Tag: Contemporary Romance

Savannah’s Secrets by Reese Ryan

Posted September 28, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Series Connection, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Falling for the boss has big consequences…

Savannah Carlisle has the perfect plan.

By infiltrating the Abbott family’s Tennessee bourbon empire as their events manager, she’d be one step closer to claiming half of the business they stole from her grandfather.

Now, she’s not so sure. Because sexy Blake Abbott, heir to it all, is simply intoxicating. He’s supposed to be the enemy.

But after one long, stormy weekend trapped with him, her defenses fail her and she gives into temptation.

Now she’s pregnant with his child….

Titles in The Bourbon Brothers series include — Savannah’s Secrets —♥— The Billionaire’s Legacy —♥— Engaging the Enemy —♥— A Reunion of Rivals —♥— Waking Up Married —♥— The Bad Boy Experiment —♥—

(There is a connection to a new series beginning in late 2022 — Valentine Vineyards — so keep a watch out for that.)

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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My Double Life by Joanne Rock

Posted September 26, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Duet (series), Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Overcoming my insecurities is easier behind a mask. And so is indulging my favorite new hobby of pole dancing, especially when I have the chance to take my dancing public.

The next thing I know, I’ve attracted the attention of a Hollywood filmmaker who also happens to be a client at my day job. Only he doesn’t recognize me now, and I need it to stay that way if I want to stay employed.

Except it’s getting more and more difficult to keep my distance from Trey Fraser. I can’t believe he wants me, Courtney Masterson, a woman who’s always hidden from the spotlight.

Until now.

But if the secret gets out about my alter ego, we’ll both be in hot water…

*An earlier draft of this novel was released as a Harlequin Blaze.

Titles in the Alter Ego duet include — My Double Life —♥— My Secret Fantasies —♥—

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 Heart by Leslie North

Posted September 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Christmas Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Never fall in love with a Grinch—especially at Christmas…

Taison has learned to shield his heart, by pretending he doesn’t have one. Ever since getting jilted two years ago, he’s built up walls ten hay bales high.

But Cassie won’t let him be the grump he wants to be—not when she needs his help to win a crucial scholarship. In exchange, Cassie will help his Christmas tree farm have its biggest season yet. But working with Cassie is driving him to distraction. And making his heart feel ten sizes too big…

Cassie solves problems. And right now, her biggest problem is trying to make Taison relax and enjoy the holidays. With Christmas right around the corner, she can almost see this sexy cowboy’s heart melting right before her eyes. But for some reason, the closer she tries to get to Taison, the more he pulls away.

Maybe Taison isn’t a problem to solve. Maybe, just maybe, he’s the solution to her lonely heart. Assuming she can get him to admit how he really feels.

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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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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The Powerful Boss She Craves by Joss Wood

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Trigger Warning! / 0 Comments

Her compelling attraction…
…to the CEO she shouldn’t want!

South African event planner Ella Yeung is done with men who call the shots.

So when commanding Micah Le Roux requests her assistance in finding a last-minute venue for his sister’s society wedding, she can’t believe she’s even considering it…

Only there’s something about her steel-edged new boss that intrigues and attracts Ella beyond reason.

Yielding temporarily to the passion between them may help them both move on from the past. But the intensity of their connection tells a different—more permanent—story!

Titles in the Scandals of the Le Roux Wedding include — The Billionaire’s One-Night Baby —♥— The Powerful Boss She Craves —♥— The Twin Secret She Must Reveal —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

I’m going to put up a Trigger Warning because there are subjects discussed in this story that may be a trigger for some readers.

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A Vacancy for a Village Vet by Joanne Boden

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, 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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A Cup of Autumn by Melissa McClone

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He thought he had the perfect plan…

When elite university professor Keaton Andrews walks into a meeting with the dean, he expects to hear that his tenure application is on track. Instead, his beloved department is cut. Regrouping in Silver Falls with family seems like his best option. One morning, he takes a risk and orders a pumpkin spice latte from the beautiful barista at the local coffee shop. Too bad she doesn’t seem to find him nearly as intriguing as he finds her…

Raine Hanover is no longer swayed by a charming smile, especially by a nerdy—and distractingly handsome—academic. She’s taking a break from romance and focusing on running her increasingly busy coffee shop. But when Raine is involuntarily put in charge of organizing the town’s Halloween bash, Keaton jumps in to help, and it’s not long before sparks, and kisses, fly.

As the leaves begin to fall, Raine wonders if she should risk taking another chance on happily ever after, especially with a man who has dreams and goals so far away from Silver Falls and her.

Titles in the Silver Falls series include — The Christmas Window —♥— A Slice of Summer —♥— A Cup of Autumn —♥—

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A Rancher’s Reward by J. Margot Critch

Posted September 13, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

He’s looking for a marriage of convenience…

With a very inconvenient woman.

To gain control of his grandfather’s ranch, Garrett Hardwell needs a fake fiancée. 

But the deal he offers wedding planner Willa Statler is fraught with complications. Between Garrett’s playboy reputation and Willa’s history as a runaway bride, the rumor mill is working overtime. 

Not to mention Garrett’s best friend—Willa’s overprotective brother—doesn’t exactly know the truth. 

But the greatest threat is their unresolved feelings over a red-hot night they shared years ago. Will their fake engagement be sabotaged by very real desire?

Titles in the Heirs of Hardwell Ranch series include — A Rancher’s Reward —♥—

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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