Tag: Contemporary Romance

Paws for Love by Mara Wells

Posted March 5, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

Damaged hearts–man, woman, and dog–have a second chance for love, healing, and happiness under the warm Miami Beach sun.

Danielle Morrow works tirelessly for the greyhound rescue as an adoption coordinator, rehabilitating retired racing dogs and helping them find forever homes. She guards her heart as vigilantly as her two adopted greyhounds guard her home. One heartbreak per lifetime is enough for any woman and no one she’s met since her high school boyfriend dumped her to join the military has ever tempted her enough to risk love again.

Knox Donovan expected to be career military, but an injury has resulted in an honorable discharge that leaves him uncertain of his future. When his brothers ask him to come back to Miami Beach to help manage their new condo conversion, he figures he can at least advise them about security systems before declining the job. He has no intention of staying in the city that has so many bad memories for him.

Knox is reminded that not all his memories of growing up in Miami Beach are bad when he sees Danielle again at the Grand Opening of the new Fur Haven Dog Park. Fifteen years haven’t softened the pain of their breakup. But Knox is different now, more hard-edged and suspicious, and when he bonds with the retired racing greyhound, Sarge, Danielle’s cool reserve begins to melt. Sarge needs special care after the injuries that ended his racing career, and it’s not long before Danielle realizes that Knox does too. Can Danielle trust her heart to the one man who’s ever broken it?

Titles in the Fur Haven Dog Park series include – Cold Nose, Warm Heart – Tail for TwoPaws for Love

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Somebody to Love by Sharon Sala

Posted March 5, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

Welcome to Blessings, Georgia! Whether you’ve lived here your whole life, you’re returning after years of being away, or you’re new in town, you’re sure to find the unforgettable love you’ve always been looking for.

Fifteen years ago, a family member stole the money Hunt Knox had saved for college, while three of his siblings and his father hid the truth and told him to get over it. Betrayed by their lies and thievery, Hunt joined the army and wound up flying Apache helicopters in Iraq. Now, he’s a chopper pilot for an oil company in Houston, Texas, his father has been dead for six years, and he’s finally returning home to Blessings at his mother’s dying request.

Ava Ridley, the little girl his mother used to babysit, has grown up and is a nurse at his mother’s bedside when he arrives. Ava is overjoyed to see the man her childhood crush has become. And as the two spend more time together, Ava’s crush grows to be even more.

Hunt never expected to fall in love, but just as it appears he and Ava are headed for a happy ever after, she becomes a victim of violence at the hospital ER in Blessings and suffers an injury that could cost her life. Through secrets, lies, family betrayal, and difficult choices, Hunt’s not sure he and Ava can ever make a home together in Blessings. Or if life will once again lead them onto different paths…?

Titles in the Blessings, Georgia series include –  You and Only You – I’ll Stand by You – Saving Jake – A Piece of My Heart –The Color of Love – Come Back To Me – Forever My Hero – A Rainbow Above Us – The Way Back to You – Once in a Blue MoonSomebody to Love – The Christmas Wish –

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The Accidental Fiancé by Christi Barth

Posted March 3, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Is it the chance of a lifetime or his biggest mistake?

When former hotel manager Alex Kirkland, his sister, and their best friends pooled their money for an unusual lottery prize—a historic, dilapidated inn on the Maryland shore—as a last-ditch attempt to escape rotten circumstances, they never expected to win. But they’re all looking for a fresh start and a second chance, so Alex convinces everyone to move in and repair the building in time for the spring wedding season.

Sydney Darrow never planned to return to her hometown. But her family needs her and Sydney can endure anything for 90 days—including making sandwiches and serving coffee with a smile until she returns to her jet-setter career. When her grandma mistakes a handsome customer for the “fiancé” Sydney created when she thought her grandma was on death’s door, well…Sydney will do anything to keep her spirits up during treatment. She can persuade him to keep up the charade for a few months, right?

But when Alex agrees to play along, will they both fall for their own fiction?

Titles in the Love Lottery series include – The Accidental Fiancé – Definitely Not Dating – Wrong for Him –

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Summer by the River by Debbie Burns

Posted March 2, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments

 

Making a fresh start in a new part of the country is challenging, but fate and good fortune lead young single mother Josie Waterhill and her six-year-old daughter to a cozy Midwestern town right on the river. There, Josie can raise Zoe away from the violence of the life she once knew, and make a new home in the historic tea house where they’ve been invited to stay.

The tea house seems too good to be true, until Josie’s elderly landlord Myra welcomes more guests—journalist Carter O’Brien and his giant rescue dog, Buttercup. Carter is charming, compassionate…and way too curious. Carter’s interest in Josie deepens and he inadvertently stirs up trouble when he uncovers things that Josie would rather not have known. Ready or not, Josie has to let go of her painful past so she can create a glorious future.

 

 

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V is for Valentine by Jeannie Watt

Posted February 26, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Three weeks to win her heart…

Investment banker Felicity Evans returns home to Holly, Idaho, to answer her injured father’s SOS. He needs her to help him meet his construction deadline on a historic property by Valentine’s Day. Felicity swings a mean hammer, but her life is in Seattle and she’s leaving as soon as the project is finished. One problem with her quick escape plan? Danny Montgomery. Years after moving away, he still complicates her life despite her many efforts to forget him.

For as long as Danny Montgomery can remember, Felicity Evans—Felix to him—has tied his heart in knots. She’s spent years avoiding him after their childhood rivalry, but, short on help, has no choice but to hire him to help her finish renovations on a keystone project for her father. This time, Danny won’t let her ignore her true feelings.

He has until Valentine’s Day to make her his. Can he convince Felix to give them one more chance and prove they’re a perfect match?

Titles in the Holly, Idaho series include – A Home for the Holidays – Once Upon A Winter Wedding – V is for Valentine

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Dream a Little Dream by Melinda Curtis

Posted February 25, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

A small-town judge meets her match in a rodeo star troublemaker, but soon they may both end up targets of the town’s matchmakers in this delightful and heartwarming tale of romance.

Darcy Jones Harper is thrilled to have finally shed her reputation as the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. The people of Sunshine Valley have to respect her now that she’s the new town judge. But when the bad boy who broke her heart back in high school shows up in her courtroom, she realizes maybe things haven’t changed so much after all . . . because her pulse still races at the sight of him.

Jason Petrie wants to make amends for the mistakes of his youth—starting with the woman he never stopped loving. Darcy may not believe that he really intends to quit the bull riding circuit and stick around this time but Jason vows—with the help of the matchmaking Widows Club—to pull out all the stops to convince her that they both deserve a second chance.

Titles in the Sunshine Valley series include – Can’t Hurry Love (which now includes a novella) – A Very Merry Match (which now includes a novella) Dream A Little Dream

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Remember Me at Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt

Posted January 30, 2021 by Marsha in Connection to another series, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Welcome back to Willoughby Close, with four new residents and happy endings to deliver…

Laura Neale is determined to make a fresh start. A year after her husband’s death, she’s still left with too many questions and struggles with feelings of guilt, anger, and grief. Hoping to rebuild her family’s life, she moves to Wychwood-on-Lea with her children, Sam and Maggie, all of them struggling in different ways to fit in and find happiness.

The warm community of women in Willoughby Close welcomes Laura with open arms, and, although wary, she finds their friendship helps her to take those crucial and challenging first steps. But then a sudden, intense attraction to her son’s teacher smacks her in the face. James Hill is funny, charming, and incredibly gorgeous—but he’s ten years younger than her and completely unsuitable. Laura’s not ready to start dating again, never mind actually falling in love. But what if her heart has other ideas?

As revelations about everything she once held dear surface, Laura wonders if she’s reckless or maybe just brave enough to try for love a second time. And if she is, can James be as well?

Titles in the ‘Return to Willoughby Close‘ series include – Cupcakes for Christmas – Welcome Me to Willoughby Close – Christmas at Willoughby Close – Remember Me at Willoughby Close

Connection to the Willoughby Close series which included – A Cotswold Christmas – Meet Me At Willoughby Close – Find Me at Willoughby Close – Kiss Me at Willoughby Close – Marry Me at Willoughby Close

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Reunited on Dragonfly Lane by Annie Rains

Posted January 30, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

In this romantic adventure, anything is paws-ible when a single shop owner makes a connection with her new vet.

Boutique owner Sophie Daniels certainly isn’t looking to adopt a dog the day veterinarian Chase Lewis convinces her to take in Comet. A rambunctious puppy with a broken leg may not be the best choice for a first-time pet owner. And house calls from the handsome doctor—her high school sweetheart who’s just moved back to Sweetwater Springs—may not be the best choice for her heart either.

Chase has come home to help his nephew but finds that he’s forgotten just how much he enjoys small-town life. However, sooner or later, he’s going to have to face the past and his unresolved feelings for Sophie. Now that Comet needs both their help, Chase is going to let the four-legged matchmaker work his canine magic. Then Chase will prove to Sophie that first love is even better the second time around.

Includes the bonus novella A Wedding on Lavender Hill!

Titles in the Sweetwater Springs series include — Christmas on Mistletoe Lane – A Wedding on Lavender Hill (#1.5) –Springtime at Hope Cottage – Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs (#2.5) – Snowfall on Cedar Trail – Starting Over at Blueberry Creek – Sunshine on Silver Lake – Season of Joy – Reunited on Dragonfly Lane

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A Hometown Proposal by C. J. Carmichael

Posted January 30, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

She’s looking for a second chance to reconnect with her daughter but finds so much more.

Since her husband’s climbing death a year ago, Maureen Shannon’s relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter has spiraled out of control. Desperate, she resigns from her partnership at a legal firm and moves back to her hometown in Whitefish, Montana, with the hope that family and nature can heal their wounds. Her investment in a heli-skiing and lodge operation makes financial sense, but her attraction to the owner doesn’t. He’s everything she’s come to hate—a man who makes his living chasing adventure.

Jake Hartman knows Maureen Shannon is off-limits. She’s an investor in his company—a silent investor who’s never silent. Worse, she’s a mom who’s beautiful, intelligent, and makes him feel more alive than he’s ever known. A self-confirmed bachelor, he finds himself uneasily contemplating a very different partnership.

But will Maureen be able to let go of her past and build a future with a man who never imagined becoming a husband or a father?

Titles in The Shannon Sisters series include – A Cowboy’s Proposal – A Convenient Christmas ProposalA Hometown Proposal

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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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