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mistletoe-cottageTitle:  Mistletoe Cottage
Series:  Harmony Harbor #1
Author:  Debbie Mason
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 25, 2016
Publisher:  Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sophie DiRossi loved growing up in Harmony Harbor. But after fleeing in disgrace many years ago, it is the last place she wants to be. Left homeless by a fire, she’s forced to go back to the small coastal town that harbors a million secrets, including her own. Sophie sees this secret reflected every day in her daughter’s blue eyes-and she must keep it hidden from the only man she has ever loved.

Sophie’s return is a shock for everyone . . . especially Liam Gallagher. The firefighter had some serious feelings for Sophie-and seeing her again sparks a desire so fierce it takes his breath away. Now Liam will do whatever it takes to show Sophie that they deserve a second chance at love, even if everything they’ve concealed threatens to keep them apart. In this special town at this special time of the year, Sophie and Liam can only hope for a little holiday magic…

Titles in this series include:  Mistletoe Cottage, Starlight Bridge (Feb. 2017)

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

the-cowgirls-christmas-wishTitle:  The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish
Series:  The Canadays of Montana ##3
Author:  Barbara Ankrum
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 24, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Event planner Eve Canaday and her secret crush, Dr. Ben Tyler, are unexpectedly drafted to help a little girl fulfill her late mother’s wish—a magical Christmas to create some happy memories. Eve sees this opportunity as a sign; Ben, as a glitch in his plan to leave Marietta behind for good.

As the trio checks off the to-do list of Christmas fun, Ben’s ‘bah-humbug’ opinion of the holiday fades, along with ideas about keeping his distance from Eve. Getting involved is the last thing he wants to do but, alas, there’s no accounting for cosmic interference.

With the season of miracles upon this jewel of a town, will Eve find it’s possible that Christmas wishes aren’t only for little girls?

Titles in this series include: A Cowboy To Remember, Choose Me Cowboy, The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish

Read on for my thoughts on The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish.  No true spoilers, promise.

shadow-fallingTitle:  Shadow Falling
Series:  Scorpius Syndrome
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Genre:    Paranormal
Published:  August 30, 2016
Publisher:  Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.

If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk.

And the way his arms wrap around Vinnie tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire .

Titles in this series include:  Mercury Striking, Shadow Falling, Justice Ascending (January 2017)

Read on for my thoughts on Shadow Falling.  No true spoilers, promise.

too-sinful-to-denyTitle:  Too Sinful  To Deny
Series:  Scoundrels & Secrets #2
Author:  Erica Ridley
Genre:  Historical Romance
Published:  July 19, 2016 (Original January 2011)
Publisher:  Kensington Books – Lyrical Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

One look at the towering ocean-side manor that is to be her new home, and exiled socialite Susan Stanton knows: This is a place haunted by secrets and riddled with menace.

For Susan, there is no escaping it. At best she can stay clear of the most dangerous element of all–dark-haired smuggler Evan Bothwick, a man whose shaded countenance cannot hide his wicked intent.

But Susan has a secret of her own–a special gift that renders her privy to the darkest mysteries lurking within the walls of the manor and in the labyrinthine cellars beneath. And the only man who can help her make sense of it all is Evan, the very scoundrel and rogue she would do anything to be able to resist.

Read on for my thoughts on Too Sinful To Deny.  No true spoilers, promise.

christmas-at-the-castleTitle:  Christmas At The Castle
Series:  Ever After #3
Author:  Melissa McClone
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 18, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union.

A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother.

Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince of her own.

But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?

Titles in this series include:  The Honeymoon Prize, The Cinderella Princess, Christmas at the Castle

Read on for my thoughts on Christmas At The Castle.  No true spoilers, promise.

a-cotswold-christmasTitle:  A Cotswold Christmas
Series:  Willoughby Close prequel
Author:  Kate Hewitt
Genre:  Contemporary Christmas Romance
Published:  October 17, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Welcome to Wychwood-on-Lea… a not-too-quaint village where frosty evenings, welcoming fires, and second chances will make this a Christmas you’ll never forget.

Anna Vere has escaped to the Cotswolds for Christmas to try to heal from her broken engagement and, far worse, her broken dreams. When her reserved room at a bed & breakfast is flooded, she takes up the offer of camping out in Willoughby Close, the converted stables of the nearby manor house… and is taken under the wing of sexy local carpenter Colin Heath.

What starts out as merely helping a neighbor in need turns into far more as Colin and Anna share a surprisingly intense and emotional connection, weaving their own Christmas magic as they spend the holiday together. But Anna has a secret she’s scared to reveal, something that could destroy the fragile bond they’ve just created, and Colin knows she’s only in England for a short time. Can these two sudden soul mates risk their hearts for a love that has yet to be tried and tested?

Read on for my thoughts on A Cotswold Christmas.  No true spoilers, promise.

the-perfect-kissTitle:  The Perfect Kiss
Series:  Kissed By The Bay #2
Author:  Susan Hatler
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 27, 2015
Publisher:  Hatco Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley & Owned
Cover Description:

Olivia Lane wants to become the premiere event planner for Blue Moon Bay’s rich and famous. But first she has to impress Greta von Strand—millionaire and bestselling author of Men: Who Needs Them?—by pulling off a two-week luxury getaway for women. The retreat’s all about getting women to embrace their independence by nurturing themselves and each other, and Olivia, who’s never been lucky-in-love herself, is looking forward to it.

The retreat and Olivia’s goals hit a roadblock, however, when sweet-talking firefighter, Brody Mitchell, and his smoking hot friends take up residence at the mansion next door. Now, she must successfully keep Greta and the other women away from their male neighbors, fight her attraction to Brody, and pull off the retreat of a lifetime in one fell swoop.

It’s a battle of the sexes she’s determined to win, otherwise she could lose everything—including her heart.

Titles in this series include:  Every Little Kiss, The Perfect Kiss, Just One Kiss, The Sweetest Kiss

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

booksop-on-autumn-laneTitle:  The Bookshop on Autumn Lane
Series:  Truheart #3
Author:  Cynthia Tennent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 11, 2016
Publisher:  Kensington Books – Lyrical Shine
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop,
free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her.  Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible…
 
But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious…
 
 Trudy’s never been  the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after…

Read on for my thoughts on The Bookshop on Autumn lane.  No true spoilers, promise.

take-me-deeperTitle:  Take Me Deeper
Series:  Texas Bounty #1
Author:  Jackie Ashenden
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 4, 2016
Publisher:  Random House – Loveswept
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Even as a Green Beret, Zane Redmond hasn’t faced a tougher mission than going home again. Loyalty to his brothers is the only reason he’s back in Texas, not that he intends to stay for long. Zane sure as hell isn’t going into the family business. One last bounty and he’s done—or so he thinks. Nobody warned him that his fugitive happens to be a red-hot brunette with a smart mouth, a body made for sin, and a brutal cartel on her trail.

Bad circumstances and worse choices have left Iris Callahan in a desperate situation. After getting arrested for a drug drop gone wrong, she skipped bail and hit the road to avoid testifying. Now the cartel wants Iris silenced forever, and she’s just lucky that Zane catches her before they do. Handcuffed to a bed, she surrenders to the cool-as-ice bounty hunter in order to survive. But as the chase heats up, Zane sneaks past her emotional defenses—and Iris is in too deep to let him go.

Titles in this series include:  Take Me Deeper

Read on for my thoughts on Take Me Deeper.  No true spoilers, promise.

a-ranchers-surrender-2Title:  A Rancher’s Surrender
Series:  Frontier Montana #1
Author:  Michelle Beattie
Genre:  Historical Romance, Western Romance, Cowboy Romance
Published:  October 3, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 s tars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Denied entrance into vet school because of her gender, fiery and determined Jillian Matthews trained at her father’s side and then headed west to Montana Territory after answering an ad using only her father’s initials and last name.

She is convinced that her skills will override local ranchers prejudice. She’s wrong and handsome Wade Parker, the one who hired her, is the first to make his displeasure public. But Jillian refuses to back down and sets out to win Wade’s approval. Soon that’s not all she hopes to win.

Widower Wade Parker is furious the new vet he helped hire is a woman. The fact that she’s beautiful, smart and wakes parts of him that he thought dead burns even more. Feeling tricked, Wade is determined to send her back east but when the town turns on Jillian and her enemies become dangerous, he steps up to be her protector. And that’s not the only role Jillian has him contemplating.

Titles in this series include:  A Rancher’s Surrender (with more to come)

Read on for my thoughts on A Rancher’s Surrender.  No true spoilers, promise.

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