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What’s a Duke Got to Do With It by Christina Britton

Posted August 8, 2023 by Marsha in Amish Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Historical Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

The last thing Katrina Denby expected to find in her garden was the body of the man who ruined her three seasons ago. No matter that his death is a tragic accident, the rumors are enough to kill any woman’s prospects. With two scandals now hounding her, the best she can hope for is a hasty marriage of convenience—until her first love shows up in her drawing room, reminding her of all the reasons why she wanted a love match. If only he weren’t already engaged. . .

Sebastian Thorne, Duke of Ramsleigh, knows what he has to do to save the dukedom from the crushing debts and scandal his father left: marry and marry well. He’s picked the lady, too—a baron’s daughter who is pleasant, if a little boring. But seeing Katrina again makes him want to throw all those perfectly laid plans out the window. The first chance he had with her, he chose his duty over his heart. Doing so again might prove utterly impossible.

Titles in the Synneful Spinsters series include — Some Dukes Have All the Luck —♥— What’s a Duke Got to Do With It —♥—

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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Betting on a Good Luck Cowboy by Sara Richardson

Posted August 4, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

For widow Tess Valdez, there are two things keeping her husband’s memory alive: her daughters and the ranch he loved. And Tess has thrown herself into caring for both.

But when the wild horses that roam her land are threatened, Tess seizes the opportunity to become their advocate—and finds a new purpose that is hers alone. She expects resistance from some of the locals, but what she doesn’t anticipate is needing the one man she can’t have by her side…

No one understands Tess’s pain better than SEAL Silas Beck. He lost his best friend on the battlefield, and he’s spent every day since living up to the promise he’d made to Jace to take care of the family he left behind.

Falling for Tess was never supposed to happen, and Silas knows he should leave for both of their sakes—but he can’t say no when she asks him for one last favor. Even if staying means confronting feelings they’d both rather ignore . . .

Titles in the Star Valley series include — Wishing on a Christmas Cowboy —♥— Betting on a Good Luck Cowboy —♥—

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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Give the Devil His Duke by Anna Bradley

Posted July 28, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Historical Romance, NetGalley, Regency Romance, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

One should never judge a duke by his cover.

As far as London society knows, Giles Drew, the Duke of Basingstoke, is everything a proper aristocrat ought to be. But when a notorious scandal sheet publishes details of Giles’s questionable bedroom antics, only one bride can salvage his reputation.

Prim and penniless, Francesca Stanhope has resigned herself to a season full of the ton’s snickering—until the Duke of Basingstoke’s dizzying courtship transforms her fate. Yet wedded bliss quickly turns into a clash of wills as Franny realizes her handsome duke is a devil in disguise.

But beneath the newlywed’s skirmishes lies scorching heat. And while each attempts to tame the other, the truth is that this unconventional union may be all either could ever desire . . .

Titles in the Drop Dead Dukes series include — Give the Devil His Duke —♥—

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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You’re My Home by Debbie Burns

Posted May 16, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Coming home will always give you a second chance…

When Riley Leighton and Levi Duncan finally meet again, the chemistry between them is as hot as ever.

But as much as Levi has missed Riley all these years, he still remembers the heartbreak when she left him the first time…

Riley has spent a lifetime running from love. Now that she’s home again, starting her dream job at the local pet rescue, she also has another chance to get it right with Levi.

Everything Riley wanted but thought she couldn’t have is almost within reach.

Titles in the Rescue Me series include —  A New Leash on Love —♥— Sit, Stay, Love —♥— My Forever Home —♥— Love at First Bark —♥— Head Over Paws —♥— To Be Loved By You —♥— You’re My Home —♥—

This is an adult romance that does not contain graphic violence, there is very light swearing, and there are closed-door sexual situations.  This meets my definition of “sweet” — yours might be different.

(I have read the stories within this series and reviewed them on another blog of mine – but the Romances belong here, eventually, I’ll bring those other reviews over.)

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Lightning Strikes Twice by Elizabeth Hrib

Posted April 22, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Warning: Stormy weather ahead…

He’s betting on friendship.

She’s banking on love.


Recently single, livestock vet Kate Cardiff is tired of risking her heart.

So when an emergency calls her home to her family’s struggling ranch, Kate is ready to help—and definitely not looking for love.

It’s dislike at first sight when she meets temporary ranch hand and storm-chasing photographer Nathan Prescott.

He says he can win her over, but Nathan lives in the moment, not for the future.

If Kate opens her heart to someone who lives on the edge, will taking the risk lead to another heartbreak…or a new beginning?

Titles in the Hatchet Lake series include — Lightning Strikes Twice —♥—

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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A Baby to Make Her His Bride by Dani Collins

Posted April 21, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Unexpectedly pregnant…
Scandalously wed!

Fleeing her very public divorce, socialite Vienna is shocked to find her private hideaway already occupied.

Gruff and brooding Jasper was presumed dead—just like Vienna’s love life.

So her instant connection to him is unexpected, yet completely undeniable…

One night is all Jasper can offer Vienna. The people closest to him always get hurt.

Then scandal strikes, forcing them to fly to Chile as a couple for the whole world to see!

But when Jasper learns Vienna is carrying his baby, he must take things one step further to protect them both…with his diamond ring!

Titles in the Four Weddings and A Baby series include — Cinderella’s Secret Baby —♥— Wedding Night with the Wrong Billionaire —♥— A Convenient Ring to Claim Her —♥— A Baby to Make Her His Bride —♥—

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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To Hold and Protect by Sandra Owens

Posted April 19, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Carina Press (Harlequin), Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

It’s a deadly game of cat and mouse…

Willow Landry only plans to humor the adorable little girl playing matchmaker one door down. Everly wants a mommy, and she’s decided that Willow is perfect for her daddy, a handsome firefighter with the soul of an artist. But when an arsonist comes to Marsville, Willow will need all the help she can get…

Only four things matter to firefighter Parker Church: his five-year-old, pickle-loving daughter; his brothers; his art; and Ember, his accelerant detection dog. But when his beautiful new neighbor Willow is targeted by a dangerous outsider, Parker finds himself desperate to keep her safe.

As Parker and Ember work to sniff out the truth, Willow warms to the idea of being part of a family. And Ember proves she’s got what it takes to protect Parker’s one true love.

Titles in the K-9 Defenders series include — In His Protection —♦— Her Delta Force Protector —♦— To Hold and Protect —♦—

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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Return to Hummingbird Way by Reese Ryan

Posted April 18, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Can three months, two planning projects, and a meddling grandmother finally make two high school hate crushes see just how right they are for each other? 

Ambitious real estate agent Sinclair Buchanan is ecstatic to be her best friend’s maid-of-honor—until she discovers the best man is Garrett Davenport.

Sin and Rett’s mutual hate crush ignited when they were teens and hasn’t let up since . . . except for that one extremely hot (and extremely regrettable) night they shared five years ago. 

Nothing gets Rett fired up like going toe-to-toe with Sinclair. She’s as infuriatingly stubborn, and as absolutely gorgeous, as when he fell for her back in high school.

Working together to plan their best friend’s last-minute wedding is one thing, but when his matchmaking grandmother gets involved, Rett knows he’s in deep.

An attraction has always simmered between them, but this time, they’re both in danger of losing their hearts.

Titles in the Holly Grove Island series include – Second Chance on Cypress Lane ♥— Return to Hummingbird Way —♥—

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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Second Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan

Posted April 17, 2023 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

When a romance gone wrong lands reporter Dakota Jones on the pages of the tabloids, her rising star crashes and burns. Instead of getting the weekend anchor job she’d been promised, she’s promptly shown the door.

Which leaves her one option: return home to lick her wounds, eat lemon meringue pie, and plot her comeback while actively avoiding the man who once broke her heart.

Dexter Roberts made a huge mistake when he walked away from Dakota, and he’s regretted it ever since.

So when Dakota returns to Holly Grove Island to regroup and decide what’s next, Dex can’t pass up the opportunity to win back the love of his life.

Now he just needs to convince Dakota to give him a second chance.

Titles in the Holly Grove Island series include – Second Chance on Cypress Lane ♥— Return to Hummingbird Way —♥—

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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Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar by Cynthia St. Aubin & One Stormy Night by Jules Bennett

Posted April 15, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar by Cynthia St. Aubin

The night he can’t remember is one she’ll never forget.

Distillery co-owner Remy Renaud’s rags-to-riches story could launch blue-blooded TV producer Cosima Lowell’s career—even if he has no memory of the night they spent together. When their combustible chemistry lands them back in bed, Cosima knows she’s playing with fire. But Remy’s hiding something—a shocking betrayal that could bring down the Renaud brothers and shatter his second chance with Cosima…

Titles in The Renaud Brothers series include — Blue Blood Meets Blue Collar —♥— Trapped with Temptation —♥—

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One Stormy Night by Jules Bennett

All the rules change once the lights go out…

Up-and-coming plus-size model Mila Hale can’t chance another scandal ruining her newest job. That means keeping her eyes and hands off billionaire playboy—and her potential boss—Cruz Westbrook. Until a storm traps Mila and Cruz at his palatial estate. Now all bets are off. Their chemistry ignites into a whirlwind fling…but what will they do once the lights come back on?

Titles in the Business & Babies series include — Friends…with Consequences —♥— One Stormy Night —♥—

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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One Hot Cowboy Wedding by Carolyn Brown

Posted April 13, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Previously Published, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

It was supposed to be a secret wedding…

Followed by a quiet divorce.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?

That is, until it’s shown on national television, and then all hell breaks loose

Hunky cowboy Ace Riley wasn’t planning on settling down, but his family had other plans for him. The only way to save his hide, his ranch, and his playboy lifestyle is to discreetly marry his best friend, Jasmine King.

Fiesty city girl Jasmine was just helping out her friend…that is, until their first kiss stirs up a whole mess of paparazzi trouble, and suddenly discretion is thrown to the wind.

One hot cowboy, one riled-up woman…

And they’ll be married for a year, like it or not!

Titles in the Spikes & Spurs series include — Love Drunk Cowboy —♥— Red’s Hot Cowboy —♥— Darn Good Cowboy Christmas —♥— One Hot Cowboy Wedding —♥— Mistletoe Cowboy —♥— Just a Cowboy and His Baby —♥— Cowboy Seeks Bride —♥—

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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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Holding Out for a Cowboy by A.J. Pine

Posted March 24, 2023 by Marsha in ARC, Closed Bedroom Doors, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Casey Walsh and Boone Murphy had a bright future together until family betrayal and tragedy tore them apart. Now, more than a decade later, the beauty school dropout runs Meadow Valley’s family tavern and steers clear of the boy who once stole her heart—no small feat in such a small town. When Casey’s car breaks down on the way to an important interview, she’s rescued by none other than Boone himself—on what was supposed to be his wedding day…

Boone Murphy was finally going to put Meadow Valley in his rearview mirror. Except when it came time to say “goodbye” to his hometown and “I do” to his new life, he couldn’t do it. Now he’s back home, and his only dream is winning back the girl he’s always loved…

Titles in The Murphys of Meadow Valley include — Holding Out for a Cowboy —♥—

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 Prospector’s Only Prospect by Dani Collins

Posted March 24, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Historical Romance, NetGalley, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Western Historical Romance / 0 Comments

After eight days in a cramped stagecoach, divorcée Marigold Davis already regrets her decision to come to Denver City to marry. She certainly didn’t realize she’d signed up for mosquitoes, mud, and scores of rough men eyeing her like a hot meal on a cold day. But with her life in Kansas all but incinerated, Marigold needs a husband. Even if she’s not the bride that gold prospector Virgil Gardner is expecting…

Virgil Gardner has a reputation as a grumpy hard-ass, and he’s fine with it. He’s also no fool—this is not the woman he agreed to marry. It takes a tough-as-nails woman to survive the harshness of a Rocky Mountain gold claim, and this whiskey-eyed, gentle beauty is certainly not the type. Now it’s just a matter of how quickly she’ll quit so he can find a wife who will stick. Someone who can care for the only thing he values even more than gold–his children.

But Marigold isn’t about to give in. Cramped in a one-room shack. Berry picking turned into a bear escape. Or cooking for an entire crew of bottomless pits. She’s got more grit than most. And just when Virgil starts to realize his replacement bride might be the treasure he’s been looking for, an unannounced guest arrives…to change everything.

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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All I Want from Santa by Lisa Jackson

Posted March 18, 2023 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), NetGalley, Previously Published, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

The small town of Cascadia is home to Veronica Walsh and her young daughter, Amy.

If Ronni still believed in Santa, she’d ask for a chance to buy the rundown old lodge next door and turn it into a B&B.

Amy’s Christmas wish list, on the other hand, includes one item that catches Ronni off-guard: a new daddy.  But four years after losing her husband in a tragic accident, Ronni doesn’t plan to get involved with anyone—least of all the lodge’s new owner.
 
Travis Keegan has moved from Seattle to get his wayward teenage son back on track. Yet the moment he meets Ronni, he wonders if this could be the fresh start they all need.

Healing from a loss and melding their two families won’t be easy, but Christmas in Cascadia has a magic that may just prove irresistible . . .

Originally published as New Year’s Daddy for Silhouette Special Edition

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Her Amish Country Valentine by Patricia Johns

Posted March 15, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Amish Romance, ARC, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Little to None Sexual Content (kissing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Sweet Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Can a wedding-date deception…

Become true love?

Tired of being seen as a lonely workaholic, advertising exec Jill Wickey promises to bring her “casual boyfriend” to her sister’s Valentine’s wedding.

Too bad he doesn’t exist!

Then Thom Miller, a carpenter working at her aunt’s Amish B&B, offers to be Jill’s fake boyfriend—if they turn the lie into truth.

But dating Thom in idyllic Amish country makes Jill wish their temporary arrangement could last…

Titles in The Butternut Amish B&B series include — Her Amish Country Valentine —♥— A Single Dad in Amish Country —♥— A Boy’s Amish Christmas —♥—

This is an adult romance that does not contain graphic violence, swearing, or sexual situations beyond kisses.

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