Category: Christmas Romance

A Christmas Homecoming by Melissa McClone

Posted November 6, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

A Christmas HomecomingTitle:  A Christmas Homecoming
Series:  Bar V5 Ranch, Montana Born Christmas
Author:  Melissa McClone
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 29, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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A kiss is just a kiss…

Unless it’s under the mistletoe.

Ellie Smith is determined to make up for Christmases past by spreading holiday cheer throughout the Bar V5 dude ranch, but tech “bah, humbug” billionaire, Josiah Whittaker, refuses to bask in the spirit of the season.

Unwilling to let the geek-to-gorgeous Josiah win, Ellie plans to give him a Christmas he’ll never forget. But after a simple kiss under the mistletoe, Ellie and Josiah both start questioning everything. Can Christmas really bring the gift neither one of them were expecting: true love?

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His Christmas Gift by Sarah Mayberry

Posted November 6, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

His Christmas GiftTitle:  His Christmas Gift
Series:  Montana Born Christmas
Author:  Sarah Mayberry
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 2, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Since tragedy estranged defense attorney Jenna Macintosh from her family, she’s done her best to pretend Christmas doesn’t exist. Not so easy this year when she needs to work with client Lacey Gallagher, who is living on her brother Sawyer’s Christmas tree farm. All those fragrant pines dripping with twinkling lights are bad enough, but when disaster strikes, Jenna is stuck alone in a wooded cabin with Sawyer, the hottest man she’s ever met.

Experience has taught Sawyer Gallagher that smart city women like Jenna don’t want men like him, but when Jenna falls ill, he must abandon his plan to keep his distance and soon he’s trying to work out ways to make her his—and not just for Christmas.

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Three Nights Before Christmas by Kat Latham

Posted November 6, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 1 Comment

Three Nights Before ChristmasTitle:  Three Nights Before Christmas
Series:  Montana Born Christmas
Author:  Kat Latham
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 25, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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After three years in prison, freight train engineer Lacey Gallagher doesn’t expect this Christmas to be very merry and bright. At least chopping down trees for her brother’s Christmas tree farm will help her save money to get her life back on track. All her plans derail, though, when her new job puts her in territory patrolled by the man who haunts her dreams—the forest ranger who sent her to prison.

Austin Wilder isn’t thrilled about Lacey working in his forest—but he soon realizes he needs her help. His family is depending on him to restore an old steam train for a spectacular Christmas event, and train expert Lacey is his only hope of finishing in time.

Working together challenges every assumption Lacey and Austin have about each other, and they discover a desire hot enough to melt even the deepest Montana snow. But will the season of second chances be enough to mend the most hardened broken heart?

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A Bramble House Christmas by C J Carmichael

Posted November 2, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

A Bramble House ChristmasTitle:  A Bramble House Christmas
Series:  Carrigans of the Circle C #6
Author:  C J Carmichael
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Christmas
Published:  October 26, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Finn Knightly a.k.a. Finn Conrad wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars after knowing her a mere six weeks. So he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers.

But Willa Fairchild is not the conniving woman he expects to find. Before he knows it, Willa-and her six-year-old son Scout-are stealing his heart. And that’s before he finds out Scout’s secret and the real reason this Christmas is so important.

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The Runaway Christmas Bride by Scarlet Wilson

Posted November 2, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

The Runaway Christmas BrideTitle:  The Runaway Christmas Bride
Series:  Montana Born Christmas 2015
Author:  Scarlet Wilson
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 2, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Varsity coach Mitch Holden thinks he’s seen everything until Scotswoman Emma McGregor steps out of her car, in a bridal dress and veil, and asks him where she can find a job. Mitch is stunned but directs her somewhere to stay… and finds himself unable to keep from checking up on her.

Emma McGregor has had the worst day of her life. Finding out her groom didn’t really want to marry her was a devastating blow, but Mitch and the town of Marietta reach out to her in a way she couldn’t have imagined. Nowhere seems to do Christmas like Marietta does.

But Mitch has secrets of his own. Everyone knows about the injury that tragically ended his promising football career, but there’s more to the story… Will the magic of Marietta sprinkle some Christmas dust on their broken hearts and help them find their happy ever after?

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You For Christmas by Madeline Ash

Posted October 30, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

You For ChristmasTitle:  You For Christmas
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Author:  Madeline Ash
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 29, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Regan Case wouldn’t know the right side of the tracks if they ran her out of town. She’s lived hard since she ran away at sixteen, but eight years later, an accident has terrified her into pulling her life together. And that means finally going home for Christmas.

Taking her return one step at a time, she ends up on the doorstep of her sister’s best friend, Felix Nickson. The man indebted to her after she jammed ten grand down in trousers in high school and enabled him to escape his own demons. Felix agrees to let her stay, but doesn’t count on the chemistry that burns hot between them.

As they get into the Christmas spirit, he watches Regan’s shadows fade away and discovers that beneath her careless attitude, she is by far the bravest woman he’s ever met. He falls for her, fast and hard, but she fears she doesn’t deserve such a good man. A black sheep cannot change her colors.

Can Felix forgive her past or would asking for his love be one too many miracles this Christmas?

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Snowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin

Posted October 30, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Snowflakes on Silver CoveTitle:  Snowflakes on Silver Cove
Series:  White Cliff Bay #2
Author:  Holly Martin
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 30, 2015
Publisher:  Bookouture
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic herself…

Struggling to finish her current novel, Libby turns to her best friend and neighbour George Donaldson to cheer her up. But George also needs a bit of support himself. Nervous about getting back into the dating saddle after splitting from his wife, he and Libby strike a deal. She will teach George how to win over the ladies, and Libby will in turn be inspired to inject her novel with a good dose of romance.

As Libby and George explore the beautiful White Cliff Bay on a series of romantic Christmas-themed dates, Libby finds herself having more fun than she’s had in ages and…discovers feelings that she never knew she had for George.

But is it too late? Will George win someone else’s heart or can Libby act like the heroine in one of her stories and reach for her own love under the mistletoe this Christmas?

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Christmas at Coorah Creek by Janet Gover

Posted October 30, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 2 Comments

Christmas at Coorah CreekTitle:  Christmas at Coorah Creek
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Author:  Janet Gover
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 30, 2015
Publisher:  Choc Lit
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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What if you don’t want to be home for Christmas?

Spending Christmas away from home is one thing but English nurse Katie Brooks is spending hers in Coorah Creek; a small town in the Australian outback.  Katie was certain leaving London was the right decision, but her new job in the outback is more challenging than she could have ever imagined.

Scott Collins rescued Katie on her first day in Coorah Creek and has been a source of comfort ever since. But Scott no longer calls the town home – it’s too full of bad memories and he doesn’t plan on sticking around for long.

Scott needs to leave. Katie needs to stay. They have until Christmas to decide their future.

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Her Secret Christmas Hero by Mallory Kane

Posted October 22, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Her Secret Christmas HeroTitle:  Her Secret Christmas Hero
Series:  Secrets of Cherry Lake, Cherry Lake Christmas
Author:  Mallory Kane
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 22, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Do you believe in love at first sight?

Allie McHale is spending this brutal Christmas Eve snowstorm in a barn in Cherry Lake, Montana when suddenly she hears a horrible crash on the freeway near her ranch. She discovers a handsome lone survivor, a prisoner in handcuffs, and despite her apprehension about harboring a criminal, she rescues him anyway.

Jacob Reeves, on his way to Seattle to testify against his organized crime family, is miraculously saved by the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on, who has every reason not to trust him, but getting through a freezing Christmas Eve forces them to work together to survive.

During the long night, their chemistry is off the charts and Jake realizes that Allie could be the love of his life. But as soon as the storm is over, he’ll be gone. Is Jake destined to break both of their hearts, or will a Christmas tragedy end in a miracle?

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Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale

Posted October 21, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe KissesTitle:  Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
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Author:  Jenny Hale
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 18, 2015
Publisher:  Bookouture
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.

Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?

Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.

When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…

With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?

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Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin

Posted October 21, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 2 Comments

Christmas at Lilac CottageTitle:  Christmas at Lilac Cottage
Series:  White Cliff Bay #1
Author:  Holly Martin
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  September 25, 2015
Publisher:  Bookouture
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen.

When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.

As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore…

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town and preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing, can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?

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