Category: Modern Western Romance

The Billionaire Cowboy’s Christmas by Kris Bock

Posted April 20, 2023 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He has everything this Christmas, but all he wants is the quiet ranch life he’s losing…

When Josh Tomlinson’s Texas ranching family wins a fortune in the lottery, the formerly tight-knit family is suddenly on edge. Seeking advice, Josh reluctantly contacts a family friend and now attorney, Carly Garza. His business is serious, yet he can’t believe Carly’s morphed from a long-legged colt of a girl to a sophisticated woman. Besides, he knows the intelligent Carly has no interest in a quiet, rugged cowboy like him.

Carly’s crushed on Josh for years, and she plans to ask him out now that she’s back in Last Stand. She’s hoping he’ll finally see her as someone other than his younger brother’s middle school girlfriend. But when Josh needs advice on how to handle his family’s lottery win, his client and billionaire statuses put him firmly out of reach. If only her heart could ignore the sparks that flare between them.

They’re already keeping the family’s lottery win a secret from the town. Can they also hide their budding romance during the most magical time of year?

Titles in The Accidental Billionaire Cowboys series include — The Billionaire Cowboy’s Christmas —♥— Charming the Billionaire Cowboy —♥— The Billionaire Cowboy’s Proposition —♥— A Baby for the Billionaire Cowboy —♥—

This is an adult romance that does not contain graphic violence, swearing, or sexual situations beyond kisses.

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Lawman to the Core by Delores Fossen

Posted April 20, 2023 by Marsha in Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Modern Western Romance, Owned or Purchased, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

A Texas lawman will do anything to protect a woman and baby.

The woman who broke into ATF special agent Nick Brodie’s home and aimed a gun at him isn’t a stranger.

Neither is the baby with her.

Seven months ago, the lawman and former ATF agent Hallie Stanton rescued the newborn from a black market ring.

Now on the run, they must join forces to escape the abductor hot on their trail.

As their taboo attraction heats up, can Nick and Hallie keep the baby safe and stay one step ahead of a merciless killer?

Titles in The Law in Lubbock County series include — Sheriff in the Saddle —♥— Maverick Justice —♥— Lawman to the Core —♥— Spurred to Justice —♥—

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 Hot Cowboy Wedding by Carolyn Brown

Posted April 13, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley ARC, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

It was supposed to be a secret wedding…

Followed by a quiet divorce.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?

That is, until it’s shown on national television, and then all hell breaks loose

Hunky cowboy Ace Riley wasn’t planning on settling down, but his family had other plans for him. The only way to save his hide, his ranch, and his playboy lifestyle is to discreetly marry his best friend, Jasmine King.

Fiesty city girl Jasmine was just helping out her friend…that is, until their first kiss stirs up a whole mess of paparazzi trouble, and suddenly discretion is thrown to the wind.

One hot cowboy, one riled-up woman…

And they’ll be married for a year, like it or not!

Titles in the Spikes & Spurs series include — Love Drunk Cowboy —♥— Red’s Hot Cowboy —♥— Darn Good Cowboy Christmas —♥— One Hot Cowboy Wedding —♥— Mistletoe Cowboy —♥— Just a Cowboy and His Baby —♥— Cowboy Seeks Bride —♥—

Previously Published

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 Grumpy Cowboy by Macie St. James

Posted April 11, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout ARC, Closed Bedroom Doors, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Little to No Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Series, Series Connection, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

He’s fighting his own family to keep their ranch as it is. As his father’s assistant, she has to oppose him. But over time, she starts to see his side of things.

Phoenix Knott doesn’t like the changes happening all around him. He’s fiercely protective of his family, and he doesn’t trust the moves his father’s making. His family ranch needs the money a rival ranch owes them to save their own family business, and he’ll do what it takes to get it.

Mallorie Couch is not only Phoenix’s sister’s best friend, but she’s also his father’s assistant. And she and Phoenix have never gotten along. But if her boss’s business fails, she might be out of a job, and she’ll never find a gig like the one she has now. By helping Phoenix, she’s technically ensuring her job security.

The more time they spend together, though, the more she finds herself drawn to the grumpy cowboy. And he’s battling an attraction to her. They need to focus on the task at hand, but maybe, in each other, they’ve found the security they’re both seeking.

Titles in the Cupid Ridge Cowboys series include — The Grumpy Cowboy —♥— The Cautious Cowboy —♥— The Charismatic Cowboy —♥— The Rugged Cowboy —♥—

This is an adult romance that does not contain graphic violence, swearing, or sexual situations beyond kisses.

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A Rancher Worth Remembering by Anna Grace

Posted April 7, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Little to No Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Owned or Purchased, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance, TBR Pile Read / 0 Comments

Could this unforgettable rancher…

Be her perfect match?

Matchmaker Clara Wallace keeps her anxiety in check by avoiding messy complications—including gorgeous and stubborn rancher Jet Broughman, her teenage crush.

That’s not so easy in small-town Oregon, especially when Clara starts matchmaking for Jet’s best friend.

Fully prepared to clash with a skeptical Jet, Clara is shocked at his kind, steady help with her work…

Could Clara be ready for a second chance match of her own?

Titles in the Love, Oregon series include — A Rancher Worth Remembering —♥— The Firefighter’s Rescue —♥— The Cowboy and the Coach (2023) —♥— Her Hometown Christmas (2023) —♥— Reunited with the Rancher (2024) —♥—

This is an adult romance that does not contain graphic violence, swearing, or sexual situations beyond kisses.

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Montana Cowboy Bride by Jane Porter

Posted April 5, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Author ARC, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Series Connection, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Briar Phillips was thrilled to finally find her half-brother, but it’s been far from smooth sailing. Single and pregnant—and hiding her pregnancy—Briar retreats to the Sundowner Ranch to figure out her next steps but isn’t greeted with open arms. Older brother Cade Hunt assigns her to the kitchen and warns every ranch hand to stay away from her. But Briar rebuffs his controlling ways and finds herself drawn to Jet Manning—rugged, tough, and ten years her senior.

Former Navy fighter pilot Jet Manning sacrificed everything to avenge his mother’s death. His reputation, his career, and any hope for a relationship. But when Briar reveals her secret, he’s compelled to help her even though Cade has made it clear that Briar is off-limits.

As Briar and Jet break down each other’s walls, Cade’s walls stay intact. The Sundowner Ranch might be the biggest in Wyoming, but it’s too small for all of them. One of them has to go…but at what cost?

Titles in the Wyatt Brothers of Montana series include — Montana Cowboy Romance —♥— Montana Cowboy Christmas —♥— Montana Cowboy Daddy —♥— Montana Cowboy Miracle —♥— Montana Cowboy Promise —♥— Montana Cowboy Bride —♥—

*While I’ve read and loved this entire series most of those reviews are on another website of mine, so I won’t be linking those titles until I move them all over to this blog, eventually. *

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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Three Times Charmed by April Murdock

Posted April 5, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout ARC, Contemporary Romance, Little to No Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

When a seat-of-the-pants cowboy is attracted to a gorgeous control freak rule maker, he knows he needs to stay as far away from her as possible… but he can’t.

Brooke Holt has her act together. She’s on top of everything. At least that’s what she keeps telling herself and everyone else. But now, her attempts to bring environmental awareness to Rocky Ridge have made her a target. More stress she doesn’t need.

Finn Stevens goes where he likes, when he likes, swapping ranches and jobs at a moment’s notice. The freedom and variety of ranch life suit him perfectly.

These two are the most opposite imaginable. She’s a burr under his saddle, and he’s unwilling to listen to anything she has to say. She wants to win him over. He’s just got to ignore the temptation that is Brooke Holt.

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

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

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Holding Out for a Cowboy by A.J. Pine

Posted March 24, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Closed Bedroom Doors, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley ARC, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Casey Walsh and Boone Murphy had a bright future together until family betrayal and tragedy tore them apart. Now, more than a decade later, the beauty school dropout runs Meadow Valley’s family tavern and steers clear of the boy who once stole her heart—no small feat in such a small town. When Casey’s car breaks down on the way to an important interview, she’s rescued by none other than Boone himself—on what was supposed to be his wedding day…

Boone Murphy was finally going to put Meadow Valley in his rearview mirror. Except when it came time to say “goodbye” to his hometown and “I do” to his new life, he couldn’t do it. Now he’s back home, and his only dream is winning back the girl he’s always loved…

Titles in The Murphys of Meadow Valley include — Holding Out for a Cowboy —♥—

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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Pursued by the Sheriff by Delores Fossen

Posted March 19, 2023 by Marsha in Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Modern Western Romance, Owned or Purchased, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, TBR Pile Read / 0 Comments

To bring down an arms dealer

A Texas sheriff has to play nice with the suspect’s sister

The bullet that rips through Sheriff Jace Castillo’s body stalls his investigation.

But being nursed back to health by the shooter’s sister is his biggest complication yet. Linnea Martell has always been—and still is—off-limits.

Even if close quarters and undeniable attraction tempt them for more.

And the danger only intensifies when Linnea gets caught in the line of fire…

Titles in the Mercy Ridge Lawmen series include — Her Child to Protect – Safeguarding the Surrogate – Targeting the DeputyPursued by the Sherrif

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

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Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy by Sara Richardson

Posted March 14, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley ARC, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

This city girl could use a dose of good old-fashioned cowboy Christmas cheer!

Pediatric nurse Kyra Fowler is finally going to realize her dream. She’s got a job lined up at the most prestigious children’s hospital in London.

There’s only one little snag—first, she has to sell the Wyoming town she’s just inherited from her estranged father.

After a little fixing up, the place should easily attract a buyer. Hopefully, she’ll be celebrating the sale by New Year’s.

Ex-Navy SEAL Aiden Steele couldn’t save his brother-in-law on the battlefield, but he can save his sister’s ranch and give his nieces the life they deserve in the town they love. He’s not about to let some outsider make a mint selling to a ruthless developer.

Operation Save Star Valley is foolproof: show Kyra the sights, let the Christmas spirit work its magic, and bam! She’ll decide not to sell, and he can ensure his family is taken care of.

Except as he tries to make Kyra fall in love with the town, Aiden starts falling for her.

Titles in the Star Valley series include — Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy —♥— Betting on a Good Luck Cowboy —♥—

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 Cowboy’s Sweet Redemption by Kacy Cross

Posted March 14, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Little to No Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley ARC, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

In order to finish her doctorate, grad student Delilah Kersey needs a job. Any job. So when she overhears a gorgeous rancher describing a job opportunity, she’s all in—if she can convince him she’s a real dog trainer. Of course, no one prepared Delilah for a chaotic household with four unruly dogs and a sexy new boss whose bedroom is right next door to hers.

Military vet Zero Renshaw’s return to civilian and family ranch life hasn’t been easy. He needs to transform four horrible dogs—who can only be described as a menace—into obedient cattle herders. But with his family still reeling from a shattering loss, Zero will do anything to make things better…even hiring an unpredictable dog trainer who’s more temptation than he can resist.

Now Delilah is transforming every aspect of Zero’s tightly-regimented life. She even seems to be healing his family, including his small, broken-hearted nephew. But Zero has no room for mistakes…even if he’s falling for the best one he’s ever made.

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

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Every Bit a Cowboy by Jennie Marts

Posted March 8, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley ARC, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like a cowboy.

No matter how swoony the cute cowboy is, romance is the last thing on Carley Chapman’s mind.

But it’s hard to ignore Knox Garrison and the spark of attraction she feels every time he’s near.

When a water line break floods her building, she’s forced to move her salon out to the Horse Rescue ranch, and Knox shows up to help.

But things get even more complicated when Carley’s no-good ex comes sniffing around, and Knox “fixes” the problem by telling him they’re engaged…

Titles in the Creedence Horse Rescue series include — A Cowboy State of Mind —♥— When A Cowboy Loves A Woman —♥— How to Cowboy —♥— Never Enough Cowboy —♥— Every Bit A Cowboy —♥— A Cowboy Country Christmas —♥—

*I have read and enjoyed this series. However, the earlier reviews are on another blog of mine – I will only be linking the titles reviewed here to avoid linkage confusion. :)*

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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Four Weeks to Forever by Karen Booth

Posted March 8, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout ARC, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Modern Western Romance, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Can they put that one unforgettable night behind them

and keep things strictly business?

Sharing the bed of high-profile chef Colin Reynolds during a blackout was a mistake florist Corryna Lawson can’t afford to repeat.

Especially now that they’re working together on a celebrity wedding at the Texas Cattleman’s Club.

As the two collaborate on flowers and food, Corryna finds Colin nearly impossible to resist…and maybe she doesn’t want to.

But then she discovers she’s carrying his baby…

Titles in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Wedding multi-author series include — A Cowboy Kind of Thing by Reese Ryan —♥— Designs on a Rancher by LaQuette —♥— Four Weeks to Forever by Karen Booth —♥— Make Believe Match by Joanne Rock —♥— Oh So Wrong with Mr. Right by Nadine Gonzalez —♥— The Man She Loves to Hate by Jessica Lemmon —♥—

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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Designs on a Rancher by LaQuette

Posted March 7, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Modern Western Romance, Owned or Purchased, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

She’s willing to give him everything in bed

But will she risk her career for passion?

Keely Tucker knows designing a showstopping wedding dress for a movie starlet is the career-making opportunity of a lifetime.

But Jacob Chatman has sent her focus into a tailspin!

When a blackout leaves her stranded with a rancher she can’t resist, their passion practically sets the sheets on fire. Jacob admires her drive…but is their hookup worth Keely risking her hard-earned ambitions for a life in Texas?

Titles in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Wedding multi-author series include — A Cowboy Kind of Thing by Reese Ryan —♥— Designs on a Rancher by LaQuette —♥— Four Weeks to Forever by Karen Booth —♥— Make Believe Match by Joanne Rock —♥— Oh So Wrong with Mr. Right by Nadine Gonzalez —♥— The Man She Loves to Hate by Jessica Lemmon —♥—

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 Sullen Cowboy by Macie St. James

Posted March 3, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout ARC, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Romance, Little to No Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Their families are rivals, but they have an attraction that’s tough to resist. Can love truly conquer all?

Sawyer Ludington has serious issues with the Knott family. Not only are they trying to take his family’s land, but he has inside information about his dad’s rivalry with their father. When he tracks down the beautiful woman he met at an annual festival, he’s stunned to learn she’s a member of the Knott family.

Everest Knott is six years younger than Sawyer, which means they’ve always traveled in different circles. Still, she knows of him. She flirted with him at the festival for fun, but when they kissed, the joke was on her. There was something about the way Sawyer Ludington looked at her that scrambled her brainwaves.

The more Sawyer tries to stay away from Everest, the more she appears right in front of him. He can’t get involved with her. It goes against everything he stands for. But how can he resist a woman who brings out a side of him he never even knew existed?

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

*Coming Soon Spin-Off series: Cupid Ridge Cowboys series titles include — The Grumpy Cowboy —♥—

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

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