Category: 2023 New Release Challenge

A Fortune’s Windfall by Michelle Major

Posted February 4, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Continuity Line, Harlequin Special Edition, Owned, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

He might just find more than an inheritance!

When Linc Maloney inherits a fortune—in more ways than one!—he throws caution to the wind and vows to live life like there’s no tomorrow.

He finally has it all and can’t wait to treat his loved ones to the finer things in life.

His friend and former coworker Remi Reynolds thinks that Linc is out of control and tries to remind him that money can’t buy happiness.

She can’t admit to herself that she’s been feeling more than like for Linc for a long time.

But Remi is cautious and doesn’t dare risk her heart on a man with a big-as-Texas fear of commitment…

Titles in The Fortunes of Texas: Hitting the Jackpot continuity series include —  A Fortune’s Windfall by Michelle Major —♥— Fortune’s Dream House by Nina Crespo —♥— Winning Her Fortune by Heatherly Bell —♥— Fortune’s Fatherhood Dare by Makenna Lee —♥— Fortune’s Runaway Bride by Allison Leigh —♥— Self-Made Fortune by Judy Duarte —♥—

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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Home with the Rodeo Dad by Jeannie Watt

Posted February 3, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

This cowboy needs rescuing…

But can he trust her?

Bronc rider Troy Mackay has been duped!

Renting Littlegate Farm could have provided the perfect home for his six-month-old daughter…if it wasn’t already occupied.

New owner Kat Farley is not about to toss the cowboy and his baby out on the street, and soon the trio begins to feel like a family.

But when her ex starts causing problems, will she let Troy come to her rescue?

Titles in The Cowgirls of Larkspur Valley series include — Home with the Rodeo Dad —♥— A Sweet Montana Christmas —♥—

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

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The Texas Cowboy’s Lady by Debra Holt

Posted February 3, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Which shines brighter: Hollywood lights or the Texas stars?

Laurel Burkitt, who owns half of the mega-ranching empire known as the Aces High, shook the Texas dirt off her stilettos a long time ago. She’s all about high fashion, sleek cars, and adding movie awards to her shelves. No dark-eyed, sexy, hard-driving, country-living cowboy is going to rope her into being his country darlin’…as long as her brain keeps control over the traitorous yearnings of her heart.

Jaxson Hawkes, the foreman of the Aces High, was born to the saddle and to being a cowboy all his days. So it took him a while to finally bare his soul to the spitfire he grew up adoring. He expected Laurel to choose between him and Texas and her dream of California gold. Her choice broke his heart.

Now Laurel’s back and her ideas of merging California with Texas aren’t sitting too well with Jaxson. There’s a showdown coming between them, and when the dust clears, will he send her packing on that shiny plane once and for all? Or will the lady claim the cowboy’s heart for good?

Titles in the Texas Heritage series include — The Texas Cowboy’s Proposal —♥— The Texas Cowboy’s Lady —♥— The Texas Cowboy’s Rescue —♥—

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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One Last Chance by April Murdock

Posted February 3, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Things get complicated when your teenage crush is now running your family ranch and suddenly you’re his boss.

Paige fought to get her Montana ranch back. Now that she’s won the court case, she’s spending the summer at the ranch to fix it up and sell it. She and her sisters need the money. It’s heartbreaking, but it has to be done.

Jake has been around since before her father died and he has dreams of owning a ranch just like Twisted Rivers. If he could only raise enough money to afford this one now that it would be for sale, his dream would become reality.

When Paige shows up, he agrees to help her repair the rundown ranch. What he doesn’t expect is to fall head over cowboy boots for the girl who’d crushed on him ten years ago. And now she’s his boss.

Things get dicey when progress is stalled by someone who wants to make the property hard to sell. There are too many suspects and Paige doesn’t know who to trust. Just as she pushes forward with her plan, Paige finds out that everything isn’t quite as it seems.

Titles in the Returning to Rocky Ridge series include — One Last Chance —♥— Two Cowboy Promises —♥—

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

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The Making of His Marchioness by Lauri Robinson

Posted January 24, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Harlequin, Harlequin Historical, Victorian Romance / 0 Comments

She trusted him with her life…

But what about her heart?

After the American Civil War propels widow Clara and her daughter to England, they’re given refuge by the enigmatic Marquess of Clairmount.

Being the damsel in distress doesn’t come easy to independent Clara, so after finding his estate in disarray, she seizes her chance to help him.

As she plays the role of the marchioness, her attraction to the guarded marquess is bittersweet, as this Cinderella knows she doesn’t belong in his aristocratic world… 

Titles in the Southern Belles in London series include — The Return of His Promised Duchess —♥— The Making of His Marchioness —♥— Falling for His Pretend Countess —♥—

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 Brokenhearted Cowboy by Macie St. James

Posted January 18, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Falling in love with her client is not in her plans.

Brendon Ludington has lived his entire life in the shadow of his older brother, Sawyer. As the family ranch faces serious legal troubles, though, he can’t help but speak his mind. It helps when he manages to befriend the family attorney, especially when his mom starts playing matchmaker.

Marnie Chapman takes her job as an attorney seriously. Her dream has long been to make partner at a law firm in her hometown, and she’s on her way to achieving it. But as she spends time with Brendon Ludington, she starts to feel things she hasn’t felt in a long time. As a professional, she knows she has to battle those feelings, but it’s becoming increasingly impossible.

As the deadline to return home looms, both Brendon and Marnie fight a growing attraction. Once duty calls, Brendon’s fears kick in. He swore he’d never again fall in love with a woman who can’t stay in his beloved small town, and that is exactly what he’s done. He can’t leave Cupid Ridge, and her home is hours away, so how can it possibly work?

Titles in the Cupid Ridge Dude Ranch series include — The Maverick Cowboy —♥— The Brokenhearted Cowboy —♥— The Scorned Cowboy —♥— The Sullen Cowboy —♥—

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

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Pregnant in the Italian’s Palazzo by Amanda Cinelli

Posted January 12, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Diverse Voices, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Recommend, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

The consequence of their sky-high encounter:
“I’m pregnant!”

Fashion designer Aria Dane needs to get from New York to London. The simple solution? Nysio Bacchetti’s private jet.

Yet there’s nothing simple about the collision between free-spirited Aria and guarded Nysio. And for one flight, they yield to explosive desire…

Weeks later, the Italian billionaire can’t get Aria out of his head. To stop his perfectly ordered world from descending into chaos, Nysio’s sole option is to finish what they started…

Only, once Aria arrives at his grand palazzo, they discover something truly life-changing—her unexpected pregnancy!

Titles in The Greeks’ Race to the Altar series include — Stolen in Her Wedding Gown —♥— The Billionaire’s Last-Minute Marriage —♥— Pregnant in the Italian’s Palazzo  —♥—

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

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Rodeo Rebel by Joanne Rock

Posted January 9, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

“Find out for yourself if I’m as bad as everyone says.”

When infamous bull rider Gavin Kingsley finds out he’s been disinherited, he wants answers—and Lauryn Hamilton, his father’s former employee and the local sheriff’s daughter may have them.

Participating in a charity bachelor auction for Lauryn’s horse rescue is the perfect opportunity for Gavin to find what he’s looking for…even if he has to seduce the truth out of her.

When bad boy Gavin unlocks sweet Lauryn’s rebellious side, he may be roped into more than he bargained for.

Titles in the Kingsland Ranch series include — Rodeo Rebel —♥— The Rancher’s Plus-One —♥— Alaskan Blackout —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC – release date January 24, 2023

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The Maverick Cowboy by Macie St. James

Posted January 3, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

He’s slow to trust. She can’t seem to keep a secret. Can they overcome their differences to find their happily ever after?

Joshua Ludington is slow to trust. After being betrayed by the woman he loved, he vowed to take a hiatus from dating. But when Lucie Cooper drives onto his family ranch, he finds the beautiful chef hard to resist.

Lucie Cooper is at Cupid Ridge Inn to do a job. They need an interim chef for their dude ranch guests, and she’s determined to fill that position. When she runs into handsome cowboy Joshua Ludington, at first she’s excited to show off her cooking skills. Soon, though, it becomes apparent that what she’s feeling for him goes beyond gratitude for the job.

Although Lucie knows Joshua has been burned, she’s determined to show this handsome cowboy that he can count on her. But Lucie is notoriously bad at keeping secrets, and working for the Ludingtons means keeping things quiet. She means well, but she might just destroy her new relationship before it gets off the ground.

Titles in the Cupid Ridge Dude Ranch series include — The Maverick Cowboy —♥— The Brokenhearted Cowboy —♥— The Scorned Cowboy —♥— The Sullen Cowboy —♥—

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

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