Christmas Miracle in Jamaica by Ann McIntosh

Posted November 23, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Diverse Voices, Harlequin, Harlequin Medical Romance, Own Voices, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

’Tis the season…

For surprises!

One unforgettable night with surgeon Sam Powell signaled newfound independence for freshly divorced neurologist Chloe Bailey. She never thought she’d see Sam again, until a new assignment takes her to stunning Jamaica for Christmas and Sam is there, too!

But when Chloe discovers she’s pregnant, it’s life-changing for both of them! Sam will always be the father of her baby, but is he about to become a whole lot more?

Titles in The Christmas Project multi-author series include — Christmas Miracle in Jamaica by Ann McIntosh – December Reunion in Central Park by Deanne Anders – Winter Nights with the Single Dad by Allie Kincheloe – A Festive Fling in Stockholm by Scarlet Wilson

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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Teaser Tuesday #1

Posted November 23, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Teaser Tuesday, Weekly Events / 0 Comments

I’ve decided to take part in the Teaser Tuesday weekly meme over at The Purple Booker – I love getting involved with the Romance Community, and weekly events, memes, etc. are a great way to do that.  I’m just crossing my fingers that I can keep up! 🙂

The rules are quite simple (from TT page):

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR! You can also just share what you are currently reading. We make it very easy to play along, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1: Grab your current read
2: Open to a random page
3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

So, for my Tuesday Teaser just click that “Read More” button – but just a hint… expect something romantic! 🙂

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Rodeo Christmas at Evergreen Ranch by Maisey Yates

Posted November 22, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Harlequin, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Gold Valley’s rodeo champion is facing the toughest challenge of his life—a Christmas wedding!

Legendary bull rider Jake Daniels has only one plan this Christmas—to ignore the pain the season always brings. Until his best friend, Callie Carson, shows up on his ranch with a marriage proposal. Jake has lived so close to the edge it’s a miracle he’s still alive—he knows all about risk. But marrying the woman he craves more than anything feels like the biggest risk of all.

Callie Carson may be rodeo royalty, but to fulfill her dreams of riding saddle bronc, she needs her inheritance. And to access that, she needs a husband. But Jake the husband is deliciously different from Jake the friend, especially after the wild heat of their wedding night. He was only supposed to be her cowboy for Christmas, but Jake’s every heart-stopping touch has Callie questioning how she’ll ever be able to walk away.

In the bonus novella Her First Christmas Cowboy, Tala gets a surprise Christmas delivery—a cowboy on her doorstep!

Titles in the Gold Valley series include — Smooth-Talking Cowboy – Untamed Cowboy – Good Time Cowboy – A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas – Unbroken Cowboy – Cowboy to the Core – Lone Wolf Cowboy – Cowboy Christmas Redemption – The Bad Boy of Redemption Ranch – The Hero of Hope Springs -The Last Christmas Cowboy -The Heartbreaker of Echo Pass – Rodeo Christmas at Evergreen Ranch – The True Cowboy of Sunset Ridge (December 2021)

(While I’ve read this entire series, not all were reviewed here at Happily Ever After Romance, the links above are only for titles on this site.)

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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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #1

Posted November 22, 2021 by Marsha in It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, Weekly Events / 5 Comments

I love fun memes, I really need to join in on more of them because… fun.  We should all have more fun in our lives, especially those of us who usually have a book in hand and a ton in line waiting to be read! 🙂

So let’s kick this off with “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”.  From the official page, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile!” Now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

I’ve been on a bit of a book binge this past week and of course, since ’tis the season — all have been Christmas romances.

I’ve loved each story for different reasons, and that will be reflected in the reviews I get up this week for all of these wonderful Christmas romances by authors that I enjoy year-round.  If you haven’t tried any of these authors yet, well, Christmas-time would be a great time to see if they might become favorites of yours as well. 🙂

(Covers are linked to GoodReads information)

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The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy by Robin Bielman

Posted November 18, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, 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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HoHoHoRAT Time

Posted November 18, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 Reading Challenge / 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I can read Christmas Romances year-round.  But.  ‘Tis time for the annual Read-A-Thon at Caffeinated Reviewer – and while I don’t join up to win anything, you could come away with a prize should you want to try for it.  I join because I love Christmas Romance.

So.  If you’d like to get in on the HoHoHo Read-A-Thon for 2021 go check it out for yourself.  The link is in the graphic over <— there or here in this paragraph. 🙂

Happy Holiday Reading! (and it’s not like there aren’t tons of new Christmas Romances out this year – I’ll be reading them well into 2022!)

I’ll be listing the Christmas books I’ve read in the next portion of this post, so don’t forget to click the “read more” button. 🙂

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Her Wyoming Hero by Mary Anne Wilson

Posted October 16, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Closed Bedroom Doors, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

 

A Wyoming ranch…
Where wishes come true!

Money, favors, time—everyone wants something from tech CEO Seth Reagan.

Returning to his family’s Wyoming ranch to care for his foster father, Seth sends a woman’s car careening off the road.

He offers Quinn Lake a place to stay, but learning who she is and what she wants might just break his faith for good…

Unless a wishing moon and a child in need can thaw their guarded hearts.

Titles in the Eclipse Ridge Ranch include — Under A Christmas Moon – Her Wyoming Hero – A Cowboy’s Hope –

This is a sweet romance with some kissing that should offend no one giving the reader a very romantic reading experience.

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The Certainty of Chance by Jacquelyn Middleton

Posted October 16, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, 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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Accidental Homecoming by Sabrina York

Posted October 10, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

It’s time to face the past he’s been running from.

Danny Diem’s life is upended when he inherits a small-town ranch.

But learning he has a daughter in need of lifesaving surgery is his biggest shock yet.

He’d never gotten over telling his ex Lizzie Michaels that he wasn’t the marrying kind.

But her loving strength for their little girl tugs at his heartstrings—and makes him wonder if he’s ready to embrace the role he’s always run from: father.

Titles in The Sterling Ranch series include — Accidental Homecoming – Recipe for a Homecoming – The Marine’s Reluctant Return (February 2022) –

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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The Ex Upstairs by Maureen Child

Posted October 7, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

She never knew she’d go this far

to keep her enemy this close!

When CEO Henry Porter snaps up a coveted property, Amanda Carey declares war on her ex-lover and business rival.

Posing as a maid in his Beverly Hills mansion is the perfect way to tease out his corporate secrets.

But before long, her brilliant plan lands her in Henry’s bed again.

With her cover blown, Amanda realizes her entire future is riding on the man who seems determined to ruin her… Or is he about to turn the tables yet again?

Titles in the Dynasties: The Carey Center series include — The Ex Upstairs – Ways to Win an Ex – The Wrong Mr. Right – One Little Secret –

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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