Category : Contemporary Romance

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Sleeping with the BossTitle:  Sleeping with the Boss
Series:  The Anderson Brothers #1
Author:  Marissa Clarke
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 11, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Lovestruck
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle edition
Cover Description:

Seducing the enemy has never been so tempting…

For the last five years, bookish Claire Williams has been living for the dying. Now that her stint as caretaker is over, she’s off to see the world. She needs quick cash first, so a temp job at Anderson Auctions seems perfect, especially with the unexpected benefits, including the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes—or hands—on.

Former Marine William Anderson has been burned one time too many. His military training makes him the perfect man to flush out the spy undercutting his family business, but no amount of training can prepare him for the kind of undercover work he’ll have to do when the sexy new temp is implicated. Desire lands them in bed…but duty may cost him his heart.

Read on for my thoughts on Sleeping with the Boss.  No true spoilers, promise.

Tamimg the BeastTitle:  Taming the Beast
Series:  Fairy Tales of New York #3
Author:  Lucy King
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 26, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Once upon a time, Mercedes ‘Mercy’ Hernandez had the most enormous crush on her best friend’s older brother, Seb Madison. Now, though, she can’t stand the beast. Forget that he’s as spine-tinglingly gorgeous as ever. He’s a lousy brother and a manipulative bastard, not that she ever thinks about that disastrous one night stand they once had…

Still riddled with guilt over the death of his parents, billionaire loner Seb Madison has spent so long emotionally shut off that when beautiful, fiery Mercy bursts into his life again, he doesn’t know what’s hit him. All he knows is that she confuses him and he doesn’t like it.

Yet their chemistry hasn’t faded and, when hostility turns to attraction, a no-strings affair seems the logical solution. Mercy’s taking a much needed break from her family’s Argentinian vineyard to study for an MBA and Seb doesn’t do relationships. Neither have either the time or inclination for anything other than weekends-only red-hot sex. Or do they.

Read on for my thoughts on Taming the Beast.  No true spoilers, promise.

Breaking ClearTitle:  Breaking Clear
Series:  Full Hearts #3
Author:  M J Summers
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 30, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Harper Young is a talented, feisty art director at Style Magazine. Sitting at her desk one Tuesday morning she answers a call that will forever change the well-worn path of her life. Her father has had an accident and needs Harper to leave Manhattan to go home to Boulder, Colorado to care for him. Given an ultimatum by her heartless boss, she chooses family, leaving her career behind. She drives across the country to find that the only man to make her heart ache with desire will be her new neighbour.

Evan Donovan is a contractor who’s been dealt a rough hand when it comes to love. His wife, Lisa, left him just as the recession forced him to shut down his home building company. Now after three years of rebuilding, he is finally getting back on his feet again. When Harper drops back into his life, he does his level best to keep things on a ‘just friends’ level. Her older brother, Evan’s best friend, won’t take kindly to Evan dating Harper.

Proving that old flames are easily relit, Harper and Evan quickly find themselves in each other’s arms. But will Harper’s career come calling her back to New York when her father has recovered? Will a man whose heart has been snapped in pieces learn to trust again?

Lose yourself in Harper and Evan’s romantic journey as they fight for their forever.

Read on for my thoughts on Breaking Clear.  No true spoilers, promise.

Bound to the SheikhTitle:  Bound to the Sheikh
Series:  International Bad Boys
Author:  Carol Marinelli
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 22, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sheikh Ashim Al Raquar, Crown Prince of Alzaquan, knows he must return to his country and leave his playboy reputation far behind him. It will be a wild journey home, though—he intends to party on his yacht right to the edge of the desert. And then he meets Emily, a corporate flight attendant who’s in the south of France hoping to find herself after years of taking care of her husband.

A sensual, charismatic lover with a reputed dark edge to his bedroom skills is the very last thing Emily needs.

Read on for my thoughts on Bound to the Sheikh.  No true spoilers, promise.

One Night with the Tycoon

Title:  One Night with the Tycoon
Series:  Whiskey River #3
Author:  Katherine Garbera
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 21, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

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

Wyatt Kelly, CEO of Kelly Boots, is rumored to do everything with his cowboy boots on, including seducing women into memorable one-night stands. Growing up the second eldest son of a philandering charmer, Wyatt’s seen first hand how messy relationships can get when the heart’s involved, and he’s determined to leave no scars. No woman’s tempted Wyatt to break his vow until he meets Juliette Rossi.

Juliette is all about business. She’s focused on turning the lavender farm she and her cousin inherited into a successful, world-wide company. Her meticulous plans are on the right track until she accepts a dare to spend the night with Wyatt after the annual Boots & Bangles Gala. Juliette’s fantasized about Wyatt for years… One night will get him out of her system for good, right?

Wrong.

Can she convince Wyatt that he’s more than his Kelly heritage? Will Wyatt agree that one night just isn’t enough?

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

Cocktails at Le CarmenTitle:  Cocktails at Le Carmen
Series:
Author:  Isabelle Andover
Genre:  Chick-Lit, Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 19, 2015
Publisher:  Simon & Fig
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When job cuts at Chloe Saddler’s London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she finds herself leaving behind her friends, family, and boyfriend Scott to start a new life in the City of Light. Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Committing the odd French faux pas and inadvertently indulging in a few too many flirtations with her very sexy (and very taken) boss, Jean-Luc, is just the start of it. Factor in her bridezilla of a sister’s wedding (the hottest event of the year in the Saddler family’s social calendar), an unexpected session of hot, naked yoga, a slightly psychotic stalker, and one incredible kiss at an infamous Montmartre nightspot, and Chloe can say au revoir to her old, safe London life and bonjour to the romance, splendour, and glamour of Paris.

Read on for my thoughts on Cocktails at Le Carmen.  No true spoilers, promise.

Walker PrideTitle:  Walker Pride
Series:  The Walker Family #1
Author:  Bernadette Marie
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 25, 2015
Publisher:  5 Prince Publishing
My Rating:  5 star
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Susan Hayes moved to Georgia to start the life she wanted to live and build her catering career. On the brink of having everything she ever wanted, Eric Walker and his family happened into her life.

Eric Walker’s life had been quiet, structured, and boring until his uncle gambled away the family’s property and jeopardized Eric’s livelihood. Now midst family secrets learned, someone ruining his business and trying to drive him off his land, he fell in love.

Things will never be the same for them—especially if someone succeeds in destroying the Walker family and killing Eric.

Read on for my thoughts on Walker Pride.  No true spoilers, promise.

Bachelorette for SaleTitle:  Bachelorette For Sale
Series:  West Side Romance #1
Author:  Gail Chianese
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 23, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

As far as Cherry Ryan is concerned, the bright lights of Hollywood are nothing but glare after her heart is broken on a reality show for millions to see. Instead she’s throwing herself into fundraising for the local community center that was a priceless lifeline to her as a kid. But when a volunteer for the singles auction bails at the last minute, Cherry finds herself on the block—and sold to Jason Valentine, a handsome contractor with a gorgeous body—and a really bad attitude about her days in the limelight…

Cherry soon finds that Jason’s more than eye candy, and not entirely sweet—especially his quest to win the bid for the center’s renovation. Mixing business with pleasure doesn’t seem like such a good idea—until Jason has a chance to reveal the big heart beneath his surly exterior. Cherry’s falling for him hard, but trust isn’t easy when you’ve been burned. To conquer her fears will take a giant leap of faith—straight into the spotlight again.

Read on for my thoughts on Bachelorette For Sale.  No true spoilers, promise.

Montana MistletoeTitle:  Montana Mistletoe
Series:  Granite Peak #1
Author:  R. L. Syme
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 18, 2015
Publisher:  Hummingbird Books
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Caught in a Christmas nightmare, Gillian needs to keep her distance from her ex, but with mistletoe everywhere and feelings resurfacing, she’s not sure she can resist just one more kiss…

Gillian Potter is having the biggest night of her life. A giant fundraiser, a beautifully decorated Christmas scene, an original madrigal, and her job is on the line. When she needs a caterer at the last minute, her secretary books the only person they can find on short notice. Unfortunately, that person is Gillian’s ex: Mason Herrick. Hurt as she is by the way he ended things, she wants to hate him and tries to stay away…

Mason Herrick took too many years to grow up and the perfect girl got away. Returned to Madison Falls, a new man and a business owner, Mason is determined to make good and to someday show Gillian Potter that he can be different. When her job and her future depend on Mason, he’s not sure if he’s become a good enough man to save her. Or to deserve her.

Read on for my thoughts on Montana Mistletoe.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Lost Tycoon MATitle:  The Lost Tycoon
Series:  Baby for the Billionaire #5
Author:  Melody Anne
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 18, 2014
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle edition
Cover Description:

Fighting to survive, Misty Elton takes one look at the man standing in front of her and knows she needs to make a decision – does she want to live? Discovering that her boyfriend is storing enough drugs to supply a small country, she looks for an escape route. He’s standing in the doorway – standing in the way of her freedom.

Misty has nothing left – no family, no friends, no one she can rely on. She is all alone and frightened. Managing to get past her ex, she flees, running away and landing in Seattle, she changes her appearance, her name, her life.

After a year, she begins to feel safe. Her ex won’t find her. She’s beginning to pick up the pieces of her once shattered existence and carve out a new world for herself.

That is, until a tall, well-dressed man shows up at her job and tells her they need to talk – and he knows her real name. Fleeing to get away from him, she rushes to the back room and grabs her Taser. When she hits him with it, she thinks she’s home free.

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

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