Posted May 10, 2022 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments
The Buchanan sisters share everything—including their inherited Juniper Inn. But when their mother won’t let go of a decades-long feud with their Aunt Sassy to attend the inn’s grand re-opening, the sisters decide a family reunion is long overdue.
Youngest sister Rose is determined to put together an extravagant celebration. Only she needs to convince a certain surly hardware store owner to help finish the inn’s renovations.
After a heartbreaking end to her marriage, Dahlia and her kids are just starting to rebuild their lives. Dahlia’s even considering opening herself up to love again, but will that upset the stability she’s worked so hard to give her children?
Sassy McGrath has never stopped missing her sister, Lillian, and though they’ve both been too stubborn to reconcile, some shocking news might finally change everything. As family bonds are tested, will these two very different generations of women find the strength to believe in themselves and each other?
Titles in the Juniper Springs series include — Home for the Holidays – The Summer Sisters –
Tags: Juniper Springs #2, romance, Sara Richardson, The Summer Sisters, Women's Fiction
Posted January 4, 2022 by Marsha in Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments
Leila Valentino will do anything to keep her grandparents’ Colorado winery afloat. Even partner with August Harding, the first—and last—man to break her heart. Fifteen years ago, August left Silverado Lake, and Leila, far behind. Now the cowboy’s back with an offer that could save her family’s business. But to keep her grandparents from worrying over the vineyard’s finances, Leila insists August give a different reason for his return: her.
August Harding is one step away from a huge promotion. All he has to do is ensure that his company acquires Valentino Bellas Vineyards. And if pretending he and Leila are back together is the cost . . . well, he can’t say no. Leila has never forgiven him for the way he ended things, but the longer they pretend to be a couple, the more he begins to wonder if a second chance isn’t impossible after all. But can he convince Leila that this time he’s not walking away?
Includes the bonus novella Sunrise Ranch by Carolyn Brown!
Titles in the Silverado Lake series includes — First Kiss with a Cowboy – One Night with a Cowboy – Last Dance with a Cowboy –
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Tags: Last Dance with a Cowboy, Modern Western Romance, Sara Richardson, Silverado Lake #3
Posted April 21, 2021 by Marsha in Forever (Grand Central Publishing), Modern Western Romance, NetGalley, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments
Sparks fly when a handsome cowboy and a strong-willed widow must work together…
Rodeo cowboy Wes Harding left his family ranch after one reckless mistake cost his loved ones everything. But when his sister needs help, Wes agrees to come home and take the reins of their ranch’s big charity event. However, he didn’t plan for his distracting, stubborn co-hostess. One kiss with Thea throws his world off-balance . . . and has Wes craving the family he’s never dared dream of.
Single mom Thea Davis doesn’t have time for an inexplicable, toe-curling attraction to Wes Harding—no matter how well he listens or how sweetly he treats her children. Her focus needs to be on holding her fragile family together. But the more time she spends with Wes, the more attached she—and her kids—become. With the week drawing to a close, can Wes convince her to give love a chance before she leaves Silverado Lake—and him—behind for good?
Titles in the Silverado Lake series includes — First Kiss with a Cowboy – One Night with a Cowboy – Last Dance with a Cowboy (November 2021) –
Includes the bonus novella It’s All About that Cowboy by Carly Bloom.
Tags: Modern Western Romance, One Night with a Cowboy, Sara Richardson, Silverado Lake #2
Posted October 2, 2020 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments
The Buchanan sisters all share special childhood memories of their Aunt Sassy’s beloved Juniper Inn. There, they frolicked in the snow, baked sugar cookies, and celebrated the town’s annual Christmas extravaganza. They haven’t been back to Colorado in nearly fifteen years, but when their aunt invites them for one last Christmas, they can’t say no . . .
With her ex-husband whisking her children away for the holiday, Dahlia decides it’s time to do something for herself. Juniper Springs is just as beautiful as she remembers, but it’s also full of surprises — including the town’s handsome doctor, who makes her feel like herself again for the first time in years.
To the outside world, baker Magnolia has the ideal marriage. Only the pain and sorrow of infertility have strained her relationship with her husband, perhaps beyond repair. But a holiday miracle is about to change her life.
After a whirlwind romance, youngest sister Rose is about to be married, but as the wedding draws near, she’s unsettled by her fiancé’s expectations that she become a society wife. Spending Christmas with her family could be a necessary reality check — or the beginning of a brand-new happily ever after.
Thanks to the strength of their sisterhood, some mistletoe, and the love of their Aunt Sassy, the Buchanan sisters will discover what it is they truly want this Christmas.
Tags: Home for the Holidays, romance, Sara Richardson, Women's Fiction
Posted May 29, 2020 by Marsha in Modern Western Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Shy and sensible romance writer Jane Harding’s carefully ordered life is crumbling around her. With her latest novel due and her teaching contract at an end, returning home to help plan her best friend’s wedding is a welcome distraction. Yet when Jane discovers that the too-hot-to-handle boy who once tempted her is now the best man — and the rodeo circuit’s sexiest bull rider — her distraction is in danger of becoming a disaster . . .
Toby Garrett is no stranger to risk. But this latest injury could end his rodeo career for good. Thankfully, his recovery at home isn’t as awful as he’d imagined, especially when he comes face-to-face with Jane. The kiss they once shared still fuels his fantasies, but when she walked away, he let her go. Now Toby is determined to fix his mistakes. Can this sweet-talking cowboy prove that the passion still burning between them is worth braving the odds?
Titles in the Silverado Lake series includes — First Kiss with a Cowboy –
Tags: First Kiss with a Cowboy, Modern Western Romance, Sara Richardson, Silverado Lake #1
Posted November 17, 2019 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Come home to Topaz Falls, Colorado, where the best way to spend Christmas is in the arms of a cowboy!
When the beloved Farm Café in Topaz Falls burns to the ground, widow Darla Michaels comes up with the perfect plan to help her friends rebuild — a Cowboy Christmas Festival complete with a sexy bachelor auction and a benefit rodeo. But to pull it off, she has to pretend to be engaged to Ty Forrester, the irresistible bull rider who keeps testing her keep-things-casual policy.
A fake fiancée wasn’t on Ty’s Christmas list this year, but it’s the only way to get his family to visit over the holidays so his NFL-star brother can draw more tourists to the festival. The engagement wouldn’t be such a problem if Ty wasn’t starting to have real feelings for Darla. Knowing he can’t go on pretending, Ty prepares to tell his family the truth–but then he and Darla discover a precious little Christmas surprise that just might help them embrace a whole new life together.
Titles in the Rocky Mountain Riders series include — Hometown Cowboy – Comeback Cowboy – Renegade Cowboy – Rocky Mountain Cowboy (#3.5) -True Blue Cowboy – Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas (#4.5) – Colorado Cowboy – A Cowboy For Christmas –
Tags: A Cowboy for Christmas, Christmas Romance, Modern Western Romance, Rocky Mountain Riders #6, Sara Richardson
Posted April 2, 2019 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series / 0 Comments
As a champion barrel racer, Charity Stone has learned to hold her own in the male-dominated rodeo world. There’s no cowboy she can’t handle…except for one. Officer Dev Jenkins has made it clear he doesn’t look at her as one of the guys. He’s caught her attention but Charity doesn’t do relationships–especially not with a cowboy. When she suddenly finds herself in charge of her thirteen-year-old nephew, who’s had a few brushes with the law, Charity has no choice but to ask for the deputy’s help.
Dev hasn’t stopped fantasizing about Charity since she moved to Topaz Falls, but she’s been hell bent on keeping her distance. When she comes to him for help with her nephew, he finally has the chance to make his move. Winning her over won’t be easy, though—especially when her nephew’s mistakes start to threaten his town. How can he do his job and still convince Charity he’s the cowboy for her?
Titles in the Rocky Mountain Riders series include — Hometown Cowboy – Comeback Cowboy – Renegade Cowboy – True Blue Cowboy – Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas novella – Colorado Cowboy – A Cowboy For Christmas –
Tags: Colorado Cowboy, Modern Western Romance, Rocky Mountain Riders #5, romance, Sara Richardson
Posted December 18, 2018 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Modern Western Romance, Series / 0 Comments
When bullfighter Tucker McGrath’s mom suffers a minor heart attack just before Christmas, he decides it’s time to redeem himself from the Ghost of Christmas Failures Past. Knowing how much his mom loves the town’s annual Christmas pageant, he agrees to take her place as director even though he has zero experience wrangling kids. That’s not the only complication with taking on the pageant, either. There’s also the tempting but off limits local music teacher Kenna Hart.
A year after her husband’s scandalous betrayal and their divorce, Kenna is doing her best to move forward and give her two boys a magical Christmas. When she volunteers to help with the pageant, she doesn’t expect to reconnect with her old high school heartthrob. Tucker McGrath has always been Mr. No-Strings-Attached, so he’s definitely not one to fall for…or is he? The more time she spends with him, the more Kenna realizes Tucker has changed. And now he might just be the cowboy who can make all of her Christmas wishes come true.
Tags: Modern Western Romance, Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas, Rocky Mountain Riders novella, Sara Richardson
Posted June 30, 2017 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
As a single mother, Naomi Sullivan is used to doing things on her own. She’s finally saved enough from working at the Cortez Ranch to buy a lovely home for her and her little girl. Life is going as planned. But when her high school sweetheart comes riding back to town, this self-sufficient woman feels something she hasn’t felt in years: red-hot, unbridled need for the handsome cowboy who left her behind.
Lucas Cortez doesn’t plan on being in town long. Yet when he sees Naomi again-the gorgeous girl he never stopped loving-he’s tempted to hang up his hat and stay awhile. He’s already charmed his way into her daughter’s heart, but he’ll need more than sweet talk and roses to convince Naomi to give them a second chance-especially when she’s hiding a secret that could change their lives forever . .
Titles in The Rocky Mountain Riders series include: Hometown Cowboy – Comeback Cowboy – Renegade Cowboy –
Tags: Comeback Cowboy, Contemporary Romance, Rocky Mountain Riders #2, Sara Richardson
Posted February 28, 2017 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot–will not–fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinarian who wears glasses, rescues animals, and cries when watching rom-coms? Turns out, plenty.
Raising bulls, riding the circuit, and looking after his ailing father–Lance never stands still for long. Yet Jessa catches his attention, and the more she tries to resist him, the more he wants her. When she agrees to move to the ranch to keep an eye on Lance’s dad, Jessa tells him they have to keep it professional: no flirting, no sweet talk, and definitely no kissing. But with Jessa now living under his roof, that’s easier said than done.
Titles in the Rocky Mountain Riders series include: Hometown Cowboy – Comeback Cowboy – Renegade Cowboy
Tags: Contemporary Romance, Hometown Cowboy, Rocky Mountain Riders #1, Sara Richardson
Posted November 17, 2015 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments
Title: Something Like Love
Series: Heart of the Rockies #2
Author: Sara Richardson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 27, 2015
My Rating: 4 stars
Ben Noble needs to do some damage control. Fast. His heart has always been in ranching, but there’s no escaping the spotlight on his high-powered political family. Now the only thing that can restore his reputation is a getaway to the fresh air of Aspen, Colorado. Not to mention that the trip gives Ben a second chance to impress a certain gorgeous mountain guide. But Paige Harper is nothing like the shy girl he remembers . . . she’s so much more.
Paige is serious about Ben, too: seriously annoyed that the playboy cowboy is using her mountain for his PR. Once upon a time, she fell for Ben’s aw-shucks charm, but the fairy tale didn’t end happily. Paige doesn’t intend to let down her guard again. But keeping their relationship all business and no pleasure may be harder than she thinks-especially if the moonlight, the Rockies, and a certain irresistible rancher have anything to say about it.
Read on for my thoughts on Something Like Love. No true spoilers, promise.
Tags: Contemporary Romance, Heart of the Rockies #2, Sara Richardson, Something Like Love