Category: 2021 Reading Challenge

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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A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal

Posted September 30, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Can You Read A Series In A Month Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Proving her innocence is the ultimate test  

While on patrol, rookie cop Grace Colton pursues a fleeing suspect, never thinking it could end her career—or her life.

Suddenly, she’s everyone’s enemy.

Enter Camden Kingsley from Internal Affairs, who rubs Grace the wrong way and seems determined to believe the worst about her.

But during interrogations, their sizzling chemistry is obvious, turning foe into an unexpected defender, especially as one person desperately wants Grace out of the picture—permanently.

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox – Rescued by the Colton Cowboy by Deborah Fletcher Mello – Colton K-9 Target by Justine Davis – A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal – Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret by Linda O. Johnston – Agent Colton’s Takedown by Beverly Long – Proving Colton’s Innocence by Lara Lacombe

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 Sicilian’s Forgotten Wife by Caitlin Crews

Posted September 30, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

Revenge is best served cold…
But their passion is red-hot!

Innocent Josselyn Christie agrees to conveniently wed the infamously powerful Cenzo Falcone to please her beloved father.

But she soon realizes her new husband has only one thing on his mind: revenge against her family!

Swept off to his remote Sicilian castle, Josselyn finds Cenzo arrogant, ruthless, and dangerously compelling.

But when an accident causes him to forget everything, the tables are turned. 

This Cenzo wants her as she’s always dreamed, but will he feel the same once he remembers?

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

A stand-alone (solo) title.

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His Plan for the Quintuplets by Cathy Gillen Thacker

Posted September 30, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

He came home…but will he stay?  He might not agree with her plan…

But children can change everything.

When Gabe Lockhart learns his friend Susannah Alexander wants to carry her late sister’s frozen embryos, he can’t find a way to support her. And his next Physicians Without Borders mission is waiting…

But five years later, Gabe comes home to Texas to find Susannah is a single parent—of toddler quintuplets! And he wants to be there for all of them.

Can he stay in one place long enough to fall for this big family?

Titles in the Lockharts Lost & Found series include — His Plan for the Quintuplets – Four Christmas Matchmakers – The Twin Proposal – Their Texas Triplets –

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

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Colton K-9 Target by Justine Davis

Posted September 28, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Can You Read A Series In A Month Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Man’s best friend 

…is this cop’s most trusted partner

New to the Grave Gulch Police Department, K-9 detective Brett Shea feels like an outsider among its many Coltons.

Even Annalise, his dog’s trainer, is a Colton!

But when she’s attacked by a man pretending to be her date, Brett vows to track down the criminal.

Though he’s sworn off forever love—which is proving harder by the day—Brett will protect her at any cost.

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox – Rescued by the Colton Cowboy by Deborah Fletcher Mello – Colton K-9 Target by Justine Davis – A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal – Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret by Linda O. Johnston – Agent Colton’s Takedown by Beverly Long – Proving Colton’s Innocence by Lara Lacombe

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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Rescued by the Colton Cowboy by Deborah Fletcher Mello

Posted September 27, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Can You Read A Series In A Month Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Multi-Author, Small Town Romance, Strong Sexual Content / 0 Comments

She’s on the run with a baby

Only a cowboy can help her…

Fiercely loyal, Soledad de la Vega would do anything to help her loved ones. So when her best friend, Annie, is murdered, Soledad vows to keep little Lyra safe—by running from a killer…and hiding out in Palmer Colton’s barn.

The cowboy has never really wanted a wife and kids of his own. Something about Soledad and Lyra, though, tugs at Palmer’s heart like never before.

Will he be able to keep his heart intact—even as he keeps them safe from a deadly threat?

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox – Rescued by the Colton Cowboy by Deborah Fletcher Mello – Colton K-9 Target by Justine Davis – A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal – Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret by Linda O. Johnston – Agent Colton’s Takedown by Beverly Long – Proving Colton’s Innocence by Lara Lacombe

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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Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox

Posted September 26, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Can You Read A Series In A Month Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Multi-Author, Small Town Romance, Strong Sexual Content / 0 Comments

When his witness comes under fire

This detective must protect her at all costs 

Detective Troy Colton trusts assistant district attorney Evangeline Whittaker when she says she’s witnessed a brutal crime…but why can’t CSI find any evidence?

To get to the truth, the cop must investigate why someone might gaslight the sole witness…while trying—and failing—to keep his professional distance.

As the threats to Evangeline escalate, Troy realizes both their hearts and lives are at stake!

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox – Rescued by the Colton Cowboy by Deborah Fletcher Mello – Colton K-9 Target by Justine Davis – A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal – Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret by Linda O. Johnston – Agent Colton’s Takedown by Beverly Long – Proving Colton’s Innocence by Lara Lacombe

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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