Category: Romantic Suspense

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.

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Rancher After Midnight by Karen Booth

Posted January 3, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Can this tenacious beauty tame Royal, Texas’s savage beast? 

One New Year’s Eve kiss is all it takes…

To tame a handsome beast.

Thanks to a bogus inheritance, rancher Heath Thurston has a score to settle.

Seducing his sexy land surveyor, Ruby Bennet, is not part of his revenge plan…nor is the snowstorm that leaves them stranded with nothing but a connection they can’t deny.

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, will Heath’s icy heart finally melt, or will he remain a vengeful beast for good?

Titles in the multi-author Texas Cattleman’s Club: Ranchers and Rivals series include — Staking a Claim by Janice Maynard – Boyfriend Lessons by Sophia Singh Sasson – On Opposite Sides by Cat Schield – Rivalry at Play by Nadine GonzalezVacation Crush by Yahrah St. John – An Ex to Remember by Jessica Lemmon – Cinderella Masquerade by LaQuette – One Christmas Night by Jules Bennett – Rancher After Midnight by Karen Booth

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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Danger in Big Sky Country by Kimberly Van Meter

Posted December 10, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

To catch a killer

…will she risk a life?

When a childhood friend and her family are killed on their Montana ranch, Detective Luna Griffin finds it especially gut-wrenching.

To solve the case, she must work with the victim’s brother, Benjamin, who’ll do anything to get justice for his sister.

But the by-the-book cop must bend the rules­ while not falling for the ex-marine. Until one bullet—and long-buried secrets—threatens everything…

Titles in the Big Sky Justice series include — Danger in Big Sky Country —♥— Her K-9 Protector —♥—

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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Kyle by Leslie North

Posted December 8, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Temptation doesn’t play by the rules…

Navy SEAL Kyle Matthews will do whatever it takes to avenge his brother’s death. And he’s not alone. He and his beautiful sister-in-law, Natalie, are after the same thing… with one important caveat. He wants the terrorist behind Nick’s murder dead. She wants him in custody. They’re headed for a clash.

Kyle respects his brother’s memory, so it’s hands off when it comes to Nick’s widow—no matter how tempting he finds her. But she has a different plan…

As an intelligence expert, Natalie knows how to keep a cool head in stressful situations. But nothing prepared her for the sizzling attraction she feels toward Kyle. He’s a driven, powerful man, built for action. And Natalie has some very steamy action on her mind. When push comes to shove, though, duty has to come before anything else. Their very lives depend on it.

Her heart will just have to wait…

Titles in the SEAL Team Ten series include — Gage —♥— Scotty —♥— Spencer —♥— Kyle —♥—

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

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Spencer by Leslie North

Posted November 21, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Desire is the deadliest weapon…

Navy SEAL Spencer Nixon knows falling for Toni Williams is a bad idea. But some women are impossible to resist. Beautiful, intelligent Toni seems dedicated to helping underprivileged children…but her father is tangled in the dark underworld of international terrorism. And Spencer is convinced Coran Williams may have orchestrated his SEAL teammate’s murder.

To Toni, Spencer seems perfect in so many ways—from his sexy, toned body to his razor-sharp wit. But he has a violent side as well, honed by years as a Navy SEAL. And the truth is, it frightens her. Could she ever love someone trained to kill people?

How can Toni choose between family and a man she just met? When those two clash, will her broken heart be a casualty of their war?

Titles in the SEAL Team Ten series include — Gage —♥— Scotty —♥— Spencer —♥— Kyle —♥—

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

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Scotty by Leslie North

Posted November 18, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Danger lurks around every corner… but it’s a romance that comes as the biggest surprise

Navy SEAL Scotty Devonshire has one weakness: women. But a long-term relationship? That’s not his style—until Hayley Stevens walks into his life. All he wants is to find his SEAL teammate’s widow and clear his buddies’ names. Turns out Hayley, a hacker extraordinaire, is trying to find the same woman. Hayley’s smart, cute, and more fascinating than any woman Scotty has ever been with. He can’t get her out of his head, no matter how hard he tries.

Hayley is shocked to find that she and Scotty are searching for the same person. And she’s not so sure that Scotty and his teammates are as innocent as they claim. But despite her doubts, she can’t help but be attracted to the sexy SEAL. That chiseled body, those dreamy blue eyes… It’s only a matter of time before she gives in to smoldering temptation.

But when the two find themselves fighting for their lives, they both begin to wonder… will they live long enough to confess how they really feel about each other?

Titles in the SEAL Team Ten series include — Gage —♥— Scotty —♥— Spencer —♥— Kyle —♥—

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

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A Cowboy for Merry by Jamie K. Schmidt

Posted November 18, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Modern Western Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Ten years turned her into a champion and him into a cowboy looking for a fresh start.

Roped in by her sisters, Merry Grayson is home in Last Stand, Texas, for Christmas and a charity event at the Three Sisters Ranch. She’s shocked to run into her bad-boy ex-boyfriend. She thought he was still in prison, and if he’d ratted her out all those years ago, she would’ve done time too. Instead, Merry had seized her second chance and made a career in rodeo—trying to forget her rebel past and the boy who stole her heart.

Simon Reynolds is determined to move on. He never regretted protecting Merry when his Robin Hood heist failed. After his father had hung him out to dry, the thought of her warmth and beauty kept him going. Simon knows he needs to let go of his past, but the sparks and chemistry are as volatile as ever and he feels himself being pulled back in.

Christmas is a time for miracles. Is asking Santa for a second chance at love too much?

Titles in the Three Sisters Ranch series include – The Cowboy’s Daughter —♥— The Cowboy’s Hunt —♥— The Cowboy’s Heart —♥— A Cowboy for April —♥— A Cowboy for June —♥— A Cowboy for Merry —♥—

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

(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series. Think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town.)  Visit the Last Stand Texas page for series that have been reviewed here at Happily Ever After Romance.

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The Cowboy’s Hunt by Jamie K. Schmidt

Posted November 18, 2022 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Activist Emily Sullivan left her fulfilling job in the Peace Corps to save her family’s ranch from bankruptcy. Her dream is to use renewable energy because conservation and education are her passion. Unfortunately, her parents believe there’s a greater profit in allowing hunting tours to cull the local wild species. Emily vows to change her parents’ minds.

Donovan Link doesn’t stay in one place or with one job too long. This cowboy-turned-hunter is determined that the hunting lodge he built on the Three Sisters ranch will give him a nice nest egg so he could retire to Alaska, where the game is plentiful and his incarcerated father can never find him.

When these two opposites clash, sparks fly. Donovan sees Emily as a sabotaging eco-warrior and she sees him as a soulless trophy hunter. But they need to work together to keep the Three Sisters ranch in the black and fighting with each other — and falling in love — complicates an already impossible situation.

Titles in the Three Sisters Ranch series include – The Cowboy’s Daughter —♥— The Cowboy’s Hunt —♥— The Cowboy’s Heart —♥— A Cowboy for April —♥— A Cowboy for June —♥— A Cowboy for Merry —♥—

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

(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series. Think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town. Our Last Stand, Texas page can be found here.)

 

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Gage by Leslie North

Posted November 5, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Danger and desire are an intoxicating mix…

Navy SEAL Gage Jackelson will do anything to solve the murder of his friend… even get half-naked for a romance-novel cover shoot. It doesn’t hurt that the photographer is equally gorgeous and intriguing. But Anna Middleton is a distraction he can’t afford. Could she know more than she’s letting on? He’ll have to get close to her to find out. Really close.

Ever since Gage showed up, Anna’s quiet life has been turned upside down. First, her billionaire boss disappeared after an explosion rocked their office building. Then some decidedly sinister characters started following her. And the smoking-hot SEAL is driving her wild—not that she’s complaining.

She meant to keep their relationship strictly professional. But as they become further entangled in a web of danger, Anna can’t help falling hard. They’ll need to work together to make it through…but will Gage stick around once he’s ensured Anna’s safety?

Titles in the SEAL Team Ten series include — Gage —♥— Scotty —♥— Spencer —♥— Kyle —♥—

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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*author’s note* – Gage was originally published as Shooting the SEAL in 2016. This new edition has been re-edited, revitalized, and reimagined.

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The Sheikh’s Christmas Present by Leslie North

Posted November 2, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Romance is in the air, so buckle up and prepare for takeoff…

The Christmas season is a time for giving, and pilot Maria Walken has a planeload of gifts for refugees in Syria. She’s determined to get her cargo delivered in time for the holidays, come hell or high water. When a handsome Sheikh shows up in need of a lift, she can’t stand his arrogance and wealth… Or the way he makes her heart race. But when he offers a large donation to her charity, she can hardly refuse.

Sheikh Jarik Shadid is desperate to get to Lebanon, to testify in a high-profile trial. He needs discrete transportation, and he’s more than willing to contribute to Maria’s charity in exchange for a seat on her plane. But when a freak snowstorm prevents them from taking off, Jarik’s no-nonsense attitude starts to melt. And his attraction to the beautiful, principled pilot grows stronger.

Maria always promised herself she’d never fall for a man like Jarik. But as they work together to spread holiday cheer, she begins to wonder… Is Jarik the Christmas present she’s been longing for?

Titles in the Shadid Sheikhs series (trilogy) include — The Sheikh’s Christmas Maid —♥— The Sheikh’s Christmas Present —♥— The Sheikh’s Christmas Baby —♥—

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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