Category: Trigger Warning!

Unbridled Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Posted May 8, 2023 by Marsha in Canary Street Press (formerly HQN-Harlequin Digital), Harlequin, HQN (Harlequin Digital), Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

Welcome to Four Corners Ranch, where the West is still wild…and when a cowboy needs a wife, he decides to find her the old-fashioned way. 

Cowboy Sawyer Garrett has no intention of settling down. But when he becomes a single dad to tiny baby June, stepping up to the responsibility is non-negotiable. And so is finding a woman to be a mother to his infant daughter. So he decides to do it the way the pioneers did: by putting out an ad for a mail-order bride. 

Evelyn Moore can’t believe she’s agreed to uproot her city life to marry a stranger in Oregon. But having escaped one near-disastrous marriage, she’s desperate for change. Her love for baby June is instant. Her feelings for Sawyer are…more complicated. Her gruff cowboy husband ignites a thrilling desire in her, but Sawyer is determined to keep their marriage all about the baby. But what happens if Evelyn wants it all? 

In bonus novella Once Upon a Cowboy, can single dad Adam give Belle the fairy tale she’s always dreamed of?

Titles in the Four Corners Ranch series include — Unbridled Cowboy —♥— Merry Christmas Cowboy —♥— Cowboy Wild —♥— The Rough Rider —♥— The Holiday Heartbreaker —♥— The Troublemaker —♥—

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 New Beginning in a Small Town by Melinda Curtis

Posted April 12, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

She’s moving forward with a clean slate.
Christine Alexander wants to prove herself as a top-notch winemaker, and in small town Harmony Valley, she’s got a chance to build something legitimate and lasting.

If only part-owner Slade Jennings would quit poking his attractive nose in her cabernet.

He can’t move on without shedding the baggage of his past.
Brooding, numbers guy Slade doesn’t want to return to his small hometown, the place where his life fell apart, much less start a business or raise his young twin girls there.

In Harmony Valley, the painful mistakes from his past are at risk of being revealed to his friends, the community, and the attractive winemaker who works for him.

Sometimes, the only way forward is the rocky journey through the tough parts.

Titles in the Love in Harmony Valley series include — Dandelion Wishes —♥— A Small Town Second Chance —♥— A New Beginning in a Small Town —♥— A Small Town Summer —♥— Forever Family in a Small Town —♥— A Small Town Memory —♥— A Small Town Romance —♥— Finding Family in a Small Town —♥—

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

*Possible Trigger Warning for there are some hard subjects dealt with in this story – to say more would fall into spoilers*

Previously Published (Harlequin Heartwarming 2014)

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Detecting Secrets by Sami A. Abrams

Posted March 2, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Closed Bedroom Doors, Harlequin, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Love Inspired Suspense (Harlequin), Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Small Town Romance, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

Tracking the scents of the missing

might be the only way to save them.

Partnered with her air-scent dog and Sheriff Dennis Monroe, marriage and family therapist Charlotte Bradley is desperate to put an end to a black-market baby smuggling ring in Anderson County.

Who is kidnapping the pregnant girls she counsels and taking their babies?

As Charlotte searches for answers, she and Dennis must dodge gunfire and deadly attacks.

But the sinister agenda they uncover just might include her.

Titles in the Deputies of Anderson County series include — Buried Cold Case —♥— Twin Murder Mix-Up —♥— Detecting Secrets —♥— Killer Christmas Evidence —♥—

This is a romance that includes no swearing and no sexual content (beyond kisses) – However, it is a Romantic Suspense, so implied (or actual violence) is a possibility.

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The Powerful Boss She Craves by Joss Wood

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

Her compelling attraction…
…to the CEO she shouldn’t want!

South African event planner Ella Yeung is done with men who call the shots.

So when commanding Micah Le Roux requests her assistance in finding a last-minute venue for his sister’s society wedding, she can’t believe she’s even considering it…

Only there’s something about her steel-edged new boss that intrigues and attracts Ella beyond reason.

Yielding temporarily to the passion between them may help them both move on from the past. But the intensity of their connection tells a different—more permanent—story!

Titles in the Scandals of the Le Roux Wedding include — The Billionaire’s One-Night Baby —♥— The Powerful Boss She Craves —♥— The Twin Secret She Must Reveal —♥—

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

I’m going to put up a Trigger Warning because there are subjects discussed in this story that may be a trigger for some readers.

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Kidnapping in Cameron Glen by Beth Cornelison

Posted July 4, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Small Town Romance, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

Working together to save their child…

Before it’s too late.

Jake and Emma Turner’s marriage is in ruins.

Their latest shouting match has driven their teenage daughter to run away from home.

But when evidence surfaces that she’s been kidnapped by human traffickers, the couple must set aside their conflicts to save their child.

With time running out, can the pair’s desperation bring them together…now and forever?

Titles in the Cameron Glen series include — Mountain Retreat Murder —♥— Kidnapping in Cameron Glen —♥—

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

Trigger Warning: while not explicit this novel does mention kidnapping and sex trafficking – simply be aware that these subjects might be difficult for some people to read.

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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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SVU Surveillance by Julie Anne Lindsey

Posted December 3, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

He’s determined to solve the cold case…

And save the woman he’s never forgotten.

Star Special Victims Unit detective Lucas Winchester never forgot the criminal who brutally attacked his fiancée and shattered their lives forever.

So five years later, when Gwen Kind seeks him out, looking for help after she receives a chilling threat, he’s determined to finally solve the haunting cold case.

But as hard as Lucas works to keep Gwen safe, it may not be enough to foil her cunning predator…

Titles in the Heartland Heroes series include — SVU Surveillance  Protecting His Witness  Kentucky Crime Ring  Stay Hidden – Accidental Witness (March 2022) – To Catch a Killer (April 2022)

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

Possible Trigger Warning for abduction, mention of rape, stalking

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