Tag : Erika Marks

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Quaint Christmas or quirky vacation? Newcomer Maggie Iverson comes to the small resort town of Snowfall, Vermont, for a one-week reprieve from her high-powered marketing job in Boston. She’s designing a new website to boost tourism traffic (both virtual and foot) to Snowfall for the holidays. She enthusiastically throws herself into all things Christmas, but deftly dodges each match-making hint. 

Long-time bachelor and veterinarian Alden Marshall has never embraced the holiday season, but when he meets Maggie, their chemistry is powerful enough to light up a dozen Christmas trees. Suddenly he finds himself immersed in the town’s merry-making with Maggie by his side. Will the magic of Christmas cast the spell Maggie and Alden need to let go of their pasts and finally find a love that lasts?

All pop star Jackson Wilder wants this Christmas is a few weeks out of the spotlight in a rented cabin in the Colorado mountains. But when a blizzard leaves him stranded on a country road on his way out of town—and still wearing the Santa costume from a last-minute commercial shoot—he takes shelter in a nearby horse barn to wait out the storm. 

Miranda O’Keefe will be lucky to get a wreath up on her door this year. Between raising her six year-old son, Ollie, running her vet practice, and getting her horse rescue project off the ground—Christmas will have to take a back seat. But when Ollie tells Miranda he’s found Santa Claus asleep in their horse barn—and has asked Santa to heal his beloved rescue horse Twisty—the self-reliant single mother finds herself asking for a stranger’s help to grant her son’s Christmas wish. 

But when attraction turns to affection, will love come to the rescue this holiday for Miranda and Jackson too?

The Christmas CurseTitle:  The Christmas Curse
Series:  Loveless and Dunn #6
Author:  Erika marks
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 1, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

After three holiday heartbreaks in a row, caterer Emily Landon is determined to break her Christmas Curse–and what better way than to spend Christmas at the remote inn, Angel’s Landing, where her recently cold-footed boyfriend can’t reach her to break things off.

For small-town veterinarian Griffin Boone, the holidays always find him falling in love with the wrong woman–but this year he has a fail-proof plan to keep his heart safe: One last house call to Angel’s Landing and the aging Golden Retriever, Sassy and he’s heading to a cabin in the woods to hide out until the New Year.

But when an ice storm strands Griffin at the inn with Emily, everyone’s careful holiday plans are tossed like last year’s tree.

Will unexpected attraction confirm Griffin and Emily’s worst fears–or could this year’s Christmas Curse be a blessing in disguise?

Read on for my thoughts on The Christmas Curse.  No true spoilers, promise.

Forget Me NotTitle:  Forget Me Not
Series:  Loveless and Dunn #3, Magnolia Bay
Author:  Erika Marks
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 19, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

When aspiring-writer Mallory Reynolds packed up for New York City, she ditched more than her quiet hometown of Magnolia Bay—she left her high-school sweetheart, Josh Loveless, behind. But when the big city didn’t deliver big contracts on her novels, she turned to writing erotica under the pen name Farrah Ivory to spare her family any embarrassment. Soon, her scandalously-sexy series, The Lost Diaries of Scarlet, is a break-out hit. Just as Mallory begins to enjoy her sweet success, her publisher leaks her true identity and a media firestorm ensues. Exposed, she decides there’s nowhere to hide—except for home.

For Josh Loveless, getting over Mallory Reynolds hasn’t been easy, but he’s done his best to move on. For starters, he’s turned his love of the outdoors and rock-climbing into his own business. And just as things are starting to settle for him, he learns Mallory’s coming home to ride out her scandal, and suddenly his world is turned upside down again…

Can Mallory convince her friends and family that she’s still the same good-hearted girl they knew? And more importantly, can Josh trust the woman she’s become, and give her a second chance to rewrite their love story with a happy ending?

Read on for my thoughts on Forget Me Not.  No true spoilers, promise.

Bet The HouseTitle:  Bet The House
Series:  Magnolia Bay #1 (A Lowcountry Love Story)
Author:  Erika Marks
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 10, 2014
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  Owned, Personal Collection
Synopsis:

Willamena Dunn is having a lousy week. Not only is her baby sister about to marry into the family of Dunn-Right Preservation’s biggest professional rival, but the historic bungalow of her dreams has just been bought by the most infuriating (not to mention exceedingly handsome and notoriously wicked) man to ever hammer a nail in Magnolia Bay, Knox Loveless. 


But when Knox offers her a wager she can’t refuse, a bet with the coveted bungalow as its prize, Willa is sure her bad luck might finally be turning around—until Knox surprises her with a passionate kiss, and suddenly all bets are off.

Could this be just another one of Knox Loveless’ games, or will two rivals finally surrender to a long-simmering attraction and declare a truce once and for all?

Read on for my thoughts on Bet The House.  No true spoilers, promise.

Stealing HeartsTitle:  Stealing Hearts
Series:  Magnolia Bay #4
Author:  Erika Marks
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 9, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Story Blurb:

Bartender Mick Atwell has one more commitment before he leaves Magnolia Bay for Colorado: help his best friend, Tim, get his new wine bar POUR ready in time for its Valentine’s Day grand opening. But when Tim’s little sister Lucy breezes into town unexpectedly from New York for a visit, Mick doesn’t see how they’ll keep to their tight schedule—any more than he sees how this beautiful, spirited woman could possibly be the same irresponsible “kid” Tim has been complaining about for years…

Despite her carefree smile, Lucy Waverly hasn’t come back to Magnolia Bay for a vacation—she’s come home to hide. After discovering her boss at the gallery is selling forgeries, she needs to lay low and figure out a plan to get herself out of this dangerous mess—a plan which can’t include falling for her brother’s sexy best friend, no matter how safe he makes her feel, or how his smoldering eyes turn her inside out.

Mick has one foot out the door, but when Lucy’s troubles follow her to Magnolia Bay, they are thrust together to keep one step ahead of danger and get POUR open in time. Soon the man who lives by his plans is wondering if the woman who lives by chance may not be worth breaking his rules for.

Read on for my thoughts on Stealing Hearts.  No true spoilers, promise

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