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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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Mandy Reynolds needs a reset on life in so many ways. Her acting career isn’t exactly where she’d hoped it to be. She can’t even get a job as a germ for a commercial. When she inherits half a house she sees it as a sign and heads home to Heavenly Falls, Illinois. She’ll sell the house, and use the money to take her career to the next level in Los Angeles. That is if she can convince her hard-headed––and stupidly gorgeous–– ex-stepbrother, Alex Noonan, to sell fast.

The last time Alex saw Mandy, she was a gangly teen, who followed him around like a sad puppy. But she’s grown into a smart and funny woman, who is as frustrating as she is beautiful. The fact that they have to live in the house––together––while they fix it up, is one temptation he doesn’t need. And while he’s having fun spending time with her, she’s moving on soon, and he needs time to heal.

Plus, she has no idea he’s got a secret that could put a monkey wrench in all of her plans.

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He’ll go to any lengths for his family… even seduction.

He’d set the perfect trap… Until he got caught.

Blake Boudreaux’s sex appeal is legendary—so is his family loyalty. When his father tasks him with retrieving a beloved heirloom to save their finances, the New Orleans playboy agrees, even if it means seducing Madison Armantine.

The beautiful philanthropist is helpless against his strong arms and sultry Southern drawl, even as she suspects ulterior motives. But what if Madison isn’t the only one falling in love?

Titles in the Louisiana Legacies duet include – Entangled with the HeiressReclaiming His Legacy 

 

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Firefighter Luke Marini moved to the small town of Sweetwater Springs with the highest of hopes – new town, new job, and new neighbors who know nothing of his past. And that’s just how he wants to keep it. But it’s nearly impossible when the gorgeous brunette next door decides to be the neighborhood welcome wagon. She’s sugar, spice, and everything nice – but getting close to someone again is playing with fire.

Brenna McConnell put college on hold to raise her little sister. Now that Eve is grown, Brenna is ready to leave Blueberry Creek and finish what she started. Moving on isn’t easy, however, when her gruff new neighbor gives Eve a dangerous firefighting job. And yet, even as Brenna is telling him off for putting her sister in harm’s way, she can’t deny the sizzling chemistry between them. She put her dreams on hold once. Is she willing to make that sacrifice again for a chance at forever?

Titles in the Sweetwater Springs series include — Christmas on Mistletoe Lane – A Wedding on Lavender Hill (#1.5) –Springtime at Hope Cottage – Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs (#2.5) – Snowfall on Cedar TrailStarting Over at Blueberry Creek

Includes the bonus novella “Sealed With a Kiss” by Melinda Curtis!

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Three isn’t always a magic number … 

There are three reasons Tess Fenton should be happy. One, her job at the Blue Olive deli is dull, but at least she gets to work with her best friend. Two, she lives in a cozy cottage in the pretty village of Halston. Three, she’s in love with her boyfriend, Blake. 

Isn’t she? 

Because, despite their history, Blake continues to be the puzzle piece in Tess’s life that doesn’t quite fit. And when she meets intriguing local artist Daniel Cavanagh, it soon becomes apparent that, for Tess, love isn’t as easy as one, two, three …

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Roxie Chandler is a screw-up. She doesn’t look for trouble, but it finds her anyway. After creating a scandal in her hometown, she takes refuge on Anchor Island, her cousin’s adopted home in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Planning to stick around only until she finds an alternative, Roxie doesn’t expect to make friends. Or to find love.

Alex Fielding is living his dream. A small-town doctor making a difference in his neighbors’ lives, he ignores his father’s demands to return to the big city and take his rightful place in the family practice. His life on Anchor Island is quiet and simple, just how he likes it until a leather-clad rebel with a chip on her shoulder moves in next door.

Roxie and Alex get off to a rough start, but sparks fly even when they’re fighting. The more he learns about her, the more Alex wants to save her from herself. And the longer she’s on the island, the more Roxie thinks about staying. But when her prediction comes true and she screws up once again, Anchor Island may no longer be her port in the storm.

Titles in the Anchor Island series include  – Meant to Be – Up to the Challenge – Home to Stay – More to Give – In Love on Anchor Island (part of the Ticket to True Love line)

(I have read and enjoyed this series, yet the reviews of the earlier books were posted on a website of mine that no longer exists and I didn’t bring all of those reviews over to KB, unfortunately.)

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Small town. Big secrets. Welcome to Sweet Ridge, Texas

When the Cooper brothers hear what their father left them in his will, they’re surprised to find that the things closest to their hearts were given to three random women. Gavin Cooper had his heart set on owning the house the family had grown up in, and when his old high school rival inherits it, he’s devastated. But she can’t sell the house for one year, and that’s plenty of time for him to find a way to get it back.

When Macy Young said goodbye to Sweet Ridge and left to pursue fame and fortune, she never thought she’d return. After losing her best friend, Macy went on a downward spiral of pain and shame. Living in the inherited house where she’d spent many happy hours might just soothe her weary soul.

Macy and Gavin will have to find a way to forgive themselves and each other if they’re ever going to be happy. Can this country star and veterinarian forget their pasts and start a life together?

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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She knows the behavioral science behind any problem… except for the one in her heart

For thirty-two years, Laney Travers has handled a lot of problems, but a relationship with a white man wasn’t one. Her love affair with gorgeous Tie Stevens seemed destined, however. She fell in love with his voice over the radio waves nearly three years ago. When Laney finally crosses paths with Tie at his talk and book signing, sparks fly between the two, and like two moths to flickering lights, they find themselves inseparable in bed and out of it.

But are they?

As a psychology professor, Laney can’t help but evaluate her interracial relationship through a socio-political lens, a cause of potential strife. Tie disagrees but secretly worries about maintaining his relationship with Laney because of his self-made status. When it comes to diplomas, he doesn’t stack up.

And Laney has a shameful secret that is enough to keep her from admitting her emotions. Is their chemistry one for the books or just a theory?

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Much more than he bargained for…

“You want me to find you a wife?”

“No. I want you to be my wife.”

Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire…until the Song matriarch insists he marries her handpicked bride first.

To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does.

But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all…

Titles in the Heirs of Hansol series include – Temporary Wife Temptation

 

 

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