Category: Previously Published

Protecting Mandy by Leslie North

Posted September 5, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Even an ace mechanic can’t repair a broken heart…

When Mandy’s father died, he left her alone, heartbroken, and buried in crippling debt to an unscrupulous bookie. Now, Mandy’s the proud owner of an auto repair business whose only other mechanic just quit. Things couldn’t get any worse. Until former Navy SEAL Chance McCallister, the man who broke her heart when they were teens, walks through her door. He’s looking to help, and even hotter than she remembers. She’d be crazy to hire him as her new mechanic.

And she’d be even crazier to fall in love with him again…

Chance knows Mandy’s in trouble. And even though he doesn’t want to get involved, he can’t stop those feelings flooding his heart, the same way they did when he was a kid. Nothing has changed… Except Mandy is even more beautiful, more fierce, more everything. But he’s not going down that road again. One messy breakup is enough. He’ll protect her. He’ll put his life on the line. And he’ll do what he can to keep her safe.

But this time, he’ll protect his own heart as well…

Titles in the McCallister Military Brothers series include — Protecting Mandy —♦— Saving Rachel —♦— Guarding Viktoria —♦—

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

Booksprout ARC

Previously published as SEAL’s Homecoming. 

Read More

Divider

Wild Dream by Leslie North

Posted August 14, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Sometimes love brews where it’s least expected…

Between keeping his brothers in line and looking after Lockhart Bend, Sheriff Trevor Wild has enough on his plate. But he can’t pass up the chance to get close to the town’s newest resident, Marianne Stanton. She’s as delicious as the beer she brews… But as stubborn as a hangover.

She won’t sway from her plans to revitalize the town’s beloved honky tonk. But the more time he spends with her, the more he begins to come around to her way of thinking. Maybe Lockhart Bend is ready for a new honky tonk, and maybe its sheriff is finally ready for love…

Marianne barely escaped Denver with her dignity intact. Lockhart Bend is her chance to start fresh, away from her ex-husband. She’s striking out on her own, and she won’t accept help from anyone. Especially the town’s pushy, opinionated sheriff. The only problem: is that the sheriff is drop-dead gorgeous. She can’t help but let him into her heart. But when a blast from her past puts her dreams on the line, both her love and her ambitions are in jeopardy.

Will Marianne find a way to have both the boyfriend and the brewpub of her dreams? Or is she headed for yet another heartbreak?

Titles in the Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series include — Wild Ride —♥— Wild Heart —♥— Wild Dream —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

Previously Published

Read More

Divider

Wild Heart by Leslie North

Posted August 2, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Kindle Unlimited, Modern Western Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Recovering at the ranch has never been so… vigorous.

With a knee injury capable of ending his football career, all Charlie Wild should be focusing on is recovery. But that’s the last thing on his mind when Dylan Rose walks into the small town hospital where he’s healing. She’s stunningly beautiful…Too bad the gorgeous doctor seems immune to his charms.

Dylan Rose isn’t looking for romance when she meets her newest patient. Sure, Charlie is charming, handsome, and built like the star quarterback he is. But she knows better than to fall for a player.

Yet over time, she begins to see that he’s more than just a cute jock. Charlie has a heart. He’s also persistent as all get out, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t ignore the sizzling attraction growing between them. But just when she’s starting to fall for the big lug, Charlie betrays her, putting himself and their relationship in danger.

Can she forgive him? Or will Charlie have to add heartache to the list of injuries keeping him on the sidelines?

Titles in the Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series include — Wild Ride —♥— Wild Heart —♥— Wild Dream —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

Previously Published

Read More

Divider

Wild Ride by Leslie North

Posted July 28, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Kindle Unlimited, Modern Western Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Wild horses couldn’t tear these hearts apart…

Trevor Wild will do anything to save his beloved Wildhorse Ranch… Including starting up a trendy glamping side business—something as alien to him as a day out of the saddle.

Luckily, smart and sassy Sabrina Hearthstone is an expert. Trevor’s hired her to live on the ranch while she sets up a glamping experience on his land. But it doesn’t take long for Sabrina to disrupt his life in more ways than one. Trevor’s got a ranch to save, and the last thing he needs is to fall for a beautiful woman. But his heart seems to have other plans…

Sabrina might be an expert at revamping, but she has no intention of making over gorgeous cowboy Trevor Wild, even if she is wildly attracted to him. He’s stuck in his ways, stubborn as a mule… But sexier than any man she’s ever known. When they aren’t butting heads, they’re trading kisses that set her heart racing and leave her weak in the knees.

But Trevor still doesn’t trust her, and Sabrina can’t keep waiting for him to realize she’s more than just some city girl. When disaster strikes, she’ll have to make a choice…

But can she be happy without her Wild man?

Titles in the Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series include — Wild Ride —♥— Wild Heart —♥— Wild Dream —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

Previously Published

Read More

Divider

Sheikha’s Determined Police Officer by Leslie North

Posted June 27, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

One last chance for love…

Aaliyah Botros is beginning to wonder if she’ll ever get her chance at love. Her two best friends are both in happy relationships. But Aaliyah’s insanely overprotective family seems determined to fend off any potential suitors.

When she bumps into her old flame Joseph, she’s delighted to find that he’s just as charming as ever. In fact, he’s even more handsome, muscular, and disarming than she remembered. But despite the connection she still feels in her heart, Aaliyah knows her family will never approve.

Joseph can’t believe his luck, running into Aaliyah after all this time. He never stopped thinking about her after high school. While he may be a respected police officer in his community, he knows it won’t be so easy to earn the respect of the aristocratic Botros family.

It only takes one magical night to reignite the passion between Aaliyah and Joseph, but with her strict family standing in the way, is their relationship doomed from the start?

Titles in the Botros Brothers series include — Sheikh’s Accidental Pregnancy —♥— Sheikh’s Defiant Girlfriend —♥— Sheikh’s Secret Past —♥— Sheikha’s Determined Police Officer —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

Previously Published

Read More

Divider

The Sheikh’s Secret Past by Leslie North

Posted June 8, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Two brothers. Two women who love them. One secret that threatens to destroy their family…

Soraya’s heart melts when she’s around Amir. She has never felt so attracted to any man. No matter how much she tries to fight it, she can’t resist Amir’s playful charms. And nobody had ever seen Amir care so much for a woman. Even his brother, Tariq, jokes that Amir, an infamous playboy, is falling head over heels in love.

Then there’s Sara… Her bond with Tariq strengthens every day. When he is near, she feels feverish, like she is on fire. Just his touch, or a whiff of his cologne, sets her heart racing. He may seem stubborn and intimating on the outside, but his tough exterior disappears around Sara and their child. With another Botros baby on the way, and a wedding on the horizon, their relationship has grown even more passionate.

But when the Botros matriarch invites the whole family to visit an exotic paradise in the heart of the desert, a woman from Amir’s past is waiting for them.

And she carries a secret that could tear the Botros family apart…

Titles in the Botros Brothers series include — Sheikh’s Accidental Pregnancy —♥— Sheikh’s Defiant Girlfriend —♥— Sheikh’s Secret Past —♥— Sheikha’s Determined Police Officer —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

Previously Published

Read More

Divider

A Christmas Kiss for the Cowboy by April Murdock

Posted June 8, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Previously Published, Series Connection, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Felicity Duncan has had a crush on Jack Taylor since she was a teenager. She follows the rodeo because of him. When she finds out he’s in her cousin’s wedding; she’s beside herself with nerves and excitement.

Jack knows who his best friend’s cousin is, but he’s never really paid attention to her. He remembers her as just a kid. Now that she’s all grown up, he’s taken by surprise at how she’s changed. No longer the awkward teenager, she’s a stunner with a serene nature that draws him to her.

When they’re paired up in the wedding party, they’re both quietly excited. When the wedding party is asked to join the bride and groom on the dance floor, Felicity is rigid with fear. She can’t dance at all. He promises to take the lead and that everything will be okay. She stomps on his feet the whole dance. She’s beyond embarrassed.

And then, when she apologizes, he just disappears. She has no idea what set him off or why he’d be gracious and kind one minute and avoid her the next. He’d told her he was planning to be at the ranch for the entire holiday. So was she. This was going to be a long holiday if her biggest crush avoided her like the plague just because she’d stepped on his toes. Literally.

But things aren’t always as they seem. Is it possible Jack is avoiding her for a reason she has no idea about?

Titles in The Brothers of Duncan Ranch series include — A Party Planner for the Cowboy —♥— A Second Chance for the Cowboy —♥— A Rare Beauty for the Cowboy —♥— An Open Heart for the Cowboy —♥— A Christmas Kiss for the Cowboy —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

***Originally published in the Christmas Wishes and Cowboy Kisses multi-author boxed set***

Read More

Divider

The Sheikh’s Defiant Girlfriend by Leslie North

Posted June 3, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

A forbidden romance blossoms beneath the burning desert sun…

Sheikh Amir Botros, a notorious womanizer, may finally have met his match in the form of Soraya, his best friend’s sister.

Soraya is fascinating, beautiful, and fiercely intelligent… She constantly pushes Amir away, rejects him in public, and refuses to return his calls. And despite his best efforts, he can’t even make her smile. She never lets her guard down around him, no matter how hard he tries…

Soraya can’t believe how arrogant and obnoxious Amir Botros can be… He’s always showing up to her university or the restaurant where she works uninvited. He won’t leave her alone, and he won’t take no for an answer. Forcing her to ask herself… Why is she so attracted to a man she knows she should despise?

But when he kisses her, something inside her melts. She knows she can’t resist him. But what happens when forces beyond both their control conspire to tear them apart?

Titles in the Botros Brothers series include — Sheikh’s Accidental Pregnancy —♥— Sheikh’s Defiant Girlfriend —♥— Sheikh’s Secret Past —♥— Sheikha’s Determined Police Officer —♥—

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

Booksprout ARC

Previously Published

Read More

Divider

Navy SEAL’s Innocent Italian by Leslie North

Posted May 16, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Romance and revenge are a deadly combination…

Former Navy SEAL Jake Travers’s mission is simple… Tail Marco Bresi, the man who once kidnapped billionaire Trent Caldwell’s baby, so Trent can find out what he’s up to now. But Jake never expected to find an intoxicatingly beautiful woman alongside the shady character he’s following.

Alexandra Moretti may be smart, gorgeous, and the most captivating woman Jake has ever met. But as far as he’s concerned, she’s the key to getting close to Marco. But as Jake gets closer to her, his attraction becomes an addiction. And soon, he can’t imagine life without her…

After a disastrous arranged engagement, Alexandra is looking to escape Italy, so she allows Marco to bring her to the U.S. as a favor to her father. But the second she meets the ruggedly handsome Jake, she finds herself drawn to him. Something about his smoldering blue eyes and commanding presence makes her feel safe and protected. And she knows he desires her as much as she desires him…

But will their steamy affair come to an end when Alex uncovers Jake’s true motives?

Titles in the Denver Men series include — CEO’s Pregnant Lover —♥— The SEAL’s Virgin Lover —♥— FBI Agent’s Reluctant Lover —♥— Navy SEAL’s Innocent Italian —♥—

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

Previously Published

Booksprout ARC

Read More

Divider

FBI Agent’s Reluctant Lover by Leslie North

Posted May 8, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content / 2 Comments

True love is worth fighting for…

Single mother Rachel has enough on her plate with two rambunctious twin boys to raise. Still mourning her husband, she isn’t looking for romance—until Chance, a strikingly handsome ex-FBI agent shows up at her door.

While it’s clear Rachel knows nothing about his case involving a kidnapped baby, it’s also obvious she’s in over her head with her own little ones. Chance steps in to help, and suddenly all the chaos of her life seem to disappear. Chance is caring, and hot, and he has a calming way about him that soothes her soul—and fires up her desire. But love? She’s not sure she’s ready for that…

No two ways about it… Chance is enthralled by Rachel. She’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. Smart, strong, and beautiful—more than enough to get him imagining what it would be like to be in her life permanently. Unfortunately, Rachel doesn’t seem nearly as interested in him as he is in her.

When he was an FBI agent, Chance always got the results he wanted. But now that he has found the perfect woman, can he convince her that he is what she wants?

Titles in the Denver Men series include — CEO’s Pregnant Lover —♥— The SEAL’s Virgin Lover —♥— FBI Agent’s Reluctant Lover —♥— Navy SEAL’s Innocent Italian —♥—

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

Previously Published

Booksprout ARC

Read More

Divider

The SEAL’s Virgin Lover by Leslie North

Posted April 27, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Danger and romance make for an unforgettable meet cute…

Former Navy SEAL Seth Jacobsen has been hired to find the kidnapped infant of billionaire Trent Caldwell. Tracking down the baby is easy. Getting the little one away from the sassy and beautiful nurse looking after her? Not so much. Seth doesn’t understand how she can be so warm and affectionate one moment, and so cold the next. But he can’t deny, there’s something about her he just can’t resist…

Chelsea Andrews refuses to back down. A mysterious stranger hired her to look after a baby, and nobody is going to get in the way of her doing her job. As far as she’s concerned, men like Seth are one thing… Trouble. And despite their growing attraction, she isn’t about to give her virginity away to just anyone—even if he is tall, muscular, and unbearably handsome.

When they’re forced to work together to return the kidnapped infant, Chelsea realizes there’s more to this gruff alpha male than meets the eye. Could he be the man she’s been waiting for?

Titles in the Denver Men series include — CEO’s Pregnant Lover —♥— The SEAL’s Virgin Lover —♥— FBI’s Reluctant Lover —♥— Navy SEAL’s Innocent Italian —♥—

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

Previously Published

Booksprout ARC

Read More

Divider

CEO’s Pregnant Lover by Leslie North

Posted April 20, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Previously Published, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Never mix business with pleasure…

Klutzy, adorable Brianna Daughtry is nothing like the women Trent Caldwell is usually attracted to. The handsome, cold-hearted billionaire goes for bimbos and eye candy who look good on his arm, women who won’t make a fuss when things end. But Brianna, his new temporary assistant, is nothing like that at all…

She’s the sort of woman who can make a man’s heart beat faster. And make him wish he were a different man…a better man. The type of woman Trent usually avoids at all costs. Except, he can’t. And even if he could, his heart doesn’t want to…

Brianna can’t believe someone like Trent could be remotely attracted to her. But she can’t deny that his smoldering looks, his lingering touches, and his intoxicating kisses tell her otherwise. Yes, he’s maddeningly overbearing and arrogant. But somehow, the alpha businessman has a sweet side as well.

Even with Trent’s old nemesis casting a shadow over their happiness, it seems her dreams of forever may come true. Until a devastating turn of events threatens to tear everything they’ve built apart…

Titles in the Denver Men series include — CEO’s Pregnant Lover —♥— The SEAL’s Virgin Lover —♥— FBI Agent’s Reluctant Lover —♥— Navy SEAL’s Innocent Italian —♥—

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

Previously Published

Booksprout ARC

Read More

Divider

A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Melinda Curtis

Posted April 16, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Previously Published, Romantic Comedy, Series, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

A perfect day…

Beck O’Brien is on a roll. Business is good, he’s about to marry a dependable woman who he’ll grow to love, and soon he’ll be picking up a prize filly for his stable. His life feels–secure.

Until Kitty steps in…

Kitty Summer has always looked out for her younger sisters. Today she may have taken that protection a little too far, but the goal was achieved. The wedding of convenience is off! All would be fine, except she’s stranded in Florida with her Grandma Dotty, and with no purse, she’s without a way home. Unless she can get a ride from the no-longer-convenient groom.

There’s a road trip ahead and fences to mend. And when the trio reaches their destination, Beck and Kitty find they may be interested in more than a marriage of convenience…

Titles in the Summer Kisses series include — A Kiss is Just a Kiss —♥— And Then He Kissed Me —♥— Kiss Me At Midnight —♥— When You Kiss Me —♥— It Happened One Night —♥—

*This title was also part of the Magnolias and Moonshine series.*

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

Booksprout ARC

Read More

Divider

One Hot Cowboy Wedding by Carolyn Brown

Posted April 13, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, 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.

NetGalley ARC

Read More

Divider

All I Want from Santa by Lisa Jackson

Posted March 18, 2023 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), NetGalley, Previously Published, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

The small town of Cascadia is home to Veronica Walsh and her young daughter, Amy.

If Ronni still believed in Santa, she’d ask for a chance to buy the rundown old lodge next door and turn it into a B&B.

Amy’s Christmas wish list, on the other hand, includes one item that catches Ronni off-guard: a new daddy.  But four years after losing her husband in a tragic accident, Ronni doesn’t plan to get involved with anyone—least of all the lodge’s new owner.
 
Travis Keegan has moved from Seattle to get his wayward teenage son back on track. Yet the moment he meets Ronni, he wonders if this could be the fresh start they all need.

Healing from a loss and melding their two families won’t be easy, but Christmas in Cascadia has a magic that may just prove irresistible . . .

Originally published as New Year’s Daddy for Silhouette Special Edition

Read More

Divider