Category: Contemporary Romance

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 for the Holidays by Amie Denman

Posted February 4, 2023 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Owned, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

On Christmas Island…
Some loves can’t be forgotten

For Camille Peterson, coming home to Christmas Island to take over the family’s candy-making business is complicated. After all, she left so much behind.

And when it comes to single dad Maddox May—who broke Camille’s heart back in high school—complicated is only the beginning.

If only she could wrap up her feelings and forget them.

But if forgiveness is sweet, a second chance might be irresistible…

Titles in the Return to Christmas Island series include — I’ll Be Home for Christmas —♥— Home for the Holidays  A Merry Little Christmas  Last Summer on Christmas Island ♥—

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

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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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I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Amie Denman

Posted February 2, 2023 by Marsha in Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

A summer escape…

To idyllic Christmas Island

Rebecca Browne has the perfect summer job.

As a companion to wealthy octogenarian Flora Winter, Rebecca will spend the hundred days of summer on Christmas Island.

But as she falls in love with the festive resort town and its friendly inhabitants, she’s more and more conflicted about keeping her employer’s secrets—especially from Griffin May, the charming ferryboat captain who’s becoming more than just a friend.

Titles in the Return to Christmas Island series include — I’ll Be Home for Christmas —♥— Home for the Holidays A Merry Little Christmas Last Summer on Christmas Island ♥—

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

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The Bookstore’s Secret by Makenna Lee

Posted January 25, 2023 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

A temporary pit stop…or a forever homecoming?

Aspiring pastry chef Nicole Evans is just waiting to hear about her dream job, and in the meantime, she goes to work in the café at the local bookstore.

But that’s before the recently widowed Nicole meets her temporary boss: her first crush, Liam Mendez!

Single dad Liam has always kept his life—and his heart—closely guarded against Oak Hollow gossip.

Will his simmering attraction to Nicole be just one more thing to hide…or the stuff of his bookstore’s romance novels?

Titles in the Home to Oak Hollow series include — A Sheriff’s Star —♥— In the Key of Family —♥— A Child’s Christmas Wish —♥— A Marriage of Benefits —♥— Lessons in Fatherhood —♥— The Bookstore’s Secret —♥—

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

*I’ve read the entire series so far, but those titles were not reviewed here – I’ve chosen to not link those offsite reviews here to avoid confusion, so you’ll only see links to reviews done at Happily Ever After Romance …but the entire series is well worth checking out.* Read More

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One Night Only by Jayci Lee

Posted January 13, 2023 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Will giving into passion free them from their secret…

Or cost them everything?

Making beautiful music is what chamber violinist Megan Han lives for.

But one night with a seductive stranger and a surprise pregnancy could jeopardize her hard work.

Especially when that handsome stranger turns out to be Daniel Pak, CFO of her father’s company.

The only choice for these star-crossed lovers is to keep their fling—and Megan’s pregnancy—a secret.

But when passion reignites, will they risk one more sweet symphony?

Titles in the Hana Trio series include — A Song of Secrets —♥— One Night Only —♥— Just a Few Fake Kisses —♥—

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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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.

Booksprout ARC

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Her Forgotten Life by Maggie K. Black

Posted January 12, 2023 by Marsha in Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Love Inspired (Harlequin), Love Inspired Suspense (Harlequin), Owned, Romantic Suspense, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

To protect her baby

she needs to remember who she is.

Gunshot victim Sara Kilpatrick has no memory of her life before she ended up in an Amish farmhouse—or why someone’s trying to kill her.

But when clues lead to her own gravestone, Sara discovers a deadly conspiracy—and a husband and baby she doesn’t remember.

And uncovering the truth could cost her everything…including the family she just found.

This is a romance that includes no swearing, and no sexual content (beyond a few light kisses), there is some violence, after all, this is a Romantic Suspense, but not to the gory level.

Stand Alone Title

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The Father of Her Sons by Christine Rimmer

Posted January 12, 2023 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, TBR Pile Read / 0 Comments

How do you make up for four years of lost time?

No last names. No promises to meet again.

No way for Payton Dahl to find the man who’s the father of her twin boys.

Until fate reunites them four years later.

Easton Wright now wants to be part of his sons’ lives—with the woman he fell hard for during those seven days and nights of bliss. 

Payton doesn’t want her sons to grow up fatherless as she did, but can she risk trusting Easton when she’s been burned in the past?

Titles in the Wild Rose Sisters trilogy/series include — The Father of her Sons —♥— First Comes Baby… —♥— The Christmas Cottage —♥—

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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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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