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Somewhere behind the expensive gifts and grand gestures… was the man who had once been her whole world. 

Sophie Eden refuses to sell her family’s legacy, especially not to Jake Wheeler. He and Sophie have a history—a night of passion that first left her elated, then heartbroken. Now the New York heiress wants him to stay away.

But when they’re snowed in for Christmas, they surrender to temptation. Meanwhile, a secret waits to tear them apart…

Titles in the Eden Empire series from Harlequin™  include:  A Christmas Temptation – A Cinderella Seduction  – A Bet with Benefits

Don’t forget A Cinderella Seduction is available July 1, 2019


*Update*:  If you loved Sophie and Jake’s story in A Christmas Temptation, and the “dropped shoe” at the ending had you desperately wanting to know more then I have an update for you.

There was a large gap between stories, actual real-life timewise, so you might be happy to know that A Cinderella Seduction is out the first week of July 2019.  I’m also reposting my review of the first story in the Eden Empire series as well to remind you of where we left off.

I’m really looking forward to the next story… how about you?

Title:  A Christmas Temptation
Series:  The Eden Empire #1
Author:  Karen Booth
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 1, 2018
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5 stars

A Christmas Temptation begins what looks to be a fascinating series, The Eden Empire by Karen Booth.  Although, I have to admit that I was totally on Sophie’s side in this romance.  Jake struck me as a very frustrating man, one who is quick to make assumptions and slow to accept facts.  I wanted to reach into this story more than a few times and give him a stern talking to, plus a few deadly glares.  We love who we love, there is no logic involved and for Sophie Jake was her one, no matter my opinion of him.  If it’s true that we most often hurt the ones we really love – then Jake is completely smitten by Sophie since he’s hurt her time and time again.  To be frank, I never warmed up to Jake, even knowing his past and his reasons for his issues.  Sophie, I adored, often the underdog in the situation of trying to honor and continue her grandmother’s legacy, Sophie captured my emotions with her strength and determination.

I won’t give away spoilers, that’s not my way, but I will gladly recommend A Christmas Temptation to any reader who loves a good, solid romance, intriguing situations and a few puzzles to be worked out for the happy ending to take place.  Sophie and Jake’s story introduces us to some other interesting secondary characters, some who will have their story told later in this series.  With a few simple twists and turns, A Christmas Temptation has captured my curiosity and now I need to know how the entire story ends.

If you’re in the mood for a Christmas filled romance, with interesting characters, a unique situation and a few surprises in store… then you’ll want to pick up the beginning of The Eden Empire series and get lost in a unique world.  I’ve already made note of the release dates for the rest of this series because I don’t want to miss a thing.

I own a Kindle edition of this story.

Available in paperback and for the Kindle

This protector broke her heart and is back to save her

K-9 officer Micah Shaw never thought tracking a serial killer would lead him to discover the woman he once loved near death.

Vulnerable and under siege, Bea Colton needs him now more than ever. Their relationship didn’t succeed years ago, but their second-chance attraction is an all-too-deadly distraction: one that could kill! 

Colton K-9 Bodyguard by Lara Lacombe is the 3rd story in the multi-author series, The Coltons of Red Ridge.  For a complete list of titles, authors and review links please visit the Coltons of Red Ridge page.

Carson Gage has a crime to solve—the murder of his brother—and his number-one suspect is his archenemy, Serena Colton.

The Coltons and Gages have feuded for generations; Carson is convinced the cowgirl is hiding his prime suspect on her ranch.

But the beauty and her baby stir unwelcome yearnings in his calloused heart. After all, Carson has learned the hard way what vulnerability can cost.

When Serena and her child become targets of a mysterious assailant, Carson’s protective urges take over. Can an irresistible attraction prove stronger than old family hatreds and help them capture a criminal?

Colton Baby Rescue by Marie Ferrarella is the 1st story in the multi-author series, The Coltons of Red Ridge.  For a complete list of titles, authors and review links please visit The Coltons of Red Ridge page.

She came to sell a town…

But she found a home 

Never in her wildest dreams could single mom Ella Monroe imagine co-inheriting the small town of Second Chance, Idaho–or falling for its curmudgeonly doctor, Noah Bishop.

Despite his rough edges and protests for isolation, Noah has her believing in love at first sight again.

But when she’s pressured to sell her stake, Ella is torn between family loyalty and following her heart.

Titles in The Mountain Monroes series include — The Secrets to My Success (prequel) Kissed By The Country Doc – Snowed In With The Single Dad –

Somewhere behind the expensive gifts and grand gestures… was the man who had once been her whole world. 

Sophie Eden refuses to sell her family’s legacy, especially not to Jake Wheeler. He and Sophie have history—a night of passion that first left her elated, then heartbroken. Now the New York heiress wants him to stay away.

But when they’re snowed in for Christmas, they surrender to temptation. Meanwhile, a secret waits to tear them apart…

Titles in the Eden Empire series from Harlequin™  include:  A Christmas Temptation – A Cinderella Seduction (Feb. 2019) – A Bet with Benefits (Aug. 2019)


“I’m coming home…With my bride-to-be.” 

Tyler Blackwell just announced that he and Hadley Sullivan are getting married. And they’ve never even dated!

Now she and her boss are in Montana so Tyler can sell his family ranch. Hadley only agreed to continue the deception in exchange for a promotion. But moving up the corporate ladder pales beside her growing feelings for Tyler.

Will his past and Blackwell family secrets sabotage what Hadley wants more than anything–a real wedding?

Titles in the multi-author series The Return of the Blackwell Brothers include:  The Rancher’s Twins by Carol Ross – The Rancher’s Rescue by Cari Lynn Webb – The Rancher’s Redemption by Melinda Curtis – The Rancher’s Fake Fiancee by Amy Vastine – The Rancher’s Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart

Welcome to Bent, Wyoming 

Where the Wild West Never Died 

Resident bad boy and saloon owner Grady Carson knows his brother is not a murderer, and he’ll do anything to prove it. But partnering with Laurel Delaney? Worst idea ever. The beautiful by-the-book cop challenges him like no other

Bad family blood—and a killer at large—makes their attraction unthinkable. Dangerous. Reckless. How can they solve a crime to prevent a family war and then let forbidden love ignite it anew?

Titles in the Carsons & Delaneys series include:  Wyoming Cowboy Justice – Wyoming Cowboy Protection – Wyoming Christmas Ransom – Wyoming Cowboy Marine (Carsons & Delaneys: Battle Tested #1) –  (April 2019) – Wyoming Cowboy Sniper (Carsons & Delaneys: Battle Tested #2)  –  (May 2019) – Wyoming Cowboy Ranger (Carsons & Delaneys: Battle Tested #3) –   (June 2019) – Wyoming Cowboy Bodyguard (Carsons & Delaneys: Battle Tested #4) – (July 2019)

Preorder Gems is a new feature here at Keeper Bookshelf – I’m test driving it a bit early as I originally intended this for the New Year.  I don’t often place preorders for books unless it’s a favorite author in a series I don’t want to miss.  Usually that’s because I work on a book budget, and I know that many authors have that first week of publication special prices on their titles, so I wait to see what it’s going to cost me.  In other cases I know from the beginning that a particular publishing house never, ever discounts a title during that first week – the price is what the price is forever, unless maybe a special code that’s across the entire line.  And… admittedly, sometimes I’m contacted by an author for a book review request and I make the decision to purchase my own copy or not…. and honestly, that depends on the book budget, and whether it’s a series that I believe I’ll follow through to the end especially in a multi-author series.

So, this morning I just received two preordered books, both from Harlequin.  One is the next book in a series I’ve followed, the other is the start of a brand new series.  Let’s check them out:

Private investigator Jonah Wolfe knows trouble when he sees it. So when April Vale storms into his office at Maximum Security, all his warning signs flash red.

April’s been accused of murder, except she has no memory of how she woke up in her coworker’s bed—drenched in his blood, as he was shot with her gun.

As the campaign manager for the mayor, April’s job and life are on the line if she doesn’t figure out who’s trying to frame her. But the clock is ticking, and the pair must find the murderer…before April winds up dead.

Titles in the Maximum Security series include:  Wait Until Dark (prequel) – The Conspiracy –

PART SOLDIER. PART SURVIVOR. ALL COWBOY.

Nash Sullivan doesn’t need help from anyone. Not his father, not his brothers and sure as heck not from a physical therapist—even a darn feisty one like Kelsey Summers. He lost his leg during his overseas deployment and he just wants to be left alone. Besides, the last thing a woman like Kelsey needs is half a man.

Single mom Kelsey knows all too well that the scars on the inside run the deepest. She needs to move on from her own tragic past, but the Sullivan ranch is starting to feel a little too much like home. And she can’t stop thinking about her wounded—and gorgeous—patient. Could Nash be the cure for her own broken heart?

Titles in the Cowboys to Grooms series include:  A Family for the Rancher – Falling for the Rebel Cowboy – Home on the Range: The Montana Cowboy’s Triplets –

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