Category: Modern Western Romance

Smooth Talking Texan by Katherine Garbera

Posted May 11, 2022 by Marsha in Author ARC, Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

He’s her best friend, but she wants so much more…

Barrel racer Colby Tucker has never said no to her best friend and secret crush, Olivier Rossi. When the handsome and charming rodeo clown asks her to attend his brother’s wedding as his pretend fiancée, she reluctantly says yes. This might be her last chance to either nudge Olivier into falling in love with her or finally get him out of her system.

Olivier’s proposition to Colby was impulsive. But she’s the one person in his life he could count on and—unlike his family—Colby never judges. But from the moment they begin “practicing” their parts, Olivier knows he’s in trouble.

Suddenly Olivier wants more than a fake relationship. But is Colby only playing a part or are her feelings as real as his?

Titles in The Rossis of Whiskey River series include — Texas Christmas DareSmooth Talking Texan – Christmas with the Texas Billionaire –

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

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That Cowboy of Mine by Donna Grant

Posted April 27, 2022 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, Mystery, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

Is he an enemy?

Dillon Young is proud that she inherited her aunt’s ranch. The problem: someone is trying to run her off and is willing to do whatever it takes. Strange, dangerous things keep happening. Dillion suspects her no-good neighbor and fellow wealthy rancher, Hank Stephens. Never a man to get his hands dirty, he sends others to get the job done. So, when the irresistible Cal Bennett is found passed out drunk on her property, Dillion is on high alert. Until someone takes a shot at her and Cal springs to her rescue. When the hard-bodied, no-nonsense-talking cowboy points out that she may need some help, Dillion is inclined to reluctantly agree.

Or a lover?

Waking up on a stranger’s property with a shotgun in his face is not Cal Bennett’s idea of a good time. Never mind that the person on the other end of the barrel is one of the most fiercely beautiful women he has ever seen. Things get more interesting when he finds himself shielding her from flying bullets. It’s clear that this smart, savvy woman could use a hand and Cal is all too happy to lend any part of his body she requires. His proposal: pose as lovers until they find out who is after her ranch. As the danger rises and secrets are revealed, the passion explodes between them and there is no turning back.

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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The Montana Sheriff by Paula Altenburg

Posted April 25, 2022 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Down-to-earth sheriff Dan McKillop has always been more than a badge and a pretty face, but it turns out the ladies of Grand, Montana, find him far more appealing as the new co-owner of the Endeavour Ranch than they ever did as the town’s friendly, neighborhood playboy. Dan’s done with commitment-shy women only out for a good time. When a fiery beauty rides into his life on a sweet Harley-Davidson low rider, however, Dan fears he’s found trouble again.

Professional firefighter Jasmine O’Reilly is stationed to lead the airbase on the Endeavour Ranch for the summer. Having a safe and successful wildfire season could mean a promotion, and after raising herself out of poverty, Jazz has big dreams. She knows better than to put her future in a man’s hands no matter how charming, wealthy, or full of promises he is.

Good-intentioned but overprotective Dan soon realizes he has a type. Meanwhile, Jazz, who thought she was long beyond even the slightest brush with the law, finds the sheriff too tempting to resist.

Titles in the Grand, Montana series include — The Montana Sheriff – The Montana Doctor – The Montana Rancher –

Grand, Montana is connected to The Montana MacGregor Brothers, those titles include — The Rancher Takes A FamilyThe Rancher’s SecretThe Rancher’s Proposal

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Summer Nights with a Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

Posted April 11, 2022 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

He doesn’t believe in love…

Traveling nurse Janie Atwood has come to Cold River to uncover old family secrets and maybe, if she’s lucky, find a new home. That the gorgeous, glowering sheriff next door thinks her caring for his elderly neighbor is a nefarious scheme is a bonus. Having never been anything but a good girl, Janie finds Zack Kittredge’s simmering suspicion an excellent reason to try being a little dangerous instead…

She doesn’t believe in squandering it…

Sheriff Zack Kittredge is okay with being… intense. He takes his loner status as seriously as he takes his responsibilities to protect Cold River. And he thinks cheerful Janie might be a threat to the town. But the more he gets to know her, the more he faces the truth—she’s brighter than sunshine and he’s like a moth to her flame. When Janie suggests he could use a few charm school lessons, he surprises them both by accepting. He doesn’t need help. But it’s clear he might need her…

Because the only thing hotter than the summer sun in the Rockies is the forbidden passion that burns between them…

Titles in the Kittredge Ranch series include – Secret Nights with a Cowboy – All Night Long with a Cowboy – Summer Nights with a Cowboy

*there is a connection to — Cold River Ranch series, those titles include —  A True Cowboy Christmas – Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy – The Last Real Cowboy

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Breaking the Cowboy’s Rules by Sinclair Jayne

Posted January 26, 2022 by Marsha in Author ARC, Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

It’s time to take advantage of his player reputation…

Pro rodeo bronc and bull rider Bodhi Ballantyne is always upping the stakes. This year he’s been hiding a secret, and when he and his cousins come home to Marietta, Montana, for the Copper Mountain Rodeo and learn their granddad is contemplating selling his legacy ranch, Bodhi challenges his cousins to a game to save their futures. To stay in the game, they’ll each need a bride by the end of the rodeo.

Nico Steel is on the run from her family, her fortune, and her unwitting role in the corporate scandal of a generation. After cooperating with the FBI and the New York state attorney’s office to right the wrongs, she drives across the country, desperate for peace and reinvention. One impulsive stop at a saloon along with a dance with a sexier-than-sin cowboy and suddenly Nico’s learning to shoot whiskey and agreeing to be a stranger’s fake fiancée for the week.

They’re both players, so it’s a win-win—unless one of them loses their heart.

Titles in the Montana Rodeo Brides series include — The Cowboy Says I Do – The Cowboy’s Challenge – Breaking the Cowboy’s Rules

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.

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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How to Cowboy by Jennie Marts

Posted January 24, 2022 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

How do you heal a broken heart?

After one injury too many, Cade Callahan gave up the rodeo for a simpler life working at his cousin’s horse rescue ranch. But his life turns upside down when his estranged daughter is placed in his custody after a tragic car accident. Wanting nothing to do with her father, thirteen-year-old Allie struggles to adjust to her new life.

Newly single and living out of her mother’s basement, physical therapist Nora Fisher doesn’t think twice about taking a job as a traveling therapist for Cade’s daughter. The trouble is, she doesn’t know anything about horses, or hunky cowboys. Now both in way over their heads, can Cade and Nora find a way to help Allie, and trust in the attraction building between them?

Titles in the Creedence Horse Rescue series include – A Cowboy State of Mind – When A Cowboy Loves A Woman How to Cowboy  – Never Enough Cowboy –

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

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Cowboy Fire by Kim Redford

Posted January 20, 2022 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

I came to Wildcat Bluff County for one reason only: to convince hunky Mr. July from the Wildcat Bluff Fire Rescue annual calendar to be the face—and body—of my new online dating service. Easy, right? I had no idea he’d be so difficult. Or that he’d end up being my new landlord… He might think he has the upper hand, but I don’t give up so easily.

Kemp Lander, a.k.a. Mr. July, says he wants nothing to do with my app or with me. And he seems particularly annoyed to discover I wasn’t exactly honest in my rental agreement. I’m nowhere near the full-fledged cowgirl I claimed to be. But I can learn, and sometimes a girl has to fudge the rules a little to get what she needs. And I definitely need this cowboy…

Titles in the Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series include — A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas – Blazing Hot Cowboy – A Very Cowboy Christmas – Hot For A Cowboy – Cowboy Firefighter Christmas Kiss – Cowboy Firefighter Heat – Smokin’ Hot Cowboy Christmas – Cowboy Fire – Cowboy Heat Wave –

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

(Is it just me or does that cover model just give off Bruce Willis in a cowboy hat vibe?)

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Cowboy Heat Wave by Kim Redford

Posted January 7, 2022 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

He drank her in as if dying of thirst but not touching her with anything more than his heated gaze.
She held out her hand.
He clasped it.
And they caught fire.

Audrey Oakes is in Wildcat Bluff County on a mission. She has a lead on the legendary Hallelujah Ranch bootlegger gold—money that would cover the cost of her grandmother’s life-saving medical treatment—but she hadn’t counted on following it straight into a group of wild horse rustlers. Audrey has no choice but to speed to the closest refuge and hide, only to be confronted by a gun-toting, hot-blooded cowboy.

It might only be a coincidence that Audrey appears on firefighter Cole Murphy’s doorstep just as the rustlers race past his ranch. But Cole isn’t about to let anything, or anyone, distract him from catching the wild mustang thieves—no matter how red-hot his connection to her is. And if she is part of the rustler ring, all the more reason to keep a very close eye on her.

Titles in the Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series include — A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas – Blazing Hot Cowboy – A Very Cowboy Christmas – Hot For A Cowboy – Cowboy Firefighter Christmas Kiss – Cowboy Firefighter Heat – Smokin’ Hot Cowboy Christmas – Cowboy Fire – Cowboy Heat Wave

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Romancing the Rancher by Kate Pearce

Posted January 6, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Kensington Books, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Ranching will always run in Evan Miller’s blood, but as the fifth son, he also wants to prove to his skeptical family that he can forge his own path. Drawn to the world of rodeo, Evan encounters Josie Martinez, half-sister of world champion bull rider Rio Martinez. He hopes Josie might show him the ropes—among other things—but Josie has priorities of her own . . .
 
Josie’s not sure what she’s doing at her brother’s ranch when she should be at her office in San Francisco, fulfilling her dream of becoming a young entrepreneur of the year. Ever since violence unexpectedly entered her life and her home, she’s struggled to get her life back on track. The ranch offers a sanctuary—with one gorgeous exception: Evan. But is he just a distraction, or can their growing bond—and an undeniable attraction—persuade Josie that her heart is big enough for work and love . . .

Titles in The Millers of Morgan Valley series include – The Second Chance Rancher – The Rancher’s Redemption – The Rebellious Rancher – The Rancher Meets His MatchSweet Talking RancherRomancing the Rancher

*Connection to the “Morgan Ranch” series – you’ll find familiar faces if you’ve read the series but it’s not necessary to enjoy the Miller family – but I’d still recommend both.*

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

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Sweet Talking Rancher by Kate Pearce

Posted January 5, 2022 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Kensington Books, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Everyone in rancher Danny Miller’s life wants to know how he feels about his teenage flame returning to Morgan Valley. Danny wishes he knew. After the disastrous ending of their relationship and Faith’s choice to leave town all those years ago, Danny’s rebuilt his life without her. But he’s about to have a very practical reason for needing her in it again—despite the very impractical desire she inspires once he lays eyes on her . . .
 
Faith McDonald hadn’t planned on returning home, but with her dad retiring, her help is needed at the family veterinary practice. She’s hoping that by now, folks have forgotten what happened between her and Danny—even if the two of them never can. With a mystery infection decimating the Miller cattle, she and Danny soon find themselves on the same side for the first time in forever. There was a lot of trouble in their past, but the good parts never really flamed out, including their intense attraction. And their shared determination to cure the cattle might just lead them to a healing of their own—and a whole new all-grown-up future . . .

Titles in The Millers of Morgan Valley series include – The Second Chance Rancher – The Rancher’s Redemption – The Rebellious Rancher – The Rancher Meets His MatchSweet Talking Rancher – Romancing the Rancher –

*Connection to the “Morgan Ranch” series – you’ll find familiar faces if you’ve read the series but it’s not necessary to enjoy the Miller family – but I’d still recommend both.*

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Last Dance with a Cowboy by Sara Richardson

Posted January 4, 2022 by Marsha in Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Leila Valentino will do anything to keep her grandparents’ Colorado winery afloat. Even partner with August Harding, the first—and last—man to break her heart. Fifteen years ago, August left Silverado Lake, and Leila, far behind. Now the cowboy’s back with an offer that could save her family’s business. But to keep her grandparents from worrying over the vineyard’s finances, Leila insists August give a different reason for his return: her.

August Harding is one step away from a huge promotion. All he has to do is ensure that his company acquires Valentino Bellas Vineyards. And if pretending he and Leila are back together is the cost . . . well, he can’t say no. Leila has never forgiven him for the way he ended things, but the longer they pretend to be a couple, the more he begins to wonder if a second chance isn’t impossible after all. But can he convince Leila that this time he’s not walking away?

Includes the bonus novella Sunrise Ranch by Carolyn Brown!

Titles in the Silverado Lake series includes — First Kiss with a Cowboy – One Night with a CowboyLast Dance with a Cowboy –

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

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