Category: NetGalley

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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In His Protection by Sandra Owens

Posted September 14, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Carina Press (Harlequin), Harlequin, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Every small town has its secrets…

Chief of police Tristan Church likes Marsville just the way it is. He has his job and his police dog, Fuzz, for company. He could have Sheriff Skylar Morgan, too, but she’s determined to keep him at arm’s length, even if the one night they shared was unforgettable.

When a kooky Marsville matriarch decides to reopen the town’s old UFO museum, everyone laughs—except Tristan. Inviting cranks and conspiracy theorists to Marsville is bound to be trouble. But he’s on the museum planning committee with Skylar, and he won’t say no to spending time with her…even if he thinks this is a bad idea.

But when their sleepy little town is suddenly full of dangers, Tristan and Fuzz are the only ones who can protect Skylar. And as the threat against her grows, so does the intimacy between Skylar and Tristan. With their lives on the line, can they trust their hearts not to break?

Titles in the K-9 Defenders series include — In His Protection —♦— Her Delta Force Protector —♦— To Hold and Protect —♦—

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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Meant to Be My Cowboy by R.C. Ryan

Posted August 30, 2022 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

A woman on the run must trust her family’s sworn enemy.

The cowboy she can’t have . . . is the one she can’t resist.

Annie Dempsey has two rules for her new life in Devil’s Door, Wyoming: no romance and no drama. Fresh off a bad breakup, she’s already avoiding love. And as long as she steers clear of the Merrick clan—her family’s sworn enemies—avoiding drama won’t be a problem.

But when a charming stranger steps in to protect Annie from a sudden threat, both her rules fly out the door. Because Annie’s mystery hero . . . is a Merrick.

Jonah Merrick won’t allow anyone—even a Dempsey—to be harmed on his watch. It doesn’t hurt that sweet, gorgeous Annie makes his heart beat like never before. Against his family’s objections, Jonah insists Annie hide out with him at his ranch while they try to outwit a dangerous pursuer.

But as the days turn into weeks, Jonah realizes he’ll stop anyone who tries to harm Annie . . . or the loving future they’re building together.

Titles in the Wranglers of Wyoming series include — My Kind of Cowboy —♥— This Cowboy of Mine —♥— Meant to be My 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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Blame It on the Earl by Jane Ashford

Posted August 29, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

A young woman trying to do the right thing
An earl’s son whose clumsiness is their downfall
A scandal that turns the Haute ton upside down
The undeniable spark that transforms a blunder into a tender connection

Sarah Moran’s attempt to save Kenver Pendrennon-the heir of an earl-as he slips off the Cornwall cliffs sends them both into each other’s arms and into the sea.

Now, marriage may be the only option to keep a scandal at bay. But what started as a terrible mistake may be exactly what both of them need…

Titles in The Duke’s Estates series include — The Duke Who Loved Me —♥— Earl on the Run —♥— Blame It on the Earl —♥— A Gentleman Ought to Know —♥—

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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First Bride to Fall by Ginny Baird

Posted June 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

A shy woman. Her outdoorsy crush. And the bet that could bring them together…or implode spectacularly.

Nell Delaney will do almost anything for her parents and her two sisters. But enter a marriage of convenience to save the family’s coffee shop? Too far. So Nell and her sisters strike a deal: whoever hasn’t found love in thirty days has to step up to take one for the team. The good news? Nell knows the perfect guy to fall in love with. The bad news? She’s going to have to pretend she likes the outdoors…a lot.

Adventure guide Grant Williams knows immediately that Nell is not exactly Little Miss Outdoorsy. She’s a walking natural disaster—an amazingly adorable disaster. And whoa, their chemistry is unbelievable. Everything between them is so perfect, he’s not even a little bit shocked when he starts thinking of forever…

Right up until he catches the town gossiping about the Delaney sisters’ bargain and realizes she’s just using him to win a bet. His family’s unreliable reputation means he can’t just dump one of the town’s sweethearts. No, she needs to dump him. If she’s going to pretend to be the perfect doting bride, well, he’ll just pretend to be the worst bachelor on the market.

Let the games begin…

Titles in the Majestic Maine series include — First Bride to Fall —♥— Second Bride Down —♥—

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

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Four Ways to Wear a Dress by Gillian Libby

Posted June 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, NetGalley, Romantic Comedy / 0 Comments

 

Millie Ward has been fired. Again. She’s tired of feeling like a failure, and she refuses to blame her ADHD the way her parents do every time she hits one of life’s speed bumps. This time, she’s going to let that speed bump actually slow her down, and jumps at the chance to visit her best friend and Instagram influencer Quincy in California. And she wouldn’t mind if that invitation also involved getting closer with Quincy’s brother, Pete.

Millie’s best friends Kate and Bree send her to Peacock Bay with the little black dress they share, giving her the confidence she needs to make the move. But Peacock Bay is full of mega influencers who have perfected the look of the surf lifestyle, and a minor misunderstanding has Millie joining their ranks. Can Millie and her magical dress convince Pete to face the Bay with her, or will Millie’s time in California be another misstep on her way to figuring out exactly who she is?

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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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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Love off the Leash by Tara Taylor Quinn

Posted May 21, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Continuity Line, Harlequin Special Edition, NetGalley, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Service dog Jedi is playing…cupid

As a malnourished rescue dog, I never dreamed Wendy Alvarez would pull me for her Pets for Vets program. Turns out I’m the perfect support animal for ex-vet Greg Martin.

Though he insists he’s only my “foster,” I’m gonna chase Greg’s nightmares away and give him the courage to fly his plane again.

Plus get him to fall for that nice lady, Wendy. Those loners might be my trainers, but I’m pulling their heartstrings.

Titles in the Furever Yours multi-author series include —  A New Leash on Love by Melissa Senate -♥- How to Rescue a Family by Teri Wilson -♥- Not Just the Girl Next Door by Stacy Connelly -♥- The Nanny Clause by Karen Rose Smith -♥- The City Girl’s Homecoming by Kathy Douglass -♥- It Started with a Pregnancy by Christy Jeffries -♥- Home is Where the Hound Is by Melissa Senate -♥- More Than a Temporary Family by Marie Ferrarella -♥- The Bookshop Rescue by Rochelle Alers -♥- Love off the Leash by Tara Taylor Quinn -♥- A Double Dose of Happiness by Teri Wilson -♥- It Started with a Puppy by Christy Jeffries -♥- 

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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Maybe We Won’t by Melissa Foster

Posted April 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Series Connection, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

When workaholic Boston attorney Deirdra de Messiéres is passed over for a well-deserved promotion, she takes a two-month hiatus to show her boss just how much he needs her and heads home to Silver Island. But beyond seeing her sisters happy, home is not where Deirdra’s heart is. She has no interest in their family restaurant, the Bistro, or reliving hurtful childhood memories, and absolutely no interest in spending a single second with Josiah “Jagger” Jones, the Bistro’s too-laid-back musician and chef. Sure, the hippie is hot, but he drives her nuts. The guy lives in a van with his dog, and he can’t even commit to a solid work schedule. To make matters worse, he’s always around. She needs to get off the island, stat.

Jagger has overcome his own personal trials to place stock in life’s pleasures: family, friends, peace…and if he has his way, one positively beautiful, absolutely uptight attorney. Jagger knows he’s the perfect person to help Deirdra deal with her hurtful past and find her way back to being happy.

A chance encounter leads to deep conversation, and night after liberating night, Deirdra lets down her guard. But neither has plans to stay on Silver Island. Free-spirited Jagger has wanderlust, and Deirdra has a career to return to. They’re on different paths, and plans for a future together don’t stand a chance. But when has anything gone according to plan?

Titles in the Silver Harbor series include — Maybe We Will – Maybe We Should – Maybe We Won’t –

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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