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A prodigal Colton comes home…

…to the shock of his life!

Grieving the loss of his late wife, Dallas Colton rarely lets his guard down. The one time he indulges in a wild night of passion, it yields unexpected results.

Seven months later, Dallas finds himself expecting twins with prosecutor Avery Logan—and working to protect Avery from criminals who want her dead.

But when long-buried secrets rise from the grave, their growing family is soon under siege.

Target in Jeopardy is the 3rd title in the multi-author series Colton 911.  For a listing of titles and authors in this series, and links to reviews done here at Keeper Bookshelf please check out our Colton 911 page.

Her ex-lover is back—

…right when she discovers her life is a lie.

Ten years ago, Morgan Steele secretly eloped with River Atkinson—only to see her vows betrayed.

Now River’s back, made good as CEO of a construction company that rivals her family’s empire. Forced to work together, they give in to long-suppressed desire.

But when Morgan discovers she was switched at birth and isn’t the Steele heiress after all, will their second chance be sabotaged by secrets?

Titles in the Switched! series include —From Mistake to MillionsFrom Riches to Redemption – From Seduction to Secrets (January 2020)

From detective to daddy?

An ex-cop guards a vulnerable family.

After an injury, Detective Forrest Colton is forced into early retirement. But Forrest isn’t the type to sit still, so he volunteers to protect alluring single mom Rae Lemmon, whose life is threatened after a dead body is discovered on her property.

When Forrest finds a note threatening Rae’s infant son, his senses go on high alert. He needs to save this family even if it means his own “permanent” retirement.

Baby’s Bodyguard is the 2nd title in the multi-author series Colton 911.  For a listing of titles and authors in this series, and links to reviews done here at Keeper Bookshelf please check out our Colton 911 page.

Will Gold Valley’s most reclusive cowboy finally find a reason to heal?

As a former EMT and a wildland firefighter, there’s no one Jacob Dalton can’t rescue–except himself. Since his best friend’s tragic death, Jacob has isolated himself…until Vanessa Logan returns to Gold Valley. He saved her life during a medical call years ago, and he’s never forgotten her. The instant jolt of heat between them takes him by surprise, but he knows that giving in to it would only end in disaster.

For Vanessa, returning home was about healing, not about exploring her attraction with Jacob. He is the guardian angel from her past–with strong, capable hands and an irresistible mouth. A temptation she knows she can’t afford. Until the chemistry between them explodes and unites them in a way they could never have imagined.

Titles in the Gold Valley series include — Cowboy Christmas Blues (#0.5) – Smooth-Talking Cowboy – Mail-Order Cowboy (#1.5) – Untamed Cowboy – Hard Riding Cowboy (#2.5) – Good Time Cowboy – Snowed in with the Cowboy (#3.5) – A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas – Unbroken Cowboy – Cowboy to the Core – Lone Wolf Cowboy – Cowboy Christmas Redemption

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

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