Category: 2022 New Release Challenge

The Cowgirl’s Redemption by Mindy Obenhaus

Posted August 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Closed Bedroom Doors, Harlequin, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Love Inspired (Harlequin), Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 1 Comment

 

She came home to make things right

Will she be given a second chance?

Gloriana Prescott has returned to her Texas hometown to make amends—even if the townsfolk she left behind aren’t ready to forgive.

But when her mother’s ranch manager, Justin Broussard, is tasked with saving the struggling rodeo so his teen daughter can compete, Gloriana sees a chance to prove she’s really changed.

But can she prove to Justin, and the town, that she’s trustworthy? 

Titles in the Hope Crossing series include — The Cowgirl’s Redemption —♥— A Christmas Bargain —♥—

This is a romance that includes no swearing, no violence, and no sexual content (beyond a few light kisses).

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Stolen Nights with the King by Sharon Kendrick

Posted August 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Continuity Line, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

London, Paris, New York…
Her jet-set fling with the king!

As a child, servant’s daughter Rosie Forrester adored her friend Prince Corso. Now he’s a high-and-mighty king? Not so much! Yet his demand that she attend an international royal tour with him can’t be denied—and neither can their chemistry!

Their passionate tryst can only ever be temporary—Corso has to marry a woman of noble blood. It’s a good thing virgin Rosie has vowed never to believe in the illusion of love. But as their time runs out, will their stolen nights together be enough?

The July of 2022 novels from the Harlequin Presents line all follows a bit of a fairy tale retelling.  Although not directly related within a series, they all carry the same theme of a modern-day fairy tale connection.

Titles in the Passionately Ever After theme include —  1: A Baby to Tame the Wolfe by Heidi Rice —♥—  2: Stolen Nights with the King by Sharon Kendrick —♥—  3: The Kiss She Claimed from the Greek by Abby Green —♥—  4: A Scandal Made at Midnight by Kate Hewitt —♥—  5: Cinderella in the Billionaire’s Castle by Clare Connelly —♥—  6: The Princess He Must Marry by Jadesola James —♥—  7: Undone by Her Ultra-Rich Boss by Lucy King —♥—  8: Her Secret Royal Dilemma by Chantelle Shaw —♥—

This title is also the beginning story in the Secrets of the Monerosso Throne series those titles include — Stolen Nights with the King —♥— Her Christmas Baby Confession —♥—

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 Deputy in Amish Country by Patricia Johns

Posted August 27, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

 

Falling for a witness

Was never his plan

When Annabelle Richards needs someone to keep her safe until she’s able to testify, Deputy Conrad Westhouse volunteers to protect her at his family’s ranch, deep in Amish Country.

Watching Annabelle charm his neighbors and dream of starting over in the Ohio countryside tugs at Conrad’s heart…even though keeping his emotions locked down is the only way to protect the woman he’s starting to care about.

Titles in the Amish Country Haven series include — A Deputy in Amish Country —♥— A Cowboy in Amish Country —♥—

 

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Marrying Her Friend by April Murdock

Posted August 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Kindle Unlimited, Modern Western Romance, Series, Series Connection, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Britta Bolton has known and loved Mav her whole life – as friends. She’s willing to be the friend he needs even if her own happiness is sacrificed.

She’s interested in dating someone else, but she promptly puts that plan on hold to come to the rescue of her best friend. She loves his company and they know each other inside and out. While a marriage of convenience isn’t what she really sees for herself, she’s more than willing to make this plan work for the guy who’s always been there for her.

Maverick Tucker is in a bit of a pickle. He’s ready for the promotion he’s worked so hard for at Bolton Farms but his father thinks he needs a wife before that promotion becomes a reality.

When Britta agrees to marry him and promises that their marriage will be permanent, he’s reluctant for only a moment. He’s actually relieved that his problem is solved. And marrying his best friend doesn’t sound half bad.

As they go through the motions of being engaged and making it seem real, things start to change. Mav sees that Britta may make more of a sacrifice than he can ask of her. She’s still all in for their plan, but he knows he should put a stop to it.

When he thinks of breaking their engagement off, his heart is wounded. He’s shocked at his feelings. Now he doesn’t know if he should let her go or fight for her.

Was their friendship always destined to become a true-to-life love story?

Titles in the Billionaire Ranchers Second Generation series include — Faking Her Engagement —♥— Protecting His Heart —♥— Marrying Her Friend —♥— Dating Her Crush —♥—

And… is a spin-off of the Billionaire Ranchers series which includes — Impressing Her Billionaire Boss —♥— Keeping Her Cowboy CEO —♥— Saving Her Billionaire Cowboy Hero —♥— Loving Her Billionaire Cowboy Partner —♥— Arguing With Her Billionaire Cowboy —♥— Teaching Her Billionaire Cowboy Rookie —♥—

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His Desert Bride by Demand by Lela May Wight

Posted August 25, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

He asked for a night
Now he requires her hand!

Newly orphaned Charlotte Hegarty is ready to start living her life. She’s determined a reckless encounter with her first love, Prince Akeem, will free her from the past. Maybe then she’ll be able to forget him…

Akeem wants to show Charlotte what she gave up when she turned her back on him. So he sweeps her away to his desert kingdom, intent on seduction.

Yet when their secret tryst threatens to become a scandal, duty-bound Akeem makes an outrageous demand: Charlotte will be his queen!

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

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Claimed to Save His Crown by Pippa Roscoe

Posted August 23, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

From Cinderella in the palace shadows…
To his unexpected queen!

Lady-in-waiting Henna would do anything for the royal family that gave her a home when her own wouldn’t. So after Henna stops a marriage that would protect King Aleksander’s throne but ruin his life, she must face the Ice King’s fury!

Aleks’s coldhearted reputation isn’t a secret. His tough exterior is designed to fiercely guard against the heartbreak that once tore his world apart.

But then a transformational kiss with Henna awakens him to a surprising new possibility that could save his crown… And it starts with her!

Titles in The Royals of Svardia series include —  Snowbound with His Forbidden Princess —♥— Stolen from Her Royal Wedding —♥— Claimed to Save His Crown —♥—

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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Stolen from Her Royal Wedding by Pippa Roscoe

Posted August 22, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Returning to the palace unwed…
But not untouched!

Princess Marit’s elopement isn’t exactly all she’d dreamed of, but at least it is on her terms. That is until Greek billionaire Lykos Livas steals her away in her wedding gown!

Enlisted by the king, Lykos must return Marit to the palace—unwed. Yet hearing about her duty-bound life painfully recalls the memories of his own hard-won freedom. He offers her a week of rebellion traveling around Europe with him.

But as the chemistry between them becomes undeniable, so does the deadline for Marit’s royal return!

Titles in The Royals of Svardia series include —  Snowbound with His Forbidden Princess —♥— Stolen from Her Royal Wedding —♥— Claimed to Save His Crown —♥—

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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Snowbound with His Forbidden Princess by Pippa Roscoe

Posted August 22, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

A winter storm…

and a white-hot reunion!

Princess Freya is dreading the dutiful task that will mean facing Kjell Bergqvist again. The hardened soldier he’s become is nothing like the man who broke her heart eight years ago.

But memories of what they once shared enflame new desires when a snowstorm leaves them stranded!

Kjell can’t forgive Freya for exiling him from his country—until they discover the truth of what really tore them apart. Without a royal title, he cannot offer Freya the future she deserves, but they have each other as long as the storm rages…

Titles in The Royals of Svardia series include —  Snowbound with His Forbidden Princess —♥— Stolen from Her Royal Wedding —♥— Claimed to Save His Crown —♥—

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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Their Marriage Bargain by Shannon McKenna

Posted August 17, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Continuity Line, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

From lovers to enemies to…

husband and wife?

CEO Caleb Moss needs a business arrangement marriage to keep the controlling interest of MossTech. Tilda Riley must prevent a hostile takeover of her family company—and protect the daughter Caleb has never met. The only solution is for these oil-and-water exes to join forces.

Until desire turns a marriage on paper into a hotbed of passion. Their child binds the newlyweds together. But a vengeful enemy bent on their mutual destruction is sowing seeds of doubt and betrayal that could tear Tilda and Caleb apart—this time forever.

Titles in the Dynasties: Tech Tycoons series include — Their Marriage Bargain —♥— The Marriage Mandate —♥— How to Marry a Bad Boy —♥— Married by Midnight —♥—

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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To Be Loved by You by Debbie Burns

Posted July 29, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Contemporary Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Every heart deserves a forever home:

  • Second chance romance
  • A hero passionate about helping young teens
  • A heroine with a big heart and growing yoga practice
  • A big, fluffy Bernese Mountain Dog that will never leave you
  • Lots of adorable animals looking for their forever homes

Jeremy and Ava have both been hurt by love in the past, but they discover that High Grove Animal Shelter is the perfect place for second chances.

Jeremy Washington couldn’t be happier running his therapy program for at-risk teens. Between weekend service projects and hanging out with his faithful rescue dog, Rolo, Jeremy doesn’t have time to date—which is fine with him considering the mess his early marriage turned out to be.

When he meets the new yoga teacher Ava Graham, Jeremy thinks the kids would really benefit from learning yoga, and Ava would be the perfect fit. Ava quickly finds herself falling in love with Jeremy’s unique world, but her big heart has been taken advantage of once before.

Can Jeremy and Ava let their walls down long enough to find the love they’ve been looking for all along?

Titles in the Rescue Me continuity series include — A New Leash on Love —♥— Sit, Stay, Love —♥— My Forever Home —♥— Love at First Bark —♥— Head Over Paws —♥— To Be Loved By You —♥— You’re My Home —♥—

(I have read most of the stories within this series and reviewed them on another blog of mine – but the Romances belong here, eventually, I’ll bring those other reviews over.)

 

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