. But as their mutual attraction grows, Declan is left wondering. Maybe just this once, he should let passion take control after all…

Titles in the Cafferty Ranch series include — Wild Love -♥- Wrangling Love -♥- Rugged Love -♥-

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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