Category: Modern Western Romance

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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Cowboy Proud by Stacy Finz

Posted December 26, 2021 by Marsha in Kensington Books, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

On an inherited ranch in Northern California, one family is discovering all the possibilities life can offer—and the kind of love that will outlast even the land . . .

When Angela Dalton comes home to Dry Creek Ranch after a long absence, she’s carrying weighty emotional baggage. Charmed by a handsome face, she inadvertently bank-rolled members of a violent militia group, all of whom now want her dead for working with the authorities. Leaving witness protection for the ranch is a risk until she can figure out where to take her life next—and the good-looking cowboy who lives across the creek from her cabin is an inconvenient distraction. She can’t trust her heart to anyone again, even a gruffly sweet man like Tuff Garrison . . .
 
Tuff doesn’t get involved—with anyone. It’s been his guiding principle since leaving home alone at fifteen to find his own way in the world. But the haunted look on Angela’s gorgeous face is impossible for him to ignore—and the heat of their attraction has become a blaze. When a set of dangerous men track her down, they’ll have to rely on each other to escape the threat—and take a chance that trusting each other will be worth a lifetime of love…

Titles in the Dry Creek Ranch series include – Cowboy Up – Cowboy Tough – Cowboy Strong – Cowboy Proud

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

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A Texas Christmas Miracle by Justine Davis

Posted December 18, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Christmas Romance, Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Two people who don’t believe in Christmas or miracles…

Retired from special forces and back on his family’s Texas ranch, Chance Rafferty’s finally found some peace through creating a foundation to rescue and retrain military K-9s thought to be beyond redemption. He prefers to be left alone with his dogs and his work, but when a woman arrives shortly before Christmas looking for the dog that saved her husband’s life, Chance is astonished at the dog’s—and his own—response to her.

Though it’s been years, Ariel Larson still dreads the Christmas season because it marks the anniversary of her deployed husband’s death. When she learns her husband’s K-9 partner survived combat, Ariel feels she’s been given a lifeline to escape her grief. She suddenly has a sense of purpose she’s been desperately missing. But she never expected the man determined to rehabilitate the traumatized animal would have such a stunning impact on her own life.

Can these two wounded hearts come together to create their own Christmas miracle?

Titles in The Raffertys of Last Stand include — Nothing But Cowboy – A Texas Christmas Miracle – Once A Cowboy –

This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series.  (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of series set in a fictional town).  For a look at the other series in the Last Stand connecting series please visit our Last Stand, Texas page.

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Must Love Christmas by Kelly Hunter

Posted December 15, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

She wants to create the perfect family Christmas…

Heiress Madeline Love has one last chance to impress her father and organize the perfect Christmas—their last one as a family before her father weds a younger woman and forgets about his only daughter.

Madeline wants to create some much-needed family memories in their historic Montana ranch that she’s always loved. All she needs is the help of one man, Seth Casey, ranch builder to the rich and famous, to give the neglected ranch a quick holiday facelift.

Contractor and architect Seth Casey has dreamed about buying the dilapidated Love property and restoring it to its former glory since he was old enough to swing a hammer. But when he finally gets the long-awaited call, it’s not what he hoped for. The ranch is not for sale and the design the pampered, poor little rich girl requests is all wrong for the historic property.

Can they put their differences aside in order to make this a Christmas to remember?

Titles in the Montana Bachelors & Babies series include — Must Love Babies – Must Love Cowboys – Must Love Christmas

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

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Texas Christmas Dare by Katherine Garbera

Posted December 7, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

There’s no place like Whiskey River for the holidays…

Nico Rossi isn’t someone that people usually say no to—especially at Christmas time. Women have always been easy come, easy go for the branding expert, but he’s been off his game lately—especially when a beautiful small business owner turns his offer down. Coming home for his brother’s wedding offers him a chance to prove that he still has his legendary charm and business mojo.

Cressida Cormac avoids Christmas. Ten years ago, she lost everything during the holiday season and now copes by focusing on her business. But when Nico arrives at her door wearing a Santa hat and a sexy smile, daring her to give both him and Christmas a chance, she can’t say no.

As the Christmas season and Nico work their magic on her wounded heart, Cressida starts to wonder if this Texan can deliver lasting love or if it will all end in heartbreak?

Titles in The Rossis of Whiskey River series include — Texas Christmas Dare — Smooth Talking Texan —

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

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Home For a Cowboy Christmas by Donna Grant

Posted October 27, 2021 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

 

‘Tis the season—for everyone except Emmy Garrett. She’s on the run after witnessing a crime. But when it becomes clear that trouble will continue following her, the US Marshal in charge takes her somewhere no one will think to look–Montana. Not only is Emmy in a new place for her protection, but now, she’s stuck with a handsome cowboy as her bodyguard…and she wants to do more than kiss him under the mistletoe.

Dwight Reynolds left behind his old career, but it’s still in his blood. When an old friend calls in a favor, Dwight opens his home to a woman on the run. He tries to keep his distance, but there’s something about Emmy he can’t resist. She stokes his passion and turns his cold nights into warm ones. When danger shows up looking for Emmy, Dwight risks everything to keep her safe.

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

*stand alone title*

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Strength Under Fire by Lindsay McKenna

Posted October 9, 2021 by Marsha in Kensington Books, Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 1 Comment

Bereft after the brutal loss of her parents, Dana Scott sinks nearly every dime of her inheritance into buying Wildflower Ranch, believing that once she restores the rustic cabin, and farms the untamed acreage, her soul will be whole once more. Hiring wrangler Colin Gallagher to help out just makes sense. But as she works side by side with the handsome loner, she feels an unexpected kinship, and a longing for a connection she believed was lost to her forever . . .

Colin is only in Silver Creek long enough to make some money and move on. Restless, spiritually broken, the former Army Ranger has nothing left to give after his harrowing time in battle. But helping Dana make a life for herself has him yearning for more. Until the domestic terrorists that destroyed Dana’s family catch up with her, determined to silence her forever. It’s a threat that has Colin calling on all his considerable training to keep safe the woman who has taken hold of his heart . . . 

Titles in the Silver Creek series include — Silver Creek Fire – Courage Under Fire – Strength Under Fire – Silver Creek Bodyguard (March 2022)

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

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A Cowboy for June by Jamie K. Schmidt

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

Former rodeo star June Grayson has hit rock bottom, so she heads home to Last Stand, Texas, and lands a job at the Three Sisters Ranch until she gets back on her feet. Restless and searching for her new normal, June’s determined not to get hurt again, but a sexy cowboy both calls to her wild side and soothes her need to run.

To Esteban Lopez, the Three Sisters Ranch is more than a job. He’s worked hard to help the ranch thrive and in return, it has helped him support his family. But when his brother is passed over for a job in favor of a rodeo hotshot—who is also a lifelong crush of his—Esteban struggles with mixed emotions. His attraction makes him feel like a traitor, but he’s never mixed work and play.

One unforgettable night, June and Esteban blur the boundaries, and they’re not sure how to redraw them. She’s only in town temporarily, but he can’t shake the feeling that when she leaves, she’ll take a chunk of his heart with her.

Titles in the Three Sisters Ranch series include – The Cowboy’s Daughter – The Cowboy’s Hunt – The Cowboy’s Heart – A Cowboy for April –  A Cowboy for June

(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series.  (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town.  A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)

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A Cowboy for April by Jamie K. Schmidt

Posted September 9, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

April Grayson is the responsible one in her family of wild, barrel racing rodeo stars. After years of keeping her sisters out of trouble, she’s finally earned some time to let loose. She indulges in a one-night stand with the cowboy she crushed on in high school. It’s as hot as it is memorable, but the next day she finds out Cole works for her new accounting client. He’s dead set against having one of the “Wild Grayson Sisters” working on Three Sisters Ranch.

Last Stand rodeo youth director Cole Lockwood loves horses, kids, and cowgirls—not necessarily in that order. Even though his night with April leaves him wanting more, his parents’ medical bills have him working 24/7. He’s tempted to go back to his professional gambling ways and enter a high-stakes poker game, but April warns that’s a loser’s bet.

Cole and April strike a deal: she’ll teach him about managing his family’s finances if he helps her overcome her fear of horses and learn how to be a little more reckless. Can this cowboy make a cowgirl out of her?

Titles in the Three Sisters Ranch series include – The Cowboy’s Daughter – The Cowboy’s Hunt – The Cowboy’s Heart A Cowboy for April –  A Cowboy for June –

(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series.  (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town.  A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)

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Montana Rancher’s Kiss by Kaylie Newell

Posted September 6, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Modern Western Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Rancher Brooks Cole has only ever loved one woman. But when she marries his best friend after high school and moves away, his lifelong belief that he’ll eventually lose the people he cares for most is cemented in stone. Turning his back on love, Brooks shifts his focus to something safe—running his family’s dude ranch with his twin brother.

Daisy Hudson always longed to leave her small Montana town—and all the associated pain—far behind. But after a divorce and her mother’s death, Daisy accepts that she must stop running and mend the country fences she broke so many years ago. Determined to stand on her own and start over, Daisy returns to Marietta and answers an ad for a cook at the Diamond in the Rough dude ranch. And then her first love opens the door.

As long summer days melt into sultry summer nights, Brooks and Daisy remember why they were once so wild for each other. But forgiving is never easy and second chances aren’t guaranteed…

Titles in The Cole Brothers series include — Montana Christmas MagicMontana Rancher’s Kiss – The Montana Cowboy’s Heart –

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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