Category: 2021 Reading Challenge

The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy by Robin Bielman

Posted November 18, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

Kennedy Martin is shocked when her ex calls days before his wedding, expressing serious second thoughts. Doesn’t he see his fiancée’s actually the glaze to his doughnut? Now she’s got no choice but to crash his wedding and convince the man he’s with the right woman.

Instead, she crashes into the absolute last man she ever wanted to see: Maverick Owens, her old college nemesis. Maverick is still as awful, infuriating, and just The Worst as ever—even if he looks way too sexy in his cowboy hat. And of course he’s convinced she’s actually at the seaside ranch to ruin the wedding.

Now the only way to get some face time with the groom and save this marriage is to participate in all sorts of pre-wedding events…with Maverick. Stuck on a canoe, making small-talk at cocktail hour, and even a hoedown with her worst enemy? This just might be the longest week of her life…

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HoHoHoRAT Time

Posted November 18, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 Reading Challenge / 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I can read Christmas Romances year-round.  But.  ‘Tis time for the annual Read-A-Thon at Caffeinated Reviewer – and while I don’t join up to win anything, you could come away with a prize should you want to try for it.  I join because I love Christmas Romance.

So.  If you’d like to get in on the HoHoHo Read-A-Thon for 2021 go check it out for yourself.  The link is in the graphic over <— there or here in this paragraph. 🙂

Happy Holiday Reading! (and it’s not like there aren’t tons of new Christmas Romances out this year – I’ll be reading them well into 2022!)

I’ll be listing the Christmas books I’ve read in the next portion of this post, so don’t forget to click the “read more” button. 🙂

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Her Wyoming Hero by Mary Anne Wilson

Posted October 16, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Closed Bedroom Doors, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

 

A Wyoming ranch…
Where wishes come true!

Money, favors, time—everyone wants something from tech CEO Seth Reagan.

Returning to his family’s Wyoming ranch to care for his foster father, Seth sends a woman’s car careening off the road.

He offers Quinn Lake a place to stay, but learning who she is and what she wants might just break his faith for good…

Unless a wishing moon and a child in need can thaw their guarded hearts.

Titles in the Eclipse Ridge Ranch include — Under A Christmas Moon – Her Wyoming Hero – A Cowboy’s Hope –

This is a sweet romance with some kissing that should offend no one giving the reader a very romantic reading experience.

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The Certainty of Chance by Jacquelyn Middleton

Posted October 16, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Own Voices, Standalone Single Title, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT DECEMBER…

Madeleine Joy is feeling more meh than merry. When an Icelandic volcano erupts six days before Christmas, hazardous ash congests European airspace, canceling flights indefinitely—including the thirtysomething’s connection to Paris. Stranded alone in London, separated from her sister, and with the devastating one-year anniversary of her best friend’s tragic death just days away, Madeleine has never felt less festive. And as if things couldn’t get worse, the cute guy driving the cab to her hotel won’t shut up about carolers and tinsel…

Julian Halliwell is one of life’s sunny optimists. A former music journalist, he’s embraced his love for London by starting his own black cab business, enthusiastically ferrying passengers from one historic landmark to another. But life hasn’t always been easy for Julian. Having navigated several life-changing setbacks including a cruel betrayal by his former fiancée, Julian remains hopeful that he’ll meet somebody kind, who shares his love of music, his corgi named Winnie, and of course, the magic of Christmas time in London.

Despite being an unlikely match, fate seems determined to throw them together. But can the grieving American find joy again in a world where the lights have all but dimmed?

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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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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