Can they build a future on a shaky foundation?

Tyler “Ty” Evans lost everything in a car accident when he was twelve, retreating into his shell so tightly that it took months for him to come out again. Music and the ranch saved him, and he will always be grateful to his foster family for saving his life. Now, with the ranch on financial tenterhooks, he wonders if he can use his music to contribute to the solution.

Piper Raines is the daughter of a legendary country music family. While her parents and brother are all famous, her attempt at an independent career went off the rails, and, with exhaustion and stress and bad press dogging her every step, she needs a place to recover. When Piper is invited to vacation at the ranch, Piper and Ty connect through horses and music. After a video duet of Piper and Ty goes viral, they’re invited to sing in Nashville, which also provides added pressure, stressing their new relationship.

Titles in the Redemption Ranch series include – A Cowboy’s Salvation – Coming Home to the CowboyA Cowboy’s Song

If she elects to marry him, will her vote deliver happiness?

He asked a simple question.

But will she answer yes…or no?

It’s too much, too soon. When wealthy contractor Steven Fortune proposes to Ellie Hernandez, the beautiful and principled mayor of Rambling Rose, Texas, no one is more surprised than Ellie herself.

Until recently, Steven was practically her enemy! But his offer of a marriage of convenience arrives when the secretly pregnant mayor is at her weakest moment. They can pull off a united front for a short time, can’t they?

Surely she won’t fall for another man who insists he isn’t interested in the long haul.

Titles in The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose series include – Fortune’s Fresh Start by Michelle Major – Fortune’s Texas Surprise by Stella Bagwell – The Mayor’s Secret Fortune by Judy Duarte – Fortune’s Greatest Risk by Marie Ferrarella – Betting On A Fortune by Nancy Robards Thompson – The Texasn’s Baby Bombshell by Allison Leigh –

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Screams. Flames. Shivering alone in the bitter Alaskan night – That’s all I can remember from before.

I don’t know where I came from or who I am, and I’m fairly certain I don’t want to. I am absolutely certain about Andi Campbell, though; she’s my light at the end of the tunnel, but I can’t tell her that.

Most of True, Alaska, still shuns me because I won’t speak, but not The Campbells – and that would change if they ever found out what Andi and I did when her mother was missing last summer. Andi seems to agree, and we steer clear of each other now.

But Andi’s sister Delilah is getting married, and it’s impossible to avoid one another at Hennessy Cove, the secluded inn the bride and groom booked for their intimate ceremony. From the moment we touch down, something about the place fills me with dread. And every time I cross paths with the smiling innkeeper, I break out in a cold sweat.

Knowing Andi’s sleeping in the room next door just makes that fever worse.

Titles in the True Alaskans series include – True Gold – Midnight Son –

It’s a crazy world out there, isn’t it?  The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is real, it’s not a hoax, it’s not a joke – it’s here on American shores and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.  It will get better, we simply have to get through the “Now” into the “Future” as best we can.

My family prepared, as much as we could, over the past few weeks.  My son and I both fall under that “risk category” – I’m 60+ with a history of lung issues, he’s immune system is already compromised.  So.  Shit got real for my family not this past week, but when the outbreak began and started to spread across the globe.  No, we do not have 100 packages of toilet paper (really people?), but we have the basics to get through this first panic-induced buying up everything on the shelves phase.  From here onwards we will do the best we can, that’s all any of us can do.  (Harley over there has her toys, her cat to torture, and her food so she’s got no cares in the world right now 🙂  Ah, the life of a pet.)

Although I knew this was coming our way (in spite of hoax talk from the highest level in our land), it still hit me over the last 3 or 4 days.  Am I scared?  Oh, hell yeah.  But.  We will get through this.  Still, I’ve not done much that I’d call productive lately.  Oh, I’ve read lots, but haven’t yet posted reviews.  I’ve spent mindless hours in video games escaping my own reality for a bit.  I look at that time as my own mourning for life as it was before the virus, and from today onward as life dealing with the impact of the virus on our lives.  For now, we do not have the Coronavirus.  We are definitely social distancing.  We both already work from home.  We are limiting contact with others, we are protecting ourselves as best we can – and can only hope that those friends who do not yet “get it” will eventually understand.  *shrugs*

What bothers me most, right now, is the attitude of some people who strongly believe that it’s only that 3% of the population who will die from this – and “they’re already old or disabled so it won’t affect me”.  Yeah, I’ve heard it on talk programs, in the news, read it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. – and it boggles my mind that someone could care less if they go out to a crowded bar, become infected or a carrier of the virus, come home to hug grandma and she comes down with COVID-19, but the “she’s old anyway” mindset is in place, family or strangers.  Just boggles my mind.

Anyway.  This is the world’s reality for the foreseeable future.  And we deal as best we can.

I’m going back to work.  I have reviews to write, very sad plants to transplant, laundry to do, and simply go on about my life.  What other choice is there, really?

So, my reading/book-loving friends — Be Safe Out There, Wash Your Hands! — hang tough, we will get through this, it’s just going to take time, caution, and lots of prayers.

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Can he tell her the truth this time?

Will he risk everything for a reunion? Will she give him the chance?

Discovering he’s a long-lost heir isn’t the only surprise awaiting Darius Taylor-Pratt in Royal, Texas. He’s next door to his ex after five long years.

Darius broke off his red-hot relationship with designer Audra Covington without explanation. He still has regrets…and truths he’s hiding. Rekindling their flame may cost him…especially when new secrets surface to threaten their second shot at seduction.

Titles in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Inheritance series include – Tempting the Texan by Maureen Child – Rich, Rugged Rancher by Joss Wood – From Boardroom to Bedroom by Jules Bennett – Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan – Too Texan to Tame by Janice Maynard – Her Texas Renegade by Joanne Rock –

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The sky’s the limit for her forbidden attraction.

“This is just another job, Fiona. When it’s over, you walk away.”

Jetting off on Luke Barrett’s private plane and spending a passion-filled weekend together proves risky for professional fixer Fiona Jordan. Hopefully, she didn’t just blow her undercover mission to bring the tech billionaire back to his family business.

When Luke learns the truth, can Fiona keep from falling? Mixing business and pleasure might be the trickiest balancing act of her life.

 

 

 

 

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Jacob Esera, star rugby player, and young single father, has worked hard to create a joyous life for his six-year-old daughter. After the death of his childhood sweetheart soon after their daughter’s birth, all Jake wants is safety and stability. No risks. No wild chances. And especially no Juliet Nelisi, former classmate, scandal magnet, and a woman who is a thorn in his side.

As a lonely teenager, Juliet embraced her bad-girl reputation as a shield against loneliness and rejection. Years later, having kicked a cheating sports-star ex to the curb, she has a prestigious job and loyal friends—and wants nothing to do with sportsmen. The last thing she expects is the fire that ignites between her and the stuffed-shirt golden boy who once loved her best friend.

Straitlaced Jacob Esera versus wild-at-heart Juliet Nelisi? Place your bets.

Titles in the Hard Play series include – Cherish Hard – Rebel Hard – Love Hard –

*connection to the Rock Kiss series*

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Small town. Big secrets. Welcome to Sweet Ridge.

Gage Cooper has always wanted a particular piece of family land. Not only for the oil on the property but to prove to his father that Gage’s past doesn’t define his future. When his dad wills the land to stranger Charlotte Wilkinson and all Gage gets is a mysterious key, he’s determined to do anything to get his rightful inheritance back.

Charlotte Wilkinson never expected to inherit a piece of property in Sweet Ridge, Texas –the Aussie businesswoman is focused on building an environmental analyst career in America. But the moment arrogant oil-man Gage Cooper walks into her office accusing her of seducing his father, all plans for selling the property to him fly out the window.

Then fate threatens to send her back to Australia and the dueling duo are forced to accept a fake marriage to keep their dreams alive. But as they discover common ground, and a surprising chemistry together, suddenly Gage must decide what’s worth more: the land he’s always coveted or a future with Charlotte?

Titles in the multi-author series, Sweet Texas Secrets include – Sweet Texas Kiss by Monica Tillery – Sweet Texas Fire by Nicole Flockton – Sweet Texas Charm by Robyn Neeley

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Once upon a time, two people met and fell in love at River’s End Ranch. Nothing unusual there–this is at least the sixtieth couple the ranch has brought together! But unlike those other Loves, this one ended in disaster.

It’s been three years, and Faith Kalani is like 92% certain she’s over her broken heart. Sure, her professional skiing dreams ended with a broken leg, but she’s happy being back here at River’s End Ranch, giving ski lessons… Right up until she offers to take over a colleague’s snowboarding lesson, and she gets a good look at her new student.

Patrick Quinn broke Faith’s heart three years ago and has never forgiven himself. But when he sees the incredulous look on his snowboarding instructor’s gorgeous face, he knows he’s been handed a second chance. Despite their awkwardness, the two of them are good together…too good, maybe. Faith can’t decide if she loves or hates that reminder, but when Patrick is badly injured during his first lesson on the slopes, she knows she’s the one who needs to step up and take care of him.

Forced into close proximity, she finds herself falling fast for the man who once held her heart. But how can she possibly trust him again, after what he did? With the Founder’s Day Gala approaching, Valentine’s Day right around the corner, and a Leap Day birthday, Faith doesn’t have time to figure out her feelings.

Falling Fast is the 65th title in the River’s End Ranch series that has “officially” closed but very glad to see the occasional revisit to a favorite place.  I didn’t review that series here at KB but at another site of mine that no longer exists, you could still see my reviews over on Goodreads though.

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She’ll never give up on finding her baby.

And neither will the sheriff of Whistler.

For five years, Cora Reeves has searched for her baby, who went missing in a fire—a baby she swears is still out there. When the private investigator sniffing out clues ends up dead, Sheriff Jacob Maverick’s on the cold case.

As old evidence takes on new meaning, Jacob is desperate to ensure Cora’s safety. Especially once he realizes how far someone is willing to go to keep her from learning the truth behind what really happened that fateful day.

Titles in the Badge of Honor Mystery series include – Mysterious Abduction – Left to Die (April 2020)

 

 

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