Category : Contemporary Romance

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His Defiant PrincessTitle:  His Defiant Princess
Series:  Royal Holiday #3
Author:  Kathleen O’Brian
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 23, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Brenna Tinley has decided to move to the Unified Isles of Cornetta, a fairy-tale kingdom just south of France in the Bay of Biscay to escape the recent tragedies in her personal life. The happiest summer she can remember was spent there, in the arms of a handsome, tender rascal who disappeared without a goodbye when Autumn came…

As fate would have it, the Royal House of Vicenza has engaged Brenna Tinley to clear up a public relations mess. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for this small-town American girl, but there’s only one problem. Her new employer, HRH Prince Ronan, aka her mystery summer lover of long ago, seems determined to pick up where they left off. Can Brenna work in the royal palace and not end up with a brand new broken heart?

Read on for my thoughts on His Defiant Princess.  No true spoilers, promise.

Driven to DateTitle:  Driven to Date
Series:  Better Date Than Never #7
Author:  Susan Hatler
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 22, 2014
Publisher:  Hatco
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Career-driven attorney, Jill Parnell, has worked long and hard to become a partner at Corbett, Gray, & Shaw. When the coveted position is given to the boss’s nephew, she does what any intelligent employee would do—attends a colleague’s wedding and schmoozes a high-powered partner at another law firm.

Her potential new boss has only one condition for her, that she demonstrate a personal life that will support a thriving career. Pretending to have a boyfriend is outside Jill’s comfort zone, but she invites the best man to act the part and Ryan is all-too eager to play her significant other. Sparks fly between them, but she reminds herself she’s only driven to date to get back on the partner track.

When Jill discovers Ryan is the lawyer who stole her promotion, her charade threatens to implode. But breaking off their pretend relationship could cost her the job of her dreams. And the more she gets to know Ryan, the more she’s tempted to tame the bad boy, and make him her own.

Read on for my thoughts on Driven to Date.  No true spoilers, promise.

Cheaters AnonymousTitle:  Cheaters Anonymous
Series:
Author:  Lacey Silks
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Published:  April 21, 2015
Publisher:  MyLit Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

We’re both addicted to sex, just not with each other.

High school friends – nothing more.
That was our promise to each other, because let’s face it, infidelity spreads like a disease.
Everybody cheats.
Period.
And it’s easier to remain friends than hurt the only person you ever cared about – or so we thought.

Read on for my thoughts on Cheaters Anonymous.  No true spoilers, promise.

Caught Up in YouTitle:  Caught Up In Love
Series:
Author:  Kim Boykin
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 21, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

After attending her baby sister’s destination wedding, Shelby Worthington decides she’s ready to do some husband hunting of her own. The only problem? She’s still insanely attracted to Declan Enright, her high school and college crush. He’s now a wildly successful painter who’s temporarily back in Magnolia Bay, but Declan should be Shelby’s last choice for possible husband material. He didn’t earn the reputation of runaway groom for nothing…

Declan has worked hard to make his mark on the New York art scene and has succeeded at everything he’s ever done…except love. But Declan has come back to the Bay to change that and care for his dying father, even if he’s still never forgiven Declan for leaving the family business. Shelby is determined to steer clear, but while her lips keep saying no, her heart is pounding out yes each time she and Declan are together. While she can’t deny her attraction, Shelby’s convinced that Declan’s track record means he will break her heart. Or has Declan changed for good, and made love worth the risk?

Read on for my thoughts on Caught Up In You.  No true spoilers, promise.

elegant womanTitle:  Red Carpet Day Job
Series:
Author:  Tasha Cotter
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 9, 2015
Publisher:  Bookfish Books
My Rating:  4 star
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Most residents of New York City don’t have to wrestle their skirts from beneath roosting chickens, or clean egg yolk off their stilettos each day before work. But Sophie Waldrop does, thanks to the organic egg business her boyfriend Scott runs from their 5th floor walk-up. Though they were high school sweethearts, nothing can make up for Scott’s inattention now. Finally, Sophie works up the courage to send him and his chickens packing.

Then Sophie’s boss introduces her to Nick Jackson, the hottest up-and-coming actor in Hollywood. When Nick asks her to go to a red carpet awards show with him, Sophie can’t believe her luck. She never expected to meet Nick, let alone like him. And she certainly never expected him to like her, too.

When her dream job lands in her lap, Sophie rejoices that her hard work has finally paid off. But she soon finds out that being a busy agent to the stars is nothing compared to being Nick Jackson’s new girlfriend. Tabloid tell-alls, Nick’s hectic schedule, persistent leading ladies, and Sophie’s own promotion and career ambitions further complicate their fairy-tale romance.

Can Sophie and Nick make their love last, or will their relationship be more like the paparazzi’s camera flashes—fast, bright, and fading?

Read on for my thoughts on Red Carpet Day Job.  No true spoilers, promise.

Texas SunriseTitle:  Texas Sunrise
Series:  Somewhere, TX
Author:  Various Authors
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published:  December 16, 2014
Publisher:  Chick Tales LLC
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Welcome to Somewhere, TX
Five Authors, One Town, No Limits…

Volume 1

THE COWBOY ROCK STAR by KC Klein (Contemporary Western Romance)

She’s off-limits and he’s off his game, but together, they could make perfect harmony…

SADDLE UP by Jodi Vaughn (Contemporary Western Romance)

She can heal his broken ribs, but it will take more than medicine to repair her reputation…Things are about to get a whole lot hotter in Texas.

FIRE AWAY by R.L. Syme (Contemporary/Foodie Romance)

When two people fall for the same cupcake, more than tempers flare…

TO SAVE A MATE by Krystal Shannan (Paranormal/Werewolf/New Adult Romance)

A chance he’d never thought he’d have comes at a price he never wanted her to pay.

WONDER LUST by Lavender Daye (Contemporary Romance w/Paranormal Elements & BDSM Elements)

The Jackalope café wasn’t  known for romance, but when Max and Delia met, the rules disappeared. Could a one-night-only affair be enough?

Read on for my thoughts on Texas Sunrise.  No true spoilers, promise.

Rescued by the RancherTitle:  Rescued by the Rancher
Series:  Tall Pines Ranch #2
Author:  Victoria James
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 14, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Meredith Anderson left her difficult past behind to create a new life for herself in Tall Pines—where she can be the independent, confident woman she always dreamed of being. Now she’s a partner in her sister’s wedding planning business, helping brides realize their happily-ever-afters…even as she promises herself to never fall in love.

Meredith’s sweetness and vulnerability brings out the protective side of rancher Gage McAllister—even though their worlds are miles apart. All it takes is one night for desire to take hold of them both, a sizzling encounter that can only lead to the promise of more. But Meredith isn’t looking for more, and even if she was, Gage is set to leave Tall Pines behind him…

Read on for my thoughts on Rescued by the Rancher.  No true spoilers, promise.

Unbound Colours of LoveTitle:  Unbound ~ Colours of Love
Series:  Colours of Love
Author:  Kathryn Taylor
Genre:  Romance, Erotica, Womens Fiction
Published:  April 13, 2015
Publisher:  Bastei Entertainment
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Grace is young and has led a sheltered life. She hasn’t yet taken much of an interest in men. It’s only while doing an internship in London, where she meets the alluring Jonathan Huntington, that our sleeping beauty is awoken from her slumber. Jonathan is rich, incredibly attractive, and stems from British royalty – but he is a far cry from Prince Charming.

He lures Grace ever deeper into his world of sinister passion, and she is sucked further and further into the maelstrom of her own growing desires. But when Jonathan demands she do the unthinkable to prove her love for him, she realizes just how dangerous her feelings for him are.

Read on for my thoughts on Unbound ~ Colours of Love.  No true spoilers, promise.

Just For AppearancesTitle:  Just For Apperances
Series:  Lake Bliss
Author:  Jenna Rutland
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 14, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Rachel Clarke is a single mom with three boys, and she needs help. Now. Unfortunately, her only option is John MacDonald-her high school sweetheart and the disgraced hometown hero who’s just returned to Lake Bliss. He’s perfect for the job. He cooks, he cleans, and he’s amazing with kids. He’s also still far too sinfully hot for Rachel’s comfort…

Rachel is just as gorgeous as John remembers. But in order for his new youth activity center to be a success, John needs Rachel’s help to earn the town’s trust back. In exchange, he’ll take care of her boys for the summer while she works. Except keeping their relationship strictly business is harder than he imagined. But summer can’t last forever, and when it ends, so will their arrangement-and John’s time in Lake Bliss.

Read on for my thoughts on Just For Appearances.  no true spoilers, promise.

The Closer We GetTitle:  The Closer We Get
Series:  The Oil Barons #2
Author:  Ann Jacobs
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 8, 2015
Publisher:  Beyond The Page Publishing
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Erin Winters has struggled ever since the accident that took her husband’s life and left her young son seriously injured. Desperate to get her son the surgery he needs, she agrees to become a surrogate mother. But when the wife dies unexpectedly, Erin is suddenly faced with the demands of the grieving husband and carrying a child she has come to think of as her own.

Blake Tanner had it all—marriage to a woman he adored, a successful career as a lawyer, and a child on the way. Now, tormented by his loss and overwhelmed by the prospect of single fatherhood, Blake comes up with a solution that might be his final undoing.

In the hopes that he can give his child the life he deserves, he asks Erin and her son to live with him. In exchange, he will provide them both with all the advantages a wealthy Texan has to offer. It’s a simple financial arrangement that makes perfect sense to Blake, until the grief that marks his days is slowly replaced by the glimmer of hope, and desire, the beautiful woman stirs in him.

As Erin and Blake surrender to the powerful sensual force that neither can ignore, the two must help each other overcome their anguish and dare to build a new life, and love, together.

Read on for my thoughts on The Closer We Get..  No true spoilers, promise.

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