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The Billionaire’s Charade by Eve Gaddy

Posted September 23, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

The Billionaire's CharadeTitle:  The Billionaire’s Charade
Series:  Amalfi Night Billionaires #5
Author:  Eve Gaddy
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 21, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Summer St. Croix hates weddings. But when she meets hot-as-sin Luke Vanetti at her oldest friend’s ceremony, he promises to give her a reason to like them.

It’s all sexy fun and games until Summer realizes that Luke is none other than her new boss. Summer refuses to continue to have a fling with her superior, even though the passion between them still runs wildfire hot. But the billionaire private investigator doesn’t see the problem, especially since he knows that one night with Summer won’t be enough.

When Luke’s cousin sends an SOS asking for help in stopping a ring of jewel thieves from robbing his luxury hotel on the Amalfi Coast, Luke agrees. And Summer’s first assignment will be posing as his very sexy, rich, and bejeweled fiancée at the Hotel dei Fiori Isola del Sole.

Playing the happy couple is hard enough during the day, but the nights… will those romantic Amalfi nights turn the charade into more than just a job for both Summer and Luke… for good?

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Marrying Mister Perfect by Lizzie Shane

Posted September 20, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Marrying Mister PerfectTitle:  Marrying Mister Perfect
Series:  Reality Romance #1
Author:  Lizzie Shane
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 5, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
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Sometimes it takes a reality television show to show you the love that’s right in front of you…

To Louisa Tanner, Jack Doyle is perfect—heart surgeon, loving single father, and best friend a girl could have—so it’s no surprise when he’s tapped as the next Mister Perfect for the reality dating series Marrying Mister Perfect. But watching her secret crush romancing gorgeous women on national television? That flat out sucks—even if he will never see her as more than a pal.

Jack is skeptical of reality shows as a path to love, but drastic measures are needed to shake him and Lou out of their rut. His friend deserves better than being his live-in nanny and will never chase her dreams if she is busy taking care of him and his kids, so he vows to take the show seriously and find a new wife.

But the more stunning women he woos on command, the more he begins to realize the only woman he wants just might be the one he left back home. How can he seduce his best friend without jeopardizing their friendship? Especially when the cameras are always rolling.

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Claim Me, Cowboy by Charlene Sands

Posted September 18, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Claim Me, CowboyTitle:  Claim Me, Cowboy
Series:  Montana Born Rodew (2015) #1
Author:  Charlene Sands
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 18, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When Summer Nichols inherited half of the Circle W Ranch, she didn’t know her rodeo-riding, bad boy ex-boyfriend came with the deal. But sure enough, Tyler Warren, the man who broke her heart and left her in Marietta years ago, is back and living on the ranch again, claiming he wants no trouble. He’s certainly not back to rekindle their decade ago romance.

Ty only wants what’s rightfully his, and then he’s gone, but not even family secrets and Summer’s seemingly deep betrayal can keep him from remembering the good times he had with the preacher’s sweet, beautiful daughter, once upon a time. Summer is more woman than he expected…

Will Ty seize his second chance, uncover the real truths of the past, and claim Summer’s love again?

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Taming The Italian Bad Boy by Joanne Walsh

Posted September 18, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Taming The Italian Bad BoyTitle:  Taming The Italian Bad Boy
Series:  International Bad Boys
Author:  Joanne Walsh
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 17, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Wealthy, incredibly sexy Italian entrepreneur Danilo Spinozzi zooms into Lucy Luxton’s life on a motorcycle one quiet afternoon, and she can’t keep her mind or eyes off him. The people of Ravello, a small town on the Amalfi Coast where she is studying jewelry design, warn her that he is the town’s bad boy and a ruthless womanizer, but how can Lucy keep her distance when he is the one man who looks beyond her shy, plump exterior and sees the sensuous and creative woman about to bloom?

Devastated by the one woman in his life who should have loved and protected him, Danilo Spinozzi has had good reason to avoid long-term commitment. But after he takes one look at Lucy and basks in her kindness and unassuming, voluptuous beauty, he needs to make her his for more than a handful of nights. She’s a girl who deserves to be treated right, a tall order when he’s left a trail of broken female hearts behind. He’s going to have to do something he’s never done before—stay and woo her.

Even though Lucy knows she’s due to return home to England at the end of August and that Danilo will move on to his next conquest, she can’t resist him… Or has Danilo really changed his ways for good?

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The Secret Bride by Jeannie Watt

Posted September 18, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Secret BrideTitle:  The Secret Bride
Series:  Secrets of Cherry Lake #5
Author:  Jeannie Watt
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 15, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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After a decade away, Jacie Rose has returned with her daughter to Cherry Lake to renovate a historic hotel…and to lay some ghosts to rest. She knows she’ll have to confront mistakes she made in the past, but she didn’t expect to be living right next door to the guy she once asked to be her husband.

When Brett Jackson was approached ten years ago by Jacie Rose with the wild scheme of marrying her to help her out of a jam, his white knight instincts kicked in and he agreed to be her emergency groom. The only problem was that the bride didn’t show up for the wedding. How’s he supposed to get used to seeing the woman he’s never forgotten every day now that she’s his neighbor?

Determined to provide the secure home life for her daughter that she never had, Jacie is not about to bring a man into her life—even one that she sometimes thinks should have been there all along. But Brett and Jacie soon discover the spark between them is even stronger than before… Now that their paths have crossed again, will they lead them back to the wedding that almost was?

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The Comfort of Favorite Things by Alison Kent

Posted September 17, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

The Comfort of Favorite ThingsTitle:  The Comfort of Favorite Things
Series:  Hope Springs #5
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 15, 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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No matter how many years Dakota Keller has spent trying, he can’t outrun his past, so when a private investigator tells him his sister needs him, he travels to the small Texas town of Hope Springs to start a new life with the support of his siblings. When he arrives to do a routine construction job at the town’s new espresso bar, he’s shocked to discover that the owner is Thea Clark—the girl he couldn’t resist in high school and whose memory kept him sane in prison.

Recovering from an abusive relationship, Thea decides that her past is off-limits for discussion, even with Dakota. After all, it feels like a lifetime since she last saw him. But when Dakota’s brother’s firm is tapped to renovate the women’s shelter Thea runs out of her home, old feelings quickly reignite. Could a casual affair from high school turn out to be the one connection neither of them can live without?

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Bliss and the Art of Forever by Alison Kent

Posted September 17, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Bliss and the Art of ForeverTitle:  Bliss and the Art of Forever
Series:  Hope Springs $4
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 7, 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
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Now that she’s committed to leaving Hope Springs, she’s falling for the wrong man…but he just might give her all the right reasons to stay.

Two years after her husband’s death, kindergarten teacher Brooklyn Harvey is leaving Hope Springs for her in-laws’ vineyard in Italy—with no plans of coming back. That is, until she meets a disarmingly sexy biker-turned-chocolatier. He might be the man of her dreams, but he’s also the father of one of her students; as such, he’s strictly off-limits.

Callum Drake knows a good thing when he sees one, and he doesn’t want to let Brooklyn get away, even if his rival for her affection is the ghost of her dead husband. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her over, including making chocolates concocted just for her—chocolates that evoke memories of their time together. But can he create a second love bright enough to pull her, and her heart, out of living in the past?

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The Sweetness of Honey by Alison Kent

Posted September 16, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

The Sweetness of HoneyTitle:  The Sweetness of Honey
Series:  Hope Springs #3
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 7, 2014
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
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Dark-haired beauty Indiana Keller buys a property in Hope Springs, Texas, for three reasons: to expand her vegetable business, to harvest and sell delicious honey from the property’s established bee colony, and to reunite with her estranged siblings. But her older brother Tennessee keeps his distance, even after Indiana hires his construction crew to fix up her cottage. It’s almost as if he shares her guilt over the disappearance of Dakota, their missing brother…

While Indiana tries to reconnect with Ten and find Dakota, two local men begin vying for her heart. Handsome, laid-back Will Bowman has a checkered past, but now he’s determined to get what he wants out of life…and he wants Indiana. Meanwhile, refined Oliver Gatlin can’t fight his own attraction to Indiana, especially since his brother also fell victim to tragic circumstances. Amid the raw natural beauty of Hope Springs, can Indiana’s broken heart finally heal enough to love?

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Beneath the Patchwork Moon by Alison Kent

Posted September 16, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Beneath the Patchwork MoonTitle:  Beneath the Patchwork Moon
Series:  Hope Springs #2
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 4, 2014
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
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Transforming the old Caffey property into Hope Springs’s new community arts center won’t be easy for celebrated weaver Luna Meadows, but she sees it as a labor of love.

The center will honor Sierra Caffey, the best friend Luna lost years ago in a car crash. But when Angelo Caffey—Sierra’s older brother and Luna’s first love—returns to his family’s former home demanding answers, Luna must also face her long-buried feelings for him.

Angelo left Hope Springs—and Luna—eight years ago. Handsome and headstrong, he suspects the beautiful Luna harbors a secret about the accident. Yet despite his best efforts, he can’t resist the heat that still simmers between them. Will the untold truth shatter their future? Or could a new beginning lie within the tangled threads of their past?

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The Billionaire’s Secret by Kathleen O’ Brien

Posted September 15, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

The Billionaire's SeccretTitle:  The Billionaire’s Secret
Series:  Amalfi Night Billionaires #4
Author:  Kathleen O’Brien
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 14, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

High School art teacher Sophie Smith is usually the most honest of women. But when her dearest friend and mentor asks her to be her stand-in on a two-week vacation at an Amalfi Coast luxury resort, she won’t let her down… even if it means posing as a rich, pampered socialite.

As it turns out, Sophie could get used to this, especially handsome, enigmatic gardener Declan Muldoon who’s strangely more thrilling than any of the billionaires buzzing around. She ends up falling for him—hard.

Then Sophie discovers she’s not the only one pretending. Declan’s gardener gig is temporary. He’s actually the black sheep of a very wealthy, powerful family, a man who appears to be in need of an heiress…. 

An heiress exactly like Sophie is pretending to be.

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Her Unexpected Detour by Kyra Jacobs

Posted September 15, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Her Unexpected DetourTitle:  Her Unexpected Detour
Series:  Checkerberry Inn #1
Author:  Kyra Jacobs
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 14, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Bliss
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sometimes it’s not the destination, but the detour…

Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off the road, stranding her in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of the incredibly handsome but gruff Brent Masterson. And he’s hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do…

Brent Masterson swore he would never give into the fierce attraction that’s been sizzling between him and Kayla since they first met. He has his own demons, and he won’t risk his heart again. Not even for someone as gorgeous and amazing as Kayla. So…how exactly did he end up in Kayla’s bed last night?

But sometimes all it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home.

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