Wrapped In You by Kate Perry

Wrapped In YouTitle:  Wrapped In You
Series:  Laurel Heights #10.5
Author:  Kate Perry
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 17, 2014
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
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Trudy Hawke’s mission: to go on vacation and have fun.

A prison sentence, more like it. She doesn’t take vacations, and she especially doesn’t go anywhere during the holidays. But her boss insists it’s the price she needs to pay to become a full partner in his new private investigation firm. She’ll do anything to become partner–even subject herself to love, peace, and Christmas music.

Trudy figures it’s no big deal: she’ll hole up in a hotel in Laurel Heights, drink gin, and watch action movies until she can return to London. Only her tyrant boss gives her a holiday list of to-do items, for which she must email picture proof of completion.

It’s impossible… Until she meets Mason, who proposes a deal: he’ll help her with the list if she’s his date to his office holiday events, to show his edgy tech employees that he’s more than a nerd from Iowa.

From the moment she agrees, Trudy gets more than she bargained for, but she refuses to be corrupted by the magic of the season–or love.

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A Cupcake Christmas by Beth Barany

A Cupcake ChristmasTitle:  A Cupcake Christmas
Series:  Touchstone #5
Author:  Beth Barany
Genre:  Christmas Romance
Published:  December 25, 2015
Publisher:  Firewolf Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
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Florian MacMillian needs a final job to complete his baking resume—preferably a job where he’s unlikely to blow things up with his unruly magic—before returning to the North Pole and taking his rightful place as Master Baker to all the elves.

Kate Delore desperately needs help in her fast-growing cupcake business. Florian is a perfect fit, so she brings him on as baker. For a short time, Florian is happily up to his elbows in batter, and Kate’s business is booming.

But when things heat up between them, Florian wonders if he should risk his legacy to cook up something truly special.

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To Catch His Mate by Savannah Stuart

To Catch His MateTitle:  To  Catch His Mate
Series:  Crescent Moon #5
Author:  Savannah Stuart
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  December 15, 2015
Publisher:  KR Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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When she ran, she didn’t think he’d follow…

Pack princess Alyssa Clare was trying to come up with ways to get out of her arranged mating to alpha wolf Reece O’Shea—until she meets the powerful male. After getting to know him, mating doesn’t seem like such a bad idea anymore. But when he makes it clear she’s just a business arrangement for him and his pack, she calls off the mating and heads south to stay with a friend to lick her wounds in private.

But he’s not willing to let her go without a fight.

Reece can’t let Alyssa go, not when he’s completely fallen for the sweet, sexy female. He doesn’t care about the arranged mating deal, he just wants her and has no idea why she ran. To win her back he infiltrates another alpha’s territory, knowing it could mean his death. Luckily Grant Kincaid allows him in his domain—as long as Alyssa is okay with it. Convincing her that she’s all he wants is a bigger challenge than he imagined. But he’s not giving up, because he knows she’s the one he’s meant to be with forever.

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A Soldier’s Love by Tammy Godfrey

A Soldier's LoveTitle:  A Soldier’s Love
Series:  A Soldier For All Seasons #2
Author:  Tammy Godfrey
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Published:  December 1, 2015
Publisher:  Booktrope / Entice
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Melody and Jason are stationed in Fort Jackson, counting down the days both until their wedding and the birth of their baby. Neither one can even begin to imagine the chaos that’s in store for them when their families arrive to celebrate with them.

Looking to cause trouble, Melody’s older sister soon reveals a devastating family secret that threatens to rip everything apart. Life for this new couple is about to be anything but easy. If Melody and Jason are ever going to make it down the aisle during the season of love, they’re going to need to forget the past in order to look to the future and their life together.

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Wild Cowboy Ways by Carolyn Brown

Wild Cowboy WaysTitle:  Wild Cowboy Ways
Series:  Lucky Penny Ranch #1
Author:  Carolyn Brown
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  December 22, 2015
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Allie Logan isn’t the type to land a hot hunk of cowboy. Truth is, she’s given up on dating since shedding her no-good ex. But the new owner of the most ramshackle ranch in Texas might just change her mind about that. He’s six-foot-plus of tall, dark, and charming—the kind of guy who could make a girl throw caution to the wind . . . or the kind of guy who could break her heart.

Blake Dawson hopes he can make Lucky Penny Ranch finally live up to its name, but the property needs a ton of work. Allie and her carpentry skills are his best shot at getting things in order. Besides the fact that her brown eyes and dangerous curves have him roped and tied. Now Blake only needs to convince her that a wild cowboy can be tamed by love—and she’s just the one to do it.

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A Chance of a Lifetime by Marilyn Pappano

A Chance of a LifetimeTitle:  A Chance of a Lifetime
Series:  Tallgrass #5
Author:  Marilyn Pappano
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  December 22, 2015
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it…

To Benita Ford, Tallgrass, Oklahoma, will always be home. It’s where her beloved grandmother raised her and where she rode bikes with her two best friends—the man who became her husband and Calvin. And Tallgrass is where she stayed, even after her husband died while serving his country. Now Calvin is home from that same war, and the sensitive, mischievous boy she once knew is today a man scarred by wounds no one else can see. Falling in love with him is something Bennie never imagined.

Tallgrass still haunts Captain Calvin Sweet. Yet it’s where he must go to see Bennie—the one woman he always loved but could never have. Calvin regrets so much about what happened years ago. Still he can’t deny being with Bennie makes his future feel bright, like anything is possible. But the demons of his past won’t be quieted that easily. As old hurts linger, threatening to pull them apart, Calvin and Bennie must take the ultimate risk for the love of a lifetime.

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Her Sworn Enemy by Theresa Meyers

Her Sworn EnemyTitle:  Her Sworn Enemy
Series:  Men of the Zodiac #12
Author:  Theresa Meyers
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  December 7, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled / Indulgence
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Money doesn’t matter when what you want is revenge.

Self-made millionaire and family black sheep Tucker McCormack has one goal—payback. He’s planning a hostile takeover of the McCormack empire, but his latest roadblock is too beautiful to resist…and she’s his brother’s ex.

Headstrong antiquities expert Belladonna Dupre has put every asset she has on the line to recover her family’s fortunes from a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico, but she needs a dive salvage operator to make it happen. Enter Tucker McCormack. He’s smart, good with his hands, and sexy as hell in a dive suit, but he demands joint credit for the discovery as a condition to work with her.

Bella won’t be bullied into giving up what’s rightly hers. Tuck won’t take no for an answer. It’s a battle on the high seas, where sparks fly, attraction smolders, and anything can happen.

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A SEAL Forever by Anne Elizabeth

A SEAL ForeverTitle:  A SEAL Forever
Series:  West Coast Navy SEALs #3
Author:  Anne Elizabeth
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Published:  December 1, 2015
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Special Operator Declan Swifton was a dedicated U.S. Navy SEAL, a known player, and daredevil who loved pushing the limits. But on his last mission, an IED leaves him injured and angry as hell—and it changes everything.

When a loud crash disturbs his neighbor, Maura Maxwell, she assumes the sailor next door is up to his usual bad behavior. But the man she finds covered in glass is far from the cocky ladies’ man she’d grown to tolerate. Lying before her is a man fighting to rediscover his place in the world—and he can’t do it alone.

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One Rogue At A Time by Jade Lee

One Rogue at a TImeTitle:  One Rogue AT A Time
Series:  Rakes and Rogues #2
Author:  Jade Lee
Genre:  Regency Romance
Published:  December 1, 2015
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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A brown-eyed bastard with nothing to lose

As the illegitimate son of a duke, Bramwell Wesley Hallowsby grew up tough, on the fringes of society, learning to hide his hurt and cynicism with charm and Town polish. He’s carved out a place for himself as a mercenary, serving as bodyguard and general strong arm for the peerage. Bram has nothing to lose… and he’s exactly what Maybelle “Bluebell” Ballenger needs.

Meets his match in a blue-eyed beauty with everything to hide

Maybelle needs a mentor to teach her to speak and act like a lady, so she can claim the place in society she was denied. As they team up to take on the ton, Bram knows she’s hiding something even from him. Despite the deception he sees behind those sparkling blue eyes, Bram wants to believe that Maybelle’s love is no lie. But it seems fate has served him up his just desserts in the likes of this determined damsel.

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Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey

Controlled BurnTitle:  Controlled Burn
Series:  Boston Fire #2
Author:  Shannon Stacey
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  December 1, 2015
Publisher:  Carina Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Rick Gullotti lives the good life. He fights fires, dates beautiful women—though none long enough so they cast wistful glances at jewelry stores—and has great friends. And thanks to helping out the elderly couple who own his building, his rent is low. But when concerns about their health lead him to contact their only son, his life starts getting away from him.

Jessica Broussard has no interest in leaving sunny San Diego or her cushy corner office for Boston, but her father—who happens to be her boss—dispatches her to deal with the grandparents she’s never met. She’s unprepared for the frigid winter, loving relatives who aren’t the monsters she’s been led to believe, and the hot, scruffy firefighter who lives upstairs.

At first, Jessica is determined to get back to her comfortable life as quickly as possible. All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house and moving to a retirement community. But she underestimates Rick’s dedication—and his considerable charm. Nobody’s taking advantage of his friends on his watch, even if that makes the tempting southern California girl with the long legs his adversary. Unfortunately for them both, the only thing more urgent than the matter at hand is their sizzling chemistry, and it’s quickly becoming too strong to resist.

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