Tag: Christmas Romance

A Little Christmas Panto by Angela Britnell

Posted November 5, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, 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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Christmas Cards and Cowboys by Macie St. James

Posted November 4, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

When a Hollywood production sets its sights on Snowy Canyon Ranch for this year’s Christmas movies, it’s lights, camera…romance for the cowboys involved.

Landon Dixon has one reason for being at Snowy Canyon Ranch. As an investor in his brother’s production company, he’s there to protect his investment. Once he earns enough, he plans to cash in and buy his own ranch to run for the rest of his life.

Audrie Bishop has no plans to help out with the Christmas productions taking place on her best friend’s ranch. But when that best friend asks her to bring her hairstyling expertise to the set, she can’t resist. Meeting Landon Dixon is a nice surprise, but she has to keep herself from falling for him. She can’t waste time on another dead-end relationship.

As the week goes on, though, Landon and Audrie find they have an undeniable bond. Falling for her could put Landon’s entire plan in jeopardy, though, especially when doing so might make the movie’s star walk off the set. How long can they keep their feelings secret from everyone on set? Especially when neither one of them can afford to fall in love.

Titles in the Lights, Camera, Christmas! series include — Christmas Cards & Cowboys —♥— Christmas Cookies & Cowboys —♥— Christmas Carols & Cowboys —♥— Christmas Candles & Cowboys —♥—

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

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A Mistletoe Kiss in Manhattan by Traci Douglass

Posted November 2, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Medical Romance, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

The surgeon grinch who stole…

…her heart!

Tasked with granting a sick child a special Christmas wish, ER nurse Emma Trudeau can think of no better person to help her pull it off than wealthy New York cardiothoracic surgeon Thad Markson.

His reputation as a real-life grinch precedes him, but Emma is undeterred!

And as much as Thad tries to resist Emma’s persuasive charms, it’s not long before she begins to melt his icy heart—with a magical kiss…

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience… although this story is very light on the steaminess and language so if you enjoy “sweet” romances this one may interest you. 🙂

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The Sheikh’s Christmas Present by Leslie North

Posted November 2, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Romance is in the air, so buckle up and prepare for takeoff…

The Christmas season is a time for giving, and pilot Maria Walken has a planeload of gifts for refugees in Syria. She’s determined to get her cargo delivered in time for the holidays, come hell or high water. When a handsome Sheikh shows up in need of a lift, she can’t stand his arrogance and wealth… Or the way he makes her heart race. But when he offers a large donation to her charity, she can hardly refuse.

Sheikh Jarik Shadid is desperate to get to Lebanon, to testify in a high-profile trial. He needs discrete transportation, and he’s more than willing to contribute to Maria’s charity in exchange for a seat on her plane. But when a freak snowstorm prevents them from taking off, Jarik’s no-nonsense attitude starts to melt. And his attraction to the beautiful, principled pilot grows stronger.

Maria always promised herself she’d never fall for a man like Jarik. But as they work together to spread holiday cheer, she begins to wonder… Is Jarik the Christmas present she’s been longing for?

Titles in the Shadid Sheikhs series (trilogy) include — The Sheikh’s Christmas Maid —♥— The Sheikh’s Christmas Present —♥— The Sheikh’s Christmas Baby —♥—

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 Sheikh’s Christmas Maid by Leslie North

Posted November 2, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

A holiday fling erupts into a passionate affair…

The snow is falling, the fires are blazing, and Poppy Milenne is hard at work. She and the other housemaids are busy preparing for a wealthy guest. But she never dreamed it would be someone young and handsome, like Sheikh Shadid. This playboy prince ignites Poppy’s romantic soul and kindles her thirst for adventure. But giving in to temptation would mean risking her job…and her heart.

For Sheikh Samir Shadid, Christmas reminds him of a time he’d rather forget. And what better way to do so than with a beautiful woman in his arms? His father may have sent him away for safety, but that doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy himself while he’s here. When the beautiful American maid catches his eye, Samir is determined to seduce her before Christmas Day.

Samir may be looking for a holiday fling, but Poppy soon becomes something more. And the more time she spends with him, the harder he falls in love.

But what happens when the holidays end and Samir must return home?

Titles in the Shadid Sheikhs series (trilogy) include — The Sheikh’s Christmas Maid —♥— The Sheikh’s Christmas Present —♥— The Sheikh’s Christmas Baby —♥—

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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Mistletoe and Mayhem at the Little Shopping Mall by Hannah Pearl

Posted September 30, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, ChocLit/Ruby Fiction, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Count down to Christmas with mistletoe, mayhem, meddling friends, and mystery men …

There’s a saying about all work and no play – but there’s never a dull moment for Caroline working at Holly Walk Mall, especially at Christmas.

When she’s not dealing with orders from Ian, ‘the manager who can’t manage’ as her friend Rachel puts it, she’s overseeing the usual late-night shopping sessions, Santa’s grotto construction, and, most importantly, the sampling of many delicious festive treats at the Italian café her friends Nina and Marco own.

But when a new jewelry shop moves in and brings the ‘mysterious guy with the cute bottom’ to Holly Walk, Caro isn’t yet aware of just how much mayhem she’s in for in the countdown to Christmas.

With strategically placed mistletoe, revealing cowboy outfits, and even a bit of sleuthing, could this festive season turn out to be the liveliest yet for both Caro and her beloved Mall?

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Christmas Eve Cowboy by Diana Palmer; Delores Fossen; Kate Pearce

Posted September 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Christmas Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Snow is falling, and when it comes to love, so are these rugged, gorgeous cowboys, in a romantic holiday collection from three bestselling authors . . .

ONCE THERE WAS A LAWMAN * Diana Palmer
FBI agent Thomas Kincaid Jones has soured on love and Christmas, but Annalisa Davis could change all that. Except the lovely nurse isn’t looking to get involved with someone whose job requires a gun on his hip. And Tom has a case to solve that has nothing to do with love. Yet the spirit of the holidays just might spark a lifetime connection . . .

CHRISTMAS CREEK COWBOY * Delores Fossen
In Christmas Creek, Texas, folks go all out for the holidays, but Sheriff Calen Jameson is too busy commiserating about cheating exes with his best friend, Emmy Kendrick. Calen always thought their bond was too precious to risk, yet maybe it’s time to start making some changes . . . by firing up the heat with Emmy.

COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS * Kate Pearce
Lucy Smith thinks Santa has outdone himself when Caleb Erickson shows up at her B&B. In high school, Caleb was oblivious to her crush. But while they wait out a snowstorm, he’s discovering she may be the gift he never knew he wanted . . .

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 Cowgirl and the Country M.D. by Catherine Mann

Posted September 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Seasoned Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Will a winter fling on a ranch lead to the family of her dreams?

After putting her dreams on hold to care for her aging parents, Eliza Hubbard is finally ready to focus on her career.

A coveted job as a stable manager at a legendary ranch is just what the doctor ordered.

But pediatrician Nolan Barnett isn’t like any M.D. Eliza ever met.

Between sleigh rides, rodeo demos and animal puppet shows, the sexy widower and his two orphaned grandkids are melting her resolve. Even Nolan isn’t immune to the magic of moonlight…or a renewed desire to put down roots…

Titles in the Top Dog Dude Ranch series include — Last-Chance Marriage Rescue —♥— The Cowboy’s Christmas Retreat —♥— Last Chance on Moonlight Ridge —♥— The Little Matchmaker —♥— The Cowgirl and the Country M.D. —♥— The Lawman’s Surprise —♥—

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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Cowboy’s Christmas Girlfriend by Leslie North

Posted September 12, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

One lie leads to another… But will their hearts reveal the truth?

It was just a little white lie… To promote her new book, romance writer Suzanna Jacobs told her publisher that she lived on a cattle ranch. Problem is, now they want to send a publicity team for a visit, and Suzanna has never set foot on a ranch. For months she’s been emailing single dad rancher Will Carson for information, insight—and friendship.

Luckily, Will has a plan. He’ll “loan” her his ranch. But in return, he needs her to pretend to be his girlfriend for his best friend’s wedding, and the family’s annual Christmas Games. When Suzanna arrives, she’s shocked to discover Will is tall, lean, and drop-dead gorgeous. Meanwhile, she’s short, curvy, and suffers from low self-esteem. Who would believe they’re a couple?

Will is determined to show her the ropes of ranching, but Suzanna is a fish out of water. An adorable fish—one he’s wildly attracted to. And he’s falling for her, hard. But the more successful their deception becomes, the more he begins to wonder…

If Suzanna is so good at faking it, is anything they’re sharing real?

Titles in the Carson Christmas Games series include — Cowboy’s Christmas Girlfriend —♥— Cowgirl’s Christmas Partner —♥— Cowboy’s Christmas Heart —♥—

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 The Most Wonderful Time…

Posted August 1, 2022 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Discussion / 0 Comments

Do you know what today is?  No?  Well, it’s August 1st, and… the Christmas Romance ARCs are starting to show up!

Yep!  Be still my grateful heart.  I can (and do) read Christmas Romance all year long.  So probably in late August or early September, you should expect to start seeing Christmas-related reviews here.

My problem is that I pick up so many Christmas Romances that I’m still reading and reviewing throughout January (at least)!

*happy Snoopy dance*

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