Category: 2022 New Release Challenge

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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Chasing Justice by Kathleen Donnelly

Posted May 22, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Carina Press (Harlequin), Harlequin, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Standalone Single Title, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

A former Marine learns to love again in this suspenseful, action-packed K-9 search and rescue from debut author Kathleen Donnelly.

After losing her military K-9, former Marine Maya Thompson swears she’ll never work with dogs again. But when she returns home to Colorado and accepts a job with US Forest Service law enforcement, fate brings K-9 Juniper into her life just as another tragedy unfolds.

Juniper, a beautiful two-year-old Malinois, isn’t the only new addition to Maya’s life. Josh Colten, the local deputy sheriff, insists on helping with her new case. Handsome and mysterious, he’s all anyone in town can talk about, but Maya can’t let herself like him, let alone trust him.

When Maya’s grandfather goes missing amid a growing drug war, Maya must put her faith in Josh, and her own battered instincts, to find him. But there’s a web of secrets tying her grandfather to the tragedy that brought Juniper into her life—secrets someone would kill to keep hidden.

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

Possible Triggers: violence against women, drug and alcohol use, and discussion of suicide.

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Rocky Mountain Rivals by Joanne Rock

Posted May 21, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

The man responsible for ruining her life…

just made her an offer she can’t refuse.

As heartless and irresistibly attractive as ever, bull-riding champion Drake Alexander says he has his reasons for wanting control of Fleur Barclay’s family ranch.

And Fleur is torn by her warring feelings for him—Drake is her ex’s brother and totally off-limits.

Yet she gives in to his powers of persuasion…and their sizzling chemistry.

But secrets and a devastating betrayal could turn these lovers back into bitter enemies in a heartbeat…

Titles in the Return to Catamount series include — Rocky Mountain Rivals -♥- One Colorado Night -♥- A Colorado Claim -♥- 

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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Love off the Leash by Tara Taylor Quinn

Posted May 21, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Continuity Line, Harlequin Special Edition, NetGalley, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Service dog Jedi is playing…cupid

As a malnourished rescue dog, I never dreamed Wendy Alvarez would pull me for her Pets for Vets program. Turns out I’m the perfect support animal for ex-vet Greg Martin.

Though he insists he’s only my “foster,” I’m gonna chase Greg’s nightmares away and give him the courage to fly his plane again.

Plus get him to fall for that nice lady, Wendy. Those loners might be my trainers, but I’m pulling their heartstrings.

Titles in the Furever Yours multi-author series include —  A New Leash on Love by Melissa Senate -♥- How to Rescue a Family by Teri Wilson -♥- Not Just the Girl Next Door by Stacy Connelly -♥- The Nanny Clause by Karen Rose Smith -♥- The City Girl’s Homecoming by Kathy Douglass -♥- It Started with a Pregnancy by Christy Jeffries -♥- Home is Where the Hound Is by Melissa Senate -♥- More Than a Temporary Family by Marie Ferrarella -♥- The Bookshop Rescue by Rochelle Alers -♥- Love off the Leash by Tara Taylor Quinn -♥- A Double Dose of Happiness by Teri Wilson -♥- It Started with a Puppy by Christy Jeffries -♥- 

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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Snowed In With a Colton by Lisa Childs

Posted May 21, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Mini-Series, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Connection, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

He’s the target

She’s in the crosshairs

When organized crime threatens journalist Luca Rossi’s life, he assumes a fake identity. Now he’s “Luke Bishop,” keeping to himself at a dude ranch.

With a snowstorm and threats to his life closing in, proprietor Aubrey Colton needs his help. Suddenly he’s playing cowboy amid deadly conditions and fighting his feelings for her.

But can Aubrey and Luca survive their killer attraction…and the bulls-eye on their backs?

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Colorado series include — Colton’s Pursuit of Justice by Marie Ferrarella –♥- Snowed In With a Colton by Lisa Childs –♥- Colton’s Dangerous Reunion by Justine Davis –♥- Stalking Colton’s Family by Geri Krotow –♥- Undercover Colton by Addison Fox –♥- Colton Countdown by Tara Taylor Quinn –♥- Colton’s Secret Sabotage by Deborah Fletcher Mello –♥- Colton’s Baby Motive by Lara Lacombe -♥- Colton’s Rogue Investigation by Jennifer D. Bokal -♥- Shielding the Colton’s Witness by Linda O. Johnston -♥- To Trust a Colton Cowboy by Dana Nussio -♥- Colton’s Ultimate Test by Beth Cornelison -♥-

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 Montana Doctor by Paula Altenburg

Posted May 20, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Modern Western Romance, Series, Series Connection, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Moving on is never easy…

Small-town doctor and Endeavour Ranch co-owner Dr. Dallas Tucker has very few problems in life—other than a shortage of time and an inheritance he doesn’t believe he deserves. He loves volunteering at the local nursing home and is planning to open a clinic on the ranch. But when he discovers the woman who loved and left him has moved to Grand, Montana, he sets out to win her back.

Brewmaster Hannah Brand still regrets her impulsive mistake at her sister’s wedding. After discovering her high school sweetheart had cheated on her, she had a passionate one-night stand with a charming doctor and left town. Determined to pursue her dream of opening her own brewery, Hannah moves back to Grand and is determined to move on with her life—single.

But when the same handsome doctor walks through her door—and clearly makes house calls—Hannah’s past comes flying back. When old doubts resurface, Hannah wonders if time really can heal all wounds…

Titles in the Grand, Montana series include — The Montana Sheriff –♥- The Montana Doctor –♥- The Montana Rancher –♥-

Grand, Montana is connected to The Montana MacGregor Brothers, (which was reviewed on my Keeper Bookshelf blog and these links take you over there) those titles include — The Rancher Takes A Family – The Rancher’s Secret – The Rancher’s Proposal

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 Return of His Promised Duchess by Lauri Robinson

Posted May 19, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Harlequin, Harlequin Historical, Standalone Single Title, Victorian Romance / 0 Comments

 

 

The duke’s Southern belle…

Causing a stir in society!

Committed bachelor Andrew, Duke of Mansfield, is content to believe the lady he’s been betrothed to since childhood will never return.

But when the American Civil War drives Annabelle from her life in Virginia to England, Andrew finds himself reluctantly captivated by her!

Luckily, she is as unwilling to wed as he is—yet when inhibitions are lowered at a masked ball, Andrew’s intrigued to know the real Annabelle…

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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Wrangling Love by Leslie North

Posted May 18, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Never fall in love with a Carter cowboy…

After the humiliation of getting fired from her job in the city, Fiona Cafferty finds herself back home on the family ranch. Like it or not, she’ll be stuck working there until she can find another job. But she wasn’t prepared to work beside her old high school nemesis, Eli Carter.

Eli sure had changed over the years. For one thing, he’s grown up to become a smoking hot cowboy. He’s also a sweet, caring single dad now, which Fiona finds even sexier. So, when they run into Eli’s snarky ex-wife, Fiona comes to his rescue and claims they’re a couple. Now they’re stuck in a fake relationship. But her attraction is definitely real…

Eli is not a happy cowboy. Not only was he humiliated by his cheating ex, but now he’s worried that everyone will find out he’s got a fake girlfriend. He can’t imagine pretending to love someone like Fiona, who’s so vexing. And beautiful. And irresistible…

The last thing Eli wants to do is fall in love with another woman who won’t stick around. Too bad his heart just won’t listen to reason…

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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Wild Love by Leslie North

Posted May 17, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

The heart wants what the heart wants…

Web designer Zoe Wilson has two good reasons to avoid Cafferty ranch. First, she’s scared of horses. And second, she absolutely does not want to bump into her first love, Jake Cafferty. Too bad her best friend just happens to be Jake’s sister.

When she asks Zoe to update the ranch’s outdated website, Zoe agrees—happy to lose herself in the digital world. But the more time she spends near Jake, the more all those feelings from years ago rear up in her heart, kicking like a wild bronco…

Jake never told anyone, but Zoe broke his heart when they were kids. Now she’s back, and the gruff cowboy vows there’s no way he’ll let that happen again. But there’s something about Zoe that he just can’t resist, and he soon finds himself falling for her all over again… Hard.

When Zoe gets accepted into a prestigious program, she doesn’t want to give up on their love. But Jake can’t bring himself to leave the ranch.

Can these two broken-hearted souls finally come together? Or will they be torn apart for good…

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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