Category: Contemporary Romance

The Billionaire’s Cinderella Housekeeper by Miranda Lee

Posted December 5, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

New job? Check.
Drop-dead gorgeous boss? Check!

For hardworking Ruby, accepting a live-in housekeeper position for an absent mystery tycoon should be easy!

When he returns, she quickly realizes that working for the seriously sexy Sebastian is going to be quite the challenge.

The loss of his late wife has left Sebastian emotionally guarded, but he can’t deny the blazing heat with his irresistible housekeeper.

A red-hot tryst should quell their desires, but Sebastian didn’t expect to see shy Ruby fit into his lavish world quite so perfectly…

Titles in the Housekeeper Brides for Billionaires duet include —  Maid for the Untamed BillionaireThe Billionaire’s Cinderella Housekeeper

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

Miranda Lee’s final story for Mills and Boon / Harlequin before her death in November of 2021.

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Maid for the Untamed Billionaire by Miranda Lee

Posted December 5, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

From making his bed…

To sharing it!

Charismatic Jake Sanderson has always flustered shy housekeeper Abby Jenkins. She deliberately avoids his intoxicating presence while cleaning his Sydney mansion. Until, after an emotional encounter, she glimpses another side to her enigmatic boss…

Being suddenly swept into Jake’s world—and his arms!—is an eye-opening experience for widow Abby. Exhilarated by their thrilling chemistry, she’s finally emerging from the shadows of her grief, more confident than before.

But when Jake’s number one rule is no long-term relationships, how can ordinary maid Abby possibly tame the wild billionaire?

Titles in the Housekeeper Brides for Billionaires duet include — Maid for the Untamed Billionaire – The Billionaire’s Cinderella Housekeeper

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 Wedding Night They Never Had by Jackie Ashenden

Posted December 4, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

He must take a bride…
But he already has a wife!

Charming Prince Cassius wed young Inara Donati to save her from a dreadful forced betrothal. But their arrangement was only on paper.

Five years later, after tragedy makes him king, Cassius needs heirs, and for that, he requires a real queen!

Bookish Inara isn’t made for court life. But when Cassius demands a divorce, even she’s surprised by the strength of her refusal—and unfulfilled desire.

Yet to find the courage to ask him for a true marriage, Inara must first believe she can be the queen he needs…

Titles in the multi-author duet The Greeks’ Race to the Altar include — Stolen in Her Wedding Gown by Amanda Cinelli – The Wedding Night They Never Had by Jackie Ashenden

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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Crowned for His Christmas Baby by Maisey Yates

Posted December 3, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series Multi-Author, Strong Sexual Content / 0 Comments

It started with revenge.
Can a royal baby be his redemption?

Eloise St. George is not feeling festive. Untouched Eloise has loved Prince Vincenzo all her life. When she is swept up in his plans for revenge, she can’t resist!

But one night with her fantasy prince leaves her carrying his heir!

Hell-bent on punishing his cruel father, Vincenzo has vowed never to marry. Until Eloise falls pregnant and he must claim her as his bride.

He may see himself as broken, but can their baby be the Christmas miracle that puts this prince back together?

Titles in the Pregnant Princesses Multi-Author series include — Crowned for His Christmas Baby by Maisey Yates – Pregnant by the Wrong Prince by Jackie Ashenden – The Scandal That Made Her His Queen by Caitlin Crews – His Bride with Two Royal Secrets by Marcella Bell

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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SVU Surveillance by Julie Anne Lindsey

Posted December 3, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

He’s determined to solve the cold case…

And save the woman he’s never forgotten.

Star Special Victims Unit detective Lucas Winchester never forgot the criminal who brutally attacked his fiancée and shattered their lives forever.

So five years later, when Gwen Kind seeks him out, looking for help after she receives a chilling threat, he’s determined to finally solve the haunting cold case.

But as hard as Lucas works to keep Gwen safe, it may not be enough to foil her cunning predator…

Titles in the Heartland Heroes series include — SVU Surveillance  Protecting His Witness  Kentucky Crime Ring  Stay Hidden – Accidental Witness (March 2022) – To Catch a Killer (April 2022)

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

Possible Trigger Warning for abduction, mention of rape, stalking

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A Cowgirl’s Secret by Melinda Curtis

Posted December 3, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Could saving the ranch…

Mean a future together?

Cowgirl Cassie Diaz has a secret—a bull-riding accident may have stolen her dream of motherhood.

She needs to recover, but how can she rest with her family’s ranch in peril?

Recent Second Chance, Idaho, arrival Bentley Monroe offers help, and his quiet strength makes her feel safe.

Loving him could heal her wounds, but would she have a future with this family man?

Titles in The Mountain Monroes series include — The Secrets to My Success (prequel) – Kissed By The Country Doc – Snowed In With The Single Dad – Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy – Lassoed by the Would-Be Rancher – Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen – Charmed by the Cook’s Kids (The earlier titles were reviewed on my Keeper Bookshelf blog.

The remainder of the series will be reviewed here at Happily Ever After Romance since here is where the Harlequin titles now live 🙂

– The Littlest Cowgirls – Caught by the Cowboy DadA Cowgirl’s Secret – The Cowboy Meets His Match – Healing the Rancher –

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The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy by Robin Bielman

Posted November 18, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

Kennedy Martin is shocked when her ex calls days before his wedding, expressing serious second thoughts. Doesn’t he see his fiancée’s actually the glaze to his doughnut? Now she’s got no choice but to crash his wedding and convince the man he’s with the right woman.

Instead, she crashes into the absolute last man she ever wanted to see: Maverick Owens, her old college nemesis. Maverick is still as awful, infuriating, and just The Worst as ever—even if he looks way too sexy in his cowboy hat. And of course he’s convinced she’s actually at the seaside ranch to ruin the wedding.

Now the only way to get some face time with the groom and save this marriage is to participate in all sorts of pre-wedding events…with Maverick. Stuck on a canoe, making small-talk at cocktail hour, and even a hoedown with her worst enemy? This just might be the longest week of her life…

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The Certainty of Chance by Jacquelyn Middleton

Posted October 16, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Own Voices, Standalone Single Title, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT DECEMBER…

Madeleine Joy is feeling more meh than merry. When an Icelandic volcano erupts six days before Christmas, hazardous ash congests European airspace, canceling flights indefinitely—including the thirtysomething’s connection to Paris. Stranded alone in London, separated from her sister, and with the devastating one-year anniversary of her best friend’s tragic death just days away, Madeleine has never felt less festive. And as if things couldn’t get worse, the cute guy driving the cab to her hotel won’t shut up about carolers and tinsel…

Julian Halliwell is one of life’s sunny optimists. A former music journalist, he’s embraced his love for London by starting his own black cab business, enthusiastically ferrying passengers from one historic landmark to another. But life hasn’t always been easy for Julian. Having navigated several life-changing setbacks including a cruel betrayal by his former fiancée, Julian remains hopeful that he’ll meet somebody kind, who shares his love of music, his corgi named Winnie, and of course, the magic of Christmas time in London.

Despite being an unlikely match, fate seems determined to throw them together. But can the grieving American find joy again in a world where the lights have all but dimmed?

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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Accidental Homecoming by Sabrina York

Posted October 10, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

It’s time to face the past he’s been running from.

Danny Diem’s life is upended when he inherits a small-town ranch.

But learning he has a daughter in need of lifesaving surgery is his biggest shock yet.

He’d never gotten over telling his ex Lizzie Michaels that he wasn’t the marrying kind.

But her loving strength for their little girl tugs at his heartstrings—and makes him wonder if he’s ready to embrace the role he’s always run from: father.

Titles in The Sterling Ranch series include — Accidental Homecoming – Recipe for a Homecoming – The Marine’s Reluctant Return (February 2022) –

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 Ex Upstairs by Maureen Child

Posted October 7, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

She never knew she’d go this far

to keep her enemy this close!

When CEO Henry Porter snaps up a coveted property, Amanda Carey declares war on her ex-lover and business rival.

Posing as a maid in his Beverly Hills mansion is the perfect way to tease out his corporate secrets.

But before long, her brilliant plan lands her in Henry’s bed again.

With her cover blown, Amanda realizes her entire future is riding on the man who seems determined to ruin her… Or is he about to turn the tables yet again?

Titles in the Dynasties: The Carey Center series include — The Ex Upstairs – Ways to Win an Ex – The Wrong Mr. Right – One Little Secret –

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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