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An Open Heart for the Cowboy by April Murdock

Posted September 17, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Lilliana’s ties to the Duncan family are strong. Losing her mother at a young age affected her deeply and she’s compensated for that loss by clinging to her women friends. The Duncan wives love her dearly and protect her when necessary.

Pete’s been away at school and life at the ranch has gone on without him. He’s come home to be the ranch veterinarian and he wants to contribute as much to the ranch as his older brothers do.

When Pete sees Lilliana at the family gathering, he wonders why she’s there. He wishes she hadn’t been invited. But more than that, he wishes she wasn’t so pretty. It would be easier to keep on disliking her if she wasn’t quite so perfect.

Lilliana has no idea why Pete’s so cold to her. She doesn’t even know him. He’s been away at school for years so why is being so rude now?

These two keep being thrown together and the sparks fly between them. They can’t get along, but the attraction is annoyingly present.

Will either of them ever be bold enough to figure out how to get past the animosity and embrace all the ways they’re connected?

Titles in The Brothers of Duncan Ranch series include — A Party Planner for the Cowboy —♥— A Second Chance for the Cowboy —♥— A Rare Beauty for the Cowboy —♥— An Open Heart for the Cowboy —♥—

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

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Marrying Her Friend by April Murdock

Posted August 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Kindle Unlimited, Modern Western Romance, Series, Series Connection, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Britta Bolton has known and loved Mav her whole life – as friends. She’s willing to be the friend he needs even if her own happiness is sacrificed.

She’s interested in dating someone else, but she promptly puts that plan on hold to come to the rescue of her best friend. She loves his company and they know each other inside and out. While a marriage of convenience isn’t what she really sees for herself, she’s more than willing to make this plan work for the guy who’s always been there for her.

Maverick Tucker is in a bit of a pickle. He’s ready for the promotion he’s worked so hard for at Bolton Farms but his father thinks he needs a wife before that promotion becomes a reality.

When Britta agrees to marry him and promises that their marriage will be permanent, he’s reluctant for only a moment. He’s actually relieved that his problem is solved. And marrying his best friend doesn’t sound half bad.

As they go through the motions of being engaged and making it seem real, things start to change. Mav sees that Britta may make more of a sacrifice than he can ask of her. She’s still all in for their plan, but he knows he should put a stop to it.

When he thinks of breaking their engagement off, his heart is wounded. He’s shocked at his feelings. Now he doesn’t know if he should let her go or fight for her.

Was their friendship always destined to become a true-to-life love story?

Titles in the Billionaire Ranchers Second Generation series include — Faking Her Engagement —♥— Protecting His Heart —♥— Marrying Her Friend —♥— Dating Her Crush —♥—

And… is a spin-off of the Billionaire Ranchers series which includes — Impressing Her Billionaire Boss —♥— Keeping Her Cowboy CEO —♥— Saving Her Billionaire Cowboy Hero —♥— Loving Her Billionaire Cowboy Partner —♥— Arguing With Her Billionaire Cowboy —♥— Teaching Her Billionaire Cowboy Rookie —♥—

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A Rare Beauty for the Cowboy by April Murdock

Posted July 29, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Closed Bedroom Doors, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Sam Duncan expects to win the ranch challenge that would put a cool fifty grand in his pocket.

Not lacking confidence, Sam works his parcel of land in the competition and is certain his win will be a slam dunk. What he doesn’t expect is that Whitney—the only woman ranch hand at Duncan Ranch—will give him a run for his money. He’s not happy about it and his disdain for her overflows.

Every time he turns around, she’s there. Doing her part and taking the competition seriously.

Whitney Wright works harder than any of the men ranch hands to secure her own future and she’s going to give everything she has to win the ranch challenge.

The chance for her to build up more of a nest egg for her future is a burning need for Whitney. She only has herself to depend on and she simply can’t let herself down. These opportunities come around only once in a lifetime for ugly duckling girls like her.

When she overhears a rude comment Sam makes, she’s hurt. She knows he doesn’t like her but to hear him say such mean things is more than she can bear.

When his curiosity gets the better of him, he tries to find out more about her. Will he learn the secrets Whitney has kept hidden from everyone? Will she finally be able to be the woman she never thought was possible?

Titles in The Brothers of Duncan Ranch series include — A Party Planner for the Cowboy —♥— A Second Chance for the Cowboy —♥— A Rare Beauty for the Cowboy —♥— An Open Heart for the Cowboy —♥—

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

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Protecting His Heart by April Murdock

Posted June 30, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Series, Series Connection, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Georgia Shipley is known to be a heartbreaker and she wears that truth like a badge of honor.
Her father has ordered her to stay away from the new ranch hand—well, all of the ranch hands—but she just can’t help herself. This new one’s a hottie. Exactly her type.

Widower and single dad Hunter Kade needs a fresh start. And then some.
He has one priority right now—taking care of his daughter. To do that, he has to find a job. The ranch hand opportunity at Hickory Hollow is one he can’t afford to mess up.

Hunter has never met anyone like Georgia. She gets under his skin. It’s wonderful and terrible at the same time. But he’s worried about losing the job he desperately needs because of her. She’s a troublemaker and she doesn’t even seem to understand what’s at stake.

These two can’t get along yet they can’t seem to stay apart. The attraction, along with the snippy barbs, crackles in the air like electricity.

As they finally start to pull the layers back, will these two find that they’re more alike than they thought?

Titles in the Billionaire Ranchers Second Generation series include — Faking Her Engagement —♥— Protecting His Heart —♥—

And… is a spin-off of the Billionaire Ranchers series which includes — Impressing Her Billionaire Boss —♥— Keeping Her Cowboy CEO —♥— Saving Her Billionaire Cowboy Hero —♥— Loving Her Billionaire Cowboy Partner —♥— Arguing With Her Billionaire Cowboy —♥— Teaching Her Billionaire Cowboy Rookie —♥—

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A Party Planner for the Cowboy by April Murdock

Posted May 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Bryce Duncan thinks hiring a party planner for his dad’s 60th birthday is downright silly.

But when his mother leaves him no choice, he has to toss his idea—a family BBQ and a bucket of beers—in the trash. His mother, ever the meddler, hires party planner Lindsey Mackey, a vibrant young woman with a gift and dedication for memorable events. From the moment he meets her, Bryce finds himself annoyed by her constantly upbeat attitude.
It’s going to be a long month of planning…

Lindsey Mackey finds the grumpy cowboy disagreeable, but at least he doesn’t talk much.

Making sure the Duncan family’s party runs like a dream is as natural as breathing—going above and beyond to make sure people have a good time is her favorite part of the job. When she can’t get in touch with Bryce, she hunts him down on the family ranch and quickly realizes this job might be the toughest she’s ever faced. Bryce isn’t making things easy.

But after an accidental kiss, she can’t stop thinking about him.

As Lindsey’s feelings grow, Bryce seems to feel the same… until he messes up. He’s going to have to make things right… or lose her for good.

Titles in The Brothers of Duncan Ranch series include — A Party Planner for the Cowboy —♥— A Second Chance for the Cowboy —♥— 

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

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