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Secret BrideTitle:  The Secret Bride
Series:  Secrets of Cherry Lake #5
Author:  Jeannie Watt
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 15, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

After a decade away, Jacie Rose has returned with her daughter to Cherry Lake to renovate a historic hotel…and to lay some ghosts to rest. She knows she’ll have to confront mistakes she made in the past, but she didn’t expect to be living right next door to the guy she once asked to be her husband.

When Brett Jackson was approached ten years ago by Jacie Rose with the wild scheme of marrying her to help her out of a jam, his white knight instincts kicked in and he agreed to be her emergency groom. The only problem was that the bride didn’t show up for the wedding. How’s he supposed to get used to seeing the woman he’s never forgotten every day now that she’s his neighbor?

Determined to provide the secure home life for her daughter that she never had, Jacie is not about to bring a man into her life—even one that she sometimes thinks should have been there all along. But Brett and Jacie soon discover the spark between them is even stronger than before… Now that their paths have crossed again, will they lead them back to the wedding that almost was?

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

The Comfort of Favorite ThingsTitle:  The Comfort of Favorite Things
Series:  Hope Springs #5
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 15, 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

No matter how many years Dakota Keller has spent trying, he can’t outrun his past, so when a private investigator tells him his sister needs him, he travels to the small Texas town of Hope Springs to start a new life with the support of his siblings. When he arrives to do a routine construction job at the town’s new espresso bar, he’s shocked to discover that the owner is Thea Clark—the girl he couldn’t resist in high school and whose memory kept him sane in prison.

Recovering from an abusive relationship, Thea decides that her past is off-limits for discussion, even with Dakota. After all, it feels like a lifetime since she last saw him. But when Dakota’s brother’s firm is tapped to renovate the women’s shelter Thea runs out of her home, old feelings quickly reignite. Could a casual affair from high school turn out to be the one connection neither of them can live without?

Read on for my thoughts on The Comfort of Favorite Things.  No true spoilers, promise.

Bliss and the Art of ForeverTitle:  Bliss and the Art of Forever
Series:  Hope Springs $4
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 7, 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Now that she’s committed to leaving Hope Springs, she’s falling for the wrong man…but he just might give her all the right reasons to stay.

Two years after her husband’s death, kindergarten teacher Brooklyn Harvey is leaving Hope Springs for her in-laws’ vineyard in Italy—with no plans of coming back. That is, until she meets a disarmingly sexy biker-turned-chocolatier. He might be the man of her dreams, but he’s also the father of one of her students; as such, he’s strictly off-limits.

Callum Drake knows a good thing when he sees one, and he doesn’t want to let Brooklyn get away, even if his rival for her affection is the ghost of her dead husband. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her over, including making chocolates concocted just for her—chocolates that evoke memories of their time together. But can he create a second love bright enough to pull her, and her heart, out of living in the past?

Read on for my thoughts on Bliss and the Art of Forever.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Sweetness of HoneyTitle:  The Sweetness of Honey
Series:  Hope Springs #3
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 7, 2014
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Dark-haired beauty Indiana Keller buys a property in Hope Springs, Texas, for three reasons: to expand her vegetable business, to harvest and sell delicious honey from the property’s established bee colony, and to reunite with her estranged siblings. But her older brother Tennessee keeps his distance, even after Indiana hires his construction crew to fix up her cottage. It’s almost as if he shares her guilt over the disappearance of Dakota, their missing brother…

While Indiana tries to reconnect with Ten and find Dakota, two local men begin vying for her heart. Handsome, laid-back Will Bowman has a checkered past, but now he’s determined to get what he wants out of life…and he wants Indiana. Meanwhile, refined Oliver Gatlin can’t fight his own attraction to Indiana, especially since his brother also fell victim to tragic circumstances. Amid the raw natural beauty of Hope Springs, can Indiana’s broken heart finally heal enough to love?

Read on for my thoughts on The Sweetness of Honey.  No true spoilers, promise.

Beneath the Patchwork MoonTitle:  Beneath the Patchwork Moon
Series:  Hope Springs #2
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 4, 2014
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Transforming the old Caffey property into Hope Springs’s new community arts center won’t be easy for celebrated weaver Luna Meadows, but she sees it as a labor of love.

The center will honor Sierra Caffey, the best friend Luna lost years ago in a car crash. But when Angelo Caffey—Sierra’s older brother and Luna’s first love—returns to his family’s former home demanding answers, Luna must also face her long-buried feelings for him.

Angelo left Hope Springs—and Luna—eight years ago. Handsome and headstrong, he suspects the beautiful Luna harbors a secret about the accident. Yet despite his best efforts, he can’t resist the heat that still simmers between them. Will the untold truth shatter their future? Or could a new beginning lie within the tangled threads of their past?

Read on for my thoughts on Beneath the Patchwork Moon.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Billionaire's SeccretTitle:  The Billionaire’s Secret
Series:  Amalfi Night Billionaires #4
Author:  Kathleen O’Brien
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 14, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

High School art teacher Sophie Smith is usually the most honest of women. But when her dearest friend and mentor asks her to be her stand-in on a two-week vacation at an Amalfi Coast luxury resort, she won’t let her down… even if it means posing as a rich, pampered socialite.

As it turns out, Sophie could get used to this, especially handsome, enigmatic gardener Declan Muldoon who’s strangely more thrilling than any of the billionaires buzzing around. She ends up falling for him—hard.

Then Sophie discovers she’s not the only one pretending. Declan’s gardener gig is temporary. He’s actually the black sheep of a very wealthy, powerful family, a man who appears to be in need of an heiress…. 

An heiress exactly like Sophie is pretending to be.

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

Her Unexpected DetourTitle:  Her Unexpected Detour
Series:  Checkerberry Inn #1
Author:  Kyra Jacobs
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 14, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Bliss
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sometimes it’s not the destination, but the detour…

Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off the road, stranding her in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of the incredibly handsome but gruff Brent Masterson. And he’s hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do…

Brent Masterson swore he would never give into the fierce attraction that’s been sizzling between him and Kayla since they first met. He has his own demons, and he won’t risk his heart again. Not even for someone as gorgeous and amazing as Kayla. So…how exactly did he end up in Kayla’s bed last night?

But sometimes all it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home.

Read on for my thoughts on Her Unexpected Detour.  No true spoilers, promise.

Claimed By The WarriorTitle:  Claimed By The Warrior
Series:  International Bad Boys
Author:  Joss Wood
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 10, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Bad boy Jed Hamilton is ex-special Forces and a current undercover recovery agent who’s mentally and physically tough, a lone wolf and, above all, violently allergic to commitment, permanence, and anything wedding related.

So when he learns, in the very sexy McKenna Dixon’s bridal salon, that his younger sister is getting married and wants him to be her “man of honor”, Jed wishes he was anywhere but in Cape Town. Especially now that he’ll be spending more time around the one woman who makes him consider perilous phrases like “what if” and “maybe”…

McKenna Dixon loves bad boys, but her past experience with the species has led to nothing but pain and heartbreak. Jed Hamilton is exactly the type of man she should avoid, but when a nasty incident threatens her and her daughter, Jed immediately appoints himself as their protector, even though it’s not a part of his job description.

McKenna is determined not to allow another bad boy to flip her life inside out, and Jed is determined to retain his bachelor status and to keep travelling and working. But, as they both discover, love does its best work when they are busy making other plans.

Read on for my thoughts on Claimed By The Warrior.  No true spoilers, promise.

Billionaire's BetrayalTitle:  The Billionaire’s Betrayal
Series:  Amalfi Night Billionaires #3
Author:  Karen Robards Thompson
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 7, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

As heir of Dei Fiori Enterprises, Matteo De Luca‘s single focus after his father’s untimely death is rebuilding his family legacy and hotel empire. After two years, he’s close to achieving his goal, but there’s one person standing in his way… A sexy distraction he’d never anticipated.

Two years after her beloved husband’s death, Helena Von Lienz knows it’s finally time to let go. With her share of a hotel business, Helena heads to the Amalfi Coast in search of closure, and a portrait created for her by her late husband. What she doesn’t anticipate to discover during those hot Amalfi nights are some unexpected truths about her late hubby, and a strong sensual shared desire with Matteo, the sexy and ambitious CEO of Dei Fiori…

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

Her Secret ProtectorTitle:  Her Secret Protector
Series:  Secrets of Cherry Lake #4
Author:  Roxanne Snopek
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 8, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Cherry Lake’s official photographer has a problem. The boudoir photos Carrie Logan used to do, long ago and far away, have come back to haunt her. So she turns to Ethan Nash, the mysteriously gorgeous guy with big dogs and a bad attitude, for help containing this secret and the scandal it will cause.

Ethan takes one look at the photo of young Carrie and his harsh cyber-security specialist exterior begins to melt. For some reason, he feels the need to help this beautiful photographer. He’s pretty sure she’s stuck– once something’s on the internet, it’s there forever- but he offers her his assistance anyway. There’s something about her he finds irresistible…

What Ethan doesn’t realize is that he might need Carrie’s help far more than she needs his… Will she prove to be the one he needs?

Read on for my thoughts on Her Secret Protector.  No true spoilers, promise.

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