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The Billionaire's DeceptionTitle:  The Billionaire’s Deception
Series:  Amalfi Night Billionaires #2
Author:  Mimi Wells
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 23, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

After quitting her first “real” job, Janine Pike takes off for Europe, saving an excursion to the famed Isola del Sole for last. But when her travel-mates sail off with her backpack, phone, and passport after a night of partying, she’s left only with the euros in her pocket and the faint hope that her estranged half-sister, who works at the renowned Hotel Dei Fiori Isola del Sole, might help her.

Shel Myerson, amateur racecar driver and wildly successful TV mogul, oozes wealth and prestige. What he doesn’t have much of is privacy, thanks to a recent and ugly public breakup. What he doesn’t expect is to be mistaken as an employee by a very pretty—and very broke—Janine, the one person in Europe who also doesn’t have any idea who he is.

Shel and Janine discover their chemistry is combustible—but will their budding relationship survive the heat once the press catches on?

Read on for my thoughts on The Billionaire’s Deception.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Texan Meets His MatchTitle:  The Texan Meets His Match
Series:  Lake Howling #2
Author:  Wendy Vella
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 28, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Annabelle Smith has never had it easy, but she’s a survivor. So when her brother cleans out her bank account, she reluctantly turns to the one man she’d vowed to stay away from.

Ethan Gelderman is a hot, sexy Texan, who has more numbers in his black book than most men have socks, and placing her trust in him is one of the hardest things she’s ever had to do.

Lake Howling is home to Ethan’s closest friends, and it’s also where Annabelle “firebrand” Smith lives. Sassy, beautiful and pricklier than a cactus, she’s never made it a secret that she wants nothing to do with him, but he sure as hell wants something to do with her. Lord knows, it’s going to be hard to earn her trust, but Ethan’s never backed down from a challenge yet, and he soon realizes trust is just the beginning of what he wants from Annabelle.

Read on for my thoughts on The Texan Meets His Match.  No true spoilers, promise.

ForbiddenTitle:  Forbidden
Series:  Never After Dark #1
Author:  Elle Thorne
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  July 5, 2015
Publisher:  Barbed Borders Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Jaclyn “Jax” Vasquez has a problem. Her parents are in town for a surprise visit. If they see her boyfriend, Scotty, the proverbial $h*t will hit the fan!

She needs help and chooses the first–and only–option, the indigo-eyed stranger in the corner.

What could possibly make this worse? He’s a white tiger shifter, and she’s got a secret.
Sparks and fur fly!

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

The Secret Son

Title:  The Secret Son
Series:  Secrets of Cherry Lake #1
Author:  Joan kilby
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 25, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

A birthday card out of the blue from his estranged father sends successful Seattle marketing man Alex Chernoff on a detour to Cherry Lake in search of answers about his past. A day, maybe two, to tie up loose strings and he’ll be out of there, heading for Mexico, margaritas and blondes in bikinis.

Emma Stanhope is all too familiar with hot, rich, entitled guys like Alex. They never hang around for long, especially not for a Plain Jane like herself. No problem. She’s smart and logical, like any good scientist, and knows better than to lose her heart.

What Emma doesn’t count on is chemistry—of the romantic kind. What Alex doesn’t count on is meeting the girl who’ll make him want to change his ways. But when he learns that he’s a secret from his father’s real family, he can’t stay in Cherry Lake… even if he wants to.

Will love be enough to convince Alex to stay… for good?

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

Lessons on St BartsTitle:  Lessons on St. Barts
Series:  St. Barts
Author:  Emme Cross
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sunny’s happiness with Sven is threatened by a murderous stalker.

Sunny O’Hara thought everything was going smoothly with her sexy movie-star boyfriend Sven. He initiates in her all the ways of love and seems to have stopped sleeping around. But everything is threatened by a vicious stalker who wants her out the picture.

Will Sunny survive, and if she does, can her relationship with Sven last?

This is the second book in the St. Barts Romance series by Emme Cross. Set on the island of St. Barts, eight square miles of gourmet restaurants, designer shops, yachts . . . and sultry secrets.

Read on for my thoughts on Lessons on St. Barts.  No true spoilers, promise.

Second Chance CafeTitle:  The Second Chance Cafe
Series:  Hope Springs #1
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 5, 2013
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Kaylie Flynn was luckier than most children left to the Texas foster care system, blessed with a foster mother who taught her the comfort of home…and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie.

Now, Kaylie has journeyed back to Hope Springs to open a café in the charming Victorian she once shared with her foster family — and to finally find answers about her past and where she came from.

Yet Kaylie’s carefully laid plans quickly become complicated. The house needs far more work than she realized, and Tennessee Keller, the carpenter Kaylie hires, stirs up feelings she hasn’t felt in a long while. When an unexpected crisis threatens to unravel her dreams, Kaylie seems to have all the ingredients for a perfect disaster — or quite possibly the perfect love.

Read on for my thoughts on The Second Chance Cafe.  No true spoilers, promise.

Love on St BartsTitle:  Love On St. Barts
Series:  St. Barts #1
Author:  Emme Cross
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 5, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Everyone says he’s wrong for her, but she doesn’t care.

Sunny O’Hara young, pretty, and terribly innocent returns to her childhood home of St. Barts, an idyllic island in the West Indies. She meets Sven Larson, a movie star with a bad reputation for breaking women’s hearts. She falls in love with him and begins a journey of emotional and physical discovery. But has Sven really changed? Can a good woman redeem a very bad boy?

This is the first book in the St. Barts Romance series by Emme Cross. Set on the island of St. Barts, eight square miles of gourmet restaurants, designer shops, yachts . . . and secrets.

Read on for my thoughts on Love on St. Barts.  No true spoilers, promise.

The RebelTitle:  The Rebel
Series:   The Millionaire Malones #3
Author:  Victoria Purman
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 20, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Two people, who regret their missed chance, just might get another…

Sexy Australian pro surfer Cooper Malone lives his dreams on beaches all over the world. While surfing is his passion, he can’t quite suppress the longing for a permanent home with the one woman he let slip away.

World traveler Maggie MacLean first laid eyes on Cooper in a crowded bar on the island resort of Bali six years ago. The sparks and sizzle nearly scorched her bikini, but she never had a chance to explore that intense attraction. Later, when Maggie’s pregnant by a man who wants nothing to do with their child, she puts her passport away and heads home to California to be the best mom she can be.

But when a possible career ending injury sidelines Cooper from his beloved waves, he moves in with the one friend he’s been able to count on. Maggie and Cooper have ignored the burn of attraction for six years. Maggie’s not willing to risk their friendship or her son’s heartbreak when Cooper inevitably leaves to compete, but what if this time Cooper stays and Maggie allows their second chance at love to flame?

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

An Oops and A Hard BodyTitle:  Caught Between an Oops and a Hard Body
Series:  Caught Between #1
Author:  Sheila Seabrook
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 5, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Stephanie Goodwin has never met a prince who didn’t turn out to be a frog, but she’s never allowed her personal feelings about men and relationships to interfere with her job as a wedding planner. Instead, she focuses on giving her clients their dream wedding, a magical day to get them through the trials and tribulations of the years ahead—before everything turns to dust.

Hotshot divorce lawyer, Stone Kincaid, has an aversion to marriage. His experience has taught him that wedding vows only lead to a broken heart that never really heals and an empty bank account. But when he returns to his family’s Serendipity Island estate to stop his irresponsible sister’s wedding, he encounters the wedding planner from hell—the gorgeous, sexy woman he met and bedded a month ago.

Can a woman with a history of picking the wrong kind of guy find a forever kind of love with a man who fears commitment almost as much as she does?

This story includes a marriage-phobic wedding planner, a hunky divorce lawyer whose attitude toward wedded bliss—and family—is about to change, one really big OOPS, afternoon naughtiness, peanut butter cookies, messy family relationships, and a battle-of-the-sexes secondary romance.

Read on for my thoughts on Caught Between an Oops and a Hard Body.  No true spoilers, promise.

Loving The ChaseTitle:  Loving The Chase
Series:  Heart of the Storm #1
Author:  Sharla Lovelace
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 25, 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Charming, adventurous Zach Chase has always craved the spotlight, and now he’s on the hunt for publicity for his family’s storm-chasing business. So when a reality TV network approaches him with the idea for a show profiling their work, he can’t resist. But the last person he expects to walk into the meeting is the former love of his life.

Production assistant Maddi Hayes was once engaged to Zach—until she was almost killed by a tornado he was out chasing. She walked away from her fiancé and their future together, convinced she’d always come second to his dangerous career.

Dreading the show and anxious over working so closely with Zach, Maddi also knows this project could mean big things for her career. If only Zach weren’t still so infuriating…and so infuriatingly sexy. Can they finally let go of their stormy past? Or will the passion still raging between them win in the end?

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

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