Category: Owned

Dream Spinner by Kristen Ashley

Posted May 25, 2021 by Marsha in Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Trigger Situations Possible / 0 Comments

Hattie Yates has finally met the man of her dreams. Yet years of abuse from her demanding father have left her petrified of disappointment. She’s already failed to reach her goal of becoming a professional ballerina—she can’t handle the terrible consequences of another dream becoming a nightmare. But when a stalker sets their sights on Hattie, there’s only one man she dares to hope can help . . .

Axl Pantera knows Hattie is the only woman for him. Yet despite the attraction burning between them, Hattie refuses to let him in. The former soldier is determined to woo her into letting down her walls. And when danger comes calling, he’s up against more than her wary and bruised heart. Axl will do anything to prove to Hattie that they’re meant to be, but first, he’ll need to keep her safe.

Titles in the Dream Team series include — Dream Maker – Dream ChaserDream Spinner  – Dream Keeper (November 2021)

There is a connection to the Rock Chicks series and the Dream Man series in Dream Team – you’ll run into lots of old friends from both series.

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

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Legacy by Nora Roberts

Posted May 25, 2021 by Marsha in NetGalley, Owned, Romantic Suspense / 0 Comments

Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her—before her mother, Lina, stepped in.

Soon after, Adrian was dropped off at her grandparents’ house in Maryland, where she spent a long summer drinking lemonade, playing with dogs, making a new best friend—and developing the stirrings of a crush on her friend’s ten-year-old brother. Lina, meanwhile, traveled the country promoting her fitness brand and turning it into a billion-dollar business. There was no point in dwelling on the past.

A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, following in Lina’s footsteps but intent on maintaining creative control. And she’s just as cool-headed and ambitious as her mother. They aren’t close, but they’re cordial—as long as neither crosses the other.

But while Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter’s growing celebrity, Adrian can’t help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Year after year, they keep arriving—the postmarks changing, but the menacing tone the same. They continue after she returns to Maryland and becomes reacquainted with Raylan, her childhood crush, all grown up and as gorgeously green-eyed as ever. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins…

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Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn

Posted March 31, 2021 by Marsha in Harlequin, Multi-Author Series, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

Someone framed Everleigh Emerson.

And now they’ll stop at nothing to kill her…Everleigh Emerson just escaped wrongful conviction for murder. That doesn’t mean she’s safe.

After Clarke Colton witnesses an attempt on her life, the PI convinces Everleigh to let him help her—even if it means pretending to be her boyfriend.

Everleigh trusts that Clarke wants to catch the killer who’s after her. But can she trust the attraction that’s growing between her and her protector?

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox

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Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen by Melinda Curtis

Posted February 2, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

She’s looking for Mr. Right…

…but can he fill those boots?

Former rodeo queen Emily Clark loves her life in Second Chance, Idaho, but she’s through waiting for a cowboy to sweep her off her feet.

Just as she’s thinking of leaving town, she’s offered a job by newcomer Jonah Monroe, a city slicker from Hollywood.

Career-minded Jonah isn’t looking to commit—to romance or a ranch—but Emily’s determined to show him exactly what he’s missing…

Titles in The Mountain Monroes series include — The Secrets to My Success (prequel) – Kissed By The Country Doc – Snowed In With The Single Dad – Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy – Lassoed by the Would-Be RancherEnchanted by the Rodeo Queen – Charmed by the Cook’s Kids – The Littlest Cowgirls – Caught by the Cowboy Dad (June 2021) – A Cowgirl’s Secret –

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Shadow Falls by Wendy Dranfield

Posted January 25, 2021 by Marsha in Bookouture, Mystery, NetGalley, Owned, Series / 0 Comments

You thought your little girl was safe at summer camp. You were wrong…

The little girl drags her eyes open, realizing she’s starting to fade. She tries calling out—“Daddy?”—using all her remaining strength. But she’s too late and her voice just isn’t loud enough…

When Detective Madison Harper arrives at a remote summer camp in Shadow Falls, northern California, her heart breaks for Jenny, the sweet little girl last seen splashing in the lake with her friends before she vanished. Peering into the silent cabins filled with rows of neatly made beds, Madison knows this idyllic place is hiding a terrible secret.

The girl’s parents are distraught, and the local police have no leads—they desperately need Madison’s help. She’ll do whatever it takes to crack this case because it’s the only way back to the son she lost to the care system years ago when she was framed for a crime she didn’t commit.

But with the camp staff keeping tight-lipped and her new partner on the edge of a breakdown, Madison can’t find any truth to her instinct that there is more to Jenny’s perfect parents than meets the eye. Until she discovers a disturbing family portrait Jenny drew at the local library. Was this angelic girl more troubled than anybody knew? Was she in danger from those she trusted most?

One thing is certain if Madison doesn’t find the answers soon, the lives of more innocent children will be at risk…

Titles in the Detective Madison Harper series include – Shadow Falls – Cry For Help –

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Her Texas New Year’s Wish by Michelle Major

Posted January 24, 2021 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Multi-Author Series, Owned, Series / 0 Comments

Can you fall head over heels…

And land on your feet?

When Grace Williams topples from the balcony at the soon-to-open Hotel Fortune, the last thing she expects is to find love with her new bosses’ brother.

Wiley Fortune is visiting from Chicago, and the polished attorney has looks, money, and charm to spare. But Grace’s past makes her wary of investing her heart—and risking her job.

Do a small-town Texan and a city sophisticate really have a chance?

Titles in The Fortunes of Texas: The Hotel Fortunes multi-author series include – Her Texas New Year’s Wish by Michelle Major – Their Second-Time Valentine by Helen Lacey (February 2021) – An Unexpected Father by Marie Ferrarello (March 2021) – Runaway Groom by Lynn Marshall (April 2021) – An Officer and A Fortune by Nina Crespo (May 2021) – Cowboy in Disguise by Allison Leigh (June 2021)

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Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black

Posted January 15, 2021 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Multi-Author Series, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

The clock is running out to keep her safe.

Can he intervene in time?

By-the-book police chief Melissa Colton prides herself on putting justice before all else. That means work first—and no passionate affairs.

But she finds herself severely tempted when teaming up with hotelier Antonio Ruiz to figure out who’s tracking her.

As the case yields more questions than answers, Melissa and Antonio must resist their growing attraction…and capture the criminal targeting them!

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox

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The Secret Network by Marie Ferrarella

Posted January 4, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Multi-Author Series, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

A child brought them together

And led them into a brutal world…

Social worker January Colton agrees to partner with Detective Sean Stafford—but only on her terms. She’ll help him catch a killer, but only if he can protect the little girl in her care.

Once she realizes that Sean is just as committed to keeping the child safe, their connection slowly develops into something fiery…and dangerous.

But with a deadly network determined to finish off this “family unit,” Sean will have to do whatever it takes to keep them safe.

Titles in the multi-author Colton 911: Chicago series include – The Secret Network by Marie Ferrarella – Unlikely Alibi by Lisa Childs – Undercover Heat by Anna J. Stewart – Soldier’s Return by Karen Whiddon – Hidden Target by Colleen Thompson –  Guardian in the Storm by Carla Cassidy

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

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Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane

Posted January 1, 2021 by Marsha in Mystery, Owned, Thriller / 0 Comments

Debut author Darby Kane thrills with this twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: shouldn’t a dead husband stay dead?

Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems. A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first, these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth….

With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone.

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Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley

Posted December 18, 2020 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

Ryn Jansen must put her trust in the one man she wants — and the one man she can’t let herself have.

Ryn Jansen has no interest in taking a risk on Boone Sadler. Thanks to a long list of men who’ve done nothing but let her down, Ryn vows to stay far away from the caring, protective commando. And when Boone confronts Ryn with evidence that her loved ones are conning her, Ryn is less than thrilled — with her family and Boone. But even as Boone proves he’s the kind of guy to meet her every need, she doesn’t trust him to stay when life gets hard . . .

Boone Sadler’s never been one to back down from a challenge. He’s determined to show the funny, sexy Ryn that the irresistible connection between them is worth exploring. But caring for Ryn’s heart and body becomes a matter of life and death when Ryn’s beloved niece and nephew are put in danger and dirty cops begin gunning for Ryn. Soon Boone realizes their romance is in danger of more than heartbreak — and to have any future together, they’ll have to put their trust in each other.

Titles in the Dream Team series include — Dream MakerDream Chaser – Dream Spinner (May 2021)

There is a connection to the Rock Chicks series and the Dream Man series in Dream Team – you’ll run into lots of old friends from both series.

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In Hot Pursuit by Geri Krotow

Posted November 15, 2020 by Marsha in Harlequin, Multi-Author Series, Owned, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

On the run for their lives…and straight toward a killer.

Sergeant Flynn Cruz-Street’s estranged half brother is a threat to society. To catch him, Flynn must join forces with JAG paralegal Vikki Colton.

Vikki proves to be a brilliant investigator, and what starts as a reluctant partnership soon blossoms into an irresistible attraction.

But as they work tirelessly to track down the dangerous criminal, Flynn and Vikki must resist the sparks between them…or risk losing their very lives.

Titles in the Colton 911: Grand Rapids series include —Family Defender by Tara Taylor Quinn (rated not reviewed) – Suspect Under Seige by Jane Godman – Detective on Call by Regan Black – Agent by Her Side by Deborah Fletcher Mello – In Hot Pursuit by Geri Krotow -Ultimate Showdown by Addison Fox

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