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Recipe for Mr. Ideal by Anni Rose

Posted March 21, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 1 Comment

Would you settle for Mr. Less-Than-Ideal for a chance at happily ever after?

Registrar Maddie Winter has overseen enough weddings to know that marriage is not just for Christmas (or Valentine’s Day) – it’s for life, and regardless of whether the ceremony involves specially trained owls, dinosaurs, or the police, it should be only the beginning of a story that will end in happily-ever-after.

Saying that Maddie’s own married life is far from perfect – her husband, David, is more interested in his phone than in her, and when he suddenly walks out, Maddie’s long-held beliefs are put to the test.

Except Maddie knows David was never really her ‘Mr. Ideal’; that was sweet, funny, motorbike-riding Josh Diamond – although obviously not that ideal, as he did dump her to move to the States.

Even so, when Josh unexpectedly rides back into town, Maddie begins to wonder whether her happily-ever-after could still be to come …

Titles in the Recipes for Life series include — Recipe for Mr. Right —♥— Recipe for Mr. Perfect —♥— Recipe for Mr. Super —♥— Recipe for Mr. Ideal —♥—

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A Little Christmas Panto by Angela Britnell

Posted November 5, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 1 Comment


Can a little Cornish village panto convince a troubled Hollywood heartthrob to act again?

Oh no it won’t! At least that’s what Zach Broussard initially thinks when the eccentric Anna Teague tries to railroad him into helping out with her community pantomime production in the run-up to Christmas.

Zach has his reasons for leaving Hollywood behind, and his retreat to the remote village of Polcarne in Cornwall signals the start of a new acting-free life for him.

But when Zach meets Anna’s daughter, Rosey – an ex-concert pianist who has swapped Mozart for panto tunes – he starts to wonder whether he could change his mind, and not just about acting.

If nothing else, will the residents of Polcarne ensure Zach has a Christmas he never forgets?

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A Vacancy for a Village Vet by Joanne Boden

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments

From big city high-flyer to little village vet …

Hannah and Daniel were teenage sweethearts, but then Daniel left their sleepy village of Middlefern and his grandfather’s veterinary practice behind for the bright lights of London.

Now, fifteen years later, the prodigal grandson has returned to temporarily take over the village practice with a veterinary qualification and his dog, Sammy, in tow.

Daniel is ready for rabbits with tummy aches, guinea pigs who’ve lost their squeak, plenty of cow complaints, and a whole lot of memories – both good and bad. But is he ready to see Hannah again?

Of course, a high-flying city vet like Daniel was never planning to stay in Middlefern for good – especially given his history with the place.

But could another, even more important, vacancy convince him to change his mind?

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