Category: Standalone Single Title

The Bull Rider’s Secret Son by Susan Breeden

Posted September 30, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Owned, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

They shared a past
Now they share a son

Cody Sayers learned the hard way that romance and bull riding don’t mix.

But a visit to Destiny Springs to meet his “biggest little fan” finds Cody face-to-face with his unforgettable ex-wife, Becca Haring—and her little boy. 

His little boy.

Suddenly Cody’s taking to family life like a horse to water. But is this wanderin’ cowboy ready to hang up his spurs for good?

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

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A Vacancy for a Village Vet by Joanne Boden

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

From big city high-flyer to little village vet …

Hannah and Daniel were teenage sweethearts, but then Daniel left their sleepy village of Middlefern and his grandfather’s veterinary practice behind for the bright lights of London.

Now, fifteen years later, the prodigal grandson has returned to temporarily take over the village practice with a veterinary qualification and his dog, Sammy, in tow.

Daniel is ready for rabbits with tummy aches, guinea pigs who’ve lost their squeak, plenty of cow complaints, and a whole lot of memories – both good and bad. But is he ready to see Hannah again?

Of course, a high-flying city vet like Daniel was never planning to stay in Middlefern for good – especially given his history with the place.

But could another, even more important, vacancy convince him to change his mind?

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Snowed In with the Billionaire by Leslie North

Posted August 27, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Sexual Content, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

Will a Christmas surprise make both their dreams come true?

Brea Nelson is used to her family’s prickly attitude, but she’s determined to spend the holidays with them. Unfortunately, a major storm and serious car trouble complicate her plans.

Stranded in the middle of nowhere, she finds herself knocking on the door of the infamous George Clark, a cutthroat CEO whose name is all over the news. Brea is pleasantly surprised by his muscular body and striking good looks. But his cold, rude demeanor promptly douses what’s left of her holiday cheer.

Business always comes first for billionaire George Clark. But a near-death experience forced him into hiding on Christmas Eve. When his solitude is disrupted by the shy but beautiful Brea, he’s less than thrilled at the interruption. But he can’t deny there’s something special about this plucky woman… Something that cuts through his arrogant exterior, and warms his cold heart.

One night may be all it takes to ignite a spark between these two strangers. But will a Christmas miracle be enough to keep them from going their separate ways?

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

Booksprout ARC

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His Desert Bride by Demand by Lela May Wight

Posted August 25, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

He asked for a night
Now he requires her hand!

Newly orphaned Charlotte Hegarty is ready to start living her life. She’s determined a reckless encounter with her first love, Prince Akeem, will free her from the past. Maybe then she’ll be able to forget him…

Akeem wants to show Charlotte what she gave up when she turned her back on him. So he sweeps her away to his desert kingdom, intent on seduction.

Yet when their secret tryst threatens to become a scandal, duty-bound Akeem makes an outrageous demand: Charlotte will be his queen!

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

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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.

NetGalley ARC

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The Return of His Promised Duchess by Lauri Robinson

Posted May 19, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Harlequin, Harlequin Historical, Standalone Single Title, Victorian Romance / 0 Comments

 

 

The duke’s Southern belle…

Causing a stir in society!

Committed bachelor Andrew, Duke of Mansfield, is content to believe the lady he’s been betrothed to since childhood will never return.

But when the American Civil War drives Annabelle from her life in Virginia to England, Andrew finds himself reluctantly captivated by her!

Luckily, she is as unwilling to wed as he is—yet when inhibitions are lowered at a masked ball, Andrew’s intrigued to know the real Annabelle…

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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Snowbound in His Billion-Dollar Bed by Kali Anthony

Posted February 11, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

Outside a snowstorm is raging
Inside the temperature is rising…

Ousted from Italian high society, Count Stefano Moretti has locked himself behind his castle walls. He’s determined to right the wrongs that ruined his family’s name. The arrival of beautiful Lucy Jamieson at his door is a distraction he can’t afford!

Running from heartbreak, violinist Lucy is attempting to return a precious heirloom. Caught in a bitter snowstorm, she’s forced to seek shelter in Stefano’s castle, where she finds herself longing to unravel the truth behind his disgraced reputation…and to discover the searing heat promised in his bed!

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

**There is a slight connection to Off-Limits to the Crown Prince also by this author**

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No Ex Before Marriage by Portia MacIntosh

Posted February 9, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Comedy, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

It’s not over until someone says ‘I do’…

While her friends join the “Wife Club” one by one, Poppy feels like that part of her life is done and dusted. Already married and divorced she’s not desperate to go through all that again.

But what if her divorce never actually went through…?

After a shocking revelation Poppy not only discovers she is still married, but that Zac is about to have his second wedding!

Coming face to face with her (almost) ex-husband after six years apart is never going to be easy. And when Zac panics and tells his new wife-to-be that Poppy is family, things can’t get much worse as she is welcomed with open arms as part of the wedding party!

As the memories flood back, can Poppy really leave the past where it is? And can she watch the first love of her life walk down the aisle to say ‘I do’ once again?

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The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy by Robin Bielman

Posted November 18, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

 

Kennedy Martin is shocked when her ex calls days before his wedding, expressing serious second thoughts. Doesn’t he see his fiancée’s actually the glaze to his doughnut? Now she’s got no choice but to crash his wedding and convince the man he’s with the right woman.

Instead, she crashes into the absolute last man she ever wanted to see: Maverick Owens, her old college nemesis. Maverick is still as awful, infuriating, and just The Worst as ever—even if he looks way too sexy in his cowboy hat. And of course he’s convinced she’s actually at the seaside ranch to ruin the wedding.

Now the only way to get some face time with the groom and save this marriage is to participate in all sorts of pre-wedding events…with Maverick. Stuck on a canoe, making small-talk at cocktail hour, and even a hoedown with her worst enemy? This just might be the longest week of her life…

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The Certainty of Chance by Jacquelyn Middleton

Posted October 16, 2021 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Own Voices, Standalone Single Title, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT DECEMBER…

Madeleine Joy is feeling more meh than merry. When an Icelandic volcano erupts six days before Christmas, hazardous ash congests European airspace, canceling flights indefinitely—including the thirtysomething’s connection to Paris. Stranded alone in London, separated from her sister, and with the devastating one-year anniversary of her best friend’s tragic death just days away, Madeleine has never felt less festive. And as if things couldn’t get worse, the cute guy driving the cab to her hotel won’t shut up about carolers and tinsel…

Julian Halliwell is one of life’s sunny optimists. A former music journalist, he’s embraced his love for London by starting his own black cab business, enthusiastically ferrying passengers from one historic landmark to another. But life hasn’t always been easy for Julian. Having navigated several life-changing setbacks including a cruel betrayal by his former fiancée, Julian remains hopeful that he’ll meet somebody kind, who shares his love of music, his corgi named Winnie, and of course, the magic of Christmas time in London.

Despite being an unlikely match, fate seems determined to throw them together. But can the grieving American find joy again in a world where the lights have all but dimmed?

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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