Category: Small Town Romance

Summer Nights with a Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

Posted April 11, 2022 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

He doesn’t believe in love…

Traveling nurse Janie Atwood has come to Cold River to uncover old family secrets and maybe, if she’s lucky, find a new home. That the gorgeous, glowering sheriff next door thinks her caring for his elderly neighbor is a nefarious scheme is a bonus. Having never been anything but a good girl, Janie finds Zack Kittredge’s simmering suspicion an excellent reason to try being a little dangerous instead…

She doesn’t believe in squandering it…

Sheriff Zack Kittredge is okay with being… intense. He takes his loner status as seriously as he takes his responsibilities to protect Cold River. And he thinks cheerful Janie might be a threat to the town. But the more he gets to know her, the more he faces the truth—she’s brighter than sunshine and he’s like a moth to her flame. When Janie suggests he could use a few charm school lessons, he surprises them both by accepting. He doesn’t need help. But it’s clear he might need her…

Because the only thing hotter than the summer sun in the Rockies is the forbidden passion that burns between them…

Titles in the Kittredge Ranch series include – Secret Nights with a Cowboy – All Night Long with a Cowboy – Summer Nights with a Cowboy

*there is a connection to — Cold River Ranch series, those titles include —  A True Cowboy Christmas – Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy – The Last Real Cowboy

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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The Summer Cottage by Annie Rains

Posted January 27, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

This summer, they’ll learn that home is where the heart is.

Somerset Lake is the perfect place for Trisha Langly and her son to start over. As the new manager for the Somerset Cottages, Trisha is instantly charmed by the property’s elderly residents and her firecracker of a new boss, Vi Fletcher. But Trisha is less enchanted by Vi’s protective grandson Jake. No matter how tempting she finds the handsome lawyer, Trisha knows that if Jake discovers the truth about her past, she’ll lose the new life she’s worked so hard to build. 

Jake Fletcher left Somerset Lake after a tragic loss, but he’s returning for the summer to care for his beloved grandmother, hoping Vi will sell the run-down cottages and finally slow down. There’s just one problem: Trisha, Vi’s new employee. She’s smart, beautiful, and kind, but Jake’s job is to protect his grandmother’s interests, and his gut is telling him Trisha’s hiding something that could jeopardize Vi’s future. However, as they spend summer days renovating the property and bonding over their love for the town, Jake realizes that Trisha is a risk worth taking—if only she can trust him with her secrets . . . and her heart. 

Includes the bonus novella Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs!

Titles in the Somerset Lake series include — The Summer CottageThe Christmas Village

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Breaking the Cowboy’s Rules by Sinclair Jayne

Posted January 26, 2022 by Marsha in Author ARC, Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

It’s time to take advantage of his player reputation…

Pro rodeo bronc and bull rider Bodhi Ballantyne is always upping the stakes. This year he’s been hiding a secret, and when he and his cousins come home to Marietta, Montana, for the Copper Mountain Rodeo and learn their granddad is contemplating selling his legacy ranch, Bodhi challenges his cousins to a game to save their futures. To stay in the game, they’ll each need a bride by the end of the rodeo.

Nico Steel is on the run from her family, her fortune, and her unwitting role in the corporate scandal of a generation. After cooperating with the FBI and the New York state attorney’s office to right the wrongs, she drives across the country, desperate for peace and reinvention. One impulsive stop at a saloon along with a dance with a sexier-than-sin cowboy and suddenly Nico’s learning to shoot whiskey and agreeing to be a stranger’s fake fiancée for the week.

They’re both players, so it’s a win-win—unless one of them loses their heart.

Titles in the Montana Rodeo Brides series include — The Cowboy Says I Do – The Cowboy’s Challenge – Breaking the Cowboy’s Rules

Love any story connected to Marietta, Montana?  Then check out our Marietta, Montana page(s) for series, titles, and links to reviews done here at Keeper Bookshelf.

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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How to Cowboy by Jennie Marts

Posted January 24, 2022 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

How do you heal a broken heart?

After one injury too many, Cade Callahan gave up the rodeo for a simpler life working at his cousin’s horse rescue ranch. But his life turns upside down when his estranged daughter is placed in his custody after a tragic car accident. Wanting nothing to do with her father, thirteen-year-old Allie struggles to adjust to her new life.

Newly single and living out of her mother’s basement, physical therapist Nora Fisher doesn’t think twice about taking a job as a traveling therapist for Cade’s daughter. The trouble is, she doesn’t know anything about horses, or hunky cowboys. Now both in way over their heads, can Cade and Nora find a way to help Allie, and trust in the attraction building between them?

Titles in the Creedence Horse Rescue series include – A Cowboy State of Mind – When A Cowboy Loves A Woman How to Cowboy  – Never Enough Cowboy –

There is a connection to The Cowboys of Creedence series, those titles include – Caught Up in a Cowboy – You Had Me at Cowboy – It Started with a Cowboy – Wish Upon a Cowboy

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Doctor in the Outback by Nicole Flockton

Posted January 22, 2022 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Can she find the courage to love again?

With running the busy small-town hospital at Waratah River and setting up a foundation to help others achieve their dreams as he has, Dr. Scott Carruthers has his plate full. So when a beautiful specialist obstetrician is employed to ease his workload, his inconvenient attraction toward her is a complication he doesn’t need.

Dr. Franceen Lewis arrived at Waratah River Hospital to start her life over. After a tragic loss and the resulting breakdown of her unsuitable marriage, she’s ready to focus on her career and help those who need her. Working with Scott challenges her not only professionally, but personally. Getting involved with another man is not on her to-do list, but Scott shows her again and again that not all men are as shallow and unreliable as her ex.

The longer they work together, the harder they fall…but can Franceen really put the past behind her and reach for the happiness she deserves?

Titles in the Welcome to Bunya Junction series include — Home to the Outback – Runaway to the Outback – Doctor in the Outback – Reunion in the Outback –

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Cowboy Fire by Kim Redford

Posted January 20, 2022 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

I came to Wildcat Bluff County for one reason only: to convince hunky Mr. July from the Wildcat Bluff Fire Rescue annual calendar to be the face—and body—of my new online dating service. Easy, right? I had no idea he’d be so difficult. Or that he’d end up being my new landlord… He might think he has the upper hand, but I don’t give up so easily.

Kemp Lander, a.k.a. Mr. July, says he wants nothing to do with my app or with me. And he seems particularly annoyed to discover I wasn’t exactly honest in my rental agreement. I’m nowhere near the full-fledged cowgirl I claimed to be. But I can learn, and sometimes a girl has to fudge the rules a little to get what she needs. And I definitely need this cowboy…

Titles in the Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series include — A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas – Blazing Hot Cowboy – A Very Cowboy Christmas – Hot For A Cowboy – Cowboy Firefighter Christmas Kiss – Cowboy Firefighter Heat – Smokin’ Hot Cowboy Christmas – Cowboy Fire – Cowboy Heat Wave –

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

(Is it just me or does that cover model just give off Bruce Willis in a cowboy hat vibe?)

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The Girl in the Mist by Kristen Ashley

Posted January 8, 2022 by Marsha in Crime, Mystery, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Thriller / 2 Comments

Renowned author Delphine Larue needs a haven. A crazed fan has gone over the deep end, and she’s not safe. Her security team has suggested a house by a lake. Secluded. Private. Far away. In a beautiful area of the Northwest close to the sleepy town of Misted Pines. It’s perfect. So perfect, Delphine has just moved in, and she’s thinking she’ll stay there forever.

Until she sees the girl in the mist.

After that, everything changes.

Delphine quickly learns that Misted Pines isn’t so sleepy. A little girl has gone missing, and the town is in the grips of terror and tragedy. The local sheriff isn’t up for the job. The citizens are up in arms. And as the case unfolds, the seedy underbelly of a quiet community is exposed, layer by layer.

But most importantly, girls are dying.

There seems to be only one man they trust to find out what’s happening.

The mysterious Cade Bohannan.

Titles in the Misted Pines series include — The Girl in the Mist –

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Cowboy Heat Wave by Kim Redford

Posted January 7, 2022 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

He drank her in as if dying of thirst but not touching her with anything more than his heated gaze.
She held out her hand.
He clasped it.
And they caught fire.

Audrey Oakes is in Wildcat Bluff County on a mission. She has a lead on the legendary Hallelujah Ranch bootlegger gold—money that would cover the cost of her grandmother’s life-saving medical treatment—but she hadn’t counted on following it straight into a group of wild horse rustlers. Audrey has no choice but to speed to the closest refuge and hide, only to be confronted by a gun-toting, hot-blooded cowboy.

It might only be a coincidence that Audrey appears on firefighter Cole Murphy’s doorstep just as the rustlers race past his ranch. But Cole isn’t about to let anything, or anyone, distract him from catching the wild mustang thieves—no matter how red-hot his connection to her is. And if she is part of the rustler ring, all the more reason to keep a very close eye on her.

Titles in the Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series include — A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas – Blazing Hot Cowboy – A Very Cowboy Christmas – Hot For A Cowboy – Cowboy Firefighter Christmas Kiss – Cowboy Firefighter Heat – Smokin’ Hot Cowboy Christmas – Cowboy Fire – Cowboy Heat Wave

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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No Ordinary Christmas by Belle Calhoune

Posted January 6, 2022 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Multicultural Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

Mistletoe, Maine, is buzzing and not just because Christmas is around the corner! Dante West, local cutie-turned-Hollywood hunk, is returning home to make his next movie. Everyone in town is excited . . . except librarian Lucy Marshall. When Dante took off for LA without warning—or even a goodbye—he broke Lucy’s heart. She swore not to spend one more minute thinking about her ex, but Dante makes an offer Lucy’s struggling library can’t refuse: a major donation to film on-site.

Dante is thrilled to help boost his hometown’s economy and finally begin making amends to the people he hurt years ago when he left, starting with Lucy. But seeing his former best friend on set every day feels a lot less like closure and more like a fresh start. It’s one thing for Dante to fall for Lucy all over again, quite another for a famous movie star and a small-town librarian to find lasting romance. Can the magic of the holiday season give Lucy and Dante’s first love a second chance?

Titles in the Mistletoe, Maine series include — No Ordinary Christmas – Summer on Blackberry Beach –

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Romancing the Rancher by Kate Pearce

Posted January 6, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Kensington Books, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Ranching will always run in Evan Miller’s blood, but as the fifth son, he also wants to prove to his skeptical family that he can forge his own path. Drawn to the world of rodeo, Evan encounters Josie Martinez, half-sister of world champion bull rider Rio Martinez. He hopes Josie might show him the ropes—among other things—but Josie has priorities of her own . . .
 
Josie’s not sure what she’s doing at her brother’s ranch when she should be at her office in San Francisco, fulfilling her dream of becoming a young entrepreneur of the year. Ever since violence unexpectedly entered her life and her home, she’s struggled to get her life back on track. The ranch offers a sanctuary—with one gorgeous exception: Evan. But is he just a distraction, or can their growing bond—and an undeniable attraction—persuade Josie that her heart is big enough for work and love . . .

Titles in The Millers of Morgan Valley series include – The Second Chance Rancher – The Rancher’s Redemption – The Rebellious Rancher – The Rancher Meets His MatchSweet Talking RancherRomancing the Rancher

*Connection to the “Morgan Ranch” series – you’ll find familiar faces if you’ve read the series but it’s not necessary to enjoy the Miller family – but I’d still recommend both.*

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Falling in Love on Willow Creek by Debbie Mason

Posted January 6, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Single mom-to-be Sadie Gray will do anything to find her younger brother before the law catches up with him. Even if it means returning home to the small town of Highland Falls with a baby due any moment. But when that moment comes sooner than expected, and Sadie finds herself stranded on the top of a mountain—in labor–she couldn’t be more grateful for the park ranger who finds her and helps deliver her daughter safely. Soon they’ve formed a tight friendship, and while he may be hinting at more, Sadie isn’t planning to stick around after she finds her brother.

FBI agent Chase Roberts wasn’t looking for love when he agreed to go undercover as a park ranger to find an on-the-run informant. But he can’t help being drawn to beautiful, warm-hearted Sadie and her sweet baby daughter. He’s always longed to put down roots and start a family. But how can he hope to keep Sadie’s trust when she finds out that his job is to arrest the brother she’s been looking for? 

Includes the bonus novella A Wedding on Honeysuckle Ridge!

Titles in the Highland Falls series include – Summer on Honeysuckle Ridge – Christmas on Reindeer RoadFalling in Love on Willow Creek – The Inn on Mirror Lake – At Home on Marigold Lane –

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