2019

522 posts

A savvy businesswoman, a billionaire needing to save his inheritance and a secret matchmaker who brings them together.

Ophelia Sims is a recognized name in the art world. She has an eye for identifying unique art and brokers these priceless pieces for her wealthy clients. But her passion is helping others create their own art heirlooms. When she is offered the chance to develop her own personal brand, she jumps at the chance to bring couples and art together. What she didn’t count on was traveling to Alaska to work with the illustrious playboy extraordinaire, Vick Holliday.

Billionaire, Victor ‘Vixen’ Holliday knew the moment he set eyes on Ophelia that she was trouble. The sassy curator even had the nerve to evict him from one of her exhibits! Imagine his surprise when she arrived in Alaska to help him save his resort. Now, if she could just get past his reputation and let him into her heart.

Can Ophelia see past the arrogant flirt that she would be working with? Can Vick let his guard down, revealing the shy artist lurking beneath the gruff exterior? Will Ophelia’s plan for saving Vixen Island work or will the slow burn between them take flame like the molten glass ornaments they create?

Titles in the multi-author Holliday Islands Resort series include – The Dashing Groom by Jo Grafford – Dancing to the Altar by Christi Bortner – Love Came Prancing by Danni Roan – Her Christmas Vixen by Ginny Sterling – Comet’s Blazing Love by Jenna Brandt –Cupid Takes A Wife by Marie Higgins – Donner Let Her Go by Amelia Adams – Blitzen the CEO by Lisa Prysock – Rudolph’s Runaway Bride by George McVey – Mommy’s Kissing Santa by Kit Morgan

Top FBI profiler Grace Steele was just a girl when she escaped the Order of the New Dawn, and she’s spent the last seventeen years trying to forget her time there. But when private security firm Steele Ops needs her help extracting a young woman from the secretive cult’s clutches, she’s all in. Even though the mission requires posing as the fiancée of the only man who’s ever broken her heart.

It’s been nine years since Cade Wright turned his back on his childhood sweetheart, and he’s never stopped regretting it. Now that they’re forced to work together, he knows this is his opportunity to show Grace how much he’s changed. But the deeper they get pulled into New Dawn, the clearer it becomes that the demons still haunting Grace are very real, and Cade will have to risk everything to keep her safe . . . including his own life.

Titles in the Steele Ops series include – Deadly Obsession – Lethal Redemption

Includes the bonus novel Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake

Amateur sleuth Samantha Washington’s shopping trip to Chicago takes a deadly detour when a man is murdered on her bus . . .

After some post-Christmas retail therapy in the Windy City, mystery bookshop owner, and historical whodunit novelist Sam Washington is returning home to North Harbor, Michigan, on a chartered bus. With Nana Jo and her gal pals Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae from Shady Acres Retirement Village along for the ride, it’s a lively trip.

But one passenger is not so lively—a gentleman Irma befriended is found dead in his seat after an unscheduled stop. The ladies immediately shift gears to find out who punched his ticket, while Sam slips into the driver’s seat to make sure Nana Jo and her crew steer clear of fatal conclusions.

Titles in the Mystery Bookshop series include – The Plot is Murder – Read Herring Hunt – The Novel Art of Murder – Wed, Read and Dead – Bookmarked for Murder

In the Heart of Texas, a heartthrob cowboy may get his second chance at love…

Danny Oldman, the handsome Lone Star sheriff, is still single. He tells himself, and anyone who asks, that he is married to his job—and what matters most is keeping the people of his beloved Texas hometown safe. The truth? Danny still hasn’t gotten over his high school crush. She moved away after graduation and took Danny’s heart with her.

Skylar Long never thought she would have to flee Houston and return home—where it all began for her. But that’s what happened after the man of her dreams turned out to be an actual nightmare. Now, Skylar is desperate to escape her obsessive boyfriend. Nothing shocks her more than seeing Danny again and realizing that their long-ago attraction is more powerful than ever. But can she and Danny find a way to fight against Skylar’s wealthy, powerful ex who is dead set on tearing them apart?

Titles in the Heart of Texas series include —  The Christmas Cowboy Hero – Cowboy, Cross My Heart – My Favorite Cowboy – A Cowboy Like You

A widow who thought she would never love again.

A widower still mourning his dead wife.

An angel determined to give them a second chance at love.

After her beloved husband passed, widow Frances Brown thought love was meant for the young, not her. Hired to keep house and act as a chaperone for a young lady, Frances finally had something to fill her days. What she didn’t count on was meeting the young lady’s bitter father, Hal Stockton.

Hal Stockton is still mourning the loss of his wife, his home and his job. On the run with his daughter, he ends up in Creede, Colorado and takes on a new role as owner of a garment business, thanks to his now son-in-law. Though life will never be what it was, his world begins to look brighter until he meets the outspoken, passionate, and no-nonsense firecracker who is nothing like his wife.

When Hal starts spending more time with Frances, will he be able to let his guard down enough to invite a woman into his heart once more? Will Frances convince Hal to let go of his bitterness? Will the Pennyworths be able to convince them both that love is better the second time around?

Tempting the Tailor is the 44th title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)

Hot on the ice and tall in the saddle…

Rancher and hockey coach Logan Rivers’ attempts to hire a housekeeper are hindered by women more interested in marriage than meal-planning. So when snarky Harper Evans arrives with zero romantic interest in him, he couldn’t be happier. But as he gets to know her, he finds himself hungering for more than her cooking.

Down-on-her-luck single mom Harper Evans came to Colorado with one goal: to find her son and bring him home. Temporary work for a local rancher seems perfect, but to keep the job she has to deny her feelings for the hot cowboy who’s heating up her kitchen.

Logan’s secret learning disability has caused a financial mistake that could cost him everything. With the holidays approaching and a storm closing in, he and Harper have to save his ranch and fight for her son. But can Harper trust the cowboy who is offering her both a home–and his heart?

Titles in the Cowboys of Creedence series include:  Caught Up In A Cowboy – You Had Me At Cowboy– It Started with a CowboyWish Upon A Cowboy

Wrexham, Duke of Elsmore, is overrun by family obligations. With three sisters to escort about Town, a legion of cousins to look after, and aunties who insist he dance with every eligible young woman, he barely has time to manage his dukedom. When he finally carves out a moment to evaluate his family’s finances, he learns that he―and his sisters―are on the verge of social catastrophe.

Eleanora Hatfield has an uncanny knack for numbers, but she knows from experience that dealing with the peerage can only lead to problems. Though she wants nothing to do with any titled gentleman, she reluctantly agrees to help when Rex seeks aid from her employer. What starts out as an unwanted assignment soon leads to forbidden kisses and impossible longings. But with scandal haunting Ellie’s past and looming in Rex’s future, how can true love lead to anything but heartbreak?

Titles in the Rogues to Riches series include – My One and Only Duke – When A Duchess Says I Do – Forever and a Duke – A Duke by Any Other Name –

*Includes the bonus story “The Lady in Red” by Kelly Bowen

Award-winning wildlife photographer, Elijah Ellis, has come back home due to the tragic accident that killed members of both his and his best friend Tabitha Brodie’s family. Despite their grief, Eli hopes that he and Tabby can pick up their familiar friendship. He’s never forgotten the way Tabby makes him feel—full of hope and a sense of home—but she seems determined to keep him at arm’s length.

Tabby has always loved Eli. He’s everything she wants in a man. But he left Gatlinburg to make a name for himself outside of his famous family. Even though there’s no one better to help her through this time, she refuses to be an anchor to a life he never wanted. Not to mention Tabby’s hiding a secret that will change all of their lives.

As Eli and Tabby spend more time together, he’s determined to show her they could be perfect together. Too bad she’s spent years building her walls against him.

Titles in the Ellis Family Saga series include – His Reason to Stay

Spooky ghosts are you haunting? In the lane where I am walking?

As the guide for a haunted walking tour, Ripley Van Raden has seen a lot of ghosts, but never a ghost from Christmas past.

Someone or something wants to stop Rip from having a haunted Christmas tour around the town of Devil’s Moon. She won’t let this bah, humbug put a damper on her holiday spirits though. Rip has to stop this scary scrooge before things take a deadly detour.

Titles in the Haunted Tour Guide Mystery series include – These Haunts are Made for Walking – A Walk on the Haunted Side – Haunt the Haunt, Walk the Walk – Walk this Way, Haunt this Way – Take a Haunted Walk With Me -Hauntin’ After Midnight – Keep on Haunting – You’ll Never Haunt Alone – The Walk That Haunts Me – Haunted Girl Walking – Walk in my Haunted Shoes – I Want to Haunt You Home (novella) Haunting in a Winter Wonderland (novella)

(Note: the previous titles in this series were reviewed on a blog of mine that no longer exists so I’ll be linking any reviews from now onward only)

Ready to take a chance on love again?

Rachel Milligan fell head over heels…once. Then her happy world crashed in around her, leaving her reeling and wondering if she’d survive.

That was three years ago. The pretty nurse has pulled herself up from the ashes and built a solid life for herself. As a nurse. As a volunteer. As a temporary foster mom.

When ex-baseball sensation Derek Rossi shows up in Jackson Hole for much needed R&R, love is the last thing on the sexy superstar’s agenda. With three broken engagements under his belt, he’s pretty much given up on the whole happily-ever-after thing.

Neither he nor Rachel is ready for romance. But they’re not the only ones with skin in the game. When love blooms, thanks to Joy and the power of a perfectly aimed baseball, Derek and Rachel are forced to face their fears. Will they slide into home plate together? Or walk away?

Titles in the Jackson Hole, WY series include – It Started With Joy

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