Tag : Contemporary Romance

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Is the new girl in town all she appears?

She needs a new start…

Not a new man.

Kaitlin Carmody is a woman with a past—one she’d like to forget. A string of bad choices led to a fresh start in the small town of Starlight, so when her boss shows signs of serious illness, she’s determined to help him the best she can.

But Finn Samuelson, her boss’s handsome, headstrong son, is certain Kaitlin is taking advantage of his father and running his family’s bank into the ground. When attraction overcomes reason, Finn must decide if Kaitlin is really a threat to his family…or its salvation.

Titles in the Welcome to Starlight series include – The Best Intentions – The Last Man She Expected (September 2020)

Is she restoring “this old house” or reimagining her future with the man she left behind?

Man down.
When “Diamond” Jim McCall gambles on a fixer-upper for sentimental reasons, his house of cards implodes – along with his health. Ruby’s ready for a job change but agreeing to become her first crush’s apprentice might be her biggest mistake. She doesn’t doubt they can “flip” the derelict ranch house and save Summit Construction, but at what cost to her heart? After all, Boone Fielding became the son her father never had when she left for college. 

Man up.
Helping Ruby McCall and her sisters flip Diamond Jim’s “money pit” makes sense financially, but he can’t partner with someone he doesn’t trust – and Boone hasn’t forgotten his last close encounter with Ruby. But every day on the job reminds him of why he fell in love with her in the first place. 

How is he ever going to let her go when the job is done?

Titles in the Property Sisters of Montana include — Montana Blueprint for Love – Meet Me in Montana –

Hanukkah days, Christmas nights and strawberry ice cream …

Cohen Ford is a man who could do with a little bit of sweetening up. It’s no surprise that when he walks into The Great Greenwich Ice Creamery on a typically gloomy London day before Christmas, he insists on a black coffee rather than his childhood favorite – strawberry ice cream.

 But then he meets River de Luca, the woman behind the flavors. After their first encounter, Cohen begins visiting the ice creamery every Tuesday, gradually learning more about the intriguing River.

Could her influence encourage cynical Cohen to become the man who embraces Christmas, Hanukkah and even strawberry ice cream?

 

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No groom? No Problem.

When her fiancé tries to turn their wedding into a publicity stunt, Jenna ditches the nuptials—and the groom she shouldn’t have been with in the first place—and skips straight to the honeymoon.

The getaway driver, her ex-fiancé’s former business partner, Zach, is the perfect guy to help reshape her romantic newlywed itinerary into an anti-couple, anti-romance, anti-honeymoon adventure for two.

They trade couples yoga for kickboxing lessons. Five-star dining on the beach for pizza and beer at a dive bar. Forget couples massage—Jenna’s getting that tattoo she’s always wanted, and dares Zach to get one, too. And those naughty boudoir pics she took in place of romantic sunset snaps? Those aren’t going in anyone’s wedding album. Not that Zach will forget them anytime soon.

As each item on Jenna’s anti-couples list is checked off, the anti-honeymoon with Zach feels more and more like the real thing, and she wishes the list was just a little bit longer…and even steamier.

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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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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