Category : Contemporary Romance

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His Forbidden PrincessHis Forbidden Princess
Series:  Royal Holiday #4
Author:  Jeannie Moon
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 30, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Eight years ago, university student Ian Stuart fell in love with his sweet, beautiful classmate and he’s never forgotten her. Sofie loved Ian with all her heart in return, but she didn’t trust him with one little detail about her life she’d neglected to share.

She was a princess, and they could never be together in the outside world.

Now Crown Princess Sofia is in danger. An insurgent faction in her country has targeted the royal family, and while Sofia is visiting the United States, she is forced to go into hiding. Assigned to protect her is none other than FBI Special Agent Ian Stuart.

Once again Ian and Sofie are in an impossible situation, fighting their feelings for one another, while trying to stay safe. Will their love for each other prove to be the most dangerous game of all?

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

Cinderella's CowboyTitle:  Cinderella’s Cowboy
Series:  This Old House #4
Author:  Roxanne Snopek
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 28, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Chad Anders doesn’t know why mousy Cynthia Henley trips all over her tongue when she’s around him. Nor does he understand his undeniable attraction to this good girl. Wild and sexy is his type, like the dream-girl he caught a glimpse of years earlier he’s never forgotten.
Cynthia’s superpower is invisibility, especially with men. It’s better for everyone that way. Besides, she’s got a cat. She’s okay. But when playboy-rancher Chad hires her, she’s got a chance to shine. Professionally, at least. Until she learns of his fascination with a mysterious dream-girl, who was actually nothing more than a shy teenager on an ill-advised dare all those years ago. Cynthia knows she’s no man’s dream-girl and never will be.
But there’s magic at the ball. Princesses glow in the starlight, princes appear out of nowhere, and, sometimes, they look a lot like cowboys.

Read on for my thoughts on Cinderella’s Cowboy.  No true spoilers, promise.

A Match Made On Main StreetTitle:  A Match Made On Main Street
Series:  Briar Creek #2
Author:  Olivia Miles
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 28, 2015
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

This kitchen isn’t big enough for both of them…

If there’s anything Anna Madison knows, it’s how to turn life’s lemons into a lemonade cocktail served in a vintage glass. So when her beloved Briar Creek café burns down, she sees it as an opportunity to start fresh. But the only kitchen available to her is in the diner down the street—owned by her sinfully sexy ex.

If Anna thinks she can take over his greasy-spoon kitchen with her high-end cuisine, Mark Hastings is about to set her straight fast. Their breakup is his biggest regret—not that he’ll ever admit it to her. Nope, he’d rather show her exactly what she’s been missing. With desire set on a high simmer, their menu is about to get a whole lot spicier.

Read on for my thoughts on A Match Made On Main Street.  No true spoilers, promise.

His Defiant PrincessTitle:  His Defiant Princess
Series:  Royal Holiday #3
Author:  Kathleen O’Brian
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 23, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Brenna Tinley has decided to move to the Unified Isles of Cornetta, a fairy-tale kingdom just south of France in the Bay of Biscay to escape the recent tragedies in her personal life. The happiest summer she can remember was spent there, in the arms of a handsome, tender rascal who disappeared without a goodbye when Autumn came…

As fate would have it, the Royal House of Vicenza has engaged Brenna Tinley to clear up a public relations mess. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for this small-town American girl, but there’s only one problem. Her new employer, HRH Prince Ronan, aka her mystery summer lover of long ago, seems determined to pick up where they left off. Can Brenna work in the royal palace and not end up with a brand new broken heart?

Read on for my thoughts on His Defiant Princess.  No true spoilers, promise.

Driven to DateTitle:  Driven to Date
Series:  Better Date Than Never #7
Author:  Susan Hatler
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 22, 2014
Publisher:  Hatco
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Career-driven attorney, Jill Parnell, has worked long and hard to become a partner at Corbett, Gray, & Shaw. When the coveted position is given to the boss’s nephew, she does what any intelligent employee would do—attends a colleague’s wedding and schmoozes a high-powered partner at another law firm.

Her potential new boss has only one condition for her, that she demonstrate a personal life that will support a thriving career. Pretending to have a boyfriend is outside Jill’s comfort zone, but she invites the best man to act the part and Ryan is all-too eager to play her significant other. Sparks fly between them, but she reminds herself she’s only driven to date to get back on the partner track.

When Jill discovers Ryan is the lawyer who stole her promotion, her charade threatens to implode. But breaking off their pretend relationship could cost her the job of her dreams. And the more she gets to know Ryan, the more she’s tempted to tame the bad boy, and make him her own.

Read on for my thoughts on Driven to Date.  No true spoilers, promise.

Cheaters AnonymousTitle:  Cheaters Anonymous
Series:
Author:  Lacey Silks
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Published:  April 21, 2015
Publisher:  MyLit Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

We’re both addicted to sex, just not with each other.

High school friends – nothing more.
That was our promise to each other, because let’s face it, infidelity spreads like a disease.
Everybody cheats.
Period.
And it’s easier to remain friends than hurt the only person you ever cared about – or so we thought.

Read on for my thoughts on Cheaters Anonymous.  No true spoilers, promise.

Caught Up in YouTitle:  Caught Up In Love
Series:
Author:  Kim Boykin
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 21, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

After attending her baby sister’s destination wedding, Shelby Worthington decides she’s ready to do some husband hunting of her own. The only problem? She’s still insanely attracted to Declan Enright, her high school and college crush. He’s now a wildly successful painter who’s temporarily back in Magnolia Bay, but Declan should be Shelby’s last choice for possible husband material. He didn’t earn the reputation of runaway groom for nothing…

Declan has worked hard to make his mark on the New York art scene and has succeeded at everything he’s ever done…except love. But Declan has come back to the Bay to change that and care for his dying father, even if he’s still never forgiven Declan for leaving the family business. Shelby is determined to steer clear, but while her lips keep saying no, her heart is pounding out yes each time she and Declan are together. While she can’t deny her attraction, Shelby’s convinced that Declan’s track record means he will break her heart. Or has Declan changed for good, and made love worth the risk?

Read on for my thoughts on Caught Up In You.  No true spoilers, promise.

elegant womanTitle:  Red Carpet Day Job
Series:
Author:  Tasha Cotter
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 9, 2015
Publisher:  Bookfish Books
My Rating:  4 star
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Most residents of New York City don’t have to wrestle their skirts from beneath roosting chickens, or clean egg yolk off their stilettos each day before work. But Sophie Waldrop does, thanks to the organic egg business her boyfriend Scott runs from their 5th floor walk-up. Though they were high school sweethearts, nothing can make up for Scott’s inattention now. Finally, Sophie works up the courage to send him and his chickens packing.

Then Sophie’s boss introduces her to Nick Jackson, the hottest up-and-coming actor in Hollywood. When Nick asks her to go to a red carpet awards show with him, Sophie can’t believe her luck. She never expected to meet Nick, let alone like him. And she certainly never expected him to like her, too.

When her dream job lands in her lap, Sophie rejoices that her hard work has finally paid off. But she soon finds out that being a busy agent to the stars is nothing compared to being Nick Jackson’s new girlfriend. Tabloid tell-alls, Nick’s hectic schedule, persistent leading ladies, and Sophie’s own promotion and career ambitions further complicate their fairy-tale romance.

Can Sophie and Nick make their love last, or will their relationship be more like the paparazzi’s camera flashes—fast, bright, and fading?

Read on for my thoughts on Red Carpet Day Job.  No true spoilers, promise.

Texas SunriseTitle:  Texas Sunrise
Series:  Somewhere, TX
Author:  Various Authors
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published:  December 16, 2014
Publisher:  Chick Tales LLC
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Welcome to Somewhere, TX
Five Authors, One Town, No Limits…

Volume 1

THE COWBOY ROCK STAR by KC Klein (Contemporary Western Romance)

She’s off-limits and he’s off his game, but together, they could make perfect harmony…

SADDLE UP by Jodi Vaughn (Contemporary Western Romance)

She can heal his broken ribs, but it will take more than medicine to repair her reputation…Things are about to get a whole lot hotter in Texas.

FIRE AWAY by R.L. Syme (Contemporary/Foodie Romance)

When two people fall for the same cupcake, more than tempers flare…

TO SAVE A MATE by Krystal Shannan (Paranormal/Werewolf/New Adult Romance)

A chance he’d never thought he’d have comes at a price he never wanted her to pay.

WONDER LUST by Lavender Daye (Contemporary Romance w/Paranormal Elements & BDSM Elements)

The Jackalope café wasn’t  known for romance, but when Max and Delia met, the rules disappeared. Could a one-night-only affair be enough?

Read on for my thoughts on Texas Sunrise.  No true spoilers, promise.

Rescued by the RancherTitle:  Rescued by the Rancher
Series:  Tall Pines Ranch #2
Author:  Victoria James
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 14, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Meredith Anderson left her difficult past behind to create a new life for herself in Tall Pines—where she can be the independent, confident woman she always dreamed of being. Now she’s a partner in her sister’s wedding planning business, helping brides realize their happily-ever-afters…even as she promises herself to never fall in love.

Meredith’s sweetness and vulnerability brings out the protective side of rancher Gage McAllister—even though their worlds are miles apart. All it takes is one night for desire to take hold of them both, a sizzling encounter that can only lead to the promise of more. But Meredith isn’t looking for more, and even if she was, Gage is set to leave Tall Pines behind him…

Read on for my thoughts on Rescued by the Rancher.  No true spoilers, promise.

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