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Curtain Calls and Christmas WishesTitle:  Curtain Calls and Christmas Wishes
Series:  Typecast Christmas #3
Author:  Cynthia hickey
Genre:  Christmas Romance
Published:  November 9, 2013
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 snowy stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Do Christmas wishes really come true?

Lacey Cooper dreams of directing plays. When the manager at the local theater company falls ill, she gets her chance to direct the annual Christmas play, A White Christmas. Then, the lead role is injured in an accident and Lacey must ask the man in charge of stage setup to step in.

Dillon Marks is growing tired of his job as probation officer, but volunteers on a regular basis at the local theater company, bringing several of his clients with him. When Lacey begs him to step into the leading role, he initially says no. He can sing, but can’t dance at all. She finally convinces him to step into the role.

When Lacey makes it clear that she isn’t interested in a man with a dangerous profession, the two try to squelch their growing attraction for each other. Then, they are snowbound in the theater with a mad man and their feelings come to the surface. Can these two find love among the lights and action of a White Christmas?

Read on for my thoughts on Curtain Calls and Christmas Wishes.  No true spoilers, promise.

Boyfriend For HireTitle:  Boyfriend For Hire
Series:  West Side Romance #2
Author:  Gail Chianese
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 24, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books / Lyrical Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

The only girl in a family of five brothers, Tawny Torres has had enough of waiting on men. She has her life and her career all mapped out, and neither includes an apron, an iron, or a husband—yet. But when a new job emphasizes a healthy balance of work and play, she needs a guy to stand in as her love interest at a company picnic. Gorgeous charmer David “King of Pleasure” Farber fits the bill perfectly—so well that Tawny is shocked to realize she’s having a hard time letting him go…
 
David’s a confirmed bachelor, but he can’t get enough of Tawny’s firecracker combination of tough and tender. Unfortunately, he’s overloaded with work at his construction firm and now definitely isn’t the time for distraction—he struggles enough with that already. Still, he can’t ignore his feelings for Tawny. He’ll just have to convince her that he’s more than a boyfriend-for-hire.

And she’ll have to prove he can trust her with his biggest secret…

Read on for my thoughts on Boyfriend For Hire.  No true spoilers, promise.

Dukes Are ForeverTitle:  Dukes Are Forever
Series:  The Secret Life of Scoundrels #1
Author:  Anna Harrington
Genre:  Regency Romance
Published:  November 24, 2015
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE

Battlefields and barrooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Swarthmore, than a little girl’s fondness for dolls and lace. When he takes possession of his enemy’s estate, everything that villain held dear—including his daughter—belongs to Edward. Hire a governess, arrange a dowry, give a few reassurances, and be off on his way—that’s Edward’s plan. But he’s in for the shock of his life. For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman…

…AND WAR

Kate Benton is stunned. Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who’s invited himself into her home and taken over her life? Her vow: to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her—and Brambly House—alone. Yet as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward’s cool façade . . . and a passionate nature that takes her breath away. There’s so much she doesn’t know about this man. But does she dare trust this devilish duke with her heart?

Read on for my thoughts on Dukes Are Forever.  No true spoilers, promise.

Should've Said NoTitle:  Should’ve Said No
Series:  Thistle Bend #1
Author:  Tracy March
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 24, 2015
Publisher:  Loveswept
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

A year after being laid off from the Smithsonian, Lindsey Simms says yes to a job offer as curator of a heritage museum in Thistle Bend, Colorado (population 1,519). It could be worse—and it is. Because the new museum has escalated a dispute between the Karlssons, Lindsey’s relatives, and the Crenshaws, a blood feud which goes way back to a land deal that changed the fortunes of both families. Trying to stay objective, Lindsey can’t tell anyone about her conflict of interest—especially not the ruggedly handsome handyman fixing up her cabin, who seems to be keeping secrets of his own.

Although he’s the executive director of the family trust and one of Colorado’s most eligible bachelors, Carden Crenshaw prefers getting his hands dirty in town and on his sprawling ranch. Staying busy has given him an excuse not to risk heartbreak, but getting to know the beautiful “museum lady” makes him reconsider. Little does he know, the heat between them will only add fuel to the fire—unless this unlikely couple can prove they’re lovers, not fighters.

Read on for  my thoughts on Should’ve Said No.  No true spoilers, promise.

A Christmas Miracle for DaisyTitle:  A Christmas Miracle for Daisy
Series:  Taming of the Sheenans #5
Author:  Jane Porter
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 23, 2015
Publisher:  Tule publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Media Mogul, Cormac Sheenan, had no desire to become a family man, but when his two year old goddaughter, Daisy, is orphaned, he adopts her, moving her from Montana to his home in Southern California, and becomes a devoted single father, juggling parenting duties with running his successful publishing, TV, and radio enterprise.

But two years later a frightening incident at Daisy’s school, shakes Cormac, and he decides to move Daisy–and his business–back to Montana where life is simpler and he has family nearby.

Now four, precocious Daisy strikes up an unlikely friendship with Marietta’s seasonal Santa Claus, and believes he’s the real thing, even though Cormac points out to her that this jolly old Kris Kringle is renting a room at Bramble House, not living at the North Pole. Daisy’s not worried but Cormac is as Rent-a-Santa has promised his innocent daughter she’ll have a mommy for Christmas.

Cormac is livid with Kris. He’s not at all ready to settle down, and he’s definitely not getting back together with his old flame Whitney Alder, so Santa can stop playing matchmaker as it’d take a miracle to make him fall in love, never mind marriage material.

But that’s exactly the kind of miracle our angelic Santa Claus has planned.

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

Getting LuckyTitle:  Getting Lucky
Series:  Nugget #5
Author:  Stacy Finz
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 10, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books / Lyrical Shine
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

In Nugget, California, a tiny town tucked into the Sierra Nevada mountains, luck is what you make it, and love is never far behind…

From his humble beginnings in Nugget, Lucky Rodriguez has become a champion on the rodeo circuit, truly living up to his name in every regard. But when he returns home, he gets something success can’t buy: a daughter he never knew he had. And the girl’s mother, an old friend he has hasn’t thought about since, now touches his heart like no buckle bunny ever could.

Tawny Wade hasn’t always had luck on her side. She fell for a boy she couldn’t have, lost her parents too young, and now her daughter needs a transplant she can’t provide. But if Lucky is a stem cell match, all that could change. The trouble is, Lucky’s got a past in Nugget that makes him off-limits as anything more than a donor for her daughter. And yet, Tawny’s never stopped loving the man who now holds her family’s fate in his cowboy-callused hands.

Read on for my thoughts on Getting Lucky.  No true spoilers, promise.

Wicked EdgeTitle:  Wicked Edge
Series:  Realm Enforcers #2
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  November 10, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books / Lyrical Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Daire Dunne is more than ready to take a quick break from his duties as a Coven Nine Enforcer. When he spots a sexy blonde across a Titan’s of Fire party, it’s not long before she’s on the back of his Harley on the fast track to his apartment. Unfortunately, one overheated kiss in, the woman drugs Daire and steals valuable files that can’t fall into enemy hands. The second he comes to, the hunt is on…

Now that Cee Cee has the information to take down an enemy that destroyed her family, she can implement her perfect plan for revenge. Nothing will stop her, not even a shockingly sexy enforcer barging into her life. Not even the spectacular, fire-branding sex engulfing them. But if Daire ever figures out who her family really is, all bets are off.

Read on for my thoughts on Wicked Edge.  No true spoilers, promise.

Wicked RideTitle:  Wicked Ride
Series:  Realm Enforcers #1
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  June 23, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books / Lyrical Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.

Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks.

Read on for my thoughts on Wicked Ride.  No true spoilers, promise.

Twelve NightsTitle:  Twelve Nights
Series:  Blue Moon Lake #1.5
Author:  Sharon Struth
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 10, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books / Lyrical Shrine
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

For Erik Lindholm, it’s been a long climb to the top of his company. Now, as president he has the power to bring his vision to life and speed his company in bold new directions. If that means a complete staff overhaul, so be it. If that means firing the woman who left his heart in tatters fifteen years earlier, it’s a business decision, not personal…

Beryl Foster is highly competent and respected by everyone at the office. But rumors of a big shake-up are rampant and—surprisingly, scarily—Beryl’s job as CFO is on the line. Fifteen years ago she made a decision to put her career before everything else. It was also the last time she and Erik shared a life together. Every Christmas is a reminder. This one could be a second chance.

Read on for my thoughts on Twelve Nights.  No true spoilers, promise.

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