Category : Contemporary Romance

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Bayou BoundTitle:  Bayou Bound
Series:  Fleur de Lis #2
Author:  Linda Joyce
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 25, 2014
Publisher:  Wild Rose Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Blurb:

Biloxi Dutrey grounds her jet-setting photography career and returns to Mississippi when she learns her family home, Fleur De Lis, is headed for financial ruin. She plans to save it by scooping up the job of Keeper. But that means breaking tradition, and her family isn’t cooperating.

Veterinarian Nick Trahan is new in town and wants folks to stop matchmaking. He won’t settle for just a pretty face. He wants the perfect woman, one who believes in family and commitment the exact opposite of his parents.

Nick rescues Biloxi during a raging storm, but the squall is tame compared to the tempest between them. Soon they experience the backlash from the long-standing feud between their families. If Biloxi surrenders her dreams for Fleur de Lis and tows the line with tradition, will she also be forced to give up on “forever love” due to the hate their families still harbor?

Read on for my thoughts on Bayou Bound.  No true spoilers, promise.

One Night with the CowboyTitle:  One Night with the Cowboy
Series:  Whiskey River #2
Author:  Eve Gaddy
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 3, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Blurb:

Meet the Kellys of Whiskey River, Texas, men who have always gone through life, and women, with their father’s legendary charm.

Trey Kelly has it all. Eldest son of Boots Kelly, Trey runs the Kelly ranch, and Trey’s heart is with his “babies”, Kelly’s Champs, the World Champion cutting horses he breeds and sells. Women love Trey and he loves women, but he’s never met the one he wanted for keeps. Until…

Reclusive Ariana Wright‘s lavender farm sits next door to the Kelly spread. Ariana is a smart, ambitious chemist and after the car accident that left her scarred, the success of her new line of lavender-based beauty products is all Ariana is interested in.

Convincing Ariana to take a chance on love is a task that takes all of Trey’s cowboy determination. But can Ariana let go of the wounds of the past and give herself more than one night with the cowboy?

Read on for my thoughts on One Night with the Cowboy.  No true spoilers, promise.

Love On A Spring MorningTitle:  Love On A Spring Morning
Series:  Pine Harbour #3
Author:  Zoe York
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 2, 2015
Publisher:  ZoYo Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Duplicity. Desire. Denial. They were doomed from the start.

Ryan Howard has zero interest in the movie being filmed in Pine Harbour or the high maintenance stars staying in the cottages at the end of his lane. He’s just barely holding on to the raw remains of his life and the fantasy world being concocted around him is, as far as he’s concerned, a complete waste of time and energy. The one bright light in his life is an intern on the set, Holly Cresinski, and their quiet conversations at the end of the day on his back porch.

Holly hates her life, too, which is entirely unfair because she’s blessed beyond measure. She’s at the top of her career–as film actress, Hope Creswell–and surrounded by people that mean well. But Ryan makes her laugh, and cry, and before she can find the words to explain her deception, he kisses her.

Read on for my thoughts on Love On A Spring Morning.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Lake SeasonTitle:  The Lake Season
Series:
Author:  Hannah McKinnon
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Published:  June 2, 2015
Publisher:  Atria Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Blurb:

Set in the weeks leading up to an idyllic New England wedding, this “enticing and refreshing” (Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author) novel sparkles with wry wit, sweet romance, and long-kept family secrets.

Iris Standish has always been the responsible sister: the one who studied hard, settled down, and always made the right choices—even when they came at the expense of her passions. Meanwhile, her sister Leah dropped out of college to “find herself” by hiking through Yellowstone and switches jobs nearly as often as she switches lovers, leaving Iris to pick up the pieces in her wake.

But now Iris’s life is coming apart at the seams, and when Leah calls her back to their childhood home with a desperate cry for help, she is thrust headfirst into preparations for her sister’s wedding to a man their New Hampshire clan has never met…with her own marriage and family on the brink.

Still, despite the rush of dress fittings, floral arrangements, and rehearsal dinners, Iris is learning to put herself first. And amid a backdrop of late-night swims and a soul-restoring barn renovation comes Cooper Woods, a high school crush who beckons with the promise of a new start.

While Leah faces a past that has finally caught up to her, Iris prepares to say goodbye to a future that is suddenly far from certain. As Hampstead Lake shimmers in the background, Iris must decide when to wade in cautiously and when to dive—and, ultimately, how to ferry herself to safe harbors in this novel of second chances and the ties that bind.

Read on for my thoughts on The Lake Season.  No true spoilers, promise.

Beautiful SurrenderTitle:  Beautiful Surrender
Series:  Forever #3, Surrender series #3
Author:  Priscilla West
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 4, 2013
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

No one is who they seem to be.

Kristen let Vincent into her heart because he seemed so different from everyone in her conservative world of wealth management. She thought they shared something special, but when she realizes that Vincent has been playing her the entire time, her heart is crushed.

As Kristen’s relationship with Vincent reaches a crisis point, a man from Kristen’s past returns looking for a second chance. Is her ex-boyfriend really looking for redemption or is his goal something more sinister?

Kristen struggles to hold herself together, until she discovers a revelation that will change everything.

Read on for my thoughts on Beautiful Surrender.  No true spoilers, promise.

Secret SurrenderTitle:  Secret Surrender
Series:  Forever #2, Surrender series #2
Author:  Priscilla West
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 24, 2013
Publisher:  Blackbird Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

I knew that giving in to Vincent Sorenson was a risk, but it was one I was willing to take. I had hidden my heart for so long and for the first time in a long time, Vincent was close to breaking down the walls.

When a trip to Vincent’s exclusive private island reveals the real Vincent underneath the layers of suave nonchalance, I thought we were close to the start of something special.

Just when things were looking up for us, I would discover the one secret that Vincent never intended for me to find.

Read on for my thoughts on Secret Surrender.  No true spoilers, promise.

Forbidden SurrenderTitle:  Forbidden Surrender
Series:  Forever #1  Surrender series #1
Author:  Priscilla West
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 7, 2013
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

“What gives you a thrill Kristen?”

The minute I saw Vincent Sorenson, I knew he was trouble. Billionaire. Bad boy. And dangerously sexy. He was everything I craved, and nothing I needed.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t just avoid him. The higher ups at my company decided they needed his business, and I was on the team to bring him in. Vincent Sorenson didn’t seem as interested in business as he was in me, but I knew that was a door better left unopened. If I got involved with him, it would only unearth the pain I spent years trying to bury.

I thought I had it under control, but I seriously underestimated Vincent’s seductive charm and silver-tongue. I would soon find out how delicious it would feel to let myself fall into this forbidden surrender.

Read on for my thoughts on Forbidden Surrender.  No true spoilers, promise.

Deal With The DevilTitle:  A Deal with the Devil
Series:  International Bad Boys #6
Author:  Louisa George
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 29, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing, Holiday Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

When the only thing worth fighting for is love …

There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretense.

Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?

Read on for my thoughts on A Deal with the Devil.  No true spoilers, promise.

The PitchTitle:  The Pitch
Series:  City Love #2
Author:  Belinda Williams
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 28, 2015
Publisher:  Momentum Books
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

She’s in a long-term, committed relationship. With her business.

In three years Madeline Spencer has single-handedly grown her marketing agency, Grounded Marketing, into one of the country’s fastest growing companies. But her success has been at the expense of her social life, and her girlfriends have had enough. They’ll do whatever it takes, from speed dating to blind dates, to show her there’s more to life than work.

Only Maddy is having a hard time forgetting about her business. She’s about to pitch for her biggest client ever and the mysterious media mogul, Paul Neilsen, has volunteered to mentor her. Maddy might just be in with a shot of landing the account – if she can keep her mind on the job. Working with Paul is not at all what she’d imagined, and Maddy finds herself torn between her ever increasing workload and her feelings for Paul. She’s discovering playing in the big league means making sacrifices … and Maddy must decide what she can’t live without.

Read on for my thoughts on The Pitch.  No true spoilers, promise.

 

rescuing the bad boyTitle:  Rescuing the Bad Boy
Series:  Second Chance #2
Author:  Jessica Lemmon
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 26, 2015
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  5 star
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

For Donovan Pate, the lake town of Evergreen Cove is a minefield of tough memories-including the day he had to let go of Sofie Martin. Years later he still can’t forget the taste of her lips and the feel of her killer curves. He knows he’s too damaged, that he should stay away for her own good. But what the head says and the heart wants are two very different things . . .

Seven years ago, Donovan broke Sofie’s heart. Now her career depends on playing nice in order to pull off the charity fund-raiser of the decade. She vows to keep things professional . . . yet working by his side every day doesn’t make it easy to fight temptation, and it isn’t long before she finds herself falling for this bad boy all over again. But loving Donovan means helping him face his past-so they can fight for a future together.

Read on for my thoughts on Rescuing the Bad Boy.  No true spoilers, promise.

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