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One Night with the Tycoon

Title:  One Night with the Tycoon
Series:  Whiskey River #3
Author:  Katherine Garbera
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 21, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Meet the Kellys of Whiskey River, Texas, men who have always gone through life, and women, with their father’s legendary charm.

Wyatt Kelly, CEO of Kelly Boots, is rumored to do everything with his cowboy boots on, including seducing women into memorable one-night stands. Growing up the second eldest son of a philandering charmer, Wyatt’s seen first hand how messy relationships can get when the heart’s involved, and he’s determined to leave no scars. No woman’s tempted Wyatt to break his vow until he meets Juliette Rossi.

Juliette is all about business. She’s focused on turning the lavender farm she and her cousin inherited into a successful, world-wide company. Her meticulous plans are on the right track until she accepts a dare to spend the night with Wyatt after the annual Boots & Bangles Gala. Juliette’s fantasized about Wyatt for years… One night will get him out of her system for good, right?

Wrong.

Can she convince Wyatt that he’s more than his Kelly heritage? Will Wyatt agree that one night just isn’t enough?

Read on for my thoughts on One Night with the Tycoon.  No true spoilers, promise.

Cocktails at Le CarmenTitle:  Cocktails at Le Carmen
Series:
Author:  Isabelle Andover
Genre:  Chick-Lit, Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 19, 2015
Publisher:  Simon & Fig
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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When job cuts at Chloe Saddler’s London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she finds herself leaving behind her friends, family, and boyfriend Scott to start a new life in the City of Light. Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Committing the odd French faux pas and inadvertently indulging in a few too many flirtations with her very sexy (and very taken) boss, Jean-Luc, is just the start of it. Factor in her bridezilla of a sister’s wedding (the hottest event of the year in the Saddler family’s social calendar), an unexpected session of hot, naked yoga, a slightly psychotic stalker, and one incredible kiss at an infamous Montmartre nightspot, and Chloe can say au revoir to her old, safe London life and bonjour to the romance, splendour, and glamour of Paris.

Read on for my thoughts on Cocktails at Le Carmen.  No true spoilers, promise.

Walker PrideTitle:  Walker Pride
Series:  The Walker Family #1
Author:  Bernadette Marie
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 25, 2015
Publisher:  5 Prince Publishing
My Rating:  5 star
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Susan Hayes moved to Georgia to start the life she wanted to live and build her catering career. On the brink of having everything she ever wanted, Eric Walker and his family happened into her life.

Eric Walker’s life had been quiet, structured, and boring until his uncle gambled away the family’s property and jeopardized Eric’s livelihood. Now midst family secrets learned, someone ruining his business and trying to drive him off his land, he fell in love.

Things will never be the same for them—especially if someone succeeds in destroying the Walker family and killing Eric.

Read on for my thoughts on Walker Pride.  No true spoilers, promise.

Bachelorette for SaleTitle:  Bachelorette For Sale
Series:  West Side Romance #1
Author:  Gail Chianese
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 23, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

As far as Cherry Ryan is concerned, the bright lights of Hollywood are nothing but glare after her heart is broken on a reality show for millions to see. Instead she’s throwing herself into fundraising for the local community center that was a priceless lifeline to her as a kid. But when a volunteer for the singles auction bails at the last minute, Cherry finds herself on the block—and sold to Jason Valentine, a handsome contractor with a gorgeous body—and a really bad attitude about her days in the limelight…

Cherry soon finds that Jason’s more than eye candy, and not entirely sweet—especially his quest to win the bid for the center’s renovation. Mixing business with pleasure doesn’t seem like such a good idea—until Jason has a chance to reveal the big heart beneath his surly exterior. Cherry’s falling for him hard, but trust isn’t easy when you’ve been burned. To conquer her fears will take a giant leap of faith—straight into the spotlight again.

Read on for my thoughts on Bachelorette For Sale.  No true spoilers, promise.

Montana MistletoeTitle:  Montana Mistletoe
Series:  Granite Peak #1
Author:  R. L. Syme
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 18, 2015
Publisher:  Hummingbird Books
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Caught in a Christmas nightmare, Gillian needs to keep her distance from her ex, but with mistletoe everywhere and feelings resurfacing, she’s not sure she can resist just one more kiss…

Gillian Potter is having the biggest night of her life. A giant fundraiser, a beautifully decorated Christmas scene, an original madrigal, and her job is on the line. When she needs a caterer at the last minute, her secretary books the only person they can find on short notice. Unfortunately, that person is Gillian’s ex: Mason Herrick. Hurt as she is by the way he ended things, she wants to hate him and tries to stay away…

Mason Herrick took too many years to grow up and the perfect girl got away. Returned to Madison Falls, a new man and a business owner, Mason is determined to make good and to someday show Gillian Potter that he can be different. When her job and her future depend on Mason, he’s not sure if he’s become a good enough man to save her. Or to deserve her.

Read on for my thoughts on Montana Mistletoe.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Lost Tycoon MATitle:  The Lost Tycoon
Series:  Baby for the Billionaire #5
Author:  Melody Anne
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 18, 2014
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle edition
Cover Description:

Fighting to survive, Misty Elton takes one look at the man standing in front of her and knows she needs to make a decision – does she want to live? Discovering that her boyfriend is storing enough drugs to supply a small country, she looks for an escape route. He’s standing in the doorway – standing in the way of her freedom.

Misty has nothing left – no family, no friends, no one she can rely on. She is all alone and frightened. Managing to get past her ex, she flees, running away and landing in Seattle, she changes her appearance, her name, her life.

After a year, she begins to feel safe. Her ex won’t find her. She’s beginning to pick up the pieces of her once shattered existence and carve out a new world for herself.

That is, until a tall, well-dressed man shows up at her job and tells her they need to talk – and he knows her real name. Fleeing to get away from him, she rushes to the back room and grabs her Taser. When she hits him with it, she thinks she’s home free.

Read on for my thoughts on The Lost Tycoon.  No true spoilers, promise.

owned The Tycoon's Secret MA

Title:  The Tycoon’s Secret
Series:  Baby for the Billionaire #4
Author:  Melody Anne
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 23, 2013
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle edition
Cover Description:

Damien Whitfield lost his father when he was an infant, and then lost his mother when he was a young teenager. The only thing his mother left him was a thirst for vengeance. On her deathbed she made him promise to seek revenge for those she held responsible for her death.

Damien grows up fast and conquers the business world, going from a homeless boy to a billionaire bachelor. He has no time for love in his quest for righting wrongs of the past. What he doesn’t know is that love isn’t something he can hide from.

Sierra grew up with a monster of a father after losing her mother at the tender age of six. Her dad punishes her for sins he assumes his deceased wife made against him. Finally, her father does a business deal with Damien Whitfield, selling Sierra to the highest bidder.

Damien and Sierra may both be running from old demon’s and forging ahead to what they think are their perfect futures, but fate has a way of changing everything. Take the journey with Damien and Sierra as they fight a passion that won’t be denied.

Read on for my thoughts on The Tycoon’s Secret.  No true spoilers, promise.

Tempting the KnightTitle:  Tempting the Knight
Series:  Fairy Tales of New York #2
Author:  Heidi Rice
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 22, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Once upon a time, poor little rich girl Zelda Madison wanted someone to love her, until she discovered being a badass was much more fun.

Ten years after getting kicked out of convent school and torn away from her three best friends, Zelda has worked hard to clean up her act, but her wild streak has never been completely tamed and — one midnight swim on Manhattan Beach later — she’s suddenly in urgent need of a knight in shining armor…

Hard-working legal aid attorney Tyrone Sullivan is the last guy she should call. Not only does he hold a grudge when it comes to Zelda leading his little sister astray all those years ago, he’s also supremely pissed about having to rescue a runaway supermodel from a Brooklyn police station at two am. But when Ty reluctantly agrees to bust Zel out of her ivory tower and let her hide out on his house barge for a few days, she shows him the wild side he didn’t know he had.

Zel discovers there’s nothing hotter than tarnishing a good guy’s armor… Until he starts to steal her bad girl’s battered heart.

Read on for my thoughts on Tempting the Knight.  No true spoilers, promise.

Pursued by the RogueTitle:  Pursued by the Rogue
Series:  Fairy Tales of New York
Author:  Kelly Hunter
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 19, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

A no-strings affair between two dedicated professionals? It should have been the perfect solution.

Ugly duckling Dawn Turner doesn’t do relationships. She has her reasons and they’re good ones. But she can’t resist the magic in Finbar Sullivan’s touch, so she negotiates the next best thing with him. Scorchingly perfect, utterly casual sex.

World class musician Finnbar Sullivan always pushes the limits to get what he wants, and he wants Dawn. All of her. Love, commitment and a future together. So he reneges on the deal and composes a new one.

So what’s stopping her? And will Finn’s latest offer be enough to change Dawn’s mind?

 

Read on for my thoughts on Pursued by the Rogue.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Tycoon's Proposal MATitle:  The Tycoon’s Proposal
Series:  Baby for the Billionaire #3
Author:  Melody Anne
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 11, 2012
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle edition
Cover Description:

Nicole Lander has no choice but to contact Ryan Titan, the boy she had loved beyond compare when she was a teenager. Her sister was in desperate need of a heart operation, or she would not live more than six months. Nicole had lied to Ryan when they were teen’s because she had not wanted him to find out about the abuse she was going through from her father.

When Ryan Titan gets the call from Nicole, needing his help, he is ecstatic. He would finally get to exact his revenge for her dumping him for not being good enough for her. He will help out her sister, but she will pay him back every night until he is done with her. The problem is that he has never felt about any other woman the way he feels about Nicole, and his revenge is turning into him wanting to walk her down the aisle.

Read on for my thoughts on The Tycoon’s Proposal.  No true spoilers, promise.

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