Tag: Contemporary 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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Accidentally Perfect by Marissa Clarke

Posted May 11, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Workaholic Lillian Mahoney has given everything to her job. The hugely popular lifestyle show she helped create monopolizes her time, energy, creativity, and anything remotely resembling a life. But all it takes is the show’s womanizing, egomaniac star throwing a massive hissy on live TV to utterly implode Lillian’s career in a New York minute.

Now Lillian’s hiding out in the gorgeous and completely unknown seaside village of Blink, Maine. Out of gas. A stolen wallet. A broken heel. And worse, she’s somehow managed to completely piss off the town’s resident hunk, Caleb Wright. She’ll show that hot, grumpy single father exactly what she’s made of.

But Blink isn’t quite what Lillian expects—and neither is Caleb…or his feisty teen daughter she can’t help but love. And while her entire life and career are in shreds, Lillian might just discover what happens when she gives her bad first impression a second chance…

Titles in the Hideaway Harbor series include — Accidentally Perfect

 

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Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

Posted May 10, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments

Having just broken up with her boyfriend, London Spark is not in the mood to be hit on. Especially not when she’s out celebrating her single status with her sisters. So when a very attractive man pays for their drinks and then slips her his number, she passes it right back to him with a ‘thanks, but no thanks”. As the business administrator for their family’s event hotel, the Spark House, London has more important things to worry about, like bringing in new clientele.

As luck would have it, a multi-million-dollar company calls a few months later asking for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, and London is eager to prove to her sisters, and herself, that she can land this deal. Just when she thinks she has nailed her presentation, the company’s CEO, Jackson Holt, walks in and inserts himself into the meeting. Not only that, but he also happens to be the same guy she turned down at the bar a few months ago.

As they begin to spend more time together, their working relationship blossoms into something more. It isn’t until their professional entanglements are finally over, that London and Jackson are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship. But between Jackson’s secretive past and London’s struggle with her sisters, London must question where she really stands – not just with Jackson, but with the Spark House, too.

Titles in the Spark House series include — When Sparks Fly – Starry-Eyed Love –

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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It’s Only Rock and Roll by Bernie Stevens

Posted April 27, 2022 by Marsha in Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Owned / 0 Comments

 

Is the rock and roll lifestyle all it’s cracked up to be?

Being the girlfriend of a rock star isn’t all glitz and glamour – at least that’s what Izzy Grant has found since she started dating Seth Roberts of Scarlet Gryphon fame; it’s actually a lot of waiting and wondering and worrying as Seth travels the world whilst she’s stuck in London. Can she ever rely on Mr. Cool to settle down?

But rock gods get insecure too, and whilst Seth is jetting off to far-flung locations to perform sold-out shows, he worries that Izzy will find a “Joe Normal” and opt for a more ordinary life. Plus, he could do with some support when a certain entitled rock star girlfriend gets too big for her Jimmy Choos and threatens to break up the band.

There is a solution, but are either of them willing to take the plunge?

Connected to Izzy’s Christmas Star (you’ll want to read this one, too)

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Find Your Way Home by Jackie Ashenden

Posted April 27, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

He’s hell-bent on telling her what to do.
She’s determined to make it on her own.
They’re both going to learn a thing or two about first impressions.

Brightwater Valley, New Zealand, is beautiful, rugged, and home to those who love adventure. But it’s also isolated and on the verge of becoming a ghost town.

When the town puts out a call to its sister city of Deep River, Alaska, hoping to entice people to build homes and businesses in Brightwater, ex-paratrooper Chase Kelly is all for it.

He sees the benefits of building the economy, but only if those who come to Brightwater are ready for its challenges.

Former oil executive Isabella Montgomery and her plan to open an art gallery don’t seem up to the test.

Now Chase is determined to help her learn the ways of his formidable hometown.

Titles in the Small Town Dreams series include — Find Your Way Home – All Dreams Lead to You –

This is a spin-off or a connecting series (whichever you call it) to the Alaska Homecoming series. Those titles include — Come Home to Deep River – Deep River Promise -That Deep River Feeling –

You do not have to have read the Alaska Homecoming series to enjoy Small Town Dreams… but it would make some relationships clearer and add a bit more background, yet in my opinion, it’s not totally necessary, enjoyable yes. 🙂

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 Best of Me by Sharon Sala

Posted April 27, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Sourcebooks Casablanca / 0 Comments

 

An orphaned little girl who desperately needs a new home
A couple ready to welcome her with open arms
Friendly neighbors who are always there for each other
A Southern small town where great things happen to good people

Ruby Butterman and her husband, Peanut, cannot have children, but they’re given a second chance at a family when eight-year-old orphan Carlie is left in their care.

It’s a challenge for Carlie to adapt to a new town, a new school, and a new family, and when she gets bullied at school, Ruby and Peanut discover how to step up as parents, and how to make a forever family for their beloved little girl.

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 Moon – Somebody to Love – The Christmas Wish – The Best of Me

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Dreams of a Little Cornish Cottage by Nancy Barone

Posted April 23, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, NetGalley / 0 Comments

 

In her huge mansion overlooking Wyllow Cove, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Natalia Amore had everything she could possibly want. But having kicked out her adulterous ex-husband, her house is filled with nothing but echoes and Nat yearns for the coziness and bustle of seaside living. In particular, the rundown Lavender Cottage that has gone up for sale.

But when her mother has a fall, Nat’s dream of a quiet new life crumbles as she instantly brings her into her home to care for her. With her two energetic nieces then dumped on her doorstep and her recently heartbroken daughter moving back into the nest, Nat can’t possibly abandon her family… Lavender cottage will just have to wait.

That is until Irishman Connor enters Nat’s life and makes her realize that it’s okay to put herself first, and she’s allowed to wish for more.

 

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The Summer Cottage by Annie Rains

Posted January 27, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

This summer, they’ll learn that home is where the heart is.

Somerset Lake is the perfect place for Trisha Langly and her son to start over. As the new manager for the Somerset Cottages, Trisha is instantly charmed by the property’s elderly residents and her firecracker of a new boss, Vi Fletcher. But Trisha is less enchanted by Vi’s protective grandson Jake. No matter how tempting she finds the handsome lawyer, Trisha knows that if Jake discovers the truth about her past, she’ll lose the new life she’s worked so hard to build. 

Jake Fletcher left Somerset Lake after a tragic loss, but he’s returning for the summer to care for his beloved grandmother, hoping Vi will sell the run-down cottages and finally slow down. There’s just one problem: Trisha, Vi’s new employee. She’s smart, beautiful, and kind, but Jake’s job is to protect his grandmother’s interests, and his gut is telling him Trisha’s hiding something that could jeopardize Vi’s future. However, as they spend summer days renovating the property and bonding over their love for the town, Jake realizes that Trisha is a risk worth taking—if only she can trust him with her secrets . . . and her heart. 

Includes the bonus novella Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs!

Titles in the Somerset Lake series include — The Summer CottageThe Christmas Village

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Doctor in the Outback by Nicole Flockton

Posted January 22, 2022 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Can she find the courage to love again?

With running the busy small-town hospital at Waratah River and setting up a foundation to help others achieve their dreams as he has, Dr. Scott Carruthers has his plate full. So when a beautiful specialist obstetrician is employed to ease his workload, his inconvenient attraction toward her is a complication he doesn’t need.

Dr. Franceen Lewis arrived at Waratah River Hospital to start her life over. After a tragic loss and the resulting breakdown of her unsuitable marriage, she’s ready to focus on her career and help those who need her. Working with Scott challenges her not only professionally, but personally. Getting involved with another man is not on her to-do list, but Scott shows her again and again that not all men are as shallow and unreliable as her ex.

The longer they work together, the harder they fall…but can Franceen really put the past behind her and reach for the happiness she deserves?

Titles in the Welcome to Bunya Junction series include — Home to the Outback – Runaway to the Outback – Doctor in the Outback – Reunion in the Outback –

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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No Player Required by JoAnn Sky

Posted January 21, 2022 by Marsha in Closed Doors/ Fade to Black, Contemporary Romance, Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Billionaire casino magnate Rafael “Rafa” Salord is forced to exchange caviar for cowboy boots when he’s sent to “grow up” and run his father’s newly acquired casino in the middle of nowhere downtown Reno. When he crosses paths with feisty Destiny Morson, he starts to wonder if that nonsense about love-at-first-sight might actually be true. Maybe it’s time to trade in his playboy status and bet on something more.

Social worker Destiny Morson has always had good reason for keeping romance at arm’s length. After finding out that her business partner ran off with the community-raised funds from their non-profit, she’s ready to swear off people completely. So when the sexy casino executive seems interested in helping her with her woes, she can’t help but mistrust his motives, no matter how he makes her burn…

From a night out throwing axes to supporting Destiny’s charity, Rafa stops at nothing to win over the gunshy woman he can’t get out of his head. He’s determined to break through her tough exterior, and Destiny slowly lets her guard down. But after a night of passion in his penthouse suite, things at the casino go sideways for both of them, forcing them to decide if the past is enough to prevent them from a future together.

Titles in the Biggest Little Love Story series include — No Cowboy RequiredNo Heartbreaker RequiredNo Player Required

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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No Ordinary Christmas by Belle Calhoune

Posted January 6, 2022 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Multicultural Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

Mistletoe, Maine, is buzzing and not just because Christmas is around the corner! Dante West, local cutie-turned-Hollywood hunk, is returning home to make his next movie. Everyone in town is excited . . . except librarian Lucy Marshall. When Dante took off for LA without warning—or even a goodbye—he broke Lucy’s heart. She swore not to spend one more minute thinking about her ex, but Dante makes an offer Lucy’s struggling library can’t refuse: a major donation to film on-site.

Dante is thrilled to help boost his hometown’s economy and finally begin making amends to the people he hurt years ago when he left, starting with Lucy. But seeing his former best friend on set every day feels a lot less like closure and more like a fresh start. It’s one thing for Dante to fall for Lucy all over again, quite another for a famous movie star and a small-town librarian to find lasting romance. Can the magic of the holiday season give Lucy and Dante’s first love a second chance?

Titles in the Mistletoe, Maine series include — No Ordinary Christmas – Summer on Blackberry Beach –

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