Tag: Contemporary Romance

Just Friends in Vegas by Lucy Keeling

Posted July 9, 2021 by Marsha in Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley, Series / 0 Comments

 

Is love always a losing game?

When Mya is with Smithy, it feels like her eyes are constantly rolling. His wheeling and dealing charisma charms everyone but her.

Well, that’s not strictly true – Mya is only human after all, and there’s no doubt the man is hot with his suits and swagger. It’s just that Smithy knows Mya’s secret, and she’s not sure she can trust him to keep it from their group of friends.

As they immerse themselves in the glamorous and mysterious world of ‘The Suits’, growing closer, as a result, Smithy has to question whether his time with Mya is destined to become a case of “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” …

Titles in the Friends series include – Just A Boyfriend – Just Friends – Just Friends in Vegas

 

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A Wedding on Lilac Lane by Hope Ramsay

Posted May 9, 2021 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

After leaving her old life behind and starting over for good, a former country star finds herself at odds with a handsome new man. But is he the enemy . . . or her only ally?

Musician Ella McMillan can’t believe she just walked away from her life. So long, boyfriend. Goodbye, country music career. Coming home to Magnolia Harbor could be a fresh start with her mom—until Ella discovers that her mother is getting married again. Now Ella’s been roped into planning an engagement party with the groom’s utterly gorgeous and infuriatingly buttoned-up son. Fortunately, they have one thing in common, even if they don’t agree on what to do about it . . .

Dr. Dylan Killough strongly objects to his father’s upcoming marriage. He’ll do almost anything to sabotage the engagement, and he needs Ella’s help. But despite her own feelings, Ella is determined to throw the perfect party and give her mother the wedding of her dreams. Between sampling party hors d’oeuvres and visiting romantic wedding venues, sparks are suddenly flying between Ella and Dylan-and Dylan is questioning everything he thought he knew about relationships. Now can he convince Ella that he believes in happily-ever-afters after all?

Titles in the Moonlight Bay series include — The Cottage on Rose Lane – Summer on Moonlight Bay – Return to Magnolia Harbor – A Wedding on Lilac Lane

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A Summer of Second Chances by Carol Thomas

Posted April 27, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Choc Lit/Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance / 2 Comments

Does first love deserve a second chance?

Ava Flynn sometimes feels like the clothes donated to her charity shop have seen more life than her, but ‘maximum dedication for a minimum wage’ is what it takes to keep her mother’s beloved wildlife charity, All Critters Great and Small, running – especially in the village of Dapplebury, where business is certainly not booming.

But when Ava’s first love, Henry Bramlington, returns to the village, suddenly life becomes a little too eventful. Henry escaped Dapplebury many years before, but now he has the power to make or break the village he left behind – All Critters Great and Small included.

Can Ava trust the boy who ran away to give both her and her charity a second chance?

 

 

 

 

 

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What the Heart Wants by Tiana Laveen

Posted April 23, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Can one heart change the lives of many?

Ambitious financial planner Emily Windsor is the golden child of an elite New York family. Proud of her family roots, she disdains those who are different from her and embraces her entitled wealthy lifestyle. Emily feels her life is perfect until her congenital heart condition is pronounced terminal and she’s given just months to live.

Cameron Davis is an outspoken, mixed-race social activist. His greatest joy is his soulmate, Brooke Coleman, an up-and-coming New York City jazz singer who’s as talented as she is kind. But his life and heart are shattered when Brooke is killed. As her heart gives its last beat, it is quickly readied for transplant—her final act of selflessness.

As one life ends, another begins. After Emily receives Brooke’s heart, her worldview begins to change—almost as if Brooke has also given Emily a piece of her soul. As Emily struggles to understand her new thoughts and feelings, she turns to Cameron for guidance. Can love shine its light once more on two broken hearts?

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One Purrfect Summer by Robyn Neeley

Posted April 21, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Cover of One Purrfect Summer featuring a couple sitting on grass with a white kitten seated between two pink flowers in front of themAll’s fair in love and coffee wars.

Madison Porter loves Honey Springs, but her days are one big rinse-wash-repeat routine of working for the mayor’s office and caring for the town’s matchmaking cat, Belle. She once bid on the town’s ice cream shop with hopes of running it herself, but the sweet deal seemingly wasn’t meant to be.

Patrick Manning moves to the tiny town of Honey Springs to start over. After outbidding his competition for building space, he now owns The Bean & Brew—and refuses to name his coffee shop with a bee-inspired moniker as per town tradition.

Madison soon uncovers paperwork proving she actually won the bid and is the rightful owner of the shop, but no way will Patrick forfeit his claim and rebuild his life again when he’s worked so hard. So when the town magistrate suggests a competition to see which business should prevail, they’re both all in. The winner earns the space, but soon their hearts are at stake.

Titles in the Purrfect Pairs series include — Her Purrfect MatchOne Purrfect Summer – 

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Summer at Lucerne Lodge by Morton S. Gray

Posted April 20, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Could a beautiful old house and a handsome stranger hold the key to a life-changing secret?

Rosie Phillips could be forgiven for not being immediately won over by Tanner Bryant. After all, their first meeting involves him knocking a tray of prawn cocktail over her very expensive dress at a charity event on the grounds of Lucerne Lodge.

But little does Rosie know how pivotal that awkward first meeting will be, or how the Lodge will become the unexpected backdrop for a summer spent finding out who she really is, and who she could be …

Titles in the Borteen Secrets series include — The Girl on the Beach – The Truth Lies Buried – Christmas at Borteen Bay #2.5Sunny Days at the BeachChristmas at the Little Beach Cafe #3.5Summer at Lucerne Lodge

 

 

 

 

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She Gets What She Wants by Denise N. Wheatley

Posted March 12, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Contemporary Romance, Series, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

The first rule of conquering Hollywood? Get there.

Newspaper columnist Devon Jacobs is hiding more secrets than just the chocolate bars and half-finished screenplays stuffed in her desk. Kind-hearted and insecure, she dreams of escaping her stifling hometown of Berman, Indiana, and moving to Hollywood to write for television. When she drunkenly confesses her feelings to her best friend, Jason, his painful snub finally spurs Devon to action. She quits her job, packs up, and flies to Los Angeles to begin the rest of her life.

Devon’s newfound drive lands her a production assistant role on a hit television sitcom. As she transforms into a confident and talented professional, she gains the attention of the show’s handsome and charming leading man, Ryan Roberts. But just as Devon’s star is in full ascent, Jason resurfaces. Used to being an extra in the background instead of the lead, Devon must decide whether her long-standing feelings for Jason are worth a second risk, or if she should pursue her developing attraction and friendship with Ryan.

Who ever said nice girls can’t win?

Titles in the Fearless Fairytale series include – She Gets What She Wants

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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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