Category: Small Town 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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Maverick Justice by Delores Fossen

Posted February 4, 2023 by Marsha in Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

She may have broken his heart

 But her memory loss has made her the target of a killer.

Fleeing the hospital—and a deadly threat—Delaney Archer runs to Cash Mercer, the one man she trusts.

Except the Clay Ridge sheriff and rancher hasn’t seen the public defender in a year, not since Delaney ended their engagement.

Someone has tampered with her memory, and they won’t rest until Delaney’s dead.

Can the Texas lawman shield her from a desperate killer…and the explosive truth?

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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Home with the Rodeo Dad by Jeannie Watt

Posted February 3, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

This cowboy needs rescuing…

But can he trust her?

Bronc rider Troy Mackay has been duped!

Renting Littlegate Farm could have provided the perfect home for his six-month-old daughter…if it wasn’t already occupied.

New owner Kat Farley is not about to toss the cowboy and his baby out on the street, and soon the trio begins to feel like a family.

But when her ex starts causing problems, will she let Troy come to her rescue?

Titles in The Cowgirls of Larkspur Valley series include — Home with the Rodeo Dad —♥— A Sweet Montana Christmas —♥—

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

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The Texas Cowboy’s Lady by Debra Holt

Posted February 3, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Which shines brighter: Hollywood lights or the Texas stars?

Laurel Burkitt, who owns half of the mega-ranching empire known as the Aces High, shook the Texas dirt off her stilettos a long time ago. She’s all about high fashion, sleek cars, and adding movie awards to her shelves. No dark-eyed, sexy, hard-driving, country-living cowboy is going to rope her into being his country darlin’…as long as her brain keeps control over the traitorous yearnings of her heart.

Jaxson Hawkes, the foreman of the Aces High, was born to the saddle and to being a cowboy all his days. So it took him a while to finally bare his soul to the spitfire he grew up adoring. He expected Laurel to choose between him and Texas and her dream of California gold. Her choice broke his heart.

Now Laurel’s back and her ideas of merging California with Texas aren’t sitting too well with Jaxson. There’s a showdown coming between them, and when the dust clears, will he send her packing on that shiny plane once and for all? Or will the lady claim the cowboy’s heart for good?

Titles in the Texas Heritage series include — The Texas Cowboy’s Proposal —♥— The Texas Cowboy’s Lady —♥— The Texas Cowboy’s Rescue —♥—

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 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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The Brokenhearted Cowboy by Macie St. James

Posted January 18, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Falling in love with her client is not in her plans.

Brendon Ludington has lived his entire life in the shadow of his older brother, Sawyer. As the family ranch faces serious legal troubles, though, he can’t help but speak his mind. It helps when he manages to befriend the family attorney, especially when his mom starts playing matchmaker.

Marnie Chapman takes her job as an attorney seriously. Her dream has long been to make partner at a law firm in her hometown, and she’s on her way to achieving it. But as she spends time with Brendon Ludington, she starts to feel things she hasn’t felt in a long time. As a professional, she knows she has to battle those feelings, but it’s becoming increasingly impossible.

As the deadline to return home looms, both Brendon and Marnie fight a growing attraction. Once duty calls, Brendon’s fears kick in. He swore he’d never again fall in love with a woman who can’t stay in his beloved small town, and that is exactly what he’s done. He can’t leave Cupid Ridge, and her home is hours away, so how can it possibly work?

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

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

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The Forgiving Quilt by Lenora Worth

Posted January 14, 2023 by Marsha in Amish Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Running a historic Inn on Pennsylvania’s beautiful Shadow Lake has blessed the Amish King sisters in work and family. Now they just need to add room for love . . .

Eliza King already has a broken heart, and thanks to a rickety ladder, she now has a broken leg too. She isn’t dealing with either very well. Ever since a brief romance ended when the boy who’d been courting her tried a little too hard to take things further, Eliza has sought refuge in reading books and tending to her beloved horses. Being incapacitated makes the latter impossible. But her Englisch doctor knows an Amish man looking for just such work . . .
 
Eliza is shocked to discover that the man is Levi Lapp, the very boy who humiliated her, now all grown up. Levi is embarrassed over his clumsy behavior as a teen. He wants to earn Eliza’s forgiveness, even if he can’t win back her heart. . . . And once Eliza reluctantly agrees to hire him, she finds herself enjoying the little gifts and encouraging notes Levi leaves for her. Encouraged by her older sister, she begins to fashion a quilt out of each item. Soon Eliza can see Levi’s caring spirit plainly before her—and the possibility that he might just be the best thing for her horses—and for her.

Titles in The Shadow Lake series include — The Memory Quilt —♥— The Forgiving Quilt —♥— The Christmas Quilt —♥—

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