Tag : Contemporary Romance

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Flirting with ForeverTitle:  Flirting with Forever
Series:  Island Bliss #1, Lowcountry Lovers #1
Author:  Kim Boykin
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 19, 2014
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Forty-year-old Tara Jordan’s first book, The Perfect Marriage in 30 Days, is at the top of the bestseller lists, and her publisher wants her on a book tour ASAP. Tara’s about to live her dream only there’s one problem. Her husband of 15 years has just walked out, leaving Tara on the brink of financial ruin with no choice but to promote a self-help book about marriage when hers is secretly in ruins.

Enter publicist Jake Randall, 30, who’s had it with hand holding newbie authors channeling their inner divas on their first book tours, until he meets Tara. Their instant attraction blossoms quickly into love. Tara thinks she has achieved her dreams and earned her license to thrive until her husband, Jim returns determined to win her back.

Read on for my thoughts on Flirting with Forever.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Birthday DeadlineTitle:  The Birthday Deadline
Series:  Billionaire Brides
Author:  Ella Cari
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 11, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Sebastian Fox was a billionaire before he even hit his twentieth birthday thanks to his ingenuity and intelligence. Now 29, he has to find a bride or his entire business will come crashing down.

Before he walked into my struggling flower shop that day, I’d seen his face a million times already. His gorgeous green eyes lit up billboards, magazine covers, and TV interviews.  The multi-billionaire had a proposition for me. He would help save my business, and in turn, I would help save his.  All that Sebastian needed was my hand in marriage.

Married for convenience, how will we even begin to bring our lives together? My husband and I knew nothing of each other before our wedding day, and now, we will be together forever.  Will he ever be more than just a man who kissed me at the altar?

Read on for my thoughts on The Birthday Deadline.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Three Mrs Monroes VivianTitle:  Vivian~The Three Mrs. Monroes
Series:  The Three Mrs. Monroes #3
Author:  Bernadette Marie
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 9, 2014
Publisher:  5 Prince publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

From loss breeds new beginnings… 

Vivian Monroe had been jaded. Her husband’s death only compounded the lies she’d only come to learn about.

Clayton North knows a thing or two about loss. He figured it was fate for him to meet Vivian Monroe. He’ll take on the challenge of helping her mend her heart.

Midst new friendships and new romance, Vivian must let go of her pain and face the woman who helped Adam Monroe weave his deceptive web.

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The Three Mrs Monroes PeelopeTitle:  Penelope~The Three Mrs. Monroes
Series:  The Three Mrs. Monroes #2
Author:  Bernadette Marie
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 28, 2014
Publisher:  5 Prince Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

From loss breeds new life.

Penelope Monroe married on impulse and her heart had been broken by Adam Monroe’s lies. Pregnant she wonders how she will survive, alone, with her baby.

Brock Romero held Adam Monroe when he died in combat. Now released from the Army he makes it his priority to find Adam’s wife and share with her his last words.

On the verge of making the same mistake twice, Penelope must trust her heart—especially when new lies are uncovered.

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The Three Mrs Monroes AmeliaTitle:  Amelia
Series:  The Three Mrs. Monroes #1
Author:  Bernadette Marie
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 1, 2014
Publisher:  5 Prince Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

From loss breeds new opportunity.

Amelia Monroe had felt the sharp pain from the loss of a soldier before-Adam Monroe’s death didn’t have that same effect.

Sam Jackson had one job-deliver Adam Monroe’s revised will. Even he couldn’t have anticipated that he’d be entangled in the web of lies his client had woven.

Doing what is right had been inbred in Amelia. She’d planned to say her goodbyes and start fresh. Staying in Adam’s small town with his other lies, that wasn’t part of her plan.

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Picture PerfectTitle:  Picture Perfect
Series:
Author:  Kate Forster
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 17, 2015
Publisher:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, Mira
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Movie stars aren’t always picture perfect, especially when it comes to secrets from their past…

Zoe Greene manages the careers of Hollywood’s biggest stars. She’ll do anything to help them – and herself – get ahead.

Actress Maggie Hall has been America’s sweetheart for nearly twenty years. And she’s about to learn that there are two things in life you just can’t fight: growing older and falling in love.

Dylan Mercer – young, beautiful and defiant – has run away from New York to try her luck in Hollywood. She’s not after fame and fortune, though. Dylan’s on a quest to find her birth mother.

All three women are swept up in the search for the actress who will score the role of a lifetime. But ambition and desire can bring out the worst in people. And in a town built on illusions, believing you can escape your past might just be the biggest deception of all.

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My Stepbrother The GroomTitle:  My Stepbrother the Groom
Series:
Author:  Lexi Maxxwell
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 23, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

He’d be perfect if he wasn’t getting married … and if he wasn’t about to become her stepbrother.

Romantic humor has never been so deliciously tempting.

It’s been a rough day for Ella Roberts.

First, her social-climbing mother Valerie dragged her to yet another wedding — something that always reminds Ella that real life offers few happily-ever-afters.

Second, Valerie’s goal isn’t to have fun at the event, but to schmooze clients for the family wedding business that Ella’s hated forever.

And third (after too much wine, and being mocked by her black sheep sister for “letting Mom bind you with her bitch chains”), Ella gets a text from her latest disposable boyfriend, Chase:NOT WORKING OUT. SORRY. I HAVE YOUR GYM SHOES.

But things are finally looking up. The handsome, charming, successful man Ella meets at the bar fills her with flutters and makes everything better. Gazing into Nathan Hayes’s kind blue eyes, Ella can almost believe that love at first sight is true after all.

It’s too bad that in just two months, Ella’s mother will be marrying Nathan’s father … in a double wedding with Nathan and his fiancée Natasha.

She should run from her feelings for Nathan. She should back away and find a new mediocre man to amuse her. But Ella’s been unlucky in love too many times to ignore what she feels … and so for Ella, “taboo” turns to “game on” instead.

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The Billionaire Wins the GameTitle:  The Billionaire Wins The Game
Series:  Billionaire Bachelors
Author:  Melody Anne
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 28, 2012
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

Joseph Anderson has decided it’s time for his three successful sons to find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his mansion, and he wants them immediately. His eldest son, Lucas, is successful in all areas of his life, except love, and Joseph begins matchmaking. He finds Amy Harper and deems her the perfect daughter-in-law. He just needs to get her and Lucas to both realize they’re made for each other.

Lucas Anderson is wealthy, sexy, and stubborn. He has no desire to have any woman enter his life, causing chaos, or using his family’s name. Many women have tried, and he’s been successful in finding out who they are beneath their false smiles.

Amy Harper was raised in tragic circumstances and doesn’t like pampered, rich men who have been handed everything with a silver spoon. She spent years finishing her education and then received a job with the Anderson Corporation. She instantly doesn’t like her incredibly sexy boss, who is arrogant and thinks every woman should fall at his feet.

When Amy becomes pregnant after one reckless night of passion, she’s scared he’ll take the baby and run. Lucas is demanding, and used to getting his way, but Amy has just the right amount of spark to ignite his fuse, and challenges him each step of the way.

Lucas’s father, Joseph, and his brothers Alex and Mark, offer laughter, love, and support. With the love of Lucas’s family, who aren’t only rich and successful, but also kind and giving, Amy starts to realize that being wealthy doesn’t make or break a man, and starts to picture the happily ever after she never believed in for herself.

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Killing CasanovaTitle:  Killing Casanova
Series:  DataMatch #4
Author:  Kary Rader
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 30, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When Violet Murphy’s boss begs her to convince his dying mother that they’re getting married, the pretty wallflower finds that being trapped in a pretend relationship with a sexy playboy leaves her with two choices: kill the handsome Casanova…or fall in love with him.

A MODERN-DAY ROGUE
A smooth-talking negotiator, Jared Cassidy does multimillion-dollar deals for breakfast…and any number of women in between. What he can’t handle? His mother. And in a moment of insanity he told her he’s finally found a bride.

AND AN OLD-FASHIONED WALLFLOWER
More than anyone, romance-novel addict Violet Murphy knows where her rakish boss has been. That’s why she’s steered clear. But now, having accepted a proposal that’s only moderately less indecent than usual, she has two choices: Spend two steamy and lavishly paid weeks as the pretend fiancée of a playboy no woman has truly ever understood, or use the time in Palm Beach to kill the image and reveal the man. In doing the latter, she’ll find paradise, passion, and the promise of a future she’s only ever imagined.

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The Bride Who Wouldn'tTitle:  The Bride Who Wouldn’t
Series:  The Honeymoon #1
Author:  Carol Marinelli
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 16, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

A romantic honeymoon in Paris, with a sexy billionaire Russian groom….

There are only two problems. It’s a marriage of convenience. And, the virgin bride is frigid.

Kate Edwards has never embraced her sensuality, is terrified of intimacy, and the wedding night is a disaster. Instead of calling the whole thing off, Isaak Zaretsky listens to her and challenges her using his unashamedly sensual nature and superb bedroom skills. But can Kate really give herself without love?

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