The Billionaire Prince’s Fake Girlfriend by Leslie North

Posted September 19, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

A royal scandal leads to an attraction they can’t deny…

Reeling from the discovery that his father hid an older sibling from him, billionaire prince Benoit Georges Moreau goes undercover at a British newspaper to track his half-sister down. Unfortunately, the fiery reporter he’s assigned to work with recognizes him instantly. The jig is up—or is it?

Jane has built her whole life on seeking out the truth. After living in the shadow of her father’s lies for years, she leaps at the chance to uncover a royal exclusive. If she can help this handsome prince solve a decades-old mystery, he’ll let her break the story about this shocking royal secret. For Jane, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance her career as an investigative journalist.

But as they spend more time together, the fake relationship they craft to conceal Ben’s royal identity starts to feel all too real. And it quickly becomes impossible to deny the chemistry between them.

When the truth leads to betrayal, will their undeniable attraction be enough for them to take a leap of faith?

Titles in the Undercover Princes series include — The Billionaire Prince’s Surprise Son – The Billionaire Prince’s Pregnant Fiancée – The Billionaire Prince’s Fake Girlfriend

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

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The Oopsie Island by Susan Hatler

Posted September 19, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments

City girl Janine Wilson’s career is taking off but the same can’t be said about her love life. No matter—as manager of the Inn at Blue Moon Bay, Janine’s in charge of throwing a huge party to celebrate the Inn’s recent expansion and doesn’t have time for distractions. Unfortunately, two big ones suddenly show up: her thrill-seeking incompatible ex, Cody, who refuses to accept their breakup, and Cody’s handsome and charming best friend, Texas cowboy Jackson Davis.

Reluctantly, Janine agrees to meet Cody for one last dinner because Cody says he has a huge business opportunity for the Inn. But when Cody takes her on a boat ride to show her his great idea, Jackson is at the helm. Janine has been trying to resist her attraction to Jackson because they have no common interests, not to mention he’s her ex’s best friend. Once they stop on a deserted island, though, Janine doesn’t expect the sparks that fly between them, the spontaneous kiss they share, or what Cody does after witnessing said kiss.

Janine was convinced she needed a sophisticated man who shared the same interests as her. Now that she’s been stranded on a deserted island with Jackson, will she discover he’s everything she never knew she really wanted?

Titles in the Blue Moon Bay series include — The Second Chance Inn – The Sisterhood Promise – The Wishing Star – The Friendly Cottage – The Christmas Cabin – The Oopsie Island – The Wedding Boutique – The Holiday Shoppe 

**The stories within are the same with no changes yet this is a restyled covers, new title names, new series name make-over of the Kissed By The Bay series which includes as the original book titles — Every Little Kiss – The Perfect Kiss – Just One Kiss – The Sweetest Kiss – A Christmas Kiss – All About That Kiss – Forever In A Kiss – A Kiss For Santa (and this is no spoiler since the announcement is on Ms. Hatler’s website)

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Twin Games in Music City by Jules Bennett

Posted September 18, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

It’s a twin swap, Nashville-style, in the launch of the Dynasties: Beaumont Bay series…

Country singer Hannah Banks wants what she shouldn’t have.

The owner of her new label—the man in charge of her career—is way too hot. So hot he’s all she can think about… So to put distance between them, she poses as her quieter twin sister. That should keep temptation away…

Except Will Sutherland doesn’t play games. He wants the real Hannah—in his studio and in his bed—as long as what’s between them stays their secret. But when an old rival uncovers the truth, Will must choose between playing the press or playing for keeps…

Titles in the Dynasties: Beaumont Bay (multi-author) series include — Twin Games in Music City by Jules Bennett – Second Chance Love by Jessica Lemmon – Fake Engagement, Nashville Style by Jules Bennett – Good Twin Gone Country by Jessica Lemmon –

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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Nine Months to Claim Her by Natalie Anderson

Posted August 20, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Claiming his one-night heirs…

Will take a nine-month negotiation!

Mistaken for a security guard by an alluring waitress, CEO Leo Castle revels in their stolen moments together. When they’re alone he’s responsible for just one thing: her unadulterated pleasure! Only later, when their paths collide in the boardroom, does Leo discover she’s reluctant socialite Rosanna Gold. And carrying his twins!

Sheltered Rosanna refuses Leo’s demand that they marry. She won’t wed a man who sees her as an obligation. But his strategy to prove otherwise is one of seduction—and Rosanna knows intimately how powerful that can be…

Titles in the Rebels, Brothers, Billionaires series (duet) include — Stranded for One Scandalous Week – Nine Months to Claim Her

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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Stolen in Her Wedding Gown by Amanda Cinelli

Posted August 18, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

When the something borrowed…

Is the bride!

About to walk down the aisle of her Manhattan wedding, determined Priya realizes it’s impossible.

After the news Greek playboy, Eros has just shared about her convenient groom, she can’t go through with it.

To save her father’s business, she flees in her white dress…and weds Eros instead!

To beat his brother to the family inheritance, Eros must stay married for one year. Stealing Priya as his wife was the first step.

Then he discovers her deepest secrets—and a burning mutual desire. What started as convenient suddenly got very complicated…

Titles in the multi-author miniseries The Greeks’ Race to the Altar include — Stolen in Her Wedding Gown  — The Billionaire’s Last-Minute Marriage

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

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Scandalizing the CEO by Yvonne Lindsay

Posted August 17, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Her future depends on winning his trust—

and not falling for him…

Falsely accused of embezzling money, Tami Wilson is forced to spy on her new boss, CEO Keaton Richmond, to prove her innocence.

The same alluring new boss who whisks her to the wilderness for a week of team building…and then tempts her to surrender to their searing chemistry.

But how can she go through with her plan if she falls for this man?

Titles in the Clashing Birthrights series include – Seducing the Lost Heir – Scandalizing the CEO – What Happens at Christmas… –

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

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Update! Challenge: Can You Read A Series In A Month?

Posted August 16, 2021 by Marsha in Can You Read A Series In A Month Challenge / 0 Comments

We’re just a short time away from the return of the “Can You Read A Series In A Month?” Challenge from Berls & Michelle at Because Reading. (all links -graphic and word links lead you to the signup page) Begins Sept 1st through September 30th.

I’ve done this challenge in the past on other blogs that I have.  But since I’m really trying to get caught up on series here at Happily Ever After Romance, I think this year (or this time) HEAR gets the honor of trying.  🙂

I have two series in mind, and because each has between 4 – 6 books either one would work… now to narrow the choice down before September 1st!

It’s a good way to get a few more books off of my TBR pile and enjoy some good stories.  If you’re interested go check out the signup page for yourself.

Update:  After a bit of looking through my overly packed Kindle I decided to go in a different direction.  I’m reading the Coltons of Grave Gulch multi-author series by Harlequin for this challenge.  It’s been “a year” so far and I need to get caught up on this series since I have all the books except the final four (because Harlequin changed the release dates (and added another title)… and, in fact, since the next one will release in late September I may have time to add that one to this challenge leaving only three yet unpublished stories to finish.


Read so far:

Coltons of Grave Gulch

    1. Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black
    2. Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn
    3. Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio
    4. Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow
    5. Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe
    6. Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox
    7. Rescued by the Colton Cowboy by Deborah Fletcher Mello
    8. Colton K-9 Target by Justine Davis
    9. A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal
    10. Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret by Linda O. Johnston
    11. Agent Colton’s Takedown by Beverly Long
    12. Proving Colton’s Innocence by Lara Lacombe

There are three titles that are not released yet in this series – so, can I really state with honesty that I’ve read a series in a month?  Technically, no, not really.  But then I never started this challenge with the thought of “winning” but with a determination to complete a challenge that has always eluded me… in other words, to prove something to myself.  🙂

A Colton Internal Affair by Jennifer D. Bokal drops on September 28, 2021, so I can get that one read before the month of this challenge is up.  The rest?  Well, I’ll enjoy them as they are published each month to complete this engaging, fascinating series.

So. I’m going to call this “Can You Read A Series In A Month?” Challenge a win and will look forward to the next time the Challenge comes around.  I had fun, it felt good to make a plan and buckle down to get these titles read and off of my Kindle’s TBR pile (mountain).  I was never going for the “prize” offered but for the satisfaction of knowing that I finished my own goal… that is the win for me.  🙂

 

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Navy SEAL’s Deadly Secret by Cindy Dees

Posted August 16, 2021 by Marsha in Harlequin, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

He made it home from a war zone.

But the danger remains in the mountains of Montana…

Navy SEAL Brett Morgan has come home to recover after a disastrous deployment, desperate to remember what happened.

As he struggles to find his feet as a civilian, he intervenes in an armed robbery, saving the life of waitress Anna Larkin.

But there’s more to Anna’s past than meets the eye and as that past circles dangerously closer, Brett will have to draw on all of his combat experience to keep them both alive.

Titles in The Runaway Ranch series include — Navy SEAL’s Deadly Secret – The Cowboy’s Deadly Reunion –

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

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Intimate Negotiations by Nicki Night

Posted August 16, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

Can she risk her dream job

for a night with the man of her dreams?

Zoe Baldwin escaped her poverty-stricken youth to become a successful investment banking dynamo at the top of her game.

But a forbidden office affair with her new boss, Ethan Blackwell, could ruin both their careers. And an unexpected pregnancy makes the stakes even higher.

Will she and her billionaire playboy come to new terms when business becomes too personal?

Titles in the Blackwells of New York series include — Intimate Negotiations – One More Second Chance –

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

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Flashback: Colton’s Secret Service by Marie Ferrarella

Posted August 15, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

“Striking a Secret Service agent will land you in prison.”

But the petite redhead with the cowboy hat and tire iron seemed unfazed by Nick Sheffield’s words. The Secret Service agent had come to the tiny Texas town to unmask a potential threat to his employer–a U.S. senator. Could his quarry be this captivating single mother who aroused in him a passion that was anything but innocent?

How dare this stranger just show up and turn her life upside down! The last thing Georgeann Grady Colton needed was someone like Nick–handsome, suspicious, irresistible. As danger and desire collided, Georgie knew she was traveling a treacherous road: falling for a man who was taking them both to the point of no return…

Titles in The Coltons: Family First multi-author mini-series include — Colton’s Secret Service by Marie Ferrarella – Rancher’s Redemption by Beth Cornelison – The Sheriff’s Amnesiac Bride by Linda Conrad – Soldier’s Secret Child by Caridad Pineiro – Baby’s Watch by Justine Davis – A Hero of Her Own by Carla Cassidy

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

**This series was originally published under Silhouette, which of course, no longer exists – but the Coltons do and continue through Harlequin mini-series even today.  I wanted to go back to the earlier ones I might have missed… so “Flashback” reviews were invented for these titles.  🙂

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