Alaska Mountain Rescue by Elizabeth Heiter

Posted April 4, 2021 by Marsha in Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

Catching a kidnapper takes teamwork

…and a St. Bernard.

Alanna Morgan was raised in remote Alaska by a couple who called themselves her parents, not kidnappers.

A jailbreak brings her face-to-face with the past she wants to escape and on a collision course with the woman who stole her childhood. Alanna can’t let other helpless victims be abducted and sets out with Chance, a therapy St. Bernard, by her side.

But Desparre rookie police officer Peter Robak has other plans for the civilian investigator. Together, in the mountain wilderness in frigid temperatures, criminals aren’t the only threat they face.

A wary alliance and a rescue dog will have to be enough to keep them alive and to catch a desperate fugitive.

Titles in the K-9 Alaska series include – K-9 Defense – Alaska Mountain Rescue –  K-9 Cold Case – K-9 Hideout –

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Rebuilding Her Life by Ruth Logan Herne

Posted April 3, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Love Inspired (Harlequin), Owned, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Faced with a decades-old mistake, can she find forgiveness?

After a fire devastates her hometown, Dr. Jess Bristol returns to save her mother’s clinic—and comes face-to-face with her high school sweetheart.

Over twenty years ago, Jess helped put Shane Stone in jail…and later learned he was innocent. Now they must work together to restore their town.

Though Shane has put his past behind him, can the adoptive single father forgive the woman he once loved?

Titles in the Kendrick Creek series include – Rebuilding Her Life

 

 

 

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A Dad for Charlie by Anna J. Stewart

Posted March 26, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

Doesn’t she know she can trust him with anything?

To Butterfly Harbor deputy sheriff Fletcher Bradley, Paige Cooper is a mystery he’s dying to solve. Ever since the single mother and her equally irresistible young daughter showed up, life in his California town has changed for the better.

Fletch isn’t sure what Paige is running from; he only knows she’s keeping some pretty serious secrets. Yet here she is, already a vital part of the community and working with him to crack a series of recent break-ins.

Paige has to trust someone sometime. And it’s going to be Fletch. Doesn’t she know that she belongs here-with him?

Titles in the Butterfly Harbor series include – The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor – Recipe for Redemption – A Dad for Charlie – Always the Hero – Holiday Kisses – Safe in His Arms – The Firefighter’s Thanksgiving Wish – A Match Made Perfect – Bride on the Run – Building a Surprise Family  – Worth the Risk – The Mayor’s Baby Surprise –

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Under A Christmas Moon by Mary Anne Wilson

Posted March 25, 2021 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Owned, Series / 0 Comments

 

This Christmas…

A stranger will steal his heart

Test pilot Jake Bishop keeps his secrets safe, along with his heart. So he’s taken aback when his solitary Christmas at a Wyoming ranch is interrupted by oh-so-determined Liberty Connor.

Despite his best efforts, the charming redhead is unraveling all his defenses. Now Jake’s in big trouble.

Because even wishing on a Christmas moon won’t save him from falling for a woman who’s engaged to another man…

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

 

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Recipe for Redemption by Anna J. Stewart

Posted March 23, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Owned, Series / 0 Comments

From the frying pan…

Abby Manning has to take home first prize in an amateur cooking competition to save her town’s landmark inn-and longtime home for her ailing grandmother. Too bad the Butterfly Harbor innkeeper is a complete disaster in the kitchen. Undeterred, Abby asks her latest guest to teach her the basics.

A family tragedy and ensuing scandal derailed Jason Corwin’s high-profile career. But is the gifted celebrity chef going to let one mistake define the rest of his life?

Add in a generous helping of mutual attraction and another burgeoning scandal, and it could be a recipe for star-crossed romance…or disaster, especially if a win for Abby costs Jason his professional future.

Titles in the Butterfly Harbor series include – The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor – Recipe for Redemption – A Dad for Charlie – Always the Hero – Holiday Kisses – Safe in His Arms – The Firefighter’s Thanksgiving Wish – A Match Made Perfect – Bride on the Run – Building a Surprise Family  – Worth the Risk – The Mayor’s Baby Surprise –

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A Loaded Question by Danica Winters

Posted March 23, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Connection / 0 Comments

 

He trusts her with his life.

That might not be enough.

STEALTH contractor Troy Spade works alone. But when a sniper takes a shot at him on a crowded city street, Troy has no choice but to cooperate with the FBI.

Agent Kate Scot is shocked to the core when he reveals the details of his investigation. As they get closer to the truth, secrets from Kate’s family will be brought to light.

How are they involved in this incident…and what are they willing to do to keep themselves safe?

Titles in the STEALTH: Shadow Team series include – A Loaded Question  Rescue Mission: Secret Child (March 2021) -A Judge’s Secrets (August 2021) – K-9 Recovery (September 2021)

*connection to the original STEALTH series – Hidden Truth – In His Sights – Her Assassin for Hire – Protective Operation 

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The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor by Anna J. Stewart

Posted March 21, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin Heartwarming, Owned, Series / 0 Comments

Can people truly change?


Two things keep Holly Campbell grounded: her precocious son and preserving her forty-year-old family diner in the face of expansion and change. She doesn’t need a blast from the past like Luke Saxon, who’s back in Butterfly Harbor after more than a decade away.

The hard-luck kid who nearly destroyed her family, leaving her to pick up the pieces, is taking over as sheriff. She can’t trust him, even if Luke’s ideas for the town’s upcoming anniversary seem to show he’s trying to give back to their community.

Has Butterfly Harbor found its unlikely savior? And has the widowed single mother finally found a man she can believe in, rely on…and love?

Titles in the Butterfly Harbor series include – The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor – Recipe for Redemption – A Dad for Charlie – Always the Hero – Holiday Kisses – Safe in His Arms – The Firefighter’s Thanksgiving Wish – A Match Made Perfect – Bride on the Run – Building a Surprise Family  – Worth the Risk – The Mayor’s Baby Surprise –

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Forever Summer by Melody Grace

Posted March 20, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Owned, Series, Series Connection / 0 Comments

“For sale: Beachcomber Inn. This charming B&B on Cape Cod has seen better days, but a little TLC will bring it back to life. Price: $1 to the right owner…”

Evie Baxter-Jones has never been impulsive… Until the night she goes online to buy a new bathrobe and winds up the proud owner of a bed and breakfast on Cape Cod. She’s hoping life in Sweetbriar Cove will be a fresh start away from the sympathetic smiles she’s been getting, ever since she was widowed before her thirtieth birthday. She’s not expecting to find a town full of quirky locals, the Inn in desperate need of repairs — or for her handsome new neighbor to make her heart beat faster in her chest. When he’s not driving her crazy with his playboy ways, that is…

Local firefighter, Noah Montgomery, isn’t looking to put his heart on the line. He’s sworn to keep his life simple and drama-free, until the new owner of the Beachcomber Inn arrives in town, and makes him think twice about his solo plans. Evie is beautiful, captivating – and stubborn as hell. She’s determined to get the Beachcomber Inn up and running again, and Noah is just being a good neighbor by lending a hand…

At least, that’s his story, but as the pair grow closer, the sparks between them are impossible to ignore. Soon, the summer is heating up with a passion Evie never saw coming. She knows heartbreak all too well, but can Noah convince her to take a chance on love again? Or will the tragedies of the past keep them from their new forever? 

Titles in the Sweetbriar Cove Series include – #1 Meant to Be – #2 All for You – #3 The Only One – #4 I’m Yours – #5 Holiday Kisses – #6 No Ordinary Love – #7 Wildest Dreams – #8 This Kiss – #9 Always Be Mine

Part of Sweetbriar Cove yet a different ‘focus’ in the Kinsella Family books – #10 Two Hearts (1) – #11 The Story of Us (2) – #12 Back to You (3) -#13 One More Night (4) – #14 Time After Time (5)

Another ‘focus’ within the Sweetbriar Cove series with Beachcomber Inn – #15 Forever Summer (1) – #16 Simply Irresistible (2) -#17 From This Moment (3) (Dec 2021) –

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

I’ve read the original series books 1-9, they were reviewed on a blog that was hacked so badly that I couldn’t recover or continue it so that blog no longer exists.  I need to catch up with the Kinsella Family books, but for now, I’m focusing on the most recent direction of this series with the Beachcomber Inn stories.

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Butterfly Harbor

Posted February 6, 2021 by Marsha in Discussion / 0 Comments

There are times when I simply don’t want to leave an author’s world, that’s usually when I’ll binge-read a series.  And that’s exactly what I’ve done with Anna J. Stewart’s “Butterfly Harbor” series.

The stories in the “Butterfly Harbor” series flow into each other just as naturally as the ocean waves hit the beach.  Without intending to I’ve spent most of this week lost in a small California coastal town with real people with real troubles who find honest, trustworthy solutions… and perhaps fall in love along the way.

Two things are a constant here the ocean’s beauty and the splendor and magic of the Monarch butterflies who fill the eucalyptus groves with their beauty.  Each plays a part in every story, necessary secondary characters to this world.

Over the next week or so I’ll be posting my reviews of the titles in the “Butterfly Harbor” series.  Frankly, I didn’t want to stop reading long enough to write up the review of each book as I finished it – now that’s not wanting to leave a world for long! ** Well, as often happens in life… life got in the way of doing the fun stuff, like getting those reviews up which will be taking place this week.  *shrugs* Life Happened in February**

If you haven’t discovered this series I would highly recommend it.  Yes, there are those guaranteed happily ever after endings, but each person is unique, has a solid story and an issue to be dealt with.  You’ll become entwined with the people of this small California town and come to need to know more.  I hope you’ll give the series a try and get lost in this amazing world.

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Cowboy Under Fire by Lena Diaz

Posted January 28, 2021 by Marsha in Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

A Justice Seeker known for getting answers is about to face the ultimate test…

With his black Stetson and nose for the truth, former cop Dalton Lynch is the perfect addition to the Justice Seekers organization. Then a case lands in his lap that puts him right in the line of fire—and has Hayley Nash leaning on him for answers in the death of her friend.

They might share a tense past, but Dalton pushes that aside to do what he does best: get the facts. The only problem is, with their history, Dalton finds working with the spirited web expert to be an exercise in restraint—especially when it comes to keeping his hands to himself.

Titles in The Justice Seekers series include –Cowboy Under Fire – Agent Under Seige – Killer Conspiracy – Deadly Double-Cross –

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