Category: Contemporary Romance

Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley

Posted December 18, 2020 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

Ryn Jansen must put her trust in the one man she wants — and the one man she can’t let herself have.

Ryn Jansen has no interest in taking a risk on Boone Sadler. Thanks to a long list of men who’ve done nothing but let her down, Ryn vows to stay far away from the caring, protective commando. And when Boone confronts Ryn with evidence that her loved ones are conning her, Ryn is less than thrilled — with her family and Boone. But even as Boone proves he’s the kind of guy to meet her every need, she doesn’t trust him to stay when life gets hard . . .

Boone Sadler’s never been one to back down from a challenge. He’s determined to show the funny, sexy Ryn that the irresistible connection between them is worth exploring. But caring for Ryn’s heart and body becomes a matter of life and death when Ryn’s beloved niece and nephew are put in danger and dirty cops begin gunning for Ryn. Soon Boone realizes their romance is in danger of more than heartbreak — and to have any future together, they’ll have to put their trust in each other.

Titles in the Dream Team series include — Dream MakerDream Chaser – Dream Spinner (May 2021)

There is a connection to the Rock Chicks series and the Dream Man series in Dream Team – you’ll run into lots of old friends from both series.

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In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Posted December 7, 2020 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley / 0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions.

But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy.

The next thing she knows, tires screech and metal collide, everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake…she’s on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop—and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.

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Christmas at Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt

Posted December 7, 2020 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Belinda ‘Lindy’ Jamison has moved to the Cotswolds for a fresh start and to open a dancing school—her lifelong dream. Pushing forty and still looking for Mr. Right, Lindy is determined to no longer wait for happiness but to reach for it with both hands. So she packs up her life and heads south to Wychwood-on-Lea to start up her school.

Soon Lindy has a motley crew of would-be dancers. But her most intriguing pupil is Roger Wentworth, a forty-something bachelor with a shy and awkward manner, but a heart of blazing gold. When Lindy decides to showcase her pupils in a Christmas show, Roger is deeply reluctant but finally agrees. Lindy longs to bring Roger out of his shell—but she didn’t expect to fall in love with him in the process.

Soon it is Roger teaching her how two lonely hearts might be able to embrace a second chance this Christmas…if they can just believe they’re both worthy of love.

Titles in the ‘Return to Willoughby Close‘ series include – Cupcakes for Christmas – Welcome Me to Willoughby CloseChristmas at Willoughby Close – Remember Me at Willoughby Close

Connection to the Willoughby Close series which included – A Cotswold Christmas – Meet Me At Willoughby Close – Find Me at Willoughby Close – Kiss Me at Willoughby Close – Marry Me at Willoughby Close

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Tail for Two by Mara Wells

Posted December 3, 2020 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

Lance Donovan agreed to dog sit only to help out his younger brother. Little does he know that an encounter with his ex-wife at the local dog park is going to turn his life upside down…

Carrie Burns has a successful business, a young son, and an energetic pup. She doesn’t have time for much more in her busy schedule, but her friends say she needs to get back into the dating scene or she’ll never find a new Mr. Right. Between her demanding job and 3-year-old Oliver, dating is starting to be another chore.

Carrie especially doesn’t have time for her ex-husband, Lance Donovan. But when Lance meets Oliver, he’s determined to connect with the son he didn’t know he had, and the love he thought he’d lost.

Titles in the Fur Haven Dog Park series include – Cold Nose, Warm Heart – Tail for Two

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Second Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan

Posted December 3, 2020 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series / 0 Comments

When a romance gone wrong lands reporter Dakota Jones in 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

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Snowed in with the Firefighter by Victoria James

Posted November 20, 2020 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Series / 0 Comments

Dr. Melody Mayberry’s life just took a turn that’s left her questioning everything. Where better to hide out than the remote family cabin in the mountains? The last thing she expects to find there is her swoon-worthy brother-in-law, the one man who may have more baggage than her.

Finn Matthews is not ready to face the fact that the recent injury he sustained in a fire may have ended his firefighting career. He’s not interested in sharing the cabin with anyone, let alone Melody, and their family just texted with yet another unwelcome surprise—they’ll be there Christmas Eve.

To keep their meddling family at bay, the two team up to fake a little holiday cheer. But between ridiculously competitive Monopoly games, marathon Christmas decorating, and a storm that strands them together with nothing but a roaring fire and a warm couch, they realize something major—their fake holiday cheer isn’t feeling so fake anymore, and that’s something neither of these two Grinches expected…

Titles in the Shadow Creek, Montana series include —  Christmas with the Sheriff – The Baby Bombshell – The Doctor’s Redemption – Baby on the Bad Boy’s Doorstep – The Firefighter’s Pretend Fiancee – A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor – Snowed in with the Firefighter –

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Christmas at the Little Beach Café by Morton S Gray

Posted November 19, 2020 by Marsha in Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Run away to the little beach café this Christmas …

Five years ago at Christmas, solicitor Justin Sadler made the decision to leave his comfortable existence behind and move to the coast. Since then, he’s tried his best to ignore the festive season and, as he sits in the little beach café and reflects on that fateful night when his life was turned upside down, he expects his fifth Christmas alone to be no different from any of the others since he made his escape.

But when he encounters a mystery woman on the beach, he soon realizes he may have found a fellow runaway and kindred spirit. Could Justin finally be ready to move on and let Christmas into his life again?

Titles in the Borteen Secrets series include — The Girl on the Beach – The Truth Lies Buried – Christmas at Borteen Bay – Sunny Days at the Beach – Christmas at the Little Beach Café

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Christmas at Moonshine Hollow by Angela Britnell

Posted November 18, 2020 by Marsha in Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 2 Comments

Mistletoe and moonshine: a Christmas match made in heaven?

Moonshine Hollow’s famous ‘Lightning Flash’ might be an acquired taste, although the same could be said for moonshine distillery owner Cole Landon, what with his workaholic habits and ‘Scrooge’ tendencies when it comes to all things Christmassy.

But when Jenna Pendean from Cornwall pays a visit to Cole’s family-run distillery in Tennessee during the holiday season, will Cole’s cynicism about the existence of Christmas miracles be put to the test?

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The Secret Christmas by Mallory Kane & Deborah Cox

Posted November 17, 2020 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Can two childhood friends return the spirit of Christmas to this small town?

When Nicholas Frost comes back to Christmas Valley, he’s shocked. The town he fondly remembered as a Christmas wonderland is now completely barren of the season. He learns that his landlord uncle banned his business tenants—everyone in town—from openly celebrating Christmas after his wife died. When his uncle demands that he spy on the townspeople, Nick is torn. Should he choose family loyalty or his heart?

Christmas Valley restaurant owner Angela Corker isn’t happy to see Nicky Frost again. After his uncle banned Christmas, the residents have been struggling financially. So every year she puts on a “Secret Christmas” celebration for the town. Nick is beyond handsome and friendly, but can she trust him with her secret when his uncle is the town Grinch?

They both have secrets, but as they join forces to bring back the joy of Christmas, they discover so much more than they were looking for.

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Home Sweet Christmas by Charlee James

Posted November 15, 2020 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Tule Publishing / 2 Comments

Never underestimate the power of gourmet chocolate…

Pastry chef Kayla Hunter spent her childhood in The Candy Manor, a charming Victorian mansion that housed her grandparents’ chocolate business. After moving to the city to make her culinary mark, Kayla returns home to help with Hollybrook’s Christmas Eve Spectacular. But everything has changed. Her grandparents are retiring and selling their business and home, and this year they’ve left her in charge of holiday preparations with Hollybrook’s distractingly-handsome new lawyer.

Attorney Dominick Rowe left the hustle of the city and never looked back. Growing up with workaholic parents, he longed for the slow pace of a small town like Hollybrook. He’s happy to step up when his favorite clients ask him to work their beloved Christmas event. He’s less comfortable with Operation Mistletoe—their covert attempt to remind their granddaughter of how much she loves The Candy Manor and persuade her to move home. But when he meets Kayla and falls hard, his loyalties become divided.

Will their opposing hearts melt with holiday magic, or have Kayla’s grandparents stirred up too much trouble?

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