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His Secret Child by Leslie North

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

He wasn’t looking for romance. But love had other plans…

Slade only cares about two things…his job and his team. He’s never been interested in settling down or starting a family. Those are attachments he doesn’t need. But when he goes to check on the boy left behind by the death of his business partner’s ex-wife, Slade meets Bethany Simmons. This computer programmer is smart as a whip and beautiful as well. And Slade can’t help but take notice.

When Bethany contacted Slade Security to let them know of her sister’s death, she never thought it would be Slade who would show up. With his tanned skin, salt-and-pepper hair, and ripped body, one look at Slade makes her go weak in the knees. But despite her attraction, Bethany’s not going to let anyone take her nephew away from her. Not even a silver fox like Slade.

Bethany’s determined to find a way to adopt her nephew. But as the simmering attraction between her and Slade grows, a dark secret is revealed. And it just might change both their lives forever.

Titles in the Slade Security Team series include — His Stubborn Lover —♥— His Secret Child —♥— His Innocent Lover —♥—

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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Ever Mine by Laura Pavlov

Posted June 23, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

He’s hockey’s golden boy, my new client, and the man I’ve avoided for the last nine years. I was hired to fix him—but he’s not the only one who’s broken.

Hawk Madden was my first love.  I thought he would be my forever.  But life wasn’t always fair.  And grief could be a cruel beast.

Fight or flight?  I’d always run.
But now he’s back in my life after all these years.

With one look.  One touch.  One kiss.  Old feelings resurface.  Feelings that I thought I’d buried a long time ago.

Hawk Madden was my first love…
I just didn’t know that he’d be my last.

Titles in the Honey Mountain series include — Always Mine —♥— Ever Mine —♥— Make You Mine —♥—

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 Barcelona Baby Bombshell by Traci Douglass

Posted June 22, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Medical Romance, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

One hot encounter…One shocking consequence!

Paramedic Isabella Rivas doesn’t do commitment and entanglement.

She had enough of that raising her five siblings after their mother died. But one red-hot night with a sexy stranger doesn’t count, right?

Except for that single passionate encounter that results in an unexpected pregnancy!

And when she meets Carlos Martinez’s familiar guarded eyes over a patient in the ER, she realizes that life has just got a whole lot more complicated…

Titles in the multi-author Night Shift in Barcelona series include — The Night They Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson —♥— Their Barcelona Baby Bombshell by Traci Douglass —♥— Their Marriage Worth Fighting For by Louisa Heaton —♥— From Wedding Guest to Bride? by Tina Beckett —♥—

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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His Stubborn Lover by Leslie North

Posted June 16, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Never mix business with pleasure…

Keira Mantz just scored the job of a lifetime. She’s been working for a high-end security company for years, and finally, she has a mission all her own: to protect Erin, the Sheikh of Jawhara’s wife. But what she thought would be a solo operation suddenly becomes a two-person job. And her partner is none other than Brock Wells, the man who recruited her. The last thing Keira wants is Brock stealing her thunder. But she’ll do whatever it takes to succeed.

Brock has been avoiding Kiera since the night he found her fighting some very dangerous men in a bar parking lot. The Slade Security “no fraternization” rule is serious business, and with her mile-long legs, fierce determination, and unwavering focus, Keira is a temptation he can’t afford. But with the threat to the sheikha closer than they realized, Brock and Kiera have to go deep undercover, posing as a couple. And suddenly that temptation becomes impossible to ignore…

When their ruse gets a little too real, can Keira and Brock risk letting their guards down? Or will giving in to their feelings put innocent lives in danger?

Titles in the Slade Security Team series include — His Stubborn Lover —♥— His Secret Child —♥— His Innocent Lover —♥—

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 Thousand Moments by Kelly Moran

Posted June 9, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Seasoned Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Wallflower Rosemary Fillmore has never endeavored anything more than a good book, a cool glass of sweet tea, and a cat to curl up in her lap after a long day of teaching teenagers how to dissect literary masterpieces. Dowdy and shy, hardly anyone in her quaint southern town of Vallantine, Georgia, knows she exists, and the only time she has an ounce of confidence is if the world is a fictional one.

So, when three of her star students suddenly start to show an interest in her personal life or lack thereof, she wonders what on earth the girls are after. Or why. And how it involves a certain town librarian. Because she hasn’t exactly agreed with how he’s been running the beautiful landmark into the ground since taking over, and frankly, she’s been more than a little upset about it. Besides, he is probably the sole person more awkward than herself, despite how kind or understatedly handsome he may be.

As the only living descendant of the original town founders, saving the Vallantine Library from destitution falls on Sheldon Brown’s shoulders. And he’s failing. Miserably. The one-hundred and forty-year-old historical building, erected by his ancestors, has been in near ruins for a decade, and the state of the library system is declining.

What he doesn’t need adding to his burden is giggling teenage girls hanging out between the stacks, spying on him, and asking silly questions about their teacher. Even if the woman in question is Rosemary. Pretty, sweet, and utterly endearing Rosemary, who he’s been attempting to ask on a date since forever.

Except he’s chronically gotten the impression she doesn’t approve of him or his attempts to save the library. But then a mishap one night and a strange challenge from an unlikely source will change everything, and he wonders if perhaps two introverted bookworms can get a happy ending, after all.

Titles in The Heart of Vallantine series include — A Thousand Moments —♥—

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The Honorable Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage by Melody Archer

Posted June 5, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

The day Dakota Callahan left their small town, Sarah was glad. He was the man she had secretly loved for years. He saved her from the horrible man who tried to kidnap her as a teenager. But the last time she saw him, Dakota had been facing so much grief, loss, and pain that he had overstepped his boundaries with her. It had shaken Sarah to her core.

Now two years later, Dakota was back. To her, this man was larger than life and twice as dangerous. Sarah was worried that she would fall for him a second time. This time, she feared that the heartache would be more than she could bear.

Dakota couldn’t believe he was back in their small town. Worse, that he found himself on the mountain, hurt and in pain. As a former FBI agent, he was used to tracking criminals and finding missing persons. Being weak and vulnerable was something he hated. So, when the beautiful Sarah MacDonald finds him limping and in pain, trying to walk down the mountain, he chafes at having to depend on her for help. Sarah insisted Dakota come to stay with her grandfather Angus MacDonald and her in their small cabin until he was fully healed.

When an angry man — a neighbor on the mountain — tries to force Sarah to marry him, Dakota steps in and offers the unthinkable… a marriage of convenience. Trouble comes their way and Dakota has to use all his skills to keep Sarah close to protect her, while still protecting his heart.

Titles in the 7 Brides for 7 Cowboys series include — The Forgiven Cowboy’s Best Friend —♥— The Redeemed Cowboy’s Secret Baby —♥— The Honorable Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage —♥—

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

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A Party Planner for the Cowboy by April Murdock

Posted May 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Bryce Duncan thinks hiring a party planner for his dad’s 60th birthday is downright silly.

But when his mother leaves him no choice, he has to toss his idea—a family BBQ and a bucket of beers—in the trash. His mother, ever the meddler, hires party planner Lindsey Mackey, a vibrant young woman with a gift and dedication for memorable events. From the moment he meets her, Bryce finds himself annoyed by her constantly upbeat attitude.
It’s going to be a long month of planning…

Lindsey Mackey finds the grumpy cowboy disagreeable, but at least he doesn’t talk much.

Making sure the Duncan family’s party runs like a dream is as natural as breathing—going above and beyond to make sure people have a good time is her favorite part of the job. When she can’t get in touch with Bryce, she hunts him down on the family ranch and quickly realizes this job might be the toughest she’s ever faced. Bryce isn’t making things easy.

But after an accidental kiss, she can’t stop thinking about him.

As Lindsey’s feelings grow, Bryce seems to feel the same… until he messes up. He’s going to have to make things right… or lose her for good.

Titles in The Brothers of Duncan Ranch series include — A Party Planner for the Cowboy —♥— A Second Chance for the Cowboy —♥— 

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

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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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