Category: 2021 Reading Challenge

Accidental Homecoming by Sabrina York

Posted October 10, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

It’s time to face the past he’s been running from.

Danny Diem’s life is upended when he inherits a small-town ranch.

But learning he has a daughter in need of lifesaving surgery is his biggest shock yet.

He’d never gotten over telling his ex Lizzie Michaels that he wasn’t the marrying kind.

But her loving strength for their little girl tugs at his heartstrings—and makes him wonder if he’s ready to embrace the role he’s always run from: father.

Titles in The Sterling Ranch series include — Accidental Homecoming – Recipe for a Homecoming – The Marine’s Reluctant Return (February 2022) –

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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The Ex Upstairs by Maureen Child

Posted October 7, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

She never knew she’d go this far

to keep her enemy this close!

When CEO Henry Porter snaps up a coveted property, Amanda Carey declares war on her ex-lover and business rival.

Posing as a maid in his Beverly Hills mansion is the perfect way to tease out his corporate secrets.

But before long, her brilliant plan lands her in Henry’s bed again.

With her cover blown, Amanda realizes her entire future is riding on the man who seems determined to ruin her… Or is he about to turn the tables yet again?

Titles in the Dynasties: The Carey Center series include — The Ex Upstairs – Ways to Win an Ex – The Wrong Mr. Right – One Little Secret –

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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Safeguarding the Surrogate by Delores Fossen

Posted October 7, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

She’d brought him his greatest joy.

Now he must save her life…

Rancher Kara Holland’s hot on the trail of a murderer who’s been killing surrogates—like she was for her ill sister.

But when Kara’s trap goes terribly wrong, she’s thrust headlong into the killer’s crosshairs…along with her sister’s widower, Deputy Daniel Logan.

And as she and Daniel stay one frantic step ahead of a deadly foe, the sparks igniting between them rival the danger they face.

Titles in the Mercy Ridge Lawmen series include — Her Child to ProtectSafeguarding the Surrogate – Targeting the Deputy – Pursued by the Sherrif –

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

 

 

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A Very Intimate Takeover by LaQuette

Posted October 6, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Black Romance, Contemporary Romance, Diverse Voices, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

She’s ruthless in business,

but vulnerable in his arms.

Trey Devereaux is out to prove her corporate mettle to her skeptical father. When she sees a chance to take control of Devereaux Inc. from her estranged grandfather, she pounces.

But Jeremiah Benton, his second-in-command, is fiercely protective of the Devereaux patriarch…and absolutely enticing.

The intensity of their attraction overwhelms her defenses, and Trey even finds herself warming to her grandfather under Jeremiah’s influence.

Can Trey maintain her resolve—or is Jeremiah winning this high-stakes merger? The fate of a billion-dollar Brooklyn legacy lies in the balance…

Titles in the Devereaux Inc. series include — A Very Intimate Takeover – Backstage Benefits – One Night Expectations –

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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What Happens at Christmas… by Yvonne Lindsay

Posted October 6, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

This Christmas, she won’t just forgive her enemy,
she’ll be seduced by him…

Kristin Richmond knows too much about secrets and lies. Her family’s property development empire has survived its share of scandals.

But this Christmas, there’s one more surprise in store: new family attorney Jackson Jones. He was the first man Kristin ever loved—and the man who broke her heart.

Now she’s forced to work with him, torn between clashing over corporate matters and succumbing to the heat still crackling between them.

Can Kristin—and her family business—survive his seductive charm this time around?

Titles in the Clashing Birthrights series include – Seducing the Lost Heir – Scandalizing the CEOWhat Happens at Christmas…

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

 

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Crowned for His Desert Twins by Clare Connelly

Posted October 3, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

Her only option:
A royal marriage to the sheikh!

To become king, Sheikh Khalil must marry before his thirtieth birthday.

But first, a mind-blowing whirlwind night with India McCarthy that neither can resist!

When India reveals she’s pregnant with twins, a ring is the only way to secure the crown and claim his heirs.

India would rather accept a convenient proposal than subject her children to an absent father, even though she longs for more.

Yet as their desire explodes into ever-hotter flames, this royal union could blaze into the opposite of convenient…

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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Caught by the Cowboy Dad by Melinda Curtis

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

This cowboy’s planned his future…

Then love gets in the way!

Holden Monroe is focused on sending his son off to college until ex-girlfriend Bernadette Carlisle drops the bomb that she’s expecting their baby.

The cowboy’s offer to do the right thing is an empty gesture to Bernadette.

The successful doctor doesn’t believe Holden is capable of settling down—she just wants a custody agreement.

But an eventful road trip might just change everyone’s expectations!

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 Dad – A Cowgirl’s Secret –

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Building a Surprise Family by Anna J. Stewart

Posted October 2, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

An instant family… Is life-changing!

Pregnant construction supervisor Jo Bertoletti doesn’t need anyone’s help…or another heartbreak. So she’s putting handsome, kindhearted firefighter Ozzy Lakeman firmly into the friend zone.

After all, she’s just passing through Butterfly Harbor, and her life is too complicated for a summer romance.

But Ozzy feels an immediate connection. Can he convince the woman of his dreams to take a chance on building a forever family with him?

Titles in the Butterfly Harbor series include – The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor – Recipe for Redemption – A Dad for Charlie – Always the Hero – Holiday Kisses – Safe in His Arms – The Firefighter’s Thanksgiving Wish – A Match Made Perfect – Bride on the Run – Building a Surprise Family  – Worth the Risk – The Mayor’s Baby Surprise –

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Read My Lips by Kelle Z. Riley

Posted October 1, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Temptation always leads to trouble…

Claire Lennox thought she could have it all—until trusting the wrong man destroyed her career, her reputation, and her heart.

Now, as director of a literacy foundation, she has new ambitions. But when a sexy client tempts her to love again, does she dare?

Billionaire chocolatier Clayton McClaine risks everything—even his heart—when he goes incognito, hoping to overcome the dyslexia that haunts him and threatens to destroy his carefully crafted image.

They’re perfect for each other, except for one little thing—the billion-dollar deception that lies between them.

Titles in the Riches & Royals series include — Read My Lips

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 Nine-Month Temptation by Joanne Rock

Posted October 1, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

One night rocked their world.

Now can they tame their passion for their baby’s sake?

Ever since their mind-blowing encounter months ago, fashion CEO Roman Zayn hasn’t stopped hungering for Sable Cordero. 

But as a rising star in his brother’s design studio, the intoxicating celebrity stylist is strictly off-limits. 

Even when Roman discovers Sable is pregnant and steps in to offer support, further intimacy between them feels forbidden. But resistance to an attraction like theirs just may prove futile…

Titles in the Brooklyn Nights series (trilogy) include — A Nine-Month Temptation – Ways to Tempt the Boss – The Stakes of Faking It

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

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