Category: ARC

Mistletoe and Mayhem at the Little Shopping Mall by Hannah Pearl

Posted September 30, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Count down to Christmas with mistletoe, mayhem, meddling friends, and mystery men …

There’s a saying about all work and no play – but there’s never a dull moment for Caroline working at Holly Walk Mall, especially at Christmas.

When she’s not dealing with orders from Ian, ‘the manager who can’t manage’ as her friend Rachel puts it, she’s overseeing the usual late-night shopping sessions, Santa’s grotto construction, and, most importantly, the sampling of many delicious festive treats at the Italian café her friends Nina and Marco own.

But when a new jewelry shop moves in and brings the ‘mysterious guy with the cute bottom’ to Holly Walk, Caro isn’t yet aware of just how much mayhem she’s in for in the countdown to Christmas.

With strategically placed mistletoe, revealing cowboy outfits, and even a bit of sleuthing, could this festive season turn out to be the liveliest yet for both Caro and her beloved Mall?

ChocLit/Ruby Fiction ARC

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My Secret Fantasies by Joanne Rock

Posted September 30, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Previously Published, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

She hoped her ten minutes of fame were over, but just in case, Miranda Cortland is leaving Los Angeles and her past far behind.

With new dreams to pursue on the northern California coast and a naughty novel in the works to give her libido a kickstart, Miranda is ready to move on.

But when her car breaks down and her rescuer looks like her novel’s hero come to life, she begins to wonder if life really can imitate art. And if so, she can’t wait to write the end of her book starring sexy and brooding Damien Fraser.

When her past comes calling for her, however, Miranda’s chance to start over looks like it’s going up in flames –and her new romance along with it!

Titles in the Alter Ego duet include — My Double Life —♥— My Secret Fantasies —♥—

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

* An earlier draft of this novel appeared as a Harlequin Blaze.

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Christmas Eve Cowboy by Diana Palmer; Delores Fossen; Kate Pearce

Posted September 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Christmas Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Snow is falling, and when it comes to love, so are these rugged, gorgeous cowboys, in a romantic holiday collection from three bestselling authors . . .

ONCE THERE WAS A LAWMAN * Diana Palmer
FBI agent Thomas Kincaid Jones has soured on love and Christmas, but Annalisa Davis could change all that. Except the lovely nurse isn’t looking to get involved with someone whose job requires a gun on his hip. And Tom has a case to solve that has nothing to do with love. Yet the spirit of the holidays just might spark a lifetime connection . . .

CHRISTMAS CREEK COWBOY * Delores Fossen
In Christmas Creek, Texas, folks go all out for the holidays, but Sheriff Calen Jameson is too busy commiserating about cheating exes with his best friend, Emmy Kendrick. Calen always thought their bond was too precious to risk, yet maybe it’s time to start making some changes . . . by firing up the heat with Emmy.

COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS * Kate Pearce
Lucy Smith thinks Santa has outdone himself when Caleb Erickson shows up at her B&B. In high school, Caleb was oblivious to her crush. But while they wait out a snowstorm, he’s discovering she may be the gift he never knew he wanted . . .

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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My Double Life by Joanne Rock

Posted September 26, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Overcoming my insecurities is easier behind a mask. And so is indulging my favorite new hobby of pole dancing, especially when I have the chance to take my dancing public.

The next thing I know, I’ve attracted the attention of a Hollywood filmmaker who also happens to be a client at my day job. Only he doesn’t recognize me now, and I need it to stay that way if I want to stay employed.

Except it’s getting more and more difficult to keep my distance from Trey Fraser. I can’t believe he wants me, Courtney Masterson, a woman who’s always hidden from the spotlight.

Until now.

But if the secret gets out about my alter ego, we’ll both be in hot water…

*An earlier draft of this novel was released as a Harlequin Blaze.

Titles in the Alter Ego duet include — My Double Life —♥— My Secret Fantasies —♥—

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 Cowgirl and the Country M.D. by Catherine Mann

Posted September 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Seasoned Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Will a winter fling on a ranch lead to the family of her dreams?

After putting her dreams on hold to care for her aging parents, Eliza Hubbard is finally ready to focus on her career.

A coveted job as a stable manager at a legendary ranch is just what the doctor ordered.

But pediatrician Nolan Barnett isn’t like any M.D. Eliza ever met.

Between sleigh rides, rodeo demos and animal puppet shows, the sexy widower and his two orphaned grandkids are melting her resolve. Even Nolan isn’t immune to the magic of moonlight…or a renewed desire to put down roots…

Titles in the Top Dog Dude Ranch series include — Last-Chance Marriage Rescue —♥— The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat —♥— Last Chance on Moonlight Ridge —♥— The Little Matchmaker —♥— The Cowgirl and the Country M.D. —♥— The Lawman’s Surprise —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

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Cowgirl’s Christmas Partner by Leslie North

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

The Carson Christmas games are getting a little heated. And it’s not just the competition…

Sarah Carson is determined to win her rowdy family’s Christmas games this year. She’s made a bet with her big brother, and if she wins, she gets control over the Carson’s horse breeding business. All she needs is a partner who will ensure her victory…

Enter single dad Thaddeus Murphy. He’s a smoking hot handyman who just moved into town. And he’s perfect for Sarah’s plans—in more ways than one. Trivia, singing, sculpting, kissing… He’s a man of many talents. And Sarah can’t wait to discover them all…

Tad has to admit, that he and Sarah make a great team—even if the Carson clan is a little overwhelming. For some reason, helping the gorgeous Sarah win the games and gain the respect of her family is starting to make him feel things he hasn’t felt in years. He knows he’s getting in over his head. But there’s no way he can turn down Sarah.

Not when she just might be the best thing to ever happen to him…

Titles in the Carson Christmas Games series include — Cowboy’s Christmas Girlfriend —♥— Cowgirl’s Christmas Partner —♥— Cowboy’s Christmas Heart —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

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An Open Heart for the Cowboy by April Murdock

Posted September 17, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Lilliana’s ties to the Duncan family are strong. Losing her mother at a young age affected her deeply and she’s compensated for that loss by clinging to her women friends. The Duncan wives love her dearly and protect her when necessary.

Pete’s been away at school and life at the ranch has gone on without him. He’s come home to be the ranch veterinarian and he wants to contribute as much to the ranch as his older brothers do.

When Pete sees Lilliana at the family gathering, he wonders why she’s there. He wishes she hadn’t been invited. But more than that, he wishes she wasn’t so pretty. It would be easier to keep on disliking her if she wasn’t quite so perfect.

Lilliana has no idea why Pete’s so cold to her. She doesn’t even know him. He’s been away at school for years so why is being so rude now?

These two keep being thrown together and the sparks fly between them. They can’t get along, but the attraction is annoyingly present.

Will either of them ever be bold enough to figure out how to get past the animosity and embrace all the ways they’re connected?

Titles in The Brothers of Duncan Ranch series include — A Party Planner for the Cowboy —♥— A Second Chance for the Cowboy —♥— A Rare Beauty for the Cowboy —♥— An Open Heart for the Cowboy —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

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The Powerful Boss She Craves by Joss Wood

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

Her compelling attraction…
…to the CEO she shouldn’t want!

South African event planner Ella Yeung is done with men who call the shots.

So when commanding Micah Le Roux requests her assistance in finding a last-minute venue for his sister’s society wedding, she can’t believe she’s even considering it…

Only there’s something about her steel-edged new boss that intrigues and attracts Ella beyond reason.

Yielding temporarily to the passion between them may help them both move on from the past. But the intensity of their connection tells a different—more permanent—story!

Titles in the Scandals of the Le Roux Wedding include — The Billionaire’s One-Night Baby —♥— The Powerful Boss She Craves —♥— The Twin Secret She Must Reveal —♥—

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

I’m going to put up a Trigger Warning because there are subjects discussed in this story that may be a trigger for some readers.

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A Vacancy for a Village Vet by Joanne Boden

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

From big city high-flyer to little village vet …

Hannah and Daniel were teenage sweethearts, but then Daniel left their sleepy village of Middlefern and his grandfather’s veterinary practice behind for the bright lights of London.

Now, fifteen years later, the prodigal grandson has returned to temporarily take over the village practice with a veterinary qualification and his dog, Sammy, in tow.

Daniel is ready for rabbits with tummy aches, guinea pigs who’ve lost their squeak, plenty of cow complaints, and a whole lot of memories – both good and bad. But is he ready to see Hannah again?

Of course, a high-flying city vet like Daniel was never planning to stay in Middlefern for good – especially given his history with the place.

But could another, even more important, vacancy convince him to change his mind?

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The Stardust Cowboy by Anne McAllister

Posted August 30, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Modern Western Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He is nobody’s hero…

Wyoming rancher Riley Stratton has nothing in common with his newly discovered young nephew Jake’s imaginary “stardust cowboy”—the one who makes dreams come true. Riley’s own dreams died so many years ago, that he doesn’t even think about them anymore. Now he just works hard, doing his duty on the family ranch. He knows it’s only fair to buy out Jake’s half.

Trouble is, Jake has dreams too. After inheriting half a ranch, Jake’s boyish dreams of becoming a cowboy are alive and well. Which means Riley’s world is about to expand to include Jake’s fiercely determined, seriously tempting mother, Dori Malone, too. And much to Riley’s dismay, Dori stirs his dormant dreams to life.

But Riley doesn’t trust those dreams. He doesn’t trust Dori. He gave his heart once and won’t do it again. Some men are made for love. Others, like Riley, are made for duty. And some dreams, not even Jake’s “stardust cowboy” can make come true. Or can they?

Titles in The Cowboy’s Code series include — The Stardust Cowboy —♥— Cowboy on the Run —♥— A Cowboy’s Secret —♥— A Cowboy’s Gift —♥—

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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