Category: Modern Western Romance

The Rancher by Julia Justiss

Posted May 28, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

When he sets out to regain his family’s heritage, he never expects to fall in love.

Cowboy Duncan McAllister has worked tirelessly to make the family ranch profitable enough to buy back the section of land hard times forced them to sell a decade ago. When the owner of that land unexpectedly dies, leaving the ranch to his city-based daughter, Duncan finally sees his opportunity.

After her business partner boyfriend runs off with an intern—and all their clients—CPA Harrison Scott retreats to her Daddy’s Hill Country ranch to decide her next move. Her father’s sudden death leaves her floundering—does she rebuild her professional career or carry on the ranch he loved? After rebuffing Duncan’s offer to buy her out, Harrison is forced to turn to her handsome neighbor to learn the ropes of ranching.

Duncan tells himself he’s just being neighborly, but their immediate attraction soon deepens. How can he convince her that he wants her even more than his beloved land when she’s already been betrayed once before?

Titles in The McAllister Brothers series include – The Rancher – The Cowboy – The Ranger –

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To Rescue the Runaway Bride by Kelsey McKnight

Posted May 9, 2021 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

She’s ready to take charge of her future…

Accountant Claire Hollingsworth has always played by the rules, squelching her own dreams to please her father, work for her family’s publishing business and play the perfect hostess for her ambitious fiancé. But when she learns he’s been cheating weeks before their wedding, Claire breaks the engagement and heads to Marietta, Montana, to reconnect with her sisters and with herself. Armed with a to-do list of adventures, she’s determined to break a few rules.

Théodore Deschamps is ready to start a new chapter. He left his successful career as a Hollywood stuntman to open a lodge on Copper Mountain, where he spent summers as a child. He loves nothing more than a challenge, and the strawberry blonde who literally falls into his arms promises to be his biggest one yet.

What starts out as ticking off items on her list quickly becomes much more intense. But Claire has to return to reality in two weeks, and she’s not sure how, or if, she can say goodbye.

Titles in The Hollingsworth Sisters series include – To Wrangle A Rancher – To Rope A Bull Rider – To Rescue the Runaway Bride

Love any story connected to Marietta, Montana?  Then check out our Marietta, Montana page(s) for series, titles, and links to reviews done here at Keeper Bookshelf.

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Montana Cowboy Daddy by Jane Porter

Posted April 22, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Professional rodeo cowboy Billy Wyatt is in the prime of his career. He’s having a fantastic year on the circuit, earning big money and leading the standings. Too immersed in his success and enjoying bachelorhood, he’s not interested in getting serious. But when a woman he’s never seen before shows up with a baby she claims is his, Billy’s world is turned inside out.

Erika Baylor, a Ph.D. grad student, never planned to be a single mom, but when her cousin dies in a car accident, orphaning her infant son, Erika steps forward. She’ll help to care for her 4-month-old nephew until the baby can be reunited with his dad. She doesn’t expect the dad to be cocky, infuriating, and utterly irresistible.

Billy never thought he wanted to be a father, but looking into the eyes of the baby who is supposedly his—and whose blue eyes mirror his own—he’s hooked. But he’s hooked on the woman who’s holding the baby too…

Titles in the Wyatt Brothers of Montana series include – Montana Cowboy Romance – Montana Cowboy ChristmasMontana Cowboy Daddy – Montana Cowboy Miracle (November 2021) –

Love any story connected to Marietta, Montana?  Then check out our Marietta, Montana page(s) for series, titles, and links to reviews done here at Keeper Bookshelf.

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To Rope a Bull Rider by Kelsey McKnight

Posted April 21, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Cover of To Rope a Bull Rider features a cowboy holding a white hat to his chest in a field of flowers with mountains and a wooden barn in the backgroundWhen polar opposites attract and fate intervenes…

Molly Hollingsworth has prided herself on being the life of the party while also championing charitable causes she believes in. As a publishing heiress and social media star, her jet-setting lifestyle has made planting roots impossible. When her sister heads back to Marietta, Montana, to remodel their family homestead, Molly decides it’s finally time for a visit. Hooking up with a local bull rider is guaranteed entertainment…until her heart gets involved.

Former professional bull rider Wes Granger has been chasing the championship dream since high school. After a fall that derails his career, he’s back home in Marietta to heal, work his family’s ranch and plot his next move. But when he’s saddled with a beauty with green eyes and a smart mouth as his ranch hand, he wonders if there’s more to life than chasing one more win.

As Molly’s departure date looms, the thought of saying goodbye seems nearly impossible. Can two people with one foot out the door settle down for love?

Titles in The Hollingsworth Sisters series include – To Wrangle A Rancher – To Rope A Bull Rider – To Rescue the Runaway Bride –

Love any story connected to Marietta, Montana?  Then check out our Marietta, Montana page(s) for series, titles, and links to reviews done here at Keeper Bookshelf.

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One Night with a Cowboy by Sara Richardson

Posted April 21, 2021 by Marsha in Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Sparks fly when a handsome cowboy and a strong-willed widow must work together…

Rodeo cowboy Wes Harding left his family ranch after one reckless mistake cost his loved ones everything. But when his sister needs help, Wes agrees to come home and take the reins of their ranch’s big charity event. However, he didn’t plan for his distracting, stubborn co-hostess. One kiss with Thea throws his world off-balance . . . and has Wes craving the family he’s never dared dream of.

Single mom Thea Davis doesn’t have time for an inexplicable, toe-curling attraction to Wes Harding—no matter how well he listens or how sweetly he treats her children. Her focus needs to be on holding her fragile family together. But the more time she spends with Wes, the more attached she—and her kids—become. With the week drawing to a close, can Wes convince her to give love a chance before she leaves Silverado Lake—and him—behind for good?

Titles in the Silverado Lake series includes — First Kiss with a CowboyOne Night with a Cowboy – Last Dance with a Cowboy (November 2021)

Includes the bonus novella It’s All About that Cowboy by Carly Bloom.

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The Cowboy’s Vow by Leah Vale

Posted April 20, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Modern Western Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He lives his life by the book. She wants to throw it out.

After promising his dying mother he’d protect his family and their rodeo rough stock legacy, Ian Neisson has devoted his life to keeping the Wright Ranch thriving. So when an ambitious FBI agent arrives in town implying Ian’s grandfather might be involved in a modern-day rustling ring, Ian, true to his word, steps up to help with her investigation in order to keep his family safe. His heart, however, is in danger from the green-eyed beauty with secrets of her own.

The last thing FBI Special Agent Jessie Martin wants is to go undercover working closely with a cowboy. She’s had her fill with cowboy charm and empty promises, and Ian Neisson, despite being the handsome poster boy for the proverbial Cowboy Way, spells trouble. But she’s a professional looking for advancement, and Ian is a way into the tight rodeo community. If only he didn’t threaten her resolve to forever leave her boots, roots and all things cowboy behind.

Titles in the Rodeo Romeos series include — The Bull Rider’s Second Chance – Wrangling The Cowboy’s HeartThe Cowboy’s Vow

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My Kind of Cowboy by Pam Crooks

Posted April 17, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He’s barely given her a passing glance…

Shandi Flanagan has lived in Paxton Springs, Texas, her whole life. When the bar and grill she’s been working at since high school comes up for sale, she vows to find the money to buy it. But when her house goes up in flames, so do her entrepreneurial dreams. The only good thing to come of it? Being rescued by the hottest cowboy around, Jace Paxton.

Jace has his hands full finding a way to grow his family’s vacation resort and tracking down the rustlers who stole his new herd of calves. At least being able to save Shandi, the town’s favorite sweetheart, goes right. She needs a place to stay, and there’s plenty of room on the Blackstone Ranch.

But he needs the bar and grill as much as she does. And while he’s a formidable competitor…she’s not. How can he take away her dream and future? How could she love him if he did?

Titles in The Blackstone Ranch series include — A Cowboy and A Promise – Her Texas Cowboy – My Kind of Cowboy

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Only a Cowboy Will Do by A.J. Pine

Posted March 30, 2021 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Forty candles, and one for luck.

Jenna Owens wants one thing for her birthday this year: a fairy-tale ending of her own and a little relaxation at a quaint California ranch. What she didn’t want was to get caught in a storm on her way to Meadow Valley. Or to get stuck with a ridiculously hot, too-charming-for-his-own-good cowboy—one who makes Jenna reconsider her “I don’t date younger guys” rule. But a little vacation flirtation might be just what she needs.

Colt Morgan isn’t interested in long-term relationships. Not since his last one crashed and burned after his fiancée found out he wanted a big family. So when he learns that Jenna has a list of items to accomplish on her trip—including having a fling—Colt is all too happy to oblige. Yet the more he and Jenna get to know each other, the more Colt starts to wonder if maybe they have a chance at a real future. But when Jenna’s past upends everything Colt thought he wanted, are all bets off? Or will they find a way to make both their dreams come true?

Titles in the Meadow Valley Ranch series include — Cowboy to the Rescue (prequel) – My One and Only Cowboy – Make Mine A Cowboy Only A Cowboy Will Do –

Connecting Series — Titles in the Crossroads Ranch series include — Second Chance Cowboy – Saved by the Cowboy #1.5 – Tough Luck Cowboy – Hard Loving Cowboy 

Includes the bonus novella Sealed with a Kiss by Melinda Curtis!

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The Parker Family Trilogy : Love at the Chocolate Shop

Posted March 30, 2021 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

A few years ago there was an amazing year-long series set in one of my favorite fictional towns of Marietta, Montana called Love at the Chocolate Shop.

Now you can find three of those delightful stories in a connecting trilogy within that longer series called The Parker Family Trilogy.  Here’s what to expect:

A Thankful Heart
Bryce Grayson comes to Marietta to convince his dad to leave with him to the city, but his escape plan goes astray when he meets Dakota Parker, whose sweet kisses put the chocolate she sells to shame. He has until Thanksgiving to decide if he should be the one to move to Marietta. But could he be happy living in such a small town?

The Valentine Quest
Dustin Decker makes a strategic pact with the prim, bookish Nevada Parker for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. But with a kiss, their unlikely alliance turns into something more…and soon racing isn’t the only thing on their minds. As the finish line nears, they must decide if the grand prize is worth more than what they’ve found together…or if one of them will walk away empty-handed—and broken-hearted.

The Chocolate Touch
Chocolate expert Chantelle Cummings arrives in Marietta, Montana with two goals—sign copies of her new book and research a quaint local chocolate shop. When she meets the gorgeous York Parker passing out chocolate samples, her visit turns sweeter than she ever imagined. But when York learns she’s moving abroad, will the truth harden his heart, or will love pave the way to a sweet future?

Now, I’ve linked the titles of these to reviews I did when the long series first came out – but if you love trilogies or connecting stories then you might want to check this out (although the entire series is well worth the read – just saying).

Check out your favorite spot to pick up Marietta, Montana stories – Mine is through my Kindle, that link is on the title graphic for your convenience.

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When a Cowboy Loves a Woman by Jennie Marts

Posted March 30, 2021 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

They both know the pain of loss and how to protect their hearts…but fate has a way of stepping in…

Her perfectly controlled life falls apart when a kitchen fire lands young widow Elle Brooks in the muscled arms of handsome rancher and veterinarian Brody Tate. The fire forces Elle to move in with her friend Bryn and her motley collection of rescue horses and other animals on the Heaven Can Wait Horse Rescue ranch, where she volunteers. Spending time with the hunky cowboy and his spunky 10-year-old daughter, Mandy, as they rehabilitate the beautiful horses, reminds Elle of all she lost in a car crash years ago. She can’t deny the feelings that being close to Brody is stirring in her.

As a widower himself, Brody puts all he has into being a good dad for his spirited daughter. He hasn’t let women and romance even enter his mind until he meets Elle. And now, this woman is all he thinks about. Spending time with her is shaking up the calm stasis he had worked so hard to achieve, but he can’t seem to stay away.

Brody and Elle both know the pain of losing someone they loved, and neither planned ever to let themselves fall in love again. But fate has a way of stepping in, and what started with a small fire now burns hotter than either one could have imagined. Can these two wounded souls take a chance on each other and risk their hearts again?

Titles in the Creedence Horse Rescue series include – A Cowboy State of MindWhen A Cowboy Loves A Woman – How to Cowboy (December 2021)

There is a connection to The Cowboys of Creedence series, those titles include – Caught Up in a Cowboy – You Had Me at Cowboy – It Started with a Cowboy – Wish Upon a Cowboy

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Strong, Silent Cowboy by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick

Posted March 14, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

He Will Do Anything…

Sallie Hamblen had three incredibly hot, sexy nights with Jacob Donovan, an undercover CIA agent, before he disappeared, leaving her broken-hearted and forever yearning for the man she lost. Years later, Jacob doesn’t know that the beauty he’s about to seduce in a small town bar is the woman he held in his arms all those years ago… and that she’s on the run from her past.

To Keep Her Safe…

Former CIA agent turned cowboy, Jacob Donovan wants nothing more than a simple life. Just the ranch and occasionally someone warm and sweet in his bed. Until Sallie comes back into his life and all of a sudden he wants to be in her bed every night…all night. When he discovers that her life is in danger, he swears he’ll protect her. Even when secrets are revealed that threaten everything between them, he will lay everything on the line to keep her in his arms.

Titles in the Moving Violations series include — One Tough Cowboy Strong, Silent Cowboy – Her Renegade Cowboy –

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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