Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar by Cynthia St. Aubin & One Stormy Night by Jules Bennett

Posted April 15, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, NetGalley ARC, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar by Cynthia St. Aubin

The night he can’t remember is one she’ll never forget.

Distillery co-owner Remy Renaud’s rags-to-riches story could launch blue-blooded TV producer Cosima Lowell’s career—even if he has no memory of the night they spent together. When their combustible chemistry lands them back in bed, Cosima knows she’s playing with fire. But Remy’s hiding something—a shocking betrayal that could bring down the Renaud brothers and shatter his second chance with Cosima…

Titles in The Renaud Brothers series include — Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar —♥— Trapped with Temptation —♥—


One Stormy Night by Jules Bennett

All the rules change once the lights go out…

Up-and-coming plus-size model Mila Hale can’t chance another scandal ruining her newest job. That means keeping her eyes and hands off billionaire playboy—and her potential boss—Cruz Westbrook. Until a storm traps Mila and Cruz at his palatial estate. Now all bets are off. Their chemistry ignites into a whirlwind fling…but what will they do once the lights come back on?

Titles in the Business & Babies series include — Friends…with Consequences —♥— One Stormy Night —♥—

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

NetGalley ARC

Title:  Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar & One Stormy Night
Series:  The Renaud Brothers #1 & Business & Babies #2
Author:  Cynthia St. Aubin & Jules Bennett
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 25, 2023
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5

I love finding great romance novels and even better is when two amazing stories are combined in one book like Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar by Cynthia St. Aubin and One Stormy Night by Jules Bennett.  Twice the romance, twice the enjoyment… who doesn’t appreciate that?

Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar by Cynthia St. Aubin brings two fiery people together who share a past, but only one of them is aware of that fact.  Cosima needs this project to take off; it’s her chance to redeem herself after a disastrous relationship ruined her professional reputation in Hollywood.  Yet, there is also a personal reason for using the Renaud brothers’ distillery as a backdrop for her newest reality series.  Theirs might have been a one-night fling, but there were consequences for Cosima that went far beyond that one night.  Plus the fact that she’s never really gotten Remy out of her mind completely in all these years since that night.  Cosima and Remy work so well together; both are stubborn and determined in their own ways.  The physical attraction between them is on fire, and it shows throughout their story.  I loved this one, and it’s a wonderful setup for the next story in the series.  Secrets, passion, and stubbornness sound like a perfect match, doesn’t it?

One Stormy Night by Jules Bennett delivers an emotional romance with two people who definitely have a steamy attraction going on but also have issues in their lives that often hold them back from letting people get too close.  I loved watching those walls fall during an unexpected storm that washes out a bridge, which was the only way out of there for Mila.  Now she and Cruz are stuck together waiting out the storm while turbulence of a different kind is growing between them.  Emotional, and sexy, this story brings out all the emotions as Cruz and Mila work their way to a future in their own unique fashion.  I loved seeing them admit their real feelings for each other.  Yes, there are things to overcome, but nothing that love and support can’t get them through.

I had such fun with the stories in this book duo, and if you love a beautiful love story times two… then you’ll love this one.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent.*

Release date: April 25, 2023

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