Tag: Contemporary Romance

Christmas at Serenity Bay by Helen Bridgett

Posted December 1, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

 

A peaceful Christmas in Serenity Bay? Think again!

Chloe Walsh’s skills as location manager for the beautiful seaside village she calls home have come up trumps again, and Serenity Bay is now the setting for cozy crime drama “The Montgomery Mysteries”, starring amateur sleuth Dominic Montgomery and his crime-solving dog, Agatha.

But Chloe is in a race against time. Filming has to finish before the village Midwinter Festival but schedules are tight – and a mystery saboteur is intent on slowing things down even further. Not only is Chloe facing problems with the shoot, but she also has some personal conundrums to solve – a diva actor has commandeered her flat, her mum is having a late mid-life crisis, plus she has no idea what to buy for her Christmas-obsessed boyfriend!

Can Chloe sort out her life and save Christmas for an entire village?

Sequel to Summer at Serenity Bay

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Wreckless by Katie Golding

Posted November 29, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

On the streets, we’re kerosene and a lit match:
Explosive. Incendiary. Ready to let the world burn.
But in the bedroom, we can be so much more.

I’ll never forget the day she walked into my life. Brash and confident, Lorelai Hargrove was bound to be America’s damned Sweetheart—and the way she looked at me made me feel like dirt beneath her heel.

It shouldn’t have bothered me. I’ve spent years fighting to prove myself to this world, even as I struggled to save my family from ruin, and there’s nothing and no one who can truly match me. But something about the way she looked at me then made me eager to see her try…

And now?

Well now, this is the game we play. She pretends she hates me, and I wind her up into a fury as I pretend she’s not all I can think about at night. The whole world knows just how well we hate each other…and yet the minute she needs me to stop being her favorite enemy, I’ll be there to show her just how good we could really be…

If only this endless battle wasn’t destined to cost us everything.

Titles in the Moto Grand Prix series include — Fearless – Wreckless – Relentless –

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Strictly Christmas Spirit by Helen Buckley

Posted October 26, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 2 Comments

From disco balls to Christmas baubles …

Ex-dancer Emily Williams turned her back on the sparkle of the popular dancing show Strictly Dancing with Celebs to help those in need. Now the only dancing she does is teaching lonely pensioners to waltz, and the closest she gets to disco balls is making baubles with the homeless people in her Christmas crafts class.

She’s certainly not star-struck when Hollywood heart-throb Blake Harris is sent to her at short notice for community service and has no desire to babysit the arrogant actor with his bad-boy antics and selfish ways. Christmas might be a time for miracles, but Blake seems to be a lost cause.

But Emily’s reasons for abandoning her dancing passion mean she understands the Hollywood wild child more than she’d like to admit. Could their time together, coupled with a dash of Christmas spirit, lead to a miracle change of heart for them both?

Titles in the Spotlight series includes — Strictly on Ice – Celebrity SOS: Love Survives – Strictly Christmas Spirit

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Christmas in Full Bloom by Denise N. Wheatley

Posted October 26, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

This Christmas, can they slow down long enough to smell the roses and fall in love?

When savvy, up-and-coming floral designer Lauren Beal returns home to Maple Valley, Michigan, for her sister’s holiday wedding, she’s determined to be the perfect maid of honor. She didn’t expect the best man to be the college crush she’d reluctantly left behind to pursue her Chicago-based dreams.

Family practice doctor Mel Jennings always knew he’d remain rooted in Maple Valley to work for his father’s clinic. He happily juggles his demanding practice with philanthropic endeavors that connect him to his tight-knit community. Sparks fly when he reunites with Lauren, the one who ran away. As they enjoy Maple Valley’s Christmas festivities, Mel remembers how close they once were. But can they ever have a future?

Lauren finds herself falling for Mel and suspects the feelings are mutual. Yet they’re both pulled in different directions by work and family. Will the pair find a moment alone during the hectic holiday season to figure things out, or will they miss their chance at love once again?

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

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The Christmas Village by Annie Rains

Posted October 22, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 2 Comments

Once upon a Christmas, she gave him her heart. This year, he’ll have to win it back again . . .
 
When Lucy Hannigan returned to her childhood home in Somerset Lake, one of the first things she did was join the local book club. And thank goodness, because now that Lucy’s first Christmas without her mother is bearing down upon her, she can use all the help and support she can get.  Especially when she has to take in a tenant and the only person interested is Miles Bruno, her ex-fiance.

Lucy’s friends keep teasing her about the way Miles is trying to make up for his mistakes but forgiving and forgetting isn’t coming easily to Lucy. With bills piling up and her mother’s finances in disarray, however, Lucy isn’t in any position to say no.

As the small town prepares for the holidays and competition heats up in the Merriest Lawn decorating contest, Lucy can’t help feeling like a Scrooge. Her mom loved the holidays and won the contest each year, but as much as Lucy would like to carry on the tradition, she isn’t sure she has it in her to deck the halls this holiday.

Yet when Miles shows up with tons of tinsel, dozens of decorations, and lots and lots of lights, Lucy begins to wonder if maybe the spirit of the season will finally mend her broken heart.

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

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Not Seeking Mr. Right by Natasha Moore

Posted October 21, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

Ginny Colburn can’t believe she’s been dumped by her wedding date.

And everybody knows it.

So when a cute, younger man serving champagne to the guests flirts with her, she decides to really give the guests something to talk about and flirts back.

But the incredible one-night stand gives her more than great memories.

A few weeks later, she’s got a positive pregnancy test and the task of having to tell a guy half her age, “Congratulations, you’re a dad.”

Only he doesn’t react the way she thinks he will at all…

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

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A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale by Karen Schaler

Posted October 6, 2021 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley / 4 Comments

A charming Christmas village, a storybook castle, a royal ball, and a gorgeous prince are the last things New York City reporter Kaylie Karlyle expects to find on her holiday freelance assignment to Europe. But when the family she’s interviewing turns out to be the royal family of Tolvania, Kaylie has a meltdown when the quirky queen wants her to write a Christmas fairy tale for the spunky, young princess. Kaylie must battle the princess’s father, who doesn’t trust the media and her own insecurities about writing anything beyond the news.

To spark inspiration for the fairy tale, the queen recruits the prickly Prince Alexander to show Kaylie the family’s most spectacular royal holiday traditions. And sparks definitely fly when the only thing Kaylie and the prince agree on is that they’re both more “bah humbug” than “ho, ho, ho.”

But somewhere between sleigh rides and snow angels, merrymaking and mistletoe, upside-down Christmas trees, and a legendary Christmas crown, Kaylie and the prince open their hearts to Christmas and start believing in themselves and each other. It’s a real-life fairy tale in the making until Kaylie discovers a secret about a royal Christmas heirloom that jeopardizes everyone’s happily ever after. Can the magic of the season save this holiday happy ending?

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Christmas Ever After by Clare Connelly

Posted October 6, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He once chose her happiness over his. Can this Christmas be their second chance?

Cassidy Hanna never felt like she belonged in Cape Hope, so she fled town and heartbreak ten years ago for a new life in Manhattan and everything she ever dreamed of—a great job and the perfect boyfriend. Only she’s never felt emptier and more alone. When her beloved grandfather falls ill, she knows she must push aside the past and return home to help.

Letting Cassidy go without a fight was the hardest thing Cape Hope doctor Phoenix Walker had ever done. Even as his own life fell apart, he lied and encouraged her to fly far from home to live out her dreams. Now Cassidy’s back—just for Christmas—and Phoenix wonders if they can have a second chance at a happy ever after…even if it’s just for the holiday.

Titles in the Cape Hope series include — Christmas with the Single Dad (formerly titled “Christmas with the Firefighter”) –  Christmas Ever After

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

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A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton

Posted September 7, 2021 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley / 0 Comments

A snowstorm. A stranger. A spark. And it’s Christmas!
It should be the perfect start to the perfect love story.

But real life is far messier and more complicated than in the pages of the books in Megan Taylor’s family bookshop – the last few years have left this young widow in no doubt of that. Moving back home to York should have been a fresh start, but all it did was allow her to retreat from the world.

When prize-winning author Xander Stone rams his supermarket trolley into her ankles and then trashes her taste in books, Megan is abruptly awoken from her self-imposed hibernation. It’s time to start living again, and she’s going to start by putting this arrogant, superior – admittedly sexy – stranger in his place.

Just as she is beginning to enjoy life again, the worst happens and Megan begins to wonder if she should have stayed hidden away. Because it turns out that falling in love again is about more than just meeting under the mistletoe…

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Strictly on Ice by Helen Buckley

Posted September 6, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 2 Comments

When falling in love comes with the risk of falling flat on your face …

Former Olympic skating champion Katie Saunders is well known for her ‘ice queen’ persona in the press. On the face of it, perhaps Katie should have forgiven her former skating partner and ex-boyfriend, Alex Michaelson, for the accident that shattered both her ankle and their Olympic dreams – but she just can’t seem to let it go.

When Katie reluctantly agrees to take part in a new TV skating show, it’s only because she’s desperate for cash. What she didn’t count on is the drama – not only is she partnered up with infamous love-rat rugby player Jamie Welsh, but one of the judges is none other than Alex Michaelson himself.

As the show progresses, will Katie be shown the hard way, once again, that romance on the ice should remain strictly off-limits?

Titles in the Spotlight series includes — Strictly on Ice – Celebrity SOS: Love Survives –

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Spring on Rendezvous Lane by Angela Britnell

Posted September 5, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

 

 

Can even the most seasoned traveler find a home on Rendezvous Lane?

‘Community spirit’ is not a phrase in travel junkie Taran Rossi’s vocabulary. As a former ‘third culture kid’ and now spicy street food connoisseur and social media influencer, he’s never really stayed in one place long enough to feel part of a community. And that’s just the way he likes it.

But a springtime stint house-sitting for his grandmother on Rendezvous Lane in East Nashville could lead to a long-overdue wake-up call. With the help of single mum Sandy Warner and her young son Chip, can Taran come to understand that sometimes it’s not about the place – it’s about the people?

 

 

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